Local News

Saving Clifton Library

The biggest challenge facing Clifton currently is the Council’s review of libraries and to possibility of closing the Clifton Library. We firmly believe in a local Library service but this has to stand up financially in the austere times.

Clifton Residents' Parking Scheme (RPS)

The Clifton Village Residents' Parking Scheme (RPS), is upon us and we need to be pragmatic in our approach to it. That does not mean that we have to accept all aspects of its current form, which does not fully take account of objections raised by residents and is not the promised bespoke scheme.

A Community Space for Clifton

The Council is planning to close seven local libraries, among them Clifton. Clifton library does not currently represent value for money for our community - with 2328 users at a cost of over £72,000 per year.

Martin Wright... on bin collection in Clifton

Many Clifton residents, when I ask about the issues affecting them, mention refuse collection. People are frustrated by the need to store, with limited space, three recycling bins and a rubbish bin and by the visual impact of bins and overflowing black bags on the pavements.

Protecting Clifton's green spaces

Martin Wright, Conservative candidate for Clifton, has spoken about his desire to protect Clifton's green spaces.

Ed Miliband admits he'll tax you more

On Sunday, Ed Miliband was asked whether his spending plans will mean he'll have to raise taxes on hardworking families.His answer?'Indeed, indeed.'

Jobs and businesses in Clifton

Clifton was not immune to the 2008 downturn and we have seen our share of vacant offices and shops. Martin Wright, Conservative candidate for Clifton, alongside Cllr Charles Lucas, says:

Martin Wright... on Clifton students

Clifton is lucky to have such close ties to the University of Bristol, a significant local employer and on which many local businesses depend.  

Martin Wright selected for Clifton, alongside Charles Lucas

Martin Wright, a former international corporate lawyer, has been selected by Bristol and South Gloucestershire Conservatives to run as their candidate in the May 2015 local elections for the second Clifton ward seat alongside Cllr Charles Lucas.

Charles Lucas delighted at Clifton Parking Zone announcement

Conservative Councillor Charles Lucas welcomes the announcement from Bristol City Council (see below) that the Clifton Village Residents' Parking Zone (RPZ) has been confirmed for construction over the summer and launch in the autumn, with enforcement starting in October.