Here at Bristol City Council, we are teaming up with Your Park Bristol and Bath and BaNES Council to celebrate you, the brilliant park volunteers that go the extra mile for our parks and communities.
We will be bringing together volunteers from Bristol and Bath on 29th January to look back on 2021 and forward to 2022. We hope to kick the year off with a bang with the Love Your Park Volunteer Awards!
We will be celebrating the volunteers and projects that make our parks so special and we need your nominations. If you know of a person or project that deserves a special thank you, nominate them today!
ACTION: Click here to make your nominations now: https://www.yourpark.org.uk/volunteerawards/
You have until 31st December to make as many nominations as you think are deserved. All the winners will be announced at the event on the 29th.
As you may know, we had hoped to run this event in person. However due to the illnesses going around, we are going to run the event online to keep everyone healthy and well. Find out more about the event and register to attend here: https://www.yourpark.org.uk/sample-page-3-2/projects/volunteercelebration
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please spread the word!
Ella Hogg (My Pronouns are: she/her)
Volunteer Coordinator Bristol Parks
We have our next meeting on Thursday, and its a really important one. Its that time of the year when we elect people to run the Initiative; and set priorities for 2021. We are also having an “open” session where people can join in and talk about what they like on the Slopes, whether it is about issues or ideas for the future. So if you think you can help run the Initiative or want to ask us to consider something – email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The NSI have replied to the City Council consultation asking the Council to build up the trust of the local community about construction, delivery and maintenance issues relating to the Green Spaces around the development. They raise three points based on their experiences – Do not promise things that you cannot afford, deliver or maintain; Make it clear to the community what the effects of construction will be on their surroundings; and Make it clear to the community what is involved in maintenance. For further details email us on email@example.com
The City Council are consulting from today on the proposal to put housing on part of the Slopes above Kingswear Road. The consultation document and details of how to respond etc can be found on https://www.bristol.gov.uk/housing/filwood-housing-developments. The NSI will be discussing how to respond to this at their meeting on Thurs 21st at 7.30pm via Zoom. If you want to join in the discussion email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
With the start of Lockdown 3 on 6th January the Northern Slopes are still open for exercise. If you are able to be out and about, may be with the frost, fog and potentially even snow, it may be a good time to take photographs while you go around, or listen in the quietness for wildlife sounds, or look out for wildlife footprints…. There are surfaced paths on the Slopes, as well as muddier paths that you can explore – go to our Home page to see where they are. The latest Government guidance is here National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
After Christmas the Slopes returned to Tier 3. The current advice can be found here. Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice on accessing green spaces safely – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Regardless of the tier we are in the Northern Slopes Initiative hope you, your family and friends stay safe and well in 2021. We hope to see you on the Slopes soon.
The NSI Christmas Storytrail – is now open. Its Ten Little Elves – “The Ten Little Elves are on a mission to rescue Christmas … But what will the Ten Little Elves do when they meet a growling polar bear? And a yowling yeti? And a SCARY Ice Queen?
Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Elves is perfect for sharing together.”
And you get a chance to go for a walk on the Slopes at the same time. It starts from the entrance of the Glyn Vale site – next to the Zebra Crossing on Wedmore Vale. There are 15 posters with the story on. It can be read from the hard surfaced path to Cavan Walk so it is suitable for push chairs.
It will hopefully be in place until 1st January – or if it gets battered by the weather or damaged – it may come down before then.
With Bristol being in Tier 2 since 19th December. All formal events by ourselves have been suspended. But you can still visit the Slopes in line with Government guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice on accessing green spaces safely – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
With Bristol being in Tier 3 since 2nd December. All formal events by ourselves have been suspended. But you can still visit the Slopes in line with Government guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice on accessing green spaces safely – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) With Christmas just around the corner there will be things for people to see on the Slopes – details to follow.
We are holding one of our meetings today at 7.30pm via Zoom, all are welcome. In the meeting we are discussing our work with others on events, new leaflets, new maps and colouring sheets, tree planting, path improvements – and our Christmas Walk (which is replacing our annual dinner). If you want to join in – email us on email@example.com and we will send you details.