Agenda item

Public Forum (Public Petitions, Statements and Questions)

Public forum items from members of the public who live or work in Bristol can be about any matter the Council is responsible for or which directly affects the city.  Submissions will be treated in order of receipt and as many people shall be called upon as is possible within the time allowed within the meeting (normally 30 minutes).

 

Further rules can be found within our Council Procedure Rules within the Constitution.

 

Please note that the following deadlines apply to this meeting:

a. Public petitions and statements: Petitions and written statements must be received two working days prior to the meeting - by 12 noon on Friday 3rd December 2021 at latest. One written statement per member of the public is permitted.

 

b. Public questions: Written public questions must be received three clear working days prior to the meeting - by 5pm on Wednesday 1st December 2021 at latest. A maximum of 2 questions per member of the public is permitted. Questions should be addressed to the Mayor or relevant Cabinet Member.

 

c. Members of the public who wish to present their public forum in person during the meeting are asked to register their intent to attend by midday on Friday 3rd December 2021. This would help plan for covid secure measures within the meeting room and Council building.

 

Public forum items should be e-mailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

 

Please note that members of the press and public may be asked to watch the meeting on a screen in another room due to the maximum capacity of the venue. Those who registered their intention to attend for public forum will be prioritised for the meeting room public gallery.

Minutes:

Public Petitions:

There were two public petitions received which were referred to the Mayor for his consideration and response.

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PP01

Adblock Bristol

Screened Out: Time’s up for the M32 billbords

PP02

Jackie Walkden

Put Pressure on Avon Pension Fund to divest

 

Public Statements:

The Full Council received and noted the following statements (which were also referred to the mayor for his consideration/information):

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PS01

Andy Akerman

Scrap the Mayor

PS02

Robert Clarke

Mayor Referendum

PS03

Barry Cash

Bristol Energy

PS04

Melvin Gibbon

Scrap the Mayor

PS05

Josephine Robinson

 

Climate Emergency -Bristol First City in Europe To Endorse The Plant Based Treaty

PS06

Lin Dyer

Mayoral Referendum

PS07

Paul Readings

Scrap the Mayor

PS08

Paul Clements

Removal of the post of Mayor

PS09

Terry Wilson

Mayor removal

PS10

Gillian Shire

Bristol Mayor

PS11

Anne Nock

Referendum to abolish the position of Mayor

PS12

Colin Spring

Scrap The Mayor

PS13

Ken Davies

Abolition of the Bristol Mayor

PS14

Mick O'Neill-Duff

Supporting a motion to scrap the Mayor

PS15

Katherine Martin

Hold a Referendum on Having a Mayor

PS16

Diane Moore

Get Rid of the Post of Bristol Mayor

PS17

Anita Collins

Abolishing the position of Bristol Mayor

PS18

Trev Smith

Never wanted a Mayor

PS19

Colin Ricks

The Position of Bristol Mayor

PS20

Ron Gillard

Bristol Mayor

PS21

Margaret Ricks

Bristol Mayor

PS22

Michael Spencer

Post of elected mayor of Bristol

PS23

Geoff Farmer

Mayor Referundum

PS24

Nick Woon

Scrapping the mayor role

PS25

Helen Tavener

Supporting the Referendum to Abolish the Position of Mayor

PS26

Andy Hunt

Mayoral Referendum

PS27

Bob Nicholls

M32 digital hoardings

PS28

Teresa Mills

Referendum on Bristol Lord Major

PS29

Jenny James

Mayor

PS30

David Redgewell

Transport Services

PS31

Charlotte Gage

M32 digital advertising screens

PS32

Ian Pratt

Scrap the Mayor

PS33

Janet Grimes

Climate Emergency

PS34

David Ellott

Scrap Bristol Mayor

PS35

Michael Ward

Referendum to abolish Bristol Mayor

PS36

Mat and Deya Mukherjee

M32 screened out campaign

PS37

David Harper

planning consent review for Easton electronic billboards

PS38

Alexandra Geddis

Fossil Fuels Investment

PS39

Nicola Round

M32 digital billboards

PS40

James Durie

Governance of Bristol City Council

PS41

Polly Whight

Digital Advertising Screens in Easton

PS42

Matthew Alborough

Digital Advertising Boards in Easton

PS43

Lex Rigby

M32 Digital Billboards

PS44

Karen Watts

Scrap the Mayor in Bristol

PS45

Deya Mukherjee

M32 Screened Out

PS46

Paul Burke

The Redfield Cinema Proposal

 

Within the time available, statements PS03, PS05, PS30, PS31, PS33 and PS40 were presented by individuals present at the meeting.

 

Public Questions:

The Full Council noted that the following questions had been submitted:

 

Ref No

Name

Title

PQ01

Carolyn Rogers/ Jill Tarlton

Climate Change, Floods and Sea Level rising

PQ02 & PQ03

Nigel Shipley

Bristol Citizen’s Assembly Recommendations

PQ04

Susan Hackett

Historic Harbourside Waterways

PQ05

David Wiley

Closed stores in our High Streets

PQ06

Margaret Edwards

A Clean City

PQ07

David Wiley

Increasing number of flats in the City

PQ08

Matt Gibbs

Consistent RPZ approach in the Southville Ward

PQ09

Ami Pilkington

CAZ

PQ10

Jane Mowl

Caravan and Motorhome Club in Central Bristol

PQ11

Joe Wood

Obstructive and Dangerous Pavement Parking

PQ12

Valerie Harland

Western Harbour Development

PQ13

Dr Claire Gronow

Zero Carbon Transport

PQ14 & PQ15

Suzanne Audrey

Public Forum Questions Process

PQ16

Peter Hughes

Bristol One City Climate Strategy

PQ17 & PQ18

Rob Bryher

Citizen’s Assembly

PQ19 & PQ20

Josephine Robinson

Plant-based Options

PQ21

Alison Allan

Fossil Fuel Exploitation

PQ22 & PQ23

Tom Bosqanet

St Luke’s Pedestrian Crossing

PQ24 & PQ25

Jackie Walkden

Fossil Fuels

PQ26

John Tarlton (Bristol Tree Forum)

Protect greenfield sites from misleading brownfield classification

PQ27 & PQ28

David Redgewell, South West Transport Network

Train Service between Avonmouth and WSM, Consutltation on the Supported Bus Network

PQ29

Anna Dent

Results of Windmill Hill traffic consultation and taking forward Liveable Neighbourhoods strategy

PQ30 & PQ31

Anita Bennett

St Christopher’s School

PQ32

Anna Boulter/ Simon Hobeck

School Crossing Patrol for Hillcrest Primary School

PQ33

Geoff Collard

Disinvest from Fossil Fuels – Avon Pension Fund

PQ34

Friends of Jubilee Pool

Save Jubilee Pool

PQ35

Patrick McAllister

Pension Funds and Fossil Fuels

 

Within the time available, the Mayor responded verbally to questions PQ01, PQ02, PQ03 and PQ04 also responding to supplementary questions.

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