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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.

THE COUNCIL NEEDS TO DO MORE ON VEHICLE DWELLINGS

My colleagues and I have today submitted a Statement to the Mayor’s Cabinet Meeting tomorrow on the issue of van dwellers. The Council seems to have adopted the habit of ignoring the increasing number of vehicle dwellings in North Bristol.