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 a festival site being set up.

Foodies Festival site springs up in Little Stoke Park

Little Stoke Park has been a hive of activity in recent days as the compound for the 2023 Bristol Foodies Festival has taken shape. The three-day food and drink extravaganza kicks off tomorrow (Friday 12th May) and includes demonstrations by celebrity chefs and a funfair. Headline music acts due to perform at the festival are Blue, on Saturday evening, and Scouting for Girls, on Sunday evening.

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Little Stoke Foodies Festival granted licence despite objections from police & environmental health

The Bristol Foodies Festival will go ahead next month in Little Stoke Park after councillors granted permission despite police and environmental health objections. South Gloucestershire Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee heard the organisers have run the event 128 times across the country since 2005 without a single serious issue and that parking for 600 cars had been found in a nearby field…

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Photo of Cllr Keith Cranney (right) bidding farewell to departing parish clerk Steve Shield.

Farewell to parish clerk Steve Shield

After nearly 22 years working in local government within South Gloucestershire, with the last nine years as parish clerk and responsible financial officer for Stoke Gifford Parish Council, Steve Shield recently left his post to take up a new position as town clerk of Sherborne in Dorset. During his time in post, Steve was instrumental in moving the parish council

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