Your Bristol Life

Listen: Skate or Cry by Jazlyn Pinckney

In this audio documentary, five women taking space in Bristol’s skateboarding scene speak to Jazlyn Pinckney. Some have just picked up a board for the first time, others have been skating for decades.

Campaigners face uphill battle to save two BS5 pubs from redevelopment

Could Filwood Broadway finally get the cash boost it needs?

Features

Can Kingsdown Sports Centre and Jubilee Pool be saved?

The public can still have its say on plans to close the two much-loved leisure centres.

Reports

‘It’s been a nightmare’: Bristol’s foodbanks sound warning over food and fuel shortages

Bristol and the Climate Crisis

How Bristol communities are building grassroots action to tackle climate change

The decade-long battle to get a community centre for Horfield’s Manor Farm

Residents of the ‘forgotten estate’ in Horfield welcome the granting of a community centre following a decade of campaigning, but are right to be cynical.

Green spaces a priority for voters in Horfield, where every vote could be crucial

Green spaces, litter and a community space are key issues in Horfield, where the Tories and Labour were neck and neck in the last council election.

Can community energy projects help Bristol get to net zero?

A community organisation in Lawrence Weston has got permission to build England’s biggest onshore wind turbine, but other communities in Bristol are helping us transition to green energy. Here are some of their stories.

New emergency fund to support people facing fuel poverty because of Covid-19

The Emergency Covid Winter Fund has been set up as fuel poverty charities deal with ‘unprecedented’ numbers of referrals.

Helping people from Bristol’s Somali community deal with lockdown 2

For members of Bristol’s Somali community already living in difficult circumstances, the second lockdown has made life even harder. But the Bristol Somali Resource Centre has stepped in.

Watch: Vulnerability, escapism and creativity, my experiences of lockdown as a young Bristolian

Lockdown left young people in the city feeling stranded, dislocated from their usual connections. Here, a young aspiring writer reflects on school, writing and the new sense of self-confidence that grew over those months