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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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South Glos Council votes unanimously to condemn railway ticket office closures

South Gloucestershire Council has voted unanimously to oppose the proposed mass closure of railway station ticket offices, including the one at Parkway Station. GWR, which is consulting the public until Wednesday 26th July, has said staff would move onto concourses and platforms to be better placed to help customers and give travel advice, as well as continuing to sell tickets.

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Council consults on plan to make Parkway Bridge 20mph speed limit permanent

South Gloucestershire Council is running a public consultation on a plan to make permanent the 20mph speed limit on the road that passes under Parkway Bridge in Stoke Gifford. Introduced in summer 2021, the reduced speed limit is intended to “encourage more considerate driving under and around the bridge” after the footways under the bridge were permanently widened…

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Stoke Gifford man fined for rogue trading offences

A builder from Stoke Gifford has been sentenced at Bristol Magistrates’ Court for offences including aggressive commercial practice, following an investigation by South Gloucestershire Council Trading Standards. One of his victims was a Bradley Stoke resident who paid up front for him to lay a new patio and renew some fencing, but the trader carried out only minimal work and then failed to return.

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Kings Drive HMO plans refused despite costly appeal warnings

Plans to turn a family home into seven bedsits on a “cramped” estate in Stoke Gifford have been refused by councillors against the advice of officers despite warnings of a costly appeal. Councillors justified their decision on the grounds that a parking survey provided insufficient information because it took place in July when all the students who rent flats in the area and their cars were away.

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