£70 fine proposed for pavement parkers

£70 fine proposed for pavement parkers

Drivers could soon face a £70 fine if they park on the pavement under new plans from the Department of Transport (DOT). The DOT is considering bringing the rest of the country into line with the current laws in London to make it safer for pedestrians. Pavement parking has been illegal in the capital since […]

New Bristol Parkway platform opened by Chris Grayling

New Bristol Parkway platform opened by Chris Grayling

Secretary of State for transport Chris Grayling officially opened Bristol Parkway’s newest platform today, which is hoped will allow for more frequent train services and reduced delays. The new platform 1 is part of Network Rail’s multi-million pound investment and includes its largest ever signalling upgrade, which closed Bristol Temple Meads station over Easter. Bristol […]

Free weekend parking in Bristol city centre to be axed

Free weekend parking in Bristol city centre to be axed

Free parking on Sundays and bank holidays in the city centre will be axed under new proposals by Bristol City Council. Charges will apply across all pay and display machines in the Central Parking Zone area with the council saying their intention is to increase the turnover of cars parked on the street to support […]

Princess Anne and the chocolate factory

Princess Anne and the chocolate factory

Princess Anne is due to visit the site of the old Cadburys chocolate factory in Keynsham to officially open a £60 million new development. The now demolished factory has been turned into a luxury retirement village called the Chocolate Quarter with Princess Anne starting a weekend of events by taking part in afternoon tea. Campaigns and protests were […]

M5 southbound cleared after serious crashes

M5 southbound cleared after serious crashes

All lanes are now open and traffic is flowing well on the M5 southbound between junction 14 for Thornbury and junction 15 for the M4 following a serious crash earlier this morning. All lanes are now open on the #M5 southbound between J14 #Thornbury and J15 #M4, shed load of hay and an oil spillage […]

Billboards not ruled out of Bristol parks

Billboards not  ruled out of Bristol parks

There is a possibility of billboards appearing in Bristol parks in the future announced deputy mayor Asher Craig. A recent petition that gained over 4,000 signatures forced the full council to debate the issue of advertising in parks. While most Councillors admitted that they would rather parks remain ad-free they couldn’t rule it out as […]

The creeping privatisation of Bristol

The creeping privatisation of Bristol

Pseudo-public private areas are increasing around Bristol, creating the illusion of the ideal public space. Broadmead is set to become the latest area to be privatised as proposals from the developer of Cabot Circus are considered by the council. Plans have been on hold since September 2017 due to a disagreement on car parking spaces […]

Bristol best Christmas events

There are loads of ways to feel the Christmas spirit in Bristol this holiday season! With markets, carol services and ice skating there’s enough to do to stay entertained every day until Santa arrives.

Ferries under threat from boatyard shrinking

Boats in Bristol harbour may have nowhere to go for maintenance as the council reveals plans to take away nearly half of the city’s last remaining working boat yard. Bristol City Council owns the space currently used by Bristol’s Marina Boatyard. It is the last working yard in the city with a lifting dock, but the […]