News from Horfield Councillor Claire Hiscott - December 2018

December 01 2018
News from Horfield Councillor Claire Hiscott - December 2018

I can’t believe we are nearly at the end of 2018! Doesn’t time fly!

As we are in the busy period of the festive season I hope everyone will be able to take some time to relax, chill out and enjoy some of the lovely events planned in our area.

I’m delighted that so many lovely seasonal events are going on in and around Horfield. One particular highlight for me is that all of our primary age children (over 1200 children) will be taking part in an art project to make a Christmas lantern at their school. I’m delighted that Horfield C of E, Upper Horfield and Filton Ave Primary schools are taking part. This has been funded by a grant I secured with the previous Neighbourhood Partnership for events and projects to celebrate Christmas and the winter season in Horfield. In addition to the lantern project there will be a community Christmas celebration event on Tuesday 18th December at Ebenezer Church. This will include the essential mince pies, mulled wine, carol singing and Christmas crafts, but also includes a ‘Christmas Bake-off’ competition-  so bring either a home made Christmas cake, ginger bread bake or whatever is your family favourite festive food and win a prize! Prizes for the best children’s and adults creations etc. but just having some fun together is what it’s about!!

For more details and booking your free place go to

Down at City Hall things have been interesting as usual, I have recently had a good meeting with the West of England Regional Mayor to press for investment in a new rail station for Horfield as part of the upgrading of the local railway line from Parkway to Temple Meads.

In early November I was pleased that my Conservative group supported a Green Party initiative to fast-forward Bristol’s plans to become Carbon Neutral by 2030. I hope the Mayor will really get behind the initiative and keep Bristol as a true Green Capital.

But I think the most significant recent event for me was being part of the Remembrance Day service in the city centre, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Signing of the Armistice, ending the Great War. It was a really moving event, especially as councillors, the armed services and civic leaders paid tribute to those Bristolians who gave their lives for our country 100 years ago.

I’ll sign off now, and wish you a very Happy Christmas and relaxing holiday season. Next time I write it will be 2019, so Happy New Year as well!!


As always, please contact me via email, phone, Facebook or Twitter if you have any issues great or small, local or city-wide and I’ll try and help.

Cllr Claire Hiscott Tel: 07970 546 509, Twitter @clairehiscott