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Area Forum to consider Patchway transport, youth and community projects

Posted on Monday 25th February 2013 at 6:42 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council.

A number of Patchway transport, youth and community projects stand to benefit from decisions due to be made at a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Southern Brooks Area Forum this week.

The forum has £100k to allocate to local transport capital schemes and two of the twelve schemes to be considered for implementation are in Patchway. These are:

  • Provision of a continuous footway along a 150m (approx) section of Sycamore Drive (£81k)
  • Upgrade of the existing path between Eagle Drive and Blakeney Road to a shared use cycle/footpath (£44k)

The twelve proposed schemes have an estimated total cost of £559k and Councillors will be able to select no more than four of them to stay within the allocated budget.

Patchway Youth Centre, Coniston Road, Patchway, Bristol.

Councillors will also consider an application from Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) for a Positive Activities Fund grant to help fund activities for young people at Patchway Youth Centre.

SBCP is hoping to take over the centre from SGC and provide three nights of youth provision per week, including a creative arts session, an ‘acoustic café’ session and a programme to establish a Patchway Youth Forum to “give young people a stronger voice in the community”.

The social enterprise has asked for a grant of £32,226 to cover the first year of operation (including transition funding of £10k) and SGC officers have recommended that £25k be granted.

The New Homes Bonus is an additional source of funding available to the forum this year and three Patchway community projects have been put forward by the Town Council for consideration:

  • Improvements to the shopping area at Rodway Road (£50k)
  • Creation of a continuous perimeter path around Scott Park (£93k)
  • Improvements to the skate park in Scott Park (£15k)

The Southern Brooks Area Forum meeting takes place on Tuesday 26th February at the Greenfield Centre, Winterbourne, starting at 7pm.

The forum’s area of responsibility covers Bradley Stoke, Filton, Frenchay, Stoke Park, Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne,

More info: Agenda for the Area Forum meeting on 26th February (SGC)

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Patchway spending proposals to be decided at Area Forum

Posted on Monday 3rd September 2012 at 6:16 pm by SH (Editor)

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A meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s Southern Brooks Area Forum tomorrow evening (Tuesday 4th) could see money allocated for a number of highway maintenance projects in Patchway.

The same meeting will see several local community organisations pitching for a share of capital grant funding allocated to the Forum’s area – which extends across Bradley Stoke, Filton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Frenchay and Stoke Park.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting to have their say and ask questions of the Councillors and officials present. It takes place at Patchway Community College, Hempton Lane, starting at 7pm.

The Forum has been given £60,000 to spend on highway maintenance and Patchway’s Bevington Close tops the list of proposed schemes, which has been ranked according to condition reports, mechanical survey data, road safety data and social impact information (including the number of complaints received).

Other Patchway roads featuring in the list include Lee Close, Coniston Road and Derwent Close.

In each case it proposed that a replacement surface course of dense bitumen macadam (DBM) be used to repair the road. The total estimated cost of carrying out repairs to all eleven roads listed amounts to £89,900, so Councillors will be asked to choose a subset that is within the available budget.

Local organisations hoping to receive capital grants from the Forum include Coniston Community Centre (£2,000 for CCTV equipment), Southern Brooks Community Partnership (£1,471 to run ‘Get Patchway Cooking’ courses and £3,000 for equipment at the Casson Day Centre) and Stage Whisper Youth Theatre (£1,711 for sound equipment).

The Forum has £30,032 to allocate to community projects in its area and has received 14 applications totalling £32,699, so the chances of success look promising, although Councillors are not obliged to use the whole of the budget and can choose to carry some forward to next year.

More info: Agenda for the Area Forum meeting on 4th September (SGC)

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