Breeding Like Hedgehogs
Last year we reported that residents in the Frobisher Road area were clubbing together to turn their gardens into a home for lost hedgehogs. They took in their first refugees from a hog rescue centre in 2016. Nature seems to have taken its course as the attached picture of an adult and two youngster suggests. This group also reports slow worms. Please let us know if you spot hedgehogs, slow worms, unicorns or other interesting beasts in BS3. If you are making lists of animals in your garden, the local park etc, please don’t send them in until further notice, probably October.
Friends of Parson Street Station
Parson Street Station will be 90 in September. The Friends will be celebrating with a free family event on the morning of Sunday, 3 September. From 9am to 11am visitors will be able to enjoy special trained themed light refreshment, get an engine face paint as well as witness the unveiling of an informative plaque. There will also be 1920s musical entertainment and a special 90th anniversary memento. People arriving at the start will see a steam train passing through the station!
When the station first opened, with just two wooden platforms, it was to serve the growing suburban expansion of the city. Passengers increased during the 1930s, but numbers dropped in the second half of the century. They are now rising again with over 126,000 journeys made each year.
The Friends of Parson Street Railway Station (FoPSRS) was set up earlier this year to press for improved facilities and services. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.
Well Done Southville Centre
The Southville Centre holds the Gold Award from the Green Business Tourism Scheme and, as well as talking the talk, they walk the walk! An example is their results from a recent Travel West Travel To Work Survey. A whopping 56% of SCDA’s over 50 employees walk to work as compared to the national average of 14%!
The BS3 area is very rich in tiptop voluntary sector organisations. If you are a member of one of these, please let GBCP NEWSLETTER know about your good work. If you don’t blow your own trumpet, who will?
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