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Leopold Road statements at full council last Tuesday

I was at the full council last Tuesday and read the Leopold Road statements in Public Forum with interest. The chamber (both chambers in fact) were packed out with 'Rent-A-Protest' - there were anti-Fracking groups, anti-Nuclear, anti-Chris Windows, anti-bedroom tax, you name it, they were there.

It was a shame no one from Leopold Road was there to read out their statements, There was some concern in the main chamber from the public gallery, that people wanting to speak had maybe been…


Added by Stella Perrett on March 23, 2014 at 17:08 — No Comments

Bird walk 16 Mar 14

Another beautiful sunny day and spring was very much in the air. The following birds were noted:

House Sparrow - mainly seen near the pond

Robin - a few including one giving close views near the bowling green

Blackbird - several feeding on the grass and heard singing

Mistle Thrush - 3 including (presumably) 2 males contesting territory

Blue Tit - a couple…


Added by Des Bowring on March 16, 2014 at 18:59 — No Comments

Thanks to members of FoSAP wildlife group

A big 'thank you' to Des and Simon for their kind offer to help a community group in the Cranbrook Road area. We are trying to protect the flora and fauna and the Cranbrook stream and its wildlife, from potential damage if the new owners of 'The New Church' and land put in a planning application. We are arranging for local experts to conduct a 'site brief'' which can inform any planning application.

"Protect Redland (and Bishopston) from Over-Developement" ("PROD" has only been in…


Added by Stella Perrett on February 20, 2014 at 17:55 — No Comments

Bird walk 16 February

An absolutely beautiful morning and lots of bird activity. The full list:

Redwing - up to 10 birds

Mistle Thrush - at least 2 birds showed well

Jay - 1 or 2 birds gave good views

Long-tailed Tit - a couple

Great Tit - several singing

Blue Tit - more heard than seen

House Sparrow - some chirping near the bowling…


Added by Des Bowring on February 16, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Green Capital Partnership

This is their website

This is their email

- FoSAP has joined the partnership by signing up to the Green Capital Partnership Pledge…


Added by Fo SAP on February 15, 2014 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

YewTrees near Leopold Road

Please find attached   a clarification summary of the discussion held under item 4.3 of the agenda at the FoSAP meeting which took place on January 15th.

This concerns the proposal by some of the residents to fell two yew trees in…


Added by Fo SAP on January 21, 2014 at 14:37 — No Comments

Bird walk 19 January

A very good turnout and some nice birds his morning. The list in full:

Blackcap - a male seen by a lucky few

Goldfinch - several seen and heard

Chaffinch - 1 or 2 seen

Greenfinch - a few seen and heard singng

Mistle Thrush - 2 seen, probably a pair

Robin - 1 or 2 singing and showing well

Blackbird - several…


Added by Des Bowring on January 19, 2014 at 13:58 — 2 Comments


We are pleased to attach here  the first edition of what we hope will be a regular quarterly FoSAP…


Added by Fo SAP on January 17, 2014 at 14:06 — No Comments

Public Loos saved - until the next round of cuts

Update on the budget proposal to close public loos - and the public consultation analysis


"With a bound he was free!"

How many other people feel as I do that this 'public consultation by press release' has been confusing for the public- and especially with this issue, which never came to any formal meeting of the council for debate, and did not have an officers report (apart from the equalities form).

This meant that we did not see any breakdown…


Added by Stella Perrett on January 17, 2014 at 9:48 — No Comments

new epetition against closure of public loos

This has been set up by campaigners in Westbury on Trym as the ones on their High street are earmarked for closure. If they get 3,500 names it can trigger a debate in the council. At present it has 246.

Added by Stella Perrett on January 2, 2014 at 13:41 — No Comments

Future of public loos in park(s) and the 2015 proposed reduction in parks services

Below is my DRAFT statement which I  have to give you all a tight deadline of the end of the weekend for amendments and additions - the decision is now 'pending' so I want to get this into the officer on MONDAY.

 Here's my email address rather than clog up the website with long threads of amendments: I will correspond with anyone suggesting amendments and put the final version up on here on Monday. Please…


Added by Stella Perrett on December 27, 2013 at 9:29 — 1 Comment

Ashley Greenvine

Ashley Greenvine eUpdate

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Added by Fo SAP on December 6, 2013 at 16:13 — 2 Comments

Public Toilets closures (proposed)

To: Mayor's consultation on the Budget 2013/2014

Item: R-PL-019

This is what I have put in to the consultation:

I attended the Mayor's consultation meeting on 28 November but I didn't feel that the Bear

Pit atmosphere was conducive to making a reasoned comment and getting a simple answer.

It seemed very much that those who shouted the loudest were the ones who got heard.

It is a…


Added by Stella Perrett on November 29, 2013 at 17:30 — 6 Comments

Mayors Question Time tonight at City Hall

I am going to ask a question generally about Public toilets under threat especially in our parks - yours are not on the list  for 'culling' and also not marked on the A-Z - so I am not clear if the council manages them or not. So I am asking the Mayor for some clarity, and if he can reassure you that they are safe at present.

If anyone from FOSAP is there I will try and meet up with you.I will be wearing an IFB badge (Independents for…


Added by Stella Perrett on November 28, 2013 at 9:40 — 1 Comment

Will we lose our loos?

Local activist Stella Perrett has submitted a question to Bristol City Council following plans to close 22 public loos as part of its austerity programme. She has asked for clarity on the likely impact on the loos in the park.I will let you know the reply as soon as received.

It is important that the recently refurbished toilets stay open, especially in view of the number of people who use the park in the summer.

Watch this space!


Added by Des Bowring on November 20, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Bird walk 17 November

Another very quiet bird walk this morning. Perhaps the mild weather means that many birds are not using the park's food resources. There was also lots of leaves still on the trees which made spotting birds more difficult. The full list is as follows:

Blackbird - 3 or 4 seen

Carrion Crow - a few

Robin - 1 or 2 seen and heard

Goldfinch - just 1 or 2 birds noted

Chaffinch -…


Added by Des Bowring on November 17, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Bird walk 20 October

Well once again the birds were playing hard to get this morning. There seemed very little activity during our walk and of course the foliage made spotting any birds rather difficult. The full list is as follows:

Raven - 1 did a circuit of the park, calling and flying surprisingly low.

Jay - up to 3 seen

Great Tit - a few calling and 1 or 2 seen briefly

Carrion Crow - several…


Added by Des Bowring on October 20, 2013 at 20:27 — 2 Comments

Bird walk 15 Sep

Well, the rain held off and it wasn't too windy but where were the birds? This might be the shortest bird list ever, but next month will no doubt make up for it! The list in full:

Feral Pigeon - several near the cafe

Woodpigeon - 1 or 2 around the park

Jackdaw - 1 heard

Blue Tit - 1 heard near the pond

Goldfinch - 1 heard

Carrion Crow - a couple

Magpie - 1 or 2

Gull species - 1 over the park

Before the walk I saw a…


Added by Des Bowring on September 15, 2013 at 15:07 — No Comments


Julie Hares

Project Co-ordinator

Life Cycle UK

0117 353 4580


Usual working days are Tuesdays & Thursdays

We would…


Added by Fo SAP on September 13, 2013 at 15:54 — 2 Comments

Contacting Bristol City Council

Cost of reporting issued to the Council.

  • In the March 2013 Guide to City services residents were informed that when we phone customer services it costs BCC £3.60 but when we use the on-line services it costs 40p.
  • Another reason for reporting on-line, from home or work, if you can, is that at certain times of day there is sometimes a 15 min wait when phoning into customer services.
  • Henleaze, Redland, Cheltenham road and…

Added by Fo SAP on August 16, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

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