OscailtThe Stand @ The WildernessBristol Indymedia is an open news project where anyone can post thier own news, comment, videos or photos about Bristol and the South West. Since September 2001, Bristol Indymedia has been working to create an open publishing news service for the people2012-03-17T09:51:48+01:00Bristol Indymediaimcfirstname.lastname@example.org://bristol.indymedia.org/atomfullposts?story_id=708007http://bristol.indymedia.org/graphics/feedlogo.gifMake a bid!http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/708007#comment557422012-03-17T09:51:48+01:00LocalistUnder the Localism Act, community groups can ask councils to let them bid to run...Under the Localism Act, community groups can ask councils to let them bid to run a service themselves. So a community group could approach the council in this case and say 'we want to run the Wilderness Centre ourselves'; the council have to respond and are not allowed to simply say no. I guess if the centre is closing for lack of funds, it would be a question of working out some deal with the council around the finances, but it would definitely be worth looking into.<br />
The Wildernesshttp://bristol.indymedia.org/article/708007#comment557452012-03-17T19:10:11+01:00Annoyed CitizenThe staff that ran the wilderness education centre while it was still open made ...The staff that ran the wilderness education centre while it was still open made a proposal at the time it was being shut down to run the centre with volunteers, essentially for no cost. The council shut it down anyway. They are selling this public asset for cash because a few of their senior execs are retiring soon and they need big golden handshakes. Disgraceful.