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Safer and Stronger Group meeting on Thursday

Posted on Wednesday 29th October 2014 at 11:12 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group.

Residents have the chance to voice their opinions on matters affecting the local area at a meeting of the Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group (SSCG) this Thursday (30th October) at the Baileys Court Activity Centre, Baileys Court Road (BS32 8BH; 7pm start).

SSCGs influence how services are delivered locally, establish longer-term plans to improve areas, help prevent future problems, and deal with current local issues.

The meetings are attended by representatives from the local police, fire service, health service, Bradley Stoke Town Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

Priority issues identified at the previous meeting in July, for which progress will be reported at this month’s meeting, include:

  • Speeding on Savages Wood Road, near the Willow Brook Centre
  • Unsafe shared cycle/footpath on Bradley Stoke Way between Aldi and Tesco roundabouts”.

New local community issues listed on the agenda are:

  • Greencore Prepared Meals – odour complaints
  • Speeding in Woodlands Lane
  • Pear Tree Road – danger at pedestrian crossing
  • Three Brooks Nature Reserve – youths / anti-social behaviour
  • Footpath from Braydon Avenue to the Nature Reserve – various issues

Anyone can attend an SSCG meeting and raise concerns about issues in the local community. The meeting then agrees on a small number of priority issues, for which actions are assigned to the appropriate authorities.

More info: Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group

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Safer and Stronger Group meeting on Thursday

Posted on Wednesday 29th January 2014 at 12:11 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group.

Residents have the chance to voice their opinions on matters affecting the local area at a meeting of the Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group (SSCG) this Thursday (30th January) at the Baileys Court Activity Centre, Baileys Court Road (BS32 8BH; 7pm start).

SSCGs influence how services are delivered locally, establish longer-term plans to improve areas, help prevent future problems, and deal with current local issues.

The meetings are attended by representatives from the local police, fire service, health service, Bradley Stoke Town Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

Anyone can attend an SSCG meeting and raise concerns about issues in the local community. The meeting then agrees on a small number of priority issues, for which actions are assigned to the appropriate authorities.

Priority issues identified at the previous meeting in November, for which progress will be reported at this month’s meeting, included anti-social behaviour and graffiti in Rosemary Close, pavement parking across all areas of Bradley Stoke (and Kemperleye Way in particular) and cars not observing the yellow hatched road markings on the Aztec West Roundabout.

Thursday’s meeting will also hear a presentation by Geoff Roach on the Bradley Stoke in Bloom group.

More info: Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Group

Tyre slashing: Several incidents of vehicle vandalism in the Baileys Court area (Huckley Way in particular) have recently been reported on the Bradley Stoke Journal Facebook page. Have you been affected? Please leave a comment on the Facebook story or on this website story. All incidents should, of course, also be reported to the police by phoning 101.

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Have your say at community meetings this week

Posted on Monday 13th May 2013 at 9:16 am by SH (Editor)

Safer and Stronger Community Group.

Local residents have the chance to voice their opinions on matters affecting the local area at two public meetings this week.

The Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Community Group (SSCG) meets tonight (Monday 13th May) at the Jubilee Centre in Savages Wood Road (7pm start, agenda).

SSCGs influence how services are delivered locally, establish longer-term plans to improve areas, help prevent future problems, and deal with current local issues.

Priority issues discussed at the previous meeting in February, for which progress will be reported tonight, include obstruction caused by on-street parking in Savages Wood Road, dog fouling in Webbs Wood Road & Juniper Way and unsatisfactory refuse collections in Coriander Drive.

The meeting will also hear the latest updates from Avon and Somerset Police and the Avon Fire & Rescue Service.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 14th May), a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s Southern Brooks Area Forum will discuss a number of projects with relevance for Bradley Stoke.

The meeting will hear reports on current or potential future local transport capital projects that include a raised table zebra crossing near Bowsland Green Primary School, waiting restrictions and safety measures near St Mary’s Primary School, adding a ‘raised table’ to an existing signal controlled crossing on Woodlands Lane and investigating pedestrian facilities on Brook Way, between Braydon Avenue and Baileys Court Road.

An application from Bradley Stoke Town Council for a grant of £26,489 from the forum’s Positive Activities Subsidy budget, to support detached youth work and the setting up of a ‘youth council’ in the town, will also be discussed.

The Town Council has also submitted three bids for funding from the forum’s New Homes Bonus budget: provision of disabled access at the Jubilee Green play park; pedestrian/cycle improvements outside the Brook Way Activity Centre; and the establishment of a picnic area in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve.

The area forum meeting takes place at Abbeywood Community School in New Road, Stoke Gifford (7pm start; agenda).

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Surgery to explain appointments system at Safer Stronger meeting

Posted on Monday 13th August 2012 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

Safer and Stronger Community Group.

Do you care about your community? Do you want to be heard and get things done? Then why not come along to the next Safer Stronger Community Group (SSCG) meeting for Bradley Stoke? SSCGs influence how services are delivered locally, establish longer-term plans to improve areas, help prevent future problems, and deal with current local issues.

NEXT MEETING:

Tuesday 14th August, 7pm – 9pm

Brook Way Activity Centre, Bradley Stoke

There will be a short presentation on the Good Neighbours Network – a group of volunteers who recognise the benefits of helping neighbours by doing small tasks, this can include things like household repairs, gardening, befriending, letter writing and form filling.

Representatives from Bradley Stoke Surgery will be attending to give residents information on their appointments system.

There are 20 Safer Stronger Community Groups across South Gloucestershire for residents to attend and raise local issues that concern them. They can give their views on possible improvements to further strengthen their communities and keep these safe places to live and work.

The meetings are also attended by partner agencies, including South Gloucestershire Council, Avon and Somerset Police, Avon Fire and Rescue Service, NHS South Gloucestershire, Town and Parish Councils and other local organisations. These organisations work together on the issues raised and often involve the community in implementing solutions.

Some of the issues raised and tackled have included creating positive activities for young people, anti-social behaviour, school crossing concerns, speeding and parking. Community grants through the Safer Stronger Communities Initiative Fund have helped support initiatives raised at the meetings, such as Community Speedwatch groups, community garden work, youth engagement activities, park improvements, activities for older people, and equipment for walking buses to schools.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, or would like to read more about the work of your local group, each group has its own e-group page at http://groups.southglos.gov.uk. Here, you will be able to view your group’s annual report, minutes and agendas from past meetings, and find other useful information for your area. You can also become a member of the e-group which will ensure you receive the minutes and agendas directly via email. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the Community Engagement Team (formerly Safer Stronger Team) on 01454 864625, or email directly to communityengagement@southglos.gov.uk.

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