Photo of an event in the grounds of the Scout Hut.

New members welcome at Little Stoke Scouts

The 1st Little Stoke Scout Group is looking forward to welcoming new members, both adults and young people, at a special Open Event being held on Thursday 5th March, writes group leader Tony Edmonds. The group has been providing activities for boys and girls in Little Stoke and surrounding areas since 1952. We are a family focused group and place

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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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Photo of a weight restriction sign on Braydon Avenue.

Enforcement of weight limit on Braydon Avenue

Ahead of the planned full closure of Gipsy Patch Lane from early March, Trading Standards and the police will be undertaking two joint operations a week, checking that vehicles are not breaching the weight limit on Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke. These operations will be targeted at times and places when/where intelligence suggests infringements are most likely to take place. Initially

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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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