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Fine weather predicted for this weekend’s Jubilee Green events

Posted on Thursday 6th September 2012 at 10:18 am by SH (Editor)

Solar powered outdoor cinema - coming to a park near you!

Forecasters are predicting fine weather for two family-friendly events taking place at Bradley Stoke’s Jubilee Green this weekend.

The fun gets under way at 7:30pm on Friday (7th September) with FREE live music and screenings of “fun, family-friendly short films” by a solar-power outdoor cinema.

The event is being staged by the organisation behind the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, which takes place later this month in venues across Bristol’s harbourside.

The organisers are promising a special, family-friendly programme of short films and animations selected from over 1,900 submissions from all over the world. A press release states:

“This unique solar-powered cinema is brought to you by Know Alternative, a mobile solar unit with all equipment – including their electric milk float projector – powered by the sun. You are invited to bring a picnic, something to sit on, a blanket, friends and family and wrap up warm for a night of entertainment under the stars.”

The evening’s live entertainment will be provided by Ryan Hawkings, an 18-year-old singer/songwriter based in the south west of England, who looks towards names such as Newton Faulkner, Snow Patrol and Ed Sheeran for his musical inspiration.

Bradley Stoke Family Fun Day at the Jubilee Green.

Saturday (8th September) sees The Friends of Jubilee Green staging a Family Fun Day, which promises a bouncy castle, quad bikes (weather dependent) and a comedy magician.

Stokes Cycling Club will also be at Saturday’s event, offering advice and a chance to have a go on a mini cyclo-cross track.

Also on offer will be craft activities, large outdoor toys and low cost refreshments.

The weather forecast for Bradley Stoke predicts that Saturday will be sunny with temperatures of around 22 degrees.

More information about the weekend’s events at Jubilee Green »

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Vandals strike again at town’s play areas

Posted on Monday 2nd July 2012 at 11:12 am by SH (Editor)

Vandalised trees at the Jubilee Green play park, Bradley Stoke.

Levels of vandalism at Bradley Stoke’s play areas show no sign of abating, judging by the latest quarterly Health & Safety report published by the Town Council last week.

Three silver birch trees at the Jubilee Green play park, the only ones remaining from the original planting following earlier vandalism, were snapped off at the end of May.

At the Rosemary Close play area, the see-saw was broken in half in March, costing the Council £1,405 to replace. At the same park, vandalism to a metal railing, discovered in May, cost £165 to put right.

The skate park at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre has been the scene of three reported incidents. Obscene, sexually graphic graffiti drawn with a marker pen on some of the ramps had to be removed by the Council’s Mobile Cleansing Operative during May. Two fence panels around the park have been vandalised and a large hole made in one of the ramps.

In April, part of the multi-play equipment at the Baileys Court play area was pulled off and taken away.

Also at Baileys Court, a fire was started on the cricket veranda in April and the cricket nets were cut during the last week in June.

Anyone witnessing an act of criminal damage is asked to phone the police on 101 and notify the Town Council on 01454 205020.

More: Vandalism cost Council over £7,000 in 2010/2011 »

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Mayor to mark Jubilee Green’s new status as a ‘QEII Field in Trust’

Posted on Wednesday 30th May 2012 at 11:33 am by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Community Festival, Jubilee Green.

Jubilee Celebrations get under way in earnest on Friday this week with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in Bradley Stoke.

The town’s Jubilee Green has secured Fields in Trust status as part of the QEII Fields Challenge and will henceforth be known officially as ‘Queen Elizabeth II Field Jubilee Green’.

The trust status, which was legally conferred on the site in October last year, means the site is protected for the future as public outdoor space and is one of a planned 2012 sites across the UK to be dedicated for the Diamond Jubilee.

Cllr Robert Jones, who initially proposed registration of the field in 2010, explains the importance of the dedication:

“As well as great way to recognise the Diamond Jubilee, Fields in Trust status protects the green for future residents and opens up funding possibilities for enhancing the site.”

To mark the occasion, a commemorative plaque has been sited on the green and will be ceremonially unveiled by Town Mayor Cllr Charlotte Walker on Friday, during the Annual Bradley Stoke Community Festival ‘Parent and Toddlers Picnic in the Park’ which takes place at the site from 9:30am till 1pm.

Local pre-school children are invited to get involved decorating their own bunting triangle in a free craft activity starting at 10am. Organised by the Friends of Jubilee Green, the children’s creations will then be attached to a community bunting string that will hang around the plaque for the duration of the Jubilee Weekend.

Related link: Bradley Stoke Festival, 1st-3rd June 2012 (The Journal)

More: Treasure hunt and circus will entertain the children »

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Jubilee Green nominated for QE2 Fields Challenge

Posted on Thursday 20th October 2011 at 11:00 am by SH (Editor)

Jubilee Green, Bradley Stoke

Bradley Stoke’s Jubilee Green in Savages Wood Road has been nominated in a campaign to protect outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country.

The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge aims to mark two major events in 2012 – The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics – by designating 2,012 outdoor recreational spaces across the UK as a permanent living legacy of these great events.

The Fields in Trust (FIT) scheme will safeguard the recreational areas through legal means by placing covenants on the land, meaning they have to remain in recreational use forever.

Members of the public have been asked to vote for the fields they would like to see protected.

Take action: Vote for Jubilee Green, Bradley Stoke!

Voting opened on Tuesday 18th October and runs for a month.

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