Martin Fodor was elected as the first Green Party councillor for Redland ward in May 2014. He is now in his seventh year as a local Green councillor in the run up to the 2021 elections.
He stood as the Redland Candidate for the Green Party in Bristol City Council’s 2013 elections and was runner up. He then stood again in May 2014, for the second seat representing the ward, and won by a substantial majority. In 2016 he was re-elected to the council during the citywide elections and secured the city’s largest Green majority of over 500 votes. With the postponement of the May 2020 elections he is now councillor until May 2021.
Martin has lived in the ward for almost two decades and when elected was already active in many local groups and issues. He was a regular attender of the Redland Forum of the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership and was Sustainable Bishopston representative on the Neighbourhood Partnership until becomeing a councillor rep.
Locally he’s been successful in getting community noticeboards and cycle parking on the Gloucester Road; has raised funds for running the MakeyourhomeEco course to help people take control of energy at home; secured a grant to work with local traders to help them manage waste and energy bills better; and then made a successful bid to the council for funds to promote walking to local shops by providing seating on hilly streets, and to get traffic calming on a local rat run.
He was author of the city’s first Recycling Plan for household waste, and worked with local traders on a food waste and recycling service designed to help local businesses manage waste more effectively.
He’s been active in supporting the independent local traders, and helped pilot the Bristol Pound’s ‘Text to Pay’ service in local shops that helped the launch of the city’s local currency.
Locally Martin also supports bodies like the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Community Partnership, The Bishopston Society, Sustainable Redland, and other amenity and community groups.
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