July 2017

Police Helicopter Wakes Residents

The noise of a police helicopter and sirens woke up many Ashley Ward residents in the early hours of Friday morning on July 27th 2017. Jules Shakor, of City Road, wrote to Vocalise saying: “I was in the middle of the most beautiful dream when I heard this tremendous racket. It turned out to be some cop helicopter circling around the area, with sirens going back and forth. It sounded

Neighbourhood Planning Forum

St Pauls and Ashley Ward as a whole has no neighbourhood planning forum. Why is this important? Because currently residents have little or no say over developments and other things happening in their area – allowing private interests with no local connections to disregard the needs and wishes of local people to make maximum profit for themselves. A Neighbourhood Planning Forum would allow:- For the old St Pauls Neighbourhood Plan,

The Network Project are Recruiting!

The Network Project is a new project that seeks to build inclusive and natural networks to reduce disadvantage and inequality, improve health and wellbeing and increase resilience in Lawrence Hill, Easton and Ashley. it is delivered in partnership by the Bristol Somali Resource Centre, Barton Hill Settlement, St Werburghs City Farm and Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, funded by Bristol City Council Impact Fund. We are currently recruiting three people that

How to Create New Nature Reserves

By Dr Adrian Cooper Introduction Felixstowe’s Community Nature Reserve encourages gardeners and allotment owners to allocate at least 3 square yards of their land for wildlife-friendly plants, ponds and insect lodges. As a consequence, we are developing a “community nature reserve” composed of many pieces of private land, but between which insects, birds and other wildlife can fly and develop sustainable biodiversity. In 3 – 5 year’s time we hope