A spokesperson for Ashton Gate said: “As the bitter cold continues, we’re keen to offer our Sports Bar as a safe warm space on Wednesday for anyone who needs respite from the cold. Those living in isolation, struggling to pay their heating bills or suffering from homelessness are welcome to come and have a hot drink on us tomorrow from 10am to 10pm.
“Working with Bristol City Council, leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s activated the city’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol a few days ago and we’ve been trying to see how we could help.
“We’re pleased to be able to offer the Sports Bar as something of a refuge for the day and early evening. We’ll be offering hot soup and a roll and hot drinks from 10am to 10pm.”
St Mungo’s has an outreach team working throughout the year to provide support to those who are sleeping rough.
The charity urges members of the public to help by using the referral line 0117 4070330 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm) to alert it if they see somebody sleeping on the streets. No-one will be turned away. You can also send an email to email@example.com