Celia Phipps and Mark Bradshaw
Candidates for Bedminster Ward May 2021
Celia: “I have represented Bedminster ward since 2015 and love this area of Bristol, having lived and worked here for over 30 years. I am a retired Health Visitor and have an interest in areas having a direct impact on people, in particular Health and Wellbeing. I value the role of local community organisations and individuals working together in partnership to improve local amenities, green spaces and the environment.”
Mark: “I have represented Bedminster since 2006 and live locally. I’ve helped to deliver new transport infrastructure and services across Bristol. Working with residents, we won funding to improve children’s play and safety in local green spaces. As Chair of Way Out West, the survival of local high streets is very important to me. Working with Celia, we’ve ensured BS3 residents have priority over many of the new affordable to rent homes being built in our area.”
Obstructive parking blocks access for the emergency services and residents so we agreed that most of the junctions along Duckmoor/Luckwell Roads would get double yellow lining and replacement pedestrian islands would be installed. However, the delay to get this work done has been deeply frustrating and we’ll keep pressing this to be completed. There have been several surveys asking about concerns with parking and traffic and from the results it’s clear that Bedminster people want action, particularly on matchday parking and junction protection.
Bedminster values the role of local Volunteers, many of whom have been delivering cards for the BS3 Community Covid-19 Response Group. We continue to work with local organisations, including Action Greater Bedminster, to improve amenities and the neighbourhood in general, including local high streets.