Shop Local Bristol – items of interest

1.       Bristol City Council’s Traffic Clean Air Zone consultation is your chance to say what you think about the two options proposed for improving air quality in Bristol. Click here for further details; deadline is Monday 12 August.

2.       Did you know that the UK hospitality sector wasted an estimated £3bn of food in 2016, with nearly a million tonnes of food and 1.3m tonnes of packaging being binned; and that a third of all food produced in the world for human consumption is wasted through the supply chain? Read more – including case studies involving local businesses – in the attached Guide to Food Waste Reduction, produced as part of the Bristol Going for Gold campaign.

3.       The Bristol Pound have launched a range of new services for business members to make the most of the marketing and networking opportunities that Bristol Pound can provide; more here.

4.       Through its proposed Good Work Plan, the UK Government is seeking views on options for establishing a single enforcement body to improve enforcement of employment rights for workers and businesses; read more here.

5.       The Hoo-Ha! Family Festival returns to Colston Hall, Colston Street BS1 5AR between Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 August; full details here. And Castle Park on Broad Weir BS1 3XB will come alive with family fun and games this Wednesday 7 August (12pm – 3.30pm) as Bristol hosts its 17th annual Playday in support of the nationwide Playday initiative. The biggest free play event of the summer will once again welcome hundreds of excited families; more here.

6.       Join West of England Centre for Independent Living (WECIL) for their second free-to-attend Access All Areas summer celebration – An Accessible Curious City –  on Wednesday 28 August (1pm – 5pm) at We The Curious, Anchor Road BS1 5DB; book here.

7.       The Downs Festival at Clifton Downs BS9 1FG is on Saturday 31 August, with acts including Lauryn Hill and Grace Jones, followed byMadness on the Downs on Sunday 1 September; further details here.

8.   ITV has released the first look trailer of its brand new Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon, which filmed earlier this year at The Bottle Yard Studios and on location in Bristol and the surrounding region; click here for more. And the BBC has announced that filming for the Agatha Christie adaptation The Pale Horse is underway in and around Bristol; further details here.

9.   A not-for-profit volunteer scheme, Bristol Greeters, offers free guided tours to visitors to the city. Bristol Greeters live locally and the organisation is part of a global network of over 150 destinations, including Paris, New York and Sydney; find out more here.