Downend Voice July 2021

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downendvoice July, 2021, Issue 96


Blackhorse Primary School has created a farm in its grounds where children are growing crops. Head teacher Simon Botten said the project was having a positive impact on pupils' mental health and wellbeing - as well as providing produce for school meals and enhancing science, history and geography lessons. Report: Page 9

Scarecrow trail boosts schools A trail of scarecrows depicting storybook characters raised money for Christchurch Infant and Junior Schools. PAGE 7

£30m ring road scheme unveiled

Ban on street drinking NIGHT-TIME drinking on the streets of Staple Hill has been banned at weekends after a rise in assaults, drug dealing and crowds gathering. Police say the Public Spaces Protection Order, which is in

force on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to 4am, is in response to increasing levels of anti-social behaviour in the area. There have been nine separate incidents of assaults and public order offences, police

say. Some pubs in the area are now closing at 10pm, which has led to "significant numbers of people buying alcohol in off licences and continuing drinking in the High Street". Full story: Page 5

A £30m scheme to upgrade five roundabouts on the ring road over three years has been unveiled. PAGES 10 & 11

Police diversity champion's MBE Kermal Singh, from Downend, a diversity champion for Avon & Somerset police, has been awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. PAGE 19

HAIR DESIGNERS Why not give yourself a boost and feel uplifted during these times by trying out a new style, cut or even a vibrant colour? All of our stylists aim to offer a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience to help you feel and look amazing. Looking forward to see you soon! Craig & the team

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