Bristol city centre is to close to traffic on selected Sundays, Mayor George Ferguson will announce today. The Making Sundays Special scheme will start on the twenty third of June and ban traffic from the streets to encourage community groups and street performers.
Initially, once a month over the summer, the scheme is expected to become weekly. It could also be extended to include more streets if successful and folows the example of Bristol's twin French city, Bordeaux.
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It will remain on the mild side for most. Minimum temperature 12 degrees.
Outbreaks of rain and strong winds will continue eventually clearing away to give a drier end to the night with clear spells.
A decision has been taken to suspend the Chief Fire Officer and Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Avon Fire & Rescue Service.