Latest News

All of our latest news will be posted below. Please also check our Facebook page for further information and the latest news from each business.

2018

  • Temporary traffic lights will be installed at the bridge on Cleeve Wood Road, near to the shops, while essential works are carried out on the bridge from Monday 17 September for up to 4 weeks. See the South Glos Street Care page for more information.
  • A defibrillator has been installed by the side of Cleeve Wood Pharmacy.
  • We are pleased to have added Victoria’s Health and Beauty and Downend Bikes & Scooters to the business listing page.
  • Signage about the newly installed CCTV has been installed around the rank of shops as well as a number of “Map / Directory” guides.
  • Following enquiries, we re-confirm that the Christmas event will be taking a year off in 2018. See our Christmas page for more information.
  • CCTV has now been installed within the rank of shops at Cleeve Wood Road. These new cameras are in addition to the various cameras already installed by businesses. You can find more information about the CCTV here.
  • Victoria’s Health & Beauty is now under new ownership. Welcome to the new owners Lesley and Lillie.
  • Due to the installation of CCTV the lighting that was intended to be installed by summer 2018 has been slightly delayed and will aim to be installed by the end of the year.
  • New parking signs are going to be installed for the land opposite the rank of shops. This follows the original signs being vandalised and removed. The replacement signs have again been funded fully by the committee at Cleeve Wood Road shops. The installation of CCTV is intended to combat any further vandalism.
  • CCTV will be installed within the rank of shops in August 2018. The CCTV being installed has been funded by the businesses within the rank. The local Parish Council also offered donation towards the installation, providing a camera covers the soon-to-be-installed defibrillator.
  • New signage will be installed within the rank of shops detailing the CCTV, as per GDPR guidelines.
  • A defibrillator is intended to be installed by Cleeve Wood Pharmacy, this is being arranged with the local parish council.
  • As of the end of April 2018 the Bromley Heath Viaduct will be re-open. Although building work will continue, the bridge will now be re-open and traffic diversions will be removed. This will mean traffic should return to normal levels in the surrounding area.
  • Quotes are being obtained for installing CCTV within the rank of shops. This possible addition would be funded through monthly donations from the businesses within the rank.
  • New security lighting will be installed within the rank of shops to help make the area more safe and secure. This is expected to be carried out by summer 2018.
  • Opening hours for Webbs Flowers have been updated on their business listing.
  • The Christmas event will be taking a year off in 2018 but something smaller will be planned for 2019. See our Christmas page for more information.
  • The grand total raised at our Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road shops event was £1850. Cheques were presented to our supported charities Jessie May Children’s Hospice and Heart Animal Rescue.
  • Wishing everyone a happy new year! Normal working hours for the businesses within the rank will resume at the start of January. Please contact the individual businesses for any special opening hours.

2017

  • Please contact individual businesses directly for their opening hours during the holiday season as they will vary from the opening hours advertised on this website.
  • Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas event at Cleeve Wood Road Shops. A fundraising grand total will be announced in the new year. The committee will be meeting in early 2018 to discuss how to proceed with future events. Please follow us on social media for updates.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road 2017 event. Please contact us if you would be willing to volunteer your time to help run the event.
  • Further information has been added to the Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road 2017 event.
  • The viaduct roadworks are well underway and usually flow quite quickly. Traffic is always heavy during peak travel times but outside of these times the roadworks have limited impact on the local area.
  • The Cleeve Wood Road shops committee will be meeting in late August to discuss on-going plans for the Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road 2017 event.
  • A new page has been added to this website with information about the Bromley Heath viaduct roadworks. See here. Update: removed on completion of works.
  • Cleeve Wood Road Shops is proud to be sponsoring local Miss Teen Great Britain contestant Imogen Chapman.
  • If you are a local business who would like to attend our Christmas event please contact us for information.
  • The Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road Shops 2017 Facebook event page has been created here.
  • Parking signs have now been installed at Cleeve Wood Road on the land opposite the shops following a consultation with the local council and business owners.
  • We have added a new page to the website detailing the work of the Cleeve Wood Road Regeneration Group.
  • Cleeve Wood Road shops are featured in the May 2017 edition of the Downend Voice with an article detailing their fundraising efforts.
  • Congratulations to Cleeve Wood Pharmacy who were awarded a “‘Parish Champion Award” from Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council for their hard work and service to the area.
  • Debbie & Roger Webb from Webbs Flowers will be retired together in late April 2017. We wish them all the best. The flower shop will continue business as usual with longtime staff member Tracy taking ownership of the business.
  • The Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road shops 2017 charity event will be held on Sunday 26th November 2017 from 12pm until 4pm. It will be moving to a Sunday this year.
  • The upcoming roadworks on the nearby Bromley Heath viaduct may cause unplanned delays in the Downend area. Please allow extra time for your journey to Cleeve Wood Road Shops (especially during rush hour) as traffic will be heavier than normal during the roadworks. For more information please see the South Glos website.
  • Charity cheque presentation will be done on Friday 24th March 2017. All three charities that our Christmas event supported will be in attendance to get a cheque for £300 each. The charities we supported at the 2016 Christmas event were Jessie May, St. Peter’s Hospice in Memory of Stephen Wood and Charlton Farm Trust. Photographs will be posted on social media following the event and local press will be contacted.
  • The charities supported by the Christmas 2016 event will be presented with their cheques in March 2017. Please see social media for details / further information.
  • The Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road shops raised £1427.64 (once costs of £494.46 were deducted). This amount will be split between the chosen charities and also with the Cleeve Wood Road Shops Regeneration Group to improve the area.
  • A new road sign has been installed by the local council at the end of the rank of shops.
  • The date for this years “Christmas At Cleeve Wood Shops” will likely be moving from a Saturday to a Sunday. This will be confirmed in due course.
  • Happy New Year everyone!

2016

  • Please contact individual businesses directly for their opening hours during the holiday season as they will vary from the opening hours advertised on this website.
  • Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the Christmas event held at Cleeve Wood Road Shops on Saturday 26th November 2016. We really appreciate such huge support and we’ll have an official fundraising total in the new year.
  • Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road Shops will go ahead as planned as weather is expected to be good.
  • If you have raffle prize donations for Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road please donate them to Webbs Flowers by Thursday 24th November 2016.
  • The Cleeve Wood Road Shops committee will be meeting to discuss matters in October. Please contact us to raise any topics.
  • West 70 Photography are hosting a wedding open day and a free halloween trick or treat event. Links are to the event information.
  • A big thank you to the local parish council for repairing a part of the stone wall opposite the rank of shops which was crumbling.
  • The local council has been contacted about the stone wall opposite the rank of shops which is falling apart, in the hope of getting parts of it repaired.
  • The Cleeve Wood Road Shops committee has met and discussed matters as part of their quarterly meeting schedule.
  • Webbs Flowers have updated their opening hours. The correct opening hours are now reflected on their page.
  • New photographs of Cleeve Wood Road Shops will be taken in May 2016 for use on this website courtesy of West 70 Photography.
  • The land opposite Cleeve Wood Road Shops will be tidied and cleared up in the coming weeks.
  • Parking signs will be erected in the land opposite Cleeve Wood Road Shops. These will be installed in due course.
  • Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road 2016 will be weather dependent, meaning it will go ahead as planned if the weather is reasonable (due to it being an outside event). We recommend joining our Facebook event for the latest updates.
  • Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road 2015 raised £1351.30 despite the poor weather. The four charities that will benefit are:-. Bust, British Heart Foundation, Jessie May and the Deaf Children Society, who will each be given a cheque for £337.82.
  • Style Collection is undergoing a shopfront refit. They remain open as usual during any work.
  • Co-Operative Funeralcare have joined the website. Their listing can be found here.
  • One of the bins available for passers by has been damaged. The local council have confirmed they will replace it.
  • The date for this years “Christmas At Cleeve Wood Shops” has been confirmed for Saturday 26th November 2016.
  • Happy New Year to all of our customers!

2015

  • All of us at Cleeve Wood Road Shops would like to wish you and your families a very happy and enjoyable holiday season. Please contact individual businesses at Cleeve Wood Road shops directly for their opening times during the holiday period as times may vary from the usual.
  • Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Christmas event. The date for next year will be confirmed very soon.
  • Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road Shops is taking place on Saturday 28th November 2015. 12pm – 4pm. Live music, hog roast, raffle & more. Raising money for charity. Please come along!
  • We are seeking raffle prizes for our annual Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road Shops charity event. All donations welcome to Webbs Flowers before 28th November.
  • West 70 Photography will be hosting their annual free halloween event on 31st October 2015. More information via Facebook.
  • The annual Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road Shops free event will take place on Saturday 28th November 2015 from 12pm until 4pm. More information via Facebook.
  • New parking bay lines and signage will soon be put in place at the top of Cleeve Wood Road shops opposite Style Collection. The signs will confirm it is a 2 hour maximum parking and is for customers only. This has been confirmed by the council.
  • A new crossing has been installed outside of the shops by the local council, which makes entering the rank of shops from the middle easier.
  • Congratulations to Webbs Flowers who are Downend Voice’s Business of the Month (August 2015).
  • Hands-on Health Treatments is now part of THE Medical group. The shop has had some new signage installed to reflect this.
  • Some new planters have recently been installed along Cleeve Wood Road shops. Thank you to Downend in Bloom for these.
  • The ground work for the car park area opposite Cleeve Wood Road shops is now complete.
  • Debbie from Webbs Flowers will receive a ‘Parish Champion’ award for her efforts at a local awards event on Thursday 30th April.
  • The front of Cleeve Wood Road Shops will be cleared by a ground works company on Thursday 30th April – Saturday 2nd May. There will be no parking available on the land during this time. We advise allowing more time to find alternative parking if travelling to us by car. Visit our Facebook page for more updates.
  • Local shop owners at Cleeve Wood Road recently met with Avon & Somerset Police to discuss security and policing in the area. Some new measures will be put into action.
  • Shops at Cleeve Wood Road will have different opening hours than usual over the Easter bank holiday. Wishing everyone a happy Easter break.
  • The Christmas at Cleeve Wood Road shops helped raise over £2000 for local charities. Thanks to everyone involved.
  • West 70 Photography are going to be hosting a “Wedding Open Evening” on Wednesday 15th April 2015. Free entry. More details here.
  • Cleeve Wood Pharmacy have joined Twitter. You can follow them here.
  • Webbs Flowers are doing a raffle to win a £150 luxury hamper in time for Mothers Day. Tickets are £1 each and are helping to raise money for the local breast cancer charity Bust. Tickets available from Webbs Flowers and Style Collection.
  • Debbie from Webbs Flowers in Cleeve Wood Road shops has been chosen by South Glos council to receive a ‘Parish Champion’ award for her work with the recent endeavours at Cleeve Wood.
  • The plans for revamping the front of Cleeve Wood Road shops (the parking opposite) are still on-going. More news to follow soon.
  • CJ Hole is now open in Cleeve Wood Road, Downend.
  • Happy New Year!

Late 2014

  • We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2015. Please contact individual businesses at Cleeve Wood Road shops for their opening times during the holiday period.
  • The gentlemans barber shop in Cleeve Wood Road shops has changed it’s name. The new name is “Georgi Barbershop” and they can be found on Facebook.
  • Saturday 6th December 2014 is “Small Business Saturday”. Please be sure to pay us a visit and support locally owned business.
  • Christmas at Cleeve Wood Shops: Saturday 29th November 2014. 12pm – 4pm. Live music, hog roast, raffle & more. Raising money for charity.
  • Webbs Flowers are asking for raffle prize donations to raise money for the Christmas at Cleeve Wood Shops charity event. Please drop off prizes at Webbs before Friday 28th November. Any and all prizes welcome – for children or adults.
  • We are hoping to clear the mud and grass at the front of the shops and replace it with gravel to allow much more parking. More information to follow.
  • The local council are looking into repairing the stone wall along the front of the shops as it’s starting to fall down. More information to follow.
  • The new community notice board has been installed by the pharmacy and it looks lovely. It contains a very useful map and history of the area. Thanks to the council for installing this.
  • Webbs Flowers and West 70 Photography will be hosting Halloween events for families from 3.30pm and 4pm respectively on October 31st 2014.
  • There will be a community clean-up project taking place at Cleeve Wood Road in late October. A skip will be used to clear the rubbish and tidy up the green space at the front of the shops. This will increase parking and also make the front of the shops more attractive.