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As Chairman of Keynsham Town Council I was honoured to present our Council wreath to the war memorial at Keynsham Memorial Park gates on Remembrance Sunday in November. Consequently I was delighted to receive an invitation from the Chairman of B&NES Council to represent Keynsham at a Raising of the Flag Ceremony at Bath Guildhall on Monday 23rd June. This event is part of the build up to Armed Forces Day on 28th June when the whole nation is invited to show support for our military community both serving and retired. These events are a great opportunity for us all to show respect and gratitude for the efforts and sacrifices made by these inspiring men and women as they safeguard our way of life.


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Through a democratic process the people of Keynsham have now chosen the clock tower to provide a focal point in our new Centre. Aware of winning artist Sebastian Boyesen’s previous work I am sure he will follow up his excellent proposal with detailed consultation before finally delivering his much awaited finished work of art. The new Centre is on schedule for opening this autumn although the clock tower will not be in place until Spring 2015. Finally, I must mention our biggest community event of the year – Keynsham Music Festival Monday 30th June to Sunday 6th July. This fantastic week long series of events is a nationally recognised portfolio of artistic and musical excellence totally dependent on grants, sponsorship and donations. The Sunday Festival in the Park is an amazing combination of music, food and entertainment for all members of the family. However don’t forget to book your selection from the preceding week when a whole range of entertainment is on offer from a number of different venues – full details available from the KMFA website: www.keynshammusicfest.co.uk Best wishes,

Cllr Clive Fricker Chair of Keynsham Town Council





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udging for Keynsham In Bloom will take place on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th July 2014. Entry forms should reach the Town Council by Friday 20th June. Judging for South West In Bloom 2014 will take place on Wednesday 9th July commencing at 9.30am. Judging Route: 1. St Dunstan’s Church

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2. Old Vicarage Green 3. Keynsham Train Station 4. High Street Walk 5. Floristry Art Festival at the Baptist Church 6. Keynsham Scout Group & Sirona Projects 7. Temple Court 8. Sherwood Close 9. Castle Primary School 10. Keynsham Allotments 11. Manor Road Woodland 12. Keynsham Memorial Park including the Jubilee Crown, the Lions Trough, Transition Keynsham’s Community Vegetable Patch

SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM 2014 SCHOOLS PAINTING COMPETITION The theme for this year is “Poppies” The age groups are: Up to 6 years old, 7-11 years old, 12-16 years old. Art should be a maximum of A3 in size. On the back of each painting, put names, age and name of school. Please note submitted works are nonreturnable! The exhibits should be sent to Keynsham In Bloom Community Group, c/o Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF. The best picture from each category and representing Keynsham In Bloom will be forwarded on to the South West In Bloom main competition. Closing date 4th July.

KEYNSHAM IN BLOOM FLORAL ART FESTIVAL 9th July 2014 at the Baptist Church, High Street, Keynsham. Opens at 11.00am for public viewing. Check out our website for further details www.e-voice.org.uk/keynshaminbloom For an entry form email Dawn: deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk or call 0117 986 8683.


In order to ensure the route is up to “Gold” standard we would encourage any residents and businesses to help keep their street Clean and Tidy, by removing any litter or weeds outside their properties. Judges will also walk along parts of the main High Street to view the six new floral planters, which have been sponsored by Timbercraft, Dribuild, Davies and Way, and Cllr Charles Gerrish through the Ward Councillors’ Initiative Scheme. Temple Court is also included in the main tour, John Paget has also sponsored a planting scheme to enhance Temple Court. The group are also looking to place additional planters along the High Street and welcome any new sponsors to come on board with the scheme.

CHILDREN’S SUNFLOWER GROWING COMPETITION! Fill in the form below and send a photo and measurement of your sunflower growing in your garden, to the Town Council by 5th September. Write your name, age and address on the back and send to: Dawn Drury, Keynsham In Bloom Community Group, c/o 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1HF. Name: __________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Tel no: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| Email: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| Measurement|__|__|__|__|__| Winners will be informed by post and invited to the prize giving late September.

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INTERESTED IN BEING ON STAGE? After 22 years of productions and recognised successes on the stage Keynsham youth theatre sadly closed the curtain earlier this year. But following outcry from past members, other groups and many people who have come to see the group over this 22 year period Chairman Rachael Abbott has worked hard to try and turn this around, unfortunately this was too late to save the existing group but with the help of past members and interested parties a new group has been formed for the young people of Keynsham and its surrounding areas. An interim committee was formed, funding applied for and a constitution approved, along with membership to NODA (National operatic and drama association) and venues arranged, they have also organised a producer, musical director and choreographer from this Phoenix Keynsham youth theatre has now been formed. With young members already signed up and advertising campaigns attracting new members and funding the future looks bright, Phoenix KYT is open to all abilities and children of senior school age in Keynsham and its surrounding areas (including year 6 leavers 2014) who have an interest in Drama, musical theatre and who are interested in learning more. The group is run by volunteers who have a passion for music and drama who hope this will create a fun and exciting place for young people to learn all aspects of musical theatre including, singing, acting and dance working towards a full stage production. Phoenix-KYT starts their new adventure with a musical extravaganza called ‘Be Our Guest’ an evening of Song and Dance. Once seated the audience will enjoy a feast of songs from musicals both on stage and screen. Well known and loved hits from shows including ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Oliver’ and ‘Matilda’ to name but a few!


Make a date with Phoenix-KYT and be our guest for what promises to be a tasty treat for any musical fan. The Show will open Wed 1st April 2015 at Broadlands Academy. If you would like to be involved in this exciting project or interested in helping in any way with backstage or costumes then please come along or get in touch. The group starts on Tuesday the 3rd of June at Broadlands academy at 7.30pm for an introduction to the group and then from every Tuesday at 7.30pm onwards. If you cannot attend but are interested please feel free to contact Jo on 07597807517 or email Phoenix-kyt@outlook.com for more information.

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elebrations were in order recently for the hard working steering group of the Walkers are Welcome scheme as the town of Keynsham received national accreditation. This means we are on the Walkers are Welcome website (www. walkersarewelcome.org.uk) and are making Keynsham a place where walkers are welcome by the traders, the Town Council, and other organisations in the area.


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A Launch Day has been set for Sunday 22nd June to incorporate it’s first walk at 9.30am for a 10.00am start. The start point will be the Park Cafe in the Memorial Park, where refreshments will be available. There is free tea and biscuits to the first 30 walkers to sign. The walk will be 6 miles long over fairly flat terrain, and take 3.5 4 hours approximately. This walk is open to everybody including children and dogs, but walkers must be aware that it is their responsibility to ensure that they and all their party are capable of completing the walk, and they are wearing suitable clothing - dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times, as must be the children! The Walk Leader will refuse anybody who he considers to be unsuitably dressed. Other organised monthly walks are being arranged, with walk leaflets available for the individual walker or groups from the Town Council Offices. The walk will take participants alongside the River Avon, and the Cycle path to Saltford, where a stop will be made at the Bird in Hand for refreshments. The group will then continue to the Manor Road Community Woodland and back to the Park Cafe Keynsham via the River Chew. The Steering Group would like to thank all those Keynsham residents who signed the participation forms, without which the application could not have got off the ground. Thanks also go to the Town Council, and its staff, the Chamber of Commerce, and its’ members for their support, and Chris Bollom at Simply Carpets for his sponsorship. You can contact the Keynsham Walkers are Welcome group at wrwkeynsham@hotmail.co.uk or our website will be available shortly. D. Johnson Chair of WrW Steering Group


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KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 2013/14 The Keynsham Town Council Annual Report 2013/2014 was presented to the Annual Town Meeting held at Keynsham Baptist Church on 28 April 2014. A full copy of the Report is available from the Town Council office and on the council’s website www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk. REPORT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TOWN COUNCIL Councillor Clive Fricker As our spirits begin to rise with the improving weather we can reflect on a year of tremendous progress in our town. An exciting calendar of events has been delivered through hard work in that special partnership between Keynsham residents and the Town Council, both staff and councillors.

continuing to fall with Keynsham proving an ongoing safe place to live. We maintain our vigilance supported by effective Neighbourhood Policing and Neighbourhood Watch schemes. New PACT meetings for the whole of Keynsham successfully took place giving a one Keynsham view of policing and solutions for any community problems in our town. Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens addressed our Annual Town Meeting in April while our new Police Inspector Sarah Treweek succeeding Tim Stuckes will speak at this year’s meeting on Monday 28 April. Finally police facilities will be enhanced this year with the completion of the centre in Ashmead Road and an operations base in our exciting new Centre.

There is a real determination to work as one community to ensure a good quality of life for everyone in all areas of the town. The community in action could be seen in a multitude of ways through the many and varied clubs and societies in our town. These came together on super occasions such as the KTC Grants Awards evening last July and the Networking Evening earlier in the year for local organisations to promote themselves to one another. Both of these events show even greater promise this year with Community Networking at Wellsway School which took place on 26 March and our Grants Evening to take place later in the summer. Two further excellent examples of a lively community could be seen in the Annual Music Festival in July and the Victorian Evening in November. Both events have further exciting plans for this year, the Music Festival week commencing 30 June and Victorian Evening on Friday 28 November. Residents in their homes and streets expect to be safe and its good to see crime rates generally

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traffic survey is underway to provide data for improvement plans councillors are determined to achieve. As always we welcome your ideas, comments and support – together we can continue to achieve great things. PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT By Chairman, Councillor Clive Fricker

The new Centre is on schedule for completion this Autumn. Overall, the past year has seen a dramatic increase in the pace of development in Keynsham. The new Centre is on schedule for this Autumn complete with a clock, K2B residential development continues and K2A off the top of Charlton Road is in process with B&NES Planners. The Somerdale 106 Agreement has unlocked the development of this super site which will deliver an exciting range of homes and employment. Progress continues as we prepare to welcome Avon Fire & Rescue to a new build Head Office at the fire station in Temple Street with the operational units moving to Hicks Gate. This will form a further stage of the redevelopment of this side of the street to be followed in due course with the swimming pool and current B&NES Council buildings. Things don’t stop here given further likely residential growth to meet a new B&NES Core Strategy and exciting ideas for the corridor of the River Avon . Critical to all of this will be a pressing need for an enhanced traffic system given the sensitive location of Keynsham between Bath and Bristol on the heavily used A4. A B&NES town

Given the amount of urban development in Keynsham it’s not surprising that last year has seen a great deal of activity in this council committee. One great uncertainty has been the efforts by B&NES to secure a Core Strategy that will control the required expansion throughout the county. After considerable consultation a limited and reluctant release of green belt to the east and south of the town was agreed by B&NES Development Committee to facilitate national requirements for more housing. It is now intended to secure a Planning Inspectorate approved Strategy by Autumn 2014 that will provide a stable environment in which planned development can proceed. The recent past has seen support for the K2A site off Charlton Road currently with B&NES Development and the completion of the B&NES negotiation of the Section 106 agreement for the initial part of Somerdale. Our Committee has expressed concern at the ‘escape clause’ in the 106 agreement that might permit finance for employment to be used in areas of the county other than Keynsham albeit after a period of five years. The Committee has also taken steps to comply with the requirement for ‘paperless planning ‘by selecting the necessary equipment to meet county standards. When this is combined with our facilities in the Civic Centre it will be a much more effective experience for both councillors and members of the public. Recent experience has seen a much higher level of public involvement in our committee meetings which is welcomed. The Committee has considered 140 applications (as at 24th February 2014) during the year. B&NES Development Control Committee have made


decisions on 116 of the 140 applications and the Town Council is still awaiting decisions on the remaining 24. Nine applications were withdrawn after the Committee made its decision. The Committee objected to 25 of 140 applications considered. These objections were due to: Development in the Green belt 6, site overdevelopment 11, creating potential traffic & access problems 9, out of keeping with the character of the area 6, outside the building line 4, highways 9, effect on the conservation area 3, loss of ecological habitats 2, no environmental impact assessment presented with the application 1, health and safety – noise or air pollution 2, lack of flood planning or flood mitigation plans 1 and objections without comments 4. 87% of our decisions to support or oppose applications coincided with subsequent decisions to approve or refuse by B&NES Development Control Committee. ALLOTMENTS WORKING PARTY REPORT By Chairman, Councillor Tony Crouch The Allotment Working Party was resurrected for the year 2013/2014 and met with the representatives of the Allotment Association twice during the municipal year. The Association continues to run the Allotments on a day to day basis very successfully. There has been the obvious problem of too much rain and some drainage problems which together we will continue to look at. The development of K2 has produced a problem with the entrance gate and the alignment of the road. Taylor Wimpey have moved the gates to improve this situation. ARTS WORKING PARTY REPORT By Chairman, Councillor Clive Fricker Despite the strict limits on local government spending the Working Party has continued to function enthusiastically with Arts newsletters to record the diverse artistic activity taking place in Keynsham. Grants were also awarded to support a limited number of organisations in their artistic activities.


A new Arts Plan will be drawn up by Spring 2014 to cover various activities including further grants and bandstand performances. It has also been agreed that the Working Party will become a Committee of the Council, which will facilitate its decision making. A further improvement will be attained by an invitation to more members from the artistic community to join the Committee. Reflecting amazing events like the Music Festival to be held this year on 6 July we were delighted to receive an enhanced 2014 Arts grant from B&NES Council. CREATIVE INDUSTRIES WORKING PARTY REPORT By Chairman, Councillor Clive Fricker The past year has seen a frustrating lack of activity by the Working Party entirely due to the slow progress in the development of Somerdale. This progress to planning approval running over a year behind schedule due to the scale of the site has slowed the possibility of employment opportunities being introduced. However the initial plans and associated 106 Agreement are now agreed and we anticipate faster progress. The prime objective is to secure a main employer onsite with plenty of space for smaller employers and start ups. To further support the creative sector in Keynsham a survey with B&NES Economic Development is about to be carried out. This is intended to establish the size and requirements of these small companies in the town while encouraging growth and employment prospects. The project will fit well with the promotion and development of site opportunities for smaller enterprises on the Somerdale site. VICTORIAN EVENING WORKING PARTY REPORT Once again, due to the regeneration of the Town Centre site, the fun fair had to be relocated to Ashton Way which proved very successful, as it not only alleviated the density of the crowd in the High Street but enabled the town to have more fun fair rides which were appreciated by the town’s young people.



stage we were entertained by some carols sung by St John’s Junior and Teen Choir, this was followed by music from Keynsham Brass Band, Keynsham Light Opera Group, Riverside Singers and the 2386 Squadron Air Cadet Band. A special thanks to all performers and our compere for the evening, Jimmy Mack. YOUNG PEOPLES’ LIAISON GROUP REPORT By Chairman, Councillor Roy Staddon

The Town Crier, Stilt Walkers and the Keynsham Air Cadet Marching Band formed part of the procession that lead the sleigh with Santa and the winner of the Christmas colouring competition on board. They were followed by children carrying their fantastic willow and tissue Christmas bells, which they had made in a special workshop. The beautifully dressed Stilt Walkers entertained the crowds during the rest of the evening – a popular favourite was the snow queen with her illuminated dress.

The winners and runners up of the colouring competition were presented with their prizes and certificates before the overall winner, Eleanor Burston, helped by the Chair of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Councillor Neil Butters and the then Vice Chair of Keynsham Town Council, Councillor Clive Fricker, switched on the Christmas lights. It was wonderful to hear the bells at St Johns ring out as the lights were switched on. On the community

As is customary the Liaison Group met four times in the last year. The Young Peoples’ Liaison Group was set up when B&NES ran the Youth Service and was a meeting where reports were made from different organizations etc. Now that the Youth Service is run by the Town Council and reports are made directly to the Town Council it was decided to change the remit and format of the Group making it a more “pro-active” group. The change is now a work in progress. One exciting piece of work in process is the forming of a Keynsham Town Youth Council which will give the young people of Keynsham a place for their voice to be heard and an official body of young people for any future consultations regarding Keynsham. Keynsham Youth Service continues to provide an excellent service for the young people of Keynsham and especially so for those with special needs. It was decided not to hold a Youth Fest this year but possibly hold one-off special events throughout the year.


GRANTS WORKING PARTY REPORT By Councillor Tony Crouch Once again in 2013 the Town Council allocated £20000 of its budget to grants for local groups that benefit Keynsham residents. The working party met in May 2013 to consider applications for a grant and recommended that grants of £19655 be awarded to 33 groups. The groups who were awarded a grant were: In addition to this Dial a ride, Keynsham Farmers Market, Keynsham Music Festival Association, the Community Bus and SWAN continue to receive grants from the Town Council. In July 2013 the Town Council held a Grants Presentation Evening in St John’s Church Hall at which the successful groups were able to receive their awards and give a short talk about the work of their group. The diversity and professionalism of the voluntary groups that goes towards making Keynsham the great place it is to live never fails to amaze me.

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he project to secure a new clock tower for the regenerated town centre took a major step forward in mid May as following the exhibition of shortlisted artists, residents of Keynsham cast their votes for their favoured design. The successful winner was Sebastien Boyesen. Boyesen won Keynsham residents and businesses over with his creative and colourful design using patchwork glass and acrylic panels to capture the history of the town both past and present. On hearing his appointment he commented: “What I look forward to most is working with the community, and going on a journey with the creation of the clocktower to see where that might take us. The end result should be a new and treasured landmark in the town that many generations will grow up with. As an artist and designer, I am delighted to be involved in creating the clocktower, and hope that I can repay the enormous trust that is being placed in my hands. I would like to thank all the residents of Keynsham, and the AAG for believing in me.” Keynsham Town Councillor Lisa O’Brien, Chair of the Keynsham Arts Advisory Group said, “We welcomed the involvement of so many residents in this process. Votes were registered both on line and via voting slips available at the exhibition, and were rigorously scrutinised to ensure that only Keynsham residents were included. Sebastien won 48% of the total vote with the next design polling 38%, so he was a clear winner. During the exhibition, residents gave valuable feedback, including the need for a very clear and illuminated clock face which could be seen down the High Street. We look forward to assisting in the development of this lasting legacy for our town.” As part of the commission Boyesen will be working with the community to finalise details of the design.

In July, August and September there will be three special ‘Road Show’ events across Keynsham, where members of the public can meet the artist and bring in photos, images and stories about Keynsham as well as additional work with local groups. Further details and dates will be announced shortly. The new clock tower should be installed in the civic CB Construction 1-4.pdf 1 05/11/2013 centre area by April 2015.










29th - Bath Spa Band at the Bandstand in the Memorial Park from 3pm to 4.45pm.

JULY 6th - Keynsham Music Festival at the Memorial Park. 7th - Talk & Book Signing by Tim Weaver Author of the Dan Raker Thriller Series. Upstairs Royal British Legion Club. Keynsham. 8pm. Entry £2p.p. to include a raffle ticket.

22nd - Bristol East & Kingswood Band at the Bandstand in the Memorial Park from 3m to 4.45pm.

8th - Keynsham Town Council meeting at the Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol commencing at 7.30pm.

25th - Internal Audit Committee meeting at the Town Council office, 15 to 17 Temple Street, Keynsham from 6.30pm.

11th - Ultimate Madness II at the Fry Club, call 01179 865787 for tickets.

28th - Keynsham Music Festival Week events from 28th June to 6th July, see centre pages for more details.

12th - Keynsham Farmers Market at Ashton Way car park from 9am to 1pm.

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13th- City of Bristol Brass Band at the Bandstand in the Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm. 14th - 2014 Fry Club Cup including the Steve Tucker Memorial Trophy, bar and barbeque available, at the Fry Club. 18th - Kabin Rock at the Fry Club, call 01179 865787 for tickets. 20th - Salvation Army – Hymns in the Park in the Bandstand, Memorial Park from 5pm to 6.15pm. 27th - Keynsham Brass Band at the Bandstand in the Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm. 29th - Keynsham Winter Festival, formerly Victorian Evening, Committee Meeting at the Town Council office, 15 to 17 Temple Street, Keynsham from 2pm. 30th - Planning & Development Committee Meeting in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham.


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SEPTEMBER 1st - Planning & Development Committee Meeting in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. 7th - Redland Wind band at the Bandstand in the Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm. 8th - Arts Committee meeting at the Town Council office, 15 to 17 Temple Street, Keynsham from 10.30am. 9th - Allotments Committee meeting at the Town Council office, 15 to 17 Temple Street, Keynsham from 7.30pm. 13th - Keynsham Farmers Market at Ashton Way car park from 9am to 1pm.

31st - 2014 Fry Club Cup including the Steve Tucker Memorial Trophy, bar and barbeque available, at the Fry Club.

AUGUST 3rd - 2014 Fry Club Cup including the Steve Tucker Memorial Trophy, bar and barbeque available, at the Fry Club. Competition Finals. 9th - Keynsham Farmers Market at Ashton Way car park from 9am to 1pm.

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sub-committee of Keynsham Arts Advisory Group have launched an exciting new project in order to capture details of the history of Keynsham from its earliest beginnings to the modern day. The Timeline is to be positioned on the new timber-coated walkway/ steps on Bath Hill into the Town Centre regeneration scheme, and will feature the ideas of local school pupils and students crafted into images by a local illustrator. The images will be supported by text, imprinted into the wood to enhance and inform people of all ages.

Keynsham Local History Society will have accountability for broad historical information while the Civic Society have taken responsibility for embellishing this with local factual ‘snippets’ and legends. All local schools have been invited to participate, with each being allocated a specific period on which to focus. To date, the response has been very enthusiastic so it is hoped that all will be involved in this historic endeavour. The project brief has been drawn up in order to appoint an illustrator. This will be advertised through local networks (e.g. BANES website) by the end of May 2014. It is anticipated that he/ she will work with schools during the autumn term and that the final design would be ready to coincide with the completion of the new clock tower project in Spring 2015.

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enough to have Alistair but we also have BBC Bristol’s Phil Hammond to compere this evening. Another new innovation this year will be the Keynsham ChoirFest – three of Keynsham’s most popular singing choirs – over 100 voices, performing separately and together in concert at St John’s Church on the Friday evening: with Key Voices, KLOGS and ChoirJam.


his Summer’s Music Festival will break at least two records: there will be more Keynsham performers than ever before, and more involvement from community groups and businesses in Keynsham than ever before. New venues will include Farrell’s and The Grange Hotel – both of which are giving financial support and will host two events in the Festival week. Also on board for the first time is The Trout ……

This year’s Cinema Under the Stars – or under canvas if wet – will be, by popular FaceBook vote, Dirty Dancing – fifties dress and style will be a must for this musical tale of teenage angst. New, and further expanding the Festival arts coverage, will be an event of readings with Keynsham’s writers and poets, at The Grange Hotel on Wednesday 2nd July, focused on the history of Keynsham.

Nevertheless the Festival will begin with the Roundabout Arts trail on the weekend of 28-29 June, this year with live music at many venues. Pick up Arts Trail booklets in local libraries, council offices etc or find details via the website. The Festival will kick off musically on Monday the 30th June with The Temple Street Bash: live music in The Ship, The Trout and Farrell’s and the promise of late evening shops and other surprises (perhaps!). There will be at least two events every night of the week, and sometimes more, including the regulars - the Saturday Gala Concert and Thursday’s Opera in the Park and trad jazz in the Conservative Club. To match last year’s appearance by Satish Kumar the Live Simply team will present the Scottish eco-activist, writer and broadcaster Alistair McIntosh who will appear in The Park on the Friday Evening – a must have event for anybody with a desire to be greener and develop a more sustainable lifestyle – not only are we lucky

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In the morning Entertainment in the High Street

Evening Opening Event in Temple Street

12 - 6pm Arts Trail - Live music at many venues

Music in: The Ship, Slapface Farrells, Irish

Bandstand Concert Bath Spa Band

The Trout, Rock Late shop opening

SUN 29TH JUNE Entertainment in the High Street 12 - 6pm Arts Trail - Live music at many venues 3 - 4.30pm Bandstand Concert Bath Spa Band

And maybe more surprises! Check times on the festival website.

TUES 1ST JULY 4.30pm Wellsway School Community Concert 7.30pm The Grange Hotel Brejeiro (ticketed event) 8.30pm Acoustic Music The Ship: Expected Gianni Cossu & Steve Mercy

WEDS 2ND JULY 7.30pm Formal concert: Old Manor House: Adam Purnell (ticketed event) 7.30pm The Grange Hotel Writers & poets event 8.30pm Acoustic Music The Ship TimeOut with Jet Pack Through Your Eyes The Minor Reign




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THURS 3RD JULY 7.15pm Opera in the Park with Meeghan Shillingford 8.30pm Trad Jazz at the Con Club Roger Wells Hotshots (ticketed event) 8.30pm Acoustic Music The Ship Jelli Records Showcase

7.15pm Special Event In the Park: Alasdair McIntosh (KAN) (ticketed event) 7.30pm ChoirFest at St John’s Church ChoirJam Klogs Key Voices (ticketed event) 10.15pm Film Under the Stars: Dirty Dancing D&B dance event: Location to be announced

SAT 5TH JULY 7.30pm Gala Concert In the Memorial Park Keynsham Orchestra B&NES Music School (ticketed event) 8.30pm Farrells Italian session Direct from Rome: Gian Piero Milanetti 8.30pm Wine Bar: The Blush

SUN 6TH JULY 12 noon at the Memorial Park As per normal but with improved performance conditions at Bandstand Stage and in the Performance Tent and look out for a new chill music cabaret session in the Performance Tent Sunday Highlights: Bohemian Embassy Meet Your Feet

The Roving Crows Bela Takes Chase CableStreet Collective Foreign Affairs Gian Piero Milanetti Through Your Eyes Emma Hutchinson Makala Cheung Slapface Lions Duck Race

9.30pm Talbot: Finger Buffet (band!)



SUNDAY 6TH On Sunday 6th July every stage in the Park will feature Keynsham performers - including Foreign Affairs, the Emma Hutchinson Band, Nosey Parker, Through Your Eyes and an expanded Slapface and the Hoagies – from teens to over sixties! And alongside them will be acts from as far away as Italy and the mesmerising Bella Takes Chase from Queensland, Australia.

Full listings and all ticket details for the week and the Sunday are listed and regularly updated as they grow on the Festival website. www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk Headline news snippets and updates together with event and performer details will also appear via twitter, @keynshamfest, and on the Festival FaceBook page.

This year’s finale will feature two great upbeat party bands: Bristol’s all-female Meet Your Feet featuring Bashema on vocals on the Bandstand stage with the Festival’s traditional dose of dance music, and the totally charismatic Bohemian Embassy – Bath’s latest best thing – on the Top Stage. And leading up to them will be The Roving Crows – awarded the UK’s best Celtic Rock Band, with the UK’s best fiddler – and London’s exuberant Cable Street Collective: both of whom will have everybody on their feet. Two further Sunday developments will improve the Festival – the TimeOut Stage will continue to expand its dance and house music, and the Performance Stage will assume a more relaxed and cabaret atmosphere with a range of our expected local and young performers, followed by relaxing acoustic performers in the evening – including we hope our own Gavin Osborn, back from his recent national tour and Radio 4 comedy work. Also a feature on this stage will be Simeon Wood nationally acclaimed musical performer, and multiinstrumentalist, coming straight from his stint at the Frome Festival. However finance is a problem and it is only with the substantial help of Waitrose, Ian McGill Transport and Taylor Wimpey that the Festival is getting close to its budget demands. Donations at this year’s free events will be crucial to the Festival’s future in its present form – the weekend in The Park costs around £50,000 –please give generously!

ACCOUNTING FOR THE MUSIC FESTIVAL Keynsham Music Festival was voted one of the three best free Music Festivals in the UK by Prima Magazine. In 2013 it comprised of some 15 events spread over six days. Most of the entertainment involved the community of Keynsham, showcasing the talent available here in Keynsham and beyond. No musician who plays on Sunday is paid, however it still costs almost £50,000 to put on. The Music Festival would not survive without the generosity of the Town Council who help in many ways. Keynsham Music Festival is a limited company and on its Board of Directors must be 4 Town Councillors whose job to support both organisations. There are hundreds of volunteers who give most generously of their time and without these good people the Festival would collapse. At its heart, it is a community and family event which is appreciated by about half the population of Keynsham who attended at least one event last year.





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Administration: Including coordinators fee, paper costs, training, fees and various small expenses.


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Site Costs: Licence Fees, insurance, security, electrics, Waste management, St John’s Ambulance, Fees of Site Manager, Keynsham Town Council Staff overtime, site crew and litter pickers


Performance: Including wristband income


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Equipment: Marquees, Lighting, Sound Systems, vehicles, Toilets, Trolleys, technical equipment, fire extinguishers, various electrics


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THINGS TO DO MONDAY 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. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Mondays 7.30 – 9pm, 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.

The Keynsham Branch of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section are always delighted to welcome new members they meet on the 1st Monday of each Month upstairs at the Royal British Legion Club, 8 - 10 Charlton Rd., Keynsham at 7.30pm. Occasional speakers and outings. Why not come along and meet new friends.

TUESDAY 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Early Support Stay & Play Sessions from 9.30am11.15am on 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact Keynsham Children’s Centre 01225 395400

Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am.

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 The Community@67 Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm. The 2014 season has started and our

members have been introduced to a number of new authors and a wide variety of different categories. The new year gives the opportunity to welcome joining members so anyone interested can ring 0772 762 6794 or just come along. The Book Club meets at 67 Queens Rd, Keynsham. Keynsham Photographic Society meets weekly between September and April,upstairs in The Fear Hall, 7.30pm. For more information visit www.keynshamphotograhicsociety.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. Project night at TimeOut, Project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. from 7pm to 9pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street.

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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.

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 Film Works meet on the first Thursday of every month (except in July and August) at the Fry Club, Keynsham at 7.45pm.

Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 4pm. 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

For a wonderful range of fabrics, ribbons, buttons, books, patterns & haberdashery why not visit Millie Moon?

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, 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. Slimming World Classes at Keynsham Baptist Church, High street at 9.0am, 11.0am 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Ann for more information on 07900 245304.

FRIDAY 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.

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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..

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Pay and Play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 7pm.

Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes.

Yoga Hatha at the River Suite from 11am for 60 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.



Holy communion/morning prayer at St John the Baptist Church at 9.30am.

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 3.30pm. Energise and Burn exercise class at The River Suite from 10am for 45 minutes.

Inflatable play in the Swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 3.45pm to 4.45pm

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.


RECYCLE AN EX-LIBRARY BOOK Library members of all ages are being encouraged by Bath & North East Somerset Council to get creative and turn old books into works of art. Every year, the Council’s library service has books that have reached the end of their life, either through usage or because an updated version has become available. Most find new homes via book sales with the proceeds invested back into the service, but a small number of these withdrawn books are being used as part of a competition designed to bring out people’s creative ideas. The competition will launch on Tuesday May 27, with a Recycled Book Clinic at Bath Central Library. People are invited to drop in between10.30am and 1pm to get some hints and tips on the art of book recycling and paper crafts from Bath craft emporium


The Makery. You can take part in this competition by visiting any of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s libraries from May 27, choosing an ex-library book and picking up an entry form. You have until August 30 to remake the book into anything you like. Winners’ prizes are being supplied by The Makery. Julia Burton, Library Service Development Manager: “This is a great opportunity for everyone, young or old, to get creative. Last year we received over 100 entries for the competition including a great selection from local community groups. This year we would like to receive even more from groups, families and individuals of any age. To take part you must be a member of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Libraries and you have to use ex-library books supplied by the Council’s Library Service. Apart from that you are free to remake your book in any way. More information and full terms and conditions are available at: www.bathnes.gov.uk/libraries.


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JOHN ALDRIDGE For his dedication and work supporting Keynsham and organisations connected to the town particularly 1st Keynsham Scout Group who he has been involved with for 25 years. (Also Keynsham Wildlife and Keynsham Music Festival). Chq. £100 Payable to 1st Keynsham Scouts.



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GRACE O’HARA For her commitment and dedication as a volunteer with Keynsham & District Mencap Society – Grace joined as a volunteer aged 14 at the Keynsham Juniors Club for children with learning disabilities and is an outstanding young person who is an inspiration to others and increases the confidence and self worth of those with learning disabilities . Chq. £100 Payable to Keynsham & District Mencap Society.

YVONNE KNIGHT For her dedication to help other people to live a better life, helping disabled people through her teaching swimming at Keynsham Disabled Swimming Club since the early 1980’s, and her work with Keynsham Seals in particular. Yvonne works tirelessly to provide disabled children and adults with swimming on a Sunday morning at Keynsham Leisure Centre. Chq. £100 Payable to Keynsham Seals.

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SUMMER RECIPES PORK AND ASPARAGUS In this recipe, half the marinade is used to flavour the meat and vegetables. The other half is whisked with peanut butter to create a tasty dipping sauce -- a fun job that kids can lend a hand with. What you’ll need • 1/2 cup soy sauce • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil • 2 tablespoons honey • 1 teaspoon peeled and grated fresh ginger • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper • 1 pound fresh asparagus, rinsed and snapped • 1 pound pork tenderloin • 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)


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aluminium foil big enough to loosely wrap around it, brush the centre with olive oil, then place the potato on it, flat side down. Sprinkle the top with some of the crumb mixture, pressing it into the grooves, then seal the potato in the aluminium foil. 3. Arrange all of the foil-covered potatoes on a baking sheet and bake them for 40 to 45 minutes. Open the pouches carefully they will be hot and full of steam.

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ear 5 children at St Keyna Primary School were selected to take part in a very special ‘Shakeathon’ programme, organised by The Egg theatre in Bath. Along with children from Batheaston Primary, the class enjoyed several workshops led by Egg staff culminating in a performance of Macbeth at the theatre on 17th and 18th March. Teacher Breda Leese said, “It has been a hugely exciting and rewarding experience for all the children. Learning words that were written over

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The drawing had to relate to Sainsbury’s and the children’s school or community. The children had to use felt tip pens and could only use a maximum of 4 colours in their designs. Sainsburys at Emerson’s Green made 500 of Evie Broom’s design and 500 of Bethany Fear’s design to sell in their shop the girls also won a £50 gift card each. Wallace Perkins and Carl Gregory were runnersup and won a £25 Gift Card each.

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Workshops and training for young people developing skills for life and independent living. Issue based projects that are young people focused. Providing information advice and guidance.


eynsham Town Council provides a range of high quality youth support activities and interventions for 11-19 year olds, (25 year olds with additional needs). Open Access Youth Work - positive activities Targeted Youth Support - All Young People achieve Making a Contribution - Young People as Active Citizens Information, Advice and Guidance - Supporting Choices Things to do and Places to go - Empowering Young People


SUMMER FOOTBALL COACHING Kelston Park, Keynsham. 7 - 11 year olds and 11+ group. Summer dates coming soon! Contact Nick Dewfall, Keynsham Town Football Club on 07411 013516

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Sun 22nd June - Bristol East & Kingswood Band 3 - 4.45pm Sun 29th June - Bath Spa Band 3 - 4.45pm Sun 6th July - Keynsham Music Festival 12 - 9pm Sun 13th July - City of Bristol Brass Band 3 - 5pm


Sun 20th July - Salvation Army, Hymns in the Park 5 - 6.15pm Sun 27th July - Keynsham Brass Band 3 - 5pm Sun 31st August - Bath Spa Band 3 - 4.45pm Sun 7th Sept - Redland Wind Band 3 - 5pm Sun 14th Sept - Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band 3 - 5pm Sun 21st Sept - KLOGS 12.30 - 2pm For booking information and further details on performances please contact Keynsham Town Council on 0117 9868683 or email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk



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KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS 2014 Monthly meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at the Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol, commencing at 7.30pm. 8 July, 12 August, 16 September, 14 October, 18 November and 16 December. Planning Development Committee Meetings are held on Monday evenings commencing at 7.30pm in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. 30 June, 21 July, 11 August, 1 September, 22 September, 13 October, 3 November, 24 November and 15 December. Other Committee Meetings Allotments Committee - Tuesday 9 September 2014 - 7.30pm Arts Committee - Monday 8 September - 10.30am Internal Audit Committee - Wednesday 25 June - 6.30pm Keynsham Winter Festival Committee - Tuesday 29 July, Tuesday 2 September, Tuesday 23 September, Tuesday 11 November and Tuesday 9th December - 2.00pm




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.

Dave Biddleston Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9870081

Tony Crouch Labour (East) Tel: 0117 9864648

Chris Davis Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9861947

Carole Duckett Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9865350

Clive Fricker (Chair) Conservative (East) Tel: 0117 9869250

Gill Hellier Independent (East) Tel: 0117 9862945

Brian Jenkins

Keith Kirwan Liberal Democrat (North)

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David Johnson Conservative (South) Tel: 0117 3292346

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Aubrey Matthews Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9861339

Lisa O’Brien Conservative (North) Tel: 07867906163

Steve Rossiter Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9860692

Brian Simmons Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9096596

Kate Simmons Conservative (South) Tel: 0117 9081783

Roy Staddon Labour (East) Tel: 0117 9867447

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