Amanda Cameron

Amanda Cameron
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Reports

Windmill pub saved after councillors reject plans to build flats

The campaign to save the pub in Windmill Hill dates back to when it closed in March last year before the pandemic hit.

Bristol Clean Air Zone approved for summer 2022, nearly a year later than planned

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

Reports

Bristol City Council asks government to help with £24m schools deficit

The council's finance director Denise Murray said there were risks of further increases in the deficit.

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Kingsdown Sports Centre threatened with closure

Reports

Bristol pledges to welcome 10 Afghani families fleeing from Taliban rule

Non-mainstream schools being used as holding ground for Bristol children with special needs, review finds

A review of alternative learning provision was commissioned after failings in Bristol’s SEND services were criticised by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.

Number of homeless single people more than triples during pandemic

While rough sleeping has plummeted in the past 12 months, there has been a sharp increase in the number of people living in temporary accommodation.

Only Labour in mayor's cabinet, but Greens take more scrutiny roles at the council

Re-elected Mayor Marvin Rees has resisted pressure to appoint Green party councillors to his cabinet, but the main opposition has increased power in key committees

Bristol to create 66 new special school places

The new places will go some way towards addressing Bristol’s chronic shortage of special school places, but it’s still unclear when the places will be available.

Mayor Rees re-appoints key positions amid calls for rainbow cabinet

After the Greens more than doubled their number of councillors, there has been speculation about whether the newly re-elected Labour mayor will appoint councillors from other parties to his cabinet.

Bristol councillor launches attack on the Labour group after quitting party

A Bristol councillor describes the Labour party as being “focused on power for power’s sake and beset with a culture of fear and bullying”