We will soon be adding information to this website about community groups in St George with links to their websites and social media accounts. Please let us know if you would like any information added.
We have set the website up on WordPress so that we can also give access to local groups to post their own appeals and information as news items. If you would be interested in doing this please let us know. We will also post information from city wide groups, the Council, the Police etc where it is relevant to St George.
In the meantime here some links to current appeals for help. Please share if you have access to social media accounts.
Church Road Lantern Parade is featured in the latest round of the Tesco Bags of help scheme. They are hoping to schedule a parade for November 29th 2017 and need your help to achieve this.
When you visit any TESCO store in Bristol East please ask for a free token to pop in a box to help decide which project should win the first prize of £4,000 from the Tesco bags of help scheme. It is in all stores from The Island of Tesco at Eastville all the way up to Staple Hill, Hanham and Kingswood so way off our normal patch.
Their target is £12000 to create a safe parade and this will give us a massive step up.
Friends of Troopers Hill are running a consultation to see if there is support for a project to improve access to the Hill and ensure that it is protected from unwanted access such as by motorcycles in the future.
Paper copies have been distruibuted locally, but you can also respond on line at www.troopers-hill.org.uk/waystonature. The closing date is 12th July, so there are only a few days left. If there is sufficient local support then Friends of Troopers Hill will apply for grant funding for the work.
Two city wide organisations currently have petitions on the Council website that you may wish to support.
The Bristol Parks Forum (of which Friends of St George Park, Friends of Dundridge Park and Friends of Troopers Hill are all members) is concerned about the Council’s current published budget proposals showing that they will stop funding our parks from April 2019, relying instead on revenue generated from parks events and other outside sources.
Protect our Parks
Pavement parking has been a concern for many people in St George, and the Traffic and Transport group of the Neighbourhood Partnership had looked at how this could be tackled.
The Bristol Walking Alliance has progressed on this issue, and has now created a petition.
Ban Parking on Bristol’s Pavements