Photo of ward councillors (l-r): Brian Allinson, Ernie Brown and Keith Cranney.

£120k of grant funding for Little Stoke Park

Stoke Gifford’s three district councillors have welcomed the news that sports facilities in Little Stoke Park are set to benefit from more than £120,000 worth of improvements, through funding that South Gloucestershire Council has secured from local developments. The grants are part of a package of more than £310,000 that is being invested across South Gloucestershire, thanks to funding secured

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Map showing ponds in Stoke Gifford village that have been filled in since 1889.

Where have all the frogs gone?

…asks local history enthusiast Adrian Kerton. Conservationists are worried that the UK is losing much of its wildlife through loss of habitat and that certainly seems to be the case in Stoke Gifford ‘village’. In the past, builders filled in inconvenient ponds, though today, the new Harry Stoke development has had to cater for the protected great crested newt colonies.

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The Royal Bristish Legion Poppy Appeal.

Poppy Appeal success for local Legion branch

The Stoke Gifford branch  of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is having another good year with the Poppy Appeal, reports branch press officer Tony Peters. So far this year (2019/20), we have raised over £45,000. If we include Cribbs Causeway and Almondsbury – new areas in which we helped out – it is over £65,000! Our branch chairman Ian Harrison,

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Co-operative store in Stoke Gifford. Bristol.

Stoke Gifford Co-op to close on 31st January

The Co-operative Food store in North Road, Stoke Gifford (located in the former Parkway Tavern premises) is to cease trading on 31st January. Notices announcing the closure are currently on display at the shop, with an additional message saying: “It’s been lovely serving the Stoke Gifford community”. The North Road convenience store is one of two Co-op stores in the

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Photo of a visibility screen in the central reservation of the B4057 Winterbourne Road.

Roundabout screens cost taxpayer £22,000

A pair of controversial ‘visibility screens’ installed on the approaches to the Winterbourne Road / Hatchet Road roundabout cost over £22,000 to install, the Journal can reveal. The purpose of the screens, which are formed of an array of metal sheets, is to obscure the view of motorists approaching the roundabout (along either the Winterbourne Road or Gipsy Patch Lane),

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