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”