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Food bank charity benefits from opening of new B&M store at Willow Brook

A new discount superstore has opened at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, taking the place of two previously vacant units in the retail terrace. The new B&M store opened its doors at 8am on Friday 12th July following a ribbon-cutting ceremony carried out by representatives of a local charity. It is located in the adjoining units previously occupied by Argos and One Below.

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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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Bradley Stoke’s One Below store to close on Sunday (14th January)

The One Below discount store at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre will close down this Sunday (14th January), according to notices displayed in the shop’s windows. An “everything must go” clearance sale is currently in progress with “up to 50 percent off”. One Below opened at the centre in September 2019. Prior to this the One Below unit had been occupied by Poundworld.

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Committee gives green light to “Bradley Stoke Lidl” planning application

A discount food store operator – rumoured to be Lidl – has been given permission to extend and move into a unit at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre, despite concerns over a loss of parking. Anchor store Tesco and a South Gloucestershire ward councillor objected to the plans by the centre’s owners because it would mean losing a further 55 car park spaces…

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Youth arrested following “firearm” incident at McDonald’s in Bradley Stoke

Police have made an arrest following an incident at the McDonald’s restaurant in Bradley Stoke in which a youth was seen with an object that “looked like a handgun”. Police attended and after examining CCTV footage a 16-year-old was arrested two days later. He has since been released on conditional bail. Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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