Katy Grant and Paula O’Rourke were elected as Councillors in Clifton ward on 6th May. Paula was re-elected after working hard as a Councillor for the past five years – and was also selected as the Green Group leader.
This came as part of a stunning ‘Green Surge’ across the city, bringing the number of Green Party Councillors in Bristol City Council to 24 – the same as held by Labour.
Katy and Paula would like to thank all those who voted for them, and to assure every resident in the ward that they will do their best to represent your views, and bring improvements in air quality, clean streets, and community well-being. They will also push for Bristol to realize its commitments to the climate emergency.
Clifton is varied: there is prosperity, but there is also social housing in the ward and an elderly population who need facilities maintained, such as bus routes and library services.
There are important problems that still need to be addressed, including air quality, congestion, parking and graffiti. One of the biggest challenges facing us is the closure of the Zoo, and the campaign to ensure that the legacy for Clifton is a benefit to the ward, and to the whole of Bristol.
And beyond the ward, Clifton needs Councillors who will be their champions on the bigger issues which affect them, such as the Western Harbour development, the promotion of pedestrianization and active transport.
Your councillors are currently supporting timed traffic closure of the eastern end of Princess Victoria Street. This decision is based on the results of a consultation that took place last winter.