New grass cutting regime for Kingswear Open Space

We are hoping that after conversations with the Council’s Parks department, the grass cutting of the open space may improve next year. The idea is that more of the area is cut by the Council; and other parts where machines cannot get to being cut by volunteers. A couple of weekends a go, people set […]

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 […]