Felix Rd celebrates 75 years of adventure play
But playworkers warn that the future of play in Bristol is at risk, with adventure playgrounds struggling to stay open without council funding.
“Parks aren’t there for making money”
Bristol City Council approves recommendations for savings from its parks and green spaces, allowing ‘low impact’ advertising and charging professional dog walkers.
Another blow for Filwood, as 80-year-old community centre fights for survival
Will the 80-year-old Filwood Community Centre cling on? And what can be done to revive the Broadway?
Action needed on shocking levels of teacher stress
Teachers' union survey exposes stress crisis in Bristol’s schools, exacerbated by cuts and unsustainable workloads. Could a ‘fair workload charter’ help?
‘Low impact’ advertising in parks to be considered despite public opposition
Advertising is likely to be allowed in parks, with the possibility of billboards appearing in the future.
No more play: council slashes youth services by 30%
Youth workers and parents want to know why the council has cut out play, open access and work with under 11s from its new youth services.
Services at tipping point: adult social care cuts in Bristol
Further cuts and restructures to adult social care in Bristol are on the table. Here's what's happened so far, what changes are afoot and what impact people are seeing.
From drugs to Jiu Jitsu
With Filwood Community Centre threatened with closure, Knowle West residents reflect on the neighbourhood’s past, present and future.
Determination and struggle to shake “hangover from the past” in Southmead
Sensationalist coverage of “riot” in area shows how media failed to grasp the real challenges faced by the community.
Bristolians get ready for mass protest against austerity
Thousands of people are expected to show up at this Saturday’s protest
Mayor calls rally but questions on strategy remain
Mayor leads a coalition of core cities to wrest power from Westminster and challenge austerity
The News in Brief: Cuts, and consultations about cuts
The News in Brief section of this edition's paper was dedicated almost entirely to the upcoming cuts to council services, which are out to consultation. The latest round looks to shave a few million pounds from support services to people with physical or mental health issues, the public toilets and the closure of half of the city's libraries. In addition, more news from the National Health Service and Bristol's housing developments.
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