The online community magazine for Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Gifford

Summer 2020 sees the 15th anniversary of the very first edition of Bradley Stoke Matters back in late July 2005!

We might not be able to celebrate such a milestone as we had planned but it is definitely an achievement worth noting.  I cannot believe how fast the years have passed and how much the locality has grown and developed in this time. The current situation has emphasised once again the fantastic, strong community that the whole of the Five Stokes area has become.

We are very much still working hard to share the positive news from across the area, keeping residents up to date with the multiple and diverse activities taking place across the whole community. As well as promoting local community news and events, the magazine is a trusty directory for local businesses and traders, some of whom have been advertising with us since our very first issue back in 2005 and the majority for 10 years or more!  Whatever you need, you will find a local business that can help, within the pages of our community magazine. If you would like to promote your business or services to the local community or raise awareness of a local group, please do get in touch via [email protected].  You can also download copies of recent editions of the magazines here .

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For info 😀From this morning, we no longer need to ask Tesco customers to enter the mall through a seperate entrance to the Mall.

All Mall customers are now able to enter through the car park entrance, by Timpson.

Queues have been much shorter over the last month and Tesco are now able to increase the number of customers in store.

This will mean that there will only rarely be any queue to enter Tesco.

The exit from the Mall remains the Town Square entrance.
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Fabulous news regarding the Happiness Snake 😀we're sorry to see him / her go but glad it's going to a new home where it can be appreciated ... See MoreSee Less

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The Latest Magazine is now online to download for FREE As we celebrate a massive 15 years of producing your local community magazine, I have to say it has also been the strangest year to date! Hopefully we have all had chance to pause and reflect on the things that are truly important to us. Our thoughts go out to people who have been directly affected by the virus, and even lost loved ones because of it.

Our advertisers are starting to get back up and running now after a prolonged period of inactivity for some. Others have adapted their businesses through the crisis to continue to serve where they can. Whilst there is no diary of forthcoming events in this issue, and we have had to drop down several pages to accommodate this (as well as those advertisers still not currently able to restart their businesses), we do have plenty of articles for you to read and enjoy. We have also shared many good news stories across our facebook pages and it has been wonderful to see how the community has come together over this time.

If you are a keen gardener who has made the most of being locked down at home, don’t miss the opportunity to enter this year’s Bradley Stoke in Bloom Front Garden Competition! Entries close mid-month, see pages 30-31.

We have been fortunate to enjoy some of our best weather during the lockdown period; hopefully you can enjoy reading this edition in the garden with a glass of something cool.Thank you to all our Key Workers who have kept us going through the past 14+ weeks.

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