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Look after our Hill in the dry weather

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During this dry weather please take extra care to protect Troopers Hill. Please - no BBQs; dispose of cigarette butts safely; do not leave glass bottles; do not use Chinese lanterns.

There was a fire on the Hill earlier in the week that we think was caused by a cigarette end. There are also several burnt patches from BBQs. Avon Fire and rescue did a great job on Tuesday, but we don't want to have to call them again!

Posted by Rob, Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:25 pm

Another fire this afternoon.

Posted by Rob, Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:12 pm

The ecological advice given after the fire was to remove the burnt shrubs that were left to prevent soil enrichment and remove supports for new bramble growth. Poor soil is what provides the special habitats for wildlife that we have now on Troopers Hill. A change to the soil conditions would lead to the loss of the wildlife and plants that make this site unique in the Bristol area.

A huge thank you to Community Payback. On 9th November, working hard in cold, drizzly conditions, a team carrying out their community service, cut back most of the fire damage caused in July on Troopers Hill.

This was the stack left after their endeavours.

The pile of cuttings could not be removed straight away and we didn't want to draw attention to any bonfire potential so this is a belated thank to Avon and Somerset Probation Trust who run the Community Payback Scheme in this area. Many thanks to Bristol Parks who took this massive heap away.

Posted by Susan, Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:59 pm

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