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Where to go to get some more ideas for what next

The pros of city living include existing friendship network, known travel routes, nearby facilities. Cons are less privacy away from others, more compromise needed, less restful.

Maybe some cat conversations about what to do, will help.

Party People Like to Party All Night Long

people enjoying the concert
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It’s Wednesday 27th July, I’m due at the City Hall of Bristol City Council to make my representation for the disruption caused by local Lakota night club.

First round, each side is offered a chance to speak.

Then the council members had to decide whether to go to a full review. Coffee was ordered, perhaps it wasn’t going to over quickly…

The committee decided to go for a full review.

Again the for and against side of the license agreement for the club had their slots to speak.

Then a councillor wanted to ask more questions, to clarify various things I and they said.

Although he seemed to be asking questions which seemed ‘good cop’ then ‘bad cop’.

Like in a job interview when you don’t get the job because you were under-qualified.

Whats worse drink spiking or laughing gas???

I wasn’t sure how much to add a reply, and a back and forth response was frowned upon by the councillor sitting opposite me. It wasn’t clear who was chair, and the councillor seemed to derail the meeting with …. drinks spiking topics.

Evidence from the neighbourhoods team, 9 other resident complaints. However residents had dropped out of the complaints process.

The lawyer for Lakota kept saying how without police evidence this meeting shouldn’t be happening.

Scroll back on my phone to the links for young people who died with overdoses and the assaults that happened inside the club.

After 5 hours, the club seemed to have escaped further restrictions. The councillor whose friend had their drink spiked, decided to extend their license so people can drink outside too.

Maybe the most satisfying aspect of the meeting was the length of time we all had to spend going over noise level monitors and CCTV. Look at the laughing gas industry sitting on their doorstep.

For further news articles on late night licensing and anti social behaviour please see this Bristol World link.

https://www.bristolworld.com/news/putting-petrol-to-the-fire-fears-raised-over-late-night-takeaway-plans-next-to-turbo-island-in-stokes-croft-3839201

Colston and Chips

It’s difficult to be a tourist in your own city, I managed it, by visiting the MShed and seeing Colston lying down in the MShed warehouse.

Returning home from work I saw the car park with it’s twisting down lanes. It made me think of the clean air zone. It’s coming soon, was supposed to be summer, now it’s November.

The M32 motorway junction one is included. If you have a non compliant car and travel into the shopping centre or for restaurants and other entertainment you’ll have to pay £7 per day.

I remember once, I was asked on a date whilst traveling down the spirally loop in a car.

I try not to depend on cars, I find them sources of conflict. When I had one, I found the garage used to charge me too much. And I accidentally knocked a car in the car park, and that incident cost me my no claims record.

Sometimes I feel sorry for myself, back then, being young and a woman, having had these difficulties managing responsibility. Then feeling I was I fleeced by the garage and the car owner who claimed too much on his part, for a small scrape.