Litter is a major problem on my street, and probably on yours. Dog poo on the pavement and waste left in alleyways and front gardens makes our neighbourhood look uncared for. Some streets have vermin because litter isn’t collected properly. This is simply unacceptable.
I believe Easton, Whitehall, and Redfield are fantastic places to live – brilliant local independent shops, a diverse and vibrant community – but that as a neighbourhood we need to work together to ensure we make it better. We need strong local representatives on the council who aren’t afraid to stand up for Easton, and who can hold council contractors to account and sort out this mess.
I’d like to be that change in our area. I am currently the Easton resident representative on your Neighbourhood Partnership, and I work as a human rights activist for Labour Behind the Label – a pressure group which lobbies governments and multinational companies on workers rights in clothing factories around the world. I’m the sort of person who acts.
The Greens right now represent the only credible alternative to the three big political parties that have failed our city time and time again, and we can win in Easton. In 2011 Katie Buse, the previous Green Party candidate, came behind the Liberal Democrats by just 27 votes. A Green vote is not a wasted vote here.
The Green Party doesn’t treat politics like a game. We believe politics should be discussed as if people and the planet mattered. I’ve been knocking on doors in our area asking people what they think we should improve in Easton, Whitehall and Redfield. From planting trees in the streets, to sorting out parking, primary school places, affordable housing and transport, we’ve got lots of ideas. If you have any suggestions or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
I’m starting a campaign to get the litter problem sorted. If you agree that litter is a problem on your street and can put a ‘Love Where You Live’ sticker on your bin or somewhere prominent, send me an email and I can drop one round.
Contact me at easton.
The Bristol Green Party and its members are actively involved in many campaigns across the city and further afield.
Easton ward lies to the west of St George and is bounded by the railway line to the west. It includes the communities of Easton, Whitehall and Redfield.