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Bradley Stoke news in brief 04/02/13

Posted on Monday 4th February 2013 at 1:18 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke & North Bristol news in brief.

The Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group meets this Thursday (7th February) at Baileys Court Activity Centre (7pm start). The group provides an opportunity for local residents to have their say about the services that the local community receives. Participants include people who live and work in the area and representatives from the local police, Avon Fire & Rescue, NHS South Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire Council, Bradley Stoke Town Council, Southern Brooks Community Partnership and other local organisations. Thursday’s meeting will also hear presentations about the Filton Patchway and the Stokes Volunteer Centre and the West of England MS Therapy Centre. Read more …

Bradley Stoke looks set to live on in the name of the local parliamentary constituency for at least one more General Election after plans to redraw constituency boundaries were defeated in the House of Commons. The Boundary Commission had proposed that the existing constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke be modified to include Thornbury, whilst losing Downend and Staple Hill. The new constituency would have been called South Gloucestershire West but the defeat means the changes won’t now come into force until after the next General Election. Read more …

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens, visits North Bristol this Thursday (7th February) when she will be in Patchway to hear the views of residents, community groups, business organisations, victims of crime and other stakeholders. The visit is part of a consultation being carried out prior to the production of a five-year Police and Crime Plan which addresses the policing and community safety needs of the area. Read more in the Patchway Journal …

Patchway is to get a 24-hour bus service from March. The no. 75 (Hengrove to Cribbs Causeway) service will run hourly in both directions from midnight to 5am, six nights a week. Bradley Stoke remains without a night bus service, despite First Group putting on extra late night journeys on the 73 service (the extra services only run on the section of route between Parkway Station and Bristol city centre). Read more in the Patchway Journal …

The Sort It! civic amenity site in Station Road, Little Stoke, has closed for two weeks to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out. It is scheduled to re-open on Monday 18th February. During the temporary closure, the remaining three Sort It! Centres, at Yate, Mangotsfield and Thornbury will be open as usual every day from 8am to 4:30pm. Read more in the Stoke Gifford Journal …

The Stoke Gifford branch of the Royal British Legion is holding a concert to raise funds for its 2013/14 Poppy Appeal. The event features the Westerley Showband and takes places on Saturday 23rd February in the Old School Rooms, Stoke Gifford. Advance tickets are £5 (£6 on the door). Read more in the Stoke Gifford Journal …

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Bradley Stoke news in brief 20/01/13

Posted on Sunday 20th January 2013 at 3:06 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke & North Bristol news in brief.

Council seeks views on plans to build 5,700 homes on and around the Filton Airfield site

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has extended the deadline for comments on its draft Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the proposed Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood, which could see 5,700 new dwellings built in the area by 2027. The area covered by the new neighbourhood includes Cribbs Causeway, Catbrain Hill, the Filton Airfield site, land south of the airfield at Wyck Beck Road and Fishpool Hill and land west of the A4018 (Haw Wood). Read more in The Patchway Journal …

Is your business affected by a slow broadband connection?

South Gloucestershire Council is planning to hold a press event for the end of January to highlight the contract signature for the BDUK project. If a representative from your business would like to attend the press event to advocate how beneficial superfast broadband would be for the business (and to be included as part of a case study), please contact Jennifer.Brake@Southglos.gov.uk urgently.

Double good news for new Bristol Rovers stadium in Stoke Gifford

Bristol Rovers’ plans to build a new 21,700 seater stadium on the UWE campus in Stoke Gifford recieved a double boost this week: Bristol City Council granted Sainsbury’s permission to build a supermarket and housing on the club’s current ground in Horfield (money from the sale of the ground will be used to fund the new stadium) and South Gloucestershire Council granted formal planning permission for the stadium at UWE. Construction could commence in June/July, allowing Rovers to move to the new ground for the start of the 2015/16 season. Read more in the Stoke Gifford Journal …

New coach service from UWE to Bristol Airport

Greyhound UK has announced that it is introducing a new express coach service between South Wales and Bristol Airport from Monday 11th March. The service will call at the UWE campus in Stoke Gifford, providing a new public transport option between North Bristol and the airport (the new Wessex Red no. 13 bus route links Bradley Stoke with UWE). Existing coach services from UWE include the Megabus route between London and Cardiff, with ticket prices that are often a fraction of those charged for the train journey from Bristol Parkway. Read more …

Police Commissioner brings consultation tour to Patchway

The newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is paying a visit to North Bristol on Thursday 7th February when she will be in Patchway to hear the views of residents, community groups, business organisations, victims of crime and other stakeholders. The visit is part of a consultation being carried prior to the production of a five-year Police and Crime Plan which addresses the policing and community safety needs of the area. There is also an online consultation survey, hard copies of which can be picked up from local libraries. Read more in the Patchway Journal …

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Bradley Stoke news in brief 13/01/13

Posted on Sunday 13th January 2013 at 4:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke & North Bristol news in brief.

Temporary closure of Little Stoke tip

The Sort It! civic amenity site in Station Road, Little Stoke, is to be closed for two weeks in February to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out. The site will be closed from Monday 4th February to Sunday 17th February inclusive, during which time work will undertaken to improve facilities and maintain a safe environment for residents and staff. Read more in the Stoke Gifford Journal …

Tea and cakes at Bradley Stoke Community School

In the library at Bradley Stoke Community School, students swapped books and studying for tea and cup-cakes, all in aid of St Peter’s Hospice. Staff and students spent their break time eating cake and donating their pennies; they raised a fantastic £512! Read more …

Pupils learn Polish at Bowsland Green Primary School

Polish is the ‘language of the month’ for children at Bowsland Green Primary School during January. Polish words were introduced to the school by Polish speaking children and a member of staff. About 5 – 10 minutes a week will be spent in class during the month of January playing some simple games to learn basic vocabulary.

New patchwork and quilting group in Bradley Stoke

Would you like to join a Bradley Stoke patchwork and quilting group? The new group would meet one afternoon a month to sew and share skills. If you are interested, whether you are a beginner or experienced, please come to Bradley Stoke Library on Tuesday 22nd January 2013 to introduce yourself and leave some contact details. If you cannot make 22nd January, you can complete a form with your contact details on at the library. Read more …

New footbridge successfully installed over M5

A new Pegwell brake footbridge has been installed over the M5 motorway near Patchway replacing the old concrete bridge, which was dismantled at the end of last year. The new steel pedestrian bridge, located between junctions 16 and 17 of the motorway, is suitable for high-sided vehicles to pass under when the M4/M5 Managed Motorways Scheme is fully operational and the hard shoulder is used as a traffic lane. Read more in the Patchway Journal …

Courses starting soon in Patchway

Southern Brooks Community Partnership is running a number of course under the themes ‘healthy living’, skills for work’ and ‘family and parenting’, with start dates in January and February. The courses are free to those who have less than a Level 2 qualification. For those exempt from the course fee, a £10 deposit is payable at the start of the course which will be repaid at the end on meeting an attendance of 80%. Read more in the Patchway Journal …

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