Out this weekend: October 2013 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine

October 2013 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

The October 2013 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine will be dropping on doormats this weekend.

This issue features the news that around 3,500 homes in Bradley Stoke look set to get faster broadband from next summer, thanks to investment from central government, South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) and BT. Households on 01454 telephone numbers in areas of the town that aren’t served by Virgin Media cable will benefit from the work.

We also report on SGC’s decision to introduce an annual opt-in charge of £36 for emptying householders’ green bins. The change comes into effect next April and is expected to lead to a 1.5% drop in the council’s recycling rate.

There’s also news about the town council taking on the cost of regular highway verge grass cutting in Bradley Stoke after SGC said it could only afford to cut the grass twice a year.

All options for the future of the outdoor sports court at the Brook Way Activity Centre (except, that is, for sports use) are to examined by the town council after Mayor Brian Hopkinson failed to convince councillors to make a snap decision on allowing a charity to build on the site.

We also have news of a new arts society that is being formed in Bradley Stoke, with an invitation to attend a taster evening on 24th October.

New features this month include a ‘just for fun’ quiz by Bradley Stoke’s very own BBC Mastermind contestant Paul Philpot and a jobseeker advice column written by Karen Dean of Destiny CV.

More: Online resources relating to articles in this month’s magazine

For those who don’t live in Bradley Stoke, you’ll be able to pick up a copy of the town’s number one news magazine at Bradley Stoke Library (from Monday) or read it online (from Sunday evening).

Interested in advertising in Bradley Stoke’s only MONTHLY news magazine? Call our sales team on 01454 300 400 to find out how we can give your business MONTHLY exposure for less than you are paying in an annual or quarterly publication.

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