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GCCC FLOODLIGHTING 14/05030/F -  Proposed installation of 6 no. 45m tall permanent floodlights.

Further to our earlier comments on this application submitted on 10th November 2014  (here )–we would like to make further comments following the issue of two documents:

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The Howzat Campaign Group have sent us the following update on the proposed floodlight planning application for the cricket ground.

Those of you who have made comments on the GCCC Floodlight Application will now have received another letter from Development Management at the Council.

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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.

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In the July 2014 newsletter and on this website (see here), I reported on the initial survey carried out by some of our members and others on a stretch of the Gloucester Road, including the section designated as a Conservation Area.

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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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Only accessible on Facebook, this group has been formed and is dedicated to showcasing the history of Bristol through photographs. For more information on 'Bristol Then and Now' see: here

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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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Some of our readers may have seen an article in the recent ‘Bishopston Voice’ about local artist, Tim Foster who has drawn all the buildings along the stretch of the Gloucester road running from Sommerville Road to Zetland Road.

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Initially this line only ran from Temple Meads to Clifton Down. It opened in 1874. The tunnel extension under the Downs to the Avon Gorge was not opened until 1877.
There was a railway line opened in 1865 running from Avonmouth to Hotwells ending at a site in the Avon Gorge just under the Suspension Bridge.

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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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