Category: Local Government

CURO Housing Group gets carried away at the auctions – £6m lost within 24 hours following purchase of former MOD site at Foxhill Bath for £47m.

“The Curo Group posted £5.72 million in impairment charges compared with none in 2012, the largest increase of all housing associations, said the change was the result of the acquisition of a 48-acre Ministry of Defence site at Foxhill in Bath in March 2013.”

Posted in Housing, Local Government, Newswire, Protest

What’s been happening in Avonmouth and how can we support it?

Things have been moving fast on Biomass in the last month- there was a body painted invasion of port land, upwards of 50 angry locals have been out on the streets blocking traffic on a couple of occasions, and even the national press is beginning to sit up and take notice.

Posted in Housing, Human Rights, Local Government, Newswire, Protest, Solidarity, Sustainability

Avonmouth are at it again- 12-2 this Saturday

In a weekend packed with potentially subversive diversions Avonmouth are adding a spot of front line community resistance into the mix.

Posted in Corporations / Big Business, Local Government, Newswire, Protest, Solidarity, Sustainability

Avonmouth Locals impromptu action against new port pollution

Last week something interesting happened in Avonmouth. The local community heard that yet another industry with a poor safety record was heading their way. Someone suggested a demo at a couple of days notice. And a small village got out on the streets.

Posted in Housing, Human Rights, Local Government, Newswire, Protest, Solidarity, Sustainability

Protect Bristol’s best soils and community food growing land from becoming tarmac. 1 week left.

Urgent! Protect Bristol’s best soil and food growing land from tarmac and roads. 1 week left. Join the movement and raise your voice!

Posted in Local Government, Newswire, Protest, Solidarity, Sustainability, Transport

Save Historic Ebenezer Chapel in Midland Road

Ebenezer Chapel is under imminent threat of demolition. The landowner wishes to destroy this important and beautiful reminder of the history of St Philips and Old Market, to replace it with a modern block of flats. The chapel was built

Posted in History, Local Government, Newswire, Protest

Stop the cuts to The Bush Residential Unit for disabled children

Please support us in this campaign to keep all the beds at the Bush residential unit for disabled children

Posted in Anti Austerity, Human Rights, Local Government, Newswire, Opinion piece, Protest, Solidarity

The rise and rise of the amateur – how the social economy is taking off, in Bristol and beyond

Article aims to celebrate the increasing engagement in volunteering, public involvement in the community and the rise of community organizations and projects, especially utilising the fast developing online/digital landscape, and particularly, how good Bristol is at doing this.

Posted in Corporations / Big Business, Local Government, Main Feature, Media, Arts and Culture, Newswire, Opinion piece, Policing