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Posts by Mel Karam

Renewing our past for the good of people

In my early morning run today I came across a field of daffodils. It’s another few days until spring equinox, and the blooms reminded me of dark winters coming to an end and nature awakening, ready for spring renewal, time for shaking off the winter blues and opening up the windows to the sun. It’s…Read More

Bringing Local Back

Image of gloucester road general hustle and bustle of shoppers
I’ve been living in Bristol for about 18 months now since taking the role as Chief Executive at Bristol Water. And the place is striking; it’s different to any place I’ve ever lived in. I wrote recently about the local restaurant industry in the city and how it’s biting back against the falling trade of…Read More

Hungry for a local approach

Image of the bristolian cafe in stokes croft
Maybe it’s nearly lunch time and I‘ve been thinking about where to eat. Bristol is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK with more options of where to eat than most places… But where to go? Greens? The Lock-up? Yurt Lush? Lona’s?  Probably not names you know, unless you know Bristol very well.…Read More