Frome Valley Voice News

December 03 2013 Campaigners celebrate Frampton End Road closure to traffic

Campaigners celebrate Frampton End Road closure to traffic

THE long campaign to close Frampton End Road to motorised traffic has ended in success after the Frome Vale Area Forum approved the Traffic Regulation Order to close the road to motorised traffic and introduce a 20mph speed limit. .. Read More


December 02 2013 Coalpit Heath batsman gets chance to shine in India

Coalpit Heath batsman gets chance to shine in India

A Coalpit Heath batsman has been given the chance of a lifetime to play in one of India’s biggest stadiums. 1st team opening batsman Sam “Scoops” Cooper was selected to represent Serco UK & Europe in the company’s global cricket finals held in the iconic D Y Patil 55000 capacity stadium, home of the Mumbai Indians IPL team... Read More


December 01 2013 Frampton Festival already tuning up for 2014

Frampton Festival already tuning up for 2014

IT MAY be more than half a year away, but organisers of the The Frampton Festival are already looking ahead to the 2014 event. The Festival committee will be meeting just after Christmas to start looking at next year’s event. .. Read More


November 30 2013 Plans revealed for new Sainsbury’s store

Plans revealed for new Sainsbury’s store

THE PEOPLE behind plans for a Sainsbury’s convenience store in the car park of the Badminton Arms pub say they’ve learnt a lot after a consultation evening was held in Coalpit Heath... Read More


November 30 2013 Seasonal market set to return to Frampton next year.

Seasonal market set to return to Frampton next year.

A German style Christmas market in Frampton Cotterell is likely to become an annual affair after the first event proved to be a big success... Read More


November 30 2013 Rangeworthy’s female singers take country by storm

Rangeworthy’s female singers take country by storm

FRESH from success in a national competition, a Rangeworthy based ladies a-cappella chorus is set to celebrate Christmas with a new show... Read More


November 29 2013 Winterbourne theatre group in search of new members

Winterbourne theatre group in search of new members

A WINTERBOURNE theatre group is holding a special evening to try and attract new members. The Winterbourne Players have been putting on at least two productions every year for nearly 50 years but in order to continue, the group is in need of new members. .. Read More


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