Category Archives: Transport

Kate Pollard

Sad news arrives that Totterdown community activist/whirlwind Kate Pollard died in hospital in Sydney on January 2nd after a long fight against cancer. Kate died with her family in Australia, which is where she wanted to be. Kate will be … Continue reading

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BRT: York notes

Private Eye’s ‘Dr B Ching’ has been taking a look at First Group’s ftr (which stands for “future” public transport!) bendy buses that have been operating in York since 2006. The system is very similar to the bendy bus BRT … Continue reading

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RED TROUSER GATE: the Cabinet questions

Here’s the answers to Ashley Fox’s questions to Cabinet on Thursday regarding the Railway Path land sell-off. The Blogger’s comments are in red. It’s certainly a fascinating insight into the quality of governance we’re getting: Questions from Councillor Ashley Fox … Continue reading

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You decide: should Kerry McCarthy MP kick the Director of First Bristol in the bollocks?

Bristol East MP, Kerry McCarthy has just announced on her blog that she’s “seeing Mr First Bus tomorrow, with Dawn Primarolo”. I assume she means this week’s Managing Director of First Bristol – our excremental bus provider – Justin Davies. … Continue reading

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RED TROUSER GATE: If Bristol City Council made lager …

If there’s ever a competition to find the crappest investigation in the world. Ever. Then Bristol City Council should enter their Complaints Manager, Tim Sheppard’s absolutely pathetic attempt to investigate the circumstances of the sale of Railway Path land at … Continue reading

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City of green syphilis

by Keren Suchecki Bristol has been named the only UK city short-listed for the European Green Capital award – news met with utter incredulity by most residents. Bristol used its much-waved parks and green spaces strategy to bolster its bid. … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Environment, European Green Capital Award, Global warming, Local government, Politics, Recycling, Temple Meads, The Centre, Transport | Tagged , , | There are 17 comments

RED TROUSER GATE: Council contradicts itself within 2 minutes

A Bristol City Council spokeswoman said: “The developer of the chocolate factory is negotiating with the council, which is finalising an in-principle agreement to sell a small strip of land so that some houses could be accessed by bikes from … Continue reading

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This greenwashed and unpleasant land

If you’re at a loose end tomorrow you might like to pop down the Watershed where for a hundred fifty quid you can attend ‘This green and pleasant land: a one day conference’. It’s nothing less than “a candid look … Continue reading

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RED TROUSER GATE: local government policy and democracy: a post structuralist interpretive approach

Time to return to the council’s latest response to Vowlsie’s complaint. Having had to cave in to the inevitable and admit the Railway Path land is covered by the Parks and Green Spaces Strategy as the Blogger pointed out over … Continue reading

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RED TROUSER GATE: whose land is it anyway?

Among the many treasures to be found in the council’s FoI release on the Railway Path land sell-off are some emails that reveal the huge influence of Square Peg’s large corporate agents – such as solicitors Davies and Partners and … Continue reading

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