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Winter 2017 - Issue 23

Produced for Keynsham Town Council

KEYNSHAM WINTER FESTIVAL – FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER Details and event programme inside - see pages 19-22


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ore and more people seem to enjoy eating out and dining with friends is a real pleasure. Recently I was pleased to be invited to dinner at TimeOut the venue for our Youth Group. Our young people have been learning their culinary skills and it was an absolute delight to spend an evening with an excellent menu and unlimited enthusiasm from the young caterers. One of the real successes of recent times in our town has been the super work carried out by Keynsham in Bloom. This year we again won a gold award in the fierce South West competition. In addition we received two special awards firstly for the tremendous enhancement of our ever more popular train station. Secondly the amazing bike trail of over 70 decorated bicycles that have proved a runaway success with people of all ages. Over the next eighteen months, the Council with the support of the community will complete our Neighbourhood Development Plan that will play a key part in our fast growing town. This plan will be part of the structure of B&NES and West of England plans that will have a major impact on everyone who works, lives in or visits the area for years to come. We are embarking on a major consultation exercise with people across Keynsham so please make sure you take part. It is your plan and your future that is being drawn up and we need your views. Finally we look forward to seeing you at our Winter Festival on Friday 24 November when the High Street closes and our town celebrates despite the darker nights and colder weather – a really good family event. Kindest regards

Cllr Clive Fricker Chairman, Keynsham Town Council

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WELCOME TO

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SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES

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GOOD CITIZEN AWARD

THE KEYNSHAM FLOOD

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COUNTRYFILE RAMBLE

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KEYNSHAM YOUTH SERVICE

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KEYNSHAM NDP

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KEYNSHAM WINTER FESTIVAL

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WHAT’S ON

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THE SPACE

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KEYNSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

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KEYNSHAMNOW

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THINGS TO DO

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MEET THE TEAM

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COUNCIL MEETINGS

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YOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS

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GOOD CITIZEN AWARD Do you know anyone who makes a real difference to people’s lives in Keynsham? Keynsham Good 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 2017. The awards will be given out at the Annual Town Meeting on Thursday 26th April 2018.

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KEYNSHAM IN BLOOM SCOOPS

AWARDS AT SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM REGIONAL AWARDS K

eynsham in Bloom are celebrating their success following the RHS South West in Bloom regional awards ceremony at The Imperial Hotel, Torquay, which took place on Thursday 5th October.

collected the awards which were presented by Lord and Lady Fellowes, who are Patrons of South West in Bloom.

The group have again retained their GOLD award in the Portman Cup category. In addition Keynsham in Bloom was awarded two discretionary awards, which were nominated by the regional judges Bob Sweet and Richard Taylor. The Great Floral Bike Trail was awarded the West Country TV Cup for an outstanding specific project. Keynsham Railway Station was awarded the Wheatley Trophy for an outstanding landscaped commercial site. Denise James, Chair of Keynsham in Bloom said, “2017 has been a fantastic year for Keynsham in Bloom and Keynsham Town as a whole. The Floral Bike Trail was more successful than we had ever expected with over 74 decorated bikes on view throughout the Town. The Keynsham Railway Station project has also been a success and is one of many projects across the UK that received £500 funding from the Royal Horticultural Society as part of their Greening Grey Britain campaign. Committee Members are now planning a range of activities and projects for next year, which is a particularly important year for us as we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary. On behalf of Keynsham in Bloom, I would like to thank all who were involved in our entry this year and also to the local businesses who have supported us throughout the year, particularly with sponsorship for the Bike Trail”. Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk and Denise James attended the awards ceremony in Torquay and

Keynsham in Bloom celebrating Gold at the RHS South West in Bloom regional awards ceremony. Lady Fellowes, Denise James, Chair KIB, Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk - Secretary , Lord Fellowes and Cllr Anne Brooks, Chair of Torbay Council.

Mike & Carole Lambern’s winning garden in the Keynsham In Bloom 2017 competition.


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KEYNSHAM IN BLOOM COMPETITION 2017 RESULTS OVERALL COMPETITION WINNER Mike & Carole Lambern The Ed Sant Memorial Shield awarded to the Most Inspiring Garden 2017 Mat & Paulina Taylor SPECIAL AWARDS BEST NEW ENTRY Mat & Paulina Taylor THE MOST UNIQUE ENTRY Keynsham Dial-A-Ride MOST ARTISTIC ENTRY Mike & Carole Lambern CONSERVATION/WILDLIFE GARDEN Mr Kirby

Guy Alexander Silver Gilt Award

Gilbert Ellis Gold Award

Anthony Gilroy Silver Gilt Award

Brian Withyman Gold Award

Patricia Adams Silver Gilt Award

Mr & Mrs Reynolds Gold Award

Homeavon House Gold Award

Dr Pat Craig Gold Award

Mike Fox Gold Award

Carol Grenfell Gold Award

Mrs & Mrs Reynolds Gold Award

Mrs M C Davies Gold Award

Mr M Burgoyne Gold Award

Mr A Kirby Gold Award

Clare Pollock Gold Award

Clare Pollock Gold Award

Margaret Davies & Family Gold Award

Margaret Davies & Family Gold Award

Mr D P Oakman Gold Award

Carol & Mike Lambern Gold Award

Overall Winner Mr & Mrs Reynolds

Mathew & Paulina Taylor Gold Award

SCHOOLS OR OTHER GROUPS OF YOUNG PRIVATE AREA VISIBLE FROM THE PAVEMENT PEOPLE WITH CONTAINERS Gold Award Anthony Gilroy Silver Award St Keyna Primary School – Green Team Overall Winner St Keyna Primary School – Green Team

Mike Fox Silver Gilt Award

D P Oakman Gold Award Overall Winner Carol Grenfell ALLOTMENTS

Ray Griffin Silver Gilt Award

Andrew & Clare Hudson Plot 66 Bronze Award

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Homeavon House Gold Award

Chris Roscoe Plot 5 Silver Award

Frys Bowling Club Silver Gilt Award

Mr & Mrs Reynolds Gold Award

Homeavon House Gold Award

Carol Grenfell Gold Award

Mrs M C Davies Plot between 6-10 Charlton Park Gold Award

Dial-A-Ride near the office Gold Award

Mr M Burgoyne Gold Award

Mr B Withyman Plot 48 Gold Award

Teri Florance – The Labbott Community Group Gold Award

Clare Pollock Gold Award

Ed Snow Plot 115 Gold Award

Carole & Mike Lambern Gold Award

Overall Winner Ed Snow Plot 115

Old Vicarage Green Gold Award

Mr D P Oakman Gold Award

Keynsham Bowling Club Memorial Park Gold Award

Overall Winner Clare Pollock

Abbeyfield Gold Award

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Community@67 Gold Award

Maureen Dickinson Silver Gilt Award

Overall Joint Winners Dial-A-Ride Old Vicarage Green

Guy Alexander Silver Gilt Award

BUSINESS Philippa Paget – Temple Court Gold Award Equinox Custom Interiors Gold Award Overall winner Philippa Paget – Temple Court

Ray Griffin Silver Gilt Award

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Andrew & Clare Hudson Silver Gilt Award

St Dunstan’s Church Gold Award

Patricia Adams Silver Gilt Award

Keynsham Baptist Church Gold Award

Andrew & Clare Hudson Bronze Award

Mary Sampson Gold Award

Overall winner St Dunstan’s Church

Margaret Thompson Silver Award

Homeavon House Gold Award

Mary Maule Silver Award

Mike Fox Gold Award

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COUNCIL OFFERS NEW SUPPORT FOR KEYNSHAM BUSINESSES The Chamber of Commerce has been struggling for members and there are one or two retailfocused groups that have formed, mainly representing the High Street traders in response to the one-way system or future development and promotion of the High Street. In addition I had received a proposal from Councillor Lisa O’Brien for the Town Council to produce a free business directory for distribution to all residents in order to support and promote Keynsham business.

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t its September meeting, the Town Council agreed to support the formation of a Keynsham-wide Business Forum with the aim of providing administrative and financial support until such time as the Forum gains sufficient critical mass to become an independent organisation. Dr Cheryl Scott Town Clerk explains: “The Neighbourhood Development Plan needs to incorporate the views of not just those who live in Keynsham but those who operate a business or work in Keynsham, regardless of where they live. It is therefore vital that we get the engagement of the business community in addition to the residents, otherwise the Plan may not be approved. One of the important findings to come out of the Neighbourhood Development Process to date is that Keynsham currently lacks a focused business network to support and represent all the different types of Keynsham business operating in the town (including those who are self employed).

Given all the above, and that the NDP is also about to launch a new Business Engagement workstream, the Town Council felt the most effective way forwards would be to offer all the various initiatives the chance of support and representation via a Keynsham-wide Business Forum and in the process prevent duplication of effort. This is not a new concept to the Town Council. Readers may remember that the Town Council originally ran the Keynsham Music Festival inhouse, but has continued to provide financial and administrative support to enable it to grow from a fledgling Sunday event into an independent organization, now also a registered charity, running a successful programme of events over a week long period. It is obviously hoping to successfully replicate this model for the benefit of Keynsham business. Speaking in support at the Town Council meeting, Councillor Lisa O’Brien said: “After 28 years of living in Keynsham, and having recently interacted with local High Street traders about their current problems which include the impact of the one-way system, I realised


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distribution to all residents next year. The Town Council is keen to ensure that self-employed and people working from home are also included but has concerns that it may not be aware of their existence because it does not have their current details on file.

that it is really important that ALL residents are made aware of the wide variety of businesses in Keynsham that exist. We need to help the Keynsham community to help Keynsham business and empower residents to be able to source the local businesses available on their doorsteps. This is a great opportunity for the Town Council to help its home-grown economy by informing the residents about what goods and services are available locally in Keynsham, to help strengthen, support and promote our business community by encouraging our residents to keep their business in Keynsham and also encourage engagement with the NDP process.”

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE FORUM, NDP AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY, PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWN CLERK DR CHERYL SCOTT Email: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

Over the next few months, businesses will be contacted to ask if they wish to participate in the Forum and the NDP, which will also include free entry into the new Keynsham Business Directory being produced by the Town Council for

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For further information please visit the Town Council’s website www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk or contact: Dr Cheryl Scott, Town Clerk at Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF, telephone 0117 9868683 or e-mail: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE

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uesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Great Flood that devastated the Chew Valley. There are still residents in Keynsham who remember that awful night on 10th July 1968 when a tidal wave of floodwater from the River Chew washed away the County Bridge at Bath Hill in Keynsham, taking the lives of 3 people as it did so and leaving people marooned on the roofs of their houses in Dapps Hill. Next year West of England Rural Network will be co-ordinating a series of activities and events throughout the Chew catchment area by a wide variety of organisations to both commemorate the

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Great Flood and raise awareness of living in a flood catchment area today. Here in Keynsham, the Town Council will be working together with the Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society who are planning to re-site the original County Bridge Stone at a new site in the Memorial Park and there will be a special Civic Unveiling Ceremony on 10th July 2018. Other activities will be planned so if any individuals or community groups would like to be involved, have photographs or memories they wish to contribute or stage an activity or event then please contact Dr Cheryl Scott, Town Clerk at Keynsham Town Council office townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk.


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antastic is the only word to describe the response to Keynsham Walkers are Welcome Countryfile Ramble. We joined forces with many groups around the country to arrange a walk, in aid of Children in Need. 106 people turned up, together with children and dogs in almost perfect walking conditions at the Memorial Park for the start of the walk. With a first aider, an official photographer, a walk leader, a backmarker and six marshals, the group were very well organised for the numbers involved. We were using one of 4 walks devised by the Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society, which took us out of the park, along the banks of the River Avon to the Lock & Weir public house where a welcome stop was planned. Suitably refreshed we headed up hill, passed Hanham Court, Cleeve Woods and back to Keynsham via Londonderry Wharf. Although we passed through three fields with cattle, all went smoothly and it was a very happy band of walkers that arrived at the destination 4 miles and 3.5 hours later. The good news was that we raised ÂŁ740 for the BBC Children in Need Appeal. As we said at the beginning a fantastic day out for everyone.

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KEYNSHAM CLOCKTOWER BOOK

This is a delightful publication for both Residents and Visitors alike and a great souvenir of Keynsham.

The 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.

The book is available to purchase for the price of £3.00 from Keynsham Town Council Office at 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, BS31 1HF For further information please visit the Town Council’s website www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk or contact: Dr Cheryl Scott, Town Clerk at Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF, telephone 0117 9868683 or email: townclerk@ keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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KEYNSHAM YOUTH SERVICE been maintaining constant access W eforhave young people at TimeOut over the last 12 months, building up new membership and consolidating activities and projects with existing members. This has been over 4 youth work sessions a week at TimeOut: • Monday 6.30pm to 9pm dedicated Cooking Programme with the option of a qualification • Tuesday 7pm to 9.30pm Open Access for 12 - 18yrs • Wednesday 7pm to 9.30pm Project Night – targeted work with a group of young people • Thursday 7pm to 9.30pm Open Access for 12 - 18yrs We have 6 part-time youth workers and myself as a full-time youth worker and are now planning to deliver music and arts based activities on the Open Access sessions and a Detached Youth Work project working on the streets of Keynsham 2 sessions a week.

COOKING PROGRAMME – ‘COOKABILITY’ We have just come to the end of our first course and it has been very successful. Young people have learnt about, cooking, food industry, service and healthy eating, culminating in a ‘Guest Cook’. The ‘Guest Cook’ went very well for the ‘Cookability’ group and we had some very positive feedback from the guests. The young people really enjoyed the evening and are now in the process of finalising their ASDAN books, which should be ready before Xmas to submit for accreditation. The new course starts at the end of October and we have young people already signed up. This is a good project that engages young people who find it difficult to cope in large groups and can be used as a stepping stone to Open Access sessions. The next course starts on the 23rd October.

DETACHED YOUTH WORK Detached Youth Work has started and the

staff are currently up-dating the policy and risk assessments, and will be meeting with the Police and local groups to get an idea of the issues in Keynsham. They will then map the area, going out to see where young people hang out and promoting the forthcoming street work sessions. The project needs to be viewed as part of a potential solution to ASB, working in partnership with other agencies and not the complete solution. Two of the areas initially considered are Memorial Park, (Friday) and Queens Road, (Tuesday). If you see Carrie and Gerry out on the streets wearing their distinctive purple jackets do say hello.

OPEN ACCESS SESSIONS We are planning to commence “themed” Open Access sessions. During the winter season, the Open Access sessions will comprise the traditional socialising downstairs but with additional focused Tuesday music and Thursday art activities upstairs. In addition we are looking at “special activities” in response to specific events: (e.g. Winter Festival and a Xmas night). We will also be looking to complete an introductory mural project at TimeOut. This will be upstairs completed on boards and will take place on Thursday Open Access sessions. After Xmas we will then be focusing on an animation project, keeping within the arts based theme for Thursdays. There is also an opportunity for 4/6 young people to undergo free training in the use of Radio equipment at Keynsham Radio. Hopefully this will encourage young people to get involved and talk about the issues that are important to them living in Keynsham. Nick Birt, Youth Team Leader youthleader@keynsham-tc.gov.uk


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EW QUESTIONNAIRE LAUNCHED ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF KEYNSHAM

Keynsham is getting bigger! ‌and there are even more plans for growth over the next 20 years. According to the West of England Joint Spatial Strategy, at least 1100 new homes will be built in Keynsham between now and 2036. However, that number could rise even further, (by up to 50%) depending upon the B&NES Local Plan currently in preparation which seeks to identify and allocate sites to meet the housing and economic development requirements established by the West of England Joint Spatial Plan.

But how will this impact on the people who already live and work in Keynsham? Will favourite green spaces or existing buildings be lost? Will there be enough parking or other facilities for the increased population? How can Keynsham retain its market town character and avoid becoming part of an urban conurbation stretching from Bristol to Bath? What improvements can be made to the Town Centre to support a local shopping experience and what type of new businesses, both retail and industrial should be offered space in the town and where? Will Town Centre traffic and congestion increase/decrease and if so how will the air quality be affected? What


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Each post-it note represents a concern/issue expressed by those attending the Keynsham Neighbourhood Development Plan launch event at The Space in April 2016.

provision is being made to generate employment opportunities in the town or provide affordable accommodation…especially for our Young People who are the future of Keynsham? These are just some of the concerns already raised by residents participating in the following 5 Topic Groups as part of the Keynsham Neighbourhood Development Plan process. • Roads, Transport, Parking and Infrastructure • Recreation, Leisure, Sport, Health & Community • Heritage, Culture, Tourism, Marketing and Development of the Built Environment • Sustainability, Environmental and Ecological • Business, Employment and Economic Growth The Neighbourhood Development Plan process

was launched in April 2016 by Keynsham Town Council as part of a new Government initiative to enable local people to influence the planning and development of the area in which they live and work for the next 15-20 years. The end result is a document (Neighbourhood Development Plan) that contains a series of statements or policies setting out what development is acceptable in Keynsham and for what reasons. Once approved, the Plan will have legal force, which developers and local authority planners will have to take notice of, but it will not be approved unless the Plan also contains evidence to show that the issues and policies identified reflect the concerns of the majority of people who live and/or work in Keynsham.


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DR CHERYL SCOTT, TOWN CLERK EXPLAINS FURTHER: “Since the launch last year, the 5 topic groups comprising volunteers who live and/or work in Keynsham have been identifying and defining the issues that they think are important to the community. The issues will be used to underwrite the planning policies and aspirations for Keynsham that will constitute the final “Neighbourhood Development Plan document”. “Although much work has been done by the Topic Groups to identify the issues from which the planning policies will be written, it is important to be sure that they are speaking for the majority of local people. So to ensure the NDP is ‘on track’, the Town Council will be distributing a Questionnaire in mid-October, to find out what things are most important to local people. It’s

important that EVERY person who lives or works in Keynsham (no matter their age) has their input into the Plan, so although one paper copy of the Questionnaire will be sent to each house, there will be further paper copies available at various outlets/events in Keynsham including the Farmers Market and the Town Council office. The Questionnaire will also be available online via a pdf or electronic questionnaire from the Town Council website and will run until the end of 2017.” To help people complete their questionnaires, there will also be a series of meetings about the NDP, the progress to date, and a question session. Everyone is most welcome to come and discover a bit more about the NDP. The meetings are planned as follows:


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PROPOSED DATE

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Key Centre

Wed 1st Nov 6pm

Fear Hall

Wed 8th Nov 2pm

Town Council staff, and Topic Group members may be presenting.

Community at 67

Wed 15th Nov 2pm

The Space

Thurs 23rd Nov 6pm

Wellsway School

Wed 29th Nov 6pm

St Monicas Trust

TBA

St Francis Church

Wed 6th Dec 6pm

Each meeting to be approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. There will be a short presentation, followed by a questions session, and some time for people to fill in their questionnaires after the meeting with support from KTC staff.

St Dunstans Church

Tues 28th Nov 6pm

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE RESULTS OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE Deb Cooper, the NDP-Co-ordinator who has been employed by the Town Council to project manage the Neighbourhood Development Plan explains: “Once collated and examined, the issues will be further considered by the Topic Groups and used to discuss and construct the planning policies that should comprise the Plan, which will then go back out to the community for its input. Some issues may require further research or in depth studies to provide evidence to support the community’s concerns. The results will also be used to produce more focused questionnaires in 2018 for specific groups such as Young People and Business…. so this is very much a “work in progress” and it will be some time yet before the Plan is completed.

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In the meantime we would like to encourage everyone to complete a questionnaire as the more people who do, the more chance the Plan will have of being approved by the Inspector because it accurately reflects the views of the whole community” IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN, PLEASE CONTACT THE NDP CO-ORDINATOR, DEB COOPER. Email: ndp@keynsham-tc.gov.uk For further information please visit the Town Council’s website www.keynsham-tc.gov.uk or contact: Dr Cheryl Scott, Town Clerk at Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF, telephone 0117 9868683 or email: townclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk


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WINTER FESTIVAL Friday 24 November, 2017 6-9pm Town Centre

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KEYNSHAM WINTER FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER A WINTER’S TALE

KEYNSHAM WINTER FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 6 - 9PM IN AND AROUND THE TOWN 6.10pm

BELL RINGING - From 6.10pm to 6.20pm St. John’s church bells will ring out to announce the start of this year’s Winter Festival

6.15pm

PROCESSION - Procession includes Town Crier, Chuffy the Train, Father Christmas, Air Cadets, Marching Band, Enchante Baton Twirlers, children with their workshop woodland animal masks, fairy wands and wings, members of our local Brownie Pack, Stilt Walkers and Woodland Fairies (courtesy of Keyford Dance School). Starts from the Top of the High Street by St. John’s Church, continues along the High Street to the stage which has a new location behind the Library just off Temple Street. The Christmas lights will be switched on as the procession moves along by this year’s colouring competition winner. ON THE STAGE - Cllr Clive Fricker (Chairman, Keynsham Town Council) and Cllr Cherry Beath (Chairman B&NES) welcome speeches followed by presentation of prizes to the children’s competition winners and announcement of the window competition winners. Our compere Jimmy Mack will lead proceedings on our stage.

6.00pm – 6.15pm

St John’s Junior Choir & St John School Choir

6.25pm – 6.50pm

Formalities

7.00pm – 7.25pm

Keynsham Brass Band

7.30pm – 7.45pm

Enchante Baton Twirlers display

7.50pm – 8.10pm

Keynsham Light Opera

The Winter Festival Planning Committee will be promoting and handing out programmes on Saturday 11th November at the Keynsham Farmers Market.


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TEMPLE STREET Throughout the evening

The Fun Fair big wheel, community stalls, fun fair stalls

HIGH STREET Throughout the evening

Helter Skelter, Scouts Climbing Wall, Collywobbles play bus, Father Christmas, evening stalls – games, Christmas gifts, Stilt Walkers, Salvation Army Band

6.00pm - 9.00pm

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6.45pm

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7.45pm

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6.00pm - 9.00pm

KEY CENTRE, Charlton Road - fun for all the families with games and activities BAPTIST CHURCH - refreshments, crafts ST.JOHN’S CHURCH - lots of stalls and activities

7.00pm - 8.00pm

St. John’s Church Choir performance

6.00pm - 9.00pm

FEAR HALL - Craft Fair, lots of lovely Christmas gifts! Refreshments.

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MARKET WALK - small funfair rides, stalls and old fashioned musical organ

7.15pm - 8.00pm

LIBRARY Balloon Modelling THE SPACE Keyford Dancers, Lucy Ryan, Punch and Judy Keynsham Phoenix Youth Theatre

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The programmes will also be available from Town Council office and other locations around town from Monday 13th November.


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Keynsham Wombles will again be litter-picking at the Keynsham Winter Festival on Friday 24th 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! FREE PARK & RIDE SERVICE WAITROSE CAR PARK at BROADMEAD LANE to ASHTON WAY, KEYNSHAM Available from 5.00pm to 9.25pm Run by Keynsham Dial-A-Ride, linking the Waitrose car park at Broadmead Lane (pickup point at the side of the building) with the Town Centre bus stop in Ashton Way.

IMPORTANT ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION Usual road closures: High Street from St John’s Church to Poundland (Bath Hill). Part of Charlton Road from TESCO roundabout to High Street (HSBC). Temple Street from Iceland to Carpenters Lane (by Simply Carpets)

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Which animal can you find in this window? To enter the competition get your entry form from a participating shop from 17th November or Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street Competition closes 8th December.

Please Note: There will be no exit from TESCO car park onto Charlton Road. All vehicles to exit via Bristol Road.

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WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 11th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk from 9am to 1pm. 11th - Keynsham and District Mencap Quiz Night at Keynsham Scout Hut 7.30pm to 10pm, tickets £5 per person. 13th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 14th - Town Council Meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 15th - Blood Donor service at St Johns Church Hall, Keynsham from 1.25pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.40pm.

DECEMBER Throughout December - Santa Special at Avon Valley Railway. Advanced booking is essential for this events. 2nd - Take That Christmas Special in the Cadbury Suite at the Somerdale Pavilion from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. 7th - Keynsham Film Works showing Hidden Figures at the Community Theatre Space. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. 8th - Blood Donor service at St Johns Church Hall, Keynsham from 1.25pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.40pm. 9th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk from 9am to 1pm. 11th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend. 16th - Friday Night Christmas Quiz in the Sports Bar at the Somerdale Pavilion from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. An evening of fantastic food and drinks with a chance to win wonderful prizes.

17th - Soul Shakers featuring Emma Hutchinson &James Lambeth at The Space, Keynsham. Doors open 7.30pm.

18th - Messy Church Party at Keynsham Methodist Church, Queens Road Centre, Keynsham 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Family fun, table top games, activities, drinks and lots of things to make and do.

18th - Rock and Roll Night at the Somerdale Pavilion 7.30pm to 12pm in the Cadbury Suite.

21st - Rock and Roll Christmas Party at the Somerdale Pavillion from 7.30pm to 12pm.

20th - Messy Church at Keynsham Methodist Church, Queens Road Centre, Keynsham 3.30pm to 6pm. Family fun, table top games, activities, drinks and lots of things to make and do.

26th - Sherry and Mince Pie special at Avon Valley Railway. Advanced booking is essential for these events.

24th - Keynsham Winter Festival from 6pm to 9pm in Keynsham High Street. A collection of events and stalls, not to be missed. 25th to 26th - Santa Special at Avon Valley Railway. Advanced booking is essential for this events.

31st - New Years Eve Party at the Sports Bar in the Somerdale Pavilion from 7.30pm to 12.30pm. Bring the family along to celebrate and see the New Year in.


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JANUARY 2018 FEBRUARY 4th - Keynsham Film Works showing Night of the Hunter at the Community Theatre Space. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start.

1st - Keynsham Film Works showing A Friend from the Park at the Community Theatre Space. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start.

5th - Blood Donor service at St Johns Church Hall, Keynsham from 1.25pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.40pm.

2nd - Blood Donor service at St Johns Church Hall, Keynsham from 1.25pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.40pm.

8th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend.

10th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk from 9am to 1pm.

13th - Somerset Farmers Market held in Market Walk from 9am to 1pm.

26th - Planning and Development Committee Meeting, 7.30pm at the Town Council Office, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend.

16th - Town Council meeting, 7.30pm at the Community Space, Civic Centre, Keynsham. Residents are welcome to attend.

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KEYSHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL The Annual Meeting of the Keynsham Music Festival is due to take place in the third week of November. The public are invited to contribute ideas via email info@keynshamfest.co.uk.

Join the fun with Keynsham’s new comedy club, which has had a highly successful start. The Autumn dates are Friday 3rd November and Friday 1st December. All talented and professional acts. For details see Keynsham Tickets website keynshamtickets.cloudvenue.co. uk

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CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL St. John’s Church Christmas Tree Festival 2017 is being held on Friday 8th Dec (6-9pm), Saturday 9th Dec (10am - 6pm) and Sunday 10th December (12pm - 5pm). Admission free, refreshments and live music. Any profit going towards maintaining St John’s Church as part of the local community. Over 60 trees will be decorated by local community groups and schools.

KEYNSHAM MEMORIAL PARK BANDSTAND Thank you to all the bands/groups who thoroughly entertained visitors to the Park during our 2017 Summer programme of events on the Bandstand. If any bands, choirs, drama groups, children entertainers and other performance groups are interested in performing in 2018 please contact Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk, 0117 9868683 or email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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his is the start of our fourth year and so elections for our officer posts took place in our September meeting. Dani Phillips was reelected Chair, she is now our longest serving Chair, and is very hard working and committed. Delilah Hutton is Vice Chair. Jaz Miller is Secretary with Matty Jackson as her Assistant Secretary. Caitlin Bren is our Media person with Tamsin Govey and Alex Beaumont her Assistant Media people with responsibility to set up our new website. Alex is also our Charity Ambassador. Our campaign for lights at the Skateboard Park continues. It gained added significance when the brother of an ex-member was attacked in the Skateboard Park on the evening of 18th September with pepper sprays, he was knocked to the ground and beaten. Blindly he ran away but due to lack of sight, he smashed into a post and sustained a broken nose. This incident was reported to the police and to the Town Council meeting on September 19th. On September 25th, KeynshamNow members ran a session for the Keynsham Area Forum on the needs and wants of young people. The basis of the campaign was a survey of young people and the forum was asked to try to work out young people’s views. Generally, there was a mixed response from the forum. The three greatest problems facing the young people surveyed were Bullying, Litter and a Lack of Leisure Facilities. The two areas where young people needed the greatest help were access to Mental Health facilities and How to Deal with Bullying. In November as part of UK Parliament Week, Jacob Rees Mogg will be holding a Question and Answer session with us. We will be supporting CLIC at the Winter Festival, face painting and the selling of cakes and sweets in the Fear Institute. Our November KeynshamNow meeting will have

a talk from a worker from Off The Record and in December from a member of B&NES Healthwatch. Well done to Alex Beaumont who has been elected the Deputy Member for B&NES of the National Youth Parliament. He is the first young person from Keynsham to hold such high office. In November he will be in London on work experience in Jacob Rees Mogg’s office and before in May he has work experience with the Liberal Democrats in Bath. Maybe a career in politics beckons? Should any young person want to get involved with KeynshamNow or anybody wishing to learn more can get in touch with our Lead Mentor, Andy Wait by emailing him at waithere91@gmail.com.

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THE BRISTOL SANTA RUN IS BACK! Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce the return of its popular Santas on the Run event in Bristol on 10th December. Santas on the Run is a 2k fun run which all of the family can take part in – including the dog! - and is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season. Join thousands of others running, jogging, walking or dancing round the harbourside and city centre in their Santa suits, which are provided by the charity. Last year over 2,200 people descended upon the city having raised £60k in sponsorship, which went directly to helping the charity fund the services of its local hospice, Charlton Farm. Christmas is always a poignant time of year for families supported by the charity, some of whom may be sharing their last Christmas together. Some

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THINGS TO DO MONDAY 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. TimeOut Monday 18.30 – 21.00 ‘Cookability’ 13 – 19yrs ASDAN accredited short course ‘Foodwise’ developed to give YP practical experience of cooking, but also looks at Budgeting, Food Industry, Presentation/Preparation/ Practical Skills. All completed through a 60 hour ASDAN short course and then accredited. Limited to 12 YP and would need to commit to gain the award. Beginners Yoga for back, neck and shoulders. Time: 6-6.45pm. Cost: £40 (6 weeks) Drop in £8 at Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, BS31 2DY. Free parking on site.

TUESDAY Open Access at TimeOut for 13 – 19 yrs from 7pm to 9.30pm. Usual facilities of a Youth Centre, when Wi Fi is connected will have IT access via 4 PC’s to include animation facilities, Music Studio, Arts and Crafts, Movie Nights, Gaming area, Cooking. TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Contact 0117 9868 683 for more information. St Keyna Townswomens Guild meet every second Tuesday of the month between 9.45am and 11.45am 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 an enjoyable way to make new friends or embark on a new hobby so do come along to our next meeting - enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and you will be made most welcome.


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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. The Fry Club joggers meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the entrance foyer to the club. For more information contact 0117 986 4785. 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. Holy Communion at Keynsham Baptist Church every third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 8pm. Keynsham Walking Football Club 10 - 11am at Keynsham FC on 3G pitch for over 65’s. Just turn up and play. For more details contact Martin on 07754 543719 or martincoles@blueyonder.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY Keynsham Duke of Edinburgh’s Keynsham Open Award Centre meet Wednesdays, 7.30-9.00pm at Somerdale Pavilion. Contact Lynn Whitfield dofekoac@gmail.com. Project Night at TimeOut, project based session aimed at developing young people’s life skills. 7pm to 9pm every week for 13 – 19yrs. Topics decided by young people, currently Young People’s Sexual Health until 31.03.17. Limited to 14 young people. 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 6.35 - 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 music-


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man Grenville Jones is the conductor and Sandie Middleton is the accompanist.

Public swimming at Keynsham Leisure Centre from 6.30am to 11.15am and 12.15pm to 7pm.

Turn It UP is a brand new singing club for teens aged from 12 - 17 who love singing pop or want to learn how. The first session is on Wednesday 13th September, 7.00 - 8.30pm at the Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Road, Keynsham, BS31 2FW and we meet every Wednesday during term time. If your teen is interested in joining Turn It UP, please contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, hello@ turnitupclub.co.uk or visit www.turnitupclub.co.uk.

Aqua Aerobics at Keynsham Sports centre from 10.30am to 11.15am and 7pm to 7.45pm.

Junior Craft Class for primary school aged children meets in Keynsham Baptist Church hall 4-5pm every first Wednesday of the month. Fun craft activities. Cost £1 per child. For more information contact Hilary on 01225 874791.

THURSDAY Open Access at TimeOut for 13 – 19 yrs from 7pm to 9.30pm. Usual facilities of a Youth Centre, when Wi Fi is connected will have IT access via 4 PC’s to include animation facilities, Music Studio, Arts and Crafts, Movie Nights, Gaming area, Cooking. TimeOut building 16 Bath Hill. Contact 0117 9868 683 for more information. ASP Poetry Circle meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Meeting Room 1 or reception, Broadlands School, Keynsham from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. For more info go to www.totallymaracas. btck.co.uk/ASPPoets. 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.

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. Yoga For Beginners Time: 6 - 7pm from Thurs 7th September Cost: £48 (6 weeks) or £10 drop-in at Saint Francis Hall Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2PW. Onsite parking available. Improvers Yoga Time: 7.10 - 8.30pm from Thurs 31st August Cost: £66 (6 weeks) at Saint Francis Hall Warwick Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2PW. Onsite parking available. Family Yoga at Fear Hall, Keynsham from 10.45am, for more info see www.yogakeynsham.com.

FRIDAY 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.


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Keynsham Elim Church Toddler group at 9.30am.

Mass at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church at 10.30am.

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

Holy communion/morning prayer at St John the Baptist Church at 9.30am.

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

Open door service St John the Baptist Church 11.15am.

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. Tea ‘n’ Tots meets 9.30-11.30 every Friday morning during term time in Keynsham Baptist Church hall. This is a free drop-in for babies, toddlers and their carers, with toys, craft, stories and singing. For more information contact Hilary on 01225 874791.

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 cafe 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.

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.

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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 - 9.45am. Pay and Play badminton at Keynsham Sports Centre from 5pm to 7pm. Yoga Hatha at the River Suite from 11am for 60 mins. Yoga at The River Suite from 11am to 12pm.

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MEET THE TEAM GERRY HERSEY Position: Assistant Youth Support Worker

Q. What do you think are the best things about Keynsham? A. For me - having previously lived and worked in London – the best thing about Keynsham is people have time for each other. It’s not all rush, rush, rush. People are happy to stop and chat and there is a real community vibe. For a smaller town, there is such a variety of shops, cafés and bars, which is amazing. Q. What is your experience of working with young people? A. My background is working in addiction and recovery. This is my first role working directly with young people; although, within my last job, I worked with a lot of young adults who had issues with skunk and/or “party” drugs/legal highs, which was normally the tip-of-the-ice-berg of their issues. I loved working with these younger adults as they kept me on my toes. I learned that you first need to build their trust, get them onside and then support

them. I guess this is where I got my interest in working within youth work. Q: What do you think are some of the challenges of working with young people? A: I think young people get a lot of bad press; they are often seen as “challenging” and “disengaged”, which some are; but I also think that this can be a lazy, quick answer response. If we have a little empathy and show authentic interest in their lives, you can engage young people. When working with young people, I try to find something that interests a young person, talk to them about it. If it’s their mobile phone and gaming, start there. Once they see that you’re interested, they’ll talk and you can start working with them. Q: Outside of work, what are your interests? A: At the moment, my husband and I have a new puppy. Our life is focused on making sure that she gets toilet trained!


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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

keithfbaker@me.com

mathew.blankley@gmail.com

davebiddleston@hotmail.co.uk

judecron@hotmail.co.uk

anthonycrouch@hotmail.com

Robert Elcombe Vice Chairman Conservative (East) Tel: 0117 9860305

Carole Duckett Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9865350

Siri Edwards Conservative (South) Tel: 0117 9869686

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

carole.duckett@caduce.plus.com

terrysiri@hotmail.com

clive.fricker@hotmail.com

Brian Simmons Conservative (North) Tel: 0117 9096596

Kate Simmons Conservative (South) Tel: 07798 831020

Allan Sinclair Conservative (South) Tel: 07707 013746

David Brassington Hal Macfie Liberal Democrat (North) Liberal Democrat (East) Tel: 0117 9867876 Tel: 0117 986 3590

brian_simmons@bathnes.gov.uk

katesimmons82@hotmail.com

allan.sinclair@blueyonder.co.uk

david.brassington44@btinternet.com

bobelcome@outlook.com

lisa_o’brien@bathnes.gov.uk

hal@halmacfie.com

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