Author Archives: Jon Rogers

About Jon Rogers

Avonmouth GP, Ashley Ward Liberal Democrat councillor, Bristol City Council Cabinet Member for Care and Health and responsibility for Cycling City. Enthusiastic commuter by foot, cycle, train and bus. Car for special occasions!

Improving the city green space

The Parks and Green Space strategy for Bristol has been at least 4 years in development. As a new councillor I went to all party meetings to discuss the principles on which Bristol’s approach to Green Space could be developed … Continue reading

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Dozens of new public toilets?

Bristol Old People’s Forum BOPF have been campaigning for many years for more public toilets in the city. They presented a petition in 2007, against a background of council public toilet closures. Since then more toilets have closed. If we … Continue reading

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Council passes £5m to community to spend

In a move with all party support, Bristol City Cabinet has devolved control of money paid to the council by property developers.  Known as Section 106 money, it has been put under the control of Neighbourhood Partnerships to spend locally. … Continue reading

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Communal bins – solving street problems?

We are always looking for innovative ways to support our community. Here is an idea, common on the continent, working in St Pauls. These residual waste bins and recycling bins have helped clear the streets of wheely bins, black bins … Continue reading

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Dancing the night away

Bristol is well known as the Street Party Capital of England! And of course our Windsor Road Street Party is one of the best! These two revellers pictured dancing the night away to some excellent live music. Bristol is seriously … Continue reading

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Families, friends and time for reflection

Time for reflection with a few days away to celebrate my father in law’s 80th birthday. Sharing time, food, drink and ideas and a chance to catch up, not least with our own four children! Talked about life, love, politics, … Continue reading

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Volunteers to support residents in Care Homes

Privileged to hear a positive and thoughtful contribution from Ken Dolbear at the Care Providers Forum this morning. He described how RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme in the West is setting up a pilot for a project in which trained volunteers will … Continue reading

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