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June 2019

Magazine stories will be published on the Journal websites from Tuesday 4th June, so please keep checking back. Once a story is on the website, you will be able to leave comments.

June 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.Pages 2 & 3: Consultation on extra traffic calming measures for Stoke Lane & Little Stoke Lane

Erratum: On page 2, two coloured squares are missing from the map legend panel. The legend should indicate that a red square shows the position of a proposed speed table and a yellow square the position of a proposed speed cushion.

Page 4 & 5: Gipsy Patch Lane railway bridge closure set to create traffic hell

Pages 6 & 7: Village offers free activities for all during June

Pages 8 & 9: By-pass speeding offences hit new heights

Page 10: Local election results in Stoke Gifford parish

Page 11: Church’s community fridge proving a big hit

Page 12: Former hair salon owner celebrates 100th birthday

Page 13: Schools’ career advice scheme set for expansion

Page 15: Parish council updates

Pages 16 & 17: Bradley Stoke Community Festival (7th to 9th June)

Page 18: Last chance to be part of Redrow’s Lawrence Green development 

Page 19: Highlighting local firms’ roles in the UK’s new aircraft carrier project

Page 20: Lions’ life-saving bottles offered to shoppers

Page 21: South Gloucestershire honours unsung heroes

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Page 22: Abbeywood students enjoy visit from Lords peer

Page 25: More volunteers needed at retirement village library

Page 27: Stokes Singers prepare for summer concert

Page 28: Fête enjoyed by all, despite the rain showers

Page 29: Students’ fair to raise vital funds for charity

May 2019

May 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.Page 3: Stoke Gifford girl, aged 9, praised for 999 call

Page 4 & 5: Bridge closure diversion details to be revealed at public drop-in sessions

Pages 6 & 7: By the left… Army Cadets’ hat-trick of successes 

Pages 8 & 9: Splatts Abbey Wood: A small pocket of nature

Pages 10 & 11: Village Hotel donates 1,000 employee hours to youth work charity

Page 12: Charity begins… in the toy library!

Page 13: First-ever camp for Little Stoke Beavers

Page 14: Big Clean goes international, thanks to Scouts

Page 15: Parish council updates

Page 17: Local food bank use up 9% year-on-year

Page 18: Barnardo’s fun day set for Saturday 1st June

Page 19: Co-op store steps in with kit to keep Lions warm

Page 20: Electrifying performance at Abbeywood School

Page 21: Scouts give Stoke Gifford parks a spring clean

Page 22: Final call for Stars of the Stokes nominations

Page 23: DofE Award scheme gets under way at Abbeywood School

Page 25: Bank holiday village fête set to draw the crowds

Page 26: First aid training for USA-bound Scouts

Page 27: Deck of new accessible footbridge installed

Page 28: Volunteers needed to support summer reading challenge in local libraries

April 2019

April 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.Page 3: Cameras used to aid bridge diversion planning

Page 4: Full approval granted for first batch of 278 airfield homes

Pages 6 & 7: McDonald’s and Starbucks drive-through plans refused for second time

Page 9: Replacement Sort It centre will be at Filton Viridor site

Pages 10 & 11: Vast £56m retirement complex officially opened in Stoke Gifford

Pages 12 & 13: PCSO Archie joins the Stoke Gifford neighbourhood team

Page 14: £600k scheme to get MetroBus into Parkway

Page 15: Parish council updates

Pages 16 to 17: Stars of the Stokes

Pages 18 & 19: Could the Army Cadet Force be for you?

Page 20: Call to preserve historic Harry Stoke ‘moat’

Page 21: Pancake fun for Little Stoke Scouts

Page 23: Spring singing with Stokes Singers

Page 25: All change for local elections on 2nd May

Page 27: Village focal point has a theme for all seasons

Page 36: Two Stoke Gifford artists to exhibit on popular arts trail

March 2019

March 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.Page 3: Tories pledge to replace Little Stoke Sort It centre

Page 4: Councillors and residents await revised plans for 763 homes at Harry Stoke

Pages 4 & 5: Housing minister makes flying visit to the Stokes

Pages 6 & 7: SGC committee refuses permission for McDonald’s & Starbucks drive-throughs

Page 9: Local schoolgirl speaks at United Nations (NY)

 Pages 10 & 11: Gipsy Patch Lane road closures to start months earlier than originally planned

Pages 12 & 13: Have your say on roundabout improvement proposals

Page 14: Parish council updates

Pages 15 to 18: Stars of the Stokes

Page 19: Another ‘grand’ chalked up by prolific fundraiser

Pages 20 & 21: Two local groups win Aviva community grants

Page 23: Disappointment at Stoke Lodge Ofsted verdict

Page 25: Liberal Democrats select prospective candidate for Filton and Bradley Stoke

Page 26: Morris dancing lessons for jamboree trip Scouts

Page 27: Harry Potter event raises £200 for charity

Page 28: Beaver Scouts learn the importance of first aid

Page 29: South Glos council tax to rise by 2.99 percent

Errata: Public consultation result mentioned in  paragraph 7 relates to the 2019/20 council tax, not 2018/19. Previous police precept increase of 6.6 percent was in 2018/19, not 2017/18

February 2019

February 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.Pages 2 & 3: New year starts without a single PCSO in the Stokes

Pages 4 & 5: Local councillors win site inspection concession in row over McDonald’s and Starbucks plans

Pages 6 & 7: M1 MetroBus: 15 months late, but finally running

Page 8: Take advantage of Kumon’s two-week Free Trial

Page 9: Regular youth club nights in Little Stoke

Page 11: Roman villa remains unearthed in Stoke Gifford

Pages 12 & 13: Received a ‘fine’ for driving through Bristol Parkway?

Page 16: Petition launched to increase Stoke Gifford By-Pass speed limit

Page 17: Drop-in session to address concerns over revised plans for 763 homes at Harry Stoke

Page 18: Time to nominate your local ‘community hero’

Page 20: New weekly toddler group in Stoke Lodge

Page 21: Afterschool club rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

Page 23: Collectors needed for Marie Curie appeal

Page 24: Charity lights fundraising target smashed!

Page 26: Jack Lopresti MP: News round up for January

Page 27: New parking restrictions introduced at Co-op

Page 28: Paralympian trains councillors for mental health awareness ride

Page 29: Open to all: Harry Potter night at Abbeywood Community School

January 2019

Magazine stories will be published on the Journal websites from Tuesday 1st January, so please keep checking back. Once a story is on the website, you will be able to leave comments.

January 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine.Page 3: Council seeks new powers to combat dog waste littering

Pages 4 & 5: National TV poll ranks Watch Elm Close lights 2nd best in the UK

Page 6: Wreath making event brings in £464 for Marie Curie

Page 6: An update from Jack Lopresti MP

Page 7: Pub regular’s fundraising goes Above & Beyond

Page 8: Local resident offers support to parents with disabilities

Pages 10 & 11: Green light for 327 new homes and primary school on land to the east of Stoke Gifford

Pages 12 & 13: Cost of replacement railway bridge rockets by at least £20m

Page 14: Khushi’s dream visit to the UN through karate

Page 15: Parish council updates

Page 16: New hotel on A38 aims to offer something for all

Pages 17 & 19: Primary school Christmas productions

  • Hi-res photos available soon on Facebook and Flickr

Page 18: Stoke Gifford dancer earns place on London academy programme

Page 23: Post-16 at Abbeywood: “It’s more than just about getting grades”

Page 24: Aerospace firm to build multi-million pound technology centre on former East Works site

Page 25: Kumon Bradley Stoke marks 20th anniversary

Page 27: Access concerns delay planning application for Patchway Lidl store

Page 28: Could a volunteering opportunity in Guiding be your New Year’s resolution?

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