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Produced for Keynsham Town Council Issue 6 Autumn 2013


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Contents In Bloom


Details of the recent In Bloom judging

Welcome to the Autumn Newsletter 2013. Much has gone on in the town over the last few months. The music festival was blessed with the most fantastic weather; who could have imagined that we would be able to enjoy wall-to-wall sunshine for the whole ten days and actually be able to listen to opera in the park and the Saturday night concert without having to use our umbrellas and raincoats! The Sunday event was once again a huge success and drew the usual very large crowd. The town was looking very colourful in July for the South-West-in-Bloom and Keynsham-in-Bloom judging and we are hoping that we have impressed the judges with the community projects, such as the troughs and plants at the station, which were done in partnership with Willmott Dixon and Severnside Rail and the wheelbarrows, which were planted up by some of our schools. The park looked great with the baskets of herbs and tomatoes on the railings on Bath Hill and have you noticed the start of a medieval Herber’s garden behind the Baptist church? Many, many thanks to all who helped, particularly the Scout and Cub groups who worked very hard painting benches and play equipment. Saturday September 21st is the date for this year’s Youth Festival to celebrate the many youth groups in Keynsham. I hope to see many of you there. I am sure that you are all keeping an eye on the new development at the town centre and are as impressed as I am at the speed that it is all moving forward. An exhibition at the library of the proposed piece of Art Work for the centre has raised a lot of debate and I hope that the views of the residents will be taken into account before a final decision is reached.

Graffiti Project


Fun was had by all



2013 Grant awards


2013 Victorian Evening This years plans


Youth Festival It’s nearly here


Keynsham Music Festival A huge success


What’s On A packed calendar of events


Things to do Keep busy in your Town


Arts Grants Celebrating art in our Town


Keynsham Rotary Club Meet the new president


Meet the team Find out more about Council employee Terry Burgess


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On 11th and 12th July, gardens belonging to community groups, schools and youth groups, churches, businesses and members of the public together with local allotments were judged in this year’s in Bloom competition. The results are to be announced at a presentation evening on Tuesday 24th September at 7.00p.m. at St. John’s Church Hall, Keynsham. This is a selection of photos of this year’s entries.



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SOUTHWEST IN BLOOM Community Groups joined the Keynsham In Bloom Working Party in making sure the town was looking its best on July 16th, when the South West in Bloom judges arrived. The judges Martin Ford from Weston-SuperMare and Ian Thompson from Dawlish, Devon had a guided tour of the town, inspecting Keynsham Memorial Park, Transition Keynsham’s community vegetable patch, The Lion’s trough, the Jubilee Crown, Manor Road wildlife patch, Manor Road Woodland, Chalfield playground (Scouting project), the High Street floral displays, St. Dunstan’s Church, Broadlands Academy Kitchen Garden and Keynsham Railway Station. The Town now awaits the results which will be announced at an award ceremony on 19th September in Truro Cathedral.


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GRAFFITI This was a partnership project sponsored by Willmott Dixon, Keynsham Crime Reduction Partnership and Keynsham Town Council . The Graffiti Project took place over three days at the beginning of August. A group of local young people, with support from a youth worker, worked with Graffiti Artist Adam Yoell to come up with the design and then transformed it into Street Art. The finished Art work can be seen on the yellow hoardings by the New Town centre build by the Willmott Dixon construction site.

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PROJECT James 15, “I like working with the paint. It was a really fun project. I’d love to do it again.” Brandon 13, “Everybody had their own ideas and were put on the piece.” Jodie 16, “It was good and fun project. It was also good that we could have our say and our designs were actually put on a board.”


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Do you fancy getting fit but don’t want to spend time indoors? Then have you considered using the Keynsham Multi sports pitches in the Memorial Park? The use of tennis courts is FREE and the tennis courts are also available evenings and weekends. No need to book for tennis just turn up and play at any time! The multi sports site also caters for five a side football and netball. (refundable key deposit £20 required). Juniors under the age of 12 will need adult supervision at all times. If you are interested in booking the courts for 5-a-side or netball, or require further information contact Keynsham Town Council on 0117

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TOWN COUNCIL grants The annual presentation of Town Council grants took place on Wednesday 24th July in St. John’s Church Hall. Over 80 people representing the different community organisations attended the very successful evening.

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Grant application forms for 2014 will be available in mid-April. Go to www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk for more information.

Friends of St. Keyna Primary School


Frys Bowls Club


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The following organisations received a grant.

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Keynsham & District Mencap Society


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Grants Awarded 2013 1st Keynsham Scout Group


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HOUSING ADVICE SURGERY A housing advice surgery is held on Thursday mornings between 9.00 and 12.30 in the Keynsham Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. For further information contact the B&NES Housing Options and Homelessness Team on 01225-396296.

KEYNSHAM OLD TIME DANCE CLUB Keynsham Old Time Dance Club was formed in 1958 for the purpose of providing funds for the Fear Hall in Keynsham. The club has used the Fear Hall every Tuesday from September to May and will begin its 56th season on Tuesday 3rd September from 7.30pm to 10pm. The club provides a social and friendly atmosphere with popular and classical sequence as well as popular old time dances under the instruction of professional MC’s. Regular Saturday dances are held during the season with live music. The club organises a weekend break in January and a four day break in September. Anyone interested in dancing are invited to visit ( first visit is free). For further details call 0117 9862819 or 0117 9864014.

KEYNSHAM & SALTFORD WINE CIRCLE The members of Keynsham & Saltford Wine Circle, enjoy a year long programme of meetings and events, not only within our own wine circle, but also with neighbouring wine circles. In August, we held our usual Summer Dance and Supper at Saltford Hall. This was a lively affair, attended by over a hundred people. These were drawn from members of Keynsham & Saltford Wine Circle, as well as members from Bath, Timsbury, Warmley and Nailsea Wine Circles plus a good contingent from Bill and Sue Mansfiied’s dancing friends that meet at the Fear Institute, Keynsham. The music this year was provided by a trio, ‘Funked Up’, who kept everybody up on the dance floor, with a good mix of sequence, rock & roll and jive music. There were breaks for the excellent supper and later, for the raffle. The following weekend we held a Summer Sior’ee, in the gardens of our President and Secretary, respectfully, Percy Mellor and Peter Church. This took the format of Pimm’s on arrival, with music and quizzes, lively conversation , a finger buffet and naturally, wine. Although it was a damp evening, the atmosphere within the gazebos was definitely warm & sunny! For more information on Keynsham & Saltford Wine Circle and forthcoming meetings / events, please contact the Secretary, Peter Church on 0117 9862445.

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YOUTH fest

Saturday 21st September 2013 12 noon – 4pm

Keynsham Youth Fest will be held in Keynsham Memorial Park Youth Fest returns on Saturday, September 21st to celebrate the young people of Keynsham. There will be an inflatable football pitch, scooter demos, bands, performances, foodstalls and much more. Youth Fest 2013

includes dance and musical performances on the bandstand, sporting organisations giving displays, a giant inflatable football pitch provided by Keynsham Town Football Club, a selection of stalls with organisations and youth groups promoting what they offer to young people, BMX and scooter demos and competitions. Youth Fest is funded by Keynsham Town Council. For further information contact Mark Willcox, Keynsham Town Council Youth Service. youthworker@keynsham-tc.gov.uk , tel. 0117 9868683.

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the round up Some high-lights of this year’s Keynsham Music festival were not anything to do with the Sunday in the Park – around two thousand people attended the Festival events during the week, including the largest audience ever for the Saturday night Gala Concert. To enable this to happen more community groups and venues than ever before were involved in sponsoring, organising and staging Festival events. From comments received by the organisers this year’s hallmark was the quality of performers across the whole festival – from the attentive audiences for acoustic music in The Ship and The Talbot to the resounding applause for Keynsham’s young classical musicians in the Park on the Saturday.


We must remember that virtually all musicians played for free and the whole thing relies on around 60 volunteers completing over 400 man hours of work! The whole community should be thanking these people for making the Festival possible! The public’s donations – up again this year – perhaps did just that. But its always a fine line with Festival finance and nothing should be taken for granted.

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Festival high points included singer-guitarist George Jones as a late stand-in rocking a packed bar at The Ship, two hundred people relaxing at The Park Café to Opera and afterwards trad jazz in the Conservative Club from a band still younger than The Rolling Stones! A packed audience for Satish Kumar’s teaching on how to Live (more) Simply, and, more nuns in The Park at midnight on the Friday than in your average convent! Three bars at festival events were drunk dry, including the Pimms at the gala concert’s massive picnic. A testament to the weather, of course, and a very useful contribution towards the £50,000 cost of the week – as were the substantial donations events from the public – without which nothing would be possible.

Rafferty, Bath’s StevieJo Dooley; and The Scribes - who will be Bristol’s next big hip-hop act – all from the excellently revamped TimeOut stage. Some Velvet Morning and Bigtopp are already half way there and it is likely that Jasmine Kennedy and Keynsham’s Foreign Affairs will be soon – all from The Top Stage. Also playing for us more than once was Bristol’s rising star Bashema who played solo to a rapt audience in The Ship earlier in the week, and then with her band on the Sunday afternoon.

High lights on the Sunday must include the performances of contemporary dance from Joli Vyann’s sudden appearances in the food arena; over 200 children engaged in the Ian McGill creative arena, some welcome bluegrass and country on the Taylor Wimpey Top Stage from Slapface. There was also the extraordinary electric guitar work from Gianni Cosso with What Flag?, and the equally extraordinary acoustic guitar work from Argentina’s Violentango, complete with real Tango dancers from Bristol Tango del Rosa school, on the Co-op Bandstand Stage.

Disappointingly only one act arrived by train this year (same as last year), but Minor Works Unit, who played on the train and later on the Bandstand Stage, were, for those who were on The Festival Train another highlight of the day. This is important because with BANES Arts funding it is important that the Festival shows that it is catering for the BANES population: this year’s attendance survey data shows just that - a considerable number come from Bath.

Every act at this year’s music festival was original or traditional – there were no covers bands - and some of them must be destined for future greatness: we were lucky to have superb sets from the young Callum

Plans for next year began with meetings the week after. Interest in the Keynsham Music Festival is growing nationally, especially thanks to Prima magazine’s rating, and there is always a need for more rewarding sponsorship and volunteers. Happy Days!


WHAT’S on September 14th Keynsham RFC beer and cider festival will be

starting at two o’clock; tickets are now on sale

21st The Youth Festival will be held at Keynsham Memorial Park, which is an all day event. For booking information and further details contact Keynsham Town Council on 0117 9868683 22nd Music competition at St George in Avon, lasting all day with tickets costing £10

24th Saltford Floral Club has an outing and demo

14th Starting at 9:30 and ending at 1pm is a Farmers market which is being held at Ashton Way car park

in Salisbury with Michael Bowyer. Tickets from Janet Gough on 01179 771813

17th Keynsham Town Council meeting at the Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham. Commencing at 7.30pm

30th Planning and Development Committee meeting

21st Bristol Hippodrome is selling tickets for a theatre tour starting from 10:30am. More information can be found at www.atgtickets.com


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5th The Cycling Social is a great opportunity to have a group cycle with mixed abilities. If this would appeal to you ring David on 01179 862257

5th Fun quiz night at the Fry Club starting at 7:30pm 12th At Ashton Way car park a bike clinic is being

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12th Farmers market at Ashton Way car park 9am to 1pm 12th Keynsham Royal British Legion Women’s Section

Disco and ploughman’s supper is being held at the R.B.L club. It is from 8pm to 11:30 and tickets cost £5 per person

15th Keynsham Town Council meeting at the Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham. Commencing at 7.30pm

20th Peggy Seeger, a folk singer, will be preforming along with others at the American Museum in Greater Bath which will begin at 2pm in the Stables

Sponsored by 20th Craft Fair at the Fry Club; 10am to 4pm for more details call 01179865787 21st Planning and Development Committee meeting commencing at 7.30pm in the Town Council office 22nd Saltford Floral Club has a practice class entitled Christmas is coming ( in the Wansdyke Room behind Saltford Hall)

29th A holiday camp will be run at Keynsham leisure centre for children between the age of 8 and 13. Weekdays are from 8:30 until 4pm with an array of different activities 29 - 30th Saltford Floral Club has a practice class

entitled Christmas is coming ( in the Wansdyke Room behind Saltford Hall)

31st A ghost train will be running throughout the day at Avon Valley railway in Bitton for the first time ever


23rd Keynsham Royal British Legion Women’s Section Christmas Fair, Father Christmas, Childrens’ Lucky Dip, Homemade Cakes/Pickles,Tom bola + various other stalls

26th Saltford Floral Club has an visit from International demonstrator Hans Havercamp who has been widely acclaimed by other flower clubs so they are combining with a Bath club to make it extra specials for all. The demonstration will be at Saltford Hall at 2.15pm for more details contact Janet Gough on 01179771813 29th Keynsham Victorian Evening

5th A firework night event will be held at Keynsham

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5th Quiz night at the Fry Club at 7:30pm 8th Pudsey Bear day at the Fry Club beginning at 8pm 8th How hedgehogs can save the World at Wellsway

School, Keynsham. Avon Wildlife Trust Keynsham Group presents a special evening for all with Hugh Warwick, hedgehog-loving ecologist and author, at Wellsway School, Keynsham. Price: Adults £4; Children £2 Prebook tickets or pay at the door

9th Farmers Market from 9am until 1pm at Ashton Way car park

11th Planning and Development Committee meeting commencing at 7.30pm in the Town Council office

19th Keynsham Town Council meeting at the Council

Chamber, 3rd Floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham. Commencing at 7.30pm



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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 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. 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. Get sorted at TimeOut from 10am - 3pm. Bored? Take TimeOut to Get Sorted! If you’re aged 16-18 and not doing any-thing 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 - 8pm. Queens Road toddler group meet every Tuesday from 1pm - 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 - 9pm. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Tuesdays 7.30pm – 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


ChoirJam pop choir meets on Wednesdays 11.30am – 1pm, 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. Keynsham Photographic Society meets weekly between September and April,upstairs in The Fear Hall, 7.30pm. For more information visit www.keynshamphotographicsociety.co.uk. Zumba class at Chandag Junior school, at 6.45pm. Project night at TimeOut, Project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. From 7pm - 9.00pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. New Zumba Class – St. John’s Church Hall, High Street, Keynsham every Wednesday from 6.15pm - 7.00pm £4. Speech & Language Toddler Time 10am - 12noon (referrals only) telephone 01225 831752 or speak to your health visitor. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am - 4pm. Keynsham Ladies Running Group, every week from 7pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info. Kickboxing at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm 8.30pm.

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Stay and Play (for 0-5 years) from 9.45am-11.45am 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. Slimming World Classes at Keynsham Baptist Church, High Street at 9.00am and 1.00am and also 5.30pm and 7.30pm, call Ann for more information on 01179 245304. Keynsham Film works, meet on the first Thursday of every month 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 - 11am and 12noon - 6.30pm. Keynsham Bootcamp at 6.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info. Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre at 10.30am and 7pm. Housing Advice Service is held in the Keynsham Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham on Thursdays between 9.00 and 12.30. Housing Officers from Bath and North East Somerset Council are available for short consultations on a first come first serve basis. For further information contact the Housing Options and Homelessness Team on 01225 396296.


Crafty Chats, if you are interested in crafts and meeting likeminded 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 10.30am – 12 noon.


Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am - 12pm and 1pm - 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 Cente run multi-sport drop in session on Fridays from 10 - 12 noon 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.


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 - 3.30pm. Energise and Burn exercise class at The River Suite from 10am for 45 minutes. Pay and play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm - 7pm. Yoga Hatha at the River Suite from 11am for 60 minutes Circuit training at the Club Lounge from 5:30pm for 55 minutes. Kettlebell class at 9am, for more information visit www.studiofit.info.


Inflatable play in the Swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 3.45pm - 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. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 3pm. Aqua aerobics at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 7pm - 8pm.


KEYNSHAM Rotary Keynsham Rotary club meet weekly at Saltford golf club. For those who are unaware the name “Rotary Club” is derived from four American Chicago businessmen who used to meet regularly. The name itself related to them rotating meetings between each other’s offices. The early mission was to serve social and professional interests of members. However the concept spread across American cities where clubs were established by charter. As the organisation grew it expanded its mission beyond personal and professional interests to utilising professional resources and expertise to serve communities in need. This mission is summed up in the organisation’s motto “Service above Self”. The current Rotary International membership is over 1.2 million Rotarians in over 200 Countries and geographical areas worldwide. The Keynsham Rotary club has just over 20 members and celebrates it’s 60th anniversary in 2014. It is a small friendly club open to both ladies and men. We come from diverse backgrounds and occupations, meeting socially, to establish long term friendship and to serve the community in a number of ways. Social activities include a skittles, boules and quiz team. Members

enjoy a meal at each meeting often followed by a guest speaker. Roughly every quarter members host family, friends and guests to a larger meeting with meal and guest speaker; often with a fund raising theme. The club members assist the community in a number of ways ranging from providing marshals for events, organising social events such as a Jazz concert or themed evening through to fund raising activities. Recent donations from Keynsham Rotary have included the Children’s Hospice South West, St. Peter’s Hospice, the Bujagali Trust which offers charitable educational support in Uganda and Rotary International’s Foundation charity, a leading force in the eradication of polio worldwide and promotion of international peace. New members are very welcome. Meetings are held between 6.30pm and 8pm each Wednesday at Saltford Golf club. Anyone wishing to know more is encouraged to come along to two or three meetings on a trial basis in order to see how the club operates. Anyone interested can take a look at the club web site www.keynshamrotary.org or contact John Griffiths via email keynshamrotary@hotmail.co.uk.

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MULTI-MILLION JUNIORS FOOTBALL POUND PUBLIC TOILET TRAINING Town Football Club has been offering UPGRADE ANNOUNCED Keynsham Football training for the under 6’s to 16 year olds every Twelve public toilets will be upgraded as part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plan to improve the quality of facilities across the area. A £2 million contract for the next fifteen years to commence from April 2014 will shortly be awarded. The public toilets in line for a makeover are Monksdale Road, Alexandra Park, Sydney Gardens, Henrietta Park, Alice Park, Parade Gardens, Royal Victoria Park Play Area, Charlotte Street Car Park, Riverside Coach Park, Odd Down Park & Ride, Memorial Park – Keynsham and The Shallows – Saltford. Monmouth Street, which was due to be closed, will also remain open to maintain a 24 hour public convenience service in Bath city centre. Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said, “The long-term availability of these public conveniences is secure as a result of this two million pound contract. It offers the opportunity for Bath & North East Somerset Council to improve these facilities that serve green spaces, parks, and transport facilities. “Improving standards, hygiene and cleanliness for the people who use them is paramount. We also look forward to opening a new set of facilities in Keynsham as part of the town centre regeneration from Autumn 2014.” The details of the contract are being finalised, which includes detailed operating times for each public convenience.

Saturday morning, Keynsham Town Football club, Crown Field since 1985. The setup is one of the best junior football operations in the area. The Club is affiliated to the Somerset FA and the Hanham Minor and Avon Youth Leagues, in which teams from each age-group play competitive football. Coaching is every Saturday morning at the AJN Stadium (Crown Field) from 9 – 12 pm on 3G pitches, starting for the 2013-14 season on September 7th. All coaches are qualified to minimum standard of FA Level 1, which includes CRB checks, Safeguarding Children and Emergency First Aid trained. Over 250 boys and girls were involved last season and played football matches in 15 teams – usually on Sunday mornings. The club also provides after school coaching to Junior Schools in Keynsham, and free coaching to disability groups every Saturday morning More information at www.keynshamtownfc.org

WELLSWAY BADMINTON LADIES CLUB The Badminton Ladies Club started in the 70’s at Wellsway School, however, since then it has moved to the Keynsham Leisure Centre, Temple Street. Sessions are held every Tuesday between 7:30pm ans 9:30pm. It is played for fun with the ages ranging from 35 up to 65. A social is held every 3 months; this is when the ladies go out for a meal instead of playing. 23

KEYNSHAM & DISTRICT BUTTERFLIES-HAVEN Butterflies-Haven is a voluntary run organisation that DIAL-A-RIDE Dial-a-Ride is a door to door fully accessible minibus service for those who cannot use conventional public transport. People can use this service to go shopping, attend appointments, visit friends and play an active part in community life. The Dial-a-Ride service can be used for journeys within the Keynsham ward boundaries and any resident of Keynsham, Saltford and these villages who CAN NOT use conventional public transport is eligible to register for Dial-a-Ride. In Keynsham the service operates between 9.00am and 4.00pm from Monday to Friday. Bank Holidays are excluded. For further information telephone 01225 395321, or contact The Coordinator at Keynsham & District Diala-Ride, Somer Housing Day Centre, Sherwood Road, Keynsham, BS31 1DB Supported by Bath & North East Somerset Council and Keynsham Town Council.

supports families affected by Autism and aims to raise awareness. The group meets every Friday at St Francis Church, Warwick Road in Keynsham between 6.30pm and 8pm. The sessions are designed for children and teens aged 6-17 and provides them with the opportunity to meet new people and develop new friendships. Sessions include arts & crafts, messy play, making models from re-cycled materials, simple cake decoration and general games. The group also offers a quieter space for older children who need to talk about the personal challenges and emotional difficulties that they face. Its also a great opportunity for parents to get together and offer each other support as well as time to relax in the knowledge that their children are close by and well cared for by the well trained and Enhanced CRB checked staff. Siblings are also welcome at the sessions. Refreshments are provided for everyone and the cost of each session is £2.50 per family. For further information you can contact Trisha Williams on 0117 9082132 or email trishawilliams46@hotmail. com or you can visit www.butterflies-haven.co.uk

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KEYNSHAM MENCAP Keynsham and District Mencap work to improve the lives of children and adults with a wide range of learning difficulties. The charity has members ranging from 5-18 years old for junior clubs and adult clubs for 18 years and over that offer a variety of social and leisure opportunities. The charity runs weekly social and leisure clubs and organise annual holidays and weekend breaks as well as day trips and one off events. The Keynsham & District Mencap Scoiety services are available to anyone in Keynsham and the surrounding areas with a learning disability and to their families. For further information on how to get involved in the charity you can visit www.keynshammencap.co.uk or you can call 0117 9865659.

A S P – POETRY CIRCLE The A S P - Poetry Circle meet on the third Thursday of each month (except August) in the Kelston Entrance Humanities Building, Broadlands School, St Francis Road, Keynsham from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Every month we meet to explore the world of poetry, looking at different themes. Please feel free to bring a couple of poems to share, another poet’s or your work. If you like writing, reading or just listening to poetry, then please come along and join us too. It’s FREE! If you would like any further information then please contact Mary Lambert on 0117 9862257 or visit our website on www.totallymaracas.btck.co.uk/ASPPoets

of older peoples services. Curo has developed more than 1,700 homes since 2002 and are due to complete 1,473 homes by 2016, homes for low-cost rent as well as some for sale on the open market. Curo provides homes and support services to general housing residents, young people, teenage parents, older people in sheltered housing, homeless people, shared owners and leaseholders. Affordable Rent Homes – Curo owns, manages and develops homes for people on low incomes. Supported accommodation – provide supported accommodation for young people, temporary accommodation for homeless people, supported housing for a variety of client groups and sheltered housing and Extra Care for older people. Key Worker Homes – working in partnership with NHS trusts and other employers to provide homes for their staff. Mixed Development – on development sites providing affordable housing for rent or sales through Shared Ownership Community Development – support local neighbourhoods through the development of initiatives to regenerate communities. Property Services – providing high quality repairs, maintenance and property management services. New Build HomeBuy – providing homes on a part buy, part rent basis. Rent to Buy – providing homes on a part buy, part rent basis. For further information you can call Curo on 01225 366000 (0117 928 2700 for Redland tenants) or email hello@curo-group.co.uk or visit the website www.curo-group.co.uk

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU The Citizens Advice Bureau in Keynsham has MOVED to next to the Town Council office in Temple Street. CAB is open from 10 am – 2.00 pm on Mondays and Thursdays for drop in appointments. They can be contacted on 0844 848 7919 or in writing to Riverside Building, Temple Street,Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1LA. The Bureau provides free, impartial advice and information on a range of issues, including everyday problems such as employment, housing and debt.

KEYNSHAM BOWLS CLUB Keynsham Bowls Club was founded in 1957 and has bowled in the Memorial Park ever since. Keynshams Bowling Club’s close proximity to Bristol allows the club to affiliate itself and participate fully in both the City and County of Bristol and Somerset County Bowling Associations. The clubhouse provides comfortable ‘apres bowl’ facilities including a bar with large picture windows which provide the perfect view of the green. Keynsham Bowls Club is a mixed club that also has a junior team. The club runs no less than seventeen different internal competitions, including one just for novices. On top of all of that there is also a full programme of friendly fixtures for both mens and ladies teams, with the ever popular mixed friendly matches on Sunday afternoons and the equally popular Club Night on Monday evenings.

For those people looking to join the club who have never bowled before the club offers at least three qualified coaches usually available on Monday mornings and Monday evenings but other arrangements can be made if necessary. Whatever you bowling abilities you can be guaranteed a very warm welcome. Membership forms are available at the clubhouse or from the club secretary. Apart from Wednesdays the green is available to Club Members from 10am until dusk. Wednesdays the green is available from 2pm until dusk. For further information you can visit the website www.keynshambowlingclub.com or call the clubhouse on 0117 9868462 or you can contact the club secretary Ian Tweedie on 0117 9862645 or email ian.tweedie@talktalk.net

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CANOE LIFEGUARD UNIT IN KEYNSHAM Globe 360 is a canoe lifeguard unit which is based in Keynsham that has a varied and exciting programme. Members will be encouraged to get a 3 Star in Kayaking through the training that is provided and along the way will also get lifesaving skills and first aid. There are also lots of shows and events to get involved in! Globe 360 welcomes complete beginners up to various different levels of competency. To join the group members must 12 years old or over For more information you can email info@globe360.org or visit the website www.globe360.org

KEYNSHAM FILM WORKS Keynsham Film Works is a non-profit making society funded mainly by membership subscriptions. Held at the Fry Club on the Cadbury factory grounds the films are shown on the first Thursday of each month at 7.45pm, doors open at 7.15pm. The programme aims to screen films that have been overlooked by the mainstream cinemas completely or had very short runs and may have been easily missed. As a member you can view any of the films in the season with no pre-booking necessary. There is free parking, wheelchair access and a bar. Membership fees have been frozen this year at £27 which gives you free admittance to all the seasons films, or you can take a part membership which is £16 and carries an extra charge of £1.50 per film. Non members are also welcome and tickets are £4.50 payable on the night. For further information and to see a trailer of the upcoming films you can visit www.keynshamfilmworks. co.uk or email info@keynshamfilmworks.co.uk or you can write to Keynsham Film Works, 5 Tamar Drive, Keynsham, BS31 1RA

KEYNSHAM FARMERS MARKET Established over 7 years ago with support from the Chamber of Commerce and Banes Council the market has steadily developed into a well-established, lively & much loved monthly event utilising the Town for both a both a busy farmers market with award winning local food producers and a browsing area of guest stalls which can include stained glass, sculpture, plants or local community groups. The quality of local food however must take centre stage and in 2010 it was shortlisted as one of the best in Somerset. There’s a good balance of quality basic niche products such as Fussels award winning Rape seed oil products, Deerleap Chillies and Mendip Lavender and for a monthly treat top up on Radfords Fudge! This very popular market is now in the car park adjacent to Keynsham’s busy High Street.It is bursting to the seams with a huge variety of food plus an alfresco fair trade refreshment area , occasional art stalls & regular live music! The next markets are 13th October, 10th November and 8th December. For more information about the market visit www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk or call on 01373 814646.

THE KEYNSHAM TWINNING ASSOCIATION The Twinning Association was created in 1977 by the signature of the Charter between Libourne and Wandskye. It became independent and the current President is Carole Duckett. The aim of this Association is to promote another culture, to make friends and to encourage the hospitality. Thank to this aim, the Association develops different exchanges: • Every year, the students from Libourne-Montagne wine school come to visit Keynsham and some beautiful places in the country (London, Cardiff...) • In September 2012, twenty three members of the Association had the opportunity to visit Libourne and its region (Monbazillac, Monflanquin...) These exchanges allow to people to discover the culture within it. Because all the people stay in local families who continue to speak its own tongue, cook its own dishe. The President hopes that the Twinning Association will not close and so, she continues to promote this association in the schools, because she told me : “The youth is the future of this Association”.


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Manor Road football pitches continue to be popular with the season kicking off on 7th September.

For further details on booking a pitch please contact 01179 868683 or visit the Town Council website www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Teams playing this season at Manor Road include AFC Keynsham, Crown & Horseshoe F.C., New Inn Wanderers, Keynsham Cricket Club F.C., Oldland Abbotonians and Whitchurch Pheonix.

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Position: Senior Groundsman Service with Keynsham Town Council: Since June 2000

Q. Do you live in Keynsham? A. Yes. I moved to Keynsham in 1985. Q. What is your experience as Senior Groundsman? A. I worked 15 years as a Landscape Gardener and Groundsman and 10 years as a Tree Surgeon. Q. What has changed the most in Keynsham since you have worked for the Town Council? A. The Climate (more rain). We seem to have lost the British seasonal patterns. There appears to be more young people in Keynsham than when I started, but maybe that is because I am getting older! Q. What are the main challenges in your day to day duties? A. There certainly seems to be more damage/vandalism in the play areas and property generally and there is definitely a lot more litter around. Q. What do you feel the future holds for Keynsham’s play areas and sports facilities? A. Keynsham provides a very good range of play areas and sports facilities for both young children and

teenagers. I am sure that the Town Council will continue to improve and update these facilities and hopefully take on more as the Town continues to modernise and grow. Q. Away from work what are your hobbies/interests? A. I like to take my two dogs out for long walks in the surrounding countryside. I enjoy reading, mainly fiction thrillers, going to the cinema and also making broken items work! Q. What do you think are the best things about Keynsham? A. The Memorial Park, the River Chew and its amazing wildlife and the various community events i.e. Victorian Evening, Music Festival and Youth Fest. Q. What do you feel are the worst things about Keynsham? A. Inconsiderate parking in the High Street, too many coffee shops, not enough thought to infrastructure considering how many new houses are being built. Not enough jobs, schools, shops and the loss of Cadburys.


town council Where are we?

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:


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.

17th September, 15th October, 19th November and 17th December


21st January (Budget), 18th February, 18th March and 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.

You can contact us by : Telephone: 0117 986 8683 Fax: 0117 986 6359 Email: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk


You can find out lots of local information on the Keynsham Town Council website:


9th & 30th September, 21st October, 11th November, 2nd and 23rd December


13th January, 3rd & 24th February, 17th March and 7th April


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