Photo of Cllr Keith Cranney (right) bidding farewell to departing parish clerk Steve Shield.

Farewell to parish clerk Steve Shield

After nearly 22 years working in local government within South Gloucestershire, with the last nine years as parish clerk and responsible financial officer for Stoke Gifford Parish Council, Steve Shield recently left his post to take up a new position as town clerk of Sherborne in Dorset. During his time in post, Steve was instrumental in moving the parish council

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Bins uncollected despite paying new charge

Householders in Little Stoke have hit out after their green bins were left uncollected despite paying South Gloucestershire Council’s controversial new charge for the collection of garden waste, dubbed a “bin tax” by Conservative councillors who opposed its introduction. Residents living in Silver Birch Close (off Braydon Avenue) are the latest to complain about the “chaos” of the council’s green

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Resignations create two vacancies on Parish Council

Stoke Gifford Parish Council has announced that it is looking for two new Councillors following a double resignation earlier this month. The Journal has learned that the vacancies have arisen following the resignations of Cllr Diane Bryant and Nick Bryant, who are both Conservatives representing the Central parish ward. In accordance with the Local Government Act 1972, the two “casual”

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