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 […]

Exhibition: Home is where the art is

A local art collective has opted to display its latest work at an open exhibition in one member’s house, rather than the more traditional gallery. The group chose to show off their project, called ‘Homeworks’, at a house in Stokes Croft. The exhibition featured numerous pieces and although relatively small in size, the artists managed to […]

Sexual violence support group wins crowd funding night

Attendees of the fourth Bristol Soup, a crowd funding event for local community projects, choose sexual violence support group Safe Space to receive the cash.  Bristol Soup is a volunteer-led project which organises fundraising events for local community initiatives. Held in donated locations around Bristol, each participating charity gets four minutes to pitch their ideas and […]

Clothes rail for homeless replaced following theft

A second clothes rail providing free coats to the homeless has been installed in Bristol, just days after the first one was stolen. Sarah Jade set up the rails to provide coats and scarves to Bristol’s rough sleepers. The first rail was set up outside Waterstones in Broadmead on Sunday, but went missing the following day. The […]

Christmas photography competition

Get into the festive spirit by enjoying the decorative outdoors. Enter our seasonal photography competition for Christmas by sending  your photos to with a small description. The most outstanding photos will be featured on our website.