Monday, 26 April 2010

South Avenue parking permit clarification

Following a query from a resident of South Avenue, officers have clarified how the parking permit scheme works. South Gloucestershire Council has agreed to issue up to 2 permits to residents to cover their own and visitors' vehicles. The parking permits are not vehicle specific and therefore could be used for either residents or visitors. If two permits are not sufficient a detailed case would need to be made to request an additional permit and it would need to be considered against the level of demand on the rest of the cul-de-sac.

Time to apply for Capital Grants

Local community groups have five weeks from today to apply for the 2010/11 round of Capital Grants. More information on the South Glos website.

Friday, 23 April 2010

General Election candidates hustings in Frampton Cotterell 27th April

All the General Election candidates for the new Thornbury and Yate constutuency will be at the Zion Church, Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell from 7.30 to 9.00 pm on Tuesday 27th April.

Undecided? Want to see the candidates in person? Please come along.

(With many thanks to all who organised this event.)

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Facebook to encourage people to register to vote

The BBC reports that Facebook is working with the Electoral Commission to persuade people to sign up to vote if they're not already on the electoral roll.

Facebook users who visit the site over the weekend will be offered a link to a page that lets them enter details online.

The deadline for voter registration for the 6 May general election is 20 April - later than in previous elections.

It is estimated that more than 3 million potential voters may not be registered.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Polling stations

You will probably have received your polling cards for the forthcoming general election. If you live in the rural part of Dodington Parish, you may have noticed that your polling station is Westerleigh Village Hall, not Wapley Church as it was in the 2007 local elections. There is still time to get a postal vote if that would be easier for you - for more information see the South Glos website.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Steve Webb answers public questions - item in The Independent

The NHS, dealing with unemployment, cutting the deficit - Steve responds to an interesting range of questions from readers of The Independent:

Read the article here.