Our Neighbourhood – Fit for the Future?

An event looking at changes in the area is planned for the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership’s ‘Our Neighbourhood week’ in May.

It’s in two parts and includes a guided walk, and a guided cycle ride around trails which explore local green buildings and innovative techniques like sustainable drainage and green or living roofs. These are all changes that can help us adapt to a changing climate, higher energy bills, more flooding, and losses to habitats in the city. At the same time they need to be installed in a sensitive way. The walk and cycle will each explore and discuss all these issues.

The events are a collaboration between Sustainable Bishopston, with support from Sustainable Redland, Bristol Green Doors, Redland and Cotham Amenity Society, and The Bishopston Society. The search is on right now for suitable locations where these interesting building technologies can be seen from the road, without entering private property, although owners will be asked if they agree to being a location either of the guided groups come to see. If you think your home is of interest, with features like a green roof, solar panels, or external wall insulation, or permeable driveway paving / soakaways  clearly visible from the pavement then please do get in touch.

The events are on May 11th, from 2pm, meeting at the Sustainable Bishopston Noticeboard on Gloucester Rd, outside Tescos. [171 Gloucester Rd, Bristol, BS7 8BE ]. Walkers should bring suitable footwear and perhaps an umbrella; cyclists should come with waterproofs, etc.

For more details or to offer a location please contact the group via: info@sustainablebishopston.org.uk

Martin Fodor is a local Green and the Sustainable Bishopston representative on the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership.

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