We have posted the following on behalf of the Friends of Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve. Please do consider getting involved in this worthwhile initiative if you are able:
Our lovely local Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve needs help!
The Nature Reserve is part of what was Old Sneed Park Estate, Stoke Bishop. This was the home of Francis Tagart, then George White and later became Nazareth House.
The Friends group (FOSPNR) have run the Nature Reserve since 1995. Many are now retiring and new volunteers are needed (not manual labourers). They need people for:
– the Newsletter (writers/editor/distribution) – for publicity and fund raising – a Minutes Secretary – also new people to join the Committee to bring fresh ideas.
Bristol City Council puts very little into our Nature Reserve.
It is thanks to the Friends, however, that the Reserve has extras like the dipping platform, the Millennium path benches, tree and hedge planting and general maintenance. Much of this is funded by successful grant applications.
Without continued management by a Friends group we risk an invasion of scrub, lack of maintenance and loss of flowers, no educational activities or information.
Our Reserve will lose the unique habitats that make the site so special, as well as its Local Nature Reserve status.
DO PLEASE CONSIDER HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR LOVELY LOCAL NATURE RESERVE!
For more information, please do email the Friends of Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve here: FOSPNR@gmail.com
Sneyd Park Residents Association (SPRA) AGM takes place on Tuesday 17th May 2022at St Mary’s Church, Mariners Drive, Sneyd Park, Bristol at 7.30pm.
If you live in Sneyd park and care about where you live please come along to support the Committee and Sneyd Park Residents Association (SPRA) at the AGM.
It’s the one opportunity in the year to speak live and face-to-face to the SPRA Committee, as well as to local councillors and other residents groups about life style issues and forward planning for your area.
If you need any further information don’t hesitate to call anyone on the committee.
We have recently received an update from Bristol City Council regarding the new 1 hour parking zone restrictions in Stoke Bishop village. The following is taken from a letter from Bristol City Council’s Parking Enforcement and Civil Operations Manager:
The new restrictions in place have not yet been enforced.
Parking Services have been waiting for the area to be signed off and all regulated lines and signs installed. I understand this has now been completed and the area is enforceable.
We are in the process of placing the new regulations in the hand held devices to enable enforcement.
Once this is completed the area will be patrolled as part of a general patrol of the area.
We will initially be advising motorists/residents of the new restrictions, educating them on the new restrictions.
I have already briefed the Supervisors as to the new restrictions across the ward and they will be familiarising themselves and their respective teams, on the new controlled parking.
I expect that enforcement will begin in the next week or so, once we have updated our hand held computers and advised all staff.
Bristol City Council’s Parking Enforcement and Civil Operations Manager, May 2022