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Stoke Gifford Ward Councillors Press Release MetroBus Extension Route

Please see attached press release produced by Stoke Gifford Ward Councillors relating to the proposed MetroBus Extension Route.

Parish Council MetroBus Response

Stoke Gifford Parish Council has registered a strong objection to the proposed MetroBus Extension Route insofar as it refers to the routing along Hatchet Road in Stoke Gifford.

The objection is based on the fact that the proposed route cannot, due to existing development, provide the required unfettered progress, yet at the same time will result in the unnecssary loss of an existing hedgerow and amenity space.

The Council is generally supportive of the MetroBus concept but considers that the Hatchet Road element of the proposed extension route as pre-mature, and given the fact that there is an existing alternative route this element should be delayed until the full effect of the "Stokes Link" on local traffic conditions is known, together with the load factors associated with MetroBus itself.

The Parish Council recommends that the route to be followed from the Gipsy Patch railway bridge (eastbound) should be along Gipsy Patch Road to the Winterbourne Road, continuing along the Winterbourne Road to the roundabout known locally as the "Rabbit Roundabout".  Then turning right at that roundabout, and along Bradley Stoke Way to the rear of the Parkway Railway Station and ultimately via the Stokes Link to Bristol.

 

    

Precept 2016/17

The Parish Council have received formal acknowledgement from South Gloucestershire Council of the precept request submitted in January 2016 for £339,734 for the financial year 2016/17. 

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Rolls Royce Operational Number

The Rolls Royce Operational Number for any concerns or issues relating to the site ie smells, noise etc in Stoke Gifford Parish please call Rolls Royce directly on 07968 767166.

Parish Councillors

Please see an attached listing of Parish Council elected on Thursday 7th May 2015.  The web site is currently being updated and images and contact details for new councillors will be available in due course. 

The Stokes Payments April 2014 to March 2015

Please see attached payments for The Stokes from 1st April 2014 to March 2015.

Anyone for Tennis

Anyone interested in using the tennis courts at the Trust Ground should contact the Parish Office to make a booking. 

Council Tax Frozen for Fourth Year

Council tax in South Gloucestershire is to be frozen for a fourth consecutive year after three-party revenue budget proposals were agreed at full Council on 19th February 2014.

A further freeze is also planned for 2015/16, followed by a 2% increase in 2016/17.

Please see attached Press Release from South Gloucestershire Council for full details.

Parish Council to consider Town Status (UPDATED)

The Parish Council are considering passing a resolution to become a Town Council and welcome the views of the local community in the form of a public open evening which will be held on Tuesday 4th March at the St Michaels Church Rooms between 7pm and 9pm.  Council will also be looking to host a further consultation evening within the Little Stoke area during the same month. 

The wider puplic consultation will be open for a period of two months until early May and further details will be available on the website and noticeboads soon.

Please follow consultation link to register your opinion.

Town Council Status Consultation Form

Annual Return for the Year Ended 31 March 2014 concluded

The Annual Return for the Year Ended 31 March 2014 has now been successfully concluded.