Success at Bristol Action Day

February 13, 2012 10:35 AM

Bristol TPA supporters braved sub-zero temperatures for their Action Day on Saturday morning, 11th February. BBC News covered the event on radio and the web. ‘It's tough times,’ grassroots organiser Tim Newark told the BBC, ‘and the council is needing to cut its front-line services. I feel at the very least the council boss should share in that.’

Supporters gathered at the famous Nails— symbol of Bristol’s trading past—outside the Exchange in Corn Street in central Bristol. Supporters included members of the Bristol Freedom Society. ‘It’s good for us to be involved in local events,’ said its President, Helen Skinner.

Locals were asked to sign a petition saying they would like to see a cut of £40,000 in the basic pay of the Bristol City Council boss—Chief Executive Jan Ormondroyd —from the current sum of £190,000 to £150,000. This followed-up TPA success in Bath when a similar petition helped put pressure on Bath & NES Council to cut basic pay by 15% to £150,000 for their new Chief Executive. In Bristol, TPA supporters gathered over 150 signatures in just one hour and could easily have gone on to get more.

Bristol TPA supporters braved sub-zero temperatures for their Action Day on Saturday morning, 11th February. BBC News covered the event on radio and the web. ‘It's tough times,’ grassroots organiser Tim Newark told the BBC, ‘and the council is needing to cut its front-line services. I feel at the very least the council boss should share in that.’

Supporters gathered at the famous Nails— symbol of Bristol’s trading past—outside the Exchange in Corn Street in central Bristol. Supporters included members of the Bristol Freedom Society. ‘It’s good for us to be involved in local events,’ said its President, Helen Skinner.

Locals were asked to sign a petition saying they would like to see a cut of £40,000 in the basic pay of the Bristol City Council boss—Chief Executive Jan Ormondroyd —from the current sum of £190,000 to £150,000. This followed-up TPA success in Bath when a similar petition helped put pressure on Bath & NES Council to cut basic pay by 15% to £150,000 for their new Chief Executive. In Bristol, TPA supporters gathered over 150 signatures in just one hour and could easily have gone on to get more.

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