The Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society, popularly known as CHIS, was founded in 1968 and now has well over 1,100 members. Its main aims are:
* to improve the amenities of the area
* to preserve the best features
* to maintain the quality of life within the area.
Over the last 38 years CHIS has become widely respected for its balanced attitude towards local issues.
Although one of the largest amenity societies in the country, it manages to retain personal contacts necessary for the committee to reflect members' views.
CHIS covers the diverse area of urban Bristol 8 which includes Hotwells, North Clifton, Cliftonwood, the west of Whiteladies Road and Clifton Village.