News and Events

South Gloucestershire Council Non-Intrusive survey along Gipsy Patch Lane, Little Stoke


South Gloucestershire Council have advised that survey work will begin on Monday 26th June and last for two weeks.  This survey work is being undertaken to help develop the plans for the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME).  The work will be located between Station Road and the Gipsy Patch Lane/Hatchet Road Roundabout (see attached plan for survey extents).


The work will involve Ground Penetrating Radar equipment to scan the road.  Radar waves will go through the ground and identify where underground utilities, such as gas and water pipes, are located.  No digging will be involved.  The equipment that will be used is not noisy, so any disturbance to local residents will be minimal.


Some of the survey area is on verges and not on carriageway and this will be undertaken during the day, which is anticipated to take seven working days.  The rest of the survey work will be on the carriageway so this will then be undertaken at night for 3 to 4 nights. 


The work in the carriageway has been planned to take place when it will cause the least disruption and will therefore be carried out overnight during weeknights between 7.30pm and 5am.  There will be a requirement to close one lane at a time to undertake the survey and will therefore place temporary traffic lights to carry out the survey work during the above times only.  Vehicles will still be able to travel in both directions but will be controlled by the traffic lights.


Please note that the full weekend closures that we previously wrote to local residents about are still planned to go ahead but they have had to be postponed. As soon as those dates are confirmed we will contact you.

Annual Parish Council Meetings May 2017


Cllr Ernie Brown was re-elected as Parish Council Chairman at the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held on Tuesday 16th May 2017 for the ensuing year. Cllr Keith Cranney was also re-elected as Vice Chairman for the same period. During the meeting Council approved a number of policiesand procedures, along with the Annual Parish Council Accounts for the period ended 31 March 2017.

The Annual Public Meeting received presentations from the South Gloucestershire Citizens Advice Bureau (now operating in the local community), and from the Parish Clerk who gave an overview of the work of the Parish Council for the last 12 months, which included information on planned projects for the coming year.




Temporary Traffic Order Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke

Please see attached a copy of the notice and plan relating to an order for South Gloucestershire Council. 

The Bowery/Woodmead Proposed Waiting Restrictions

Please see attached a Notice of Proposal to make a Traffic Order and supporting documents for your attention.

The Consultation led by South Gloucestershire Council takes place between the 3rd and the 27th May 2017.



Programme of Ecological Surveys for Meade Park and Forty Acres

Please see attached a programme of survey work relating to Meade Park and Forty Acres some of which has now been delayed until  June 2017.

Little Stoke Park Car Boots

The Little Stoke Park Car Boots will take place on the last Saturday of May, June, July and August. 

Please see attached publicity poster which contains further details.

Curry Quiz Night for the Stokes Youth and Community Centre

A Curry Quiz Night in Support of the Stokes Youth and Community Centre takes place on Friday, 9th June 2017 with proceeds going towards the purchase of sports equipment.

The doors open at 7pm with the quiz starting at 8pm.

There will be 6 Rounds of 20 Questions. Additional 50p per round per person will be payable on the night. Round winners will receive a prize.

Ticket prices are £6 to include admission, curry and one strip of raffle tickets.

Tickets can be purchased from the Parish Council Office or at the door on the night at the BAWA.  There is no requirement to be a member of BAWA.

All enquiries please contact Stoke Gifford Parish Council on 01454 865202.

Joint Local Access Forum (JLAF)

The JLAF is a statutory body set up to provide advice to public bodies on public rights of way and access issues in South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol.  The JLAF meets three times per year and is comprised of 22 volunteers representing a balance of ‘landowning’, ‘user’ and ‘other’ interests. 

Any members of the Parish Council or any of your parishioners are very welcome to apply to join the JLAF.  I have attached an application form and other relevant information, including the Terms of Reference of the JLAF.  There is more information about the JLAF and details of past meetings on the internet at aim to select members from their written applications so applicants are encouraged to give as much information as they can about themselves, their interest in rights of way and access to the outdoors.  To be considered for membership this year the deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on Friday 12 May 2017.









Council Approve Little Stoke Commuity Hall Enhancements Plans

The Little Stoke Community Hall enhancement plans were approved by the Council at a meeting held on Tuesday 25th April 2017.  The works will commence in May 2017 and will last for approximately 6 months.

Funding for the project has been secured from Section 106 funding, South Gloucestershire Council New Homes Bonus, and a Public Works Loan.  The Council has also ring fenced an allocation from its reserves towards the project.

The Council will be communicating with both local residents and service users accessing both the community hall and the sports facilities on site regarding any updates and progress of associated works.  During the construction period there is likely to be some disruption to the park and council facilities. Further details will be published in due course, once a programme of works have been finalised.  It is likely that works will now commence on Monday 15th May 2017 and last for 26 weeks and carried out between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday, with an option of Saturday mornings if required. 

Gipsy Patch Lane Weekend Closures


As part of the preparatory work for the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME) scheme, South Gloucestershire Council’s Streetcare team is undertaking investigative works on Gipsy Patch Lane during April and May.  The work involves digging temporary trial trenches to confirm the location of underground utilities.

As part of this, Gipsy Patch Lane will need to be closed to traffic at the railway bridge for three weekends, the first of which is scheduled to start on the night of Fri 21st April.  The work is being carried out at weekends to minimise traffic disruption.


The precise weekends and times are yet to be confirmed as confirmation is required from nearby quarries, who supply materials, that they will open and accessible which they don’t provide until around a week before.


Access to side roads and properties off Gipsy Patch Lane will still be possible during the closures as the road will only be closed at the bridge.  Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to travel under the bridge with an escort when safe to do so.


As soon as dates and times of the closures  are firmed up signs will be displayed on Gipsy Patch Lane to let local people and businesses know.  The attached advanced notice letter will be circulated to residents and businesses fronting/backing onto Gypsy Patch Lane. 

Citizens Advice Bureau coming to Stoke Gifford

The Citizens Advice Bureau will be providing a new service in Stoke Gifford from May 2017.  This service will be funded by South Gloucestershire Councilllors (Member Award Funding) and will be reviewed in 12 months time. 

Please see attached publicity material which contains further information about the new service which will be delivered on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month between 10am and 12noon. 

It is hoped that a presentation will be delivered by the South Gloucestershire Citizens Advice Bureau to the Annual Public Meeting which will be held on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 8pm at the Litlte Stoke Social Club.