park pathsAt present, Bristol’s parks are in limbo. The cumulative effect of swingeing cuts in government grants to local councils has meant that Bristol Council no longer has the resources to run and maintain its parks in a way that was previously possible before this savage surgery took effect.

Transition NetworkIncluded in the newsletter are: details of a recent Tree Conference and the detailed report on this on its website and a short film on the success of a community farm recently set up near Chew Valley Lake. Transition Bristol's newsletter can be found here

 

bonfireFor details of events being organised by the Community Garden for accessible family adventure day in half term and also for a bonfire and free view of Bishop Road's firework display, see their newsletter here

litter pickBristol Autumn Litter Blitz is running from 15th to 28th of October. More details can be found at: litter blitz

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Yet another consultation exercise from Bristol City Council. But this is an important opportunity to have your say and influence the way in which BCC needs to improve the city's future transport policy, not least in order to deal with the present serious problem of air pollution.

architectureBe part of this historical first for the RWA: Join the RWA and Architecture Centre as they announce the Architecture Award of the 166th Open Exhibition. Find out more and book  here

BCR street scene

The monthly BCR Street Scene volunteer drop in session is Monday September 10th 4.30 to 6pm at the Bishopston Library .

Do come and talk to us about:-

  • volunteering with the group
    advice on any street scene issues, waste, graffiti , fly tipping, overgrown hedges etc.
    help reporting to relevant organisations
    information about student community living. Advice leaflets, welcome flyers and collection calendars will be available.

 

BCR Street Scene

severn bridgeAs if the huge Filton development isn't going to generate enough additional traffic on the Gloucester Road, we now have another likely source of cars that will also help to clog up parking and increase air pollution in our area. See this article to find out more: severnbridgetolls

car parkingThere is increasing recognition of the intense and growing problems of traffic, road safety and parking in our neighbourhood. Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers all face problems from cars speeding through rat runs; cars are frequently parked across dropped kerbs, close to junctions and on pavements; parked cars have been damaged; air quality is further compromised by vehicles circling streets looking for parking spaces.

bcrcpThe BCRCP Interim Steering Group which was formed in the wake of the former Neighbourhood Partnership, held its inaugural AGM at Bishopston Library on 22 February.

 

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