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[Letter] Action needed to save Three Brooks lake

Posted on Saturday 1st December 2018 at 8:28 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of the interpretation panel at the lake.

Have you visited the Three Books Lake recently? It is in a sorry state and the council does not appear to be in any hurry to do anything about it. More and more of the silt is building up and turning into a solid state i.e. land in which grass etc. can take root.
Where there is water, it is only 3 to 4 inches deep! The residents of Bradley Stoke stand to lose a valuable recreation facility and wildlife sanctuary, unless something is done.

The streams feeding the lake will also back up, as the water will have nowhere to go – we saw signs of this last winter.

It was interesting to read in October’s Journal magazine of the possibility of a company that can utilise the silt, thereby potentially offsetting some of the costs of dredging. That would be an excellent result. However, when you put the estimated costs of £100,000 in the context that some individuals employed by South Gloucestershire Council, at our expense, are paid that sum as an annual salary, and some twice that amount, I think the wishes of the residents of Bradley Stoke deserve some very serious consideration.

Fred Hillberg
Bradley Stoke

This letter originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 33). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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[Forum] Fire on Tump was “mindless act of destruction”

Posted on Monday 9th May 2016 at 8:42 pm by Anonymous (Forum)

Aftermath of a fire on the Tump, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

My wife and I sadly witnessed a mindless act of destruction yesterday on the big hill in the nature reserve. On our walk we saw several teenagers on the hill and 5 minutes later a fire broke out where they were standing which quickly grew out of control.

We called the police and fire service to attend and confronted the youths only to receive a load of verbal and aggressive abuse back, so we departed to wait for the fire service.

The group continued to hang around for 10-15 minutes, but sadly neither the police nor fire service attended.

Two PCSOs called by our house about 45 mins later, although they couldn’t find where the fire happened.

Photo: Aftermath of fire on the Tump.

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[Forum] Fireworks every night in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Tuesday 10th November 2015 at 9:12 pm by Jo (Forum)


To whom it may concern:

I live in the BS32 0LW area of Bradley Stoke.

I want to make a complaint about the constant noise of fireworks being set off.

My family and my poor dog have been subject to this since Thursday evening and all over the weekend.

And it’s still going on!

I am a grandparent and understand that fireworks can be enjoyable and fun. However, not every night!

PLEASE let’s just keep it to one night only.


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[Forum] Appeal for witnesses to vicious dog attack on Braydon Avenue

Posted on Friday 12th June 2015 at 1:45 pm by Jan (Forum)

Vicious dog.

Last night our cat was subjected to a vicious dog attack. It happened on the footpath adjacent to the doctors’ surgery on Braydon Avenue.

The fire brigade were called to rescue her from a tree after she climbed up to escape the attack.

Following the incident, neither the dog nor the owner were anywhere to be seen.

Peanut spent the night at the vets and the latest update is that her palate has been split in two, she has a badly damaged eye and is in considerable pain from other injuries. She is to be operated on this morning and we can only hope that she will be ok.

My concern is that the footpath is used regularly by dog walkers, families, joggers etc., and if a dog can attack like this, I dread to think of the consequences if a child were attacked.

These people didn’t even have the decency to stay behind to apologise.

Needless to say, myself and my partner are distraught.

Peanut is loved by everyone around her as she is such a little character.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Rob on 07920 829407.

Any information received will be passed to the local dog warden.

Jan & Rob

Archive image: Vicious dog. [Credit: S. Carter; licence: CC BY-SA 2.0; link:]

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[Forum] “Poor service” as last posting time at Baileys Court changed to 4.15pm

Posted on Monday 16th March 2015 at 8:47 pm by Ambs (Forum)

Collection times shown on a Royal Mail post box at Baileys Court, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Just noticed that the Royal Mail seems to have changed the last posting times at Baileys Court from 6pm to 4.15pm – really poor service in my opinion. What do others think?

Always lots of people posting down there just before 6pm. We already have a very poor post office service, particularly in the south of Bradley Stoke. Now we can’t even post things out at the end of the working day.


Ed: Collection times have also changed at several other post boxes in Bradley Stoke and Little Stoke. Here is a list compiled by our staff and readers (provided without liability):

  • Bowsland Way (near Paddock Close): Mon-Fri 5.15pm; Sat 12.130pm
  • Woodlands Lane (near Hawkley Drive): Mon-Fri 5.30pm; Sat 11.30am
  • Woodlands (near Beaufort Park): Mon-Fri 6pm; Sat none
  • Woodlands Lane (near Woodlands Park): Mon-Fri 5.30pm; Sat 12.15pm
  • Bradley Pavilions (Tesco Express): Mon-Fri 5.15pm; Sat 11.45pm
  • Courtlands: Mon-Fri 4.30pm; Sat 12 noon
  • Willow Brook Centre: Mon-Fri 4.30pm; Sat 11.30am
  • Linden Drive: Mon-Fri 4.15pm; Sat 11.15am
  • Baileys Court Road (near Sherbourne Avenue): Mon-Fri 4.15pm; Sat 11.45am
  • Baileys Court (Tesco Express): Mon-Fri 4.15pm; Sat 12.15pm
  • Baileys Court Road (near Huckley Way): Mon-Fri 4.15pm; Sat 12 noon
  • Webbs Wood Road (near Lavender Way): Mon-Fri 9am; Sat 7am
  • Gloucester Road (near The Common): Mon-Fri 4.30pm; Sat 11.45am
  • Chelford Grove: Mon-Fri 4.45pm; Sat 12 noon
  • Stoke Lane (near Bourton Avenue): Mon-Fri 4.45pm; Sat 12 noon
  • Little Stoke Lane (near Brockley Close): Mon-Fri 9am; Sat 7am
  • Little Stoke Post Office (Kingsway): Mon-Fri 5pm; Sat 12.15pm

Maps showing locations of post boxes:

N.B. Collection times shown on the above maps may be inaccurate.

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