Press Release

Conservative Party – “Leading Conservatives Blast Greens’ Planned Confiscation of Concorde Cash!”

Conservative Councillors have blasted a budget proposal by the Greens to reallocate £500k earmarked by the City Council for the new aerospace museum. Last September, Councillor Peter Abraham successfully secured cross-Party backing for a motion which called on the Mayor to make a modest donation from his capital budget towards this important cultural project. At

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Green Party: University Must Go Further

Green councillors have called on the University of Bristol to go further after it issued a statement saying it would looking into partial divestment from fossil fuels. The university has announced it will consider preventing investment in the most fossil fuel intensive companies. The announcement follows sustained pressure from students and staff at the university,

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PRESS RELEASE: Bristol Charity Empire Fighting Chance Awarded £285,000 to Continue its Vital Work

We are delighted to announce that Empire Fighting Chance has been awarded £285,000. The total amount is made up from two successful funding applications – £210,000 from the Big Lottery Fund and £75,000 from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. These hugely significant awards are the culmination of an extraordinary 12 months for the organisation kick started

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Green Party – Greens Push for Extra £3.5 million to Protect Care for the Elderly and People With Disabilities

Green councillors are calling on the Council to protect adult social care, which provides vital services for elderly people, those with disabilities and other vulnerable adults. At next month’s budget meeting, Greens will be proposing a 2% increase in council tax to protect these vital services. Councillor Ani Stafford-Townsend, leader of the Green Party councillors

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Conservative Party: ‘Planned “Barking-Mad” Redcliffe Bus Lane Will Add to Gridlock!’

A leading Conservative Councillor has slammed Metrobus plans to create a north-bound bus-lane up Redcliff Hill as “barking-mad” and sure to add to city gridlock. Councillor Richard Eddy (Con, Bishopworth) is aghast that the proposed Metrobus routing up Redcliff Hill includes a 24-hour bus-lane going towards the City Centre, with no provision for any bus

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