Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Management
Neighbourhood Forum Record Forum ward: Easton & Lawrence Number of residents attended: 40+ Hill – 18.00-20.30 Venue: Easton Primary School, Beaufort Street, Easton, Bristol BS5 0SQ. Actions/issues raised: Lead officer:
Officers attended: 10
Follow up required:
Traffic Westminster Road/Whitehall Road/Johnson Lane, Easton Speeding, 2 way Environment/Parks/Waste
Wayne Dewfall, BCC Parking Services
There was a suggestion that with all the improvements in Stapleton Road hanging baskets could also be included to enhance the area up to St Marks Road, Easton. Housing
Addicts/dealers (ex offenders) put back into area after being released from prison.
Signs too small
They are given housing priority from Home Choice - on a high band. Previous history/addiction is taken into account.
Crime and Safety 20 Mile per hour zone, can police enforce. Yes. Apologies –
PS Jon Ames – Police Neil Burwell – Safer Bristol
Last meeting minutes Police report – Sergeant Andy Whelpton – Easton Neighbourhood Policing team. Also covering the Barton Hill Neighbourhood Policing team in absence of PS Jon Ames. Ongoing problems with gangs Stapleton Road/Oxford Place, Easton. One man stabbed last week. 5 Crack House closures, 2 Lawrence Hill, 3 in Easton and Ashley. Update on murder last July in Stapleton Road – offender found in Barcelona.
Matters arising from last minutes – (Neighbourhood Forum – 24 November 2010)
1. Car crime – St Philips & The Dings, Barton Road & The Quadrant, Midland Road, Waterloo Road, Jacob Street and Unity Street. Update: One male arrested, significant reduction in last three weeks. Neil Burwell, Safer Bristol obtaining electricity quotes to improve lighting in area. 2. Lansdown Road/Stapleton Road Both cars and cyclists mount pavement on the double yellow road side so they can get through quickly with no regard to pedestrians or residents coming out of houses. No update: Parking Services dealing 3. Littering/Dog Fouling – Owen Square, Easton No update: BCC Streetscene Enforcement dealing 4. Court lights need replacing in Dings Park have been out for 3 months. No update: Parks dealing. 5. Fly-tipping in Ducie Road car park, Barton Hill No update: BCC Streetscene Enforcement dealing 6. Tailgating by drug addicts into Broughton House, and Yeamans House, Redcliffe with resultant drug relating litter and anti social behaviour caused. Also sleeping in foyer. Update: No address identified as yet. BCC Housing dealing. 7. How do schools support young carers? No update: 8. How do parents/young carers and young people find out what support is available? No update: 9. No youth provision in The Dings for 5-11 year olds. No update: Youth teams dealing. 10. Concerns over funding uncertainty at DYPP. No update: 11. Can we have a forum devoted to Judiciary? No update: Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Management dealing. 12. Drug dealing in flats in Barton Hill. Update: 16 warrants have been served – 2 males charged with supplying “Class A” drugs. 13. Obtain exact statistics for eviction of drug related tenants from addresses in Easton, Redcliffe and Barton Hill over the last two years. Update: 2009/10 - 3 crack house closures, 7 evictions, (none for drug offences). 14. Possible removal of “Kerb crawler” signs from two beats as resident unhappy with image this portrays of the Easton area. No update: Cllr Sue O’Donnell to report back to police level of support for removal of signs.
Results of survey of cross section of residents in Easton. Top priorities were: 1. 2. 3.
Drug dealing Prostitution Nuisance parking
Results of survey of cross section of residents in Lawrence Hill: Top priorities were: 1. 2. 3.
Drug dealing and using Teenagers on street Speeding vehicles
Several residents commented that they were not included in the survey, Andy explained that it was a cross section of residents that were approached not all households. Announcements and AOB Multi-Cultural Feast, Main Hall, Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, Bristol BS5 0AX – 12 – 3pm. £2.00. includes food, quiz and entertainment. New Islamic Book Shop, 74 Stapleton Road – all welcome to visit. Stag & Hounds, Old Market – AGM – 23 January 2011 Next Neighbourhood Forum: 6.00 to 8.30pm Tuesday 1st March 2011, at Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, Bristol BS5 0AX.
CURRENT PUBLIC PRIORITIES – As Previous Neighbourhood Forum (24/11/10) 1. Fly tipping - Ducie Road, Barton Hill car park. Lead Agency: Bristol City Council - Streetscene Enforcement. 2. Littering/Dog fouling - Owen Square, Easton. Lead Agency: Bristol City Council - Streetscene Enforcement. 3. Tailgating by drug addicts into Broughton House and Yeaman's House, Redcliffe, with resultant drug related litter and anti-social behaviour caused. Also sleeping in foyers. Lead Agency: Bristol City Council - Housing. 4. Drug dealing in high rise flats - Barton Hill. Lead Agency: Police. 5. Car Crime - Barton Road, The Quadrant, Midland Road, Waterloo Road, Jacob Street, Unity Street, St Philips. Lead Agency: Police. ADDITIONAL NOTES 1. Ian Lawry from the Wellspring Healthy Living Centre brought information regarding NHS and changes to funding. 2. BCC Equality team spoke about equality issues at neighbourhood level.
ELH NF mins 20th January 2011