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Winter 2016 - Issue 19

Produced for Keynsham Town Council

KEYNSHAM WINTER FESTIVAL - FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER Details and event programme inside (pages 21 - 23)


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ongratulations once again to Keynsham in Bloom Community group who steered our town to yet another Gold Award from South West in Bloom 2016! Winning the accolade for a second year running was fantastic, but for me, the extra-special aspect was that so many parts of our community contributed to this achievement. The tubs planted up and maintained at Queens Road parade with the support of St Keyna School Green Team and the volunteers at @67 have brought colour and increased vibrancy to that area. However, we are especially proud of our Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, who won the South West award for ‘Youth Contribution to the Community’. They took over responsibility for the large planters in Ashton Way car park and, through their efforts, have enhanced the attractiveness of this part of our ‘public realm’. As the nights draw in and autumn is well and truly upon us, our thoughts turn to the impending celebration of our Winter Festival. This year the theme is Light and to that end, volunteers will be working with some of our primary school children to make lanterns in order to take part in the procession and light up the town. Businesses have enthusiastically thrown their support behind the event with their sponsorship at an all time high. Their generosity will be acknowledged in our programme, many will be open on the night to welcome you and others will keep their lights on to contribute to illumination of the town centre. We have learnt lessons from last year and have increased activity the length of the town centre from St John’s parish church at the top end of the High Street to Temple Street by Carpenters Lane, with more attractions, refreshment outlets and stalls generally. We look forward to seeing you there! Best wishes,

Cllr Lisa O’Brien Chair, Keynsham Town Council

C O N T E N T S

WELCOME TO

KEYNSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

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SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM

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BUS SERVICES UPDATE

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GOOD CITIZEN AWARD

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MEMORIAL PARK BANDSTAND

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KEYNSHAMNOW

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KEYNSHAM IN BLOOM

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CLOCKTOWER BOOK

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DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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WINTER FESTIVAL

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COMMUNITY RADIO

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WALKERS ARE WELCOME

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WHAT’S ON

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NEW SIGNAGE AT THE SPACE

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SUMMER PHOTO COMPETITION

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THINGS TO DO

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MEET THE TEAM YOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS

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Front cover image by Matt Prosser. Joint winner of the Summer Photography Competition. See pages 32 -33.

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he 2017 Keynsham Music Festival will be celebrated as the 20th anniversary of The Festival. There is uncertainty about its exact origins, but there is plenty of archive material for 1997’s Festival, and none for 1996. Possibly there was a very small affair in 1996 – and maybe a reader of this can verify it for us!

SET TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS

Keynsham Music Festival began with a fledgling Keynsham Town Council wishing to make its mark on the community. What a great move for the town that has developed a Festival that has both longevity and national acclaim – now attracting performers worldwide, while at the same time offering a superb opportunity for local musicians to perform on a very high quality platform. In 20 years of Festivals it is still the local performers and community groups that are the central focus. 1997’s Festival ran for a week, with a range of events, but there was no big day in The Park. The most active day was the first Saturday of the Week with a range of workshops from 2 – 5 pm in the Scout Hut. The Gala Concert was on the Wednesday evening in Wellsway School, and various other events took place throughout the week in St John’s Church, Keynsham Library, Hawthorns and at the old clock tower. We note that some of the venues and events still carry on today, and credited and thanked on the first ever Festival programme is Mr Steve Drew of Keynsham Orchestra. Steve remains a tireless volunteer and performer at the Festival to this day. One of the Keynsham bands playing for a dance in the Church Hall in 97 was the Free Spirit Ceilidh band, and they appeared again in 2004, this time on the top stage in The Park, together with the likes of Fatman Swings and One Step Below. In fact the two former both with Keynsham Musicians


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have performed at Keynsham Music Festival more than any other bands as well as the Keynsham Orchestra. In 2004 The Bristol Observer reported that the Festival now attracted 10,000 people and was set to rival and perhaps eclipse the late Ashton Court Festival, its only local competitor in the early years. By now there were four stages in the Park and the pattern that survives to this day was established, with the Keyford Dancing School and KLOGs as regular performers and stalwarts of the Community Stage. 2004 also staged the Proms in The Park on the Saturday evening, and the street procession on the Sunday. And then, as now, it was the involvement of local community groups as performers or stall holders that added that special flavour to Keynsham Music Festival, that despite its size retains an exclusively local focus. With a pattern established the Festival has continued to grow and the Festival week is now re-established. In recent years around 20,000 people have participated each year in one way or another, and a professional survey in 2013 calculated that the Festival brings in nearly ÂŁ500,000 to the local economy. Not bad for the work of mainly volunteers and for a town with an immediate population of just 16,000.

CAN ANYTHING SPECIAL HAPPEN TO CELEBRATE THE 20 YEARS NEXT SUMMER? We hope so. Ideas are already afoot, and can some of those early regular performers be brought back? A meeting for the public will be held in the bar in The Ship on Monday November 14th at 7.30pm, to discuss ideas and take on board your suggestions. There will be a free drink on arrival and nibbles. Please come and play a part in the Festival’s 20th Anniversary plans for next July.


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SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM

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eynsham was awarded a GOLD award again this year in the South West in Bloom Competition. Thank you to all the community groups, businesses, individuals and all members of Keynsham In Bloom Community Group who helped the town achieve GOLD in this year’s Britain In Bloom South West competition.

Keynsham In Bloom members collecting the GOLD award for Keynsham.

The South West in Bloom Youth Award was awarded to Keynsham Scouts. The award is for outstanding contribution by youths or youth groups. Well done Keynsham Scout Group! You have done a wonderful job for the Keynsham In Bloom campaign.

The Scouts collecting the South West In Bloom award from Lord and lady Fellowes for outstanding work by a youth group.

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BUS SERVICES UPDATE BUSES SERVING CHANDAG AREA OF KEYNSHAM FROM 13 NOVEMBER 2016 From Courtenay Road to Keynsham Town Centre 0552 Mon-Fri A4 to Bristol Airport 0704 Mon-Fri 349 to Bristol 0905 Tuesday only 683 to Wells 0922 Mon-Fri, Sat 665 0931 Mon only 668 to Bristol 1045 Mon-Fri, Sat 665 1156 Mon & Fri only 636 to Hengrove 1306 Wed only 636 to Hengrove From Keynsham (Ashton Way) to Courtenay Road 1047 Mon, Wed & Fri only 636 1231 Mon-Sat 665 1335 Monday only 668 to Peasedown St John 1429* Tuesday only 683 1430 Mon-Fri 665

From Courtenay Road to Waitrose Supermarket 0922 Mon-Sat 665 to Keynsham Town Centre 1052 Mon, Wed & Fri only 636 124 Mon-Sat 665 to Saltford 1439 Mon-Fri 665 to Saltford From Waitrose Supermarket to Courtenay Road 0916 Mon-Sat 665 to Keynsham Town Centre 1040 Mon-Fri 665 to Keynsham Town Centre 1150 Mon & Fri only 636 to Hengrove 1300 Wed only 636 to Hengrove

Note:* - Time at Bath Hill (Memorial Park) – does not serve Ashton Way or Church.

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rom 13 November 2016, First are making further changes to their services in the Keynsham area and B&NES are making some minor changes to supported services in consequence:

Temporary service 19B which, since September, has been providing a link between Oldland and Keynsham, and servicing the Chandag Estate will be withdrawn.

Service 37 which, since September, has operated from Bristol via Hanham, Longwell Green, Willsbridge, Keynsham and Saltford to Bath will be restored to its former route via Bitton, Swineford and Kelston and will no longer serve Keynsham. In its place, alternate daytime buses on service 19 (Cribbs Causeway – Kingwood – Bitton – Bath) will be numbered 19A and will be re-routed between Willsbridge and Bath to run via Keynsham and Saltford.

Service 38A, which First decided to introduce in September at the eleventh hour, to provide an evening service around the Park Estate loop is not being changed at the moment. Therefore, B&NES has given 3 months’ notice to Bath Bus Company to discontinue the two evening journeys around the Park Estate loop on service A4 from 7 January 2017.


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The timetables for services 38 and 349 to/from Bristol will change again but the services are co-ordinated as far as possible. The evening peak journey at 1725 from Bristol on service 349 which Abus extended commercially to the Chandag Estate in September will be curtailed in Keynsham Town Centre after operating round the Park Estate loop. Abus say that use of this bus to the Chandag area has been very poor.

Through both the Bus Service Working Party and also via the Neighbourhood Development Plan, it is therefore looking at whether a more efficient and sustainable “hopper” service could be offered in the longer term. This would comprise smaller vehicles with disabled access that would have greater flexibility and frequency servicing all the Estates through to the railway station, High Street and GP surgeries.

B&NES has arranged for the weekly service 668 that operates one return trip on Mondays from Camerton and Timsbury to/from Bristol City Centre to be re-routed through the Chandag Estate. This will run at 0931 from Courtenay Road and return from Bristol (Union Street) at 1310.

In the mean time, the Town Council and NDP would like to understand how many people would want/utilise such a service if it was available (or suggestions for an alternative service) as this will inform us on the future of transport in Keynsham and whether a hopper service would be a sustainable option. Please send your comments to the Town Clerk at the Keynsham Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham BS31 1HF or email ndp@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Also, B&NES has arranged for service 636, which runs three times a week from Whitchurch through Keynsham Town Centre to Waitrose and back, to be re-routed via Chandag Estate. This will run on Mondays, Weds and Fridays at 1046 from Ashton Way via Chandag to Waitrose. The return bus will leave Waitrose at 1150 on Mondays and Fridays or 1300 on Wednesdays and run via Chandag back to Keynsham Town Centre. Services 636 and 668 are operated by Somerbus under contract to B&NES. The upshot of these changes will be there will be fewer buses serving the Chandag area from 13 November. B&NES has been able to make provision, at no additional cost to the public purse, for a few extra buses per week to serve that area and a full list is shown. B&NES will be going out to competitive tender soon for local bus service 665, on which we consulted users recently. The intention is to revise the service to provide links from the Somerdale development to other parts of Keynsham, and this will include a more regular service through the Chandag area. The new contract will start on 30 April 2017, or earlier if that can be negotiated with the successful bidder. The Town Council is obviously concerned about the future of bus transport in Keynsham and is keen to ensure that everyone who uses (or would like to use) buses has the opportunity to do so.

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KEYNSHAM GOOD CITIZEN AWARD Do you know anyone who makes a real difference to people’s lives in Keynsham? Keynsham Town Council Citizens Award publicly acknowledges and gives thanks to residents who make a real difference to people’s lives and positively contribute to the community in Keynsham. Further information and nomination forms are available from the Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street. 0117-9868683. Forms should be received in the Town Council Office by the end of December 2016. The awards will be given out at the Annual Town Meeting in April 2017.

WELLSWAY SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB Following on from our success at Wellsway School Sports Centre, we now have another venue at the Scout Hut, Ashton Way, Keynsham. We are looking for new members to join us in this fantastic but little known sport. So if you have a few hours to spare on a Thursday afternoon 1.15pm - 4.15pm, come along and give it a go, a warm welcome awaits new bowlers of any age and gender, with or without experience. Short mat bowling is an ideal sport for couples looking for an activity together. Equipment is provided and coaching is available. For more information, call Dave Sawyer 01225 872780 or email dave.sawyer@live.co.uk. Or call the Scout Hut on a Thursday afternoon. Free parking available.


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hank you to all the bands/groups who thoroughly entertained visitors to the Park during our 2016 Summer programme of events on the Bandstand. If any band or group are interested in performing in 2017 please contact Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk, 0117 9868683 or email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk.

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ALL CHANGE AT

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lections in September for a new set of Officers for KeynshamNow, the Youth Council for Keynsham, heralded the start of our third year. The post holders who will all serve for a year are: Chair Dani Phillips Vice Chair Steph Walker Secretary Millie Gregg Assistant Secretary Iona Tredget Digital Media Zak Waters Assistant Digital Media Caitlin Bren Charities Ambassador Alex Beaumont KeynshamNow continue to try to represent the best interest and to serve the young people of Keynsham. We continue to press for lights at the Skateboard Park, our petition is well over 150 people now. Although councils have approved in principle the lighting of the park, delays continue to frustrate Keynsham’s young people, particularly as winter approaches.

KeynshamNow are trying to increase representation from voluntary groups and have a meeting with the scouts in November. They also have an assembly at IKB in the same month. The Winter Festival gives us another opportunity to raise money for our chosen charity, Butterflies, we will be in the Fear Institute selling smiley cookies and also painting faces in a suitable winter theme. We have also invested in KeynshamNow hoodies which are fashioned by the group in the photograph above. Should any young person want to learn more, they can email lead mentor at waithere91@gmail.com. Alternatively, they could come and observe our meetings the next two are in The Space at 5.30pm on November 16th and December 14th.


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IN BLOOM success, something we wish to build on again for next year. We would also like to thank the generosity of our High Street planter sponsors. Without their sponsorship our High Street would not be as colourful as it has been.

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OW! What a fantastic year it has been for Keynsham in Bloom. Not only did we achieve our second GOLD award for this year’s entry into the RHS South West in Bloom competition, but our Scouts and Beavers brought home a piece of silverware. Keynsham Scouts and Beavers were awarded the South West in Bloom cup for contribution to the Bloom initiative by young persons or a youth group. Ian Carter and Stuart Ballard attended the regional awards in Taunton and were presented with their award by Lord and Lady Fellowes, who congratulated them both on the fantastic work they are doing here in Keynsham. Our own Keynsham in Bloom awards evening was held at the Scout Headquarters, where we recognised the achievements of everyone involved in Bloom this year. We have seen our In Bloom campaign continue to grow over the last 12 months, not only in the regional competition but in our own Keynsham in Bloom garden competition, and we have seen a significant increase in entries. In all we received 55 entries which is an increase of 17 new ones. Our In Bloom window competition which was held during the main judging week was a great

We have lots of exciting projects on the horizon, one being the decorating of the High Street with white pompons as part of the Winter Festival celebrations. If anyone would like to contribute to this project, they can be handed in to the Keynsham Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street.


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KEYNSHAM IN BLOOM THE RESULTS OVERALL WINNER 2016 Old Vicarage Green THE ED SANT MEMORIAL SHIELD AWARDED TO THE MOST INSPIRING GARDEN 2016 Carol Grenfell SPECIAL AWARDS - BEST NEW ENTRY (JOINT WINNERS) Mervyn Williams & Carol Grenfell THE MOST UNIQUE ENTRY Keynsham-Dial-A-Ride SCHOOLS OR OTHER GROUPS OF YOUNG PEOPLE Silver Gilt Award St.Keyna Primary School – Green Team Gold Award - Wellsway School OVERALL WINNER Wellsway School COMMUNITY GROUPS Silver Gilt Award - Keynsham Bowling Club Gold Award - Community@67 Gold Award - Homeavon House Gold Award - Keynsham & District Dial-A-Ride Gold Award - Old Vicarage Green The Barclays Bank Cup OVERALL WINNER Old Vicarage Green PRIVATE GARDEN VISIBLE FROM THE PAVEMENT Silver Award - Anthony Gilroy Silver Gilt Award - Janet Lane Silver Gilt Award - Guy Alexander Silver Gilt Award - Andrew & Clare Hudson Silver Gilt Award - Matt & Suchada Prosser Gold Award - Homeavon House Gold Award - Liz Fox Gold Award - Mrs & Mrs Reynolds Gold Award - Jessie Bernard Gold Award - Ginny Amblin Gold Award - Clare Pollock Gold Award - Margaret Davies & Family Gold Award - Lesley Brown Gold Award - Przemek Szczodry The Perfect Fit Cup OVERALL WINNER Clare Pollock PRIVATE AREA VISIBLE FROM THE PAVEMENT WITH CONTAINERS Bronze Award - Mrs E R Brookman Bronze Award - Marie Sherwin Silver Award - Anthony Gilroy Silver Gilt Award - Audrey Lear Gold Award - Homeavon House Gold Award - Liz Fox

Gold Award - Mr & Mrs Reynolds Gold Award - Ginny Amblin Gold Award - Carol Grenfell Gold Award - Clare Pollock Gold Award - Carole & Mike Lambern Gold Award - Ray Griffin The Keynsham Traders Association Cup OVERALL WINNER Ginny Amblin PRIVATE GARDEN NOT VISIBLE FROM THE PAVEMENT Silver Award - Mary Sampson Silver Award - Maureen Dickinson Silver Award - Jon Gardner Silver Award - Dr Pat Craig Silver Award - Andrew & Clare Hudson Silver Gilt Award - Cynthia Barrett Silver Gilt Award - Sheila Dickinson Silver Gilt Award - Margaret Davies & Family Gold Award - Homeavon House Gold Award - Liz Fox Gold Award - Charles & Sarah Fox Gold Award - Brian Withyman Gold Award - Guy Alexander Gold Award - Mr & Mrs Reynolds Gold Award - Mervyn Williams Gold Award - Ginny Amblin Gold Award - Carol Grenfell Gold Award - Mrs C Davies Gold Award - Mr A Kirby Gold Award - Clare Pollock Gold Award - Carole & Mike Lambern Gold Award - Ray Griffin The Whitegate Nursery Cup OVERALL WINNER Carole & Mike Lambern ALLOTMENTS Bronze Award - Andrew & Clare Hudson Plot 64 Bronze Award - Ben Bodman Plot 111 Silver Award - Andrew & Clare Hudson Plot 66 Silver Gilt Award - Sheila Dickinson Plot 1 Silver Gilt Award - Mrs M C Davies - Charlton Park Plot Silver Gilt Award - Ed Snow Plot 115 Gold Award - Brian Withyman Plot 48 Gold Award - Cynthia Chamberlain Plots 83 & 85a The John Paget Cup OVERALL WINNER Brian Withyman Plot 48 PLACES OF WORSHIP Gold Award - Keynsham Baptist Church Gold Award - St. Dunstan’s Church The Co-Operative Funeral Cup OVERALL WINNER Keynsham Baptist Church


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COMPETITION AWARDS 2016 DESIGN A 90TH BIRTHDAY CARD FOR THE QUEEN Entrants for the ‘Design a Birthday card for the Queen’ competition received a thank you letter from Her Majesty the Queen. Awards were made to the following during the summer:

Overall Winner: Summer Genovese, age 7 Runner Up: Grace Barrow, age 9 Runner Up: Isla Goddard, age 9

Entry prize award:Bethany Fear, age 9 Talliah Parsons, age 9 Kaila Murphy Patterson, age 7 Sophie Tanner, age 8 Megan Barrow, age 9 Victoria Smith, age 8 Poppy Stokes, age 11 Ray Young, age 6 Sophie King, age 7 Elleena Cook, age 8 Skye Gifford, age 8 Christabel Oduaro, age 9 Faithful Oduaro, age 7


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THE KEYNSHAM CLOCKTOWER BOOK T

he Keynsham Clocktower Book tells the story of the town’s history through a patchwork of pictures on each of the 3 panels. Each panel has an iconic image at its base and a myriad of smaller images that reflect the history of Keynsham to the current day. A very high quality colourful and informative book about the Clocktower has now been produced by the Keynsham Arts Advisory Group and published by B&NES, which shows the pictures in detail, together with associated explanations of the town’s history. This is a delightful publication for both residents and visitors alike and a great souvenir of Keynsham.

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VOLUNTEER DRIVING AND THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR Have you ever thought of becoming a volunteer driver? Sarah Oughton & Ann Mead at SWAN Transport, Radstock would like to hear from drivers with a few hours to spare each week. The benefits of staying active if you are getting older are well documented. Younger people may be looking to change career or to increase their employment prospects. Those people on a limited budget may find this volunteering opportunity a good way of justifying and helping with costs of running a car. As a volunteer driver you will need your own vehicle and Swan will provide full training and support. Mileage expenses are paid at the Inland Revenue rate. Drivers can choose how much

time they give and are able to organise regular journeys or drive as and when they are available. “Our drivers make a massive difference within their communities and are committed to helping older and disabled people to have independent and fulfilled lives.” Chris who has driven with SWAN for 13 years says: “I love driving for SWAN and meeting interesting people, driving makes me feel lucky to be healthy and helping others. Also the ladies in the office make a wonderful cup of tea!” Last year Swan drivers carried out 4,358 journeys across the county. Join our team of drivers doing extraordinary things in their community and get the feel good factor in your life. Please ring Sarah or Ann to discuss or request an application form on 01761 439548 or email swan.transport@btconnect.com.


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NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN An exciting forum to contribute to all the proposals and policies to be incorporated into the emerging Neighbourhood Plan. As residents you will be able to discuss these with your Town Councillors and other community members and let them have your comments and views. Five topic groups have now been formed and initial discussion meetings have begun. If you have an interest in any of the topic areas and would like to get involved in any of the groups, please email ndp@keynsham-tc.gov.uk to register and receive further information.

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The next meeting dates are as follows: • Heritage, Culture, Tourism, Marketing and Development of the Built Environment topic group - Wednesday 16th November at 6.30pm in the Fellowship Room (upstairs) in Key Centre on Charlton Road, Keynsham. • Business, Employment and Economic Growth - Monday 31st October at 7.30pm in the Town Council office, 15 - 17 Temple Street, Keynsham. • Road, Transport, Parking and Infrastructure topic group – date tbc. • Recreation, Leisure, Sport, Health and Community Education topic group – date tbc. • Sustainability, Environmental and Ecological topic group - date tbc.


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TIMEOUT

RECORDING STUDIO T

imeOut has been in a ‘holding mode’ since the last Youth Leader left and the dedicated part-time youth work team has kept a programme going through-out this period. A new Youth Team Leader was appointed in October, so we are now looking at a re-launch of the programme in January, in consultation with young people. The recording studio will be up and running by January 2017 and will be an immense resource for the young people and community of Keynsham and the centre will be connected up to WiFi. Currently the centre is open: Tuesday 19.00 – 21.30 Open Access (50p entrance) Wednesday 19.00 – 21.00 Project Night (Free but limited numbers) Thursday 19.00 – 21.30 Open Access (50p entrance) Open Access nights are drop in times when young people come in for a coffee, chat play some indoor games and plan activities. These are also the times that the youth workers use to build up their relationships with young people, offer support and help with any issues. We also focus on some dedicated activities within these sessions e.g. cooking, film making, music. The Project Night is much more specific and the topics explored are in more depth and would have been suggested in the Open Access sessions. A particular project may last 4 weeks, e.g. Drug and alcohol awareness, sexual health, healthy eating, the environment, make a film.

Regular outreach sessions with those young people who do not come to TimeOut and linking with other local strategies. Junior Youth sessions (training up senior members to become volunteer youth workers). Older ‘chilled session’. Music studio session (weekday and weekend). Extend the popular cooking sessions to a possible ’Master Chef’ style approach. More joint work with other local youth organisations. Restarting the ‘Allotment Project’. Young people’s running club.

We are now at the stage of planning the programme from next January onwards and are looking at a variety of different ideas:

For further information, contact: Nick Birt, Youth Leader on 0117 9868683 or 07534071466. Email: youthleader@keynsham-tc.gov.uk


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KEYNSHAM WINTER FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2

016 will once again see lots of new and exciting changes for the Keynsham Winter Festival and Christmas lights switch on. This is a popular community event which thousands of local people attend and will be themed around a Festival of Light – lots of twinkles and sparkles!! This year, we are encouraging all age groups to come along and join in the town’s celebrations. The procession will be taking on a new route for 2016 and will leave top of the High Street from outside St. John’s Church at approximately 6.15p.m. St. John’s Church bells will peal to let people know that the procession will soon be on its way. It will proceed along the length of the High Street crossing into Temple Street where it will finish at the stage which will be positioned just before Carpenters Lane. There will be a variety of entertainment by local community groups on both the outdoor stage and within the Community Space. The programme of entertainment can be found overleaf. Around town there will be street entertainers, festive food, competitions and activities in various locations. The fun fair will once again be scaled down and shops and local businesses are being encouraged to stay open and join in the fun. There will be crafts and gifts for sale from the market stalls on High Street and also from the Fear Hall. A few spaces still available to traders, please contact Jackie Sydenham, reception@ keynsham-tc.gov.uk or 0117 9868683 for further details.

Look out for our posters and adverts giving details of pre and on the night activities e.g. our annual children’s colouring competition and the Businesses and Traders window competition. The Keynsham Winter Festival Planning Committee are working towards making this an exciting community event that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. The Winter Festival Committee would like to say a big thank you to all businesses and traders who have kindly made sponsorship donations and support in kind towards making this year’s event special. Any further donations or offers of support would be greatly received, for further information please contact Dawn Drury (Deputy Town Clerk) on 0117 9868683 or email deputytownclerk@ keynsham-tc.gov.uk.


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Street closures for 2016, from 3.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. on the night, include part of Charlton Road from the Tesco mini roundabout to the High Street, the whole of the High Street and part of Temple Street from Iceland to Carpenters Lane. If passing through the town, please use the diversion routes that will be in operation.

FREE PARK & RIDE SERVICE – available from 5.00p.m. to 9.25p.m. run by Keynsham Dial-A-Ride, linking the Waitrose car park at Broadmead Lane (pick-up point at the side of the building) with the Town Centre bus stop in Ashton Way.

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Keynsham Wombles will again be litter-picking at the Keynsham Winter Festival on Friday 25th November. If you would like to volunteer for an hour or so we’d be thrilled! Please contact Erica on 07713417974 or email womble@transitionkeynsham.org for details. Equipment will be provided and it’s always a fun evening!


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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS KEYNSHAM WINTER FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 6.10pm

BELL RINGING from St John’s Church

6.15pm

PROCESSION – Procession includes Town Crier, Father Christmas, 2386 Air Cadets Marching Band, Children with their workshop light sabres and lanterns, Goddess of the River, Enchante Baton Twirlers. Starts at St John’s Church, continues along the High Street to the stage on Temple Street

6.30pm – 9.00pm

TEMPLE STREET - ON THE STAGE (at the junction of Carpenters Lane) Cllr Lisa O’Brien (Chairman, Keynsham Town Council), Cllr Alan Hale (Chairman B&NES), Children’s Competition Winners prize giving, St John’s Youth Choir and St John’s School Choir, Temple Street; mulled cider, food, funfair stalls, Keynsham Brass Band, One Church Bristol, Keynsham Light Opera Group, 2386 Squadron Band

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HIGH STREET Helter Skelter, Scouts climbing wall, Collywobbles play bus, Donkeys, stalls, games, Christmas gifts, Salvation Army Choir, Seb’s Sound Stage DJ/Lights, Enchante Baton Twirlers, Light Show on Halifax Façade, Marshfield Brass Band

Throughout the evening

ST JOHN’S CHURCH Refreshments, Church Choir 7.30 - 7.50pm, Hand Bells, Crafts, Face Painting

6.00pm - 9.00pm

FEAR HALL Craft Fair – Lots of lovely Christmas gifts! Face Painting, Soup/Refreshments

7.00pm - 8.30pm

KEY CENTRE, Charlton Road FREE Children’s bauble decorating by One Church Bristol. Other activities to be confirmed. Drop in – no booking required.

Throughout the evening

VICTORIA METHODIST CHURCH Refreshments, Christmas tree display - ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’, carol singing 6.45pm, Key Voices singing group 7.45pm.

Throughout the evening

THE BAPTIST CHURCH (HQ) First Aid, Lost Children, Stewards Information Point, refreshments and food.

7.15pm - 8.00pm

LIBRARY - CIVIC CENTRE Punch & Judy

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MARKET WALK Small funfair rides, stalls

Throughout the evening

THE SPACE Keyford Dancers, Stagecoach, Brave Bold Drama – Hansel & Gretel, ChoirJam

7.00pm - 9.00pm

TIMEOUT Open – activities to be confirmed

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THE KEYNSHAM HOUR KTCR - COMMUNITY RADIO The Keynsham Hour, often first with the local news, and always with plenty to say has now been running for 18 months, without a week missed! Broadcast on Somer Valley FM at 1pm every Thursday (97.5 FM) the show can be heard live on the internet wherever you are or later in the day or over the weekend on Somer Valley’s catch up service. It has regularly been the most listened to podcast on Somer Valley over the last year: www.somervalleyfm.co.uk/listenagain Essentially the programme is a weekly Keynsham magazine which features local news chat and only music that is in some way related to Keynsham.

Any local community groups that have not been featured on the show must now be beginning to feel the odd ones out! The show is recorded at a satellite studio in Keynsham at Community@67. To arrange a visit or book a programme feature contact info@keynshamfest.co.uk

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LIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHO ARE LIONS? Lions meet the need of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million lions members in 206 countries are different in many ways, but share a core belief community is what we make it. LIONS SERVE Lions service is as diverse as our members, volunteering for many different kinds of activities – caring for the environment, aiding the most vulnerable people in society, the elderly, the disabled and disadvantaged children. OUR ACTIVITIES - OUR SUPPORT Each year the Lions Club of Keynsham & District members can be seen out and about in our community raising funds with activities like their Annual Summer Duck Race in the Memorial Park

and their Illuminated Sleigh with Father Christmas during November/December. We have also organised BBQ and Games evenings for the visiting children of the Chernobyl disaster and we could be seen in the High Street on a number of occasions collecting in support of the victims of various International & UK disasters. For more information, visit the club’s website at www.keynshamlions.org.uk HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER Membership in a Lions Club is by invitation. If you’re interested in being invited to join your local Lions Club Contact President Harry Smith of The Lions Club of Keynsham & District, by either; • Phone: 0117 960 9446 • Email: harry@keynshamlions.org.uk • Post: 35 Torrance Close, North Common, Bristol BS30 5LH

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WALKERS ARE WELCOME The group recently held an enjoyable walk around Dyrham and its Park. Boarding the Dial-a-Ride minibus in Keynsham, we headed to ‘The Bull’ at Hinton to meet other walkers. It was good to see some new faces among the 26 walkers. Once we reached the countryside we settled down to a lovely ramble and explored the picturesque village of Dyrham. We then moved on to the Park where we looked around the gardens and lakes and the striking St Stephen’s Church which was decorated ready for the Harvest Festival. We then headed up outside the park walls, catching glimpses of a large herd of deer and stopping for a picnic near Hinton Hill Fort. The final stage was the downhill walk back to ‘The Bull’ where friendly staff made us very welcome.

PROGRAMME: November 27th - A treasure hunt around Keynsham December 18th - A seasonal walk around the fields of Keynsham gathering greenery to take back to the Scout Hall where it will be made into wreaths under the tuition of Liz Fox. Refreshments will be available to get us into the festive mood! January - A walk from Keynsham to Bath along the River Avon and cycle track, making our own way home February - A walk around Wick March - A Geo Caching Walk April 8th and 9th - Walking Festival May - Folly Farm Orchard walk For further information, contact Dave Johnson on 07866440968 or see www.e-voice.org.uk/ keynshamwalkersarewelcome

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WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 7th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 9th - Blood Donor Session at St John’s Church Hall, 1 The Park, Keynsham, 1.25pm - 3.30pm and 4.30pm - 7.40pm. 11th - Our Sea, Our Future talk at Wellsway School with Avon Wildlife Trust at 6.30pm. 11th to 12th - Novemberfest at Avon Valley Railway. Entry wristbands are available now to purchase by calling the station on 0117 932 5538. A wide selection of real ales and ciders will be available with light snacks and nibbles available from the station buffet. Friday 6pm to 10.30pm and Saturday 12pm to 5pm and 6pm to 10.30pm. 12th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk, from 9am to 1pm. 12th - Annual Candle of Remembrance Service at Keynsham Methodist Church, Victoria Centre, High Street, Keynsham commencing at 3pm. 12th - The Beatles Night Tribute at Somerdale Pavilion. Doors open at 7.30pm, performance 9pm - 9.45pm and 10.15pm - 11pm. Tickets £10 for members, £12 for non-members. For more details contact 0117 9865787.

15th - Town Council Meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 17th to 19th - Saltford Drama Club presents ‘Groping for Words’ at Saltford Hall. Tickets £10, call 01225 400122 or email events@saltfordhall. co.uk to purchase. Pay and collect from Saltford Post Office. 18th - Messy Church at Keynsham Methodist Church, Queens Road Centre 3.30pm to 6pm. Family fun, table-top games. Activities, drinks, biscuits and lots of crafts to do. 24th - Keynsham Film Works showing The Battle of the Somme special screening at the Community Theatre Space. Tickets are £3. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. 25th - Keynsham Winter Festival from 6pm to 9pm in Keynsham High Street. A collection of events and stalls, not to be missed. 25th - Blood Donor Session at St John’s Church Hall, 1 The Park, Keynsham, 1.25pm - 3.30pm and 4.30pm - 7.40pm. 25th to 27th - Spooky half term train rides at Avon Valley Railway. 28th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 29th to 30th - Spooky half term train rides at Avon Valley Railway.

DECEMBER 1st - Keynsham Film Works showing Force Majeure at the Community Theatre Space. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start.


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3rd - Carols and Steam, 6.45pm at Avon Valley Railway. For more details and to book your tickets please call Clive & Joan Sutton on 0117 932 3978. 3rd to 5th - Santa Steam Specials at Avon Valley Railway. Advanced booking is essential for this event. 9th - Blood Donor Session at St John’s Church Hall, 1 The Park, Keynsham, 1.25pm - 3.30pm and 4.30pm - 7.40pm. 9th to 11th - Santa Steam Specials at Avon Valley Railway. Advanced booking is essential for this event. 10th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk, from 9am to 1pm. 13th - Town Council Meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 14th - Christingle Messy Church at Keynsham Methodist Church, Queens Road Centre 6pm to 7pm. Family fun, table-top games. Activities, drinks, biscuits and lots of crafts to do. 14th - Christmas Carol Concert performed by the Keynsham Good Afternoon Choir at Keynsham Methodist Church from 2.30pm – everyone is welcome to attend and there will be a retiring collection to support the work of local branches of Parkinson’s UK. 17th to 18th - Santa Steam Specials at Avon Valley Railway. Advanced booking is essential for this event. 19th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 22nd to 24th - Santa Steam Specials at Avon Valley Railway. Advanced booking is essential for this event. 26th to 27th - Sherry & Mince Pie Special at Avon Valley Railway. After the indulgence of Christmas why not take the family for a relaxing trip and enjoy a glass of sherry and a mince pie. Buy tickets in advance to guarantee your seats.

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JANUARY 5th - Keynsham Film Works showing Eddie the Eagle at the Community Theatre Space. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. 6th - Blood Donor Session at St John’s Church Hall, 1 The Park, Keynsham, 1.25pm - 3.30pm and 4.30pm - 7.40pm. 9th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 14th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk, from 9am to 1pm. 17th - Town Council Budget Meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 20th - Blood Donor Session at St John’s Church Hall, 1 The Park, Keynsham, 1.25pm - 3.30pm and 4.30pm - 7.40pm. 30th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend.

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NEW SIGNAGE AT THE SPACE

TO CELEBRATE 2 YEARS

during the Winter Festival on 25th November. Brave Bold Drama will be presenting three performances of Hansel and Gretel for all the family on Saturday 17th December. The Space now has a Facebook page notice board at: www.facebook.com/The-Space-Keynsham which will show all coming events and full details of events that are ticketed, in both The Space and other venues locally, can be viewed (without having to buy) at: keynshamtickets.cloudvenue.co.uk Posters of coming events are regularly displayed in the Library and along the High Street.

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fter nearly two years of cultural events brokered by Keynsham Arts Consortium, we can finally say The Space is now truly The Space, and not The Community Space. It is a venue for touring theatre companies as well as local performers and now regularly appears in arts listings all over the UK – and even, in one instance, in the USA!

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udging has taken place on the Summer Photography Competition which was run by Keynsham Town Council in order to showcase photographic talent and market the town through Visit Somerset – the official destination management organisation for the county of Somerset.

Photography joint winner Matt Prosser

The judging panel, consisting of four Keynsham Town Councillors and Linda Horne from Keynsham Photographic Society, spent an afternoon viewing the forty-seven entries which had been sent in over the course of the summer. After much deliberation the judges decided the winners to be Matt Prosser’s “Festive Lights in Keynsham High Street” and James Mann’s “Bench in Keynsham Park”.

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He added “What has been great about this competition is the photographs submitted really highlight what a great place Keynsham is and document both town and country. These photos will be used in marketing material for the town and help to make Keynsham a destination within Somerset and the wider area”. John Turner; Chief Executive - Visit Somerset has said; “The recent Keynsham photographic competition has been a resounding success and I am delighted with the outcomes. Photography really helps to sell a location and as we begin to develop Keynsham as a destination, good, strong imagery is vital as part of our marketing plans.


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Photography joint winner James Mann

The standard of images from the competition has been excellent and I know will really help take the destination Keynsham project forward, Visit Keynsham!”

Keynsham Town Council decided to join the organisation at the start of 2016 in an attempt to promote and market the town to visitors across

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The two winners will both receive tickets for Wookey Hole Caves near Wells and the West Somerset Railway near Taunton courtesy of Visit Somerset, as well as a year’s membership for the Keynsham Photographic Society.

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THINGS TO DO 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 St Dunstan’s Church Hall, Bristol Road. 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 at Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Rd, Keynsham BS31 2FW. Singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and having a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. A friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk. Baby Massage at Keynsham Children’s centre. For more information please contact 01225 395400. Babies Group from 11.00am-12.30pm. For mums and dads with babies up to 18 months. Pregnant women and partners welcome at Keynsham Children’s Centre.

Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Youth Group meets on a Monday night and is open to all young people in school year 8 and above. From 7pm to 9pm at St John’s Youth and Community Centre. Beginners Pilates 6.05 - 6.50pm at Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2DY (term time only). Car park available. Beginners Hatha Yoga 6.55 - 7.55pm at Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2DY (term time only). Car park available. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 7pm. Pilates and Integral Health Yoga at Broadlands Academy, Keynsham. Pilates 6 - 6.45pm and Yoga 6.55 to 7.55pm. For information call 07789 880415.

TUESDAY 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


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atmosphere. Visitors and New Members welcome. Further details on 0117 986 4014.

Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church every third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.

The Fry Club joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information contact 0117 986 4785.

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

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 at the Fear Hall in the High St. Singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and having a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. A friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk.

Keynsham Walking Football Club 10 - 11am at Keynsham FC on 3G pitch for over 65’s. Just turn up and play. For more details contact Martin on 07754 543719 or martincoles@blueyonder.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY 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.


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Keynsham Photographic Society meets weekly between September and April, upstairs in The Fear Hall, 7.30pm. For more information visit www.keynshamphotograhicsociety.co.uk Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 4pm. ChoirJam pop choir meets on Wednesday mornings 11am – 12.30pm at the Fear Hall in the High St. Singing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and having a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. A friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.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. Circuits at Keynsham Sports Centre from 6.35pm to 7.30pm. The Keynsham Good Afternoon Choir meets every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm at Keynsham Methodist Church. There is NO charge for attending your first rehearsal and there are no auditions. Everyone is welcome. Bath musicman Grenville Jones is the conductor and Sandie Middleton is the accompanist.

THURSDAY 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 info.

ASP Poetry Circle meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Meeting Room 1 or reception, Broadlands School, Keynsham from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. For more info go to www.totallymaracas. btck.co.uk/ASPPoets. PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT MEET IN AUGUST. 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. Keynsham Film Works meet on the first Thursday of every month (except in July and August) at The Community Space, Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham at 7.45pm. Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Yoga class at Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road (some experience is beneficial) 6.15pm to 7.45pm call 01761 472616. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am TO 11.15am and 12.15pm TO 7pm Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre from 10.30am TO 11.15am and 7pm TO 7.45pm. Slimming World Classes at Keynsham Baptist Church, High street at 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Kelly for more information on 07795 951137. Integral Hatha Yoga suitable for beginners at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick road, Keynsham from 6-6.45pm and 7-8.30pm. Call 07789 880415 for more details. Childminding Group from 9.30am - 11.30am at Keynsham Children’s Centre. Contact Sarah Allum on 01225 396071 or 07530 233002. Beginners Hatha Yoga 6 - 6.45pm at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2PW. Hatha Yoga & Mindfulness 7 - 8.30pm at Saint Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2PW. Wellsway Short Mat Bowling Club meet at the Scout Hut, Ashton Way, Keynsham from 1.15pm to 4.15pm. New members are welcome. For more information contact Dave Sawyer on 01225 872780.


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FRIDAY

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

Parent Support Group from 9.30am-11.30am, Term Time Only Drop in group for parents/carers, get support, meet other parents and learn practical tips. A creche is available for 0-5 year olds. Places must be booked in advance, at Keynsham Children’s Centre.

SUNDAY

Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 7pm. Zumba at the River Suite from 6.40pm every week for 50 minutes. Keynsham Walking Football Club 10 - 11am at Keynsham FC on 3G pitch. Just turn up and play. For more details contact Martin on 07754 543719 or martincoles@blueyonder.co.uk.

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.

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

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 10.30am on the first Sunday of each month. 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 Sunday afternoon and often during the week, to join call 0117 986 3354. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 8.00am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 6pm.. Aqua aerobics at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 7pm TO 7.45pm.

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 2.45pm. Zumba exercise class at The River Suite from 8.55am to 9.45am. Pay and Play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 7pm.

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KEYNSHAM DIAL-A-RIDE Keynsham Dial-a-Ride is a registered charity formed in 2003. The organisation own seven vehicles which are all accessible and can carry wheelchair and Scooter users. This is a membership scheme which is free to join and members are asked to book 24 hours in advance. This service enables members to attend medical appointments, shopping, social events, visit and meet family or friends and covers Keynsham/Saltford Monday to Friday and other surrounding area on selected days. The cost for using this service for holders of a Diamond Travel Card as from 1st January 2017 is £4 return, £2 single for travel within Keynsham

and Saltford, and £4 return, £2.25 single traveling into Keynsham from outlying villages. Services also operate to various hospitals at a cost of £5 per person each way and a group hire service is also available. Trained drivers will always help you whether it is to get on/off the bus or even carry your shopping. Becoming a member of the door to door service also entitles you to book organised day trips which vary in cost between £4-£11.50. Voluntary drivers are required so if you could spare a half or full day please contact Keynsham & District Dial-a-Ride on 01225 395321. Keynsham & District Dial-a-Ride pride themselves on providing a caring, safe, affordable and reliable transport scheme.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MEMBERS HOLIDAYS nshamProviding & District Mencap Society Keynsham Districtand Mencap social and leisure opportunities for& children adults Society We are currently looking for volunteers that can help on the annual holidays for

g social and leisure opportunities for children and adults Providing social and leisure opportunities for children and adults with18+ learning 18+disabilities. Club Members. Club is adisabilities. social club for adults with learning disabilities. withour learning with learning disabilities.

During the you will be supporting the Members to join in with day trips to We are looking forholiday more volunteers to join our attractions andustoprovide socialise with peer group, whilst providing support and fun and local friendly team, to help weekly social clubs, sports and fitness sessions,general special supervision. events,During day trips, residential trips and/or holidays. the day we are all together in a big group and you will be working in a team with Have otheravolunteers, with guidance and support from the group leader. look at www.keynshammencap.org.uk We have a away 9th – 16th July and a week away 3rd – 10th September. follow us on Facebook or The holidays are much anticipated and loved by our Members, and the volunteer on Twitter @keynsham_mencap team has a great time too! The holidays are great fun and a really rewarding For more information contact experience.

Laura Jefferies 0117 986 5659 All the volunteer costs and expenses are covered. laura@keynshammencap.org.uk

If you cannot commit to a full week July or but could a week let us ooking for more volunteers to join our fun and friendly team, We areinlooking for Sept more volunteers to do joinhalf our fun and friendly team know; able to with someone else midweek. us provide weekly social clubs, sportswe andmight fitness be sessions, to swap help us you provide weekly social clubs, sports and fitness sessions, cial events, day trips, residential trips and/or holidays. special events, day trips, residential trips and/or holidays. Get in touch for more information or to arrange a visit to the 18+ Club to meet


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TOWN COUNCIL

KEYNSHAM TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS KEYNSHAM RESIDENTS are welcome to attend Town Council meetings in the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS 2016 - 15 November, 13 December 2017 - 17 January (Budget Meeting), 21 February, 21 March & 18 April.

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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.

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS held in the Town Council office 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham on Mondays at 7.30pm.

You can contact us by: Telephone: 0117 986 8683 Email: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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2016 - 7 & 28 November, 19 December 2017 - 9 & 30 January, 20 February, 13 March & 3 April.

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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MEET THE TEAM NICK BIRT

Position: Youth Worker Q. Do you live in Keynsham? A. No I live in Shepton Mallet, Somerset since 1989. Q. What is your experience as a Youth Worker? A. I have 40 years experience of working with young people in a wide variety of work settings, from Teaching, Youth Service to Youth Offending Services. I like to try different approaches to engage young people e.g. using my rescue German Shepherds as a focus when working with difficult to engage young people. Taking young people out of their comfort zone to challenge and re-focus. Partnership working and developing resources has been a key to what I have been involved with over the years. Q: What do you think you will enjoy working for the Council? A: Developing the Youth Work that Keynsham Town Council has invested in and helping realise young people’s ambitions.

Q: Away from work what are your interests? A: Movies, ever since a young boy I have been fascinated with movies, my dad used to take me regularly on Saturdays to the cinema. Music, I like all types of music and have a large vinyl collection as well as CD’s. Travel, has always been in the blood, I have spent 7 years living in Germany and have been to most of Europe and parts of Russia. Cycling and Canoeing are on a joint ‘bucket list’ with an old school friend with trips planned by bike and canoe. I rescue German Shepherd dogs and love cooking and trying food from around the world, but my favourite meal is a full English breakfast, (with black pudding), which I treat myself to every Sunday morning. Q. What do you think are the best things about Keynsham? A: I am already impressed with the variety of activities and community groups that are up and running in Keynsham. It is heartening to see a public body that is investing in young people, when a lot are reducing or removing services for young people.


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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

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

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

Newly Elected Member Carole Duckett EAST WARD Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9865350

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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