Residents living close to Bathurst Basin now have a fully operational public Automatic External Defibrillator. Martyn Green, resident of the General, raised £1,655 from his Just Giving campaign, and with a further grant from the British Heart Foundation, the defibrillator has been purchased and installed. Read more “New Automatic External Defibrillator”
In January two new trees were planted alongside Commercial Road to replace the old tree stumps.
The trees are Platanus orientalis – or Old World sycamore. These will be large, deciduous trees of the Platanaceae family, growing to 30m or more. The species are known for their longevity and spreading crown. And their deep green leaves turn to blood red, amber, and yellow in the Autumn.
Forthcoming events at the Lightship Theatre held on the John Sebastian Lightship. Read more “Forthcoming on the Lightship”
In a 2009 biodiversity report commissioned by Bristol City Council, it was suggested that Bathurst Basin would be suitable for floating reed beds and kingfisher perches. The mallard and moorhen chicks which have hatched over the last few years have almost immediately been taken by gulls. Read more “Reed beds for Bathurst Basin?”
Cumberland Road is closed in both directions close to the caravan park entrance. A water-main burst and a section of the New Cut wall has collapsed. The closure affects all vehicles, including Metrobus m2 service and the Airport service A1, which are re-routed along Coronation Road. The pedestrian pavement is open. Read more “Cumberland Road closure”
Butcombe Brewing Company is investing heavily in the Grade II-listed Ostrich Inn following its purchase by them towards the end of 2017. Their latest proposals received formal planning consent on 13th January 2020 subject to some conditions. Read more “Ostrich Inn improvements”
Bristol City Council are planning to strengthen the weak section of the Chocolate Path in the summer and this will require them to close Cumberland Road to east-bound traffic. Read more “Cumberland Road developments”
Nearly 50 enthusiastic supporters of our ‘sister’ organisation, Friends of the Avon New Cut (FrANC), turned up on the morning of Saturday 11th January for the first of FrANC’s 2020 New Cut clean-ups. Read more “FrANC January cleanup”
Monthly surface water quality testing in Bathurst Basin seems now to have been restored. FOBB considers testing water in the Basin to be important given the regular use of the Basin for leisure activities. The latest test results supports our view that regular water quality testing in Bathurst Basin should not be discontinued. Read more “Latest water quality tests”