Tag Archives: Bristol Parks and Green Spaces Strategy

RED TROUSER GATE: If Bristol City Council made lager …

If there’s ever a competition to find the crappest investigation in the world. Ever. Then Bristol City Council should enter their Complaints Manager, Tim Sheppard’s absolutely pathetic attempt to investigate the circumstances of the sale of Railway Path land at … Continue reading

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RED TROUSER GATE: Council contradicts itself within 2 minutes

A Bristol City Council spokeswoman said: “The developer of the chocolate factory is negotiating with the council, which is finalising an in-principle agreement to sell a small strip of land so that some houses could be accessed by bikes from … Continue reading

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RED TROUSER GATE: local government policy and democracy: a post structuralist interpretive approach

Time to return to the council’s latest response to Vowlsie’s complaint. Having had to cave in to the inevitable and admit the Railway Path land is covered by the Parks and Green Spaces Strategy as the Blogger pointed out over … Continue reading

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Artwatch: surrealism special

The Treachery of Images, Rene Magritte 1928-29 The Treachery of Council Officers, Bristol City Council 2008 The Green Bristol Blog has just published a leaked briefing note on the Railway Path sell-off rushed out to concerned councillors this afternoon by … Continue reading

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Gag time

Q. When is a bit of park land not a bit of park land? A. When it belongs to Bristol City Council and they want to sell it of course! News now reaches The Blogger that the piece of land … Continue reading

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There goes the parks strategy …

There’s a nice story over on the Green Bristol Blog that’s discovered the city council is quietly negotiating a sell off of a strip of land on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path at Greenbank to mystery property developers, Square … Continue reading

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