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In Brief Community engagement forum in Bradley Stoke
Fine weather triggers busy start to bowls club season
Ladies’ running course for beginners starts soon
The next Community Engagement Forum (CEF) for Bradley Stoke, Stoke Lodge and The Common takes place at Baileys Court Activity Centre BS32 8BH on Wednesday 5th June, starting at 7pm. South Gloucestershire Council’s CEFs, previously known as Safer and Stronger Community Groups, are about listening and responding to local people’s real issues. People in their communities know best what works for them and what their real needs are. CEFs have been developed through working with various partner agencies including Avon & Somerset Police, Avon Fire & Rescue, health authorities, town & parish councils and local organisations. To find out more, visit www. southglos.gov.uk/cef or phone the community engagement team on 01454 868113.
The largely fine weather has triggered a busy start to the Bradley Stoke Bowls Club season, writes Arthur Allan. Playing on greens in good shape means a lot for bowlers reaccustoming to outdoors, after the benign conditions of indoors. So far, both men’s league teams have won all their three games, the ladies faring less well. Several new bowlers seem to be settling in well. The Monday evening in-house league got off to a good start with the usual fish and chip supper, while the Friday Triples are due to start soon. Club members are looking forward to hosting a beginners’ session as part of the Bradley Stoke Community Festival on Sunday 9th June, so do come along with your flat shoes! For more information about the club’s future programme, visit our website www.bsbc.webs.com
Karen Gaman of Sole Sisters ladies-only north Bristol running club writes: The Sole Sisters Beginners’ Course is ideal for any ladies who want to start running, but don’t know how to begin. Three times each year we offer a training course for women who wish to start running, have never run before or are returning after a long period of rest/illness/injury. Our next course starts on Monday 3rd June. We set a realistic training programme, it’s a gradual buildup of mileage which, at the end of six weeks you will be able to join one of our main groups and hopefully enjoy it with a certain amount of self-satisfaction. Many of our current members started out on this course and are now running regular 10ks, half marathons and even full marathons, so what we offer is a trusted method. The cost of the course is £15. Full details, along with a downloadable application form can be found on the Sole Sisters website at www.solesistersrc. co.uk/beginners-course For our first week, we will meet at Baileys Court Activity Centre, Bradley Stoke BS32 8BH. Please print off and complete the application form and bring it with you to the first session, or just turn up on the night.
Royal British Legion on the lookout for knitters The Stoke Gifford branch of the Royal British Legion is looking to recruit more people to knit its famous knitted poppies in time for the 2019/20 Poppy Appeal. The knitted poppies are very popular and raise a great deal of money for the Poppy Appeal, but the branch struggles to keep up with demand. There is no pressure to knit a certain number of poppies – any amount you can manage will greatly help. If you are interested, please contact the branch via its email address rblstokegifford@gmail. com or phone Tony Peters on 07971 242845.
New members welcome at Little Stoke Ladies’ Club The Little Stoke Ladies’ Club (originally named Mothers’ Club) was formed in 1963 by a few young mums fed up with nothing going on in Little Stoke. They met in a school classroom two evenings a month and, after a year of going through all the legal procedures, a play-school finally opened in the youth club building on Little Stoke Lane. The name was changed to Ladies’ Club when they moved into the newly built community hall on Little Stoke Lane and they still meet there on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7.30pm (except August). The club has interesting speakers, open nights with quizzes and suppers, and organises a variety of trips. All ladies are welcome; please come and join us, or ring Julie Hills on 0117 931 5007.
We hand-deliver 8,700 copies of this magazine As well as being delivered to ALL of the 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke, a further 500 copies of this magazine are left at public locations in Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Patchway, Stoke Lodge, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne. These include community centres, shops, medical centres, takeaways and pubs. Larger quantities are left at Bradley Stoke Library and on the customer service desk at the Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra store. Residents of Stoke Lodge may pick up copies from the newsagents in Chelford Grove.
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June 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine.