Squatters fight to keep Bearpit as their home

A group of people who would otherwise be homeless have taken over the Bearpit to protest Bristol City Council’s plans of turning it into a shopping area. The activists are living in containers and tents underneath the bear. They have turned a bus into their kitchen and get supplies from donations and shop bins. We […]

Great Bristol Spring Clean: Locals cleaning up the streets of Bristol

Bristolians have been cleaning up their streets after fines for littering increased in the city. The Great Bristol Spring Clean, organised by Bristol Waste, has begun and is a scheme supporting Mayor Marvin Rees’ Bristol Clean Streets campaign. The scheme has been a success in Brislington, where locals helped to clean up Nightingale Valley. Ed […]

UK’s first vegan vending machine opens in Bristol

Britain’s first vegan vending machine has opened in the Galleries shopping centre, thanks to Bristol resident Remi Toth. The machine – which includes sandwiches, drinks and sweet treats – was made possible by funding from crowdfunding and the ‘Prince’s Trust’. Remi opened the machine as part of her ‘Vegan Vend’ business that aims to make […]

University of Bristol students’ 24-hour tennis marathon to support mental health

University of Bristol students completed a 24-hour tennis marathon to raise money for mental health services. The marathon was part of the annual Ignit10n event, where more than 600 students take part in over 25 different sports and activities. “I think showing solidarity for our fellow students is really important,” said Issy Hardy, Vice President […]

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Bedminster Street becomes walk through Advent Calendar

Residents from a street in Bedminster have used their Facebook neighbour’s group to bring a little Christmas cheer to their street. 24 of the 83 houses in Lime Road will reveal a different illuminated bay window in the countdown to Christmas. One of the organisers, Steve Bailey, said that his family’s giant candles and love hearts, […]

Hartcliffe housing: Council to buy land for 350 homes

Bristol City Council will buy Hartcliffe Campus from City of Bristol College as part of a plan to build 350 new homes. The project has been in the works since August 2017 but was finally approved by Cabinet on Tuesday. Thirty per cent of the new homes will be affordable, but Cabinet minister for housing […]

Bristol at Night: The new guardians of your night out

This week marked the launch of the Bristol @ Night panel. Its aim? To support Bristol’s nighttime economy. Local residents have been calling for a nighttime representative since the city of Amsterdam crowned Mirik Milan it’s first ‘nachtburgemeester’, or Night Mayor, in 2014. The panel will support takeaway restaurants, emergency services and sex entertainment workers as well […]