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The May local elections saw a raft of changes at the city council. The ruling Liberal Democrats lost their majority, Labour and the Conservatives appointed new – yet familiar – party leaders and  for the first time The Green Party had  more than one councillor. This week Sam Rkaina talks to all four party leaders about their ambitions for their group and the city. Today it’s the Green’s Tess Green.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

THE political row over Bristol City Council’s plan to sell off green spaces is threatening to erupt again after Labour proposed  an alternate way of paying for the scheme.

The council’s £87-million parks and green spaces strategy was supposed to fund improvements to scores of parks across the city by selling off up to 64 other open spaces.

But it prompted a huge public backlash last year as the authority was accused of “selling off the family silver”.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

 

BRISTOL City Council’s flagship Ashton Vale to Temple Meads bendy bus route will not actually stop at the station, it has emerged.

The £50 million scheme is one of three rapid transit routes the council is finalising, ahead of submitting funding bids to government in September.

The idea is that the three routes will make life much easier for people who want to get from one end of the city to another.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

CALLS have been made for an investigation into the police tactics used during both Cheltenham Road riots.

At a public meeting to discuss the area’s recent problems on Monday night, a number of residents said that either they or people they knew had been injured by officers during the two incidents.

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From Bristol Green Party

At Tuesday’s first meeting of the city council since the elections removed the LibDems’ overall majority, the new ‘green group’ of Cllrs Tess Green (Southville) and Gus Hoyt (Ashley) secured new commitments from council leader Barbara Janke in three key areas.

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By Sam Rkaina,  Local Government Reporter

NEWLY re-elected city council leader Barbara Janke has pledged to “build on the success of the last two years” and continue to fight for Bristol.

Speaking at Tuesday’s annual council meeting, Mrs Janke said her colleagues would not turn their backs on their responsibilities.

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Bristol City Council leader Barbara Janke says a decision will be made within a month on whether or not to grant town green status for the site of Bristol City‘s proposed new 30,000-seater stadium at Ashton Vale.

In a prepared statement to be read at this afternoon’s full council meeting, she also says that the Liberal Democrats will halt the controversial green spaces sell-off plan while a review is carried out.

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