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Neighbourhood Forum Record Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Management Date: Thursday 3 November 2011 Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm Venue: Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street Wards: Easton and Lawrence Hill Chair: Dominic Murphy, resident of Dings and Chair of ELH NM Attendance: Residents (28), Officers (9), Community and Voluntary Organisations (4), Businesses (2), Councillors (2) Abbreviations: NP – Neighbourhood Partnership NM – neighbourhood management BCC – Bristol City Council ELHNM – Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Management BHS – Barton Hill Settlement OMCA – Old Market Community Association

Issues discussed Litter busters (François Jensen, ELHNM) Litter picking equipment available at the meeting, more street reps and litter busters needed. Schools, residents and businesses are being invited to get involved in tidy ups. Contact François on 377 3640 or New waste contract (Greg Eynon, BCC waste) Residents can feedback any regular issues (litter, fly tipping, weeds) to new contractor May Gurney so they can build up a picture of where problems are. Report all issues to BCC customer services on 922 2100. Neighbourhood Partnership update (Penny Germon) We need volunteers from Easton and Lawrence Hill wards to be part of the Wellbeing Grant panel. On 15 November there is a meeting about traffic issues. The Parks and Green Spaces Investment Plan will be considered at the NP meeting in December. In preparation for that, there will be a meeting on 21 November to find out what’s being proposed. Update on traffic schemes (Andrew Spicer, BCC traffic) Andrew provided an update on all the current schemes being reviewed by him and his team. Proposals will be put to the Neighbourhood Partnership to decide which can be taken forward with available funds. 1. Westminster Road - traffic management survey (speed and volume of traffic) to be conducted during November.


2. DIY Streets on Victoria Parade – Andrew agreed the money is available to be spent by residents and will be released when needed. 3. Whitehall Road footpath - looking at ideas to improve footpath, more consultation needed in relation to cutting trees and bushes. 4. St Phillips – residents will be consulted in Feb 2012 about proposals for a resident parking scheme. 5. Avonvale Road opposite Netham - modified chicane crossing point now in place. 6. Barton Hill Primary School - zebra crossings now in place and work to make area outside school safer is nearly complete. 7. Avonvale Road and Queen Ann Road - concerns about junction being too narrow since introduction of new crossing - Andrew Spicer to look into this. 8. Beam Street - issues with double yellow lines outside of Costcutter on the wrong side of the road. This is causing problems with large vehicles turning (buses and delivery lorries). Andrew aware of this issue and working on proposal to alter this that also includes changes to some surrounding roads, including Tichborne Street 9. Goodhind Street - feasibility study to look at schemes to slow traffic. To be looked at by NP in December. 10. Chelsea Road – traffic management design modified after consultation with residents. Now with legal team. Changes should be in place in next six months. There will be a single line restriction around Easton Community Centre dog leg bend and an enforceable disabled bay outside community centre. 11. Clarence Road/Redcliffe School - parking bay to be provided for school bus. To be completed this month (November). Housing and Localism Bill (Mohammed Rashid, BCC Housing) Presentation about Council housing and impact of new Localism Bill. To see a copy of this contact Advice services (Steve Woodcock, St Pauls Advice Service) They offer free legal advice on debt, benefits and more to residents of Easton and Lawrence Hill. Contact them on 955 2981 for more information. Old Market Community Association (Paul Bradburn, chair of OMCA) Following Princes Trust workshop the planning priorities for Old Market are related to traffic and transport, community and retail. Visit for details and to join this group. Arts project for Barton Hill (Teresa Burn) Teresa is working on a project with Sovereign Housing that focuses on creating a dance performance building up to an event on 12 May. They need dancers and local people to get involved. Contact Teresa on 07912208791 or Party at Easton Community Centre (Liz Jones, Easton Community Centre) On 16 December there will be a party at Easton Community Centre. All welcome.


We need you! Want to be on a resident funding panel? Help decide where money is spent by giving out grants to small organisations. Contact or 903 9932. Enter our Christmas Lights competition Help bring some festive cheer to our neighbourhood. ELHNM is running a competition to celebrate sparkly homes and businesses. If you’d like to enter yourself, a neighbour or local business contact or 377 3640 by 16 December. There are three categories 1) house 2) flat 3) business. Judging on 19 December – fabulous prizes to be won.

Next meetings Traffic, roads and pavements public meeting 15 November, 6.30pm to 8pm, Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, BS5 0AX Parks and Green Spaces Investment Plan public meeting 21 November, 6.30pm to 8pm, Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE Neighbourhood Forum 7 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, BS5 0AX 30 January, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School, Somerset Square, Redcliffe, BS1 6RT 20 March, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Easton Primary School, Beaufort Street, BS5 0SQ Contact us Join our text update list for regular Forum news – text us on 07810506980 Coming soon.......Up Our Street Facebook Group Email: Tel: 377 3638 Web:


Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Forum Notes 03.11.11  

Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Forum Notes 03.11.11