Out this weekend: January 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine

January 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

The January 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine has been dropping on doormats this weekend.

This month’s feature story looks at the 12 months of roadworks that await commuters in and around Bradley Stoke during 2015, should South Gloucestershire Council’s major road improvement schemes and MetroBus project all run to plan.

The roadworks are intended to mitigate the effects of building a planned 12,000 new homes in the Bristol North Fringe over the next 12 years and, in a related story, three leading South gloucestershire councillors explain how they are banking on residents using “sustainable” modes of transport  to prevent gridlock on our roads once all the houses are built.

In other news, further proposed cost savings by South Gloucestershire Council could see residents being forced to pre-register before using Sort It waste disposal and recycling centres across the district, including the one in Little Stoke.

There’s good news at last for broadband users in Bradley Stoke after lobbying by The Journal seemed to achieve a breakthrough for scores of customers who had been unable to order superfast services nearly three months after South Gloucestershire Council had declared their local street cabinet “live and ready for service”.

The council is also in the spotlight over problems with its recent one-off collection of unwanted green bins, which was missed by many residents due to a leaflet delivery problem and confusing information on the council’s website.

An update on our ongoing bus travel survey reports that the new boss at First West of England has admitted that the quality of service on Bradley Stoke’s 73 bus route has sunk to an “unacceptable” level and plans are afoot to “put more resilience into the timetable”.

On a lighter note, there’s an account of how a post on the Bradley Stoke Journal’s Facebook page about strange explosion-like noises being heard across Bristol went viral, attracting more than 29,000 views.

Other stories include the formation of a new local fundraising group for Marie Curie Cancer Care, honours for two local sporting heroes and reports from Bradley Stoke in Bloom and the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group.

We also have some lovely photos from the Christmas productions at four of our local primary schools.

Useful link: Online resources relating to articles in this month’s magazine

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.

This month’s magazine is being delivered to 9,482 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Total print run: 10,100.

The next edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine will be distributed on 31st January 2015; copy deadline is 16th January.

Proud to be local: The Bradley Stoke Journal magazine is the only locally-edited print publication serving Bradley Stoke.

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