Monthly Archives: May 2014

You Said – We Did – May 2014

Every quarter there is a Neighbourhood Forum meeting open to all residents of St George to bring local issues to council officers and police.  A list of the issues raised at the previous meeting and what has been done about them is circulated at the meeting.

Here is what was done about the issues raised in February.

You Said – We Did – February – May 2014

A number of issues have had to be carried forward into the next period.  This has been due to the restructuring being carried out at Bristol City Council.  A number of staff have left or been given other roles.  Apologies were given at the meeting and it was hoped that residents of St George would make allowances for the delays during this period.

There has also been action from the Neighbourhood Working team on flytipping, flyposting, clearing rear lanes and waste in land.  Details can be read in

Neigbourhood Working Update – February – May 2014

Here is the list of issues raised at the forum meeting of Tuesday 13th May

YOU Said – May 2014

Details of the grants awarded at the last St George Neighbourhood Partnership meeting were circulated.  These can be seen on

Included in the papers given to everyone who came to the Forum was a paper giving policing updates. You can read it here.

The police were represented by Sergeant Darren Warr and PC Pete Crawford, St George’s Neighbourhood Beat Manager. Darren’s briefing included

  •  Fishponds police station is staying open and the neighbourhood police team will be based there
  • new custody facilities are being built at Keynsham
  •  a trained carpenter is now working as a volunteer delivering and fitting crime prevention items to the homes of victims of crime and their neighbours.
  •  some crime figures – last year there were 120 victims of crime in the area, this year there have been 116.  Comparing last year to this, shoplifting is down from 8 cases to 4 cases, theft from motor vehicles is up from 6 to 13, robbery is down from 6 to 1 and burglary has increased from 7-14.
  •  police focus is on dwelling burglary and anti-social behaviour.
  •  do report non-urgent problems online – this will result in better targeting.  No reports mean nothing will be done.

Two representatives of Creative Youth Networks gave an overview of provision for youth in the area.  Tina Bond and Kate Stocks spoke about their work.  Tina is particularly hopeful about some recent grant applications.  They hope to open the Kingsway Youth centre again on a weekly basis.

You are invited to the next Forum meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 12th August, 2014.  Venue to be confirmed.

Details of all St George Neighbourhood Partnership meetings are on

Election Results 2014

Results of yesterday’s by-election in St George West:

Milestone, Sue (Labour) – 1,141
Somers, Chloe Alice (Green) – 494
Lewis, David Thomas Harrison (Conservative) – 425
Potter, Tony (Liberal Democrat) – 387
Westhead, Jane Marjory (Independents for Bristol) – 354
Boyd, Tom (TUSAC) – 93

Turnout: 34.28%

Cllr Sue Milestone therefore joins Cllr Ron Stone as Councillor for St George West.

There was no election in St George East, Cllr Fabian Breckels and Cllr Steve Pearce remain as Councillors.

Fabian Breckels and Sue Milestone will both be up for election next year. In 2016 there will be all-out elections but before that there will be a review of both the number of Councillors in Bristol and the ward boundaries.

The full results ofg yesterday’s elections can be seen at on the Council’s website.

Get involved with your park group

… or start your own!

FoSGP_AGMThe Friends of St George Park are holding their AGM on Monday 12th May 7pm at the Beehive Centre. This is an ideal chance to find out what they have been doing over the past year and their plans for the future.

Meanwhile a new park group is being formed at Dundridge Park and they already have a facebook group. There will be an opportunity to find out more about the group and their plans at a ‘Dog Day’ to be held in the park on Friday 30th May. The Dogs Trust will be there with free micro-chipping and hopefully RSPCA and Bristol Cats and Dogs home will also be on hand to speak to dog owners. You can also email their Chair for more information or if you want to join.

Friends of Troopers Hill have another series of events planned for this year, including a ‘Wild Plants’ walk on Sunday 18th May and a visit from the fabulously pink Ambling Band on Saturday 21st June. Find out more on their website at

If you would like to help start a group for other green saces in St George then please come along to one of the Environment Sub-Group meetings or email

You can also find information about other Park groups throughout Bristol on the Bristol Parks Forum website.

Crews Hole Road Speed Tables Update

CH TROplanThe formal consultation period for the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for the proposed speed humps on Crews Hole Road has now closed.

There were no objections.

The Council Highways team will now progress detailed construction drawings and contract documents and it is hoped the work will be carried out in late July / August 2014.

The plans produced in January also showed give way road markings at the narrow section of road further towards Netham; some other options for this section of road are still being considered and once a favoured design is completed they will be passed to the Traffic & Transport sub-group for comment and we will also share them through this website.

Neighbourhood Forum – 13 May

Image promoting Neighbourhood Forum, 13 May 2014The next St George Neighbourhood Forum will be held on Tuesday 13 May at Summerhill Methodist Church, Summerhill Road, starting at 7.00pm.

The forum gives the opportunity for residents from across the St George Neighbourhood Partnership area to ask questions of their local Councillors, and representatives of various Bristol City Council and representatives of the local Police.

Agenda items for the meeting include:
– crime and local policing update
– update on “you said, we did” issues, and the opportunity to raise new issues
– Youth Service; 1 year on

Download: | Agenda | Poster |