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Fires in the home are devastating, but most of the incidents Avon Fire & Rescue Service are called to could have been avoided. Through Home Fire Safety Visits we provide practical advice and education to prevent fires starting in the first place. Anyone can request a free visit where a member of our staff will come to your home to provide you with information about how to reduce the risk of a fire starting. The help we offer will be specific to your circumstances and will include advice on:  Escape routes  Cooking safety  Electrical safety  A night time routine  What to do if there is a fire Smoke alarms will also be fitted free of charge if needed. You can request a free Home Fire Safety Visit for yourself or on behalf of a friend or loved one. Call 0117 926 2061 to request your visit. The picture is courtesy of Bluebird Care (South Glos), the home care provider that specialises in keeping people living happily and safely in their own homes. For more information, please see page 41 or Email theboundaryonline@gmail.com Tel 01454 774061 1


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CONTENTS

04 Community News 09 Feature by Dolmans Chartered Accountants 14-15 The Good Care Company Advertiser’s feature 22 Community News and What’s On (and also pages 26, 28, 32, 36, 36, 38, 46) 30 Fire Brigade Rules 1903 by Jim Elsworth 33 Bundy & Bond Advertiser’s feature 36 News from Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club 40 Crossword 41 Feature by Bluebird Care 44 Index and crossword solution

SPECIAL OFFERS AND VOUCHERS ETC (terms and conditions apply) 03 Yate Car Sales 06 Razzamataz 05 Codrington Arms 06 All About Mi 07 A Nichols (Cow Mills) 10 P J Bryer 11 Slimming World 16 H J Therapies 17 Jakey Graupner Music Tuition 20 Simpson Solicitors 20/47 Acorn Café 29 Daud Beauty Clinic 42 Beaufort Arms 43 Robyn’s Salon Centre pages: The Bodkin

Smart Fabrications

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary this month!

3 Hounds Road Chipping Sodbury BS37 6EE Handmade gifts include fabric bags, clocks, holdalls. New items being added including our popular Christmas themed gifts and Christmas fabrics. Pre Christmas sale on now Mens/ladies clothing alterations. We now stock sewing cottons, zips, buttons, plus Dress fabrics (from £2/metre) and furnishing fabrics. Also skirt and trouser lengths. ** Hats for hire** Wedding waistcoats (all sizes, all ages) made to order. Wedding dress alterations . Also Wedding flowers (everlasting) - flower enquiries to Kay on 07773442765

Tel Linda on 01454 323255 m 07581 894859 Left: a selection of the hats for hire. Right: handmade bags and Christmas themed gifts

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CHRISTMAS BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN Open for coffee and cake from 11am Home cooked food served 12-3 & 5-9 Monday to Saturday Carvery every Sunday from 12-3pm

Mid week offers 2 FOR TUESDAY Treat yourself to 2 main courses from our pub classic selection for just £16 WEDNESDAY’S BOGOF BURGERS 2 for 1 on a great selection of handmade burgers. COD QUIZ Why not join in with our Quiz every Wednesday From 8.30pm. Just £1 to enter and great prizes to be won THURSDAY STEAK NIGHT Enjoy 2 mouth watering rump steaks for £20 FIZZY FISHY FRIDAY Prosecco is just £2.50 a glass when you order any of our fresh fish dishes, including fish and chips! Situated in the barn at the rear of the Codrington Arms, you’ll find your local village shop and Post Office. Stocking fresh bread, milk, filled rolls and lots of sweet treats including our famous lardy cake from the Cottage Bakery. All oF your usual services are available from this Post Office branch including stamps, sending parcels, withdrawing money and ordering currency.

USE IT OR LOSE IT We need you ! We are looking for volunteers to help in the shop over the busy Christmas period.

261 North Road, Yate, BS37 7LG 01454 227222 codringtoninfo@gmail.com www.codringtonarms.co.uk


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Helping your business succeed The business world today can be complex and it is imperative to practice good financial management to give your business the greatest chance of success. Dolman's are an established firm of Chartered Accountants, providing trusted services and proactive business advice to our clients. As well as providing traditional compliance services, our friendly and approachable team will work with you and your business to develop an understanding of your unique circumstances, and tailor strategies to help you to achieve both your business and personal objectives. Whether you are a business that is just starting up, or one that is already well-established, we can help you with your accounting and taxation needs. How we can help you We will use our knowledge of accounts together with tax advice to minimise liabilities to provide you with maximum value. Just some of the reasons to give us a call:

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Dolman’s Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors Beaufort Mews, 7 Horse Street Chipping Sodbury BS37 6DA

01454 649249 phillipdolman@dolmans.co www.dolmans.co Email: theboundaryonline@gmail.com

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MONDAY Ridgewood Community Centre 3.30pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Contact Emma 07977 552958 TUESDAYS Ridgewood Community Centre 9.00am, 11.00am & 7.30pm Contact Emma 07977 552958 Yate International Academy 5.30 & 7.30pm Contact Sue 01454 317931 The Ridgewood Centre 7.30pm Contact Emma 07977 552958

WEDNESDAY Yate Leisure Centre 10.00am Contact Sue 01454 317931 Yate Leisure Centre 6.30pm Contact Sue 01454 317931 THURSDAYS Ridgewood Community Centre 5.30pm and 7.30pm Contact Maria 07757 406442 St Nicholas Family Centre 9.30am Contact Maria 07980 459533 St Nicholas Family Centre 6.00pm Contact Sue 01454 317931

Green Community Travel Ltd

The Yard, 390 North Road Iron Acton BS37 7LW Tel 01454 228706 E: admin@greencommunitytravel.co.uk

SATURDAY Yate International Academy 9.00am and 11.00am Contact Bonny 01454 324350 Slimming World are recruiting! To find out more please contact Bonny on 07544 731250 or email bonnytmills@hotmail.co.uk

November 2017 Outings

Volunteers needed Do you have spare time on your hands? Would you like to give something back to the community? Would you like to drive a minibus or be able to drive your own car to help people? If so you could be a volunteer for Green Community Travel! Why not arrange to come to our office for a drink and a chat

• Hospital transport • Day trips • Group Transport • Meet new friends • Helping the community • In house driver training Tel 01454 774061 or Email theboundaryonline@gmail.com

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Jane’s Holistic Centre

Energy Performance Certificates & Floor Plans

At Kemp’s Garden Centre Westerleigh Road, Westerleigh BS37 8QZ Jane offers Counselling, which can be very beneficial, she has a wide experience of working with people from all walks of life. She also specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T) which is very useful to help you become your own therapist, looking at the way you think and help you create positive change. Jane is a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Family Counselling Adult’s Counselling Children’s Counselling Anger Management Grief Counselling Anxiety Counselling Relationship Counselling Counsellor’s Supervision

Tel 07792 767758

E: jane.giddings@hotmail.co.uk

Lynn Edwards MA, MCIEH Domestic Energy Assessor

Tel: 07973 166 692 or 01454 838564 Email: office@lenergy-assessor.co.uk

C.J. Cleaning Services ‘Professional Cleaning At Affordable Prices’

●Domestic Cleaning

●Commercial Cleaning ●End of Tenancy Cleaning ●Professional Window Cleaning ● Fully Insured & DBS checked

For a free quote call Charlotte on 07915 698665 or E: cjcleaningservices31@outlook.com

Moving house? Need extra storage? No garage space? Tradesperson needing extra storage? Contact Pope’s Storage in Yate (details left)

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LOOKING FOR LEGAL ADVICE? Your LOCAL YATE AND CHIPPING SODBURY Solicitors offer you friendly professional expert advice Divorce & Separation Family Law Employment Law Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Live In Care by The Good Care Group Rated “Outstanding” by CQC

The Good Care Group is an award winning provider of high quality, professional 24 hour live in care that enables older individuals and couples to stay safely and happily at home for as long as possible. We are the only dedicated live in care provider to be awarded "Outstanding" by the CQC during our most recent inspection. "The provider was exceptional in its responsiveness to people's changing needs and prevented unnecessary hospital admissions through its flexible service delivery” What is Live In Care? Receiving 24 hour care at home is a popular alternative to care homes for individuals with long-term health needs. Given the choice, many of us would choose to remain within our homes whilst receiving support. However when faced with the responsibility of choosing the type of care we would like our loved ones to receive, we tend to automatically assume care homes are the best or only option. However, this is not always the case. Receiving care at home makes it possible to get the professional support you require without leaving the comfort of your own home. We know that independence, choice and dignity are important for both happiness and health. Our care services enable you to continue to live your life the way you wish to in the comfort of your own home and familiar surroundings. Our team of professional live in carers are trained to provide you with the highest quality of compassionate care. How does Live In Care differ from other types of care? Unlike other care provisions such as care homes and hourly care, The Good Care Group provides a more holistic service. This is because: • Your plan of care is uniquely developed to suit your needs without any rigid timetables or set routines • Specialist care will be provided to you within the comfort of your home from carers who have a true understanding of the needs you may have • You will avoid the disruption and upheaval of moving out of your home to receive 24 hour care • It is proven to improve both health and well-being • A more economical option compared to care homes - especially for couples who are able to stay together • You can continue living life surrounded by your communities and home comforts - including pets Who Can The Good Care Group Help? There is no one size fits all approach to your support at The Good Care Group. Your service is built around your specific needs and wishes. Our professional carers are carefully matched to your loved ones based on their experience, skills, training and qualifications as well as personality, hobbies and interests. Our carers are employed by us and we never use agency staff. Live in carers at The Good Care Group are highly trained and experienced in caring for a range conditions including Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Strokes and Multiple Sclerosis. Our home care services can be provided on a long-term basis as well as on a short-term, respite basis. What do live in carers do? Working in teams of two our live in carers provide round the clock assistance to your loved ones in the security of their own homes. Our service is nurse led, to ensure you'll receive the highest standard of care. Your care assessment will ultimately determine the type and level of care that you require. Your carers duties may consist of: • Light household chores and duties • Assisting you with social activities • Administration of the house hold including bills, doctors appointments • Health and Hygiene • Cooking/ Nutrition • Promoting and administering medication • Specialist Care for complex conditions. At The Good Care Group we create unique care plans tailored to your specific needs, meaning the services we offer will vary with every individual. If you are searching for high quality live in home care for your loved one or yourself, please contact one of our care advisors who are always on hand to answer your questions and to help you decide whether Live In care may be a suitable option. For more information, please contact us: T: 0808 274 0904 E: swenquiries@thegoodcaregroup.com

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Live life well at home “It’s not just about the care, it’s about the companionship” Our live-in care service offers great peace of mind to families as it allows your loved one to stay in the home they know, while receiving professional, round the clock care. • A real alternative to residential care • Personalised one-to-one care in your home, 24 hour live-in care ongoing or respite • We take a holistic and person-centred approach by encompassing medical, emotional and social needs • Professional carers who are employed, experienced and expertly trained

Call one of our expert care advisors today:

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WINNER Domiciliary care provider of the year

• Specialist care of conditions - Dementia, Parkinson’s, MS, Stroke Rehabilitation, Cancer and Palliative Care • We care for our carers which means you get continuity • Unrivalled local management in the South West with 24/7 service support


Mobile Picture Framing in South Gloucestershire

Matt Lovell

Former Head Framer at Art & Frame, Matt Lovell is a Guild Certified Framer with 20 Years experience. Matt has framed a wide variety of different items throughout his career and has extensive framing knowledge. Precision Framing is a newly established complete mobile picture framing service based in Yate, promising competitive prices and where you will receive a personal and professional service which is second to none. At Precision Framing all work is framed to a high standard and delivered to you at a convenient time upon completion or if you prefer you can collect from Matt himself. Viewing samples in your home environment gives you confidence in making the right choice.

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Gutter Cleaning HOME IMPROVEMENTS

01275 859159

Fascias, soffit and guttering cleaning service. Guttering repairs a speciality. After initial clean, special offer half price cleaning for 5 years www.fasciaboards.co.uk Fascias & Gutters HOME IMPROVEMENTS

01275 859159

Fascias & gutters: full replacement of PVCU, free quotation with no obligation, installations and materials fully guaranteed for 10 years www.fasciaboards.co.uk

The Major’s Retreat

www.majorsretreat.co.uk High Street Tormarton, GL9 1HZ A TRADITIONAL VILLAGE INN

Christmas menus available for collection or on the website and bookings being taken now

Come and experience a quaint old English pub - sit down, relax, enjoy the atmosphere and our good honest food, with a friendly greeting

A good place to eat and drink— check us out on Trip Advisor

Quiz Night Tuesdays, 9pm Open for lunch and evening meals Club Secretaries—now’s the time to book your next get together

Tel: 01454 218 263 / 218899

BSW ROOFING LTD REPAIRS/REPLACEMENT OF BOTH FLAT & PITCHED ROOFS TILING, SLATING AND LEADWORKS BUILT UP FLAT ROOFING & FIBRE GLASS ROOFING UPVC FASCIA & SOFFIT BOARD REPLACEMENT FREE WRITTEN QUOTATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS PROVIDED

TV Made Easy Matthew Hutton TV Systems Engineer Aerial & Satellite TV Installation & Repairs. Chipping Sodbury.

www.easytvukco.uk

Call: 075000 92160 Jakey Graupner

Established teacher of Guitars, Mandolin, Electric Bass, Ukulele. All ages Based on the Ridge, Yate 12 years teaching in South Glos schools Daytime and evening lesson slots available for 2018. Great time to plan the Christmas gift of new year lessons. Contact me for a free taster

07971 469 155

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Keith's Window Cleaning Services ● Windows ● Gutters ● Fascias ● Soffits ● Cladding ● Conservatory cleaning

Fiona Blair Language Services Tuition in German and French Individually or in groups Translation from German and French Proofreading and document checking In English Phone: 01454 880458 Mobile: 07968291882 E-mail: fionablair@tesco.net

Don’t delay call today for a free quote Tel 07557 981423 or 01454 501368

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Country Style Supplies Ltd Tel: 01454 294414

Open: Mon-Fri 8.00-5.00pm Saturday 8.00-2.00pm

Sodbury Road, Wickwar (B4060)

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Quality sheds & fencing Supplied/ Supplied & Erected by our professional team Do you need to replace fencing, arches or gates? Come in and have a look at our selection of top quality panels - these can be made to your specification if necessary. Also we now have our NEW range of decorative trellis and panels. Price List/brochures available on request. www.countrystylesuppliesltd.co.uk Email: countrystylesupplies@gmail.com

Simply Gardens Tree Surgery and Landscape Management Planting and Soft Landscaping Removal of Dangerous Trees Reductions and Thinning Pruning and Shaping Felling and Removals

Jungle Clearances Log/Firewood Sales Hedge and Shrub Work Stump Removal Contract Mowing

Fully Qualified and Insured Staff, Offering a Prompt and Efficient Service whether on a Personal or a Commercial Basis. Free Quotations and Advice.

Tel: 01454 232950

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Non surgical Advanced facial aesthetics helping to achieve a more radiant you! Clinically led by Amanda Hawkins NMP The Old Rectory Clinic Iron Acton Call 07793393546 for a free consultation. Treatments offered: Wrinkle Relaxing, Dermal Fillers, Non surgical Rhinoplasty, 8 point facelift

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Community news & what’s on

Please email community events info to theboundaryonline@gmail.com . No charge for voluntary groups/charities, space permitting. Deadline is 12th of the month before. Friends of Ridge Wood – Upcoming Events Sunday 19th November, 10am – 12noon Your local nature reserve needs you! Work days are a fantastic way to make a practical contribution to the future of this important local nature reserve and are great fun. A range of activities will be undertaken, suitable for all abilities. New volunteers are always welcome - no need to book, just turn up. Gloves and tools provided. Meet at the Melrose Close entrance to the Ridge Wood local nature reserve, situated between Yate and Chipping Sodbury. Further details and a map can be found on our website www.ridge-wood.org.uk. We hope to see you there!

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John’s Decorating Services Internal and External Decorating

High Standard of Work Free Quotes No VAT References Available

Tel: 01179 603851 Mob: 07810 462512

Tel: 01454 603992 Mob: 07811 424077 www.northavoncarpentry.co.uk

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A Warm Bodk November offers

2o% off* restaurant menu Everyday except Sundays, Thursday evenings and Bank holidays. *Reservations essential, subject to availability. *Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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Monday to Friday, 12:00 - 5:30pm

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kin Welcome Steak Night Every Thursday

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Community news and what’s on The 2018 Chipping Sodbury Calendar produced by Sodbury Chamber of Commerce is now in shops, it comes complete with an envelope and a free set of 4 postcards featuring the popular large Hares, all for the price of £6.50 each or two for £12.00. The Chamber wishes to thank the local businesses who have sponsored the pages and Rich McD Photography for the lovely photos

So what is RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA (RP)? It is the name given to a group of hereditary disorders that affect the Retina situated at the back of the eye. RP leads to a gradual loss of vision, as with all sight loss conditions effects any age group from Children to Adults. RP Fighting Blindness and the Macular Society have announced a new collaboration to fund talented young PhD. students to carry out research in the field of genetic macular diseases. Can you help us? WELL YOU CAN: PLEASE send us YOUR USED POSTAGE STAMPS & TAKE ON THE FIGHT (stamps cut outside the perforations will earn the charity more) WE are also GRATEFUL for any unwanted stamp collections, old & foreign coins, £16,000 has been raised to date, . Money used by RP Fighting Blindness goes to the help line service & research into a cure for the disease which affects any age from Children to Adults. WE TALK For anyone wishing to know more, we do a 35 minute talk to Groups and Clubs which is light hearted, informative, to promote awareness of the condition. THERE ARE NOW PATIENTS IN CLINICAL TRIALS HELP US GIVE THEM A HOPE OF VISION. THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has helped us to date, YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. Any Further information from Ron & Gina Pritchard 22, Huckford Road, Bristol, BS36 1EA Tel 01454772927 Email bristolsglosfightingblindness@gmail.com SODBURY & DISTRICT FLOWER ARRANGING SOCIETY invites you to a Christmas demonstration not to be missed ! by David Martin entitled "A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS " To be held in SODBURY TOWN HALL on Tuesday November 28th at 7.30pm .Doors open at 6.30pm.For tickets which are £9 and all other enquires :-Please ring Mrs R Cummins on 0117 9373836 or Mrs P Holder on 01454 776361 Rebecca Clark

MPSPrac

BSc Dip CFHP

Tel 07590 683182 or 01454 321555

Nail reconstruction service available

NEW clinic located at Kemps Garden Centre, ample free parking

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New country retreat for cats

A lovely new Cattery made to very high standards, Penthouse Suite apartments all for only £9.00 per day or £16.00 per day for two. Six feet long runs, and every eating requirement catered for. I live in so 24 hour care. If you are going on holiday why shouldn't your cat as well in our country retreat on Sodbury Common? Also SMALL ANIMAL boarding incl rabbits, guinea pigs, (sorry no snakes) Tel Frances on 01454 320 230 or 07930985509. Also onsite shop selling Alpaca produce from our very own Alpacas also a few items cat related. Scarves, Hats, Blankets, Knee Rugs, Throws, etc. Please phone for opening times.

Contact Mike 07809 761 400 01453 275 910

mike@glowoodstoves.co.uk

Stove Installations and Professional Chimney Sweep

A reliable and efficient service Open fires, Wood burners, Aga & Rayburn Camera surveys, bird guards, cowlings fitted Fully insured

J G Carpentry Everything you need from Start to Finish

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Extensions Renovations Kitchens Bathrooms Staircases Exteriors

For a professional service and competitive quotation call Jim:

01454 851032 or 07738 934875 www.jgcarpentry.com

Funerals from £1650 - £3250

Fencing & gates Patios, Ponds, Turfing Building work, Painting, Pressure Washing, Garden Work and Fence Painting Written recommendations available No job too small around the house & garden Free estimates Call Keith Perry

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COMMUNITY NEWS AND what’s on

Cheese and Wine evening with the Sodbury and Yate Business Association Local business owners and friends are invited to join the Sodbury and Yate Business Association (SYBA) at a Cheese and Wine evening at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, Thursday 9th November. The event will feature guest speakers from local, well-known businesses including Chris Pockett, Head of Communications from Renishaw. The event is sponsored by Simpson Solicitors of Chipping Sodbury and tickets cost £6 for members of SYBA and £7.50 for nonmembers. For more information and ticket sales, please contact enquir ies@sodburyandyate.biz Severn Vale Smallholders’ Association are a small group whose interests include the countryside, animals and plants. We range from members with 10 acres to members with small back gardens who raise their own produce and look after the environment in their area. If you interested in these topics our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 15 th November 2017 in the Stuart Room at the Chantry, Castle Street, Thornbury at 7:30. The topic will be old garden tools. Contact number for more information : 07934-560207

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Discovering Daud Beauty Studio in Chipping Sodbury – a truly ‘one to one’ Beauty Boutique experience

D

aud Beauty Studio in Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury is attracting lots of attention from passers by since opening only two months ago. Owner and sole Beauty Therapist Ximena has moved from her previous location and is thrilled with the reception she has received. The studio is beautifully designed with a luxurious feel, full of lovely scents and has a very relaxing atmosphere. Ximena has personally selected the products she uses, these are the highest quality, natural products, free from parabens and all animal cruelty free (some are vegan). Clients are assured of exclusive personal attention from Ximena who is able to select the best products to suit each type of skin, including super-sensitive. From teenage to mature skin, the advice and treatment is individually tailored and a free initial

Lash & Brow Bar

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Fire Brigade Rules 1903

Last month I wrote about the documents I came across which were from the Iles family of printers. This month I will write about one of the documents printed by Edgar Iles, who ran his business from Brick House in Horse Street, and it is a booklet entitled “RULES and REGULATIONS of the CHIPPING SODBURY Parish Council FIRE BRIGADE”. It was published in 1903. Originally the Fire Engine would have been under the control of the Bailiff and his Bailiff Burgesses and that became part of the charity, the Town Trust. Documents from the late 1800’s state that the trust must “maintain the Fire Engine belonging to the Charity and defraying any expenditure incidental to its use for the benefit of the inhabitants of Chipping Sodbury”. To this day the Trust Deed for the Town Trust lists the Fire Engine as one of its responsibilities. The creation of Parish Councils at the end of the 18th Century muddied the waters regarding responsibilities for firefighting and the document I found was authorised by both the Trustees and the Parish Council. Eventually of course, the County Councils were made responsible for the Fire Service. What did the early Fire Engine look like? Well we know, because it is still around and being well cared for. In 2015, as part of Discover South Glos, the engine was put on display in the Town Hall. The photos below show the Hand Pumped Engine, the Waggon of which it was drawn by horse to the fire and, to show the scale, myself and David Shipp (Chairman of the Town Trust) pumping the main piston crank.

In 1903 the crew comprised a Captain and ViceCaptain and 12 Firemen. I believe that at that time the Fire Station was in Horse Street (where JMI Bathrooms are now) and I know that the key was held at the Police Station. The crew had to meet for fire drills every month. Pay was 10 shillings (50p) per fire for the Captain, 40p for the Vice-Captain and 25p per fireman, with additional payments if the fire call lasted more than 3 hours. For long call outs the Captain had to provide refreshments! Attendance at a fire was free in the Parish of Chipping Sodbury, but any fires beyond the parish boundary were charged at 2guineas (£2.10). Provided by Jim Elsworth Copyright

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COMMUNITY NEWS Clive Daniels from Yate completed the recent Bristol half marathon in 2 hours 27 minutes raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in his 33rd year running for charity. In that time he has raised £252,000 (£230,000 for Macmillan). Last year he vowed that it would be his last charity run but changed his mind in July after receiving the British Citizen Award and meeting the other inspirational winners of the award. He hopes to have raised around £11,000 from this year's run and is very grateful to all his sponsors. He also apologises to those he was unable to get to see because of his late decision to run again. Great Britain Blind Sailors win Gold and World Championship title at the 2017 Word Sailing Blind Fleet Racing Open World Sailing Championships. Teams from Great Britain, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand competed for the title of World Champions at the finals in Sheboygan on Lake Michigan, America. Team GB who were defending their title, won again, by wining Silver in the B1 Fleet, Gold in the B2 Fleet and Gold and Silver in the B3 Fleet. Each fleet took part in 17 races throughout the five days of racing. Mark Austen from Yate helmed GB 4 to Silver in the B3 fleet. Mark said ‘teams GB 3 and GB 4 had dominated the racing in the B3 fleet for all of the race days. At the beginning of the last race on the last day we were tied for first place. GB 3 took advantage of wind shift on the left hand side of the lake and finished less than a boat length ahead of my boat.’ ‘We were sailing against the best in the world. I’m Team GB 4 – Mark Austen (Left) so proud of what my crew and I achieved. We’ve only been sailing together as unit for four months. When I was selected to sail in this class of yacht two years ago my ambition was to be good enough to sail for Great Britain and represent my country. Sailing at the World Championships was a dream. Now I’m part of a World Class team and have a Silver Medal.” Each boat has a crew of four. In B1 fleet the Helm and Mainsheet trimmer are both blind and the Jib sheet trimmer and Tactician are fully sighted. In the B2 and B3 fleets the visually impaired part of the crews can be made up of a combination of Blind and Partially sighted crew. Mark’s success has been possible due to the kind donations and support from: The Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club, The Chipping Sodbury Lions Club, Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club, Yate Rotary Club, Bob Keen, Molly Westcott, Ray Gunning and his team of cyclists, Colin Bailey, Yate Boy’s Brigade, Yate Football Club, a host of individual donations too numerous to mention, with special thanks to Ann Brodin and her wonderful team of tireless volunteers for their continued support and of course my family. Team GB owe a large thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and our followers for supporting the team, throughout training and during the Worlds. These include the Marine Skills Academy, Dubarry, Gill Marine, Adidas, Barton Marine, Aquapac, Optimum Time and Morris.

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Double win for local estate agents After winning gold for Chipping Sodbury at the British Property Awards, Bundy and Bond are now celebrating after they went on to win silver at the regional awards. The awards highlight ‘the best estate agents across the UK’ and their silver award covers the entire Southern Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire area. “We were so happy to win gold for Chipping Sodbury,” says Mary. “We never dreamed we would go on to win silver in the regionals.” Bundy and Bond was started just over 2 and a half years ago by Tina Bundy and Mary Bond, but they have quickly built up a r e p u t a ti o n for offering unparalleled customer service. “We just want to give the best possible service we can to our clients,” says Tina. “Winning the award is just the icing on the cake.”

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Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club Voyage on “The Matthew” The Chipping Sodbury Yacht Club have returned safely from a voyage in Bristol Docks on the iconic galleon, “The Matthew”. Led by Commodore Rod Harris, 40 Yachties and Yachtessses took control and sailed the ship around the floating harbour, and although the tides were low and prevented the ship sailing up the River Avon and out to sea, the voyage was long enough for the Yachies to acquaint themselves with The Matthew and was a useful training session for a further planned voyage when the club hope to make it into the Bristol Channel and beyond. Commodore Harris is pictured with his Yachties preparing to board ship before he took control of the tiller. Supported by The Ships Lookout, John Powell, Lord Westerleigh, who had climbed up the rigging to the crows nest to fulfil his duties, the redoubtable Yachties successfully returned the ship to its berth. Commodore Harris commented that “it is rare for anyone to have a chance to sail such a wonderful historic ship, and has reignited our enthusiasm to redouble our efforts to reopen the River Frome from Chipping Sodbury, through Broadmead into the Bristol Channel”. Bunny Groves, Secretary General. 36

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Join us for the latest V&H Vintage Jumble Sale in Rangeworthy. The Vintage Jumble Sales have become a firm favourite with locals & those from further afield on the lookout for vintage bargains. . The next event will be held on Saturday 4th November 2017. at the Rangeworthy Village Hall, Wotton Rd, Rangeworthy, BS37 7LZ 10.00am - 1.00pm Why not come along & join in the fun? There will be all sorts of vintage treasures to be found at prices starting from just 50p & most are under ÂŁ10. Homewares, textiles, toys, books, ephemera, clothing & much more....something for everyone. Free admission & free parking. Teas & delicious home made cakes will be served by the Rangeworthy WI.

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Bluebird Care celebrates 4 years of trading with thanks to longserving staff An award-winning provider of personal homecare in South Gloucestershire has celebrated four years of trading this week, with a special ‘thank you’ presentation to long serving members of staff. Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire, based in Chipping Sodbury, provide home and live-in care to the elderly and adults with disabilities across the district from Charfield to Thornbury, Almondsbury to Yate, and from Kingswood to Marshfield, as well as all the surrounding towns and villages. Jack Whitfield, Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire Managing Director, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be celebrating our 4th birthday. When we set out to deliver care to those in need back in 2013, we never thought support for our work would have grown so quickly in such a short space of time – but it did! Thank you to all our staff, customers, friends and family over the last 4 years that have helped Bluebird Care to become one of the top providers of homecare services. We prioritise ourselves on delivering a standard of care that must be good enough for our own parents.” Jack owns and manages the office with his wife Sophie, who last week presented flowers to two members of staff who’ve been with the organisation since it doors op en ed in O ct ober 2013.Karina Hale and Dawn Mortiboys received gifts and, along with Tara Bees who was in hospital giving birth at the time, have worked for the company since its inception. Jack added “We still have 3 of our original 5 care workers with us. As a family business this means a lot and shows how good our retention record is. Our current staff roster includes mothers and daughters, and cousins across two families. We aim to provide a high quality ‘home’ feel to the work we do.” Bluebird Care specialise in working with customers and their families that require social care in their own homes. They offer a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and post-operative support. For more information contact Bluebird Care on 01454 323624, email southglos@bluebirdcare.co.uk or visit their office at 82 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury.

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Community news and what’s on Southwold Group, Avon Wildlife Trust News: Saturday 18 November Wapley Local Nature Reserve Workday This workday will be a morning of general maintenance work and tidying up the reserve prior to the winter season. Please wear walking or wellington boots and bring some gloves. Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US, 10.00am. Chipping Sodbury Town Hall BY THE WOODS Craft and Gift Fayre Saturday 16th December, Craft and Gift Fayre, 10 am to 2 pm* . Tables cost £12 and must be booked and paid for in advanceVoluntary Entrance Fee (20p) to be donated to The Friends of Horton School *These times may possibly change. Tel Amanda Battle 07895 187292 amandabattle@hotmail.com

Alveston Singers We warmly invite everyone to our Christmas concerts.Our main work will be the Magnificat by John Rutter with soloist Lowri Bufton This will be followed by carols for the choir and audience including the first performance of a new carol specially written for the choir. Conductor James Davies Accompanist Sue Phillipson-Masters Saturday December 9th at the United Reformed Church, Thornbury, 7.30pm Tuesday December 12th at St. Helen’s Church, Alveston . 7.30pm Admission free with retiring collections for The Julian Trust, a charity for the homeless and Off the Record, a mental health charity for young people. We look forward to welcoming you in December.

Dodington Allotment Association . We welcome new comers to a life on the Allotment . We are situated near Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve. Please call the letting officer. Mr. Robert Lewis Tel. 01454 885678 or Email. Letting.officer@virginmedia.com Christmas Shopping Evening, Hawkesbury Upton Village Hall Friday 10th November 7.30-9.30pm in aid of Hawkesbury at Play. Free entry. Yate & District Twinning Society Talk: Why did the German Democratic Republic Fail? A talk by Professor David Clarke of Bath University. Friday 3rd Nov at 7.30pm, Yate Library. Entrance £3 to include light refreshments. Email enquiries to info@yatetwinning.co.uk Telephone 01454 321929

Yate and Sodbury District U3A Quilters with the quilt made for Julia's House Hospice to be used in the relatives room. The quilt was made to the colour scheme of the room and will help provide warmth and comfort for parents in their difficult times. Further information - contact Jacki Hebblethwaite 01454 329785 Severn Vale Flower Club “Bah Humbug” This is the title of a floral demonstration to be heldth at our Open Meeting. Our Demonstrator for the evening is Nick Grounds. This is on Monday 6 November to be held in the Armstrong Hall Thornbury. Doors open at 6.30pm for 7.30pm. There will be refreshments and raffle and sales table. Nick is an excellent National Demonstrator and an Auctioneer by46 trade. For tickets and information nos. to ring are 01453 811089 or Please mention themore Boundary when the responding to adverts. 01454 885213.


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