Foundation launches fund for green space groups

The Bristol and Bath Foundation has launched a fund to support local volunteer Groups in Bristol and Bath. It is called #LoveYourPark. You can donate here – https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/14122#!/DonationDetails. Don’t forget that you can support the NSI volunteers and the Slopes directly by donating £5 a year to become a friend of the Slopes. Details here […]

Birds in the City

Many birds live alongside us in our cities. UWE student Kate Downes would like to know more about your knowledge and experiences of them. The online survey takes about 10 minutes and will help Managers in your community better understand links between birds and urban areas. https://uwe.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4JbnldEdRu4uBkF

Art of Kindness

People have been enjoying the messages placed around the Slopes by Art of Kindness AKA artist Julian. Filwood Fantastic has funded Julian to create more art on the Slopes. If you would like to help choose what messages appear you can vote at: https://julwood.typeform.com/to/iKE1zATs

Taking care of the Slopes

On Kingswear the Northern Slopes Greengym group have joined forces with Goodgym (runners that combine getting fit with doing good) to clear the benches of litter and keep the grass down so more people can enjoy picnics there. Elsewhere, as a result of information from NSI, tents and detritus left on the Bommie have been […]

Foraging

The Slopes are a great place to forage for food right now, such as brambles laden with juicy blackberries. Damson plums require a little more searching for, with trees tucked away on the Bommie, but the fruit will be ripening and start to be ready at the end of August. Across all the sites are […]

Wildlife on the Slopes

A keen eyed resident has identified a Great Spotted Woodpecker on the Bommie. Sweet peas are growing in abundance on the Bommie and the good news is the more you pick the more they flower. Sainfoin has appeared on Kingswear, with lovely pink spikes of flowers. Great for pollinators, bees feeding on Sainfoin apparently produce […]

Free Storybook trail for Children – on the Slopes 17th to 21st August

South Bristol Children’s Centre have a number of trails, based on well known children’s books, for children and families to follow in South Bristol parks and green spaces during August……including the Slopes. Every Monday a story pack with the story and activities to do, will be available to be downloaded. Further details from http://www.southbristolcc.org.uk; or […]