ParkingZoneIt would appear the Bristol City Council has put on hold the implementation of the Resident Parking Scheme (RPS) for this area until after 2014, so this gives us all a breathing space.

The Mayor, George Ferguson has climbed down on his original position on implementation of  Resident Parking Zones across Bristol.

Summer 2013

...includes "How it feels to be an elected councillor and how I see my role" by Danielle Radice, new Green Councillor for Bishopston, and "Some thoughts on being a councillor, now I've retired" by outgoing Lib Dem Councillor Bev Knott.

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“I can walk on water”. That was the irreverent and rather over-the-top thought that kept going through my head after the big victory I scored as LibDem candidate for Bishopston Ward in 2009.

It is a privilege to have been elected as a Councillor for Bishopston.

Although I thought I had a good chance of winning, it was still a surprise.

Latest information from the council about these schemes  can be found at:

http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/transport-and-streets/residents%E2%80%99-parking-schemes

Nick Bowles, the Planning Minister seems determined to speed up the growth of house building by not allowing the process to be limited by the present planning laws.

Responding to the decision from MPs to oppose the amendment to allow local councils to opt out of extending permitted development rights, Civic Voice Chair, Paula Ridley, said:

With funding from English Heritage, the Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies (which includes Civic Voice) has launched a new Heritage Help advice portal.

Making the pointThe bitterly cold weather did not deter around 90 people from attending the Bishopston Society Open meeting on the eveing of 25 March 2013. The reason for this exceptionally large attendance for one of our open meetings was that the guest speaker was the Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson.