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Cumberland Basin ’piazza’ a disgrace to our neighbourhood and Bristol h&cca HOTWELLS & CLIFTONWOOD COM-
Cumberland Basin ’piazza’ a disgrace
to our neighbourhood and Bristol
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HOTWELLS & CLIFTONWOOD COM-
MUNITY ASSOCIATION
In this edition we look at the
options for improving this wil-
derness; the aftermath of plan-
ning disasters of the 1960s. We
ask you for your ideas and sup-
port so that we can make a
case for action to the Council.
Maybe one step at a time. Per-
haps get the rubbish bins emp-
tied regularly to start with…
see page 7
Take to the streets again
for West Bristol Art Trail
Following the fantastic success of last year’s event
the Trail on 17th-18th October will be even big-
ger with the works of 120 artists on temporary
display in over 50 venues including, homes, pubs,
galleries and community buildings; even the lido.
Jayne Marshall reviews the local Arts scene and
follows the progress of an artist who exhibited
for the first time last year.
www.westbristolarts.org.uk
see page 4
New brochure puts Hotwells on
the tourist trail
Tired of forever being ignored as part of ‘Harbourside’ The
Community Association has published a walking guide; the
‘Hotwells Heritage Trail’ describing some of the inter-
esting sites in our distinct and historic neighbourhood. It is
hoped the Trail will encourage visitors to the Suspension
Bridge, Great Britain, @Bristol and other attractions to
explore our end of the Floating Harbour and perhaps
spend some money in our great local pubs, restaurants and
galleries. 5000 copies have been printed and so far distrib-
uted to over 50 tourist venues in central and west Bristol.
You can also pick up copies from the C.A. office or
download it from www.hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk
Thanks to our advertisers who pay all the costs of producing your local
newspaper, we have been able to extend this edition to 12 pages to cover
some major items of local interest in more detail.
The adverts in H&C News also illustrate the vitality and diversity of our local
economy. Please check out the services on offer and support your local busi-
nesses whenever you can.
Thanks also to our stalwart band of unpaid deliverers who make sure almost
every household in the area receives a copy.
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NEWS
Autumn 2009
Published by Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association, 3,Charles Place,
Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4QW

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HOTWELLS & CLIFTONWOOD COM-
MUNITY ASSOCIATION
O117 9291883
Admin@hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk
HMO Licensing
The Council has set up a
search team to identify all
‘Houses in Multiple Occupa-
tion’. Houses with three or
more storeys, and 5 or more
tenants needs to be licensed
to ensure the property is
safe and well managed.
The team gathers informa-
tion from a variety of
sources, including members
of the public. If you are
aware of a property that may
not have been licensed, you
can contact:
0117 377 2532
report.hmo@bristol.gov.uk
see also:
www.bristol.gov.uk/hmo
Granby Hill road closure
Work on the gas mains
which has been progressing
slowly (and disruptively)
round Clifton is going to
cause closure of Granby Hill
from Sept 7th for five weeks.
Residents’ access is permit-
ted but no parking.
BCC Neighbourhood
Partnership support
HCCA has now received
grants of £1,000 to support
the Arts Trail and £500 for
our work on Traffic Strategy.
CONTACTS Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association 3 Charles Place, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4QW tel: 0117
CONTACTS
Hotwells & Cliftonwood
Community Association
3 Charles Place, Hotwells,
Bristol, BS8 4QW
tel: 0117 9291883
admin@hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk
www.hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk
Management Committee
Dennis Gornall
(Chair) Person-
nel
Brenda McLennan (Treasurer)
Projects
Rosemary Stibbon Administrator
Ray Smith
Communications
Mike Timmins
Open spaces
James Smith
CHASE
Anthea Bruges Community Links
Community News
Community News

Plimsoll statue

Following some spectacular examples of non-communication between different teams within BCC and the subsequent in- tervention of Cllr. Barbara Janke and even the Lord Mayor, the relocation of this statue, which previously occupied the site of the new Wessex Water pumping station on the Portway, has now been agreed. It will be sited on the Harbourside Walkway by Capricorn Quay, opposite the Great Britain. This meets our concern that it remains in Hotwells (just). Without the persistence of Pauline Barnes and other members of Com- munity Links old Sam would undoubtedly have vanished from our neighbourhood, The Planning process should take until Oc- tober. However, based on past perform- ance, no one should assume this debacle is over until he actually appears.

Bins on Pavements

Many people have complained about rub- bish bins and recycle boxes that are left on

pavements, causing particular difficulties for mums with push-

chairs and others with restricted vi- sion or other dis- abilities. The issue has been raised on a number of occasions over the last year or more at PACT and N e i g h b o u r h o o d Partnership meetings without apparent effect. However a meeting of Community Links group with Barbara Janke and officers of the Council on 29 th June, resulted just four days later in an ac- companied walkabout in the area by officers from the Waste Services department. Let- ters have been written and notices have appeared on “offending” bins warning those

notices have appeared on “offending” bins warning those concerned that keeping waste on the pave- ment

concerned that keeping waste on the pave- ment is an offence with a maximum fine on conviction of £2500. We recognise there are many narrow pave- ments and houses with storage problems in our neighbourhood but If you are genuinely unable to co-operate you should contact BCC Waste Services for advice and help. tel: 0117 922 2100. Together we can beat this problem.

Dennis Gornall

Wessex works completed

At times we despaired that this would ever happen but the site was cleared of contrac- tors and cones in time for the half- marathon on Sept. 6th. The gate to the

v i e w i n g

platform

currently

locked

the

b u i l d i n g s

seem

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unobtrusive

in the river- side setting

is

but

s o n a b l y unobtrusive in the river- side setting is but visible

visible

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Cumberland Basin

HCCA Chairman Dennis Gornall wrote to BCC seeking assurances that the appalling design of the new structures at Junction Lock would not be repeated in phase 2 of the refurbishment scheme at the entrance lock. Gary Collins from the Development Management Team has replied, explaining that the structures were exempt from plan- ning controls but the architects working on phase 2 would now be working with the Conservation Manager and are due to meet with the Conservation Advisory Panel. Let’s hope that because HCCA has raised this issue it will result in a more sensitive ap- proach to future developments.

Guerrilla Art strikes Hotwells Residents of Pooles Wharf opened their curtains on Aug 31st to
Guerrilla Art strikes Hotwells
Residents of Pooles Wharf opened their
curtains on Aug 31st to the sight of 12 well-
developed ladies in their underwear, the
work of a mysterious organisation called
St8ment. How is it the rest of Bristol gets
Banksy and Hotwells gets just bra-wearing bol-
lards?
see: (http://st8mentart.wordpress.com
Community News
Community News

Planning Applications meet opposition

Community News Planning Applications meet opposition A group of Cliftonwood residents strongly object to a planning

A group of Cliftonwood residents strongly

object to a planning application (09/02734/ F) on a small parcel of land on Rosemont Terrace. The proposal for a detached 3 storey house contravenes the City Local Plan for the Cliftonwood Conservation Area. If approved, the development would be clearly visible from the Floating Harbour and is feared it will have an overbearing effect on the adjoining Listed Building of 'Cliftonwood Lodge' and Terrace. The pro- posed car access to the narrow lane is also felt to be hazardous.

The site at 120-124 Hotwell Road which had permission for 13 flats with car parking has been sold to another developer who has submitted a new application for 32 student bed-sitters and 12 cycle parking spaces (09/01858/F). By claiming the student rooms would be arranged as 9 apartments, the application attempted to evade the requirement to produce a ‘Statement of Community In- volvement’ (mandatory for 10 or more dwellings). The planning dept. insisted the number was 11 but the SCI claims the only thing to change is use (ie. 32 dwellings rather than 13) and therefore no further

local consultation is necessary. Neighbours might disagree with this view. It is hard to believe that 32 residents, whether or not they are students, will generate a require- ment for zero car-parking spaces. The problems arising from abandoned, half- completed retaining walls on the site seem

to be creating pressure for a quick decision

from BCC.

Rapid Transit Consultation

We reported a year ago that the West of England Partnership was proposing a £48m ‘Rapid Transit’ route from Ashton Vale. Now HCCA, along with a number of other amenity groups representing people along the route, has been invited to participate in a consultation about the scheme before it is submitted to central government for ap- proval. Key points that might affect our area are:

The route would be a guided bus with tyres (not rail) and run in a dedicated channel from Long Ashton Park & Ride, across the Ashton Swing Bridge and along Cumberland Road to Wapping Wharf. Beyond that it would use ordinary roads (mainly bus lanes) in a loop taking in The Centre, Redcliife, Temple Meads, Cabot Circus & Broad- mead.

There would be stops in Hotwells at Create Centre and Cumberland Rd by Spike Island.

A walking/Cycling route would be preserved along the route as far as Wapping Wharf.

would be preserved along the route as far as Wapping Wharf.  The Ashton Swing Bridge

The Ashton Swing Bridge would be refur- bished with an extension to carry the exist- ing cycle path.

Prince St Bridge would be strengthened to carry the new bus with provision for pedes- trian & cycles (probably no cars).

The route would have to be shared with the existing Harbour Railway from Museum of Bristol to CREATE. The scheme assumes Rapid Transit services would simply not run on days when the tourist railway is working

There will be a Public Inquiry in Spring/ Summer 2010 and, if all goes to plan the line could be operational by 2013. You can find further details at www.westofengland.org/rapidtransit. Please let us know your views, concerns or queries about this scheme as we need to report back by October 21st. Email admin@hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk or ring Ray Smith tel: 0117 9277034.

h&cca HOTWELLS & CLIFTONWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION O117 9291883 Admin@hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk Grants for
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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
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Grants for local projects
The Hotwells Panto Com-
mittee is looking for bids
from individuals/groups in
the Hotwells & Cliftonwood
areas for community pro-
jects. There is a fund avail-
able of about £2,000.
Projects so far approved are
a grant to the local History
Society and money to repair
the community notice-
boards. We have also in-
vited Trinity Day Care Cen-
tre in Clifton Vale to submit
a bid for equipment.
If you are interested, please
send details of your project
to Sue Otty
sueotty@hotmail.co.uk) or
post to 6 the Polygon Bristol
BS8 4PW
Pub & Restaurant News
Howards Restaurant by
Cumberland Basin, a gastro-
nomic landmark for over 30
years has sadly closed. The
landlords are now seeking a
new tenant.
The nearby Lockside how-
ever goes from strength to
strength and has just
opened a new outdoor seat-
ing area well-positioned to
enjoy a coffee or a light
lunch and catch the sun.
The Orchard Inn near
Spike Island, has won the
CAMRA South West Region
Cide r Pub of
A w a r d . I t
t he Yea r
r e c e i v e d
commendations not just for
the huge range of ciders on
offer but for its revamped
menu, and live music.

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West Bristol Art Trail 2009
West Bristol Art Trail 2009

The first West Bristol Art Trail last year con- firmed what most residents already knew about their area – that it was rich in artistic talent and creative verve. Since the 2008 Art Trail, west Bristol has seen a further resurgence in new arti- san businesses and galleries moving to the area and this year’s trail does not just include artists’ homes, but many more of these venues as well.

Two new creative businesses in the area and west Bristol’s two newest galleries, all operate with seemingly different ob- jectives. The artist, Kate Edmunds is a home based artisan whilst jeweller Clare Chandler took the plunge and opened a shop. Lime Tree Gallery, being more traditional in its approach, exhibiting fine art and hand-made glass is different again to View Gallery, where a darker slant and a focus on mixed media and large

scale art and sculpture

Jewellery at Clifton Rocks

prevail. I asked them all about the evolving arts community in west Bristol and what they felt their role in it is, both as entrepreneurs and gallery

owners, but also as creatives themselves.

Kate Edmunds runs her business - Eggnogg – which sells bright humorous cards for adults and children - from her home. She believes that owning your own business doing something you love is different to a more top down approach to business, as she articulates; “because you are creating the product it’s totally up to you if the business is a failure or a success – risky but very exciting as well.” Clare Chandler at Clifton Rocks, a contemporary jewellery shop on Queens Road, also feels that the creative element is what makes her business what it is:

“Other jewellers often come here just for a chat and to dis- cuss ideas and problems that they may be having in making their own jewellery.”

Both feel that creative businesses naturally have a community focus and that this relationship works both ways. Kate points out that areas with lots of small artisan businesses are more likely to support one another by sourcing each others products and that equally she always uses local printers and other suppliers to produce her

work. Clare agrees, saying:

“Being surrounded by like minded people is a massive benefit

to my business. It's great to be around people who under- 4 stand what it means to be hands on and to create.”

4 stand what it means to be hands on and to create.” Painting by Kate Edmunds
4 stand what it means to be hands on and to create.” Painting by Kate Edmunds

Painting by Kate Edmunds

to be hands on and to create.” Painting by Kate Edmunds Lime Tree Gallery, Hotwell Rd.

Lime Tree Gallery, Hotwell Rd.

The evolving arts scene and supportive creative commu- nity is what led both Kate and Clare to take part in this years art trail. Kate says:

“Participating in a local event is great fun and exhibiting alongside other local artists is a real buzz.” Whilst Clare enthuses, “definitely - it's very easy for artists to be slightly isolated in their work espe- cially if they work from home

and the West Bristol Arts Trail is opening up the doors for these people and bringing them together, so creating a stronger artist community. Quite often you don't realise that there is a talented artist living just next

door!”

Hotwells’ two new galleries also feel that west Bristol has an emerging arts community, as Sarah Holmes, Gallery Man- ager at View Gallery explains:

“There is a definite scene evolving in Bristol, in particular the urban arts scene.” She adds that, “annual events like the West Bristol Arts Trail help encourage local artists and buyers, which in turn helps keep these scenes alive.” It’s this relationship between community and artist that is at

the basis of the arts in west Bristol, as Sarah again explains: “This is our first year being involved in the West Bristol Art Trail. It is very important to us as it keeps us in contact with the local community. It is also a great way for us to see other artists work in a more domes-

tic environment.”

Just across the road from View, is the newest gallery on the

Owner and manager Sue Dean

knows well how a supportive community can help buoy up creative businesses and galleries: “All over the world, galleries benefit from the proximity of other galleries. You only have to look at Cork Street in London, Dundas Street in Edinburgh and the Suffolk villages.” In return, she believes that creative businesses give back to their communities: “We welcome everybody to the gallery, and we firmly believe that part of the role of any gallery is to promote good art and creativity

within the community.”

So, did the evolving scene in west Bristol play its part in con- vincing Sue that west Bristol was the right place for her gal- lery? “Most certainly. We wanted to be near other galleries and creative venues. Hotwells and Cliftonwood have a cer- tain creative feel.” So - join Sue and the whole community this October 17th and 18th and discover what our diverse creative community has to offer the art lover.

Jayne Marshall

diverse creative community has to offer the art lover. Jayne Marshall View Gallery, Hotwell Rd scene,

View Gallery, Hotwell Rd

scene, Lime Tree Gallery

Fiona Willis - Portrait of the Artist
Fiona Willis - Portrait of the Artist

An art trail brings together artists of all persua- sions and disciplines, from those who create for pleasure to those who rely on it for a living. Based within a commu-

nity, those artists open their homes to their neighbours and the whole city to exhibit their work within an informal setting. Some people wish to visit for just a brief look around, others will stay on and speak to the artists about their work and opinions.

ever, luckily for the trail and for Fiona, she overcame her ap- prehensions and in the last ten months she has gone from strength to strength in creating and exhibiting her work: “I so enjoyed the weekend and got such great feedback from peo- ple that I have since done other shows, set up my own website and got my first com- mission!”

Fiona particularly enjoyed the thrill of selling work to some- one she didn’t know and the sociable inclusive atmosphere of the trail. Fiona is involved again this year as she feels like she doesn’t want to miss out on what promises to be another great weekend: “The success of last years art trail can only repeat itself so I would like to be part of that. I am in a more confi- dent space now with my art so I also hope to be a little more relaxed.”

Like the creative businesses and galleries in the area, Fiona also agrees that there is a big emerging arts scene in west Bristol: “So much more than I realised. We all know where the galleries are in the area but now we know so much more about who creates works of art locally which sort of enriches the community.” And in fact the only thing that Fiona would change this year is to be able to get out and see more of the trail because, as she says: “there seems to be so many inspiring people just on my doorstep.” Fiona herself is an inspiration for all bashful, but talented artists in the area and her mes- sage? “To other artists who lack confi- dence, take heart.”

Jayne Marshall

artists who lack confi- dence, take heart.” Jayne Marshall Fiona Willis at her home in Cliftonwood

Fiona Willis at her home in Cliftonwood

Jayne Marshall Fiona Willis at her home in Cliftonwood Many exhibitors will provide refreshments in their

Many exhibitors will provide refreshments in their homes to revive visitors and add to the social atmosphere. For

even the most seasoned artist, to throw open ones home and work in this way could be intimidating enough, but if you have never shown your work to anyone be- fore, then for most it would become almost unthinkable.

This is what happened to Fiona Willis at last years West Bristol Art Trail. An enthusias- tic appreciator of art and a private creator, Fiona had still yet to reveal her work to any- body - at all! As Fiona describes: “Until last year and the first West Bristol Art Trail I had not shown anyone my art let alone put it on a wall. I did help last year with the organisation of the art trail and gradually convinced myself that I could actually partici- pate.” Nerves threatened to get the better of Fiona though and the night before the trail she didn’t sleep at all; “I convinced myself again that I had made a big mistake.” How-

‘Black and White’ by Fiona Willis

Open for Dinner Fri & Sat all year round
Open for Dinner
Fri & Sat all year
round
I had made a big mistake.” How- ‘Black and White’ by Fiona Willis Open for Dinner

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Cumberland Basin ’Piazza’ - a planning failure
Cumberland Basin ’Piazza’ - a planning failure
The largest open space in Hotwells is a dis- grace; disowned not just by local
The largest open space in Hotwells is a dis-
grace; disowned not just by local people but
also, it would seem, by the City Council.
Broken litter bins, smashed seats and dere-
lict toilets are the legacy of a long history of
neglect. This tarmac wilderness presents
the worst possible impression for visitors en-
tering our City through the dramatic west-
ern gateway of the Avon Gorge.

40 years ago there was a park here with fountains, a café and playground in a development called ‘Cumberland Piazza’ designed by esteemed landscape architect Dame Sylvia Crowe. But the planners got it horribly wrong. Nobody wanted to sit under a flyover let alone allow children to play there. It was difficult to reach because, initially, the only safe route was the badly-sited footbridge from Granby Hill. Gradually the space became degraded. The Café disappeared (presumably not enough customers), the fountain was turned into a flower bed (health & safety?), Travellers invaded and had to be blocked out by giant lumps of stone (but not before most of the seats had been used for firewood). The public toilets were vandalised and closed.

firewood). The public toilets were vandalised and closed. this was once the café! Local people have

this was

once the

café!

Local people have been asking the Council to deal with the overflowing rubbish bins; so far with little obvious success. A petition was recently circulated seeking sup- port for turning it into a car park and local architect, Roger Foster has produced an outline scheme which includes parking and has generated some reaction from officers in Planning and Traffic departments. What we need is a coherent plan for the whole site which reflects what local people believe is useful and are prepared to support. Last time round there was no

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with the consquences ever since. We can’t pretend the Flyover space will ever be a place of peaceful contemplation or a national nature reserve but it has strengths and those are the qualities we probably need to emphasise to find a solution that works. It is highly visible –on all sides (and above) to thousands of passing vehicles every day. It has buildings and structures that could be adapted for commercial or community use. It has some fine mature trees. There is no major demolition required to make it usable and safe. It is situated in the heart of our community. It is close to many heritage sites that attract visitors to the area.

Here’s a flavour of the ideas that have been suggested by various people, in no particular order. Some very down-to-earth, some more whacky. Some sound whacky until you think about them a bit more and then you get a ‘eureka’ moment; “hang on a minute –that might just work”….

moment; “hang on a minute –that might just work”…. One of two benches that have not

One of

two

benches

that have

not been

com-

pletely

de-

stroyed

A ‘teen’ park – there’s certainly room for a major rec- reational facility for teenage kids; Skateboarding or 5- aside pitch, much of it protected from the weather. Noise wouldn’t be a problem and the high visibility should ensure safety. But are there enough kids who would want to use it? What would the catchment area need to be for this to work? How much supervision would be needed?

A Café – perhaps not in direct competition with the excellent Lockside Restaurant but a more basic summer- opening kiosk that would encourage people to linger here.

Sculpture park – perhaps in partnership with arts or- ganisations like Spike Island or Arnolfini, create an exhibi- tion area for large scale, outdoor work.

Car park – always useful to have more in Hotwells but how would we stop it being instantly swallowed up by commuters, too idle to use the park and ride, rather than local people? Is parking any kind of improvement on what’s there already, or is it actually degrading the space even more?

Can we turn an eyesore into an asset?
Can we turn an eyesore into an asset?

A wood – simply dig up all the tarmac and plant trees!

An allotment demonstrating organic cultivation and self-sufficiency, perhaps in association with Create Cen- tre. Realistically, this would mean enclosing the space for security.

this would mean enclosing the space for security. Is there a way of ex- ploiting spaces

Is there a way of ex- ploiting spaces like this?

Community office and/or meeting space - the in- conspicuous toilet block, which is half underground could perhaps be re-modelled and expanded and there might be other opportunities for creating reasonably attractive buildings under the ramps like those on the south side of Cumberland Basin

Workshops—small business units under the ramps might help to make any development more viable.

A garden/park –with some clever screening and good design, perhaps the surrounding roads could be made to feel less intimidating, but the cost of maintenance is bound to be an issue.

Hotwells heritage display – murals of historic mo- ments in Hotwells history on the walls and a portrait of the giant of Hotwells, lifesize on a pillar –a plan of the spa in the 18 th century laid out in stones on the ground. Demonstrations of laughing gas for the tourists (sorry, now I’m getting carried away).

Cycle hub—Two National cycle routes run past here and the new Sustrans Connect2 route will also arrive shortly. Can we make it a junction to remember?

Floating Harbour Museum/Gallery— perhaps this would be a good place for an interpretation centre for the history and artefacts surrounding the Floating Harbour

Most ideas could be mixed and matched –nothing wrong with combining a skatepark with a community building which has a small café and a community garden for ex- ample. Some schemes will cost significant money to fully realise but there are many simple, intermediate steps that can demonstrate that local people are prepared to adopt this space and take some responsibility for it. It seems significant that we don’t even have an agreed name for ‘the space under the flyover’. It’s not ours and we don’t go there. Sadly, we only go through there on the way to somewhere else.

Ray Smith

(with suggestions from others including Mike Timmins, Alan & Bar- bara Hares, Mark Tucker, Roger Foster, Sue Stops)

Help us get the ball rolling by taking a couple of minutes to complete the tear out question- naire on page 8. and return to the HCCA of- fice. We will press for support to prepare an outline plan for improvement based on what the majority of people tell us they want. It is really important that we get feedback from a significant proportion of residents in the neighbourhood. That is what counts when we are making a case to the Council and other organisations that can provide re- sources and expertise. We can only make it happen with your help!

stamp re-

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Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association 3 Charles Place Hotwells Bristol BS8 4QW

 
How would you improve Cumberland Basin open space?
How would you improve Cumberland Basin open space?
 

Feel free to copy this for other members of your household to respond individually

 

Your Name & Address*

 
 

Postcode:

* leave blank if you prefer not to give your name and address but we are currently only collecting information from people resident in Hotwells or Cliftonwood so your postcode would be helpful as a minimum.

 
tick this box if you think the space under the flyover needs improvement

tick this box if you think the space under the flyover needs improvement

 

If you have ticked the box above, put numbers in the following boxes to list which ideas in order of importance you would like to see considered for the site (No. 1 being the most desirable in your opinion). Leave blank any options you feel would not be desirable.

 

’teen’ park  community space

community space  ’teen’ park

cafeworkshops

workshopscafe

sculpture parkgarden/park

garden/parksculpture park

car parkHotwells heritage display

Hotwells heritage displaycar park

woodcycle hub

cycle hubwood

allotmentfloating harbour museum

floating harbour museumallotment

please add any of your own suggestions and rank them:

museum please add any of your own suggestions and rank them:   can you suggest a
museum please add any of your own suggestions and rank them:   can you suggest a
 

can you suggest a name we could use to identify the space in the future?:

Tear out, fold, seal and return this to Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association at the address overleaf.

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You can also download a questionnaire form from www.hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk and return as an email attachment to admin@hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk if you prefer.

Transition Hotwells and Clftonwood
Transition Hotwells and Clftonwood

This is a network of local people working to promote sustainabil- ity and support the transition to a "low carbon" economy. There is currently a local gardening group, an e-mail list and a yahoo group.

www.pachd.com
www.pachd.com

The next meeting at Trinity Church Hall Tues 20 th October at 7:30pm will be to see the film

Hawai‘i Message in the Waves

at some of the environmental challenges facing the people and wildlife of the Hawaiian Islands. The film will be introduced by local film maker Andrew Murray, and followed by a discussion and a quick update on other local issues.

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Joining the yahoo group will enable you to mail information directly to other group members, and also receive useful information. The hope is that this will create a network across the neighbourhood, enabling us all to save resources, share ideas and strengthen our community. For example:

Sharing resources which you don't mind loaning to others. Perhaps someone owns a hedge trimmer but only uses it 2 times a year. We don't all need to buy everything and, anyway, who's got the storage space? Sharing ideas - As we convert to more fuel efficient ways of living we can share information we get from specialists or environmentally aware traders. Giving and getting support - It's often close neighbours who might need a little help occasionally, and the yahoo group can be a way of us asking for and getting support. To join:

1. Go to yahoo.co.uk

2. Enter: transitionhotwellsandcliftonwood (no spaces) in the "find a Yahoo! group" box

3. Sign in giving a password

4. Follow the steps indicated

Alan Turkie

There is also the excellent Bristol Freecycle yahoo group which has nearly 30,000 members. Use this to offer things you no longer need or find things you do. A great way of avoiding the huge waste of resources when serviceable consumer goods are thrown away. It’s very simple to use. The main rule is no money changes hands. See: http://

groups.yahoo.com/group/

FreecycleBristol

Volunteers Needed Cumberland Basin area Do you like working with children? Would you like to
Volunteers Needed Cumberland Basin area
Do you like working with children?
Would you like to improve their safety?
Do you have one or two days spare each
month?
Phone Lifeskills on 9224511
www.lifeskills-bristol.org.uk

For more information about Transition Hotwells & Cliftonwood e-mail wabritton@yahoo.com

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Hotwells,
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BS8 4PZ.
0117 927 2229
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Events & Reviews
Events & Reviews
Events & Reviews JJJJ HHHH THOMPSONTHOMPSONTHOMPSONTHOMPSON BA (Hons) DO MRO REGISTERED OSTEOPATH 39 Oldfield

JJJJ HHHH THOMPSONTHOMPSONTHOMPSONTHOMPSON

BA (Hons) DO MRO

REGISTERED OSTEOPATH

39 Oldfield Road Hotwells BRISTOL BS8 4QQ

Tel: (0117) 927 2100

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D O W R Y CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Alison Archibald & Associates Registered with the British
D O W
R Y
CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
Alison Archibald & Associates
Registered with the British
Chiropractic Association & the
General Chiropractic Council
back and leg pain
sports injuries
neck shoulder and arm pain
postural advice
headaches
free chiro checks
ergonomic products
available
Perrin technique also available
MEDICAL INSURANCE
APPROVED
Tel: 0117 929 8384
3 Dowry Place, Hotwells, Bristol
BS8 4QL
www.archibaldclinics.co.uk
(also at Taunton 01823 412489)

HOTWELLS, CLIFTON & CLIFTONWOOD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY The second meeting at CREATE Centre on Tues 20th October will include:

JOHN PARKES

sharing some of the fascinat- ing history he has discovered about the area at the bottom of Jacob’s Wells, White Hart Steps and World’s End.

TREASURES

By popular request, invited local people will talk for just five min- utes about something of interest. The willing volunteers include Ken Straddling of the Bristol Guild), Liz Golding who lives in the house where Hannah More died. Bryan Price who is a lifetime resi- dent of Cliftonwood Marion Roach who delighted eve- ryone last time with her memo- ries. There will be more time for peo- ple to get together afterwards to talk and enjoy a drink. Please bring along anything of in- terest to display!

There will be no charge but a collec- tion will be taken to defray the costs. To reserve a place please Tel: 0117 9277157 or email suestops@aol.com

Hotwells Theatre Group takes to the boards again

Crumbling Walls’ which used to be based at Hope Centre has been re- formed with support mainly from performers in Hotwells annual pan- tomime. Following two entertain-

ing playreadings, the group booked The Lansdown pub in Clifton Rd. in June and we hope this will become

a regular venue for rehearsed read-

ings and small scale productions.

If you would like to get involved,

either as a writer or performer,

email: ray.smith@gmx.com or tel: 0117 9277034

NEW LOCAL INTEREST BOOKS

GO FASTER FOOD, Kate Percy It is quite possible that you have seen Kate Bolton-Jones and her family run- ning or cycling round Hotwells enjoy- ing all manner of sports which demand huge amounts of energy. Kate, with Mark her husband, are marathon run- ners and concern for how they were eating to cope with the demands of the sport encouraged Kate to write an excellent recipe book for like minded people Full of delicious recipes that even couch potatoes can enjoy, it is thor- oughly recommended. There is some- thing for everyone and you don’t need to have done the Bristol half-marathon to have earned the right to try one of the recipes.

published by Vermillion , £12.99 ISBN 978-0-091-92932-9

BRISTOL CITY DOCKS THROUGH TIME. Brian Lewis Brian Lewis of Rownham Mead draws on postcards to illustrate the story of the City Docks. The pictures compare now and then and cover many aspects of the area. It is aptly published at a time when the Floating Harbour is celebrating its anniversary. Available from the Bristol City Museum shop and all the usual bookshops.

Amberley Publishing

£12.99.

ISBN 978-1-84868 -3846

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BRISTOL’S FLOATING HAR- BOUR: THE FIRST 200 YEARS Peter Malpass and Andy King Another book marking the bicen- tenary of the Floating harbour is this by a Professor of Urban Design at UWE and the curator of Industrial History for Bristol Museums. Aside from fascinating photos (many of which also currently appear on the display boards around the Docks) this has much information about the way the harbour was operated, the Docks Committee and the political history. It chronicles the years of decline and how close Bristol came to losing this great asset completely.

Redcliffe Press

£14.99

ISBN 978-1-906593-28-5

Events Diary
Events Diary

DIARY

     

Wed Sep

19:00

Clifton East PACT Meeting

New Hall, Clifton High School

30th

Sun Oct 4th

10:30

Harvest Festival

Holy Trinity Church Clifton Vale

Service

Sat Oct

   

various venues

17th– 18th

West Bristol Arts Trail

Sat Oct

 

Exhibition of work by artists inspired by the harbour river & gorge

Create Centre

17th—30th

Tues Oct

19:30

 

Trinity Church Hall Clifton Vale

20th

Transition Hotwells & Cliftonwood (see p8)

Tues Oct

19:30

Hotwells, Clifton & Cliftonwood Local His- tory Society

Create Centre

20th

Sun Nov

16:00

All Saints Day memorial service

Holy Trinity Church Clifton Vale

1st

Sat Nov 7th

10:00-

craft morning (especially for children)

Trinity Church Hall Clifton Vale

13:00

Tues Nov

19:30

Hotwells & Cliftonwood CA AGM

Trinity Church Hall Clifton Vale

17th

Sat Dec 5th

10:00-

Christmas Bazaar (with Fairtrade stall)

Trinity Church Hall Clifton Vale

13:00

stall) Trinity Church Hall Clifton Vale 13:00 Specialist in Floor Maintenance, Carpets, Windows and Daily

Specialist in Floor Maintenance, Carpets, Windows and Daily Office Cleaning. Fully Insured

G. J. TREASURE

CLEANING CONTRACTORS

5 Britannia Buildings Merchants Road Hotwells Bristol BS8 4QD

Tel: (0117) 9290578 Fax: 9144316

Maya’s

gentle yoga

classes:

Monday, Pavey House, Clifton 6-7pm. Wednesday, Hotwells Primary School

7-8pm

Tel: 0117 9542212 or 0117 9512371

Hotwells Pine Bristol

Telephone/Fax: 0117 92737 00 253 Hotwell Road, BS8 4SF

EST. 1985

Bookcase Sale Now On

Hotwells Pine Bristol Telephone/Fax: 0117 92737 00 253 Hotwell Road, BS8 4SF EST. 1985 Bookcase Sale

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12 Dave Easto Professional Guitar Tuition Also Electric Bass All Styles Beginners Welcome 0117 963 4849
12 Dave Easto Professional Guitar Tuition Also Electric Bass All Styles Beginners Welcome 0117 963 4849

Dave Easto

Professional Guitar Tuition

Also Electric Bass All Styles

Beginners Welcome

0117 963 4849

56 Beauley Rd, Southville Bristol BS3 1QF

0117 963 4849 56 Beauley Rd, Southville Bristol BS3 1QF Sail with Santa! 12 t h
0117 963 4849 56 Beauley Rd, Southville Bristol BS3 1QF Sail with Santa! 12 t h
0117 963 4849 56 Beauley Rd, Southville Bristol BS3 1QF Sail with Santa! 12 t h
Sail with Santa!

Sail with

Santa!

12 th & 13 th , 19 th -24 th December 1pm, 2pm and 3pm sailings Fun gifts for children Sherry & mince pie for adults £9.50 each Booking recommended!

Bristol Ferry Boat Co. www.bristolferry.com 0117 927 3416

Servicing - MOTs Repairs ∗ Class 4 & 7 MOT bays (2) ∗ Latest diagnostic

Servicing - MOTs Repairs

Class 4 & 7 MOT bays (2)

Latest diagnostic equipment

Fully qualified mechanics, quality control and chief me- chanic

Manufacturer genuine parts or quality non genuine

Free collection and delivery

Free wash and vacuum

Evening vehicle servicing (by negotiation)

All vehicles serviced to 3.5 tonne

54 Ashton Vale Rd, Bristol BS3 2HQ

tel: 0117 963 8288

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