‘With crowdfunding, you’re investing with the council rather than giving them money to spend.’
‘Boarded up shops are a symptom of economic decay under the Conservatives and a sorry symbol of the malign neglect so many communities have suffered.’
‘The fact that over 50 retail CEOs have come together on this issue should send a powerful message to government.’
‘To be shortlisted for a European Capital of Innovation Award is an amazing achievement in itself.’
‘There are things going on — but sometimes central government need giant things to stand in front of, but misses how the smaller scale can add up to something revolutionary.’
‘We can be even more ambitious, we can deliver even better results for people and for communities.’
To help incubate new ideas that address the city’s housing crisis and rebalance some of those inequalities, the five-year Bristol Housing Festival was born in 2018.
‘We are going to give more communities a greater say over changes to transport, housing, public services and infrastructure.’
Former communities secretary says he is ‘looking forward to being released from collective responsibility and campaigning on issues that matter to me and my constituents’.
It could be the kind of collaborative and innovative approach to homelessness that helps to reverse London’s deepening temporary housing crisis.