Concerns have been raised about the Mayor of Bristol's new plans to fund some services in the city. George Ferguson has set up a trust fund, independent of the council. Bristol is the first city outside London to try such a scheme - where people voluntarily put money into it.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has asked those who can to pay more to the council. He wants wealthier residents to donate to his trust fund to help those most affected by council cuts.
The Mayor's budget has been voted through with cuts of £35 million, and 300 job losses from the council's 7000-strong workforce. Mr Ferguson warned that a further £65 million worth of savings will have to be made during the next three years.
The 'Mayor's Fund for Bristol' will be set up in April and the Mayor says he will contribute £1000 a month to it.