Monthly Archives: December 2013

Money granted to local projects – 10/12/2013

Both applications made for funding from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership (SGNP) Wellbeing Fund were granted at the SGNP meeting of Tuesday 10th December.

The applications were for:

£300 – to part-fund a project called Paintpals until October 2014 which will involve the exchange of painted postcards between some of the elderly residents of Hillside Court and schoolchildren at Fishponds Church of England Primary Academy.  The project will end with a party so the participants can meet and it is hoped that a local library will host a display of the project.  Some funding has already been raised towards this project and another £300 is being sought from the Wellbeing Fund of our neighbouring Partnership of Greater Fishponds.  This project addresses isolation, breaking down barriers between the young and old and educates about issues such as dementia and deafness.

£1,244.50 – to fund creche facilities while parents of children attending Speedwell nursery attend English language courses for speakers of a language other than English.  This project addresses communication and isolation.

To find out more about how your group can apply for funding visit

The closing date for the next round of applications is

*******Monday 13th January.********

This is the last funding round of the financial year and it is very important that we allocate our remaining funding.  Any funding left may well have to be returned to Bristol City Council so USE IT OR LOSE IT.  There is £7,582.03 left for this round.

20mph Update

The informal consultation period for the roll out of the 20mph zone in most of St George closed on 2nd December 2013.

Most of St George is in phase 4 (of 6) in the city wide roll out of 20mph zones and is due to be implemented in Sept/Oct 2014. Areas to be implemented before St George are:
Phase 1 includes Redland, Clifton, Bishopston – January 2014
Phase 2 includes most of Brislington & Knowle – Spring 2014
Phase 3 includes Stoke Bishop, Henleaze & Lockleaze – Aug/Sept 2014

The draft proposal for St George that was published for comment on 4th November can be seen on the Council’s 20mph website here

At the St George Partnership meeting on Tuesday (10th Dec) a revised plan was distributed that shows the likely changes from the 4th November version to take account of the comments received during the consultation.

You can see the revised plan below, click on the link below the image for a pdf version. The proposals are that all roads will be 20mph except those shown in red. Roads in green will be 20mph but these are roads where the Council considers that further works are needed to ensure that the 20mph limit will be respected.


Revised 20mph Proposal for NP Meeting 10th December 2013

There will be a formal consultation on the final proposals (which may still be changed slightly from the above) before they are implemented next year.

More information and plans for other areas of Bristol can be seen at

St George in Bloom Update

Kensington Rd-Garden

The newly formed St George in Bloom group is aiming to encourage civic pride and promote environmental enhancements & improvements in St George as well as bringing communities closer together.

At their meeting last month they agreed to run a ‘St George in Bloom’ competition in 2014 with the following categories:

• Best Front gardens
• Best House frontage only with no garden (e.g. window boxes, planters and hanging baskets)
• Best space maintained by Community groups, Schools & Places of worship etc including ‘Young gardener’ category
• Best overall Street entry
• Best Businesses & commercial premises.

All gardens / spaces entered must be visible from the street or public open space.

More details, entry forms etc will be available next year. The group is currently speaking to local businesses about sponsoring the scheme, if your business would like to get involved please contact Grenville via the email address below.

There will be a further meeting to discuss the plans next Tuesday 17th December at 6.30pm to 7.50pm in the meeting room on the first floor of St George Health Centre, Bellevue Road, St George.

The group are keen to get as many local residents, community groups and businesses involved as possible and needs more members to make this happen.

For more information contact Grenville Johnson

To see previous postings and to keep up to date with St George in Bloom, see

Beaufort Road one way agreed

one way road signA decision has been made today on traffic proposals for the Crew’s Hole Road area and the Beaufort Road area.

It has been decided to:
Continue with the initial proposals but without the contentious elements including the following:
a. Segregated pedestrian and cycle route on Conham Rd
b. Segregated cycle route at Crews Hole Rd in the vicinity Butler Close
c. Removal of associated one way restriction at aforementioned locations
In addition to the above design and implement road safety measures at various locations along Crews Hole Road.

The St George Neighbourhood Committee (which comprises of the Councillors for St George East and St George West wards) made this decision at a meeting of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership on 10 December.


Crews Hole / Beaufort Rd Update

The options for progressing the proposed experimental traffic scheme for Crews Hole and Beaufort Rd will be discussed at the meeting of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership at 7pm on Tuesday 10th December at Summerhill Methodist Church.

The Neighbourhood Committee (the four St George Councillors) will be asked to make a decision on the scheme following discussions by the whole Partnership. The options they are being asked to consider can be seen in the report from the Traffic and Transport Sub-Group which is item 9 on the agenda and can be seen here.

A link to the agenda and all papers for the meeting can be seen at

Due to the high level of interest in the traffic scheme we have agreed to change the running order of the meeting so that item 9 will be considered after item 5 at around 7.30pm.

Some public statements have been submitted to the meeting, and they are available here

The meeting is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend, but it is not a public forum. Anyone who has submitted a statement will have the opportunity to speak about their statement and there may be an opportunity for a few questions or statements to be taken from the floor but this will be limited due to time constraints.

In making their decision the Councillors will have considered all the feedback received on the scheme by email, comments cards at the library and at earlier meetings.

You can see details about the scheme in earlier postings on this website via where they will appear below this one.

Planning enforcement and St George

The first newsletter has been produced by Bristol City Council’s planning enforcement team, describing what they do and give some examples of work that they have done.  While the case studies are mainly in the Clifton area they do give a flavour of issues that the team address.

A search for planning enforcements in St George makes fascinating reading.  Click here and then the “search” button at the foot of the page for a current list.

More information about the planning enforcement team and how to contact them can be found on