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Celebrating St George

Lots to celebrate in St George this coming week.

CkRAAcbXAAAH5qg.jpg largeThe big event is of course Redfest on Saturday which brings many, many people to our wonderful park. This year is promising to be bigger and better than ever with a new layout – but it is still FREE to enter thanks to all the efforts of the volunteers who help run it and the donations/sponsorship they receive. St George NP has given a wellbeing grant towards the cost of the main stage. You can make your own donation via their website or on the day. As usual there will be lots of food stalls and a bar, some of the takings also go to support the festival.

in bloom finalist logoBefore Redfest there is another cause for celebration with a special flag raising ceremony to celebrate St George in Bloom‘s selection as an RHS national finalist in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition 2016. The ceremony will be held just inside the main entrance of St George Park on the evening of Thursday 4th August commencing at 7pm. The flag will be raised on our new flag pole by Jeff Lovell, Lord Mayor of Bristol – everyone is invited.

Billboards site 2nd August 2016[2]The next day the RHS judges will take their judging tour of St. George which is a chance to highlight some of our wonderful green spaces and the hard work that many volunteers do to look after them. One of the highlights will be the transformed ‘Billboard site’ on Church Road where volunteers including St George Councillor Asher Craig gave the site a final tidy up earlier this week.

displayThe tour concludes at the Bristol East Allotments Pavilion on Nicholas Lane where the judges will have lunch and be able to view a small exhibition celebrating some of the achievements that have improved the environment in St George over the past few years.

Forum posterPart of this exhibition will also be on show at the St George Neighbourhood Forum on Tuesday 9th August, 7pm at Summerhill Methodist Church where you can find lots more information about what is happening in St George, including the work that is happening now or about to start to improve St George parks. There will also be a chance to ask questions and give your views on the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Plan to Sue Mountstevens, Police & Crime Commissioner.


The full election results are available on the Bristol City Council website.

The turnout for the two St George Wards for the Mayoral vote was:
St George East              14.45%

St George West             18.44%

The Ward with the highest turnout was Henleaze (42.64%), and Hartcliffe Ward had the lowest turnout in the city (11.21%).  The city wide turnout was 22.93%.  All the preceedings stats exclude postal votes.  For those issued with postal votes, 57.84% return the ballot forms.  The total turnout for Bristol (at polling stations and by post) was 90,273 votes cast by an electorate of 323,310 (27.92%).  The ward by ward turnout information is available here.

The turnout for the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner is not available ward-by-ward.  It is interesting to note, however, that of those across Bristol that visited their Polling Station to cast their votes in person, 1,420 more people submitted a Mayoral ballot paper than submitted their PCC ballot paper.





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Mayor of Bristol

The Mayor will replace the current Council Leader to lead the city council and its full range of services, and represent the interests of Bristol citizens.


Police and Crime Commisioner for Avon and Somerset

Candidate information:

  • Info from Choose my PCC
  • Info from Bristol City Council
  • Info from BBC

    Polling Stations

    Information on Polling Stations is available here

    Polling Stations are open on Thursday 15 November 2012 from  7.00am to 10.00pm


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