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- 24 August 2017
People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, equal rights and conflict resolution for some of society’s most vulnerable groups. www.postcodetrust.org.uk • Postcode Local Trust supports wildlife, sustainability, play areas and green spaces. www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk • Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes. www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk
- 23 August 2017
I will be there to support the Rally For Bristol on Saturday the 9th, which Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol has organised to demand that our city gets the funding it needs from the Government. Bristol is the only city outside of London that makes a net contribution to the Treasury, and yet time after time it is overlooked by the Government. Cities are at breaking point when it comes to providing services, and too often problems which would have been combatted by preventative measures, which have now been cut, end up costing us more. For 7 years we’ve had a Government hell-bent on implementing austerity, and by their own measure of success this hasn’t worked. Initially the deficit was promised to be eliminated by 2015, and then by 2020, and now it emerges it will only finally be closed by 2026. The Government can’t grow an economy through cuts; it needs to invest to create the jobs, skills and opportunity our country needs. I urge you to join me and many others on September the 9th to s
- 22 August 2017
Today I resigned from the University of Bath’s Court in protest at the high salaries of their senior staff, with their Vice-Chancellor earning nearly half a million pounds. At a time where students are facing increasing financial pressure, with many leaving university with debts of over £60,000, paying higher interest than before, and having to spend the next 30 years of their life working to pay it off, I do not believe that this can be justified. I support Lord Andrew Adonis’ recent campaign around pay and governance of Higher Education institutions, and believe that the current structure of university funding is unsustainable. Such huge salary increases at the very top, whilst students and academic staff bear the burden of austerity measures, are wrong.
- 18 August 2017
I am sad to learn of the news of the death of George Zographou, an 18 year old student of St Brendan’s College, after contracting Meningitis. Meningitis has been on the increase recently, particularly for young people and students. I hope people will make themselves aware of the symptoms of Meningitis, and consider vaccination. A vaccine for strains ACWY of the disease is being offered on the NHS to 13 – 18 year olds and new university students, but whether you fit this category or not I encourage you to look at the possibility of getting vaccinated.
- 18 August 2017
I would like to extend a huge congratulations to all A-level pupils in Bristol East who received their results yesterday. Whether you exceeded your expectations, hit your target grades, or didn’t do as well as you would have liked, you should be very proud of all you have achieved. Whatever your plans are for the future – university, an apprenticeship, or a well-deserved break - I wish you all the best with the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
- 14 August 2017
The Lamplighters are looking for support to gain £10,000 of funding for their brilliant community project
- 14 August 2017
I am supporting the 10:10 Campaign calling for greater electrification of our trains; the Government is being incredibly short-sighted by not deciding not to modernise our rail network. Electric trains are better for our environment as they don't give out the pollution of the current diesel engines. They are also quicker and more reliable, offering a better service to passengers.
- 12 August 2017
Kerry has recently been in contact with Bristol Dementia Services, who have produced a film in 6 languages (Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese, Somali, Polish and English) to help raise awareness around dementia diagnoses.
- 12 August 2017
Innovative thinking, like the launch of the bio-gas bus, is a necessary step we must take in order to reduce air pollution in Bristol.
- 11 August 2017
Whether it's reading for pleasure or for learning, access to books is important for all of us, and libraries play a crucial part in this. Wick Road Library also functions as a community space where people living in Brislington can come together and socialise, or use the computers if they don't have one at home
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