The impact of COVID-19 and the steps taken by the government to protect the community are very visible around Bathurst Basin. The public car park remains empty for much of the day and the number of people commuting through the area has dropped off considerably. There is less air pollution and residents can now hear song birds preparing for Spring.
When Pi Shop closed in 2018, owner Peter Sanchez-Iglesias promised “some epic future projects”. Located between two Michelin-starred restaurants, Casamia and Paco Tapas, the space will from tomorrow become a new concept called ‘The 3rd’. Opening around 10am on 20th March, The 3rd will serve croissants, bread and meal boxes. As this will be their first day, stocks will initially be limited , so first come first served! We wish them well for a long term success.
After careful monitoring and correspondence with Streetwise and St. Mungo’s, the Bristol City Council Park Estates office confirms that the space beneath Bathurst Bridge is presently abandoned. Secure temporary fencing has been installed to deter re-occupation. Read more “Homeless occupation of Bathurst Bridge”
Bristol White Water Boaters use the unusually 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.
The Planning officer’s report on the Marchioness jetty proposal (Application No. 19/01925/F) has been published. The report will be considered by the Development Control Committee B to be held on 18th March 2020 when a final decision is made.
The report recommends that the proposal be rejected.
The car park in Bathurst Basin has undergone some substantial changes.
Two new disabled bays with access lanes have been marked out on the left hand side. This increases the number of such bays by one, but reduces the total number of car slots available by one.
The meter has been moved to mid-point on the left hand side of the car park.
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.
On 18th March the City Council’s Development Control Committee B will take a decision on the proposal to build a jetty on the wall of the New Cut along Commercial Road (image right – application no. 19/01925/F). Read more “Marchioness Jetty decision date”
As part of Lower Guinea Street road and pedestrian infrastructure upgrade, five new bollards have been positioned at the entrance to the street to keep heavy goods vehicles off the pavement and make it safer for pedestrians.
The road sign (image right) warning traffic of elderly pedestrians along Lower Guinea Street has finally been removed. The sign was required when Lower Guinea Street was open to traffic and when geriatric patients were making their way from the car-park to the General Hospital.