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”
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”
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.
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.
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”
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.
At its meeting on 18th March 2020, Bristol City Council’s Development Control Committee B rejected the planning application to build a 96-metre jetty along the New Cut close to Bathurst Basin. Friends of Bathurst Basin and Friends of the Avon New Cut had formally raised objections to the proposal – more details about our reasons. Read more “Marchioness Jetty Rejected”