Monthly Archives: October 2012

Goods news for Church Rd in St George and Redfield

See the Post’s news story here.

Wanted – new member(s) of the Wellbeing sub-group

Wanted – new member(s) of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing sub-group  www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/subgroups/wellbeing.  Richard Curtis  is standing down due to the pressures of his other voluntary work.  Would you like to help?  Contact Susan Acton-Campbell on 0117 947 5037 or email chair@troopers-hill.org.uk to find out more.

Richard is also standing down from a similar role with the St George West Community First Panel.  Read more about that panel and what they do on stgeorgewestcf.wordpress.com/about/

Richard has been with both groups since they were set up and we are very greatful to him for the local knowledge he has shared and his contributions to the decisions we have made on recommending funding for a wide range of projects.

Crews Hole Rd to be closed for up to 2 weeks from Monday 5th November 2012

Work is to be done to repair a retaining wall and signs have gone up on Crews Hole Rd that the road will be closed for up to two weeks from Monday 5th November.

It is expected that the road will be open until 9.30am on Monday 5th November and then will be closed all day, every day, after that time, until the work is complete.

Bristol Parks are planning to flail cut bushes growing into the road from Council land while the road is closed.

The Council’s street cleaning contractors, May Gurney, are also being asked to take advantage of the closure to clean the road and its verges.

To find out what roadworks are planned at any time visit www.bristol.gov.uk/roadworks and click on the link to the roadworks report on the right hand side of the page.   The Crews Hole entry is currently incorrect and will be updated soon.

St George Neighbourhood Forum Meeting – Tuesday 13th November 7pm-9pm

This meeting is for all resideents who want improve their neighbourhood.  The agenda for the meeting can be seen here.

Beaufort Rd and Crews Hole Rd Traffic Scheme Consultation

100 years of shopping in Church Rd

St George Neighbourhood Waste Plan

The main item on the agenda for the next Environment sub-group meeting on Thur 18th October will be the new Neighbourhood Waste Plan.

As part of the new Waste Contract, each Neighbourhood Partnership has the opportunity of developing their own Neighbourhood Waste Plan, which will be delivered at a local level.  The plan will set out how May Gurney will work with the NP  Committee, local residents, community based organisations and Council officers, in ensuring that the service delivery is aligned within the constraints of the Contract, to local issues and priorities.

At next week’s meeting we will look at identifying up to three specific priorities, which will be monitored and ongoing updates will be provided at the NP meetings.  These priorities can be identified through complaints received through our Customer Service Centre and priorities raised at the meeting.

As an example, some of the key priorities identified by other NP’s are as follows:-

Drug & Sex Litter – Identify and map out hot spot areas, monitor calls against response times.  All response times to be measured against contract requirements.

Fly – Tipping – Identify and map out hot spot areas, reduce incidents of fly-tipping, monitor and report on actions taken.  Will also include fly-tipping around communal bins.

Litter – With main focus on overflowing litter bins.  Identify and map out hot spot areas, reduce overflowing bins by considering bin provision and emptying regimes.

Street Sweeping – Improve street sweeping of roads with high concentrations of parked cars in a specific area.

Reduce the number o bins left on the streets in a specific area.

Identify hot spots for graffiti, bins on streets, dog fouling, fly-tipping, weeds, street cleansing issues and overflowing bins in specific areas.

We can also direct Waste Doctors to tackle low recycling areas and fly tipping hotpots.  As well as promotion of the Bulky Waste collections highlighting that residents on Job Seekers Allowance are entitled to two free collections per year.

The NP can also choose to run an agreed environmental communications campaign, such as ‘Managing Waste & Recycling More Effectively’ across the NP area.  This could be targeted at reducing street littering and fly-tipping and improving recycling rates.  This should in turn achieve a reduction in complaints received through the Customer Service Centre.

The agenda for the meeting is here.