Second consultation on Shellmor Avenue traffic proposals

South Gloucestershire Council has started a second consultation on traffic management measures proposed to be implemented in Shellmor Avenue, Stoke Lodge. The Council ran its first consultation in October/November 2011, when local residents were asked to decide which of five proposals they preferred – ranging from completely blocking of Shellmor Avenue at its junction with the A38 Gloucester Road to

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Jail sentence for Bradley Road cannabis grower

A Patchway man has been jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to growing cannabis for “self-medication”, reports the Bristol Evening Post. Luke Bickford had been arrested in September 2011 following a police raid that discovered 48 cannabis plants growing in a back room at his Bradley Road home. The raid followed a tip-off and a check by the

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Chance to recycle unwanted electrical items for free

Patchway residents who have unwanted or broken electrical items lingering at home have an opportunity to recycle their small waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) for free tomorrow (Tuesday 24th January) at an event being staged by South Gloucestershire Council’s recycling and resource management contractor SITA UK. Toasters, irons, kettles, games consoles, DVD players, electrical toothbrushes and similar small electrical

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Views sought on future of Patchway Clinic

Thursday’s Safer and Stronger meeting to hear presentation from NHS representative Local people are being invited to share their views on the future of Patchway Clinic in Thirlmere Road [map] following rumours that it might be closed after some of the services it offers were transferred to the new Patchway (Severnvale) Hub. The Hub, which opened in September 2011, brings

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New HSS Hire depot at Aztec West creates 30 jobs

HSS Hire, the national supplier of tool and equipment and outsourcing services, has opened a new Regional Distribution Centre on the Aztec West Bristol Park. The 30,000 sq ft facility at 1550 Park Avenue [map] will become a key regional distribution hub for the group’s activities in the South West and Wales – providing extensive and more accessible hire services

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