Bristol City Council
Council commits to crackdown on benefit discrimination against renters
Following a renter-led campaign by Shelter, councillors from across parties voted to support the Labour motion pledging to tackle landlords excluding renters who claim benefits.
Bristol councillors vote for mayoral referendum in 2022
Bristol will decide whether to keep the directly elected mayor, or return to the committee system that existed before the last referendum in 2012.
Watch: The filmmakers behind 'Rooted in Bristol' discuss land, race and inequality
The new documentary, which premiered at Afrika Eye Film Festival, profiles Bristol’s Black and Afro-Caribbean food growers who discuss the importance of equitable access to land.
A year after opening, some residents fear for their safety at controversial south Bristol flats
Imperial Apartments, a converted Hengrove office block where many flats do not meet space standards, was opened in 2020 to private renters and people facing homelessness. There are serious concerns about conditions there – but with Bristol’s bleak rental market cutting off housing options, some s...
Multi-million pound projects delayed after bust-up between council leaders and metro mayor
Four council leaders refused to attend a meeting of the West of England Combined authority over claims metro mayor Norris’s recent vetoing of decisions was “unlawful”.
‘Bristol Energy has gone, will it pull the mayoral system down with it?’
Former councillor and vice chair of the Audit Committee Clive Stevens argues the lessons learned from the Bristol Energy saga is another example of how the mayoral system isn’t working for Bristol.
Safe workplace or damaging to society? Cable readers share views on plans to ban Bristol's strip clubs
Before Bristol is consulted on the proposed ‘nil-cap’ on sexual entertainment venues, Cable readers give their thoughts on the debate that raises questions about women’s right to do what they want with their bodies and the wider impact of strip clubs on misogyny and sexual violence in society.