Adam Postans

Adam Postans
  • Local Democracy Reporter
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Reports

Bristol's social care staff shortages 'worst they have ever been'

Poor pay, Brexit, competition from the likes of Amazon and increasingly unaffordable housing mean some care providers are struggling to provide care.

Multi-million pound projects delayed after bust-up between council leaders and metro mayor

West of England leaders vote to oppose Bristol Airport expansion, but Bristol abstains

Reports

More than 60 Afghan refugees offered temporary sanctuary in Bristol

Local health bosses say almost 200 people fleeing the Taliban may arrive in the city, with mayor Marvin Rees telling councillors local landlords have committed to housing 16 families so far.

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BAME hospital staff told to use easier-to-pronounce 'Western names', watchdog finds

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Bristol Energy consultant paid £242k last year

Voi e-scooters are replacing more walking and cycling than car journeys

There have been calls by Bristol's mayor to extend the year-long trial, but the scooters have been criticised over blocking pavements and safety issues.

WECA scraps its climate plan: ‘Not ambitious enough’

Mayors and council leaders were expected to rubber-stamp a progress update at the meeting but instead dropped the plan altogether, deciding to write up a more ambitious one by September.

Tory Bristol councillor faces legal action after comparing council managers to Nazis

Tory councillor Richard Eddy said attempts to justify controversial plans to transfer about 200 staff to Bristol Waste by council management was “worthy of Dr Goebbels and the Third Reich”, while Lib Dem councillor Gary Hopkins said: “I don’t believe a word of what has been presented to us by the...

Ashley Down Oak saved after local campaign

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has announced that experts have found a solution that protects the tree and and avoids subsidence to the nearby home.

Councillors approve public consultation on controversial strip club ban

Plans to ban sexual entertainment venues have been cricitised by councillors, sex workers and the nighttime economy sector. But now the public will have its say.

Fear of 'cover-ups', bad decisions and squandering taxpayers' money

A cross-party group of councillors fear “cover-ups”, bad decisions and taxpayers’ money being squandered by Bristol City Council. Now they call for better access rights to information.