Councillor for Redland
|Phone: 0117 3526155 / 07884 736101|
|Bristol City Council Website: Martin Fodor|
Martin Fodor was elected Councillor in 2014 for the Redland ward and is an avid advocate for community energy and locally-led solutions. He has been actively involved with several initiatives within Bristol. These have included working with traders’ groups to support independent businesses, helping with the growth of the Bristol Pound to keep value in the local economy, as well as being involved in Sustainable Bishopston and Sustainable Redland (he previously secured funds that provided local noticeboards, cycling facilities, and promoted traffic calming schemes on local roads, and ran local courses to help residents save energy at home).
Resource management, reduction and reuse are issues Martin has consistently promoted to ensure the council works with others to prevent waste. Martin has long been lobbying the council to act to reduce the wasteful use of single use disposable plastics in Bristol (sign the petition here) - securing a debate in November 2018 calling for action by the council. He’s also been heavily involved with food waste and recycling schemes for cafes and restaurants in the Gloucester Road, Stokes Croft and other areas in Bristol.
Martin chaired a planning committee at the Council until summer 2018 and has been involved in developing the new local plan, challenging policies that will encourage more tall buildings. Martin champions support for community-led housing that enables self build solutions to create new homes. He is also an independent adviser specialising in community initiatives and practical local solutions for businesses. Furthermore, Martin led a successful Council motion to get Full Council support for the divestment of fossil fuels and diversification into sustainable energy by the Avon Pension Fund. Martin has since kept up the pressure meeting with representatives of the Brunel Pension Partnership.
To read about some of the latest work Martin has been doing, please click here.