Talk of Totterdown, Spring 2020

So here we are in 2020 – a new decade, and there is a very different feel to the year even just these few weeks into it!

Ways to mitigate the Climate Emergency, a fresh consideration of reducing our waste and becoming more sustainable, as well as a growing interest in veganism and adopting healthier lifestyles generally, are all high up the agenda. And Totterdown is a great place to be if those are some of the issues on your own agenda for 2020!

What’s to read in the Spring 2020 issue…

  • We take a look behind the door at Brave Move – a gloriously peaceful studio dedicated to helping you be the best version of yourself, despite the hassles and frazzle of everyday life.
  • Celebrate the treasure trove of eco-friendly products at bloop – owner Jayne is delighted to have had such a warm Totterdown welcome since the shop opened in October.
  • Catch a tantalising glimpse into the mysterious worlds created by local author, Tony Roberts.
  • Once again, Totterdown’s eateries have achieved national acclaim! Farrows Fish and Chips has won a prestigious Good Food Award 2020 in the ‘Good Chippy’ category, and A cappella is a deserved winner of a Gold Award from the UK Pizza & Pasta Association (PAPA).

2020 is set to be a year of political change in Bristol. Voting will take place in the Bristol Mayoral Election and the Bristol City Council Election, and there will also be the election for Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Who knows what the fallout will be, but without a doubt this is a pivotal year for the city. TRESA is holding a mayoral hustings at Hillcrest Primary School on Wednesday 18 March, 19:30 to 21:30 (arrive by 19:20 for a prompt start) – do join us to hear what the mayoral candidates have to say!

The proposed Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and diesel ban was discussed at TRESA’s public meeting in November, and a number of residents raised their concerns. TRESA contacted seeking clarification on the issues raised, and as we went to press we heard that they have agreed to a public meeting. We will post details on our website and ZONE A noticeboard when a date is confirmed.

One of our local Councillor’s, Jon Wellington, has taken a decision not to stand at the next election – we wish him well for the future and thank him for the way in which he has offered help, guidance and support to TRESA over his years in office.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to making Totterdown such a friendly and happy community;  the wonderful business owners who go the extra mile, TRESA Directors and members who contribute to our community projects, residents and visitors who join us for events.

Here’s to an interesting 2020!

Editor, Talk of Totterdown

Ps Don’t forget to start planning for the annual TRESA FRONT GARDEN Competition in the Summer. Last year’s display was a vibrant, wildlife-friendly, colourful cornucopia of delights, and it’s never too early to get started on planning the herbs, flowers, veg and random decorations you want to bring to the party J

2020 Talk of Totterdown publication dates and copy deadlines

SUMMER 2020 published early June– deadline for copy Friday 8 May

AUTUMN 2020 published early Sept – deadline for copy Friday 17 July

WINTER 2020 published early November – deadline for copy Friday 9 October

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