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

August 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

The August 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine will be dropping on doormats this weekend.

This issue features two stories where ‘people power’ has forced the reversal of unpopular decisions: The town council’s controversial multiple food trader policy and Tesco’s reported attempt to “block” a popular independent ‘fruit & veg’ stall from trading in the town square at the Willow Brook Centre.

There’s also news of a website that has recently been set up in Bradley Stoke with the intention of shaming people who park illegally or inconsiderately – by publishing photos of their poorly parked vehicles with the registration numbers clearly visible.

Check out the centre pages of the magazine for a preview of the 2014 Bradley Stoke Carnival, which takes place on Saturday 23rd August. You will also find an A5 leaflet inside the magazine which lists the full carnival day programme, together with details of the carnival skills workshops (open to all) that are taking place on the next three Sundays. The leaflet can also be download here [PDF, 900kB].

As well as the usual round up of schools news, there are also reports on the recent Three Brooks BioBlitz, the suspected arson attack at Baileys Court that destroyed a large amount of council and community groups’ equipment and the latest update from Bradley Stoke in Bloom.

The magazine also includes a progress report on the Bradley Stoke superfast broadband upgrade project (focussing on the progress being made with ‘exchange only’ (EO) lines), plus news of plans to demolish a collection of offices in north Bradley Stoke to make way for a new care home.

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.

We’re pleased to welcome the following first-time advertisers to our magazine this month: Lotus Foot Health Clinic, Aretians RFC, BakerReed Properties Ltd, Subway, Haley Prosser and South Glos Music Tuition. We also welcome back a number of previous advertisers, including: Colston’s School, JDC Windows and Harvester Bradley Stoke.

This month’s magazine is being delivered to 9,450 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Total print run: 10,000.

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  1. Early feedback on our August magazine:

    From @KateMcEwan1 on Twitter: “Excellent response to my ad in the @TheBSJournal already. Thankyou. lotusreflexology.co.uk” [advert on page 7]

    From @PArkItRightBS on Twitter: “Huge thank you to Bradley Stoke Journal for the article about us in Aug magazine. Fb likes increased by 200%!!! 🙂 :-)” [article on page 15]

    From a young reader: “Great value offer from KFC” [coupon on page 30]

  2. If you live in the part of Little Stoke that we deliver to, you will receive your magazine today (Monday 4th August).

  3. Personally I don’t see what was wrong with the multiple food trader policy. Having used a couple of these traders myself in the recent past I have found their food to be convenient and reasonably priced. Having them located in central locations and in an area that enables parking actually sounds reasonably sensible to me.

    Clearly there might be concerns over young children being over exposed to this sort of food outlet but I’m sure this could have been mitigated by limiting the trading hours for the sites to be later in the day when there are fewer children around.

    I don’t remember being asked about this – if I was I’d have supported the proposals. This outcome is not so much People Power but a victory for mob rule.

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