City Office

City Office and One City Plan

What it is, current projects and the One City Plan.

What is it

The Bristol City Office encourages partners from across the city to come together and contribute to the immediate and long term challenges facing Bristol.

Launched in September 2016 by Mayor Marvin Rees, the City Office mobilises additional resource from a range of organisations. It does not replace existing projects or networks, but helps them to work together, forming a collaborative approach.

The core City Office team is made up of representatives from organisations across Bristol, on secondment from their usual roles. A wide range of partners support this work, forming task groups for each of the City Office’s current projects.

One City Plan

Mayor Marvin Rees published the city’s first ever One City Plan on 11 January 2019, a first written attempt to set out the challenge and bring the city together around its common causes.


The City Office is currently working on the following city challenges:

Breakfast Clubs

The aim of this project is to ensure that no child in Bristol goes to school hungry. 

The team are working to support existing school Breakfast Clubs and where necessary setting-up and delivering new breakfast clubs for families and children in the most deprived wards of Bristol.


Homelessness was the first issue to be tackled by the City Office.

The vision is to end involuntary rough sleeping in Bristol. 

The team has successfully released a number of additional temporary and permanent bedspaces. In addition, the ‘Hearts and Minds’ and ‘Livelihoods’ campaigns are working to reduce the stigma of homelessness and inspire positive interactions with workplaces.

Meaningful work experience

WORKS is developing a collaboration between employers, learning providers and local communities to bring meaningful work experience opportunities to young people in Bristol. 

This is as part of the Bristol Learning City Partnership.

City Leadership

The Mayor’s ambition is to make Bristol a more equal, aspirational and resilient city.

The City Office is working with existing leadership programmes and other partners to understand how we can better work together to develop Bristol’s future leadership.  

With the support of key partners, a series of new leadership initiatives have been launched, aimed at targeting under-represented groups. 

For more information see the City Office leadership programmes page.

How you can get involved

If you’d like to get involved with a City Office project or attend one of our regular drop-in sessions, please email