RUSS School visits Bristol!

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Begins at Fishponds Road

Bristol

BS5 6QG

United Kingdom

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(Please note - this event was initially planned for August 10 2019, but was postponed - we are now looking at Saturday 19 October for the trip.)

Bristol is one of the best places in the UK to go to see great examples of community led housing, and RUSS School participants are being given the chance to see for themselves. Join us for an exclusive tour of some of the most developed and inspiring community led housing schemes in the country. The one day visit will include:

  • Ashley Vale/The Yard - a self-build development, now home of Ecomotive, Bristol CLT and the Bristol CLH Hub http://www.ecomotive.org/

  • Bridge Farm - a new self-build community and a new type of social housing encompassing a rennovated farmhouse and outbuildings http://bridgefarmbristol.co.uk/

  • Our visit also corresponds with the first day of Bristol Housing Festival, October 19 to November 3, so we may try to visit that also. https://www.bristolhousingfestival.org.uk

If you are interested in this trip, please book a 'Register Interest' ticket at this point - if we get enough interest we will proceed with plans and ask you to purchase your ticket in September.

Tickets and costs

Tickets will be set at £25 including lunch, booking fee and VAT. The tickets will include entry to the chosen sites. It does not inlude rail travel or taxis so these will need to be bought by attendees. If we need to take taxis between sites, taxi fares will be paid for by attendees on the day and are likely to be approximately £5 per journey.

Lunch is included in the ticket price. It will be provided by Ashley Vale residents. When booking please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Travel

We will be taking an 8.30am train from Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads. At time of writing tickets are £16 each way. Tickets bought in advance are cheapest. We will arrive back in London at about 6pm - return tickets on a Day Return ticket can be flexible, so you could choose a later train.

It is possible to walk between the residential sites. Ashley Vale to the Courtyard is about 10 minutes walk. The walk to Bridge Farm is about 20-30 minutes. Those not wanting to walk can take a taxi.


If you do not wish to take the train you are welcome to make your own car sharing arrangements. There is no parking in the Yard but there is free parking in the residential sites nearby.

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Begins at Fishponds Road

Bristol

BS5 6QG

United Kingdom

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