Downs Committee
Monday, 18th November, 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Jeremy Livitt 

No. Item


Welcome and Introductions


Apologies for absence


Membership for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 51 KB


Chairing Arrangements pdf icon PDF 49 KB


Retiring Members pdf icon PDF 45 KB


Dates and Times of Upcoming Meetings pdf icon PDF 46 KB


Delegations pdf icon PDF 55 KB


Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 200 KB

The Committee is requested to approve the minutes of the last meeting held on Monday 23rd September 2019.


Declarations of interest

To note and Declarations of Interest raised by Councillors.


Public Forum pdf icon PDF 34 KB

To consider items of Public Forum sent to the Downs Committee. Interested parties can submit a written statement of approximately one side A4 to the Downs Committee by sending it to Democratic Services by no later than 12pm on Friday 15th November 2019.


A statement from the Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge is attached.


Matters Arising from the Events and Finance Sub-Group - Wednesday 30th October 2019 pdf icon PDF 46 KB

The Committee is requested to note a summary of the items discussed at the 30th October 2019 meeting of the Events and Finance Sub-Group.


Matters Arising from the Movement and Place Sub-Group - Wednesday 6th November 2019 - Summary Notes, Recommendations and Reports From The Meeting pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Committee is requested to note the summary of the discussion at the Movement and Place Sub-Group on Wednesday 6th November 2019 and recommendations arising from it. The reports to be considered alongside these recommendations are also included and listed with page numbering below:


(1) Summary of the Minutes of the Movement and Place Sub-Group – Wednesday 16th November 2019 (Pages 3 to 5)


(2) Agenda Item 3: Brief for Request for Approval of a New Copse Woodland on Cilfton and Durdham Downs – Granny Downs Section (Pages 6, 7 and 8)


(3) Agenda Item 4: Report on Cycling Provision Alongside the A4018 (Pages 9 to 13)


(4) Agenda Item 5: Leisure Loop Update Report (Pages 14 to 22)




Downs Maintenance Update (Ben Skuse) pdf icon PDF 44 KB


Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project Update (Mandy Leivers and Simon Garrett) pdf icon PDF 61 KB


Events Report (Amanda Sharpe) pdf icon PDF 41 KB

This report includes the Film Report from Natalie Moore.

Additional documents:


Finance Update - Budget and Forecast 2019/20 (Kevin Jay) pdf icon PDF 59 KB


Any Other Business


Date of Next Meeting

Subject to approval earlier in the meeting, the next meeting is scheduled to be held at 2pm on Monday 27th January 2019 in a Committee Room, City Hall, College Green, Bristol.