Monthly Archives: April 2012

Friends of St George Park – do you want to support the park?

Friends of St George Park

The Friends of St George Park are seeking to gather new members and recruit a new Committee to take the Park forward as a key asset for all sections of the community and to represent the interests of all Park users.

They are holding an Annual General Meeting and ‘re-launch’ on Monday 30 April, 7.00pm (refreshments from 6.30pm) at the Pavilion in the Park (next to the bowling green).

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Site Allocations and Development Management Preferred Approach Document

Site Allocations and Development Management Preferred Approach Document

Bristol City Council has advised the Partnership that they are consulting on the next stage of their Site Allocations and Development Management Document.  The consultation runs until 18th May 2012.

The Preferred Approach Document identifies the council’s preferred approach to sites across Bristol for development, to provide new homes, jobs, shops and community uses; safeguarding sites for important uses such as open space and transport infrastructure; and setting out detailed policies that the council will use when deciding whether to grant planning permission. The Preferred Approach Document follows on from the Options Document, which was consulted on between June and October 2010.

For information specific to St George, please download this document

A wide range of documents is available at

Paper copies of the document are available to view at local libraries and the Council House. The Council is seeking comments by  either:
Freepost: Site Allocations (CD/BH), Freepost BS6529, Bristol S1 6BR
Alternatively, a questionnaire, can be downloaded from .

Your comments will help the council further develop the Site Allocations and Development Management Document. Comments should be submitted by
5pm on 18th May 2012.

We are running a number of drop-in events across the city at which council officers will be available to answer questions. The drop-ins will run from 4pm to 8pm on the dates below:
Wednesday 18th April –  Filwood Community Centre, Barnstaple Road, Filwood, BS4 1JP
Thursday 19th April – The Mede, 1 Marshall Walk, Inns Court, BS4 1TR
Tuesday 24th April – Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 5PY
Thursday 26th April – St Peter’s Church Hall, Allison Road, Broom Hill, BS4 4NZ
Tuesday 1st May – The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2QQ
Thursday 3rd May – The Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

If you would like to speak to someone about the consultation document please ring 0117 903 6725.

For information specific to St George, please download this document

Sarah O’Driscoll
Service Manager, Strategic Planning Team
City Development
Bristol City Council
Brunel House, St George’s Road, Bristol BS1 5UY

Tel. 0117 903 6725

Response notes

When responding, please identify which site, designation or development management policy your comment relates to.

Please note that anonymous comments, letters or e-mails will not be accepted or taken into consideration. You should be aware that any written comments that you make must be made publicly available. This includes availability via the council’s web site.

The contact details you submit will only be used in connection with the preparation of the Bristol Development Framework and will only be available to the Strategic Planning Team of the City Council and at certain times partnership organisations directly involved in the preparation of the Bristol Development Framework.

Thinking of becoming self employed?

A series of training sessions entitled “Another way to work” are to be run at St George Library, starting on 8 May.

The training is aimed at those over 19 years old with few or no formal qualifications, who are thinking of becoming self employed. The training is free.

Further information [.pdf]

Recycling Collections

Bristol City Council and May Gurney, have reminded residents that recycling collections will not be affected by public holidays over Easter, and that collections will be made on the normal dates.

Not sure when your next collection is? Enter your address here.

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