Category Archives: Transport

A Christmas Gift For You

More news buried in the depths of Christmas . .. It looks like Bristol City FC have submitted their revised planning application for their new stadium to meet the requirements of the planning committee meeting back in November: The covering … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bristol, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, Local government, Planning, Politics, Southville, Transport, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , , | There are 6 comments

The Copenhagen mystery

That pitifully thick Clifton Tory-in-disguise that calls herself the leader of this city, Barbara Janke, gave a pitifully thick explanation for flying to Copenhagen to save the planet by doing her Christmas shopping – along with two colleagues, between them … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Bristol, Bristol West, Environment, Global warming, Green Capital, Lib Dems, Local government, Politics, Transport, Twitter | Tagged , , , | There are 7 comments

"Six in bits"? Greenbelt grab nodded through with barely a wimper

Bristol City Football Club are to get a new stadium on the city’s greenbelt at Ashton Vale after councillors voted 7-2 in favour of the controversial development last night. At a very long meeting featuring a very short debate – … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bristol, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, Lib Dems, Local government, Merchant Venturers, Planning, Politics, Transport, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | There are 63 comments

Ring-a-ring-a-roadsies

Today’s Cancer provided an uncritical platform for editor Mike Norton’s wealthy mates to make their latest announcement about what we are being asked to call the ‘South Bristol Link’. For starters, this is quite possibly the world’s most pathetically inept … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol Evening Post, Bristol South, Developments, Economy, Environment, Local government, Merchant Venturers, Planning, Politics, Transport, WESP | Tagged , , , , , , | There are 164 comments

"I’m ten years younger, two stone heavier, and I haven’t had my nuts taken off by academia"

A list of great literary feuds would be a long one. They’re all at it aren’t they? Who can forget Salman “somewhere in Las Vegas there’s probably a male prostitute called ‘John Updike’” Rushdie? The effervescing Barnes vs Amis relationship … Continue reading

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Certainly not spelling city are we?

Posted in Bristol, Cycling City, Environment, Local government, South Gloucestershire, Transport | | There are 10 comments

City council: filling their boots but not emptying the bins

Fancy that! Bristol City Council is predictably sitting on its hands doing nowt to support their own bin men asking for less than twenty quid a week extra in their pay packets to help feed their families during a recession. … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, CONsultants, Lib Dems, Local government, Politics, Transport | Tagged , , , | There are 7 comments

RTPI

It looks like the city council’s planning officers are off doing whatever the hell they feel like again to help their private developer friends without going to the bother of consulting elected politicians. It says here that the Royal Town … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, CONsultants, Developments, Education, Housing, Local government, Planning, Politics, Transport | Tagged , , | There are 27 comments

Ormondroyd: the interview

Shambolically useless interview with Chief Exec Bum Disease Ormondroyd in this week’s issue of Venue. Unfortunately I’ve left my copy at work so can’t post it in full until tomorrow but mainly the interview’s a study in what happens if … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Congestion charge, Education, Journalism, Local government, Media, Politics, Transport | Tagged , , , | There are 27 comments

RED TROUSERGATE: Bishop proposing multi-million public money favour to ol' Red Trousers!

Despite Bristol City Council officers still quite deliberately failing to take a decision regarding the sale of our protected public park land to developers Square Peg (Blogger passim), the controversial Chocolate Factory development planned on the land at Greenbank is … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol and Bath Railway Path, Bristol East, CONsultants, Developments, Easton, Environment, Housing, Local government, Merchant Venturers, Planning, Politics, Transport | Tagged , , , , | There are 40 comments