Our Campaign has had an effect. Many thanks to all involved. The Pavilion is now available to book by community groups at £35 per session, £70 per day Monday to Friday and same at weekends. we have already booked the space for Tai Chi starting on 22nd September. The room is also being used for the inaugural meeting of the Hotwells and Harbourside Neighbourhood Partnership on 15th September at 7p.m. We will be giving a presentation of our successes so far.
At a Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting on 29th March, we made our second Public Statement. The Council’s Property Director indicated he would look at giving us preferential rates and allocated times for use of the Harbourside Pavilion. The councillors present supported us fully.
On a very raw day yesterday,5 pm 3rd March 2016, numbers of residents of Harbourside came to meet up with the most amazing cross party selection of supporters, ranging from Natalie Bennett, leader of Green Party England to
Ted Fowler and Geraldine Nicholls of the Labour Party, with labour Councillor Eileen Means in a dual role
Paul Turner UKIP Mayoral Candidate and also resident
Kay Barnard, Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate, Barbara Janke, ex Lib leader of the Council and Mark Wright Cabot Liberal candidate and author of the epetition for use of the Pavilion by the community http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/epetition_core/view/pavillion
Tony Dyer, Green Party Mayoral Candidate, Chris Millman, Green Party candidate for the new Hotwells and Harbourside Ward, Guy Poultney, Green Party, Councillor Carla Denyer, Green Party,John Eccles, Green Party Candidate for Clifton East.
We could have had our very own Hustings, but they were there just to offer support to our campaign. Sally and Judy of the hub were so overwhelmed with thanking and welcoming everyone, that we couldn’t wield our trusty iphone. I even forgot to shake the trusty Pavilion fighting fund tin, that was in the basket…. late donations welcome of any size