Like many, the Bristol Central Liberal Democrats are extremely concerned about the issue of air quality in our ward. Particle pollution within Central has often exceeded safety levels outlined by both the European Union and the World Health Organisation. While the powers and services of local government to mitigate this kind of pollution caused by private transport are modest, it has far more scope to do so in terms of public transport.
Under the current Labour administration, we have seen a dramatic cut in the council’s provision of public toilets citywide. There are now more former public toilets in Bristol than open public toilets. Central Ward has been disproportionately hit by this wave of cuts. In response to criticism of the scale of these cuts, Bristol City Council introduced the Community Toilets Scheme (CTS). This is a voluntary initiative for local businesses (namely bars and restaurants), to provide the public with access to their toilet facilities.
“Both Jos and Andrew are Brislington residents and are concerned about our environment.”
While everyone at the moment is rightly concerned with Covid, we are currently in a climate and ecological emergency and we want to understand the views of local residents on a range of local issues.
The environment is very close to our hearts, especially in Brislington where we both live, which is why we are: