Community News

New chair for ICRA 

By Community Reporter Ian Watt

Inns Court Residents Association (ICRA) is up and running again as it now has a new Chair.

David Woods (66) steps into the shoes of Ted Bowden who had to resign three years ago due to ill health.

ICRA supports residents to make the best of their community and David finds group action is usually more powerful.

He says: “If one person has a problem, if they come to ICRA we can probably identify a lot more people with that problem. there’s more chance of success than a lone person on their own.”

ICRA can liaise with the police and Bristol City Council – or even a drain problem with Wessex Water.

A former taxi driver, and local resident for 28 years, David is also trying to tackle fly tipping.  He’s approached the council on a number of occasions about rubbish in the area and found it’s been taken away.

“I thought it was wonderful!” he says.

David intends to build on the many good things already achieved by ICRA. This includes saving the demolition of houses at Inns Court – which is the reason he first joined the group.

Now with warmer insulated homes and wonderful view of Dundry hills, David feels Inns Court is a great place to live and shows how benefits come from a community association improving things.

“I think it’s a very positive thing,” he says.

ICRA meets the second Monday of the month at 12 noon, at Inns Court Community Centre. All welcome.