Visualisation of play equipment consisting of a metal slide and wooden steps.

Councillors defer decision on Meade Park play equipment replacement

Stoke Gifford parish councillors have voted to defer making a decision on replacing play equipment in Meade Park that was destroyed in an arson attack in June. However, they agreed to pursue the most popular option chosen in a public consultation which was to replace the destroyed play fort with a basic platform or steps to support a slide plus the installation of a separate zip wire.

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Photo of fire-damaged play equipment.

Meade Park fire: Frustration voiced at lack of progress in police investigation

Councillors and residents have expressed frustration at the lack of progress being made in the police investigation into a suspected arson attack which destroyed children’s play equipment in Meade Park. The parish council is now looking at installing CCTV cameras in the park and has opened a public consultation on options for replacing the destroyed play equipment.

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Photo of the (closed) entrance to a council recycling centre.

Little Stoke Sort It centre set to reopen on Monday (31st July) as strike action paused

South Glos Council’s Sort It recycling centre in Station Road, Little Stoke, is set to reopen on Monday (31st July) as a consequence of industrial action being “suspended”. The site has been temporarily closed since Monday 26th June, with the council saying this was necessary “due to the reduced workforce”. The council is warning that the site might be forced to close early if long queues form.

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Photo of a group of children wearing hi-vis vests on the walk to school.

Housebuilder hosts ‘walking bus’ from Harry Stoke to St Michael’s Primary School

Local housebuilder Crest Nicholson recently partnered with St Michael’s Primary School, Stoke Gifford, on a ‘walking bus’ initiative as part of Walk to School Week. Pupils, parents, guardians, carers, teachers and staff of the school took part in two walking buses on Thursday 18th May, that began at Crest Nicholson’s Highbrook View and Brooklands Park developments in Harry Stoke.

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Photo of four people, including the prime minister, in 10 Downing Street.

Stoke Gifford community champions meet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

A Bristol husband-and-wife team who run an autism- and neurodiverse-friendly shop enjoyed an unforgettable visit to Downing Street last week to share their inspiring community work with the prime minister. Community champions Lucy and Richard Smith, owners of Your Village Shop at Stoke Gifford Retirement Village, were invited as guests of their local member of parliament Jack Lopresti.

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