Bristol

FREE Cycle Parking for Community Groups and Businesses

Cycling charity Life Cycle UK is offering community groups and small businesses in Bristol the chance to apply for FREE cycle stands, thanks to funding from Bristol City Council. Why install cycle parking? Encourage employees and visitors to travel the healthy way by giving them safe cycle parking. Increase customer footfall whilst helping to reduce road congestion and pollution. Landlords can avoid bike-related wear-and-tear by installing the stands outside their

Europe's biggest vegan festival returns in May

Vegfest UK, Europe’s biggest vegan festival now in its 15th year, returns to Bristol’s Harbourside on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. The event combines vegan food and information during the day, with headline music in the evenings. The show runs over the weekend of May 20th and 21st in the Bristol Harbourside. The daytime part of the show features around 180 stalls spread across 3 big marquees and outdoors

St Pauls coolest place to live UK

The Times recently voted St Pauls as one of the ‘coolest places to live in the UK’. This comes after Rough Guides recommended Bristol as one of the 10 cities in the world to visit in 2017. Significantly, last week, the ‘Sunday Times Best Places Live’ guide voted Bristol as the best city in the UK. The Sunday Times described Bristol as “cool, classy and supremely creative”. Bristol is “a

Dove Street Housing Development Remains Derelict

The area of derelict land on Dove Street in the St Pauls area has been left vacant for over fifteen years, despite being owned by a housing provider. The land is owned by ‘Places for People’, which describes itself as ‘one of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK’. Simon Nicolas, who is managing the project, noted that Places for People “are hopeful they

Great Bristol Spring Clean

The Great Bristol Spring Clean is on 3-5 March. Bristol residents are invited to spend just an hour or two picking up litter, which can then be left in a designated place for Bristol Waste to collect it. The event is part of the Great British Spring Clean, and is a great opportunity to make a real difference to litter levels around the city. Schools, community groups and other organisations will

Trees felled in Ashley Ward despite preservation order

A row of mature trees has been felled in Ashley Ward, after planning permission was granted in the area, despite the existence of a tree preservation order (TPO). Bristol City council allowed PG developers to remove the 8 lime, 5 ash and 2 alder trees on Newfoundland Road to make way for off-street parking and 22 new flats. Rich Fisher, who ran as an independent candidate for Mayor in 2012,