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Summer 2016 - Issue 17

Produced for Keynsham Town Council

KEYNSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL (page 19) KEYNSHAM IN BLOOM ENTRY FORM (page 29)


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C O N T E N T S

WELCOME TO

LOCAL CARERS SUPPORT

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YOUTH SERVICE

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DANCE YOUR BODY AWAKE

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ART SPACE

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WALKING FESTIVAL

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GRANTS PRESENTATION

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hat a lot we have to look forward to in the summer months! It is a time when so many of our residents show extra support and effort for their town. Keynsham in Bloom Community Group, who maintain the planters in the High Street have also this year, with children from St Keyna School, assisted Community@67 to bring colour to the shopping parade at Queens Road. The Scouting groups have also done their bit – replanting the containers in Ashton Way car park - and several residents will be enhancing the attractiveness of their local neighbourhood with their beautiful garden displays. Then, of course, our Music Festival will be taking place from 27th June – July 3rd. There is a varied programme scheduled for each night of the week, with a folk/gala festival on Saturday and the ‘big day’ on Sunday. This event attracts thousands of people and their spending power to the centre of Keynsham – benefiting us all - and the Town Council is proud to continue its sponsorship of this popular family event. However, it could not take place without the dedication of countless volunteers, some of whom work throughout the year to make it happen! On a different note, June will see a further public engagement on our future leisure centre provision and the redevelopment of Riverside. By the time this newsletter has reached you, your Town Councillors and BANES officers will have met to discuss proposals and subsequently, two open meetings are being held on Thursday 9th June 6.30 – 8.30pm and on Tuesday 14th June between 2.00 – 4.00pm at the Space (above the Library) in order to seek the views of residents. Only then, will a final decision on the way forward be taken. Enjoy the Summer.

Cllr Lisa O’Brien Chair, Keynsham Town Council

ANNUAL REPORT

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GOOD CITIZENS AWARD

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KEYNSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

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PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

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KEYNSHAM WOMBLES

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COMMUNITY@67

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WHAT’S ON

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KEYNSHAM IN BLOOM

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MEET THE NEW TOWN CLERK

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THINGS TO DO

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TRANSITION NETWORK

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TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS

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YOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS

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LOCAL SUPPORT FOR CARERS IN KEYNSHAM “Hi! I’m Jo Grobler, your local carers’ officer. I work for the Carers’ Centre and my role is specifically to support families and individuals living in Keynsham who look after someone at home. This might mean looking after an elderly parent; a child with special needs or a partner with a long term condition. Looking after someone you love can be rewarding, but we know it can also be tiring, stressful and lonely.

If you look after someone and would like to find out how I can help, or if you would like to find out how you can help carers living locally, please get in touch! Ring 0800 0388 885 or email jo.grobler@banescarerscentre.org.uk.Together, we can work to make Keynsham a carer friendly community. To find out more about the Carers’ Centre, and what we do across Bath & North East Somerset visit www.banescarerscentre.org.uk”

My role here in Keynsham, is to make sure every carer has the support they need to manage their caring role. I give expert information & advice; help carers find opportunities to take a break; connect carers living locally to each other and ensure no carer feels like they have to care on their own.

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EW TIMEOUT BUILDING. The new building opened on Thursday 14th April and the IT suite including film making and editing suit will be installed shortly. The music studio has also arrived and some of the young people have been receiving training over the last two months in Riverside Studio in Bath in all aspects of the music studio. ALLOTMENT PROJECT This project is due to start in the next few weeks. It runs on a Wednesday from 4pm until 6pm. Young people will be learning how to grow food which will then be cooked as part of the food and nutrition project in TimeOut. TARGETED SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN KEYNSHAM The youth workers at TimeOut can offer signposting to other services for young people to enable them to get the support they need. Targeted one to one support is also offered to the young people who attend TimeOut. TimeOut currently offers drop in sessions for all young people aged 13 to 19 on a Tuesday and a Thursday evening from 7pm until 9.30pm. Wednesday is project night. Young people sign up to attend the different projects on offer to them i.e. Nutritious and Delicious, Creation Station, Making and Baking. Currently the young people

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DANCE YOUR BODY AWAKE Local community Dance Your Body Awake for over 60’s took to the Bandstand Stage in Keynsham Park on Friday 20th May at 1.00pm, to participate in a GLOBAL BIG DANCE PLEDGE where people all over the world danced a piece of choreography by AKRAM KHAN.

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This was followed by various dance and movement routines practiced in their weekly classes held at St. Johns Church Hall, Keynsham. The oldest participant was Winifred who is 96 years old.

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ollowing the success of its first month, the Keynsham pop-up Art Space shop in Temple Street will continue for another month, well into June - or until a new commercial leaseholder is found for the premises. Organiser Caroline Butcher said: “This shop, and the one back in December, surely demonstrate a need for more art work in Keynsham. The Saturday morning workshops on the street were very well supported and great fun. It was gurt lush”. Clearly there is no shortage of local artists to fill the space and support the venture.

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KEYNSHAM WALKING FESTIVAL

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he weather was kind to us, with only one shower over the weekend of the first ever Keynsham Walking Festival. Over 130 people took part in the 7 walks, with which the organising group were well pleased. With 2 short themed walks covering Photography and Nature for which Andrew Wells and David Sage and members of the Avon Wildlife Trust, were our guides. The most popular was the 6 mile history walk lead by Richard Dyson and members of the Saltford and Keynsham Local History Society, which included a stop for cream teas at Queen Charlton, kindly provided by Tesco.

Saltford Walkers, Keysham Methodist Ramblers and Somerdale Ramblers, each organised their own walks as part of the festival, with their members teaming up with members of the public, visiting most of the outlying villages and local hostelries, some time during the weekend. The longest walk was an 8 mile trek to the villages of Burnett and Compton Dando The social evening in the Scout Hall on the Saturday at which Carol Thomson gave a thoroughly interesting pictorial account of her walking the Great wall of China, was well supported. Not only included in the evening was a drink on arrival, a buffet, and raffle, but a montage of photographs taken by members throughout the year on our various walks was on display The whole festival culminated in a family event at the Memorial Park, which over 200 people attended. Not only was there a treasure hunt to find animals scattered around the park, we also had a visit from the” Frozen” Princesses enthralling the audience with songs from the film, and Jimmy Mac was on hand to compere the event and make sure everyone went home happy and with a balloon sculpture

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The event was deemed such a success that plans are already underway for another next year. The organisors would like to thank: Andrew Wells Carol Thomson David Sage and the members of the Avon Wildlife Trust Helen Gilroy and the Saltford Walkers Jeff Sawyer and the Keynsham Methodist Ramblers Keynsham Town Council Staff Les Cumner and the Somerdale Ramblers Moorcroft Drury Ltd Richard Dyson and the members of the Saltford and Keynsham Local History Society Tesco Waitrose

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ANNUAL REPORT 2015/2016 REPORT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TOWN COUNCIL COUNCILLOR LISA O’BRIEN

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s we look forward to the warmer days of spring, it’s good to reflect on changes to our town over the last year and some of the initiatives that the Town Council is taking forward. With the Civic Centre completed, new Clock Tower in place and retail units almost all occupied, more residents are frequenting the restaurants, shops, library and community space for leisure and every day use. Temple Street has recovered some of its bounce and there are new retail outlets along the High Street. Keynsham is buzzing again, with music and other forms of culture increasingly prevalent. The pop-up Art Space project exhibiting local artists’ work in December demonstrated clearly the thirst for art and crafts in our neighbourhood. The Town Council has agreed an action plan, highlighting developments which we wish to progress or encourage others to accomplish. We intend to improve use of our own resources to promote social and leisure events in our town, work with community groups to extend communication links and cultivate improved environments for our residents. One way we are driving this forward is through the creation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan. This project aims to establish what type of environment our community wants to have in the future. For instance, how should its economic development tie in with infrastructure needs? If you are interested in becoming part of this task force,

please contact the Town Council office for more details. Your input will be very welcome. Community groups that have already made a difference are the Keynsham in Bloom group which spearheaded the work to win a South West in Bloom ‘Gold’ award last summer. They have worked so hard around the area; in the town centre, bringing colourful planters to our pavements, at the railway station, and other spots such as Manor and Queens Road communities. Another award - ‘The BANES Chairman’s Community Award for Best Neighbourhood Team of the Year’ - was justifiably awarded to the ‘Keynsham Wombles’ for the fantastic work they

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do through the year, clearing up and tidying our environment. Well done to both groups! The expansion of new homes will bring additional residents coming to live in our town. They will join a thriving, welcoming community! PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR CLIVE FRICKER The past year has seen a continuing stream of planning activity associated with development to the north, south and east of our town. A key priority has been the Committee’s liaison with local residents including additional site visits to sensitive locations.

Following the completion of B&NES Core Strategy attention has moved to the combined authorities of the West of England. Due largely to national pressure on housing development the Committee is carefully monitoring the consultation about a Joint Spatial Plan and Transport Strategy both of which have vital implications for Keynsham. Safeguarding green belt and maintaining our town as a distinct and separate community are two key policies fundamental to the Committee. To further strengthen the town the Committee decided in Spring 2016 to launch a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Keynsham. This will strengthen our legal position with planning matters, help establish what Keynsham people really want and add community cohesion to an urban area experiencing exceptional growth.

Keynsham & District Mencap Society

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our 18+ Club Members. 18+ Club is a social club for adults with learning disabilities. During the holiday you will be supporting the Members to join in with day trips to local attractions and to socialise with peer group, whilst providing support and general supervision.

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of these applications are still pending decision by B&NES Development Management Committee and 12 applications were withdrawn after the Committee made its decision. The Committee objected to 23 of 103 applications considered. These objections were due to Development in the Green belt 2, Site overdevelopment 18, Creating potential traffic & access problems 6, Out of keeping with the character of the area 11, Outside the building line 3, Highways 6, Effect on the conservation area 1, Loss of ecological habitats 2, No environmental impact assessment presented with the application 1, Lack of flood planning or flood mitigation plans 1, Amenity of neighbours light compromised 1, Overlooking issues 1 Loss of valuable retail space 1, 86% of our decisions to support or oppose applications coincided with subsequent decisions to approve or refuse by B&NES Development Management Committee. Wsixth Advert_Kaynsham-Voice_96x136mm-AW.pdf 1

ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR CAROLE DUCKETT The Allotments Committee have met three times in the municipal year and I am happy to report that the meetings chaired by myself, have been very friendly meetings, with members of the Keynsham Allotment Association and Town Councillors attending. Halfyearly reports from the Allotment Association are presented to the Committee and topics discussed have been, Polytunnels, Bonfires, siting of compost toilet, water supply and security.

I also attended the very well supported AGM of the Keynsham Allotment Association in February 29/04/2016 10:30:49 which was interesting and informative.

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If required to do so, I will be more than happy to continue to chair future meetings of the Town Council’s Allotment Committee.

KEYNSHAM WINTER FESTIVAL COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR LISA O’BRIEN

JOINT ARTS COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR ZOE WILKINS

This year saw some changes to our Winter Festival arrangements. We wanted to make the event more ‘family and community’ friendly so with that in mind, the large fun fair previously taking over much of Ashton Way car park was replaced by attractions to appeal to the younger audience, based in the improved environment of the Civic Centre. In order to include Temple Street more in the celebrations, we moved the performance stage to that area and also decorated the street with wall mounted Christmas trees – a feature which we hope to extend to the rest of the town centre next year. The weather wasn’t very kind on the night, but we were delighted that more community groups than in previous years took stalls along the high street, including an animal arena which housed a particularly angelic donkey! It was especially pleasing that almost all retailers or businesses in the Town Centre either opened their doors for the evening or at least left their lights on to welcome visitors. Local choirs and dancers entertained us on stage and in the street, and this year we also featured a full programme of entertainment in ‘The Space’, which was jammed pack all evening. We hope to encourage more residents and visitors to take part in our Winter Festival and have plans afoot to make that happen. See you next year!

The Joint Arts Committee meets quarterly and is made up of 6 Town Councillors, B&NES Councillors and B&NES Senior Arts Development Officer. The Committee’s key tasks are to monitor the budget for the Keynsham Arts Development Activities and to monitor the progress of the Keynsham Arts Plan. The Committee receives reports from the successful Arts grants organisations and also reports from the Arts Advisory Group. The pop-up Arts Space was held in Market Walk for the first time in December, organised by members of the Joint Arts Committee and was an excellent success with 60% of the attendees from the BS31 postcode area and there were many positive comments from visitors to the Arts Space. It is planned to have a mini Arts Space/Arts Trail the week of the Keynsham Music Festival in June/ July 2016. The Town Council are currently working on other projects to bring colour and vibrancy to locations throughout the town.

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GRANTS COMMITTEE REPORT BY CHAIRMAN, COUNCILLOR KATE SIMMONS Once again in 2015 the Town Council allocated £25,000 of its budget to grants for local groups that benefit Keynsham residents. The committee met in May 2015 to consider applications for a grant and recommended that grants be awarded to the following groups:

Winter Festival Window Display shield presented by Cllr Lisa O’Brien (Chair) to Butterdream Cream Bristol for best window display.

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Keynsham Cricket Club

500.00

Keynsham Explorer Scout Unit

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Keynsham Methodist Church

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Keynsham Wombles

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Butterflies – Haven

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Combe Down Holiday Trust

1000.00

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society

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Phoenix Keynsham Youth Theatre ARTS

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Community @ 67 – Community Radio ARTS

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St Francis Church

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Focus Counselling

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St. John’s Church

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Friends of Manor Road Woodland

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Swan Advice Service

1000.00

Fry Club Netball

1000.00

The Friends of Manor Road Woodland

950.00

Golden Oldies Charity ARTS

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Transition Keynsham (Food Group)

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J N Fear Hall

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Walkers Are Welcome

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Keynsham Action Network Group

500.00 800.00

The West of England MS Therapy Centre

500.00

Keynsham Allotment Association Keynsham & District Mencap Society

800.00

Keynsham Bowling Club

750.00

1st Keynsham Scout Group

1000.00

The 3-2-4 Playgroup

500.00

Age UK B&NES

500.00

Avon Wildlife Trust (Keynsham Branch)

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Baby Comes Too

A very successful Grants Presentation evening was held on 22nd July 2015 in the Community Space when organisations were presented with certificates and the grant award.


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GOOD CITIZENS AWARD

KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL Keynsham Town Council’s Good Citizens Award was this year presented to Ric Davison, director of Keynsham Music Festival, Keynsham Town Community Radio presenter and Arts Consortium co-ordinator, a role in which he has brought a number of productions and performers to The Space. Ric received a framed certificate from Town Council Chairman Lisa O’Brien at the Annual Town Meeting on April 21, as well as £100 to go to a good cause of his choice. Ric spoke about his involvement in the community before saying his £100 would

be split between Keynsham Music Festival Association, Keynsham Town Community Radio, the Arts Consortium and Dorothy House, in memory of Francis Clifton, a close friend of his son who lived in Keynsham and worked with the Scouts and who died last year at the age of 23. After the presentation, Ric said: “I am honoured with this award, if not embarrassed. The work I do is far from finished and of course also relies on the devotion of many other volunteers. But I am pleased that my views on town regeneration are being acknowledged in this way.”

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ike a Good Wine, We are Maturing. KeynshamNow, the Town’s Youth Council, meets monthly in The Space. We are a group of young people who want to make a difference in Keynsham. Our aim is to learn how to make change and to get young people’s views more widely known in the community. Very surprisingly, we were nominated for a Bath Pride Award, a set of annual awards supported by The Bath Chronicle. On 14th April, members of KeynshamNow attended the ceremony at the Bath Racecourse where we achieved a “Highly Commended”. The certificate is now proudly displayed in the new TimeOut youth centre. One of the ways KeynshamNow supports young people is by raising concerns about bullying in primary schools. Following a most successful visit to St Keyna Primary, at our May meeting, Megan Morris and two of her pupils visited us to discuss further the excellent work St Keyna are doing to combat this anti-social behaviour. KeynshamNow is impressed with the work going on there and also congratulated St Keyna Primary on a very positive Ofsted Report. More impressive to us than the Bath Pride Award was our invitation to take part in

the sell-out Keynsham European Question Time on Friday 27th May. Two members of KeynshamNow. Millie and Steph, were each given five minutes to speak, one for and one against, our membership of the EU. Clearly, this issue is most important for young people and all the people in The Space listened very carefully to two wellargued presentations. KeynshamNow intend to have a stall for the first time at the Keynsham Music Festival. We want to further engage with young people and to continue to raise our profile with the residents of Keynsham at the town’s most important annual community event. KeynshamNow always welcomes new members. If you want to learn more, you can email Andy Wait who is the lead mentor of KeynshamNow (waithere91@gmail.com) or look at our Facebook page KeynshamNow or twitter KeynshamN Andy Wait (Lead Mentor)


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27TH JUNE - 3RD JULY

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eynsham Music Festival is now one of the most successful “free” whole town community events in the UK. While it is also one of the largest, and highly organised, it retains, at its heart, the feel of a small town or even village event. This is something to be cherished and protected, and we can be proud of a wholecommunity participation that achieves just that! Especially as we move towards the 20th Festival in 2017. Keynsham Music Festival features a wide range of excellent and interesting food and drink, with a priority for local operators. This is no more true than with the on-site bars, all of which now are Keynsham-pubs-in-the Park with an agreed and very reasonable price range and a minimum of queuing. Please note that no glass can be brought on to the site, and alcohol in glass containers will be confiscated. The Festival relies on the Community’s care of The Park. Festival goers should respect the facilities and provision in The Park for rubbish and help to

maintain our honoured tradition leaving The Park on the Monday morning with the impression that nothing had happened over the weekend! We are indebted to the Keynsham Wombles for their work in ensuring that rubbish is never a problem for the audience and families. The Festival is also indebted to the whole community and all the individuals who make the Keynsham Music Festival a widely acclaimed family and community event; and to all the performers, local and international, who give their services for free in what is still a real celebration of local and original talent. The Festival relies on the funding of Keynsham Town Council, B&NES and the generosity of local business and service supporters. Please respect our sponsors, and please remember that your donations are also a crucial part of meeting the Festival’s costs – over £60,000. Donations are donations and not obligatory in any way, but still provide The Festival with an essential source of income.

The Great Keynsham Music Festival Pub Quiz – Monday 27th June 9.30pm – The Old Bank


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KEYNSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL The 19th Keynsham Musical Festival 2016. One of the UK’s largest Community Festivals and still mostly free! See everything at www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk

JAZZ AT THE FESTIVAL WED 29TH JUNE

Ros Cuthbert and her trio/cabaret jazz at The Old Manor. 7.30pm Tickets to include first drink.

SUN 3RD JULY 5pm - 7pm in the Park

ST MONICA’S PERFORMANCE STAGE Two big bands: The JJ Gatsby Band—big-time Swing Chameleonz— some standards, some modern and some crossover.

FOLK FESTIVAL SATURDAY IN THE PARK AND MARKET WALK Traditional Dance displays on Market Walk and in the Park.

CLASSICAL MUSIC MON 27TH JUNE

Chris Docherty in concert. Our local flautist returns with a selection of summer classics. 7.30pm, The Space. Tickets.

ST MONICA’S PERFORMANCE STAGE

Live performance 2pm till late. All day ticket £5.00. Including: Will Lawton, Bath Youth Folk Orchestra, Mac Seka, StrangeFolk, Back in The Day, Nasrudin.

TUES 28TH JUNE

From Cardiff University the Cantabile Consort— orchestra and choir. St John’s Church, Tickets.

THURS 30TH JUNE

Our annual Opera in The Park, with Simply Opera. 7pm free—donations. Sponsored by Davies and Way

SAT 2ND JULY

The Gala Concert, this year with Bristol’s Fantasy Orchestra — for something completely different! The Park, Free, but tickets to guarantee a seat in The Top Stage Marquee.

FRI 1ST JULY 7pm The Park, Live Simply, Dr Kate Rawles & Dr Eve Poole. Ideas and Alternatives.


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27TH JUNE - 3RD JULY ROCK AT THE FESTIVAL SUNDAY IN THE PARK SUN 3RD JULY Keynsham Memorial Park. Three stages midday onwards — free, donations, over 30 bands including:

POLAR BEAR WINDOWS TOP STAGE Victoria Klewin and the True Tones, Sam Evans Band, Caravaggio

TAYLOR WIMPEY ABBEY STAGE The Harlots, Phoenix Club, Naomi Rush, Stone Cold Fiction

WARDS SOLICITORS BANDSTAND STAGE Hogs Bison, Ria Timkin, The Funkinsteins, Phoenix River Band, Natalie Holmes. Full listings at www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk

CHOIRS AT THE FESTIVAL

At Grounded: New this year: The Grounded Garden stage will run live music from lunch time on both Saturday and Sunday featuring acoustic sets from some of the acts who will also be elsewhere in The Park, and others including Emma Hutchinson, Gavin Osborn, Bookshop Band, Sharon Marin, George Jones.

COUNTRY MUSIC SUN 3RD JULY

Red Ray, Emmet Scanlan - Top Stage Phoenix River Band - Bandstand Stage

A feast of ever popular local talent

FRI IST JULY

St Johns Church featuring: ChoirJam, KLOGs and for the first time The Good Afternoon Choir with Grenville Jones.

FOLK, WORLD & ACOUSTIC At The Ship: Something every night Monday to Friday and not always acoustic - including Jelli Records night on Thurs 30th June. At Pomegranate: Thursday 30th June, open Mediterranean buffet, great atmosphere, fully licensed, and the music of Nasrudin, £15.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW FRI 1ST JULY 22.15 The Park

Keep fully up to date by using www.keynshammusicfestival.co.uk for full, confirmed and last minute listings. Tickets for events where needed Online at Keynsham Tickets keynshamtickets.cloudvenue.co.uk


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ELECTRONIC TICKET KIOSK Printing, selling and buying tickets for local shows in Keynsham should no longer be a problem for any performing group or society.

The hosting site will also serve as the main internet source, currently to find out about all productions on in The Space.

Keynsham Tickets has been set up by The Keynsham Music Festival Association, with the help of Keynsham Town Council, so that there is a central Keynsham place to sell tickets – open to all local organisations and venues to use for free.

Tickets for all the Keynsham Music Festival week events are now on sale, as are tickets for the Mikron Theatre’s play Pure (Chocolate) on the 30th July, and the Stasima Theatre Co’s production of HMS Pinafore coming in August. Saltford Community Association have also made use of the kiosk for the June production of Songs For A New World at Saltford Hall.

Tickets are booked, paid for online and printed in the buyers’ own home. The system handles all the accounting, records and “cash” handling. The kiosk can be founded and viewed at: keynshamtickets.cloudvenue.co.uk (there is no need to type in www).

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Love our town with our

? Keynsham Town Council and Visit Somerset present the

Cosmopolitan Keynsham Photography Competition

Have your photographs of Keynsham used to promote Keynsham within Visit Somerset tourism literature and online. Send your entries to keynshamphotocomp@outlook.com by 25th July with a title and location for the photo, your name and contact details. Prizes for the winner are a Family ticket for Wookey Hole Caves, Family ticket for West Somerset Railway and one year free membership for the Keynsham Photographic Society.

#VisitKeynsham Visit Somerset working in conjunction with Keynsham Town Council Terms and Conditions: Entries must be sent by 18:00 25th July 2016. Entries sent after the closing date will not be eligible for entry. There will only be 1 winner however in the event of the judging panel calling a tie the prize will be split. By submitting photos you give Keynsham Town Council and Visit Somerset permission to use your photo for marketing purposes online and in print. All entries submitted must be your own work and you must acknowledge this when submitting entries.

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eynsham Wombles are having another busy year. There have already been 3 ‘Big Wombles’ - one in February, a second in March as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Clean for the Queen scheme and the third at the end of May, which tackled the Queen’s Road Playing Fields and surrounding areas. Tea and cake are rapidly becoming a feature of ‘Big Wombles’, with a tea party at the Bowls Club after the May one and tea and cake at Community@67 following the March litter pick. Wombles will again be keeping the Keynsham Music Festival as litter free as possible this July. If you would like to help, please contact Erica Davies at womble@transitionkeynsham.org. The giant sea creature bins will be making another appearance and anyone who enjoyed making sea creatures from recyclables last year will be able to have another go, as there’ll be a small craft area attached to the Transition Keynsham/Womble stand. All makes and models of washing machines, cookers, cooker connections, dishwashers, tumble dryers, hobs and fridge freezers. Quotations for new equipment with installation and removal service included free of charge, please call for further information.

Discarded cigarette butts are one of the biggest problem areas for litter. With this in mind, Keynsham Wombles have obtained a large number of free, portable ashtrays. Many Wombles carry them when out litter-picking and are more than happy to be approached for one, or people can contact womble@transitionkeynsham.org.

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COMMUNITY@67 We are now recruiting members for the afterschool maths club at 67 Queens Rd. There are 6 places available to pupils in Years 5 or 6 from any school in Keynsham. The club starts on September 14th and runs in term time on Wednesdays 4pm till 5pm. Cost is £1. We aim to show that maths is not just times tables –it can actually be fun! The picture shows our group this year joining in with the Christmas tree Festival at St John’s Church decorating the Community@67 tree with geometrical models they had made. For info ring Sheila Crocombe 0117 986 3961 or email sheilac@btinternet.com Community@67 is at 67 Queens Rd BS31 2NW.

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show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band, The Beatles.

WHAT’S ON JUNE 12th - Bath Vintage Brass band at the Bandstand in Keynsham Memorial Park from 3.00pm to 4.15pm. 13th - Planning and Development Committee meeting at the Town Council Offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham commencing at 7.30pm. 13th to 18th -Let it be at the Bristol Hippodrome, Direct from the West End, this international hit

14th - Town Council Meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham commencing at 7.30pm. 15th - Waitrose Keynsham, 11-3pm - Love Your Clothes - come along and pick up some great tips on how to make your clothes last longer and how to recycle and pass on your unwanted clothes. 18th - Keynsham second hand furniture sale, 10-12pm - Old MOD building (next to Keynsham recycling centre), Pixash Lane, Keynsham BS31 1TP. There’s an exciting collection of second hand furniture for sale at bargain prices (cash only). 18th - Bath Festival of Motoring at Walcot Rugby Ground. 19th Festival of Nature – park event at the Keynsham Memorial Park from 1pm to 5pm.

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24th - Midsummer Cheese and Wine evening at Keynsham Rugby Club from 7.30pm. £10 per ticket include the first glass of wine. 26th - Bristol East and Kingswood Band at the Bandstand in the Keynsham Memorial Park from 3.00pm to 4.45pm. 27th to 3rd July - Keynsham Music Festival in various venues around the town. See the centre pages for more information.

JULY 4th - Planning and Development Committee meeting at the Town Council Offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham commencing at 7.30pm. 9th - Keynsham Farmers Market at Market Walk, Keynsham from 9am to 1pm. 10th - Bath Spa Band in the Bandstand in the Keynsham memorial Park from 3.00pm to 4.45pm. 12th - Bath Carnival, Bath will be transformed with the sights and smells of South America. 16th - Church Community and Family Event at the Bandstand in the Keynsham Memorial Park from 12pm to 3.00pm. 17th - Salvation Army Hymns in the park from 5pm to 6.15pm at the Bandstand in Keynsham Memorial Park. 19th - Town Council Meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham commencing at 7.30pm. 24th - Keynsham Brass Band at the Bandstand in Keynsham Memorial Park from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. 25th - Planning and Development Committee meeting at the Town Council Offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham commencing at 7.30pm. 30th - Keynsham Rugby Club Fun Day from 12pm to 9pm at the Rugby Ground. 31st - Wotton Silver Band at the Bandstand in Keynsham Memorial Park from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.

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AUGUST 6th - Oldland Brass in the Bandstand in Keynsham Memorial Park from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. 13th - Helen James and Paul Barclay – folk music at the Bandstand in Keynsham Memorial Park from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. 13th - Keynsham Farmers Market at Market Walk, Keynsham from 9am to 1pm. 13th - Keynsham Fake Festival inside of a giant marquee at Keynsham Rugby Ground from 12.30pm to 11.45pm. Fake Festivals are back at Keynsham Rugby Club for a 3rd year and this time we bring our superb ‘fake’ versions of The Killers, The Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys. With 5 local supports too, we expect this one to be one of those awesome late summer evening parties. 14th - City of Bristol Brass Band at the bandstand in Keynsham Memorial Park from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. 15th - Planning and Development Committee meeting at the Town Council Offices, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham commencing at 7.30pm. 16th - Town Council Meeting at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham commencing at 7.30pm.

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SAFETY TESTING OF MEMORIALS AT KEYNSHAM CEMETERY Keynsham Town Council periodically safety tests headstones throughout the year. The hand testing conforms to nationally agreed standards and is in line with the Faculty issued by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath & Wells and is carried out by trained members of staff. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the procedure please contact the Town Council office on 0117 9868683. Have you moved address? If you have moved address since purchasing an Exclusive Right of Burial to a plot please could you advise the Town Council office in order that records may be updated.

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MEET THE NEW TOWN CLERK

DR CHERYL SCOTT Q. Do you live in Keynsham? A. Not at present. I grew up in Bath (and was shocked to learn recently I spent my time at senior school sitting on top of an unexploded WW2 bomb!) My parents still live in Bath but I have spent the last 25 years living in a village near the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex (Winnie-the-Pooh country). I am currently renting in Farrington Gurney and will be looking to relocate to Keynsham once my house in Sussex is sold. Q. What did you do before you came to Keynsham ? A. Job-wise I started off in academic research (tropical diseases) but then moved into a commercial career and spent 11 years as a Company Director/business owner supplying scientific laboratory equipment. I have subsequently been working with a wide range of Universities, start-ups, individual entrepreneurs and government organisations providing business planning support and access to finance for healthcare and life science companies in the South East. Q: What prompted you to become a Clerk? A: I have really enjoyed volunteering in my village as both a Parish Councillor and as the Chair of the Flood Forum to help things happen at local level. I have also become fascinated at how local government works and when I started to plan my move back to the West

Country, several Councillors encouraged me to consider becoming a Clerk. Most of my working life has been spent helping small businesses but I wanted a position enabling me to transfer that skill and experience towards helping communities to grow. Q: What do think you will enjoy about working for the Council A: I’m looking forward to working with a great bunch of friendly and enthusiastic people (Councillors, staff and community volunteers) for the benefit of the Keynsham residents. Q. Away from work what are your hobbies/ interests? A: I enjoy gardening and playing the piano – but my main passion is guinea pigs! I have several of my own and help transport guinea pigs rescued from poor situations to a network of guinea pig rescues across the UK. Q. What do you feel are the best things about Keynsham? A: Although I’ve only been here for a short time, I am truly amazed at the wide range of community organisations/activities available and the passionate commitment of the volunteers. There are some beautiful amenity/ green spaces and, even though there is a lot of development going on, Keynsham still retains its unique “market town” identity and friendly community spirit.


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THINGS TO DO

Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Youth Group meets on a Monday night and is open to all young people in school year 8 and above. From 7pm to 9pm at St John’s Youth and Community Centre.

TUESDAY MONDAY Keynsham Duke of Edinburgh’s open award centre meet at Fry’s Club every Monday during term time from 7.30pm to 9pm for 14 to 25 year olds to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award. For more information email Cathryn_bartrum@ blueyonder.co.uk. 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. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Mondays 7.30 – 9pm, Wellsway School, Keynsham. Fun choir for adults of all ages. For details/to book a taster call Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040 www.choirjam.co.uk. Baby Massage at Keynsham Children’s centre. For more information please contact the Health Visitors on 0117 9461000. Babies Group from 11.00am-12.30pm. For mums and dads with babies up to 18 months. Pregnant women and partners welcome at Keynsham Children’s Centre.

Open drop in session for young people at Timeout where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 11 to 19 welcome at the new TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Contact 0117 9868 683 for more information. St Keyna Townswomens Guild meet every second Tuesday of the month between 9.45 am and 11.45 am in the Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. There are always lots of interesting speakers covering wide ranging subjects. Sub groups meet on other days and these include Art, Books, Outings, Skittles, Walkers, Scrabble and many more. It is most enjoyable way to make new friends or embark on a new hobby so do come along to our next meeting - enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and you will be made most welcome. Keynsham Old Time Dance Club meet at The Fear Hall High Street, Keynsham (Sept – May). 7.30pm to 10pm. Professional Teachers; easy friendly social atmosphere. Visitors and New Members welcome. Further details on 0117 986 4014 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. Slow and gentle Yoga for all abilities. Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road 01761 472616 6.15pm to 7.45pm. 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.


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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. Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church every third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Mixed ability yoga class at Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road from 8pm to 9.30pm. Tel 01761 472616. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 8pm. Boxercise class at Keynsham Rugby Club from 7.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info Martial Arts at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm - 9pm.

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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 Project night at TimeOut, Project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. from 7pm to 9pm every week. Ages 11 to 19 welcome at the new TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 4pm.


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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. 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. Keynsham Ladies Running Group every week from 7pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info. Kickboxing at Keynsham Sports Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm.

THURSDAY 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.

Keynsham Bootcamp at 6.30pm, for more information visit www.Studiofit.info. Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre from 10.30am and 7pm. Slimming World Classes at Keynsham Baptist Church, High street at 9.00am, 11.00am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Ann for more information on 07900 245304. Integral Hatha Yoga suitable for beginners at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick road, Keynsham from 7pm to 8pm call 07789 880415 for more details. Slow and gentle yoga for all abilities at Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road from 8pm to 9.30pm call 01761 472616. Childminding Group from 9.30am - 11.30am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Contact Sarah Allum on 01225 396071 or 07530 233002. Open drop in session for young people at Timeout where you can take part in a variety of activities. From 7pm to 9.30pm every week. Ages 11 to 19 welcome at the new TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Contact 0117 9868 683 for more information.

FRIDAY

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.

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 Film Works meet on the first Thursday of every month (except in July and August) at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham at 7.45pm. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am.

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.

Yoga class at Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road (some experience is beneficial) 6.15pm to 7.45pm call 01761 472616.

Mixed ability yoga class, beginners welcome at Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road from 11.45am to 1.15pm call 01761 472616.

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

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Keynsham Country Market, Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. Every Friday 10.30am – 12pm.

Pay and Play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 7pm.

Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 7pm.

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

Yoga class at Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road (some experience is beneficial) 10am to 11.30am call 01761 472616. 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 Anyone who would like to grow vegetables and wants to meet other like-minded people, come along to the community plot from 10.30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. You will find us behind the care in the Memorial Park. The plot is for anyone in the community with an interest in ‘Grow your Own to Share”. For details call Aileen 0785 414 9008. Mass at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church at 6pm. Keynsham Town’s under 13’s football team train every Saturday between 10am and 12noon. Contact Darren on 07904 036483 for more information. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8.00am to 3.30pm. Energise and Burn exercise class at The River Suite from 10am for 45 minutes.

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. Mass at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church at 10.30am. Holy communion/morning prayer at St John the Baptist Church at 9.30am. Open door service 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.

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he Transition Keynsham groups have been busy over the past couple of months, digging the veg plot, working on our renewable community energy plans and wombling far and wide. We’re gearing up for the big event of the year Keynsham Music Festival, where you’ll find the wombles keeping the park and its surroundings litter free. We’ll also be at the Live Simply event on the evening of Friday 1st July. We’re gearing up for the second year of our abundance project. Anyone who’d like to get involved please let lizbarling@gmx.com know. We’re looking for people who can help us pick and distribute fruit, and fruit trees in need of

picking. We’d also like to hear from anyone who is interested in joining a community cider making club. Keynsham Memorial Park is playing host to the Festival of Nature on Sunday 19th June. The Festival of Nature is the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world, and this year it’ll will be visiting Keynsham for the first time, bringing with it the wonderful Dreamshed Theatre for a unique performance of Wind in the Willows. Pull up a seat at the bandstand to follow the wild and wacky adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger and of course the ever-eccentric Mr Toad, then join them for hands-on workshops and activities around the park, where you can unveil some of the best kept secrets of the riverbank. What will you discover? After the performance there will be a number of workshops for children, one of which Transition Keynsham will be running at our plot in the park. We’ll be looking at which plants are good for pollinators, and why bees and bugs play such an important role in nature. Come along and visit us!

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KEYNSHAM RESIDENTS are welcome to attend Town Council meetings in the Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham at 7.30pm. TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS

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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

Tuesdays - 14 June, 19 July, 16 August, 13 September, 18 October, 15 November & 13 December PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE held in the Town Council office 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham at 7.30pm. Mondays - 13 June, 4 & 25 July, 15 August, 5 & 26 September, 17 October, 7 & 28 November & 19 December.

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

Keith Baker Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9071090

Mathew Blankley Conservative (East) Tel: 07912 145900

Dave Biddleston Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9870081

Judith Cron Conservative (East) Tel: 07751 657370

Tony Crouch Labour (South) Tel: 0117 9864648

kb007c8458@blueyonder.co.uk

mathew.blankley@gmail.com

davebiddleston@hotmail.co.uk

judecron@hotmail.co.uk

anthonycrouch@hotmail.com

John Douglas Conservative (East) Tel: 07774 622105

Carole Duckett Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9865350

Siri Edwards Conservative (South) Tel: 0117 9869686

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

pjdouglas@hotmail.com

carole.duckett@caduce.plus.com

terrysiri@hotmail.com

clive.fricker@hotmail.com

lisa_o’brien@bathnes.gov.uk

Brian Simmons Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9096596

Kate Simmons Conservative (South) Tel: 07798 831020

Allan Sinclair Conservative (South) Tel: 07707 013746

Sam Waite Conservative (East)

Zoe Wilkins Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9044254

brian_simmons@bathnes.gov.uk

katesimmons82@hotmail.com

allan.sinclair@blueyonder.co.uk

samuelswaite@gmail.com

beanywilkins@icloud.com

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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