The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, has revealed that cuts to council services are to be more severe than first fearedRead the full story ›
Bristol City Council is paying out almost 10 million pounds to nearly 300 staff who've taken voluntary redundancy.
The costs, averaging 10 thousand pounds per employee, are revealed in a council report which shows that a further 700 jobs would have to be shed to meet targets.
The authority is currently facing a deficit of nearly 30 million pounds.
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The Green Party has slammed the government for reducing funding which "make it impossible for local councils to deliver essential basic services".
The condemnation comes in the wake of news Bristol City Council will axe 1,000 jobs to keep up with budget cuts.
We stand alongside the unions who are opposing the cuts which will decimate essential public services across Bristol, and the impact this will have on the most vulnerable in our city.
This government seems determined to systematically dismantle local councils with no regard for the pain this will cause ordinary people.
The Green Party Spokesperson for Local Government added:
In addition to savage cuts in services that so many Bristolians rely upon, people working in local government have faced years of uncertainty and pay freezes - now 1 in 6 of them could now lose their jobs this autumn. This is devastating to the people concerned and their families, and will also have a serious impact on the delivery of vital council services.
Job losses at Bristol City Council could have a "devastating" impact on services, one union has said.
UNISON said the cuts could leave the Council "unable to fulfil its legal duties, particularly around social care for elderly and vulnerable people".
It's now calling on Marvin Rees to list the services Bristolians can expect to see if Central Government cuts keep coming.
And, although the council is offering voluntary redundancy, Unison has warned up to half the losses could be compulsory.
Slicing more and more off budgets while expecting the same service to be delivered is not realistic any more.
We are seeing the beginnings of a crisis in social care and you only have to look around the city streets to see the homelessness that results.
Real political leadership is needed from the Mayor. Firstly to decide what kind of public services he wants given the lack of money, and second to unite with the leaders of other core cities and say to Theresa May: give us the funding we need – or we risk failing our residents.
Bristol City Council will axe up to 1,000 jobs to save money - a sixth of its full time work force.Read the full story ›
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Plans for the long-awaited 12,000 capacity arena in Bristol have been delayed after councillors voted to defer their decision over planning permission.
Development Committee carry motion to defer both Bristol Arena planning applications
Councillors said they felt the plans had been brought before them without the details being ironed out - concerns had already been raised about parking issues and space for drop-offs.
Concerns being raised by Cllr Mead about Travel Plan for arena. Watch detailed discussion on the live stream: https://t.co/8H5U1xI4QG
The move is likely to push back the opening date - originally set for 2018.
The planning application will now return to the committee at a later date.
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