Last week we had the Tory challenger for West of England Metro-Mayor, and this week we have a Labour party stalwart, councillor and cabinet member for children services Helen Godwin. Helen recently lost the Labour election to be the candidate for Metro Mayor but is still a big player in local party politics as council cabinet member for women and children services. Neil and Helen chat about how youth services can be more effective, the crisis in Special Education Need and Disability services locally and whether women are just better leaders.
We’re working to diversify the Cable team. Let’s start with our freelancer base
The Cable exists to challenge the structure of the media, but we are not representative enough of our city. Here’s what we’re doing to change things.
How starting an arts festival helped me find community in Bristol
Grassroots groups have birthed a movement that celebrates and represents people from East and South East Asian communities. It has unleashed a ‘warm, communitarian energy’, writes the co-founder of MOON FEST, which takes place this weekend at the Trinity Centre.
Analysis: It’s time for politicians to come together on mass transit
A leaked report has concluded that underground sections are needed and achievable in Bristol’s future mass transit system. As we move to the next stage in the process, we need our politicians to work together.
Row over shopping centre demolition decision grinds on after government walks away from intervening
Council planning lawyer argues decision to refuse proposed redevelopment of Broadwalk Centre in Knowle in May did not rule out this being reversed – as happened a few weeks later.