Some of my letters and reports

I gained funding that set up the local noticeboards for the area, run by Sustainable Bishopston. One was designed locally for us. Reported in Bishopston Matters.
I gained funding that set up the local noticeboards for the area, run by Sustainable Bishopston. One was designed locally for us. Reported in Bishopston Matters.
Article about my work with local traders in Redland, Cotham and Westbury Park Directory
Article about my work with local traders in Redland, Cotham and Westbury Park Directory
The Bristol Retail project (run by Destination Bristol for local traders' groups) issued a press release about the new food waste and recycling system I developed for local businesses
The Bristol Retail project (run by Destination Bristol for local traders’ groups) issued a press release about the new food waste and recycling system I developed for local businesses
Progress working with local traders, reported in Bristol Local Food newsletter. The participatory process involved traders and shaped a new service around their needs.
Progress working with local traders, reported in Bristol Local Food newsletter. The participatory process involved traders and shaped a new service around their needs.

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Link:   http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Climate-change-need-look-solutions/story-20802234-detail/story.html

The day’s Featured letter in the Post responding to another candidate’s comments.

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Traders using the local food waste and recycling service wanted to know where their waste got treated. I took a group to Avonmouth to see the facility at GenEco where it's turned into soil conditioner and also generates electricity and heat. reported in Bistol Local Food newsletter
Traders using the local food waste and recycling service wanted to know where their waste got treated. I took a group to Avonmouth to see the facility at GenEco where it’s turned into soil conditioner and also generates electricity and heat. reported in Bistol Local Food newsletter
Piece about road safety and recent police and council actions to promote 'respect' among different road users, from Bishopston Matters
Piece about road safety and recent police and council actions to promote ‘respect’ among different road users, from Bishopston Matters
I helped residents organise a session with the police to carry out Community Speed watch. This monitoring shows how well traffic is maintaining the designated speed limits on a road. With the 20mph zone streets should be safer. Speeding cars wil be sent a warning latter by the police, and this helps move towards a time when traffic sticks to the speed limit. See www.bristol20mph.co.uk for information. Article in Bishopston Matters
I helped residents organise a session with the police to carry out Community Speed Watch. This monitoring shows how well traffic is maintaining the designated speed limits on a road. With the 20mph zone streets should be safer. Speeding cars will be sent a warning letter by the police, and this helps us move towards a time when traffic sticks to the speed limit. See http://www.bristol20mph.co.uk for information. Article in Bishopston Matters

 

I contributed to a feature in a Time Out supplement focussed on chemical use in the home and the alternatives to synthetic chemicals
I contributed to a feature in a Time Out supplement focussed on chemical use in the home and the alternatives to synthetic chemicals
Letter in the Post after I took up residents' issues around local bus services. I visited First Bus and discussed how new services could serve our area better.
Letter in the Post after I took up residents’ issues around local bus services. I visited First Bus and discussed how new services could serve our area better.
Quoted about my work to trial and establish the Bristol Pound locally - including its innovative Text to pay system - in Bishopston Matters
Quoted about my work to trial and establish the Bristol Pound locally – including its innovative Text to pay system – in Bishopston Matters
I ran a talk, and then offered a short course locally, to help residents understand simple ways to save energy and keep warm at home in our traditional houses in the area. Reported in Bishopston matters.
I ran a talk, and then offered a short course locally, to help residents understand simple ways to save energy and keep warm at home in our traditional houses in the area. Reported in Bishopston matters.
Reporting my work with local traders to offer a food waste and recycling service tailored to smaller businesses, in Bishopston Voice
Reporting my work with local traders to offer a food waste and recycling service tailored to smaller businesses, in Bishopston Voice
I helped get funds to the area to provide benches for shoppers and planters to calm traffic in the area. Bishopston Voice reported the project getting underway.
I helped get funds to the area to provide benches for shoppers and planters to calm traffic in the area. Bishopston Voice reported the project getting underway.
Helping explore and discuss the options for updating our local homes to manage energy and deal with effects of climate change, such as heavy rainfall. I developed a guided trail for the local Our Neighbourhood Festival. Reported in Bishopston Matters
Helping explore and discuss the options for updating our local homes to manage energy and deal with effects of climate change, such as heavy rainfall. I developed a guided trail for the local Our Neighbourhood Festival. Reported in Bishopston Matters
Focussing on how our homes can be adapted for the future to deal with energy and flood risk. The guided tours I recently organised.  Reported in Bishopston Voice
Focussing on how our homes can be adapted for the future to deal with energy and flood risk. The guided tours I recently organised. Reported in Bishopston Voice

Here’s a selection of some news reports, stories and letters I’ve had published recently, to give a flavour of my activities in the ward, and beyond

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