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April 28 2017 Marvellous mural for Marksbury children

Olly makes a marvellous mural for Marksbury children

CHILDREN at Oasis Marksbury Road primary school have been watching a work of art take shape before their eyes – and now it’s part of their playground. South Bristol artist Olly Gage, well known for many murals on houses and in Redcatch Park, devised his own story for the 100ft mural, using elements from the local area, nature, fantasy and even fitting in the school’s four rules... Read More


March 27 2017 Time to Grow on the community allotment

Time to Grow on the community allotment at Knowle West

This spring voluntary organisation Knowle West Health Association has launched a new allotment projec, Time to Grow. Funded by a grant from Tesco (using money generated by the 5p plastic bag charge), the project supports people who experience poor mental health, or who might be at risk of mental ill-health perhaps due to social isolation and loneliness. .. Read More


March 24 2017 Northern Slopes: We don't want a through route for cycles

Northern Slopes: We don't want a through route for cycles

VOLUNTEERS who help look after the Northern Slopes have told council officials they want the Filwood Quietway cycleway routed outside the open space. .. Read More


March 24 2017

Part of Arena Island to be sold to university

THE UNIVERSITY of Bristol is set to take over part of Arena Island in a multi-million pound deal approved by the city council. The plan for a £300 million campus, serving 3,000 students and 1,900 staff, was made several months ago and centres on the former Royal Mail sorting office next to Temple Meads station... Read More


March 24 2017 Maze full of fruit to revive Malago

Maze full of fruit to revive Malago

IT’S GOING to be a big transformation – from what was a field of overgrown weeds last year, to a maze full of edible fruit. That’s the plan for the Malago Greenway, the patch of land next to the River Malago leading off Brixham Road, which used to be uncared for and full of rubbish... Read More


March 24 2017 Don't ignore new pensions rules, employers warned

Don't ignore new pensions rules, employers warned

SMALL employers in Bristol are to get a helping hand from South Bristol Voice, a city MP and the Pensions Regulator as they prepare for major pension reforms that will see most workers enrolled into a workplace pension scheme. .. Read More


February 24 2017 Towards a world with zero waste

Towards a world with zero waste

Jyoti Shaw has lived in Knowle for eight and a half years, since moving south of the river from Montpelier. She can pinpoint the day she moved in because “it was the day I gave birth to my first child!” She now has four children, the three eldest attend Hillcrest primary school in Knowle, with little Arthur celebrating his second birthday soon – of which more later… .. Read More


February 24 2017

How can parks be run for nothing?

PARK users and even councillors are struggling to understand how the council can achieve its ambition of making Bristol’s parks pay for themselves within three years. .. Read More


February 24 2017 Knowle turns out to protect its swimming pool

Knowle turns out to protect its swimming pool

Residents and councillors strive to save Jubilee Pool.. Read More


February 24 2017 Camilla charms Southville

Camilla charms Southville

The Duchess of Cornwall visited Southville's prize-winning independent traders on Valentine's Day.. Read More