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Bradley Stoke Town Council is aiming to increase the number of mobile street trader food pitches at the three Activity Centre sites in the town (to a total of two pitches per site). The Town Council is looking to encourage different and other exciting food styles. Currently we have Pizza and Kebab traders and wish to broaden the range of street foods available.
Any food traders interested in trading from one of the town council sites, (subject to a Street Trading Licence being obtained from the Unitary Authority - South Gloucestershire Council) should contact the town council on 01454 205020 for more information.
Bradley Stoke Carnival August 2013 – Message of Thanks from Mayor
I would like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to everyone involved in Bradley Stoke's First Carnival August Bank Holiday Weekend.
It was very rewarding to bring such life into what was just at an idea stage in early June. To start this from scratch in such a short time and deliver a full blown Carnival with Fun Fair, Classic Car Show, Hot Air Balloons and such a colourful and action packed parade things went remarkably well. Special thanks have to go to Militsa Stojanovic who was appointed as Bradley Stoke Radio's Carnival Creative Project Lead and Charles Brickley BSR's M.D along with Cllr Andy Ward whose tireless work behind and in front of the scenes contributed massively to what we were all able to enjoy.
Due to the intense supportive feedback we have received, further Carnivals on August Bank Holiday weekends are envisaged and the well attended fun fair has said it would like to run to 4 days, whilst the Hot Air Balloon teams are now looking to meet at Bradley Stoke for regular take offs hopefully culminating in a mass ascent over August Bank Holiday 2014.
We have also had some great feedback on the Classic Car Show which will hopefully also be there in larger form. The Parade well what can I say fantastic weather, beautiful girls including Rebelado, the Flaming Feathers, Sandra Hobson looking fantastic in a Carmen Miranda outfit, Samba Drummers, Bradley Stoke in Bloom and Incredible Kidz. We even had a bar supplied and run by members of Bradley Stoke Football Team.
Both myself (Cllr Brian Hopkinson (Mayor Current) and Cllr Andy Ward are now recruiting for a Community Carnival Committee to run regular workshops and aim to encourage many other community groups to engage and we urge interested residents or groups to express their interest by sending their contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Cllr Brian Hopkinson (BSTC Current Mayor) on 01454864074.
Finally I cannot fail to mention Green Gym and Bradley Stoke in Bloom who spent many hours as did South Glos Street Care in opening up and tidying the many greenways and paths on the parade route also thanks to the many volunteers who donned yellow safety vests and help ensure the safety of those who took part in the Carnival Parade. Many of these volunteers were from Bradley Stoke Radio, Fellow Councillors from Bradley Stoke, and Bradley Stokes Key Youth worker Graham Baker plus friends Patsy Coleman, Paula Mead and her partner Les.
I strongly believe that this project, which also included so many youngsters in the workshops at their schools and the families and youngsters who enjoyed the workshops at the Jubilee on the three Sundays preceding the Carnival Parade, all got something very memorable and all at just a fraction of the cost for what we regularly pay out for Bradley Stoke Festival.
Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2013
The annual Community Festival took place from 7th – 9th June 2013. The weather proved to be the big winner for this year's Festival with lovely sunny and dry conditions for all three days. Follow the links below for more information and photos:
- Read a review of Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2013
- View photographs from Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2013
Green Dog Walkers Scheme
Bradley Stoke Town Council has signed up to the SGC Green Dog Walkers Scheme.
Green Dog Walkers® is an original project initiated by Community Green Initiative of Dunipace in partnership with Falkirk Council. It is operated in South Gloucestershire under licence through the local groups.
Green Dog Walkers is a non-confrontational, friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling. The idea is that responsible dog owners sign a pledge to say that they will clear up after their dogs & will carry spare bags with them which they will offer to anyone they see not clearing up. They will wear a very distinct arm band to identify them as a Green Dog Walker.
Anyone interested in signing up to the Scheme should contact Bradley Stoke Town Council office.
Brook Way Activity Centre - Planning a party or do you need a venue for a meeting or other event?
Brook Way Activity has been refurbished and is now again available for hire on weekdays from 9am until 5pm and all day at weekends.
A lovely venue for a party with the safe enclosed garden and the building offers a large L shaped hall which has moveable dividing walls to produce 3 smaller rooms which are ideal for smaller parties, groups or meetings.
BSYFC Football Skills Coaching for Children with Disabilities
Bradley Stoke Youth FC (BSYFC) is a local FA Charter Standard Community Football Club working in association with the Gloucestershire FA to develop youth football in the area. They have been in operation for over 14 years. The club currently caters for U6 to U18 mixed football teams and U9 to U14 girl football teams. The club has many school link programs with the local schools running football sessions and they also plan and organise the annual Bradley Stoke Football Festival.
The club now run football skills coaching sessions for children with ASD/Autism within the area. However, if your child has other special needs then they may be able to accommodate them as well. The age range the club is catering for is 6 to 11 years old.
The sessions are free of charge and are held on a Saturday morning 10.30am to 11.30am.
The sessions run every 2 weeks.
All coaches are FA Qualified and FA CRB checked.
If you would like to register your interest or would like a chat, please contact Martin Lee at email email@example.com or 07785 384618
Bradley Stoke Town Council office has moved
Our new office address is:
Bradley Stoke Town Council
The Jubilee Centre
Savages Wood Road
New main office telephone number: 01454 205020
New Booking Line telephone number: 01454 205021
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- Keep the rogues out in the cold this winter
- Senior Siren Magazine
- Council Budget Consultation
- Hate Crime - Report it! Stop it!
- Door to door don'ts!
- M4 hard shoulder trials are introduced as smart motorway scheme progresses
- Bradley Stoke Town Council - October Newsletter
- Girls and Young Women's night
- Beat Surgery (9th Dec)
- Volunteering Drop-in Session (10th Dec)
- Beat Surgery (11th Dec)
- Give Blood (13th Dec)
- Leisure, Amenities & Youth Committee Meeting (16th Dec)
- Beat Surgery (18th Dec)
- Planning & Environment Committee Meeting (18th Dec)
- Finance Committee Meeting (18th Dec)
- Beat Surgery (25th Dec)
- Full Council Meeting (15th Jan)
The Town Council is the parish authority for Bradley Stoke. The Town Council supplements the provision of local government services in Bradley Stoke, and provides a range of social and recreational facilities, while promoting and representing the town with other national and statutory bodies.
Bradley Stoke is a large development first planned in the 1970s. It comprises 1,000 acres (404.7 hectares) of land that incorporate 650 acres (263 hectares) for housing. One hundred acres (40.5 hectares) have been used for employment purposes and there are 180 acres (72.8 hectares) of major public open space. The name 'Bradley Stoke' was chosen, deriving from Bradley Brook and Stoke Brook, which flow through the area.