News from Horfield Councillor Claire Hiscott - February 2019

February 12 2019
News from Horfield Councillor Claire Hiscott - February 2019

There is so much going on in Horfield I’m not sure how to start this month’s report!

We have two brilliant community events planned that I hope people will consider getting involved with.

Window Wanderland in Manor Farm is a lovely creative community project encouraging residents to design window scenes that can be viewed on a walking trail. The trail is on 1st and 2nd March and if you want to get involved there are free workshops on 8th and 22nd Feb at the Leisure centre. Checkout the Manor Farm Facebook page for more info.

Also, the next Love Horfield event is booked for 29th March, from 5.30pm at the Horfield CofE primary school – this is launching the Horfield recipe book. Please see their Facebook page to get involved.

We are really seeing the community come together lately, proving that Horfield is a great place to live. My huge thanks to everyone who is making these events happen.

On the council front, things are busy too!

I’m delighted to say that the designs for the housing and community facility on Bishopthorpe Road are about to go to planning. (site of former St Peters Elderly Persons Home). If you would like to view the plans then please come along to the drop in on Friday 1st March from 4.30pm to 7pm at Horfield CofE Primary school. The initial consultation had a great attendance and the council has tried to incorporate residents views. It would great to see you – why not combine it with your Window Wanderland walk?

 I’m pleased to be working with the council and local residents looking at ways to  protect Horfield Common from traveller caravans – I’m hoping we can have some plans ready soon.

 At City Hall I am part of the new working group to make Bristol Carbon Neutral by 2030 and I would love to hear your views on how to reduce pollution and energy use in the city. Both for our health and the climate I really want to see Bristol make progress. The Mayor has been criticised by central government for his delays on tackling pollution, I’m determined to hold him to account on this. Our children are currently breathing highly polluted air and this must be tackled.

Finally, I hope that February isn’t too chilly (or snowy) and that I see you at one of these events in the coming weeks.

I really find being a councillor for Horfield a real privilege when I see so much great stuff going on and so much more to be done. I really value everyone’s support, emails and phone calls. Please keep them coming!

Contact as usual cllr.claire.hiscott@bristol.gov.uk Tel 07970 546 509, Twitter @ClaireHiscott, Facebook: Councillor Claire Hiscott.