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New Beefeater restaurant and Premier Inn hotel now open in Stoke Gifford

A new Beefeater restaurant has opened within the new mixed-use development at Fox Den Road, Stoke Gifford (behind Sainsbury’s). Branded as ‘The Gifford, Bristol’, the new eatery officially opened to the public on Monday 17th June, although local residents had been offered the opportunity to sample the menu at selected staff training sessions during the preceding week…

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Stoke Gifford Aldi store set to open in June

Stoke Gifford’s new Aldi store, located on a newly developed mixed-used site at Fox Den Road (behind Sainsbury’s), is due to open on Thursday 13th June 2024. A Costa drive-through became the first unit on the site to begin trading when it opened its doors in early April. Other businesses on the development that will be opening soon are a Premier Inn and a Beefeater restaurant.

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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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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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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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