Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Bristol Council signs integrated waste deal
Bristol City Council has signed a contract with council owned the Bristol Waste Company (BWC) to manage waste collection and disposal services in the region, as part of 10-year deal.
BWC initially temporarily took over the services in 2015, however a new long-term contract has now been agreed. It is hoped the services will help reduce littering and fly-tipping and increase recycling.
The council maintained that the new deal would be monitored against a number of goals and that it would also need to produce an annual business plan.
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said: "We hope a 10 year contract would allow us more stability to make serious progress towards tidying up our streets. We have been given a real opportunity to make a difference to Bristol's streets, and after considering all the facts, we believe that Bristol Waste Company offer us the best chance to achieve our ambitious goals for the city."