Monthly Archives: July 2014

St George Forum 12th August

At the next St George Forum – 7pm on Tuesday 12th August at the Beehive Centre, Stretford Rd, BS5 7AW – there will be a chance to ask qustions about bus services in St George.

We hold a Forum every 3 months – they are open to all residents of St George to raise issues with council officers and police. A report is handed out at these meetings saying what has been done about issues raised at the previous meeting. The latest report can be viewed on

In the past many questions have been raised by residents about bus services in St George, so we are pleased that this time we will be joined at this Forum by representatives of First Bus.

There will be an opportunity for residents to ask questions on the night or you can submit questions in advance (whether or not you are able to attend) to the Neighborhood Partnership co-ordinator, Abdulrazak Dahir Tel 0117 903 6409.

Questions submitted in advance will be passed to First Bus so that they can reasearch the answers if necessary.


20mph Latest

The 20mph zone over the river in Brislington & Knowle goes live today (11 July 2014) the area of St George not already covered by the earlier scheme will follow in the Autumn.

The Council’s 20mph website has now been updated with a new clearer map of the draft proposals for St George which can also be seen below. All roads coloured blue or green will be 20mph. Orange is 30mph and red is 40mph (the St Philip’s Causeway, spine road which is also in the area for this zone).

Phase 4 inclusion map update June 2014 BLUE
Proposed Speed Limits for East Area (pdf version)

The next stage is for a formal consultation on the necessary traffic regulation order (TRO) which will start in the next few weeks, we will publish the details via our facebook and twitter feeds when they are available.


Graffiti gone from riverside wall

YOU can make graffiti go away in YOUR neighbourhood.  You can report graffiti online via or make a phonecall to 0117 922 2100. REMEMBER – do make a note of the call reference from the person you speak to … Continue reading

Money Granted to Local Projects – 24/6/2014

5 applications for funding were made from  the St George Neighbourhood Partnership (SGNP) Wellbeing Fund.  These were granted at the SGNP meeting of  24th June, 2014 by a majority vote of the Neighbourhood Committee, which consists of St George West and East councillors.

The following amounts granted, some subject to certain conditions:

a) Bristol East Allotments Association – Centenary Celebrations

£500 for publicity, plants, a speaker and materials to support centenary celebrations.  Some items will continue to be of use beyond the celebration period, such as a board for the front gate of the Nicholas Lane allotments showing opening times and plants for the “bug bar”.

b) Friends of Kingsway Youth – Allotment Project
£775 for tools, seeds and plants, repairs to sheds and green houses, garden furniture at the Hope Allotments to support a project for young people to grow and prepare food using the plants and maintain an allotment site. 


c)  Kensington Rd Residents Association – Environmental Enhancement Project
£540 for 3 hanging baskets for lamp post columns in Kensington Rd BS5 7NB, a road of 40 households (source Royal Mail).  These are intended to be used to support Kensington Rd’s entry in the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Britain in Bloom South West’s Pennant competition and their assessment in RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Scheme.  It will also be part of the St George in Bloom offering.  These hanging baskets are already in place.

Kensington Rd hanging baskets

d) Redfest Bristol
£2,640 to pay for the main stage for the Redfest event in St George Park on Saturday 2nd August from noon-9pm.

e) St Aidan with St George Church – Replacement lightweight folding tables

£942.20 for 10 folding Gopak Economy tables to replace old, damaged tables that are potentially unsafe.  The church does work with other churches sharing tables when possible but issues of clashing events and transport can make this difficult.

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

The closing date for the next round of applications is:

**********Monday 28th July********