News In Brief

March 03 2017

CAMPAIGNERS have again staged a protest to try to get changes to a dangerous junction in Fishponds.

CAMPAIGNERS have again staged a protest to try to get changes to a dangerous junction in Fishponds.

Dozens of drivers every day ignore a "no left turn" sign on Fishponds Road  and drive into Hockeys Lane, where pedestrians are crossing on a “green man” signal.

Residents frequently post details on social media of near misses at the site.

It’s been a problem since the showcase bus route was introduced in 2011. The former mayor of Bristol George Ferguson came out to visit four years later but there has been no action so now a group has decided to stage monthly demos to try to get council officers to look again at what can be done.

There’s also an online petition, which has attracted more than 500 signatures.


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A NEW Craft And Farmers Market in The Old Fishponds Library got off to a flying start.

Crowds packed in for the first of the monthly events, organised by two local women.

The stalls at B-Bee's Craft and Farmers Market included veg from Elm Tree Farm,  fresh flowers, cakes, knitted and crocheted items, photography and much more.

Emma Bartlett, one of the organisers, said: “We feel strongly that Fishponds is vibrant, diverse, busy and always full of  interesting characters that want to showcase skills and talents to their neighbours."

The next market will be on March 25.


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A JUNIOR parkrun is launching this month at Eastville Park.

Anyone aged four to 14 can take part in the 2k run, which takes place at 9am each Saturday. It’s free, but you need to register online before your first run.

The launch event is on March 5.

Parkrun is a national network of runs that all take place at the same time. Adult 5k parkruns take place at Ashton Court and at Pomphrey Hill, Mangotsfield. To find out more, go to


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FOLK Around Fishponds is donating its takings from a recent meeting to the charity CLIC Sargent. 

Members wanted to support the charity after hearing of the arson attack on the shop at Straits Parade late last year.  

The group meets at the Cross Hands on the junction of Staple Hill Road on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.