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Gill Kirk writes

Published on: 06 Nov 2017

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On  10th October a  public consultation event took place  at the Cameron Centre giving residents a chance  to look at new proposals for housing development on the Romney House (old Lockleaze school site) and Crome Road. After many years we are  beginning to see movement towards new housing in Lockleaze, on the empty and unused sites,  which will provide a mix of much needed homes, some  to buy but always with a proportion of affordable housing, including affordable 

The consultation organised by Bristol City Council provided an opportunity for residents to give their feedback on any concerns regarding the layout of the plans and possible impact on nearby roads and traffic. The consultation team gathered everyone's questionnaires to compile the feedback and there will be another chance to view the plans on  4th December 4-7 pm at the  Cameron Centre. In the meantime if you have any thoughts or concerns about development in the area please get in touch with Estella and me (details 

Bristol Community Land Trust and United Communities have received planning permission to build 49 100% affordable new homes behind Morris Rd which will go to local people on the housing list under a local lettings policy. These developers have worked with the council to respond to residents concerns about parking and road widening before the new homes are built so some work will be starting there very soon, to create some new parking bays on Morris 

Over the next few months we will be advertising some community  meetings so that we can move forward with a new form of resident engagement now that the Neighbourhood Partnerships have been discontinued by the council. Lockleaze communtiy groups and residents will be joining together to create new residents  forums where local people can come along to meet councillors and others working in the area to discuss local issues, so that we can be very responsive to what matters to you! With more active use of social media we hope to involve those who cannot get to meetings...... we want as many people as possible taking an active role in what happens in their area, and make this as informal and interactive as possible. Between those meetings smaller groups will get together to focus on particular issues, such as the environment and sustainability. if you have any ideas of local issues you would like to receive a special focus please get in 

Finally, as we are drawing closer to winter, I wanted to remind everyone who is eligible to remember to get their flu jab! When I was nursing I made sure to get mine every year, as I wanted to help  to reduce risk of flu germs spreading, as well as to protect 

The  flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia. You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over    

  • are pregnant  

  • have certain medical conditions  

  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility  

  • receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.

  • The children's nasal spray flu vaccine is for two- and three-year-olds, plus children in reception class and school years one, two, three and four, plus children with long-term health problems

  • Cllr Gill Kirk

  • Cllr.gill.kirk@bristol.gov.uk

  • 07736 678 281

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