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.
Maintenance work on Bathurst Bridge started on 1st September. The work includes waterproofing and resurfacing of the old bridge carriageway, replacement of the footway deck plus other works such as drainage clearing. The work will take around a month to complete. Read more “Bathurst Bridge work”
The Louisiana pub is one of three Bristol music venues to receive emergency relief funding from the Grassroots Music Venue (GMV) Crisis Service – the others being Motion and The Old Bookshop.
Bristol City Council are planning to start maintenance work on Bathurst Bridge on 1st September 2020, and they initially approved a compound area on Bathurst Parade. A number of residents objected to the positioning of a compound area in a manner that severely restricted access to their houses. Read more “Compound area for Bathurst Bridge work”
On the evening of the 6th July you may have wondered why the John Sebastian was redder than usual. Briony Pope informed us that this is because they were taking part in the national #LightItInRed campaign.
Since early March, Cabot Cruising Club and the Lightship Theatre have been without income from any events, due to the COVID-19 crisis, and still all parties, plays, gigs etc are prohibited. Read more “John Sebastian going red”
Cumberland Road is now closed to eastbound motor traffic but remains open for vehicles travelling west. The traffic lights in the photo are for buses which can travel in either direction. For a short while, traffic was permitted to run in both directions but access to our area from Cumberland Basin now requires travelling down Coronation Road or going via the City Centre. Read more “Cumberland Road update”