Tackling the housing crisis, improving public transport and making the area cleaner and greener will be Mark Brain, Helen Holland and Paul Goggin’s priorities if they are elected councillors in local elections on May 5.
The three candidates for Hartcliffe and Withywood have been writing to residents of the ward to let them know some of the biggest issues they want to address:
* Tackling the housing crisis - getting more affordable homes built so the Council waiting list comes down
* Making sure that the long-awaited Hartcliffe Way Recycling Centre gets opened and recycling for flats is improved
* Ensuring residents get a cleaner greener Hartcliffe and Withywood, with real action on fly-tipping, litter and dog mess, and action on parks and green spaces
* Boosting public transport by working to bring back the 36, to make the 75 and 76 more reliable, and supporting community transport
* Working to improve facilities for young people, giving them a real say in services they use, and a real stake in the future of the area
“Hartcliffe and Withywood is a great place and we want to see it thrive and improve,” they say.
Mark Brain and Helen Holland have a long record of working for the area as councillors.
“Together, we have worked with hundreds of local people who have brought their problems to us at our regular advice surgery sessions, three Saturdays of every month, all year round,” they say. “We are active members of Dundry View Neighbourhood Partnership, working with residents’ groups to improve our area, and sit on school governing bodies, making sure we get the best for children in our community.”
Now they want to work with Labour’s third candidate for councillor in Hartcliffe and Withywood, Paul Goggin, to ensure that local people have a strong voice on Bristol City Council.
Mark, Helen and Paul are standing in the city-wide local elections on May 5. In the same elections you can vote for Labour’s candidate for Mayor, Marvin Rees, and the Party’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner Kerry Barker.
Click here to see "Our Bristol Plan" - the Labour Manifesto for the coming elections.