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European Green Capital – They’re Doing it Wrong

The first groups of people arrive ready to resist the councils plans, come on down and lend your support!

The first groups of people arrive ready to resist the councils plans to wreck the area and build a metrobus lane. Come on down and help support!

Click here for info on getting involved and supporting the protest, See the end of the article for daily updates! Last update 05/02

Bristol City Council and Mayor George are set to kick off our city’s year as the green capital of Europe by cutting down trees and tearing up some of the areas best agricultural land. Feel free to read that again. The site in question is home to Feed Bristol, Stapleton Allotments, Sims Hill Shared Harvest and a not insubstantial amount of wildlife, and will have large sections destroyed to make room for the ‘ever popular’ metrobus scheme (formally BRT).

Apparently the £54Million being spent on metrobus will encourage more people out of their cars and on to busses. We probably would’ve tried something more radical like providing an affordable, reliable, frequent bus service. I guess that’s why we’re the domestic extremists.

Bailiffs and security arrived on site today Continue reading