Bristol MP demands more cash for children with special educational needs

Bristol MP demands more cash for children with special educational needs

Thangham Debonnaire wants the government to give more money to Bristol children with special educational needs. In the House of Commons, the Bristol West MP called on Education Secretary Damien Hinds to reassure Bristol’s headteachers that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will be given the funding they need. The government has promised […]

Bristol Becomes The Latest Age Friendly City

Bristol Becomes The Latest Age Friendly City

Bristol has joined the The World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. It has become the 705th member of a network of cities and communities in 39 countries, all working towards becoming better places to grow old. An age friendly city is one that encourages active ageing by promoting health and […]

Bristol councillors demand end to immigration detention

Bristol councillors demand end to immigration detention

Bristol City Council is calling on the government to stop the detention of immigrants and asylum seekers. Councillors voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ‘These Walls Must Fall’ motion presented by Councillor Fi Hance. The motion calls on Bristol’s mayor to lobby the UK government to make a change in immigration law. Bristol joins Manchester, Liverpool, […]

Bristol urges council to buy Hamilton House

Bristol urges council to buy Hamilton House

A petition to save a community space which provides working environments for artists, charities and social enterprises, has reached the 3,500 signatures needed for it to be debated by Bristol City Council. Local campaign group ‘Save Hamilton House’ have an ongoing campaign to save the community space in Stokes Croft. The petition, which was posted by […]

Bristol MP Kerry McCarthy demands more government cash for police

Kerry McCarthy is demanding the government gives Bristol more money to fund its police. The Bristol East MP says local council tax payers should not be forced to pay more, despite police budgets already being stretched and crime rates on the rise. Her demand comes as a consultation on Bristol City Council’s next budget states council […]

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 […]

£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

Bristol City Council is to offer subsidies of around £3000 to taxi drivers who switch to an electric or ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV). The hope is that up to 100 Hackney Carriage owners will make the switch, with the aim of improving air quality in the city. The incentives being offered to taxi drivers have […]

What happened to the Bristol hum?

What happened to the Bristol hum?

A low frequency noise has been bothering some local residents since the late 70’s and effects some people on a daily basis. Still a mystery, the sound has attracted a wide range of explanations, such as traffic, electrical infrastructure, atmospheric vibration and even humming fish. We spoke to local residents who still complain about frequently […]

Petition to save Jubilee Swimming Pool reaches over a thousand signatures

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 […]