Supporting Blaise Estate.
For those who don't already know, we are a volunteer community group who work with Bristol City Council to conserve, improve and promote this wonderful Estate.
As we progress through 2019, we face a continuing squeeze on Council Park budgets, making the job of maintaining the fabric of Blaise even harder than it was over the last year.
This will clearly be our biggest challenge and to meet it we will need to put an even greater emphasis into mobilising volunteer support, deciding on our top priorities and implementing these with the funding we have at our disposal.
We must also ensure that our voices are heard by the Council as they implement their austerity budget plans.
But we cannot do this without the help of the local community and in particular, the Friends of Blaise and your suggestions and support are now needed more than ever.
However the current situation that the Council now finds itself is leading to a closer more cooperative relationship with them for our volunteer work and funding contributions, and this has got to be a good thing for us in the longer term.
As a reminder, the Community Garden is open all year round on Saturdays and Wednesdays 10am to 2pm.
2019 castle opening dates will be posted on the Castle page in due course.
Alastair Blackwell (Chairman)