Agenda and draft minutes

Central, Clifton and Harbourside Neighbourhood Partnership
Tuesday, 13th June, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: City Hall

Contact: Lucy Fleming 

No. Item


Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information


Fraser Bridgeford, Chair, welcomed those present and introductions were made.



Apologies for Absence and Substitutions


Apologies were received from Sally Silverman.



Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.


Please note that the Register of Interests is available at


Any declarations of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.



There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 257 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

Additional documents:


The minutes were agreed to be a correct record subject to


·         Jane Phillips to be added to the attendees

·         Maggie Shapland to be included in the apologies

·         Page 3 – that ‘The Nitty Gritty request for funding was not ward.’ be replaced with ‘The Nitty Gritty request for funding was not awarded.’ 

·         Page 4 – That ‘guardian’ be replaced with ‘garden.’



Public Forum

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item

Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-


Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on Monday 12th June 2017.



One public forum statement was received from Councillor Clive Stevens and Councillor Carla Denyer in respect of the bike racks outside Clifton Lido, a copy of which can be found in the minute book.



N P Co-ordinator's Report pdf icon PDF 641 KB

Presenting Officer Andrw McGrath.

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Following a brief introduction from the Area Co-ordinator the Partnership went on to consider and comment as follows;


  • At the last meeting £100k had been awarded to the Creative Youth Network to support the refurbishment of the former Magistrates’ Courts.  Legal advice had subsequently been received advising that the monies would not be released until match funding had been received from Heritage Lottery.  The Neighbourhood Committee unanimously ratified this.  It was also noted that the amount had been inaccurately recorded in the report as ‘£100,00’ which should be ‘£100,000.’
  • The CIL funding decision in respect of Old Market Roundabout would be deferred until the new process for awarding monies had been agreed (now that the Neighbourhood Committees would be replaced by another mechanism).
  • St Johns Road Lighting Project had been awarded £36,381.20 at the previous meeting, with the expectation that the remaining funding needed to be provided from other sources.  Following the meeting, Bristol City Council had agreed to meet the additional costs.


Spending Decisions – see section 5 of the report;


The Neighbourhood Committee considered several funding applications.  Details as follows;


 5.1  Quote for Central area NP-Greening walls – Incredible Edible


The Committee agreed to the funding application detailed below;


Design work and printing                                                                                           £300

Community workshops                                                                                               £600 (pays facilitator)

Plants                                                                                                                          £2500

Construction of planters to trial in places where there  is no soil to plant into         £1000            

Compost and sundries                                                                                                £900


Total Request =                      £6000


 Unanimously approved


5.2 Sikh Remembrance Garden


Members noted that the request was for £10,000, however, following some discussion the Committee agreed to increase this to £17,500 (subject to the remaining funding being identified and there being no legal objection) on the following grounds;


  • The total estimated amount needed to complete the project was in the region of £70k. 
  • It was appropriate to support a new memorial in the city, particularly as it was non-Christian.
  • The Remembrance Garden would be of national interest and would potentially attract new visitors to the city.


Unanimously approved


5.3  Bike Racks Outside the Clifton Lido


Councillor Clive Stevens presented the Committee with three options for the bike racks.  The Neighbourhood Committee agreed that £6,000 could be allocated to the scheme for the following reasons;


  • The location of the bike racks must not impede access for wheelchair and pushchair users.
  • It was not appropriate for the Council to fund anything more than basic facilities (costing circa £6,000) but if something more aesthetically pleasing was required local businesses should be asked to contribute.  The Victoria Public House had indicated that they may be able to contribute around £3K, although the Clifton Lido had declined.  If the more expensive option was selected the Tree Forum would show their support by supplying a new tree for the area.
  • If the decision was made quickly any necessary Traffic Regulation Orders related to the bike racks could be included with the one that would shortly be submitted for the Residents’ Parking Scheme.


Unanimously approved


5.4  Spring Hill Steps – handrail improvements


The Committee agreed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.


Environment Sub Group Updates


The Partnership were advised that the Sub Group would continue to manage the Tree Planting Plan and had recently agreed to provide two new trees in the centre of Broadmead.   New suggestions for tree sites would be welcomed.



Traffic and Transport Sub Group Update


It was noted that a new Chair was needed for the Sub Group and agreed that a note would be issued to the Neighbourhood Partnership members to seek nominations.



Future of N P - Discussion


The Partnership were advised that as part of the city wide review of Neighbourhood Partnerships there would be changes to the amount of support available going forward.  Consultation on the proposals had recently commenced, however, the proposal was that the limited resources available would be directed where most needed. 


Each Neighbourhood Partnership had been given a RAG (red, amber, green) rating according to its support needs, with the Central, Clifton and Harbourside NP been rated as ‘green’ meaning all support would cease on 1st September 17. 


Members noted the proposals and agreed that the Clifton Central and Hotwells Neighbourhood Partnership would continue and that they would arrange the next meeting to take place in September 17.  Andrew McGrath confirmed that he would remain the lead officer to assist with queries during the transition period.

The Partnership asked that a vote of thanks for recorded for Fraser Bridgeford for his excellent chairmanship.



Any Other Business


There was no any other business.


Meeting ended at 8.13 pm


CHAIR  __________________