Supporting our community is important to us at Minuteman Press Bristol, and we are very proud of our location in Bedminster. It was fantastic news when one of our directors, Lucie Wise, was recently elected as a director of the Bedminster Town Team.
The limited company formed last May (2012) as a result of the ‘Portas Pilots’ – whereby various neglected UK high streets were awarded grants via Mary Portas’ government initiative.
Lucie said: “The directorship is an honour and responsibility for me and Minuteman Press Bristol. I am very excited to be on board. We spend the best part of the day here in Bedminster and feel that we are local in the same way that people who live here are.
“Together with the other directors, I will be able to know what improvements are planned, express my opinion on them, and make sure that our end of Bedminster is represented and gets a fair share in the Business Improvement District”.
The main goals of the Town Team are to improve the economic health of the high street, and encourage locals to engage in more activities in the area.
Lucie says one of the first areas she will look at is improving conditions for Bedminster cyclists: “I would like more cycling furniture to be installed (eg bike locking rails on the streets), more greenery introduced and to reduce littering on the streets. That is my starting point but there are many other issues”.
Having been based in Bedminster since 2006, Lucie says she really loves the area’s character: “It may look little scruffy on the edges, but it’s a very friendly place with people who care”.