15 July, 2019

Bristol City Council is consulting on the introduction of a clean air zone (CAZ) to the city.

Two options have been put forward that aim to lower pollution in the shortest possible time. They also aim to minimise any impact for people on lower incomes. The consultation runs for six weeks with the deadline for responses on Monday 12 August 2019.

3 July, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is consulting on its Polling Districts and Polling Places Review.

The review identifies potential changes to polling stations and polling district boundaries. It also ensures proper and efficient distribution of polling stations to enable the democratic process.

Loneliness Awareness Week 2019
20 June, 2019

Loneliness Awareness Week, run by Bristol-based charity (and Voscur member) The Marmalade Trust, has been tied to UK-wide loneliness studies and the government’s launch of a Loneliness Strategy and a new campaign.

19 June, 2019

 

Voscur Trustee and Sector Leader Suzanne Thompson is CEO of The Restore Trust. In this article she explains why the latest probation reforms need to go further to ensure voluntary sector involvement.

 

I was among the many who welcomed the proposed reforms of the probation service last month.

19 June, 2019

 

Homeless Link and Housing Justice have launched a survey targeted at small charities (under £1 million income), community groups and/or faith-based groups working on homelessness. This is a chance to share your experiences, the challenges you are facing and your views on the government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy, as well as the hard work you are doing to help those experiencing homelessness. The findings will be shared directly with central government and will help identify what their key priorities should be.

13 May, 2019

Bristol City Council is consulting on its draft five-year strategy for homelessness and rough sleeping.

 

The strategy sets out information about the scale and causes of homelessness and rough sleeping in the city and how the council will prevent and tackle the issue.

 

9 April, 2019

 

Bristol City Council is consulting on draft policies and development allocations for its Local Plan.

The Local Plan includes policies for deciding planning applications in Bristol.

The review will update existing policies and guide development in the city over the next twenty years, with the aim of building a better Bristol.

The consultation runs until 24 May 2019 and the council is seeking comments on:

Blog: Charities are the lifeblood of our city

 

Blog written by Sandy Hore-Ruthven, former Chair of Trustees at Voscur

Meg and Adibah started Safe Space last year as a support group for refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered sexual violence. Their passion came from experience and a desire to make a difference – improving the lives of people in Bristol.

12 December, 2018

 

Next week is your last chance to submit your response to Bristol City Council's consultation on its budget. The deadline for responses is midnight on Monday 17 of December. We've published our response below in advance of submitting it to give Bristol's VCSE sector the opportunity to comment and contribute.

27 November, 2018

 

Bristol Music Trust is consulting on the future of Colston Hall, including on the venue’s new name.

The venue is undergoing a £48.8 million redevelopment and will reopen in 2019 under a new name.

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