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Useful Bristol Contacts..

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Bristol City Council

Main Switchboard 0117 922 2000

Planning General Enquiries 0117 922 3097

Planning Applications can now be seen on
Select Bristol >Search applications.

Also on the Council website .
Select Planning > public access.

You need the application number to search. These are very valuable facilities.
You can study the drawings, take prints, and make comments on-line.
Please copy your comments to RCAS Planning Group!

Parks Department General enquiries 0117 922 3719
Parks is in the Environment and Leisure Department, part of the Neighbourhoods directorate,
under Tracey Morgan

Contracts Manager:
Pete Clark

Community Parks Officer:
Miles Harris (Ground Maintenance)

Highways Department.
To report potholes, damaged pavements, lighting problems etc.
0117 922 3838

Licensing Department.
For queries and complaints about licensed premises.
0117 914 2500.

The Register of Applications is on
search for Licensing.

Refuse and Recycling General enquiries
0117 922 3838.
The City Council website provides full information:
Environment & planning > Recycling, rubbish & waste.
You may check collection dates for your street here.

Complaints about pavement obstruction due to bins left out or misuse of services, etc
0117 922 3838
or email to
You may submit digital pictures of the problem.

Graffiti on street furniture and public property should be reported to the Council on
0117 903 1221
They will inspect and put it on their work schedule.
 If you are on-line you can report Graffiti this way, with a digital picture if you wish.
Go to
community> crime prevention.
You can also report Fly Tipping and Anti-social Behaviour on this website.

Noise pollution
Normal office hours: 0117 922 3810 or 0117 922 3838

Emergencies - out of normal office hours, e.g. noisy parties
0117 922 2050.

This service operates:
Sunday – Tuesday
7.30 pm - Midnight

Wednesday – Thursday
7.30 pm - 1am

Friday – Saturday
7pm - 3.30 am

Bank Holidays
No Service

Whilst every effort will be made to visit you,
a response will be dependent on the demands on the team at the time of your call.
If you cannot call during noise nuisance please report as soon as possible afterwards.

Friends of the Earth

legal advice phone helpline
0808 801 0405

Wednesday evenings
6.30pm - 8.30pm

This advice line deals, for the most part, with planning & other community issues.


West Country CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111
(call is free and your name is not required)

Vehicle theft 08457 234 999
 (to report all vehicle thefts)

Normal daytime calls 0845 456 7000.
Redland Police Station
open weekdays
9am – 6pm

Cotham Beat:

Inspector Dermot Meehan: Neighbourhood Team Inspector
Sergeant Shaun Finn: Neighbourhood Police Team Sergeant
Constable Dave Gill: Neighbourhood Beat Officer
Nadine Horton: Police Community Support Officer

To contact these officers go to

Redland Beat:

Inspector Dermot Meehan: Neighbourhood Team Inspector
Sergeant Shaun Finn: Neighbourhood Police Team Sergeant
Constable Alex Owen: Neighbourhood Beat Officer
Mateusz Borkowski: Police Community Support Officer

To contact any of these officers


If you wish to contact the Universities with any queries or concerns about student household
 the relevant contacts are :

University of Bristol

Nicola Minton, Accommodation Officer
tel 0117 954 5750


Heather Thomas, Community Liaison Manager
tel 0117 328 1366

If you do not know which University is involved, we suggest you contact both.

Bristol City Councillors

Councillors within the Society's membership area

Redland Ward

Sylvia Townsend
0117 903 1997

Fi Hance

Cotham Ward

Neil Harrison
Anthony Negus

Cabot Ward

Dr Mark Wright
0117 914 2559

Alex Woodman
Postal address
The Council House, College Green, BS1 5TR

Email addresses