Severn Beach station use up by half

Rail campaigners have welcomed new figures showing dramatic increases in the use of local train services, particularly from Severn Beach station Figures published as part of the Severnside Community Rail Partnership’s (SCRP’s) 2011 Annual Report from the weekday passenger count carried out in November show that passenger numbers have increased from 135 to 201 – or by 49 per cent

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Rail assurances welcomed by campaigners

Rail campaigners in South Gloucestershire have welcomed assurances by the industry that local services will improve. It follows concerns raised by South Gloucestershire Council’s transport chief about disruption that has been occurring on local rail services, particularly cancellations affecting passengers on key commuter services on the Severn Beach line and the Gloucester-Yate-Bristol Parkway-Bristol Temple Meads line. On various occasions, there

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Council grants cash to strengthen communities

South Gloucestershire Council has made a series of grants to groups across the district to help strengthen and improve communities. This financial year, more than £38,000 has been distributed in two phases by the council to Safer and Stronger Community Groups (SSCGs) to fund crime prevention initiatives and to strengthen and improve the quality of community life. In this latest

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New Sunday service launched to Severn Beach

The Sunday train service from Bristol Temple Meads to Avonmouth has been extended to serve Severn Beach for the first time in some years. South Gloucestershire Council is funding the extension from Avonmouth to improve transport provision in the area and also to attract tourists and encourage families to have a day out travelling around the region by train. The

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Police scramble to tackle nuisance

Police in South Gloucestershire have a new weapon to help tackle nuisance – two off-road motorbikes. Five neighbourhood PCs based at Staple Hill, Filton and Chipping Sodbury police stations have been trained to ride the bikes, which will be used to tackle anti-social use of motorbikes. In Staple Hill the two officers will be targeting scramblers riding off-road on Siston

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Severn Beach children’s centre takes shape

The £300K development of a children’s centre at Severn Beach Primary School has reached two huge milestones. Not only has planning permission recently been granted to landscape some of the school grounds to create a children’s play area, but this week has seen work finish on the main internal re-modelling work needed to create the children’s centre. Internal re-modelling work

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