Monthly Archives: May 2017

Candidates standing in the General Election

C_ukpabXcAUAEd_.jpg largeSt George is in the ‘Bristol East’ Constituency in the election, which will take place on Thursday 8 June.

The candidates standing for Bristol East are:

  • Theo Clarke – The Conservative Party Candidate
  • Lorraine Antoinette Francis – The Green Party
  • Chris Lucas – Liberal Democrats
  • Kerry Gillian McCarthy – Labour Party

Anyone wishing to vote in the UK Parliamentary Election must be registered to vote. The majority of eligible Bristol residents are already registered but anyone who isn’t has until midnight on 22 May to do so. Registering to vote can be done online in minutes with some basic details including a National Insurance number. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register.

Residents who are unsure whether or not they are registered can call Electoral Services on 0117 922 3400. Anyone who is registered can expect to receive their polling card in the post soon.

The formal Statement of Persons Nominated can be found online at www.bristol.gov.uk/en_US/voting-elections/uk-parliamentary-election-general-election.

Polling stations

Polling cards contain information a citizen needs to be able to vote on 8 June. It will have the date and time of the election and the polling station they will need to visit. Voters are reminded to check their polling cards carefully as their polling station this year may differ from the one they visited to vote in the recent Mayor of the West of England Combined Authority election.

Green up your street

St George in Bloom wish to encourage local residents in St George to come together to ‘Green up their streets’ with colourful floral displays and your street could receive £100 to help make it happen.

18320481_1294311387319004_7151914219674970921_oStreets that are colourful, tidy, and free from weeds and litter help to raise everyone’s spirits and show that we care for the area where we live.

St George in Bloom will award £100 to the first five streets from St. George who apply for the street category in the St. George in Bloom competition in 2017.

The rules are simple-

  • For the street entries a whole street or group of a minimum of five residents in a street can apply.
  • All street entries must be located within the ward boundaries for St George.
  • The floral displays must be visible to the public within the street.

To apply download an application form from the St George in Bloom website.

St George in BloomThe first five street category entries received this year will receive £100 from St. George in Bloom. (Please note:- The £100 award will not be given to each household from the same street. Receipts for plants etc must be submitted from the street to St. George in Bloom when the enhancement project is completed)

The street or group of residents will have their floral exhibits judged by the St George in Bloom judges some time during July and will be invited to attend the St George in Bloom awards ceremony in October (date to be announced.)

Other categories in this year’s St George in Bloom competition are:

    Large front garden;
    Small front garden;
    House frontage leading directly onto the pavement;
    House frontage only – hanging basket, window box or containers;
    Best Wildlife Friendly Garden;
    Best business or commercial premises including Best ‘Blooming’ Pub;
    Best forgotten Corner or community open space that was previously neglected;
    Best Children’s Display or School entry;
    Best Allotment Space (individual) Please state plot number.

The closing date for all entries is 5pm on Monday 24th July 2017.

For more information see www.stgeorgeinbloom.org.uk