Local News

Charles Lucas - the Chesterfield Redevelopment

Sadly for the people of Clifton Hill and Clifton in general, the Liberal Democrat controlled Development Control committee went against the advice of the two Clifton ward members, Barbara Janke (Liberal Democrat - Leader of the Council) and Trevor Blythe (Liberal Democrat) and approved the planning application for the redevelopment of the Nuffield Chesterfield Nursing Home in to an overly developed hospital and out-patient hospital on too small a site. This was despite there being alternative proposals available and the two Ward members and local residents being vehemently against the proposal.

New Conservative Future Branch at UWE

A new branch of the Conservative youth and student organisation Conservative Future is being established at the University of the West of England. The CF stand at the Freshers Fair at the Frenchay Campus on Thursday attracted a great deal of interest, with almost 70 people asking for more information.

Charles Lucas - The redevelopment of WHSmith Clifton Village

The much anticipated redevelopment of the WH Smith site at the junction of Clifton Down Road and Boyces Avenue still has not materialised. Charles is keen to see the site developed and smartened up and would like your thoughts on the possible pedestrianisation of Boyces Avenue and Kings Road as an idea.

Graham helps with restoration of Kingdom Wow Gorilla

Bristol West Chairman Graham Godwin-Pearson has been in Clifton Village this morning helping repaint Kingdom, the gorilla destroyed by fire earlier this week. TV presenter Timmy Mallett, who painted the original, was there to oversee the volunteers from the community who turned up to help. Kingdom is the 41st statue from Bristol Zoo's Wow Gorillas exhibition. The money raised will be going towards gorilla conservation in Africa.

Charles Lucas - Chesterfield redevelopment update

The Conservative spokesman for Clifton, Charles Lucas, is continuing his campaign in respect of the redevelopment of the former Chesterfield Hospital. Further enquiries in to the Nuffield proposal have revealed everything is not as it seems and whilst the initial proposals seemed acceptable in principle the truth is much more alarming.

Common Sense over Chesterfield Hospital Redevelopment

Nuffield are keen to redevelop the former Chesterfield Nursing Home on Clifton Hill. The planning applications were conveniently deferred by the Planning Committee back in the spring of 2011, bearing in mind the ward councillor was up for re-election in May.

Bristol West Conservatives turn out to meet Lord Waldegrave

More than 100 people attended the Bristol West Summer function on Friday night, with Lord and Lady Waldegrave the Guests of Honour. The event, held at the Clifton Club, was a chance for Conservative supporters, Bristol West residents and local businesspeople to meet Lord Waldegrave, former Cabinet Minister and MP for Bristol West 1979 - 1997.

St Johns Resident’s Association Notice Board

For some years the St John’s Resident’s Association has been trying to place a notice board on Alma Road, through the sterling efforts of committee members and the beat police officer a site has been identified on Alma Road. Marcus Bruton has managed, through the Neighbourhood Partnership Scheme, to secure about £500 in funds and having investigated the proposed site has concluded that it should be sited near the telephone box on Alma Road by the cycle rack.

Marcus Bruton: too many yellow lines in Clifton East!

Parking problems in Clifton East could increase if the Residents Parking Zone is extended. Early reports from the Kingsdown RPZ are that parking just outside the zone has become more difficult. Now the election is over, Clifton East Conservative campaigner Marcus Bruton has restarted his yellow line survey of Clifton East, having volunteered to do so as part of the Neighbourhood Partnership Scheme, on which he represents Clifton East.

Marcus Bruton - Whiteladies Road Bus Corridor update

I attended a council run meeting back in March on the Whiteladies Road Bus Corridor but due to the election purdah the minutes have only just been released. The discussions centred around four geographic areas: North of Blackboy Hill; Blackboy Hill to Cotham Hill; the junction at Tyndalls Park Road; and the Triangle.