Downs Committee
Monday, 23rd January, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: A Committee Room - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Norman Cornthwaite 

No. Item


Apologies and introductions


Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To agree the Minutes as a correct record of the Meeting for signature by the Chair.


Declarations of interest


Public Forum pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider items of public forum sent to the Downs Committee.  Interested parties can submit a written statement of approximately one side of A4 to the Downs Committee by sending it to Democratic Services no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 20th January 2017.


Finance Report pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The Committee is asked:


To note the contents of the report

To approve an additional finance meeting to discuss the contents of this report

To invite a status report on the Downs Committee to the next meeting in April including a suggestion of an operating framework and potential reduction in meetings.


Downs Management and Events Report pdf icon PDF 151 KB

The Committee is asked to:

Event (see 3c):  Approve permission to be given for the 2017 Team Love proposed music concert at The Downs Sea walls location subject to a site fee and date being agreed, as recommended by the Events Sub Group (Appendix A).

Management Plan (see 4d): Approve that the plan be circulated to the management plan sub group for comment before being sent to full Downs Committee in April for approval to then go to public consultation.


Bristol Zoo Parking Update pdf icon PDF 821 KB

The Committee is asked to comment on and note the report.

Additional documents:


Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project Annual Report 2016 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

The Committee is asked to comment on and note the report.


Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge pdf icon PDF 61 KB

The Committee is asked to comment on and note the report.


Any Other Business