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Where to go for help

There is an awful lot of help available during the Coronovirus pandemic. We have tried to collate as much of this help as we can into one place. We hope it helps.

Help with dealing with individual hardship

Brabazon Arena - Planning Statement

The long awaited planning application for the Brabazon arena has now been submitted. The deadline for members of the public having their say is noon on 3rd March. I make no secret that I would have rather had an arena in the City Centre but we are where we are and I want to make the best of it.

FIRST STAGE OF ‘IMPROVEMENT PLANS FOR A4018’ PUBLISHED

With absolutely no fan fair, consultation with Councillors, prior warning or anything that smacks of constructive dialogue the latest proposals for ‘improving’ the A4018 along Passage Road have been published.

OBJECTION SUBMITTED AGAINST BLAISE PARKING CHARGES

Local residents are well aware of the Mayor's plans to introduce parking charges at Blaise. Cllr Chris Windows and I remain opposed to these plans (having moving budget amendments to remove them, submitted a petition and spoken out at Council).

TIME TO SCRAP THE POSITION OF MAYOR

Tomorrow I will be calling for Council backing on getting rid of the top political post of elected Mayor and for the present occupant to reconsider his own commitment to a profoundly divisive and autocratic Office.

Parking Charges at Blaise WILL happen

Despite a huge local effort, letters of complaints, public statements of opposition and a petition signed by over a thousand local residents the Mayor has decided to press ahead with his plans to introduce parking charges at Blaise.

LETS MAKE MORE OF OUR LIBRARIES

Last week I attended a meeting at the Council House, in my capacity as Councillor for Henbury & Brentry, to learn more about the future of North Bristol’s Library network (just to be clear this does NOT include a threat of it closing - we won that fight last year).

WE SHOULD GET BEHIND A FREE PORT FOR BRISTOL

Unfortunately, due to time constraints, it was not possible to debate a Conservative motion advocating a move to free ports at the last full council meeting on Tuesday, September 10.