Since my last State of the City…

Last week I delivered my annual State of the City Address.

Beforehand, we looked back on what has been another busy 12 months for Bristol. Here’s just some of what’s happened:

£424m secured for City Leap: clean energy to cut 140,000 tonnes of emissions by 2027

The Killers and Sir Elton John played Ashton Gate Stadium

£95m secured for Temple Meads & Temple Quarter regeneration

Queen + Adam Lambert played YTL Arena Bristol

Sporting Quarter approved: new basketball stadium and hundreds of new homes

99% of families offered one of their top three primary school choices

Events brought another 60,000 people and £1.2m spend into our city centre

Silverthorne Lane approved: £375m scheme with a new secondary school for east Bristol

Daryn Carter, founder of Bristol Pride, given Freedom of the City

Hartcliffe City Farm opened

Val Jeal, founder of One25, given Freedom of the City

Hartcliffe Way Reuse & Recycling Centre opened

Felix Road Adventure Playground celebrated its 50th anniversary

Blaise Plant Nursery donated 10,000 plants for local food growing

Grayson Perry exhibition held at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Over 1.3 million people watched Bristol lead on climate action through TED 22

Rainbow crossing repainted ahead of Bristol Pride

St Mary le Port restoration and regeneration approved

Bristol in New York for Global Goals Week and UN General Assembly

Filming booms in Bristol alongside £13.6m Bottle Yard Studios expansion

Our School Streets pilot expanded to more primary schools

Castle Park facility saw Bristol crowned Heat Pump City of the Year

Cabot Tower reopened after restoration works

Affordable house-building at a 12 year record high

Supported Ukrainians in Bristol as a City of Sanctuary

75th anniversary of Bristol’s twinning with Bordeaux and Hannover marked

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrated

Protected frontline services with our sixth balanced budget

Called for sustainable urbanisation ahead of COP26

Bedminster on telly: Museum of Us tells more of our city’s history

Bristol had its say: 14,000 people respond to survey on Colston statue

Welcomed Hongkongers to Bristol, our City of Sanctuary

Called for over £330bn climate investment in cities at COP26

Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rovers WFC promoted

Another £15m invested in a further 204 new specialist SEND school places

£18m investment planned for New Cut and Harbour bridges

Bristol mourned Her Majesty The Queen

Empire Fighting Chance raised £820,000+ with the October Club

31 Welcoming Spaces opened to support people with the national cost of living crisis

Bristol proclaimed His Majesty King Charles III

Bristol’s Giuseppe Dell’Anno won The Great British Bake Off

Jayde Adams did Bristol proud on Strictly Come Dancing

Our community meals service delivered 8,500 meals every month

Supported Afghans in our City of Sanctuary

£9m invested to expand the Bedminster and Temple Quarter heat networks

£42m of support secured to help Bristolians with the Clean Air Zone

Bristol One City brought together 300 city partners around COP and the cost of living

Created 80 hectares of new wetlands in Avonmouth and Severnside flood defences

Bristol’s dementia-friendly Alive Allotment featured on Gardeners’ World

Bristol completed second Voluntary Local Review on the Sustainable Development Goals

Precedent set to protect night-time economy venues, like Motion Bristol

£8.5m invested in the new Elmfield School for Deaf Children

Bristol Harbour Festival & Bristol International Balloon Fiesta returned

New citywide campaign and Women’s Safety Charter launched with partners

Goram Homes started on 268 new homes (55% affordable) and wildlife corridor in Lockleaze

Strive Interns scheme with UWE and HL created dozens more opportunities

Another 1,800 Bristol workers got a pay rise onto the real Living Wage

International cricket returned to Bristol’s County Ground

Bristol’s Disability Equality Commission recruited their Chair and first Commissioners

We’ve renewed our £40 million Council Tax Reduction Scheme