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The roots of Horfield Organic Community Orchard (HOCO) run deeper, spread wider, and are probably older than you think.  Enabled by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, orchard members explored the history of food and fruit growing in the Golden Hill area of Bristol during their 2013 Orchard Roots Bristol (ORB) project.

History
The Golden Hill Community Garden was born out of the efforts of the Horfield and District Allotment Association, in particular a group of people who wanted to create a community allotment which any one could visit;

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The Howzat Campaign Group has sent us the following, most up to date information on the proposed floodlight planning application for the cricket ground.  (The earlier article on our website on the flood lighting and our response to the application can be seen here)

After a significant delay due to technical problems, there is now some information on light spill.........

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                              Mistlethrush with fledgling

Friends of St Andrews Park has been running monthly bird walks for about 5 years now. We've seen a good selection over that time because the park provides ideal habitat for many species in what is otherwise a very built-up area of Bristol.

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Howzat, the campaign group formed by local residents of Bishopston and Ashley Down with the original objective to challenge and revise the stadium expansion plans of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC) report that.....

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Photo taken from the Memorial Ground website

Our secretary has just received information, below, about a new (blog) website that argues strongly for the retention of the existing Memorial Ground. But the site: memorialground has much more to offer, including a history of the Memorial Ground with some fascinating pictures of its earlier years . 

GCCClightsHOWZAT have circulated the latest letter from GCCC about their floodlight plans.
We understand that the planning application has been delayed until later in September.

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The Howzat organisation wish to inform local residents that Gloucestershire Cricket Club are holding a public exhibition of their proposals for floodlights at the County Ground on Friday 18th July 3 - 8 pm

AllotmentLia Leendertz is a gardening author and journalist (a regular contributor to the 'Guardian') who lives in Horfield. Here she begins her search into the history of Horfield allotments.

Park treesOne of the features of St Andrews Park particularly appreciated by many, if not most of its users, is its many mature and varied trees. If you are an arboriphile, you may like to learn more about the trees of St Andrews Park here.

 

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