Ashfield prison to lose nearly 200 staff

Plans to halve staff numbers at the Ashfield prison facility in Pucklechurch will come as a ‘hammer blow’ to the local community, according to the village’s campaigning councillors. Serco Group plc – the contractors who manage and operate the facility – have announced 194 job losses as part of wider plans spearheaded by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), part […]

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Planning permission granted for park and ride at Emersons Green

A new park and ride on the A4174 Ring Road in South Gloucestershire has moved a step closer with the granting of planning permission. A 264-space ‘multi-modal interchange’ (MMI) will be accessed off the Rosary Roundabout opposite Sainsbury’s Emersons Green store and is being built as part of the new Emersons Green East development, which has permission for over 2,500 […]

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Hospital campaigners grill health chiefs over Frenchay plans

Frenchay Hospital campaigners grilled health bosses at a council meeting today (Wednesday 22nd January) about the latest uncertainty that hangs over a new community hospital. Plans for Frenchay’s new community hospital – now known as a Health and Social Care Centre – were only agreed last year and envisaged a greater range of services than that proposed in the original […]

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Councillors asked to show support for Frenchay Hospital plans

Frenchay Hospital campaigners are to ask for South Gloucestershire Council’s support in their efforts to end the latest uncertainty that hangs over a new community hospital. Plans for Frenchay’s new community hospital – now known as a Health and Social Care Centre – were only agreed last year and envisaged a greater range of services than that proposed in the […]

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