Adam Postans

Local Democracy Reporter

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Council forced to place vulnerable children into illegal homes because system is ‘broken’, says leader

Cllr Tony Dyer say the root cause was a lack of accommodation for vulnerable youngsters and that this needed to be fixed.

Early failures by council in Bristol Beacon revamp cost millions, report finds

Bristol councillor misconduct cases in line for shake-up as zero complaints upheld for six years

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Bristol won’t bring in parking levy to fund transport as council forced to publish report

Mayor Marvin Rees has again hit out at sceptics of plans for a Bristol underground, and said smaller schemes won't do enough to give us the public transport we need.

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Section of secret report into plans for Bristol underground released

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Funding reinstated for SEND charity at heart of council social media spying row

Tories lose majority in South Gloucestershire at local elections

The Conservatives have been the ruling group for eight years but suffered several major losses to place the council into No Overall Control.

Bristol’s final council-run rehab centre set to close as part of adult social care cuts

A cabinet decision to close East Bristol Intermediate Care Centre will put more than 25 jobs at risk, but the council argues that sufficient alternative services are available in the city.

Thousands to be effectively kicked off council housing waiting list as part of allocations shake-up

Bristol City Council bosses say it isn't right giving people false hope of ever finding social housing when their chance of being housed is so slim – less than a 1% chance in some cases.

Parents warn ‘monstrous’ changes to autism referral rules for children will ‘cost lives’

SEND parents have slammed new rules that mean children must be in 'crisis' before they can be referred for an autism assessment in the Bristol area.

Council budget passes with opposition amendments but councillors clash

The budget was slammed by the Greens as 'flawed' but praised by the mayor as a 'considerable achievement' at a time when the local authority's finances are in a precarious position.

Council tenant rents to rise by 7% but parks and library cuts shelved under updated budget plans

The updated Bristol City Council budget, which will be finalised in February, also includes proposals to increase the cost of garden waste collections and charging second-home owners full council tax.