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”
Cumberland Road is now open to motor traffic in both directions along its full length. There is only lane open at the site of the New Cut collapse, with traffic lights to control the flow. Traffic can now access Cumberland Road from both Avon Crescent and Ashton Avenue.
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”