5 April, 2017
On 4th May 2017, the new West of England Combined Authority – alongside five other regions across the country – will be holding elections for metro mayors. 
 
Devolution will mean that more decisions will be made locally on issues including regional transport, housing, adult education and skills.  Central government has committed to channelling £30m a year towards this fund over a 30-year period.
 

This interactive training course explains the radicalisation processes from an educational perspective. It supports professionals working with young people to equip them to better understand and answer questions and the social needs of young people who are engaging with extreme ideals. In the training we focus on the following questions:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 -
09:30 to 13:30
How to book: 
Protecting and enhancing our region's environment and its sustainability is one of the greatest challenges we face, and potentially one of our greatest opportunities. In the future, regions that thrive are likely to be those that adapt to a low carbon, more efficient world.
 
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:30
28 March, 2017

On 4 May 2017 elections will be held to elect a new Combined Authority Mayor for the West of England.  

The West of England Combined Authority will be made up of three of the local authorities in the region – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Combined Authority Mayors will:

28 March, 2017
Several changes to major roles on Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees’ Cabinet have been made following a planned reshuffle ahead of Bristol City Council’s new financial year.
 
Announced on Friday, the new nine-strong Cabinet responds to a number of changes inside and outside of the Council, whilst putting resource behind top priorities such as housing, tackling congestion, social care and creating a fairer city.
 
28 March, 2017
The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has published its report, 'Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society', in which the Committee praises the important role that charities play in our society. 
 
The report stresses that if the sustainability of charities is to be maintained, it is essential that their contribution is recognised by the Government, by the regulator and by their beneficiaries. Charities too must be certain that their governance is strong enough to enable them to face a challenging future with confidence.
 
bristol city council city hall
31 January, 2017

Commissioners, researchers and people from voluntary organisations heard from Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) at a lunchtime seminar held at the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group offices on Monday 23 January. The theme of the seminar was 'Improving mental health care pathways across the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) footprint, and showcased the work of five HITs:

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