youth services

Illustration for knife crime debate article showing contributors, knives and CCTV cameras (credit: @laurence_ware_design)

Voices

Is CCTV the answer to Bristol’s knife crime epidemic?

This spring Bristol City Council passed a motion on knife crime, brought by a councillor who lost a friend in an attack in Castle Park. A commitment to increase CCTV grabbed headlines, but will this help? And what else can Bristol do to address the epidemic of violence?

‘I was a prisoner of my mind’: how a Bristol charity is helping to cut reoffending among young men

Time to play as Bristol launches plan

Reports

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.

Opinion

Opinion: The re-tendering revolution is eroding our public services

City

Council awards new youth services contracts two months late

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.

The cost of cutting youth services

Delroy Hibbert is a Project Manager with the charity Full Circle, based in St Pauls, Bristol.