Organisations

We hope you will find our ever growing directory of organisations useful – please contact us if you would like your organisation listed here:

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Arnos Vale Cemetry
Work Arnos Vale Cemetery Bath Road Bristol BS4 3EW
Work Phone: 0117 971 9117 Website: http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/

Arnos Vale – A place to remember

Arnos Vale Cemetery is a unique location that is now in the care of the Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, a UK registered charity, so that it can be enjoyed now and saved for future generations, as:

 

Arnos Vale Cemetery Building A place of heritage
containing many listed buildings and monuments of regional, national and international importance.A place of tranquillity
a 45 acre haven of peace and quiet in an otherwise busy part of a bustling city.
Arnos Vale Cemetery Visitor A place filled with stories
a city within a city, inhabited by memorials to Bristolians of all classes, and others who found themselves in the city by accident or design.A place to return to
because there is so much to see and do and such seasonal variety that one visit to Arnos Vale Cemetery will never be enough.
Arnos Vale Cemetery monument
A place for wildlife
where many fascinating wild plants and creatures thrive, adding to the enjoyment and interest of visitors and providing wildlife with an essential green corridor that helps an abundance of species to survive in the city.A place of respect
where more than 300,000 people are buried or remembered, from much-loved members of ordinary Bristol families to those who changed their world or sacrificed their lives in war.
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Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project

The Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project was set up to protect the outstanding wildlife interest of the Avon Gorge and Downs and to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of this site for people and wildlife.

Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project

In 1999 the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project was launched to take action to protect the outstanding wildlife interest of the Bristol side of the Gorge and Downs and to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of this site for people and wildlife. The Project is a partnership of Bristol City CouncilBristol Zoo GardensNatural England (formally English Nature)Society of Merchant VenturersUniversity of Bristol and the Downs Committee. Representatives from these organisations sit on a steering group that guides the work of the Project

Working more closely with the National Trust

The National Trust own and manage part of Leigh Woods. In 2003 the National Trust joined the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project steering group.

What do we do?

We have three areas to our work:

  • Wildlife surveying and monitoring
  • Habitat management work
  • Education

Wildlife Surveying & Monitoring
This work is carried out by local ecologists, often using climbing techniques to access certain areas of the Gorge.

Habitat Management Work

We are working to protect the species-rich grassland areas in the Gorge by controlling the scrub and non-native plants.

The meadow areas on the Downs are also left un-mown during the spring and summer to allow the plants in these areas to flower and set seed.

Education

We provide opportunities for everyone to discover more about and enjoy the wildlife and the landscape of the Avon Gorge, Leigh Woods and Downs. As part of this aim we run a very popular programme of walks, talks, courses, family events and children’s holiday activities. We also run education sessions for school and higher education groups. There are also fun discovery sessions available for play schemes groups.

For people who want to explore the Bristol side of the Gorge and the Downs at their own pace there’s a colourful leaflet calledDiscover the wildlife of the Avon Gorge & Downs. There are a series of six interpretation panels at various points around the Downs. The Downs meadow trail and , Downs bird trail, Downs tree trail and Downs lichen trail leaflets are also available from the Downs tea room (now known as Cafe Retreat).

For those of you wishing to explore the delights of Leigh Woods there’s a leaflet called Welcome to Leigh Woods and a series of information panels placed at strategic points in the woods.

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Avon Wildlife Trust
Work 32 Jacobs Wells Road Bristol BS8 1DR
Work Phone: 0117 917 7270 Website: http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/

…from wildflower meadows to ancient woodlands, from green city corridors to reclaimed wetlands, Avon Wildlife Trust is dedicated to working with local people for local wildlife. We’re supported by over 16,000 members and look after 35 nature reserves and two visitor centres – join us!

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