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Kerry McCarthy MP:
Proposal for one-way system on Stoke Lane
I am very concerned by proposals to make Stoke Lane in Stapleton one-way from 24th April for 12 months. Traffic is already a significant problem in the area, and this proposal will only make the situation worse.

I have also been told by numerous residents that, contrary to what the contractor has claimed, they have received no letters about the proposed one-way system in recent weeks, despite the untold disruption these plans would cause.

Stapleton has already suffered due to MetroBus due to the loss of the allotments there, despite the fact that the scheme will do little to benefit local people, with the bus not stopping anywhere in east Bristol at all.

I have already been in contact with the Council and MetroBus in recent months about inadequate road cleaning around the construction site, and problems caused by temporary traffic lights on and near to Stoke Lane.

Please sign this petition, which calls for Alun Griffiths to reconsider its proposals to make Stoke Lane one-way. You can find more information about the proposed one-way system on Stoke Lane here.

Stoke Lane

Kerry McCarthy MP: Proposal for one-way system on Stoke Lane

Kerry McCarthy MP: Please see below for an article from the Bristol Post which came out of my recent attendance of an Anthony Nolan event in Parliament.

I was shocked to see the difference between the number of stem cell donors in east Bristol when compared with neighbouring areas.  I really hope more people will come forward to be on Anhony Nolan's register of potential lifesavers.

http://m.bristolpost.co.uk/MP-shocked-lack-stem-cell-donors-Bristol-East/story-28964885-detail/story.html

Anthony Nolan campaign

Kerry McCarthy MP: Please see below for an article from the Bristol Post which came out of my recent attendance of an Anthony Nolan event in Parliament.

Kerry McCarthy MP: On Saturday, I held a community meeting about reopening St Anne's Park railway station. This was attended by Cllrs Mike Wollacott, Mike Langley, Eileen Means, and Steve Pearce.

It was great to have such a fantastic turnout at Saturday's meeting, with about seventy people in attendance. There is clearly a lot of enthusiasm in the local community for the idea of reopening St Anne's Park station.

Brislington is very poorly served by public transport links, with the only option for many people being unreliable bus services like the number 36. In general, east Bristol has benefited little from recent transport infrastructure investment, which has led to high levels of private car use - and therefore congestion - in many areas.

In light of this, there is a strong traffic and environmental case for St Anne's Park to be reopened, as well as ensuring areas like Brislington and St George are properly connected to areas of employment.

At the meeting, there were some concerns raised about possible parking problems if the proposals move forward. We will be keeping these issues in mind in the future.

The next stage will be collecting the 3,500 signatures required to secure a debate on St Anne's Park station at a full Council meeting. This will help to put the community and business case to Network Rail for the station's reopening.

If you live in Bristol and want to sign the petition online, you can do so here.

St Annes Park Station

Kerry McCarthy MP: On Saturday, I held a community meeting about reopening St Anne's Park railway station. This was attended by Cllrs Mike Wollacott, Mike Langley, Eileen Means, and Steve Pearce....

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