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- 11 August 2014
I’m encouraged to hear that First Bus has launched its smart card programme. This is something I’ve been pushing for since the Oyster card was introduced in London, and I think it will make a real difference to passenger numbers and journey times.
- 10 August 2014
As the latest ceasefire between Israel and Palestine entered its first day MPs from Bristol, met with City Councillors and invited community leaders to discuss their concerns in an event organised by Easton Councillor Afzal Shah.
- 08 August 2014
There are no residents parking zones yet in Bristol East, but I am concerned by the Mayor’s decision to ban disabled blue badge holders from parking in permit only bays elsewhere in the city.
- 06 August 2014
Residents groups across Bristol East have been involved in street makeovers and planting projects, helping to brighten their streets with window boxes, hanging baskets and other flower displays.
- 01 August 2014
Cossham Hospital is fortunate to have impressive facilities, including its physiotherapy services, birth centre, a GP out-of-hours service and specialist services for the elderly. However, no decision has yet been made on whether to have a Major Injuries Unit at the hospital. The local community is understandably frustrated by continuing delays and uncertainty.
- 29 July 2014
I’ve been asked by the RSPB to “champion” the swift as part of an effort to raise awareness and protect this remarkable migrant bird that nests almost exclusively in buildings, particularly in urban areas.
- 16 July 2014
I’ve met with Peter Mann Bristol City Council’s Transport lead to discuss my concerns and I’ve since received further information about the new altered proposals for the M32 over bridge and alternative options the Council have considered. Please feel free to contact me if you would like a copy of this letter.
- 31 May 2014
At the memorial to Tony Benn the Bristol-based poet Miles Chambers performed a wonderful poem in tribute to Tony Benn, which he’d written especially for the occasion.
- 29 May 2014
I visited The Fleece on Friday 23rd of May to talk about a current planning application which could threaten the future of the venue. There are plans to convert a nearby office block into flats, and the venue is naturally concerned that the new residents will start complaining about the noise - despite having bought properties opposite a live music venue.
- 28 May 2014
I have recently been contacted by constituents whose pets have died after ingesting antifreeze containing the chemical ethylene glycol. This substance is often fatal to pets (particularly cats) in small doses and occasionally has harmed children.
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