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More homes in Bradley Stoke to receive soft plastics recycling collections

More homes in Bradley Stoke are to be included in an ongoing trial of the collection of plastic bags and wrapping from households as part of the normal weekly recycling collections. The packaging that can be recycled for the trial includes all plastic bags and wrappers, for example packets and packaging from sweets, crisps, multipack wrapping, sleeves from plastic bottles…

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Electric vehicle charging hub now operational at the Willow Brook Centre

Osprey Charging, the UK’s leading and fastest-growing electric vehicle (EV) rapid-charging network, has boosted access to public charging in South Gloucestershire with 16 high-powered EV chargers installed within the car park of the Willow Brook shopping centre in Bradley Stoke. The 300kW rapid-charge points are universally compatible and can typically add 100 miles of range in just 15 minutes.

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International Women’s Day event in Bradley Stoke this Friday (8th March 2024)

International Women’s Day will be celebrated at an event in Bradley Stoke this Friday (8th March) when an innovative community textile project will be launched. The project will see representatives of Bradley Stoke Town Council and Southern Brooks working with local schools and community groups to produce pieces of embroidery which can be sewn onto a red dress.

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Emergency bleed kit installed outside Brook Way Activity Centre

A potentially life-saving emergency bleed control kit has been installed outside Brook Way Activity Centre in Bradley Stoke, thanks to partnership working between Avon and Somerset Police, NHS England South West and HeartSafe. The installation marked the start of Operation Sceptre, a national week of action to raise awareness of operational activity to tackle, disrupt and prevent knife crime.

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Local author to celebrate publication of new children’s book

Bradley Stoke author Freddie Hillberg will be celebrating the publication of his new children’s picture book, ‘Brave Cat Millie’ on Thursday 26th October. Aimed at children aged 4 to 7, the new hard-back book is, according to its publisher Carraway, an endearing, gentle and touching story accompanied by delicate and beautifully drawn illustrations that will be popular with younger readers and also with parents and grandparents.

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