Photo of a wooden fence on the boundary of a residential property.

Patchway homeowner blocked from building garden fence to protect young kids

A homeowner has been blocked from building a garden fence to protect his young children from a busy road in Patchway. South Gloucestershire Council refused planning permission for the 1.85-metre high boundary fence due to the impact on views and an underground oil pipeline. A council planning officer said the fence would “stand out” from the rest of the housing estate.

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L-r: South Gloucestershire councillors Pat Rooney and Eve Orpen.

Long-serving Patchway councillor Eve Orpen steps down due to ill health

A local councillor who has represented the Patchway ward on South Gloucestershire Council for many years has stepped down from the role due to ongoing health issues. Eve Orpen, who has been undergoing cancer treatment for over two years, submitted her resignation from the council today (14th November). Cllr Orpen said: “I have found it difficult to fulfil my district

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South Gloucestershire Council.

Area Forum to consider Patchway transport, youth and community projects

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

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Notice advertising a proposed left-turn ban into Shellmor Avenue.

Officials recommend go-ahead for Shellmor Avenue closure

Officials at South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) have recommended that a proposed scheme to ban traffic from making a left-turn into Shellmor Avenue from the A38 Gloucester Road should be implemented, despite 93 residents signing a petition against it. The recommendation is contained in a report prepared in advance of next Wednesday meeting of SGC’s Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment Committee,

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