BSCS registers interest in becoming an academy

Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) has officially registered its interest in becoming an academy, according to information released by the Government following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. The move could lead to BSCS receiving its funding directly from the Government (instead of South Gloucestershire Council) and would give the school more control over the pay and conditions of staff

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Community radio station finds its voice

The embryonic Bradley Stoke Community Radio has published its first material, in the form of a podcast recorded at the recent Community Festival. Reporters from the organisation, which describes itself as “an exciting new community radio station run entirely by volunteers living in and around the Bradley Stoke area”, were at a number of festival events and even managed to

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BSCS Samba Band gets carnival call up

The Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) Samba Band, which performed to great acclaim at the recent Bradley Stoke Community Festival (photo), has been invited to join a carnival procession through Broadmead, Bristol, tomorrow (Saturday 19th June) between 12 noon and 4pm. The procession forms part of the St. Paul’s Carnival Unwrapped event, a preview for the St Paul’s Carnival, which

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Press release solves Deputy Town Clerk mystery

Bradley Stoke Town Council has issued a press release to clarify its staffing arrangements after the profile of the Deputy Town Clerk mysteriously disappeared from the Council’s website. Following the retiral of the long-serving David Chandler in January, Sharon Petela was appointed the new Town Clerk with Lesley Osborne continuing to serve as Deputy Clerk. But then, in early June,

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Carved benches set to become talking points

Three carved wooden benches are set to be installed at locations in Bradley Stoke thanks to a environment grant worth £1,800 from South Gloucestershire Council. Local chainsaw sculptor Andy O’Neill is currently working  in an area on Jubilee Green to carve the three benches from a recently felled sweet chestnut tree. Andy hopes to complete the benches by Thursday 17th

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