South Gloucestershire Discover Festival 2014.

Discover Festival events in Bradley Stoke

The Discover Festival is back for its third year, with an exciting programme of over 200 events to help you discover something new in South Gloucestershire. The festival runs from 11th September to 31st October. Activities include nature walks, heritage open days, advice sessions, concerts and crafts – there is something for everyone to enjoy. The festival is organised by South

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Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

What improvements would you like to see at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre?

South Gloucestershire residents are being invited to have their say on possible improvements to Bradley Stoke and Longwell Green Leisure Centres. Both centres currently experience very high demand and the council is considering how facilities could be improved to better meet the needs of the community. At the same time, the council is looking to reduce the amount of subsidy

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Entrance to the site of an under-construction solar farm at Grange Farm, Trench Lane, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol.

“Annoying” noise traced to solar farm construction site on Trench Lane

An “annoying beeping noise” heard by hundreds of Bradley Stoke residents since the beginning of September is almost certainly coming from a site on Trench Lane where a massive solar farm is being constructed, The Journal can reveal. The irritating noise has been commented on by more than a hundred readers on The Journal’s Facebook page since 6th September (see

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Hard court at The Brook Way Activity Centre in Bradley Stoke.

Brook Way consultation “a costly waste of time,” says disgruntled neighbour

Residents of properties neighbouring Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Brook Way Activity Centre have voiced concerns that a working group set up to examine ideas gathered in a public consultation on the future of the site is giving too much weight to responses that suggested the construction of a new building. The working group was set up in April, following publication

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Friends Life Tour of Britain: Stage 2 rolls out of Knowsley. [Credit: The Tour on Flickr; link:]

Tour of Britain to pass along Winterbourne Road tomorrow (10/09/14)

South Gloucestershire is gearing up to welcome some of world’s top cyclists as they journey through the district tomorrow (Wednesday 10th September) as part of the Tour of Britain race. Stage 4 of the race stretches from Worcester to Bristol. The riders are expected to enter South Gloucestershire shortly after 2pm as they cycle through Charfield, Cromhall, Bagstone, Rangeworthy, Iron

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Bradley Stoke Youth FC Girls at Wembley Stadium on the day of the 2014 FA Community Shield.

BSYFC Girls make Wembley appearance

The FA Community Shield on Sunday 10th August between Arsenal and Manchester City saw the Bradley Stoke Youth FC (BSYFC) Girls parade around Wembley pitch before kick off. This opportunity of a lifetime was enabled by the close links between Bradley Stoke Youth FC and McDonald’s, who sponsor the FA Community Shield. Just ten clubs from the UK and Ireland

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September 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

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

The September 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine has been dropping on doormats this weekend. This month’s feature story looks at the illegal traveller encampment (the second within the space of two months) that appeared on a grass verge alongside Bradley Stoke Way over the August bank holiday weekend. Mayor John Ashe says he fears travellers now see

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