Please see what’s happening in our local Libraries, as you might already be aware, Hillfields Library is currently closed due to refurbishment until the 20th of December. the reason its closed is to allow for building works to take place in readiness for its relaunch as “Hillfields and Little Hayes Library and Family Hub” a celebration event is planned for January.
In the meantime please feel free to use Fishponds Library, they will be hosting an authors’ event on Thursday Dec 8th at 7pm when the Bristol Fiction Writers group will introduce their new anthology of Crime short stories “A Hint of Crime”.
Have you heard about the Glow in the Park? well there is a real buzz about this project on social media, reaching over 9500+ people so far!
The Friends of Fishponds Park are working with Internationally renowned, local artist Ulf Pedersen, please see his Facebook page for examples of his work. They have some funding from the Neighbourhood Partnership wellbeing grant but need more to ensure a real WOW project, so would welcome donations from members of the pubic, if you wish to donate then please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2thtfwk
This work builds on the work started last year by the Business forum to bring back Christmas lights to our shopping area. the Business Forum have been instrumental in helping to get funding this year, and they are focusing again on lighting up our high street making our area a little brighter this Christmas.
There’s lots of change in the air at the moment, one big thing happening that will affect a large number of Bristol citizens is changes to council services to balance the books. It’s important you have your say on how these changes are made and what these changes will mean to you. Please get involved, You can engage with the conversation by filling in the online survey and/or attending meetings across Bristol with the Mayor. please share with your networks.
We are exceptionally fortunate to have the Fishponds Voice newspaper open in our community. Please keep up to date by visiting their website regularly:
Community Meeting supported by the Neighbourhood Partnership.
Residents are invited to share ideas about what they want in the area.
An opportunity to talk to council/ Neighbourhood Officer and the local Policing team.
we will be discussing the proposed housing site at blackberry hill. More details too come….
Bristol libraries are delivering lots of activities, here is their latest newsletter
Cake donated by Cllr Nicola Bowden-Jones
Welchman’s daughter Susanna Griffith and Robert Hannigan, director of GCHQ
The Blue Plaque erected thanks to the hard work of a local volunteer