For several months, Nicholas Coombes has been challenging the Labour council administration on the residents’ parking permit fiasco. Permit users have been caught out by the introduction to digital permits, with no consultation, and the refusal to send renewal reminders. Frustrated that no one at the council is listening to them, many Clifton residents have got in touch with Nicholas to tell him their experiences.
I believe this is the right time to plan ahead - for a better future for our neighbourhood heart. Could it be more a place than a road - reducing the effects from traffic and creating more balanced, positive well-being?
‘The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.'
This is part of the preamble to the constitution of the Liberal Democrats and the reason so many of us were angry this week when MPs at Westminster voted not to offer free school meals to vulnerable children during the school holidays.
Andrew Vanrey, Lib Dem candidate for Brislington West, said, ‘As a recipient of free school meals when I was younger, I know what a difference it made to my mum, who was struggling to raise three kids on her own’. Jos added, ‘It’s truly shocking that in the 21st century, we still have millions of children living in food poverty’.
Following the reckless vote in Parliament, the Bristol Liberal Democrats wrote to Mayor Marvin Rees imploring him to explore the possibility of Bristol City Council paying for free school meals for poorer families instead.
'Both Crispins Fish & Chips and The Loddeka have pledged to support those eligible for free school meals. Thank you'