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Bulletin 21 June 2017

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In this issue:

  1. Avonquay House
  2. Peaceful Portway 2017
  3. Cumberland Piazza summer 2017
  4. Avon Crescent Metrobus works update
  5. Consultations re savings proposals in Bristol’s Neighbourhoods
  6. Bristol Parks Forum Petition
  7. Petition to ban parking on pavements
  8. Bristol Charities Developments in Hotwells
  9. Police Beat Reports
  10. Transition Tips
  11. Bristol’s Celebrating Age Festival
  12. Bristol Learning City
  13. Bristol’s brilliant archaeology
  14. The Conservation Volunteers
  15. Meet Pliosaurus at the Bristol Museum and Art Galler
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Bees, Butterflies and Play- adapting 1960s design to a 21st century city

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Watching the boats by Anna Wilson

Sylvia Crowe designed the Cumberland Piazza as part of a much bigger landscaped scheme covering all the Ashton and Hotwells flyover. She explored many ideas about play and leisure that were cutting edge in the 1960s. One of the ideas for the Piazza was that people could sit and watch the boats coming in and out of Bristol Harbour. there were so many things she couldn't have known about that have arisen as major concerns in the intervening years. Although we can still watch the boats come and go from our new pocket park, we often watch through a haze of speeding cars- who knew in the 1960s that traffic levels would quadruple within 50 years?

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