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 severely affected in one way or another during this pandemic. We want to wish everyone in our community the very best of health in this difficult time. We would be pleased to help anyone in our community if we can. So if you, or someone you know, needs help in any way please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to assist.
You can contact us by phoning 0117 929 1883 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are deliberately not providing advice on Coronavirus as this changes almost daily, and advice can be found at https://www.bristol.gov.uk/ or https://www.gov.uk/ or <https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/coronavirus
Neighbourhood help groups have been 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 there is a help group within your reach.
You might also find one of these Facebook pages useful.
- BS1 group: www.facebook.com/groups/223634625694691
- BS8 group: www.facebook.com/groups/549575592341916
To sign up for our e-bulletin/newsletter (if you are not already receiving these) please click here.
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.
Stay Safe. Keep Healthy.
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.
Our 2019 Annual General Meeting took place last November at the Holy Trinity Church Hotwell Road BS8 4ST
HCCA and the Cumberland Basin Stakeholder Group sent feedback on the Western Harbour possible road network changes to Bristol City Council in September 2019
Welcome to Cliftonwood’s family film screening. This year the date is Friday 6th September and Cliftonwood voted for Mary Poppins.
Gates open at 7pm so come early to pick your spot, the film starts at 8pm. We provide 40 chairs on a first come first served basis. Most people bring rugs etc to sit on the grass.
Mary Poppins attire could add to the fun if you fancy dressing up. Though do wrap up warm as it gets chilly later! Food, drink and toilets are available at The Lion next door.
There is no interval and so the film should finish by 10pm.
For updates keep an eye on our Facebook page
We’re very grateful to The Lion for sponsoring our event
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The Cumberland Basin Stakeholder Group was set up in spring 2018 in response to development plans for Hotwells. A public meeting was held on April 9th, here are the details of the presentation from the council https://www.hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk/council_plans_for_consultation
The response in the meeting included concerns that any new development included proper social housing and social infrastructure, community cohesion, environmental & flood risk concern, objections to high rise development, respect for local history, respect for the local community in terms of the disruption caused by development.
We have been looking at the Bristol Local Plan Review and the draft policies. You can read our responses here
Do you have any comments you'd like to make? Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
We are setting up a 'Friends' group to meet for gardening days, plan local events and share ideas and aspirations for this community space. The Friends group might also like to join in conversations about longer term developments that the council are consulting on. Follow this link to receive regular news and invitations.
We're welcoming any locals but if you have friends or family you think might be interested they are welcome. Our first event is Sunday 19th May 12-4pm opposite the Rose of Denmark pub. We'll be filling our new planters and doing some general gardening and chatting. Cake provided!
Please bring something to drink as we have no water onsite
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions
We are looking for more people to help us run the Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association and to do the things that local people want to do. Organisations benefit massively from new people with new ideas, initiatives and skills
This short leaflet tells you all about who we are and what we do. We hope you enjoy reading it and invite you to contact us if you’d like to get involved in helping us improve our local area for all.
The best way to contact us is by email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
All at the HCCA Management Committee
Our Bristol Waste Community Engagement Officer is Ewan Doswell email@example.com
Public transport Information:
Ferry Services in the Floating Harbour https://www.bristolferry.com/waterbus-service/ 0117 927 3416
For scheduling public transport journeys in the South West http://www.travelinesw.com/
Links to local sites of interest:
The Underfall boatyard www.underfallyard.co.uk
Brunel's Other Bridge www.brunelsotherbridge.org.uk
Clifton Susp:ension Bridge: www.clifton-suspension-bridge.org.uk
Clifton rocks Railway: www.cliftonrocksrailway.org.uk
SS Great Britain: www.ssgreatbritain.org
Tourist Information: http://visitbristol.co.uk
The amenity group for conservation and planning issues in Clifton and Hotwells is Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society www.cliftonhotwells.org.uk