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Are you concerned about someone who is rough sleeping? ANYONE can make a street referral via socsi.in/FDNAd to help conn...
26/01/2020

Are you concerned about someone who is rough sleeping? ANYONE can make a street referral via socsi.in/FDNAd to help connect people to the support available #IWasHomelessIWasYou socsi.in/rNsAx

25/01/2020
Does your unsung hero deserve a medal?

Does your unsung hero deserve a medal? Email medal nominations by 23:59 on Sunday. Complete the process by 31st!

Do you know an unsung local hero? Do they deserve a medal? The Lord Mayor's medals are given to outstanding #Bristol people who have been supporting the community, within the last five years. Do you know someone like that? Tell the Lord mayor all about them BY MIDNIGHT TOMORROW, SUNDAY, 26 JANUARY! Please do make sure you nominate your chosen hero tomorrow.

The main thing is to get the nomination in. Submitted nominations do require three supportive statements:
• two from citizens
• and one from EITHER a councillor OR the Mayor, Marvin Rees. The Lord Mayor says today if you're stuck for time this weekend she is 'happy for the supporting statements to be emailed in by Friday, 31 January. So DO email the nomination first to ensure it is received in time".

What to do:
(1) See the application info: https://gapi.io/6tll
(2) Complete a nomination form (Word doc form) bitly.com/LMMedalForm. The criteria for your application is on the form.
(3) Email your completed application form, along with any supportive statements, to [email protected]. Your email must arrive by 23:59 on Sunday 26 January 2020. Find your councillor: www.bristol.gov.uk/council-and-mayor/find-your-councillor. Or, contact the Mayor, Marvin Rees: www.bristol.gov.uk/mayor/contact-the-mayor

The medal ceremony for successful nominations will take place on Thursday, March 12 2020 at the Mansion House.

Want to help someone who is currently homeless or at risk of homelessness? None of the night shelters in the city can st...
25/01/2020

Want to help someone who is currently homeless or at risk of homelessness? None of the night shelters in the city can stay open without dedicated volunteers. Could you give up a night a week or month to support a shelter? Find out more socsi.in/hbVOF #IWasHomelessIWasYou

Have your say on the future of #SEND in Bristol at a public meeting held at City Hall on Monday 3 Feb - find out how to ...
24/01/2020
Have Your Say on SEND Improvement Plan for Bristol

Have your say on the future of #SEND in Bristol at a public meeting held at City Hall on Monday 3 Feb - find out how to attend, submit questions & statements here:
bit.ly/30QaKGh

Councillor Anna Keen, Education and Skills Cabinet Lead said: “We know how vital it is to capture the views and insights of families and young people with SEND, and we want to encourage as wide and diverse a range of opinions and experiences as possible."

The public are invited to ask questions and submit statements about Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in Bristol, at a public meeting held at City Hall next month.

UPDATE: Cumberland Road has been closed with immediate effect after parts of the Cumberland Road wall collapsed last nig...
24/01/2020
Update: Cumberland Road closed after wall collapse

UPDATE: Cumberland Road has been closed with immediate effect after parts of the Cumberland Road wall collapsed last night. It is likely to remain closed into next week to allow investigations to take place and make the area safe. More details here.

Investigation continues as area is made safe

Something for the weekend: the latest #WeAreBristol newsletter is available  socsi.in/Uj4Rq . Have a read - maybe sign u...
24/01/2020

Something for the weekend: the latest #WeAreBristol newsletter is available socsi.in/Uj4Rq . Have a read - maybe sign up. Check out the #WeAreBristol website link there. Could you nominate someone for one of the Lord Mayor's medals?

“I couldn’t find anywhere I could afford to rent and no one wanted to take people on housing benefit. The worst bit was ...
24/01/2020

“I couldn’t find anywhere I could afford to rent and no one wanted to take people on housing benefit. The worst bit was the guilt. I felt like a failure as a mum because I couldn’t look after my family.” Lola, aged 40, Barton Hill.

Three people who have experienced homelessness are sharing their stories in a bid to get those who are currently rough sleeping or facing homelessness to seek help and engage with the support available.
All three have had very different experiences, but the message is the same – you can turn your life around. socsi.in/ZqBx6

Cumberland Road has been closed with immediate effect after parts of the wall collapsed last night. No reports of injuri...
24/01/2020
OPERATIONAL NOTE: Cumberland Road closed for emergency repairs

Cumberland Road has been closed with immediate effect after parts of the wall collapsed last night. No reports of injuries or damage to property.
Kye Dudd, Cabinet member for Transport said: “We know the path is unsafe and as a safety precaution have kept it closed for some time. We have been working hard to plan repair works and tenders for the work have just closed. Over £9m has been allocated to repairs and maintenance of the Cumberland Road wall and Chocolate Path by Cabinet.”

Closure will remain for foreseeable future

Four days left to get your #UnsungHero nominations in for the @brislordmayor’s medals. The annual medals have been given...
23/01/2020

Four days left to get your #UnsungHero nominations in for the @brislordmayor’s medals. The annual medals have been given to local people since 1983. Do you know a deserving local hero? Email a completed nomination to the Lord Mayor by 23:59 on Sunday 26 January 2020. Information: socsi.in/65ThL

The medal ceremony for successful nominations will take place on Thursday, March 12 2020 at the Mansion House.

#Bristol #FirstCitizen #BristolLordMayor

Applications are now open for homelessness organisations, community groups, actions groups and charities to apply for fu...
23/01/2020

Applications are now open for homelessness organisations, community groups, actions groups and charities to apply for funding from #TAPforBristol

🖐 Thank you Bristol!

🖐 Your generous tapping using our 20 #TAPforBristol sites has reached the first £10,000 target since it launched in September, triggering the first wave of grants being awarded.

🖐 Applications are now open for homelessness organisations, community groups, actions groups and charities to apply for this funding facilitated by Quartet Community Foundation and Bristol City Centre BID.

🖐 It was important to Caring in Bristol that one charity didn't get the full amount donated, but that the money raised for #TAPforBristol was available to all those providing emergency support to those currently rough sleeping.

🖐 The 50% Caring in Bristol receives will go towards prevention work, stopping people from ever becoming street homeless.

https://quartetcf.org.uk/grant-programmes/tap-for-bristol-grants

Want to help someone who is currently homeless or at risk of homelessness? None of Bristol’s night shelters can stay ope...
23/01/2020

Want to help someone who is currently homeless or at risk of homelessness? None of Bristol’s night shelters can stay open without dedicated volunteers. Could you give up a night each week or month to support a shelter? Find out more at socsi.in/34cFx #IWasHomelessIWasYou

What’s in your drink? Measure your sugar intake to boost your health and help support #sugarawarenessweek goingforgoldbr...
23/01/2020

What’s in your drink? Measure your sugar intake to boost your health and help support #sugarawarenessweek goingforgoldbristol.co.uk/individual-area/eating-better/ #G4GEatingBetter #GoingForGoldBristol

Thank you to everyone across the city who is helping us to improve our recycling rates!
22/01/2020

Thank you to everyone across the city who is helping us to improve our recycling rates!

Bristol is a leading city for recycling again according to data from the Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), ranking number one in England for recycling among core cities for the second year! Read more: www.bristolwastecompany.co.uk/whats-happening/2019-recycling-rates/

Did you know landlords & agents should no longer be charging certain tenant fees? These include fees for viewing a prope...
22/01/2020
Report a rogue landlord - bristol.gov.uk

Did you know landlords & agents should no longer be charging certain tenant fees? These include fees for viewing a property or admin. If you have been charged unlawful fees, you should get a refund. To find out more on what counts as an unlawful fee visit https://www.bristol.gov.uk/housing/get-back-unlawful-fees-from-your-landlord

A rogue landlord is a landlord who doesn’t meet their legal obligations to provide safe accommodation and carries out unlawful activities. This could include:

#IWasHomelessIWasYou Councillor Paul Smith, Cabinet member for Housing said: “Homelessness is not restricted to the peop...
22/01/2020

#IWasHomelessIWasYou Councillor Paul Smith, Cabinet member for Housing said: “Homelessness is not restricted to the people we can see sleeping on the streets. We have families in temporary accommodation, individuals staying in hostels and many more people we don’t know about sofa surfing or sleeping in unsafe buildings.

“Ending homelessness in all its forms is one of our top priorities, and we want everyone to know that help is available.” socsi.in/d4nY4

While carrying out a commercial waste operation on Stapleton Road, Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers  spotted some bags...
22/01/2020

While carrying out a commercial waste operation on Stapleton Road, Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers spotted some bags of waste dumped on the street. In the bags they found a letter addressed to someone living in a street just off Stapleton Road. This fly tipping offence is now being investigated, and an officer has visited the house.

Bristol Neighbourhood Enforcement Team have been investigating fly-tipping on Stapleton road. This is step one of the process towards prosecuting waste crimes.

If you've seen a fly-tip, please report it to the council online or by phone: www.bristol.gov.uk/streets-travel/report-flytipping

#BigTidy #BristolCleanStreets

The Lord Mayor's medals are given to outstanding #Bristol people who have been supporting the community, unpaid, within ...
21/01/2020

The Lord Mayor's medals are given to outstanding #Bristol people who have been supporting the community, unpaid, within the last five years. If you know a local hero of the community why not nominate them for a Lord Mayor’s medal? Tell us all about them: heap your praise on that person by midnight on Sunday, 26 January!

Nominate your #UnsungHero by midnight, Sunday 26 January. Info: socsi.in/BJ9E6
The application form: socsi.in/P0Dmz

Bristol.Live Bristol24/7 BCfm Radio @ujimaradio

#medal #medals #medalmonday #Bristol #FirstCitizen #BristolLordMayor

Think you, a friend or family member might be at risk of homelessness? It is vital to seek advice as soon as possible. I...
21/01/2020

Think you, a friend or family member might be at risk of homelessness? It is vital to seek advice as soon as possible. It is much easier to get the help you need before you find yourself homeless. #IWasHomelessIWasYou socsi.in/EMNL6

SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) remains activated in #Bristol this evening. Please encourage anyone you see rou...
20/01/2020

SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) remains activated in #Bristol this evening.

Please encourage anyone you see rough sleeping to call 0117 4070330 to confirm their space for the night. No one will be turned away. If someone need emergency help please dial 999.

“Not everyone grows up in a loving & happy family. I came home one day & all of my things had been packed into bin bags....
20/01/2020

“Not everyone grows up in a loving & happy family. I came home one day & all of my things had been packed into bin bags. One day I had a home, the next day everything was gone.” Danni, 24, Bedminster

Three people who have experienced homelessness have shared their stories in a bid to encourage others to seek help & engage with support. All 3 have had different experiences, but the message is the same - you can turn your life around

#IWasHomeslessIWasYou socsi.in/Zhubs

By eating healthy and logging your actions on the Going for Gold website you can win prizes throughout January and Febru...
19/01/2020

By eating healthy and logging your actions on the Going for Gold website you can win prizes throughout January and February!
Click on the link to find out more goingforgoldbristol.co.uk/individual-area/eating-better/
#G4GEatingBetter #GoingForGoldBristol

Want to help someone who is currently homeless or at risk of homelessness? None of Bristol’s night shelters can stay ope...
19/01/2020

Want to help someone who is currently homeless or at risk of homelessness? None of Bristol’s night shelters can stay open without dedicated volunteers. Could you give up a night each week or month to support a shelter? Find out more at socsi.in/Cwqd7 #IWasHomelessIWasYou

The SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) is active in Bristol this weekend to ensure everyone sleeping rough can com...
19/01/2020

The SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) is active in Bristol this weekend to ensure everyone sleeping rough can come into a warm, dry space as temperatures drop. Call 0117 4070330 or for advice on how to help rough sleepers see bristol.gov.uk/homeless

With low temperatures forecast this weekend, the SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) has been activated in Bristol ...
18/01/2020

With low temperatures forecast this weekend, the SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) has been activated in Bristol to ensure everyone sleeping rough can come into a warm, dry space. Call 0117 4070330 or for advice on how to help rough sleepers see bristol.gov.uk/homeless

The SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) has been activated in #Bristol this weekend, to ensure everyone sleeping ro...
17/01/2020

The SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) has been activated in #Bristol this weekend, to ensure everyone sleeping rough can come into a warm, dry space. Call 0117 4070330 and further advice on how to help rough sleepers is available at bristol.gov.uk/homeless

If you are concerned about someone who is rough sleeping ANYONE can make a street referral via socsi.in/mH1nX#IWasHomele...
17/01/2020

If you are concerned about someone who is rough sleeping ANYONE can make a street referral via socsi.in/mH1nX
#IWasHomelessIWasYou socsi.in/Xmm3z

Options for the long-term future of St Anne's House, which is currently used as a 24-hour Winter Shelter, will be discus...
17/01/2020
Discuss the future of St Anne's House

Options for the long-term future of St Anne's House, which is currently used as a 24-hour Winter Shelter, will be discussed at a community meeting later this month.

A community meeting is being held to discuss the long term future of St Anne’s House.

Working with partners, the council offers a range of prevention services including a welfare rights and money advice ser...
16/01/2020

Working with partners, the council offers a range of prevention services including a welfare rights and money advice service and a Youth Homelessness hub (Bristol Youth MAPS) to help young people to stay with their families where possible. These interventions stopped more than 3,600 people from becoming homeless in 2018.

In the same year organisations collectively helped more than 900 people who were homeless, via a range of support services including the successful St Anne’s Winter Night Shelter.
#IWasHomelessIWasYou socsi.in/iUYAj

Have you voted at  #Bristol's Brislington East by-election today? Polling closes at 10pm. Postal voters for the Brisling...
16/01/2020

Have you voted at #Bristol's Brislington East by-election today? Polling closes at 10pm.

Postal voters for the Brislington East By-Election can still drop their postal votes at any polling station in the ward before 10pm today. Lost your postal vote? We can issue you a new one up until 5pm on polling day.

Election results will be published online at: bitly.com/BrisEast20
[ https://www.bristol.gov.uk/voting-elections/brislington-east-by-election ]

Brislington East vote in your by-election tomorrow between 7am and 10pm. Your voice counts.
15/01/2020

Brislington East vote in your by-election tomorrow between 7am and 10pm. Your voice counts.

Have your say in the Brislington East By-election, tomorrow, Thursday 16 January.

Details: bitly.com/BrisEast20
[www.bristol.gov.uk/voting-elections/brislington-east-by-election]

Brislington East: polling stations for your by-election on Thursday are on your poll card but you don’t need to take it with you to vote. If you don’t know where your polling station is use our ‘polling station finder’ or contact electoral services: www.bristol.gov.uk/voting-elections/polling-stations

Cast your vote between 7am-10pm.

Your voice counts 🗣👍 #Bristol

Bristol City Council Housing

Letters from people who have been homeless are popping up around the city in a bid to reach out to people in similar sit...
15/01/2020

Letters from people who have been homeless are popping up around the city in a bid to reach out to people in similar situations.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “These three very different experiences help us to understand that there is no one size fits all solution. Homelessness is complex, and everyone’s individual circumstances are different. We are working with a wide range of partners to end homelessness in Bristol, but one of the most important messages I want people to take from this campaign is get help early.

“There is a lot of support and services available that could help keep you in your home, but the longer you leave it, the more difficult it becomes. If you are worried about your situation, or about someone close to you, please do reach out for help.”

#IWasHomelessIWasYou socsi.in/Z8BoI

Did you know landlords & agents should no longer be charging certain tenant fees? These include fees for viewing a prope...
15/01/2020
Report a rogue landlord - bristol.gov.uk

Did you know landlords & agents should no longer be charging certain tenant fees? These include fees for viewing a property or admin. If you have been charged unlawful fees, you should get a refund. To find out more on what counts as an unlawful fee visit https://www.bristol.gov.uk/housing/get-back-unlawful-fees-from-your-landlord

A rogue landlord is a landlord who doesn’t meet their legal obligations to provide safe accommodation and carries out unlawful activities. This could include:

Have your say in the Brislington East By-election, tomorrow, Thursday 16 January.Details: bitly.com/BrisEast20  [www.bri...
15/01/2020

Have your say in the Brislington East By-election, tomorrow, Thursday 16 January.

Details: bitly.com/BrisEast20
[www.bristol.gov.uk/voting-elections/brislington-east-by-election]

Brislington East: polling stations for your by-election on Thursday are on your poll card but you don’t need to take it with you to vote. If you don’t know where your polling station is use our ‘polling station finder’ or contact electoral services: www.bristol.gov.uk/voting-elections/polling-stations

Cast your vote between 7am-10pm.

Your voice counts 🗣👍 #Bristol

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    The cycle path from Downend into town hasn't been gritted. There have been multiple accidents this morning. Ambulance in attendance for one casualty.
    On the very same day in which temperatures are below zero, First West of England cannot run a bus between 7:20am and 8am, where more than 7 buses did not even stopped at on Church Road.., On this same day, Lawrence Hill underpass is flooded again and all the sidewalks are icy and slippery with high risk of falling down!! HOW IS SOMEONE SUPPOSED TO GO TO WORK IN BRISTOL???!!!
    👋New Role - Operations Manager⭐️ We are looking for a dynamic & solution focused Operations Manager to lead a diverse range of Supported Living, & Residential services which provide person-centred support to people who have sensory impairments, young people & those with autism and learning disabilities. This is a permanent contract working 37.5 hours per week with a salary of up to £38,358 per annum. This role will be based in Bristol & is to cover the South West to work in conjunction with the other Operations Manager to ensure a good coverage & excellent support for all the services across the South West, specifically our services in Bristol, Glastonbury & Poole. For more info & to apply please visit
    So many times we raised this bin issue to Bristol waste and Bristol council. Unfortunately, nobody’s taking any action. East street number 71 Refresh leaving her Suez bin to Mill Lane, which is Notting to do with mill lane. She is clearly breaching rules and regulations in East street can you please take action please? This bin is always full with rubbish and nobody’s collecting because is not collection area East street. However, she is upsetting mill lane residents and anti social behave is not helping. Can you please move this full of rubbish container? Kids are playing around the small park and it is not safe and healthy. Thanks Mel Disbudak
    I know staff are entitled to breaks, but to leave a council van parked in a Disabled bay, whilst you have a cooked breakfast in Hungry Horaces Cafe, is totally inappropriate to my way of thinking!
    DISABLED PARKING I know I’m probably wasting my time but I thought I’d put the question out there anyway. My question is.... Anybody think it’s right that disabled residents living in a residents parking scheme should have to pay for a parking permit.
    When are you going to start doing anything about people parking on the pavement? There’s loads of it reported to you on “fix my street” but nothing seems to get done. It makes it difficult and dangerous for wheelchair users. Thanks.
    London’s New Artificial Trees Guzzle As Much Pollution As 275 Regular Trees
    Artificial trees are popping up in London to suck up the city’s pollution
    Lawrence Hill roundabout underpass. Please clean it, please fix it! 🙏🏼
    Contractors parked illegally in rush hour on the narrow part of old market (inbound), causing tailbacks past Lawrence hill roundabout. Send over the traffic warden! Annoyingly if they parked 10m further along traffic could pass!
    Disappointed to come home to this mess today. My cardboard bag was full, so I took apart and folded up the extra cardboard (with the exception of a shoe box) and placed it next to the bins. This has been ignored and thrown back on my driveway. Also went through all the wrapping paper from Christmas and folded this up to put in the black box, removing any paper that was non-recyclable. This has not been emptied, only the glass bottles on the top have been taken. Why has our recycling not been taken? And why has rubbish been thrown back on my driveway? Appreciate this is not the fault of BCC, but thought it was important for you to know that your staff are perhaps not doing the best job today...