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Winter 2013 - Issue 6

Produced for Keynsham Town Council

A GUIDE TO LOCAL LIFE

See inside for details of our Victorian Evening on page 17 and delicious Christmas Recipes on page 32


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elcome to the Town Council’s Winter Newsletter 2013.

Great news - Keynsham won Silver Gilt in the South West in Bloom competition this year (last year we won Silver) and there were many compliments from the judges - congratulations to all the entries in “It’s Your Neighbourhood” categories - they were all given certificates at the Keynsham in Bloom awards evening in September; this is one of the highlights of our year when the green fingers of the town come together to celebrate another successful horticulture year. Representatives from all categories, private gardens, schools, businesses, allotments, places of worship and community groups attended and all the entries were displayed both on a screen and on the boards around the hall so we could all enjoy their achievements.

C O N T E N T S

WELCOME TO

GOOD CITIZEN AWARDS

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CHANGE LIVES - VOLUNTEER

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YOUTH FEST

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COMMUNITY NETWORK EVENT

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KEYNSHAM IN BLOOM

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WHATS ON

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KEYNSHAM VICTORIAN EVENING

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THINGS TO DO

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

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KEYNSHAM MOSAIC

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PUPILS DESIGNS

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TOPPING OUT

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XMAS RECIPES

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The Youth Fest also took place in September in the Memorial Park where a number of local charities provided stalls and local music and dance took place on the bandstand. The “topping out” ceremony took place at the Keynsham Regeneration project on the 23rd of October, this marks the highest point and is an ancient tradition that brings goodwill, prosperity, health and well being to the development. On Friday the 29th of November, the Victorian Evening with the traditional turning on of the Christmas lights will take place. I personally hope that we might see a flurry of snow this year to add to the atmosphere but there are some that do not agree! Very warm Christmas greetings to you all from the Town Council.

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GOOD CITIZENS AWARD D

o you know anyone who makes a real difference to people’s lives in keynsham?

Keynsham Town Council good citizens award publicly acknowledges and gives thanks to residents who make a real difference to people’s lives and positively contribute to the community in keynsham.

The awards will be given out at the Annual Town Meeting in april 2014. Further information and nomination forms are available from the Town Council - 15-17 Temple Street and online www.keynsham tc.gov.uk. Tel: 0117 9868683.

NOMINATION DEADLINE - 31ST DECEMBER 2013.


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ne Sunday afternoon a month, local older people and volunteers of all ages get together for afternoon tea. Our guests are aged 75 and over, live alone with little contact to friends and family nearby, so the teas are a nice opportunity to leave the four walls behind. It’s been a fantastic 3 years in the region with several new groups launched as well as supporting the long running original groups. I’ve met so many wonderful people… But we need more volunteers to help….

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n 21st September Keynsham Town Council held the third Keynsham Youth Fest. This year the event also received sponsorship from Curo, Keynsham Lions, Eduserve, Bath & North East Somerset Council, and Willmott Dixon. There were live performances on the Bandstand from Dance troupe Dark Angels and hip-hop act Scribes, Signpost Puppet Theatre, The Original Spinners and Changing Ways (DJ). Crucial BMX put on scooter demonstrations at the skate park and Keynsham Town Juniors put on a football tournament in a large inflatable football pitch. Local youth organisations also ran stalls on the day providing information on a range of services available to young people in the town.

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KEYNSHAM COMMUNITY TASK FORCE The Task Force have been officially launched at the Youth Fest 2013. They are now taking requests for tasks from the community and are choosing which jobs to take on. They have completed painting the bins in the Memorial Park and have thrown down the gauntlet at the last PACT (Police and Community Together) meeting and invited tasks. If anyone has a task that will help the community get in touch. youthworker@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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fter a successful Community Networking Event held in February this year a further Event will be taking place early next year (date and venue to be advised). • Does your group need help with a project in 2014? • Can your group help others to fulfil a project in 2014? • Would you like to learn about other community groups in Keynsham? • Swop details and keep in contact with other community groups. For further information please contact Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk, Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF. Tel: 0117-9868683 Email: deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk.


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ollowing the judging of this year’s successful Keynsham In Bloom an award ceremony was held at St. John’s Church Hall on 24th September to present the winners with cups and prizes. The hall was a delight to the eyes, with photographic display boards showing the garden and allotments entries for this year and was decorated with plants and garden props kindly donated by Keynsham Garden Centre. Councillor Gill Hellier and Denise James (Chair of the In Bloom Working Party) led the proceedings and presented prizes and certificates.

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THIS YEARS CATEGORY WINNERS Schools or other Groups of Young People – Broadlands Academy Floral display by a community group – Old Vicarage Green Residents Association Private garden visible from the pavement – Robert James Private area visible from the pavement with container planting – Mr & Mrs Reynolds Private garden not visible from the pavement – Mr J Bernard Best Allotment – Sheila Dickinson and Philip Quirke – Plot 1 Business Premises – Grasmere Court Hotel Places of worship – St. Dunstan’s Church

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The overall winner for Keynsham In Bloom 2013 was Mrs L Fox and the Most Inspiring Garden Award went to Mr W B Jackson. Thanks are given to the photographers D & D Carrington who offered their services free of charge to take photos of the gardens and allotments during judging and attended the presentation to photograph the winners and to Christine Potter who had the difficult task of judging all the entries. It is with pleasure that we can announce that the town of Keynsham was awarded a Silver Gilt in the South West in Bloom Competition 2013. The town’s entry into the South West in Bloom competition was supported by the following ten entries into the RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood competition:

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Broadlands Academy Kitchen Garden St. Dunstan’s Church gardens Keynsham Cemetery Planting projects – Wellsway School Sixth form enrichment Group and Keynsham Scouts Keynsham Railway Station Project – The Community Pay Back team Severnside Community Rail Partnership, Willmott Dixon and the Keynsham in Bloom Working Party. Transition Keynsham’s Wombling Project. If you or your organisation would like to get involved in Keynsham In Bloom, the RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood competition or Keynsham’s entry into South West In Bloom 2014 and would like further information please contact – Dawn Drury Deputy Town Clerk on 0117 9868683 or email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk.

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21st - Poppito Christmas Market at live and Let Live, Clyde Road, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol.

NOVEMBER

23rd - R.B.L.W.S Christmas Fayre from 10am to 2pm, visit Father Christmas, Children’s lucky dip, tombola, stalls and much more upstairs in RBL Club, Charlton Road, Keynsham.

WHAT’S ON The Bristol Dinosaur - live build at M Shed. Drop in and observe the reconstruction of the life sized Thecodontosaurus. 19th - Keynsham Town Council meeting at the Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham. Commencing at 7.30pm.

23rd - Christmas Chutney Workshop at Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster. 23rd - NCT Nearly New Sale – top quality maternity, baby and pre-school age clothes at The Refectory, City of Bristol College, Ashley Down Road, Bristol.

29th - Keynhsam Victorian Evening. Starts at 6.15pm with the processions including local children. Come along to enjoy late night shopping, stalls and much more. 30th - Sail with Santa on Bristol Ferry Boats. This Christmas, treat the children to an award winning festive experience, see www.bristolferry.com for more details. 30th - Orchestral Greats from the Keynhsam Orchestra at St Johns Church, Keynhsam at 7.30pm.

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30th - Family Fun :Folk Art Thanksgiving Cards at the American Museum in Bath.

DECEMBER 1st - Carol Service and Christmas Fayre at HorseWorld, Whitchurch. Traditional Christmas Shopping Villages, Santa’s Grotto, Community Singing from 2pm and Carol Service at 2.30pm 2nd - Keynsham Town Council Planning and Development Committee meeting at the Town Council office at 7.30pm. 5th - Santa’s Invention Workshop at Explore At Bristol from 5th December to 6th January. 6th - RBLSW Christmas Show. Presenting a Cracker of a Christmas show with light supper, 8pm upstairs in the RBL Club, Charlton Road, Keynsham. £5 per person for tickets. Tel 0117 9868868.


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6th December to 3rd January - Cinderella Pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome.

11th - Keynsham Farmers Market at Ashton Way Car Park, Keynsham from 9am to 1pm.

8th - Santa’s Grotto at the Fry Club, Keynsham. Open from 10am to 3pm. The Whole Experience takes approximately 90 minutes form the start. £7.50 for children and £1 for adults.

13th - Keynsham Town Council Planning and Development Committee meeting at the Town Council office at 7.30pm.

14th - Keynsham Farmers Market at Ashton Way Car Park, Keynsham from 9am to 1pm. 14th - Country Music evening at the Fry Club in Keynsham. Tickets bookable in advance call 0117 967 7779. 15th - Santa’s Grotto at the Fry Club, Keynsham. Open from 10am to 3pm. The Whole Experience takes approximately 90 minutes form the start. £7.50 for children and £1 for adults. 17th - Fun quiz night at the Fry Club starts at 7.30pm, for more information contact John or Jenny on 0117 956 9113.

21st - Keynsham Town Council meeting at the Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham. Commencing at 7.30pm.

FEBRUARY 3rd - Keynsham Town Council Planning and Development Committee meeting at the Town Council office at 7.30pm. 4th - Fun quiz night at the Fry Club starts at 7.30pm, for more information contact John or Jenny on 0117 956 9113 8th - Keynsham Farmers Market at Ashton Way Car Park, Keynsham from 9am to 1pm.

17th - Keynsham Town Council meeting at the Council Chamber, Third Floor, Riverside, Keynsham at 7.30pm. 18th - Join Sid and Rose Gateley for an evening of ballroom dancing at the Fry Club, Keynsham. 8pm to 11pm. 22nd - Santa’s Grotto at the Fry Club, Keynsham. Open from 10am to 3pm. The Whole Experience takes approximately 90 minutes form the start. £7.50 for children and £1 for adults..

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23rd - Keynsham Town Council Planning and Development Committee meeting at the Town Council office at 7.30pm. 23rd - Father Christmas, children’s lucky dip, tombola, homemade cakes/pickles and various other stalls at the British Legion in Keynsham.

JANUARY 7th - Fun quiz night at the Fry Club starts at 7.30pm, for more information contact John or Jenny on 0117 956 9113.

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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.

Keynsham and Saltford History Group are asking anyone with memories of the First World War to add them to an archive for future generations, ahead of the conflict’s 100th anniversary next year.

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.

The history group is taking part in the Somerset Remembers project to collect stories and documents relating to people in the country who lived through the war.

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.

Brian Vowles is coordinating the information for the society and said that it is important to recognise that the lives of those at home, as well as those who left to fight, were transformed by the conflict – often forever. Anyone from Keynsham and the surrounding area’s that would like to share memories or documents with the project can contact Brian at brian-trish@supanet.com

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Victorian Evening The annual Keynsham Victorian Evening will take place on Friday 29th November 2013 and the theme this year is Christmas Bells. The Town Council have arranged a full programme of entertainment including stalls, fairground rides, workshops, together with a programme of music on the stage. PLEASE TURN OVER FOR MORE INFO

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Acts include Keynsham Light Opera Group, Keynsham Brass Band, St. John’s Church Youth Choir Team, 2386 Air Cadet Squadron, The Riverside Choir and Totally Maracas. This year’s compere, Jimmy Mack will entertain the audience between acts with his balloon sculpting skills. The event will start at 6.15pm when the Town Crier will lead a procession of the Upshot Circus Arts, 2386 Air Cadet Squadron, Keynsham children who have made giant willow Christmas Bells at earlier workshops and Santa who will be arriving by sleigh. The official opening of the evening will start at 6.30pm on the stage at the junction of Charlton Road and the High Street, with a welcome by the Chairman of B&NES, Councillor Neil Butters and the Chairman of Keynsham Town Council, Councillor Gill Hellier followed by the Christmas lights switch on at approximately 7.00pm.

The Town Council will be running a children’s ‘Christmas Bell’ colouring competition prior to the Victorian Evening and the prize winners will receive, on the night, certificates and prizes. The overall winner of the colouring competition will be switching on the Christmas lights. There are still spaces available on the children’s Christmas Bell pre-event workshop (enquiries Keynsham Town Council - 0117 9868683). Earlier in the day, on 29th November, shop window displays, decorated in a Christmas Bell theme, will be judged and the winners announced as part of the ceremony. Once again, the popular craft fair in the Fear Hall will be running, and the churches will be offering refreshments, some entertainment and stalls. In the grounds of St. John’s Church, children and parents will be able to meet, say hello and stroke donkeys from Horseworld. The Keynsham Library will be opening its doors for the evening and people will be entertained at this venue by a Punch and Judy Show 7.15 – 8.00 p.m. The local fire station will be open for the evening so that children can take a closer look at the engines. Along the High Street stalls will be selling gifts,

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festive food and drink. A few outdoor stalls are still available (enquiries Keynsham Town Council - 0117 9868683) In the Key Centre we will be holding some drop in Christmas tree decoration craft workshops for children. There will also be displays in the Key centre held by Willmott Dixon updating on the re-development of Keynsham and Bath & North East Somerset Council will be holding a display about the Time Capsule. Due to the re-development of the town centre, we are unable to obtain a street closure for part of Temple Street this year and hence the majority of the fun fair rides will be held on a section of Ashton Way Car Park. The public should be aware that the usual street closures of the High Street and the bottom of Charlton Road, will be closed to traffic from 3.30pm until 10.00pm. Residents are advised to use the free Park and Ride service based at the Co-op Store running to Ashton Way Car Park. The evening is funded by Keynsham Town Council and supported by Keynsham and Saltford Churches Together. This year’s event is currently sponsored and supported by I. J. McGill Transport and the Christmas Tree outside of St John’s Church is sponsored by WPC Software Ltd, and it is hoped that other sponsors will support this very popular community event. A full programme of events will be downloadable from the Town Council website or from the Town Council Office – 15 -17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Further details about the Victorian Evening can be obtained by contacting Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk on 0117 986 8683 or email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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PROGRAMME

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PROCESSION (Starting at Back Lane)

6.15

Procession includes Town Crier, Santa, Air Cadets Marching Band, Children with their Workshop Christmas Bells & Juggler/Stilt Walkers—starts at Back Lane and continues up Bath Hill and along High Street to the stage.

STAGE OUTSIDE VICTORIA METHODIST CHURCH Compere & balloon sculptor between acts

6.30

Cllr Gill Hellier, (Chairman, Keynsham Town Council), Cllr Neil Butters (Chairman B&NES) & Mrs Butters, Children’s Competition Winners prize giving, Christmas Lights Switch On. St John’s Junior Youth Choir Totally Maracas Keynsham Brass Band Keynsham Light Opera Group Riverside Singers (B&NES staff choir) 2386 Air Cadets Band.

ST JOHN’S CHURCH

7.00-7.10 7.15-7.25 7.30-7.50 7.55- 8.10 8.15-8.30 8.35-8.50 All Evening 7.10 7.30-8.15

VICTORIA METHODIST CHURCH KEY CENTRE CHARLTON ROAD

From 6.00 7.00 7.45 7.00-8.30

“Step In To The Nativity Story” - Dress-up - take your own Photos! Christmas Melodies—Church Hand Bell Ringers Seasonal Organ Music, Church Choir Horseworld Donkeys in Courtyard! Refreshments Carol Singing Christmas Songs by The Key Voices FREE Children’s Craft Workshop Time Capsule/Redevelopment Display

BAPTIST CHURCH (Event Headquarters) - First Aid & Lost Children

6.45 & 7.45 All Evening

Refreshments (inside) Barbeque (outside)

TEMPLE STREET

All Evening

Fire Station opens its doors

HIGH STREET

Throughout the evening

Helter Skelter, Scouts Climbing Wall. Stalls— games, Christmas gifts & food. Stilt Walkers, Jugglers.

ASHTON WAY

Throughout the evening 7.00-7.45

Fairground Rides

LIBRARY (opposite Leisure Centre) FEAR HALL TOWN COUNCIL YOUTH WORKERS

6.00-9.00 Throughout the evening

Punch & Judy

Craft Fair, Fairtrade Group - Refreshments Youth Workers will be doing outreach work in Ashton Way


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THINGS TO DO MONDAY Keynsham Short Mat Bowls Group meet every Monday between 1.45pm and 4pm, for more information call 0117 986 4014. Keynsham’s Community Singing Group meet every Monday between 7.15pm to 9.30pm at Castle School. 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.

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Public Swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 6pm.

TUESDAY St Keyna Townswomens Guild meet every second Tuesday of the month between 9.45 am and 11.45am in the Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. There are always lots of interesting speakers covering wide ranging subjects. Keynsham Old Time Dance Club meet at The Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham (Sept – May). 7.30 to 10 p.m. Professional Teachers; easy friendly social atmosphere. Visitors and New Members welcome. Further details on 0117 986 4014 or 0117 986 2819 The Fry Club Joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information contact 0117 986 4785.

ChoirJam Pop Choir meets on Mondays 7.30 – 9 pm, Wellsway School, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults of all ages. For details/to book a taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 www.choirjam.co.uk. Baby Massage at Keynsham Children’s Centre. For more information please contact the Health Visitors on 0117 9461000. 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. Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. 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. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am.

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Make new friends at the Keynsham Older People Social Group, they meet on the first Tuesday of every month between 2pm and 3pm at the Community @67 in Queens Road. For more information contact 0117 986 8623. Childminding Group from 9.30am-11.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Keynsham Children’s centre. Contact Sarah Allum on 01225 396071 or 07530 233002. 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 – 9 pm, Wellsway School, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults of all ages. For details/to book a taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 www.choirjam.co.uk Get sorted at TimeOut from 10am to 3pm. Bored? Take Time Out to Get Sorted! If you’re aged 16-18 and not doing anything with your day, drop in and see us at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street 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 Queens Road Toddler Group meet every Tuesday from 1pm to 2.30pm Boxercise Class at Keynsham Rugby Club from 7.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info Martial Arts at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm to 9pm.

WEDNESDAY Keynsham Photographic Society meets weekly between September and April, upstairs in The Fear Hall, 7.30pm. For more information visit www.keynshamphotographicsociety.co.uk. ChoirJam Pop Choir meets at 11.30 am – 1 pm, Wellsway School, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults of all ages. For details/to book a taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 www.choirjam.co.uk

Project Night at TimeOut Project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. from 7pm to 9.00pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. 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. Public Swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 4pm. Keynsham Ladies Running Group every week from 7pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info Kickboxing at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

THURSDAY 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. Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. Keynsham Film Works meet on the first Thursday of every month (except in July and August) at the Fry Club, Keynsham at 7.45pm. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler Group at 9.30am. Public Swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 11am and 12noon to 6.30pm Keynsham Bootcamp at 6.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports Centre from 10.30am and 7pm. Housing Advise Service is held in the Keynsham Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street,


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FRIDAY Crafty Chats if you are interested in crafts and meeting like minded people, come along to The Labbott Community Room between 11am and 1pm every week. Keynsham Short Mat Bowls Group meet every Friday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, for more information contact 0117 986 4014. 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. Keynsham Country Market, Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. Every Friday 10.30 am – 12 noon. Public Swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am 12noon and 1pm to 7pm. Gentle Exercise to build strength and tone at The River Suite from 11am for 60 minutes. Body Sculpt to build strength and tone at the Club Lounge from 5.45pm for 55 minutes. Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes. Keynsham Leisure Centre run multi-sport drop in session on Fridays from 10 - 12noon where you can play badminton, squash or table tennis and have a swim. No need to book. Just turn up. Equipment is provided if you do not have your own.

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SATURDAY Keynsham Town’s under 13’s football team train every Saturday between 10am and 12noon. Contact Darren on 07904 036483 for more information. Energise and Burn Exercise Class at The River Suite from 10am for 45 minutes, Pay and Play Badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 7pm. Yoga Hatha, at the River Suite from 11am for 60 mins. Circuit Training at the Club Lounge from 5:30pm for 55 minutes

SUNDAY Inflatable Play in the Swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 3.45pm to 4.45pm. 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 10am 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 other Sunday afternoon and often during the week, to join call 0117 986 3354.

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hristmas is nearly here and its time to get out your party clothes and enjoy the festive season. You’ve spent the last few weeks Christmas shopping for presents and what seems to be enough food to feed the five thousand. You’ve lost count of the number of presents you’ve wrapped and cards that you’ve written. You’ve been making costumes for nativity plays and been a taxi service for the children. You’ve been tangled up in Christmas lights and decorated the house to look like a Winter wonderland....... its now time for you to enjoy the festive season and do something for yourself. But before you put your apron on and become a slave to the kitchen over the Christmas period take some

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you stick to yours. Its a brand new year so why not make it a brand new you to match. Around 7 million people in the UK make New Years resolutions to improve their health, but sticking to it in the dark winter months can be particularly tough. However its worth remembering that just 15 minutes of exercise a day can increase life expectancy by up to 3 years!

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TOP TEN NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS 1.Lose weight and get fit 2.Quit smoking 3.Learn something new 4.Eat healthier and diet 5.Get out of debt and save money 6.Spend more time with family 7.Travel to new places 8.Be less stressed 9.Volunteer 10.Drink less alcohol

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some of your friends and family to run with you so that you can encourage each other. But please remember these safety tips: Make sure you are visible. Wear bright coloured clothes, preferably with reflective pieces on them. Don’t run alone at night. Always carry ID on you or your mobile phone Be careful when running listening to music, cutting off your sense of hearing means you can’t hear oncoming cars or cyclists Don’t make assumptions about drivers. Don’t assume that drivers can see you. Exercise classes can also be a great way to get fit, make friends and have fun. There are so many exercise classes that you could try from Yoga and Pilates that help develop core strength and tone the body to Zumba and high impact aerobics that will really get you burning calories and toning all at the same time as shaking your stuff!


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Helps prevent cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and osteoporosis

Dance. Although you may feel a little silly to begin with, why not have a disco in your lounge with the kids

Helps strengthen the hardest working muscle in your body – your heart

Do some bicep curls with objects you find around the house; canned food, rice etc

Aerobic classes have some great health benefits:

Reduces body fat by burning calories However, running, aerobic classes or joining a gym might not be for you, you may not have the time or it might just simply not be your cup of tea. But all is not lost there are some other simple changes that you can make to help develop the new healthy you: Park a little further away from the shops meaning you have to walk a little further Walk the children to school or walk to the shops Take up gardening, this a great way to exercise Take the stairs whenever you can instead of the lift

If you are thinking about dieting you should always consult with your GP before starting. If you have decided a diet is one of your New Years resolutions you could join a slimming club where you will be able to meet new people who are also experiencing the same challenge as you. A slimming club is a great way to ensure that you are following a healthy eating plan and at the same time you can share you successes and even your bad days with people who understand. Many slimming groups offer generous eating plans making slimming easier, which is good news if you have enjoyed numerous mince pies, chocolates and turkey curries over Christmas and are worried MICRODERMABRASION - BUY 4 TREATMENTS GET 5TH TREATMENT FREE. £45.OO PER TREATMENT SIENNA X SPRAY TAN ONLY £15.00 ALSO AT GROOM. BOTOX, FILLERS, TEETH WHITENING, COMFORT ZONE TREATMENTS AND PRODUCTS. SEE IN SALON FOR LATEST OFFERS.

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about being on a strict regime. With professional support and encouragement you will certainly shift those excess pounds. Here are a few tips on how to make sure that your New Years resolutions last longer than your Christmas decorations:

1 Ease Your Way In 2 January and February are cold, hard months

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7 Get help 8 Go on the same diet as a friend or family member.

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So here’s to a happy healthy ‘New You’ in 2014!!

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he Keynsham Millennium Mosaics have been relocated and renovated following an agreement between Bath & North East Somerset Council and Keynsham Town Council. The mosaics were created by a community group at the turn of the century to celebrate important milestones over the past 100 years of the town. They were previously displayed in the Town Centre prior to the regeneration project starting. The mosaics are now relocated around Keynsham Memorial Park. The Town Council has now agreed to adopt the Mosaics. The Vice Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Councillor Neil Butters, met with the Chairman of Keynsham Town Council, Councillor Clive Fricker to receive a peppercorn payment for the transfer of the Mosaics. The mosaics have been cleaned and renovated by the original artist Roz Wates and moved by Willmott Dixon – the Council’s town centre regeneration contractors. They depict: • Keynsham in Roman Times • Legend of St Keyna

Councillor Neil Butters, Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said, “We are very pleased to handover the mosaics to the Town Council which symbolise the new millennium. There are great changes taking place in Keynsham town centre and both councils will be really pleased to have found a place for these symbols of history.” Councillor Gill Hellier, Chairman of Keynsham Town Council, said, “We are pleased that a number of the mosaics, which were created by the community for the Millennium, have been repaired and are on display in Keynsham Memorial park; these have been handed over to the Town Council for safe keeping. The Keynsham in Bloom working party will play an active role in maintaining them. We hope that in future there may be opportunities to replace those that were permanently damaged.”

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hree artistic pupils from Keynsham, are revelling in prize-winning success after winning a competition organised by leading local house builder Taylor Wimpey Bristol.

visit, Pete conducted an interactive lesson with the trio and their classmates, showing them some of the equipment construction workers use to stay safe and warning of the many dangers building sites pose to children. “We had lots of fantastic designs from the pupils at Castle Primary School and we were really impressed with the time and effort all the children put into the competition,� Pete says. Further information on Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 01454 628484 or visiting www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

Max (11), Daniel (7) and Honey (7), of Castle Primary School, were each awarded gift vouchers having completed a colouring challenge to highlight the hazards of playing on or near building sites. The competition was organised as part of a health and safety visit to the school by Taylor Wimpey Production Manager Pete Donnachie. During his

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TOPPING OUT

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opping out is a ceremony that marks the structural completion of a building.

It is performed to ensure there are no evil spirits trapped in the building when the envelope is sealed, and that prosperity and good luck for the future will ensue. This Ceremony marks the highest point of the building and is an ancient tradition that brings goodwill, prosperity, health and well being to the development. The Ceremony also provided an opportunity for a client, design team, contractor and workforce to toast the success of the building. In Saxon times, a yew tree branch was placed on the uppermost part of the building. This originates from the roof gardens that were popular thousands of years ago in Persia and were the last point of the building to be constructed. The trees were essential for shade and so were regarded as a symbol that the building was complete and ready for occupation.Wine, oil, corn and salt were sprinkled on the roof once the tree was planted. Wine symbolised fertility and wisdom, the oil - liberty and prosperity, the corn - to ripen and grow prosperity into abundance, and the salt purity and hospitality. Most intriguingly, Topping Out ceremonies often featured human sacrifice. It is alleged that Architects were chosen as the best qualified to undertake the role of guardian spirit to their own creation. Fortunately this practice has long since died out! Around the world, Topping Out celebrations vary widely. In Korea they mark the moment by eating a pigs head; in Germany laurel wreaths are hung down the chimney and pork pies are eaten, and in Malaysia, they would sacrifice a slave. However diverse the celebrations, all usually involve food, drink and a toast to the success of the project and workforce so far.

Above: The Chairman of the Town Council, Cllr Gill Hellier assisting Cllr David Bellotti, Cllr Neil Butters and Andrew Pate in the “Keynsham Regeneration Project Topping Out Ceremony” on 23rd October 2013.

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CHRISTMAS PUDDING BISCUITS ly These Christmas Pudding Biscuits are slight decorate! and make to fun and chocolate-y, delicious You will need: Makes 16 175g soft unsalted butter 175g caster sugar 3 eggs 400g plain flour 75g cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 200g white chocolate Green writing icing Glace cherries

HOT FRUIT Y CHRISTMAS PUNC H While adults are drinking their mulled wine and hot toddies, children can enjoy this delicious, hot fruity Christmas punch! The smell of the fruits and spices and the lovely red colour all invoke Christmas, and it tastes wonderful... Ingredients: Makes 4 glasses Cranberry juice (we used a very seasonal cranberry and pomegranate juice, but plain cranb erry or other variations are fine), 4 cinnamon sticks , 8 star anise, Lemon, Orange Method: Slice the lemon and orange. Put four slices aside to garnish. Put all the ingredients into a pan and warm through, stirring well. Ladle into cups or warmed glasses (if poured directly into cold glasse s they might crack). Make sure each glass gets a cinnamon stick. Decorate with the slices of lemon. Delicious and warming - perfect for Chris tmas!

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MEET THE TEAM

MARK WILCOX Position: Senior Youth Worker Service with Keynsham Town Council: Since April 2011 Q. Do you live in Keynsham? A. Yes. I moved to Keynsham earlier in the year. Q: What is your experience as a Youth Worker? A: I was a Church Minister for 14 years and have also been involved in youth work and was involved in setting up two youth clubs and an outreach project in Grangetown, Middlesbrough and then a youth club in Bristol. While I lived in the North East I was also a prison Chaplain in HMP Holme House Prison and worked with young people on remand. I have been a full time youth worker for nearly 10 years working for Bristol City Council and then Bath & North East Somerset Council. Q: What has changed the most in Keynsham since you have worked in the area? A: Seeing young people that I used to work with when they were teenagers, I now bump into them around Keynsham and they are in their twenties and some of them have families of their own. Q: What are the main challenges in your day to day duties? A: Working with people each day can bring different challenges. One of the challenges is supporting young people so they can access support when needed. It can be sad when a young person is faced with an issue that they don’t feel they can talk to anyone about, especially when it starts to effect their behaviour and their life and school life starts

to suffer. In a lot of cases if they had spoken to someone they trusted earlier they would not have felt so trapped by their problems and could have received the relevant support and help. I have seen young people work through difficult life issues that could have scarred them and they have gone on to become stronger and resilient people. Q: What do you feel the future holds for Keynsham’s Youth Service? A: Fortunately for Keynsham, when a lot of frontline services including youth services are being cut due to the current climate, Keynsham Town Council has chosen to take on the Youth Service for Keynsham, so it directly provides opportunities and activities for local young people. The Town Council see the young people in the town as a very important part of the community so I am hoping that we are able to meet the challenges as the Town grows in the near future. Q. What do you think are the best things about Keynsham? A: Keynsham is a nice place to live; it’s handy because it is between Bath and Bristol. People are generally friendly, there are some very good community groups working for the benefit of the community. Also the majority of young people are great, are not involved in crime, anti-social behaviour, or go round in gangs, carry knives or are drug addicts.


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here are we? The office of Keynsham Town Council is situated at 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF We are open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. You can contact us by: Telephone: 0117 986 8683, Fax: 0117 986 6359. Email: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS Monthly meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at the Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol, commencing at 7.30pm. Dates for the 2013/2014 municipal year are as follows: 2013 - 19th November, 17th December 2014 - 21st January (Budget), 18th February, 18th March, 15th April Planning Development Committee Meetings are held on Monday evenings commencing at 7.30pm in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. 2013 - 2nd & 23rd December 2014 - 13 January, 3rd & 24th February, 17th March, 7th April.

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YOUR TOWN

COUNCILLORS

Dave Biddlestone Labour (South) 52 Chandos Road, BS31 2DB. Tel: 0117 9870081

Tony Crouch Liberal Democrat (East) 25 Lays Drive, BS31 2LB. Tel: 0117 9864648

Chris Davis Labour (South) 29 Lays Drive, BS31 2LB. Tel: 0117 9861947

Carole Duckett Conservative (North) 8 Wheathill Close, BS31 2HL. Tel: 0117 9865350

Clive Fricker Conservative (East) 62 Chandag Road, BS31 1PL. Tel: 0117 9869250

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Keith Kirwan

46 Bath Road, BS31 1SP Tel: 0117 9863842

David Johnson Conservative (South) 13a St John’s Court, BS31 2AX. Tel: 0117 3292346

29 St Ladoc Road BS31 2DR. Tel: 0117 9083546

Aubrey Matthews Conservative (North) 27 Old Vicarage Green, BS31 2DQ. Tel: 0117 9861339

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Lisa O’Brien Conservative (North) 21 St Keyna Road, BS31 2UD. Tel: 07867906163

Steve Rossiter Labour (South) 10 Dudley Close, BS31 2PU. Tel: 0117 9860692

Brian Simmons Conservative (North) 82 St Ladoc Road, BS31 2EN Tel: 0117 9096596

Kate Simmons Conservative (South) 2b Tamworth Road, BS31 1BB Tel: 0117 9081783

Roy Staddon Labour (East) 54b Temple Street BS31 1EP Tel: 0117 9867447

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Gill Hellier (Chair) Independent (East) 15 Orwell Drive, BS31 1QB. Tel: 0117 9862945

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