News and Events

Public Planning Notice

Please see attached poster for details of a Public Planning meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 27th march 2018.

Little Stoke Park Car Park Open

Please note that Little Stoke Park Car Park is back open today (Sunday, 4th March).  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused over the last few days due to the recent poor weather conditions.

Parish Office Closed (Friday 2nd March 2018)

Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Friday, 2nd March 2018.  

Any urgent matters should be directed to the Parish Clerk by email -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Parish Councillor Attendance at Full Parish Council Meetings during 2017

Please see attached Parish Councillor attendance figures for Full Council meetings during 2017.  

Payments for GP Appointments (Concorde Medical Centre)

Dear Cllr Cranney,

Please let me assure you that there is no truth in this rumour. The AskMyGP service is a method by which patients can request advice or information from their GP rather than phoning the practice.  This is funded entirely by the practice and we neither charge now nor do we EVER have the intention of charging for the service. The NHS provides general medical services free at the point of care which is something we as a practice entirely endorse.  

We introduced the service to try and make it easier for patients to get the care that they need. The system helps us to be able to offer an appointment to those patients who need one and advice to those patients who are happy with advice. The vast majority of patients who want to be seen by a GP get seen by a GP on the day that they request an appointment. It is just not correct that they are all seen by the same GP. Today we have eight of our regular GPs seeing patients, supported by a clinical pharmacist, specialist physiotherapist and mental health nurse specialists who all consult directly with patients, as do the three nurses and three health care assistants who are also seeing patients today.

At the moment we are very busy with an epidemic of a serious flu like illness so patients may be waiting longer than they normally would on the phone.  The practice has employed locums to provide an extra 100 appointments a week, above normal demand, during this period but it is still very busy and we are really sorry that our patients are having to wait but like the A&E departments, our doctors and nurses are doing their very best to help everyone who needs care. There will be a public information response from the NHS locally asking patients to use their GP for urgent problems only until this epidemic subsides.

I appreciate you contacting us about this rumour which gives us the chance to correct it and to reduce the understandable alarm that such false messages create. We would be pleased if you would circulate this response.


Dear Dawn / Simon

Further to my telephone message left on your practice answer phone earlier today with regard to concerns being expressed by local residents.

Please note : The enclosed comments that are appearing on social media with regard a suggestion that the medical practice might be requesting a payment to obtain an appointment with a doctor at Concorde Medical Centre.

I have looked at the Concorde Medical Centre website and cannot identify anything that might suggest that this is an option currently being offered to patients.

However if you could confirm whether there is some possible mis-information being circulated it would be helpful.

Please contact me If you might find it helpful to circulate a practice statement which Stoke Gifford Parish council and local Councillors would be very happy to put on our Parish Council website and /or circulate on the local Notice Boards within the parish to ensure that local residents / patients are not misled by what they are hearing within the local community at the moment.  

I do hope that the Practice Drs and Partners find this of help and assistance to yourselves and the medical practice.

Kind Regards

Keith Cranney

Cllr Keith Cranney

South Gloucestershire Councillor Stoke Gifford Ward and Bradley Stoke-Stokebrook Ward

Chair-Stoke Gifford-Harry Stoke-Cheswick-U.W.E. Community Engagement Forum.

Notice of Extension of Temporary order - PT.213 - Footpath LSG 29/10 Combination Ground Stoke Gifford

Stoke Gifford Parish Council has received the attached Notice and Plan from South Gloucestershire Council relating to the above order that has been continued in force with the consent of the Secretary of State for Transport.


The Traffic Engineer dealing with this matter is Alan George.  Alan's contact telephone is:  01454 868769, and any queries regarding this matter should be directed to Alan.


Stoke Gifford Community Library ~ NOW OPEN

Please see attached poster confirming details and opening times for the Stoke Gifford Community Library above the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop.

Ageing Better Consultation

Community Engagement at South Gloucestershire have written to Stoke Gifford Parish Council to make them aware of the Ageing Better Consultation.

The Ageing Better Plan brings together the outcomes and priorities that will guide their work to support older people (age 65+), the way they will measure their progress and how they will work to realise their ambitions. It is based on data, evidence and consultation with older people and wider partners across the area.

They are holding two consultation events, one of which is a drop in event, open to the public and is taking place Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, Yate Outdoor Sports Complex between 9:30am – 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome and they would encourage everyone to attend, as it is really important that people have their say.

The second event is being held for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, on Wednesday, 29th November, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at The Batch, Cadbury Heath.

For full details of the events,  further information, and copies of all consultation documents, please go to the website link

Bristol Parkway Weekend Closures

Please see attached document received from Network Rail regarding the next stage of Bristol Parkway upgrade, and the forthcoming weekend closures during the month of November.

For information, the closure dates in November have been confirmed as follows: 

     Saturday, 4th - Sunday, 5th November 2017 

     Saturday, 11th - Sunday, 12th November 2017 

     Saturday, 18th - Sunday, 19th November 2017.

Mobile Phone found in Mike Gallivan Memorial Field

Please contact the Parish Council Office if you have lost your mobile phone.

Notification of Consultation on M4 Junction 18a Options

South Gloucestershire Council launched a consultation on Monday, 21st August 2017, which will help inform a feasibility study into options for a new motorway junction, 18a, to link the M4 with the A4174 ring road.

The consultation is running until Monday, 16th October 2017, and everyone with an interest in the new junction is encouraged to have their say by completing a survey.

They are asking residents and businesses for their views on two options: a Western route and an Eastern route.

Western Route

This route would use Westerleigh Road and the A4174 ring road adjacent to Lyde Green in Emersons Green. This would mean the new Junction 18a could be located to the north west of the Lyde Green development. It would require some realignment to the M4 itself.

Eastern Route

This route explores the potential of building a link road and junction to the north and west of Pucklechurch. This would require the creation of a new link road, but a new motorway junction could be accommodated without the need to realign the M4.

All consultation material, including the survey and guidance on how to respond, is available at

They are carrying out a number of public exhibitions which will be held at community venues. The format will be a drop-in session, so that people can come along at a time which is convenient to them. The dates, times and locations are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 5th September 2017, 1pm to 7:30pm at Pucklechurch Community Centre, Abson Road, Pucklechurch, BS16 9RH
  • Wednesday, 6th September 2017, 6pm to 9pm, St Anne’s Church Hall, Gibbs Lane, Syston BS16 9LT
  • Monday, 11th September 2017, 4pm to 6.45pm at Westerleigh Village Hall, Shorthill Road, Westerleigh, BS37 8QN
  • Thursday, 14th September 2017, 1pm to 7:30pm at Emersons Green Village Hall, Emerson Way, Emersons Green, BS16 7AP
  • Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 4pm to 7pm at the Shire Way Community Centre, Yate, BS37 8YS
  • Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 12pm to 2pm, the Bristol and Bath Science Park, Dirac Crescent, Emersons Green
  • Thursday, 21st September 2017, 4pm to 7pm, Warmley Community Centre, 20 Deanery Road, Warmley, BS15 9JB.

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