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2nd October 2020
More cases of Covid-19 in the local area
Local amateur football team Little Stoke FC reports a “large number of players & management” testing positive for Covid-19.
20th September 2020
Hand grenade found in Harry Stoke garden
We’ve heard reports that the army bomb disposal squad was called to a property in Harry Stoke Road yesterday afternoon after a device, believed to be a hand grenade, was found in a garden.
16th July 2020
Owner’s devastation after cat in Stoke Gifford is mauled to death by dogs
The incident is reported to have occurred in a field on New Road [Ed: Or was it the Stoke Gifford By-Pass] at around 7.30pm on Tuesday (14th July).
24th June 2020
New date for bridge move announced
South Gloucestershire Council has announced that the bridge move on Gipsy Patch Lane will now take place between Saturday 24th October and the early hours of Saturday 7th November 2020.
17th May 2020
Travellers in Meade Park
Hearing reports that travellers have “broken into” Meade Park and set up camp. Police have attended…
12th May 2020
Coronavirus cases double at Stoke Gifford call centre
Fifty-five staff members have now tested positive for coronavirus at an NHS 111 call centre in Stoke Gifford, reports the Bristol Post.
17th November 2019
Massive pro-Labour ‘street art’ painted on side of house
A general election is imminent and, true to form, the side wall of a certain house in Little Stoke has been given a makeover!
6th November 2019
Overnight piling to start 20th November
South Gloucestershire Council has announced that the first phase of overnight piling work at the Gipsy Patch Lane railway bridge site is due to take place for three nights from Wednesday 20th November to Friday 22nd November, between 6pm and 3am, and on Monday 25th November, between 6pm and 3am.
4th November 2019
Pile driving due to start this week
Pile driving at the Gipsy Patch railway bridge site is due to commence this week, three weeks later than previously planned.
27th October 2019
Delays expected at Gipsy Patch Lane railway bridge
Things are starting to get pretty busy at the Gipsy Patch Lane railway bridge. If last Friday was anything to go by, motorists should be prepared for delays at the bridge at OFF-PEAK TIMES in the coming week, as traffic control using stop/go boards is likely to be in operation.
23rd October 2019
Potentially noisy railway works
Network Rail is warning of potentially noisy works planned for the Stoke Gifford area over the next two weekends…
18th October 2019
Flooding in Forty Acres
Photos of last week’s flooding in Forty Acres, Stoke Gifford.
26th September 2019
More overnight road closures in our area
More overnight closures of the A4174 Ring Road, this time between Abbey Wood Roundabout and the Filton Avenue junction.
21st September 2019
Visibility screens installed at Winterbourne Road / Hatchet Road roundabout
South Gloucestershire Council is installing 1.8m high visibility screens on the approaches of Winterbourne Road to the Hatchet Road roundabout. It is hoped that they will help improve road safety by forcing motorists to slow down before making a decision to enter the roundabout.
10th September 2019
Parkway railway bridge struck by bus again
Double decker bus strikes Parkway railway bridge. Yes, again! This time it was a First Bus 19A
9th September 2019
Overnight road closures, A4174 Abbey Wood Roundabout
From Monday 9th September to Tuesday 24th September, the Abbey Wood Roundabout on the A4174 Ring Road will be closed to all traffic overnight between 8pm and 6am.
29th August 2019
Bridge replacement contractors now on site
Network Rail’s contractors for the Gipsy Patch Lane railway bridge replacement, Alun Griffiths, are currently preparing their site compound on part of the adjacent Horizon 38 business park.
16th August 2019
Traffic management set to return to Gipsy Patch Lane in September
Temporary traffic lights coming to Gipsy Patch Lane as new railway bridge construction work ramps up.
15th August 2019
Post-16 results day at Abbeywood Community School
Post-16 results day at Abbeywood Community School, where almost one third of all grades awarded were at A*-B.
30th July 2019
Council launches consultation on latest waiting restriction proposals
South Gloucestershire Council has launched a public consultation on proposals to introduce double yellow lines on sections of a number of roads in the Bakers Ground / Simmonds View / Kings Drive area of Stoke Gifford.
28th July 2019
Ben Hiscox Memorial Match 2019
Photos from today’s charity match between a Stoke Gifford United FC XI and a Little Stoke FC XI, in memory of Stoke Gifford player Ben Hiscox.
1st February 2019
Who’s been out tobogganing in Stoke Gifford today? Please share your photos/videos in a comment on this post.
22nd January 2019
Bristol Parkway Station: No through road?
If you have recently received a *parking* charge notice (PCN) for *driving* through the station between Hatchet Road and Hunts Ground Road or vice versa, either without stopping or just stopping briefly to let a passenger out, we’d like to hear from you.
1st January 2019
Trains now operating in electric mode to Bristol Parkway
Network Rail tweeted: “We are delighted to say that GWR trains are now operating in electric mode to Bristol Parkway. Thank you to all our passengers and lineside neighbours for your support and patience whilst we delivered the biggest modernisation of Brunel’s railway since it was built.”
8th December 2018
Having fun at ‘Carols on the Green’ in Stoke Gifford
A group at the old post office dressed up as a whole nativity scene especially for Carols on the Green.
8th December 2018
BBC Radio Bristol team in Stoke Gifford this morning
Christmas makeover of Stoke Gifford Toy Library featured on the Ali Vowles show.
19th November 2018
Public meeting on the planned Gipsy Patch Lane roadworks
Standing room only at a packed public meeting tonight to discuss the impact of a planned 21 months of full or partial closures of Gipsy Patch Lane, to implement a section of the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension scheme.
14th November 2018
Veteran Honoured: Francis Raymond Cox
A widow has extended an invitation to the funeral of her late R.A.F veteran husband to the people of Bristol, after fearing an empty church during his final posting.
10th November 2018
Remembrance decorations around The Green in Stoke Gifford
Yarn bombing outside the Old School Rooms; silhouettes on the wall of the old post office; toy library (phone kiosk); lamp post poppies.
2nd November 2018
Double decker collides with Parkway Railway Bridge
Reports of an incident at Parkway Railway Bridge (Brierly Furlong / Hatchet Road). A double decker bus has struck the bridge and its roof has sheared off. Congestion building. Bus services diverted.