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Travellers in Forty Acres

Updates 1.30pm, Friday 18th August 2017

 

Court order granted at Bristol Magistrates this morning now leading to eviction from site. 

 

Updates 7.00am, Thursday, 17th August 2017

 

The swiftest way for those involved to be removed is where there is evidence of significant increase in crime and disorder after encampments have been set up.  The Police records don’t currently show all of the incidents described over recent days. Police advice is to ensure all incidents are reported – that will help provide the evidence the Police need in order to move people on using their Section 61 powers, in additional to the current legal process for eviction currently being pursued by the Council.

 

 

Updated at 3.15pm, Wednesday, 16th August 2017

 

Further to the update posted this morning, please note the court summons has now been served on all relevant parties for a hearing at the Bristol Magistrates Court on Friday 18th August 2017.

 

Updated at 10.25am, Wednesday, 16th August 2017

 

Bristol Magistrates Court has now issued the summons for proceedings for an Order for the removal of the gypsies which will be heard by the Court on Friday morning.  The summons will be served at the site this afternoon (Wednesday).  If the encampment has not removed itself by Friday’s hearing time, an Order will be obtained from the Court and arrangements will be made for it to be executed on the site as swiftly as possible with bailiff and police support.  In the meantime, the site will continue to be monitored by the Traveller Unit and cleaned up as necessary.

 

Updated at 16:45, Tuesday, 15th August 2017

 

It is confirmed by South Gloucestershire Council that the necessary papers to initiate the Court hearing on Friday have this evening been deposited with Bristol Magistrates Court. When the summons has been issued by the Court tomorrow (Wednesday, 16th August 2017), it will be served on the travellers in readiness for Friday’s hearing.  Should the Order for removal be granted, arrangements are in hand for a swift execution of it with police support.

 

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Latest Update - Tuesday, 15th August 2017

 

A second S77 Notice was served by South Gloucestershire Council in respect of all vehicles and persons that have accessed another area, and this is due to expire at 16:00 today (15th August 2017).  Following expiration of the second S77 Notice, South Gloucestershire Council will serve legal proceedings under S78 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order in respect of the whole area, and are already liaising with the courts to secure a court hearing.  In the event that this matter does proceed to Court, an order in respect of both sites occupied will be sought at one hearing.

 

In the interim, arrangements have been made for a regular rubbish collection, and liaising with the Police will continue.

 

South Gloucestershire Council will also continue to negotiate with the travellers to encourage their removal in an attempt to avoid the need to resort to court proceedings.

 

Subsequent Update - Monday, 14th August 2017

 

Following expiry of Notice S77 with travellers remaining on site, South Gloucestershire Council can now issue legal proceeedings.  There is a process that needs to be adhered to, but in the meantime, it is also confirmed there is continued negotiating taking place to encourage them to move voluntarily.

Further Update at 16:42, Thursday, 10th August 2017

It is now confirmed that South Gloucestershire Council has served Notice S77 on the unauthorised encampment, stating they are required to vacate by 15:00 hours tomorrow, Friday, 11th August 2017.  It is also understood that a number of caravans and vehicles may have already moved off the site, and the position will be reviewed tomorrow afternoon.

Update 2.55pm Thursday 10th August 2017 - South Gloucestershire Council Officers are working with the Parish Council to secure the removal of the unauthorised encampment on the Forty Acres site.  Officers have visited the site on a number of occasions with welfare reports being produced. These reports are required to be undertaken in accordance with standard procedures.  Preparations are also being made for an S77 notice to be served to those on site on Thursday afternoon. This will require the removal from the site within 24 hours of serving the notice.  Officers will continue to negotiate with the families to secure their removal from the site at the earliest opportunity.  In the meantime, arrangements have been made for the collection of rubbish, along with continued liaison with the Police.

 

 

 

 

Parish Council Office Relocation

The Parish Council Office has now relocated to The Stokes Youth and Community Centre, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke, BS34 6HY, which is situated next to Little Stoke Primary School.  The Parish Office can be contacted on 0117 9799843 until the published number has been fully transferred to the new location.  It is anticipated that the Parish Office will remain at The Stokes until January 2018 due to building works on site in Little Stoke Park.  

Bromley Heath Viaduct Works

Please see below remaining residents engagement meetings on the proposed traffic management measures and the recommended traffic routes while the works to Bromley Heath Viaduct works are taking place.

They are:

  1. Longwell Primary School, Monday 10th July, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  2. Dodington Parish Council Hall, Tuesday 11th July, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Details of the project and the work involved is available at www.southglos.gov.uk/bhviaduct


Notice of Intent - Temporary Traffic Order - Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke (No. 2) - PT.5692

South Gloucestershire Council Temporary Traffic Order relating to Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke.

Little Stoke Park Fun Fair Thursday 29th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017

Please see attached publicity for the forthcoming Little Stoke Park Fun Fair which will be operational between Thursday and Sunday this week.

 

Rail Electrification Update

Please see attached publicity poster promoting a drop in event to be held at the St Michael's Centre in Stoke Gifford on Tuesday 11th July from 4.30pm to 7pm regarding rail electrification updates.

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.