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St Paul’s Carnival returns for 50th Anniversary

'Bristol Res' Blog • 05 July 2018

This Saturday sees the St Paul’s Carnival return after a three years absence to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. This famous street party which was started in 1968 as an attempt to help improve relationships between the European, African, Caribbean and Asian inhabitants is expected to draw crowds of 1000,000 people.

The streets of St Paul’s will come alive with an explosion of music and colour as the mass celebration of African Caribbean culture brings with it a vibrant procession, 10 different sound systems, 7 stages and a feast of authentic cuisine from the islands.

Roads will be closed throughout the area with the highlight of the carnival being the procession with over 1000 people and 30 troupes expected to be involved.  The procession will take place between 12-4 pm starting at Wilson Street and finishing outside St Paul’s sports centre.  Judging of the procession will take place at the mid point of the route – where City Road meets Ashley Road.

With St Paul’s Carnival, the Gromit Unleashed Trail and international T20 cricket – England v India at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club  all happening in Bristol weekend there is plenty to do for those Bristolians who might not want to watch the World Cup !


Bristol University expansion plans to get the go ahead.

The University of Bristol’s proposals to create a flagship  city centre campus, which represents an investment of about £300m, are set to get the go-ahead next week after they were recommended for approval by council planners.
The project, an application for which was lodged with Bristol City Council in November 2017, would transform the former Post Office sorting office site at Cattle Market Road, which falls within the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

Outline plans for the seven-acre plot include the development of 886,892 sq ft of floorspace, including 1,500 student beds.
The new campus will support the growth of the university over the next five to ten years. The institutions strategy includes the aim of increasing student numbers from 20,000 to 26,000.
In a document filed ahead of the Bristol City Council planning committee meeting next week (11 July), officers said the application reflects the university’s status as a world-class institution.
“It is a flagship scheme in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone on a site close to Temple Meads Station which itself is an important gateway into the city.
“The development is an opportunity to change the centre of gravity of economic prosperity in the city and is supported by many development plan policies.”
It added the bringing forward the transformation of the derelict site would “secure vital regeneration” for the area.

To view a video of the new plans please click here

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