Social Action Youth (SAY): Graffiti project at Patchway Common Skate Park.

Social action: Young people making a difference in their communities

After the success of their first wave of social action projects in South Gloucestershire, Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) has started its second wave of ‘Social Action’ mentor recruitment, focusing on young people in the local area. They are training students from schools in Patchway and Bradley Stoke as mentors, who will take on the role to inspire younger students

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Site of the Dreamscheme community garden at the Willow Brook Centre.

Young people to create ‘dream’ garden for Willow Brook Centre

Twenty budding young gardeners have volunteered to create a community garden at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre during the Easter holidays. The shopping centre is hosting the planting day on Friday (11th April) as part of its involvement in Dreamscheme, an initiative that encourages local young people to do something positive for the community. The volunteers will be rewarded for

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Plans for new skate park backed by SGC’s Policy and Resources Committee

Tenders for the construction of a replacement skate park on a new site within the grounds of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre could be sought within months after the project received the backing of South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Policy and Resources Committee. The future of the skate park had been in doubt after Circadian Trust, which runs the leisure centre on

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Dreamscheme kids make bird boxes for Three Brooks nature reserve

Today (Wednesday 30th October) three local groups came together to make some new bird boxes for the Three Brooks Nature Reserve in Bradley Stoke. Nineteen Children from the Southern Brooks Community Partnership’s (SBCP’s) Dreamscheme met at the Jubilee Centre to make the bird boxes, which had been pre-prepared into kits by the ‘Men in Sheds’ group. The girls outnumbered the

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Bradley Stoke Councillors fight to keep youth centres open

Councillors in Bradley Stoke are fighting to keep youth centres across South Gloucestershire open – despite voting to close their town’s only youth club just fourteen months ago. Under proposals published earlier this year, South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) said it was planning to transfer control of all its youth centres to locally-based organisations. Any youth centres that failed to attract

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