The April 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine will be dropping on doormats this weekend.
This month’s feature story concerns the submission of a planning application for the North Fringe to Hengrove Package (NFHP) MetroBus scheme, which will see major changes to the road network within Bradley Stoke including a new bus-only left turn lane from Bradley Stoke Way onto the A38, reconfiguration of the Bradley Stoke Way/Woodlands Lane junction and the creation of several new bus lanes on Bradley Stoke Way, including one stretching from the Willow Brook Centre right up to Aztec West.
There’s also the welcome news that the first orders are now being taken for superfast broadband from subscribers on 01454 lines within South Gloucestershire Council’s state aid intervention areas.
The results of the town council’s public consultation on the future of the Brook Way Activity Centre hard court and general site show “overwhelming” demand for better parking provision at the shared community centre and doctors’ surgery site, but don’t hold your breath, as councillors have decided to ask a committee to produce a report to be brought back to council in six to eight months’ time.
We also report that the town council has suffered a setback in its controversial plan to have multiple food traders in the car parks of its three activity centres, after South Gloucestershire Council decided that “change of use” planning permission will be required.
There’s also news of a request by Stoke Lodge Primary School to create a new pedestrian access route from the car park of the Jubilee Centre, which has been broadly welcomed by town councillors, although there are concerns about road safety due to the expected increase in traffic in Savages Wood Road.
Charity fundraising is a big theme in this month’s magazine, with reports on Sport Relief events at local schools, the Rotary Club Swimathon and BSCS students’ support of Transplant Sport (in memory of Sarah Port).
The magazine also has updates from local organisations, including Bradley Stoke Cricket Club, Sole Sisters Ladies’ Running Club and the Bradley Stoke in Bloom group.
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 (on Monday) or read it online (from Sunday evening).
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We’re pleased to welcome the following first-time advertisers to our magazine this month: Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Four Towns and Vale Community Transport, MadDogz, Positive Light, KFC, Little Acorns Pre-School, Westlec Auto Electrical Services Ltd and New Passage Cattery.
This month’s magazine is being delivered to a record 9,450 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and (for the first time) Stoke Lodge. Total print run: 10,000.
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