July 2017 / 4 posts found

Mayor Marvin Rees

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The Bristol City Council currently has a Labour majority boasting 37 Labour Councillors they also have a newly elected Labour Mayor Marvin Rees who presides over one of the most ethnically diverse benches Bristol has ever seen, more to follow on this, watch this space for more details. Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, took office in May 2016 wanting a city where everyone benefits from success and no-one is left behind; where life chances are not determined by wealth and background; where inequality is challenged and social mobility promoted; where the cultural offer reflects city diversity and enriches the lives […]

Adoption or Fostering is this for You

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A survey conducted by Children’s Charity Barnardo’s highlighted in 2015 there were 90,000 children who are being fostered in the UK, 14,400 of this total are young people who are from the black, mixed race and ethnic minority communities. The report identifies a real shortage of foster carers needed to come forward from these groups. But surely a loving home is enough without needing to match young people to the right ethnicity or is?    

Ministry

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For me the promotion and pro active action to create improved health and well being in our families and our communities is absolutely vital. Scripture…tells us that we need to love our neighbours as ourselves so we must first learn and know how to look after ourselves excellently in order to also look after others excellently…as well. It stands to reason that educators like the General Practitioner of over 25 years Dr Chidi Ngwaba is worthy of your time to listen to his ground breaking teaching on the reversal of disease and journey back to restored health. I would like to extend my thanks to […]

Why isn’t there a St Pauls Carnival in 2017?

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The intention was not to put on a big street party this year. Any large scale occasion of 100,000 people needs a year to plan safely and effectively. St Pauls Carnival CIC was formed at the start of this year to produce a long-term future for St Pauls Carnival. The focus going forward is to provide a landmark occasion in 2018 for its 50th anniversary and steady finances and management structure for the future. Therefore although it’s disappointing not to have a carnival this summer, we are concentrated on the future and Carnival’s long-term success.