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  • Key dates for Bristol's local elections

    By matt_2009 at 11:51 on 04/04/13
    Bristol Council HQ. (Flickr.com image by Daveonflickr).
    23 of Bristol's 35 wards are up for election – with most of the wards in the north, central and east areas of the city. Key dates to watch out for in the run up to polling day are: •    Noon on Friday, April 5 – deadline for candidates to register to stand •    Noon on Tuesday, April 9 – list of candidates in each ward published •    Wednesday, April 17...
  • Funding cuts for Bristol's PCSOs to be re-considered

    By matt_2009 at 10:45 on 29/01/13
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    Proposed cuts to council funding for Bristol's PCSOs are to be re-considered, it has been announced. A cross-party working group is to look again at the issue – a move in response to expressions of concern by the community as well a request by the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens. The mooted savings are part of a package of budget proposals that were announced by the Mayor George Ferguson earlier...
  • Westbury on trym people: Do you fancy volunteering as snow warden?

    By matt_2009 at 10:35 on 23/01/13
    Westbury on trym people: Do you fancy volunteering as snow warden?
    With the recent influx of snow the council is on the lookout for community spirited people to volunteer as snow wardens to help out in the future. A spokesman said: "We prioritise the major routes for gritting, but our lorries can't get to all the minor roads, steep hills or tricky junctions that can prove difficult to pass in wintry conditions. "This is where we need the help of the local community to help us keep these...
  • Bristol Mayoral Election 2012: Who are you voting for?

    By thecriddler at 14:08 on 08/11/12
    Bristol Mayoral Election 2012: Who are you voting for?
    Barack Obama has been elected to run the USA – but what about Bristol? Just in case you were unaware… there's a Bristol Mayoral taking place to find the city's first directly-elected mayor. The 15 candidates for Bristol have been chosen. Next week (Thursday, November 15) is polling day where you decide who gets the inaugural honour. The successful candidate will take over the running of the city council until May 2016. ...
  • Fancy running for Bristol's first ever Mayor? Nominations formally open on Monday

    By matt_2009 at 18:30 on 03/10/12
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    Anyone thinking of standing for election as Bristol's first-ever Mayor or as Avon and Somerset's first-ever Police and Crime Commissioner can now be officially nominated. As of Monday, October 8, Bristol City Council's electoral services will publish notice of the November 15, 2012 elections and nominations will be formally 'open'. Prospective mayoral candidates need a £500 deposit with 30 nominating signatures of people on the...

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