Story source: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Parks-set-maintained-volunteers/story-21315114-detail/story.html#ixzz36LWrvlq4
Image source: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/WantedVolunteers-sought-cut-grass-city-s-parks/story-21307440-detail/story.html 
“PLANS to recruit a band of volunteers to maintain Bristol’s parks moved a step closer after George Ferguson’s Cabinet voted to take the service in-house, in a bid to save £500,000.
"The mayor said he "greatly welcomed" the recommendation, adding that the council would now be working closely with neighbourhood partnerships.
"He said: "We can now begin to hand decisions back to them, where they absolutely should be."”
Don’t be silly, George. This is ridiculous. JObs as essential and as potentially dangerous and crass cutting and hedge trimming should be done by properly trained people.

Story source: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Parks-set-maintained-volunteers/story-21315114-detail/story.html#ixzz36LWrvlq4

Image source: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/WantedVolunteers-sought-cut-grass-city-s-parks/story-21307440-detail/story.html 

PLANS to recruit a band of volunteers to maintain Bristol’s parks moved a step closer after George Ferguson’s Cabinet voted to take the service in-house, in a bid to save £500,000.

"The mayor said he "greatly welcomed" the recommendation, adding that the council would now be working closely with neighbourhood partnerships.

"He said: "We can now begin to hand decisions back to them, where they absolutely should be."


Don’t be silly, George. This is ridiculous. JObs as essential and as potentially dangerous and crass cutting and hedge trimming should be done by properly trained people.

(via The rising threat of flooding to Bristol homes and businesses | Blog)

Flooding could swamp large sections of Bristol’s city centre in decades to come, experts have warned. They say that a tidal surge up the River Avon is the main threat of flooding.

It is estimated that up to 1,000 homes and businesses are at risk but this number rises dramatically to about 4,000 when climate change is taken into account.

They believe that either a tidal barrier or concrete walls along the banks of the River Avon are the only options available to help prevent homes from being left under water.

A tidal barrier would be built downstream of the Clifton Suspension Bridge while concrete walls would run between Underfall Yard and Netham Lock. They would be up to two metres high at low points but much lower where the banks are higher.

There would no need to build walls around the Floating Harbour.

A barrier would be the best option because walls are considered to be unsightly and environmentally unfriendly.

(via The rising threat of flooding to Bristol homes and businesses | Blog)

Flooding could swamp large sections of Bristol’s city centre in decades to come, experts have warned. They say that a tidal surge up the River Avon is the main threat of flooding.

It is estimated that up to 1,000 homes and businesses are at risk but this number rises dramatically to about 4,000 when climate change is taken into account.

They believe that either a tidal barrier or concrete walls along the banks of the River Avon are the only options available to help prevent homes from being left under water.

A tidal barrier would be built downstream of the Clifton Suspension Bridge while concrete walls would run between Underfall Yard and Netham Lock. They would be up to two metres high at low points but much lower where the banks are higher.

There would no need to build walls around the Floating Harbour.

A barrier would be the best option because walls are considered to be unsightly and environmentally unfriendly.

(via Twitter / ASPLockleaze: Horfield Neighbourhood Priority …)

Great to see something happening about the parking in Horfield at last!

(via Twitter / ASPLockleaze: Horfield Neighbourhood Priority …)

Great to see something happening about the parking in Horfield at last!

Anonymous said: Hiya. I think your blog is such a bad and negative look at Bristol. I am born and bred in Bristol and have lived there for 20 years and yeah okay... It has it's downsides. But Bristol is such a beautiful place full of culture and brilliance! And all your blog is doing is showing what few individuals in the rough areas do. What about Clifton? Cabot? St Nicks market? I think you should stop hating on the city and write something bloody nice for once!

I am also born and bred in Bristol and I love the city. The fucknobristol blog is brought to you by the same people who publish the positive and much more active fuckyeahbristol. Sometimes a story of interest to Bristolian’s is negative and it is felt that there is an interest in posting it, so that goes on this blog. Some of these are even of national interest.

You’ll see that fnb posts are very few and far between whilst fyb posts several times a day. On balance I think the representation of Bristol is very positive and I’d urge you to look at fyb if you don’t already.

I’d be happy to discuss this in more detail if you have further or more specific questions. 

The site where Mr Ebrahimi’s body was found, about 100 yards from the 44-year-old Iranian’s home
Guilt haunts the community where an Iranian eccentric falsely accused of being a paedophile was beaten and burned to death (via How wild rumour led a mob to murder an innocent man - Telegraph)
"local youths began vandalising Mr Ebrahimi’s flowers. He took photographs of them as evidence and called the police. When officers attended the scene, they were confronted by a group of about 20 neighbours who told them that Mr Ebrahimi was a paedophile and that he had been taking pictures of children. 
Officers advised Mr Ebrahimi to go back into his house, but he was determined to stand his ground. He was finally arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace, and taken away while a mob chanted “paedo, paedo”.
That night, Mr Ebrahimi was released without further action. “We can categorically state he had not taken any indecent images and that nothing of concern had been found on his computer,” confirmed a spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police. When Mr Ebrahimi returned home, it was to more taunts and jeers from the neighbours. Two days later, he was dead.
"Both Mr Ebrahimi’s family and the police believe that in addition to his eccentricity, he was targeted because of his Iranian background. This racism, combined with paranoia of paedophilia, created a mood of toxic febrility. It must be acknowledged that most areas of Bristol are very tolerant; but it is equally important to recognise that some are quite the opposite"
“According to an elderly lady who lives in a maisonette in the same block, “I could cope with them giving him a beating, but setting him on fire was sick.””
A beating would be ok would it you racist scumbag?
Utterly shameful and depressing story. I love Bristol, I was born here and have lived here most of my life. The cities multiculturalism is one of the great things about it. The fact that there are isolated pockets of hate like this brings shame on our city.

The site where Mr Ebrahimi’s body was found, about 100 yards from the 44-year-old Iranian’s home

Guilt haunts the community where an Iranian eccentric falsely accused of being a paedophile was beaten and burned to death (via How wild rumour led a mob to murder an innocent man - Telegraph)

"local youths began vandalising Mr Ebrahimi’s flowers. He took photographs of them as evidence and called the police. When officers attended the scene, they were confronted by a group of about 20 neighbours who told them that Mr Ebrahimi was a paedophile and that he had been taking pictures of children.

Officers advised Mr Ebrahimi to go back into his house, but he was determined to stand his ground. He was finally arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace, and taken away while a mob chanted “paedo, paedo”.

That night, Mr Ebrahimi was released without further action. “We can categorically state he had not taken any indecent images and that nothing of concern had been found on his computer,” confirmed a spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police. When Mr Ebrahimi returned home, it was to more taunts and jeers from the neighbours. Two days later, he was dead.

"Both Mr Ebrahimi’s family and the police believe that in addition to his eccentricity, he was targeted because of his Iranian background. This racism, combined with paranoia of paedophilia, created a mood of toxic febrility. It must be acknowledged that most areas of Bristol are very tolerant; but it is equally important to recognise that some are quite the opposite"

According to an elderly lady who lives in a maisonette in the same block, “I could cope with them giving him a beating, but setting him on fire was sick.””

A beating would be ok would it you racist scumbag?

Utterly shameful and depressing story. I love Bristol, I was born here and have lived here most of my life. The cities multiculturalism is one of the great things about it. The fact that there are isolated pockets of hate like this brings shame on our city.

adamef:

Mr @BoolsBicycles a bit stuck trying to fit skinny road bike through the gate to the new path to Yate #Bristol #Cycling Wonder what’ll happen when he tries ringer through with the child seat on! (Taken with Instagram at Pucklechurch)

adamef:

Mr @BoolsBicycles a bit stuck trying to fit skinny road bike through the gate to the new path to Yate #Bristol #Cycling Wonder what’ll happen when he tries ringer through with the child seat on! (Taken with Instagram at Pucklechurch)

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