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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

Residents in Knowle have accused Bristol City Council of “not playing fair” over their town green bid.
It’s been two years since people living near Filwood Park submitted an application for the land to be registered as a town green, to protect it from potential housing development.

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By Ian Onions, Political Editor / i.onions@bepp.co.uk

ANOTHER group of residents are hoping to protect an open green space near their homes by applying for the land to be registered as a town green.

The residents on the Thrissels’ estate in Downend are furious that the site next to Frenchay Road has been earmarked for new housing in the city council’s controversial green spaces strategy.

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By Ian Onions, Political Editor / i.onions@bepp.co.uk

TWO green spaces in Bristol which were in danger of being lost under controversial plans by the city council have been earmarked to help expand nearby schools.

In one case, land near Begbrook Primary School in Stapleton was proposed as a possible official travellers’ camp which sparked an outcry among nearby residents.

The other saved area is Ridgeway Road playing field which backs onto dozens of homes in Abingdon Road and Honiton Road.

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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’s Liberal Democrats have agreed to a series of concessions to opposition parties in order to keep control of the city council.

Here we look at what they have agreed, and what they haven’t.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

THE Liberal Democrats have retained control of Bristol City Council after making a series of concessions to opposition parties.

A vote yesterday confirmed that the current ruling group will continue as a minority administration, despite losing overall control of the authority at the May 5 elections.

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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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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

THE future control of Bristol City Council is to be decided today, after nearly two weeks of political negotiations.

Barbara Janke is expected to continue as leader of the authority with the Liberal Democrats running a minority administration.

A rethink on trams, a review of the green-spaces sell off plan and a decisive debate on whether Ashton Vale should be a town green are believed to be among the main concessions that will allow them to remain in power.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

LETTERS sent to the thousands of petitioners who opposed Bristol City Council‘s green spaces sell-off plan have been branded a “waste of time”.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

BRISTOL Parks Forum is calling on opposition parties to explain how they will fund improvements to the city’s green spaces if the council’s sell-off plan is scrapped.

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