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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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Ofsted inspectors confirm Baileys Court Primary is a ‘good’ school

Ofsted has confirmed Baileys Court Primary’s standing as a ‘good’ school, following a visit by inspectors in February. In his report, lead inspector Ben Jordan describes Baileys Court as a “warm and welcoming school” which “celebrates the variety of cultures and languages in its community at every opportunity”. Pupils at the school were found to be “polite and well mannered”.

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Bradley Stoke town councillor selected as Green Party candidate for FaBS

South Gloucestershire Green Party has announced its general election candidate for the Filton and Bradley Stoke (FaBS) constituency. The party will be represented by James Nelson, a law student who was elected as a Bradley Stoke town councillor for the Primrose Bridge ward in May 2023. The next United Kingdom general election must be held no later than 28th January 2025…

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South Glos council tax to rise by 4.99% for 2024/25

South Gloucestershire Council’s element of the council tax levied on local households is to increase by 4.99 percent from April 2024. The latest rise follows an identical uplift of 4.99 percent in 2023/24 and 2.99 percent in 2022/23. This year’s increase once again includes a ring-fenced adult social care levy of 2 percent. Bradley Stoke households in a Band D property face an annual increase of £108.48.

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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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Revised plans submitted for Bradley Stoke Way apartments scheme

Woodstock Homes has submitted revised plans for its application to build a two-block apartment scheme on land at the southern end of Bradley Stoke Way. Following discussions with South Glos Council, the applicant has now revised its plans to reduce the number of apartments from 57 to 50, in order to “create space on the ground for additional parking and an offset from Bradley Stoke Way”.

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Council designates Woodlands Golf Course “preferred site” for 1,750 homes

The likelihood that thousands of new homes will be built on Woodlands Golf Course near Bradley Stoke has increased after the location was identified as a ‘preferred site’ in the latest draft of South Gloucestershire Council’s emerging Local Plan. Local Conservative councillors have opposed building on the golf course site, saying it will be “enormously damaging for Bradley Stoke” and lead to “traffic chaos”.

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Man charged following sexual assaults in Bradley Stoke in summer 2022

A 37-year-old man has been charged following an investigation into sexual assaults committed in the Bradley Stoke area in the summer of 2022. From a total of four charges, two relate to incidents in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve while the other two relate to incidents at Primrose Bridge. The man has been released on conditional bail to appear at court on Tuesday 19th March.

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