In Redland this month...

July 28 2016

Plans to extend the Redland parking zone are at long last coming to fruition, despite a recent delay.

Residents parking

Plans to extend the Redland parking zone are at long last coming to fruition, despite a recent delay. This arises from the election period where it could not be announced, and then a ‘review’ announced by the new Mayor. We followed this review up at once and have spoken to the Cabinet member leading the review and the officers managing parking schemes. It has been confirmed by the new mayor that any new schemes will have to have support from residents, Councillors and the local Neighbourhood Partnership. In the already-developed extension schemes around the top of Redland Rd we know these are wanted by the vast majority of residents, they have been formally drawn up in response to comments, and are ready for the formal advertising of the proposals, with our support. They were already in areas previously approved by the Cabinet for a scheme. So we now anticipate they should go ahead after a short delay.


Bus services

Following concern from residents we are pleased to say the council has liaised with First bus so that following the withdrawal of the no 19 Wessex bus service, the route of the no 72 is to be amended to cover the loss of service.  The changes will take effect from 4th September when the service 72 will operate its current route to Redland Station, then turn left onto Redland Grove, Cotham Grove, Cotham Road, St Michaels Hill, Tyndall’s Avenue, Elton Road/University Road, Queens Avenue, Park Street then onto Temple Meads. This will allow passengers to have continued access to both universities. The service will operate every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. Another change is that the 8 & 9 are now separate services . By changing at the bus stops by Redland station it is going to be possible to get from Gloucester Rd to Whiteladies Rd.


BCR Neighbourhood Partnership - September Community Da

There is an opportunity for small grant funding at the Community Day on September 5 and November 28.


Traffic schemes

The new resident led highway schemes  for Sommerville Road, Effingham Road (a crossing  to the main park gates) and Cairns Road are inching their way to being started. In Sommerville Road the plans are reaching the legal drafting stage for implementation this financial year. The others are more advanced as they started earlier and so the actual build contracts are now being drawn up with highway companies to get the work done. 

Bristol North Baths

The latest information we have is that a lead contractor has been identified who is willing to complete the new build by the end of October. The work should be underway when you read this! 


Please note that St Andrews is now all part of Ashley ward so concerns about issues there should now be raised with the three Ashley councillors.


Fi Hance

Green Party Councillor for Redland Ward

Assistant Mayor for Neighbourhoods (job share)

Tel 0117 353 4720


Martin Fodor

Redland ward Green Party Councillor

07884 736101