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 […]

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 […]

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 […]