Have your say at community meetings this week

Safer and Stronger Community Group.

Local residents have the chance to voice their opinions on matters affecting the local area at two public meetings this week.

The Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group (SSCG) meets tonight (Monday 13th May) at the Jubilee Centre in Savages Wood Road (7pm start, agenda).

SSCGs influence how services are delivered locally, establish longer-term plans to improve areas, help prevent future problems, and deal with current local issues.

Priority issues discussed at the previous meeting in February, for which progress will be reported tonight, include obstruction caused by on-street parking in Savages Wood Road, dog fouling in Webbs Wood Road & Juniper Way and unsatisfactory refuse collections in Coriander Drive.

The meeting will also hear the latest updates from Avon and Somerset Police and the Avon Fire & Rescue Service.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 14th May), a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s Southern Brooks Area Forum will discuss a number of projects with relevance for Bradley Stoke.

The meeting will hear reports on current or potential future local transport capital projects that include a raised table zebra crossing near Bowsland Green Primary School, waiting restrictions and safety measures near St Mary’s Primary School, adding a ‘raised table’ to an existing signal controlled crossing on Woodlands Lane and investigating pedestrian facilities on Brook Way, between Braydon Avenue and Baileys Court Road.

An application from Bradley Stoke Town Council for a grant of £26,489 from the forum’s Positive Activities Subsidy budget, to support detached youth work and the setting up of a ‘youth council’ in the town, will also be discussed.

The Town Council has also submitted three bids for funding from the forum’s New Homes Bonus budget: provision of disabled access at the Jubilee Green play park; pedestrian/cycle improvements outside the Brook Way Activity Centre; and the establishment of a picnic area in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve.

The area forum meeting takes place at Abbeywood Community School in New Road, Stoke Gifford (7pm start; agenda).

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  1. Forgot to mention that there will also be a presentation at the area forum meeting on:

    South Gloucestershire’s Waste Strategy 2013 to 2019

    “Mark Angus, Waste Manager will outline the options currently being consulted on within the draft Local Waste Strategy and hear the public’s views on the future of South Gloucestershire’s waste and recycling services.”

    This is the consultation that contains proposals to introduce charges for emptying green bin waste.

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