Press Release

Conservative Party – “Conservative Mayor Challenger Welcomes Plan Over Stricken Swing Bridge!”

Conservative Councillor Charles Lucas is encouraged by the news that Council officers are recommending Prince Street Swing Bridge should be refurbished to a ‘serviceable condition’ to resume all of its previous functions at the City Docks. The historic (grade II) crossing was closed to traffic in August 2015, and a temporary walkway constructed at the

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Labour Party – Labour Blasts ‘Irresponsible’ Green and Tory Councillors

Labour Councillors have accused Tory and Green Councillors of  being ‘utterly irresponsible’ following their decision to play politics with the City Council’s budget. The Mayor’s budget was successfully amended by Labour forcing the Mayor to rethink his long-held position preventing plans to open an new Recycling Centre on Hartcliffe Way and forced him to reverse

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Green Party – Greens call on Mayor to ring-fence £7m of funding for the severely disabled following government U-turn.

Tony Dyer, the Green Party candidate for Mayor has today written an open letter to the Mayor calling on him to ring-fence almost £7 million of funding being released by the government to support users of the Independent Living Fund. The Independent Living Fund (ILF) was funded by central government and helped some 18,000 disabled

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Conservative Party – “Conservatives Condemn ‘Bumper’ Council Tax Rise!”

Conservative Leader Councillor Mark Weston has condemned Opposition Parties for imposing an extra tax burden on local households which he says will cause many to experience unnecessary hardship. At Tuesday’s Full Council Meeting, held to provisionally set the city’s revenue and capital budgets, the Mayor’s proposed 1.95% increase in Council Tax was raised by an

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Green Party – “We can’t support a budget that will see the Council’s budget cut by £30 million” say Green Councillors

Bristol City Council’s budget, which was passed this evening, will see the council’s budget reduced by a further £30 million in comparison to last year. Leader of the Green councillors, Ani Stafford Townsend said: “This year’s council budget will see a reduction of £30 million compared to last year, as central government cuts are passed

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Labour Party – Labour Backs Social Care Precept

Bristol Labour Councillors have backed proposals to include the “Social Care Precept” in the City Council’s budget. The Government has encouraged councils to collect a Social Care precept, giving Local Authorities power to raise Council Tax by up to 2% for adult social care. In Bristol, this would raise £3.4 m over the coming  financial

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Labour Party: Labour Forces Mayor Budget U-Turn

Bristol Labour Councillors successfully won important victories in today’s meeting discussing George Ferguson’s Council Budget – forcing him to make several U-turns. At the meeting of Full Council, Labour Councillors challenged the Mayor to rethink his long-held position preventing plans to open an new Recycling Centre on Hartcliffe Way and forced him to reverse his

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