Council to alter “misleading” signage at Brook Way Activity Centre

Signage at Brook Way Activity Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Bradley Stoke Town Council (BSTC) is to alter the signage at its Brook Way Activity Centre (adjacent to Bradley Stoke Surgery) after a resident complained that the main sign currently in place is “misleading”.

Speaking at the October meeting of the council’s Leisure, Youth & Amenities Committee, the resident suggested changing the large ‘Scouts’ sign over the front of the building, “so that the public are aware that it is an activity centre rather than a scout building”, thereby encouraging more people to hire the facility.

The income that the council gets from the Brook Way centre has dropped significantly over the last few years, after regular hirers were given notice to quit to make way for a youth club that the council subsequently axed.

Following the closure of the youth club, the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group was granted a lease to use the centre on five evenings a week at a discounted rate and Bradley Stoke Radio was allocated space within the building at a peppercorn rent.

November’s meeting of the council’s Planning Committee agreed that a new “pyramid” entrance sign saying “Brook Way Community Centre” should be installed over the front of the building, with a separate sign for the Scout Group (similar to the one already in place for Bradley Stoke Radio) to be placed above the BSTC noticeboard, thereby “creating a balanced signage for the front of the centre”.

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