Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol has just announced that Brislington Meadows will be kept as a local green space and protected from development to preserve the site for local people and wildlife. This will be welcome news to residents living near to this site who had voiced concerns at the potential loss of this important green space.
This is part of Bristol Labour’s plan to tackle the Ecological Emergency, which the Council declared last year, which seeks to reverse the threat to natural ecosystems and protect animal habitats. Ian Barrett, Chief Executive of the Avon Wildlife Trust, welcomed the decision, saying the site is an important habitat for wildlife which also provides vital access to nature for local people.
I joined the Mayor, Brislington East Councillor Tim Rippington and Labour candidate Katya Hornchen at Brislington Meadows this morning.
Following the announcement I had a few minutes to speak with Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol about what the Council is doing to protect nature and promote biodiversity in Bristol.