South Glos Council Report
Voi Scooter - Update
Thank you for all those residents who have contacted us in relation to concerns over the parking of Voi scooters. We know that inconsiderate parking has meant pavements being obstructed or blocked, causing visibility issues at junctions and generally making the village look untidy. We are keen to help alleviate some of these concerns and ensure that the benefits of the Voi scooters are balanced with the needs of local residents.
We have received emails from a number of residents in relation to parking zones that are identified within the App but have been causing issues locally. These include at the junction of Beckspool Road/Cleeve Road and Malmains Drive. This does not necessarily mean there is not a need for Voi scooter parking in these areas but some minor changes to the locations might prove beneficial to avoid obstructions. We have, again (having already advised them of the inappropriate nature of these parking areas), reported these concerns to Voi and will continue to work with their team to ensure that appropriate locations are designated within the App.
In the last month or so we have also seen a noticeable increase in the number of Voi scooters that are available at parking locations, which has exacerbated the parking issues discussed above. We have asked Voi to advise whether there has been a strategic decision taken to increase the number of scooters that are available. We will update all residents once a response has been received.We also would like to remind residents that issues with Voi scooters can also be reported at the following website: https://report.voi.com/
Each year, we ask residents for their views before agreeing what our budget and council tax levels will be for the year ahead. We are also consulting on the savings plan we propose putting in place to make sure we have a balanced budget whilst 13 continuing to deliver value for money. We want to hear from as many of you as possible so please complete the survey via the link below. https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/budget23/consultationHome
Community Warm Spaces
Community organisations working to support South Gloucestershire Council residents this winter are invited to apply for the newly launched Community Welcome Spaces Grant. The grant is available to registered community organisations who can provide a free welcome space with hot drinks. You can apply if you are a voluntary or community organisation, a charitable or social enterprise, or a town or parish council. Grants will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Find out more and to apply online at: https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/community-welcome-spaces-grant
Cllr Ben Burton