Bristol Post Airbus Community Awards

Exciting announcement…. The Friends of Brislington Brook have been nominated to win a possible share of up to £10,000 in the Bristol Post Airbus Community Awards. To be in with a chance of winning this money we need the help of all our local friends and supporters. From Monday 20 February until Monday 20 March the Bristol Post will be printing voting coupons and the top 10 groups who collect the most tokens will then receive an award and a share of the £10,000 award prize money. The Friends of Brislington Brook need to collect as many of these coupons as possible so please share this post with anyone you know who receives the Bristol Post and supports the work completed in Brislington and St Anne’s by the Friends of Brislington Brook. If you have any questions please ask. Thanks. Mary


03 February 2017 – second Owl Prowl in Nightingale Valley.

Due to unprecedented demand we have spoken to the lovely guys at the Hawk and Owl Trust and they have agreed to run a second owl prowl event through Nightingale Valley on the 03 February 2017. Again tickets are going to be limited and priority give to people living in BS4. To confirm you place please email and confirm the number of people attending and a contact telephone number. The meeting point for the walk will be emailed out prior to the date. 


27 January 2017 – Owl Prowl in Nightingale Valley.

The Friends of Brislington Brook are hosting their first event of 2017 and it’s going to be a fantastic one for people who want to get up close to these beautiful birds. Meet some owls and then explore the wonderful woodland of Nightingale Valley to see if we can find (or hear) some of our own. UPDATE: This event is now FULL.


2017 FoBB dates for your diary

11 January 2017 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting –

14 January 2017 – FoBB Volunteer Working Party –

27 January 2017 – Evening Owl Prowl in Nightingale Valley

01 February 2017 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting –

04 February 2017 – FoBB Volunteer Working Party –

15 July 2017 – Pageant to St Anne’s Well –

St Anne’s Day Pageant 2016

So the 23rd July is fast approaching and it’s time to start spreading the word. Please can we ask for everyone to help us by sharing our poster to your timeline and letting your friends and family know about this great FREE event in BS4. We have the fantastic storyteller Deb Cordon and music from the amazing Bygonz. Starting at 11am in the King’s Arms Brislington who will be cooking up a medieval brunch of bacon sarnies. The pageant through Nightingale Valley and St Annes Wood will commence at midday so don’t be late. What’s not to love about this annual celebration hosted by the Friends of Brislington Brook.
2016 Pageant Poster pic

Are you interested in volunteering for us?

The Friends of Brislington Brook are a friendly bunch of local volunteers who enjoy getting out there improving our local environment. Please get in touch with the group and let us know the sort of thing you’d be interested in e.g. Local conservation (coppicing, litter picks, river clear-outs etc), helping organise public events, helping organise conservation workdays, PR and publicity, web support, working with local schools, anything else you can think of!

2016 events for your diary…..

Ok so where is this year going? Can you believe it is May already?? Just to keep you updated on the events planned for this year so far….

04 May 2016 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting –

07 May 2016 – FoBB Volunteer Working Party –

01 June 2016 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting –

12 June 2016 – FoBB Volunteer Working Party –

06 July 2016 – Friends of Brislington Brook Meeting –

16 July 2016 – FoBB Whole Day Volunteer Working Party – Prep for the Pageant –

23 July 2016 – St Anne’s Day Pageant to St Anne’s Well –

Bristol Green Volunteers Award.

To all our loyal supporters out there. If you think the Friends of Brislington Brook are working hard to protect, enhance and promote our local woodland areas of Nightingale Valley and St Anne’s Wood…. well here’s your chance to nominate us for a “Volunteers for Nature Award”

Awarded to volunteer projects that:
– help to make Bristol a nature-rich and wildlife-friendly city
– bring people and nature together
– help communities conserve and restore nature in Bristol and beyond

If you think this sounds like our group then please nominate the Friends of Brislington Brook (closing date 04 March 2016)