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Bristol budget to be unveiled by Mayor

George Ferguson speaking on ITV News West Country about the budget last November Credit: ITV News West Country

Later today, Bristol mayor George Ferguson, will reveal further details of the city's budget, and the results of a public consultation.

There was a record response to his appeal for comments with 3,800 people having their say. It followed the announcement last November there would need to be be £90 million cuts, and up to 1,000 job losses.

Council Labour Group: Bristol's future 'very bleak'

The Bristol City Council Labour Group has reacted angrily to Mayor George Ferguson's budget cuts, announced yesterday:

The Mayor once promised to protect the poor and vulnerable in this city but there's precious little sign of it with massive cuts to children's centres, older people and disabled people. [...]

This on top of a massive restructuring of the workforce and the loss of about 1000 staff - many of whom will be providing essential services. This will create a huge dent in the city the Mayor claims to be so proud of - when he appeared to appeared to promise the exact opposite by negotiating a better deal from government for Bristol. It is a very bleak future.

– Cll Ron Stone, Deputy Leader of the Labour Group, Bristol City Council


People in Bristol enjoy a car-free Sunday

People enjoying a coffee a Bristol city centre Credit: Bristol City Council
Coming up on Baldwin Street later Credit: Bristol City Council
Bristol City Council has renamed Small Street for today's Make Sundays Special as Deckchair Avenue Credit: Bristol City Council
Make Sundays Special's first dog show Credit: Bristol City Council



10 things to go and see at Making Sundays Special

The second Make Sundays Special kicks off at 11am. There's events on Baldwin Street, King Street, St Stephen's Street and Castle Park.

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