Stokes Croft Nov 5th 2012 CopyThose of us who have had to live with the sight, often on a daily basis, of this canker of a building that has blotted the urban landscape of the Cheltenham Road for so many years will perhaps still react with some scepticism to the announcement that the start date for Westmoreland House to be finally demolished is now (tomorrow!) about to happen.

green partyThe most recent e-newletter from Eleanor Combley includes funding for local projects and an update on the Council's consultation on the 20 mph limit. It can be read here

bristol busThere has been a 40% increase in Bristol bus use in the last 8 years, but commuters switching to public transport by bus still experience slow journey times because of traffic congestion.

Bristol Civic Society logoThis includes the Society's views on planning proposals for sites including the BRI, Broadwalk shopping centre and Portwall Gate. Full details of the Society's comments on these and other planning applications can be seen here

Green capitalA summary of the wide ranging work of this group during the last year can be found here

film nightFour films looking at aspects of Bristol's history presented by the film maker Gordon Young. Thursday Nov 29th at 7.30, Friends Meeting House, Hampton Road, Redland. More information at film night

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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