“Parks aren’t there for making money”
Bristol City Council approves recommendations for savings from its parks and green spaces, allowing ‘low impact’ advertising and charging professional dog walkers. Photo: Nina Rehman
“I owed £1. Bailiffs and the council forced me to pay £311″
This mum and carer was forced to pay 311 times more than the debt she owed.
The Labour councillor calling time on council bailiffs
He has been on the sharp end, and now wants to change how the council collects debt.
Opinion: The re-tendering revolution is eroding our public services
Disruption of care, risky transition periods and dangerous cost-cutting reveal a broken commissioning cycle. However, an alternative is possible.
‘Low impact’ advertising in parks to be considered despite public opposition
Advertising is likely to be allowed in parks, with the possibility of billboards appearing in the future.
We’re launching a campaign to stop the council setting bailiffs on Bristolians. Here’s why.
Using muscle to collect debts is as old as money itself. But the Mayor and Bristol City Council must use fairer and more effective ways. It's time to #bootoutbailiffs.
Staff losses imminent after ‘massive’ cuts to children’s centre funding
Bristol City Council may have prevented children's centres from closing, but services for parents with young children are to be stretched even further
Rough sleeping EU migrants are safe from Immigration Enforcement and the council, for now
One less thing to fear for the city’s rough sleepers
Council properties flogged to secretive offshore companies
Twenty-eight properties owned by Bristol City Council are being leased to companies based in secretive tax havens, an investigation by the Cable reveals.
Marvin doesn’t want more ‘headlines’: Sacks cabinet members in spat
Marvin Rees’ decision to fire Tory and Green from cabinet leads to criticism of “poor leadership” and “inability to accept criticism”.
This is how many Bristol rough sleepers will be ‘removed’ from UK
Documents obtained by the Cable show the council plans for removing immigrant rough sleepers
Revealed: Council already reporting homeless to Immigration Enforcement
Joint operations between the council and Immigration Enforcement have been ongoing for at least two years