First images of proposed Broadmead development revealed

Mock-up photos for the new proposed Broadmead development have been released today. Bristol Alliance, the owners of Cabot Circus, released the illustrations on their Facebook page this morning. The computer-generated images show a geometric design, not dissimilar to the current style of Cabot Circus. On the Better Broadmead website,  Bristol Alliance states: “We want to keep the wide range of […]

Bristol schools praised by Ofsted for ‘significant improvements’

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Sir Michael Wilshaw, yesterday gave praise to Bristol’s secondary schools for their improvement. Ofsted has published the fifth annual report acknowledging the improvement in education since his appointment as Chief of Ofsted in 2010. Sir Michael Wilshaw’s speech highlighted, “Bristol and numerous other areas that have seen significant improvements in […]

St. Nicks Christmas market opens with willow animals

The Old Market on Corn Street will be transformed into an enchanted Christmas themed forest from 2 – 24 December. The market has been brought to Bristol by Feyredo’s event management and will display everything from illuminated willow sculptured animals to your traditional Christmas treats. There will be festive activities for children to enjoy such as […]

Gloucester Road’s annual Christmas party returns

Bristol’s Gloucester Road has ushered in the festive season last night with its annual Christmas party. Local businesses lined the street with stalls selling food, drink, and gifts. Organised by local group Glos Rd Central, the event aimed to celebrate the area’s community spirit, and encourage Christmas shoppers to support small, independent businesses. The event also […]

Mayor accuses government of “punching holes” in local councils

Mayor Marvin Rees has responded to Wednesday’s autumn statement with a strongly worded attack on the government’s budget cuts and wider policies towards local government.  Whilst recognising Brexit has left the government with difficult choices, he warns that “if the government wants a ‘watertight’ UK economy it needs to stop punching holes in local government’s hull.” The […]

Letting agent: proposed fee ban could mean rent hikes

Steve Harris, founder of Bristol letting agency Abode Property Management, says the fees ban proposed by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement will lead to a hike in rents. The Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the government’s intention to, “ban fees to tenants as soon as possible,” calling the practice of charging tenants high letting fees, […]

Bristol volunteers transform Redland building to aid refugees

Bristol’s Aid Box Convoy is transforming a partly disused garage on Waverley Road in Redland to provide aid for refugees. The charity, which was set up in September 2015, fundraises and sorts donations for refugees abroad whilst also assisting refugees’ settlement in the UK. Rob Crook, a volunteer who also runs his own business based in Montpelier, […]

Traders fear loss of business from Cribbs expansion

South Gloucestershire council has confirmed the expansion of Cribbs Causeway amid fears that it will divert business from the city centre. The scheme,  which will cost £300m,  includes 35,000 square metres of retail floor space and other leisure facilities alongside a new multi-story car park. The council believe that this will create up to 3,000 […]