libraryThis information comes from the BCC Libraries Team.  Later this year, Cheltenham Road Library will be closing its doors and moving up the Gloucester Rd to a new venue in the former swimming baths site in Bishopston.

We’d love to know what you would like to see happen there.

Floodlights seen from Cricklade Road   Copy On Wednesday 20th April well over 100 local residents attended a meeting with Will Brown, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC), to talk about the new floodlights and other issues relating to the Club.
The meeting was facilitated by Cllr Tim Malnick and attended by Cllr Daniella Radice and representatives from HowZat? Residents’ Group. The process was resident-led, with Will Brown, Councillors and HowZat? responding to questions and comments.

May festThe Glos Rd Central Mayfest on May 7th is a popular free community event to welcome the arrival of the traditional Jack in the Green procession of musicians and dancers and is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership May Week.

Park view

The Council is continuing with the process of adopting a new set of parks byelaws for Bristol. The 24 proposed byelaws focus on ensuring everyone can continue to use the city’s parks and green spaces responsibly, considerately and safely.

Removing top soil from perennial meadow area - April 2015 - Copy  The greater the number of species in any given area, be it an ocean, a woodland or even a local park, the greater the degree of stability of the living community within it. Ultimately, higher biodiversity contributes to a more complex, aesthetically interesting, healthier and productive planet and from an anthropocentric view, that has to be a ‘good thing’.

aylesWalter Ayles, Bristol's most prominent opponent of World War 1 is to have a blue plaque unveiled at the house he lived in in Ashley Down.   The plaque will be unveiled on Sunday April 17th – the centenary of the date that Ayles was first arrested. The unveiling will take place from 3.30pm at the house in Station Road, Ashley Down.

St Andrews park poppiesThe latest newsletter includes features on the park's Britain in Bloom award, improvements in the play area, FoSAP's new Facebook page, news of the ceilidh next February and more....

Bristol North Baths Oct 16th 2012 - Copy

At a meeting today Nov 26th, Chatsworth Homes, the developer of the Baths conversion project, has been told by Bristol City Council to leave the site within six days.  Two accounts of this meeting can be found here and here

floodlightsHowzat? have sent us an update following the Planning Committee meeting which decided on Gloucester County Cricket Club's application to build six 45 metre floodlights.

GCCC-lights

GCCC FLOODLIGHTING 14/05030/F

Further to our earlier comments, we note that the proposals for floodlighting have been further researched and the following conclusions reached :

 

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