One City Ecological Emergency Strategy published

Sometimes you can wonder what you can do to help when there are so many emergencies happening at the moment – climate change, affordable housing, homelessness, social care etc. This is one where the Northern Slopes really play an important part already – being a place for the health and well being of people and wildlife. Have a read – and if you have any ideas of what we can do positively – let us know. There are four priorities – space for nature, pesticides, pollution and our footprint.

Public Space Protection Order – Dogs. Consultation open to 9/11/20

The City Council is consulting on the renewal of the Public Space Protection Order that relates to dogs.  The consultation can be found here,

The proposal is to retain the current rules on dogs on leads and clearing up dog mess for another three years. The regulations include a list of spaces that are exempt to the ‘dogs on lead’ requirement which includes nearly all parks, but not fenced play areas.

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 fire to hay bales intended for horses. Now that hay cannot be used. Please do not set fire to hay.

NSI meeting on Thurs 17th Sept – 7.30pm. All welcome.

All are welcome to a meeting of the NSI on Thursday 17th Sept. Starts at 7.30. We have a room booked at the Park – but depending on numbers may have to use Zoom. If you want to join us – please email us on

We will be making decisions about:

How we respond to the Climate and Ecological Emergencies

Problems we have had with grass cutting this year on the Slopes

Working with others

Updating leaflets

New members of our Committee

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 –!/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