Frampton Cotterell Focus Team

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Back in August we reported that the Planning Inspectors had cancelled the next phase of the hearings on the West of England’s Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), which proposes building thousands of homes in our area. Now the follow-up letter setting out their major concerns has been published. Your Focus Team has been working with local […]

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Around South Gloucestershire there are Resource Bases attached to schools to support children with particular Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Over the summer parents, both of children with SEND and those without, took part in demonstrations after a report was published suggesting changes to those Resource Bases, including the possible closure of the one […]

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Mobile Post Office for North Road

by Claire Young on 7 September, 2019

Good news – the Post Office are going to introduce a temporary Mobile Service for North Road, starting from Friday 13 September. The Mobile Service is a travelling Post Office aboard a specially designed vehicle that brings Post Office services and retail products to communities that don’t have a permanent Post Office. This will provide […]

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Beware rogue traders

by Claire Young on 6 September, 2019

Another warning to be wary of cold callers offering to make repairs or perform gardening services. In August men called at a property in Downend claiming they were from the Council and needed to cut down some trees that were growing over the payment. They also said that the resident would be taken to court […]

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Council takes court action

by Claire Young on 6 September, 2019

Some people have raised questions about development that has been taking place on land off Down Road at Kendleshire in recent months. South Gloucestershire Council is prosecuting the landowner for Breach of a Temporary Stop Notice and the court hearing took place on Wednesday at the Bristol Magistrate‚Äôs court. The defendants attended and have pleaded […]

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Our mining heritage

by Claire Young on 2 September, 2019

This year’s Heritage Open Days once again give you a chance to find out about our mining heritage. Oldwood Pits, near Rangeworthy Oldwood Lane, off Tanhouse Lane, Yate, BS37 7PZ Sunday 22 September PREBOOKED tours only 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm. To book, call 01454 228160 and leave a message with your name, telephone […]

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Gipsy Patch Lane roadworks

by Claire Young on 30 August, 2019

Many local people drive along Gypsy Patch Lane, Filton and through the narrow bridge on their daily commute. From Monday (2nd September) there will be temporary three-way traffic lights at the railway bridge. These will be in place for up to two weeks. After that automated Stop/Go boards will be used as needed on Gipsy […]

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Update on Rangeworthy/Bagstone drainage works

by Claire Young on 30 August, 2019

South Glos teams have moved south on the B4058 from Bagstone and are now working in the middle of Rangeworthy, outside the Memorial Hall. The good news is that due to the nature of the works they have been able to minimise disruption and in some cases remove traffic management completely. As they’ve gone along […]

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Advance warning of Baden Hill Road closure

by Claire Young on 27 August, 2019

A 180m stretch of Baden Hill starting 125m north east of its junction with Duck Street will be closed temporarily to allow a water main to be replaced. The temporary closure order starts on 24th October and lasts for 18 months but the road will only be closed when work is taking place and signs […]

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B4465 bridge closure

by Claire Young on 26 August, 2019

The Highways Agency will be closing the bridge which crosses the M4 on the B4465 between Westerleigh and  Pucklechurch for strengthening works from Tuesday 27th August to Friday 4th October. You will still be able to get to the crematorium from the Yate and Westerleigh direction, but if you’re coming from elsewhere please follow the […]

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