Protecting paradise: Update 2nd Feb:

Do come up to the site – there is a positive and constructive atmosphere and we need all the support we can get.  We have been overwhelmed by the positive response and gratitude shown by the local and wider community.

Tree felling works on this wildlife and food-growing haven had been scheduled to start on Monday (2nd Feb). Due to the presence of people in the trees and on the ground this has been disrupted.

Today  approx. 100 people, including families, children and elderly people from the local community visited the site. Many of these expressed their support and thanks offering donations of food and provisions.

Mike Akers, a local resident said:

“I wholeheartedly support your campaign to prevent the Stapleton allotments being built on. …I’m afraid I’m too old to be suspended from a tree, but I will try and support your efforts as best I can with some armchair eco warrior-ism”

We are still awaiting the response from Bristol City Council to Freedom of Information request on various planning details. Further legal issues are being looked into. In the meantime the group urges decision makers within the West of England Partnership to reconsider their misguided decision to pave over paradise.

A huge thank you for all the support and donations so far.  Keep them coming!