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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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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

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

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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