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Save Bristol Zoo Gardens

Save Bristol Zoo Gardens is crowdfunding

raised of £10,000 target by 46 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to to save Bristol Zoo Gardens as a place for people and to stop it becoming an exclusive housing development.

Bristol UK
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Please support the campaign to keep Bristol Zoo Gardens for current and future generations to enjoy.

Bristol Zoo is the fifth oldest in the world and its gardens are hallowed ground in the city. But the Zoological Society that owns and runs it has closed the site to the public as part of a plan to sell it off and develop the site for luxury housing.

Our campaign is challenging this strategy, based on evidence from animal experts, zoo employees, academics and the zoo’s own statements and financial records. It calls for the Zoo’s development scheme to be rejected, to allow time for a plan that keeps the site as a treasured place for the people of Bristol, whether as a reimagined zoo or something else, inspiring and wonderful.

The Zoo has already spent a fortune developing its plans and we have a major task to get them to change course, but IT'S NOT TOO LATE and IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE!

We need funds to run the campaign, for printing, leafletting, booking meeting places, running web sites and social media, getting expert advice from lawyers and accountants. We'd like to put up posters, make videos and make a lot of noise to counter the Zoo's narrative, defeat their planning application and persuade their Trustees and Shareholders to think again.

None of the founders are being paid in any way, and all the funds will go towards running, publicising and supporting the campaign.

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    • Georgia & Ramo

      Georgia & Ramo

      Mar 19, 2023

      Vital to support this campaign to preserve this wonderful city assetEmail number 22/02737/F in subject heading as well as planning portal objections


    • Rob Swindells

      Rob Swindells

      Mar 14, 2023

      Thanks for the great work you are doing.


    • Anonymous


      Mar 12, 2023

    • Daisy Gibbs

      Daisy Gibbs

      Mar 12, 2023


    • Anonymous


      Mar 8, 2023


    • Fliss Clark

      Fliss Clark

      Mar 8, 2023

      Really want to save this space for future generations


    • Dianne Andrew

      Dianne Andrew

      Mar 7, 2023

      Thank you for all your hard work


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    The SBZG campaign is driven by people who care about Bristol Zoo and want to see it reopened. The team includes Tom Jones, Alastair Sawday and Iain Boyd and is supported by thousands of Bristolians, residents groups and luminaries such as author and broadcaster Alice Roberts.

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