News from Horfield Councillor Claire Hiscott - April 2019

April 06 2019
News from Horfield Councillor Claire Hiscott - April 2019

Things have been so busy in Horfield lately, I don’t know where to start!

So I think I’ll start with the good news!

Love Horfield held a great Community Food Event at Horfield Primary school, which was a marvellous success. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make it a lovely evening.

Designs  have now been submitted to the Planning Department for new council homes and a Community Centre in Manor Farm - there has been a fab response from local residents who have helped shape the plans, so fingers crossed they are approved soon.

I have had some really positive meetings with the local Police team lately and they have committed to trying to address the speeding issues on Keys and Sandling Avenues and the Toronto Road and Boston Rodd area. Many residents have complained about this problem and I’m really pleased the Police are taking some positive action.

Our main issue locally though is the proposals to change the road layout around Muller Road. There has been a consultation going on, which has had a good response from local residents. The main concerns being the one-way plans for Darnley Avenue and Parkstone Avenue - this is likely to have a knock on negative effect on the surrounding residential roads, so I’ll be pushing for some changes to the proposals.

Also, another road safety issue that has been a great cause for concern is inconsiderate drivers around our local schools. St Teresa’s Primary  on Luckington Road has had some near misses lately with drivers not taking care at school drop off and collections. PLEASE if you are driving to our local schools, take care and prioritise the safety of our school children. I really don’t want to report on an accident :(

Finally, at City Hall, I’m pressing the Mayor for a plan to deal with air pollution- it’s becoming a real public health issue for Bristol.  As Chair of People Scrutiny I will be bringing the issue to the commission soon. The Mayor has twice missed government deadlines for plans to address this health issue, and even was dismissive of local Doctors bringing the problem to Full Council, trying to blame the NHS for causing pollution itself. As a parent who brought up her small children on a major road in Horfield I know the air quality has an effect on their health, so I’ll keep working on this.

I wish everyone a very Happy Easter and Spring Holiday break, and hope the sun shines on all your holiday plans.

Contact me as usual on Cllr.Claire.Hiscott@bristol.gov.uk.  tel 07970 546 509

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