Local Green Party campaigner Tessa Fitzjohn was elected Councillor for Bedminster Ward on 6th May as part of a Green surge that saw the party become the joint largest on Council.
The Green Party more than doubled its councillors in Bristol South in this election, electing 5 new Greens, as part of a city-wide surge in support.
Tessa said, “The pandemic has shown us the importance of community, parks and green spaces, and good local facilities. As your Councillor, I want to help make our homes and streets safer, quieter and healthier. This means creating safe spaces for children to play and making more room for outdoor seating and planters.”
It also means establishing closer relationships with the police, youth groups, businesses and schools to create opportunities for young people and to improve the local economy. Recognising the importance of our parks and green spaces to our mental health, I will be working to ensure that any new developments prioritise biodiversity, public access and protection for wildlife.”
Tessa will hold monthly surgeries across the ward. Find our more on our Facebook page – GreenBedminster