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May 2022

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Pages 2 & 3: IKEA modular housing scheme turned down by South Glos planners

Pages 4 & 5: Man due in court over £400,000 arson spree

Pages 6 & 7: Gipsy Patch reopened both ways … What next?

Page 9: Do you like singing? Why not come and join us!

Page 9: Queen’s Jubilee beacon lighting event

Pages 10 & 11: Ambitious new target of 6,500 homes for airfield

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Page 13: Popular headteacher says farewell to Trust

Page 15: Stoke Gifford Village Fête

Pages 16-17: Bradley Stoke Community Festival (3rd to 5th June)

Page 18: A new lease of life

Page 19: Charity open days at Harry Stoke garden

Pages 20 & 21: Dance school’s show rated a “huge success”

Page 22: Join the conversation on a vision for the north fringe of Bristol

Page 23: Ofsted: Patchway secondary school ‘requires improvement’

Page 25: WI branch contributes to ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’

Page 26: Stoke Gifford Scouts learn all about aviation

Page 27: Begbrook Green Bowls Big Weekend 28th-29th May

Page 27: Timetable clarified for Cheswick parish split

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Page 29: BS & SG Journal magazines enter retirement

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March/April 2022

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Pages 2 & 3: New parish to be created for Cheswick & Stoke Park

Pages 4 & 5: Work gets under way on McDonald’s & Starbucks units at Willow Brook

Pages 6 & 7: Two-way traffic to return along full length of Gipsy Patch Lane in late April, says council

Page 9: Trees felled around site of new Aldi & Costa

Page 10: South Glos council tax to rise by 2.99 percent

Page 11: Date for Stoke Gifford Village Fête announced

Page 12: Pay-and-Play proves a hit at local tennis club

Page 13: Major build projects planned at local secondaries

Page 14: Parish council updates

Page 19: Swimming club plans to mark centenary in style

Page 20: Councillor Column: ‘New 20mph limit, Meade Park, tree planting & more’

Page 21: Are you looking to try something new in 2022?

Page 22: Chiropractor supports mental health research with marathon effort

Page 25: Inspector overturns Parkway Tavern new access refusal

Page 26: Children’s Easter story hunt in Little Stoke

Page 26: Bowls club hoping to welcome new members

Page 27: Community spirit helps local Poppy Appeal raise £43k

Page 28: Traders set to return to square after licensing issue finally resolved

Page 29: Update on ‘Little Stoke Growing Community’

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November/December 2021

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Pages 2 & 3: Bridge works will reduce A38 to single lane for 5 months

Pages 4 & 5: Aviva looks to part let Stoke Gifford offices

Pages 6 & 7: Two-way traffic returns to part of Gipsy Patch Lane

Page 9: Stagecoach drags feet over driver changeover issue

Page 10: Bristol Memorial Woodlands offers outdoor play opportunities to local schools and children’s groups

Page 11: Plans for three more ‘throughabouts’ paused

Page 12: Group set to celebrate 70 years of Scouting in Little Stoke

Page 13: Half-term fun is just the beginning

Page 14: Parish council updates

Page 19: Councillor Column: ‘On Gipsy Patch Lane, vehicle safety, parking & more’

Pages 20 & 21: New MetroBus service “likely to require subsidy”

Page 21: Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday ceremony well supported

Page 22: Mixed reception for ‘low noise’ fireworks display

Page 25: Santa sleigh, Christmas float and lights dates

Page 27: Local gospel choir sings on

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October 2021

October 2021 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.

Page 3: Council offers new planning support to help residents build annexes and outbuildings

Pages 4 & 5: Gipsy Patch Lane full reopening brought forward by 3 months!

Page 6: Bus driver shortage leads to cancelled services

Page 7: Council acts to improve bridge 20mph signage

Page 9: Bradley Stoke fireworks display to go ahead in new ‘low noise’ format

Page 10: IKEA looking to build modular homes at site bordering the Stokes

Page 11: Shining a light this October half-term

Page 12: Aldi & Costa scheme moving forward

Page 14: Councillor Column: ‘On parish finances, facilities, roadworks and HMOs’

Page 15: Parish council updates

Pages 16 & 17: Pace picks up on emerging 1,600+ home new neighbourhood

Page 18: Tesco Extra store leads the way on soft plastic recycling

Page 19: Time to nominate your local ‘community hero’

Page 20: Zero Carbon Tour bus drops in for UWE event

Page 21: Frustration at delays caused by bus driver changeovers on busy road

Page 23: Santa run returns to Bristol in stunning new setting

Page 24: New day care centre opens in Stoke Gifford

Page 25: Row over football pitch advertising resolved

Pages 26 & 27: Metro mayor formally opens new £7m media and tech learning centre at WISE

Page 28: Scouts learn the science of (bath) bomb making

Stoke Gifford and Abbey Wood job vacancies.

September 2021

September 2021.

Page 3: “We will open our arms and hearts to Afghanistan refugees”

Pages 4 & 5: Relief as Gipsy Patch bridge route reopens to traffic

Pages 6 & 7: Parking bays & racks introduced for e-scooters

Page 8: Netball club celebrates 10th anniversary

Page 9: “Outstanding” Post-16 results at Abbeywood

Pages 10 & 11: Two-way traffic returns to Parkway Bridge

Pages 12 & 13: First images released of new railway station serving Filton Airfield and YTL Arena Complex

Page 14: Councillor Column

Page 14: Latest news from our local Lions Clubs

Page 15: Parish council updates

Pages 16 & 17: Gipsy Patch Lane one-way system

Pages 18 & 19: ‘Open doors, open hearts’ at Little Stoke church

Page 20: Green light given for rebuild of Patchway Community School

Page 21: Volunteers sought for local Poppy Appeal

Page 23: MoD Abbey Wood celebrates 25 years

Page 24: Little Stoke Scouts set for September restart

Page 25: Firefighters called to blazing car under fuel station canopy

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Page 27: “Strong” GCSE outcomes at Abbeywood School

Pages 28 & 29: Siblings take on marathon challenge in memory of brother who took own life

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July/August 2021

July/August 2021.

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Page 3: Green Grant brings energy savings for local firm

Pages 4 & 5: E-scooter trial issues thrashed out in four-way stakeholder meeting

Pages 6 & 7: Future of bridge traffic lights hangs in the balance

Pages 8 & 9: Road closure blocks direct access to Little Stoke shops from Gipsy Patch Lane

Pages 10 & 11: Appeal lodged against Parkway Tavern new access refusal

Page 13: Pre-Schoolers learn and play through recycling

Page 14: Luke Wheaton memorial event (new date)

Page 14: Councillor Column: ‘On grass cutting, roadworks, housing & planning’

Page 15: Parish council updates

Pages 16 & 17: New edition of charity scarecrow trail coming to Bradley Stoke in August

Page 18: New minister for Baptist Church is committed to connecting communities

Page 19: Long service awards at 1st Stoke Gifford Scout Group

Page 20: Open Access resumes at South Glos libraries

Page 21: Summer Reading Challenge for 2021

Page 22: Remodelled bus stops now in use at Parkway

Page 24: Aspirations IFA announce the launch of their new brand

Page 25: Delayed dance show raises £4k for hospice charity

Page 26: Local swimming club has exciting plans

Page 27: Reading for pleasure at Little Stoke Primary

Page 28: FREE summer play scheme for 5-11 year-olds coming to Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke

Page 29: Scouts take on Blue Peter climate change challenge

June 2021

June 2021.

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Page 3: Regional election victors assume office

Pages 4, 5 & 6: Bridge traffic control might stay for another year

Page 6: Prospects for a parallel tunnel at Parkway

Page 7: Finally there is light at the end of the tunnel as face-to-face meetings start again for 1st Little Stoke

Page 8: Stoke Gifford to get Aldi and Costa by 2023

Page 9: Details of new waiting restrictions finalised

Pages 10 & 11: Gipsy Patch Lane: Highway works intensify east of railway bridge

Pages 12 & 13: News from St Michael’s Primary School

Page 14: Councillor Column

Page 14: Step-free access now available at station

Page 15: Parish council updates

Pages 16 & 17: Luke’s memory honoured at charity football match

Page 18: Take part in this summer’s Virtual Rainbow Run and support Bristol’s children’s hospice

Page 19: Open Day at Little Stoke allotments

Page 19: Looking for a reliable dog walking service?

Page 20: £30m A4174 improvements scheme unveiled

Page 23: MetroBus works completed at Mall roundabout

Page 25: Food van licence application turned down

Page 25: Marie Curie group resumes collections

Page 26: Troubled technical college set to join Olympus Trust

Page 27: School praised for pupil support during lockdown

Page 28: Mobile butchers’ van quits Stokers over access concerns

Page 29: Arena developer agrees to fund transport infrastructure improvements

May 2021

My 2021.

Page 2: 84-year-old’s walkathon for Alzheimer’s charity

Pages 3: More roadside wildflower beds for the Stokes

Pages 4 & 5: Bridge reopening further delayed and one-way system announced

Pages 6 & 7: Explained: Military helicopters over the Stokes

Page 8: Popular post office now under new management

Page 9: Maintenance work costed at £250k programmed for two local schools

Pages 10 & 11: Lockdown easing allows OSR Scouts to complete expedition

Page 12: West of England ‘metro mayor’ election

Page 13: Supermarket, hotel & drive-through scheme recommended for approval

Page 14: Accountancy firm celebrates 30th birthday

Pag 16: Funding boost for planned new community centre

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Pages 16 & 17: Grant’s double marathon for local football charity

Page 18: Innovation and transformation

Page 19: Honey bees rescued from giant nest in chimney

Page 20: Police and crime commissioner election

Page 21: Easter trails and online celebrations at St Michael’s

Page 22: Family activity: Nature Challenge Trail

Page 23: Book review: ‘A Long and Winding Beat!’

Page 24: Councillor Column

Page 25: The weight is over: Anytime Fitness Bradley Stoke welcomes reopening decision from government

Page 26: Outdoor bowls returns to Baileys Court green

Page 27: Scouts use Covid downtime to improve headquarters

Page 28: Staging of 2021 Bradley Stoke festival hangs in the balance

Page 29: Children return to school with “amazing attitude”

March/April 2021

March/April 2021.

Pages 2 & 3: How lockdowns 2 & 3 played out in the Stokes

Pages 3 & 4: Roll-out of e-scooter trial in the Stokes sparks confusion and controversy

Pages 6 & 7: Permission refused for new access into Parkway Tavern site

Pages 8 & 9: Work starts on 327-home development on land just east of Stoke Gifford

Page 10: OSR Scouts’ virtual End-to-End walk raises funds for homeless charity

Page 11: Abacus: “Expanding our horizons through the use of technology”

Page 11: Resuming outdoor bowls in Bradley Stoke

Pages 12 & 13: Bridge reopening could be further delayed as drainage pumps deemed inadequate

Page 14: Parish council updates

Pages 15-18: South Gloucestershire Council advertising feature

Page 19: Covid won’t wilt Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal

Page 20: Vehicle crime on the rise in Stoke Gifford

Page 21: School’s breakfast club crowned ‘best in the South West’ by Kellogg’s

Page 22: Councillor Column

Contact Cllr Ernest Brown (SGC)

Page 23: Long-service awards for Stoke Gifford leaders

Page 25: Little Stoke fly-tip costs perpetrator almost £3,000

Pages 26 & 27: Little Stoke Scouts prepare for a post-Covid restart

Pages 32 & 33: Revised plans submitted for Premier Inn, Aldi and Costa in Stoke Gifford

November/December 2020

November/December 2020.

Page 2: First homes on former Filton Airfield go on sale, priced from £436,250 for 3-bed

Pages 4 & 5: Gipsy Patch Lane mega-bridge move runs into trouble on soft ground

Pages 6 & 7: Detailed plans go in for first 144 homes along by-pass

Pages 8 & 9: Options revealed for increasing secondary school places in North Fringe

Page 10: Santas on the Run goes freestyle!

Santas on the Run 2020 – goes freestyle (CHSW)

Page 11: Christmas events you can still enjoy this year

Pages 12 & 13: Photo competition: Autumn in the Stokes

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Page 14: Parish council updates

Pages 15-18: South Gloucestershire Council advertising feature

Page 19: Councillor Column: ‘Parks, the Stokes Youth Centre & Parkway Bridge’

Pages 20 & 21: ‘Can’t stop me zooming’ at 1st Little Stoke Scouts

Page 23: Council officers recommend Abbey Wood Travelodge and Greggs scheme for approval

Pages 24 & 25: The virtual road to the London Marathon 2020

Pages 26 & 27: Stoke Gifford Scouts back meeting face to face

Page 28: Stokes councillor becomes first black Cabinet member

Page 29: ‘Church for changing times’: Community event to share proposals for building alterations

October 2020

October 2020 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.

Page 3: Work starts on Hatchet Road MetroBus stops

Pages 4 & 5: New rail bridge set to be installed this month

Page 6: Latest update on health and care services in our area

Page 7: Council’s appeal for everyone to play their part in stemming the rise in coronavirus cases

Pages 8 & 9: Recap: The Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME)

Page 10: Roadworks in the Stokes: Plenty more to come!

Page 11: Goats due back at Parkway North in October

Pages 12 & 13: Airfield’s first new homes reach full height

Page 14: Councillor Column: ‘Covid-19, vandalism, Parkway Bridge and litter’

Page 15: Parish council updates

Pages 16 & 17: Developer cash funds new play equipment

Page 18: Legal e-scooter trial expected to start soon

Page 19: Youths “banned” from park following spate of vandalism

Page 20: Trenches dug to inform replacement tree planting programme

Page 21: Bradley Stoke Library reopens for browsing

Page 23: New bus routes and timetables introduced

Page 24: A chance to find out more about the NHS Nightingale Hospital on our doorstep

Page 25: Rabbit Roundabout improvements: Completion date slips into October

Pages 26 & 27: Volvo car dealership to open at Horizon 38

Page 28: Tech wristbands launched to help protect people with dementia

Page 29: Autumn events at Winterbourne Barn

September 2020

September 2020 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.

Page 3: Rabbit Roundabout works nearing completion

Pages 4 & 5: Summer roadworks “lock-in” for the Stokes

Page 6: Library open again with pre-bookable services

Page 7: “Outstanding” GCSE outcomes at Abbeywood

Pages 8 & 9: Gipsy Patch Lane roadworks to last another TWO YEARS

Pages 10 & 11: Every step matters for the Sole Sisters runners

Pages 12 & 13: Advance booking now available on T1 bus service

Page 14: Councillor Column: ‘On the parish precept, impact of Covid-19 & more’

Page 14: Budgie show goes on despite hall lock-out

Page 15: Parish council updates

Page 16: Cadets complete 100km lockdown challenge

Page 17: How Stoke Gifford’s OSR Scouts have been keeping busy during lockdown

Page 18: Abbeywood reports “excellent” outcomes in Post-16 results

Page 19: Looking after your body is more important than ever… Here’s why

Page 20: Book now for FREE Heritage Open Day tours of Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Page 21: Asda supports local conservation group

Page 22: Parkway Bridge Covid-19 scheme set for review

Page 24: Metro mayor launches cycling and walking campaign

Page 25: South Glos Tories push forward with plan to ban takeaways near schools

Page 27: Lions group continues support of local charities

Page 28: Keep singing: How to keep a choir going during a pandemic!

Page 29: Lockdown can’t stop 1st Little Stoke Beavers!

July/August 2020

July/August 2020 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.

Pages 2 & 3: Coronavirus lockdown in Stoke Gifford

Pages 4 & 5: Plans go in for Aldi, Premier Inn and Costa drive-through at Fox Den Road, Stoke Gifford

Pages 6 & 7: Rail bridge installation delayed until autumn

Pages 8 & 9: Proposal to create access into Parkway Tavern site directly off Hatchet Road

Pages 10 & 11: Roundabout work set to finish 3 months early

Page 12: Council pulls A4174 ‘social distancing’ lane closure scheme after just five days

Page 13: Traffic lights installed at Parkway Bridge to support easier ‘social distancing’

Pages 15-18: South Gloucestershire Council advertising feature: Getting back on our feet

Page 19: MP’s Column: Protecting local jobs and our world leading manufacturing capability in aerospace

Page 20: Councillor Column: ‘Unprecedented times bring out the best in local spirit’

Page 21: Change of hands for Bright Sparks pre-schools

Page 23: Abbey Wood owners submit plans for Travelodge hotel and Greggs drive-through

Page 24: Filton airfield arena could open by 2023

Page 26: State-of-the-art GKN technology centre completed at Horizon 38 business park

Page 27: Funds allocated for road resurfacing

Page 28: Scout leader answers the call during Covid-19 pandemic

Page 29: Little Stoke Scouts keep active during lockdown

March 2020

March 2020 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.Pages 2 & 3: Greenfield housing site sold for £38 million

Pages 5, 6 & 7: Gipsy Patch Lane: 8-month full road closure set to start on 5th March

Pages 8 & 9: Frustration over Parkway ‘MetroBus’ works

Page 10: More speed calming measures coming soon to Stoke Lane, despite public opposition

Page 13: John St Quinton and the Stoke Gifford post office

Page 14: Parish council updates

Pages 15, 16 & 17: Stars of the Stokes

Page 18: Local authority earmarks £30k of funding to support community events marking 75th anniversary of VE Day

Page 19: Pub’s fundraising to benefit cleft lip patients

Pages 20 & 21: Marketing suite opens for first of 2,600+ new homes coming to the Stokes

Pages 22 & 23: Roundabout work sees 200 tonnes of material removed in first six weeks

Page 24: South Glos council tax to rise by 3.99 percent

Page 27: West of England transport plan for period to 2036 set for adoption

Page 28: Volunteers sought for Great Daffodil Appeal

Page 29: New members welcome at Little Stoke Scouts

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