Monthly Archives: October 2013

Christmas shopping in St George

Maybe you won’t have to go anywhere else…

christmas craft fair

Concerns about Nibletts Hill and the surrounding area?

Improve your neighbourhood, come and talk to council officers and others about issues that concern you.

Walkabout nov 2013

Crews Hole Rd / Beaufort Rd Update

The Neighbourhood Partnership Co-ordinator and our Councillors have received a lot of feedback about the proposed experimental traffic scheme for Crews Hole Road and Beaufort Road.

The scheme currently proposed can be seen here:
Crews Hole Rd Beaufort Rd Experimental Scheme – Full details
Text SummarySimplified Scheme Plan

All comments received by email to or left in the suggestions box at St George Library (where the plans can be seen until the end of the month) will be passed to Highways officers for consideration.

Update 5 Nov – Thanks to the kindness of the Library staff, the proposed Crews Hole Rd /Beaufort Rd traffic plan is still on display at St George Library. It is in the Lettings Room on the left hand side and will be there till the end of November.

Highways officers will also consider comments made to the  ‘Save Crews Hole Access Road’ (SCHAR) group via their petition & facebook group, (which the group will be forwarding) together with the results of the survey of local residents carried out by the St George East Councillors.

SCHAR have also now produced their own suggestions for an alternative scheme for the Crews Hole Road area. You can see their suggestions via the links below.

SCHAR Proposal – Map      SCHAR Proposal – Text Description

These proposals have also been passed to the highways officers for their consideration. Please email your views on their ideas to

As shown in the details for the original proposals the aims of the experimental scheme are:

  • To provide improved pedestrian and cycling facilities on Conham Road.
  • To mitigate incidents of conflict on Beaufort Road between road users travelling in opposite directions.
  • To provide the aforementioned improvements without delay to bus journey times over a given distance on Church Road.
  • To provide the necessary information required, so that a decision can be made on whether or not a permanent scheme of the same nature would be feasible.

Highways officers will now review whether the SCHAR scheme and any other suggestions will meet these aims and whether they believe they can be implemented safely. They will also review the current proposals in the light of the feedback received. They will be giving their initial feedback at the meeting on 6th November. The plans will also be discussed at the Traffic & Transport Sub-Group meeting on Tues 26th November, where we would particularly welcome feedback from residents in the Beaufort Road area (see for details).

Members of the Partnership had a constructive meeting with representatives of SCHAR last week and we will have further meetings in the future with the aim of producing a scheme that addresses the issues in Crews Hole and on Beaufort Road while being acceptable to residents and other users of roads in St George (whether on foot, by bike, by public transport or by car).

Blooming successes for St George and a funding opportunity

Representatives of volunteer groups from across Bristol who had taken part in this year’s South West in Bloom and the “It’s Your Neighbourhood” scheme were invited to the Mansion House this Monday to receive their awards from the Lord Mayor.  St George was represented by Friends of St George Park,








Friends of Troopers Hill and









Kensington Rd Residents Association.








They were delighted with the success of their neighbours in the nearby Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnership.

More information here.

If you are involved with a gardening group and interested in peat free growing look out for a new grant in January.  Details here.

Extra Meeting

St George Neighbourhood Partnership

Public Meeting

To discuss the Crews Hole Road / Beaufort Rd traffic schemes

Date: Wednesday November 6th 2013
Time: 7pm
Venue: Woodwise Academy, Crews Hole Rd BS5 8BB

A chance to view the proposed changes, listen to the reasons behind the proposals and give your views and suggestions.

For more information contact:
Abdulrazak Dahir, Area Co-Ordinator – Tel: 903 6409 e-mail:

If you are unable to come to this meeting, you can come to view and discuss this scheme at the Traffic and Transport sub-group meeting on Tuesday 26th November 7pm at the Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Rd, St George BS5 7AW

New parking restrictions proposed

at any timeThe Council is proposing introducing new parking restrictions on a number of roads in the St George West Ward. The proposals are:

To introduce new waiting arrangements, revise existing waiting and loading arrangements and maintain other existing waiting arrangements without change for vehicles in the following roads; Albert Grove, Albert Grove South, Alder Drive, Cecil Avenue, Clouds Hill Avenue, Clouds Hill Road, Crown Hill, Crown Hill Walk, Holmes Hill Road, Hudd’s Hill Road, Hudd’s Vale Road, Naseby Walk, Oakland Road, Orchard Road, Park Avenue, Park View Terrace, Plummers Hill, Shelly Close, Snowberry Walk, Speedwell Road, unnamed access road leading to the rear of 76b / 84a Hudd’s Vale Road, Whitehall Avenue, Whitehall Road and Whiteway Road. Only parts of each road are affected – please see the map for further information.

Also to introduce a no stopping prohibition on school entrance markings in Clouds Hill Road and Plummers Hill and to introduce a disabled persons’ parking place on Plummers Hill.

Waiting would be prohibited at any time at junctions, pedestrian crossing points and narrow sections of road where the presence of parked vehicles might impede the passage of traffic of all types (including pedestrians) or interfere with sightlines.

In addition to the information being available on the Council website, the plans can also be reviewed at St George Library NB: Please note St George Library in not open on Thursdays and Sundays and is always closed from 1pm-2pm, full opening hours available here

These proposals have been drawn up at the request of the Neighbourhood Partnership.

Any comments on the proposal need to be submitted by 8th November.

Further information (including statutory notice)
Map (caution: large .pdf file)

Retro entertainment at St Aidans – Saturday, 9th November

For more information about ticket prices, location, accessibility and so on, visit


Neighbourhood Forum, 12 November

The next St George Neighbourhood Forum is being held on Tuesday 12th November.

Topics to be discussed include updates from the Police and Bristol City Council, presentation from “Playing Out” and presentation from “Abolish Empty Office Blocks

The Forum is being held at Summerhill Methodist Church, Summerhill Road, Bristol BS5 8LB from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

For further information contact Denis Wise – tel 0117 903 6443,

Download a poster

More on Crews Hole Rd / Beaufort Rd

The proposed scheme for the Crews Hole Rd and Beaufort Rd areas has received a lot of publicity over the last few days and we have received a lot of hits on this website.

The plans can be seen at St George Library until the end of October during Library opening hours. Comments can be left in the Neighbourhood Partnership suggestions box.  Library opening hours: 09:30-13:00  & 14:00-17:00 – Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat (late opening Mon till 19.00).

The proposals can also be seen via the link below:
Crews Hole Rd Beaufort Rd Experimental Scheme – Note this is a large pdf file (3.9MB).

If you have difficulty reading the map this summary in words may help. There is also a simplified version of the plan that can be printed at A4 here Simplified Scheme Plan

Please look at the details of the plan, it is not the case that either road is to be made one-way over its whole length.

The scheme will introduced using an ‘Experimental Traffic Regulation Order’ this means that it can be changed after it has been introduced to try different options. You can see a fact sheet about experimental orders here.

You can email any comments to and they will be passed on to the highways department, as will any comments left in the library.

Several residents who will be most directly affected by the scheme have raised objections and held a meeting in Crews Hole Road on 9th October. They are featured in an article in the Bristol Post. They have also set up a facebook group.

The local Councillors and the Neighbourhood Partnership have arranged a meeting for local residents to discuss the proposals on Wednesday 6 November at 7.00pm (for 7.30pm start) at the Didac Woodwise Academy in Crews Hole Road. There will also be a separate meeting at a later stage for local businesses.

For earlier posts see


Dundridge Park Trees

As part of the new Bristol Tree Pips project a new tree planting plan for Dundridge Park is to be drawn up over the next 12 months. There will then be a tree planting event in the park next winter.

The Tree Pips project is part of the Mayor’s plan to increase the tree canopy cover in Bristol and get as many school children as possible involved in planting trees.

Three of the existing trees in the park have been a cause of concern to residents for some time because they are close to properties and have now grown very large. It has been agreed by the Council that since many new trees are to be planted then these three trees can be felled. Signs have been fixed to these trees which are close to the gate into the park near Preddys Lane.

Bristol Parks and the Neighbourghood Partnership want as many residents and park users as possible to get involved in putting together the new tree plan. If you would like to volunteer to join a group to discuss the plan or have any comments about the trees in the park, please contact our Area Environment Officer, Denise James