March 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

Out this weekend: March 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine

The March 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine will be dropping on doormats this weekend. The headline story concerns South Gloucestershire Council’s implementation of charges for garden waste collection from 31st March. Residents who wish to continue to have their green bin emptied from that date can subscribe now via the council’s website. The optional service costs £36 per

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South Glos Council chargeable green waste collection service.

Council delivers first notice of opt-in charges for garden waste collection

Bradley Stoke residents have this week received the first detailed information about South Gloucestershire Council’s new subscription-only green bin waste collection service, with hangers being placed on bins during the weekly rounds. Residents who wish to continue to receive the service from 31st March can subscribe now via the council’s website. The optional service costs £36 per year and includes fortnightly

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South Gloucestershire Council.

Area Forum to consider £250,000 worth of grant applications from Bradley Stoke

Bradley Stoke community projects could benefit by almost a quarter of a million pounds if decisions go their way at a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Southern Brooks Area Forum in Stoke Gifford on Tuesday night (25th February). The largest application, for funding from the forum’s New Homes Bonus allocation, is for £225,000 towards the cost of creating a “new, bespoke

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Proposed new 'primary phase' building at BSCS. View from south.

Images of proposed new ‘primary phase’ building at BSCS revealed

Artist’s impressions of the proposed new ‘primary phase’ building at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) were made available at consultation events held at the school last week. The secondary school, which is part of the Olympus Academy Trust, is currently staging a public consultation on its proposal to become an ‘all through’ school for the 4-19 age range. Funding for the project

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Work at BT Cabinet no. 35 on Webbs Wood Road, Bradley Stoke.

Work under way to bring faster broadband to 01454 numbers in Bradley Stoke

Work is finally under way to bring faster broadband services to the first of around 3,500 homes in Bradley Stoke that are connected to the Almondsbury telephone exchange (serving 01454 numbers) and have no access to the Virgin Media cable network. The homes that will benefit lie within ‘intervention areas’ in which BT, Virgin Media and other prospective network providers

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Santander agency branch. Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke.

Santander agency at the Willow Brook Centre to close “within six months”

Bradley Stoke’s only banking facility, the Santander agency branch at the Willow Brook Centre, is to close “within six months”, The Journal has learned. A reader with an account at the branch contacted us yesterday (Thursday 13th February) to say she had received a letter stating that the Bradley Stoke branch would be closing “later this year”. The news was

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