Cutting Bristol’s air pollution could help citizens’ mental as well as physical health
Evidence increasingly suggests that traffic pollutants can adversely affect the brain, impact cognitive function, and increase the risk of mental health problems. Bristol’s Clean Air Zone cannot come too soon.
'Don’t let them tell you protecting urban trees isn’t essential for a sustainable and liveable Bristol'
It has been suggested that people trying to save urban trees are misguided. But with the effects of climate change being so much more intense in city centres, we need all the trees we can get.
‘Saving every tree is not the answer’
In recent years it seems there hasn’t been a single tree-felling in the city that hasn’t been met with some kind of outcry, regardless of how clearly the benefits outweigh the cost. We must confront this shortsightedness.
'This is how we can scrap crime without doing the time’
Delroy Hibbert, who is currently helping Bristol young people tell their stories, explains why the revolving door of criminality and incarceration needs to be broken with therapy and investment.
‘Tents and shipping containers won’t solve our homelessness crisis. Here’s what will’
Former council lead for housing, Paul Smith shares his take on what Bristol needs to do about homelessness.
‘The end of the mask mandate threatens Bristol’s young and vulnerable’
Masks coming off from ‘freedom day’ is going to restrict people’s movement around the city on Bristol’s buses.
How a police and council database is predicting if your child is at risk of harm
Approximately 90 children may have been wrongly flagged as being at risk of sexual harm by a database used by the council and police, according to Jake Hurfurt, the Head of Research and Investigations at Big Brother Watch.
'Why Bristol needs openness and transparency on house building'
Bristol desperately needs more affordable housing, but this is difficult to deliver in a planning system that stinks, writes former Green councillor Clive Stevens.