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Our letter opposing the South Bristol Link
Most recent update:
7 March 2015
|WHO ARE WE?
CONSERVATION GROUP is a voluntary group with members from
all parts of south-west Bristol. We have no staff or
premises and operate on members subscriptions (just
£4 per household per year), with occasional grant aid
for specific projects.
We cover south-west
Bristol - Bedminster Down, Bishopsworth, Hartcliffe,
Headley Park, Highridge, Withywood - roughly, the BS13
We started as a
campaign for a Bishopsworth and Malago Conservation Area.
Our report was praised by the City Council for its
quality and, following public consultation in summer
1998, the conservation area was declared in October 1998.
WHAT DO WE DO?
- We monitor the
Planning Applications Register and comment on
schemes which affect our area.
- We work with
the City Council to improve our open spaces and
trees and with the Environment Agency to clean up
- We act as the Friends of Manor Woods
Valley, to help maintain and improve Manor
Woods Valley Local Nature Reserve, and we are
members of Bristol Parks Forum.
- We comment on
other planning matters, such as road schemes and
the Bristol Local Development Framework.
- We publish a
regular newsletter every quarter
to let people know what is happening in our area.
- We work
actively with other groups and agencies in BS13.
AND PRESENT PROJECTS
- We have
prepared an enhancement plan for Elm
Tree corner - the area around the junction
of Church Road/Highridge Road/Queens Road - and
have planted trees and daffodils.
- We have
published My Manor
Woods Book, an
interactive guide book describing the value and
attractions of the Manor Woods open space, which
is available at Bishopsworth Library and direct
- We were
actively involved in the consultation which led
to the new entrance feature at the Vale Lane end
of the Malago Greenway through Manor Woods. Our
design was the basis for what was built
- We turn
cans into daffodils throughout BS13 by
collecting drinks cans for recycling. The
aluminium ones are sold and the money is used to
buy daffodil bulbs which we plant on open spaces.
- We have
repaired the broken arm of the historic
fingerpost at the junction of Church Road and
- We helped
Highridge Infant School to buy an attractive
litter bin (in the shape of a frog) to encourage
the children to dispose of litter thoughtfully.
We have also helped with planting in the school
- We liaise with
the City Council over the grass cutting regime in
Manor Woods and at Highridge Common (which areas
should be left long for wildflowers) and help
them to monitor its correct implementation.
- We are working
with the City Council on an improvement plan for
Manor Woods Valley and we have put up owl boxes
in Manor Woods to encourage the tawny owls which
are known to be there.
We have good links with other amenity
and community groups in the area such as the Bedminster
Down and Uplands Society, Friends of Hartcliffe
Millennium Green, Hartcliffe Health and Environment
Action Group, Highridge Forum and Withywood Community
Forum. We have very strong links with the Malago Society
(the local history society for south-west Bristol) and
the University of Withywood and we co-operate with
Bristol Civic Society.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO
If you agree with our aims,
please join us. You dont have to get involved if
you dont want to - but if you do, its fun and
very educational! The more people who join, the stronger
our voice in fighting to improve our bit of Bristol. To
join us, e-mail or ring the contact below, or click here to
download a Membership Form to fill in.
For more information
about Malago Valley Conservation Group,
ring (0117) 964 3106 or
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org