Talk of Totterdown, Autumn 2019

Totterdown has looked particularly splendid this year with lots of wild flowers in our verges and hedgerows adding a riot of colour and scent to the wildlife friendly herb and flower areas we have up at Totterdown Square and on Zone A and Zone N. The apple trees and the brambles on Zone A have been alive with wildlife and it’s good to see the Community Orchard in Park Street is bursting with fruit.

Zone A has also played host to some fun community events including the Great Get Together in June and the inaugural ‘Fishstock’ in July. Entertainment, food and a great sense of community. Check out the latest issue of Talk of Totterdown to see if you recognise anyone in the photos…

In the latest issue we also wish a very warm welcome to the latest family run, independent business to join Totterdown’s ‘High Street’. The Bakehouse, next to the Banana Boat, gets rave reviews and is a real hive of activity. Bustling, friendly, with amazing baked goods, do pop in to say hello to sisters Anna and Boyanna who run the shop. Better still, chill out with a coffee and a pastry at a table in front of the shop.

TRESA continues to fight for cleaner air, and we are also constantly badgering developers to show more consideration of the impact large developments can have on Totterdown. The next round of consultation for Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus takes place in September – the University has agreed to host a public meeting in Totterdown this time, so do come along and see what the latest plans involve. Make your views known! A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 18 September, 5-7pm at Hillcrest Primary School. Consultation information also available online at

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/templequarter-campus/new-campus/public-consultations/

Plans are coming together for FRONT ROOM Art Trail which takes place 15-17 November 2019; engineering is its theme. Artists’ registration is now open – register by 30 September at the discounted rate of £30. Looks like it’s going to be another fantastic celebration of art and performance, and we will have a full preview in our next issue out in late October.

Meanwhile – get out there, and enjoy!

Editor, Talk of Totterdown

2019 Talk of Totterdown publication dates and copy deadlines

  • WINTER 2019 published end October – deadline for copy 1 October

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