Frenchay Preservation Society LOCAL News

Half Year Meeting will be on Thursday 20th June 2019at 7.30 pm

in The Unitarian Chapel ,Beckspool Road.

.. Your Frenchay Parish Councillors will be in attendance along with South Gloucestershire Councillors to discuss this and other important issues in your community.

Your views and opinions are welcomed as always – do you have an issue you would like to contact us with?

POLICE BEAT SURGERIES - Available at Winterbourne Parish Council Offices, The Greenfield Centre, Park Avenue, Winterbourne BS36 1NJ on selected days.


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DOWNEND/FRENCHAY BEAT OFFICER - Chris Fewell Neighbourhood Beat Manager CN201 – Downend, Frenchay, Stoke Park

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Significant sections of the Redrow hospital development perimeter wall have now been repaired including rebuilding of the new wall around the allotments. Works have recently been approved to build the missing section of perimeter stone wall at the junction of Begrook Park Road and Froomshaw Road. The works will commence on Monday, 13th May and continue until mid-June. Until the works are complete there will be traffic lights in operation restricting traffic to a single lane in order to protect the workforce. The lights will be used between 9.30am and 4pm.


Many residents have expressed concerns that the scheme implemented to slow traffic has issues. Vehicles have damaged tyres and the proposed crossing by the Unitarian Chapel is currently being reviewed. We are awaiting the independant traffic consultation report.


Details of the works required can be seen on the South Glos website as follows - In addition to the traffic calming works we have been carrying out drainage improvement works adjacent to the pond on Beckspool Road. To complete the works we need to desilt the pond. The works will involve a road closure and could take up to two weeks. Our web page will have further details


The intended provision, subject to planning and a successful bid process, includes:
• 45 to 55 ‘step-down’ rehabilitation beds at Frenchay for people who no longer need acute hospital care but need to regain life

skills through a period of rehabilitation before returning home
• 6 to 10 ‘step-up’ rehabilitation beds at Thornbury for those who perhaps for a short period are not able to remain at home but do not need treatment in an acute hospital
• At least 72 care home beds in total across both sites including social care beds for dementia nursing
• An Extra Care Housing Scheme on each site of 50 to 80 dwellings per site
• Other social care facilities that bidders propose to complement the above for the self-funder market.

Telephone Box On Frenchay Hill

Has been purchased by Winterbourne Parish Council and is now renovated It is used as a residents book exchange, please do visit!


New hospital housing -

The Frenchay Preservation Society were asked by Redrow Homes to come up with suitable road names for the first phase of the development. We have proposed appropriate historical names.

Bunding replaced on commons

We had requested the bunding on the edges of the commons were replaced to prevent unauthorised access onto the commons. This was replaced in July by Winterbourne Parish Council. Further works including replacing pennant stone bollards were done in 2018.