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April 2020 Newsletter

For community news from Hotwells, Cliftonwood, Spike Island and wider Bristol view our latest newsletter here.

Coronavirus and our community

We are very aware that lives for everyone in our Community are being, and may be, severely affected in one way or another during this pandemic.  We believe there are neighbour help groups being established to assist those most in need, and just to support each other. It is our belief that help is most easily provided by those closest to each other, whether that is geographical, or as members of related families. We hope therefore that there is a help group within your reach.

If you are part of a neighbour help group, and would like the HCCA to assist in advertising your group, then please get in touch and we can place information in our bulletin and/or on relevant noticeboards. Also if you think of things the HCCA could do to help people or groups in our community please do get in touch.

We wish everyone Good Health.


Bridge Valley Road to close for vital excavation works

Bridge Valley Road will be closed on four weekends between 14 March and 3 May so that fallen boulders can be cleared from beneath the cliff-face


Cumberland Basin/Western Harbour


Following on from the idea of an early engagement plan (see History and Timeline), on 26th February the Chairman of the Advisory Group, John Savage, together with the Mayor and officers from Bristol City Council met many of the staff of Riverside Garden Centre along with other local businesses and local people. We understand that Riverside Garden Centre will be facilitating creating a business group to engage with BCC in relation to the thinking and planning for any development within the area.

HCCA have recently received an invitation, as part of the early engagement plan, to meet with John Savage and members of the Advisory Group and your committee is in the process of trying to find suitable venue and date that will allow as many as possible to participate in such a meeting. More will be posted here and elsewhere as soon as we know the details.

Update 19 March 2020

Having written only very recently of our plans to hold an open meeting with John Savage and members of the Advisory Group, we have now had to put this on hold because of Covid 19 and the Government advice regarding gatherings. Clearly we have no idea at the present time how long this will last. Sufficient to say that as soon as it is sensible to think about organising a meeting we will look for a suitable date, time and place and let as many as we can know about it.


HCCA 2019 Annual General Meeting

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting took place last November at the Holy Trinity Church Hotwell Road BS8 4ST


Mayor's Response to Community Views about 'Western Harbour' proposals

In response to the community's views for the meeting of 11th September 2019, Dennis Gornall wrote to Marvin Rees and the Mayor wrote back on the 24th September 2019.


HCCA Response to 'Western Harbour' consultation

HCCA and the Cumberland Basin Stakeholder Group sent feedback on the Western Harbour possible road network changes to Bristol City Council in September 2019