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Summer 2015 - Issue 13

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Keynsham In Bloom entry form See page 32


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he past year has seen Keynsham Wombles go from strength to strength with nearly 100 Wombles in Keynsham and a sister organisation in Saltford. Alongside Wombles, keeping their own small area clear of litter, there have been ‘Big Wombles’ - where an area is blitzed in an afternoon – these have taken place along the footpath beside Keynsham Football and Rugby Clubs and also in the roads around the Waitrose store. Following the success of the 2014 Music Festival clean-up, the Wombles will again be in action this year. There will be a craft table at the Womble stand, where children of all ages can come along and make sea creatures from (clean) recyclable household rubbish. There will also be 3

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Keynsham Wombles is looking for volunteers to help litter pick at the Music Festival on the following dates: Saturday, 4 July afternoon/ evening - Sunday, 5 July afternoon/evening followed by a final clear up on the morning of Monday, 6 July - your help even for a short time will be enormously appreciated. During the Music Festival itself we will have a craft making table so children of all ages can use their artistic talent to construct sea creatures out of (clean) rubbish - we hope whilst they are enjoying themselves they will be learning about the impact of litter on the environment at the same time. If you would like to help do get in touch with Erica on 0117 9080903 or womble@transitionkeynsham.org.

sea creature recycling bins. Keep your eyes peeled for Womble stickers too – these will be put on bags of rubbish collected by Wombles, so you’ll be able to see just how much these dedicated, secretive creatures do! If you would like to become a Womble and help keep your own little piece of Keynsham litter-free or join in with any of the other activities, just email womble@transitionkeynsham.org or phone Chief Womble Erica on 07713417974. Keynsham Wombles are part of Transition Keynsham and are supported by Keynsham Town Council and B&NES.

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FUNDRAISING FOR DOROTHY HOUSE Spectacular Flower Demonstration with award winning professional florists Carol Thomson NDSF FSF and Julie May. Enjoy a demonstration of beautiful summer flowers arranged in vases and containers. Be inspired with ideas for arranging flowers picked from the garden or bought from a florist to grace your home, filling it with colour and perfume. Carol Thomson is trekking part of The Great Wall of China from 12 - 20 September, to help raise funds for Dorothy House.

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THE UNVEILING OF THE

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he Arts Advisory Group has confirmed the unveiling of the new clock tower will now be at 11am on Saturday 19th September. This is later than previously announced as they realised that road and pavement works in the area contracted by B&NES Council could conflict with and compromise the installation. The Group decided that delaying the unveiling until September would minimise further disruption to residents using this part of the town centre.

particularly with school age children could well be taking a holiday in August and as they hope as many people as possible will attend the opening ceremony, they have settled on the revised date.

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The Group was also mindful that many residents,

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ANNUAL REPORT 2014/2015 A

fter the sunniest January for many years our thoughts go forward to the warmer days of Spring. The current year of our Town Council contains one of the busiest periods of activity ever as our community celebrates success in so many ways. Our new centre moves forward as occupancy increases and the whole programme with roads, timeline and clock will be completed by the summer – you won’t be disappointed! Already residents are enjoying the new library, mosaics and one stop shop facility while being very impressed with the meeting facility of the community space. After the fire station moves to Hicks Gate we look forward to the completion of the new HQ for Avon Fire & Rescue and welcoming their staff to our town. On Somerdale with the development of houses the new Fry Club takes shape and the old factory should soon experience new life and again offer employment opportunities to the town. Nearby the Friends of Keynsham Station are working to enhance this growing transport location as we await rail electrification in the next several years. Our Memorial Park has witnessed tremendous popular success. The beginning of July experienced the most successful Music Festival ever with a week-long series of well attended events leading up to the main Sunday celebration. This acclaimed Festival driven by volunteers and supported by the

Council also relies on your donations to continue its quality of delivery. I’m also pleased to confirm that given the great success of our Memorial Park bandstand events these will be extended in 2015 by popular demand. There are many organisations in the Town supported by your Council that I might congratulate on another successful year. However, in the space available I would like to mention Keynsham in Bloom, that secured a silver gilt award in the annual national contest and Walkers are Welcome, a new group that delivered a series of events to promote this increasingly popular mode of transport. Also

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our young people must be applauded in working hard to establish a Youth Council that will focus on an agenda drawn up by themselves.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR CLIVE FRICKER

We continue with popular annual events such as our Grants Evening and Keynsham Winter Festival and always value feedback from residents to ensure we’re on the right track. Not only do we have a website for your information, www.keynsham-tc. gov.uk, but also an email, facebook and twitter presence. In whatever way you choose to tell us your view matters and together we can make Keynsham an even more attractive place to work and live. We are still in Temple Street next to the current Fire Station so please call in where a mine of information is waiting for you.

This Committee has once again faced a heavy workload during the current year due to the strategic growth of our town and the ramifications of national legislation. Consequently we have considered key issues of Rights of Way and a full examination of the parameters of Keynsham’s Conservation Area.

By Councillor Clive Fricker (2014/2015 Chairman)

The conclusion of B&NES Core Strategy will not only protect the community from unlimited development but also, in due course, provide a new income source via Community Infrastructure Levy that will be monitored by the Committee. Following the Planning Inspectorate’s approval of the Strategy we have been hard at work on a Keynsham Placemaking Plan including defining local Green Spaces and Housing Development Boundaries. Our regular consideration of planning applications has increased and consequently from April 2014 to the end of January 2015 the Committee considered 126 applications over a 10 month period. This equates to 2 more applications than for the whole of the 12 month period for 2013 – 2014. Seven applications were withdrawn after the Committee made their decision and one application was deemed as not requiring planning permission. There are 27 applications which are still pending decisions by the Bath and North East Somerset Council.

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The Committee objected to 22 applications due to a range of reasons: Development in the Green Belt 4 Site overdevelopment 9 Out of keeping with the character of the area 8 The proposed plans would adversely affect the listed property or property in the conservation area 3 The proposed plans would create potential traffic & access problems or highways safety issues 4 Loss of parking or lack of parking 2 Overlooking or loss of privacy 2 Concerns in respect of drainage 1 Loss of ecological habitat 1 Objections without comments 1 It’s encouraging 94% of the decisions made by the Town Council agreed with later decisions made by B&NES Development Control Committee. Over the year we were pleased to welcome applicants and members of the public to our meetings to hear the debate or give direct evidence of their opinion prior to a planning decision.

ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR TONY CROUCH The Allotment Committee met three times with the representatives of the Allotment Association in the municipal year. The Association continues to run the Allotments on a day to day basis very successfully. Contractors have undertaken some work adjusting the camber of the road to alleviate flood water from surface run off but to date there has been insufficient rainfall to see if this has been successful. The car park has been made deeper and the banks to the rear tidied up. I attended the Associations AGM’s in February 2014 and 2015. At the AGM in 2015 Bassam Shahin stood down as manager of the site and treasurer of the Association. I would like to place on the record my thanks to Sam for his many years of hard work.

JOINT ARTS COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR CLIVE FRICKER The Arts Working Party is now redefined as a Joint Arts Committee with B&NES Council and plays an increasingly important role in the life of Keynsham. Despite severe pressure on Council funding B&NES and our Town Council have continued to fund Arts activity including a grant scheme support for Keynsham Arts and popular events like Keynsham Music Festival. A notable feature is that B&NES Economic Strategy highlights the important role of the Arts in providing a supportive environment for the fast expanding Creative Industries in the Bristol – Bath corridor. As part of the impressive new town centre delivered by B&NES Council funding was provided to deliver a new Clock Tower in the Centre and a Timeline opposite the Memorial Park main entrance. Consequently two sub committees have been working hard with artists Sebastien Boyesen about the Clock and David Mackie with the Timeline. Both projects are due for delivery in Summer 2015 and both reflect the long history of Keynsham and a high degree of community involvement. A further advantage of the new centre is the conference area in the one stop building. This impressive facility known currently as The Community Space provides super tiered seating for events and already a dozen groups are using its potential including your Town Council for monthly meetings.


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KEYNSHAM WINTER FESTIVAL 
COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR GILL HELLIER Once again a very successful evening albeit under another name - we were blessed with dry weather for the whole evening. The switching on of the lights was completed with no hiccups and it was great to see the young people involved in the procession. My favourite item on the stage was the performance of the very young children with songs from Frozen. The events in The Community Space were well attended and included performances in the new theatre space. The workshop in the Key Centre was well attended by over 70 children. A big thank you to the Wombles for their fantastic effort in keeping the litter under control.

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Next year we will have the full use of the outside area on Market Square and Market Walk and will be able to use the electricity already supplied to the site which will be of enormous benefit for the lighting of the area particularly the stalls.

GRANTS COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR KATE SIMMONS Once again in 2014 the Town Council allocated £25,000 of its budget to grants for local groups that benefit Keynsham residents. The committee met in May 2014 to consider applications for a grant and recommended that grants be awarded to the following groups on the next page.

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1st Keynsham Scout Group

750.00

Keynsham Bowling Club

300.00

2386 (Keynsham) Squadron

1000.00

Keynsham Cricket Club

325.00

@ One Youth & Community Centre ARTS

400.00

Keynsham District Girl Guides

1000.00

Keynsham Explorer Scout Unit

750.00

Age UK B&NES

500.00

Keynsham Film Works

500.00

Avon Wildlife Trust (Keynsham Branch)

50.00

Keynsham Hockey Club

915.00

Baby Comes Too ARTS

250.00

Keynsham Life Saving Club

750.00

Baby Comes Too Annual

250.00

Keynsham Light Opera Group (KLOG) ARTS

750.00

Bath Mind

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Keynsham Town Junior Football Club

500.00

Butterflies - Haven Combe Down Holiday Trust

800.00

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Community @ 67

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Keynsham Wombles – Transition Project

Focus Counselling

750.00

Make A Move

370.00

Friends of Manor Road Woodland

1000.00

1000.00

Fry Club Netball

750.00

Phoenix Keynsham Youth Theatre ARTS

Golden Oldies

364.00

Queens Road Church Pre-School

250.00

Keynsham Allotment Association

1000.00

St Francis Church - Community Crafts ARTS

270.00

Keynsham & District Mencap Society

1000.00

St John’s School Association

200.00

Keynsham Baptist Church

1000.00

The West of England MS Therapy Centre

300.00

Keynsham Brass Band ARTS

1000.00

Wellsway short Mat Bowling Club

500.00

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In addition to this Dial-a-Ride, Keynsham Farmers Market, Keynsham Music Festival Association and SWAN continue to receive grants from the Town Council. In July a Grants Presentation Evening in St John’s Church Hall was held where the successful groups were able to receive their awards and give a short talk about the work of their group.

GRANTS PRESENTATION Each year the Town Council holds a grants presentation evening to present grant awards and to provide an opportunity for the organisations to meet and hear about the range of voluntary work taking place for the benefit of Keynsham residents. This year the Presentation Evening will be held on Wednesday 22nd July 2015 in the Community Space, Keynsham Civic Centre, commencing at 7pm for 7.15pm start.

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KEYNSHAM CONSERVATIVE CLUB Keynsham Conservative Club is situated at 22 High Street, Keynsham. It is a members only club and has been established since 1902. New members are always welcome. The Club consists of a lounge style bar, a skittles alley – with its own bar which we hire out for private functions and a games room with 2 full size snooker tables. At the back of the Club is a compact garden with a Petanque area.

At present the Club has an “Entertainment Evening” every other Saturday along with quiz nights and an in-house skittles leagues (summer, winter and ladies). Tel: 0117 986 7481 for further information.

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ST KENYA TOWNSWOMENS GUILD

CYCLING FUN DAY

Our Member’s Day meeting in May was excellent and various sub groups displayed their activities. It was followed by a Ploughman’s Lunch to celebrate St Keyna TG’s 25th Anniversary. 5 of the Founder Members were present and they spoke to the group about how the Guild had been formed, of the many friends made and in particular of the exciting places they had visited over the years. It was a really lovely way to commemorate this milestone.

On 21st June next the Rotary Club of Keynsham is organising a cycling fun day at the Odd Down Sports Ground Cycle Track, Chelwood Drive, Bath. BA2 2PR, starting at 1 p.m.. Individuals, groups and families are all welcome to come along and help raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

We have now chosen our nominated charity for this year. A donation will be made to “Sophia’s Dream To Walk” at the end of the year. St Keyna Townswomens Guild meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Fear Hall, Keynsham between 9.45 and 11.45 am. They are a friendly, outgoing group of ladies who enjoy interesting speakers and numerous sub-group outings and activities. Do come along to our next meeting for a coffee/tea and biscuits and you will be made most welcome. Follow us on Twitter @KeynaTG.

We are charging adults £5, children £2 and families £12 to have the afternoon on the dedicated cycle track. We will also have “Its a Knock Out” teams competing and refreshments will be available. Halfords will be on hand with help and advice about bikes plus bringing along one of their sponsored National cycling competitors. Come along for a great afternoon’s entertainment and fun and help beat prostate cancer!

KEYNSHAM CEMETERY A Blessing/Dedication of a recently installed bench to Commemorate World War I and a blessing of the new Cremated Remains area at Keynsham Cemetery took place on Friday 29th May. Reverend Andrew Judge, Churches Together Keynsham & Saltford, carried out the blessings and the event was attended by new and previous Town Councillors, members of various Keynsham organisations, local Funeral Directors and Town Council staff.


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KEYNSHAM GOOD CITIZENS

AWARDS 2014

IAN CARTER Ian has been involved with the 1st Keynsham Scouts for 50 years after he joined the Cubs in 1963. He now helps oversee a group that caters for 300 young people and has around 100 adult leaders and volunteers. He said the cheque for £100 would go to the Keynsham Explorer Scouts Unit in memory of his grandfather.

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t the Annual Town Meeting on 19th March, Keynsham Good Citizens Awards were presented to Keynsham residents Ian Carter and Bassam Shahin. Each recipient received a framed certificate and a cheque for £100 payable to the organisation of their choice.

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VEGETABLE PLOT

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his plot is for anyone in the community with an interest in ‘Grow your Own’ to share, anyone who would like to grow vegetables but doesn’t know how or doesn’t have a garden, or just loves gardening and wants to meet other like-minded people should come along to the community plot from 10.30 the first Saturday of the month. You’ll find us behind the cafe in the Keynsham Memorial Park. For further details call Aileen 0785 414 9008

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WALKERS ARE WELCOME T

he past few months has seen a surge in interest in the walks being organised by the group. With themed walks to both Manor Road Woodland and Abbots Wood, and longer trek around Folly Farm, with it’s magnificent display of wild flowers, and views across Chew Valley Lake, with an average of 25-30 members of the public now participating. The highlight has been a train trip to Bradford-on-Avon and two walks around this picturesque town. All these have been very social events with many friendships being forged. The next couple of months sees two very different but still interesting walks; the first on 13th June when we take a trip to Queen Charlton and join

in their Summer Fete. This will be a new departure for the group with a walk on a Saturday. We will be starting from the Memorial Park Cafe at 1.00pm heading up Stockwood Road and taking the ByWay to Queen Charlton, where we shall spend some time to enjoy the event, then head back to Keynsham via Stockwood Vale. The second walk will be a train trip to Bristol to follow the Shaun the Sheep trail around the town. This will be on Sunday 12th July. As usual anybody is welcome on these walks, and full details can be found on the Keynsham Walkers are Welcome web-site, or you can contact us at wrwkeynsham@outlook.com.

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A YEAR OF DISCOVERY

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t was during the Keynsham Town Council meeting of January 2014 that the idea of a Town Youth Council was first discussed. Young people are often seen as outside the political process and not alone in being disinterested in politics. It is vital that youth engage in our community so with the good support of the Town Council, a small subgroup of three was formed to work out just how we would form a Town Youth Council. Mark Willcox {former youth worker}, Briony Waite {B&NES Officer} and Andy Wait {former Town Councillor and teacher} met to discuss the process.

It was agreed we would approach all the voluntary organisations in Keynsham to form a core group of young people. This group had some training and informal meetings to work out details such as: • How often we should meet? • Would the process involve local political parties? • What would be discussed? • What to call ourselves? • Where shall we meet? • How would we organise the meetings? • Will there be food?

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The first official meeting of the core group was in September where approx. 8 young people met with the adults who were boosted by Dan Crouch and George Morgan, both youth workers in the town. Cain Branscombe became Chair, Sam RabyElmer – Vice Chair and Millie Gregg – Secretary, a team of three had responsibilities for digital media. They chose the name of KeynshamNow for the Youth Council, they made a video with the help of Robin Morgan, and they decided on three young people issues to pursue, these were: BULLYING - DRUGS - YOUTH CRIME. The next step was to approach the 2 secondary schools in the town to ask if we could take assemblies, including viewing the video and run elections in the schools, both schools were most accommodating. Each school was offered 5 seats on KeyhshamNow. Andy Wait, Lead Mentor and Damien Erangey, the new Town Council Youth Worker, took the assemblies and received a positive response. In March, 5 members emerged to represent Wellsway and after elections at


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Broadlands, 5 successful candidates were elected from 11 hopefuls. The full Keynsham Youth Council has met twice in April and May and are rapidly forming a voice for Keynsham youth. They have already had discussions with the Town Council, the Police, @One, Project 28 and the Keynsham Wombles. With the Wombles, they helped clear the skateboard park of litter one evening. They are beginning to learn about our democracy and that can only be good for the town and our society. To learn more visit the facebook site or read from KeynshamN twitter feed. KeynshamNow has a Youth Town Council of around 20 members, the only one in B&NES and hopefully a group that will influence the town for many years to come.

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21 st - Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band 3pm – 5pm. A traditional brass band playing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes. Keynsham Bandstand.

WHAT’S ON

22nd - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm. 23rd - Town Council meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm.

JUNE

28th - Bristol East & Kingswood Band 3pm – 4.45pm. A performance of music that will be enjoyable for the whole community. Keynsham Bandstand.

13th - Queen Charlton Fete starting at 2pm. This is a traditional village fete with regular attractions such as Keynsham Town Band, Morris Men, Craft and Bric-a-brac stalls, cream teas and much more.

30th to 5th July - Keynsham Music Festival. A packed week of artists in every venue, see the centre pages for more information.

20th - Saltford School Summer Fair ‘ Through The Wars’ Saltford C of E Primary School, Saltford.

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JULY 3rd to 5th - 30th Annual Bath Microcar Rally. Keynsham Rugby Football Club. 4th - St John’s School Summer Fair 12 - 2pm. 4th - Little Pickles Market 10.30am – noon. A family market with nearly new tables for hire to sell baby/children’s items. Come and see what bargains you can find! £1 entry per Adult. Scout HQ, Mayfields, Ashton Way, Keynsham. 12th - Oldland Brass Ensemble 2.00pm – 4pm. Pieces from their repertoire include music from Mozart to the Beatles. Keynsham Bandstand. 13th - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm. 14th - Town Council meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm. 19th - Salvation Army, Hymns in the Memorial Park between 5.00 - 6.00pm. 26th - Bath Spa Band 3pm – 4.45pm. Here to entertain you with a variety of brass band music Keynsham Bandstand.

AUGUST 3rd - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm. 9th - City Of Bristol Brass Band 3pm – 5pm. Sit back, relax and enjoy the music from this and originally formed in 1936 as Fishpond’s British Legion Band. Keynsham Bandstand. 18th - Town Council meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm.

22nd - Burgess And Slide & Jodie Stadden 3pm – 5pm. Acoustic/folk music performances. Burgess & Slide quartet play 21st century country soul and Jodie Stadden sings folk-pop. Keynsham Bandstand. 22nd - Keynsham Fake Festival 2015 12.30 – 11.45pm. Tributes to Bon Jovi, The Stone Roses and Blondie. Keynsham Rugby Football ClubCrown Field, Bristol Road, Keynsham. 24th - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm.

SEPTEMBER 6th - Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band 3pm – 5pm. A second performance for 2015 by thus traditional brass band playing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes and ages. Keynsham Bandstand. 14th - Planning and Development Committee meeting in the Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, commencing at 7.30pm. 15th - Town Council meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham, commencing at 7pm. 26th - Keynsham Furniture Sale Old MOD building, Pixash Lane, Keynsham from 10am to 12pm. There will be a variety of items on sale, all of which have been brought to our Recycling Centres by residents and are in good enough condition for reuse. We will have a selection of furniture such as sofas, coffee tables, cupboards, dining tables and chairs, chests of drawers on sale (cash only) at bargain prices.


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lans are well ahead for this summer’s Festival line ups in The Park on July 5th – bands and performers booked include Bohemian Embassy, a welcome return for Portsmouth’s young ska and reggae band BigTopp, local talent including Foreign Affairs, Natalie Holmes, Caravaggio, George Jones, Sam Evans and Bristol’s Micaela Cheung on the Top Stage. The Bandstand Stage will feature Bristol’s, I am Horse, The Funkinsteins, Meet Your Feet, Keynsham’s The Blush and perhaps a return for Italian singer songwriter Gian Peara Millanetti. The developing TimeOut Stage will continue its mixture of bands and dance music with the likes of Keynsham’s Stone Cold Fiction, Jetpack and Nishe. The Community Performance Stage will feature Jazz with Keynsham’s Wholly Jazz, and performance from Students at Broadlands Academy, the Louisa Baker Music School and many other local groups’ performances. One big change this year will be that the bar facilities in The Park will, for the first time, feature an all Keynsham line-up, with more provision and a standardised pricing policy – so less queues and more choice! And more money for the local economy. We are also hoping to confirm some real developments with a contemporary dance platform at the Festival in our ongoing quest to represent better a large area of Keynsham interest.

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Also new this year will be activity in the Park on the Festival Saturday: For the first time there will be something to see for all those who visit the Park on the Saturday afternoon. There will be a programme of folk and acoustic music in the performance tent, bar and food, and a host of traditional dancing in the Town Centre and in The Park – including a “side” from Berlin. The traditional Gala Concert with Keynsham Orchestra will be as normal, but maybe with a folk knees-up in the adjacent marquee to close the evening. We hope to establish a quality Folk Festival on the Saturday – over time. Also in the pipeline for the Saturday afternoon is a procession around town of Keynsham’s classic and vintage cars – many of which will end up on display in the Park. The Festival Week continues to grow and will include no less than four “classical” concerts including early music, Keynsham’s flautist Chris Docherty and the Opera in The Park – this year to include male tenors and basses for the first time. There will be a Jazz cabaret evening with Emma Hutchinson in The Old Manor and a special feature of the week will be the concert to mark the finale of the Butterflies Voice Choir project in The Space on Wednesday the 1st July. This and lots more – more Keynsham venues than ever before are keen to be involved and we expect much fun in town on Monday 29th June. Finally and most important is the social media poll going on right now to help choose the film for the Cinema Under the Stars – the front runner seems to be Footloose! Have a say before polling closes – as they say! Full listings of events and performers will begin to appear on the Festival website in a couple of weeks. Festival organisers wish to extend a real thanks to all those newly involved this year, the regular sponsors, and those volunteering for the first time. To see all, help, volunteer etc watch our social media.


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THE FESTIVAL WEEK 29TH JUNE - 5TH JULY The 2015 Festival week will be fuller and more fun than ever before – every night of the week guaranteed!

MON 29TH JUNE Music along Temple Street Hopefully in every possible venue from Bonzo’s to The Ship – details to be announced.

TUES 30TH JUNE Chris Docherty with “Midsummer” Classical | Tuesday 30th June 2015 Starts 7.30 pm The Old Manor House, tickets £8 Chris, from Saltford, a talented professional flautist, presents an evening of light classical music with his Midsummer Trio: flute, piano and clarinet. Tickets, to include first drink of the evening, available from Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street. Acoustic Music at The Ship Acoustic | Tuesday 30th June 2015 Starts 8.45pm The Ship

Tickets: £5.00 available from Town Council Office 15-17 Temple Street. Our first Festival Week event at Keynsham’s new Space theatre – entrance from Temple Street, opposite Iceland Early Music with The Cantabile Consort Classical | Wednesday 1st July 2015 Starts 7.30pm Victoria Methodist Church, High Street, tickets £7 The Cantabile Consort chamber choir present a concert of early music – sublime music from the Renaissance – the 16th century. The kind of thing Henry VIII enjoyed from composers such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Alonso Lobo. There will be a pre-performance talk by Edward Davies, introducing the history and development of Renaissance polyphony. This evening will be one of the highlights of the Festival Week. The Cantabile Consort is directed by Keynsham’s William Stevens. Tickets available from Town Council Office 15-17 Temple Street. An Audience with Emma Hutchinson

WED 1ST JULY Butterflies Voice Choir Project Choir | Wednesday 1st July 2015 Starts 7.15pm The Space, Civic Centre Keynsham’s Butterflies Haven has long been established as a highly successful club and resource for young people on the autism spectrum. The Butterflies Voice Project, initiated by Keynsham Action Network, is for the creation of a Butterflies choir following TV’s Gareth Malone formula. This concert marks the climax of the project which began in September: expect not only performance but film footage of the choir’s development. Under the leadership of Charlie Groves this will be a very special and entertaining evening.

Jazz | Wednesday 1st July 2015 Starts 8.15pm The Old Manor House, tickets £5 A chance to hear Emma in delightful and intimate surroundings as she performs a selection of her own material veering towards the jazz and sophisticated area of her work – and a celebration of her new album “Coming Home”. Look out for options for tickets for meal and music. Details to be confirmed soon on the Keynsham Music Festival website. Jelli Records Acoustic Night at The Ship Acoustic | Wednesday 1st July 2015 Starts 8.45pm The Ship Expect some of Jelli Records best.


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THURS 2ND JULY Opera at The Hawthorns, Carpenters Lane Opera | Thursday 2nd July 2015 Starts 2pm A special afternoon concert of operatic music for the residents of Hawthorns House, Carpenters Lane, to be performed by members of Simply Opera prior to their concert in The Park this evening. We are proud to have this event at the Festival and grateful to Sirona and Curo who are kindly supporting this event. Opera In the Park Opera | Thursday 2nd July 2015 Starts 7.00pm Park Café, Free Event Opera outdoors on a fine summer evening; perfect. And this year new developments – bass, tenor and soprano voices – male and female, even, for the first time. We welcome back to Keynsham some of the members of Simply Opera who produced the Pirates of Penzance for us in The Space in March. This will be fabulous. This event is free, but we will ask for donations, hosted by The Park Cafe and, this year, kindly sponsored by MF Freeman, the firm who will be developing the old Fry’s Factory in Keynsham. 7pm start – we will aim to provide as much cover as we can, should it not be fine, but if you can’t arrive early you might bring chairs and blankets etc. Bar, hot and cold drinks. A Taste of the Eastern Mediterranen World Music | Thursday 2nd July 2015 Starts 7.30pm Pomegranate, Market Walk, tickets £15 This promises to be a high-light of the Festival week – a range of food mezze buffet style with Eastern Mediterranean flavours, accompanied by authentic music from the same region – and at the same time celebrating Pomegranate’s new premises in Market Walk. Bristol Jazz trumpeter David Mowatt walked, some years ago, on a personal pilgrimage from Bristol to Palestine – along the way he met and played with local musicians from the Balkans, Greece, and on to Turkey, Syria and Israel. He and

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his fellow players tonight combine these influences for a varied and authentic. It will be fascinating to see what happens! Tickets £15 to include food, free first drink and music. Available from Town Council Office 0117 9868683 – limited numbers so book early! All proceeds for this event will be used to support Kurdish Refugees in the Syrian region of the ISIS tragedy. We are most grateful to Nadeem and his staff for hosting this event. TimeOut Acoustic in The Ship Acoustic rock | Thursday 2nd July 2015 Starts 8.45pm Once again a chance to hear some of Keynsham’s best young musicians performing acoustically before they hit The Park on Sunday! A special extra Film Works screening for Music Festival week – The Space 7.30 TBC.

FRI 3RD JULY Live Simply- Small Is Powerful with Adam Lent (of the RSA), tickets £6.50 Starts 7.30pm | The Space, Keynsham Civic Centre Tickets available from Keynsham Town Council, 1517 Temple Street. St John’s Choir Summer Concert 7.30pm D&B – the dance event at Keynsham Town FC 7.00pm. Cinema in The Park – chosen by public poll – FOOTLOOSE The Park 10.15pm

SAT 4TH JULY IN THE PARK The Festival’s biggest development this year will be the Saturday afternoon and evening in the Park – full of activity and entertainment for the first time. Introducing Keynsham’s first Folk Festival! 12pm A procession of Keynsham’s classic and vintage cars around the High Street and into the Park for viewing by 1pm.


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2.00pm Morris and folk dancing throughout afternoon in Market Walk and in the Park. Local and international dance troupes will include Somerset Morris, Mr Wilkins Shilling and Kopenicker Folkloretanzgruppe (from Berlin). Look out for bandstand area and top of Park. From 2pm - 10pm or later! In the Performance Tent, some of the best local performers, some big local names including Bath’s Inu who will provide late dancing, Helen James and Paul Barclay, Bristol’s The Honeyfire, Bath Youth Folk Orchestra and Cindy Stratton. All day ticket, on the day or in advance from Keynsham Town Council office 15-17 Temple Street. 7pm Gala Concert- Keynsham Orchestra with their traditional Festival concert on the Top Stage. Picnic in the Park with Pimms. Bar open from 7pm. Free performance but get a ticket from the Town

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SUN 5TH JULY FESTIVAL DAY There are four music and performance stages hosting over 40 performing acts, and the Creative Arena for kids and site attractions –including we hope –pop-up contemporary dance. Sunday Highlights: BigTopp, The Funkinsteins, Natalie Holmes, Foreign Affairs, and so much more. Tickets available from Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street. See the Keynsham Music Festival website for details and updates

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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.

THINGS TO DO

Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street.

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

Keynsham Short Mat Bowls Group meet every Monday from September to May between 1.45 and 4 pm. For more information call 0117-986 4014. Keynsham’s community singing group meet every Monday between 7.15pm to 9.30pm at Castle School. Contact Roy on 0117 949 8587 for more information. Free community play sessions are being held on Mondays in Downfield Park, Cleeve Grove, Keynsham between 3.30pm and 6pm. The sessions are arranged by Wansdyke Play Association. For more information, contact admin@wpg-play.com.

Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am.

TUESDAY St Keyna Townswomens Guild meet every second Tuesday of the month between 9.45 am and 11.45 am in the Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. There

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are always lots of interesting speakers covering wide ranging subjects. Sub groups meet on other days and these include Art, Books, Outings, Skittles, Walkers, Scrabble and many more. It is most enjoyable way to make new friends or embark on a new hobby so do come along to our next meeting - enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and you will be made most welcome. Keynsham Old Time Dance Club meet at The Fear Hall High Street, Keynsham (Sept – May). 7.30pm to 10pm. Professional Teachers; easy friendly social atmosphere. Visitors and New Members welcome. Further details on 0117 986 4014 or 0117 986 2819. The Fry Club joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information contact 0117 986 4785. Make new friends at the Keynsham Older People Social Group, they meet on the first Tuesday of every month between 2pm and 3pm at the Community @67 in Queens Road. For more information contact 0117 986 8623. Early Support Stay & Play Sessions from 9.30am11.15am on 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact Keynsham Children’s Centre 01225 395400 ChoirJam pop choir meets on Tuesdays 7.30 – 9pm, Wellsway School, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults of all ages. For details/to book a taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 www.choirjam.co.uk. Get sorted at TimeOut from 10am to 3pm. Bored? Take time out to Get Sorted! If you’re aged 16-18 and not doing anything with your day, drop in and see us at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street.

WEDNESDAY The Community@67 Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm. Our members have been introduced to a number of new authors and a wide variety of different categories. Anyone interested can ring 07727626794 or just come along. The Book Club meets at 67 Queens Rd, Keynsham. Keynsham Photographic Society meets weekly between September and April, upstairs in The Fear Hall, 7.30pm. For more information visit www.keynshamphotograhicsociety.co.uk ChoirJam pop choir meets on Wednesday mornings 11am – 12.30pm, Fear Hall, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults aged 18 - 80+ (disabled access). Come and have fun singing and make new friends! No experience necessary. For details or to book a FREE taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 or email emma@choirjam.co.uk. Project night at TimeOut, Project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. from 7pm to 9pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street. Speech & Language Toddler Time 10am-12noon (referrals only). Telephone 01225 831752 or speak to your health visitor. Maths@67 runs every Wednesday in term time from 4pm to 5pm for children in years 5 and 6. For more information contact community@67 on 0117 9863961. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am.

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 4pm.

Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 8pm.

Keynsham Ladies Running Group every week from 7pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info.

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Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 11am and 12pm to 6.30pm.

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Keynsham Bootcamp at 6.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info.

ASP Poetry Circle meet on the 1st Thurday of every month at suite 7, Broadlands School, Keynsham from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. For more info www.totallymaracas.btck.co.uk/ASPPoets.

Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre from 10.30am and 7pm. Housing Advice Service is held in the Keynsham Town Council offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham on Thursdays between 9.00 and 12.30. Housing Officers from B&NES Council are available for short consultations on a first come first serve basis. For further information contact the Housing Options and Homelessness Team on 01225 396296.

Stay and Play (for 0-5 years) from 9.30am to 11.00am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Play and development opportunities for parents and children to meet and have fun. Open drop in session at TimeOut where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 13 to 19 welcome at 1-2 River Terrace, Temple Street.

Slimming World Classes at Keynsham Baptist Church, High street at 9.00am, 11.00am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Ann for more information on 07900 245304.

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.

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Childminding Group from 9.30am - 11.30am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Contact Sarah Allum on 01225 396071 or 07530 233002.

FRIDAY Crafty chats if you are interested in crafts and meeting likeminded people, come along to the Labbott Community Room between 11am and 1pm every week. Keynsham Short Mat Bowls group meet every Friday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, for more information contact 0117 986 4014. Parent Support Group from 9.30am-11.30am, Term Time Only Drop in group for parents/carers, get support, meet other parents and learn practical tips. A creche is available for 0-5 year olds. Places must be booked in advance, at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Keynsham Country Market, Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. Every Friday 10.30am – 12pm. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 7pm. Gentle Exercise to build strength and tone at The River Suite from 11am for 60 minutes. Body sculpt to build strength and tone at the Club Lounge from 5.45pm for 55 minutes. Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes. Keynsham Leisure Centre run multi-sport drop in session on Fridays from 10 - 12noon where you can play badminton, squash or table tennis and have a swim. No need to book. Just turn up. Equipment is provided if you do not have your own. Integral Hatha Yoga suitable for beginners at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick road, Keynsham from 10am to 11am call 07789 880415 for more details.

SATURDAY Keynsham Town’s under 13’s football team train every Saturday between 10am and 12noon. Contact Darren on 07904 036483 for more information. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8.00am to 3.30pm. Energise and Burn exercise class at The River Suite from 10am for 45 minutes. Pay and Play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 7pm. Yoga Hatha at the River Suite from 11am for 60 mins. Circuit training at the Club Lounge from 5:30pm for 55 minutes.

SUNDAY Inflatable play in the Swimming pool at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 3.45pm to 4.45pm Holy communion/morning prayer at St John the Baptist Church at 9.30am. Open door service at St John the Baptist Church at 11.15am. Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church at 10am. Sunday morning service at Keynsham Methodist Church at 10am. Keynsham Parish Players are looking for new members to join their happy band, both on and backstage. Rehearsals take place in the Parish Hall every other Sunday afternoon and often during the week, to join call 0117 986 3354. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 3pm. Aqua aerobics at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 7pm to 8pm. Energise and Burn exercise class at the River Suits from 10:00am for 45 minutes.


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t’s that busy time of the year for our Keynsham in Bloom Community Group, we have been working hard over the past few months ahead of this year’s South West in Bloom judging, on Friday 10th July. Our Bloom volunteers have been busy planting out spring bulbs, as well as carrying out litter picking and tidying up at Keynsham Railway Station and have attended a number of community events including the Keynsham Scout Plant Sale to promote Keynsham in Bloom. We are always looking out for new volunteers and would welcome anyone who has a few hours to spare. We normally hold one committee meeting a month, where we meet up to discuss various ideas and plans for further enhancement projects. You do not necessarily have to join our committee, we can always do with a couple of pairs of extra hands to help out at various work parties and events throughout the year. We are currently looking for someone to take on the role of secretary, this would mainly involve taking minutes at our committee meetings and maybe some admin, depending on how much time the person has to spare. If anyone is interested they can email Denise James, Chair, Keynsham in Bloom, on deejamy@yahoo.co.uk. Friday 10th July sees us welcoming judges Lesley Jelleyman and Terry Porter, who will be judging Keynsham as part of this year’s RHS South West in Bloom Competition. We will be showcasing both our work and that of the community groups who also have joined us as part of the In Bloom Campaign. The judges will be following a carefully planned judging route which will include visits to a number of locations and community groups. We hope to visit St Dunstan’s Church garden, Vicarage Green, Keynsham Railway Station, Keynsham Methodist Church garden, The Memorial Park,

Keynsham Scout Headquarters, Manor Road Woodland, Keynsham Allotments, Transition Keynsham and Wellsway School. We are also asking people to knit floral petals, which we will use to decorate the park railings. You can find a pattern for floral petals on page 35 Last year we were successful in reaching agreement with Highways to allow us to position six floral planters along the High Street, which were sponsored by local traders. They have helped to enhance and improve the look of our local High Street. We have received a great deal of positive comments, all of which said how much they have

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helped to improve the look of our local High Street. As a result a further six are to be positioned along Temple Street and High Street, these planters are also available for sponsorship and we would welcome local traders to contact us if they would like to sponsor a planter. Each planter is available for sponsorship and will be renewed every 12 months. We have also been successful in obtaining funding from Severnside Community Rail Partnership, and will be planting up the troughs at Keynsham Railway Station. We are also looking at sustainable planting schemes at our Welcome to Keynsham signs, these should start to appear over the next couple of months. If anyone would like to join our group, or knows of a location in need of some help from green fingered volunteers, please contact Denise James at deejamy@yahoo.co.uk

LET’S GET KNITTING Help Keynsham In Bloom Community Group to yarn bomb the railings of the road bridge into town with bright knitted flowers. The flowers will be in place as part of the town’s entry into the South West in Bloom competition. Flower knitting patterns are available from the Town Council office, 15 – 17 Temple Street or email Dawn – deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk. Deliver your completed knitted flower(s) to Keynsham Town Council office by Friday 3rd July.


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FLOWER KNITTING PATTERN Large Flower Arrange petals as desired and sew into place. Cast on 12 stitches
 Row 1. Slip 1, knit 11
 Row 2. Slip 1, purl 11
 Row 3. Slip 1, *k1, yo (yarn over), repeat from* to last st, knit 1 Row 4. Slip 1, purl to end. Continue in stocking stitch (slipping the first st of every row) for 14 more rows Row 19. Knit 2 tog twice, knit to last 4sts, knit 2 tog twice Row 20. Purl Repeat row 19 & 20 3times more Row 27. Knit 2 tog 3 times
 Row 28. Purl Row 29. Knit 3 together fasten off

Deliver your completed knitted flower(s) the Keynsham Town Council office (Temple Street, Keynsham) by Friday 3rd July 2015.

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Activities which take place on these evenings include developmental sessions for TimeOut Member’s Management Team, Keynsham Neighbourhood Task Force and projects such as drug awareness, sexual health & relationships, bullying etc. THE ALLOTMENT PROJECT Keynsham Youth Service has an allotment space which is used to support young people to learn about growing food. This forms part of a wider project focusing on awareness of food. This project is very new and started through the passions of Carole & Bernard Duckett who have helped not only through supporting the young people at the allotment but also through helping the project acquire tools and a shed.

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he Youth Centre is accessible to young people aged 13-19. It is opened on the following nights: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-9.30pm Drop In session for 13-19 year olds, 50p entry fee Activities which take place on these nights include football on the floodlit pitch; music studio recording, filming project, female only sessions; table tennis; pool; air hockey; big screen TV; computers for internet use, CV workshops & job searches. Wednesdays 7pm-9.30pm Project based session for young people aged 13-18 Free entry

The Allotment Project only got started over the Easter school holidays with 2 sessions happening over this time. The first was based in TimeOut and focused on young people planting seedlings and starting the propagating process. Each young person’s seedlings were labelled so young people can take individual care of their own and measure the developments of their plants over time. The plan will be for these seedlings to be eventually transported to our allotment. The seeds planted included chilli, basil, cress, cabbage, parsley, chives, courgette, celery, tomatoes, peppers, fennel, a sunflower & a Venus fly trap. The second session saw 13 young people get involved at the allotment, turning soil and getting rid of stones in preparation for planting. For young people not so green fingered and who want to show their creativity in other ways we will be creating a scarecrow for the allotment and decorating our new shed. The Youth Service now operates 2 allotment sessions a week (Tuesday & Thursdays 4pm6pm) thanks to the volunteers who support this project. The young people have planted potatoes, broad beans and onions to date and we will be transferring all the seedlings before the summer.


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KEYNSHAM NEIGBOURHOOD TASK FORCE Keynsham Neighbourhood Task Force which is fondly called the ‘Neighbourhoodies’ are a group of young people who are dedicated in making a difference within the community. Any young person from Keynsham can join and get involved. Recently the Hoodies joined the Keynsham Wombles to do a litter pick at the Memorial Park. The Hoodies are also updating the flower bed area within Sherwood Close, a project which they started last year and are planning a project in Tintagel. BUSH CRAFT SCHOOL Bush Craft School is a new initiative of the Youth Service. One of our youth workers is also a qualified Forest School leader and has put together a programme which will run throughout the summer. The first session of Bush Craft School saw young people cook a nettle, wild garlic and dandelion risotto with wild garlic bread. Most of the ingredients were foraged from the Memorial Park.

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Young people enjoyed learning about the different edible plants that were at hand and how they could be used in cooking. The Bush Craft School will continue throughout the summer with a view of identifying young people who are interested in participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme. “It is important that all young people have an opportunity to understand the role of nature within our lives and it is so lovely when I see a young person reconnect with nature” Lisa Tozer, Forest School Leader and Youth Worker. Other sessions have included understanding the impact and responsibility of fire making with practical sessions in which young people can participate. Further sessions will explore cooking with a campfire, quizzes on identifying flora & fauna and an overnight camping event where young people have to put together their shelters.


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MEET THE TEAM DAMIEN ERANGEY

Youth Worker Youth Service with Keynsham Town Council Q. Do you live in Keynsham? A. No, I live in the sunny sea side town of Weston super Mare. I moved from London last August and I am planning to move to Keynsham in the next couple of months.

the philosophy of enabling the client to become the creator of the service so as long as young people are participating at a stakeholder level we should see a diverse and dynamic programme that hopefully will appeal to most young people.

Q. What is your experience as a Youth Worker? A. I have 25 years experience of working with young people. The majority of that time has been in Youth Services within the London Boroughs. I have been incredibly lucky to work with some brilliant youth workers throughout my career and to have also tried several styles of youth work including working in partnership with the Met Police to target gang members in London and working for the Children & Adolescence Mental Health Service.

Q. Away from work what are your hobbies/ interests? A: I am a keen reader. I also like walks and rambles.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your work? A: Youth work is in essence a style of informal education so the most enjoyable part of my job is seeing growth and development within young people, be that behaviour changes, social skill development or national accreditation which recognises their achievements. Q: What do you think the future holds for the Keynsham Youth Service? A: I think it is positive. We have a brilliant team who are passionate about what they do and they give over and above what is expected of them. If you have a team like that then you will be able to deliver a better service. We also have the new youth provision opening in September which will replace TimeOut so these are exciting times. Youth work is quite unique in

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he Keynsham Talking Newspaper is always on the lookout for new listeners. This is a free service for partially sighted and blind people which comes to them on a weekly basis. These days we record on a memory stick rather than tape and provide our listeners with a player which is very simple to use and we can help with getting started. If anyone knows of someone who could benefit from the service please contact us on 0117 299 3021.

The Newspaper are also looking for someone to join the Editing Team, on a voluntary basis, for the News ‘side’. The Editor selects the news items from local newspapers of the region ready for the recording team. As such they would need to be available on a Thursday (usually morning) when they are on duty which is about once a month. For more details please phone 0117 986 2755.

FOCUS ON FRY TENNIS CLUB With the longer evenings and the promise of summer, do you fancy dusting off your racquet and playing tennis again? If so, come and join us at Fry Tennis Club. We are situated on the Somerdale site, close to the Bowls Club and the new Fry Club. We have two synthetic, floodlit courts. There are two multipurpose courts alongside which can also be booked by members of the public for tennis through the main Fry Club. Membership currently stands at 40 adults and 20 juniors and the annual membership fee is £95 for adults and £20 for juniors. This includes membership of the Fry Social Club. Fry Tennis Club has many facets to suit the needs of its members. These include: • Club nights on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year • Club play on Saturday afternoons from 1.30pm • Senior members play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings • A morning Ladies group

Junior coaching is available on Saturday mornings. Matches are played in the Avon League and the Club has 1 Men’s and 1 Ladies’ team in the summer league and 1 mixed team in the late summer league; there is also 1 mixed team in the Winter league and a mixed Veterans’ team. During Club play, tennis balls are provided free of charge and members are entitled to join the BTM (British Tennis Membership) free of charge which gives entitlement to enter the Club ballot for Wimbledon tickets. This year six lucky couples will be travelling to SW19 over the two weeks of the tournament. For further information, please contact Ann Smith on 0117 9862845 or email medwaysmith@ yahoo.co.uk. More information about junior membership and coaching is available from Richard Conway on 07909 988115 or email rich. conway@virgin.net. You can also check out the website at www.frytennisclub.org.uk.


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COMMUNITY NETWORKING

2015 EVENT M

any local community groups and organisations came together on 28th May for the annual open public networking event.

If you are interested in attending next year’s event contact Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk on 0117 986 8683.


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ASPARAGUS FRITTATA INGREDIENTS • 12-14 asparagus, woody ends trimmed and sliced in half lengthways • 8 eggs • 3 spring onions, chopped • 30 g dill, roughly chopped • 30 g coriander, roughly chopped • a pinch of pink Himalayan salt, or sea salt • 4 tsp sunflower oil, or sunflower seed butter • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

4. Evenly arrange the asparagus on top of the egg mixture in the pan and then put the pan into the oven for 15 minutes or until the egg is firm. Slice in the pan, remove each slice and serve with a large side salad.

METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Bring a pan of water with 1 tablespoon of table salt to a rolling boil and put your asparagus in for 1 minute. Drain the asparagus and run under ice cold water until cold. 2. Crack your eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk and add the spring onions, dill and coriander to the egg mixture. Season with a pinch of Himalayan pink salt. 3. Heat the oil in a non-stick heavy-bottomed, ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat. Toss the sesame seeds into the pan and then as soon the seeds start changing colour, to a golden brown, pour in the egg mixture.

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KEYNSHAM MEMORIAL PARK BANDSTAND SUMMER PROGRAMME Event

Date

Details

Church Community & Family Event

Saturday 6th June 2015 1pm – 4pm

Music, crafts, games, food, inflatables and much more.

Keynsham Brass Band

Sunday 7th June 2015 3pm – 5pm

Second performance of the season - our home town band.

KLOGS

Sunday 14th June 2015 2pm – 4pm

The best choir of its type in the area!

Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band

Sunday 21st June 2015 3pm – 5pm

A traditional brass band playing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes and ages.

Bristol East & Kingswood Band

Sunday 28th June 2015 3pm – 4.45pm

A performance of music that will be enjoyable for the whole community.

Music Festival

Saturday 4th July 2015

Full details to follow

Music Festival

Sunday 5th July 2015 12 – 9pm

A must visit for all.

Oldland Brass Ensemble

Sunday 12th July 2015 2pm – 4pm

NEW FOR 2015 – formed as quartet in 2002 and has since grown to 7 players – Pieces from their repertoire from Mozart to the Beatles.

Salvation Army Hymns in the Park

Sunday 19th July 2015 5pm - 6pm

Annual hymns in the park – come along and join in.

Bath Spa Band

Sunday 26th July 2015 3pm – 4.45pm

Here to entertain you with a variety of brass band music.

City of Bristol Brass Band

Sunday 9th August 2015 Times TBC

Seat back, relax and enjoy the music from this and originally formed in 1936 as Fishpond’s British Legion Band.

Wotton Silver Band

Saturday 15th August 3pm – 5pm

NEW FOR 2015

Acoustic/Folk music performances

Saturday 22nd August Times TBC

Full details to follow

Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band

Sunday 6th Sept 2015 3pm – 5pm

A second performance for 2015 by thus traditional brass band playing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes and ages.

Redland Wind Band

Sunday 13th Sept 2015 3pm – 5pm

Music to suit a wide range of tastes including show tunes, modern pieces composed especially for wind bands and classical music.

Choir Jam

Sunday 20th Sept 2015 Times TBC

This friendly pop choir from Keynsham has over 100 members and is here to entertain you.

Clevedon Brass band

Sunday 27th Sept 2015 3pm – 5pm

NEW FOR 2015 – 10 piece brass ensemble.


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

KEYNSHAM RESIDENTS are welcome to attend Town Council meetings held on Tuesday evenings in the Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham commencing at 7.30pm. Tuesdays 23rd June, 14th July, 18th August, 15th September, 13th October. PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE held in the Town Council office 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Monday evenings commencing at 7.30pm. Mondays 1st June, 22nd June, 13th July, 3rd August, 24th August, 14th September, 5th October, 26th October.

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

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

Keith Baker Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9071090

Dave Biddleston Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9870081

Judith Cron Conservative (East) Tel: 07751 657370

Tony Crouch Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9864648

John Douglas Conservative (East) Tel: 07774 622105

kb007c8458@blueyonder.co.uk

davebiddleston@hotmail.co.uk

judecron@hotmail.co.uk

anthonycrouch@hotmail.com

pjdouglas@hotmail.com

Carole Duckett Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9865350

John Fleming Conservative (South) Tel: 0117 9866211

Clive Fricker Conservative (East) Tel: 0117 986 9250

David Nelson Conservative (East) Tel: 07973 202058

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

clive.fricker@hotmail.com

davidbnelson2001@yahoo.co.uk

lisa_o’brien@bathnes.gov.uk

Sam Waite Conservative (East)

Zoe Wilkins Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9044254

carole.duckett@caduce.plus.com

Brian Simmons Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9096596

Kate Simmons (Vice Chair) Allan Sinclair Conservative (South) Conservative (South) Tel: 07798 831020 Tel: 07707 013746

brian_simmons@bathnes.gov.uk

katesimmons82@hotmail.com

allan.sinclair@blueyonder.co.uk

samuelswaite@gmail.com

trulybespoke@live.co.uk

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


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