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Network Rail tree and vegetation management work

Network Rail will be carrying out tree and vegetation management work at Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9LP and Backwell Common, Bristol, BS48 3AF overnight on the following dates:

Dates of work (overnight between 10:30pm to 8:00am)
Saturday 25 June to Sunday 26 June
Every Saturday night in July(2,9,16,23,30)
Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August
Saturday 13 August to Sunday 14 August

Please see the letter and leaflet from Network Rail for full details.

Flax Bourton Community Festival

Lots of fun was had at the Flax Bourton Community Festival on Saturday 4th June 2022. Held to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it was also an opportunity for the community to get together. Plenty to keep children and grown-ups entertained! And the sun shone!

Congratulations to all the organisers who put in so much effort!

Flax Bourton Community Festival
Flax Bourton Community Festival

Presentation to Flax Bourton Primary School for the Platinum Jubilee

Councillor Clare Andersson was delighted to visit Flax Bourton Church of England Primary School recently to present the children with a gift from Flax Bourton Parish Council to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. The beautiful water feature, created by local Ceramicist Renée Kilburn, will be part of a new quiet area at the school. The Tree water feature links with The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative which was launched inviting people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”. The children at Flax Bourton Primary School have already been planting trees and the Parish Council hopes to do the same later in the year.

Tree Water Feature presented to the children of Flax Bourton Primary School by Flax Bourton Parish Council
Tree Water Feature presented to the children of Flax Bourton Primary School by Flax Bourton Parish Council

Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol City Council is introducing a Clean Air Zone to reduce harmful pollution from older and more polluting vehicles. The zone will start operating later this year.

To ensure that people driving into Bristol are aware of the Zone, Bristol City Council have produced a community toolkit. The toolkit includes information about the zone and items to help people understand the zone and how it may affect them.

Clean Air Zone poster
Bristol Clean Air Zone poster