Bristol’s Green councillors fully support the concept of Liveable Neighbourhoods and specifically the East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood (EBLN) trial scheme.
We believe in bringing everybody in the community with us and there are some residents in Barton Hill that are not behind the current plans.
The Labour administration agreed to changes in design in July and has not published them. Requests by residents for a workshop to fully co-design the scheme have been dismissed as impractical.
Our local councillor Yassin Mohamud has been working hard for months to support the process, holding meetings and ensuring residents’ views are heard. Meanwhile, Lawrence Hill’s Labour councillor has been missing in action – absent from the entire process.
It’s the Labour administration which is in charge of this process. They have repeatedly delayed their own scheme and failed to follow up on promises. For them to try and blame a local councillor for their mismanagement is cowardly and hypocritical.
We want the EBLN to succeed, but currently Bristol’s Labour administration appear to be setting it up to fail.