News and Events

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.    

South Gloucestershire Recycling

Please find attached a briefing note containing information on the waste service changes taking place this summer.  Within the briefing note are details of the changes and how to find out more including a list of roadshows.



Stoke Gifford Cenotaph Restoration Works

The Stoke Gifford Cenotaph restoration works are now in progress with works due to be completed during June 2017.  Humphries & Jones are carrying out the necessary works which have been funded by the War Memorials Trust and St Michael's Church. 

Parish Council Secures Funding from MAF and Tesco

The Parish Council is delighted to have received funding from both Tesco Bags of Help and South Gloucestershire Member Award Funding (MAF) for the following projects:-

Outdoor Fitness Equipment for Little Stoke Park (£8,000 Tesco).  The fitness equipment has been deferred until building works are progressed on site at Little Stoke Park.

New Play Equipment for the Stoke Gifford Trust Ground (£10,000 Tesco).  The new rocket play equipment and associated flooring was installed in July.

New Benches and Bins (£2,000 Tescos).  The new benches and bins were installed early in August.

Outdoor Sports (£521.00 MAF).  The new table tennis table and flooring will be installed by the middle of August.

Floral Planter for Little Stoke Park (£650.00 MAF).  The new planter was installed early in August.