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GB Olympian supports Aldi store’s charity efforts

Posted on Saturday 9th February 2019 at 6:24 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Team GB modern pentathlon Olympian Sam Murray (fourth from left) with staff of the Aldi store in Bradley Stoke.

Aldi’s colleagues and customers in Bradley Stoke received a special visit from Team GB athlete Sam Murray after topping the supermarket’s charity cycle-athon in the South West.

Colleagues at the store cycled more than 250km in the weeks before Christmas to raise money for Aldi’s charity partner, the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Their endeavours helped raise nearly £1,000 and modern pentathlete Sam Murray was on hand to help them celebrate.

The pre-Christmas fundraising push was part of Aldi’s five-year partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust to raise £5 million in an effort to ensure no young person faces cancer alone.

Speaking about the visit, Sam Murray said:

“It’s been great to spend time in store today and with the community that has supported this activity. The huge distance cycled by the team here goes to show that a bit of healthy competition and a good cause can help to achieve big things.”

Fritz Walleczek, managing director of corporate responsibility at Aldi, said:

“This fantastic effort raised more than £75,000 across the UK for the Teenage Cancer Trust. We are proud to support the work that the trust does across the country, and we look forward to continuing our fundraising in the new year.”

The Teenage Cancer Trust works in partnership with the NHS to provide highly-trained expert staff and specialist cancer units in NHS hospitals across the UK. The charity is there at every stage from diagnosis, through to treatment and after treatment. It also brings young people with cancer together so they can support each other.

Photo: Sam Murray (back row, third from left), pictured with staff of the Aldi store in Bradley Stoke.

This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 11). 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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Aldi given scope to open longer despite Town Council objection

Posted on Tuesday 18th September 2012 at 9:54 am by SH (Editor)

Aldi supermarket in Bradley Stoke, Bristol

The Aldi supermarket in Bradley Stoke has been granted permission for longer “working and delivery hours” despite opposition from the Town Council.

Officers at South Gloucestershire Council have allowed the store to operate for an hour longer on all seven days of the week, overruling an objection from the Town Council’s Planning Committee that this would be “detrimental to the residential amenity of the surrounding area”.

The move was supported by a customer petition organised by Aldi, which attracted 285 signatures. No local residents objected to the application but one wrote to support it on the grounds of flexibility, competitiveness and job creation.

Hours of working at the store will now be limited to 7am – 9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sundays and Public Holidays, although it is not clear whether this will result in corresponding extensions to opening times (currently 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Public Holidays).

Prior to January this year, the Aldi store was forbidden from receiving deliveries on Sundays and Public Holidays, but it successfully applied to have this condition removed. A request to allow early morning “hours of working” (from 6am Monday to Saturday and 8am on Sundays and Public Holidays) was rejected on the grounds that the applicant had “failed to provide enough information in respect of potential noise disruption at very early times in the morning”.

That earlier application for the removal and relaxation of conditions was supported by a 842-name customer petition but opposed by the Town Council and one local resident.

More info: Planning application for later working hours (SGC)

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Town Council at odds with customers over Aldi delivery hours

Posted on Thursday 15th December 2011 at 12:02 pm by SH (Editor)

Aldi supermarket in Bradley Stoke, Bristol

A planning application to extend the permitted working and delivery hours at the Aldi supermarket store in Bradley Stoke has drawn opposing views from local Councillors and the store’s customers.

The store submitted the application after South Gloucestershire Council accused it of operating in breach of two conditions attached to the original planning consent for the site.

Since the planning application was registered on 9th November, the store has collected an 842-name customer petition supporting “the planning application submitted by Aldi for extended delivery hours at this store to enable the freshest products to be available when the store opens every day of the week”.

The Journal understands that the petition was placed at the store’s checkouts between Saturday 12th November and Thursday 24th November, with sales staff inviting customers to register their support.

The completed petition was posted to SGC on Saturday 3rd December (one day after the official end date of the consultation period) and appeared on the Council’s website on Wednesday 7th December.

Members of Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Planning Committee, meeting on 23rd November, took an opposing view and registered an objection on the grounds that “the proposals will be detrimental to the residential amenity of the surrounding area”.

More: No objections from Brackendene residents »

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Aldi store seeks to extend permitted working and delivery hours

Posted on Monday 14th November 2011 at 10:11 am by SH (Editor)

Aldi supermarket in Bradley Stoke, Bristol

The Aldi supermarket group has submitted a planning application to increase the permitted working and delivery hours at its Bradley Stoke store near the Patchway Brook Roundabout.

The move is understood to be in response to an enforcement order issued by South Gloucestershire Council that accuses the store of being in breach of two conditions attached to the original planning consent for the site.

Current planning conditions restrict working and delivery times to 7am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Furthermore, “no deliveries whatsoever” may made to the shop on Sundays or Public Holidays without the prior written consent of the Council.

The new application seeks permission for working and delivery times to be extended to 6am – 8pm on weekdays and Saturdays and 8am – 6pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. The store is also asking for the ban on Sunday deliveries to be lifted.

Opening hours at the store were recently extended to 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday; Sunday hours remain unchanged at 10am to 4pm.

A covering letter submitted with the application justifies the request on the grounds that:

“… greater flexibility is required to fully service the store at Bradley Stoke to ensure the store continues to meet customers’ requirements for fresh produce.”

More: Resident of nearby properties in Ferndene to be consulted »

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