Jaime Breitnauer and Bianca Rossetti
Candidates for Bishopsworth Ward May 2021
Jaime lives in Ashton Vale and usually spends a lot of time in Bishopsworth at Manor Woods and the Zion Centre. She is passionate about sustainable development, community consultation, safer streets and SEN education.
Bianca lives in Bishopsworth and is active in community engagement activities such as local litter picks and social groups, as well as advocating for better cycling infrastructure and fully accessible green spaces.
If elected, they would campaign to protect local assets such as the library and children’s centre, work to improve air quality, and propose improvements to streets and roads, public transport, and post-16 education.
We have seen an incredible response from the local community, with many residents in Bishopsworth and neighbouring wards volunteering to support those affected by the pandemic. The local Labour councillor candidates set up the BS13 COVID-19 response Facebook group, which facilitated vital neighbourhood support such as help with shopping and prescription collection, as well as donations to food banks and other charities. We’ve also had fantastic turnouts at our fortnightly litter picks, which have improved the green spaces that have become invaluable during lockdown.
Sadly, food insecurity is on the rise and we are aware of the high level of poverty in the south of Bishopsworth and neighbouring Hartcliffe affecting people’s ability to buy and cook nutritious food. The National Food Service has been delivering homemade frozen meals to people across the city, reaching almost 2,000 people in South Bristol alone at its peak. The NFS is rooted in socialist principles of eradicating hunger and social isolation, with the long-term vision of becoming a public service. Once it is safe to do so, they hope to start hosting low-cost community dining events. Heart of BS13 have also been providing meals to those in need, and are now offering free recipe boxes including their own locally grown produce, complemented by an online cookery club. Neither service is means tested.
Over the next few months, ‘From My Window’ will be organising window art trails to bring joy to the local community as the nights get darker and we continue to socially distance. See their Facebook page for inspiration and upcoming dates.