Stoke Gifford news in brief 20/01/13

Posted on Sunday 20th January 2013 at 4:37 pm by SH (Editor)

Stoke Gifford & North Bristol news in brief.

New coach service from UWE to Bristol Airport

Greyhound UK has announced that it is introducing a new express coach service between South Wales and Bristol Airport from Monday 11th March. The service will call at the UWE campus in Stoke Gifford, providing a new public transport option between North Bristol and the airport. Existing coach services from UWE include the Megabus route between London and Cardiff, with ticket prices that are often a fraction of those charged for the train journey from Bristol Parkway. Read more …

Man crushed while changing tyre on roundabout

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being pinned between two vehicles on a roundabout in Bradley Stoke last Tuesday (15th January). The man, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to Frenchay Hospital with what were described as “life changing injuries” following the incident on the Savages Wood Roundabout, near Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre. Some reports from the scene suggest he may have been changing a tyre when he was struck by another vehicle. A third vehicle is then believed to have collided with the first two. Read more in the Bradley Stoke Journal …

Council seeks views on plans to build 5,700 homes on and around the Filton Airfield site

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has extended the deadline for comments on its draft Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the proposed Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood, which could see 5,700 new dwellings built in the area by 2027. The area covered by the new neighbourhood includes Cribbs Causeway, Catbrain Hill, the Filton Airfield site, land south of the airfield at Wyck Beck Road and Fishpool Hill and land west of the A4018 (Haw Wood). Read more in The Patchway Journal …

Police Commissioner brings consultation tour to Patchway

The newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is paying a visit to North Bristol on Thursday 7th February when she will be in Patchway to hear the views of residents, community groups, business organisations, victims of crime and other stakeholders. The visit is part of a consultation being carried prior to the production of a five-year Police and Crime Plan which addresses the policing and community safety needs of the area. There is also an online consultation survey, hard copies of which can be picked up from local libraries. Read more in the Patchway Journal …

Bradley Stoke pub to re-open as “The Hollow tree”

A Bradley Stoke pub that closed for refurbishment last September is to re-open under a new name in early March. The former ‘Bradley Stoke’ pub in Brook Way (near the Aldi supermarket), which was recently sold to Marstons plc, is scheduled to re-open as ‘The Hollow Tree’ on Monday 4th March. Read more in the Bradley Stoke Journal …

Football skills coaching for children with disabilities

Bradley Stoke Youth FC has introduced football skills coaching sessions for children with ASD/Autism. The club says it may be able to accommodate children with other special needs as well. The age range the club is catering for is 6 to 12 years old. The sessions are free of charge and are held fortnightly on a Saturday morning at Bradley Stoke Community School from 10:30am to 11:30am. The next session is on 26th January. Read more in the Bradley Stoke Journal …

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