Archive for July, 2011

Summer playscheme underway in Patchway

Posted on Thursday 28th July 2011 at 12:22 am by SH (Editor)

A summer holiday play scheme for children aged 5 – 11 is underway in Patchway.

The Five Alive Free Play scheme commenced on 25h July and is being run by the Four Towns Play Association.

Children are invited to take part in team games, sports, arts & crafts.

Venues in Patchway being used this year are:

  • Stoke Lodge Primary School (25th – 29th July)
  • Scott Park (1st – 5th August)
  • Coniston Community Centre (8th – 12th & 15th -19th August)

Sessions run from 10:30am to 12:30pm, closing for lunch and back in operation from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. It is essential children are collected during the lunch period as the Association is not covered by insurance during that period.

The play scheme is designed to support children in the local area to play and learn in the presence of others in a safe and child-friendly environment.

More info: Free Summer Playscheme (SBCP)

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Consultation on Poppy Day Parade street closure application

Posted on Monday 18th July 2011 at 6:26 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council has opened a public consultation on an application to close a number of roads in Patchway for one hour on Sunday 20th November.

Under the proposal, sections of Coniston Road, Bradley Road, Durban Road and Rodway Road will be closed for one hour (10:15 to 11:15) to enable the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Day Parade to take place.

The consultation runs until Wednesday 3rd August.

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Witnesses sought after attempted robbery in A38 underpass

Posted on Sunday 17th July 2011 at 8:12 am by SH (Editor)

Police investigating an attempted robbery in Patchway are appealing for information and witnesses.

At around 1:30pm on Friday 8th July, a man was walking along the underpass of the A38 in Patchway between Kwik Fit and Lloyds TSB [map] when a man carrying a weapon attempted to rob him.

Police would now like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or who may be able to identify a man who is described white, around 5ft 8in tall and of a skinny build. He was wearing a black skull cap, brown/beige fleece, charcoal coloured jeans and dark trainers.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact police on 0845 456 7000 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Parade gets 2011 Patchway Festival underway

Posted on Sunday 10th July 2011 at 11:07 pm by SH (Editor)
Patchway Festival Parade 2011

Patchway Festival Parade 2011

The 2011 Patchway Festival got underway on Saturday (9th July) with a colourful parade by local schools and majorettes from Coniston Parade to Scott Park.

Town Mayor Eric Gordon was on hand to welcome the marchers to the park and declare the Community Fair open.

The fair included stalls by local groups and traders, fairground rides, refreshments, children’s entertainers and bands on stage.

Early showers failed to dampen the enthusiasm of those taking part in the parade and the sun finally came out in the afternoon, to the delight of the crowds enjoying the attractions in Scott Park.

The Festival continues with a comprehensive programme of community, cultural, and sporting events until Sunday 24th July.

More info: 2011 Patchway Festival Programme [PDF, 584kB]

More photos: album; slideshow (PicasaWeb)

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