Patchway Festival 2012 – in pictures

The 2012 edition of Patchway’s annual Festival drew to a close last weekend after a fortnight-long programme of events that began with the Fusion Festival at Patchway Community College on Friday 13th July and ended with a quiz night at the Royal British Legion club on Sunday 29th July. Appropriately for the year in which the Olympics returned to the

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Future of Patchway sheltered housing schemes secured

The future of two sheltered housing schemes for the elderly in Patchway has been secured following months of uncertainty after they were classified “at risk” because they needed “significant investment to remain open”. Merlin Housing Society had previously named Charlton Court and Langdale Court in a list of ten properties that might have to close, following a review of all

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Highwood Road petitioners ignored at Full Council

A petition calling on South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) to amend its long-term plan to convert Patchway’s Highwood Road into a bus and cycle-only route and instead allow access to general traffic has been rejected at a meeting of Full Council. The decision confirms the outcome of a debate at last month’s meeting of the Council’s Planning, Transport & Strategic Environment

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Hamper for lucky post office prize draw winner

The lucky winner of a prize draw held to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of Patchway Post Office has been presented with a £100 Spar hamper, packed with groceries and goodies including a bottle of champagne and a set of Royal Mail’s stunning Diamond Jubilee stamps. Julie Jarvis, a homecare assistant from Horfield, had been given a free

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Highwood Road decison referred to Full Council

The petition to keep Patchway’s Highwood Road open to general traffic suffered a setback at last month’s meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment (PTSE) Committee, which decided to endorse an officer recommendation to close the road, albeit for a trial period of 18 months. However, there remains hope amongst the petition’s proponents that it may

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