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Merry Christmas from the Journal

Posted on Friday 23rd December 2016 at 10:57 pm by SH (Editor)

Merry Christmas from the Bradley Stoke Journal.

Merry Christmas to all our readers from the Journal team!

Thanks for your continued support in 2016, which has seen our highly-acclaimed monthly magazine go from strength to strength, increasing the average number of pages printed per month by nine percent.

Thanks also to all our advertisers, contributors and deliverers – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Look out for our January magazine, coming through your letterbox soon.

Christmas church services

Details of Christmas church services in and around Bradley Stoke can be found in our online What’s On guide and on page 21 of our December magazine (view as PDF).

Shop and public service opening hours

If you’re looking for information about holiday opening hours at the Willow Brook Centre and Tesco Extra, check out our Holiday Opening Hours page.

The page also lists the opening times of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre and Bradley Stoke Library and provides information about bus services, refuse collections and health services over the holiday period.

More: Bradley Stoke Journal magazine front covers during 2016 »

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Bradley Stoke Journal Facebook page reaches 5,000 ‘likes’ milestone

Posted on Tuesday 19th January 2016 at 8:01 am by SH (Editor)

The Bradley Stoke Journal has 5,000 fans on Facebook.

The Bradley Stoke Journal’s Facebook page has reached another significant milestone by breaking through the 5,000 ‘likes’ barrier.

The achievement is the latest manifestation of The Journal’s popularity and represents a five-fold increase in ‘fans’ since we launched our monthly print magazine in May 2013.

The Journal’s Twitter feed has also seen an increase in followers, breaching the 2,500 mark around the turn of the year.

Despite the growth of our social media channels, our website remains popular and continues to be the only Bradley Stoke focused site to be listed in the prestigious Google News search listings.

Not to be outdone, our monthly print magazine saw its annual letterbox distribution increase to more than 113,000 copies in 2015, while at the same time recording an 18% increase in the average number of pages printed per issue.

Journal editor Stephen Horton comments:

“Reaching the 5,000 Facebook ‘likes’ milestone is a massive achievement for a hyperlocal news publication that serves a town with a population of just over 20,000.”

“Our Facebook page enables us to keep residents informed of important local news between issues of our print magazine. It also allows readers to easily comment on stories that have appeared in the magazine and to start new discussions by posting their own news items, which appear in the ‘visitor posts’ section.*”

“Readers can also send private messages to our Facebook page and they will usually receive a response within minutes.”

“The Journal is proud to be the town’s only locally-edited community news publication and reaching this latest milestone shows just how much local residents appreciate our multi-channel offering at a time when many other local news publications are in decline.”

• Check out our separate Facebook pages for the Stoke Gifford Journal, Patchway Journal and Filton Journal. The total fan count across all Journal Series Facebook pages currently stands at 6,786.

*Please note that commercial postings are not allowed and all posts are moderated, so may take a while to become publicly viewable. Reader posts that are not relevant to Bradley Stoke or are not considered suitable for our corporate Facebook page will not be approved.

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Out now: January 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine

Posted on Monday 4th January 2016 at 9:53 am by SH (Editor)

January 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine.

The January edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine has been dropping on doormats over the past few days.

In this issue, we report on the ‘double whammy’ of roadworks that motorists will have to endure during 2016, with South Gloucestershire Council confirming its intention to commence major works at the the Aztec West Roundabout despite the MetroBus-related works at the Bradley Stoke Way/Woodlands Lane junction over-running until August.

We also hear from a group of elderly residents at Woodlands Park in north Bradley Stoke, who say the extended MetroBus roadworks are causing them real hardship.

Local girls feature in several stories this month, including Paige Holden, who has taken the karting world by storm; Ann Rose Biju, who has been named St John Ambulance Cadet of the Year; and Neha Meta, who served as Bristol Youth Mayor in 2015.

In sport, we report on the first black belts earned by members of Bradley Stoke Jiu Jitsu Club and two beginners’ running courses (organised by Sole Sisters and North Bristol Running Group) that start in January.

Local schools also feature prominently, with photos from the Christmas productions at St Chad’s, Stoke Lodge, Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS), St Mary’s and Meadowbrook, plus an article on the latest students at BSCS to achieve Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

In business, we report on a prestigious award for local accountancy firm Dunkley’s, the refurbishment and expansion of Riverside Leisure Club in Little Stoke and the opening of a new branch of AT Skin and Laser (offering beauty & aesthetic treatments) in north Bradley Stoke.

Other stories cover MetroBus contractor Alun Griffiths building bridges with local schools, the conviction of a local man for reckless transmission of HIV, the sale of Filton Airfield to a Malaysian developer and local leisure centre operator Circadian Trust’s tenth anniversary celebrations.

We also have the latest reports from Bradley Stoke in Bloom and the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group.

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

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Merry Christmas from The Journal

Posted on Thursday 24th December 2015 at 9:28 pm by SH (Editor)

Merry Christmas from the Bradley Stoke Journal.

Merry Christmas to all our readers from The Journal team!

Thanks for your continued support in 2015, which has seen our highly-acclaimed monthly magazine go from strength to strength, once again increasing both the average number of pages printed and the number of copies distributed (currently 10,200 every month).

Thanks also to all our advertisers, contributors and deliverers – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Look out for our January magazine, coming through your letterbox soon.

Christmas church services

Details of Christmas church services in and around Bradley Stoke can be found in our online What’s On guide and on page 21 of our December magazine (view as PDF).

Shop and public service opening hours

If you’re looking for information about holiday opening hours at the Willow Brook Centre and Tesco Extra, check out our Holiday Opening Hours page.

The page also lists the opening times of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre and Bradley Stoke Library and provides information about bus services, refuse collections and health services over the holiday period.

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