2019 in review

Set up in May 2019, Friends of Bathurst Basin has been active in preserving and enhancing the area where we live, work and enjoy leisure activities. As 2019 comes to a close, we take stock of our activities over the last seven months.

FOBB has created links with

  • Bristol City Council
    • Parks and Estates
    • Harbour Master Office
    • Air and Water Quality Office
  • FrANC: Friends of Avon New Cut
  • RRAG: Redcliffe Residents Action Group
  • RWRA: Redcliffe West Residents Association

FOBB has mounted 3 campaigns

  • The Ebenhaezer Barge:
    successfully objected to the barge transfer into the Basin.
  • Proposal to build a 96-meter jetty along the New Cut:
    placed a planning objection with Bristol City Council.
  • Proposal to build 44 residential units along the railway cutting:
    set out our reasons for objecting to the scheme.

FOBB has successfully asked the Bristol City Council to:

  • be part of the Strategic Harbour Review in 2020
  • re-consider testing water quality in the Basin
  • remove graffiti from walls and buildings
  • erect new street name plates for Lower Guinea Street
  • consider new street name plates for Phoenix Wharf
  • remove waste material from the car park
  • remove two tree stumps close to the Iron Foundry to improve road safety.

FOBB has supported

  • the request for funding for a public automatic external defibrillator
  • the replacement of life rings around the Basin by the Harbour Master

Ongoing activities in 2020:

  • the current campaigns – railway cutting development and the New Cut jetty
  • keep a close watch on water and air quality
  • participate in the Harbour Strategic Review
  • investigate the possibility of a ‘floating wetlands’ in the Basin.