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Local information for our residents in the Parish of Stoke Lodge and the Common.

Townswomen’s Guild


All ladies living in the area of Stoke Lodge and The Common Parish Council are welcome to join the Townswomen’s Guild. We are a national organisation and run our Guild as part of it. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at The North Patchway Hall at 7-7:30pm as well as on Monday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm for craft and a natter.

Popular activities include knitting for Southmead Hospital prem baby unit together with making blankets for Organisations such as the Salvation Army as well as a number of elderly people’s homes.  At Christmas time we help fill gift boxes to send abroad to those in need. Additionally, we also support a new Charity each year. This year our Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday December 2nd at the North Patchway Hall at 2:15pm.

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Our committee of 10 organise speakers, outings and fun evenings including theatre trips. We take part in the Bristol North West Federation’s activities, which is made up of 11 Guilds.

Come and join us for a coffee morning on November 8th at the North Patchway Hall 10:30 till 12 to see some of the things we have done and what our Guild is all about.

We would love to meet anyone with an interest in joining our organisation, or just would like to find out about us.

Please call me Margaret on 01454 883980 with any queries.

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We think the most important thing is friendship and helping each other when needed.  It’s also nice being able to chat about our worries and troubles, they do say a trouble shared is a trouble halved. You see, we have a lot to offer, so please do try and join us on this day. You can park in the Travellers’ Rest Car Park.

Clubs


There are a number of clubs for younger members of the Parish including:

The Wheatpatch Club is a very popular pre-school and after-school club.  In addition there is the Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club (Sunday afternoons only)

We are a new Brownie Unit, the 2nd Bradley Stoke Brownies. We are very excited to get started with events, crafts, camping and just being good friends within the neighbourhood.

If you are interested, please go to the girl guiding website at https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/ to register.

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Policing and Neighbourhood Watch


Crime is very low in the Stoke Lodge area, however, there is no room for complacency and we are pleased to be a Neighbourhood Watch area.

The mission of the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is to ‘Bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities’. We are grateful to all our local residents who take the trouble to keep a look out locally.

If you’d like to be more involved with Neighbourhood Watch please contact our Clerk. We  are always pleased to have more neighbours to be a point of contact.

Community Engagement Forum

Minutes from the Community Engagement Forum for the Bradley Stoke, Stoke Lodge, The Common (east of A38) group held on 12th October 2017. You can access the agenda, minutes and updates on actions for these quarterly meetings via the SGC website

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Public Transport


Stoke Lodge is served by the 13 (Bradley Stoke to Bristol city centre via UWE) and a number of other less frequent services.

Bus Timetables and Route Maps

Train Travel

Bristol Parkway rail station is a five minute drive, and is therefore very convenient for local residents.

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Medical Facilities


Doctors Surgery

There are a number of doctor’s surgeries in the area, one of these is the Bradley Stoke Surgery

Dental Surgery

There is a modern dental practice in Bradley Stoke

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Places of Worship



There is a Baptist Church at Amberley Road.

Libraries


There is a library at Patchway Hub, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5PE which holds regular special events such as:

  • Patchway Reading Group – meets every six weeks on a Wednesday, 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Rhymes and stories for pre-school children: Tuesdays 10:30am term time only
  • Lego Club for primary school age children, who must be accompanied by a grown-up. One Saturday a month: 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Computer courses – available in partnership with local community learning providers, contact the library for more details
  • 1-1 IT and family history sessions – suitable for beginners, ask a member of staff to book a place
  • Craft Group – Meet one Saturday per month. £1 per session. For more details or to confirm dates please speak to a member of staff

Waste & Recycling


Full information on waste and recycling can be found on the South Gloucestershire Council’s website.

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History of The Hut


This ex-army building was brought from Avonmouth by a horse drawn coal wagon after World War I. The wagon belonged to Mr Hinder who lived on The Common where four detached houses now stand.

List of people who made it possible to have this hall by donating whatever they could afford.

To view the original hand-written list of contributors please download the pdf filedownload the original handwritten list of contributors to the hut

The Treasurer,  Mr Reginald Hunt, kept a list of all the people who gave what they could afford to make this possible. Moreover, Mr Reginald Hunt was the first treasurer and grandfather of Mr Edward Hunt; who kindly had the list framed and donated it to the hall. Mr Hiatt Baker owned the land and charged a pepper corn rent for having the hall on his land. Of course, the hall has been well used over the years, even used as a classroom for Patchway C of E School.

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