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Neighbourhood Partnership Office could close

 

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The Neighbourhood Partnership office in Filwood could be closed in the spring  – as part of Bristol City Council cuts.

The office has been on Filwood Broadway since 2010 where residents can call in about local issues in the Filwood, Knowle and Windmill Hill ward.

The council says central government cuts, a growing population and increasing demand for its services means it needs to save over £100 million in the next five years.

Draft savings proposals went through a three-month public consultation and revised proposals were considered at a Cabinet meeting on 24 January.

Decisions on Bristol City Council’s savings and budget will be made at a meeting of Full Council on 21 February.

A Bristol City Council spokesperson said: “…Many of the proposed savings, including on Neighbourhood Partnerships, will be subject to further public consultation on the specific plans put forward by services, which will inform how they make the necessary savings for their areas.”