Schools and public services in Bradley Stoke look set to be affected by industrial action being taken tomorrow (Wednesday 30th November) by public sector workers protesting at pension reforms.
Four of the town’s seven schools – Bradley Stoke Community School, Baileys Court Primary School, Meadowbrook Primary School and Wheatfield Primary School – look set to be fully closed for the day.
The other three schools are expected to be partially closed (i.e. for some year groups): Bowsland Green Primary School, Holy Trinity Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School (closed only to Years 3 and 6).
Parents are advised to check directly with the schools for further details.
South Gloucestershire Council’s Streetcare helpdesk told us today that refuse collections will be carried out as normal on Wednesday.
Other Council services that could be affected include libraries (Bradley Stoke’s is closed anyway on a Wednesday) and One Stop Shops (such as the one at Patchway), where “waiting times may be longer than usual”.
Elsewhere, services at police station front desks and local hospitals could be affected.
Congestion can be expected in Bristol city centre, where a 10,000-strong protest march is due to depart from College Green at 11:30am, with a rally in Castle Park at about 12:30pm. Park Street will be closed from about 10:45am until about 12 noon, according to the BBC.
- Industrial Action (South Gloucestershire Council)
- Industrial Action (North Bristol NHS Trust)
- Strikes: How will I be affected? (BBC)
- Public service strikes – how you might be affected? (Directgov)
- Public and private sector pensions compared (BBC)
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