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SPRING 2020 - Issue 32

Produced for Keynsham Town Council

Have your say on Bus Transport in Keynsham - See pages 6 & 7


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elcome to the first Keynsham News of a new decade. It is always good to reflect when there is a new beginning, to look back and also focus on what we hope the future will bring. In this edition we will be looking back on 750 years of our beloved Parish Church of St John’s. If only those stones could talk, what tales they could tell. The Church in Keynsham was built towards the end of the reign of Henry 3rd who reigned for 56 years and ascended the throne at the age of 9 after the death of his father King John. Hard to imagine that that plot of land at the end of the High Street has had the same function for all this time. In this edition, you will find the list of celebration plans for this wonderful anniversary. So to the present, congratulations to all those involved in the superb achievement of launching our own Keynsham Community Radio, KTCRfm broadcasting on 105.8fm. It is still very early days but what an impressive way to start a new decade by keeping our community up to date, entertained and informed. Well done to all involved, there were many who said that this dream would never happen, how wrong they were. Also, well done to KeynshamNow for their Santa Cycle that raised a magnificent £500.00 for CLIC Sargent. Looking forward, we have to consider the delicate state of our world, the coronavirus threat and the dangers of Global Warming. Our declared Climate Emergency means that we are working to reduce our carbon footprint at all costs. That is why we objected to the expansion of Bristol Airport. The vote to reject the current planning application is, I’m sure, a victory won but sadly not the war. The new budget for 2020/21 has shown an increase in the grants the Town Council awards to community groups from a total of £20,000.00 to £30,000.00. The extra £10,000.00 will be awarded to community groups that have projects which will support our Climate Emergency crisis. Only by working together, will we defeat these 2 threats to our continuing wellbeing.

Cllr. Andy Wait, Chairman

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CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SHOWCASE

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HELP DECIDE FUTURE LOCAL TRANSPORT PROVISION

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TOWN MEETING

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ST JOHN’S CHURCH IS 750 YEARS OLD

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HIGH STREET PLANS UNVEILED

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PLANT SOME TREES

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VE DAY CELEBRATIONS

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ANNUAL GRANT AWARDS

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YOUTH SERVICE UPDATE

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MUSIC FESTIVAL PREVIEW

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WHAT’S ON

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KEYNSHAM WALKING FESTIVAL RETURNS THINGS TO DO

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Climate Emergency & Environmental Showcase Saturday 14th March 2020 | 10:00am – 2:00pm The Space (above Keynsham Library)

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n response to the Climate Emergency that has been declared by Keynsham Town Council, the Keynsham Environment & Climate Showcase has been organised to inform residents of what type of steps (however small) they can take to help protect the environment. There will be a wide variety of exhibitors, including local organisations, covering lots of different aspects of the climate crisis and suggesting practical ways in which residents can make a difference on a local and global level; from active travel and money-saving energy tips to shopping local and creating better habitats for native wildlife. As part of the event, the Keynsham Repair Café will be running their monthly repair session in The Space; if you have a broken kettle, toy, bike, electric keyboard, doll, lamp, radio, speakers, phone or anything else you can think of, then you should definitely bring it along just to see the ‘Fixers’ at work. Entry to the event is FREE and anyone who would

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For more information or if your group would like to exhibit email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk


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HELP DECIDE FUTURE LOCAL TRANSPORT PROVISION Getting around Keynsham

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020 is going to be the year that gives Keynsham residents opportunities to have their say on what type of local transport provision they want to see in Keynsham going forward. Whether its cycling, bus, train or Shank’s pony, with the declared Climate Emergency and the ever-increasing traffic congestion in and around Keynsham, it is important to ensure practicable and popular alternatives are provided to replace local car journeys to ensure future sustainability. This time last year, the Town Council held a public meeting for residents to consider their responses to the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Joint Local Transport Plan (JLTP4). “The Draft Joint Local Transport Plan 4 gives no provision for connectivity between services e.g. small local buses taking passengers to the local railway station and transport hubs. There is a need for expansion of the Metrobus network. Bus services need to be incorporated as part of the local public realm to ensure that they are run profitably and are not ceased when subsidies come to an end. All transport improvements should be sustainable.” Keynsham Town Council March 2019 WECA has now launched consultations on their Bus Service Strategy and Local Cycling and Walking Plan (LCWP) for the region. The consultation period is open to responses from all residents from 3rd February to 15th March 2020.

At the time of going to press, the Town Council has decided to hold a public meeting with invited speakers for residents to discuss the implications of these two new consultations on Monday 2nd March in The Space at 7pm. Further details will be advertised on the website and social media once speakers have been confirmed. The WECA bus strategy outlines how the Combined Authority’s ambition of doubling bus passenger numbers by 2036 can be achieved by improving the network, doubling frequency on some routes and creating better, faster, more reliable and more accessible services across the West of England. The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan outlines £400m of infrastructure projects that could dramatically improve cycling and walking across the region and help to make active travel the preferred choice for shorter trips. A Local Cycling and Walking infrastructure plan is a first step to WECA identifying and securing future funding to make these projects a reality. As well as the current WECA consultation in respect of local transport, Keynsham Neighbourhood Development Plan and the Town Council will be starting a major piece of work in late spring addressing how people move in and around Keynsham both now and how they want to do so in the future. The survey will be asking


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both residents and commuters what type of transport options and improvements they would like to see in the future to reduce the number of car journeys to/from and through Keynsham Town Centre, including connectivity to the railway station, Park and Rides and the through buses to Bristol and Bath. This work will provide evidence to underpin the planning policies included in the Neighbourhood Development Plan and also the option currently being researched by the Town Council of providing a local circular community bus service around Keynsham.

Keynsham Business Directory

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he final touches are being put to the Keynsham Business Directory and it will be sent out to all households in the last week of March. Aware of the economic and social benefits of a strong, business community, Keynsham Town Council agreed a policy to support businesses within the Keynsham postal area. Consequently, in 2018, the Keynsham Business Forum was launched to provide an opportunity for the local business community to network, exchange ideas and achieve its objectives. Keynsham is full of fantastic small, medium and large businesses and the Council intends that the Keynsham Business Directory will become a point of reference; promoting local business and allowing residents, visitors and more distant potential customers to see what our town can deliver.

This is the first step towards moving the Directory to an on-line resource which will be kept updated to take account of arrivals and departures. As the environment becomes an increasingly important factor in the way we live, accessing products and services locally can assist in the wellbeing of residents in our town and the planet beyond. It’s not too late to be included in our on-line Directory and you don’t have to have a shop in the High Street. Anyone offering products or services can be included –so whether its selling crafts, offering consultancy or wellbeing therapies, the Council is anxious to hear from you. Please contact the Town Council by emailing deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk or phone 01225 395951 (temporary number).


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Annual Town meeting Thursday 23rd April 2020 | 7.30pm | The Space

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he Annual Town meeting affords Keynsham residents a chance to have their say on the issues affecting Keynsham, hear about the projects the Town Council has been working on over the last year and what plans there are for the future. There will be a Guest Speaker (TBC) on a matter of topical interest and the Council will present the Annual Good Citizen Awards aimed at recognising the residents of Keynsham who provide support, services and activities that benefit the town. Agendas will be available from the Town Council Office & Keynsham Library with downloadable copies available from www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk.

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We are celebrating! St John’s Church is 750 years old

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t John the Baptist Church, Keynsham is 750 years old in 2020 and we welcome everyone to come and join us as we celebrate this momentous milestone. On January 29th the year long programme of special birthday events launched with a peal of its iconic bells and A Songs of Praise service. In February, parishioners and Keynsham residents attended a Valentine’s Day Curry and Quiz Night. Events are still being planned by the committee, but the Church has planned to have at least one celebratory event in every month of 2020.

The Church is arguably the most significant historical building still standing in Keynsham and is extending an invite to everyone to: Celebrate its past, not just the building, but the people who have worshipped or been married, baptised or had a funeral within its walls. Come inside and be a part of today’s worshipping community. Consider and be a part of our vision for the future of the building and the role it has to play in the wider community.

Remaining Events 14th March: St John’s – Now, Then and the Future 17th – 19th April: Display of local arts and crafts 1st May: Children’s Fashion Show 2nd May: Music Concert 20th June: Summer Fete 27th June: Acoustic Café 10th – 12th July: 750 Flower Festival 31st August: A huge Birthday Party September: Nooks and Crannies October: Plant 750 tree and bulbs November: Film night for children December/January: A Celebration Banquet


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Keynsham High Street Plans Unveiled

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t the end of January, Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) unveiled their plans for improving Keynsham High Street in a display in Keynsham Library. B&NES will be using £1.5 million of funding, secured from the West of England Combined Authority, to implement the improvements which will focus on transforming the section between Charlton Road and Bath Hill.

This work forms part of a larger, four-year project to enhance Keynsham’s Town Centre, that will aim to maintain the town’s position as a ‘successful and independent economic centre’. B&NES will be reviewing feedback from the exhibition to inform final proposals before construction begins in summer 2020.

KEYNSHAM HIGH STREET

High Street proposals KEY: Complementary Work Areas

Bollards Tactile Paving

Carriageway Bus Gate

Cycle Parking

Footway

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Feature Paving

Bin

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Bus Shelter

Buffer strip to protect cycle lane

Signal Pole

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Improvements to High Street accessibility 1

Charlton Road gateway with narrowed carriageway, widened pavements and improved pedestrian crossing with flush surface on raised table

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New street planters and landscape to bring seasonal colour along the High Street

Improved zebra crossing with better visibility, flush surface raised table with tactile paving

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Tree planting and landscape at Bath Hill gateway

Improved southern pedestrian crossing with flush surface on raised table

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Enhanced Bath Hill pedestrian crossing with wider central island space to accommodate push chairs, wheelchairs and cycles

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Conservation grade paving and kerbs throughout High Street enhancing the Conservation Area

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New comfortable seating choices with views on both sides of the High Street

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New street lights that can support decorations and banners throughout

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More information about the plans for Keynsham can be found at www.bathnes.gov.uk/keynsham and the information boards from the exhibition (including a larger version of the High Street diagram) can be viewed or downloaded at http:// bit.ly/keynsham-high-street

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Please note: this work, funded by WECA, is separate from the recently announced successful Heritage Action Zone bid, supported by a grant from Heritage Lottery with additional funding from B&NES and Keynsham Town Council for other areas of the Town Centre.

Public Realm Enhancements

Public Realm Enhancements

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Passageway to Ashton Way car park

Improved facilities for cyclists

Improved signage, parking and delivery space

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Widening of narrow pavements throughout

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South-bound cycling in 20mph narrowed carriageway

13 Increased number and improved parking spaces for disabled people

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Improvements to Memorial Park and Ashton Way link passageways

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Position of bus stop allows cars to pass a stopped bus

North-bound cycling in dedicated lane, separated with bollards and kerb edges

14 Four short stay parking spaces retained. Motorcycle parking provided in Ashton Way car park

10 New central cycle parking 11 Extension of Bath Hill cycle lane to improved Temple Street signal crossing 12 12 Temple Street signal crossing upgraded to Toucan for pedestrian and cyclist use with improved cycle lane link to High Street cycle lane

15 Improved space for deliveries and church vehicle access at Charlton Road Gateway 16 High Street southern loading bay retained 17 Rationalised highways signage and new pedestrian wayfinding information


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COUNCIL TAX 2020/2021 The following is a breakdown of how your weekly contribution of £1.79* is spent.

84p

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

10p

0p**

CEMETERY

SPORTS FACILITIES

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

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

10p

42p

4p

OUTDOOR COSTS

EVENTS

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

Winter Festival & Christmas Lights

9p

4p

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

GRANTS/PROJECTS

ACTIVITIES/SERVICE

Over 30 groups received grants in 2019/20. See our website if you wish to apply for 2021/22 visit www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Bandstand, Business Forum Tourism, GWR Expenditure, Community Networking, GP Arts, Allotments

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BUDGET EXPENDITURE 0p**

19/20

20/21

322,915

327,920

GRANTS/PROJECTS

27,500

47,136

EVENTS

15,000

15,000

MUSIC FESTIVAL

18,000

18,000

ACTIVITIES & SERVICES

21,650

23,850

30,000

15,000

140,250

162,750

SPORTS FACILITIES

13,600

9,620

KEYNSHAM CEMETERY

32,210

38,250

CAPITAL PROJECTS & EARMARKED RESERVES

51,000

144,165

YOUTH PROVISION

72,990

68,482

£745,115

£870,173

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20/21

51,355

90,154

£1.79 per household per week

581,478

607,778

EARMARKED RESERVES

85,459

172,241

£745,115

£870,173

RESOURCES

NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN OUTDOOR COSTS NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN The NDP is a Town Council and Community Plan which will guide the future growth and development of Keynsham

5p

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TO BE MET FROM INCOME MUSIC FESTIVAL A week long event and the UKs third largest FREE Music Festival

11p

Investments, Events, Agencies, Cemetery, Football, Allotments - does not include CIL

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TOTAL CAPITAL PROJECTS/ EARMARKED RESERVES Play Areas, Cemetery & Chapel, Bandstand Roof, Office, Capital Equipment Reserve, High Street, CCTV and Allotments

of Council Tax

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING Thursday 23rd April 2020, 7.30pm The Space, Market Walk All Keynsham residents welcome


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Plant some trees in 2020 T

he Environment and Sustainability Working Party that has been set up by Keynsham Town Council to respond to its Cimate Emergency declaration are issuing a call to residents to identify places in Keynsham where trees could successfully be planted. The Town Council is supporting B&NES’ ambition to plant 100,000 trees by the council elections in May 2023. As well as supporting the Tree Planting Day in Kelston Park on Saturday 21st March as part of the Kelston Park Improvement Scheme, the Town Council is now asking residents to identify areas in Keynsham which they think could support tree planting.

The Town Council will identify whether areas are on public land or private land and if the latter, contact the landowner to see if they would be willing to support the initiative. If you think you know where a tree or trees could sensibly be planted please send your suggestions to the Town Council Office at 15-17 Temple Street Keynsham BS31 1HF, telephone 01225 395951 or email townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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VE Day CELEBRATIONS O

n Friday 8th May 2020 Keynsham Community Choir ‘ChoirJam’ will be performing a very special fundraising concert at St John’s Church, as part of the 75th anniversary of VE Day when peace was declared in Europe at the end of WWII. A unique triple choir event ‘Sing for Peace’ will see Bristol Military Wives Choir, The RAF Spitfires Choir and ChoirJam, accompanied by their live band, all come together for a wonderful musical celebration of peace. A joyous event, it will be a time to remember and give thanks to all those who fought and gave their lives for peace, with all profits going to support forces charities Combat Stress and the SSAFA.

SAVE THE DATE for what promises to be a very special evening! Find out full info and details of how to buy tickets in the April edition of The Keynsham Voice and at www.choirjam.co.uk To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Allies victory in Europe during WWII, the British Legion in Keynsham will be hosting a 1940s Swing Dance event on Saturday 9th May. There will be an opportunity to join in with a session of dance lessons, followed by an evening of 1940s music, dance and refreshments. You can find out more about the event by calling the Keynsham branch of the British Legion on 01179 864997.

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Annual GRANTS AWARD K

eynsham Town Council’s Annual Grant Awards will be open to applications from 1st April. The Town Council is prepared to consider applications for financial assistance from properly constituted: (a) Clubs and societies; (b) Voluntary bodies and associations; (c) Non-profit making organisations; (d) Charitable bodies. In order to qualify for assistance, applications must demonstrate a direct benefit to the Keynsham Town area, or any part of it, or all or some of its residents. In addition, the direct benefit accruing must be commensurate with the expenditure to be incurred. Local groups that are affiliated to regional or national organisations will qualify provided the local group is required to function substantially as an independent financial unit. The primary intention of the Town Council’s grant scheme is to support new events/projects/items in the town and the maximum grant payable to any one organisation will be £1,000.

New - £10,000 for Environmental projects In addition to the £20,000 set aside each year for community grants, the Town Council is allocating a further £10,000 to support environmental projects that will have a direct benefit to the Keynsham Town area. Funding timetable and key dates in 2020. 1st April – 1st May: Application packs available. Friday 15th May: Closing date for applications. Tuesday 2nd June: Applications considered by Grants Committee.

Wednesday 3rd June: Applicants are notified of the Town Council’s decisions. Wednesday 15th July: Grants Presentation Evening (7.00 p.m. for 7.15 p.m. start) in Space (above the library) Keynsham. It is anticipated that the successful applicants or their representatives will attend. Just Some of the Grants awarded in 2019 • Butterflies Haven - To support children/young adults with autism spectrum disorders & their families through weekly sessions tailored to their development needs £750.00 • Citizens’ Advice Bureau B&NES - Drop in session on Monday at Keynsham One Stop Shop - Debt advice, money management & welfare benefits. To purchase laptop & Microsoft office license for volunteer advisers £610.00 • Friends of Manor Road Community Woodland - To purchase wildflowers (for nature reserves), an owl box includes installation, two litter pickers, heavy duty gardening gloves, secateurs and a first aid kit £500.00 • Keynsham Community Fridge - Funding to purchase basic food handling equipment, to food handling training for volunteers, cost of utilities, legal liabilities and to monitor safe operation to be run from upstairs in the Temple Canteen initially £1000.00 • Keynsham Hockey Club - To continue the development of Keynsham Hockey Club’s flourishing academy section for boys and girls aged 4 - 16 £500.00 • Keynsham Wombles - To purchase 3 sack trucks with attached bins, litter grabbers, gloves, Hi Viz jackets, bag hoops & License for Gum Drop bin £600.00


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KeynshamNow Santa Cycle a Great Success K

eynshamNow joined forces with CLIC Sargent to cycle the length of the Bristol to Bath cycle path to raise as much money as possible for the charity. One member chose to run to Bath and back to Saltford instead. Between us we raised ÂŁ500.00. We were so pleased with our efforts in December that we have already pencilled in the date for the 2020 Santa Cycle. It will be November 29th 2020 starting at 11.00am from the Bird in Hand Car Park in Saltford. All are welcome to join us. There will be more information nearer the time.

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Youth Service Update

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eynsham Town Council Youth Service offers enjoyable activities to all young people across Keynsham that provide opportunities to learn new skills and meet new people. We run youth club nights, detached sessions at Community at 67 and outreach in the town centre. We recently relaunched sessions with a change in the age ranges to encourage more young people to get involved. Our Programme Open sessions Tuesday 7pm – 9:30pm Timeout Youth Centre, Bath Hill School years 6, 7 and 8 (ages 10-13) Cost: 50p Thursday 7pm – 9:30pm Timeout Youth Centre, Bath Hill School years 9, 10, 11 and Sixth Form (ages 13 – 19) Cost: 50p Cook and Chill Friday 4pm – 6:30pm Community at 67, Queens Road School years 5, 6 and 7 (ages 8 – 11) Cost: 50p Open Music Studio & Youth Café 2nd Saturday of every month 12 noon -2:30pm Cost: 50p What have we been doing? On Tuesday evenings the music studio is open; Assistant Youth Worker, Mike, has been showing young people how to record tracks. Downstairs we have cooking, arts or crafts. On Thursday evenings, our Youth Support Worker, Kelly has been teaching young people basic First Aid skills, covering CPR to burns and everything in between. On Friday’s we have Cook & Chill with Dan and Carrie; members are learning to make tasty meals and sweet treats.

What’s next? The youth team will be out supporting the skate park event on 9th May at Memorial Park. The team are busy organising events for the summer and are planning the return of the climbing wall following its popularity in previous years. Look out for more information in the summer edition of the Keynsham News. On the streets The outreach team are out on the streets on Friday evenings. With the dark nights and cold weather, youth workers have been predominantly visiting both Memorial and Kelston Parks. As the weather changes in the spring, the team will be visiting more areas and organising games. Did you know? We have a fully working recording music studio and rehearsal space, four computers, and FREE wifi. Come along and try for nothing! We have plenty of space for new members in all of our sessions and the first week is completely free. If you would like any more information about the Youth Service or its activities then please email Carrie Ford: youthworker@keynsham-tc.gov.uk


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Keynsham Music Festival Preview

Monday 29th June – Sunday 5th July

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eynsham Music Festival 2020 will seek to build on the developments of last year with an even bigger and more varied programme. The line-up will exemplify one of the great strengths of the Festival; it offers professional infrastructure, a platform and opportunity for community activity and local performers of any age. This year’s Opera In The Park production is expected to be Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in the Top Stage Marquee on Thursday 2nd July. A story of a dare, fiancé swapping and its ramifications; a common theme in comedy from The Decameron to Shakespeare. The Friday night in the Park will see a new addition with a major Americana/Country Rock concert on the main stage plus a Tex Mex restaurant for a decent meal to go with the music! The Saturday in the Park will be expanded to provide a whole day of events and activities focused on FAMILIES. As well as the familiar folk and acoustic music day with the Keynsham Orchestra Concert there will be circus and street acts to entertain the whole family. New for this year will be a Health and Wellbeing ‘village’ within the Park, featuring a wide range of therapies and activities to try and sample. Plans are underway for a revival of Keynsham’s annual Tug Of War (not seen since the 70s) with teams from establishments and clubs around the town. Festival organisers are pleased that Wellsway School will be taking part this year in both the music and dance areas along with festival regulars, and the events youngest performers, from

Chandag Infants. The slightly older members of Community at 67’s creative fabrics group will also be contributing in 2020; they are helping with the creation of new flags and banners for the Park. The programme for Festival Week aims to provide music for every taste in venues across the town. Jazz will feature again in the Chocolate Quarter and a major new dance event is proposed for the Somerdale Pavilion; there will be a festival event to be enjoyed on every night of the week. You can keep up to date with the programme and all events as they are finalised on the Keynsham Music Festival website www. keynshammusicfestival.co.uk and by following the Facebook page: @keynshamfest


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eynsham Comedy Club will take place on Friday 6th March, doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:15pm start. Advance tickets are available priced at £11 or £14 on the door. Featuring John Lynn, Mike Gunn and Bethany Black. More details and future comedy clubs (normally first Friday of the month) can be found on Facebook @smileyspacescomedy. Keynsham FilmWorks is held on the first Thursday of the month. Tickets are priced at £5 on the door. Interesting and engaging films, with some world cinema gems, upcoming films include: • Cold War, Thursday 5th March • Apollo 11, Thursday 2nd April • Western, Thursday 7th May • Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Thursday 4th June

Full details can be found at : keynshamfilmworks. co.uk Opera on Monday 9th March. A public performance of a completed project combining professional opera singers with children from a local school; The Meadows in Bitton. Ticket details to be announced soon. Good Vibrations, a renowned Beach Boys tribute band will perform on Saturday 18th April, capturing the warmer climes and nostalgia of sunshine and surf! Advance tickets are priced at £9 or £11 on the door. Advance tickets for performances (where available) can be purchased from keynshamtickets. cloudvenue.co.uk

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WHAT’S ON MARCH 4th - Environment & Sustainability Working Party, 6pm, Key Centre Upstairs. 7th - Keynsham Orchestra Spring Concert, St John’s Church 7.30pm. 9th - Finance & Policy Committee, 6pm, Key Centre. 10th - Keynsham Town vs Street, kick off 7.45pm. 14th - St John’s 750th – Now Then and the Future. An exhibition in St. John’s Church featuring artefacts from the building’s history.. 14th - Keynsham Farmers’ Market, Market Walk 9am. 14th - Climate Emergency and Environmental Event. The Space (above Keynsham Library), 10 am – 2 pm. A FREE exhibition about the current climate crisis and how residents can help on a local level. 14th - Little Pickles Spring Market, 1st Keynsham Scouts HQ 10.30- 12 noon. 14th - Keynsham SUPER Repair Café, The Space, 10 am – 12 noon. 14th - Keynsham Spring Craft Fair, Baptist Church, 10am-4pm. 15th - CPTSD workshop at British Legion, 10 am – 4pm. 17th - Town Council Meeting 7.30pm, The Space. 17th–19th - St John’s 750th. Display of local arts and crafts.

18th - B&NES Energy at Home advice service, Keynsham Library, 10.30am- 3.30 pm. 19th - ASP Poetry Circle Open Mic Night, St Francis Road, 7.30pm. 21st - Spring Trees in Keynsham Park, 12 noon. 21st - Keynsham Town vs Odd Down, kick off at 3pm. 28th–29th - Keynsham Scouts Clay Shoots. For more information, email: claypigeon@ 1stkeynshamscouts.org.uk or tel: 07961394264

APRIL 5th - Fascinating Rhythm at Keynsham Bandstand, 2-3pm. 6th - Planning & Development Committee, 7.30pm, Key Centre. 8th - Events, Arts, Tourism & Heritage Committee, 4pm, Key Centre. 10th - Keynsham Town vs Brislington, kick off at 3pm. 11th - Keynsham Farmers’ Market, Market Walk 9 am. 13th - Bitton and District Horse Show, 8am, Keynsham Rugby Club. 17th–19th - Arts display at St John’s Church. 17th - There’s a Tapir at the Door!, 1pm, Keynsham Baptist Church. 19th - Paulton Concert Band at Keynsham Bandstand 2-4pm. 21st - Town Council Meeting, 7.30 pm. The Space. 21st - Keynsham Town vs Chipping Sodbury Town kick off at 7.45pm. 23rd - Annual Town Meeting, 7.30pm. The Space. 24th–26th - Keynsham Walking Festival. A FREE weekend of walking, catering for all abilities. For more information visit e-voice.org.uk/ keynshamwalkersarewelcome


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26th - Bristol Baby and Toddler Show, Wellsway School 10am-3pm.

17th - Marshfield Band at Keynsham Bandstand, 3-5 pm.

28th - Finance & Policy Committee, 6pm, Key Centre.

18th - Planning and Development Committee, 7.30pm.

29th–2nd May - My Fair Lady performed by Keynsham Light Opera Group at Saltford Hall, 7.30pm (Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm). Contact Tracey on 07580 259757 or email her at klogs@ hotmail.co.uk for tickets. Web site: www.klogs. co.uk for more information and on-line booking .

19th - Town Council Meeting, 7.30pm, The Space.

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23rd - Little Pickles Market, 1st Keynsham Scouts HQ 10.30am – noon. 26th - Personnel Committee Meeting, 6.30pm. 31st - Churches together service of praise at Keynsham Bandstand, 3-4pm.

1st - Children’s Fashion Show at St John’s Church. 2nd - Midsomer Norton and Radstock Silver Band at Keynsham Bandstand, 3-5pm. 2nd - St John’s 750th - Music concert 3rd - Dodington Parish Band at Keynsham Bandstand, 2.30-4.30pm. 8th - VE Day celebrations, throughout Keynsham. 8th - Sing for Peace, St John’s Church. Choir Jam will be performing a very special fundraising concert at St John’s Church as part of the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Find out full info and details of how to buy tickets in the April edition of The Keynsham Voice and at www.choirjam.co.uk

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10th - RAF Association Band at Keynsham Bandstand, 3-4.30pm. 16th - Keynsham Scouts Plant Sale. 9:30am - 2:30pm at 1st Keynsham Scouts Headquarters. For more information, email: scouts@1stkeynshamscouts.org.uk or tel: 07714237525. 16th - Mendip Brass Band at Keynsham Bandstand, 2-4pm.

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both Bath and Bristol and a rather larger audience area than the original 50,000 predicted. Reception quality has also impressed local radio experts. But KTCRfm will remain a local station for its heartland communities and while it cannot be a news agency for the area it will concentrate on local issues, concerns and events. The weekly ‘Keynsham Hour’, now entering its sixth year, will now be broadcast twice each week on Thursdays and Mondays at 1pm, and will be essential listening for all things happening in and around the Keynsham area. By the time this article is published the station will be broadcasting a daily staple of specialist music shows for all tastes, with local personalities, together with community programmes and celebrations of the spoken word. Since transmission began a number of interested parties have come forward with interests in advertising, programme-making and contributions. The station will also offer training in programmemaking and recording, and a number of local schools have approached the station with a view to taking advantage of these opportunities. Many local organisations and businesses have contributed enormously to the station’s establishment and KTCRfm is extremely grateful for all the support so far. KTCRfm must pay its way and will offer a significant marketing opportunity for the area and its businesses. The station intends to have an open door for all and contact can be made by email to ktcrfm@gmail.com. Developments and programme schedules can be followed on Facebook, @ ktcradio, and at www.ktcrfm.com


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he Keynsham Walking Festival will return in spring 2020. The event will follow its usual format with seven walks, a social evening and family friendly finale spread over the final weekend in April. Following with tradition, the festival begins with a History Walk around the town on the Friday evening. There will be three more walks on Saturday and Sunday respectively; all of varying length with something suitable for all abilities. The walks will be led by experienced leaders, who will point out places of interest along the way. In 2020, for the first time ever, the festival will be completely FREE with voluntary donations being collected at the beginning of each walk. There will be a social evening on the Saturday, and

a walk finale in the Memorial Park on the Sunday afternoon. Full details of the festival will be published on the Keynsham Walkers are Welcome web-site once they are finalised: e-voice.org.uk/ keynshamwalkersarewelcome/. The group are always thankful to Keynsham Town Council for their continued support; it is the awarding of a Council grant that enables the Keynsham Walking Festival to take place.


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THINGS TO DO

Keynsham Methodist Church Victoria Women’s Guild. Fellowship Room, Key Centre, Victoria Centre, Keynsham. For more details call into the church office or phone 0117 9149408. Youth Group meets on a Monday night and is open to all young people in school years 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.

MONDAY Key Voices, 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.keyvoices.jimdo.com or call Karen on 01761472708.

Public Swimming. The swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre is currently closed but will reopen in 2020. For updates and alternative swimming venues visit: www.better.org.uk/leisurecentre/banes/keynsham-leisure-centre. Slimming World – Queens Road Methodist Church 7.30 pm call Sharon 07401 948239.

Keynsham Writers, meet on Monday, head to www.facebook.com/groups/keynshamwriters for more details.

Yoga For Men at Keynsham Baptist Church Mondays, 7-8pm. All abilities welcome, head to www.yogadad.co.uk

Free Community play sessions are being held on Mondays in Downfield park, Cleeve Grove, Keynsham, between 3.30 pm and 6 pm. For more information contact admin@apg-play.com

Adult Social Badminton (all ages – friendly competitive) Keynsham Leisure Centre 10.00am – 12 noon. Clive Honeychurch 01179866793

Choirjam Pop Choir, Mondays 7.30-9 pm at Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Road, Keynsham, BS31 2FW. To book a free taster session. Contact Emma Hutchinson, 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk Baby Massage at Keynsham Children’s Centre. For more information, please contact 01225 395400. Keynsham and Saltford History Society, third Monday of each month from October to April, 7.30 pm at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church. Free for members, £4 for visitors. Babies Group from 11 am – 12.30 pm. 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 9.30 am

9.15am Free buggy 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. Improvers’ Pilates for backs with Sandhya 5.35pm and 7pm at Fear Hall, Keynsham High Street, Bristol BS31 1DQ www.yogakeynsham.com07565 976 129. Time Out Open session Time Out Youth Centre, Bath Hill, 7pm -9.30pm. Ages 10-13. Cost 50p.  

TUESDAY 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.


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Parkinson’s UK Coffee Morning, the last Tuesday of every month, between 10am and 12pm.

Mixed Ability Pilates with B Well Pilates, 7pm St John’s Hall, Keynsham. Call Beth 07984582228.

Keynsham Older People’s Social Group (KOPS) meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 2 pm to 4pm at Community at 67. Call Elise on 01225 484510 or email active@ageukbanes.co.uk for more information.

Age UK B&NES hosts Tai Chi at Victoria Methodist Church, 2.15pm to 3.15pm, call 01225 484510 or email active@ageukbanes.co.uk for more details.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme on Tuesday for ages 0 - 3 from 10–10.30 am and 11-11.30 am. Drop-in sessions, free of charge. Keynsham Library, Market Walk, Bristol, BS31 1FS. Term time only. St Keyna Townswomen’s Guild meet every second Tuesday of the month between 9.45am and 11.45 am in the Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. The Fry Club Joggers, meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information, visit their Facebook page. Early Support and Play Sessions from 9.30 am – 11.15am on second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Keynsham Children’s Centre: 01225 395400 Choirjam Pop Choir meets on Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9pm at the Fear Hall in the High Street. Contact Emma Hutchinson, 07793 983040, emma@ choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church every third Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm Public Swimming The swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre is currently closed but will reopen in 2020. For updates and alternative swimming venues visit: www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/ banes/keynsham-leisure-centre. Keynsham Walking Football Club 10-11 am at Keynsham FC on 3G pitch for over 65s, just turn up and play. For more details contact Martin on 07754543719 or martincoles@blueyonder.co.uk Slimming World Queens Road Methodist Church 9.30 am, call Sharon 07401 948329 Stay curious at Somerdale Shed, every Tuesday 6-9pm. Somerdale Shed, Tiberious Road, Keynsham BS31 2FH.

Short Mat Bowling at Keynsham Scout Hut, Ashton Way. 1pm-4pm contact David for more details: 01225 872780. Age UK B&NES Book Club, last Tuesday of the month at Keynsham Library, 10-11.30am. Call 01225 484510 or email active@ageukbanes.co.uk for more details. The Macular Degeneration Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Boots Opticians in Keynsham High Street. Call 0117 973 5292 for more details. Parkinson’s Bath and District Branch social coffee mornings the last Tuesday of the month, 10.30am til noon at the Talbot Inn, Keynsham. Adult Social Badminton (all ages – friendly beginners/returners) Keynsham Leisure Centre 10.00am – 12 noon. Clive Honeychurch 0117986679 6.30am Morning Yoga with Sandhya at Charlton Road. www.yogakeynsham.com 07565 976 129   7.25am and 10am Pilates for Backs with Sandhya, Help relieve the agony of back pain by stretching and strengthening the back muscles and improving your core. Charlton Road. www. yogakeynsham.com 07565 976 129.  

WEDNESDAY Keynsham Duke of Edinburgh Keynsham Open Award Centre meet Wednesdays 7.30-9pm at Somerdale Pavilion. Contact Lynn Whitfield: dofekoac@gmail.com Keynsham Photowalkers, every Wednesday at 10.30am at different places around Keynsham to explore, take photos and enjoy the outdoors. Find


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them on Facebook for details of where they will be each week.

Quiz Night at the Pavilion, first Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm

Public Swimming . The swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre is currently closed but will reopen in 2020. For updates and alternative swimming venues visit: www.better.org.uk/leisurecentre/banes/keynsham-leisure-centre.

Coffee and Craft at Community at 67, 10am12.30pm. For more details contact Clare on 07737742300 or email community67@gmail.com

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@btinternet.com or www.community-67. org.

Keynsham Photographic Society, Fear Hall at 7.30pm. Find them online at keynshamphotographicsociety.co.uk

THURSDAY

Choirjam Pop Choir meets on Wednesday mornings 11am-12.30pm at the Fear Hall in the High Street. contact Emma Hutchinson, 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk

Open Doors Community Café, 10am-12 noon St Francis Church

Speech and Language Toddler Time 10am-12 noon (referrals only) Telephone 01225 831752 or speak to your health visitor.

Music for the Mind at St Dunstan’s Church Hall 10.30am-12 noon for those with dementia diagnosis. Second and fourth Thursday of the month. Free admission, for more information contact 0117 9837923 or dementiafriendlykeynsham@gmail.com

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 9.30 am Circuits at Keynsham Sports Centre from 6.357.30pm 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 youthworker@keynshamtc.gov.uk. Beginners Pilates for back pain (more mature) 10-11am St Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, BS31 2PW (parking available) www.yogakeynsham. com 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, hello@turnitupclub.co.uk

Mother and Toddler groups, 10am St John’s Parish Church Hall.

Open Access at TimeOut for 13-19 years from 7pm-9.30pm. TimeOut building, 16 Bath Hill. Contact 0117 9868683 for more information. Storytime on Thursday for ages 0 – 5 from 10.00-10.30 am. Drop-in session, free of charge. Keynsham Library, Market Walk, Bristol BS31 1FS. Term time only. 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 www.totallymaracas.btck. co.uk/ASPPoets Stay and Play (for 0-5 years) from 9.30 am to 11 am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Play and development opportunities for parents and children to meet and have fun. Keynsham Film Works meet on the first Thursday of every month (except July and August) at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk Keynsham at 7.45pm


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Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30 am 6-7pm Beginners Yoga for the inflexible. www. yogakeynsham.com 07565 976 129  Yoga class at Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, some experience is beneficial 6.15pm – 7.45pm call 01761 472616. 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. Contact Dave Sawyer on 01225 872780. Mixed Ability Pilates with B Well Pilates 7pm Lansdown Hall, Wellsway School. Call Beth 07984582228. 6.15-7.15pm St Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, BS31 2PW (parking available) www.yogakeynsham.com 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. 67 Queens Road, Keynsham, 07737742300. Tea n Tots 9.30 am – 11.30 am every Friday morning during term time in Keynsham Baptist Church Hall. For more information contact the church on 0117 986 3112.

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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 martincole@blueyonder.co.uk Tea ‘n’ Tots meets 9.30-11.30am every Friday morning during term time in Keynsham Baptist Church Hall. For more information, contact Hilary on 01225 874791. 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@keynsham-tc.gov.uk for more details. Adult Social Badminton (all ages – friendly mixed ability) Keynsham Leisure Centre 10.00am – 12 noon. Clive Honeychurch 01179866793 Good Afternoon Choir on the second and last Friday of each month at The Key Centre, Charlton Road, Keynsham, BS31 2JA from 2:00pm-3:00pm.

SATURDAY Keynsham Farmers’ Market, second Saturday of every month, 9 am – 1pm. Avon Valley Car Boot Sale, every Saturday, 7am selling, 8.30 am buying. Cars £8, vans, £10. Pixsash Lane, Keynsham. Keynsham Town under 13s train every Saturday between 10am and 12 noon. Contact Darren on 07904 036483 for more information.

Keynsham Table Tennis Club for over 14s, 6-9pm at Somerdale Pavilion. More information on Facebook: KeynshamTTClub or Twitter: KeynshamTTC

Zumba class at the River Suite from 8.55am – 9.45 am

Parent Support Group from 9.30am-11.30am. Places must be booked in advance at Keynsham Children’s Centre.

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

Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40 pm every week for 50 minutes

Pay and play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5-7pm

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SUNDAY Mass at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church at 11 am 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 10.30 am the first Sunday of every month. Sunday morning service at Keynsham Methodist Church at 10am

Keynsham Parish Players, rehearsals take place in the Parish Hall every Sunday afternoon and often during the week to join call 0117 9863354. Thank you to C.M. Constant for submitting some corrections to our listings. We try to make sure that all of our ‘What’s On’ and ‘Things To Do’ listings are accurate but recommend using the contact details provided to check the events/activities you are interested in attending are still going ahead.

10.30am (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 

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You can rely on our caring, personal service and our attention to detail from when we discuss your owers and memorials, through to the day of the funeral. We aim to ensure you do not have to worry about anything. We can then also arrange beautiful bespoke memorial and headstones to suit your requirement. We operate 24hrs a day, 365 days per year to ensure when you need us we will be there.

Danny Warner 07419 295879 Office hours Steve Roberston 07419 295877 24hrs Email: classicfd@yahoo.com Memorial enquiries: 0117 9864531

Unit 16a, Brookleaze, Stockwood Vale, Keynsham Bristol BS31 2AL


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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.

Andy Wait Dave Biddleston Liberal Democrat East Labour South Tel: 01179 867389 Tel: 0117 9870081

David Brassington Liberal Democrat North Tel: 0117 9867876

Email: andy.wait @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Email: dave.biddleston @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Tony Crouch Independent South Tel: 01179 864648 07717 471265

Clive Fricker Independent East Tel: 01179 869250

Andy McGuinness Labour North Tel: 07815 163036

Hal MacFie Brian Simmons Liberal Democrat East Independent Tel: 01179 863590 Tel: 01179 096596 07786 436656 07855 631844

Email: tony.crouch @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Email: andy.mcguinness @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Email: clive.fricker @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Email: hal.macfie @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Email: david..brassington @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Caitlin Brennan Liberal Democrat East Tel: 01179 863905 07557 223037 Email: caitlin..brennan @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Deb Cooper Independent North Tel: 01179 864203 07564 155944 Email: deb.cooper @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Rachael King Alan Greenfield Andy Halliday Liberal Democrat East Liberal Democrat East Labour South Tel: 01173 297037 Tel: 07757 673492 Tel: 01179 865735 Email: alan.greenfield @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Email: brian.simmons @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Email: andy.halliday @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Email: rachael.king @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Allan Sinclair Independent South Tel: 01179 865658

Jonathan Wallcroft Labour South Tel: 07464 798073

Email: allan.sinclair @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Email: Jonathan.wallcroft @keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF, Tel: 01225 395951 (temp) Email: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk | www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk


WE’RE NEARLY THERE…

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OPENING SOON

KEYNSHAM NEWS

In partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council, Better, Keynsham Leisure Centre is in the final stages of completing its £9.5 million refurbishment.

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Soon you’ll find a newly refurbished 25m swimming pool, brand-new dedicated teaching pool, sauna, male changing, female changing and changing village. Keep up to date with the opening by visiting better.org.uk/keynsham

Better is a registered trademark and trading name of GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited), a charitable social enterprise and registered society under the Co-operative & Community Benefit & Societies Act 2014 registration no. 27793R. Registered office: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6SX. Inland Revenue Charity no: XR43398 VAT registration no: 219749179.

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Keynsham News | Spring 2020