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January 30 2017

A Valentine's treat for your tastebuds

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and is the perfect excuse for a meal out whether you are a romantic or not!.. Read More


January 30 2017

February: Bishopston Mum

I hope that you are having a good 2017 so far. This time of year is the Chinese New Year and 2017 will be the year of the Rooster. Bristol Museum will be marking the event with some fantastic Chinese New Year Celebrations on the weekend of 4th and 5th February with fun for all of the family... Read More


January 30 2017

February: Mayors Blog

By now many Voice readers will have had the chance to review the Council’s new budget proposals and updates to the draft corporate strategy launched in January... Read More


January 30 2017

February: Vineyard News

As I mentioned last month, winter is the time for pruning and I’m still slowly working my way through my 38 rows of vines – currently at row 12! I always find the first few rows go very slowly and that I seem to double in speed as the weeks progress... Read More


January 30 2017

February 2017: On The Beat

As the winter goes on, please do keep an eye out for elderly neighbours who may be feeling particularly lonely and isolated at this time of year. I mentioned last month how sometimes all it takes is a simple ‘hello’ to make them feel more safe, less isolated and part of the community. .. Read More


December 20 2016

January 2017: Bishopston Mum

In my column last month I mentioned that I was busy organising my little girl's 6th birthday party and sending out invitations. We decided to hold the party at the Church of the Good Shepherd Hall in Bishopston and do everything ourselves including entertainment, food and music! .. Read More


December 20 2016

January 2017 Mayor's Views: We need a plan to keep this city working when our children are grown-ups

Firstly, I’d like to wish Voice readers a very happy new year and thank everyone in the city who took time to participate in our recent Corporate Strategy consultation. As we embark on 2017 we continue to face an immense financial challenge, but your input, ideas and constructive challenge will undoubtedly help shape our steps for the next five years. .. Read More


December 20 2016

January 2017 Primal Posture: Sit up and watch a movie

This delightful early 20th century Christmas illustration captures the relaxed, upright sitting that all young children instinctively adopt – it’s their birthright the world over. .. Read More


December 20 2016

January 2017: Vineyard News

The recent cold snap has pushed the vines into dormancy a little quicker than in previous years and I’ve found it hard to resist the urge to start pruning now all the leaves have dropped off. I’ve made a start but have until next March to finish all 38 rows, so it’s a gradual process.. Read More


December 20 2016

January 2017: Wildlife Watch

They say that firewood warms you twice, first when you chop it and again when you burn it. .. Read More