Bristol City Council are planning to start maintenance work on Bathurst Bridge on 1st September 2020, and they initially approved a compound area on Bathurst Parade. A number of residents objected to the positioning of a compound area in a manner that severely restricted access to their houses. Read more “Compound area for Bathurst Bridge work”
Planning permission has been granted for the continued use of three advertising panels on the corner of Guinea Street and Lower Guinea Street: Planning reference: 20/02311/A.
The planning officer’s report includes the condition: ‘All of the works (the 3 signs) approved under this application on a temporary basis, shall be removed and the land restored to its former condition on or before 31.05.2022. If all of the flats are sold prior to 31.05.2022 then the signs must be removed at this earlier point.’ The applicant claims that there are 21 apartments left to sell.
Cabot Cruising Club held an outdoor celebration on Saturday 11th July to mark the relaxation of the most severe lock-down restrictions. ‘Burgees Aloft’ was also a fundraising event and those attending were asked for a donation in addition to providing their own food. Around 75 people attended and the event raised valuable funds for the Club. Read more “Burgees Aloft”
Harbour users have also been subject to lockdown regulations that are being gradually relaxed. The change in regulations is being organised in phases:
Phase 1, 8th June 2020: only members from recognised clubs using manually propelled craft and sailing dinghies were able to navigate the harbour.
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.
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”