Cricket clubI recently chaired the pre-season residents’ meeting for the Cricket Club. In addition to an account of the stakeholders’ meeting held in January, there was an update from both the Club and HowZat? (the residents’ group).

Whilst concerns about the floodlights have subsided (subject to things remaining within the usage management plan), there were points raised on a range of issues including traffic, parking, anti-social behaviour, litter, noise, stewarding and more.

HowZat? have posted the notes (agreed with the Club) on their website so I won’t repeat that here, but I do want to reiterate who to contact if you experience any issues on matchdays:

  • Obstructive/illegal parking -; Police: 101 (call the Club too for large matches with police attendance: 0117 910 8000)
  • Other parking issues -; Council Parking services:
  • Serious traffic issues -; Police: 101
  • Anti-social behaviour -; Police: 101 (non-serious) / 999 (serious)
  • Light from the floodlights (nuisance levels only) -; Council pollution control:
  • Noise (nuisance levels only) -; Club: 0117 910 8000 / Council pollution control (if not resolved by contacting the Club):
  • Other problems where you need to contact the club immediately / non-matchday problems -; Club: 0117 910 8000 / 07770 541799 (security guard after hours)

It’s also useful if you inform myself and/or HowZat? if you need to contact any of the above so we can track the issues.

I’ve had only good reports so far of last week’s international match, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come for the season ahead.

It promises to be a great summer of sport in Bristol, and not only for cricket. This year Bristol is Europe’s City of Sport -; you can find out more about what’s going on here:

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