Frome Valley Voice News

November 28 2013 December's thought for the month

December's thought for the month

WITH the M&S advert ‘Believe in Magic and Sparkle’ and the John Lewis epic ‘The Bear and the Hare’, with its almost biblical imagery of creatures who would naturally be at different ends of the food chain, settling down to enjoy Christmas in an atmosphere of peace and joy, providing each other with the ideal gift, I guess we can declare ‘The Christmas season’ has officially begun. .. Read More


November 07 2013 Sainsbury's for Badminton Road

Sainsbury’s set to open store on Badminton Road

FROME Valley Voice can reveal that Sainsbury’s is the supermarket chain set to build a new store in Coalpit Heath. We first revealed that negotiations were underway with the Badminton Arms in August... Read More


November 07 2013 Winterbourne parking row

Divisions over new rules for Winterbourne car park

A heated debate is taking place over the future of parking in the heart of Winterbourne. Recent changes to the parking regulations in the Flaxpits Lane car park has meant the removal of several short term parking spaces. These have become long term parking spaces as South Gloucestershire Council looks to get the mix right. Some local traders say the move will be detrimental to the area, with shoppers unable to park or pushed into nearby residential streets. Others though, insist it’s a good move that will actually help the congested high street. The opposing views were highlighted at a recent parish council meeting as a consultation period continues. .. Read More


November 06 2013 The inconvenient convenience

The inconvenient convenience

PUBLIC toilets in Flaxpits Lane have been shut unexpectedly, and their early afternoon scheduled closing time is also causing problems for a local trader. The toilets, by Winterbourne’s main shops, have been shut on Saturday mornings on at least two occasions when they should have been open... Read More


November 05 2013 Into dragon’s den for Frampton businesswoman

Into dragon’s den for Frampton businesswoman

A FRAMPTON Cotterell businesswoman is to receive an award from one of the Dragon’s Den entrepreneurs later this month. Rebecca Bailey-Price runs Poppito.com, an online marketplace for handmade crafts... Read More


November 04 2013 Local businesswoman looks to reward carers

Local businesswoman looks to reward carers

THE owner of a Frampton business is looking to reward people who make a difference in the community. Myriam Rogerson, who runs Beauty Plus by Myriam on Church Road, has been honouring people who give back to the community for the last three years... Read More


October 02 2013 Zion Church opens doors for Harvest

Zion Church opens doors for Harvest

IT’S taken 9 months and half a million pounds, but the rebuilding of Zion Church in Frampton Cotterell is almost complete. The congregation is planning to move back into the church in time for the Harvest Festival service this month... Read More


October 02 2013 Food Bank Frome Valley

Food Bank Frome Valley

POVERTY in the area is getting much worse. That’s the bleak outlook offered by the charity that operates a Food Bank covering the Frome Valley. The Yate and Chipping Sodbury Foodbank says it is on course to triple the amount of goods it is giving to hard up families and individuals. .. Read More


October 02 2013 Allotments to open despite thefts

Allotments to open despite thefts

NEW allotments in Frampton Cotterell are to open on time despite the site being subject to thieves who stole equipment worth thousands of pounds... Read More


October 02 2013 Windfall for community as solar panel farm is given green light

Windfall for community as solar panel farm is given green light

PLANS for a massive solar farm in Coalpit Heath have been approved by councillors. Members of the South Gloucestershhire’s Planning Committee voted unanimously to back the scheme at Says Farm, off the Badminton Road... Read More