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Spring 2019 - Issue 28

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his is the last KTC newsletter before the next local election on Thursday 2 May. May I take this opportunity to record my thanks to fellow Councillors and staff who have helped make the last four years a period of real progress for Keynsham. Town Councillors are all volunteers who invariably contribute a great deal of their own time for the good of the community. They are supported by an excellent team of Council staff professionally led by our Town Clerk, and her able Deputy, in delivering a value for money service. We look forward to seeing you in The Space at our Annual Town Meeting on 25 April when we will be pleased to explore events in more detail and take any questions. This will be another exciting year in Keynsham. Our Music Festival, in the first week of July, and later in the year, our Winter Festival will be bigger and better than ever. The Bandstand in the Memorial Park is being prepared for the new season of excellent weekend concerts and planning is underway for a new season of gold standard Keynsham in Bloom. Our Business Forum continues to expand its partnership with the business community and further public meetings will be held on the train service and the proposed expansion of Bristol Airport. Our Neighbourhood Development Plan will also be completed this year; it will be a key document in the future of our town for many years to come.



































Despite the tight squeeze on local government finance we will continue to support Keynsham’s local community groups, that help make our Town a special place to live and work in so many ways, with our annual grant awards. The amazing Chocolate Quarter and a galvanised Temple Street are two indicators of a great future for Keynsham. We welcome our new residents and your Council is determined that the Town will continue to be one where impressive urban growth is matched with real compassion and care for all people in our community. Kindest regards and enjoy the Summer. Cllr Clive Fricker, Chairman, Keynsham Town Council

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he Keynsham Business Forum is going from strength to strength with just under 300 large and small businesses, Keynsham retailers, contractors and sole traders signed up as members. Our programme of 2019 meetings kicked off in February when we were joined by Rachel Sweet, of Cool Ventures, who ran a brilliant workshop on how to ‘Win New Customers’. Topics covered at past quarterly meetings have included GDPR, Social Media, Marketing Made Easy and ‘Plastic Free’ business practice. The forum has also welcomed B&NES Business Team and speakers from Business West who have explained the skills support and assistance that they can offer to the business community in Keynsham. Later in 2019, will see the publication of the first Keynsham Business Directory which will be delivered to every household in Keynsham. All Business Forum members will be given a FREE

entry in this directory. If you have a business or are a sole practitioner and would like to be included in the upcoming Keynsham Business Directory and receive invitations to attend future Business Forum events, then please contact Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk, on 0117 9868683, or email




t seems a long time ago since the original community event in April 2016 that started the Keynsham Neighbourhood Development Plan. This is by far one of the biggest projects the Town Council has undertaken - most importantly because the Plan must be formulated by the people who live and work in Keynsham, not the Town Council itself, if it is to be approved by the Inspector. Many people have already contributed their views by attending meetings of the 5 topic groups and/or completing the Residents’ survey as to how they want to see Keynsham develop in the face of such rapid housing expansion. Preserving its heritage and identity as a market town between Bristol and Bath is of particular importance. Transport infrastructure (or lack thereof), provision of community facilities and recreational spaces, and shop front design in the High Street are just some of the issues that are already being incorporated into the Plan. Perhaps you may have other concerns that you think should be included? As the NDP enters its third and final year, work is continuing on putting together the main document containing the planning policies that will influence the future development of Keynsham. Although Deb Cooper, the NDP Co-ordinator has now left the Council, she will be continuing to work on a voluntary basis helping the 5 Topic Groups complete the Planning Policies.

Later in the year a series of workshops and forums will be held for all residents to have input into the emerging plan before a final draft is ready for consultation. Before this however, the NDP will be continuing throughout the spring and summer to seek your opinions with surveys on Recreational Spaces and Play Areas together with the survey specifically for Young People to have their say on how they want Keynsham to develop in future. If anyone would like to contribute to the NDP please contact Dawn Drury or Cheryl Scott on or ring the Town Council offices on 0117 986 8683.



KEYNSHAM FARMERS’ MARKET 2019 DATES The Keynsham Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of locally sourced produce and some artisanal crafts including breads, cheese, wine, fish, meat and jewellery. Keynsham Town Council is very happy to be supporting the market again in 2019 and continue Keynsham’s long-standing tradition of being a market town. The Farmers’ Market comes to Keynsham on the second Saturday of every month from 9am – 1pm. Remaining 2019 dates:

• June 8th

• March 9th

• July 13th

• Oct 12th

• April 13th

• August 10th

• November 9th

• May 11th

• September 14th

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eynsham Town Council became the Burial Authority for Keynsham Cemetery in 1996 taking over from the former Wansdyke District Council. The Cemetery is situated in Bristol Road, Durley Hill, Keynsham and is a peaceful and attractive resting place to serve the residents of Keynsham. The Town Council aim to offer a sympathetic service to the bereaved and deal with enquiries from the public, funeral directors and monumental masons.

on duty Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm and 4pm on Fridays.

The layout is designed to offer a range of interment choices, such as lawn plots, traditional (kerb) plots, coffin burials, caskets of ashes and scattering of ashes in the Garden of Remembrance. A new Memorial Garden was established in Spring 2015 which provides approximately 80 casket plots (2 caskets per plot) which is proving to be very popular with bereaved families. A polished black or dark grey desk tablet which can include a flower holder can be purchased from a Memorial Mason and placed on the plot.

Annual safety testing of headstones takes place at the Cemetery in the spring and testing conforms to nationally agreed standards and is in line with the Faculty issued by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Newly erected memorials and existing headstones will be tested. The testing involves a visual inspection, followed by a trained member of staff standing at one side of the headstone and placing a hand on top of the stone, applying a firm (not severe) pressure to ensure the headstone is safe. Anyone who has any queries or concerns regarding the procedure, please contact the Town Council Office: 0117 9868683.

There is a listed building Chapel available to hire for services. The cemetery is open to the public weekdays and weekends. An attendant is usually

Registers of grave spaces and burials and a plan of the Cemetery are available to view at the office of the Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF. For further information, contact the Town Council office on 0117 9868683 or visit the Town Council website: SAFETY TESTING OF HEADSTONES




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alling all children in Keynsham. Where do you like to go to play and what do you do when you get there? What type of facilities would you like to see in the future? Do you like the traditional swings, slides and roundabouts or would you prefer to see something more adventurous or themed like a pirate ship? Would you prefer a BMX track, climbing wall, outdoor gym or maybe you have other suggestions? Keynsham Town Council is responsible for 7 play areas in Keynsham: • Manor Road • Kelston Park • Teviot Road • Park Road • Downfields • Upper and Lower Memorial Park

The Town Council is conducting a review of all play areas, with a view to developing a programme of refurbishment or replacement of the equipment, but cannot do this until it has heard from the children about what they want to see and where. The Town Council will be contacting all Keynsham children during the spring to ask them for their views. Primary school children will have their own special questionnaire on play areas, whilst all adults and senior school students will have a more substantial survey on all aspects of recreational space in Keynsham. Come along and meet the team at our Skate Park Community Event in Keynsham Memorial Park on Saturday 20th April from 10.00am to 4pm. Keep an eye out for more information about the event on the Town Council website and social media channels.






t’s 50 years since the release of both the Beatles’ Abbey Road and that Keynsham record! Was 1969 a good year for music? Abbey Road will be performed live in its entirety, at The Space on Monday the 1st July, to open a week of music throughout the town. The performance by both professional and local musicians will give a real insight to what it might have been like had The Beatles ever played their album “live”. Tickets for this event will be on sale soon and will sell out quickly – keep your eyes on the Keynsham Tickets site, or the Festival Facebook page and website to ensure you get one. Gaetano Donizetti’s masterpiece, The Elixir of Love, will be performed in English, in Keynsham Memorial Park on Thursday 4th July. The comic love story of Nemorino and Adina is one of the most frequently performed and popular operas in the world. Tickets are already available, and with last year’s opera (the first full classical opera ever to be performed in Keynsham) being a complete sell out, make sure you obtain tickets soon. There is a concession for students and the Festival would love to see a good quota of younger people at the performance which is a rare chance to experience opera in an entirely accessible way for all. Full details of this year’s other very special Festival event should be available by the middle of March but do keep Wednesday 3rd July free in your diary! The Festival will once again be hosting Jazz in B Block down at the Chocolate Quarter. Following the success of last year’s ‘complete sell out’ evening, we’re looking at the possibility of having performances on two nights, which will showcase a whole range of Jazz styles.

There will be a spread of music in various venues across the town every night of Festival Week, including The Ship Inn and Grounded. On the Friday, Grenville Jones will be hosting his Choir show in St. John’s Church and the Memorial Park will be the venue for what is becoming the annual Big Band Swing Dance, with authentic costumes to match. The Festival weekend looks like it’s going to be bigger than ever. We are very excited to be working with the Children’s World Charity to bring a new ‘Family Festival’ that will run alongside, the now well-established, Folk Festival Saturday: there will be world renowned entertainers and activities specifically designed for the whole family coming straight from the Glastonbury Festival Circus and Theatre areas. Additionally, there will be a team coming into the Park for demonstrations and displays of BMX skills and daring escapades to thrill everybody. All this against the backdrop of a full day’s musical programme, culminating in The Keynsham Orchestra performing their now mandatory evening concert in the Top Marquee on Saturday evening. With Keynsham’s reputation for hosting high quality music performance growing all the time, Festival Sunday promises to be packed full of music with four stages ranging from the hardest rock to dance – full line ups will be announced soon.



You can keep up to date with event details and tickets on the festival website, ticketing website and by following the official Festival Facebook Page and The Space Facebook page: FB @KeynshamFest | FB The Space Keynsham

COMEDY CLUB AT THE SPACE Keynsham’s Comedy Club has run now been running for over a year on a, roughly, monthly basis at The Space. The comedy nights have proved to be extremely popular, typically reaching almost full capacity, with a large proportion of the audience coming from out of town for a night of top-quality adult entertainment in Keynsham. The club is organised by comedian Andy Askins, himself a successful stand-up performer (see andy-askins), and his wife Julie who is usually the compère. There are always three professional, stand-up comedians. Many having performed on mainstream TV shows such Live at the Apollo. The Comedy Club is helping to put Keynsham on the map, making the town a regular Friday night destination in what is perhaps an unexpected way. If you haven’t experienced live stand-up comedy before, now is the time to join many others and take advantage of these exciting evenings on in our town and see in person artists who may well become the next big thing. The next Comedy Club is on April 12th and features Rob Mullholland, Scott Bennett and Chris McCauseland (Live at the Apollo). Following dates are May 10th, July 5th, September 6th, October 4th, and November 1st.

LOUISA BAKER & ETHAN JOHNS TO PERFORM IN KEYNSHAM FOR ‘RECORD STORE DAY’ National Record Store Day (April 13th) will be marked by a whole day of music on Temple Street, Keynsham. Keynsham singer/songwriter, Louisa Maria Baker, will perform a solo concert in The Space as part of a tour that will take her across the UK and Spain to promote her upcoming single ‘Reality’, which is released on March 1st. ‘Digame LouLou’ is Louisa’s new solo project, which launched in January with a guest appearance at the Music Expo UK in Bristol. Born and bred in Keynsham, she is best known for her role as lead vocalist and guitarist in the AngloAustralian rock trio ‘Tequila Mockingbyrd’ and can often be seen busking outside Lloyds pharmacy on Keynsham High Street. Louisa will be returning to The Space where she opened for Razorlight at their album launch during their UK tour in October of last year. LIKE A BROKEN RECORD As part of the National Record Store celebrations, Keynsham’s award-winning Longwell Records, are hoping to enter the Guinness Book of Records when musician Ethan Johns (son of esteemed record producer Glyn Johns) performs in-store. The gig in the Temple Street store will form part of a national bid to break the most public in-store appearances in one day!

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KEYNSHAM RESIDENTS YOUR VOICE MATTERS TO US Have you got the X Factor? Do you know someone who does? Do you have something to say? LOCAL ELECTIONS THURSDAY 2ND MAY 2019 Keynsham Town Council is actively involved in representing and supporting the local community in a wide variety of ways. Whether it is providing local facilities such as the play areas, Manor Road football pitches and the Cemetery, organising events such as the Winter Festival or making representation to the Authorities on Planning and Development proposals for our ever-expanding Town, the work of the Council is dependent upon two groups of people A) Its Elected Councillors B) YOU, the Keynsham Residents WHAT DOES THE TOWN COUNCIL DO? • Acts as a local democratic voice for all its residents • Works in partnership with other statutory and voluntary bodies, groups, agencies and individuals to meet the needs of the community • Conducts its business openly and democratically • Consults with the community on issues important to Keynsham HOW IS THAT OF RELEVANCE TO YOU? Every year Residents pay a proportion of their Council Tax to Keynsham Town Council to represent their views and provide services for the community.

Although many things are decided by B&NES, the Town Council works in partnership with B&NES to ensure your views at community level are consulted and acted upon. After all, as people who actually live and work in the Town, you know your community best! Is there something that you feel strongly about that either isn’t happening at the moment in Keynsham or perhaps it is, but requires improvement?

MAKE A CHANGE. BECOME A TOWN COUNCILLOR. Town Councillors are elected for a four-year term. On May 2nd this year, a whole new Council will be elected until May 2024. If you have an interest in improving your local community and helping others who live in the Town, why not consider standing for election? There are 15 Councillor vacancies spread evenly between the Town’s 3 Wards: Keynsham East, Keynsham South and Keynsham North.

Nomination papers must be submitted by 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2019


WHAT DOES A COUNCILLOR DO? The Councillor’s role and responsibilities include: • serving the community • representing local people • working with others including the Unitary Authority B&NES • talking to the community about what the Council is doing • preparing for and attending meetings • developing strategies and plans • making policy • decision making or reviewing decisions • representing the Council on other organisations If this sounds a bit daunting, don’t worry. An induction/training day has already been organised for all Members of the new Council that will take place after the elections on Saturday 11th May prior to the first Meeting of the Council on Tuesday 15th May. HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE UP? • There is a monthly Council meeting on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. • The Council also has several Committees that meet regularly including Winter Festival, Planning & Development, and Arts which Councillors can be appointed to if they wish. • There may be briefing sessions with B&NES on matters important to Keynsham and Councillors are also invited to attend local events. • Finally, there is the important part of communicating with individual residents on specific matters via phone, emails or face to face.


On the day of nomination and the day of poll, you must: 1. Be at least 18 years old 2. Be a British Citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European union, and 3. Meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

a. Your name must appear on the Electoral Register for one of the 3 Keynsham Wards at the time of your nomination and throughout your term of office (4 years) should you be elected. b. You have occupied any land or other premises as owner or tenant in one of the 3 Keynsham Wards during 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election. c. Your main or only place of work (does not have to be paid employment) during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the Keynsham Ward area. d. You have lived in Keynsham Ward area or within three miles of it during 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election. You may be disqualified as a candidate if: • You are employed by Keynsham Town Council. • You have been declared bankrupt in the last five years and not repaid your debts.

How much time you spend on your duties as a Councillor is entirely up to you and will depend on the particular commitments you wish to take on.

• You have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to at least three months imprisonment (including any suspended sentence) within the previous five years.


• You are disqualified due to corrupt practices under the Representation of the People Act 1983 or the Audit Commission Act.

You don’t need any educational qualification, nor do you need to be a member of a political party as you can stand as an Independent candidate. However, you do have to meet certain criteria as set out in s79 of the Local Government Act (1972).



Here are some examples from the last 4 years of how Keynsham Town Councillors have listened to your views and acted upon them. YOU SAID


We want more involvement in determining how Keynsham will be developed/expanded and what infrastructure should be provided to support the increased population

Started a consultation process with Residents to formulate the Neighbourhood Development Plan

There isn’t enough suitable play equipment for Children Ages 6-12

Is currently consulting with all children, young people and parents to shape a rolling programme of play equipment replacement with equipment chosen by the children

We want somewhere for our junior football teams Marked out junior pitches at Manor Road and to play that doesn’t charge exorbitant fees provided a Sunday football attendant We’re worried about the increase in Anti-Social behaviour in Keynsham

Organised a facilitation meeting with a range of authorities and stakeholders which was livestreamed on Facebook and continues to work in partnership with them. CCTV and lighting in Memorial Park and CCTV in Queens Road

Our housing accommodation is not being maintained properly by our landlord and nobody is listening to us

Organised a meeting between the Residents, Councillors and the Landlord resulting in immediate improvements.

We want to save the land at Fox and Hounds Lane from being sold off and reclaim it as a Nature Reserve

Agreed to cover the cost of the landowner to withdraw the land from auction and supported the formation of a new community group to restore the land to its original purpose

We’re really worried about the effect of plastics on both the local and global environment

Approved a single-use plastics policy and is currently considering how best to implement this including working in partnership with other organisations to help Keynsham become a plasticfree Town

HOW TO APPLY If you are thinking about standing for Keynsham Town Council and would like more information. Please contact: Dr Cheryl Scott, Town Clerk 0117 986 8683 email:

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KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL TO FUND CCTV TO ACCOMPANY SKATE PARK LIGHTING IN MEMORIAL PARK B&NES has now also agreed to install additional CCTV down at the Bandstand, which has been vandalised on more than one occasion over the past twelve months, including a bin fire which caused the current damage to the roof. This new development means that the Town Council was able to deploy the insurance money to repair the roof using the same material when a reinforced alternative, which would affect the acoustics, would have a significantly higher cost.


eynsham Town Council has approved the installation of CCTV and extra lighting in Memorial Park. The decision comes following concern from local residents about the increase in anti-social behaviour incidents. The Town Council has agreed to use £14,500 of Community Infrastructure Levy funds (a tariff paid by developers that are building new homes in the town) to fund the installation of a CCTV camera by B&NES in the upper area of the park, to cover the multi-use sports courts, skate park, café and the lane leading to the park from the High Street. Some of the money will also go towards CCTV in the Queens Road/Tintagel area. The installation is subject to agreement by Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) to include the new cameras in their live monitoring system which will cover the rest of the town’s CCTV network currently being installed.

In conjunction with the new CCTV installation, the Town Council has also finally received approval from B&NES to install solar powered, smart lighting to illuminate the skate park after dark. Young people who use the facility have been campaigning for Skate Park lighting since 2012 and whilst there are some concerns that increased lighting may also increase anti-social behaviour in the area, the Town Council has received reassurances from young residents that they will self-police their activities in the area. The scheme will see three, 4m high, LED lamp columns installed, which will stay on between 3pm and 9pm and will power down to 30% when no movement is sensed. The smart, low-level lighting was chosen to reduce unnecessary light pollution in the area.

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n November 2018, the Town Council approved a Single Use Plastics Policy which is detailed below. At the time of going to press, the Town Council will be meeting to consider

how best to implement the policy and how it can work more widely with residents, community organisations, businesses and B&NES to contribute to making Keynsham a plastics-free Town.


Organisations, Residents, Businesses, our own contractors and suppliers, B&NES and any other identified partners/stakeholders to encourage them to take practical steps to reduce the use of plastic and the production of plastic waste v. Require all Organisations requesting financial support from the Town Council to provide details of their own arrangements and policies to eliminate single use plastics in Keynsham vi. We will seek and encourage innovative recycling opportunities for plastic waste and the elimination of single-use plastics at Town Council sponsored events such as the Keynsham Music Festival and Keynsham Winter Festival vii. Support and encourage community initiatives to remove plastic waste and litter from Keynsham viii. Promote behaviours that reduce reliance on plastics, particularly encouraging the use of tap water over bottled water and the reduction of plastic packaging waste ix. Share information about plastic free initiatives, to residents, businesses, visitors and beyond through the Council’s social media and communication channels x. Work to embed these commitments into events guidance, the sustainable procurement policy, and any other relevant council strategies, policies and plans. xi. Use government legislation that regulates against the use of single-use plastics to support our efforts where we can xii. Work in partnership with B&NES, our suppliers, the community and other relevant stakeholders to meet these policy objectives.

Keynsham Town Council is committed to environmental protection, including supporting the circular economy, preventing pollution arising from our activities and embedding best practices for corporate sustainability. Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are typically used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles, plastic cups and most food packaging. Reducing single-use plastics is something Keynsham Residents have told us they expect and value. Keynsham Town Council recognises that poorly managed waste plastics pose a threat to the global marine environment, and also to our Town. Therefore, the Town Council will work towards minimising use of single-use plastics across its own operations and services and pro-actively work with the local community, businesses and B&NES to find positive solutions for reducing unnecessary waste plastics across the Town. The Town Council is responsible for this policy. All employees and Councillors share responsibility for its delivery. To support Keynsham becoming a single-use, plastics-free Town, The Town Council has set out a number of commitments: KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL WILL: i. Measure and audit our use of single-use plastics and set achievable but early targets to eliminate their use across all Town Council operations ii. Develop a Sustainable Procurement policy iii. Where the use of plastics is unavoidable, buy/ use recycled plastics where practicable iv. Work with Keynsham Community

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13 & 14 APRIL

Join the ‘Star Tugs’ from 1980s children’s TV and take a trip down memory lane! Enjoy a trip onboard Bristol’s historic fireboat ‘Pyronaut’ which will be joining us with short trips on the River Avon*



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WALKERS ARE WELCOME FESTIVAL PREVIEW The Keynsham Walking Festival will return for its 4th year at the end of April. Walkers are Welcome will be running seven walks over three days (26th – 28th April) that will cater to all tastes and abilities. The Festival programme includes a quiz night on the Saturday evening and will culminate with a picnic and children’s event to be held in Keynsham Memorial Park on the Sunday afternoon.



8.00pm St. Dunstan’s Church Hall. £4 to include a glass of wine and Cheddar ploughman’s. Raffle.

You can purchase tickets from walk leaders on the day, or slightly discounted tickets will be available from the Town Council Office before the event.

To Chewton Keynsham, Burnett and Tucking Mill. Rest stop at the Compton Inn. Led by Dawn Drury. 10.30am start from the Memorial Park Café | 9 miles | Hilly in places, difficulty rating 4. Cost: £4, or £5 on the day SOCIAL QUIZ



Woollard, Lords Wood, Marksbury Vale. Rest stop Compton Inn. Led by Dawn Drury.

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society. A general History of Keynsham Town Centre. Led by Dave Johnson.

9.00am start from Memorial Park Café | 9 miles | Hilly in places, difficulty rating 4. Cost: £4, or £5 on the day

6.30pm start from St Johns Church | 1.5 miles | Hilly in places, difficulty rating 2. Cost: FREE



11.00am start from Memorial Park Café | 7 miles | Hilly in places, difficulty rating 3. Cost: £4, or £5 on the day

WALK 2 – SHORT EASY WALK To Chewton Keynsham alongside the River Chew. Led by Derek Butler. 9.30am start from the Memorial Park Café | 2 miles | Flat and Suitable for beginners, difficulty rating 1. Cost: £2, or £3 on the day WALK 3 – MEDIUM WALK

Chewton Keynsham, Burnett and Compton Dando. Led by Richard Dyson.

WALK 7 – SHORT WALK Around Willsbridge Mill. Led by Mike Stone. 11.30am start from Memorial Park Café | 3 miles | Gently sloping, difficulty rating 2. Cost: £2, or £3 on the day

To Hanham and Hanham Court alongside the River Avon. Leader to be confirmed.


10.00am start from the Memorial Park Café | 5 miles | Hilly in places, difficulty rating 3. Cost: £4, or £5 on the day


1.30pm start in Keynsham Memorial Park.

2.00pm at the Bandstand to coincide with the Marshfield Brass Band concert at 3.00pm.




WHAT’S ON MARCH 2nd - The Winter Green Man Ultra 30 from 11am. Leaving from the Brassmill. 7th - Keynsham Film Works presents The Levelling at the Space, Keynsham. Doors are 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. £5. 9th - Keynsham Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm. 9th - Little Pickles Market, 10.30am - noon at Scout HQ off Ashton Way car park. A family market with nearly new tables for hire to sell baby/children’s items. Prams, maternity items, clothes, shoes, toys, books, highchairs and so much more. Come and see what bargains you can find! 9th - Supersonic Live in Club 22 at Keynsham and District Conservative Club, from 9pm. 17th - Bigger Pickles Market 10.30am - noon. Scout HQ, off Ashton Way car park, Keynsham. A family market with nearly new tables for hire to sell and buy children’s clothes, shoes, toys, gadgets and so much more. Come and see what bargains you can find!

23rd - The Soul Club at Club 22 from 9pm at The Old Conservative Club, 22 High St. Keynsham. 27th - Somerdale Souls, Josh’s Magic at Somerdale Pavilion 10am-12pm. For further information, please contact Barbara Thomson on 07884177684.

APRIL 4th - Keynsham Film Works presents Loveless at the Space, Keynsham. 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. £5. 13th - Keynsham Farmers’ Market 9am - 1pm. 6th - Rod’s Faces, A tribute to Rod Stewart and the Faces, Keynsham and District Conservative Club from 9pm. 16th - Keynsham Town Council Meeting, 7.30pm, please email for an agenda and full details. 21st - Keynsham CC Beer and Cider Fest feat. The Mangledwurzles An all-day family-friendly bank holiday event with real ales and cider, top-notch catering and live Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western entertainment from The Mangledwurzels ( Tickets available from the clubhouse or online The Mangledwurzels will be on stage from 6pm. Keynsham Cricket Club. 24th - Somerdale Souls, Les Watts, singer. 10 am12pm at Somerdale Pavilion. Please contact Barbara Thomson on 07884177684 for more information.

19th - Town Council Meeting, 7.30pm. Please email for an agenda and full details.

26th - Rock&Roll at the Somerdale Pavilion, join them for their Easter R&R party as they welcome back the Alligators. To buy tickets or for more information, please call reception on 01179 865787.

22nd - Rock & Roll at the Pavilion, back by popular demand, the keyboard maestro, Jon Clare and the Fabulous Doughboys play the hits of Jerry Lee Lewis, plus many more R&R greats. To buy tickets or for more information, please call reception on 01179 865787.

27th - Little Pickles Market, 10.30am - noon. Scout HQ, off Ashton Way car park, Keynsham. A family market with nearly new tables for hire to sell baby/ children’s items. Prams, maternity items, clothes, shoes, toys, books, highchairs and so much more. Come and see what bargains you can find!



28th - Marshfield Band in Concert, Keynsham Memorial Park, 3pm.

19th - Bath Spa Band in concert, Keynsham Memorial Park, 3pm.


26th - Congresbury Brass in concert, Keynsham Memorial Park, 2pm.

11th - Keynsham Farmers’ Market 9 am – 1pm.

29th - Somerdale Souls, Jewellery Making with Rose. Somerdale Pavilion, 10am-12pm, for more information, please contact Barbara Thomson on 07884177684.

12th - Dodington Parish Band in concert, Keynsham Memorial Park, 3pm.

30th - B&NES CCG Board in Public at Somerdale Pavilion, 1-3pm.

2nd - Keynsham Film Works presents Harold and Maud at the Space, Keynsham. 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. £5.

NIFTY KNITTERS MAKE HUNDREDS OF HATS FOR AGE UK B&NES TO HELP FIGHT LONELINESS target of 6,000 hats to donate and is calling on everyone to get knitting and help out. Janet Dabbs, Age UK B&NES CEO says: “We’re so grateful to Wendy for producing so many hats. We are now asking everyone in B&NES to help us knit as many miniature hats as possible to help us hit our target.” “Money raised from the hats will go towards our Day Centres, befriending service and clubs and classes.” From basic pom-pom hats, to dinosaurs, pineapples and even unicorns, you can find the patterns at bathandnortheastsomerset Nifty knitter Wendy Long wowed staff at Age UK B&NES when she handed over more than 230 little hats that she and her sister Carol had knitted for the charity’s Big Knit campaign. Every year Age UK B&NES ask people to make tiny woollen hats which are put on top of Innocent Smoothie bottles. For every bottle sold in B&NES the charity receives 25p which is used to help end loneliness in older people in our community. The charity has been given a

Completed hats can be dropped off at Hawthorn Court, Hawthorn Lane in Keynsham on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10.30am and 2.30pm. They can also be left at 18 Kingsmead Square, Bath, BA1 2AE or delivered in person Monday-Friday 9.30am-3.30pm. For more information about services, clubs and classes available to older people in Keynsham, call 01225 466135 or email reception@



KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL 2019/20 The following is a breakdown of how your weekly contribution of £1.76* is spent.



RESOURCES Office running costs, staffing, training, IT, health & safety, audits, publications




The Town Council is the Burial Authority for Keynsham Cemetery and also maintains the Grade II listed Chapel

Five football pitches at Manor Road, tennis courts/5-a-side courts and netball courts at Keynsham Memorial Park





Staffing, council vans, workshop, play areas, bins, skateboard park, bus shelters, benches, notice boards, sports facilities

Winter Festival & Christmas Lights



YOUTH PROVISION Keynsham Youth Service; including TimeOut youth facility, projects and detached youth work



Over 30 groups received grants in 2018/19. See our website if you wish to apply for 2019/20 visit

Bandstand, Business Forum/ Tourism, GWR Expenditure, Community Networking, GPOC, Arts, Allotments

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35,500 35,500 27,500 27,500


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307,030 307,030322,915 322,915




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26,100 26,100 30,000 30,000 127,625 127,625140,250 140,250


32,100 32,100 13,600 13,600


42,500 42,500 32,210 32,210


3,000 3,000 51,000 51,000 70,156 70,156 72,990 72,990




£693,511 £693,511 £745,115 £745,115 18/19 19/20 19/20 18/19

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Play Areas, Play Cemetery Areas, Cemetery & Chapel & Chapel repairs,repairs, Bandstand Bandstand Roof, Office, Roof, Office, POC, CapitalCapital Equipment Equipment ReserveReserve

(does(does not include not include CIL) CIL) Investments, Investments, Events, Events, Agencies, Agencies, £78,485 Cemetery, Cemetery, Football, Football, Allotments Allotments£78,485


51,355 51,355

£529,222 £529,222 581,478 581,478 (£1.76 per (£1.76 household per household per week) per week) GENERAL GENERAL RESERVES RESERVES EARMARKED EARMARKED RESERVES RESERVES TOTAL TOTAL

£85,804 £85,804 26,823 26,823 85,459 85,459 £745,115 £693,511 £693,511£745,115

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28th April

Marshfield Band


12th May

Dodington Parish Band


19th May

Bath Spa Band


26th May

Congresbury Band


2nd June

Bristol East Salvation Army


4th June

Phoenix Keynsham Youth Theatre


9th June

Paulton Concert Band


16th June

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25th June

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23rd June

Avon Fire & Rescue Service


30th June

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22nd June

6th July

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13th July 14th July 20th July 21st July 27th July 28th July 19th August 3rd August 4th August 10th August 11th August 17th August 24th August


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Redland Wind Band


Key Voices Community Choir


Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band


City Of Bristol Brass Band


Oldland Brass


Bristol Fashion Chorus


East Grinstead Concert Band


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Keynsham Light Opera Group


Jelli Records Songwriter Showcase


Clevedon Brass 1st September

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THINGS TO DO MONDAY Key Voices Keynsham’s friendly community choir meet at St. Dunstan’s Church Hall, Bristol Road from 7.15pm to 9.30pm. Adults of all ages are welcome, no experience needed. For more information visit www. or call Karen on 01761472708. Free community play sessions are being held on Mondays in Downfield Park, Cleeve Grove, Keynsham between 3.30pm and 6pm. For more information, contact ChoirJam pop choir 7.30 – 9pm at Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Rd, Keynsham BS31 2FW. 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, or visit www. 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. Pregnancy Pilates with B Well Pilates. 6.50pm, Lansdown Hall, Wellsway School. Call Beth 07984582228.

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. Beginners’ Pilates for back pain. Help relieve the agony of back pain by stretching and strengthening the back muscles and improving your core. Suitable for beginners and individuals with herniated discs. No previous experience needed. No sit ups, no crunches. Low impact gentle, exercise. Suitable for those with back injuries. Go at your own pace. 5.45pm - 6.45pm at Fear Hall, 30 High St, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1DQ Sandhya 07736 592363. Slimming World Queens Road Methodist Church 7.30 pm call Sharon 07401 948239.

TUESDAY Music Studio Session at TimeOut, 7pm - 9.30pm. Ages 10+ TimeOut Centre. Keynsham Old Time Dance Club meet at the Fear Hall, High Street 7.30-10pm. Easy, friendly, social atmosphere, visitors and new members welcome. Further details on 0117 9864785. Keynsham Older people’s Social Group (KOPS) meet on the first Tuesday in the month from 2pm to 4pm at Community at 67. Call Elise on 01225 484510 or email for more information. St Keyna Townswomens Guild meet every second Tuesday of the month between 9.45am and 11.45am in the Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. It is an 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. The Fry Club Joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information, contact 01179864785. Early Support Stay & Play Sessions from 9.30am-


11.15am 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. 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, or visit www. 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 Stay curious at Somerdale Shed, every Tuesday 6-9pm, a social club for interesting people who like to do interesting things. Join us in our community shed to make, mend, create, learn, inspire and be inspired in a wide range of shared activities. Somerdale Shed, Tiberious Road, Keynsham BS31 2FH. Mixed Ability Pilates with B Well Pilates, 7pm St John’s Hall, Keynsham. Call Beth 07984582228.

WEDNESDAY Keynsham Duke of Edinburgh’s Keynsham Open Award Centre meet Wednesdays, 7.30-9.00pm at Somerdale Pavilion. Contact Lynn Whitfield Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 4pm. Maths Club at Community at 67, open to all Year 5 and 6 pupils running every Wednesday during term time. 4-5pm. Contact Sheila: 0117 986 3961, sheilac@ or ChoirJam pop choir meets on Wednesday mornings 11am – 12.30pm at the Fear Hall in the High St. 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, or visit www. 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 07737 742300. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Circuits at Keynsham Sports Centre from 6.35 7.30pm. Youth Project at Community at 67 on Wednesdays, 6.30-9pm open to ages 10+, 50p per session. Provided by Keynsham Town Council’s Youth Service, for more information, contact Carrie Ford on 07399612358 or email 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. Beginners’ Pilates for back pain (more mature). Suitable for beginners and individuals with herniated discs. No previous experience needed. No sit ups, no crunches. Low impact gentle, exercise. 10-11am St Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, BS31 2PW (parking available). Sandhya 07736 592 363. Turn It Up - a singing club for teens aged from 12-17. 7pm-8.30pm at the Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Road, Keynsham BS31 2FW every Wednesday during term time. Contact Emma Hutchinson: 07793 983040, Quiz Night at the Pavilion, first Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm. Photography While You Walk Would you like to



know more about your local community by exploring it through a camera lens in a friendly photography group? Experiment with digital photography. Learn to edit your images. Take part in walks and discussions in a friendly group. Share social history stories. Express yourself creatively. Wednesdays 11am - 1pm, at Community @ One, behind St. Johns Church, Keynsham. To book contact: Bath College Adult Community Learning: 01225 328822. Email: Rachel. or The Wellbeing College 01225 831820

THURSDAY Open Doors Community Café, 10am-12 noon St Francis Church. Mother and Toddler groups 10am St John’s Parish Church Hall. Music for the Mind at St Dunstan’s Church Hall 10.30am - 12pm for those with dementia diagnosis. Second and fourth Thursday of the month. Free admission, for more information contact 0117 9837923 or Open Access at TimeOut for +10 yearrs from 6.30pm to 10pm. 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 8.30 pm for more info, go to Stay and Play (for 0-5 years) from 9.30 am to 11 am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. 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 - 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 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Kelly for more information on 07795 880415. Childminding Group from 9.30am - 11.30am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Contact Sarah Allum on 01225 396071 or 07530 233002. 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 cost: £48 (6 weeks) or £10 drop-in at Saint Francis Hall Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2PW. Onsite parking available. Mixed Ability Pilates with B Well Pilates 7pm Lansdown Hall, Wellsway School. Call Beth 07984582228. Family Yoga at Fear Hall, Keynsham from 10.45am, for more info see Beginners’ Yoga for the inflexible. Relax, calm and create a sense of balance with this beginners yoga class. Suitable for pregnancy, beginners and those that feel as stiff as a board. 6.15-7.15pm St Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, BS31 2PW (parking available) Sandhya 07736 592 363. Free buggy walk 9.15am. Home alone with baby? Join us for a gentle 45 minute walk around Keynsham. We will finish up back at a buggy/ breastfeeding friendly café in Keynsham with baby changing facilities with time to chat in a relaxed atmosphere. Tell your friends and get them to sign up too. Sandhya 07736 592 363

FRIDAY Community at 67’s IT Café Friday mornings between 9-12 noon followed by a hot meal in Mandy’s Kitchen.


If you need help with computers, join them every Friday at 67 Queens Road, Keynsham. Friendly volunteers are there to help with internet, emails, Skype and issues with software, laptops and iPads, 07737742300. Tea ‘n’ Tots meets 9.30-11.30 every Friday morning during term time in Keynsham Baptist Church hall. This is a free drop-in for babies, toddlers and their carers, with toys, craft, stories and singing. For more information contact the church on 0117 986 3112.


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.

Keynsham Table Tennis Club for over 14s, 6-9pm at Somerdale Pavilion. Members £3, non members £4. Mixed ability with equipment provided and four tables. More information on Facebook: KeynshamTTClub or Twitter: KeynshamTTC.

Yoga Hatha at the River Suite from 11am for 60 mins.

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.

Inflatable play in the Swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 3.45pm to 4.45pm.

Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 7pm. Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes. 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 Cook and Chill at Community at 67, a young people’s cooking evening, every Friday from 4.30 – 7pm, open to all young people aged 10+, 50p per session. Contact Carrie on 07399612358 or youthworker@ for more details.

SATURDAY Keynsham Farmers’ Market, second Saturday of every month, 9 am – 1pm. Mass at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church at 6pm. Avon Valley Car Boot Sale every Saturday, 7am selling, 8.30 am buying. Cars £8, vans, £10. Pixsash Lane, Keynsham.

Yoga at The River Suite from 11am to 12pm.

SUNDAY 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. (Monthly) Yoga for all the family with Sandhya – 2nd Sunday of the month, 10.30am at Fear Hall, 30 High St, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1DQ www.yogakeynsham. com Sandhya 07736 592363 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. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8.00am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 6pm. Aqua aerobics at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 7pm to 7.45pm.

Keynsham Town Council wants to know your views

Annual Town Meeting Thursday 25th April 2019 | 7.30pm | The Space A chance for Keynsham residents to have their say on the issues effecting Keynsham and the future work of the Town Council. Guest Speakers Duncan Massey, Avon Search & Rescue and Mike May, Chairman of the Keynsham Music Festival Association plus the presentation of the Keynsham Good Citizen Awards Agendas will be available from the Town Council Office & Keynsham Library with downloadable copies available from All Keynsham residents welcome





ur office at 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and staff are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. You can contact us by: Telephone: 0117 986 8683 Email: Find out more about our services and keep up to date with activities and events the Town Council are involved with on our website and by following our social media channels:

KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS KEYNSHAM RESIDENTS are welcome to attend Town Council meetings in the Community Space, Keynsham on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS 19 March, 16 April PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS held in the Town Council office 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham on Mondays at 7.30pm. 11 March, 1 April, 23 April Twitter: @KeynshamCouncil Facebook: @KeynshamCouncil

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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


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