Adam PostansLocal 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.
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.
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.
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.