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Crime Operation Bowler Six dedicated police officers and PCSOs tackle issues highlighted by the local community including street drug-dealing, prostitution and anti-social behaviour (such as large groups intimidating people). Operation Bowler October statistics 56 arrests 154 stop searches 40 offenders brought to justice 109 intelligence reports received Do you have any information for the police? Report it by calling 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.



Deep clean of pavements

Traders Association

This is taking place every day from 5pm to 2am to avoid impacting on businesses. They are using a pressure washer and environmentally friendly degreaser. They can only carry out cleaning on tiles, not tarmac. Work should be finished by 13 November.

Are you a Stapleton Road trader? Are you interested in how a Traders Association can help you? If you want to know more pop in and see Sonny at First Choice Florists or call him on 07801751982.

Window boxes

We have 100 boxes for Lansdown Road, part of Felix Road, Villiers Road and Walton Street. If you live on these streets and want to find out more contact François on 377 3640.

Litter busters On 31 October, a suspect was arrested and charged with the murder of Rico Gordon in July 2011. The incident appeared on BBC Crimewatch on 3 November. The police are still looking for further suspects.


Come and chat to police and Safer Bristol. They can help find solutions to community safety problems. 4 and 18 Nov (10am-12pm) Stapleton Road Chapel 28 Nov (10am-12pm) Kensington Baptist Church Neil Burwell 07795446429

Do you want to help keep the area tidy? Contact François on 377 3640 and get your Litter Buster Kit today.

Drains Smelly drains have been cleaned on Stapleton Road from Trinity Way to Warwick Road. Litter Shrubs cut back on industrial estate opposite Stapleton Road Chapel and Thrissell Street to stop litter collecting.

Report fly-tipping and rubbish 0117 922 2100 Drug and sex litter removal 0117 922 2241

Cycle track Frome Greenway cycle route alongside the M32 from Wellington Road to Redding Road being upgraded in next few weeks with new link in Fox Road, resurfaced sections, new sculpture, new plants and trees. Parking in Redding Road will be restricted and the road improved for pedestrians and cycling. Work on Napier Road to Muller Road will be done when the contractor is next available.

Bus route We can expect to see signs setting out the new parking restrictions in the lead up to Christmas.

Young People Friday@Mill for young men who hang out on Stapleton Road to find out about employment, education and training opportunities. Fridays, 12pm–5pm at Mill Youth Centre Millpond Street Contact Julie on 955 3021.

Survey In September we carried out a survey on Stapleton Road. We asked 310 people whether they thought the road had improved in the last year. 44% said it had improved 24% said it had got worse 23% said no change 9% didn’t know We know there is still work to be done. We are committed to making positive changes in and around Stapleton Road but we can’t do it alone.


Police and Council officers will be out and about talking to residents and traders. Tell them what you think about your street. 10 Nov (10am-12pm) Easton Way to Robertson Road 6 Dec (2pm-4pm)Trinity Road to Easton Way

Side streets Easton & Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Management will be out and about on Walton, Felix, Villiers, Lansdown and Seymour on 8 December, 1pm-3pm. Come and talk to us about where you live.

Message from Pat Usherwood Chair of Stapleton Road Working Group Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand Chinese proverb “Together we are transforming the negative image of Stapleton road. We aim to improve the area for people who live, trade, work, shop and pass through our streets daily. A lot has happened in a short space of time thanks to the commitment and motivation of everyone involved. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for remaining focused on our vision and for making a difference. If you would like to be part of this journey, come along and join us to share your views, to listen or show your support. Let’s continue to work together to construct a strong caring community with a voice.” Stapleton Road Working Group Residents and traders meet to discuss ways that we can work together to keep the area clean, safe and welcoming for everyone. By coming together we can put Stapleton Road on the map for the right reasons. Next meetings: 14 Nov and 5 Dec 6.30pm-8.30pm Easton Community Centre Kilburn Street

To get involved in any of the work to tackle issues on Stapleton Road contact Penny on 903 9975.

This is produced by Easton & Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Management (charity no. 1081691) The Old Bank, 108 Church Road, BS5 9LJ Email: Tel: 0117 903 9975

Stapleton Road Newssheet November 2011  

Stapleton Road Newssheet November 2011