Bridging Bristol Youth Project
Brunel In Bristol: Shaping a City
We are very excited to have signed up our Youngest Volunteer here at the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre!
Charlie is the grandson of Sylvia Weston who has been a member of our volunteer team for several years. Sylvia mentioned that Charlie is very interested in the Bridge and asked if he could work with her on a shift. The pair joined forces this May to work together as our Front of House morning volunteer team.
Charlie with grandmother Sylvia at the Front Desk
This morning we went to the launch of Disabled Go (Bristol), an online accessibility guide which aims to provide local residents and tourists with all the information required to choose where to eat, shop, drink or visit. The project has been supported by Destination Bristol and Bristol City Council but was founded in 2000 and has information on over 125,000 venues across the UK. It is free to use, can be accessed online or via mobile phone and provides factual, detailed information.
Our second consultation event took place on 20th October, this time involving stakeholders involved in building design and planning processes. Joining Suspension Bridge Trustees with expertise in architecture and building design were representatives from the Civic Society, Avon and Somerset Police 'Designing out Crime' team, CHIS (Clifton & Hotwells Improvement Society), Leigh Woods Society, Long Ashton Parish Council, the Downs Committee and North Somerset County Council's Planning Department.
Last night, we were excited to attend the Shaun in the City Auction. 126 Shauns went under the hammer, including our very own Isambaaard.
As guests assembed, a brass band welcomed them - with lighting effects provided by Arabian Lights!
The Shauns lined the auction room, ready for inspection!
In 1831 the judges of the second competition to design a bridge across the Avon Gorge favoured a (now lost) design by Smith and Hawkes of the Eagle foundry in Birmingham. Although Isambard Kingdom Brunel was eventually declared competition winner, Smith and Hawkes went on to achieve success in other areas and were famed for designing the red wall mounted postboxes which appeared all over Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria.
Our summer work programme began in Easter 2015 - but what's actually been going on under that scaffold wrap? Over the last seven months we've been watching the work and taking photos...
Why was the work carried out?
The first of our Toll Booth Consultation events took place this evening. Representing Purcell Architects, Niall Phillips and Luke Brennan talked about their thoughts on the project so far and invited questions from Clifton Suspension Bridge volunteers, local residents, members of the Leigh Woods Society and representatives of Bristol's tourism partners and North Somerset Council.
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