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Results of Northern Slopes consultation revealed

The full results of the consultation on the Northern Slopes have just been released.

Len Wyatt from the Northern Slopes Initiative (NSI) – a voluntary group which maintains the nature reserve – writes:

Back in the spring the NSI put out a consultation on our new Plan to improve the nature reserve for people and wildlife by 2030.

There were three main messages from the people that replied:

  • They appreciated the views, the greenness; and the chance to get close to nature and experience tranquillity
  • There needs to be more social/health related/learning or site related activities for people to join in
  • There needs to be even more improvements to the Slopes on top of those already being made.

The chart below shows what people appreciate about the Slopes:

Our Chair of the NSI Bob Franks says: “A big thank you to all those who responded, whether to praise the Slopes or to seek improvements. 

“The NSI have been changing the Plan to reflect what people have told us – with an increased emphasis on doing activities and solving issues. 

“We continue to work with others to get more people using the Slopes and getting involved in them.

The Slopes are a brilliant asset not just for South Bristol, but for the whole of Bristol.”

The responses and what has happened to them have been published on