An important part of the landscape at Ashton Meadows, the River Avon, both manmade and natural, is a constant presence at the site. How did it get there? What is in the water? How has it been seen and understood by people over the years? These were some of Sunday’s questions.

Find out how we got on here…


On sunday we talked to Mike Ferguson, Marine Services Supervisor at Bristol City Council.

Warehouse from Ashton Meadows
Warehouse from Ashton Meadows

We discussed operating the floating harbour, regulating flooding and a cat named Banksy. 

Hear the discussion here.




The River Avon has the second highest tidal range in the world at 15 metres (49 ft) and is one of the most bio-diverse chalk streams in the UK.



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