Bristol City Council
Analysis: It’s time for politicians to come together on mass transit
A leaked report has concluded that underground sections are needed and achievable in Bristol’s future mass transit system. As we move to the next stage in the process, we need our politicians to work together.
Row over shopping centre demolition decision grinds on after government walks away from intervening
Council planning lawyer argues decision to refuse proposed redevelopment of Broadwalk Centre in Knowle in May did not rule out this being reversed – as happened a few weeks later.
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.
Trams, or an underground? As Bristol weighs its public transport options, can it learn from across the Channel?
Bristol is notorious for its congestion and poor public transport, and has been hit by a worsening bus crisis. As it looks to a new mass transit system to solve its problems, cities such as Rennes and Bordeaux can offer valuable lessons.
How local ‘health hubs’ could encourage more women to get checked for breast cancer
Bristol breast cancer rates are 16% higher than the national average, and women from deprived areas are less likely to attend appointments. We asked women about the impact better community-based services could make.
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 won’t bring in parking levy to fund transport as council forced to publish report
Mayor Marvin Rees has again hit out at sceptics of plans for a Bristol underground, and said smaller schemes won't do enough to give us the public transport we need.
‘My anxiety levels are off the scale’: Tempers fray as student houses multiply on estate
As residents and students clash on High Kingsdown estate, Bristol City Council is being urged to enforce its own targets and lower the number of HMOs in the area.
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.