Bristol City Council
Bristol City Council slapped with warning over poor performance on freedom of information requests
The local authority has been criticised for years over its failure to responding to FOI requests within 20-day timescales.
Bristol’s flood defences are being pushed to their limit. What is the city’s long-term plan, and will it be enough?
The council is searching for an extra £100 million to fund future flood defences to protect low-lying areas of the city. While residents call for greater action, the Cable looks across the North Sea to Rotterdam for inspiration.
Bristol Harbour boat dwellers face harsh winter as council bans stoves
People living in boats on Bristol harbour are locked in a legal dispute with the council after it hiked mooring fees. Now, new licences outlawing the types of heaters used on most boats could make life even harder.
Judge orders Bristol City Council to disclose secret report after freedom of information battle
A Green councillor has accused the council of being scared of scrutiny after trying for 18 months to get hold of a feasibility report into the idea of a workplace parking levy.
South Bristol shopping centre will be knocked down after planning councillors’ shock U-turn
Opposition councillors slammed a decision to redevelop the Broadwalk Shopping Centre after a developer said it could deliver extra affordable homes there – although no promises were made.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked, with local political fixer Kelvin Blake taking a peek inside the city’s Labour party machine
Former councillor, now Labour campaign manager Kelvin Blake offers an inside perspective on the workings of power in our city.
‘We want them to listen to us’: fear and anger in Somali community over liveable neighbourhood plans
The council claims the plans to restrict through-traffic in parts of east Bristol were co-designed with local people, but some are angry about the consultation so far and feel the scheme is being imposed on them.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked, with councillor Christine Townsend on taking on the Merchant Venturers over educational inequality
Green councillor and education rights campaigner Christine Townsend on fighting discriminatory school selection practices and the prospect of taking power in Bristol.