Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud has been involved in a project to get homes built on the former Dunmail primary school site in Southmead for years. Now work to build homes for police officers, NHS staff and teachers, as well as homes for those on the housing waiting list, has finally begun at a development now called ‘Elderberry Walk’. Here he tells Bristol Live what he thinks of Bristol City Council’s efforts to solve the housing crisis, the importance of creating mixed and ‘beautiful’ communities, and the difference Marvin Rees has made since he was elected in 2016. On the Mayor […]
Magistrates Bench Diversity – Recruitment Criminal justice has among the lowest proportion of senior staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Current research reveals that in the Avon and Somerset Magistracy we currently have a severe under representation of BAME Magistrates and Magistrates from working class backgrounds, in direct relationship to the populations that we are serving. Analysis following a government-commissioned report by the Labour MP David Lammy found that people from minority backgrounds are more likely to be jailed for certain crimes than those who are white and that they are over-represented at almost all stages of the criminal […]
Bristol’s junior athletics stars were cheered on today (Friday 28 July) by the city’s Mayor before they set off to take part in world championship competitions next week. One of the group, para-athlete Simran Kaur, a 14-year-old 100m and 200m sprinter in the T46* category, is the youngest person chosen to join the GB para-athletics team and will be taking part in the World Para Athletics Championships in Switzerland next week. Joining her for a pre-championship practice was Chris Stone, sprinter in the GB Juniors team who has just come back with a silver from the European Under-23s Championships, and a range of other local athletes training […]
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 of all people.