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North Bradley Stoke post office branch closes for two-week refit

Posted on Wednesday 7th September 2016 at 8:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Post office at Tesco Express, Bradley Pavilions, Pear Tree Road, Bradley Stoke.

Post Office Limited has announced that the post office branch within the Tesco Express store at Bradley Pavilions, Pear Tree Road is to be modernised into what it calls a ‘main style’ branch.

To allow work to be carried out, the branch will close on Wednesday 7th September at 5.30pm and reopen on Monday 26th September at 1pm. Any unforeseen schedule changes requiring these dates to change will be displayed on posters at the branch.

The upgraded branch will have two serving positions, one screened and one open plan – with the latter being low-level and incorporating a hearing loop.

The current range of products and services will remain available, with the addition of car tax and a wider selection of on-demand travel money.

Opening hours will be extended to 8am to 8pm seven days a week (currently 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday).

During the period of closure, customers are advised that Post Office facilities are provided at the following nearby branches:

  • Little Stoke Post Office, 8 Kingsway, Little Stoke BS34 6JL
  • Patchway Post Office, Spar Store, 126 Rodway Road, Patchway BS34 5PF

The modernisation of Bradley Stoke’s only post office comes three months after a similar upgrade was made to the Ratcliffe Drive post office in Stoke Gifford.

More: Tesco Express store will also close temporarily – from 14th Sep »

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Resident calls for late night firework sales to be stopped

Posted on Wednesday 4th November 2009 at 8:33 am by SH (Editor)

Baileys Court Shops

A local resident has called for late night firework sales to be stopped in order to prevent a repeat of a 2008 incident in which alcohol-fueled youths fired rockets at homes in the town.

The resident told the October meeting of the Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Group that numerous properties between Baileys Court and Stoke Gifford had been targetted after youths purchased alcohol and fireworks from the Tesco Express store at Baileys Court.

A manager at Tesco Express is said to have told the resident that the shop imposes no restrictions on the hours during which fireworks can be purchased, meaning that sales can continue until the store closes at 11pm.

The resident questioned the need for late night sales of fireworks and called upon the store to change its policy.

Scott Lahive, manager of the Willow Brook Centre, who was also at the meeting, mentioned that sales of fireworks at the centre’s Tesco Extra store cease at 8pm and suggested that something similar could be done at the smaller Tesco stores in the town.

Local police said they would visit the town’s two Tesco Express stores and discuss the matter with managers.

The ever-popular Bradley Stoke Firework Display, organised by Bradley Stoke Town Council, takes place this year on Sunday (8th November) at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road. Gates open at 4:30pm with the display starting at 6pm.

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Police to target anti-social behaviour at Baileys Court shops

Posted on Tuesday 18th August 2009 at 10:11 am by SH (Editor)

Baileys Court Shops

The area behind Tesco Express, Baileys Court, is the latest hotspot for anti-social behaviour in Bradley Stoke, according to local police and residents.

The problem has been agreed as a police priority after a worker from one of the businesses in the block behind Tesco Express raised the matter at a recent Bradley Stoke Safer & Stronger Community Group meeting.

That meeting heard that youths aged 15 to 16 gather in the area at around 12-1am and frequently upturn rubbish skips belonging to Tesco Express and scatter the contents around the site.

It was also reported that the shop windows of the smaller businesses at the site (including Burke & Co., Ocean & St Peter’s Hospice) have been smeared with yoghurt, blackberries and eggs.

The police have been called out frequently and some of the activities have been captured on CCTV.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Jason Green has been tasked with examining the CCTV footage and advising on the installation of new security equipment. Patrols in the evenings will be increased and Tesco will be asked to properly secure the bins.

Elsewhere in town, anti-social behaviour in Manor Farm Crescent, an earlier hotspot, now appears to have lessened. Police say they have received only one call-out to the area since April.

Burnt panels in the fencing at the Manor Farm Crescent pedestrian entrance to the Willow Brook Centre site, the result of an arson incident involving a stolen moped several months ago,  have now been replaced.

Centre Manager Scott Lahive apologised for the delay and promised that “any future damage will be picked up in a shorter timescale”.

The next meeting of the Bradley Stoke Safer & Stronger Community Group will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 27th October at Baileys Court Activity Centre.

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