Monday, 29 June 2009
This section of road is being closed so that a defective bridge movement joint in the carriageway can be replaced. At the same time, the road across the viaduct will be resurfaced and other maintenance work carried out.
A contraflow will be put in place but significant delays should be expected and motorists are advised to find alternative routes if possible.
Saturday, 27 June 2009
- both schools have strong support from parents and the community
- the Brockeridge site is held in affection locally and people are concerned about how it might be used if it was no longer a school
- there was a strong view that if the schools are to merge on the Highcroft site, new buildings should be provided
- there is continuing concern about current and projected pupil numbers, the resulting school budgets and therefore issues of staffing, class organisation and the quality of education for the children
- if the schools merge, there's a clear preference for the Council to sponsor the new school
You can read the report on the consultation online.
What is now proposed is that the amalgamation should go ahead in September 2010 but the school will continue to use both sites until new buildings can be provided on the Highcroft site.
A formal statutory notice of amalgamation will be published in early September 2009. There will then be six weeks for further comments before the Independent Schools Adjudicator makes the final decision.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
One route being looked at is the "Yate spur" linking the Bristol-Bath Railway Path and the Avon Cycleway to Yate. Local Councillor Claire Young has arranged for a drop-in session to be held today (Thursday 18th June) from 2pm to 7pm in Westerleigh Village Hall.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
If you have any futher views, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:The West of England Partnership OfficeFloor 1 Wilder HouseWilder StreetBristolBS2 8PH before 17th July.
Monday, 15 June 2009
It will be followed by a Q&A with a panel made up of Steve Webb MP, Paul Ashford (member of the International Panel on Climate Change-IPCC), Ian Page (member of International Futures Forum) and Chris Sunderland (Agora).
The extra sites that have been suggested are a mixture of completely new sites and extra pitches on existing sites:
1. Little Acre, Dyers Lane, Iron Acton (4 - 6 residential pitches)
2. Land at Tanhouse Lane, Yate (10 residential pitches and 2 transit pitches)
3. Moor Paddock, Westerleigh Road, Westerleigh (additional 3 residential pitches and 1 transit pitch)
4. 56 Ram Hill, Coalpit Heath (additional 1 residential pitch )
5. Giddy End, High Lane, Winterbourne (additional 1 residential pitch)
6. The Meadows, Parkfield, Pucklechurch (additional 1 residential pitch)
7. 85a Parkfield Road, Pucklechurch (additional 1 - 2 residential pitches)
You only have until Monday 13 July to provide any relevant information you may have on these extra sites. Officers are stressing that this isn't a full consultation, that will come later, and the sites haven't been assessed in as much detail as the original seventeen. You can find more information on the South Glos website:
There will be a drop-in session in the Courtside Suite at Yate Leisure Centre on Monday 29 June 2009 from 4pm until 8pm.
You can email any information to:
or write to:
Spatial Planning Team
South Gloucestershire Council
The Council Offices
We had expected the report on all your replies to the previous consultation to be published in May. Instead a report covering comments on all 24 sites will be published in the autumn, along with the draft list of sites for submission to the Government. Your Focus Team is unhappy about the delay, which means extra months of uncertainty for residents, but officers say the Council cannot comment on the suitability of the previous sites before they have publicised the extra ones. When the draft list is published in the autumn there will be another full public consultation.
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Another priority was engaging young people in the Safer Stronger Community Group meetings. For more about the meetings, see the Avon and Somerset police website.
The bus stops are:
Outside 160 at Station Road junction
Outside 139 at Station Road junction
Junction with South View Crescent
Outside 197 at Heathcote Drive junction
Outside 236 at Heathcote Drive junction
Opposite 263 at Church Road junction
Outside 263 at Church Road junction
Opposite New Inn
Outside New Inn
Junction with Nibley Lane
If you have any comments on any of these bus stops, please contact Claire Young.
Friday, 12 June 2009
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
For more information on all the activities being organised across the area, look on the South Glos website.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Check out the Chipping Sodbury Festival website for details of all the events.