Friends of the Avon New Cut
Attached is a copy of the latest FrANC Newsletter (No. 28), in which you will find news about forthcoming FrANC events and various reports on what FrANC has done so far this year FrANC Newsletter 28 Summer 2017. Also, please note the following reminders about two FrANC event:
(1) Botanical Walk around the New Cut – to be held this coming Sunday (25th June). Meet at Gaol Ferry Bridge(Coronation Road side) in time for a 10:00am start.
(2) Tour of Thomas Ware & Sons Tannery on Coronation Road on Tuesday 4th July, starting at 6:00pm.
Further details on both of the above events can be found in the attached Newsletter and in the News & Events/Latest News section of the FrANC Website (www.franc.org.uk).
Please note in particular that the number of places available on the Tannery Tour on 4th July will be limited. You can book your place by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning on 01179 544 888, stating the number of people and the names of those who want to take part. The closing date for bookings is Saturday 1st July. After that date, should the tour is oversubscribed then you will be notified by email whether or not you have a place.
Petitions and Films
Bristol Parks Forum have a petition urging BCC to rethink its proposals re parks. Whilst accepting that BCC is in a dire financial situation which is not of its making, BPF regards the proposed cuts as unworkable. See the petition and sign, if you wish at the Forums website: www.bristolparksforum.org.uk
Bristol Walking Alliance also has a BCC petition calling for Bristol to come into line with London and ban pavement parking except with permission from the council. Pavement parking (and other obstructons) are especially unhelpful for people pushing buggies or with mobility and sight issues. See and sign at http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/epetition_core/view/bwapavements.
Please pass on the information about these petitions. If well supported, they are likely to be helpful to BCC in making its case for a more modern way of funding local government expenditure.
Children in Victoria Park Primary School has produced an animated film called Protect the Eels. This was made in conjunction with the Water City Project (www.watercitybristol.org).
The Malago Greenway project also have a film about what they are doing. See it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9tcQvfvo4o Continue reading “NEWSLETTER (36:17) – Parks, older people’s forum, tree forum, talk to Marvin”