Protesters to stage rally on College Green as they step up their fight against a McDonald’s in Fishponds

fishponds protest 039Campaigners against McDonald’s plans for a Drive-Thru restaurant on Fishponds Road will be protesting outside City Hall next week.

The controversial plans are expected to come before Bristol City Council’s development control committee on 4th February but the objectors, who want to raise awareness and show the strength of feeling, will be protesting on Tuesday 20th January on College Green at 5.15pm ahead of a full council meeting.

The fast food giant has earmarked the old Bristol Tiles unit for a restaurant which has sparked protest marches and hundreds of objections.

Concerns include extra traffic on an a main road already suffering from massive congestion problems, pedestrian safety, noise, pollution, litter and fears that McDonald’s is targeting children as there are several schools close by.