More drilling activity at the Chocolate Path end of the Bridge today... I guess it's exploratory/ground survey work, but even so, it's still pretty cheeky of the council to be keeping schtum about what is actually going on.
StopBRT2 email update as follows - sorry for the gurt maaassive cut n' paste:
A lot is going on. The campaign continues against the Cumberland Road route with its segregated section which runs over Ashton Ave bridge (near Create) to Ashton Vale fields and the Park and Ride site with its six sections of guideway (one on the bridge) four bridges and three embankments.
We continue to need your help with the campaign.
Sunday 16th June (this Sunday) 11.30-3.30pm We need volunteers to help hand out leaflets for an hour or two between these hours. We will be at Ashton Ave bridge and riders from Bristol's Biggest bike ride will be returning over the bridge. Please let us know if you can help and at what time.
Saturday 6th July We will be holding a walk along the proposed BRT2 route from the bridge to Ashton Vale fields and back. Starting at 2pm from the bridge. We expect to get back at about 3.30pm. And 3.30pm to 6pm we will be holding a Protest picnic on the green space to the side of the bridge. Please come, bring food and volunteer to help if you can. We need musicians and artists who can help supporters produce artwork which can be pinned to the bridge or nearby fencing. We have a poster to advertise this that we can send you as a PDF. Also a leaflet A5 size.
The Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance wrote to the Department for Transport asking what is happening to the Inspector's report.
The reply from the Department told them they could not request it under a Freedom of Information request and that it would not be published until after the Secretary of State's decision on the Transport and Works act Inquiry.
Another member of the group has made an FOI request to find out what ground surveys the consultants have done and the results.
Mayor's review recommending Cumberland Road
A member of the group is pursuing the issue of when the details of the Cumberland Road route and the consultants' report recommending it, will be published by the Partnership. We were originally told it would be 23rd May. The transport consultant who acted for residents at the Inquiry has asked on our behalf for a meeting with officers and consultants to discuss the review and its findings. He has requested a list of information from the consultants so he can assess the decision but none has yet been received.
The group has a meeting arranged with the Mayor on 1st August. Six members of the group will go along. If you represent any particular group that use the bridge and would like to be included, please let us know.
Work is going on updating the website which takes some time and will be done next week so please bear with us.
Next meeting Our next meeting is on Tues 23rd July 7.30pm Hen and Chicken, North St.
Best wishes and thanks for your continued support
As ever, thanks for reading.