We'll work with the community and empower residents to make the changes we need Joe Rayment and Eileen Means
Joe Rayment and Eileen Means

Eileen Means and Joe Rayment, Labour candidates for Bishopston & Ashley Down, have announced that if they are elected, they will establish the Bishopston & Ashley Down Roads Commission in the first 6 months after their election.

The commission will be made up of Eileen and Joe, campaigners, local residents and businesses. It will have a broad remit to look at:

  • Parking, including lack of parking, pavement parking and dangerous parking
  • Air quality
  • Road safety
  • Rat-running
  • Narrow roads with few or no passing places

Eileen and Joe have already been talking to residents about these issues and have surveyed residents about Liveable Neighbourhoods. Over 80% of residents supported having Liveable Neighbourhoods in Bishopston & Ashley Down, but others raised some concerns that should be looked at carefully.

The Bishopston & Ashley Down Roads Commission will consider Liveable Neighbourhoods among other ideas such as:

  • Resident Parking Zones
  • Placement of double yellow lines
  • One-way streets
  • Preventing obstructive pavement parking
  • Any other ideas suggested by residents

The commission will report back to all residents for a consultation before finalising their recommendations in 2022. Eileen and Joe will then have a solid foundation to lobby the Mayor and Cabinet Member for Transport for the changes to roads in Bishopston & Ashley Down that residents want.

This will work alongside Labour’s ambitious plans for mass transit and active travel, including the opening of Ashley Down station in 2023, improved bus services and better walking and cycling options.

Eileen and Joe are experienced councillors who know how to get things done, and are excited to start work on this commission on day one if they are elected.

Vital to the success of the commission will be having a strong, united team in Bishopston & Ashley Down. Remember to use both of your votes in the council elections on 6 May, and to vote for Eileen Means and Joe Rayment.

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