Adam Postans

Local Democracy Reporter


Bristol trial tackling drink spiking is hailed a nationwide success

A pilot project in Bristol has seen reports of drink spiking cases skyrocket – meaning the recent awareness campaign might have made people feel more able to speak out.

Decision over Bristol strip club ban to be made within weeks

Work underway to build new committee system after referendum vote to scrap mayor


Outrage as funding blocked for disadvantaged young creatives

Local and regional authority leaders have clashed on funding for a project that could provide training for 500 disadvantaged young creatives.


Work on Bristol’s mass transit system could start in 2029 or 2030


Bristol council to call on government to improve support for Ukrainian refugees

Bristol stands ready to welcome refugees fleeing Ukraine, Marvin Rees says

The mayor said Russian leader Vladimir Putin should be investigated for war crimes

Council budget approved with Conservative backing of Labour mayor’s spending plans

The initial budget plans failed to get cross party support in February. Some opposition amendments have now been added.

Budget now set to be approved despite criticism Rees has ‘disregarded’ will of councillors

The budget is expected to be approved with Conservative backing after Rees incorporated several of their proposals.

Mayor to consider alternative budget after changes win support from councillors

After four Green amendments on parking fees, reopening public toilets and cutting the mayor's office budget won support from councillors, they said it was disappointing that the mayor is even considering ignoring them.

Anger as councillors told not to oppose mayor’s budget

Councillors have been warned there may be legal consequences if they vote against Marvin Rees’s budget.

Kingsdown Sports Centre can only be saved if taken over by another operator, council confirms

Bristol City Council has received interest from five organisations who could take over the leisure centre that campaigners are battling to save.