The first Annual General Meeting of the Merchants Landing Residents Association since 2019 took place in the communal garden on 25th September. Thankfully the weather stayed comfortably warm for the first open-air meeting since the association was formed. The current committee members were re-elected, except for Kevin Little who shortly moves away. Read more “AGM 2021 and Garden Party”
The 2021 London-Bristol Kennet and Avon Canal Race (KACR) started from Little Venice in London at 6am on Friday 23rd July and finished a day later by the John Sebastian in Bathurst Basin. The 145-mile race follows easy to navigate canal, river and railway paths. Competitors receive comprehensive maps of the entire route which passes through some of the best of English countryside.
The Natural Theatre Company will be performing Shakespeare Undone! as part of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival on the 30th, 31st of July and 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th of August.
It’s a walkabout show, performed around the Harbourside, starting at the M Shed, and the performers will be using the alleyways around Merchants Landing for access to the performance area. Read more “Shakespeare Undone!”
The application by Vanguard Art Bar Ltd for planning permission for a temporary outdoor art installation and bar in Museum Square just beyond M Shed’s café has been withdrawn. Many residents expressed concern over the proposal so the withdrawal is good news.
On 23rd and 24th July 2021, Merchants’ Landing resident Phil Stannard plans to run the London to Bristol Ultramarathon (145 miles, 5.5 Marathons) in aid of the Woman’s Trust which supports women affected by domestic abuse. Domestic abuse affects 1 in 4 women in the UK; it is the biggest single cause of female depression and mental health problems. Read more “Ultramarathon event”
Vanguard Art Bar Ltd has applied for planning permission for a temporary outdoor art installation and bar in Museum Square just beyond M Shed’s café. The company is committed to ‘improving local knowledge and respect for the global street art movement.’
There is good news and bad news reported by the news media about Chocolate Path which runs alongside Cumberland Road. The popular pedestrian path closed in December 2017 when part of it collapsed into the New Cut. The additional collapse of a section of Cumberland Road in January 2020 made the future of the path even bleaker. Read more “Chocolate path”
Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees, has given details of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) charges that will be introduced in October this year. Private vehicles that do not meet the emissions criteria will be charged £9 a day, a charge that will operate 24/7. A petrol car needs to be Euro 4 or better to avoid the charge, and a diesel car needs to be Euro 6 or better.
Bristol City Council Highways Services have finally placed double-yellow no parking lines on the full length of Wapping Road. In April many residents responded favourably to the statutory consultation to replace the single yellow lines.
The new parking lines were finally put in place at the end of November. Traffic movements along Wapping Road on Sundays will be much improved.