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North Bristol news roundup 15/04/12

Posted on Sunday 15th April 2012 at 2:22 pm by SH (Editor)

North Bristol news roundup.The Parish Council in Stoke Gifford has objected to Bristol Rovers’ plans to build a new 21,700 seater stadium on land owned by the University of the West of England (UWE). Councillors have joined residents of the nearby Cheswick Village housing development in expressing concern over the effect the stadium will potentially have on traffic congestion and parking issues. In contrast, hundreds of football fans have registered their support for the venture, some managing to do so before the detailed plans had even been published on South Gloucestershire Council’s website. More in the Stoke Gifford Journal …

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway has announced that it is to stage a free concert on Saturday 2nd June to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Brit nominee and pop starlet Pixie Lott has been confirmed as the headline artist with X Factor Finalist Misha B and Cheltenham band Young Kato supporting. Tickets will be given away on a number of dates in April and May, with fans being asked to make a voluntary donation of £1 per ticket to the Life for a Cure meningitis charity. More in the Patchway Journal …

There was good news for Airbus workers in Filton, as Prime Minister David Cameron announced that an Indonesian airline has placed a £326m order for 11 A330 aircraft. Airbus confirmed its commitment to the Filton site last month when it began construction of a new ‘Aerospace Park’ – a multi-million pound state-of-the-art engineering and technology campus scheduled for completion next year. More in the Filton Journal …

Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, was the star guest on BCfm’s Politics Show last Friday. Host Tony Gosling quized Mr Lopresti on his membership of the freemasons, asking if masonic oaths are compatible with public office. BAe Systems’ plans to close Filton Airfield were also discussed in the programme. Listen again or download from BCfm’s website …

The proposed closure of Filton Airfield was also the subject of a letter in yesterday’s Bristol Evening Post – from Bradley Stoke resident John Miller. As an independent inspector prepares to commence his ‘examination in public’ of South Gloucestershire Council’s Core Strategy, Mr Miller calls on local support groups to “get the matter into the national arena”. Local parliamentarians don’t seem to appreciate the national importance of the airfield, he claims. More in the Bristol Evening Post …

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