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Cake to campaign for The Big Lottery Fund, Safer Bristol Partnership hires agency

The Big Lottery Fund (BLF) has selected Cake to drive a PR campaign. The agency will promote the Big Thinking public consultation project aimed at listening to the public's views on how lottery money should be spent. Cake has already worked for the BLF on the People's Millions competition.Cake will run a media relations campaign with the aim of raising awareness of the consultation and driving people to have their say via the website.

the Safer Bristol Partnership has hired Brandon Hill Communications to develop a comms strategy tackling crime, disorder and drug misuse in Bristol. The partnership brings together the police, probation and Crown Prosecution Service among others.

Voice Communications has won part of the brief to work with Harlow Council on its Gateway Project. The £50m project delivers new sporting facilities alongside much-needed housing for the town.

Freshwater Comms has been appointed by five district councils in Norfolk to lobby against government plans to replace them with a unitary system. The Eastern Daily Press reported that the councils are paying up to £15,000 each.

Somerset County Council has appointed a new head of comms. Simon Clifford joins from his post as editor at BBC Somerset, where he led the rebranding of the station. Clifford also helped start up Radio Five Live and BBC News 24. He will oversee a team of 12 in the new role.

Essex County Council has recruited a former PPS Group associate director as its new top lobbyist. Kevin Howlett's appointment comes as the council plans to take on outside public affairs contracts.

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