Decision details

Recommendations of the We Are Bristol History Commission

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To endorse the content and recommendations of the We Are Bristol History Commission “Colston Statue: What Next?” report.



1.      Noted the content of the We Are Bristol History Commission “Colston Statue: What Next?” report including the six recommendations and three broader considerations, as outlined in this report.

2.      Noted that, subject to recommendation 3, the Mayor and Cabinet will further consider which of the remaining recommendations will be taken forward and updated reports will be brought to a future Cabinet meeting with information on the steps and resources required to implement those recommendations in accordance with the decision-making pathway.

3.      Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor to implementing the statutory processes for regularising the removal of the statue, and accession of the object into the museum collection.

Report author: Fiona Gilmour

Publication date: 05/04/2022

Date of decision: 05/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 05/04/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/04/2022

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