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Controverisal plans to ban activities in Bristol's parks like tree climbing and playing football 'in an annoying way' are being reviewed after a council vote was abandoned at the last minute.
Our presenter Ian Axton was joined by Bristol City Council Cabinet member Councillor Gus Hoyt - a supporter the proposals:
Controversial plans to ban activities in Bristol's parks like tree climbing and playing football 'in an annoying way' are being reviewed after a council vote was abandoned at the last minute.
Mayor George Ferguson pulled the item from tonight's meeting after admitting he'd 'dropped the ball' by failing to fully read the proposals which would have brought in fines of up to 5 hundred pounds.
Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne reports.
Bristol's Mayor has removed papers from today's council meeting on controversial proposed new bylaws to curb anti-social behaviour in the city's parks.
George Ferguson says he's sending the issue back to be scrutinised by a cross-party group before allowing a vote at full council.
He says he had only just seen the papers after being away for a week.
A raft of new bylaws is up for debate at today's council meeting in Bristol. It could see many ordinary park activities triggering a fine of up to £500.
- children climbing trees
- having a BBQ
- playing football in an “annoying” way
- skateboarding in an “annoying” way
- making an “annoying” noise
- putting up a wind/sun break
- being with a parent in a children's area if you don’t have a child yourself
One Bristol councillor is speaking out against it. Dr Mark Wright, the councillor for the city-centre ward of Cabot is calling on fellow councillors to reject the proposals at today's meeting.
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A raft of proposed bylaws designed to cut antisocial behaviour in Bristol's parks and open spaces is causing a row in the city.