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What’s on in Bradley Stoke this weekend (21st/22nd September)?

Posted on Friday 20th September 2013 at 5:43 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke in Bloom (BSiB) volunteers prepare for their first workday.

With the weather set to remain fine, there’s a great opportunity to take part in a number of free community events taking place in Bradley Stoke this weekend.

The Bradley Stoke in Bloom group is holding its monthly ‘tidy up‘ on Saturday (21st September) near the doctor’s surgery on Brook Way (a change from the previously advertised venue), where they will be planting up the flower bed and removing as much bramble as possible. Volunteers are asked to wear suitable clothes/shoes and bring a packed lunch, although tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided. The workday starts at 10am and runs until 4pm, although it’s fine to leave earlier.

The Stokes Cycling Club has organised a treasure hunt ride, starting from Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre at 9.30am on Sunday (22nd September). Riders will be given a map with clues and left to their own devices. Suitable for adults only.

Family Fun event at Jubilee Green, Bradley Stoke.

The Friends of Jubilee Green volunteer group are staging another Family Fun event on Sunday afternoon, between 2pm and 4pm at the play park off Savages Wood Road. The occasion celebrates the completion of the new youth structure at the park and the installation of a set of brass rubbing plates. A bouncy castle and human table football have been confirmed and there will also be ‘bubble fun’ and ‘sports day’ type events all afternoon.

Also on Sunday, from 3pm to 4pm at the Jubilee Centre, the South Gloucestershire Chinese Association welcomes you to a free Tai Chi class for everyone! Tai Chi is a popular exercise originating from Ancient China that can help keep you fit and release stress. Booking is required for this Discover Festival event.

Going into the new week, there’s a guided ‘bat walk‘ in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve on Monday evening. You’ll be shown how to identify the bats on the nature reserve, using a bat detector. The walk will be led by Laura Plenty from the Avon Bat Group. Meet outside Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre at 7.30pm. Booking is required for this Discover Festival event.

Further details of all events can be found in The Journal’s What’s On diary, the most comprehensive guide to what’s going on in BS32.

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What’s on in Bradley Stoke this weekend (29th/30th June)?

Posted on Friday 28th June 2013 at 2:48 pm by SH (Editor)

Stokes Cycling Club (North Bristol).

There’s a busy programme of community events taking place in Bradley Stoke this coming weekend, with something to interest all ages.

Hundreds are expected to attend the Bliss Charity Buggy Push, leaving from Brook Way Activity Centre at 10am on Saturday and returning for a teddy bears’ picnic, cake sale and refreshments between 11am and 1am. The event will raise money to help support premature and sick babies.

Later on Saturday, the Stokes Cycling Club has organised a mountain bike ride around Bradley Stoke. Meet outside the leisure centre at 2.30pm for the approximately 8-mile ride.

On Saturday evening, the Stokes Singers are staging their annual Summer Concert at the Church of Christ the King (doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start) . This year, the event will feature music from A Chorus Line, South Pacific, Porgy & Bess, Oliver, Rent, Sound of Music, Sweet Charity, Guys & Dolls and the Lion King.

Over at the leisure centre on Saturday night, there’s a party event to raise funds for multiple sclerosis charities, specifically the Bristol and Avon Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Centre (BRAMs) at Frenchay. Tickets are priced at £6 per adult or £18 per family (2 adults & 2 under 16s) and include disco, food, bouncy castle and other supervised children’s activities.

Sunday sees the regular Trench Lane Car Boot Sale (from 7am), but if bargain hunting isn’t your thing, you could join the Severnside Ramblers for a 9-mile walk near Goodrich (a car sharing scheme operates, meet in the Aldi car park at 9am).

The Stokes Cycling Club’s second ride of the weekend sees them departing the leisure centre at 9.30am for a 25-mile spin to Thornbury and back, including a refuelling stop at a cafe.

Further details of all events can be found in The Journal’s What’s On diary, the most comprehensive guide to what’s going on in Bradley Stoke.

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Lots going on over the May Bank Holiday weekend

Posted on Friday 4th May 2012 at 11:35 am by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Fun Dog Show, Sunday 6th May 2012.

There are plenty of events going on in and around Bradley Stoke over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Animal lovers have the choice of two pet shows being staged in the town over the weekend, with the prestigious Bristol Cat Show at the Leisure Centre on Saturday followed by a less-formal Fun Dog Show in the Town Square at the Willow Brook Centre on Sunday.

Nature enthusiasts can get stuck in by joining the Three Brooks Conservation Group’s monthly workday on Saturday, when a wildlife survey is planned to be undertaken in the nature reserve. Meet at the tool store behind the Leisure centre at 10am.

Residents with concerns about local issues have a chance to chat with Town Councillors on Saturday morning at Bradley Stoke Town Council’s monthly Councillor Surgery, held in the Willow Brook Centre mall between 10am and 12 noon.

Also taking place on Saturday is a a ‘bring and receive party‘ (you bring something which you don’t want and receive something which others don’t want) organised by Patchway Concern about World Climate Change.

The disappointing news for bargain hunters is that the Trench Lane Car Boot Sale, which had been scheduled to restart on Sunday, has been cancelled because of a waterlogged field. The first sale of the year will now take place on Sunday 13th May, weather permitting.

Bank Holiday Monday (7th May) sees a Family Fun Afternoon between 2:30pm and 4:30pm at Little Stoke Baptist Church [BS34 6JW, map]. Organised by church members from all over Bristol, the event forms part of ‘The Noise‘ weekend, an annual initiative in which hundreds of volunteers work on practical projects within the community. Attractions promised include a craft zone, face painting, bouncy castles, inflatable games, café area and a talent show.

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Events for all the family over the Easter holiday

Posted on Wednesday 4th April 2012 at 9:30 am by SH (Editor)

Easter Fun day at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke

Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre kicks off a busy programme of holiday events tomorrow (Thursday 5th) with an Easter Fun Day from 11am to 4pm, featuring animals from St Werburghs City Farm.

Chicks, lambs and bunnies will be there together with some more exotic creatures including a tarantula, scorpion and giant stick insects from Bristol Zoo’s outreach project.

The Easter Bunny will be hopping along too and together with his friend ‘Smiley Bunny’ will be handing out mini Easter eggs.

There will be plenty to do with a craft workshop for kids to make Easter themed items like baskets and bonnets and free face painting too.

Good Friday (6th April) will see local churches staging a ‘walk of witness’  to mark an important day in the Christian calendar. The walk starts from Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church at 10am and finishes at Holy Trinity Church.

The Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group will be in action on Easter Saturday (7th April) clearing scrub in Bowsland Meadow. Meet at the tool store (behind the Leisure Centre) at 10am if you’re interested in getting involved.

Easter Sunday (8th April) sees the second family treasure hunt organised by the Stokes Cycling Club.  The free event offers a choice of two routes (2 or 5 miles) on tracks and quiet roads. Start any time between 10am and 12 noon from Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre. Solve the clues and win an Easter egg!

Tesco Extra and other large stores at the Willow Brook Centre will be closed on Easter Sunday. For more information, visit our Holiday Opening Hours information page.

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