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Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Partnership

Neighbourhood Forum Record Forum ward: Ashley

Number of residents attended: 15 (8 Vol. Sector) Venue: Family Learning Centre, St Pauls Date: Monday 5th July 2010 Actions/issues raised: Lead officer: Traffic Picton Lane – Road used as a rat Andrew Spicer run in both directions. Not fit for use as a highway as a danger to pedestrians and used by children. City Road junction in Stokes Croft Andrew Spicer – Not being able to turn left into City Road causes more traffic problems. If you can’t park you have to go all the way round St James Barton or left in to Brunswick Square. City Road Parking – Restrictions Andrew Spicer outside 75-81 mean less parking is available to residents. 8-6 restrictions are unhelpful. Brooks Dye works development Andrew Spicer Site – Commuter traffic affects the residential streets. Used as a rat run. Grosvenor Road – Large pothole Andrew Spicer growing outside number 51 Drain system in Ashley Andrew Spicer Environment, Waste & Recycling Brook Lane – Sex and drugs litter – Julie Bowle and Lloyd Allen over 50 condoms found! St Pauls Park, not cleaned up after Greg Enyon Carnival Mr. Singhs bin – taken away then Greg Enyon returned full of rubbish! (Shop at the corner of Brighton and Argyle) Moon Street (all behind the shops Greg Enyon on left side of street – when headed into town – i.e. Hamilton House, etc) are all filthy. People are sitting around in their own rubbish. More regular cleaning needs to be done and an anti litter campaign needs to be done. Wilson Street – drugs litter Julie Bowle and Lloyd Allen

Officers attended: 11

Follow up required: Can this track be closed to vehicles? Suggestions of a single bollard to stop traffic. What is the impact of closing the left turn? Has an impact review been performed?

Can a review of parking restrictions here be made? Can the residential streets be restricted from commuters? Can we assess the impact from commuter traffic? Mend the pothole please! Need cleaning Site visit needed determine a forward course of action. Greg to liaise with BCC parks Ensure bin is emptied! What the cleaning schedule and can it be altered to ensure the area is kept tidier?

Site visit and determine forward course of action


Brunswick Street has not been swept for months (outside Wilder Court Car Park entrance. The street needs regular cleaning. Outside the Wilder Court car Park entrance there is dumped rubbish every other day. May need communal bins. Cave Court – needs cardboard and plastic recycling communal bins

Grey Eynon

Possibly work with traffic to organise a regular schedule of road closure and cleanings?

Teresa Crichton

Jamacia Street – covered in dog mess

Diane Dodd

St Barnabas residents don’t want communal bins on their street Crime and Safety

Teresa Crichton

Confirm whether or not this is an intended site for communal bin scheme. If it’s not, can it be added? If this is part of the recycling programme roll out can you let the group know. Also possibly when approx. it will happen? Call the dog warden to let them know. Dog Warden’s – 0117 922 2500 dog.warden@bristol.gov.uk At forums we need to ask if residents have any info re: particular culprits or common times of the day when they notice a lot of new fouling. Can St Barnabas retain their individual bins?

ASB at #7 Ashley Road

Neil Burwell

End of the street at Wilder Court – Problem with children from street and outside. Causing general nuisance and going into Wilder Court car park. Scratching cars etc on weekdays after school. 3pm through to evening. Begging at St James roundabout on the increase Wilson Street and ‘The Old School House’ – Drug dealing 67 Ashley Road – ASB from group of 15+ males outside address. Abusive to residents, intimidating, smoking cannabis, drinking and playing loud music from their vehicles. ‘Portland Square Payback Fund’ How much is available for the group to spend? Education, Health & Youth services Request for more groups to engage youth in the area. Suggestions of involvement with boys brigade, scouts, St Johns

Julie Bowle

Put a PSP in place to combat issues PCSO’s to patrol and find out who is causing problems. To deal accordingly.

Neil Burwell

To inform Mark Parry

Julie Bowle

PSP to be put in place. Liaise with Mark Aston. PSP to be put in place. Liaise with Mark Aston.

Greg Eynon

Julie Bowle

Julie Bowle

To report back with total to Dianne Dodd

No lead assigned

Nick Roberts to pass request to police youth project co-ordinator Kelly Parfitt at Newfoundland Road.


ambulance, military cadets and youth clubs. Also suggestion to build links with farms, builders and other trade reps. Apologies Marie O’Connor Last meeting minutes Agreed the minutes were an accurate record. Matters arising from last minutes N/A General Discussion Crime and Safety Police Report – Ashley Neighbourhood Police Team (NPT) •

Priorities Update – An update on the previous agreed priorities was given by Inspector Julie Bowle.

1. Vice Related Activity – Portland and Brunswick Squares, from 7pm: There have been no detections for vice related activity in the Ashley area since the last forum. Regardless, the vice squad is being restructured and will now form a larger team. This is a significant move considering current budget cuts but a welcome move. Team will not be focused solely on enforcement but will be part of a multi-agency approach to tackle issues. 2. Winkworth Place – Problem Solving Profile is now in place with Natalie Steadman the lead. Environmental re-design advised. Number of arrests made. CCTV evidence used. 3. Police Engagement with Young People – NPT participated in St Agnes Park re-opening. Long term strategy to be looked at. Police welcome input from residents and other community members regarding schemes and ideas they could get involved with. •

Mark Aston presented latest force crime figures for March, April & May 2010 in comparison to the same period last year. St Pauls

Total Crimes

2009

2010

Ma r

153

125

Ap r

114

142

Ma y

129

146

Average Burglarie s

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

2009

8

11

9

9.3

2010

12

8

16

12

132

137.7


Robber y

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

Violent Crimes

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

2009

13

11

9

11

2009

33

32

38

34.3

2010

11

13

9

11

2010

27

34

41

34

Vehicle Crime

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

AS B

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

2009

18

10

6

11.3

2009

88

98

100

95.3

2010

5

9

15

9.7

2010

98

90

108

98.7

Montpelier & St Werburghs

Total Crimes

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

Vehicle Crime

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

2009

78

56

64

66

2009

11

11

10

10.7

2010

48

69

58

58.3

2010

9

14

13

12

Burglar y

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

Violenc e

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

2009

14

9

12

11.7

2009

16

10

11

12.3

2010

12

9

10

10.3

2010

10

4

7

7

Robber y

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

AS B

Ma r

Ap r

Ma y

Average

2009

5

2

3

3.3

2009

36

45

53

44.7

2010

2

17

2

7

2010

39

33

44

38.7


Queries:

Q: How come there has been an increase? A: Figures need to be put in context. Figures roughly the same level across the board. Q: Will the Police be putting on summer holiday youth projects? A: Few small funding pots that can be bid on if project suggestions from residents are provided. One25 Hazel is the new representative for One25 who work at trying to rehabilitate sex workers in the Bristol area. Operate safe-house and support network. This includes mother & baby unit that helps women get out of sex trade. One25 to implement new restorative justice scheme. Park Services •

Area Greenspace Plan – Outlines plan for Ashley ward green space over next 20 years. Request for residents to come and voice opinion during consultation period that runs from now until October. Plans can be seen on internet. General discussion and questioning ensued re: Ashley parks at risk, use of private gardens in the community, possible creation of new greenspace.

Waste Services • • • •

Teresa Crichton not present at meeting therefore waste issues were discussed with no waste representative. Actions collated by Diane Dodd. Resident concern re: Barnabas Street Communal Bins. Fears a) they may be set alight, b) won’t be cleaned, c) will be a loss of parking spaces Mary Carpenter Place resident: Request for larger recycling bins, an improvement in caretaker services and all round better management. Been complaining for a year and nothing has been done. Feels council ignoring issues raised. Pete Bullard: Complaints re: state of Stokes Croft. Praises carnival cleanup of private property but disappointed that parks have not been cleaned by council teams.

Announcements and AOB • •

Penny Germon: Request to make sure that any issues that aren’t dealt with at Neighbourhood Forums are flagged up so we can take them forward to neighbourhood partnerships. Wellbeing Partnership Fund Agreed: 3 Residents needed to help give out money to community projects. Suggestions of appropriate residents welcomed!

Next Meeting Date: Monday 1st November 2010


ashley forum minutes 5th july 2010