Downs Committee
Monday, 28th January, 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Jeremy Livitt  (0117) 9223758

No. Item


Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of the Previous Meeting - Monday 19th November 2018 pdf icon PDF 184 KB


Declarations of interest

To note any Declarations of Interest made by Councillors.


Public Forum pdf icon PDF 35 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 by no later than 12pm on Friday 25th January 2019.


Please find attached a statement from Robert Westlake (Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge)


Cycling Provision Alongside A4018 (Steven Riley, Richard Goldthorpe. Ed Plowden) pdf icon PDF 29 KB

A written report on this item is not yet available and will be sent out next week when available.


Leisure Loop pdf icon PDF 642 KB

There will be a presentation of approximately 15 minutes by Vicky Cracknell on this item, following which there will be a 5-minute period to answer questions.


Matters Arising From the Events and Finance Sub-Group pdf icon PDF 51 KB


Event Schedule (Ann-Marie Leighton) pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Please note that two appendices for this report contain exempt information and are therefore only available to Downs Committee members.

Additional documents:


Finance Update (Jemma Prince) pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Please note that part of this report contains exempt information and is therefore only available to Downs Committee members.

Additional documents:


Downs Maintenance Report (Ben Skuse) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Please note that, as indicated in the final paragraph of this report, the Downs Committee is requested to make a decision concerning the installation of further lighting units on the path leading up onto Observatory Hill.


Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project Annual Report 2018 (Becky Belfin and Mandy Leivers) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

This item will include a presentation of ten minutes, followed by five minutes of questions.


The use of land off Ladies Mile 2018 Annual Report to the Downs Committee - Bristol Zoological Gardens pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Update - Health and Future of the Downs Football League (Councillor Kye Dudd)

Councillor Kye Dudd will speak on this item at the meeting.


Any Other Business

Sea Walls Café – The Lord Mayor has requested further information on this issue at the meeting.


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for to be held at 2pm on Monday 8th April 2019 in the Writing Room, City Hall, College Green, Bristol.