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Youth, community and transport projects compete for Area Forum funding

Posted on Tuesday 26th February 2013 at 11:53 am by SH (Editor)

Little Stoke Youth Centre, Little Stoke Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

A number of Stoke Gifford youth, community and transport projects stand to benefit from decisions due to be made at a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Southern Brooks Area Forum tonight (Tuesday 26th).

Stoke Gifford Parish Council (SGPC) has applied for a grant of £21k to fund “universal youth provision” at Little Stoke Youth Centre, which is due to be taken over by the Parish Council in April after SGC announced it could no longer afford to run it.

SGPC says it plans to work with the Creative Youth Network to provide activities for young people on three evenings per week, the full cost of which will be £34k in 2013/14.

SGC officers have recommended that the full £21k be granted from the forum’s Positive Activities budget of £102k.

Three Stoke Gifford community groups are hopeful of receiving a share of the forum’s £32k Small Revenue Grant budget.

Stoke Lane Athletic FC has applied for £1,700 towards the cost of purchasing a defibrilator. SGC officers have recommended that £1,500 be allocated towards the total project cost of £2,432, which includes training of a club member to become an instructor in the use of the equipment.

Harriers Acrobatic Gymnastic Club, which runs sessions at  Little Stoke Primary School, would like £3,000 towards the cost of purchasing a set of twelve portable ‘air floors’. The inflatable mats would allow the gymnasts to improve their skills, while at the same time reducing the risk of impact injuries. SGC officers have recommended that the group be given £2,610, which will permit the purchase of three mats.

The South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group has applied for £1,000 towards the cost of producing and publicising a book about the Harry Stoke Coal Mine, which was the the last mine operating in the Bristol Coalfield. A launch event is planned, at which former Harry Stoke miners would share memories of their working lives. SGC officers have recommend that a contribution of £500 be given to the group.

More: Three Stoke Gifford transport schemes to be considered »

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Area Forum assigns £11k to repair pavements in Stoke Gifford

Posted on Wednesday 5th December 2012 at 5:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Roadworks warning sign.

Pavements in three Stoke Gifford Roads are set to be repaired in 2013/14 after the Southern Brooks Area Forum agreed they should be made a priority in South Gloucestershire Council’s highways maintenance programme.

Councillors on the Area Forum, which covers Bradley Stoke, Filton, Frenchay, Stoke Park, Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne, were given £60,000 to allocate to maintenance schemes in their area and three Stoke Gifford schemes were chosen, along with four from other areas, from a list of 43 candidates.

The pavement on a section of Chalcombe Close (off Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke) will be reconstructed at a cost of £6,500. The section affected is between house numbers 22 to 27 and the work will involve removing some or all of the structural layers of the pavement and replacing it with new material, including new surfacing.

Footpaths in Court Avenue and Couzens Place (both off North Road) will receive a ‘slurry seal’ treatment, in which a thin layer of slurry emulsion is laid on the existing surface to seal cracks and restore texture, at a cost of £3,840 and £1,020 respectively.

Other road or footpath repair schemes granted funding at the meeting included two in the Filton ward and one each in the Winterbourne and Frenchay & Stoke Park wards.

The Council’s main highways maintenance programme for 2011/12 included a scheme to resurface a section of North Road, from the Hatchett Road junction to house number 112.

The main programme for 2012/13, approved earlier this year, includes micro asphalt resurfacing of Farley Close and Stratton Close (£24,000) and footpath resurfacing in Little Stoke Lane, between Kingsway and Rossall Avenue (£6,300), and Somerset Crescent (£2,160).

More info: List of schemes considered by the Area Forum (SGC) [PDF]

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