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Bristols Green Resistance: Details & how to get involved!

bannerInformation for anyone looking to attend, support, or learn more about the protest site protecting wildlife & agricultural land against the council’s Metrobus project. For background information and updates see our previous blog post.

We’d encourage everyone who wants to help protect Bristol’s green spaces, take a stand against the ridiculous expense of the metro bus scheme, or who is just curious about a protest site to come and visit or stay. The protesters are friendly and the site is open to families – there are quite a few kids running around.

Helping from afar
Spread the word – talk to your friends, and share this page. Check for updates on our blog,  the Bristol AFed Twitter, blue finger alliance twitter, and the blog posts from rising up.
Put the pressure on – you can sign the petition, or contact the council or your local councilor directly.
Donations – See below for useful items to send our way, you can also donate funds directly to the blue finger alliance via paypal.

Getting To The Site

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Come to the entrance gate (see map) which should be Continue reading

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