The August 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine will be dropping on doormats this weekend.
This issue features two stories where ‘people power’ has forced the reversal of unpopular decisions: The town council’s controversial multiple food trader policy and Tesco’s reported attempt to “block” a popular independent ‘fruit & veg’ stall from trading in the town square at the Willow Brook Centre.
There’s also news of a website that has recently been set up in Bradley Stoke with the intention of shaming people who park illegally or inconsiderately – by publishing photos of their poorly parked vehicles with the registration numbers clearly visible.
Check out the centre pages of the magazine for a preview of the 2014 Bradley Stoke Carnival, which takes place on Saturday 23rd August. You will also find an A5 leaflet inside the magazine which lists the full carnival day programme, together with details of the carnival skills workshops (open to all) that are taking place on the next three Sundays. The leaflet can also be download here [PDF, 900kB].
As well as the usual round up of schools news, there are also reports on the recent Three Brooks BioBlitz, the suspected arson attack at Baileys Court that destroyed a large amount of council and community groups’ equipment and the latest update from Bradley Stoke in Bloom.
The magazine also includes a progress report on the Bradley Stoke superfast broadband upgrade project (focussing on the progress being made with ‘exchange only’ (EO) lines), plus news of plans to demolish a collection of offices in north Bradley Stoke to make way for a new care home.
For those who don’t live in Bradley Stoke, you’ll be able to pick up a copy of the town’s number one news magazine at Bradley Stoke Library (from Monday) or read it online (from Sunday evening).