News in briefs

February 02 2015

February issue's news in briefs

‘Tell us about RPZ’

RESIDENTS in Redland are being encouraged to feed back any comments they have about the residents' parking scheme.

The six-month review, launched by Bristol City Council last summer following implementation of the scheme, aims to gauge people's opinions, living both inside the zone and in surrounding streets.

Those included in the original proposals for Redland, which were altered following opposition from local traders and residents, are being asked whether they now wish to be included.

Residents have until February 6 to submit comments. To share your views, email:  

Ward boundary changes

RESIDENTS have until the middle of February to comment on significant changes which could be made to Bishopston and Redland ward boundaries.

Noticeable amendments to the two areas include St Andrews Park becoming a part of Ashley and Stokes Croft, and Gloucester Road being split between three wards, rather than two.

Redland's boundary would encompass Redland station - currently included in Cotham - and the ward would go up as far as Bishop Road - currently included in Bishopston.

Reshaping current areas is part of the electoral review, which aims to balance the number of citizens each city councillor represents.

Members of the public are being encouraged to have their say on the proposed changes, drafted by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE).

Full recommendations and an interactive map are available at: and The public consultation will run until February 15.

Free cycle parking

FREE parking for bicycles is being offered to small businesses by Bristol charity, Life Cycle UK.

The council-funded ‘Take a Stand’ scheme provides up to four free 'Sheffield' stands - 'n' shaped hoops - in a bid to encourage more people to cycle to work.

Life Cycle UK delivers the stands, and the applicant installs them.

Stands are available to a range of small organisations, including community groups, charities, churches and landlords.

For more information, contact Charlie on 0117 353 4580, or visit:

Community garden celebrates third birthday

THE Golden Hill Community Garden is celebrating its third birthday this month.

To mark the occasion, the group is hosting a bonfire, plus serving up cake and pizzas cooked in the clay frog-shaped oven.

Everyone is welcome to join the celebrations on February 7, 11am-2pm, at the allotments located off Monk Road in Horfield.   

Chance of grants

 THE second and final round of Quartet funding is now open, with £75k available to small projects.

Quartet Community Foundation is an independent charity, which aims to change people's lives for the better by enabling donors to fund various projects.

The criteria for the second round, applicants are expected to either help residents reduce food waste in the home or reduce wasted food.

The funding is aimed at projects looking for under £10k, preferably £5k. Deadline for applications is February 27. To apply, visit: