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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Mayor has now published his long delayed Clean Air Plan for the City Centre and it is fair to say that it’s has not been met with unanimous approval. In fact we believe his plans are deeply flawed.
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).