Bristol council’s clean air plan delayed to December 2019

Bristol council’s clean air plan delayed to December 2019

Bristol council will submit its proposed initiatives to tackle air pollution by December 2019, a full year after the original deadline planned in 2018. Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees said: “We have confirmed the actions we are taking to develop an effective and inclusive clean air plan for Bristol that remains on target to achieve compliance […]

Dog walkers in South Gloucestershire caught without poo bags can face £100 fine

Dog walkers in South Gloucestershire caught without poo bags can face £100 fine

Above image: Emerson Peterson. South Gloucestershire council has decided to fine dog walkers who don’t have dog poo bags with them while walking their pets. The decision comes after the council released a report proposing a ‘public space protection order’ (PSPO) that would allow environment officers to fine dog walkers £100 if they cannot show they […]

Turkey raffle gets the stuffing knocked out of it

Turkey raffle gets the stuffing knocked out of it

A city farm in Bristol has abandoned its annual turkey auction after complaints from vegan campaigners. St Werburgh’s City Farm (SWCF) cancelled the event following a number of emails from the campaigners. The farm sells the turkeys to raise money for disadvantaged people in the area. SWCF said: “We are aware that raising animals for meat […]

Bristol Housing Festival offers affordable solutions

Bristol Housing Festival offers affordable solutions

A festival in Bristol is bringing local architects, the public and the city council together to look at the future of Bristol’s urban planning. The Bristol Housing Festival at Harbourside until 4th November is currently showing a modular home that can be built within a month for as little as £12,000. The event comes while more than […]

Friska oat milk promotion aims to combat Co2 emissions

Friska oat milk promotion aims to combat Co2 emissions

Bristol coffee chain Friska has launched a new campaign to encourage people to switch to environmentally friendly oat milk. Friska has partnered with Oatly, a major producer of milk alternatives. Customers who choose to have Oatly oat milk in their coffee will receive a 80% discount, in line with the fact that oat milk production […]

Boston Tea Party to get rid of plastic cups to reduce waste

Boston Tea Party to get rid of plastic cups to reduce waste

Boston Tea Party will be the first chain in the world to no longer stock traditional plastic coffee cups . From 1 June, customers will have to bring their own containers for their takeaway, or opt in for the company’s “coffee cup loan” scheme. The company hopes they can reduce waste as well as raise […]

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