Cumberland Road is now open to motor traffic in both directions along its full length. There is only lane open at the site of the New Cut collapse, with traffic lights to control the flow. Traffic can now access Cumberland Road from both Avon Crescent and Ashton Avenue.
Bristol White Water Boaters use the unusual high water to kayak from the New Cut into Bathurst Basin. The tide level at 9am on 12th March was even higher than the previous day, and reached levels not before experienced by Bathurst Basin residents. Read more “Bristol White Water Boaters Use Overflow”
A high spring tide, made even higher by low atmospheric pressure, caused water from the New Cut (River Avon) to overflow into Bathurst Basin around 8.30am on 11th March 2020.
Forthcoming events at the Lightship Theatre held on the John Sebastian Lightship. Read more “Forthcoming on the Lightship”
Cumberland Road is closed in both directions close to the caravan park entrance. A water-main burst and a section of the New Cut wall has collapsed. The closure affects all vehicles, including Metrobus m2 service and the Airport service A1, which are re-routed along Coronation Road. The pedestrian pavement is open. Read more “Cumberland Road closed”
Butcombe Brewing Company is investing heavily in the Grade II-listed Ostrich Inn following its purchase by them towards the end of 2017. Their latest proposals received formal planning consent on 13th January 2020 subject to some conditions. Read more “Ostrich Inn improvements”
Bristol City Council are planning to strengthen the weak section of the Chocolate Path in the summer and this will require them to close Cumberland Road to east-bound traffic. Read more “Cumberland Road developments”
From Councillor Mark Wright’s latest Cabot eNews:
“At the same Cabinet meeting as the Cumberland Basin plans, the Mayor’s Clean Air plan was passed. It now fuses the two previous options, of a small-area diesel ban and a wider-area charging zone. It also contains the unexpected detail that Cumberland Road will be closed to eastbound traffic! Read more “Cumberland Road to be one-way?”
After a three-month re-fit with a £1m brand new hull, the Thekla has returned to her familiar mooring opposite the entrance to Bathurst Basin. Built in 1958, the ship marked its 35th anniversary as a music venue in Bristol at the beginning of May. Read more “Thekla comes home”
Work continues (right) on the opening mechanism of the swing bridge leading into Trinn Mills and Bathurst Parade. Pedestrians can use the bridge but it cannot be opened to allow tall marine traffic through. The bridge has been repaired before but the mechanism continued to break down. Read more “Swing bridge repairs”