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”
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. Read more “2019 in review”
Cabot Cruising Club boats will again this year take part in the Christmas Illuminated Boat Parade around the Floating Harbour. Boats will be leaving Bathurst Basin at 6.30pm on Saturday 14th December. Read more “Illuminated Boat Parade”
‘Glanville Geospatial Services’ from Devon and ‘Unmanned Service Solutions – Unmanned Surface Vessels’ from Cornwall are carrying out a ‘LIDAR’’ and ‘Multibeam’ survey of Bristol Harbour using an unmanned vessel called the ’Inception’ (image right), loaded with survey and GPS equipment. Read more “Bristol Harbour survey”
From Councillor Mark Wright’s latest Cabot eNews:
“At the same Cabinet meeting as the Cumberland Basin plans, the Mayor’s Clean Air plan was passed. It now fuses the two previous options, of a small-area diesel ban and a wider-area charging zone. It also contains the unexpected detail that Cumberland Road will be closed to eastbound traffic! Read more “Cumberland Road to be one-way?”
Martyn Green, resident of the General, is collecting funds to install an emergency external defibrillator (AED) to be accessible if anyone close to Bathurst Basin has a cardiac arrest. The nearest defibrillators are nearly half a mile away.
Update November 2019: Martyn has secured a grant from the British Heart Foundation that partly funds the defibrillator. We now need £600 for the AED and £550 for the external housing. On 11th November, £760 had been raised – so just £390 to go.
On this Just Giving site you can make your contribution.
There are three Bathurst Basin bridges connecting Spike Island to the ‘mainland’ of Bristol and all three feature in a challenging walk designed around Bristol’s bridges. Read more “Bathurst Basin bridges”
Bristol City Council is currently assessing the condition of the harbour walls. The work involves surveys of the walls using scanning technology mounted on a vessel and from the opposite bank, and requires a clear line of sight to the wall. Read more “Harbour Wall Survey”
Weekly and monthly bacteriological water samples are taken throughout the Floating Harbour to monitor the water quality and record trends. Testing water quality levels in Bathurst Basin started in 1994 but was discontinued in October 2012. Read more “Water quality tests”