“WE CAN HELP” Bristol Waste pledge support to community clean ups in #BristolCleanStreets push

Community groups are banding together to help combat Bristol’s growing litter problem. 82% of surveyed Bristolians said that litter was a problem in their area. Areas like Nightingale Valley, one of Bristol’s ‘top ten best walks’, have been subjected to ‘litter picking parties’, ‘coppicing’, ‘wild Wednesdays’ and ‘bramble bashes’ organised by the ‘Friends of Brislington […]

Work and Health: How Bristol’s drug problem is affecting employment

Twice as many Bristolians are being admitted to hospital for drug misuse than the national average, according to NHS data.  Among its many side-effects, this is believed to be impacting Bristol’s employment rates. Public Health England recognises substance misuse as a long term health condition which can contribute to the barriers preventing people from accessing […]

West of England metro mayor candidates confirmed

Six candidates have been confirmed to be running for election on Thursday 4 May, hoping to become the West of England’s first ever metro mayor. The ballot paper will feature candidates from Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and UKIP as well as an independent. The post will see powers, including transport and investment, be […]