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July 28 2020

U-turn over High St 'disaster'

The traffic scheme has led traders to push harder for support to improve the High Street and Broad Street. The Staple Hill Chamber of Trade and Commerce is being revived. George Georgiou of the Butcher's Hook, centre, is the acting chair of the group, while Mike Sheen of Sheen Studios, second left, is the acting assistant chair, Paul Hooper of Tshirts4You, left, is the acting treasurer and Tina Lewis from The Beauty Spot is the secretary. George said: "I hope the council learns from their mistakes on the traffic scheme; "They told us they didn't have anyone to tell – they know we're here now.".. Read More




July 28 2020

Why are we waiting for Frenchay healthcare?

The site of the planned health and social care facilities is marked in blue on this map of the former Frenchay Hospital grounds... Read More



July 28 2020

'We're not anti-BMX – but this is the pits'

A pit covered with bracken, plastic and wood found on Rodway Common. Picture: Emersons Green Town Council .. Read More


July 28 2020

How our local businesses have coped during lockdown

Craig, far right, with some of his team, from left to right, Kirsty, Louise and Jazmin. .. Read More



July 28 2020

Garden knitters have boredom covered

Park View knitters Marion Watts, Ann Moreton, Brenda Cryer, Margaret Watts, Angela Weyman, Elaine Russell, Thelma Headford, Shirley Rudge and Iris Ellaway.. Read More