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Bristol Walkfest

Bristol Walkfest

The Trout in the Trym Network has organised 3 walks along the River Trym and Hazel Brook over one weekend Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May 2022 during the Bristol WalkFest. Saturday 21st May - 10.30 a.m. Sea Mills to Westbury on TrymSaturday 21st May - 2.30 p.m. Westbury on Trym to Trym Valley Open SpaceSunday 22nd May - 10.30 a.m. Coombe Dingle to Blaise Cafe Led by Trout in the Trym project members this is an opportunity to explore the River Trym on Saturday 21st May - walking upstream from Sea Mills Harbour to Canford Park in Westbury on Trym in the morning…
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‘Meet your neighbours’ event

‘Meet your neighbours’ event

Wednesday 27 April at Sea Mills LibraryDrop in from 5.30 - 7.30pm This exciting gathering, organised by Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Together, is open to all and will be a great opportunity to learn more about the area. It also marks the launch of the Community Plan. We’ll be joined by councillors and community groups, giving you the opportunity to find out more about the activities going on to make this area a thriving and friendly place to live. If you’re running clubs, businesses or events in the area, or you’re looking to join in with some community activities in…
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Sea Mills Square under threat again – can you help?

Sea Mills Square under threat again – can you help?

New appeal on proposed 5G mast.  Last year, Bristol City Council planners rejected plans for an 18 metre 5G mast and large cabinets on Sea Mills Square. This decision is now going to appeal with the Planning Inspectorate. Those who have commented on the planning proposal previously will have their comments sent on to the Planning Inspector.  We would also urge people to write again or write for the first time to respond to the mobile operator's appeal and to show the Planning Inspector that there continue to be strong feelings about the position of this mast.  Sea Mills and…
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Get creative with your windows

Get creative with your windows

Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle is participating in Window Wanderland twice this year! The event sees participating local residents decorate their windows, light them up and register them on a trail map for others to come and see. It's easy to do, with cutouts and tissue paper, or anything you like. This year there are two events locals can participate in. Conveniently they are one week apart so it’s easy to leave your display up and use it for both. It’s free to take part, just register at the links below: The Four Villages – 25-26th February 2022 – Sea Mills…
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Crafts, Cake & Climate Action

Crafts, Cake & Climate Action

Concerned about the local environment and global climate crisis but don't know how to help? Join us for a fun, family-friendly morning of crafts with meaning, cake with conscience and an opportunity to find out more about what we do & how you can get involved. This is a crucial year for our world leaders to make some tough decisions and pledge serious action (that they actually stick to) at COP26 in November.It's a crucial year for us too, to take a stand, make change and do what we can to help our shared home, Earth. And we can't wait…
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Another Chance to Bash Some Balsam

Another Chance to Bash Some Balsam

On Sunday the 15th at 2pm we are running another Balsam Bashing events in partnership with Trout in the Trym. The exciting news is that a trout was caught (and safely released) in the Trym in Coombe Dingle earlier this month so our efforts to improve the river quality are really paying off. For more details about the event and to register (it's free), please see our EventBrite page: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coombe-dingle-balsam-bashing-tickets-165585768491Don't worry if you missed the last event we will be showing you exactly what you need to do to remove that pesky balsam.
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Socially-distanced monthly litter pick

Socially-distanced monthly litter pick

Show your local neighbourhood and wildlife some love! You can join us solo or in your family/support group. We will follow covid guidelines to keep everyone safe. The focus of this month's pick will be on River Trym around the Dingle and Coombe Dale. Meeting point will be the grass patch by the bus stop. This time, we have special challenges for those interested: crossing the shallow water, searching for things in the undergrowth and possibly pulling some litter that has been there for a while. If you feel intrigued, please come in wellies or other suitable shoes, bring gloves and possibly…
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Proposed 5G Monopole

Proposed 5G Monopole

A 5G Monopole (18m high mast) is being proposed on the edge of Sea Mills Square by the Addison Oak.Stoke Bishop Councillors John Goulandris & Henry Michallat have their concerns about this and encourage local residents to make their views known to the planners, so please add your own views. You can make a public comment on the council's planning portal here. This is a pre-planning application for the Council to determine if full planning permission will be necessary. If you would like to make your views known at this stage, then comments will need to be submitted by Friday…
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Balsam Bashing

Balsam Bashing

SMCD Climate Action are running an event on the 26th July to show you how to pull up Himalayan Balsam along the banks of the River Trym, in partnership with Trout in the Trym, a group that is trying to improve the ecology of the Trym river system in North Bristol.See their Facebook event for more info
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Plan to share details of medical records

Plan to share details of medical records

The government is planning the creation of a central data store of patient’s medical records (from the past 10 years) from all GP practices in England next month. Anonymised patient records will move to a central NHS Digital database from 1 July, and this can then be shared with third parties for national research and planning purposes. You can read more about this here. The system is set up so you are automatically opted in - if you would prefer your medical data not to be included, you need to fill in a Type 1 opt-out form and deliver it…
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