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Royal Wedding to be shown on The Mall’s big screen

Posted on Tuesday 26th April 2011 at 8:26 am by SH (Editor)

Royal Wedding: William and Kate

Shoppers at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, will be able to watch the Royal Wedding on a big screen in the café and restaurant area of the complex.

The Mall will be open from 10am until 6pm on Bank Holiday Friday 29th April.

Opening hours of some shops may vary.

The John Lewis and Marks & Spencer stores will open from 1pm.

Related link: The Mall’s opening times


Chipping Sodbury Farmers’ Market goes bi-monthly

Posted on Sunday 24th April 2011 at 10:28 am by SH (Editor)

Sodbury Town Council has granted Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce the licence to hold a farmers’ market on the Market Pitchings in Chipping Sodbury with effect from Saturday 11th June 2011.

Mark Lloyd, Chair of the Chamber, commented:

“It is our aim to provide more choice from quality local producers by running a FARMA approved market twice a month in the town”

He added:

“We plan to increase the number of producers involved with the market and to offer shoppers regular featured demonstrations and workshops.”

From 11th June 2011 the Chipping Sodbury Farmers’ Market will run twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

Source: Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce


Fish for chicks and win Easter treats at The Mall

Posted on Wednesday 20th April 2011 at 8:29 am by SH (Editor)

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, is raising money for local charities over the Easter 2011 weekend by filling its fountain pool  with colourful plastic chicks.

For a £1 donation to the shopping centre’s Fountain Fund, children can try to hook a chick from the pool. If they hook a chick with a winning number on the bottom, they will receive a voucher to collect a chocolate treat from the Thorntons store.

The Mall established The Fountain Charity Fund in March 2003. Administered by the Quartet Community Foundation, it provides grants to charitable organisations within a 25 mile radius of The Mall. Money thrown into The Mall’s fountain by shoppers – around £10,000 a year – provides the bulk of money in the Fountain Fund. The Fund is also be supplemented with proceeds from a range of fund-raising activities that take place at the centre.

Read on for opening times of The Mall over the Easter 2011 weekend »


Council urges vigilance over paving contracts

Posted on Thursday 17th March 2011 at 8:23 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire trading standards is urging local residents to be very careful signing home improvement contracts when dealing with doorstep salespeople.

Several block paving businesses which operate in the region are suspected to be routinely back-dating contracts when they are signed by customers. This has the effect of denying them their legal entitlement to a seven-day cooling off period, within which they can back out of the agreement with no consequences.

The tactic is known to be followed up by workmen attending at the customer’s property, usually when they are not at home, and starting to dig up the driveway. When the customer complains, the business may refer them to the contract which makes it look as if it was signed over a month ago.

It is a criminal offence for doorstep traders not to give customers a written notice of their right to cancel the agreement within seven days of signing it, but this may be waived by the customer only if they sign to say that work can start immediately. Most block paving businesses give such written notice, but some use the tactic of writing an earlier date on the contract so that they can effectively start work immediately and it looks as if the customer has already had their seven day cooling off period.


Source: South Gloucestershire Council