Tag Archives: Bristol City FC

Official Lib Dem policy: arena on the greenbelt

New year gifts don’t get much more entertaining than this … A copy of the local Lib Dems’ demented effort at producing a fake newspaper – The Bristol Reporter – landed on the doormat yesterday. Containing no less than nine … Continue reading

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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

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Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, new stadium, World Cup, Sainsburys: the battlelines for 2010

With the city’s World Cup bid accepted earlier this week, now might be a useful time to look at what will be happening at the grassroots as we enter 2010. First thing, the phoney war over Sainsburys at the Gate … Continue reading

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More favours to local business from our planning department

Looks like “Dodgy” David Bishop‘s “objective” and “independent” planning department have been using that famous disinterested “quasi-judicial function” of theirs to benefit local business interests on the sly again. One of the more enduring mysteries of the sudden withdrawal of … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes! World Cup costs hit £28m

If we are sucsessful and Bristol is a world cup venue there would be some extra costs as there is for any other event like the Harbour festival etc but the costs are comparatively small especially as it would advertise … Continue reading

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Overheard: slap for a clap

Intellectually-challenged primary school teacher and only person dumb enough to lead that pointless rump of out-of-touch middle class idiots who now make up the remains of Bristol Labour Party, Helen Holland, did what she does best on Wednesday night … … Continue reading

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"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

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"Say yes", "say no", say what you like …

Bristol City FC are ratcheting up their pretty blatant efforts to lobby members of Development Control (South and East) Committee in advance of the crucial stadium planning meeting on Wednesday. They’ve even gone and put together a little ad campaign … Continue reading

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Local media talks otter load-a-bollocks to help wealthy mates

This was a comment posted on Saturday’s ‘Mixed reaction to council backing for new Bristol City stadium bid’ story in the Cancer. It maybe deserves a wider audience as a nice illustration of the kind of tripe they’re printing in … Continue reading

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"Magic money"

Some more from this stadium planning report (pdf): Let’s have a look at page 64 then, which is proving to be a bit of a bone of contention: The Southlands housing and hotel and food and drink uses are proposed … Continue reading

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