Bradley Stoke news in brief 27/01/13

Posted on Sunday 27th January 2013 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke & North Bristol news in brief.Residents of Stoke Gifford have woken up to the fact that 3,800 new homes are likely to be built on land to the east of the village by 2027 and many of them aren’t happy about it. A packed meeting at Little Stoke Community Hall last week saw planning officials heckled by angry residents who expressed fears about the impact on local roads and the possibility of flooding. Crest Nicholson has outline planning permission for 1,200 new homes and a further 2,000 are foreseen in South Gloucestershire Council’s Core Strategy planning blueprint document that is currently being examined by a Government-appointed inspector. Read more in the Stoke Gifford Journal …

Pupils from two Bradley Stoke primary schools had their very own book launch in Waterstones, Cribbs Causeway this week. The book ‘Gathering of the Winds’ was created by artists Matthew Jeanes and Martin Maudsley along with pupils from local schools, including Meadowbrook Primary School and Wheatfield Primary School. The stories were inspired by the Olympic Windsurfing and Sailing events in Portland and Weymouth, with the children inventing “Windy” characters, personifications of the wind, with wonderfully vivid results. Read more in the Patchway Journal …

Local charity Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) has announced the availability of five full-time ‘Community Organiser’ posts from 1st April 2013. Working with CVS South Gloucestershire and Chase & Kingsforest Community Project, SBCP is taking part in a national scheme to “listen” to 500 local residents over the next 12 months. They have opportunities for five full-time posts, working for between 30 and 35 hours a week at £8.50/hour. Read more in the Patchway Journal …

Local MP Jack Lopresti has visited committee members of the Friends of Jubilee Green to see for himself how their application to the Big Lottery Fund could mean the final phase of this very popular playground in Bradley Stoke can be built. The park was constructed in 2009 by South Gloucestershire Council but funding ran short and the ‘youth structure/shelter’ component of the project  had to be postponed. The group announced this week that they have applied for a Groundwork UK – Big Lottery fund Community Spaces Grant. They now have ten weeks of waiting to see if they have been successful. Read more …

Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) is staging a ‘Six Bands for a Fiver‘ event at The Lanes in Bristol on Thursday (31st January). Tickets are £5 and proceeds go to BSR.

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One Response to “Bradley Stoke news in brief 27/01/13”

  1. Aaron Says:

    “Six Bands for a Fiver”? What an inspiring name for an event… sounds like Tesco have titled it as part of their value brand.

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