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What does Keynsham mean to you? Inspiring artwork for the new development

Wishing you a long and hot summer- well we can only hope!

Cllr Gill Hellier

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Keynsham Twinning Association Developing relationships


South West in Bloom The judging route


Summer Football coaching Have fun in the sun


Temple Street Enjoy the variety of businesses


Multi Sports Fun At Keynsham Memorial Park


Keynsham Music Festival Programme of events


Things to do Community events for all


What’s On A packed calendar of events


Youth Fest Celebrating young people


Meet the team Find out more about Town Council employee Dawn Drury


Your Town Councillors Contact details for your Town Councillors


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A meeting of the full Town Council on 4th June discussed the planning application for the Cadbury site and objected to the application with comments until such time that Highways sort out the traffic/ highways issues and that they are adequately solved to the satisfaction of the Town Council, so that the planning application can be reconsidered by the Town Council. Great progress has been made on the Town Centre site and the first glimpse of the buildings has immerged from the rubble. An artist, Seamus Staunton, has been appointed to create a piece of public art for the site and he will be meeting the residents in “walk abouts” in the town this month. Details can be found on the Town Council website and noticeboards in the town. Members of the Keynsham In Bloom Working Party, together with Willmott Dixon’s “task force” and local residents, helped Severside Community Rail brighten up the beds at Keynsham Station by planting shrubs of various species. Flower troughs, sponsored by a number of local businesses, were attached to the railings. Many thanks to all who participated. The Crown commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which was seen near the clock tower last year, has been relocated to the Memorial Park. We are looking forward to the Music Festival on Sunday July 7th. In the evenings in the week prior to the festival, the events in various venues in the town from opera in the park to jazz and much more, should suit most tastes. Tickets can be obtained either from the Town Council offices or on the night, in most cases.



Welcome to the summer edition of Keynsham News. How fantastic it is to feel the sun on our backs after the coldest spring for many a year.


VIEW KEYNSHAM’S REGENERATION on time-lapse film A time-lapse film of the demolition of Keynsham town centre is now available on Bath & North East Somerset Council’s website. The stunning film is part of a project by students at Bath Spa University providing a visual historical record of the £34 million regeneration that will provide new space for shops and restaurants, new library and One Stop Shop for local public sector services, new streets and spaces for markets and events, and low carbon sustainable Council offices. The view from 100 feet up can be viewed at www. bathnes.gov.uk/keynshamregen together with more information about the project.

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Councillor Paul Crossley (Lib-Dem, Southdown), Leader of Council, said, “It is important that the Council uses modern technology to record the progress of the redevelopment so that the community has a historical record of how their town was regenerated. “People can see the excellent progress of the demolition taking place right before their eyes in the short video as the retail units and town hall are demolished and taken away section by section.” The project will show the transformation of the site and capture key events throughout the build and occupation of the premises. As the redevelopment progresses further videos will be put online. This covers the period from the start until April 2013. The work is contributing towards the courses that the students are taking. Project Leader James Ferris, who is doing a BA in Creative Media Practice, said, “The third floor of the Riverside building is the ideal vantage point for a photography project of this nature because you can oversee every inch of the site. With time-lapse photography you are able to see big changes that take place over a long period of time quickly. It has the wow factor.”

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WHAT DOES KEYNSHAM MEAN TO YOU? Why is it special? Inspiring the artworks for the Keynsham new development These are the questions the arts team for the new development is asking local people in Keynsham in order to gather inspiration for their arts project ideas. “Finding out about a place from the people who live here is a very good starting point for us, and we find it’s the best way of generating ideas for a public art project. So that’s what we have been doing in June in Keynsham – exploring Keynsham’s history, its secret and querky places and the parts of the town that people love’ said Joanna Espiner, Senior Project Manager at Willis Newson, the Bristol-based arts consultants leading the public art project for the new development. In June 2013, the arts team led two Keynsham Walkie Talkies. These were walks exploring the local area with local people pointing out their favourite spots for meeting with friends, taking some time out, playing or having a coffee and favourite views.

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The arts team includes Willis Newson and Seamus Staunton, a Bristol-based sculptor. Willis Newson is developing and managing the delivery of a programme of arts projects for the new development and has appointed Seamus to deliver the first arts project of the programme, a permanent artwork which will be installed somewhere on the development site. Seamus will be thinking about how his artwork can create a sense of ‘hub’ or focus to the development – in the way the old clock did on the previous site. If you missed a Keynsham Walkie Talkie, you can still tell the arts team about your special places by adding a comment or putting up a photograph onto the facebook page for the project https://www.facebook. com/pages/Keynsham-Town-Centre-Public-ArtProgramme/522765964426453 or emailing Joanna at Joanna@willisnewson.co.uk. You can also keep updated on the project as it develops and hear about other opportunities to meet Seamus and see how is design is developing by visiting the facebook page.

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

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Name: Aurore TOURENNE Work placement: From 28th May to 28th June 2013 with Keynsham Town Council --------------------------------------------------------------------------Q. What are you doing here? A. I am currently following a two-year post A-levels business course to become a PA (Personal Assistant). Because of that, I have to do a work placement in an organization. Q. Why did you choose to come here? A. I would like to improve my English. Thanks to my teachers, I have the opportunity to come to Keynsham. Q. Have you got any other work experience? A. I had the opportunity to do two other work placements in the communication department of a big French company. Q. Where do you come from? A. I come from Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens which is located in the south west of France, near the twinning city of Keynsham: Libourne. Q. What is the twinning between Libourne and Keynsham? A. The twinning has existed for thirty years. It offers some exchanges between schools (the students of the Libourne-Montagne wine school have the opportunity to come to Keynsham every year), people and economy.

SOUTH WEST in bloom On Tuesday 16th July, Keynsham will be judged as part of its entry into the South West In Bloom Competition. To help us improve on last year’s Silver Award, we would like to ask the local community to keep Keynsham clean and tidy by picking up any litter in the local neighbourhood particularly leading up to this date. This year’s judging route will take us from Keynsham Memorial Park, where the judges will view the Community Vegetable Patch and the Park Café planting. On leaving the Park the judges will be taken by Dial-a-Ride mini bus up Bath Hill and along the length of Manor Road to Manor Road Community Woodland. From here we will be travelling up Lytes Cary Road to visit Chalfield Close playground. Back on the Wellsway, we take the judges back into town up the High Street to visit St. Dunstan’s Church. The route will then take us along Bristol Road up St. Ladoc Road and St. Francis Road for a visit to Broadlands Academy. We will then be re-tracing our route out onto Bristol Road and along to Keynsham Cemetery. From the Cemetery we will head back into town following Station Road down to the Railway Station. Our final destination will be Keynsham Memorial Park Bowls Club.

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Lynn Young, Chair of Keynsham Chamber of Commerce, said, Keynsham businesses are very pleased that the Council have listened to us after our long-term campaign for additional free parking. The Chamber is looking forward to continuing to work with the Council to ensure that the impact of the construction is reduced as much as possible for the benefit of traders and local people. Temple Street has a lot to offer and its many shops, cafés and restaurants offer both local people and visitors to the town a delightful shopping experience. There are many things to enjoy, such as the finest home cooked meats and other delicacies from Neal’s Fine Foods, fresh bread



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The Keynsham Music Festival, held at Keynsham Memorial Park, is one of a kind. A free local event celebrating the local community and if you can name them, they will come; scouts, artists, grannies, skateboarders, councillors, musicians and churches etc. Every year the Keynsham Music Festival develops further and this year is no exception. There is even more going on in the festival week and the program is both varied and fun. Every year more and more people comment on how much they enjoyed the festival. For more information check out our website: www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk



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6.30 – 9.30pm Satish Kumar at the main tent, Memorial Park Tickets £6 from Town Council Office

Afternoon The Kilter Theatre Company with their Travelling Post Office Production. For an enthralling afternoon with all the family - FREE. High Street

7.30 pm Dursley Male Voice Choir, with Adam Purnell Classical guitar. St John’s Church - Tickets £7 and £5 from Town Council Office or Church Office 8.30 pm Acoustic Music: Nathan Shepherd The Talbot - FREE 10pm Film: Under The Stars Sing a Long Sister Act at The Park - FREE (Donations)

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6.30pm The Gala Concert and Picnic in the Park. Keynsham Orchestra, preceded by young Keynsham Musicians from the B&NES Music Centre - FREE (Donations)

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We can’t go on saying that it’s bigger and better than ever before, every year. But this year it is bigger in the sense of a genuine week-long festival – and it is better in the sense of the astounding quality of music on offer from local, national and international acts. And this comes in-spite of a reduction in our usual sources of funding and sponsorship. This year’s festival will truly rely on the generosity of the local people in ensuring its success and future. So there is, very intentionally, something for everybody, or as near as we can achieve such an aim, and a wider range of events than ever before. You can support and enjoy the Keynsham Music Festival fully without ever going near the Park on the 7th July – and that doesn’t mean that it’ll be louder than ever before! It would be unfair on all our acts, who give their services for free, wherever they have come from, to single out individuals and expected high-lights. But there are many, and full details are given of every performer on the Festival website. There is a great range of Keynsham musicians playing at the Festival together with some coming from as far away as Argentina, South Africa and Israel. There will also be a wider range of traders, caterers and side shows at the Festival than ever before, with things to buy, and try, and experience and learn. And that will include the Kilter Theatre Company with its


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Keynsham short mat bowls group, meet every Monday between 1.45pm and 4pm, for more information call 0117 986 4014. Keynsham’s community singing group meet every Monday between 7.15pm to 9.30pm at Castle School. Contact Roy on 0117 949 8587 for more information. Free community play sessions are being held on Mondays in Downfield Park, Cleeve Grove, Keynsham between 3.30pm and 6pm. The sessions are arranged by Wansdyke Play Association. For more information, contact admin@wpg-play.com Baby Massage at Keynsham Children’s Centre. For more information please contact the Health Visitors on 0117 9461000. Babies Group from 11.00am-12.30pm For mums and dads with babies up to 18 months. Pregnant women and partners welcome at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. Youth Group meets on a Monday night and is open to all young people in school year 8 and above. From 7pm to 9pm at St John’s Youth and Community Centre. 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. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Mondays 7.30pm – 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.


Keynsham Old Time Dance Club meet at The Fear Hall High Street, Keynsham (Sept – May). 7.30pm to 10pm. Professional Teachers, easy friendly social atmosphere. Visitors and new members welcome. Further details on 0117 986 4014 or 0117 986 2819.

The Fry Club joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information contact 0117 986 4785. Make new friends at the Keynsham Older People Social Group, they meet on the first Tuesday of every month between 2pm and 3pm at the Community @67 in Queens Road. For more information contact 0117 986 8623. Childminding Group from 9.30am-11.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Keynsham Children’s centre. Contact Sarah Allum on 01225 396071 or 07530 233002. Early Support Stay & Play Sessions from 9.30am11.15am on 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact Keynsham Children’s Centre 01225 395400. Get sorted at TimeOut from 10am - 3pm. Bored? Take TimeOut to Get Sorted! If you’re aged 16-18 and not doing any-thing with your day, drop in and see us at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street.



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Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church every third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am - 8pm. Queens Road toddler group meet every Tuesday from 1pm - 2.30pm. Boxercise class at Keynsham Rugby Club from 7.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info. Martial Arts at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm - 9pm. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9 pm, Wellsway School, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults of all ages. For details/to book a taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 www.choirjam.co.uk

WEDNESDAY ChoirJam pop choir meets on Wednesdays 11.30am – 1pm, Wellsway School, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults of all ages. For details/to book a taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 www.choirjam.co.uk. Keynsham Photographic Society meets weekly between September and April,upstairs in The Fear Hall, 7.30pm. For more information visit www.keynshamphotographicsociety.co.uk. Zumba class at Chandag Junior school, at 6.45pm.

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Project night at TimeOut, Project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. From 7pm - 9.00pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. New Zumba Class – St. John’s Church Hall, High Street, Keynsham every Wednesday from 6.15pm - 7.00pm £4. Speech & Language Toddler Time 10am - 12noon (referrals only) telephone 01225 831752 or speak to your health visitor. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am - 4pm. Keynsham Ladies Running Group, every week from 7pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info. Kickboxing at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm 8.30pm. Maths@67 runs every Wednesday in term time from 4pm - 5pm for children in years 5 and 6. For more information contact community@67 on 0117 9863961.


Stay and Play (for 0-5 years) from 9.45am11.45am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Play and development opportunities for parents and children to meet and have fun. Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. Slimming World Classes at Keynsham Baptist Church, High Street at 9.00am and 1.00am and also 5.30pm and 7.30pm, call Ann for more information on 01179 245304. Keynsham Film works, meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Fry Club, Keynsham at 7.45pm. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am - 11am and 12noon - 6.30pm. Keynsham Bootcamp at 6.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info. Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre at 10.30am and 7pm. Housing Advice Service is held in the Keynsham Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham on Thursdays between 9.00 and 12.30. Housing Officers from Bath and North East Somerset Council are available for short consultations on a first come first serve basis. For further information contact the Housing Options and Homelessness Team on 01225 396296.


Crafty Chats, if you are interested in crafts and meeting likeminded people, come along to the Labbott Community Room between 11am and 1pm every week. Keynsham short mat bowls group meet every Friday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, for more information contact 0117 986 4014. Parent Support Group from 9.30am-11.30am, Term Time Only Drop in group for parents/carers, get support, meet other parents and learn practical tips. A creche is available for 0-5 year olds. Places must be booked in advance, at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Keynsham Country Market, Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. Every Friday 10.30am – 12 noon. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am - 12pm and 1pm - 7pm. Gentle Exercise to build strength and tone at The River Suite from 11am for 60 minutes. Body sculpt to build strength and tone at the Club Lounge from 5.45pm for 55 minutes. Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes. Keynsham Leisure Cente run multi-sport drop in session on Fridays from 10 - 12 noon where you can play badminton, squash or table tennis and have a swim. No need to book. Just turn up. Equipment is provided if you do not have your own.


Keynsham Town’s under 13’s football team train every Saturday between 10am and 12noon. Contact Darren on 07904 036483 for more information. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8.00am - 3.30pm. Energise and Burn exercise class at The River Suite from 10am for 45 minutes. Pay and play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm - 7pm.

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

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8th Planning Development Committee meetings are held on Monday evenings commencing at 7.30pm in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham 12th Mercury and May perform at the Fry Club. Members and non-members welcome 13th Keynsham Summer Fun Day at Keynsham Rugby


13th Farmers Market at Ashton Way Car Park 9am – 1pm 13th The Band of the Avon Fire & Rescue Service at the Memorial Park bandstand from 2.30pm to 4.00pm

21st SThe Salvation Army performing Hymns in the Park at the Memorial Park bandstand from 5.00pm to 6.15pm 23rd Keynsham Town Council meeting in the Council Chamber, 3rd floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham at 7.30pm 23rd Practice class making miniature flower arrangements with Saltford Floral Club in Saltford Hall. Tickets are now on sale for our Open Christmas Meeting with Hans Havercamp who is a National Demonstrator. Call Janet Gough on 01179771813 for further details 26th Dora the Explorer live at the Bristol Hippodrome. From 26th to 28th July. For more information view www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk

27th Give and Take day at Keynsham Methodist

Church. Give and Take days are a great way for residents to get rid of reusable items they no longer need and take things that they do need, all for free. From 10am to 1pm

28th Keynsham Brass Band performing at the Memorial Park bandstand from 3.00pm

29th Planning Development Committee meetings are held on Monday evenings commencing at 7.30 p.m. in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham

August 4th Bristol East and Kingswood Band perform at the Memorial Park bandstand from 3.00pm to 4.45pm

10th Farmers market at Ashton Way car park from 9am to 1pm

11th Bath Spa Band performs at the Memorial Park bandstand from 3.00pm to 4.45pm 13th Keynsham Town Council meeting in the Council Chamber, 3rd floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham at 7.30pm 14th Keynsham Royal British Legion Women’s section

Cream Tea afternoon. Upstairs from 2pm to 4pm. £4 per person. All welcome

16th Ray n Dave’s R’n’R Party at the Fry Club. Enjoy an evening of rock and roll. Members and non-members welcome

17th Dodington Brass Band perform at the Memorial Park bandstand from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

19th Planning Development Committee meetings are held on Monday evenings commencing at 7.30pm in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham

27th Saltford Floral Club members’ day at Saltford

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1st Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band perform at the Memorial Park bandstand from 3.00pm to 5.00pm 3rd Fun quiz night at the Fry Club. Contact 0117 9569113 for more information

4th Sid and Roz Gateley Dance nights at the Fry Club.

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6th Keynsham Film Works presents the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. For further information visit www.keynshamfilmworks.co.uk or email info@keynshamfilmworks.co.uk 9th Planning Development Committee meetings are held on Monday evenings commencing at 7.30pm in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham 14th Farmers market at Ashton Way car park from 9am to 1pm

17th Keynsham Town Council meeting in the Council Chamber, 3rd floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham at 7.30pm

21st Youth Fest at the Memorial Park all day

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Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) is holding a coffee morning in Keynsham and Saltford to find volunteers that will act as ambassadors for its cause within the area. The charity, based in Bristol, is the only provider of an air ambulance service for the 2.1m people of the region, and was formed in 2008 – making it the youngest air ambulance charity in the country. Covering the areas of Bristol, Bath and the surrounding counties, GWAAC attended eight incidents in the Bath and North East Somerset area in the first four months of 2013. The event is being held on Saturday 29th June 2013 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Saltford Hall. A representative from GWAAC will be on hand to answer any questions that potential volunteers may have. Speaking of the importance of volunteers for the charity, Fundraising Manager Patricia Gaitan said: “As a small charity that covers a big area, we rely entirely on the support of our local community and volunteers to help us spread the message about the work that we do.” “We would encourage anyone who is considering volunteering to come along to our coffee morning to find out more about the work that we do and how they can help our cause.” Alongside their existing day to day commitments, Community Representatives will be asked to source potential sites within their local community for collection tins and clothes banks, as well as representing the charity at events, acting as the charity’s eyes and ears in Keynsham and Saltford as they go about their daily business. All Community Representatives will be given a day’s training as well as on-going support, and there will be the opportunity to visit the charity’s base to find out more about the work that GWAAC do. If you would like to find out more, please call on 0117 969 9344 or e-mail fundraising@gwaac.com.

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YOUTH fest Saturday 21st September 2013 12pm – 5pm

The aim of the event is to: • allow the many youth organisations of Keynsham to come together to show off their skills and talents. • raise the awareness of the positive opportunities that are available for young people to participate in. • promote the wide range of services and organizations that are available to young people. • provide a Festival setting for young people.

Youth Fest is back after the successful event held in September last year.

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There is also going to be the opportunity for young people to get involved in performance/clowning workshops with the Original Spinners at TimeOut most Mondays 7pm starting from Monday 3rd June.

includes dance and musical performances on the bandstand, sporting organisations giving displays, a giant inflatable football pitch provided by Keynsham Town Football Club, a selection of stalls with organisations and youth groups promoting what they offer to young people, BMX and scooter demos and competitions.

If you would like further information on this event or would like to become involved in the event please contact Mark Willcox, Youth Worker, Keynsham Town Council. Tel: 0117 9868683 Mobile: 07534071466 Email: youthworker@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE INVOLVED IN A LOCAL GRAFFITI PROJECT There will be two design sessions with young people with graffiti artist Adam Yoell at the TimeOut drop-in centre on Monday 8th and Monday 15th July 7-9pm (paid by Willmott Dixon) These design sessions will be during the open sessions at TimeOut. The graffiti sessions will be over three days in August, Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th (times to be confirmed) (paid by Willmott Dixon and Keynsham Business Crime Reduction Partnership) The number of young people involved in the project will be a group of 6-8 aged between 13-19 years. If anyone is interested in being part of the graffiti project contact Mark Willcox, Keynsham Town Council Youth Service on 0117 9868683 or 0753 4071466. Willmott Dixon are providing a secure safe area at the entrance to the site office for the young people, artist and youth worker to work on the project. They are also supplying 4 plywood boards (2.4 x 1.2m) to use for the graffiti designs, after which can then be fixed to the hoardings along the one way system.

“Keynsham Business Crime Reduction Partnership is delighted to be able to work in partnership with Keynsham Town Council and Willmott Dixon on this very exciting graffiti project. We hope that the young people of Keynsham will take full advantage of this opportunity to work with the Town Council’s Youth Team and we eagerly await the results”. Dave Dixon Chair of KBCRP “Willmott Dixon are excited about working with the young people of Keynsham on the Graffiti project, promoting public artwork and the new Town Hall project collectively. The project brings together the construction site and the young people in a positive engagement project that utilises the site resources to benefit young people. The artwork will be proudly displayed on the site hoardings near to the car park, so please look out for it and enjoy”, Emma Bull Community Engagement Manager.

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Keynsham Town Council Meetings Monthly meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at the Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, North Block, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol, commencing at 7.30pm. Dates for the 2013/2014 municipal year are as follows:


23rd July, 13th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November and 17th December.

The office of Keynsham Town Council is situated at 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF


We are open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

21st January (Budget), 18th February, 8th March, 15th April. Planning Development Committee Meetings are held on Monday evenings commencing at 7.30pm in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham.

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


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