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 was 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”
Many pubs and restaurants will open for socially-distanced customers on 4th July. Here are details of the plans of pubs and restaurants around Bathurst Basin. Read more “Slowly out of lockdown”
Brothers Ant and Nick Fenton-Wells and Tom Luke have set up Torque Training on Lower Guinea Street. Unable to open because of lockdown rules, they are currently offering outdoor Personal Training (1-2-1) but their main offering is Small Group Personal Training (pictured) – one coach to four or five clients. Each client gets a bespoke programme with the added bonus of getting to train within a group. The lockdown rules permit training outside where social distancing is possible.
Bristol City Council are planning to start maintenance work on Bathurst Bridge on 1st September 2020, work which will mean closure of the old bridge to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. During the work, vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be sent over Bathurst New Bridge and a three-way traffic-light system will control vehicle movement. Read more “Bathurst Bridge maintenance work”
A Bristol City Council website has been set up ‘to capture requests for walking and cycling improvements during this COVID19 pandemic.’ One submission proposed the following change of access to the Ostrich footbridge:
The connection to the footbridge from Guinea St is very poor. Remove the steps and create a straightforward path to the bridge to avoid tight angle turns and adverse camber. Would be much better for wheelchairs, cycles, and people walking.
Read more “Footbridge access”
Planning permission has been sought for three advertising panels on the corner of Guinea Street and Lower Guinea Street: Planning reference: 20/02311/A. Planning permission lapsed on 1st December 2019 and City and Country (C&C) only applied for a retrospective extension of permission on 1st June 2020. Read more “Lower Guinea Street signs”
Don’t be surprised if you see a bird of prey flying around Bathurst Basin. NBC Environment have been contracted by Encore to visit the General and Iron Foundry buildings regularly to discourage gulls from nesting on the roofs of the buildings. NBC Environment use a Harris Hawk for this purpose. Read more “Spot the Harris Hawk”
Good news for those who enjoy a good roast. The Louisiana can now provide take-away roast lunches each Sunday between 12.00 and 2.00pm. Read more “Louisiana roast lunches”
Number 10 Guinea Street will feature in a BBC 2 series on 26th May at 9 pm. It has been selected by David Olusoga whose programme – A House Through Time – sets out to uncover the history of a single house, discovering remarkable stories along the way. 10 Guinea Street has a history of piracy, a foundling baby and a runaway slave. Read more “10 Guinea Street”
It was good to see a maintenance crew repairing the broken and damaged railings at the top of the steps by the pedestrian steps on Bathurst Parade. Read more “Rail painting and repair”