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Autumn 2017 - Issue 22

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oni Mitchell in her classic song ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ comments ‘you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone’ and how true of our water supply. The recent main failure in much of our town and the wider area caused panic buying, a real threat to the vulnerable and closure of schools and public events. Fortunately this is a very rare occurrence and Bristol Water were able to restore supplies over the next 24 hours. This is an exciting summer season with a superb 20th Keynsham Music Festival delivered week commencing 26 June before our weather took a down turn. The trustees and organisers of this widely acclaimed festival can be well proud of a record breaking event that generates tremendous pleasure and economic benefit for Keynsham. We have also been visited by the judges from SW in Bloom on 14 July as Keynsham again goes for gold. The judges were most impressed with the amazing bicycle trail and the many efforts throughout the town coordinated and delivered by the Keynsham in Bloom team.

































July also witnessed the 40th anniversary of our twinning partnership with Libourne in France. We were delighted to welcome a large group of French visitors including Mayor Philippe Buisson. As a lasting record of our relationship we were pleased to jointly name a room in our new Civic Centre the ‘Libourne Lounge’. Looking forward may I suggest two important dates for your diary. Firstly we have the rearranged Grants Presentation Evening in The Space on the evening of Wednesday 18 October. Then on Friday 24 November commencing at 6pm we have our ever popular Winter Festival with this years theme ‘Winter Wonderland’ - more details later.

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nfortunately, due to burst water main that left the majority of Keynsham without water on Wednesday 19th July 2017, this year’s Town Council’s grant award presentation evening had to be postponed. The recipients of this year’s awards will now receive their certificates at a presentation event on Wednesday 18th October 2017 (7.00pm for 7.15pm)





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urn It UP is a brand-new singing club for teens. Starting this September, Turn It UP is for teens aged from 12 – 17 who love singing pop or want to learn how. The first session is on Wednesday 13th September and we meet every Wednesday evening during term time from 7.00 – 8.30pm at the Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Road, Keynsham, BS31 2FW. Turn it UP is all about having fun and singing as a group. Whether you’re into Bruno, Ariana or Ed, you don’t have to be good at singing, you just have to LOVE it! There is no scary audition, no need to read music and we use backing tracks guaranteed to make everyone feel a star!

If your teen is interested in joining Turn It UP, please complete the online contact form to book them in for a free taster session. Either Emma Hutchinson (Turn It UP Director) or Holly Shannon (Club Administrator) will contact you by phone to confirm your booking. Please note, it is NOT possible for a teen to come along to a session without their parent or carer’s consent and without booking beforehand. For more information and to book your free taster session visit TURNITUPCLUB.CO.UK E: hello@turnitupclub.co.uk T: 07793 983040

Parents are welcome to stay and watch the session or relax and enjoy the free WIFI in the Pavilion bar/ lounge and terrace. Weekly sessions are only £8.00 and membership benefits include: • Weekly group singing session • Access to the Turn It UP website featuring recorded parts to sing along with at home (or wherever you happen to be!) Listen online or download to your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer • Opportunity to participate in the club’s public performances (optional) e.g. Keynsham Music Festival, Keynsham Bandstand, Keynsham Winter Festival and fundraising events for charities which members choose to support. More advanced singers can audition to sing lead with the group. Turn It UP is the brainchild of Emma Hutchinson, a professional vocalist and well-known locally for her pop choir, ChoirJam. Emma has 30 years’ experience as a performer, was the voice coach at Cotham School for 12 years and is fully DBS checked.

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WHAT IS CHANGING AND WHY? From 6 November we will be collecting rubbish every other week in wheeled bins or re-usable bags for the majority of residents. Recycling, including food waste will continue to be collected weekly. The chargeable garden waste collections will remain every other week. The changes will help to keep the streets cleaner, increase recycling and make the services more affordable.

FIND OUT YOUR CONTAINER ALLOCATION In March we sent a letter out with the Council Tax bill to let you know what container you had been allocated. To check your allocation, enter your address at www.bathnes.gov.uk/recycle or contact Council Connect. If you have a query with your allocation please contact Council Connect. Where households have 2 or more children in nappies, 6 or more people in their household or a clear medical need they may

be able to apply for a larger bin. If you need to change your allocation, please contact Council Connect on 01225 394000. They will talk through your needs, and then if appropriate pass on your request for change of container. We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your request. In the meantime, your original allocated container will be delivered to you before the start of the new collection as it will be too late to prevent this happening. If we have agreed to issue an alternative container, we will arrange to replace your original with your changed container.

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day may have changed, so it’s even more important to make sure your recycling and rubbish is out by 7am. You can sign up now for text message reminders of when your new collection is due. Text your postcode to 07520 631700. • Details of Christmas and New Year changes • How to make the most of your recycling collections • 2 stickers to put on your recycling boxes to help you separate your recycling

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• Check our website for the latest updates. Check to see if your query is answered in over 30 FAQs we have on our website www.bathnes.gov.uk/recycle • Visit one of our roadshows to see the new containers and find out more. Go to www.bathnes.gov.uk/ roadshows for details and check on our website to find out where our display wheeled bins are. • We are promoting re-usable nappies to help reduce waste. We are selling packs of Bambino Mio re-usable nappies for £150 (£100 less than the retail price). • Resident’s packs – we are developing website materials you can download for free to help share messages with neighbours to advise them how to set out their waste etc. The website will explain this further and include a leaflet and tick-card to post to neighbours explaining how to use the service properly. • Like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ recycleforbathnes to receive updates and tips.



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eynsham is getting bigger! And there are even more plans for growth over the next 20 years. It is already clear that residents have strong feelings about how the town should develop and grow, and that this should happen in a considered way, such that the character of our community is both improved and preserved. As you may be aware from the spring and summer issues of Keynsham News, the 5 topic groups made up of local residents have been working hard to identify and define the issues that they think are important to the residents of Keynsham. The issues will be used to underwrite the planning policies and aspirations for Keynsham that will constitute the final “Neighbourhood Development

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the planning policies. Don’t be surprised if you see these dedicated groups of people attending the consultation meetings to help inform the residents, hand out surveys and explain some of the issues their groups have already identified.

NEXT PHASE FOR THE NDP Whilst the Topic Groups wait for the responses from the questionnaire, It is now time to move the NDP forward into the Delivery phase, which will involve: • Gathering specific, relevant research and data which will give ‘hard evidence’ to support our plan • Creating maps/images/photos to evidence our issues/support our planning policies • Commissioning specialist Consultations where necessary

• LIBRARY, EVIDENCE AND RECORDS WORKSTREAM Librarians for the project. General organisation of docs and evidence • BUSINESS WORKSTREAM Building a business database, gathering info required regarding local business. Keeping local businesses up to date with NDP.

If you would like to get involved in the Neighbourhood Development Plan, please contact the NDP CoOrdinator, Deb Cooper. Email: ndp@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

• Appointing an Editorial team to frame and develop the ‘style’ of the document, and construct a draft template with narrative To organise delivery of the above, a series of small task-related Workstream groups supported by Town Council staff and Councillors will be created, and will deliver into the Editorial team. We hope that members of the current Topic Groups as well as new ‘recruits’, will help us in completing the workstreams. Workstreams currently planned are: • PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSTREAM Taking pictures, collecting, indexing, labelling NDP photos into a gallery

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This is a delightful publication for both Residents and Visitors alike and a great souvenir of Keynsham. The book is available to purchase for the price of £3.00 from Keynsham Town Council Offices at 15-17 Temple Street Keynsham BS31 1HF For further information please visit the Town Council’s website www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk or contact: Dr Cheryl Scott, Town Clerk at Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF, telephone 0117 9868683 or e-mail: townclerk@ keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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ur annual RHS South West in Bloom competition took place on July 14th. The sun came out to welcome our RHS South West in Bloom judges Bob Sweet, former RHS Head of Shows Judge and Richard Taylor who is also an experienced Green Flag Judge and Eco Schools Assessor. The main High Street looked spectacular, the edition of the High Street Planters, which have been installed as part of the trial one way system, has definitely added to our WOW factor this year. We are hoping to retain GOLD for the 4th year running, results are being announced at the RHS South West in Bloom awards presentation in

October, along with the results of the RHS Its Your Neighbourhood Awards. One of our judges Richard Taylor’s departing message to us after the tour was, “A lovely day in Keynsham with so much to see and so many people to meet. It will take a little time to digest it all. On behalf of Bob and myself can I ask you to pass on our grateful thanks to all the people we met on the judging tour and for your kind hospitality. We have been given the opportunity to see such an array of ‘Blooming’ work right across Keynsham.”

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Following on from our regional judging, we spent two days visiting community, business and residents gardens, as part of our Keynsham in Bloom competition. Awards are being presented at our annual presentation event in October, where certificates and prizes will be given out. It was wonderful to see so many inspiring gardens. This year has been busier than normal, with a number of new and exciting projects taking place across the town. Planters have been installed at two other shop frontages, Chandag Road and Holmoak. These have helped to enhance the hard landscaping area. We are grateful to Cllr Lisa O’Brien for sponsoring the planters at Holmoak from her Ward Councillor Initiative fund. 1st Keynsham Scouts and Beavers have been working with us during the run up to the judging and helped to plant up the new planters.

Sadly in 2017, two previous Chairs of the Keynsham In Bloom Community Group, Gill Hellier and Liz Fox, passed away. Their input into In Bloom, especially in the early days of the group was immense. They were both full of inspirational ideas and were not afraid to get their hands dirty taking part in planting projects. In future years, a Cup in memory of Gill will be awarded annually to the best wildlife/conservation garden entry and a Bristol Blue glass vase in memory of Liz will be awarded to the winner of the most artistic garden. They will both be deeply missed.




Our Bike Trail has proved to be a great success with over 70 floral bikes located around our town. This has been a great project and it has been wonderful to see everyone out and about taking part in the Bike Trail.

throughout the year. We are always looking out for new volunteers, so please contact us via the Town Council Offices, 15-17 Temple Street. If anyone has any ideas or activities they feel would be suitable for Keynsham in Bloom, please let us know.

Keynsham Railway Station has had a complete makeover, with the station garden being completely replanted with the help of £500 funding from the RHS, as part of their Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife. Those of you who visit the station can probably not help but notice the new art installation. The project was funded by ACORP – New Life for Local Lines. The artwork has been created by young members of the Town Council’s TimeOut Youth team, with the help of Priormade artist Rebecca Prior. Next year sees Keynsham in Bloom celebrating its 10th birthday, we are already looking at projects and events to promote Keynsham in Bloom and make our birthday celebrations fun for everyone to enjoy


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WALKS LEAFLETS The leaflets can be obtained by calling at the Town Council Offices on Temple Street, priced just 50 pence each. Copies of the leaflets for the previous two walks are still available. These cover routes from: 1. Keynsham to The Chequers, round Cleeve Woods and back via Willsbridge. 2. Keynsham to Queen Charlton via Stockwood Vale, returning through Chewton Keynsham.


eynsham & Saltford Local History Society has now completed the final two in a series of four leaflets to encourage families to enjoy country walks in the area and learn something of our local history at the same time. Partly funded by a grant from Keynsham Town Council the leaflets are in full colour and comprise a map with full instructions plus information on points of historical interest along the way. Richard Dyson from the Society said “A great deal of work has gone in to these and we are very pleased with the result. Our area has a rich history but without a guide it is easy to overlook this; there is a story behind almost every building, and some of the fields as well!“ Both walks are circular and between five and six miles in length; they will take two and half to three hours. The new routes covered are: 3. Keynsham to Saltford along the Avon Valley. 4. Chewton Keynsham to Compton Dando and Burnett.





eynsham Town Council is delighted to announce that, with the new football season starting on Saturday 26th August, both junior and full size pitches can now be booked at the Manor Rd playing fields for both fixtures and training. The Council can also provide posts and nets if required. As well as full size pitches, the following sizes are available: 80x50 (9x9), 60x40 (7 x 7) and 40x30 (5 x 5) We would like to welcome Frys and Saltford Football Clubs to Manor Rd, who will be using the pitches each weekend for a number of their teams throughout the season both for fixtures and training. We would also like to welcome back our existing teams Bitton Juniors and Athletico New Inn who will also be using the pitches at weekends this coming season.

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Owing to the increased demand, the Town Council are now requesting that anyone wishing to use the pitches, even for informal training during the week, please do so by arrangement with the Town Council office. • Casual Bookings – for a one-off fixture/practice session. VAT is chargeable. • Seasonal Team bookings – Teams hire the pitch for a season on specified dates (up to 20 fixtures/ sessions). Teams provide their own nets/corner posts • Club Pitch Bookings – Guaranteed pitch availability throughout the season on the day/ time specified for use by multiple teams belonging to the Club. Nets and posts can be provided. A full list of charges is available from the Town Council offices. Please contact admin@keynsham-tc.gov.uk. The Town Council is looking to increase the use of Manor Rd with a longer term view to providing improved facilities (including refurbishing/ extending the Manor Rd Pavilion) and catering for other sports and leisure activities outside the football season. If you would like to see another activity catered for at Manor Rd, please send your suggestions to the Town Clerk at the Town Council offices or email townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk.

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he best ever? That’s what people have been saying, but what is true is that this summer saw the best ever reliably recorded Festival attendance: The total audience for all Festival events over the Festival week reached 22,152, of which 16,800 were in The Park on the Festival Sunday – and reached an enormous spread of age-groups. 1026 people attended events throughout the week that included, opera, Keynsham choirs, folk and acoustic, Emma Hutchinson’s soul/jazz concert and big band swing in honour of the 40th anniversary of Keynsham’s twinning with Libourne in France. This year also recorded the highest ever total of public donations to the Festival, with around £11,000 collected – and with current grant aid declining our local sponsorship is of crucial importance, as was Keynsham Town Council’s continued and consistent support. This year also saw more Keynsham performers than ever before – ranging from six year olds to 80 year olds – and topped with our first professional band from Los Angeles! While news reports frequently show the failure and decline of Festivals around the country Keynsham’s continued and growing success is very much down to the Festival’s firm roots in the local community, and its clear focus on the whole community.




HERE’S WHAT YOU SAID: So much going on yesterday. I missed some acts that I wanted to see because of clashes - not surprising, I suppose. My personal favourites were Rock Pipes, Baraka and the ever youthful(?) Slapface & the Hoagies. Another rather wet evening for the opera but fully under cover this time, thank goodness. This also resulted in more people coming to the park for an evening of beautifully sung arias. It was the first time that Opera in a Box have appeared here and I hope they’ll be back. A good mixture of traditional opera and best known songs from West Side Story and My Fair Lady. Lovely stuff from lovely people! I managed to catch Bashema in The Ship afterwards - my favourite Jelli performer. A good evening. A full afternoon and evening with lots going on - the good weather helped to fill the park more than on Festival Saturdays in the past. Keynsham Orchestra’s conductor Tim Harrison introduced

his wife Stephanie as the soloist, and she led the rousing finish with Keynsham Orchestra playing Land of Hope and Glory with Union Jacks waving from many parts of the audience. Kodaly’s Hary Janos Suite was played earlier in the evening with Oliver Humpage on the Cimbalom, surely the first time that this instrument was played at the festival (unless you know better?). Barbara Wood: Loved the whole day! Great bands and yes I agree with your choice plus a couple of others! Best one yet! Just wanted to say thank you & well done to all those involved for this year’s KMF - such a great day and great atmosphere, really good day surely the best so far! Thanks for another opportunity for Chameleonz to play - we really enjoyed playing and sound guys & SM really helpful. Richard Prior Wayne England: How have I never been to this festival before? A wonderful event with a lovely family atmosphere. Great layout, excellent music and entertainment. A mind boggling selection



It is astonishing, and a possibly rarely equalled fact, that Keynsham can boast a Community Arts event which involves around 70% of the immediate town population - and leave the Park site unblemished! That’s why the Music Festival was voted one of the top three UK community free events (Primo Magazine 2014), and why its input into the local Keynsham economy is so significant. of delicious food, great bar and happy people everywhere. Definitely coming back next year. Long may it continue.

After one of the most successful Keynsham Music Festivals ever, we wish to thank everyone in the community for their participation, whether as volunteers or audience.

Bristol Water: We had a great time at Keynsham Music Festival last Sunday with the #BristolWaterBar. Claire Thomas reviewed Keynsham Music Festival — 5 star: Amazing weekend with fantastic bands! Well done and thank you to everyone who helped organise, gave up their time to help out! Feel so proud and privileged to live in Keynsham. Caroline Jane Butcher: Best festival ever this year! x Dave Williams reviewed Keynsham Music Festival — 5 star: Worked on the Keynsham Music Festival 2017 on Saturday & Sunday and absolutely enjoyed it! This is a fantastic Community Festival with a great line up of varied music on two Stages plus Dance & Community Performance Stages and lots more. A Big Thank You to the organisers, volunteers, Keynsham Town Council, for organising this amazing event!

Did you know who was playing bass with Bread Over Bombs at Keynsham Music Festival this summer? Jun Falkenstein, part of this activist anti-hunger band collective, is a Disney director and animations producer, with The Jungle Book 2 and The Tigger Movie to her credit: see more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Falkenstein After their appearance at Keynsham Music Festival Bread Over Bombs made another donation to Keynsham Food Bank, and went on to play at The Cavern Club in Liverpool and further shows in London and Amsterdam.





reen- fingered young people from Keynsham Town Council’s TimeOut Youth Centre have helped Keynsham in Bloom to breathe new life into a grey unloved patch of land at Keynsham Railway Station this summer. A new artwork installation created by members of TimeOut and Priormade, with support from Severnside Community Rail Partnership. The artwork has been installed on redundant advertising hoarding posts and has brought a blaze of colour to the station entrance. The artwork has been funded by ACORP New Life for Local Lines. The project took place in June and July in TimeOut Youth Centre working with artists to design and then paint the installations for Keynsham Railway Station; approximately 12 young people took part ranging from 13 to 17 years of age. A majority of the young people had never taken part in an art project before and produced some amazing pieces of work, 18 separate pieces of art work in total. The aim of the project was to introduce art based opportunities to young people who had not had that experience before and to have a positive input into the community of Keynsham. The project was open to any young person who wanted to participate. Denise James, Chair of Keynsham in Bloom group said: “When Rebecca Prior the artist delivered the art works to the station, I have to say I was blown away when she unveiled them. They are absolutely stunning and so much detail, the youngsters from TimeOut Youth Club should be very proud of what they have achieved”. The project has given a positive input into the community for young people and has


demonstrated that they are very willing and able to deliver projects within their community. It has also demonstrated that one can be involved in art-based work and deliver quality artwork without being previously involved with art. It has certainly raised the young people’s self-esteem, as everyone who arrives or departs from the station will see their work. It has also been a talking point amongst local people about the art installation at the station done by young people in Keynsham The other major impact for the young people is that it has inspired them to want to do more and by putting this on TimeOut Facebook page will hopefully encourage other young people in other locations in Keynsham to want to do something else. We, in TimeOut, are certainly thinking along those lines and our new Detached Youth Project can help those young people who do not come to TimeOut to engage.





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oet and performance artist Lemn Sissay is world renowned and his work is on the A Level English Literature syllabus. His appearance in The Space as part of his 15 date UK tour this autumn on September 20th, represents a rare chance to see a dramatic reading of his acclaimed one-man play Something Dark, a play that tells the story of his upbringing in children’s homes and foster care, and the search for his family and true identity. Originally directed by John McGrath (National Theatre of Wales/MIF), Something Dark has been performed throughout the world to great critical acclaim, and the following Q&A sessions have become legendary. It would be impossible to come away from this show unmoved and uninspired – Metro. Tickets £16, plus booking fee from the Town Council Office or online at: keynshamtickets. cloudvenue.co.uk or on door, if available, £17.


THEATRE: FILMWORKS AT THE SPACE THIS AUTUMN Sept 7th: A United Kingdom, USA 2016 Oct 5th: A Man Called Ove, Sweden 2015 Nov 2nd. Manchester By The Sea USA 2016 Full details: www.keynshamfilmworks.co.uk

Sat October 20th 7.30pm Atlantica, Americana, Country or rock—whatever you call it the PRB will entertain—highly accomplished and talented: Support from Prairie Dog Tickets: £7.50 inc booking fee in advance or £10 on door. keynshamtickets. cloudvenue.co.uk




t is with great pride, on behalf of Keynsham & District Twinning Association I report on the 40th anniversary celebration of our twinning with Libourne, France.

on-going friendships between the two towns, agreeing that these visits and the strong friendship will continue post Brexit. Libourne Council presented wine to members of the Town Council.

Our visitors all arrived at Bristol airport and were whisked to their guest homes with members of the twinning. Some of those arriving had visited Keynsham many times before. Others including my guests (a Grandma and her grand-daughter) it was their first visit.

Following enjoyable canapés, serenaded by Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band guests then proceeded to Market Walk where we had the opening of the twinning information board - carried out very ably by Mathilde Lalande from Libourne and our own Keynsham youngest member Matthew Hart. The information board is situated on the outside wall of the library and displays details of twinning in our towns.

Our Twinning Committee had worked hard to have a great week of entertainment, and as often happens I had managed to arrange very good weather for the week! Friday we travelled by boat from Bristol to Beese Tea Gardens, where we all enjoyed a superb ploughman’s lunch. In the evening in conjunction with The Keynsham Music Festival Committee we all danced in the top marquee to great music played by The Thornbury Swing Band. Our French friends and those attending had a very good evening. Saturday was a very special Civic event for Keynsham – the official opening of The Libourne Lounge – this was well attended by local Councillors, Bath & N E Somerset Chair Cherry Beath, Libourne Mayor Philippe Buisson, Keynsham Town Council Chairman Clive Fricker, some original members of the twinning, and our current members. A plaque had been installed and it was the duty of Mayor Bouisson and Chair Cherry Beath to open the curtain of our Union Jack and French Tricolour – this did prove rather difficult, but brought even extra smiles to those attending. Both gave speeches highlighting the long and

The remainder of the week we enjoyed a good evening dinner at the Grasmere hotel, where as President, I was presented with a very nice painting of Libourne, which it is hoped will be hung in the Libourne Lounge. Taking picnics for lunch, we also had a coach trip to Chalford Manor House on Tuesday and a visit to Bristol Botanical Gardens, the 40th celebration was brought to a close with a friendly rivalry skittle match. Union Jack and Tricolour pins were given to all twinning members from both towns. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Keynsham Town Council staff, Twinning Committee, members and all who helped contribute to such a fabulous fortieth festivity. If you are interested in joining us please get in touch – carole.duckett @caduce.plus.com.




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7th - Pixash Lane Archaeology Store – Heritage Open day : Explore archaeological finds from Keynsham, including objects from the Roman and Medieval periods. 11am to 3pm, entry free.

SEPTEMBER 1st - Smiley Spaces Comedy Night at The Space in Keynsham. Entry price (public): £11.00 in advance £12.50 on the door (if available). 2nd - Bubble Rush at Somerdale Pavillion 12pm to 4pm. Entry price (public): Adult (16+): £22.50 Child (3-15): £12.50 2 years. 3rd - Cancer Research Uk Bath Pretty Muddy at

7th - Keynsham Film Works showing A United Kingdom at the Community Theatre Space. Doors open at 7.15pm. 9th - Somerset Farmers market held in Market Walk from 9am to 1pm. 9th - Avon Valley Railway yard and Workshop Tour Heritage Open Day: Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of our yard and workshop and discover more about how we care for our locomotives and carriages. 11.30, 13.30 and 15.30.

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9th - Saltford Brass Mill - Heritage Open Day: An ancient watermill on the River Avon, used as a brass mill with water powered hammers, shaping industrial and domestic hollow-ware from 17201925. Open from 10am to 4pm. 10th - Saltford Brass Mill - Heritage Open Day: An ancient watermill on the River Avon, used as a brass mill with water powered hammers, shaping industrial and domestic hollow-ware from 17201925. Open from 10am to 4pm. 17th - Keynsham Walkers are Welcome – meeting at the memorial Park Café at 10.00. A 3 mile walk joining in the Keynsham in Bloom event and following the Bike Trail finishing at about 12.30pm. 17th - Keynsham and District Mencap Society Annual sponsored Cycle Walk Whhelchair Push. Bird in Hand Saltford from 10.30am onwards. 18th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 19th - Town Council meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 22nd- Lemn Sissay: Something Dark at The Space, Keynsham from 7.15pm. Tickets purchased online only.

OCTOBER 5th - Keynsham Film Works showing A Man Called Ove at the Community Theatre Space. Doors open at 7.15pm. 7th - Bath Childrens Literature Festival have got a Moomins Mischief event at The Space two showings, Sat. 7 October at 11.00-12.00 and 12.451.45. For children aged 4-7. 14th - Somerset Farmers market held in Market Walk from 9am to 1pm.


15th - Keynsham Walkers are Welcome – catching the train to Bradford – On-Avon and taking part in a 5 mile walk around the picturesque town. 16th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 17th - Town Council meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 18th - October 18th - October 21st. “George’s Diner” Keynsham Light Opera Group at Broadlands Academy, Keynsham at 7.30pm (Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm). Contact Tracey on 07580 259757 or email her at klogs@hotmail.co.uk for tickets. Web site: www.klogs.co.uk for more information and on-line booking.

NOVEMBER 2nd - Keynsham Film Works showing Manchester by the Sea at the Community Theatre Space. Doors open at 7.15pm. 11th - Somerset Farmers market held in Market Walk from 9am to 1pm. 13th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 14th - Town Council meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 24th - Keynsham Winter Festival in Keynsham High Street. A collection of events and stalls, not to be missed.





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• 255g (9 oz) plain flour • 3 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 100g (4 oz) caster sugar • 60g (2 oz) butter

• 225ml (8 fl oz) semiskimmed milk • 110g (4 oz) apple peeled, cored and chopped

1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin, or line with paper muffin cups. 2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. 3. In a separate bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in the fruit. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin. 4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.





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eynshamNow is the town’s youth council whose purpose is to represent young people in the community and to ensure that they understand about our local and national democracy. We had a community stall at the Keynsham Music Festival where we challenged the community to a hula hoop competition. The winner, Daisy Chan managed to keep going for 3 minutes 38 seconds which was the highest score of the day, beating everybody in the adult category as well as the childrens’. Thanks to all the “good sports” who took part. We raised nearly £90.00 for CLIC, our charity this year. We hope to be in partnership with CLIC again for the Winter Festival. Daisy is pictured with her sister and Dani Phillips, Chair of KeynshamNow. In September, members of KeynshamNow will address the Keynsham Area Network, and explore two questions close to their heart which are:- Why young people are not interested in local politics? And how can we make Keynsham a better place for young people?. The civic leaders of the community will hopefully learn the answers to these questions at their meeting on September 25th. KeynshamNow is open to all young people, between 13 and 20 who wish to learn more about Keynsham and make a difference for our young people. Our next two meetings are on September 13th and October 11th both at The Space starting at 5.30pm.





THINGS TO DO MONDAY Keynsham’s community singing group meet every Monday between 7.15pm to 9.30pm at St Dunstan’s Church Hall, Bristol Road. 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 at Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Rd, Keynsham BS31 2FW. Singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and having a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. A friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk. Baby Massage at Keynsham Children’s centre. For more information please contact 01225 395400. 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. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. 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. Beginners Pilates 6.05 - 6.50pm at Broadlands

Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2DY (term time only). Car park available. Beginners Hatha Yoga 6.55 - 7.55pm at Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2DY (term time only). Car park available. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 7pm. Pilates and Integral Health Yoga at Broadlands Academy, Keynsham. Pilates 6 - 6.45pm and Yoga 6.55 to 7.55pm. For information call 07789 880415. TimeOut Monday 18.30 – 21.00 ‘Cookability’ 13 – 19yrs ASDAN accredited short course ‘Foodwise’ developed to give YP practical experience of cooking, but also looks at Budgeting, Food Industry, Presentation/Preparation/ Practical Skills. All completed through a 60 hour ASDAN short course and then accredited. Limited to 12 YP and would need to commit to gain the award. Beginners Yoga for back, neck and shoulders. Time: 6-6.45pm from Mon 4th September. Cost: £40 (6 weeks) Drop in £8 at Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, BS31 2DY. Free parking on site.

TUESDAY Open Access at TimeOut for 13 – 19 yrs from 7pm to 9.30pm. Usual facilities of a Youth Centre, when Wi Fi is connected will have IT access via 4 PC’s to include animation facilities, Music Studio, Arts and Crafts, Movie Nights, Gaming area, Cooking. TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Contact 0117 9868 683 for more information. 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. The Fry Club joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information contact 0117 986 4785. 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 at the Fear Hall in the High St. Singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and having a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. A friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit 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. Keynsham Walking Football Club 10 - 11am at Keynsham FC on 3G pitch for over 65’s. Just turn up and play. For more details contact Martin on 07754 543719 or martincoles@blueyonder.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY Keynsham Duke of Edinburgh’s Keynsham Open Award Centre meet Wednesdays, 7.30-9.00pm at Somerdale Pavilion. Contact Lynn Whitfield dofekoac@gmail.com. Project Night at TimeOut, project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. 7pm to 9pm every week for 13 – 19yrs. Topics decided by young people, currently Young People’s Sexual Health until 31.03.17. Limited to 14 young people. TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill.


Keynsham Photographic Society meets weekly between September and April, upstairs in The Fear Hall, 7.30pm. For more information visit www.keynshamphotograhicsociety.co.uk Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 4pm. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Wednesday mornings 11am – 12.30pm at the Fear Hall in the High St. Singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and having a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. A friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk. Speech & Language Toddler Time 10am-12noon (referrals only). Telephone 01225 831752 or speak to your health visitor.

Broadlands Bears Nursery

Opening November 2017 A new nursery is opening at Broadlands Academy in Keynsham. We will be providing full day care all year round for 30 children aged two to rising five from 7.30 am to 6 pm. 30 hours funding for 3 and 4-year-olds and 15 hours funding for eligible 2-yearolds is available. For more information, please email us or visit our website.

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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. Circuits at Keynsham Sports Centre from 6.35 - 7.30pm. The Keynsham Good Afternoon Choir meets every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm at Keynsham Methodist Church. There is NO charge for attending your first rehearsal and there are no auditions. Everyone is welcome. Bath musicman Grenville Jones is the conductor and Sandie Middleton is the accompanist. Turn It UP is a brand new singing club for teens aged from 12 - 17 who love singing pop or want to learn how. The first session is on Wednesday 13th September, 7.00 - 8.30pm at the Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Road, Keynsham, BS31 2FW and we meet every Wednesday during term time. If

your teen is interested in joining Turn It UP, please contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, hello@ turnitupclub.co.uk or visit www.turnitupclub.co.uk.

THURSDAY Open Access at TimeOut for 13 – 19 yrs from 7pm to 9.30pm. Usual facilities of a Youth Centre, when Wi Fi is connected will have IT access via 4 PC’s to include animation facilities, Music Studio, Arts and Crafts, Movie Nights, Gaming area, Cooking. TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Contact 0117 9868 683 for more information. ASP Poetry Circle meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Meeting Room 1 or reception, Broadlands School, Keynsham from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. For more info go to 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. 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. Yoga class at Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road (some experience is beneficial) 6.15pm to 7.45pm call 01761 472616. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 11.15am and 12.15pm to 7pm. Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre from 10.30am to 11.15am and 7pm to 7.45pm. Slimming World Classes at Keynsham Baptist Church, High street at 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Kelly for more information on 07795 951137. Integral Hatha Yoga suitable for beginners at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick road, Keynsham from 6-6.45pm and 7-8.30pm. 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. Beginners Hatha Yoga 6 - 6.45pm at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2PW. Hatha Yoga & Mindfulness 7 - 8.30pm at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2PW. Wellsway Short Mat Bowling Club meet at the Scout Hut, Ashton Way, Keynsham from 1.15pm to 4.15pm. New members are welcome. For more information contact Dave Sawyer on 01225 872780. Yoga For Beginners Time: 6 - 7pm from Thurs 7th September Cost: £48 (6 weeks) or £10 drop-in at Saint Francis Hall Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2PW. Onsite parking available. Improvers Yoga Time: 7.10 - 8.30pm from Thurs 31st August Cost: £66 (6 weeks) at Saint Francis Hall Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2PW. Onsite parking available.

FRIDAY 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. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 7pm. Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes.


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. 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 2.45pm. Zumba exercise class at The River Suite from 8.55am - 9.45am. Pay and Play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 7pm. Yoga Hatha at the River Suite from 11am for 60 mins. Yoga at The River Suite from 11am to 12pm.

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 St John the Baptist Church 11.15am. Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church at 10.30am on the first Sunday of each month. Sunday morning service at Keynsham Methodist Church at 10am.

Keynsham Walking Football Club 10 - 11am at Keynsham FC on 3G pitch. Just turn up and play. For more details contact Martin on 07754 543719 or martincoles@blueyonder.co.uk.

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 Sunday afternoon and often during the week, to join call 0117 986 3354.


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KEYNSHAM RESIDENTS are welcome to attend Town Council meetings in the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

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

Mathew Blankley Conservative (East) Tel: 07912 145900

Dave Biddleston Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9870081

Judith Cron Conservative (East) Tel: 07751 657370

Tony Crouch Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9864648






Robert Elcombe Vice Chairman Conservative (East) Tel: 0117 9860305

Carole Duckett Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9865350

Siri Edwards Conservative (South) Tel: 0117 9869686

Clive Fricker Chairman Lisa O’Brien Conservative (East) Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 986 9250 Tel: 07867 906163




Brian Simmons Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9096596

Kate Simmons Conservative (South) Tel: 07798 831020

Allan Sinclair Conservative (South) Tel: 07707 013746

David Brassington Hal Macfie Liberal Democrat (North) Liberal Democrat (East) Tel: 0117 9867876 Tel: 0117 986 3590








Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF, Tel: 0117 9868683 Email: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk | www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Individual care for individual people

Do you care? • Are you looking for a new and rewarding challenge? • Able to work alternate weekends? • Do you have motorised transport? • Earn an hourly rate starting at £9.15 per hr? If you can answer “YES” to all of the above then we would love to hear from you! Come join our team of dedicated staff making a difference to those that need it. No experience is necessary as we provide a full and comprehensive training programme, along with continued support and guidance in the role. We are looking for friendly and caring individuals who have a strong work ethic to provide a quality service to those with the most need. You will be required to hold a full UK driving licence and access to motorised transport

Pay rates starting at £9.15, travel time paid at £9 per hr and mileage at 40p per mile.

For more information please call 01225 789161 or apply online www.wayaheadcare.co.uk All positions are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. Way Ahead Care is an equal opportunities employer

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A new kind of care home Located within the new Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham, Charterhouse combines the height of luxury with outstanding personalised care. Elegantly styled rooms, restaurant quality food and care that is tailored to you. Long Term Nursing • Dementia Care • Respite Care Rehabilitation Care • Palliative Care

Call us to find out more 0117 949 4735 www.thechocolatequarter.org.uk/charterhouse

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