Some of the fantastic residents of Briavels Grove, Maycliffe Park and Milverton Gardens got fed up with their inability to cross the road safely at the top of Ashley Hill (near the railway bridge). This is a main route to school for many parents and children and the traffic isn’t made to stop for pedestrians. You can often be waiting for five minutes for a vehicle to kindly let you over to the traffic island in the middle of the road, and then maybe another five minutes to get all the way across!
So, these residents said enough was enough. They put a petition together, took their case to the local councillors and the neighbourhood partnership, and won support from people across the community in the form of THOUSANDS of petition signatures, presented to the cabinet member for transport on a sunny day in summer 2012 (see picture).
Unfortunately, the council still hasn’t put in a safe crossing that forces the traffic to stop – despite verbal commitments and a fair bit of chasing up. Hopefully this work will happen sooner, rather than later.
The Bristol Green Party and its members are actively involved in many campaigns across the city and further afield.
Rob Telford, Ex-Councillor for Ashley
Free cashpoint for Mina Road
The provision of free cash point facilities in some low income areas of Bristol is not great.