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Summer 2017 - Issue 21

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ello Keynsham and warmest greetings from your Town Council.

Things are warming up and not only the weather, Locally we see a speeding up of developments in Keynsham to the north. south and east with a new fire station to the west, Regionally we have the on-going development of the West of England with a new mayor and a strategy to develop a joint authority Spatial Plan for the next twenty years. Finally, we have the uncertainty and opportunity of Brexit at national level with its ramifications for our local community and economy. B&NES Council has introduced a trial of a one-way High Street for a year, intended to have a positive impact on traffic flow and pollution. Once everything settles down we will be able to establish the merits and any problems of the new arrangement. B&NES has also continued to grow ‘The Space’ above the Library as a conference and cultural centre actively supported by local individuals and groups.



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We will have a very busy Summer with events delivered by our fantastic local volunteers. The acclaimed Keynsham in Bloom team will seek to repeat their Gold Medal success of last year. Planters will be extended in the HIgh Street and Queens Road with further expansion to Holmoak and Chandag Roads. A new feature will be a ‘Great Bike Trail’ with over 60 painted cycles full of flowers created by local people around the town. A map of the trail will be available from KTC office. Two important events will be the 20th anniversary of our Keynsham Music Festival, delivering great music through the week commencing Monday 26 June leading to two amazing days in the Park at the weekend. Also in that same week Keynsham Twinning Association will celebrate its 40th year with a visit from Libourne by our French friends and their Mayor. A Ballroom in the Park on Friday evening will be followed by the official naming of the ‘Libourne Lounge’ in our new civic centre the following day. I must mention the excellent work continuing by local residents with our developing Neighbourhood Development Plan but more of that next time. Also two innovative local groups are working to establish ways of connecting us all with acts of kindness and developing a litter free town – in various ways they illustrate the strength, nature and community spirit of our town. Enjoy the Summer,

Cllr Clive Fricker Chairman, Keynsham Town Council

C O N T E N T S

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Keynsham Good Citizens Awards

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Photo Competition

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Annual Report 2016/17

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Keynsham Walkers Are Welcome

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Grants Awarded 2016/17

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Timeout Youth Work update

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Keynsham Music Festival 2017

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Keynsham Memorial Bandstand Programme

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What’s On

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Keynsham High Street One Way Trial

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Keynsham Neighbourhood Development Plan update

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Schools News

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Meet the Team

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Keynsham things to do

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Recipe

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Council Meetings

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Your Town Councillors

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to and role within the Keynsham Scouting Organisation. Barrie had requested that his £100 award be presented to 1st Keynsham Scout Group.

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Unfortunately, Dave Johnson could not be present at the Annual Town Meeting so Mr Derek Butler collected the award on his behalf for services to the community and especially his support and dedication to the Keynsham Walkers Are Welcome Group.  Dave requested that his £100 award be presented to 1st Keynsham Scout Group and put towards the funds for the refurbishment of the hall floor.

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he Keynsham Good Citizens Awards for 2016 were awarded at the Annual Town meeting held on 27th April in the Space. Denise James received her award for being the driving force behind Keynsham In Bloom, and for steering the town towards Gold in the South West in Bloom competition. Denise spoke passionately in respect of Keynsham In Bloom, the organisation to ! which she had pledged her £100 award.

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ollowing on from a very successful 2016 competition, Visit Somerset and Keynsham Town Council are running another Summer Photo Competition for 2017 in a drive to encourage residents to share their favourite views of Keynsham. As part of the Town Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s membership with Visit Somerset, new promotional photographs are required to showcase everything the town can offer visitors. John Turner, CEO of Visit Somerset said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visit Somerset are delighted to be a part of raising the profile of the glorious market town of Keynsham within the county of Somerset. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photo competition yielded some wonderful shots of the town that can only help to build and increase on Keynshamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visitor economyâ&#x20AC;?.

Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition received nearly 50 entries with the judging panel, consisting of Keynsham Town Councillors and Linda Horne from Keynsham Photographic Society finding the quality of entries so high that a joint prize was awarded to Matt Prosser for his cosmopolitan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Festive Lights in Keynsham High Streetâ&#x20AC;? and James Mannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful shot of Keynsham Park. The winners of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition will receive tickets for Wookey Hole Caves near Wells as well as a trip on the West Somerset Railway, a 26-mile heritage railway through West Somerset from Bishops Lydeard near Taunton to Minehead courtesy of Visit Somerset, as well as a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s membership for the Keynsham Photographic Society. Entries should be emailed to marie@keynshamtc.gov.uk by Monday 31st July with all photos titled and names and contact details of the entrant included in the email.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17 Report by the Chairman of the Town Council Councillor Lisa O’Brien

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aving lived in Keynsham for almost thirty years, I am struck by the gathering pace of change. Our town is expanding in terms of numbers of residents but also in the breadth and variety of activity. During this last year there have been significant steps forward in the rejuvenation of facilities and living opportunities. After extensive consultation and feedback, residents’ input has contributed to the shape and content of the refurbished leisure centre, work on which is due to commence in summer of this year. The centre will be able to offer opportunities for activity and leisure for broader sections of the population and should take its place in our town as a ‘third hub’ for relaxation and entertainment. In addition, the ‘Riverside’ building has gained planning permission to be reconfigured for accommodation and further retail premises, integrating more seamlessly with our beautiful park and also presenting enhancement for the Temple Street area.

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Community groups continue to demonstrate dynamism and energy in promoting and working for our neighbourhood. ‘Keynsham in Bloom’ worked tirelessly to bring colour and vitality not just to the centre but to other areas such as Queens Road parade. For the second year running our town won ‘Gold’ in the South West in Bloom

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awards and part of the reason given was the way that so many residents of all ages worked together for the common goal. The same applies to our Keynsham Wombles undertaking the invaluable challenge of clearing rubbish from our environment. The Town Council has been working with over 100 residents to develop our Neighbourhood Development Plan, setting out the vision and process for Keynsham in future years. It is a timeconsuming and demanding task, involving research, investigation and discipline in aiming for realistic objectives, but its completion and acceptance could tailor and protect our environment from unwanted development. On another front, we have strengthened the remit of the Youth Service to extend opportunities to work with young people and also initiate outreach activities to assist neighbourhoods generally,

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mindful that our young residents are the future so we should invest in their health and wellbeing. To those residents who are new to Keynsham, we say a very warm welcome to what we believe is a wonderful place to live, work and play, to the others – well you know that anyway don’t you!

Planning and Development Committee Report Chairman, Councillor Clive Fricker

The past year has again been one of increasing activity for councillors and staff dealing with planning matters. National Government has stepped up  pressure on planning procedure to accelerate the development of new homes - an opportunity taken up by developers large and small. Meanwhile our Neighbourhood Development Plan announced last year continues to gather pace. We now have five working groups examining all aspects of current and future life

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Keynsham Winter Festival Report Chairman, Councillor

Judith Cron

The 2016 Winter Festival continued to evolve and become an event which was more family and community friendly, with the theme being a ‘festival of light’. The Festival is still in a transitional form and we continue to work towards an event where families and people of all ages can come along and enjoy the evening. With the help of volunteers we held workshops in local schools and made lanterns and sabre lights with the children. Those children then took part in the parade along the High Street, along with Father Christmas, and Princesses from the Keyford Dancing School.  Next year we would like to see the parade extended by encouraging more children to participate.

The parade started at St. Johns and ended at the Temple Street stage. However, we recognize that more interest is needed at the top end of the High Street, and around the Parish Church. Although there were more stalls, there’s still plenty of space for further community involvement. More businesses stayed open or left their lights on and we would like to further encourage this, with hopefully even more food outlets participating. Over 50 local businesses donated to the event and next year we wish to produce an even bigger programme of events.  The SPACE was again successful with choirs, theatre and local dancers throughout the evening. We were blessed with the weather, with no rain. We will continue to work towards a fun, exciting and family friendly 2017 Winter Festival and we are looking forward to seeing you there.

Allotments Committee Report Chairman, Councillor

Carole Duckett

As the continuing Chair of the Allotment Committee I have once again enjoyed the friendly meetings with members of the Keynsham Allotments Association and Town Councillors attending. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Allotment Association’s AGM but understand there are still some issues to resolve regarding the use of strimmers and having bonfires on site. These will be addressed at the next Council/ Allotment meeting due in March.   I was sad to note that the Keynsham Youth Service have decided to surrender their allotment this year but they were finding it very difficult to properly maintain the plot on only one session a week. I would like to thank all those allotment holders who have  supported the Young People and Youth Workers, with tools, seeds, plants and expertise over

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the years and have happy memories of when they won an award from Keynsham In Bloom. I wish the next plot holder well in maintaining plot 73 - enjoy the very nice raspberries growing there!     It is always a pleasure to visit the allotment site, and the Allotment holders are to be commended on how beautifully they maintain their plots.  

Grants Committee Report Chairman, Councillor Dave Biddleston

It’s a real joy to acknowledge the hard work of our local volunteers and in 2016 the Town Council was pleased to allocate £18,807.88 in general grants and £3,313.08 in arts grants from  its budget for local groups that benefit Keynsham residents. The committee met in June 2016 to consider applications for a grant and recommended that grants be awarded to the following community groups.

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n the second weekend in April it was clear blue skies and perfect weather that greeted all walkers who participated in this years’ Keynsham Walking Festival. With nine differing walks to choose from, the organisers were pleased with the turn out which was marginally up on last years’ inaugural event. WrW were pleased to welcome back four organisations who arranged walks for the event. They were Saltford Walkers, led by Tony Gilroy, Somerdale Ramblers, led by Les Cumner, Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society, led by Richard Dyson, and the Avon Wildlife Trust, led by Dave Sage, all of which had well more than 20 walkers. Two different walks were introduced. Alison Jordan from British Nordic Walking organised a walk on both days, and as a trial we arranged two beginners/taster walks for those just starting out. These were led by Keynsham WrW members Dawn Drury and Dave Johnson.

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GRANTS AWARDED FOR 2016/17 1st Keynsham Scout Group—Towards a replacement floor for the Scout H.Q. Avon Wildlife Trust (Keynsham Branch) - Grant for printing of the Keynsham Wildlife Report Baby Comes Too—To replace and replenish toys

1000.00 5.00 25.00 250.00

Bristol Natural History Consortium—To support the first ever Festival of Nature

900.00

Butterflies—Haven—Annual Balloon release tea party, Step-Up Youth Groups trips

1000.00

Combe Down Holiday Trust—Grant to provide holidays & days out for disabled people & their carers

1000.00

Community @ 67—Events—To purchase I pads to support the internet café of elderly residents

700.00

Community @ 67—ARTS— To support arts/crafts projects for older people and with disabilities

700.00

Fry Club Netball—Grant to purchase netball kit for under 12’s Golden Oldies Charity ARTS/GENERAL—2 monthly singing sessions in Keynsham—funding for transport

516.45 1000.00 826.16

Keyford Dancing School—To purchase costumes for a group of dancers performing in Disneyland Paris

1000.00

Keynsham Allotment Association—To improve security of the allotment site

1000.00

Keynsham & District Mencap Society—Funding for additional session work and community outings

1000.00

Keynsham Bowling Club—Assistance with the installation of a new gate

650.00

Keynsham Community Energy—To purchase 2 pop-up advertising banners plus information leaflets

500.00

Keynsham Explorer Scout Unit—To purchase equipment & opportunities that will allow young people in the community to experience adventure and personal development

900.00

Keynsham Life Saving Club—To contribute to pool hire. To enable the club to purchase equipment so that members can be trained in open water life saving

1000.00

Keynsham Methodist Church—Kitchen—To purchase a commercial dishwasher

1000.00

Keynsham Orchestra—To support the production of two concerts

900.00

Keynsham Town Walking Football Club—To establish an over 65’s walking football club within Keynsham

500.00

Keynsham Wombles—To provide litter picking equipment and to contribute towards insurance costs

500.00

Queens Road Church Pre-School—To replenish and add to toys and equipment

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St Francis Church—To provide furniture & blinds for new room in St Francis Community Centre

1000.00

St John’s Mother & Toddler Group ARTS/GENERAL—To purchase toys, dressing up clothes and replenish craft activity supplies

400.00

The Friends of Manor Road Woodland—To enhance the flora of the woodland and enjoyment of the visiting public

800.00

Transition Keynsham (Food Group) - To purchase apple picking and preserving equipment. Also production of an information leaflet for the abundance project

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Baby Comes Too ARTS—To purchase art and craft materials

Friends of St. Keyna Primary School—To assist the Green Team with their school and community projects

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Triumph Over Phobia—To support a self-help group in Keynsham

750.00

Walkers Are Welcome—To assist with the financing of a two day Walking Festival in 2017

600.00

The West of England MS Therapy Centre—To provide physiotherapy classes (specialist)

500.00

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part of the course. For those who are interested, we will be repeating the course later in the year as we have had enquiries from other young people.

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS Open Access sessions will become more flexible during the summer as, once the staff complete their MIDAS training in order to be able to use the ‘Dial a Ride’ minibuses, we are planning some trips out. Weather permitting, we may also be out in Memorial Park utilising our sports/games equipment.

TimeOut is currently open on the following evenings: Monday 18.30 – 21.00 Cookability – ASDAN Accredited Cooking Course 13 +

We have a new project starting in a few weeks, CPR Project. We will be training young people in CPR, who will go to other organisations and pass on their knowledge, using the visual aids provided, to others with the aim of saving lives.

Tuesday 19.00 – 21.30 Open Access for young people aged 13 + Wednesday 19.00 – 21.00 Project Night (different projects determined by young people aged 13 +) Thursday 19.00 – 21.30 Open Access for young people aged 13+

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ookability is a relatively new session at TimeOut and is an ASDAN accredited short course called ‘Food Wise’ which covers various aspects of the food industry together with practical work. This requires participants to sign up and commit to the full length of the course so it is not available to anyone who turns up on the night. The current group are now cooking at home and have produced some amazing dishes ranging from curries to quiches and, by the time this goes to print, will have experienced a guest cook showing them how to cook Japanese. They have their first trip to visit Waitrose Supermarket as

The Centre is nearly finished, we are waiting for the installation of Wi Fi to enable us to install our computers. The Recording Studio is nearly complete, all wired in and sound deadening done. We just need to complete the vocal booth, test the levels and download the software for the studio computer.

Looking into the future we are applying for funding for a 12 month Pilot Youth Detached Project for Keynsham, working with young people on the streets in Keynsham South, Keynsham Memorial Park and the High Street in collaboration with Community@67 and @One.

We are currently painting bikes for the Great Bike Trail, one has been completed with 2 to go, see below our ‘Cadbury Special’ nearly finished. We have also, as part of the Open Access sessions, had a Drumming Workshop, which was very successful and all young people took part throughout the evening. We will be doing this again in the Autumn. To keep up to date with TimeOut follow us on Facebook, the site is currently being up-dated, or even better pop in on a Tuesday or Thursday and see what is going on.


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whom go back to the very beginnings of the Festival and have supported it ever since. The Festival remains committed to original music and is an important regional facility for showcasing up and coming bands and musicians. That is why well over 500 apply to perform each year. Equally the Festival attracts performers from overseas who want to make inroads into the British Festival circuit. To add to that 2017 is the 40th anniversary of Keynsham’s twinning with Libourne in France. What better opportunity for a joint celebration in the Park on Friday 30 June with Strictly Come Keynsham an evening of dancing for all ages and abilities with the famous Thornbury Swing Band.

20 years of Keynsham Music Festival without a break, and renowned as one of the best surviving free community Festivals in the UK. The Keynsham Music Festival is now 20 years old. Initiated by the fledgling Keynsham Town Council the Festival is now both a registered company and a registered charity, and still relies on the volunteers and goodwill of the local community— businesses groups, and individuals. It remains entirely not for profit and a true community arts event. This year the focus of the Festival is firmly on Keynsham, and Keynsham performers, some of KEYNSHAM & DISTRICT TWINNING ASSOCIATION PRESENT: For the first time in conjunction with

THE KEYNSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

STRICTLY COME

KEYNSHAM A GREAT EVENING OF LISTENING AND DANCING With Thornbury Swing Band

ft. vocalist Charlie Atterton Top Stage Marquee, The Park

Friday 30th June

7.30pm onwards

Tickets: £10 available online www.keynshamtickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/ballroominthepark

On Sunday the 2nd July the Festival will conclude with Bread Over Bombs the band from Los Angeles who are also a charity, and who have contributed to Keynsham’s Food Bank. There will be a Festival party finale on stage! This is a week of musical performance and related Arts activity for the whole community to enjoy. Please donate generously to ensure its future.

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The Festival Saturday in The Park Folk IN The PaRk

A range of folk music performances and dance throughout the afternoon and evening in the Abbey stage marquee: see full line up on website, but don’t miss Folklaw headlining soon after 9pm. Morris and historic dance will be performed on the new dance stage throughout the afternoon.

The Gala CoNCeRt

The Keynsham Orchestra are back. Saturday evening in glorious sunshine and a programme of classical favourites. 7.30 pm Free Bring your picnic gear or ensure a seat inside the marquee. Collect you free ticket from Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple St.

GROUNDED GARDEN STAGE

Kicks off for the weekend on Saturday afternoon, with a further selection of acoustic music to sip coffee to.

VINTAGE AND CLASSIC KEYNSHAM CARS An Extravaganza of Food

Remember Keynsham Food Festival? The Festival hosts a revival for this year hoping that we can help it to remain a fixture on the calendar. It does mean a real feast of food possibilities, farmer’s market style, to browse between music …….

The Keynsham Cars group return with their popular line-up. This year see them in the bandstand area, for a change!

Keep up to date with all Festival developments and listings at: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk


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SUNDAY 2ND JULY 2017 12.00 TOP STAGE

THE KOOKETTES 12.3013.00

ABBEY STAGE

PRIIBRIGHTER LIGHTS 12.3013.00

BAND STAND STAGE LOVE DANCE STAGEPROGRAMMED BY BATH DANCE

KEYNSHAM BRASS BAND 12.00-13.00

13.00 BASHEMA 13.10-13.40

BLAK RABBIT 13.15-13.45

PRIITA 13.1513.45

14.00 THE BLUSH 13.5514.25

15.00 STONE COLD FICTION 14.4015.15

JOE CARREYETT 14.0014.30

ROCK PIPES 14.00-14.45

LUNA BLUE 14.4515.20

CAMELEONZ 14.5515.30

FLOWERPOT 15.3016.05

THIS YEAR IS KEYNSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY, AND IT’S GOING TO BE SPECIAL! HERE’S THE LINE UP FOR THE SUNDAY (see final listings on website www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk)

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17.00

THE PHOENIX RIVER BAND 16.20-17.00

BARAKA 17.15-17.55

THE EUPHORIA 15.35-16.10

COSMIC NINJA 14.3017.00

CHARLIE & JAKE 15.4516.15

JJ GATSBY BAND 16.3017.05

A FULL AFTERNOON OF AN ENORMOUS SPECTRUM OF DANCE, WITH KEYNSHAM’S KEYFORD DANCING SCHOOL TO PROFESSIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE, ‘AKA DANCE’ AND MANY MORE

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE

STAGE

GROUNDED GARDEN STAGE

A SELECTION OF KEYNSHAM AND LOCAL COMMUNITY PERFORMERS INCLUDING CHANDAG INFANTS DANCE AND THE WESTERLEIGH WIND BAND!

A FULL PROGRAMME OF SMALL INTIMATE SETS BROUGHT TO YOU BY SOME BIG NAMES!

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KEVIN AND THE DESTROYERS 17.15-19.00

SUPER-D 17.2017.55

18.00 STONE BORDELLO 18.10-18.50

PIXI ENCORE 18.15-19.00

HOGGS BISON 18.10-19.45

19.00 VERDISA (SAM EVANS) 19.05-19.45

KINSMAN 19.15-20.00

20.00

21.00

SLAP FACE AND THE HOAGIES 20.00-20.40

BREAD OVER BOMBS 21.00-21.45

VIENNA DITTO 20.15-21.15

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The FESTIVAL Festival Week THE WEEK

MONDAY JUNE - FRIDAY 30TH JUNE Monday 26th26TH June—Friday 30th June

Eco Art Site Attractions in The Park for Festival Weekend There will be a strong ecological theme at this year’s Festival - including installations from Keynsham’s pioneering

The Festival Week Monday 26th June—Friday 30th June Soul Shakers: + Booking Fee

Resourceful Earth, Bristol Water, and of course The Wombles. In particular there will be some stunning fun for kids in the form of a sustainable stegosaurus crawling around the Park. Liberty Rocks Arts presents the debut performance of their new show Arc onboard the Marie Celestial. The machine is a mechanical play space, stage set, aerial circus rig and flame thrower. The cabin is full of curiosities and children are invited to sit in the captain’s chair!

It was built by a community cooperative project which trained young people in metalworking. This is a flagship project by local artists Ruby Jennings and Juliet Webb. Arc is an intergalactic detective story, which takes place throughout space and time. A strange and otherworldly culture of people from a destroyed planet are lost in space and looking for a safe place to call home. They have travelled so far and so long onboard a sentient ship, encountering all sorts of mysterious perils and now they have arrived here. Suitable for all ages, rolling performances and family activities bring the ship to life.

Opera:

Price TBC

Soul Shakers:

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The Marie Celestial will play a part after Friday’s Twinning Dance. On the Saturday, it will be a static art piece to play on. On the Sunday, it will provide rolling interactive performances.

+ Booking Fee

+ Booking Fee

Opera: Expect more to be added so keep up to date at: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk All Festival Tickets where needed (except Gala Concert) from Keynsham Tickets: http://keynshamtickets.cloudvenue.co.uk

Price TBC

The IJ McGill Creative Arena will support Arc with further related activities for kids, young and old.


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1st July

1st July 8th July

Fit for the future Find out more about local health services and have your say on future plans at our annual general meeting that we are holding in Keynsham on Thursday 27 July. In Keynsham and across Bath and North East Somerset, there is an increased demand for all types of local health and care services. This means budgets are being stretched further. Join us on 27 July and get involved in our plans for local services so together we can make sure our NHS is sustainable and fit for the future. The meeting will start at 9.30am and finish with a light lunch. During the morning there will be presentations from local health and care leaders, question and answer sessions and plenty of opportunity for lively discussion and debate. To register for our annual general meeting, follow the link on our website banesccg.nhs.uk. Or contact Stacey Saunders via email stacey.saunders@nhs.net or call 01225 831 440.

8th July

29th July

22nd July 29th July

Festival of Nature—Park Event City of Bristol Brass Band

of Bristol Brass Band 25th June City Keynsham Brass Band

25th June 2nd July

2nd July 9th July 16th July

12.00-9.30pm 12.00-9.30pm 3.00-5.00pm 12.00-9.30pm

Paulton Parish Marshfield BandBand

2.00-4.00pm 3.00-5.00pm

Salvation Army Hymns in the Park

23rd July

Bristol East & Kingswood Band

Bristol East & Kingswood Band Key Voices Choir

Clevedon Brass Band

Key Voices Choir Bath Spa Band

Clevedon Brass Band RAF Association Band

30th July Spa Wind Band Band 13th Aug Bath Redland

RAF Association Band Bristol Fashion Chorus

13th Aug Wind Band 20th Aug Redland Moody Will & The Roll and Stevie Nicole Brown 19th Aug

27th Aug Bristol Oldland Brass Chorus Fashion 10th Sept Moody Loud Word—Story Telling Craft Making 20th Aug Will & The Roll and and Stevie Nicole Brown

23rd Sept 27th Aug 1st Oct

2.00-4.00pm 3.00-4.50pm

Marshfield Band Music Festival

Salvation Army Hymns in the Park

19th Aug 6th Aug

11.00 am-5.00pm 2.00-4.00pm

MusicFestival Festival Music

16th July

6th Aug

TIME

3.00-4.50pm 12.00-9.30pm

Paulton Parish Band

30th July

TIME

11.00 am-5.00pm

Keynsham Brass Band Music Festival

9th July

23rd July

22nd July

PERFORMANCE

Sun PERFORMANCE 18th June Festival of Nature—Park Event

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The Summerhouse Band Oldland Brass

Keynsham Light Opera Group

10th Sept

Loud Word—Story Telling and Craft Making

1st Oct

Keynsham Light Opera Group

3.00-4.15pm

2.00-4.00pm

3.00-4.45pm

3.00-4.15pm

2.30pm-4.30pm

3.00-4.45pm

3.00-5.00pm

2.30pm-4.30pm 3.00-4.45pm

3.00-5.00pm

2.30-4.00pm

3.00-4.45pm 3.00-5.00pm 2.30-4.00pm 3.30-5.00pm 3.00-5.00pm 3.00-5.00pm 2.00-4.00pm 3.30-5.00pm 1.30-4.00pm 3.00-5.00pm 2.30-4.15pm 2.00-4.00pm 2.30-4.00pm

1.30-4.00pm

Keynsham Town Council on 0117 9868683 or email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk 23rd Sept The Summerhouse Band 2.30-4.15pm 2.30-4.00pm

Keynsham Town Council on 0117 9868683 or email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

For further information contact Keynsham Town Council on 0117 9868683 or email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk


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WHAT’S ON JUNE 10th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk, from 9am to 1pm. 10th to 18th - Saltford Festival, the nine-day event has become a village tradition and is now in its fourth incarnation. 10th - Saltford Super Saturday at Saltford Sports Club from 1pm to 11pm. Free family fun! 11th - Car Boot Sale at Keynsham Rugby Football Club from 7.30am to 12.30pm.

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13th - Town Council Meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 16th - A Plastic Ocean at Keynsham Community Space from 6.45pm. Tickets £10, includes drinks and nibbles, proceeds go to Avon Wildlife Trust. 17th - Abbeyfield Grand Opening of their newly refurbished house in Keynsham, 2.30 to 4.30pm. Live music, delicious home-made refreshments, and a show apartment. Team members and current residents will be delighted to meet you. Call 0117 973 6997. 17th - Saltford Drama Club presents ‘Friends Meet Again’ at Saltford Hall. Tickets £12 with a two course hot supper. Tickets available from Saltford Post Office, events@saltfordhall.co.uk, Saltford Golf Club (Bar) and Davies & Way, Saltford. 18th - Car Boot Sale at Keynsham Rugby Football Club, 7.30am to 12.30pm. 18th - Festival of Nature in Keynsham Memorial Park from 1pm to 5pm.

Keynsham 4 Week Challenge Exciting news ... We are 3 weeks in to our 4 Week Challenge at Broadlands Academy, Keynsham. Everyone loving life and losing inches, learning about nutrition, changing lifelong habits, eating a balanced diet and every day feeling confident that they will know how to continue and maintain the new lifestyle habits they have adopted and not go back to the old ones. Bella: “Thanks to the Challenge, I now start my day with an ideal breakfast which is very tasty, quick and easy to make. I now eat 5-6 balanced and portion controlled meals a day and drink 2-3 litres of water daily. Before, I hardly drank 1 litre. I now exercise with the focus on losing fat whilst gaining muscle, focusing 80% on my nutrition and 20% on fitness. I get a lot of support from my coach, I’m learning so much. It really is a perfect lifestyle for me.” Delia: “Cassy’s programme is so warm and welcoming. I’m almost allergic to exercise. I was worried being so out of shape it would be too much for me. But Cassy makes it light hearted and builds it up. I feel more content in my body just 3 weeks in and am signing up for the next run through.”

Lisa: “What I have gained from the Challenge? I enjoy my CobraFIT workouts with people like myself who are trying to make a change to our lives and health. I am now getting to understand a little about how the bodies absorb food and what benefits they have on you. I have gotten into a new routine with my Ideal breakfast. I have been approached before about Herbalife Nutrition and was not really that interested as I thought it was a diet and had told myself I don’t want to change! I really have to thank my friend for encouraging me to take this journey with her as it has given me motivation to actually lose weight and get healthy as I need to be here for my disabled son more than anything else. A big thank you to Cassy for her continued support in this challenge because it is a challenge when you have been overweight for so many years that you just give up on trying...” Register for next Challenge Contact Cassy 07714242167

19th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 21st - Midsummer Wine Festival at Avon Valley Railway. Join Avon Valley Railway for a fascinating tasting of delicious English wines! Limited ticket availability. Early booking is strongly advised. Tickets cost £15 to include admission to the event, wine and cheese tasting from the producers. 25th - Car Boot Sale at Keynsham Rugby Football Club, 7.30am to 12.30pm. 25th - Keynsham Brass Band perform in the Keynsham Memorial Park bandstand from 3pm to 4.50pm. 26th to 2nd July - Keynsham Music Festival in Keynsham Memorial Park. Line up, includes some of the best performers in the region and beyond: delicious food, real ales, stalls and creative activities for all to enjoy. 30th - Blood Donor Session at St John’s Church Hall, 1 The Park, Keynsham, 1.25pm - 3.30pm and 4.30pm 7.40pm. Book your appointment at www.myblood.co.uk.

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12th - Blood Donor Session at St John’s Church Hall, 1 The Park, Keynsham, 1.25pm - 3.30pm and 4.30pm - 7.40pm. Book your appointment at www.myblood.co.uk. 16th - Car Boot Sale at Keynsham Rugby Football Club, 7.30am to 12.30pm. 18th - Town Council Meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 21st to 23rd - Bristol Harbour Festival from 6pm on Friday to 6pm on Sunday. Lots for all the family to see and do! 21st - La La Land at Saltford Hall, doors open at 6.45pm. Tickets £5 on the door. 29th to 30th - Vintage Transport Festival at Avon Valley Railway. A special weekend celebrating our rich road, rail and river transport heritage. 31st - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend.

AUGUST

JULY

5th - Keynsham Fake Festival 2017 at Keynsham Rugby Football Club from 12.30pm to 11.45pm. Tickets are £18 for adults and £10 for children aged 10-17.

1st & 2nd - Keynsham Music Festival in Keynsham Memorial Park from 12pm to 9.30pm.

12th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk, from 9am to 1pm.

2nd - Car Boot Sale at Keynsham Rugby Football Club, 7.30am to 12.30pm.

15th - Town Council Meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend.

8th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk, from 9am to 1pm. 9th - Teddy Bears Picnic at Avon Valley Railway. FREE train travel for children who bring their Teddy Bear! Enjoy a family teddy bear trail, craft activities onboard the train, face-painting and Punch & Judy shows. 9th - Car Boot Sale at Keynsham Rugby Football Club, 7.30am to 12.30pm. 10th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend.

18th - Blood Donor Session at St John’s Church Hall, 1 The Park, Keynsham, 1.25pm - 3.30pm and 4.30pm - 7.40pm. Book your appointment at www.myblood.co.uk. 21st - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 26th to 28th - Grandparent’s Weekend at Avon Valley Railway. Grandparents travel for half price when accompanied by at least one paying child. Bring them along for a fun day out!


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Flipout Trampoline Arena is now

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After Dark Disco’s Birthday Parties, FlipFit fitness classes & special events

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open in Longwell Green!

during term time means you can bring your little ones whilst its quieter at a reduced rate

Tel: 0117 961 2043

One Way Trial A new road layout for the centre of Keynsham was introduced on the 2 May, in response to resident feedback that the High Street should be made a more pleasant place to shop and spend time. A one-way system has been implemented on a trial basis to find out if this can reduce the impact of traffic, improve air quality and allow future improvements to the pedestrian environment. If it proves successful, more substantial changes identified through public consultation would follow.

The one-way system is working southbound on the High Street (ie towards Bath Hill). A new bus stop has been added southbound in the High Street while a cycle contraflow has been added on the northbound side. The roundabout at the top of Bath Hill has been removed and at the end of the High Street, all traffic except buses, taxis and cycles must turn left.

Comments regarding the new layout can be sent to transportation@bathnes.gov.uk

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During the trial, detailed monitoring will allow before and after comparisons to be made of the potential benefits and issues associated with highway network performance, air quality, parking and pedestrian footfall. The trial is being implemented over a 12 month period, but may stay in place for up to 18 months while a decision is taken on whether to keep the changes or restore the old road layout.

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Abbeyfield House, on Westbourne Avenue, in Keynsham, boasts 14 luxury en-suite flats, landscaped gardens, and large, sunny garden room where residents enjoy home-cooked meals, and a calendar of social events. The house provides a unique alternative to older people who are struggling living on their own; but who wish to remain independent; and want to be part of a community of other, likeminded people. Residents also benefit from the reassurance of an Abbeyfield team member on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – in case they do want extra support.

As you may know, there are currently 5 main topic groups, as listed: • RECREATION, LEISURE, SPORT, HEALTH AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION • BUSINESS, EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH • HERITAGE, CULTURE, TOURISM, MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT • SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL • ROADS, TRANSPORT, PARKING AND INFRASTRUCTURE

TOPIC GROUPS

are made up of local residents who are interested in sharing ideas on a topic area. The groups are currently in process of defining key issues in their topic area, and writing draft planning polices to address these.

YOUNG KEYNSHAM

We will also be holding some youth workshops in order to gauge opinion of young people, as adults of the future, to understand what they want to see for future Keynsham. We are going to engage via schools and colleges, the Youth Service and Keynsham Youth Forum.

PLANNING FOR GROWTH

Keynsham will definitely grow during the upcoming years, and it is important that we can incorporate and plan for this growth - ensuring the town develops and grows in a considered way, and that we are able to keep and even improve the character of our community.

SURVEY

In compiling the NDP document, we want to represent the views of all, and so we want to hear from everyone, and understand how you see Keynsham evolving over the next 15-20 years. The Town Council will be issuing a survey over summer, to as many residents as we can reach. The survey will be published in this very magazine, and hard copies will be available at various venues around the town, including the Library and the Town Council office. In addition to this, an online version of the survey will be published.

THE PLAN

It is important to us that the plan reflects a clear identity for the town, and therefore the second half of this year will be spent in shaping this document carefully before it is submitted to BANES for approval. Following approval, the document will go to referendum for the town. If you want to find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan, or would like to get involved, please come and find us at the Festival of Nature and the Keynsham Music Festival, where we will be happy to talk to you about the NDP – or alternatively, you can contact ndp@keynsham-tc. gov.uk or call Deb Cooper at the Town Council office, on 0117 9868683.

The charity has had a presence in the Keynsham area for over 30 years and is firmly rooted in the Keynsham community. Initially a singlehouse run by Abbeyfield Bristol & Saltford, it merged with Abbeyfield Bristol & Keynsham in 2014. Shortly afterwards, the house underwent an extensive refurbishment during which time, existing residents moved to Abbeyfield’s new, purpose-built house in Hanham. Abbeyfield enjoys tremendous support from residents living in Keynsham, many of whom are volunteers for the house; as well as key local figures such as District Councillor, Mr Alan Hale, who will be attending the party on Saturday 17th June. The new West of England Mayor, Mr Tim Bowles, has also agreed to officiate the Grand Opening and will be cutting the ribbon. Says Keynsham house manager, Charlene Fleck, “We are very excited to open our doors to guests for the afternoon and are looking forward to

meeting new people, as well as welcoming old friends”. Guests can look forward to live music, refreshments all made on the premises, and a tour of the house and show apartment. If you are interested in knowing more about life in an Abbeyfield house, you will be welcome to go along on the day. Or alternatively, viewings of the house are available at anytime with appointment. Call 0117 973 6997. www.abbeyfield-bristol.co.uk.

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fter the huge success of last year’s family fun day, Festival of Nature will be returning for the another year, bringing with it a day of exploration and discovery on Sunday 18th June at Keynsham Memorial Park. Get hands-on with activities from local and national environmental organisations, and become a detective for the day to search for hidden creatures. With activities for wildlife lovers of all ages, there is something for everyone as we unearth some amazing nature secrets in the heart of Keynsham – what will you discover?

Things to look out for: • Free live performances by one of the UK’s most inventive outdoor arts companies – Desperate Men. As they debut their show ‘We are Ducks’ on the Memorial bandstand at 1pm and 4pm. Inspired by the group’s many riverside jaunts, expect charm, song and silliness! • Take a guided wildlife walk around the park and find out what’s living by your local river. • Meet Keynsham’s wildlife experts, and find out what you can do to help nature on your doorstep. • Join the mini Bio-Blitz, explore Memorial Park and find as many species as possible during the day! • Visit ‘Lionel’ the Campervan cinema and watch nature themed films inside a converted VW T25 campervan With over 100 exhibitors at this year’s festival make sure to look out for some of the organisations who will be joining us in Keynsham…

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Neighbourhood Development Plan Recreation Topic Group Keynsham in Bloom Keynsham AWT WWT

Bristol Naturalists’ Society National Trust B&NES Parks Natural England

Royal Entomological Society The Bristol GREENPEACE Group And many more.

All events are free to enter, but some may require advance booking so visit www.festivalofnature.org.uk for a full listing and more information. You can also follow the festival on Twitter: @FestofNature and on Facebook: @BristolFON

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ears I and 2 have been exploring‘Wheels, Wings and Other Things ‘so they were thrilled when the Fire and Rescue Service from Hicks Gate Station, visited at the end of last term. The children had a great time trying on some of the fire fighters’ uniform and sitting in the crew cab.

and personal safety awareness. It was all part of the exciting and relevant curriculum here at St Keyna.”

Everyone was able to investigate the fire engine, ask questions about the equipment on board and have a go at using the hose to squirt water. Following a talk on personal fire safety the children are now experts in Stop, Drop and Roll. Sue MacGrain, KS1 leader, said, “The visit was an engaging and active learning opportunity as well as being a spring board for writing, artwork

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he Equalities Team at Castle School were very excited to launch new Friendship Benches. There are now two benches on each playground with a special sign on them. The idea is that if the children feel that they don’t have anyone to play with that they will sit on

the Friendship Bench. It is the whole school’s responsibility to ensure that that child is then asked to join in a game with some other children. The E-Team will oversee all of this and they hope that it will make the playground a happier place where everyone feels included.


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ake Festivals, the UK’s only touring tribute festival, is back and celebrating its 11th year this summer - and the event is returning to Keynsham Rugby Club on Saturday 5th August. World-class tributes to Coldplay, Guns n’ Roses and David Bowie will be blasting out their iconic songs, along with five local support bands providing the warm up to get the crowd in the party mood. There will also be a main bar inside the marquee and a variety of food and entertainment stalls in the outside arena Pete Marsh, organiser of Keynsham Fake Festival, is delighted to be bringing the tour back again. “Last year’s 10th anniversary celebrations were a real highlight to mark the growth of the festivals over the past decade and the Keynsham Fake Festival weekend was so warmly welcomed by the

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community. I look forward every year to seeing those faces in the crowd singing along and having an amazing day.” Marsh added: “We are very proud to be the UK’s only touring tribute festival, supporting some of the UK’s best tribute acts and local homegrown talent. 2017 also sees some new additions to the tribute line-up, and we are delighted to welcome two of them to the stage this year at Keynsham, Guns2Roses and Aladdinsane, the David Bowie tribute.” Discounted early bird tickets are already on sale until midnight on 5th July from the Fake Festivals website, www.fakefestivals.co.uk, and are priced as follows: Adult £18.00 Young Person (10-17 years) £10.00 Family (2 Adults, 2 Young Persons) £46.00 Under 10’s are FREE

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MEET THE TEAM DEB COOPER

Q. Do you live in Keynsham? A. I was born in London, in Lambeth Walk (Oi!) and lived there for over 30 years, before moving to Bristol. In Bristol, I lived on Gloucester Road, and a year ago now I moved from a Victorian house there to a 1960’s one-storey place here. For the first time in my life, I live in a house with straight walls and proper corners – this is bliss for someone with extreme minimalist taste in houses and furniture!! Q. What did you do before you came to Keynsham? A. I’ve done many things – in no particular order, I’ve been a shop worker, a singer, a teacher, an independent video producer, a Project Manager, a café owner, a Programme Manager. Q. What made you apply for the job as Neighbourhood Development Plan CoOrdinator? A. I wanted to get more involved in the community I had moved to, and this seemed like the right kind of job to do just that. It’s quite a different role to the roles I have had more recently, which have been quite Business and Technical-focused. Q. What’s the best thing about the job? A. I get to work with a lot of members of the public, through the 5 topic groups working on the Neighbourhood Development Plan, as well as the myriad of people that come into the Town Council office every day, with queries ranging from burial plots to parking fines. I am also really learning about all the amazing

voluntary and community groups that work so hard in Keynsham. Q. What are your hobbies/interests? A. I love music and singing (I play several instruments). I am a keen bee-keeper. I have taught Aikido (a non-aggressive martial art) and I help out with IT and Robotics workshops for young people. I am also a member of the National Museum of Computing, based at Bletchley Park. Q. Who are your biggest heroes? A. Ada Lovelace, Maya Angelou and The Dalai Llama. Q. What do you think are the best things about living in Keynsham A. It feels like a proper, distinct community – it still has the feeling of ‘belonging’, which as a city-dweller until now, I have never experienced before. Q. If you could recommend one thing about Keynsham to a friend, what would it be? A. Come and live in a place that still feels like it has a ‘heart’.


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THINGS TO DO MONDAY Keynsham Duke of Edinburgh’s Keynsham Open Award Centre meet Wednesday’s, 7.309.00 p.m. at Somerdale Pavilion. Contact Lynn Whitfield dofekoac@gmail.com Keynsham’s community singing group meet every Monday between 7.15pm to 9.30pm at St Dunstan’s Church Hall, Bristol Road. Contact Roy on 0117 949 8587 for more information. Free community play sessions are being held on Mondays in Downfield Park, Cleeve Grove, Keynsham between 3.30pm and 6pm. The sessions are arranged by Wansdyke Play Association. For more information, contact admin@wpg-play.com. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Mondays 7.30 – 9pm at Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Rd, Keynsham BS31 2FW. Singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and having a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. A friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk. Baby Massage at Keynsham Children’s centre. For more information please contact 01225 395400. Babies Group from 11.00am-12.30pm. For mums and dads with babies up to 18 months. Pregnant women and partners welcome at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Youth Group meets on a Monday night and is open to all young people in school year 8 and above. From 7pm to 9pm at St John’s Youth and Community Centre.

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Beginners Pilates 6.05 - 6.50pm at Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2DY (term time only). Car park available. Beginners Hatha Yoga 6.55 - 7.55pm at Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2DY (term time only). Car park available. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 7pm. Pilates and Integral Health Yoga at Broadlands Academy, Keynsham. Pilates 6 - 6.45pm and Yoga 6.55 to 7.55pm. For information call 07789 880415. TimeOut Monday 18.30 – 21.00 ‘Cookability’ 13 – 19yrs ASDAN accredited short course ‘Foodwise’ developed to give YP practical experience of cooking, but also looks at Budgeting, Food Industry, Presentation/Preparation/ Practical Skills. All completed through a 60 hour ASDAN short course and then accredited. Limited to 12 YP and would need to commit to gain the award.

TUESDAY Open Access at TimeOut for 13 – 19 yrs from 7pm to 9.30pm. Usual facilities of a Youth Centre, when Wi Fi is connected will have IT access via 4 PC’s to include animation facilities, Music Studio, Arts and Crafts, Movie Nights, Gaming area, Cooking. TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Contact 0117 9868 683 for more information. St Keyna Townswomens Guild meet every second Tuesday of the month between 9.45 am and 11.45 am in the Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. There are always lots of interesting speakers covering wide ranging subjects. Sub groups meet on other days and these include Art, Books, Outings, Skittles, Walkers, Scrabble and many more. It is most enjoyable way to make new friends or embark on a new hobby so do come along to our next meeting - enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and you will be made most welcome. Keynsham Old Time Dance Club meet at The Fear Hall High Street, Keynsham (Sept – May). 7.30pm to 10pm. Professional Teachers; easy friendly social atmosphere. Visitors and New Members welcome. Further details on 0117 986 4014. The Fry Club joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information contact 0117 986 4785.

Early Support Stay & Play Sessions from 9.30am11.15am on 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact Keynsham Children’s Centre 01225 395400. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Tuesdays 7.30 – 9pm at the Fear Hall in the High St. Singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and having a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. A friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk. Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church every third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 8pm. Keynsham Walking Football Club 10 - 11am at Keynsham FC on 3G pitch for over 65’s. Just turn up and play. For more details contact Martin on 07754 543719 or martincoles@blueyonder.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY Project Night at TimeOut, project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. 7pm to 9pm every week for 13 – 19yrs. Topics decided by young people, currently Young People’s Sexual Health until 31.03.17. Limited to 14 young people. TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Keynsham Photographic Society meets weekly between September and April, upstairs in The Fear Hall, 7.30pm. For more information visit www.keynshamphotograhicsociety.co.uk Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 4pm. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Wednesday mornings 11am – 12.30pm at the Fear Hall in the High St. Singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and having a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. A friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you

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just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk. Speech & Language Toddler Time 10am-12noon (referrals only). Telephone 01225 831752 or speak to your health visitor. Maths@67 runs every Wednesday in term time from 4pm to 5pm for children in years 5 and 6. For more information contact community@67 on 0117 9863961. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Circuits at Keynsham Sports Centre from 6.35pm to 7.30pm. The Keynsham Good Afternoon Choir meets every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm at Keynsham Methodist Church. There is NO charge for attending your first rehearsal and there are no auditions. Everyone is welcome. Bath musicman Grenville Jones is the conductor and Sandie Middleton is the accompanist.

THURSDAY Open Access at TimeOut for 13 – 19 yrs from 7pm to 9.30pm. Usual facilities of a Youth Centre, when Wi Fi is connected will have IT access via 4 PC’s to include animation facilities, Music Studio, Arts and Crafts, Movie Nights, Gaming area, Cooking. TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Contact 0117 9868 683 for more information. ASP Poetry Circle meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Meeting Room 1 or reception, Broadlands School, Keynsham from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. For more info go to www.totallymaracas. btck.co.uk/ASPPoets. PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT MEET IN AUGUST. Stay and Play (for 0-5 years) from 9.30am to 11.00am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Play and development opportunities for parents and children to meet and have fun. Keynsham Film Works meet on the first Thursday of every month (except in July and August) at The

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Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham at 7.45pm. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Yoga class at Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road (some experience is beneficial) 6.15pm to 7.45pm call 01761 472616. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am TO 11.15am and 12.15pm TO 7pm Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre from 10.30am TO 11.15am and 7pm TO 7.45pm. Slimming World Classes at Keynsham Baptist Church, High street at 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Kelly for more information on 07795 951137. Integral Hatha Yoga suitable for beginners at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick road, Keynsham from 6-6.45pm and 7-8.30pm. Call 07789 880415 for more details. Childminding Group from 9.30am - 11.30am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Contact Sarah Allum on 01225 396071 or 07530 233002. Beginners Hatha Yoga 6 - 6.45pm at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2PW. Hatha Yoga & Mindfulness 7 - 8.30pm at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2PW. Wellsway Short Mat Bowling Club meet at the Scout Hut, Ashton Way, Keynsham from 1.15pm to 4.15pm. New members are welcome. For more information contact Dave Sawyer on 01225 872780.

FRIDAY Parent Support Group from 9.30am-11.30am, Term Time Only Drop in group for parents/carers, get support, meet other parents and learn practical tips. A creche is available for 0-5 year olds. Places must be booked in advance, at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 7pm. Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes. Keynsham Walking Football Club 10 - 11am at Keynsham FC on 3G pitch. Just turn up and play. For more details contact Martin on 07754 543719 or martincoles@blueyonder.co.uk.

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SATURDAY Anyone who would like to grow vegetables and wants to meet other like-minded people, come along to the community plot from 10.30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. You will find us behind the care in the Memorial Park. The plot is for anyone in the community with an interest in ‘Grow your Own to Share”. For details call Aileen 0785 414 9008. Mass at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church at 6pm. Keynsham Town’s under 13’s football team train every Saturday between 10am and 12noon. Contact Darren on 07904 036483 for more information. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8.00am to 2.45pm. Zumba exercise class at The River Suite from 8.55am to 9.45am. Pay and Play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 7pm. Yoga Hatha at the River Suite from 11am for 60 mins. Yoga at The River Suite from 11am to 12pm.

SUNDAY Inflatable play in the Swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 3.45pm to 4.45pm. Mass at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church at 10.30am. Holy communion/morning prayer at St John the Baptist Church at 9.30am. Open door service at St John the Baptist Church at 11.15am. Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church at 10.30am on the first Sunday of each month. Sunday morning service at Keynsham Methodist Church at 10am. Keynsham Parish Players are looking for new members to join their happy band, both on and backstage. Rehearsals take place in the Parish Hall every Sunday afternoon and often during the week, to join call 0117 986 3354. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8.00am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 6pm.. Aqua aerobics at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 7pm TO 7.45pm.


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ur office at 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and staff are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. You can contact us by: Telephone: 0117 986 8683 Email: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS KEYNSHAM RESIDENTS are welcome to attend Town Council and Planning & Development Committee meetings: TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS held in The Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. 2017 - 13th June, 18th July, 15th August, 19th September, 17th October, 14th November, 12th December. PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS Held in the Town Council office 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham on Mondays at 7.30pm. 2017 – 19th June, 10th & 31st July, 21st August, 18th September, 16th October, 13th November, 11th December.


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YOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS Keynsham Town Councillors are elected to help you. If you have any problems or want action taken on a local issue which concerns you contact one of your local Councillors below.

Do you care? • Are you looking for a new and rewarding challenge? • Are you able to work alternate weekends? • Do you have motorised transport? • Want ot earn an hourly rate starting at £9.33 per hr?

Keith Baker Conservative (North)

Mathew Blankley Conservative (East)

108 Lays Drive Keynsham Bristol BS31 2LW

8 Dragons Hill Gardens Keynsham BS31 1LN

0117 9071090 / 07973838694 keithfbaker@me.com

07912 145900 mathew.blankley@gmail.com

Tony Crouch Labour (South) 25 Lays Drive Keynsham Bristol BS31 2LB

0117 986 4648 / 07717471265 anthonycrouch@hotmail.com

Robert Elcombe (VICE CHAIRMAN from May 2017)

Conservative (East) 19 Teviot Road, Keynsham Bristol BS31 1QS 0117 9860305 bobelcome@outlook.com

Dave Biddleston Labour (South) 52 Chandos Road Keynsham Bristol BS31 2DB

0117 9870081 davebiddleston@hotmail.co.uk

Carole Duckett Conservative (North) 8 Wheathill Close Keynsham Bristol BS31 2HL

0117 9865350 carole.duckett@caduce. plus.com

David Brassington Liberal Democrat (North)

Judith Cron Conservative (East)

49 Lockingwell Road Keynsham BS31 2HH

102 Wellsway Keynsham Bristol BS31 1JB

0117 9867876 david.brassington44@ btinternet.com

07751657370 judecron@hotmail.co.uk

Siri Edwards Conservative (South) 33 Mayfields Keynsham Bristol BS31 1BW

0117 9869686 terrysiri@hotmail.com

Clive Fricker

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62 Chandag Road Keynsham Bristol BS31 1PL

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Pay rates starting at £9.33 (plus weekend enhancements) Travel time paid at £9 per hr. Mileage at 40p per mile. Lisa O’Brien Conservative (North) 8 Trescothick Close Keynsham Bristol BS31 2BD

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Brian Simmons Conservative (North) 82 St Ladoc Road Keynsham Bristol BS31 2EN

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Kate Simmons Conservative (South)

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