Bristol City Council

In Disrepair: Bristol's broken renting system

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.

Council to cut management jobs and hike parking fees but protect frontline services in bid to fill £20m budget gap

Council call off bailiffs after discovering an eviction blocked by community response was for a debt owed to them

Reports

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.

Opinion

'We need public leaders and institutions to be bold with big ideas, despite the risks and bad PR'

Reports

Bristol was one of five areas with illegal air pollution in 2020

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.

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.

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.