|Airport Flyer buses to Bristol
The airport Flyer A1 is changing its route to Bristol. From 28th October the A1 will be operating from the South Bristol Link and the new metrobus guided busway. It will no longer go through Bedminster or Parson St. This bus service charges the same premium fares as the old A1 service, with the same concessions as previously. For the timetable and map see online at <https://www.firstgroup.com/uploads/maps/Bristol_Flyer_A1_WEB.pdf> There is also a new flyer the A2 travelling to Bristol city centre via Bedminster on a similar route to the old A1. The A2 operates every 30 minutes from approximately 3.30am to midnight. This bus is run by First and charges the usual First bus fares. For the timetable and map see online at <https://www.firstgroup.com/uploads/maps/airconnect_A2_Web.pdf>
Blocked Access for Waste Collections
I’m sure we are all pleased about the im-provement in the waste collections, and long may it continue. There are streets over the whole district, including Wrington and Redhill, where Biffa often has difficulty collecting waste because of parked vehicles. NSC is considering bringing in parking restrictions on collection day where this happens. Are you affected by this, or are you causing it? Please think about where you park on your waste collection day.
New North Somerset Council Chief Executive
The new NSC Chief Executive Officer is to be Jo Walker, who will join the Council in the new year. She is currently Strategic Director of Strategic Finance and Support Services at Gloucestershire County Council, where she has worked for 30 years. Her previous experience also includes director of highways, transport and waste, working with partners across health and social care and lobbying for local government funding at a national level.
Proposed Mendip Vale Medical Practice surgery at Smallway
I attended NSC’s Planning & Regulatory meeting on Weds 12t h Sept when the MVMP application was considered for a new surgery on Smallway, nearly opposite the Cadbury garden centre.
The application was deferred for further highway investigations. Councillors did not consider that highway safety and accessibility issues had been addressed sufficiently, and should be the subject of more stringent conditions. Many councillors would like to see a controlled pedestrian crossing at the very least. These conditions had still not been agreed by the MVMP at the P&R meeting in October. The application will be considered again at the P&R meeting in December.