Spring 2015 - Issue 12
Produced for Keynsham Town Council
Keynsham In Bloom entry form See page 45
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Our new centre moves forward as occupancy increases and the whole programme with roads, timeline and clock will be completed by the summer – you won’t be disappointed! Already residents are enjoying the new library, mosaics and one stop facility while being very impressed with the meeting facility of the community space. After the fire station moves to Hicks Gate we look forward to the completion of the new HQ for Avon Fire & Rescue and welcoming their staff to our town.
YOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS
On Somerdale with the development of houses the new Fry Club takes shape and the old factory should soon experience new life and again offer employment opportunities to the town. Nearby the Friends of Keynsham Station are working to enhance this growing transport location as we await rail electrification in the next several years. Our Memorial Park has witnessed tremendous popular success including the most successful Music Festival ever with a week-long series of well attended events leading up to the main Sunday celebration. This acclaimed Festival driven by volunteers and supported by the Council relies on your donations to continue its quality of delivery. I’m also pleased to confirm that given the great success of our Park bandstand events these will be extended through the coming summer by popular demand. In addition B&NES Council have just announced a major improvement to access and signage with a dedicated adult keep fit facility.
Cllr Clive Fricker Chairman Keynsham Town Council
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AT KEYNSHAM CEMETERY T
he Town Council have created approximately 80 cremated remains plots within a new Memorial Garden which will provide an attractive quiet area to inter two caskets of cremated remains into a plot which is defined by a stone edging. A polished, black or dark grey desk tablet, which will include one flower holder can be purchased from a Memorial Mason and placed on the plot. If you require any further information on the Memorial Garden please contact Vivienne McDonnell at Keynsham Town Council office on 0117 9868683.
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ANNUAL & ARTS T
own Council grants in previous years have been dealt with under two schemes the annual town grant and separate art grant funding. This year, we will be combining both the Town Council annual grants and the arts grants and Keynsham Town Council will be allocating £25,000 to support local groups and grants of up £1,000.00 are available. These grants will also assist in the finance of special activities within local groups. Last year, some of the grants awards included:• Keynsham Wombles – To purchase litter picking equipment. • Fry Club Netball Club - To purchase under 12’s team netball kits. • Keynsham Explorer Scout Organisation - To replace and update the sound system in their Headquarters. • Keynsham Film Works – To support advertising and publicity costs. • Golden Oldies Charity – Grant to support their singing group.
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These groups benefited from grants ranging in size from £100 to £1,000. Application packs are available from the Town Council office or website (www.keynsham-tc. gov.uk) from Monday 20th April to Friday 1st May 2015. Any charity, voluntary or public sector organisation, working in Keynsham for the benefit of Keynsham residents, are entitled to apply. Town Council staff will assist in the completion of grant application forms if required. The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 22nd May 2015. If you think your group might benefit from a grant
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PARISH PLAYERS K
eynsham Parish Players is a lively, active, friendly group who once a year put on a show at Keynsham Parish Hall. This year their production is called ‘Time Pieces’ which takes a journey through the 20th Century featuring songs and sketches representing each decade. Starting with turn of the century music hall, moving through the two World Wars and the intervening period, on to the rock ‘n’ roll 50s, hippy 60s, glam rock and big hair to a finish covering the 1990s, there will be much loved and familiar tunes for the audience to sing
along with and memorable items from early radio and TV. During preparation for their shows the group meet for rehearsals in the Parish Hall on Sunday afternoons and often during the week for additional practice. They specialise in home-grown productions and having fun! Every other year is an original pantomime production and ‘in between’ years they work on a variety of other show styles. Last year it was a very successful version of ‘Babes in the Wood’; other pantomimes in the past have included ‘Aladdin’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Dick Whittington’, and ‘Treasure Island’. Musical Director is Owen Cole who has been directing shows for many years. The producer is Sue Sprague who has been involved with the Players since the first performance in 1996 and has produced most of the shows since 2001. Sue said “We particularly wanted remember the Great War following last year’s commemoration of its start in 1914 and this show gives us an opportunity to honour that memory alongside some more light-hearted and fun periods.”
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She added “We encourage new members at KPP and welcome all levels of talent and experience. We always try to make sure all members of the cast feel included and nobody is ‘not good enough’ for us (trust me!)”. Anyone interested in joining the Players either on stage or behind the scenes, please enquire at the Parish Office for contact details. 0117 986 3354 The show runs for three nights, 19 - 21 March at St John’s Parish Hall, Keynsham. 7:30 pm plus 2:30 matinee on Sat 21st. Tickets £8 adults, £6 concessions from the Parish Office: 0117 086 3354
GOOD CITIZEN AWARD K
eynsham Good Citizens Awards have been awarded to IAN CARTER for his tireless commitment and hard work for the Keynsham Scout Group and the Group’s part in the Keynsham Community and to BASSAM SHAHIN for his tireless commitment and hard work for the Keynsham Allotment Association and the Keynsham Community. The awards were presented at the Annual Town Meeting which took place on Thursday 19th March at the Community Space, Market Walk, Keynsham
and each recipient received a framed certificate and a cheque for £100 payable to the organisation of their choice.
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COMMUNITY @ 67 F
ollowing the major re-build , courtesy of B&NES S106 award, helped extend the facility at Community@67 and gave us disabled access/toilets, we are going from strength to strength. Old favourites such as our Internet Café, Food Coop, Scrabble Club, Maths Club, Book Club etc. We are now able to offer many more facilities for our wonderful, thriving community at Community@67. We have recently launched Keynsham Town Community Radio through Somer Vally FM. Aired at midday on Thursdays, or you can find it on catch up listed under Midday Magazine at any
time. It is a platform for local community groups, businesses, local musicians, etc to reach the wider community. It is currently an hour –long show and has a really local feel to it. The inaugural meeting of the new Arts and Crafts Club was held recently. It was agreed to meet every Saturday, from 10:30 – 12:30 and there will be an array of various arts and crafts to choose from such as Painting, Quilting, Card Making, Knitting, Sewing etc. On the 23rd April from 5-9pm we will be taking part in the launch of The World Book Night, we are lucky to have been selected from thousands of community groups and have been given a number of books to give out to local residents, the idea being to encourage people to read books. Come and join in the fun! From this month we are launching a new initiative which will help local people to prepare for work, this will be delivered by a company called “Clean Slate” which has a proven track record in delivering this programme. We are currently looking for more volunteers for this worthwhile community facility, if you can spare an hour or two a week, please contact Clare Hudson, Chair on 07737 742300.
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FARMERS MARKET BACK AT CIVIC CENTRE Keynsham Farmers’ Market returned to the Civic Centre, on the new Market Walk, in January. This is where the market operated from before redevelopment began in 2012; during the redevelopment period it has been running from Ashton Way car park. Councillor David Bellotti said: “I’m delighted that the market is returning to its original location but in a much improved new public space, Market Walk, which has been specifically designed for local events and activities. The monthly Farmers’ Market, which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary, is an important event for the town.
“Bath & North East Somerset Council worked with Somerset Farmers’ Market to ensure it maintained a presence in the town during the redevelopment of Keynsham, and to ensure a smooth transition back to the Civic Centre. “ The market, which runs on the second Saturday of each month is very popular and well supported with a variety of traders. Louise Hall, Market Manager for Somerset Farmers’ Market said: “’Keynsham Farmers’ Market members are very excited at the prospect of returning to the centre of town in January and taking centre stage in the new Market Walk location.’’ You can find out more about the market at www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk/markets/ keynsham.
OPERA GROUP A
fter the success of “The King & I” last year, KLOGS present a bright, colourful and wonderfully fun production of the family classic “The Wizard of Oz”. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion as they take off down the yellow brick road and meet the many characters, including the Munchkins, that make this show a favourite for all ages. The much-loved songs from the show include: Over the Rainbow, Yellow Brick Road, We’re off to see the Wizard, The Merry Old Land of Oz and The Jitterbug.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ” At Broadlands Academy Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015 Evenings at 7.30pm Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
With lavish costumes and sets, wonderful music and drama, this is a musical beloved by many that you won’t want to miss. Keynsham Light Opera Group welcomes a new director Petra Schofield. Lee Tesdale is Musical Director and Tracey English is our Choreographer. Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Telephone Tracey on 07580 259757 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the society. Concessions (Senior citizens, people on benefits or Under 16s) are available for Wednesday evening and the Saturday Matinee. Children under 14 count as concessions at all performances. For any group of 10, one ticket will be free. Visit our web site www.klogs.co.uk for more details and to book tickets on-line.
KEYNSHAM WALKERS ARE WELCOME The Keynsham Walkers Are Welcome group had their best supported walk so far on Sunday 15th February, with 35 travelling by train to Bradford-on-Avon for 2 walks around this picturesque town. Reasonable weather helped, and with time to explore, the day was enjoyed by all. We all returned to the Manor House Hotel for a social wind down, together with a finger buffet kindly financed by Chris Bollom (Simply Carpets) and Trevor Drury (Morecraft-Drury). With a full programme of walks arranged, we look forward to welcoming you to join us. Sunday April 19th 10.30am for 11am Start at the Memorial Park cafe. Abbotts Wood themed walk, photography, 3miles. Ship Inn refreshment stop, children and dogs welcome. Sunday May 10th 9.30am for 10am Start at the Memorial Park cafe. Folly Farm unfortunately dogs are not allowed, 10 miles, hilly. New Inn refreshment stop, children welcome. Sunday June 14th 9.30am for 10am Start the Memorial Park cafe. Historic short guided walk , Keynsham, Wine Bar refreshment stop. Children and dogs welcome. Sunday July 12th Queen Charlton, 7miles. Crown Inn refreshment stop. Children and dogs welcome. WEB: Keynsham Walkers are Welcome EMAIL: wrwkeynsham@outlook .com
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BATH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015 J
ess Vincent to launch new album in Keynsham as part of Bath Music Festival.
The Bath International Music Festival is coming to Keynsham as Jess Vincent launches her exciting third album ‘Shine’ with her brilliant Trio Reg Meuross and Marcel Rose, plus percussionist Graham Brown in a special event at Keynsham Community Space on Friday, 22nd May (doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start). Jess is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has two previous albums (‘Timeframe’ and ‘Seesaw Dreams’) and has been actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. Playing guitar, Uke and Shruti Box Jess, along with her Trio, will perform as part of the Bath Music Festivals’ growing reach into more local areas. ‘Shine’ is a collection of brand new songs exploring the theme of light, shade and survival through the lives of a lively set of characters. Alongside ‘Billy Tipton’s Waltz’ and the ghostly tale ‘New Amsterdam’ (about actress Olive Thomas), Jess’s ‘magical voice and exceptional and truly innovative songwriting talent’ [Reg Meuross] also brings us some more personal revelations: ‘Wrong Shade of Blue’ and country style heartbreak ‘Shackles and Chains’. “Soulful, strong and utterly engrossing” [Mick Tems, Folk Wales]. This is a gig not to be missed. For more information on Jess, please visit her website at www.jessvincentsings.com Tickets will be available through Bath Box Office at http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/ or over the phone on 01225 463362.
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SOMERDALE RAMBLERS omerdale Ramblers were formed in 1996. At that time many of the members were employees of the Cadbury chocolate factory, sadly no more. Our membership now is made up of retired Cadbury employees and many others who have joined over the 18 years of our existence. Walks are organised four weekly on Sundays, usually within a twenty mile radius of Bristol or Bath. They are led by a member of the section who would have recently completed the walk and therefore have a good knowledge of the area and any hazards that might exist.
Walk lengths vary but are usually between six and eight miles and nearly always starting and ending near a pub where a meal can be booked in advance for those who wish to eat. Lunch is not obligatory for walkers but we find that it adds to the camaraderie within the group Twice a year in spring and autumn a longer walk will be arranged for those who enjoy a full day out (usually 9 to 10 miles). From time to time short breaks are organized at home and abroad for those who would like to participate. This year for example we have organized a walking weekend in Cornwall. The dates for walks are agreed twelve months in advance and the actual walk area is set three to four weeks in advance and notified individually to members. Prospective new members are usually invited to
All members are asked to have proper walking kit including walking boots and protective clothing. We very rarely cancel walks because of the weather, We are recognized as a very open and friendly club and many of our members have been with us from the start. Les Cumner Tel. 01179715755 KEYNSHAM • SALTFORD • WILLSBRIDGE
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take part in two or three walks before they are asked to join and pay the fee. This is to allow them to confirm for themselves the suitability of the walks and the group before they make a full commitment.
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eynsham Youth Service seeks to ensure that its core values of education, empowerment, equality and participation apply to all young people who use our service. The service aims to support young people during their transition to adulthood through the delivery of a programme which aids the personal & social skill development of young people. TimeOut Youth Centre The Youth Centre is accessible to young people aged 13-19. It is opened on the following nights:
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Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm - 9.30pm Drop In session for 13-19 year olds 50p entry fee Activities which take place on these nights include football on the floodlit pitch; music studio recording, filming project, female only sessions; table tennis; pool; air hockey; big screen TV; computers for internet use, CV workshops & job searches. Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm Project based session For young people aged 13-18 Free entry Activities which take place on these evenings include developmental sessions for TimeOut Members’ Management Team, Keynsham Neighbourhood Task Force and projects such as drug awareness, sexual health & relationships, bullying etc. If you are not a member of any of the above groups it doesn’t mean you can’t be. Please talk to a Youth Worker for more information. Keynsham Neighbourhood Task Force The ‘Neighbourhoodies’ are a group of young people dedicated in changing the negative perception of young people within society. They actively work with other agencies to support ‘face lifts’ within certain areas of Keynsham. They also offer social media training to other groups in the community. If you would like to be part of Keynsham Neighbourhood Task Force then please contact us. Keynsham Youth Service Allotment - Park Road If you have a passion for the environment, growing organic and heritage vegetables or even if you would like to learn more about producing food then you can join us on our allotment where you can either work on the shared plot or have a mini section for yourself. If you would like to know more please contact Damien Erangey, Youth Worker. Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0117 9868683 or 07534 071466
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KEYNSHAM BOWLING CLUB Keynsham Park has been rightly described as the jewel in Keynsham’s crown, and sited in a prime position in the park you will find Keynsham Bowling Club. With a thriving membership it is one of the largest bowling clubs in Banes with one of the best kept greens, which regularly attracts County fixtures. With ladies and gents competing in various leagues, plus numerous friendly matches it offers the game of bowls to those with a range of skills. Apart from competing against other clubs there are a number of club competitions which
culminate in a finals day at the end of the season. Apart from bowls the Club also has a vibrant social side running such events as fancy dress bowls and BBQs, plus events in closed season including quiz nights and curry evenings. The game is one that can be played by all ages, and it allows ladies and gents to compete on an equal footing. Monday evening is club roll up when anyone interested in joining can drop in to “give it a go”. The club has qualified coaches to help you on your way.
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015 is a year of celebration for the WI. It is the centenary of the founding of the first WI in England and Wales, and the fortieth anniversary of the formation of the Avon Federation of Women’s Institutes. There are plenty of local and national events for members to get involved with. As part of these celebrations, it has been decided to try to form a new WI in Keynsham. The benefits of belonging to the WI: • Learn new craft skills or develop existing ones If you would like to learn a new craft or benefit from the expertise of other members WI provides the opportunity to do so. Developing your own creativity can be very rewarding and at the same time helps to keep traditional skills alive. It’s also a great opportunity to socialise with others and to discuss issues that affect women in an informal context. • Get involved in issues of concern to you and your community WI campaigns are about changing things for the better and tackling the issues that matter to members. Members are at the heart of the WI and they play a central role in bringing issues onto the WI’s national agenda through our public affairs and campaigning. From equal pay to climate change, from gaps in the midwifery workforce to the plight of the honey bee, WI members have embraced a diverse set of challenges and built a reputation for the WI as a practical and ambitious organisation that doesn’t shy away from tricky issues.
• Increase your knowledge Members have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of subjects: astronomy, earthquakes, writing, photography, drama, dancing, circus skills and dragon boat racing - or anything else that you can imagine. This may either be in your local WI or offered by the Avon Federation. Members may also go to Denman College, the WI’s own educational centre where there are numerous courses. The WI is a place where you can make new friends and have fun. If you are interested in a WI in Keynsham, please contact: email@example.com or phone 01761 436253.
YOUR NEWSLETTER Keynsham Town Council would welcome your feedback on how best to keep in touch with its residents and how your feel about your Keynsham News. • DO YOU READ AND VALUE THE PUBLICATION? • THE KEYNSHAM NEWS IS PUBLISHED QUARTERLY. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE PUBLICATIONS OR LESS? • WHAT ARTICLES/NEWS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE OF? We look forward to receiving your feedback. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0117 9868683
7th - Fry Club Quiz Night, call John on 01179 569113 for more information. 11th - Somerset Farmers Market at Market Walk, Keynsham from 9am to 1pm.
14th - Keynsham Town Council meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm.
20th - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham.
30th - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple St.
26th - Keynsham Brass Band at the Bandstand at Keynsham Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm.
28th - May 2nd - “The Wizard of Oz” Keynsham Light Opera Group at Broadlands Academy at 7.30pm (Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm). Contact Tracey on 07580 259757 or email her at email@example.com for tickets. Visit www.klogs.co.uk for more information and on-line booking.
1st - Sid & Roz ballroom dancing at the Fry Club 8-11pm. 2nd - Nebraska showcasing at Keynsham Film Works in The Community Space, doors open at 7pm.
Weddings AT FRY CLUB
& CONFERENCE CENTRE Your wedding day is one of the days in your life that must be perfect - and choosing the venue for your celebrations you need to feel assured that all your dreams will not only be meat but surpassed. Fry Club is that venue. Our chef has put together a selection of menus for you to choose from but is happy to work with you to build a menu to suit your day and make it special to you. Please contact us to discuss with our Wedding Co-ordinator.
COMING SOON June 2015 We move into the new Fry Club Fry Club & Conference Centre Somerdale, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2AU Tel: 0117 9865787 Fax: 0117 9866756 www.fryclubconference.co.uk email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 6th - Sid and Roz ballroom dancing at the Fry Club 8pm to 11pm. 7th - The Book Thief showcasing at Keynsham Film Works in The Community Space, doors open at 7pm. 9th - Somerset Farmers Market at Market Walk, Keynsham from 9am to 1pm. 10th - Dodington Parish Band at the Bandstand at Keynsham Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm. 11th - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple St.
6th - Church Community & family event at the Bandstand at Keynsham Memorial Park from 1pm to 4pm. 7th - Keynsham Brass Band at the Bandstand at Keynsham Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm. 13th - Somerset Farmers Market at Market Walk, Keynsham from 9am to 1pm. 14th - KLOGS at the Bandstand at Keynsham Memorial Park from 2pm to 4pm. 21st - Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band at the Bandstand at Keynsham Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm.
12th - Fry Club Quiz Night, call John on 01179 569113 for more information.
22nd - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham.
16th - Keynsham Scout Plant Sale. Keynsham Scout Hut, Ashton Way. To pre order plants email email@example.com
23rd - Keynsham Town Council meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm.
17th - Bath Vintage Brass at the Bandstand at Keynsham Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm. 19th- Keynsham Town Council annual meeting The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm. 22nd - Jess Vincent launches his new album as part of Bath Music Festival at Keynsham Community Space from 7pm. 24th - Marshfield Band at the Bandstand at Keynsham Memorial Park from 3pm to 5pm. 28th - Community networking event at Scout HQ, Ashton Way, Keynsham from 7pm. A local event for people to find out more information about local clubs, groups and organisations.
JUNE 1st - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. 4th - 20 Feet from Stardom showcasing at Keynsham Film Works in The Community Space, doors open at 7pm.
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Those elected from Broadlands are:Leilani Clarke Year 7 Billy Rees Year 7 James Smith Year 9 Hollie Sheehan Year 10 Alex Grinter Year 10
n Thursday 26th February, the first ever elections to Keynsham Now took place at Broadlands School. There were 11 candidates for 5 places to serve for two years on Keynsham’s new Youth Town Council. Andy Wait who is the Keynsham Now administrator said “I have been most impressed with the attitude of the Broadlands students to this election. The candidates have produced election posters and thought about issues that are relevant to the young people of the town. The five successful candidates will join the 9 co-opted members and, the 5 successful candidates from Wellsway School.
The five successful Wellsway candidates are:Remy Arblaster Year 10 Hannah Rumney Millard Year 8 Alanya Ryles Year 8 Zak Waters Year 11 Mitch Hamer Year 7 The first meeting attended by the Broadlands and Wellsway representatives was on March 11th at Keynsham Civic Centre, The Community Space. The full Keynsham Now, now exists! Thanks to all those who have made it possible, particularly the two secondary schools, the Town’s youth groups and the Town Council.
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THINGS TO DO MONDAY 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 email@example.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 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. 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
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Queens Road toddler group meet every Tuesday from 1pm to 2.30pm.
Keynsham Old Time Dance Club meet at The Fear Hall High Street, Keynsham (Sept – May). 7.30pm to 10pm. Professional Teachers; easy friendly social atmosphere. Visitors and New Members welcome. Further details on 0117 986 4014 or 0117 986 2819.
The Fry Club joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information contact 0117 986 4785. Make new friends at the Keynsham Older People Social Group, they meet on the first Tuesday of every month between 2pm and 3pm at the Community @67 in Queens Road. For more information contact 0117 986 8623. Childminding Group from 9.30am-11.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Keynsham Children’s centre. Contact Sarah Allum on 01225 396071 or 07530 233002. Early Support Stay & Play Sessions from 9.30am11.15am on 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact Keynsham Children’s Centre 01225 395400 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. Get sorted at TimeOut from 10am to 3pm. Bored? Take time out to Get Sorted! If you’re aged 16-18 and not doing anything with your day, drop in and see us at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church every third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 8pm.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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.
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Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham at 7.45pm.
Keynsham Ladies Running Group every week from 7pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info.
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THURSDAY Stay and Play (for 0-5 years) from 9.30am to 11.00am at Keynsham Childrenâ€™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
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. Housing Advice from B&NES. One stop shop, Market Walk, Keynsham. Drop in 9am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 4pm. Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre from 10.30am and 7pm. 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.
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 Town’s under 13’s football team train every Saturday between 10am and 12noon. Contact Darren on 07904 036483 for more information.
Keynsham Short Mat Bowls group meet every Friday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, for more information contact 0117 986 4014. Parent Support Group from 9.30am-11.30am, Term Time Only Drop in group for parents/carers, get support, meet other parents and learn practical tips. A creche is available for 0-5 year olds. Places must be booked in advance, at Keynsham Children’s Centre.
Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8.00am to 3.30pm. Energise and Burn exercise class at The River Suite from 10am for 45 minutes. Pay and Play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 7pm. Yoga Hatha at the River Suite from 11am for 60 mins. Circuit training at the Club Lounge from 5:30pm for 55 minutes.
Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Keynsham Country Market, Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. Every Friday 10.30am – 12pm.
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Gentle Exercise to build strength and tone at The River Suite from 11am for 60 minutes.
Holy communion/morning prayer at St John the Baptist Church at 9.30am.
Body sculpt to build strength and tone at the Club Lounge from 5.45pm for 55 minutes.
Open door service at St John the Baptist Church at 11.15am.
Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes.
Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church at 10am.
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.
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.
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the results of the survey of the Festival’s economic impact in the community carried out by the Audience Agency last summer. The Audience Agency, employed nationwide to evaluate arts funding and spending for the Arts Council and local authorities, calculated that the economic activity generated in Keynsham by the Festival amounted to £462,120.00. This indicates a return of 8 to 1 to the community on the £60,000 cost of mounting the Festival – a return ratio deemed excellent by any Arts economic reckoning. Money brought into Keynsham and spent in local businesses on the Festival Sunday, that would not have otherwise come into Keynsham, was calculated as £42,721.00. These figures compare very favourably with other UK festivals and will hopefully contribute an increased local support of the Festival by funders and businesses. The full report will be made available on the Festival website, or on request.
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FESTIVAL 2015 Meanwhile plans for this summer’s Festival, 29th June – 5th July, are advancing and will be aiming to take full advantage of new developments in Keynsham. Events can be expected during the Festival week that will focus on Market Walk open spaces and The Space in the Civic Centre. Also very much on the drawing board are plans to make use of the Festival facilities for the whole Saturday in the Park – looking to maximise use of structures and offer opportunities for some of the musicians that have to be refused on the Sunday.
Plans are currently focusing on a folk dance and music event, with a German dance troupe from Berlin already booked, and a Keynsham classic and vintage vehicle display. As well as the usual evening Gala concert.
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The Opera in the Park should feature tenor male voices for the first time and hopefully the Monday night Festival opening will grow after last year’s successful experiment. Plans for the Sunday stage line-ups are well advanced and promise to match the strength of last year’s music – with some familiar faces and a few surprises too. The strength of local and national original music is becoming more and more impressive – as is the enthusiasm and receptiveness of our local audience! Look out for more in the modern jazz area and contemporary dance. The Festival’s reputation continues to grow – not least among the musicians themselves among the comments last year was the manager of Australian band Bela Takes Chase who said that Keynsham was their fourth Festival of the weekend, and was both the best organised and the best hosted. That’s a massive thanks to the volunteers! The state of potential funding and sponsorship for this summer’s Festival is looking good at this point in time, with new Keynsham businesses such as Grounded and Loungers expressing a wish to be involved together with the construction companies currently working in Keynsham. But there is always room for more to join our regular supporters I J McGill Transport and Waitrose. The Festival continues to offer platforms for all kinds of local groups and is particularly involved this year with Keynsham Action Network and the Butterflies Voice project. Organisers are particularly keen to increase the number of community groups taking part in The Park on Sunday and is looking at ways to make the logistics of this easier. Above all Keynsham Music Festival is about the total involvement of the community and all enquires, suggestions and offers of help and volunteering should be made to info@
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Position Administrative Assistant Service with Keynsham Town Council: 16 years Q. What’s your work experience? A. Prior to my job with Keynsham Town Council I worked in the newspaper world where I gained my experience in desktop publishing which gave me the knowledge for a large part of what I do at the Town Council. Q. Do you live in Keynsham? A. I have lived in Keynsham for 26 years and have seen a few changes in that time such as; demolition of the old cinema, a new clinic in place of the old hospital, hundreds of new houses, the end of Cadburys factory, the establishment of Manor Road Community Woodland and Abbots Wood and the regeneration project in the Town Centre. Q: What is your experience as an Admin Assistant? A: My job encompasses duties outside of admin work such as computer graphics, display work and involvement with local events such as Keynsham Music Festival, Keynsham In Bloom and Keynsham Winter Festival. With all this diversity I enjoy, and have never tired of my job here at the Council. Q: Away from work what are your hobbies/ interests? A: I have an allotment in Keynsham which satisfies my interest in gardening and at the same time gives me the chance to get some well needed exercise. During the summer a lot of time is spent harvesting fruit and veg and it takes as much time to make use of them as it does to grow them! My other interest is dog grooming.
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rtist Sebastien Boyesen, who is putting the finishing touches to the design of the new Keynsham Clock Tower has been working with local youngsters to recreate two iconic Frys Chocolate bar wrappers, following a suggestion made at the consultation workshop sessions held in the Autumn. The Arts Advisory Group put out a call for volunteers in a bid to recreate the ‘Five Boys’ and ‘Five Girls’ chocolate bar wrappers associated with Keynsham. Twelve children responded. With the generous assistance of the National Fashion Museum Bath, the girls were able to be photographed in Victorian dress while the boys were dressed in ‘sailor-boy’ tops – as in the original advertisement. Samples of the resulting images are shown above. Any child not included in the final frames will become part of another ‘collage’ involving members from TimeOut youth club so their faces will still be captured for posterity as well! The re-created advertisements will form two elements in the wonderful ‘patchwork quilt’ of
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ST KEYNA TOWNSWOMEN GUILD 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. Our nominated charity for this year is “The Lullaby Trust” who provide specialist support to bereaved families following sudden infant and cot deaths. We made a £200 donation to this very special charity from our various fundraising events throughout the year during our November meeting. New members and guests will be made very welcome at our meetings and everyone will have an opportunity to get involved with the various TG sub groups who meet outside of the normal monthly get together.
COMMUNITY NETWORKING EVENT Thursday 28th May 2015 7pm – 9pm Keynsham Town Council will be holding a Community Networking Event on Thursday 28th May 2015 at 7.00 p.m. in the Scout HQ, Ashton Way, Keynsham. This is an open event for members of the public to come along and find out about local clubs, sporting groups and voluntary organisations that are available to the community. Refreshments will be on sale. For further information contact Dawn Drury – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0117 9868683
KEYNSHAM IN BLOOM COMMUNITY GROUP The first working party activity of 2015 of the group was held in February.
They will also be having a stall at the annual Keynsham Scout Plant sale which is being held on May 16th, so if you want to meet the team, pop along to the Scout Sale.
Saturday 28th February saw them join forces with Severnside Community Rail Partnership, where they litter picked and tidied up the Station garden area. Severnside Community Rail Partnership are looking to form a Friends of Keynsham Station Group and further work party activities are being planned. Plans are in place to add to the community garden area, plant up the railing troughs with seasonal bedding and also a wildflower meadow. Severnside Community Rail Partnership have agreed to fund the additional planting activities. The group are also putting together their plans for this years South West in Bloom awards, which will see Keynsham and local community groups being judged in July.
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THINKING ABOUT STARTING A BUSINESS? COOL VENTURES INSPIRING ENTREPRENEURS Aspiring entrepreneurs in Keynsham will be able to benefit from expert business advice at a free workshop being held on Tuesday April 21st. The Starting in Business workshop is being delivered by business growth consultancy Cool Ventures, as part of Bath and North East Somerset Council’s free business support service. The service offers workshop events and one to one confidential advice sessions for those who want to get their business idea off the ground. The interactive evening session - which is being held in the community space at the Keynsham One Stop Shop between 6pm and 9pm– will explain the basics of running a business and what it means to be self-employed. You’ll leave the workshop with an idea of the next steps to take, and useful contacts for further advice. The workshop will be run by an experienced business adviser from Cool Ventures, which advises start-ups and more established
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Keynsham Brass Band
Sunday 26th April 2015 3pm – 5pm
Our home town band are here to entertain once again.
Dodington Parish Band
Sunday 10th May 2015 3pm – 5pm
Traditional brass band based locally hoping to get your feet tapping along to their music.
Bath Vintage Brass
Sunday 17th May 2015 3pm – 5pm
Brightly coloured uniforms and traditional brass band music will get you smiling.
Sunday 24th May 2015 3pm – 5pm
NEW FOR 2015 – Vintage Brass (all elderly pensioners) playing a selection of brass band music.
Church Community & Family Event
Saturday 6th June 2015 1pm – 4pm
Music, crafts, games, food, inflatables and much more.
Keynsham Brass Band
Sunday 7th June 2015 3pm – 5pm
Second performance of the season - our home town band.
Sunday 14th June 2015 2pm – 4pm
The best choir of its type in the area!
Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band
Sunday 21st June 2015 3pm – 5pm
A traditional brass band playing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes and ages.
Bristol East & Kingswood Band
Sunday 28th June 2015 3pm – 4.45pm
A performance of music that will be enjoyable for the whole community.
Saturday 4th July 2015
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Sunday 5th July 2015 12 – 9pm
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Oldland Brass Ensemble
Sunday 12th July 2015 2pm – 4pm
NEW FOR 2015 – formed as quartet in 2002 and has since grown to 7 players – Pieces from their repertoire from Mozart to the Beatles.
Salvation Army Hymns in the Park
Sunday 19th July 2015 4pm – 6.15pm
Annual hymns in the park – come along and join in.
Bath Spa Band
Sunday 26th July 2015 3pm – 4.45pm
Here to entertain you with a variety of brass band music.
City of Bristol Brass Band
Sunday 9th August 2015 Times TBC
Seat back, relax and enjoy the music from this and originally formed in 1936 as Fishpond’s British Legion Band.
Wotton Silver Band
Saturday 15th August 3pm – 5pm
NEW FOR 2015
Acoustic/Folk music performances
Saturday 22nd August Times TBC
Full details to follow
Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band
Sunday 6th Sept 2015 3pm – 5pm
A second performance for 2015 by thus traditional brass band playing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes and ages.
Redland Wind Band
Sunday 13th Sept 2015 3pm – 5pm
Music to suit a wide range of tastes including show tunes, modern pieces composed especially for wind bands and classical music.
Sunday 20th Sept 2015 Times TBC
This friendly pop choir from Keynsham has over 100 members and is here to entertain you.
Clevedon Brass band
Sunday 27th Sept 2015 3pm – 5pm
NEW FOR 2015 – 10 piece brass ensemble.
KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS
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.
TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS
You can contact us by: Telephone: 0117 986 8683 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk
held in the Town Council office 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Monday evenings commencing at 7.30pm.
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. Tuesdays 14th April, 19th May (Annual meeting of the Town Council), 23rd June, 14th July & 18th August 2015. PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Mondays 30th March, 20th April, 11th May, 1st & 22nd June, 13th July, 3rd & 24th August.
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COUNCILLORS LOCAL ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 7TH MAY 2015. NEW COUNCILLORS WILL BE ELECTED/RE-ELECTED.
Your Councillor details are (up until May 2015):
Carole Duckett (Cons.)
Dave Biddleston (Lab.)
Keith Kirwan (Lib. Dem.)
Chris Davis (Lab.)
Aubrey Matthews (Cons.)
David Johnson (Cons.)
Lisa Oâ€™Brien (Cons.)
Steve Rossiter (Lab.)
Brian Simmons (Cons.)
Kate Simmons (Cons.)
EAST WARD Tony Crouch (Lab.)
Clive Fricker, Chair (Cons.)
Gill Hellier (Ind.)
Brian Jenkins (BNP)
Roy Staddon (Lab.)
Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF, Tel: 0117 9868683 Email: email@example.com | www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk