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Care at Home A exible and responsive care and support service for people wishing to retain their independence and remain living in their own home. Provided by the award winning charity, the St Monica Trust, we can help you with personal care, help around the house, and support with your everyday life. To discuss your individual needs, call 0117 962 9127. www.stmonicatrust.org.uk careathome@stmonicatrust.org.uk Delivering well-being Registered Charity 202151

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Welcome to THE FOREST EDGE! Dear Reader,

If you are involved with a community group or charity and perhaps organising a local event or looking for new people to join your group please get in touch for some free publicity? Our monthly deadline is the 8th . The magazine is published monthly, with a 3 -month rota so we reach 30,000 homes. With all best wishes,

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Cover photos: Thanks to Thermae Bath Spa and Edmund Dumner and also Brass Works Theatre Whilst every care is taken adverts are accepted on the condition that permission has been given for use in this publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. Any reproduction of any material is forbidden without the written consent of the publishers. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for any views expressed by contributors, or for the accuracy of claims made by advertisers.

CONTENTS

06 The Amazing Nando 08 Community News and What’s On including Brass Works Theatre News 10 Community News and What’s On (and pages 4, 12, 16, 24, 30, 34, 36) 12 Crossword, Sudoku and Mindbender puzzle 16 Advertiser Feature: Lovebirth 22 Customer Excellence Award For Dan Harford 26 Kids Page 36 Index of advertisers and puzzle solutions 38 Thermae Bath Spa Feature and Readers’ Competition

SPECIAL OFFERS AND VOUCHERS ETC (terms and conditions in store) 15 Dan Harford Vauxhall 16 Reg Woodman Flooring 19 Mercure Hotel 21 P J Bryer Heating and Plumbing 26 Jamprint print & distribution 29 Greens Pets 37 Jane’s Holistic Centre and Stoves And Sweeps

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Nando And The Judge

Hello everyone! Soooo much has happened since we last met, I don't know where to begin! I know! I will do what I always do and just get stuck in. he he! My education continues and when I was staying with the old wrinkly woman she spotted a local dog show and decided that not only should I go but I should enter a couple of classes as well! Not only that but my behaviour was to be witnessed by her daughter and niece! No pressure then! Have you ever been to a dog show? Don't! They're mad!! There's dogs EVERYWHERE! Not only that, there's dog mad people everywhere too. Well I hate to blow my own trumpet (not really ;-) ) but I was....what's the word....Brilliant! I kept my head down and my grrrr contained even when surrounded (and I mean surrounded) by 15 or so dogs! and we're not talking little dogs either....Rottweiler rescue were there and lets just say if you think I have issues think again. We looked around the stands (more of that later) and entered two classes...'Most handsome male dog' (naturally!) and 'best trick' (I keep telling you I'm clever!) I don't understand why but out of a class of 25 in the first I didn't win! I think the judge was having an off day, don't you?! For the second class I had to practice my 'sit, up and spin' routine (Pudsey look out) in

which I sit then stand on my back legs and do a 360 spin...I know clever eh! Well I did my very best and......we didn't get placed! The old woman was very cross as apparently it said 'trick' and the winners did 'obedience' stuff which she didn't think was on. Chillax! I know I'm the best, I don't need a rosette to tell me so! (although I was secretly a bit miffed at the time) Having been such a good boy, the daughter decided I should do another class...'fancy dress' - what was she thinking! She duly went off to said stands and came back with...how can I describe it? a leopard print dog nappy with crossed bone emblem. (I kid you not) apparently I was going to represent The Flintstone's. Well I did let them try it on but sadly (not) it was too small. phew! that's a picture I wouldn't want printed! It's a shame I couldn't go home to my people with a rosette, I always have adventures when I go and stay with the old wrinkly one - such fun! as they say. What's that? The old ones are moving to a house with a garden? I hope that means I can visit more often! What's that, my people are saying... If I don't behave myself I could end up living there permanently? Oh dear! Now I face a moral dilemma don't I? What's a dog to do? he he Till next time, a 'high ten' (another clever trick) from an irrepressible Nando xx

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Community news and what’s on

Saturday 21st June Concert at Staple Hill Methodist Church by The Wilbees 7.30pm. Tickets £6 on the door. VCC (Veteran Cycle Club) Cycle Jumble on Sunday 8 June 10am to 12.30

at Willowtree cafe (in garden centre opposite Avon Valley Railway at Bitton). To book a pitch— Tel Dave on 07966 725461

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The 37th Kingswood Drum Corps have introduced a new weekly session for youngsters who would be interested in learning to dance, play drums, trumpets or xylophones. If you know someone who might be interested, then the group are currently offering a four week FREE trial with no obligations. If these sessions go well then further sessions cost just £10 per month with all instruments and equipment provided. Possibly the best value musical coaching in the city? Contact via email to info@37th.co.uk or call Nick on 0795 6255 419.

Supplying and fitting of carpets, underlay (8m or 10mm), gripper, Door strips & vinyl flooring. I am also willing to fit any flooring purchased by you & if OK re-use your gripper & underlay. If required I can for an additional fee uplift old flooring and move furniture. Interior painting/decorating of gloss, emulsion and wallpaper hanging For a free quotation or advice, please call or email Keith, contact details 8

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Community news and what’s on Children From Barrs Court School Help Produce New Booklet On Barrs Court Moat The MOATivation group, who are working to preserve the 800 year old moat at Barrs Court, recently published their history booklet . Created by Moativation member Lis Jardine, with the help of 6-10 year olds from the school's Environment Club. It is an account, illustrated by the children, of the history of the moat site from the fourteenth century through to today. Barrs Court Moat is a scheduled ancient monument, hidden in the heart of a thriving community and within walking distance of popular local amenities such as Asda, Gallagher Retail Park and Aspects Leisure Complex. As well as being a valuable home to wildlife and an important educational resource for the school next door, it is a great community breathing space and play area. The booklet will be available free of charge from Cadbury Heath library or from Kingswood Heritage Museum. I asked Lis to tell me more: Barr's Court must have been impressive in its day, does it have lots of historical links too? The site has been occupied for at least 800 years; in its heyday in the late seventeenth century it would have been a very impressive building (perhaps a bit like Siston Court). The families who lived there were of high status, numbering bishops, MPs and famous scientists among their connections! The booklet we've put together traces the history of the estate back to pre-Roman times. How much more work is there to do and are you needing more volunteers?There is plenty to do at the moat! We would love to hear from anyone interested in joining in, either to help with work days in spring and autumn (litter picking, cutting back vegetation, pulling up reeds etc) Visit www.facebook.com/barrscourtmoat to find out more. What are the group's future plans and hopes? We're working with English Heritage, South Glos Council and Oldland Parish Council on several issues, including a replacement bridge, new bins, discouraging anti-social behaviour and in the long term dredging and relining the moat which is leaking badly. We also plan to hold regular work days and a summer family event every year. Our aim is to make the moat a safe and welcoming place to be, the pride of Barrs Court, enjoyed by everyone.

We need your help. We provide volunteer befrienders for disabled children in Bath, Bristol and North East Somerset and we need new volunteers to join our brilliant team of existing befrienders. If you can spare just two hours a week and want to make a huge difference to the life of a young person contact Janice today on 0117 9415868 or email hello@time2share.org.uk. Find out more on our website www.time2share.org.uk.

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New Pregnancy And Baby Massage Classes In Staple Hill Love Birth offers support, a space to relax and feel nurtured. Classes range from antenatal to postnatal relax and chat sessions to baby massage courses. So whether you are first time parents, growing your family or a new mum there are classes to suit everyone. All of my classes focus on the bond with your baby whether visualisation during pregnancy, breath work or massaging your baby with one to one eye contact. All of my classes are held in a beautiful studio in Staple Hill at the Portland Therapy Centre, a relaxed welcoming space. Anne Community news and what’s on The Salvation Army—135 Years Serving Kingswood. On Saturday the 7th of June 7pm. There will be an anniversary concert, held at Kingswood Methodist church, Two Mile Hill Kingswood. Celebrating this occasion. With the South Western Divisional Fellowship Brass Band. And the Black Sheep Harmony Ladies Choir (Bristol) . (with a retiring collection) On Sunday 8th of June 11am a service celebrating 135 years will be held at The Salvation Army Corps, ( church) . 266 Two Mile Hill Rd Kingswood. BS15 1AT. If you have connections past or present with Kingswood, or would just like to come along, we would be very pleased to welcome you to join in our celebrations. All welcome. www.salvationarmy.org/swe/ Bristol_Kingswood Tel 0117 9670996 Young at Heart at the Salvation Army 266 Two Mile Hill Kingswood, Tuesday 2 -3.30pm, for and afternoon of fellowship, friendship and fun. Please come along and enjoy meeting and making new friends. Fee £1 includes refreshments. Tel 0117 9601919

Over 50 Career Workshop, Weds 10th September at Kingswood Civic Centre Please book via the Red Door Coaching and Training website or call 01454 881954. Delegates must be over 50 and live in South Gloucestershire www..reddoorcoachingandtraining.co.uk Discover Sport with Kingswood and Hanham Bowling Club We are holding a taster morning for anyone who wishes to try bowling on Sunday 15th June between 9.00am and 1.00 pm The bowling green is in Kingswood Park If you would like more information Tel: John Serle on 07443602577 or Pat Baker on 07896168922 or just turn up on the day

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This free 7 week course will help you to learn practical tips and tools to speak with confidence in front of others for e.g. interviews, working in groups and in your everyday life. Refreshments and free crèche available but must book a place. Funded through Community Learning West and run by Chase and Kings Forest Community Project (CKFP). All courses are free to those with under a Level 2 qualification (under 5 GCSE’s grades A-C). Venue for both courses and crèche: Kingsmeadow Community Flat, 19 Barrington Close, Kingswood BS15 4QD To book a place and/or find out more contact Lucy Fieldhouse at CKFP office 0117 9604186 or 07527059269 or Email lucy.fieldhouse@chasekingsforestcp.org.uk

Specialist Help At Your One Stop Shop South Gloucestershire Council’s One Stop Shops are hosting two new advice surgeries presented by partner organisations, adding to the wide range of useful services currently on offer. You can drop in to the One Stop Shops at any time during opening hours and speak to one of our highly trained customer care officers who will be able to assist you with help and advice for a large variety of council services. Several partner organisations also hold specialist surgeries that are based in the One Stop Shops on specific days and times, with the latest additions presented by North Bristol Advice Centre and Talking Money. North Bristol Advice Centre are running weekly drop-in sessions at the One Stop Shops in Patchway and Kingswood offering free, professional, confidential advice and information on topics ranging from welfare benefits and debt to housing and employment. You can find them at Kingswood One Stop Shop on Wednesdays from 9.30am to 11.30am. Customers will be seen on a first come, first serve basis and should bring proof of income (wage slips or bank statements) and any paperwork related to the matter they would like to discuss. Orchard & Shipman provide a housing advice service for local residents, offering advice and information to help you keep or find a home. The service is available at Kingswood One Stop Shop every Tuesday from 9.30am to 12pm, These are drop-in sessions where customers will be seen on a first come, first served basis. For more information contact 01454 868009 or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/ onestopshops or www.southglos.gov.uk/

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We can help you every step of the way from design to final completeion. For a free estimate and design advise call 01454 314980

ELECTRICAL SERVICES Our electrical section is the most recent addition to our portfolio of in-house trades which has experienced rapid growth throughout the year. In addition to our bathroom electrical alterations we are now able to offer a range of electrical services, Periodic Electrical Inspection Certificates for landlords, Portable Appliance testing, upgrading of Electrical Consumer Units, outside lighting, garage and shed supplies are just some of the electrical services we are now able to offer. Our electrical services are also available for those unfortunate times you experience a problem in the home. To request a visit from one our electricians just call PJ Bryer and we’ll make sure we get out to you as soon as humanly possible. Call 01454 314980 For more information

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Dan Harford Wins Vauxhall Customer Excellence Award The staff at local dealership, Dan Harford are thrilled to announce the news of their latest achievement; a prestigious Vauxhall Customer Excellence Award. Once a year, the British manufacturer recognises customer reviews and rewards top performing retailers for their exemplary levels of customer service. To celebrate this special accolade awarded to Dan Harford, Steve Wiltshire and his team were presented with their Customer Excellence Award at the dealership in Bristol. General Sales Manager, Steve Wiltshire, comments: “The team and I are over the moon with this achievement and can’t thank our customers enough for their kind words in Vauxhall’s satisfaction surveys, which enabled us to secure this fantastic accolade.” “Each and every customer that visits the dealership can rest assured that they will be receiving a detailed and personal service, ensuring the utmost is done to meet their needs. As we invest so much time and energy in customer care, we’ll be doing our very best to ensure that we score even higher next year!” The retailer was one of 45 Vauxhall retailers in the UK to achieve the highest and most impressive combined scores from Vauxhall’s Purchase Satisfaction and Service Satisfaction surveys, calculated at the end of 2013. After buying a new Vauxhall and servicing their vehicle for the first or second time, customers are invited to take part in both surveys. Over 127,000 responses were collected last year, helping to generate an accurate and continual picture of Vauxhall customer experience. Martin Lay, Head of Vauxhall Brand, comments: “At Vauxhall, we are proud that Dan Harford has pulled out all the stops to make our customers’ purchasing and servicing experiences as positive as possible. The award is testament to the hard work invested into their consistent standards and all round high performance.”

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Community news and what’s on

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Meet & Make at Grimsbury Farm Love to create? Want to meet like-minded crafters? Come along every Wednesday to Meet & Make, where we get together and provide inspiration and equipment to those of you with the same interest. Every Wednesday 6.30pm The Barn Cafe Grimsbury Farm We do everything from appliqué to dressmaking, and quilting to embroidery Just £4 per session Call Caitlin to book on 07877 558778

Kingswood Gardening In Retirement Club We meet 1st Tuesday in the month. First floor in the house to the right in the entrance of the community centre. Contact the Chairman D. Leakey Phone No 1179676592. Meetings start at 2.00 pm. Outings to be arranged. Programme for first half of 2014: June 3rd A meal at The Fox. Then on to Jean Drews Garden - Winterbourne. July 1st Open garden at 4 Pembroke Road. Proceeds for Jessie May Nurses. Aug 5th Annual Flower Show. Invite from the Kingswood Friendly Circle Kingswood Friendly Circle meets every Wednesday (1.30-3.30) at Kingswood Community Association (see address below) , the weekly cost if only £1.50 for both members and visitors and that includes tea/coffee and biscuits. The group is for anyone age 55+ and there is entertainment provided 3 meetings a month, with Bingo on the 4th Wednesday. If you would like further information about this friendly group who also arrange some day trips for members later in the year, please phone Mrs Daws the Secretary on 01179 677778 Kingswood Community Association High Street Kingswood BS15 4AB Tel 0117 9674120 Office hours 9.30am-3.00pm Mon-Thur 9.30am-11.30 Friday and 6.45pm-9.00pm Mon-Thur Do you require a room or hall for a meeting or party?Look no further as K C A has all the facilities you need Book now limited spaces. Functions come with a Midnight Bar if required. Why not call in and pick up our latest programme of classes/activities? Social Knitting, Short Mat Bowls, Kick Boxing, , Zumba, Weightwatchers, Line Dancing, Koi Judo, Kingswood Players, AA, Jazzercise, Kingswood Friendly Circle, Jive Fusion, Pilates, Carer’s Choir, Sequence Dance, Keep Fit, French for Children, GKR Karate, Busin Ryu, Hokey Cokey Group, Taoist TaiChi, Bristol Mummies, Crazy Gang Entertainment, Baby Sensory

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Phone today for the new Advertiser’s Info Pack Tel Angie on 01454 774061 what’s on Friends of Kingswood Heritage Museum A Series of Circular Guided Walks for 2014 Sunday 8th June. 2.15pm. Warmley Gardens & Grotto. Meet at the Museum. Sunday 29th June. 2.00pm. The Dramway - Mangotsfield. Meet at Rodway Hill car park. op. Mangotsfield school. - Dramway walks take approx 2 hrs. Exploring the 19th c. Horse-drawn Mineral line, associated coal-pits & local history. Some stiles & mud, no need to book. All walks: - £2.00. Enquiries: - Chris Quarry. tel: (0117) 9575 387 Kingswood Heritage Museum. Tower Lane, Warmley. tel: (0117) 9605 664 www.kingswoodmuseum.org.uk

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An Unforgettable Visit To Thermae Bath Spa Wallowing shoulder deep in crystal-clear warm spa water, steam gently rising in the crisp air, the sun highlighting the city rooftops and tranquil Somerset countryside beyond, my thought as ...’WHY did I wait so long to visit this treasure on our doorstep?’ It’s now eight years since Thermae Bath Spa opened and it’s a world away from my childhood memories of swimming in the previous Bath pool— the spa is an exciting amalgam of Georgian and new building attracting visitors from all corners of the Earth. According to legend, Prince Bladud was cured of leprosy after bathing in the hot muddy waters, and in gratitude he founded the City of Bath around the springs in 863BC. In AD43 the Romans started the development of ‘Aquae Sulis’ and it grew into the largest baths complex outside Rome. The health benefits of taking and bathing in the waters of course led to the growth and popularity of Bath in the Georgian era and Bath is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Containing over 42 different minerals, over one million litres of natural spa water flow from the three hot springs each day and the thermal water used in all four pools is at a wonderfully relaxing temperature of 33.5°C (92°F). This warmth is most welcome as you step down into the pools and the emphasis is definitely of slowly enjoying the natural waters, not on exercise or swimming. With a constant bath depth of 1.35m (4’5”), adult non-swimmers can be confident not to be out of their depth and can enjoy the spa experience as well as anyone else. There are three baths in the main complex, called the New Royal Bath. The Minerva Bath (named after the Roman Goddess of Health and Wisdom) is on the lower ground floor, together with the Hot Bath, which is housed in the restored Georgian building and surrounded by treatment rooms. The Hot Bath is solely used for treatments such as ‘Watsu’, a signature treatment combining elements of shiatsu massage and acupressure. The Open Air Rooftop Pool is above three more floors which host more treatment and massage rooms, steam rooms, a changing suite, as well as an elegant ‘Springs Cafe’ Restaurant. All the floors are linked by two sets of lifts and stairs.

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Above: Cross Bath by Matt Cardy, Hot Stone Therapy by Rob Slade and left, the Minerva Bath by Dave Saunders


There is a dizzying choice of 40 spa t r e a t m e n t s available including hot stones, detox wraps, facials and massages. There are special spa and spa/tr eatm ent packages too as well as gift vouchers so I would definitely recommend you explore the website, pick up a brochure or telephone 0844 888 0844 to find out more. Treatments can only be booked along with a spa session. Separate to the New Royal Bath but just across the road is the bijou but stunning open air Cross Bath, an official sacred site. if you want to experience bathing in the natural warm spring water only (entry to the Cross Bath does not include access to the main spa facilities), then you might consider this an excellent option (the cost is £17 for one and a half hours spa session, not including towel, robe, slippers). Groups of 6+ should book in advance. Children under 12 not permitted and young people aged 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult/ guardian on a 1:1 ratio. A Spa session in the New Royal Bath starts from £27 for 2 hours (this would include access to the Minerva and rooftop pool, the steam rooms and the restaurant but not towel, robe or slippers). Spa sessions at the New Royal Bath on their own cannot be booked in advance unless you are a group of 8+. At weekends, groups size s limited to 12. Children under 16 are not permitted I tried the popular Twilight Package (from £42) which includes a 3 hour spa session, use of towel, robe and slippers and one dish from the Springs menu with a choice of selected wine/ beer/juice/water. I enjoyed a delicious and beautifully-presented Leek and Feta Quiche with dressed salad in the elegant restaurant. There is a full menu including vegetarian and GF options available on the website. There is also advice on the website about Medical Conditions and for anyone with accessibility difficulties -www.thermaebathspa.com or call the Reservations and General Enquiries Line on 0844 888 0844 Thanks to Thermae Bath Spa we have a fantastic prize of a Twilight for Two to be won by one of our readers this month—see below for details of how to enter. Angie

Top: Open air rooftop pool (photo by Andy Short) Thank you to Thermae Bath Spa for arranging my visit and also for use of all the photos

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