Talk of Totterdown Issue 46 – Autumn 2017
This year’s FRONT GARDEN awards were a great success – there are clearly some very talented and green fingered folk out there and the good news is that the inspiration is spreading. Over 460 ‘Good Garden’ Certificates were awarded this year!
However, Autumn is on its way, and the change of the season also heralds a number of changes in Totterdown.
There are plus and minus points about being situated so close to the city centre and Temple Meads station. Convenience of location also brings problems of additional traffic – vehicular and people – the congestion on our roads is a particular concern as it brings with it air pollution and associated health risks. An increasing number of development proposals are being brought forward in our area, which are likely to have significant impact on the quality of the air we breathe. In this issue, TRESA Director, Geoff Allan, suggests that the UK has been particularly lax in taking action on this issue, and ponders whether Bristol has what it takes to follow through on its plans to address the issue of air pollution.
At the same time we are being asked to comment on the University of Bristol’s proposals for a new campus in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. Again, there are benefits and drawbacks for our community and TRESA will push hard for the University to engage with the local community over potential issues. Is it now time to reconsider the issue of a Residents’ Parking Zone for Totterdown, asks TRESA Chair, Simon Hobeck.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, as we look forward to the rambunctious jamboree of FRONT ROOM art trail which promises magical and mythical goings on in the November twilight over the weekend of 18 &19 November… and if it all gets too much you can always try a rather special winter warmer as suggested by our Totterdown Sprouting herb expert Anne Silber.