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Blow to High Street as NatWest announces branch will close THE Hanham branch of NatWest is set to close in the summer. The bank has written to its customers advising them the High Street branch will shut on June 28. NatWest says more people do their banking online or by phone, leading to a 40 per cent drop in customers using branches. The bank said closing branches was a decision taken "very seriously" after considering factors including how often customers use the branch and the impact closure would have. NatWest has reported 1.1 billion mobile and online transactions in first half of 2017 - an increase of 41 per cent. Since 2014 the number of customers using the NatWest app has risen by 43 per cent with mobile transactions up by 73 per cent. The nearest NatWest branch is in Regent Street, Kingswood, which is 1.4 miles away, followed by Fishponds, 2.9 miles away, and Broadmead, 3.6 miles away. NatWest customers can get a balance, make cash withdrawals and pay in cash and cheques at Post Office branches including ones in Hanham, Longwell Green and the Kingsway.

Jolly hockey sticks to knitting! Supporters of Jaspers Ladies Hockey Club in Hanham knitted hats to help a team-mate who needed costly dental work after an injury during a game. PAGE 3

Shaun backs boxing revival Shaun Luther, from Longwell Green, has helped bring back to life Kingswood Boxing Club, where he competed as a youngster. PAGES 4 & 5

Anyone for tennis? You bet... William Chappell from Hanham Woods Academy represented Bristol Schools Rugby at a Gloucestershire RFU Tournament. William was presented with a commemorative tie by Principal Steve Kneller to mark the occasion. Mr Kneller said: “Congratulations to William on this achievement. It is testament to his ability. I wish him further success in his rugby career."

Woodlands Tennis Club in Hanham is having great success with its junior players, who have reached high standards and also helped their school to win a trophy. PAGE 11

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Apprentices honoured THREE apprentices are celebrating after winning recognition for their work. The lads are all employed by Gregor Heating, a heating and electrical business based in Warmley. They were presented with awards at the firm’s annual apprentice awards ceremony by Longwell Green councillor Toby Savage and apprenticeship provider Anne Day from OnSite Bristol. Joe Yabsley, a Year 2 Apprentice, won the overall Apprentice of the Year award after being nominated by his peers for his commitment and positive attitude, which he puts down to "love of his job". He received a £250 tool allowance contribution. Two other apprentices, George Watts and Declan Jeffaries, were also recognised for completion of their apprenticeships this year. Gregor Heating, which employs more than 120 people, has taken on many apprentices in its 30 years of trading. Managing director, Steve Gregor, began his journey as a plumbing and heating apprentice. He said: "I know the value of being given such an opportunity and apprentices are very much a part of our company’s success story. Every year I am more and more impressed with the candidates that come through the door and these awards are very much designed to reflect that. Well done everyone." Longwell Green councillor Toby Savage, who is Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment on South Gloucestershire Council, said: "Congratulations to all of the apprentices at Gregor Heating, especially the winner of Apprentice of the Year, Joe. "South Gloucestershire has the highest rate of apprenticeship uptake per head of population in our region and clearly Gregor Heating are contributing to this fantastic opportunity for staff."

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Toni can't be down in the mouth with friends like these! MEMBERS of a Hanham-based hockey club came to the rescue of a team mate after she needed costly dental work following an accident during a game. Disaster struck in September when first team player Toni Clochier was hit in the mouth by a hockey ball during the first game of the season. Even though Toni was wearing a dentist-made gum shield she required an emergency trip to the dental hospital. Toni needed major work and faced a hefty bill. Ever the trooper,Toni returned to hockey the very next week, determined not to let her team down. Inspired by Toni's dedication to the Jaspers Ladies Hockey Club, team mate Bridget Price came up with an idea. She asked her family members and their friends to knit Jaspers LHCinspired pink and black woolly hats so they could be sold to raise money towards Toni’s

dental work. Everyone knew the reason behind the hats, apart from Toni, who was told they were being knitted in aid of general fundraising for the club. Members and supporters quickly got behind the idea, all buying hats not only for themselves but for family members too. Soon there was a sea of pink and black bobble hats on the sideline cheering on the club's teams when they played. At the final training session before the Christmas break, the true reason for the hats was revealed to Toni, who voiced her appreciation on social media. "I’m completely overwhelmed and feeling entirely grateful to have such amazing people in my life," she said. Jaspers LHC would like to thank everyone for supporting Bridget in raising funds for Toni. If you’re interested in joining Jaspers Ladies Hockey Club you can make contact via www. or social media.

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4 Jayne Taylor meets a team who have revived a local boxing club ONE of Bristol's oldest boxing clubs has finally found a new home after eight years of uncertainty. Kingswood Boxing Club was set up in the 1970s by local legend Ray Jones and enjoyed success in the following two decades. Hundreds of youngsters passed through its doors in the old YMCA building in The Park, most notably a young lad by the name of Ross Hale who went on to win the British and Commonwealth light-welter weight titles. When the building was sold for flats in 1986 the club moved to the Kingswood Foundation and continued its successful run. But when it was forced to move once again in 2009, this time to make way for a cafe, the club experienced eight years of being moved from pillar to post and, as a consequence, dwindling numbers. Now two men, buoyed by

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Shaun Luther, Ray Jones and Craig Amos at the revived club their love of boxing as youths, have resurrected the club after finding a permanent home in Fishponds. Coaches Craig Amos, 34, of

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the same success it received in its glory years. The men have been renovating an empty unit at Avon Business Park in Lodge Causeway since the summer and it's now fully equipped, offering training sessions every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm. Craig said the club has had a turbulent time in recent years but thanks to the generosity of his father-in-law Pete Griffiths who offered him the unit, he hopes to put that behind them. "We were in the Kingswood Foundation for years but were moved out because they made the room we were using into a coffee shop," said Craig. "From that point we were just being kicked out of everywhere; nothing worked out. "My father-in-law has a few units in Fishponds and one of them was in a right mess. He said we were more than welcome to use it but we'd have to clear it out and repair it. "We started doing it up back

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club packs a punch ... in the summer and spent a lot of time and effort getting the unit back up to scratch and turning it into a boxing gym. Had it not been for my father-in-law, we'd probably still not have had anywhere to train. Now we've got a place we can call home. It's such a relief to know we now have a fully-functioning boxing gym we can use when we want and can do what we like to it. It's brilliant." The pair have been running training session for the past few months and interest is growing as the word spreads that Kingswood Boxing Club is back in business. One of the highlights for Craig, Shaun and the youngsters are the visits from Ray Jones, of Kingswood, who started the club in 1975 when he came to the end of his professional boxing career. At the age of 76, Ray is still an important part of the club and pops in to say hello and to make sure Craig and Shaun are delivering to his exacting

standards. "He comes in and shouts from the ringside to let us know what we're doing wrong," Craig jokes. "Ray's boxing knowledge is unbelievable; he absolutely loves the sport." Craig, who works as a floor layer at his father-in-law's Fishponds-based business, D & G Flooring, became involved with the club at the age of 17, getting through to the finals of the Novice Championships held at Crystal Palace. "When I was boxing, we used to travel all over the country to box and everyone knew about Kingswood Boxing Club. Because we've been out of the loop for so long we're far less known now but we plan to change that now we've got a permanent home." Craig and Shaun hope to engage as many boys and girls from age 13 as space allows. Training sessions feature warm-up exercises like skipping, squat thrusts, stretches and sprints before moving on to

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shadow boxing, bag work and one-on-one pad work. There's also sparring sessions in the ring for those who are ready. "Boxing is such a tough sport and you have to be disciplined but you can have such a great time," said Craig. "We've had a lot of kids in the past who have joined the club because they have no selfconfidence and boxing can really help with that. "Young people often open up to us if they are experiencing problems. Sometimes they feel they can't talk to their mum or dad but, in a gym environment, they give us that bit of respect and open up." Craig, who has three children and a step-daughter, said he is happy to give up his spare time to make Kingswood Boxing Club successful again. "All the work Shaun and I do is voluntary. We don't get any help from anyone and the only way we function is through subs. If a bag breaks, it comes out of

the sub money the kids pay. "We're doing it because we love boxing. It's just a great sport to get into. We're inspired by Ray who set it up. Boxing has been Ray's life so we really want to keep it going for him." Craig and Shaun are now looking for a club secretary to attend meetings with the ABA (Amateur Boxing Association) with a view to getting back to competition level. Craig said: "So much has changed since we were fighting so we're a bit out of the loop. Our ultimate goal though is to get people back into competitions and get the club going again as a proper boxing club." To find out more about Kingswood Boxing Club, or if you are interested in the voluntary role of secretary, please get in touch with Craig by sending him an email at chopperamos@


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CHILDREN at The Meadows Primary School in Bitton performed their Christmas production to an audience of parents, grandparents and friends. The Little Fir Tree told the story of a small tree that was overlooked but eventually chosen to be decorated and bring joy at a children’s hospital at Christmas. The show, which featured the talents of pupils from reception, Year 1 and Year 2, ended with a nativity scene. Parents supported the school by making costumes and staff worked hard to help the children prepare for the performances. Headteacher Joy Mounter said: "I was so proud of everyone involved in the production. The children were fantastic and their singing was beautiful. It was a lovely way to mark the start of Christmas."

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Sports award for Barrs Court Schools given an upgrade BARRS Court Primary School has become one of the first schools in England to win a new national school sport accolade. The award recognises the school's commitment to develop its students to be the best they can be in competitive school sport. The school, in Stephens Drive, was one of only 104 schools in the whole country to receive the special School Games Platinum Award. The award is part of the School Games Mark, a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 and administered by national charity the Youth Sport Trust, which had close to 9,000 applicants this year. Its aim is to reward schools for a commitment to the development of competition across schools and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision, grading them

either bronze, silver or gold, and assists schools in developing an action plan for future progress. The Platinum Award is the new fourth level of the award scheme, introduced earlier this year to celebrate schools who had shown consistently high levels of enthusiasm and commitment to school sport. Applications are only open to those schools who achieved five successive gold awards. To achieve the gold award a school must meet a certain set of criteria, which includes engaging a high percentage of young people in both curricular and extracurricular activities, participating in a minimum number of competitions across different sports, and reaching out to target groups including young leaders, volunteers, and those previously identified as the school’s least-active pupils. Ryan Walker, PE subject leader at Barrs Court, said: "PE and sport at Barrs Court has gone

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Anger at Have a great night out - but NHS delays make sure you stay safe SAVE Frenchay Hospital campaigner Barbara Harris has criticised NHS managers for their continuing failure to provide a promised healthcare facility at the old hospital site. Improved rehabilitation, reablement and recovery services at Frenchay (and at Thornbury) were part of the Bristol Health Services Plan, which saw the concentration of acute services at Southmead.They should have been open by 2016 but contracts for building them have not yet been awarded. Mrs Harris, from Downend, told South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group that this so-called “slippage” was unacceptable. "Patients and public have a right to know why our reconfiguration of healthcare services in North Bristol is being bungled," she said.

REVELLERS on nights out in Kingswood and Chipping Sodbury over the festive season are being offered help to stay safe. South Gloucestershire Council teamed up with partners including police to run a night safe campaign during December. The aim is to reduce incidents of alcohol-related disorder and to ensure everyone enjoys the festive season. The council has joined forces with Avon and Somerset Police, Safe and Sound taxi marshal service providers, Pastor volunteer support services and Chipping Sodbury and Kingswood Pubwatch schemes for the campaign, which aims to: • Prevent the escalation of low level incidents

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Armed robbery at supermarket: two men face charges TWO men have been charged with armed robbery at a supermarket in Warmley. Michael Shuker, aged 34, and Jason Lamb, aged 39, both from the local area, have been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. They were due to appear at Bristol Magistrates Court as Hanham and Longwell Green Voice went to print. The robbery took place at the Co-op in School Road just after 7.20am on Saturday December 16. Two suspects were arrested within 90 minutes of police being alerted to the incident. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in School Road or in the nearby area on Saturday morning, or to anyone who has found clothing or other items nearby that could be connected to the robbery. Some items police believe are of significance were found in bins around the Cadbury Heath area. Anyone with any information which could help the ongoing investigation is asked to get in touch at www.avonandsomerset. or by calling 101, quoting reference 5217286781.

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Youths accused over burglaries TWO men have been charged after three burglaries in Longwell Green and Speedwell. Michael Junior Lawrence, 18, of Sunny Bank, Speedwell, is charged with: Burglary at a house in Speedwell overnight Monday 11 to Tuesday 12 December, in which a white Mercedes car was stolen with the keys Burglary at a house in Palmdale Close, Longwell Green on Wednesday 13 December, in which two laptops, a mobile phone, rucksack and purse were stolen Burglary at a house in Stanhope Road, Longwell Green, on Wednesday 13 December, in which items including jackets, handbags, wallets, keys, an iPad and cash were stolen He is also facing charges of aggravated vehicle taking,

dangerous driving and driving with no insurance. Daniel King, 20, of Hillside Road, St George, is jointly charged with the same three burglaries and is also charged with aggravated vehicle taking. The stolen Mercedes car has been recovered after being found crashed and abandoned by patrolling officers at about 4am on Wednesday December 13 in Acacia Avenue, Staple Hill. Neighbourhood Sergeant Darren Warr said: "I’d urge people to make sure their home is secure at night and when they go out. Some types of doors may seem locked when you lift the handle, but can still be opened by a burglar if you haven’t turned the key. " It’s important to take the keys out of the lock, and keep them safely out of sight."



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'We're all set for the smaller black bins' RESIDENTS in South Gloucestershire have recycled an extra 1,279 tonnes of waste since weekly collections were brought in, paving the way for the introduction of smaller black bins in the New Year. New figures released by South Gloucestershire Council show the success of the authority's new weekly kerbside recycling collections, which began in June this year. The additional 1,279 tonnes of recycling is a 14 per cent increase and includes an extra 600 tonnes of paper and cardboard, an extra 364 tonnes of food waste and an extra 315 tonnes made up of plastics, cans and textiles. Waste that cannot be recycled is disposed of either as energy from waste or into landfill and the council has to pay at least £101 to dispose of every tonne of black bin waste in this way, so the extra 1,270 tonnes of


recycling has allowed the council to save around £130,000 since weekly collections began. An initiative to replace the current black bins for smaller bins will be rolled out from January 15. Cabinet councillor Heather Goddard said: "Before we launched our new strategy, 52 per cent of waste put into our black bins could have been recycled from home. This first response to making recycling easier is very encouraging. "The next step is to reduce the size of people’s waste bins, which will start to happen in the New Year. From January 15 we will be exchanging the 240 litre black bins for non-recyclable waste with 140 litre bins, to reduce recyclable waste ending up in the black bins and achieve our recycling target of 50 per cent by 2020. It is clear now that the pressure on those bins will be far less, thanks to residents’

recycling efforts. "There have been a number of other initiatives as part of the new approach, including making allowances for larger families to have extra black bin capacity and introducing separate bags for disposable nappy waste to help families with young children manage their non-recyclable waste. Residents have had Christmas collection calendars delivered

but can check the dates for their area on the council website at: collectionday Waste and recycling collections will not take place on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 December or Monday 1 January. Sort It recycling centres will be closed from 2pm Sunday 24 December. They will be closed all day on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 Dec and Monday 1 January.

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Parkwall pupils in star roles CHILDREN from Hanham and Cadbury Heath were among those taking part in South Gloucestershire Council's annual carol service. The event, held at Clifton Cathedral and attended by council chairman Cllr Ian Blair and other councillors, attracted hundreds of schoolchildren and teachers and included a recreation of the nativity. The main characters of the nativity were played by pupils from Parkwall Primary School and featured Mary and Joseph leading a donkey around the cathedral to help bring the Christmas story to life as well as a four-month-old baby playing the role of Jesus. Extra performances from St Mary’s Primary in Yate and Marshfield Primary School in Marshfield were supplemented by readings from pupils at Blackhorse Primary, Hanham Abbots Junior and the Manor primary schools. Children showcased traditional carols and modern songs. Cllr Blair said: "The annual carol service is a highlight of the year for me as it brings together so many children from South Gloucestershire’s primary schools. It is a special event for everyone involved and it’s wonderful to see the children bring the nativity scene to life with such enthusiasm."

Spectacular success at Kingswoo THE MUSICAL talents of children from schools in the area were showcased at a spectacular Christmas concert at the Colston Hall. The annual concert was hosted by King’s Oak Academy and included six of the academy’s partner primary schools - Beacon Rise, Courtney, Cadbury Heath, The Park, Park Wall and the Tynings. More than 450 youngsters from Years 3 to

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od's Colston Hall concert The audience also played their part by singing along to their favourite tunes and Christmas songs. The annual Colston Hall concert was produced and directed by Tim Warren, King's Oak's team leader of performance and participation. He said: "This concert is part of the continuing work between our academy and our partner primaries which covers many areas of the

curriculum. The students, pupils and staff really enjoyed the event and worked really well together. "They put on a fantastic performance which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience." A collection was taken in aid of Kingswoodbased charity Jessie May, the chosen charity of the academy's music department.

PEOPLE in the Hanham area can look forward to another Wallace & Gromit arts trail taking place across Bristol this summer. More than 60 decorated sculptures of the popular pair and the pesky penguin Feathers McGraw - will go on show in the city from July 2 to September 2. Locations for the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail are still being decided. If you would like to suggest a site within an approximate 10-mile radius of the city centre, contact the organisers by January 4. As with the previous Gromit trail in 2013 and the Shaun the Sheep trail in 2015, schools can also get involved with the project, which is run by Bristol Children’s Hospital charity The Grand Appeal with animation studio Aardman.They can apply to decorate a smaller sculpture of Feathers McGraw. Nicola Masters, director of the Grand Appeal said: "We've been blown away by public support from across the country and around the world.Gromit is so well loved and has universal appeal, and since 2013, he has gone on to help us raise over £6 million for Bristol Children's Hospital. Wallace and Gromit have played a huge part in our 22-year history as a charity." The trail will also support the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital.

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n WHAT’S ON IN OUR AREA Tuesday January 2 and Tuesday January 9 n Badminton Beginners’ Taster! New Year Resolution! Get back in shape! Meet people! Have fun! No experience necessary. Drop into our pay & play, mixed badminton taster session for adults aged 18 to 80. Informal & friendly. Beginners on court 1, previous players and regulars on courts 2,3,4. 10.00-12.00 Tues am, Keynsham Leisure Centre. £2.40. Rackets available. Just turn up or ring Clive 01179866793. Wednesday January 3 to Saturday January 6 n SHanham Players pantomime Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at Hanham Community Centre, Bristol. Tickets from £7. Visit the website to purchase tickets and view all information: www.

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n Longwell Green Netball, Longwell Green Community Centre, 6.15pm - 8.45pm, every week. Training times: Juniors (under 14s approx) 6.15pm 7.15pm; Seniors 7.15pm - 8.45pm For further information: Contact Sandra (Secretary) 0117 957 2588 or Sara 0117 947 7963 n Longwell Green Music Society, Longwell Green Community Centre, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Fortnightly. The club meet every fortnight on a Monday evening to listen to a range of good recorded music from Bach to Gershwin. Contact Sheila Hufford Telephone 0117 932 3141. n Zen 02, Exercise Class, 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Longwell Green Community Centre, please contact Deb, 07807460856 n Short Mat Bowls Group, Hanham Community Hall, Elbrow Suite, 10.30am-12.30pm. Cost £2.00 and HCC Membership. contact Jane 0117 967-4439 We have three mats each with two teams of four

players, and we play ‘just for fun’ so come along and join in. Also Mon pm, Tues eve and Friday am. n Pilates, Hanham Community Centre, Avon Room, 10am-10.55 and 11.15am to 12.15, £5.50 per class, contact:John Hennessy on 07837 302 678. Classes 10-10.55 and 11.15 - 12.15. n Hanham WI (Afternoon) meets second Monday every month at Hanham Community Centre from 1.30 to 4pm. New members always welcome. 0117 904 9994. n Tai Chi , Hanham Community Centre, Wessex Suite, 10-11am and 11am-12pm, cost £4.50 per session. Contact Vicki Siggens on 01454 616624 or email: vickisiggens@ n “In stitches”, Hanham Community Centre, Ridgeway Room, 1-3pm, cost £2. Contact Sonja Sillay on 0117 983-2805or email: sonja. We are a group who love to stitch! We make cross stitch, tat, knit, bobbin lace, crochet, embroider n Short Mat Bowls Group, Hanham Community Centre, Elbow Suite, 2-4pm, every Monday. Cost £2 and HCC membership. Please contact Jane on 0117 967-4439 n Zumba Fitness, Hanham Community Centre, Wessex Suite, 7pm-8pm, cost £5 per class. Contact Celena Lewis 07525 214755 or email: celena45lewis@ n Kingswood Breastfeeding Group, Kingswood Children’s Centre, 10.30-12pm, every week. Peer Supporters available each week. Free tea and cake. Everybody welcome n Bars @ The Green open from 5 -10.30pm, Longwell Green Community Centre n 10.30 -11.15am, Zumba Gold, low impact, St Aidan's Church Hall, Fir Tree Lane, BS5 8BJ £3.50 per class. Contact Philomena on 07966 373089. n Low Impact Zumba Fitness, 6.15 - 7.15pm St Aidans Church Hall, Fir Tree Lane, BS5 8BJ Cost: £3.50 (over 60's) £5 adults (or buy 5 classes for the price of 4) Contact Philomena on 07966 373089. www. n Mature Movers, Gentle Exercise Class, 10am - 11am, for more information please contact Alison, Longwell Green Community Centre, 0117 9323722 n Low Intensity Exercise Class, for those living with long term health conditions, please contact please contact Alison, Longwell Green Community Centre, 0117 9323722


n Hanham Tennis Club – Club Night Tennis – 7.00pm – 10pm. New players welcome. See http:// for details. n Badminton, Longwell Green Community Centre, 2pm4pm, every week. For further information: Contact Janet, 0117 932 3643 n 50+ keep fit , 11am-noon, (something different every week) £4, KES Club (old legion building next to Lloyds bank on Kingswood High Street) 07736 309272 n Pilates Class, Longwell Green Community Centre, 6.45-7.40pm, every week. Free 15 minute introductory session for beginners, Mats and equipment supplied. Pilates improves: body shape; posture (which will help with back pain); muscle strength; flexibility; coordination and much more. Your instructor is J Hennessy (qualified personal trainer and pilates instructor). For further information please contact J Hennessy, on 0117 986 4914 or 07837 302678. n Hanham Abbots Parish Council, Hanham Hall, Monthly. n Oldland Parish Council, Longwell Green Community Centre, 7pm, n Ballroom Dancing with Terry, Longwell Green Community Centre, 6pm-10pm, every week. For further information: Contact Terry, on 0117 932 3071 or email: terrysdanceschool@blueyonder. n Slimming World, Longwell Green Community Centre, 9am1pm, every week. For further information: Contact Lucy 07444 739200 n Real Fitness, Hanham

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Community Centre, Elbrow Suite, 9.30am-11am every week, cost £6.80 per class. Contact: Sarah Buscemi on 0117 9327533 Diet and fitness classes. Aerobic exercise suitable for all levels and abilities. n Bars @ The Green open from 5 -10.30pm, Longwell Green Community Centre n Tuesday Coffee Morning, Hanham Community Centre Coffee Lounge, 10.30am-12.30. A social group - so come along for a coffee and a chat - all welcome! n Yoga, Hanham Community Centre, Wessex Suite, 10.15am11.30am, cost £4.50. Contact: Vivien Tallis on 07801550842. Gentle stretches to improve flexibility, relaxation and well being - Drop in sessions. Suitable for beginners n Palette Art Club, Hanham Community Centre Avon Room, 2-4pm, cost £7.50 per month plus HCC Membership. n Craft Buddies, Hanham Community Centre, Wesley Room, 1.30pm-3.30pm, every week. Cost £5 per week. Contact 07946231796. Do you have lots of craft items that you are not sure what to do with? Bring them along to our craft group, you will be able to share ideas, get hints and tips, and make the most amazing things. n Slimming World, Hanham

6th January 10:30-11:30 every 4 weeksLego Club (children 4+ with grown-up; free drop-in) 13th January Bookwurms (KS3) 10:30-11:30 every 4 weeks 20th January 10:30-11:30 every 4 weeks Chatterbooks (children aged 7-11) ask for details

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January, 2018 Community Centre, Wessex Suite. 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Cost £4.95 per week plus membership. Please contact Kate on 07979 494 964. Lose weight with the best support and motivation, group ideas and sharing. Warm friendly group - everyone welcome. n Zumba Fitness, 6 - 7pm, Elbrow Suite, Hanham Community Centre Cost : £3.50 (over 60's) £5 adults (or buy 5 classes for the price of 4) Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups. Contact Philomena on 07966 373089. www. n Chess Club, Hanham Community Centre, Somerset Room, 7.30pm10.30pm, cost £27 per annum plus HCC Membership. For more information please contact info@ The Chess club meets weekly for a game, and has players of all levels. n Weight Watchers, Hanham Tabernacle United Reform Church, 9.30-10.30am, every week Contact Alice on 07904745331. n Zest Tone Deaf Choir, Longwell Green UFC Church, Bath Rd, Term Time 10.30-12pm. Suitable for anyone who wants to join a fun happy community choir. Contact Mary 07954 170532 or visit www. n Cadbury Heath Breastfeeding Group, Cadbury Heath Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am, every week. Supporters available each week. Come along for tea and cake and support. All welcome. n Fitness class with Sarah, every Tuesday, 9.45-10.45am, Hanham Community Centre. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact sarah. n Grange Badminton Club, Grange School, Warmley, 7.15-10pm. Friendly play badminton club. Age 18 upwards. New members welcome. Call more details call Mike on 07785 375713 or Lynne on 07968 046212. n Tuesday Club - Longwell Green Community Centre - 1:45-3:45pm Entertainments and outings. Further information contact Pauline 01179 322553 n Carers Support Group (run by Carers Support Centre) Hanham Community Centre First Tuesday of every month, 1.303.30pm. For further info contact Laura 07752312769 n Bath Approach Course Seniors Golf Club are looking for new members for the Winter season. If you enjoy golf, are in the 55+ age group please come and join us. No handicaps necessary, male and female members welcome. We are a small friendly amateur club and play on a Tuesday morning. If you would like to join us simply come along to the Bath Approach Course on a Tuesday morning at around 0900hrs and have a chat and find out further information.


n Dementia Group, Longwell Green Community Centre, 10.3012pm, Every week. n Longwell Green Probus Club, Longwell Green Community Centre, 10am. 1st Wednesday of each month. Fully and semi retired men welcome for fellowship and activities and coffee. Contact Brian on 0117 9604 124. n Longwell Green Probus Club, Longwell Green Community Centre, 12pm. 3rd Wednesday of each month. Fully and semi retired men welcome for fellowship and activities and lunch. Contact Brian on 0117 9604 124. n Short Mat Bowls, Longwell Green Community Centre, 12.30-4.30pm, Every Week. For further information please contact Rosa on 0117 932 373 n Slimming World, Longwell Green Community Centre, 9am-1pm, every week. please contact Lucy 07444 739200 n Little Folk Toddler Group, Hanham Community Centre, Wessex Suite, 9.15-11.15am, cost £2 a week (£1 second child) plus HCC membership. Please contact Tracie 07887 871274 or email: tracie@ Friendly mother and toddler group meeting weekly. n Over 50s - Light & Easy Aerobics, Hanham Community Centre, Elbrow Suite, 10-11am, cost £4.50 per session. Please contact Jenny Greenslade on 0117 9613327 bor email greensladejenny@yahoo. com. Light and easy aerobics for +50’s or the less fit. Mats provided but please bring a drink of water. n Tea Dance, Hanham Community Centre, Elbrow Suite, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. Cost £3 per person including tea/coffee. Contact HCC Office on 01179674439. n Hanham History, Hanham Community Centre, Wessex Suite, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Cost £1.50 per week. Contact Roy Crew on 07813827822 or email hanhamhistory@gmail. com n Bars @ The Green open from 5 -10.30pm, Longwell Green Community Centre n Flower Club, Hanham Community Centre, Ridgeway Room, 1.15-3.15pm, cost £20 per 12 week session, per person. Contact Ann Reed on 01179374157 or Shelagh on 01179679255. Flower arranging classes for all ages and abilities. Demonstrate one week and make the next – it’s fun, addictive and social - tea/ coffee and biscuits supplied. n Hanham Players - Drama Club, Hanham Community Centre, Elbrow Suite, 8pm-10pm. Cost £12 per year and HCC membership. Contact John Blackwood on 07745134248. n Bridge Club, Hanham Community Centre, Avon Room,

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7.15-10.15pm. Cost £2 per session plus HCC membership. Contact Graham on 07790491564 or email: Very friendly & relaxed club, but some knowledge of Bridge will be needed - not suitable for complete beginners. n Hanham Detachment - Bristol Army Cadet Force, Hanham Community Centre, Ridgeway Room, 7pm-9.30pm. Contact SI Kim Duddridge on 07970690393 or email: kimduddridge@blueyonder. n Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), United Church, Bath Road, Longwell Green, 8pm-9pm, Contact: Bill 07799628252 or visit A fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other - such that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. n Weight Watchers, Longwell Green Scout Hut, Longwell Green Comunity Centre, 6.15-7.15pm. Contact Alice on 07904745331. n Bingo at Hanham Community Centre, 7pm start for 7.30pm Eyes Down. Suitable for all ages and abilities, just bring a pen. For more information call 0117 9674439 n Zumba Fitness, 6 - 7pm, Elbrow Suite, Hanham Community Centre Aimed at lower impact with the option to do higher impact Cost : £3.50 (over 60's) £5 adults (or buy 5 classes for the price of 4) Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups Contact Philomena on 07966 373089. www. n 8-9.15pm, Fitness class with Sarah every Wednesday at Longwell Green Primary School. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact sarah. n 8pm, Jive Fusion: Dance classes for beginners upwards mixing LeRoc, ballroom, latin, salsa and stroll. Community Centre, The Arch, High Street, Kingswood, BS15 4AB. Tutor Derek Knapman 07549 590269. £6 on the door or six sessions for £20. n Hanham Tennis Club Wednesday evening beginners session coaching from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Fully qualified LTA coaching. New players welcome. See for details. n Slimming World, Longwell Green Community Centre, 4pm-9pm, every week. please contact Lucy 07444 739200


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19 information, contact sarah. n Badminton, Longwell Green Community Centre, Phipps Hall, 6.15pm-7.45pm, every week. For further information: Contact Brian at lwgbadminton@blueyonder. n Bars @ The Green open from 5 -10.30pm, Longwell Green Community Centre n Longwell Green Orchestra, Longwell Green Community Centre, Ellacombe Room, 7.30pm, every week. This community based orchestra plays mainly light classical music for many local groups, senior citizens clubs and charities in the South West. For further information: Contact Graham on 07972 844073, or email contact@longwellgreenorchestra. net n Avon Scale Model Club, Longwell Green Community Centre, 7.3010.30pm, every third Thursday of the month. n Line Dancing, Longwell Green Community Centre, 8pm-10.30pm, every week. For further information please Contact Claire, on 0117 967 7246. n Coffee Morning, Hanham Community Centre, Coffee Lounge, 10am -11am, cost 50p for coffee and biscuit. Contact Mrs Woodman on 07879458899. Pop in for a friendly chat; as well as coffee and a Biscuit. n Slimming World, Hanham Community Centre, Wessex Suite, 9.30am and 11.30am. Cost £4.95 per week plus membership. Contact Sara Hayes on 07894670808 or email:rog.suz@ Lose weight with the best support and motivation, group ideas and sharing. n Zumba Fitness, 9.30 - 10.30am, Elbrow Suite, Hanham Community Centre Cost : £3.50 (over 60's) £5 adults (or buy 5 classes for the price of 4) Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups Contact Philomena on 07966 373089. www. n Zumba GOLD - lower impact zumba, Elbrow Suite, Hanham Community Centre Cost : £3.50 for everyone. Contact Philomena on 07966 373089. www. n Tiny Tutus, Hanham Community Centre, Ridgeway Room, 10am10.30am, cost £15 for 5 classes and first class is free. Contact Andrea Spearing on 07969265115 or email: Royal Ballet Registered Teacher. n Young at Heart, Hanham Community Centre, Elbrow Room, 1.30pm-3.30pm, cost £2 per week. Contact the centre office on 01179674439. Come along for a cup of tea, a piece of cake and

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AS I write this two men are due to appear in court over two burglaries in Longwell Green. In each case the householder only realised when a neighbour called to say their handbag had been found in the street. Please make sure you lock up and set your alarm at night. Some doors may seem locked when you lift the handle, but can still be opened by a burglar if you haven’t turned the key. It’s important to take the keys out of the lock and put them safely out of sight. There’s more home security advice on I’ve recently visited local schools to talk to children as part of anti-bullying week. At Hanham Woods Academy we also discussed online and social media safety. When talking to primary school children I also reminded them that police officers and PCSOs are here to keep people safe, and talked

about road safety and what to do if they were approached by a stranger. The Be Proud Awards are organised jointly by Avon and Somerset Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, to acknowledge the dedicated officers, staff and volunteers who work to keep the communities of Avon and Somerset safe. You can submit nominations for: Neighbourhood Officer of the Year; Response Officer of the Year; Investigator of the Year; Police Staff Member of the Year; Police Support Volunteer of the Year; Special Constable of the Year; Specialist Operations Award and Policing Team of the Year. The closing date is 27 January 2018 and you can nominate online at PC Lee Humphreys

Splash of soul returns for 2018 NORTHERN soul lovers have a treat in store with the return of Splash of Soul on Sunday January 7. The event, which takes place at Barton Hill Rugby Club in Duncombe Road, Speedwell, will feature the usual DJs, Martyn Johnson, Jimmy Manu and Malcolm Beedle, plus guest DJ John Gradwell from Portishead Scooter Club. Also taking to the decks will be a special DJ from Blackheart Soul All Nighter in Nottingham. It will run from 3-8pm and entry is £3. Splash of Soul takes place every two months. Visit Splash of Soul on Facebook to find out more about the event.

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I’D like to use this month’s column to congratulate all those who were involved in making the Hanham Christmas fair such a great success this year. It was fantastic to see the fair return to the high street following the cancellation of the event last year and the organisers have estimated that up to 4,000 people attended on the day. I was delighted to be able to host Santa’s grotto in my office on the high street and I am well informed that Santa believed it to be the best grotto location and turnout he has seen in years! My special thanks goes to all of the Hanham traders for their hard work and to all of the volunteers who made the day possible. With 2018 now underway, there are many projects and campaigns in the pipeline for the year ahead. Later this month I will be meeting with directors from the Homes and Communities Agency who will be regenerating the former Kleeneze site. I intend to press the case to ensure that adequate parking provision is included for any plans on the site as I believe that this is essential

for the vitality of the high street and for local shoppers and residents. Further to my 1,200 signature petition to South Gloucestershire Council regarding the preservation of Hanham Cricket Ground, I will continue working with the Hanham District Greenbelt Conservation Society as well as other stakeholders in order to ensure that we do everything we can in order to stop any attempt for the cricket ground at Abbotts road to be built on. Historically it was purchased for the people of Hanham and should remain a green space. As you may know, I recently met with the Housing and Planning Minister in order to press the case for sites such as this to be preserved and safeguarded from development when there is such strong public support for them to remain as they are. In addition, as the Minister responsible for democratic engagement and elections, I also have a busy year ahead. Last year, I made it a priority of mine to ensure that any existing barriers to democratic participation for

January, 2018 vulnerable groups were looked at again, making voting easier for those with sight impairment or blindness as well as survivors of domestic abuse, as well as publishing the Government’s first Democratic Engagement Plan in December. This year, I will be piloting the use of ID at polling stations in certain local authorities so that we can ensure that each individual vote is safeguarded. Furthermore, 2018 will mark the first National Democracy week, a UK-wide event that I have instigated as a Minister to help raise the profile of how important our democracy and taking part in elections is. As always, my office in Hanham remains open MondayFriday and if you ever have any issues that you would like to raise with me please do not hesitate to either drop in or to call me on 0117 908 15 24. Alternatively you can email me at chris@ in order to book a place at one of my surgeries. With all best wishes, Chris

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Has your pet enjoyed Christmas a little too much? IF your pet has over indulged this Christmas and is looking a little podgy, please remember that, like us, over time obesity in pets can lead to health issues such as heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and even some forms of cancer. As daunting as it can seem, weight loss doesn’t have to be difficult here are some of our top tips to help your pet lose weight: • Regular exercise – don’t let the dark nights put you off. Even a quick walk around the block is better than nothing. If you can, take long leisurely walks at the weekend and play with your cat or rabbit to help keep their minds and their bodies active.

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Welcome 2018 FIRSTLY, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! And we as plot-holders look forward to the weeks ahead with optimism. Although the weather in January is generally against us and daylight is still in short supply there will be signs that it is steadily increasing. For those that have already bought seeds and are eager to plant them, the general advice is hold on yet even if you have a greenhouse. Sweet peas that were planted under glass in late autumn will be developing their root system during winter months even if there is only slight growth above the surface, but these will have an advantage over those planted in the spring and reward you with longer stems that will flower longer. From 14 February is an ideal time to break open selected packets of seeds such as onions and early brassicas as daylight will start to increase, but they may still need inside warmth to help them germinate. Try planting the onion seed in six cell trays, three to five seeds per cell. When a couple of inches tall, gently lift them from their cell, do not separate but plant them as a clump and allow them to reach maturity. This method will result in slightly smaller onions but considerably saves space. Two weeks later, if under cover, Boltardy Beetroot could also be sown. Try these as with onions just described but three seeds per cell. During March as light and temperatures improve these will show steady growth. When large enough to handle gently lift them from their cell as a cluster

and transplant them to their final growing bed. When large enough to harvest, simply twist away the biggest from each cluster so the others can grow further until you need them. But before we get carried away with planting, back to the present. Early December saw snowfall albeit that Bristol mainly got off with a dusting. Even this however can be troublesome if you have cages over brassicas or fruit. Our picture, although not taken recently shows the damage snow can cause to netting suspended over a framework. One suggestion, if possible to avoid the near collapse of the cage, is to remove the roof netting and replace it with pea netting. This will stop birds, particularly pigeons that will do most damage, from entering the cage but at the same time allow snow to pass through it. Unfortunately, for those that have draped net over cabbages or similar, replacing this with pea net will be of little use as the offending birds will still have access to your crop. The net that has served its purpose for now in protecting the crop is actually best left in place. Snow will collect on the net and its weight will inevitably flatten the plants underneath particularly if they are tall such as sprouts or broccoli. Your instincts may be to remove the snow and net, but actually the snow will form a blanket protection, so leave it. When the snow melts, the plants will regain their former stature without too much trouble. We appreciate that some regular readers of our column may not have an allotment and as the


writer I wonder how many of those will make New Year Resolutions? Most of us will agree that many of these promises are generally forgotten within a few days. So here’s a resolution you may like to consider, /‘I want to grow my own fresh vegetables’. /It sounds a bit daunting perhaps, particularly if you’ve never grown anything before. But could we invite you to call in and ask us about renting your own plot? Our Association extends to seven sites in the St. George area and vacant plots vary in size for all capabilities. We’ll be pleased to answer all your questions, and after your visit you may just be convinced this is one resolution that will grow on you! We’re open every Saturday and Sunday from 9.00am to 12.30pm or see our contact details at the end of this report. And who knows, by mid-summer you could be gathering your very first crops. Our picture shows the first harvest last summer of a couple who took on a rather overgrown plot at Hillside Allotments about a year ago. Within six months of starting they

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Hanham & Longwell Green Voice January 2018  

Local newspaper packed with news, views and advertising for the residents and businesses of Hanham and Longwell Green

Hanham & Longwell Green Voice January 2018  

Local newspaper packed with news, views and advertising for the residents and businesses of Hanham and Longwell Green