Artist's impression of a new 'anchor' store planned as part of an extension at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

Mall Cribbs expansion plans given green light

South Gloucestershire’s largest retail outlet is set to expand after councillors granted outline planning permission for the proposals. The scheme at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway includes more than 35,000 square metres of retail floor space, leisure, and hotel and restaurant facilities alongside a new multi-storey car park, an events plaza and up to 150 residential apartments. A new bus station

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Patchway Community College, Patchway, Bristol.

Patchway school placed in ‘special measures’ following damning Ofsted report

Patchway Community College (PCC) has been placed in ‘special measures’ following the publication of a damning report by Ofsted inspectors who visited the secondary school in early October. Assigning the lowest possible overall rating of ‘inadequate’, lead inspector Kathy Maddocks concluded that standards at the school have declined in recent years, and criticised school leaders and governors for being too

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Patchway Police Centre, Gloucester Road, Patchway, Bristol.

Volunteer custody visitors needed in Patchway

Wouldn’t you want someone checking on your welfare if you were detained in custody? If so, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens wants you to consider becoming an independent custody visiting volunteer. Independent custody visiting is a vital part of the work of the Avon and Somerset Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and we are looking for

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Artist's impression of proposed McCarthy & Stone development at Charlton Hayes.

McCarthy & Stone consults on Charlton Hayes proposals

Local residents gathered at an exhibition at Patchway Community Centre on 28th June 2016 to discuss proposals to develop two brownfield sites at Charlton Hayes with Retirement Living apartments and high-quality Assisted Living (Extra Care) accommodation. The sites are known as MU5 and MU6 and are located at the southern end of Charlton Boulevard, close to Hayes Way. The exhibition was held

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