Bristol Futures “work in progress” briefing on Mary Portas review updated 16/01/12

The briefing has been recently updated. It can be accessed here. Jason Thorne from Bristol Futures at Bristol City Council has prepared this ‘work in progress’ briefing as Bristol’s initial thoughts on the Portas Review; it is not a reflection of Bristol City Council policy at this stage. Informal views were sought from officers across Bristol City Council, Destination Bristol, traders’ associations, shopping centre management organisations, Bristol Independents campaign, the Bristol Pound, Read more [...]

Bristol Independents awards presentation 17 December

On Saturday 17 December, a prize draw presentation was made to 8 lucky people who’d nominated their favourite local food businesses in the Bristol Independents awards 2011/12. Councillor Anthony Negus officiated at the presentation, handing over prizes donated by Absolutely Cakes, the Better Food Company, Bristol Beer Factory, Scoopaway, the Tobacco Factory and Whiteladies Road Farmers Market. St Nicholas Market put together a top prize of a bumper hamper. In total, 42 food businesses have Read more [...]

Indy Xmas shopping in Bristol

by Anonymous Like a lot of people I was dreading going Christmas shopping. Particularly tough for some of us guys - which is worse; going it bravely alone only to return empty-handed and bewildered, or the feeling of being dragged round thinking ‘I really should be able to do this on my own at [fill in as appropriate!] years of age’? So this year my girlfriend and I decided to try something different as you will see. It turned out to be by far the best Christmas shopping experience to Read more [...]