Environment


Bristol Street Trees Petition Now “Live”

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The strength of feeling against BCC’s proposals to drastically reduce the funding available for maintaining Bristol’s street trees continues to grow.

Bristol is lucky to have a tree legacy left by the Victorians, but it needs maintaining and topping up. ...to continue reading, click here

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Protect Our Parks Petition – Now “Live”

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Bristol City Council’s published budget proposals show that they will stop funding our parks from April 2019, relying instead on revenue generated from parks’ events and other outside sources. Bristol Parks Forum believes this is impossible to achieve in such ...to continue reading, click here

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New and Replacement Street Trees: Update

From our Tree Champion (Stephanie French):

Our NP may be dead but long live the trees growing within its borders!

At the final Meeting of our NP on 22 May 2017, a decision was made to carry on seeing the ...to continue reading, click here

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Bristol’s Street Trees In Crisis (Updated)

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This Statement was issued by the Bristol Tree Forum on 9 May 2017 and is for circulation to anyone who might want to use the information and arguments contained therein when they talk to others to plead for some sense ...to continue reading, click here

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BCC’s Trial for Glyphosate-free Weed Treatment: Outcome Report

Weeds, Chelsey RoadAt BCC’s Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Commission Meeting, held on 24 April 2017, an  Outcome Report – Cotham trial for glyphosate-free weed treatment was presented.

This was supported by an in-depth Report of the trial and its outcomes which concluded that the ...to continue reading, click here

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Community Orchard on Sea Mills Recreation Ground

As a first step towards an orchard on Sea Mills Recreation Ground, fruit tree planting is planned for Tuesday 7 February 2017, from 10am, with the One Tree Per Child Project and schoolchildren from Sea Mills Primary School. The community ...to continue reading, click here

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Funding New and Replacement Street Trees

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Usually, when a street tree is cut down by the Council because it has died, or for Health & Safety reasons, there is no budget available to fund a suitable replacement. However, a tree stump is normally retained to identify ...to continue reading, click here

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Japanese Knotweed

Although rather attractive, Japanese knotweed is a real thug as it spreads rapidly. In winter the plant dies back beneath ground but by early summer the bamboo-like stems shoot to over 2.1m (7ft), suppressing all other growth. Eradication requires steely ...to continue reading, click here

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CPNN Mitigation – Henbury Loop?

South Gloucester Council’s evolving plans for their Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood (CPNN) and Charlton Hayes includes provision of upwards of 8000 new homes plus small commercial units, schools, health centre, pubs etc. 

Whilst Bristol City Council (BCC) and South Gloucester Council ...to continue reading, click here

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Sustrans’ Street Pockets Project

Sustrans is working with 15 communities in Bristol, to help them transform their streets. Sustrans’ Street Pockets Project is part of Bristol Green Capital and they are working with all of Bristol City Council’s Neighbourhood Partnerships.Residents changing their street.Sustrans will convert one ...to continue reading, click here

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