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Information event for new Charlton Hayes primary school

Posted on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 9:57 pm by SH (Editor)

Logo of the Endeavour Academy Trust.

The Endeavour Academy Trust is currently finalising plans for a new primary school on the Charlton Hayes development in Patchway. The new 420-place primary school is due to open in September 2019 to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.

Photo of Neil Lankester.

The trust would like to give local residents the opportunity to meet the headteacher designate (Neil Lankester) and trust CEO (Barbara Daykin), see the emerging proposals and give their views before a final submission is made to South Gloucestershire Council.

The trust is holding a drop-in community information and feedback event, between 3pm and 5pm on Friday 14th July, at Patchway Community Centre, Rodway Road BS34 5PF.

Anyone unable to attend the event is invited to give their view on the name of the new school by visiting www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BDLL9FK

Related link: Invitation to Submit an Expression of Interest to open a new 420-place primary free school to serve new housing at Charlton Hayes (SGC, May 2016)

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Weekly lunch club provides cheer for over-55s

Posted on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 7:48 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of helpers and guests at Patchway Pensioners' Lunch Club

Volunteers at a local lunch club for the elderly are looking to raise awareness of the weekly event across Patchway and the Stokes.

The Patchway Lunch Club meets from 12.15pm to 1.30pm every Wednesday in Patchway Community Centre, Rodway Road. It is open to anyone over the age of 55 and offers a two-course meal for £3 per person.

Mini-bus transport to the venue can be arranged at a cost of £1.50 for the return journey.

Amongst the volunteers helping run the club is Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra community champion Dawn Richards, who spends around six hours each week helping to arrange the menu, cooking and tidying up. Other volunteers come from the local community in Patchway, including South Gloucestershire ward councillor Eve Orpen, herself a pensioner.

One regular, Olive Merrells, 87, told the Journal she has been attending the club since it started in 1989. Describing the club as a “great asset for the community”, she said she loves the food and enjoys the opportunity to get out and meet people.

Anyone interested in attending the club is invited to contact Dawn Richards on 07710 148023 or via the customer service desk at Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra.

The club has received grant funding from South Gloucestershire Council, Patchway Town Council and Almondsbury Charity.

Photo: Helpers and guests at Patchway Pensioners’ Lunch Club. Standing (l-r): Mike Taylor, Helen Ford, Dawn Richards, Anne Richards, Sandra Woodruff & Colin Wilkins. Seated (l-r): Barbara Walker & Phyllis Fagan.

This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 34). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Revised planning application for Filton Airfield

Posted on Thursday 1st June 2017 at 8:31 pm by SH (Editor)

Artist's impression of Filton Airfield redevelopment.

A revised outline planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of the former Filton Airfield, which ceased operations in December 2012.

A previous planning application for the site was put forward by then-owners BAE Systems in October 2014 and South Gloucestershire Council agreed to “resolve to approve” the application subject to the signing of S106 agreements requiring the developer to make financial contributions to local infrastructure schemes.

As BAE Systems did not intend to develop the site itself, it did not sign the S106 agreements, and the airfield was later sold to YTL, a Malaysia-based infrastructure investor, in late 2015.

The new planning application brought forward by YTL retains the original headline parameters of 2,675 residential dwellings and 24ha of stand-alone employment land, however it now proposes a “linear park” along the axis of the old airfield runway and a new town centre featuring “buildings of up to 10 storeys and a single tall building of up to 30 storeys”.

The revised planning application, reference PT14/3867/O, may be viewed online or in hard copy at Patchway One Stop Shop, The Patchway Hub, Rodway Road, Patchway BS34 5PE.

Related link: YTL Land and Property – Filton Airfield

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 9). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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All Stars Cricket for five- to eight-year-olds

Posted on Friday 19th May 2017 at 5:26 pm by SH (Editor)

ECB All Stars Cricket

All Stars Cricket is a brand new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.

The programme is delivered across England and Wales at over 1,800 fully accredited All Stars Cricket centres. It is a fun and active way to develop your child’s skills, and through our eight-week programme they will learn lots – as well as make new friends – in a safe and inclusive environment.

Patchway Cricket Club, based in Scott Park, Rodway Road, Patchway BS34 5JR, is running its sessions on a Saturday morning, from 10.30am to 11.30am, starting on Saturday 20th May.

All girls and boys are welcome, and each registered child will receive a pack of cricket goodies including a cricket bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, personalised shirt and cap to keep so that they can continue their love of cricket when they go home.

By registering for All Stars Cricket, your child will be guaranteed eight weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development. To register, visit allstarscricket.co.uk or contact Dave Hull on 07954 391434.

More: Poster advertising the All Stars Cricket programme in Patchway »

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