BCRNP Forum 16 March 2017

With over £500,000 of cuts to Neighbourhood Partnership Schemes, it is sadly inevitable that the BRCNP will cease to run.  This valued community partnership has been the link between our communities and local government.  It has been a voice for BS7 and BS6.  So it was no surprise that their last forum in March should have been packed out.

Police News – Sue Mountstevens, Bristol’s elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset opened the forum reiterating the role of the police to; protect the vulnerable, strengthen community ties, instil the right culture within the force and continue to collaborate with all agencies.

Overall crime is down from last year in all areas of BS7 and BS6.  This is great news.  The police urged us all to keep remaining watchful …it’s paying off.

Sue Mountstevens

A new sheriff is in town – David Rockell is the new Beat Manager for Bishopston.  Please say hello to him if you see him! 

New – Close Pass Scheme – in Bristol the Police will be able to stop drivers who pass too closely to cyclists, thereby endangering them.  If you are stopped you will be made aware and given advice.

Southmead Road Police Station is closing.  Officers will be re -housed at other local stations until a new site is found in North Bristol.

Art Banners Gloucester Road – Organised by Gloucester Road Central, the colourful art banners should be displaying up Gloucester Road, this June.  To help with deciding which art banners will be chosen, you are invited to visit Facebook – GloucesterRdArtBanners –  just  click ‘like’ on your favourites.

Cheltenham Road Library is on the move –books and furniture are making their way up Gloucester Road to the soon to open Bishopston Library.  We can’t wait!

Our Parks – community centres with out a roof – The Bristol Parks Forum is welcoming volunteers to help maintain our parks.  So if you enjoy gardening, fresh air, and meeting new people please do get in touch to see how you can be involved – www.bristolparksforum.org.uk

What’s next for the BCRNP – The organisers are dedicated to finding ways on how to continue to represent our community – this will likely rely on volunteers.  Ideas given by YOU are being explored and will be debated this June, when they hope to hold a public independent forum.

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