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Clifton Down Greenvine

News from your local Green Councillors
Clive Stevens and Carla Denyer

Nov 2018

Local news from Clifton Down ward

Derelict billboard to be removed
Carla has secured the removal of the abandoned billboard on Whiteladies Road. Her work follows successful campaigns by local communities removing billboards across Bristol. Council officers agreed the billboard was harming the local area, and have required the owners of the billboard to remove it within a few months. Read more here.
Budget consultation open
The council are listening! Well, maybe. The 2019/20 budget consultation has opened and it is more open-ended this year, having taken a steer from the scrutiny group that Clive has been chairing. You can complete it online here. There will also be a session at Redland Library on 12th Dec 7:45pm (more info here) where Clive and another councillor will provide a helpful guide to the consultation before you complete it yourselves.

Student housing pressures
Clive has been working hard to create better planning and licensing controls for large shared houses and student blocks, to benefit long-term residents and students alike. A supplementary planning document (SPD) is expected to be started soon. The idea is to support balanced communities. Meanwhile if you want to see the current protocol for reporting issues related to students in the community, click here, and for lots more useful resources check out the 'Students and the community' page on the university website.

Useful info for residents

Upcoming events at Redland Library
Friends of Redland Library run a fascinating series of events called 'Desert Island Books'. The next one is 6th Dec 7pm (doors open 6:45pm) and the topic is 'Books and Europe'. The panelists are our local Green MEP Molly Scott Cato and University of Bristol Professors Michelle Cini and Susan Harrow. For more information about this and all other upcoming Friends of Redland Library events, visit the website.
School admissions
All the information for how to apply for school places for Sept 2019 is on the Council website. The deadline for applications for secondary school places has now passed, but the deadline for applications for primary school places is 15th Jan 2019 and the deadline for making changes is 25th Jan 2019.

Bristol Waste Collection Calendar
The 2019 collection calendars are now ready for download, get yours here.

Introducing Sandy – Green Party candidate for Mayor
Sandy Hore-Ruthven has been announced as the Bristol Green Party candidate for Mayor in 2020. Sandy is the CEO of the Creative Youth Network, the largest youth charity in the city. He works with over 6000 vulnerable young people every year. Sandy has promised to get things moving by working with local people.
Greens call for a people's vote on the Brexit deal outside City Hall in Bristol

City-wide work

What Green Councillors have been up to across Bristol

We demand a people’s vote on Brexit deal
Greens have long called for a people’s vote on Brexit – a chance for people to decide whether the Brexit deal proposed is actually what they want.  As 700,000 people converged on London in the biggest march since the Iraq war, a people’s vote is beginning to look unstoppable. Green councillors are also demanding that government releases documents showing the impact that Brexit would have on Bristol. Redland councillor Martin Fodor has twice quizzed the Mayor to try and establish what preparations are in place for the range of serious risks to people, jobs, council, NHS and bus services and even food supplies in Bristol from Brexit.

Council declares climate emergency following Green motion
Last week the Green councillor group successfully passed a motion, proposed by Carla, that commits the council to take a national lead on climate change. This follows the recent IPCC report which found the world has just 12 years to act to prevent the most devastating climate impacts. The motion declares that we are officially in a ‘Climate Emergency’ and brings forward Bristol's target for carbon neutrality from 2050 to 2030. This is showing real leadership to all the other UK core cities.
Greens back Bristol’s parks
Our parks are the lungs of our city, well-loved by children, dog-walkers, joggers and many others and they must be protected. Green councillors have been supporting the work of the Bristol Park Forum and their vision for the future of Bristol’s parks. This includes supporting the needs of all those who use our parks including facilities and bins for dog-walkers, play equipment for children and areas for increased biodiversity.
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Carla Denyer and Clive Stevens, Councillors for Clifton Down · Green Councillor Group - Member Services (CH) · PO Box 3176 · Bristol, BS3 9FS · United Kingdom

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