Monthly Archives: July 2013

Blue Green Algae, St George Park



The park lake waters have recently tested positive by the Environment Agency for high levels of potentially toxic Blue Green algae
  • These algae may cause illness in humans and animals, including pets.
  • Keep away from the waters edge
  • Keep pets away from the waters edge
  • Do not touch scum, either in the water or on the edge
  • No fishing

Further information is available from
– Bristol Parks (daytime) 0117 9223719
– Environment Agency (out of hours) 0800 807060

Anglers: Please do not fish at the lake while the warning signs are in place. Handling fish from the lake could cause illness.

An information sheet from the Environment Agency can be seen here:
Environment Agency – Blue Green Algae info 2013

Download a poster: Blue Algae WARNING

St George Police Newsletter – June/July 2013

beat team

Advice on preventing burglaries, latest about the theft of catalytic converters plus the date of the next Beat surgery in a mobile police station at Kingsway Shopping Precinct. You can also read the latest crime statistics of this year versus last year.

St George beat newsletter – June/July

See you on 31st August?

Drop in sessions at St George Library starting in September

Can’t make it to a Forum meeting or don’t want to wait that long to talk face to face with someone from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership?

From September drop-in sessions will be available on the first Monday of every month 10am – 1pm to 2pm-7pm St George Library.library drop ins

We are looking forward to meeting you at the drop in sessions and hope you will find the time to come to the Forums. Not only do you have a chance to raise priorities at Forums and hear what has been done in response to the priorities raised at the previous Forum but there is always new information available about activities and initiatives that could impact St George.

20mph Zones for St George

20mphUPDATE 2 AUG 2013:

The introduction of the 20mph zone will now be discussed at the Neighbourhood Forum on 20th August.

The planned extra meeting of the Traffic and Transport sub-group on Weds 7th Aug is cancelled.

This will be a consultation on the roll out of 20mph zones across the City, including St George. The council Officer leading on this project, Helen Wiggington Transport Planning Officer, will be present.

Find out more about the introductions of 20 mph zones across the City on the Council’s new website at

The Traffic and Transport sub-group is one of several groups setup by the Partnership to look in more details at specific issues. More details on the sub-groups can be found here:

A full listing of all Partnership meetings, including those for sub-groups is here:

Youth Activities at Hillfields Youth Hub


Free fun for under 5’s in St George Park – Thursday 4th July

free in the park

Two grants, 1 closing date – 22nd July 2013

Do you have a good idea  that would make life better for people living in St George?

If you are part of a group there are two local grant schemes, one offering up to £5,000, the other £2,500.  The closing date for applications for this current round of both schemes is  Monday 22nd July.  No applications will be considered after that date.

Find out about dates for future funding rounds and  more about the schemes by visiting or

Don’t know which fund is best for you?  Talk to the contacts given on those websites.  Details are also given of when the funding decision will be made and how soon payment will follow.  Look at the lists of the many groups and their projects who have already used the funds to make a difference in St George.  We hope your group’s name will soon be one or even both of those lists.