Blizzard conditions at the Willow Brook Centre.

Storm Emma brings driving snow and high winds to Bradley Stoke

Bradley Stoke was hit by Arctic conditions on Thursday (1st March) as two meteorological features clashed over the West of England. As predicted by an earlier ‘amber’ weather warning, Storm Emma combined with the ‘Beast from the East’ to produce significant quantities of fine snow and biting winds from around midday. Temperatures hovered around minus 3C throughout the day, not to mention the additional

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‘Snowball’ the gritter on standby this weekend

‘Snowball’ the gritting vehicle is on standby this weekend after weather forecasts showed an increased likelihood of snow through Saturday night and Sunday morning. The vehicle, one of eleven new gritting vehicles recently purchased by South Gloucestershire Council, was given its name by pupils at Baileys Court Primary School following a district-wide ‘name your gritter’ competition. The competition was staged

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Most schools set to re-open today

Most schools in Bradley Stoke are planning to re-open today (Friday) after being closed for two days following heavy snow falls on Tuesday night. Bradley Stoke Community School and five of the town’s six primary schools have indicated that they will open, although in most cases at a slightly later time than normal. St Mary’s RC Primary is yet to

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