The 2020s offer us the opportunity to truly realise the potential of places
When local government puts civil society at the heart of what they do, it brings democracy closer to the people, argues the Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees.
Safeguarding Bristol’s rough sleepers during the pandemic
Marvin Rees says Bristol City Council has successfully placed the majority of rough sleepers in hotels and all shelter occupants are in alternative accommodation, while negotiations continue with hotel chains for a further supply of rooms.
Building Community Power in Bristol
Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees outlines why the city has joined the Keep it Local network – a new coalition of councils who are seeking to harness the power of community.
Brexit planning: putting people first
For Bristol, the risks of Brexit run in to ‘several millions of pounds’, explains the Mayor Marvin Rees. While he says the city is being proactive, he calls on the government to take a number of steps to help.
The power to change
Bristol has nurtured a dynamic community energy culture that is helping the council address austerity and meet carbon targets. Mayor Marvin Rees explains the approach taken and how the city is creating a meaningful European Green Capital legacy