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Autumn 2015 - Issue 14

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ewly in post, I’m delighted to introduce this latest edition of our newsletter. Following the elections in May, our Town Council now has eight new councillors - new members, new ideas and a renewed commitment to serve the residents of Keynsham as best we can. Together with a change in the administration of Bath & North East Somerset Council, we hope to ensure a more dynamic and focussed emphasis on the development and wellbeing of our town. At last, road works in the town centre have been completed allowing easier and safer access to Market Walk, the library and other areas. Gradually retail outlets are being occupied so hopefully the whole precinct should soon be thriving. The spotlight will be on this spot on Saturday 19th September at 12 noon when our new Clock Tower will be unveiled. Read more of that on page 12. The vitality and dedication of our many local organisations was again demonstrated as we held the annual Town Council Grant Awards evening. Bringing happiness, hope and friendship to young and old, improving our environment and reinforcing the huge sense of community we have in our town, their work is both humbling and inspirational. Thank you from all of us. Finally, this year, our Winter Festival on Friday 27th November will have an increased focus on families, community and our businesses. The Ashton Way Fun Fair will be replaced by smaller, traditional ‘hook a duck’ type attractions around Market Walk, commercial stalls will give way to community based offerings, and with the stage this year being located at the top of Temple Street, we really want to bring the whole of the town centre alive on the night for Keynsham. We hope to see you all there! Best Wishes

Lisa O’Brien Chair, Keynsham Town Council




















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grants presentation evening was held on July 22nd in The Community Space, Market Walk, where grants to local organisations were officially handed over. More information on the grants scheme is available from Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk. Call 0117 9868683 or email: deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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1st Keynsham Scout Group – Grant for the purchase of new tents and a dining shelter


Keynsham Baptist Church & Tea 2 Tots ARTS – Grant to purchase a Brother Scan n Cut


The 3-2-4 Playgroup – Grant for new outdoor toys for the pre-school


Keynsham Bowling Club – Grants towards the installation of heating in the club house


Age UK B&NES – Grant for activities such as walking groups and tai chi for the elderly


Keynsham Brass Band ARTS – Grant to purchase a re-condition E Flat large tuba


Avon Wildlife Trust (Keynsham Branch) – Grant for printing of the Keynsham Wildlife Report


Keynsham Cricket Club – Grant for the purchase of a coaching starter kit for the under 9’s group


Baby Comes Too – Grant for new toys


Keynsham Explorer Scout Unit – Grant to purchase camping cooking equipment & lights


Baby Comes Too ARTS – Grant for craft materials


Keynsham Life Saving Club – Grant to support a life savers competition


B&NES Carers’ Centre – Grant to put on movies for carers and their families


Keynsham Methodist Church – Kitchen – Grant to extend to extend the existing kitchen facilities


Butterflies – Haven – Grant to help fund trips for the step up youth group & for a balloon release


Keynsham Methodist Church – (Kids and Youth Club) – Grant to purchase youth club equipment


Combe Down Holiday Trust – Grant to provide holidays & days out for disabled people & their carers


Keynsham Wombles – Grant to provide litter picking equipment for the many volunteers


Community @ 67 – Events - Grant to hold a series of evens to promote the community centre


Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society – Grant to update and re-publish history walk maps


Community @ 67 – Community Radio ARTS – Grant for the purchase of radio equipment


Phoenix Keynsham Youth Theatre ARTS – Grant to sustain a musical theatre


Focus Counselling – Grant to provide access to counselling for adults and children


St Francis Church – Grant to fit out a new kitchen in the community hall


Fry Club Netball – Grant to purchase netball kit for under 12’s


St. John’s Church – Grant to purchase & install a drop down screen and projector in the church


Golden Oldies Charity ARTS – Grant to support a 2nd monthly singing and activity session


Swan Advice Service – Grant to support a transport services for the elderly


J N Fear Hall – Grant to purchase a new noticeboard for the main entrance to the hall


The Friends of Manor Road Woodland – Grant to purchase an information board for the main entrance


Keynsham Action Network Group – Grant to form a Butterflies Haven choir (autistic members)


Transition Keynsham (Food Group) – Grant to purchase apple harvesting and pressing equipment


Keynsham Allotment Association – Grant towards the cost of installing a dry composting toilet


Walkers Are Welcome – Grant to organise walks and promote Keynsham as a Centre


Keynsham & District Mencap Society – Grant to fund session work & outings for the fitness club


The West of England MS Therapy Centre – Grant to part fund physiotherapy sessions






015 will see lots of new and exciting changes for the Keynsham Winter Festival and Christmas lights switch on. This is a popular community event which thousands of local people attend and will be themed around the pantomime of Peter Pan. This year, we will be encouraging all age groups to come along and join in the town’s celebrations. There will be the usual procession through the streets, a variety of entertainment by local community groups on the stage (which will be located in Temple Street), street entertainers, competitions and activities in various locations around the town. The fun fair is being scaled down and shops and local businesses are being encouraged to stay open and join in the fun. The Keynsham Winter Festival Committee are working towards making this an exciting community event that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. Look out for our posters and adverts giving details of pre and on the night activities e.g. our annual children’s colouring competition, the Businesses and Traders window competition, children’s craft workshops and an on the night Peter Pan character fancy dress competition. The Winter Festival Committee would like to thank Tesco Stores, Waitrose, I J Mc Gill Transport, Keynsham Lions, Keynsham Rotary, Jazz PC’s, Simply Carpets, Kit Co, Gregory’s, The Entertainer, FDC Law, St Monica Trust and Barratt Homes who have kindly made sponsorship donations and support in kind towards making this year’s event special. Any further donations or offers of support would be greatly received, for further information please contact Dawn Drury (Deputy Town Clerk) on 0117 9868683 or email deputytownclerk@ keynsham-tc.gov.uk

We are striving to make this year’s Winter Festival more community focused rather than allow commercial stalls and attractions to take priority. Therefore, we have ordered more stalls and umbrellas so that community groups, local societies and school parent/teacher associations can all take part. So bring out your Christmas cakes, sweets, cookies, etc. as well as floral art displays, Christmas gifts, decorations and whatever else you can think of to offer on the night. We need you to make this a truly ‘Keynsham’ evening.

Please sign up for a stall and get involved by contacting Jackie Sydenham on reception@ keynsham-tc.gov.uk or 0117 9868683 for a booking form. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the booking form from Keynsham Town Council website www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk (all stallholders must have their own Public Liability Insurance).






015 has been a busy time for Keynsham in Bloom Community Group. Our High Street has looked spectacular with hanging baskets and planters. We now have 12 floral planters along the High Street. The additional six were new for this Summer, three of which now have homes along Temple Street. We would like to thank our sponsors for their generosity. The South West in Bloom judges were very impressed with our achievements this year.





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Keynsham Scouts and Beavers under the direction of Ian Carter have also got the Bloom bug and planted up four of the concrete planters in Ashton Way car park. They have done a fantastic job, in enhancing the car park. The railway station railing troughs are also looking great and certainly provide a WOW factor for station commuters. We will have to wait until 24th September, when the results of the South West in Bloom competition will be announced. Fingers crossed, all our hard work and also the work of the communities that we work with has paid off and we bring back a gold. Keynsham In Bloom presentation evening will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 29th September at Keynsham Scout Hut.






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The annual Candles of Remembrance service will take place at Keynsham Methodist Church on Keynsham Town Council Citizens Award publicly Saturday 7th November, starting at 3.00pm. This service is an opportunity to remember children of acknowledges and gives thanks to residents any age - either recently or a long time ago, who who make a real difference to people’s lives have died. and positively contribute to the community in Keynsham. The service consists of poems, music, prayers and Further information and nomination forms are available from the Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street. 0117-9868683. Forms should be received in the Town Council Offices by the end of December 2015. The awards will be given out at the Annual Town Meeting in April 2016.

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The Youth Service had three separate trips to Bristol which included the Shaun the Sheep Trail, A visit to the museum M Shed and Laser Fusion.

KAYAKING Young people from Keynsham went to Bath to Kayak on the river over 2 sessions. They had an opportunity to learn from an instructor the skills needed when kayaking in a river.



Sugar Loaf Mountain Climb & Survival Camp: As part of the Bush Craft Summer School, young people had an opportunity to participate within two challenges. The first was a mountain trek up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Although it was very challenging all the group made it to the top and there was a huge sense of achievement for all involved. The second challenge was the survival camp where young people had to build a shelter, forage, collect wood and make a fire to cook with. Young people also took part in team building exercises as well as games such as tree identification.

The Youth Service spent a week in the Tintagel Close area and had a BBQ for the young people as well as games.


ALLOTMENT Young people harvested the first crops and took them home to cook with parents. TimeOut will also use this produce as part of its cooking programme for September with the theme being Organic Food. Young people were hard at work preparing the allotment for the In Bloom judges. Young people had an opportunity to meet and discuss with the judges how they feel about having the allotment and the benefits from it. The results of the South West In Bloom and the local Keynsham In Bloom will be announced in September and all of us have our fingers crossed.

TIMEOUT IN TERM TIME From the 1st September TimeOut goes back to the term time programme of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7pm – 9.30pm. There is a 50p entry fee (on Tuesdays & Thursdays) and activities include cooking sessions every Tuesday, music studio recording, filming project, running club, female only session, table tennis, pool, computers for internet use, CV workshops & job searches.


For further information on TimeOut contact Damien Erangey, Youth Worker, on 0117 9868683.



CLOCK TOWER UNVEILED AT LAST! After two years in the planning, consultation, research and development, our new Clock Tower will finally be unveiled on Saturday 19th

September at 12 noon.

The public art project has involved hundreds of Keynsham residents through workshops, consultation, contributions of images and in some cases actually appearance on the glass panels. It has been designed to showcase Keynsham’s history both past and present and demonstrates the rich heritage of our town

front of Market Walk so it can be clearly seen down the High Street, Bath Hill and Rock Road. You are invited to come along from 11.30am to be entertained by Keynsham Brass Band, the official unveiling will take place at 12 noon and the Brass Band will again play for you afterwards. It should be a great occasion so we look forward to seeing you there. Cllr. Lisa O’Brien Chair, Keynsham Arts Advisory Group.

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OF THE CEMETERY They believe they have located part of a religious healing sanctuary which could be connected to the recently identified Roman town of Trajectus. A broad trench has been dug across part of a Roman building identified in the recent geophysical surveys. Bryn Walters, Director of the Association for Roman Archaeology said he is “optimistic that the newly located remains will be prove to be a detached temple fronting the great villa building”.


resh excavation work has taken place in July at Keynsham cemetery, on the site of a possible Roman temple. Volunteers from Bath & Camerton Archaeological Association (Bacas) have been hard at work uncovering a section of wall in the Cemetery extension to try and piece together what a neighbouring building revealed during archaeological surveys in the 1990’s might have been. The trench has yielded some clues, including tesserae - the small tiles used in creating mosaics - some pottery and glass, a piece of carved Bath stone indicating there was once an archway and signs that a doorway was later blocked up with stone, one featuring one of Keynsham’s even more ancient ammonites. In 1877 substantial remains of a large Roman building were uncovered by workers building mortuary chapels. Archaeologists have spent two years conducting geophysical surveys in part of the old Victorian burial ground.

The cemetery was first officially excavated by Arthur Bulleid and Ethelbert Horne, members of the Society of Antiquaries of London, between 1922 and 1924 after more remains and mosaic floors were found while graves were being dug. The work revealed a building positioned around the largest court of any rural Roman structure in the UK and embellished with exotically designed rooms at either end of its main west wing. Mosaic panels recovered from the elaborate south-west corner are on permanent public display in the new Keynsham Civic Centre.




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he 18th Keynsham Music Festival proved as popular and successful as always and featured a number of extra attractions. 1500 attended the programme of events during the Monday to Friday Festival week while around 2000 people were in The Park on the Saturday afternoon for a range of first time events that made the Festival weekend a two-day event for the first time. The Saturday Keynsham Classic and Vintage car rally gave a procession through the High Street and attracted many viewers into the Park. And all exhibits were Keynsham and Saltford! Meanwhile folk dancing and performing gave colour to Market Walk and carried on into the evening in the performance tent with good audiences from 2 till 10pm, and of course the Keynsham Orchestra’s Gala Concert carried on as normal with another huge crowd. The Saturday followed a week of evening events that were all successful and included a large audience for Simply Opera in the Park, completely sold out events at The Old Manor and Pomegranate, and a range of music from classical, early, jazz and world in more venues, and with more local musicians than ever before – including the

The Festival Sunday, though marginally hit by mid-afternoon rain, still attracted around 10,000 people and featured a growing quality of music and local music in particular. One of the most talked about highlights was the Sam Evans Band who are surely set for great things. Keynsham’s Foreign Affairs are already well on the way towards national acclaim and the Top Stage was packed for Bigtopp and Bohemian Embassy. Remind yourself of the evening’s finale with the excellent video at: https://youtu.be/lcopxY0dA1Q New to the Sunday Festival was a whole afternoon of dance performance on the LoveDance stage, brought to us in conjunction with Bath Dance, which featured a full afternoon of local, and professional dance performances and gave a colourful and popular focus point to the food arena. It was also great to have a full complement of young musicians on stage in the Community performance tent from Broadlands Academy. Photos and videos of many Festival performances can be found on the Festival Facebook page, or by searching You Tube etc. The Festival is grateful to all those who recorded events for us throughout the week.



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The Keynsham Music Festival is now more community based than ever before and its growth is reliant on community and local business support. The return for the town economically is considerable as illustrated by last year’s Audience Agency research, and this year a particular move by the Festival Directors – ensuring that all the bar outlets in the Park were local – will have ensured that even more money goes back into the local economy. Meanwhile the Festival remains largely free and reliant on Council grants, donations and local business sponsorship. The Festival Organisers and Directors would like to thank everybody – who helped, donated, sponsored, performed and attended. All are listed on the Festival website, www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk and thinking for next year is already on the go!

A selection of public comments: Adam Lent Evening – presented by Keynsham Action Network, Friday “Watched the Adam Lent talk tonight. Excellent! The lady from Frank Water set the scene perfectly by showing that although her social enterprise benefits thousands of people in areas with poor water hygiene across the globe her secret to success is in staying small and building rock solid relationships with her suppliers, staff and customers and aiming for innovative and diverse ways of developing the business. Adam then went on to

Opera In The Park – Thursday “Bravo! and similar comments. Good stuff from this young trio of performers and their accompanists. The ‘karaoke’ style PA tended to digitize their voices a bit, but I suppose that’s the price you pay for fame - they did need to be amplified outdoors with a lot of people listening. A very pleasant evening in a pleasant venue. I’m enjoying the Festival so much I might even volunteer for the next one!” Davies & Way Estate Agents “The Bandstand at the Keynsham Festival sponsored by Davies & Way on Sunday the 5th of July had some excellent acts performing there, enjoyed by all. We were especially pleased to meet the large number of festival goers who came to visit us at our stand.” “I thought the festival was great, a wide diversity of events, and some new venues that added to the attraction. I thought the (Saturday) car rally and folk festival went down well and should be permanent features. Just to say a big thank you for your Trojan effort in making the festival the success it undoubtedly was - well done.” “...but we danced at a number of locations about the site and got photographed and appreciated several times. The lady on the photography stand joined in almost all of one of the dances which interested all of the other stall holders! We were also told at least twice that we added just the right tone to the event. So I hope, after all, that we made a positive contribution. Just wanted to say thank you when we left but you were still so incredibly busy. Regards Billy No Mates.”

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KEYNSHAMNOW THE FIRST YEAR KeynshamNow, the Town’s Youth Council, has been meeting monthly for one year. The core group formed from the voluntary youth groups of the town started meeting in August 2014. Elections at Broadlands and Wellsway followed in February 2015. The group is established and now is the time to start to make a difference for the young people of Keynsham. There have been two significant changes in recent months. Millie Gregg has taken over as Chair of the group. Ed Joseph who attended the meetings as the B&NES Member of the National Youth Parliament, has helped us grow but will be leaving to attend Portsmouth University. Ed is a sad loss as he has guided the group into understanding the link between local and national youth democracy. He was also able to


show KeynshamNow how youth politics locally and nationally worked and how young people could make their voices heard in our own adult local politics. He spoke to the Town Council about his work at their meeting on Tuesday 18th August. With the start of a new school year, we aim to have clear objectives for the next twelve months, with an emphasis on learning what we want to achieve and going for it. In September, we have Martyn Russell, a Magistrate who deals solely with youth crime coming to discuss with us how the justice system tries to educate young offenders. We also hope to have a workshop where we can learn more about the strengths of the individuals who make up KeynshamNow in order to move forward. It is hard to believe that a year ago KeyshamNow had not even met, a lot has been achieved but much more needs to be done before this Town Council project can be seen as a success.





he weekly Keynsham Hour made by Keynsham Town Community Radio (KTCR) and broadcast by Somer Valley FM is currently the station’s most listened to podcast. Keynsham Town Community Radio began producing its one hour programme in February 2015, which can be heard on Somer Valley 97.5 FM and on the station’s internet stream at 1pm every Thursday. The show has featured local and B&NES councillors being questioned about the local developments, a feature by children from St Keyna School, local authors, a 93 year old artist, live studio performances by local musicians and bands and a range of local community groups describing their activities. The Keynsham Hour has been first with the news on a number of occasions, and has afforded local musicians their first radio plays. KTCR has been set up within Community@67 in Queens Road and spearheaded by a small group of volunteers who are keen to develop the project. The idea for community radio in Keynsham has been a long standing ambition but previous attempts by groups to work with existing radio stations have been unsuccessful. The project team first met together in 2014, following a commission by Bath & North East Somerset Council with Somer Valley FM to undertake radio broadcast training for local volunteers. A group of people have completed the training and are actively participating in the production of the weekly show, the Keynsham Hour. The project was also awarded a grant from Keynsham Town Council to improve the KTCR studio, so that more volunteers can be trained and outside broadcasts can be made. The Keynsham Hour features reflections on Keynsham news, local gossip, community spotlights

and almost entirely Keynsham music. Community radio enables local people to develop a programme that is unique to their neighbourhood and provides a voice for the whole community. KTCR is really keen to get more people involved to help produce and extend programmes that are of interest to all ages and cover all aspects of the community, so any groups or people locally that are interested in making radio should get in touch. KTCR is currently accessible to people that have access to the internet or are in range of the Somer Valley frequency 97.5FM – at 1pm every Thursday. The Keynsham Hour is also available at any time on the ‘Listen Again’ facility available through the website: www.somervalleyfm.co.uk Click on ‘Listen Again’, search for ‘The Keynsham Hour’ on the right hand menu and you can listen to the last three shows. Follow their progress on Facebook www.facebook. com/ktcradio and Twitter account @ktcradio. If you’re a local musician, author, poet or similar, post any materials you’d like featured to KTCR at their Facebook, Twitter or through the door at Community@67. Anyone interested in joining the team, and particularly local organisations who would like to feature on the Keynsham Hour, please contact George Morgan at keynshamhour@gmail.com, or via KTCR’s Twitter or Facebook. Slots for guests and new music are open now - tune in online or on the radio and support Keynsham’s hottest new media outlet!


HAVE YOUR SAY: PLACEMAKING PLAN Keynsham residents are being given the opportunity to have their say on a range of plans for the future of the town. Bath & North East Somerset Council wants to hear the views of local people on a number of key issues that will form part of the Placemaking Plan. Consultation will involve an informal drop-in event at the Key Centre, Keynsham Methodist Church, Keynsham High Street on Tuesday September 15. The event, which will run from 2pm-8pm, will include exhibitions and details on: • Key principles and recommendations within the draft Keynsham Transport Strategy. • Possible site options for a new Leisure Centre in Keynsham. GLL, the new organisation responsible for leisure facilities in the town, will be present to talk through proposals. • Site proposal for employment land East of Keynsham. • Draft Keynsham Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan • Draft Keynsham and Saltford Air Quality Action Plan.


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Information will also be available on-line from September 15 at http://www.bathnes.gov. uk/services/your-council-and-democracy/ consultations. Cllr Tim Warren (Conservative, Mendip) Leader of the Council, said: “It’s important that local people are involved in shaping the future of their community. The Council is committed to ensuring that happens and taking a holistic approach to ensure Keynsham’s future is sustainable.” Councillor Charles Gerrish (Conservative, Keynsham North), Cabinet Member for Finance & Efficiency, said: “We’ve brought together consultations for a number of different initiatives, so that people can consider the overall plans for the future and we want as many people as possible to get their views heard.” The event will launch a six-week public consultation plan on the draft Keynsham Conservation Area Appraisal, Conservation Area boundary change map and Conservation Area Management Plan. It will also signal the start of a 12 week consultation on the Draft Keynsham and Saltford Air Quality Action Plan. Local residents will be able to submit their comments on the other pieces of work at the event or thereafter until October 2. This will be followed by an eight-week formal consultation period on the Placemaking Plan later in the year.

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Now  for them. Then we help them find it – if not with us, than w Clean Slate’s Managing Director, Jeff Mitchell, said: “The deal is that Clean Slate is an employer and we see things    working from Community@67 on Queen’s Road, the Then we help them find it – if not with us, than differently to many employment projects. We would only employ people if they fit the limited roles we have  Vacancies with Clean Slate include part‐time hours as a pee project will support over a hundred jobseekersavailable, so for people who have been struggling for a while, we help them really drill down to what the right role is  by with another employer.” operations at Clean Slate Distribution (door‐to‐door deliver for them. Then we help them find it – if not with us, than with another employer.”   for builders, painters/ decorators, gardeners, cleaners, and    offering paid work experience as well as training, and support to take this while still on benefits, working tow Vacancies with Clean Slate include part‐time hours as a peer support worker or sessional work within its business  Vacancies with Clean Slate include part-time hours operations at Clean Slate Distribution (door‐to‐door delivery work) and The HandyHelp Company, which is looking  market once people have built up some experience.  confidence building and goal-setting with peer-led for builders, painters/ decorators, gardeners, cleaners, and maintenance workers. Each offers paid work experience  as a peer support worker or sessional work within   and support to take this while still on benefits, working towards permanent employment in the mainstream jobs  its business operationsChair of Community@67 Clare Hudson welcomed the partn at Clean Slate Distribution market once people have built up some experience.  talking to local people is the need for help in getting back in   with Clean Slate will enable Community@67  to support loc (door-to-door delivery work) and The HandyHelp Chair of Community@67 Clare Hudson welcomed the partnership with Clean Slate “One of the issues identified from  but will provide paid work opportunities and we are very gr talking to local people is the need for help in getting back into employment and training. The exciting partnership  Company, which is looking for builders, painters/ Council to help us deliver this service ”   with Clean Slate will enable Community@67  to support local people not only with improving their job hunting skills    but will provide paid work opportunities and we are very grateful for funding from Bath and North East Somerset  decorators, gardeners, cleaners, and maintenance   Council to help us deliver this service ”  It is open Tuesdays all day (10am to 4pm) and Thursday afte   workers. 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KEYNSHAM FILM WORKS Keynsham Film Works is now running its eleventh season. Audiences have grown since the move last year to the new Keynsham Community Space in Market Walk. Our audience is pleased with the raked seating which is such an advantage when we screen foreign subtitled films. The volunteers also welcome the fact that most of the equipment is built in and we no longer have to struggle setting up the screen and projector! Our programme this year is as usual very varied. Our first film was the Theory of Everything. We will be showing some similar main stream films which people may have missed at the multiplexes. These include Selma, the story of Martin Luther King’s campaign for equal rights and Testament of Youth, the powerful coming of age memoir by Vera Brittain. However we want to give Keynsham residents the chance also to see some of the


best of world cinema that would not normally be available locally. These will include the Italian social drama Human Capital, the French murder drama Elle L’Adore and the Polish Oscar winner Ida. One of our films X + Y about a young prodigy in a maths competition has links to real events involving team led by a professor at the University of Bath. We welcome new members and hope to provide a welcoming atmosphere to all ages. There is a bar before each screening giving an opportunity to meet people over a drink. Members can see all ten films in the season for a bargain subscription of only £30. However we also welcome non-members who can see each film for £5. Our screenings take place on the first Thursday of the month and leaflets showing the programme are widely available around Keynsham. To join simply come along to one of the screenings. The bar and ticket sales are open from 7:15 p.m. with the film starting at 7:45 after a short introduction by our Chairman.

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KEYNSHAM LIGHT OPERA GROUP presents “Let’s Go to the Movies” Broadlands Academy, Keynsham Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th October

The music will be from a wide variety of shows like Annie, Anything Goes, Gigi, Oliver, Jesus Christ Superstar, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Fame and Saturday Night Fever to name but a few. The show is directed by Joanne Meredith with Lee Tesdale as musical director.

Evenings at 7:30pm Saturday matinee at 2:30pm

Make sure you book your tickets early to avoid missing out on what promises to be a show full of Lights, Camera, Action!

Keynsham Light Opera Group is currently rehearsing for their autumn production, “Let’s Go to the Movies”.

Opening Night Offer – Adult £10 / Child (under 14) £5. Concessions available for Wednesday evening and Saturday matinee.

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Other Alice-themed events at this year’s festival - Chrissie Weltike introduces the delights of the story to preschoolers at Bath Guildhall on Thursday, 1 October and at Midsomer Norton Library on Saturday, 3 October. - Award-winning artists Michael Foreman, Grahame Baker-Smith and Helen Oxenbury talk about the challenges and delights of ‘Illustrating Alice’ at Bath Guildhall on 3 October. For tickets and for all other events at The Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival visit bathfestivals.org.uk/childrens-literature or call Bath Box Office on 01225 463362.

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SING AND SMILE WITH GOLDIES The Goldies sing and smile charity is expanding in Keynsham. An additional daytime singing and activity session is being launched at The Key Centre on Charlton Road.

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Goldies organises fun daytime singing sessions for older people across southern England and Wales. It was started by music man, Grenville Jones, in Bath 7 years with just four sessions. Over 10,000 have taken place since then and there are now almost 100 regular sessions all led by enthusiastic Session Leaders. Whilst Grenville is well known as a choir leader, he is always quick to point out that Goldies is NOT a choir. At the sessions people sing and stretch to the memory-evoking hits of the 50s and onwards, a proven and very popular way to now brighten the lives of thousands over older people across Southern England and Wales The popular Goldies singing sessions are starting in Keynsham on Friday 25th September. Goldies will take place at the The Key Centre on Charlton Road and will be run by Session Leader, Jacqui Cook. The session will run from 2pm-3pm and take place regularly on the last Friday of each month, everyone is welcome. This session is in addition to an already popular session at The Hawthorns Community Room on Carpenters Lane which takes place on the second Friday of every month from 10.30am11.30am. Grenville Jones, Goldies founder said: “People call us the sing and smile charity and we know that for many older people, attending their Goldies session is one of the few times that they are with others. Sadly, loneliness and isolation is a growing concern in society.


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26th - ALICE IN WONDERLAND WITH ANNA WILSON. Come on an adventure to Wonderland! Follow the White Rabbit and discover what happens to Alice when she meets the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat. Join children’s author Anna Wilson for an interactive storytelling event featuring fun games and activities. ADULTS GO FREE Age 6-8, 9:00am,Keynsham Community Space, One Stop Shop, Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, Bristol.

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20th - CHOIR JAM 2.30pm- 4.30pm. This friendly pop choir from Keynsham has over 100 members and is here to entertain you. Keynsham Bandstand.


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5th - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm. 9th - OXJAM – Oxfam’s national music week campaign concert at the Community Theatre Space. 9th - Otters on my Doorstep- 7:30pm - 9:00pm Keynsham Baptist Church, High St. Gill is leader of YACWAG Otter Group and President of the Mammals Section of the Bristol Naturalists Society and will give an illustrated talk on the UK Otter. There will also be a second hand book stall, bird food and Avon Wildlife Trust cards on sale plus tea and coffee.The Baptist Church entrance is set back off the High Street, opposite the Coventry Building Society and close to the Queens Charlton turn off. Free parking in Ashton Way car park. 11th - River Dipping with Avon Wildlife Trust 2:00pm - 5:00pm. Have a go at river dipping and see what underwater creatures you can find. Children must be accompanied by an adult. By the bridge, Dapp’s Hill, Keynsham.


20th to 24th - Keynsham Light Opera Group presents “Let’s Go to the Movies”. Broadlands Academy, Keynsham. Evenings at 7:30pm. Saturday matinee at 2:30pm contact Tracey on 07580 259757 or email klogs@hotmail.co.uk or visit the website for tickets www.klogs.co.uk 25th - St Francis Autumn Market – 2.30pm at St Francis Church. Do come and join us at our Autumn Market – delicious cakes, homemade produce such as jams and chutneys, homemade crafts and cards, tombola etc. Why not come along and start your Christmas shopping! Quality items at a price you can afford! 26th - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm.

NOVEMBER 5th - FilmWorks showcase Selma at the Community Theatre Space.

13th - Town Council meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm.

7th - Candles Of Remembrance. Keynsham Methodist Church ,Keynsham. This annual service is an opportunity to remember children who have passed away. Of any age, contact: jeffsawyer@ blueyonder.co.uk

13th - St Keyna Townswomen’s Guild. Helen James and Paul Barclay folk songs and classical guitar music. 9.45 - 11.45am, Fear Hall.

10th - St Keyna Townswomen’s Guild. Mr Frank Areskog talking about the Bristol Chocolate Trail yummy! 9.45 - 11.45am, Fear Hall.

15th - Live Wire Theatre Company presents ‘Hands up for Johnny Wilkinson’s Left Boot’ – a play for the Rugby World Cup at the Community Theatre Space.

16th - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm.

17th to 19th - End of Season Gala at Avon Valley Railway www.avonvalleyrailway.org 18th - Craft Fayre 10am - 4pm. Entry £1 per adult, children free accompanied by an adult. Refreshments available all day. Bar available from 12 noon. For more details contact Fry Club on 0117 9865787.

17th - Town Council meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm. 27th - Winter Festival Show at the Community Theatre Space.



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The St Kenya Townswomen Guild have now chosen their nominated charity for this year. A donation will be made to “Sophia’s Dream To Walk” at the end of the year. All visitors and guests will be made very welcome at our meetings and everyone will have an opportunity to get involved with the various Townswomen Guild sub groups who meet outside of the normal monthly get together.

This year the organisation has gone from strength to strength, with well supported train trips to Bradford-on-Avon and Bristol, and themed, short and longer walks around Keynsham. We are continuing in this vain, with us linking up with the Saltford and Keynsham Local History Society, who are celebrating 50 years existence, with a three mile guided historic walk around the town. We are starting at the recently unveiled clock tower at 11.30 on Sunday 20th September for this two hour walk. This is open to anyone, as no membership is required. A circular walk to Hanham, and a walk along the two tunnels route in Bath is lined up for October and November. Full details on the Keynsham Walkers are Welcome website or contact us at wwkeynsham@outlook.com

St Keyna Townswomens Guild meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Fear Hall, Keynsham between 9.45 and 11.45 am. They are a friendly, outgoing group of ladies who enjoy interesting speakers and numerous sub-group outings and activities. Do come along to our next meeting for a coffee/tea and biscuits and you will be made most welcome.


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THINGS TO DO MONDAY Keynsham Duke of Edinburgh’s open award centre meet at Fry’s Club every Monday during term time from 7.30pm to 9pm for 14 to 25 year olds to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award. For more information email Cathryn_bartrum@ blueyonder.co.uk. Keynsham Short Mat Bowls Group meet every Monday from September to May between 1.45 and 4 pm. 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. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Mondays 7.30 – 9pm, Wellsway School, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults of all ages. For details/to book a taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 www.choirjam.co.uk. Baby Massage at Keynsham Children’s centre. For more information please contact the Health Visitors on 0117 9461000. 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.

Youth Group meets on a Monday night and is open to all young people in school year 8 and above. From 7pm to 9pm at St John’s Youth and Community Centre. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am.

TUESDAY St Keyna Townswomens Guild meet every second Tuesday of the month between 9.45 am and 11.45 am in the Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. There are always lots of interesting speakers covering wide ranging subjects. Sub groups meet on other days and these include Art, Books, Outings, Skittles, Walkers, Scrabble and many more. It is most enjoyable way to make new friends or embark on a new hobby so do come along to our next meeting - enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and you will be made most welcome. Keynsham Old Time Dance Club meet at The Fear Hall High Street, Keynsham (Sept – May). 7.30pm to 10pm. Professional Teachers; easy friendly social atmosphere. Visitors and New Members welcome. Further details on 0117 986 4014 or 0117 986 2819. The Fry Club joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information contact 0117 986 4785. 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. Early Support Stay & Play Sessions from 9.30am11.15am on 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact Keynsham Children’s Centre 01225 395400 ChoirJam pop choir meets on Tuesdays 7.30 – 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. 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. Boxercise class at Keynsham Rugby Club from 7.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info Martial Arts at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm to 9pm. Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities from 7.30pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street, Keynsham.

WEDNESDAY The Community@67 Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm. Our members have been introduced to a number of new authors and a wide variety of different categories. Anyone interested can ring 07727626794 or just come along. The Book Club meets at 67 Queens Rd, Keynsham. Keynsham Photographic Society meets weekly between September and April, upstairs in The Fear Hall, 7.30pm. For more information visit www.keynshamphotograhicsociety.co.uk ChoirJam pop choir meets on Wednesday mornings 11am – 12.30pm, Fear Hall, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults aged 18 - 80+ (disabled access). Come and have fun singing and make new friends! No experience necessary. For details or to book a FREE taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 or email emma@choirjam.co.uk. Project night at TimeOut, Project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. from 7pm to 9pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. Speech & Language Toddler Time 10am-12noon (referrals only). Telephone 01225 831752 or speak to your health visitor. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 4pm.


Maths@67 runs every Wednesday in term time from 4pm to 5pm for children in years 5 and 6. For more information contact community@67 on 0117 9863961. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Keynsham Ladies Running Group every week from 7pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info. Kickboxing at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm. Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities from 7.30pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street, Keynsham.

THURSDAY ASP Poetry Circle meet on the 1st Thurday of every month at suite 7, Broadlands School, Keynsham from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. For more info www.totallymaracas.btck.co.uk/ASPPoets. Stay and Play (for 0-5 years) from 9.30am to 11.00am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Play and development opportunities for parents and children to meet and have fun. Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. Keynsham Film Works meet on the first Thursday of every month (except in July and August) at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham at 7.45pm. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 11am and 12pm to 6.30pm. Keynsham Bootcamp at 6.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info. Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre from 10.30am and 7pm.



Housing 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 B&NES 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, 11.00am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Ann for more information on 07900 245304. Integral Hatha Yoga suitable for beginners at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick road, Keynsham from 7pm to 8pm call 07789 880415 for more details. Childminding Group from 9.30am - 11.30am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Contact Sarah Allum on 01225 396071 or 07530 233002.

Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities from 7.30pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street, Keynsham.

FRIDAY Crafty chats if you are interested in crafts and meeting likeminded people, come along to the Labbott Community Room between 11am and 1pm every week. Keynsham Short Mat Bowls group meet every Friday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, for more information contact 0117 986 4014. Keynsham Country Market, Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. Every Friday 10.30am – 12pm.



Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 7pm.

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

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.

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

Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Gentle Exercise to build strength and tone at The River Suite from 11am for 60 minutes. Body sculpt to build strength and tone at the Club Lounge from 5.45pm for 55 minutes. Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes. Keynsham Leisure Centre run multi-sport drop in session on Fridays from 10 - 12noon where you can play badminton, squash or table tennis and have a swim. No need to book. Just turn up. Equipment is provided if you do not have your own. Integral Hatha Yoga suitable for beginners at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick road, Keynsham from 10am to 11am call 07789 880415 for more details.

SATURDAY Anyone who would like to grow vegetables and wants to meet other like-minded people, come along to the community plot from 10.30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. You will find us behind the care in the Memorial Park. The plot is for anyone in the community with an interest in ‘Grow your Own to Share”. For details call Aileen 0785 414 9008.

Yoga Hatha at the River Suite from 11am for 60 mins. Circuit training at the Club Lounge from 5:30pm for 55 minutes.

SUNDAY Inflatable play in the Swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 3.45pm to 4.45pm. Mass at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church at 10.30am. 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.

Mass at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church at 6pm. 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.


Call Theresa on 01761 410141



KEYNSHAM FOOD FESTIVAL 11twelve marketing & event management are delighted to announce this year’s Keynsham Food Festival. The team from Keynsham-based 11twelve are organising the festival to celebrate the enormous variety of great food and drink available in and around the town. The festival takes place on Saturday 3rd October, 2015 at the Scouts Headquarters, Ashton Way, Keynsham from 9am – 3pm. The event is being sponsored by Grounded, Kitco, The New Inn, Tesco & Waitrose and in addition, the festival has secured a great line-up of local food and drink exhibitors. The

full line-up will be revealed soon but visitors will be treated to a packed programme from live cookery demonstrations and tastings to exclusive offers, apple pressings and much more. A truly family day out, the Keynsham Food Festival will also have a children’s area with a bouncy castle and face painting. Entry is free and it’s set to be a fantastic day out.

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KEYNSHAM RESIDENTS are welcome to attend Town Council meetings held on Tuesday evenings in the Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham commencing at 7.30pm.

ur office at 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and staff are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. You can contact us by: Telephone: 0117 986 8683 Email: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Tuesdays 13th October, 17th November, 15th December. PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE held in the Town Council office 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Monday evenings commencing at 7.30pm. Mondays 5th October, 26th October, 16th November, 14th December.

MAKE CONTACT THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA Keynsham Town Council website, facebook page and twitter feed provides information and updates regarding activities and opportunities within the Town Council and can promote helpful thoughts and comments through sharing opinions. See our website: www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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YOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS Keynsham Town Councillors are elected to help you. If you have any problems or want action taken on a local issue which concerns you contact one of your local Councillors below.

Keith Baker Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9071090

Dave Biddleston Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9870081

Judith Cron Conservative (East) Tel: 07751 657370

Tony Crouch Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9864648

John Douglas Conservative (East) Tel: 07774 622105






Carole Duckett Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9865350

Clive Fricker Conservative (East) Tel: 0117 986 9250

David Nelson Conservative (East) Tel: 07973 202058

Lisa O’Brien (Chair) Conservative (North) Tel: 07867 906163

Brian Simmons Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9096596






Sam Waite Conservative (East)

Zoe Wilkins Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9044254


Kate Simmons (Vice Chair) Allan Sinclair Conservative (South) Conservative (South) Tel: 07798 831020 Tel: 07707 013746 katesimmons82@hotmail.com




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