Thanking the NHS

Every Thursday at 8pm the residents living around the Basin and Cabot Cruising Club members on their boats join the nation in thanking the NHS. A cacophony of clapping, boat horns,  saucepan rattling and even a trombone and a Nagar Hills gong rings out over the Basin expressing our thanks and bringing a strong sense of community. Read more “Thanking the NHS”

Repaired jetty

The Harbour Estates team has responded with commendable speed to our suggestion that they repair the damage to the wooden  jetty in the approach to Bathurst Basin.

The image shows the addition of two robust metal brackets. The harbour team also provided  a warning sign for the public not to use the jetty.

Bathurst Bridge repairs

Councillor Kye Dudd has confirmed that Bristol City Council refurbishment works are programmed for this year to repair and maintain the green bridge by the Louisiana Pub on Commercial Road.

As  finances have been confirmed for this year, this will include waterproofing and resurfacing of the bridge carriageway and the replacement of the footway decking and toe boards. 

Material has been ordered. The replacement GRP deck panels and the manufacture process will commence imminently. A contract is in the course of being issued.

Laser beam

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During the public applause for the National Health Service, SXS Events arranged for a laser-display to appear on the steeple of St Mary Redcliffe – all to show support for those doing vital work while the country in lockdown. Residents will have noticed that the beam shines across the night sky at other times. Our image shows the beam competing with Venus over Bathurst Basin. Read more “Laser beam”

Fly-tipping clearance

On Good Friday afternoon we reported the fly-tipping of three radiators on the pavement overlooking the New Cut. With commendable speed over a holiday weekend, Bristol City Council’s fly-tipping unit cleared the radiators on Easter Monday. Those who dumped the radiators there face a fine of up to £50,000  and up to five year’s imprisonment. Bristol City Council’s fly-tipping web page makes it easy to report such incidents when spotted.