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Produced for Keynsham Town Council Issue 1 Summer 2012


Our What’s On and Things To Do Pages

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KEYNSHAM & DISTRICT TWINNING ASSOCIATION Keynsham’s twinning with Libourne, on the River Dordogne in South West France, goes back to 1978. The association are a friendly group of local residents who meet regularly with an aim to foster good relationships with our French neighbours and promote greater cultural awareness. Libourne has a population of 22,500 slightly more than the population of Keynsham which is now 16,000. Libourne sits very closely to the River Dordogne and is surrounded by miles of vineyards. We are always looking for new members, if you would like to be involved please do not hesitate to contact us. The Association has a varied social programme including; quizzes, coffee mornings, skittles and wine tasting evenings to name a few. To find out more contact Carole Duckett on 0117 9865350 or Sue Hopkins on 0117 9862119 or visit the website at


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Multi Sports Try any one of the sports on offer


Youth Festival Celebrate young people


Manor Road Football A community venue for all


Keynsham Churches Read about each one


What’s On A packed calendar of events

The new Keynsham Town Council news magazine. We hope you will all enjoy the new format of the quarterly newsletter, which is delivered to every household. We wanted to find a more exciting and interesting way of communicating with you all. We are keen to publicise news of any group or event, so please contact us. These are extraordinarily exciting times for our Town with the Town Centre regeneration likely to start in the autumn and plans for the Cadbury site taking shape.


Dial-a-ride Keynsham and District


Keynsham Music Festival Programme of events


Things To Do Community events for all


Keynsham in Bloom Keynsham and South West in Bloom


Keynsham Youth Service TimeOut


Keynsham Schools News and reviews


Allotment Association The way forward

We hope to see many of you at the Music Festival on Sunday 1st July and at the many events in the Town in the week prior to the festival. We are sure it will be another huge success. Keynsham in Bloom entries must be in by 22nd June and we are hoping to build on our initial successes last year in South West in Bloom where the Town won a silver award. In September we will be holding a second Youth Fest and we are hoping that as many youth groups as possible will take part. We are fortunate that the Battle for the Winds vehicle will make its last stop at the festival. This art project will be based in Weymouth during the summer to celebrate the Olympic sailing event. Wishing you all a very happy and hopefully, warm summer.

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Chair of Keynsham Town Council Keynsham News is produced by Ignyte Ltd, Suite 7, Westfield Court, Third Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Radstock BA3 4XD Tel 01761 410141. While every care has been taken to ensure the data contained in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. Ignyte or Keynsham Town Council does not officially endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or stored in any retrieval system in any form without the prior permission of the publisher.



The ASP - 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


Come along; stretch, loosen, relax and dance your body awake for the over 60s. This weekly class, for men and women, is on Mondays and Fridays at St John’s Church Hall, High Street, Keynsham from 10:00am-11:30am. The class costs £3.50 per session. The class is made up of gentle exercise, stretching, movement, simple dance routines and relaxation to help improve posture, balance and memory. If you would like to find out more then please contact Lynne on 0117 9869366.


Would you like to sing? Do you enjoy singing with other people? Would you like to improve your music skills and have fun at the same time? Then come along and join Key Voices, Keynsham’s friendly community singing group. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. We meet at Castle School, Newlands Road, Keynsham every Monday evening from 7.15pm - 9.30pm. It costs £4.00 per session (£3.00 for concessions). If you would like to find out more then please contact Roy Tanner on 0117 9498587 or email or visit the website


Do you fancy playing tennis again? Then Fry’s Tennis Club is the place for you. The Club welcomes any new members for club play and possible league matches. Fry’s Tennis Club offers friendly tennis matches in beautiful rural surroundings, floodlit synthetic courts and membership of Fry Social Club. If you would like to find out more then please contact Julian Hellyer on 07506 154449 or email


The Keynsham Photographic Society is a wellestablished society that was formed in Bristol in the 1950s and then re-located to Keynsham. They are a small friendly club of approximately twenty five members and welcome all who are interested in all aspects of photography including; film, colour, black and white and digital. Their programme comprises lectures, practical and studio evenings, competitions, member’s nights and photographic outings. The Society is also a member of the WCPF which is the Western Counties Photographic Federation which comprises ninety eight photographic clubs and societies covering a large geographical area of the South West Region. The Society meet from September to April so the 2011-2012 season has just come to an end. The new programme will soon be printed shortly and details of it will be available on their website at if you require any further information then please contact Linda Horne on 0117 9867242 or by email at


A copy of the full annual report of the Town Council is available from the Town Council office or on the council’s website and Keynsham Library.

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Charges are made per hour per court for each sport TENNIS Adults £5.40per court Juniors/Cons £3.00 per court 5-A-SIDE Adults £10.70 per court Juniors £6.60 per court

Tennis, 5-a-side football or netball can all be played at Keynsham Memorial Park floodlit Multi Sports. Charges are made per hour per court for each sport; Tennis (Adults £5.40 and Juniors/Cons £3.00 per court), 5-a-side (Adults £10.70 and Juniors £6.60 per court), Netball (Adults £10.70 per court). For the floodlights it costs £3.00 for adults per hour and £1.70 for Junior per hour. Racquets and balls are available for hire.

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Keynsham Town Council organising the second year of Keynsham Youth Fest “is to provide an event for Keynsham Youth” and to celebrate young people and promote the positive activities and opportunities they can and do participate in. Youth Fest will allow the many youth organisations (with members aged 7 years upwards) of Keynsham to come together to show off their skills and talents. Our programme includes dance and musical performances on the bandstand, sporting organisations giving displays, a selection of stalls with youth groups promoting their organizations, free inflatables, a large inflatable football pitch provided by Somerset FA on behalf of Keynsham Town Junior Football Club, skateboarding and scooter exhibitions and competitions run by Crucial BMX. One of the supporters of this year Youth Fest is the Quest for 2012 project (which is funded by Bath and North East Somerset Council and Future Bath Plus). Quest is about encouraging young people and communities to mark 2012 as a special year with projects and activities that “make a local difference”. Keynsham Youth Service and Quest are planning youth volunteering and training to support young people to join in and take a lead. Quest are also providing a touring performance by Battle of the Winds that opens celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events in Weymouth (July 26th-28th), created and produced by Cirque Bijou and the Desperate Men, in collaboration with seven lead artists gathered from across the South West plus the integrated performance company Breathe. Keynsham Youth Fest will mark the last performance of the Battle for the Winds South West tour including circus skills and their unique cycle powered wind machine a “flatbed” man powered vehicle as a portable stage. We hope to have a youth led parade to launch the festival, marshalled through the High Street that would include the Battle of the Winds cycle powered vehicle. The parade will be a showcase of our talent with young people on scooters, BMX, drummers and dancers.




There is a housing advice surgery 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.


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The Queen’s Road Youth Club meets on the second Friday of each month at the Queen’s Road Methodist Centre from 7:30pm-9:30pm. During the evening you can play pool, tennis, air hockey, play station and other different activities each month. The cost is £1 entry and money for tuck.

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Formed over sixty years ago KASC, a competitive swimming club, now have over two hundred members ranging from seven to fifty-six years old. Most of the clubs training is held at Keynsham Leisure Centre, offering sessions from Monday to Friday. If you would like more information on KASC please contact Thelia Beament on


Interested in film and looking for a local alternative to the multi-screens? Missed a good film but still want to see it on the big screen? Then Keynsham Film Works is the place for you. The Keynsham Film Works is a non-profit making society that aims to benefit the local community by screening films that have been overlooked by the mainstream cinemas completely, or have had short runs and may have been easily missed. The screenings are held at Fry Club on the Cadbury factory grounds and are shown on the first Thursday of each month at 7:45pm, doors open at 7:15pm. For further information, including ticket prices, please visit the website at


Keynsham Scout Group was inaugurated in 1909. Since that date Scouting has been an integral part of the community and continues to offer the young people of Keynsham the opportunity to develop their physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as both individuals and members of the society. If you’re a child aged between 6 and 8 years old then you can join the Beavers, aged between 8 and 10 join the Cubs or if you are between 10 and 14, you can join the Scouts. Please come along and join the fun. For further details of what the Scout Group have planned for the upcoming months and for details of when they meet up please contact John Aldridge on 0117 9863336 or by email at john@aldridge1a.freeserve. or visit their website at


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The Snooker Centre has many facilities including; sixteen snooker tables, ten English pool tables, a large bar complex, junior tournaments every Saturday and open handicap tournaments every Sunday. Membership is available for only £10 per calendar year. If you need any further information then please visit the website at


The Seals run a weekly swimming session for people with disabilities and their carers or assistants. The club also holds annual galas which can lead to regional and national galas. If you would like more information then please telephone 01225 395161 or 01225 872368.


Taoist Tai Chi internal arts are founded upon a rich tradition of Taoist training. They are intended to return both body and mind to their original nature. If you would like to; improve your health, raise your spirits and renovate your body then please call us on 01206 576167 or visit our website on Everyone is welcome!


If you are aged between fourteen and eighteen, like challenges, adventure, making friends and learning new skills then Explorer Scouts is for you. The group meet most Friday nights, do a variety of weekends away and longer expo’s in the summer. For more information on on the Keynsham Explorer Scout Unit please contact Ian Carter on 0117 9868068 or by email at


Community@67, based in the heart of the community in Keynsham’s Park Estate and serving residents across Keynsham and beyond, is a volunteer-led community centre with residents at its heart. The range of activities on offer is inclusive and available to all from young mothers and youngsters to job seekers and retired residents. Based at 67 Queens Road, Keynsham, Community@67 already offers a shop, café, free IT classes and internet café, job seekers and mentoring clubs, book club and crafts. A maths homework club for Year 5 and 6 students starts soon on Wednesday afternoons 4-5pm, with further activities planned including quiz and Scrabble events. The centre has also bid for S106 (‘Tesco’) monies which would be used to develop the centre to create a new shop front, improved disabled access and an extension to enable more than one group to use the centre at once. For more information about Community@67, contact Clare Hudson, Chair of community@67 on Mobile: 07737 742300 or email: 9


The 2386 Squadron are an organisation dedicated to helping young people succeed through adventure training, aviation and drill. The 2386 Squadron has 40 cadets who meet at the TA Centre every Tuesday and Friday from 1845 until 2115. The squadron is organised into 3 flights, A, B and C. It is organised in this way to enable interflight competitions to take place in as many activities as possible. The more a cadet participates and achieves the more points they will earn for their flight. There is access to a shooting range, local flying and gliding and many sporting and adventurous activities. There is usually at least one additional activity taking place on a weekend a month. For more information please contact Heather Ashby on 0783335115 or by email at


Would you like to learn to Row on a beautiful stretch of the Bristol Avon at Saltford? We have individually tailored learn to Row programmes for anyone aged eighteen to sixty of all shapes and sizes and of any standard of fitness. You are welcome to a free taster session with a qualified coach. To book your taster session send an email to new-talent@avoncountyrowing Experienced rowers are welcome too! For more information please visit our website on


Fear Hall is located in the town of Keynsham. The main hall, which can seat up to 120 people, is an excellent venue for meetings, craft fairs, jumble-sales, small scale stage shows or presentations etc. There are two smaller function rooms also available which are suitable for club or group meetings. The venue includes two small kitchens and a bar (the venue has an occasional licence). There are two large car parks are available less than a minute’s walk away. A number of members and groups use Fear Hall on a regular basis; Keynsham Bridge Club, Chess Club, Short Mat Bowls Association, Keyford Dancing School, Keynsham Judo Club, Keynsham Photographic Society, Ballroom Dancing, Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society, Keynsham Country Market, Keynsham Market, Keynsham Gardens, Keynsham Old Time Dance Club and St.Kenya Townswomen Guild. For further information on for hire rates please visit the website at


Fry’s Hockey Club has been established for over 30 years. The club house is Fry Club on the grounds of the Cadbury factory in Keynsham with their home games being played at Wellsway School. Fry’s Hockey Club offers hockey for the whole of Keynsham and beyond. It is the only club in the local area, offering the three ladies’ teams, two men’s’ teams and a mixed team. The club welcomes players of all ages and abilities through their range of teams. Through the clubs three year development plan they are hoping to encourage young people to take up hockey as a great way of being active, meeting new people and developing as team members. For further information contact Jo Bush on 0117 9869653.


MANOR ROAD football

In England over 2 million people play football on a regular basis so it’s no wonder that the Town Council have embraced one of our nations favourite sports and manage the Manor Road football pitches for the community to enjoy. There are five pitches with changing facilities at Manor Road which can be booked for the season. Sunday mornings are particularly popular and the Town Council have stipulated that priority over the pitches must be given to Keynsham teams as well as those that have played the longest at Manor Road. The Town Council are so passionate about our local football teams that a discount of up to 40% is given to those adult teams booking for the season as opposed to adult teams booking from outside Keynsham, there is also discounts available to local Junior teams and those local teams wishing to book on a per match basis.


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Girl Guiding Keynsham District is a very active group of over 340 members who take part in a very exciting programme of activities in a unique, safe, girl-only space which is relevant to today’s girls. Their programme is designed so that the members work together in small groups, taking as many of their own decisions as possible about how they spend their time. The district offers a number of sections to suit a number of age ranges; Rainbows for ages 5-7, Brownies for ages 7-10 and Guides for ages 10-14. Being a member of Girl Guiding gives you plenty of opportunities and the chance to explore your world and make a difference. Modern guiding believes in empowering girls and young women to make the right choices for themselves and those around them. If you are interested and would like to find out more then please contact Helen Derbyshire on 0117 9860872 or by email on

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Manor Road Community Woodland, owned by Bath & North East Somerset Council, lies on the eastern edge of Keynsham and close to Saltford Parish. It is managed by the council in partnership with the Friends of Manor Road community group. Since 1993, with grant aid from the Forestry Commission, over 19 000 trees and shrubs have been planted on the 21-hectare site. In 2005 a 4-hectare wildflower meadow was sown and the site was declared a Local Nature Reserve. The ‘Friends’ group carry out monthly task days in the wood when they work on; stone wall building, bulb planting, footpath work, coppicing, pond clearance and pruning. Manor Road is one of the best examples of new community woodland in the Forest of Avon and is very popular with local people and visitors alike. If you are interested in getting involved then please contact Nigel Jacks on 0117 9864713 or by email on


The Keyford dancing School is now in its 38th year under the ownership of Patricia Veale, with its name deriving from KEYnsham and SaltFORD where the classes are held. Thousands of boys and girls, since 1973, have enjoyed classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern & Street Jazz. In the last few years they have been able to take part in the Opera & Ballet International in their productions at the Bristol Hippodrome and the Theatre Royal Bath. Hundreds of children have also appeared in the Fry Club Pantomimes and other local productions. Dance is a great way of keeping fit and healthy. It also offers many benefits that extend outside the dance studio; development of confidence, creativity and building of teamwork skills. Dance is an art form that can be enjoyed by all. The Keyford Dancing School has a jam packed programme which you can find more about by visiting the website at


Friday 30th November 2012 If you would like information or a stall at the Victorian Evening please contact KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL on 0117 9868683 or email


KEYNSHAM’S churches Keynsham has a number of churches which cover all denominations many of which are members of ‘Churches Together’ in Keynsham & Saltford.

A full list of service times for all churches can be found by either visitng their websites or from contacting the churches directly.

St.John the Baptist C. of E. is a lively church situated in the heart of Keynsham. The church has a diverse pattern of Sunday worship ranging from the 9.30am service which is led by a robed choir to an informal service at 11.15am where contemporary music bands take over. Sunday Worship: 9.30am Holy Communion/Morning Prayer 11.15am Open Door Service (informal worship) 8.00am Holy Communion (with book of common prayer on the 1st Sunday of the month) 10.30am Combined Service (replaces 9.30 and 11.15 services on the 1st Sunday of the month) 0117 896 3354

Keynsham Cemetery Keynsham Cemetery is situated at Durley Hill, Keynsham. The cemetery is a peaceful and attractive resting place to serve the residents of Keynsham. The layout is designed to offer a range of internment choices such as lawn plots, traditional (kerb) plots, coffin burials, caskets of ashes and scattering of ashes. The Town Council aim to offer a sympathetic service to the bereaved and deals with enquiries from the public, funeral directors and monumental masons.

Keynsham Baptist Church is located in the centre of Keynsham and welcomes all. Sunday morning worhsip is at 10.30am which is followed by tea and coffee. Evening worship is on a Tuesday at 7.30pm which takes the form of either a traditional service or a more contemporary approach with signing, music and bible studies. Sunday 10am Holy Communion Tuesday 7.30pm third Tuesday of every month Holy Communion 0117 986 4021 Keynsham Methodist Church is situated over two sites in Keynsham, Queens Road Methodist Church & Victoria Methodist Church. Sunday morning services are at 10am and on occasions the two congregations come together to worship. A full list of services for both churches are available from the website Other Churches: St. Dunstans R.C., Bristol Road 0117 983 3930 St. Francis C.of E., Warwick Road 0117 986 5059

The cemetery is open to the public weekdays and weekends and an attendant is usually on duty Monday to Thursday 8am – 4pm and 3.30pm on Friday’s.

For more information please visit the Town Council offices or call on 0117 9868683

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27th Music Festival Event 7:30pm - Coffee#1,

Keynsham High Street– Brejeiro. Tickets from Keynsham Town Council Tel: 01179 868683

9th Farmers market at the Clock Tower from 9am to 1pm 10th Bristol East and Kingswood Brass Band in the

28th Parent Craft Classes from 1.30pm to 3.30pm,

11th Planning and Development Committee meeting at 7.30pm, at the Town Council offices

28th Music Festival Event 7:30pm - Keynsham

Bandstand at Memorial Park from 3pm to 4.45pm

12th Town Council meeting at 7.30pm, at the Castle Primary School, Keynsham

contact the midwife team on 0117 9461000 for more information Conservative Club – The Blue Notes, Jazz for Connoisseurs. Tickets from Keynsham Town Council Tel: 01179 868683

13th Job Seeker Plus from 9.00am to 2.00pm at

28th Music Festival Event 7:30pm - TimeOut Youth

14th Young People’s Liaison Group meeting at 7.30pm, at the Town Council offices

29th Music Festival Event 8:00pm - St John’s Church, Great Western Chorus supported by Havoc.

Keynsham Children’s Centre, by appointment only call 01225 303210

17th The Band of the Avon Fire and Rescue Service at

the Bandstand in Memorial Park from 2.30pm to 4.00pm

21st Parent Craft Classes from 1.30pm to 3.30pm,

contact the midwife team on 0117 9461000 for more information

23rd The British Red Cross are hosting a car wash at Keynsham Fire Station to raise money for the Fire and Emergency Service (FESS)

24th Redland Wind Band at the Bandstand in

Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm

26th Music Festival Event 7:30pm – Opera by

Candlelight in the Park featuring Bellaria

27th Job Seeker Plus from 9.00am to 2.00pm at

Keynsham Children’s Centre, by appointment only call 01225 303210


Centre – Drum and Bass featuring Seb Bailey and Scott Cradock. Tickets £1 from the Keynsham Town Council or the TimeOut Youth Centre

29th Music Festival Event 8:00pm - The Talbot Pub, Keynsham – Nathan Shephard. Tickets from Keynsham Town Council Tel: 01179 868683 29th Music Festival Event Dusk - Keynsham Memorial Park – Cinema Under the Stars presents Singalong Grease

30th Music Festival Event 1:00-6:00pm - Keynsham Memorial Park, Skateboard Park – Keynsham Sounds

30th Music Festival Event - all afternoon in Keynsham Town Centre – Busking and Street Entertainers

30th Music Festival Event 7:30pm - Top Stage,

Keynsham Memorial Park – Classical Music in the Park. FREE tickets for a seat in the marquee available from Keynsham Town Council

August 7th Town Council meeting at 7.30pm, at the Town Council offices

July 1st Keynsham Music festival, for more information see

pages 17 to 20

2nd Planning and Development Committee meeting

11th Farmers Market at Ashton Way Car Park from 9am to 1pm

13th Planning and Development Committee meeting at 7.30pm, at the Town Council offices 19th Dodington Parish Band at the Bandstand in the Memorial Park from 2pm to 4pm

26th Elemental Theatre- Story telling and craft at the Bandstand in Memorial Park from 2pm to 3pm

at 7.30pm, at the Town Council offices

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3rd Town Council meeting at 7.30pm, at the Castle

If you would like your events or your club or association included in the next edition of Keynsham News, please send the details to or call us on 01761 410141

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5th Parent Craft Classes from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, contact the midwife team on 0117 9461000 for more information 8th Salvation Army Band – hymns in the Park at the Bandstand in Memorial Park from 5pm to 6.15pm 11th Job Seeker Plus from 9.00am to 2.00pm at

Keynsham Children’s Centre, by appointment only call 01225 303210

14th Farmers Market at the Clock Tower from 9am to 1pm 15th Bath Spa Brass Band at the Bandstand in

Memorial Park from 3pm to 4.45pm

23rd Planning and Development Committee meeting

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25th Job Seeker Plus from 9.00am to 2.00pm at Keynsham Children’s Centre, by appointment only call 01225 303210 25th Keynsham Town Council Grants Presentation Evening, 7.00p.m. at St John’s Church

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DIAL- A -ride Keynsham & District 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

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l a v i t s e F The This year there is a wonderful varied line up of performances and events during the festival week. Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling Keynsham Town Council on 0117 986 8683


Tuesday 26th June

Friday 29th June

7:30pm – Opera by Candlelight in the Park featuring Bell’aria. Well known Opera favorites; the Flower duet, the Pearl Fishers duet and ever popular Nessun dorma, will be performed by the celebrated duo Bell’aria.

8:00pm - St John’s Church – Great Western Chorus supported by Havoc This popular chorus of over fifty male singers, with its close harmony singing and stunning choreography, takes the audience through an unforgettable repertoire of music from Bach to Barbershop. The evening will be supported by the all singing female group, Havoc. Tickets £8/6 available from the Keynsham Town Council.

Wednesday 27th June 7:30pm - Coffee#1, Keynsham High Street– Brejeiro Through an infectious and uplifting mix of mandolins and guitar, Brejeiro will be performing exciting Latin rhythms capturing the essence of Brazil. Tickets £5/4 available from the Keynsham Town Council.

Thursday 28th June 7:30pm - Keynsham Conservative Club – The Blue Notes, Jazz for Connoisseurs Having performed in various formations since 1956 The Blue Notes are possibly the best jazz band in the South West. They will be playing a mixture of traditional, Dixieland and mainstream jazz. Tickets £6/5 available on the door or from the Keynsham Town Council. 7:30pm - TimeOut Youth Centre – Drum and Bass featuring Seb Bailey and Scott Cradock Tickets £1 from the Keynsham Town Council or the TimeOut Youth Centre.

8:00pm - The Talbot Pub, Keynsham – Nathan Shephard Nathan Shephard will be performing a wide ranging repertoire of music genres from rat pack swing to 60’s party nights and 90’s rock. Dusk - Keynsham Memorial Park – Cinema Under the Stars presents Singalong Grease Dress up in your 50’s and enjoy this musical masterpiece with charming energy, amazing dance routines and catchy tunes.

Saturday 30th June 1:00-6:00pm - Keynsham Memorial Park, Skateboard Park – Keynsham Sounds Keynsham Sounds brings you some of the best young bands in the South West. All afternoon in Keynsham Town Centre – Busking and Street Entertainers 7:30pm - Top Stage, Keynsham Memorial Park– Classical Music in the Park. Free tickets for a seat in the marquee will be available from the Keynsham Town Council. Bath Spa String Quartet will be performing well-known classical highlights from Bach, Dvorak, Barber, Debussy and Mozart. The evening will be supported by a classical guitar recital with Adam Purnell.


Sunday 1st July The Stages and The Bands: This year there are four music and performance stages at the Keynsham Music Festival.

The Top Stage (sponsored by Willmott Dixon) Some of the best, more established bands from the area will be performing upbeat, danceable, happy summer sounds. A stage for all the family! Nosey Parker – four experienced local musicians performing a lively and varied mix of rock, jazzy pop and reggae. Gavin Osbourne – singing about; love, nostalgia, breakups, girls, burgers, clown-costumes, the cosmos and village stakeouts, Gavin Osborn brings his story-songs to Keynsham Music Festival for the very first time. Waitress for the Bees – Emma Hooper’s solo project, using viola, accordion, saw, electronics, and vocals to play you quirky and affecting songs about dinosaurs that will make your heart hurt. Trish Brown – a distinctive style that fuses the best of original jazz and blues with funky overtones and sublime vocals. Bigtopp – an 8 piece ‘Horn-Stomping’ show from the South coast. With a heavily reggae-inspired set and some great jazzy moments on the sax this performance will keep you on your dancing feet. Three Kings High – with music rooted in Hip Hop, this band has incorporated a Soulful, Indie edge that has diversified their sound to ensure that all types of crowds can enjoy and indulge in their versatile show. Some Velvet Morning – A stripped back power trio with a filthy bass, melodic vocals and a heavy back beat. This bands influences range from the Police, Fleetwood Mac and U2 with a little bit of White Stripes mixed in. Troy Ellis & the Hail Jamaica Reggae Band – likened to his father, Alton Ellis, in many ways, Troy is not your average performer. Mixing dance, vocals and a burning

desire to party like his audience. Backed by his very own Hail Jamaica Reggae Band consisting of seven musicians with a large horn section and extensive experience in Reggae and Ska music, this is the perfect band to end the night with.

Co-operative Stage

(sponsored by the Co-operative) Chilled melodic sounds are brought to you on the brand new bandstand by the river. Stretch out on the grassy banks or get yourself a seat, relax and enjoy. 12:00-1:00pm Keynsham Brass Band 1:15-1:45pm Danielle Celeste – a mix of her own songs and personal interpretations of covers with beautiful, powerful, note perfect vocals. 2:00-2:30pm Dado Shango– Eclectic, interesting, exotic and heartfelt. Dada Shango play acoustic roots in a bluesy, folksy, africany, arabiany kind of a way. 2:50-3:30pm Victoria Klewin and the Truetones – a 6-piece band from Bristol, performing a heady blend of vocally-driven blues, jazz and soul with both sparkling originals and restyled classics. 3:50-4:30pm Holika – It’s rare to come across such raw talent as this and it’s even more of a treat to sit down and listen to it. Holika are a breath of fresh air into this country’s music scene. 4:50-5:30pm Rainy and the Dust – afro- Latin, rock and reggae influenced grooves, infused with the positivity of Rainy’s lyrics and tied together by an eclectic and laid back musical style. 5:50-6:30pm Baraka – a 5/6 piece World Music Band based in Bristol. They take their inspiration from the music of West Africa, South Africa, The Caribbean and Ireland, producing their own heady mix of global beats, intricate rhythms and soaring melodies. 6:50-7:30pm Anima Circus – in the last year Anima Circus have stomped with the likes of Babyhead, Yes Sir Boss, Congo Natty, The Resonators and Dub Pistols.


The TimeOut Stage

The Taylor Wimpey Performance Stage (sponsored by Taylor Wimpey)

The busy stage will be showcasing some of the best younger bands destined for a bright future. The Retrospecs – five comrades from Keynsham play eargasmic indie, rock and ska songs to make you tap your head and nod your feet. My Friend Friday – 4-piece band from Bristol have been described as crowd pleasing indie pop with strong, charismatic and lively vocals alongside great runaway percussive beats and rugged guitar riffs Future Pilots – half Bristol, half Czech indie/rock band with punk, pop and experimental influences reminiscent of The Police, The Who and Radiohead. Bite the Buffalo – brothers, Stos (Guitar/Vocals) and Miti Goneos (Drums/Vocals) form this fuzz riddled rock ‘n roll duo. Why Kill Ian – a 3 piece indie/pop band ever rising from the South West. Rife with excellently executed linear grooves, bellowing but ever-accurate vocals and wonderful bass counter-melodies. All about Flux – an exciting pop rock band bringing big songs and even bigger performances! Hope Remains Lost – 5 piece Post-Hardcore and metal with splashes of punk and mainstream rock band from Bristol. Slagerij - 3 piece ska-punk band from Swindon. These crazy lads are taking the genre by storm with their unique infectious upbeat ska punk sound.

Family performance stage showcasing local amateur groups as well as professional theatre shows, demonstrations and workshops. The Keyford Dancers- Dancers from the Keyford Dancing School perform a wide range of dances Lyrical, Hip hop, Jazz, Tap, Acro & Ballet. Harps Cool Minimonicas Clown Bert- a super show featuring comedy magic, big bubbles, balloons, silly skilful juggling, plate spinning, a magic broom & a bright tickly feather duster. Jazzercise Choirjam - Keynsham’s pop choir, accompanied by their live band. All-singing, all-dancing and all-laughing! Simon Palmeroff - with a deft sleight of hand he magically manipulates the tools of his trade, making objects disappear, others reappear whilst some tricks seem to go wrong. Keynsham Youth Theatre - with extracts from their recently acclaimed show, Guys and Dolls as well as sketches from the hilarious Acorn Antiques. Tea for Two - Moostafaaa, takes us on a journey through our own bewilderment. As you enter his mysterious and dangerous world, what you will experience will challenge the very foundations on which you have built your own personal reality? KLOGS

The success of the Keynsham Music Festival is down to the Keynsham Town Council and their vision to recognise the importance that the arts play in nurturing the health, vitality and pride in their community. The Keynsham Town Council continue to support the festival each year, providing a substantial grant, office space, dedicated committee members, directors of the company, volunteers and a fantastic team of people who are behind the scenes throughout the year.

We are completely dependant on the generosity of our sponsors. Our thanks to Keynsham Town Council, B&NES, Taylor Wimpey, Willmott Dixon, Co-operative Membership, Ian McGill Transport Ltd, Quest, Keynsham Memorial Cafe, The Talbot Pub, Lucas Veterinary Surgeons, Keynsham Veterinary Services and the churches together. We would also like to thank our many supporters including the Baptist Church, St Johns Church, the Fear Institute, Trade It, SOS Designs, Jelli Records, Keynsham Scouts and the Keynsham Lions.



THINGS to do M O N DAY Keynsham short mat bowls group, meet every Monday between 1.45pm and 4pm, for more information call 0117 986 4014. Keynsham’s community signing 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 Baby Massage at Keynsham Children’s centreFor more information please contact the Health Visitors on 0117 9461000. Babies Group from 11.00am-12.30pm For mums and dads with babies up to 18months. Pregnant women and partners welcome at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Open drop in session at Timeout where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. Youth Group meets on a Monday night and is open to all young people in school year 8 and above. From 7pm to 9pm at St John’s Youth and Community Centre. Slimming World classes at the Methodist Key Centre, Charlton Road, Keynsham from 6.30pm call Kerry on 01179 863068 for more information. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 6pm. 21



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 to 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 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 Martial Arts at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm to 9pm.

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. Housing Advice Surgery 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 9.00am 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 9 except in July and August) at the Fry Club, Keynsham at 7.45pm. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 11am and 12noon to 6.30pm. Keynsham Bootcamp at 6.30pm, for more information visit Aqua Aerobics at Keynshma Sports centre from 10.30am and 7pm.

WEDNESDAY F R I DAY 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 to 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 6.15 – 7.00 starting 6th June. £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 to 4pm. Keynsham Ladies Running Group, every week from 7pm, for more information visit Kickboxing at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.


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 12noon and 1pm to 7pm.

Gentle Exercise to build strength and tone at The River Suite from 11am for 60 minutes. Body sculpt to build strength and tone at the Club Lounge from 5.45pm for 55 minutes. Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes. Keynsham Leisure Cente 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.

S AT U R DAY 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. Pay and play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 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.

S U N DAY Inflatable play in the Swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 3.45pm to 4.45pm. Holy communion/morning prayer at St John the Baptist Church at 9.30am. Open door service at St John the Baptist Church at 11.15am. Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church at 10am. Sunday morning service at Keynsham Methodist Church at 10am. Keynsham Parish Players are looking for new members to join their happy band, both on and backstage. Rehearsals take place in the Parish Hall every other Sunday afternoon and often during the week, to join call 0117 986 3354. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 3pm. Aqua aerobics at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 7pm to 8pm. Energise and Burn exercise class at the River Suits from 10:00am for 45 minutes.

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KEYNSHAM in bloom Keynsham In Bloom 2012 & South West In Bloom 2012 Keynsham Town Council would like to invite local residents to enter the Keynsham In Bloom competition within the following prize categories: • schools and other groups of young people • floral display by a community group • private garden visible from the pavement • private area visible from the pavement with container planting • private garden not visible from the pavement • best allotment • best business premises. • Places of Worship • Most humorous vegetable

If you or your organisation would like to enter an entry form can be obtained by calling into the Town Council office at 15 – 17 Temple Street, Keynsham or by telephoning 0117 986 8683 or email

The closing date for entrants is Friday 22nd June 2012 and judging of the garden/allotment/flower displays taking place on 12th & 13th July 2012. Photographs of unusual shaped vegetables that you have grown and would like to enter into the most humorous vegetable category should be delivered to Keynsham Town Council offices by Friday 7th September 2012 for judging the week beginning Monday 10th September 2012.

SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM In conjunction with Keynsham In Bloom, the Town Council are entering the Town in the South West In Bloom competition. As this is a community event the Town Council is seeking local community groups that would be interested in supporting the Town Council with the Town’s entry. This competition not only judges the (town/village) entries on their floral/gardening/ allotment expertise/ingenuity but judges areas like community spaces, river/conservation projects, activities such as clean ups and graffiti clearance projects that have been undertaken. The theme for this year for both Keynsham In Bloom and South West in Bloom is ‘Celebration’ including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, the Seasons and nature. The planting schemes include colours such as pink, orange, blue, yellow, purple and green. Entrants are encouraged to consider this theme when planning their entry. For further information regarding Keynsham in Bloom and South West In Bloom: Please contact Dawn Drury – Deputy Town Clerk on 0117 986 8683 or email



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Keynsham Farmers’ Market is held on the second Saturday of the month, 9am-1pm in the Centre. Due to the start of the re-development of Keynsham Town centre, from August the Market will re-locate to Ashton Way Car Park – handy for short stay parking, bus stops and still near the High Street. When the building work is completed we will return to the centre of things in the specially created pedestrian development. Ashton Way car park should be a perfect alternative and may even provide us with more room to expand. For more information visit or phone 01373814646


Transition Keynsham is part of a global movement of communities moving from dependence on fossil fuels toward a happier, healthier sustainable future. Working groups meet to focus on food, energy, waste and recycling with the scope for more groups as they grow. For more details on the exciting things that they group are up to please contact us on 07970737760 or email or visit the website at


The Lions Club in Keynsham was formed in 1970 and is one of nearly 1,000 Lions Clubs in the British Isles and Ireland. The group is made up of both men and women, from all walks of life, who are committed to helping those less fortunate than themselves within the local community and beyond, at national and international levels. Anyone over 18 who feels he or she might like to become involved can contact the Lions Club on 0117 8339817 or visit the website at

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KEYNSHAM youth service Keynsham Town Council Youth Workers. Left to right, Mark, Joy, Kelly, Amy, Henry & Lee Keynsham Town Council are now providing youth provision for Keynsham which includes running a youth centre three nights a week and developing other regular activities during the week. The Youth Service also put on events for young people such as the summer Youth Fest. Keynsham Town Council Youth Service aims to provide services for young people aged 11 to 25 years, with a focus mainly on the age range of 13 to 19 years.

Mondays & Wednesdays 7 - 9.30pm Timeout Drop-in Centre 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street, Keynsham Bristol BS31 1HE (opposite the Leisure Centre) The Detached Youth Workers work around the streets and areas of Keynsham Contact details: 0117 9868683. Email:

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You can take part in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, issue based projects, cooking in the kitchen, wide screen Television, Xbox live, Pool Table, Video Projector and whiteboard for Wii games and movies and a quiet chill out room, Macs with internet access and a printer. There is software Final Cut Express and IMovie for film and stop motion animation making and special FX software. There is also Logic Pro Studio and Garage Band to make music.

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This Society was originally formed as a non-profit making voluntary organisation in 1965. It was concerned with researching and recording the history of the Keynsham and Saltford area. Since 1965 the Society has accumulated a large archive of photographs, documents, maps and transcripts from primary sources and newspaper articles. The society welcomes a variety of experienced speakers who give illustrated talks on a wide range of subjects. Membership of the Society is open to everyone who is interested in local history. The society runs from September to April so the 2011-2012 seasons just come to an end. However, if you require further information ready for the next season then please contact Dennis Hill on 0117 9865481 or by email at or by visiting their website at

Keynsham Angling Association was founded in 1903. It currently offers Coarse and Game fishing to over 450 Members at Century Ponds, on four miles of the River Chew and around five miles of the Bristol Avon. Century Ponds is a two-pond Carp and silver fish venue located at Stockwood Vale, Keynsham. It contains a good stock of Carp to mid-twenties. The venue is easy to access and holds a total of twenty six anglers and has ample on-site parking. The River Chew is classic roving water, featuring a good range of Coarse and Game fish. The Association Members are entitled to fish on three stretches of the Bristol Avon as part of the Club’s affiliation to the Bristol & West of England Federation of Anglers. The River Avon is an excellent all-round venue teeming with species including Bream, Chub, Roach, Carp, Pike, Barbel, Perch, Tench, Trout and Dace. For further information please visit their website at



There has been a brass band in Keynsham since before the Second World War. The original band was wound up in approximately 1975 and was then reformed in 1980. There are currently twenty five players in the band, ranging from sixteen to sixty years plus. Around fifteen of the players have been with the band for over ten years and some of these members have been with the band since it was reformed in 1980. The band has a varied repertoire, which leans away from the traditional brass band sound of marches and suites in favour of more contemporary arrangements. The band perform throughout the year and their calendar of current arrangements can be found on their website at alternatively, please contact Peter Lewis on 0117 9861630 or by email at

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The Keynsham Cricket Club play in the Premier League of the West of England Club Cricket Championship and were Premier 1 Champions in 2002. They have a beautiful ground off the Wellsway in Keynsham and their Pavilion is open all year round with a bar and cooking facilities. Throughout the year the Pavilion is used to host various events; quiz evenings, horse racing nights, parties etc. The Pavilion is also available for hire, accommodating up to 80 people, at a reasonable rate. If you require any further information about the cricket club then please telephone 0117 9863507.

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1. THE SNAKE The worst crime against skatepark etiquette. Don’t ride out of turn, taking no notice of how long others have been waiting to go. People who do this are normally seen acting like a spoiled kid or pushing in front of you at the bus stop. Make the most of being at the skatepark by all means, but let’s play nice and take it in turns eh? 2. THE CIRCLER Don’t be the person who keeps going in circles. You are not duty-bound to ride in circles which continually block anyone from being able to go. Use your eyes and check other peoples lines to make sure you are not on a collision course with a 20 stone BMXer. 3. THE UNSEEING Don’t look at your feet or follow your mates blindly about. Keep your eyes open and remember at busy times it is a good idea to stand back for a bit and see how other people use the space. It is not a good idea to stand next to a hip which another person is trying a trick over, they won’t be able to see you until they land on you. Oh, and if someone asks you not to stand somewhere it is probably for your own safety so don’t return to the same spot 5 seconds later. 4. SNAKE BROTHERS This is a group of snakes which work together to prevent anyone else from using the bowl or anything else. And if you do manage to sneak your turn, get ready to feel their glaring eyes bore in to your skull. Don’t think the space is just for you and your mates; the park is open to all ages. Just make sure you use the park with the best of your abilities. So don’t try using the bowl if it’s the first time you’ve skated. 5. THE STANDER Resolutely they stand and cannot be moved from their chosen place. Normally a place between you and the rail, or the ledge, or the ramp.

6. THE SITTER Once they stood tall, but now they sit. They sit on the edge of the ramp, ledge, grind box or on the rail itself and refuse to move when asked. They tend to invite their friends along for a long discussion who then join them sitting in the same spot, taking up more valuable riding space. We know more benches are needed but the concrete is for rolling on. 7. THE TRAFFIC DODGER Please don’t let your kids run about the skatepark as if through traffic on a dual carriageway. This is one of the biggest and busiest skateparks in the country, and has many talented riders who visit and can be going at quite a speed. If you want to run about kids go to the amazing adventure play park next door. 8. THE ABSENT PARENT These are the parents who drop their 8 year old child at the skatepark and then go home. Be responsible and supervise those who are young and encourage them to wear helmets and pads. They will only learn how to use the skatepark responsibly if encouraged to do so by their parents and from watching older more experienced riders. The skatepark is not a safe baby sitter. 9. THE WANDERER This is someone who lacks direction. Don’t ride ignorant of those about or the general pattern of traffic at the skatepark. You see the bank is situated so you can get speed as you ride towards the hip, and anyone caught between the bank and the hip is ‘in the way’, as they say. This has some of the same qualities as ‘the unseeing’. 10. THE MESSY The worst thing to ride on is a sticky surface. Please keep all fizzy drinks, sweets, and especially spit, away from the concrete. Glass and other sharp matter should not be in the park as it is a danger to all users. Please use the bins provided and respect the area you are free to hang out in. It’s also cheaper to walk to the bin rather than litter and risk a £75 fine. 29

Keynsham Schools GARDENING CLUB

The children at Castle Primary School in Keynsham are changing their entire school grounds with the help of their dedicated caretaker and the gardening club. Not only are the club planting beautiful flowers around the school grounds to bring a smile to everyone’s face but they have also worked very hard to create fantastic allotments and potting shed so that they can grow their very own vegetables. The gardening club are growing potatoes, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, parsnips, strawberries and many, many more delicious vegetables and fruit. All of these are picked and used in the school kitchen. The gardening club are planting trees around the school as well as creating a very interesting conservation area around the school pond which enjoys frogs and also a family of ducks which visit regularly. Well done to every member of the gardening club, the school grounds look fantastic.


NEW PLAY OPPORTUNITY IS A QUALIFIED SUCCESS FOR SCHOOL’S LUNCHTIME TEAM Staff at St Keyna Primary School in Keynsham have been awarded their first official play certificate with support from Bath & North East Somerset Council and the charity Children’s Scrapstore. Following 15 hours of training from the Children’s Scrapstore, the school’s 10-strong team of lunchtime staff have successfully completed a playwork course endorsed at level 2 by the national organisation SkillsActive. Bath & North East Somerset Council has loaned the school a Scrapstore PlayPod – a converted shipping container in the playground which is filled with fun, colourful materials designed to encourage children to play outside. All contents are supplied by the Children’s Scrapstore which collects and reuses clean waste materials from local businesses, such as foam shapes, cardboard and plastic tubes and drums, netting and packaging. Councillor Nathan Hartley, (Lib-Dem, Peasedown), Deputy Leader of Council and Cabinet Member for Early Years, Children and Youth, said: “This project is a huge asset to St Keyna School and the staff have embraced this opportunity to deliver a fantastic experience for the children. Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Play Policy supports children’s right to play both at school and in their communities. Research shows that children’s enjoyment of schools increases when they have a good experience of play; they get lots of physical outdoor activity, come back into class ready to learn and have time to build important friendships.” Rob Sandel, Deputy Headteacher of St Keyna Primary School said that; “The introduction of the PlayPod has been a tremendously positive development for our school. Our children have really enjoyed the opportunities it has given them to get involved in a very wide variety of imaginative and creative play activities. Watching our oldest children working alongside some of our youngest to build shelters and dens has been great fun for everyone! As a school, we are very proud of our lunchtime staff for the commitment they have shown toward gaining this qualification, and look forward to continuing to build on the success our PlayPod has been thus far. We would also like to thank Councillor Brian Simmons for the assistance he has given to our school through the provision of his Ward Councillor Initiative grant.


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ALLOTMENT association Keynsham Allotment Association was established in 1987 to provide allotments to the community of Keynsham. The Association looks after 120 allotments at the site on Park Road, Keynsham. It is subsidized by Keynsham Town Council, which financially supports the Association with rent payments and major repairs that are needed at the site. The Association takes responsibility for allocation, inspection of allotments and maintenance and management of the site. Each allotment is approximately 150 square yards in size, and there is a water supply at the site. For more details on plots availability and prices, please contact the Association’s Treasurer: Mr Bassam Shahin tel: 0117 9867255.





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Meetings of the Town Council and its Committees are open to members of the public who are very welcome to attend to listen to the debates and to ask question under the Public Participation item. The dates of other Committee/Working Party meetings are displayed on our noticeboards around the Town and copies of our agenda and minutes are available from Keynsham Library, the Town Council office or from the website Monthly meetings of Keynsham Town Council are held on Tuesday evenings at Castle Primary School Newlands Road, Keynsham, BS31 2DY commencing at 7.30pm.

The dates for the 2012/2013 municipal year are as follows:


12 June 3 July 7 August (to be held in the Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street) 11 September 16 October 13 November 18 December


15 January (Budget Meeting) 19 February 19 March 16 April



The Town Council has a fund to give Arts Grants to charitable and voluntary organisations. This is to support the work carried out by groups who undertake activities that benefit Keynsham residents. If you would like an application pack or further information regarding Arts Grants please contact Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1HF. Telephone 0117 9868683, email Deadline for applications is 31st July 2012.

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TOWN COUNCIL website Keynsham Town Council’s website is packed full of useful information from applying for grants to finding your local park, everything you need to know in a click! You can find office opening hours and contact details of all fifteen members of the Town Council along with their affiliated committees posted on the website including dates of town council meetings, agenda’s and minutes from previous meetings. The ‘Latest News’ section on the home page provides up to date information from the exciting Keynsham Town Regeneration project to Town roadworks with links to upcoming events in the Town. With the met office predicting a fabulous Summer the events page is a must read for all of the community whether you’re looking to relax in the sunshine at the Memorial Park Bandstand or join in the fun at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Giant Street Party all of the details can be found by simply visiting the ‘Events’ section of the website. The website also provides full details of its youth provision scheme, The Youth Service, which aims to provide services for young people aged 11 -25 with a strong focus on youths aged between 13-19. Just a few of the services that the Youth Service provides to the

community includes a Youth Centre which currently runs three nights a week and a weekly Project Night which is aimed at developing young peoples life skills. The Youth Service also organises events for young people in Keynsham such as the summer Youth Fest and the TimeOut Tent which will be at the Keynsham Music Festival in July. All of the details including locations, times and other services provided by the scheme are available by visiting the ‘Youth Services’ section. The Keynsham Good Citizen Award was set up by the Town Council in 2007, the award is to recognise those people in the community who give up their time voluntarily to provide support, services and activities which benefit the Town and its residents. You can view all of the previous winners on the website which include Mrs Charlaine Fleck (2008), Mr David Sage (2009), Delia Luke (2010) , Phyllis Cook, Iris Lerpiniere (2011) and this year’s winner Anita Burford. If you would like to nominate somebody who you believe should receive this award in 2013 you can visit the website and download a form today.

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YOUR town councillors

John Coggins Conservative (North) 0117 3309022

Tony Crouch Liberal Democrat (East) 0117 9864648

Chris Davis Labour (South) 0117 9861947

Clive Fricker Conservative (East) 0117 9869250

Gill Hellier (Chair) Conservative (East) 0117 9862945

Andrew Hickling Conservative (South) 07765933722

Brian Jenkins British National (East) 0117 9863842

David Johnson Conservative (South) 0117 329346

Keith Kirwan Liberal Democrat (North) 0117 9083546

Aubrey Matthews Conservative (North) 0117 9861339

Lisa O’Brien Conservative (North) 07867906163

Steve Rossiter Labour (South) 0117 9860692

Brian Simmons Conservative (North) 0117 9096596

Kate Simmons Conservative (South) 0117 9081783

Roy Staddon Labour (East) 0117 9867447


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