Bristol Mind launches new helpline for transgender people

Local charity Bristol Mind has launched its first helpline for transgender people on International Trans Day of Visibility. The helpline supports those suffering from mental health issues and raises awareness of discrimination faced by trans people. International Trans Day of Visibility is aimed at celebrating trans people in the community. Liz Sorapure, the project coordinator for the charity, hopes […]

Four Citizen Service Points in Bristol close today

Citizen Service Points (CSP) at Hartcliffe, Fishponds, Southmead and Ridingleaze will close today, due to Bristol City Council budget cuts. The Council are encouraging residents to use 100 Temple Street in the city centre, which will remain open. The CSPs provide computers and phones that the public can use for services like paying bills and applying for […]

Domestic violence costs Bristol more than £41m each year

Gender based violence has a high cost. It is estimated that domestic violence and abuse costs Bristol £41,309,806 each year. This includes costs of physical and mental healthcare. The evidence of the need to address domestic abuse is telling. Based on a population of 432,500 (ONS 2012 Mid-Year Population Estimate), the Home Office estimates that […]

Petition to save Jubilee Swimming Pool reaches over a thousand signatures

A petition to save one of South Bristol’s most popular swimming pools has reached over a thousand signatures in less than three weeks.  Local residents launched the ‘Save the Jubilee Pool from Closure’ campaign after Bristol City Council threatened to stop its funding. The signatures were gathered both online and inside the building, at the pools’ reception. The […]

Untangling black mobile hair stylists in Bristol

Hair is an integral part of black cultural expression, so it is unsurprising, that hair care often takes place at salons within the black community. But in Bristol, things are changing. Mobile hairstylists have always been around in black communities.  As salon visits become increasingly expensive young black girls are taking things into their own […]

£2.4m awarded to Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Bristol Old Vic Theatre will benefit from a £2.4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out major restoration work.  The funding is part of a £48m investment into saving Britain’s most significant heritage sites. The money comes as Bristol Old Vic, the longest continuously running theatre in the UK, celebrates its 250th anniversary. […]