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Public toilets set to close Public toilets in Westbury Village, Greystoke Avenue, Whiteladies Road and the Downs will close as part of Bristol City Council budget cuts. PAGE 4

David offers a sporting chance David Smith has launched Business in Sport, a group designed to bring together business leaders with a passion for sport. PAGE 21

Ancient hedge to be restored WWII legend George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, met ATC Cadets from Westbury-on-Trym 2442 Squadron on December 7 to talk about his wartime mission with

Bomber Command. The last surviving British member of the Dambusters raid in World War II received an MBE in November following a long campaign for

recognition of his service to the country. Full report and more pictures: Pages 2 and 3

Phoenix Hedge, a centuries-old hedge in Henleaze, is to be relaid this month to create a better barrier for wildlife. PAGE 41

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Wartime legend Johnny Johnson inspires the Westbury Air Cadets STUDENTS from the 2442 (Westbury-on-Trym) Squadron of the Air Training Corps listened with fascination to a speech by guest speaker, George “Johnny” Johnson MBE, DFM, Britain’s last surviving member of the Dambusters raid in World War II. Mr Johnson visited the Squadron on December 7 at their base in The Tower, Westbury College, to talk about his time in Squadron X, where he trained for the Bomber Command mission in the 1940s. A packed hall of Cadets and the public awaiting his arrival, people who’d all come to hear the 96-year-old speak of his wartime training and missions. Flight Lieutenant Wong welcomed Mr Johnson and offered congratulations on his recent MBE award which he received from the Queen in November. “It’s a chance for the Cadets to meet a real life war hero. They all learn history at school and here is someone who fought in World War II,” she said. Mr Johnson was a bomb aimer in Joe McCarthy’s crew in Lancaster AJ-T, which attacked

the Sorpe Dam on the night of 16-17 May 1943. He joined the Air Force in November 1940 and trained as a gunner: “People say to me ‘We’re you frightened?’ I was apprehensive at the time. We were not allowed to talk to anyone about what we were doing to to know where we were going until near the moment,” he said. Barnes Wallis, whose bouncing bomb was used by the Royal Air Force in Operation

Chastise (the "Dambusters" raid) to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley, thought that at least six bombs would be needed to crack the dam and that water pressure would do the rest. When Mr Johnson arrived at the dam, he found that none of the other aircraft were there so he and the pilot took more than ten runs at the dam, flying the aircraft as low as 30 feet to drop the bombs accurately. “My concentration was on the

bomb and the target but when the bomb dropped some water came back up into the aircraft! Flying back home took us over other dams - there was water everywhere, like an inland sea. “We went out in the darkness of night with contemporaries aged on average, around 23 years old. Of the 16 aircraft that went out on the mission, eight returned and 53 air crew died. It was a tremendous loss of life for one night.

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n NEWS Hilton. The 2442 Westbury-onTrym Air Training Corps enjoy adventure, fun and learning through practical experience, especially in the great outdoors. Camping, both at home and abroad, plus adventurous training in skills such as rock climbing and canoeing are all part of the fun. There are opportunities to soar in a glider once Cadets reach

“I know that I was lucky and honoured to take part in the raid and it’s one that I will never, ever forget,” said Mr Johnson. The speech was roundly applauded and many of the listeners were keen to meet Mr Johnson in person. Cadet Cooke said: “I think he’s quite an inspiring character. People like him should be encouraged to speak with others to teach us about the things our

ancestors went through. He’s shown tremendous bravery in what he’s done and I feel very privileged to have heard about it.” Cadet Ross said: “It’s brilliant to hear him because you get someone’s first person perspective of what went on during the war.” “It was nice to meet him and some of the things he said were pretty funny,” added Cadet

the age of 16, study for a BTEC in Aeronautics and to progress to the Air Cadet Pilot Scheme if they have the correct qualifications. An International Air Exchange between Cadets from Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Hong Kong and Cyprus, plus a whole host of other countries, adds a whole new level of international cooperation. To contact email: 2442@ aircadets.org

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Inconvenient! Toilet closures agreed BRISTOL City Council have agreed plans to make £400,000 of savings by cutting the provision of public toilets on streets and in parks across the city, writes Keri Beckingham. As part of the Your Neighbourhoods Consultation, three different options were proposed for how toilets could be run in the future. Just over half of those who responded were in favour of closing all 18 of the current street toilets and setting up a new Community Toilet Scheme, which was the recommendation that was put to the Cabinet at the meeting on 4 December. As part of the scheme, local businesses and the voluntary sector will be encouraged to open up access to at least 36 alternative facilities across Bristol, free of charge, with the aim of making sure that at least 70% of the provision would be wheelchair accessible. However, concerns have been raised about how the cuts will

affect particular members of the community, such as the elderly, the homeless, parents with young children, people with Dementia and the disabled. At the meeting, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Asher Craig addressed concerns that had been raised as part of the consultation, saying: “Access to publicly available toilets is important, but the current sites are not fitfor-purpose. “The aim is that by the time toilets close, there will be a working network in place, and the recommendation is to double the amount of publicly available toilet sites and ensure that they are spread across the city.” Within our area, toilets in Westbury Village, Greystoke

Avenue, at the top of Whiteladies Road and on the Downs are affected. Speaking of the closures and the impact that they may have on the local community, Councillor Geoff Gollop said: “The council has not maintained public toilets for many years, despite attempts from councillors to change that policy. Sadly the proposed closures were therefore inevitable, as the facilities were in such a poor state. “I understand that toilets on the Downs should transfer to the Downs Committee, so that this essential provision can be maintained. However, for other locations we will be dependent upon local businesses taking part in community provision.”

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The council now plans to work with Bristol Ageing Better to produce a paper based map, so that people can plan their trips in Bristol with toilet access in mind. There will be an online version of the map and prominent signage to highlight the toilets involved in the scheme. Recruitment of businesses to take part in the scheme will begin straightaway and where council toilets are closing, the aim is to signpost people to a nearby facility before closure so there is no gap in provision. The council is working closely with Crohns and Colitis UK to ensure that its members are aware of the proposed new locations, and to raise awareness across the city of the needs of people living with Crohns and Colitis. They will also continue to work with St Mungo’s to develop an appropriate solution for homeless people too.

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n NEWS A FULL council motion to address the environmental impact of ‘single use’ drinking cups has passed with cross party support. The motion was moved by Lib Dem Councillor Clare Campion-Smith with input from Green councillors Fi Hance and Martin Fodor. It calls on Bristol’s Labour Mayor to introduce a small charge on non-recyclable drinking cups provided at City Hall and other venues controlled by the Council, as well as lobbying central government for a charge at the national level which could be similar to the successful charge on plastic bags introduced in October 2015. ‘Single-use’ plastics are so-called because they either cannot or are not designed to be recycled. These are things like plastic film wraps, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. Most coffee cups sold in the UK are waterproofed by fusing the card with a plastic membrane which cannot then be extracted at most recycling plants. This means the coffee cups also

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Council urged to take the lead on single-use plastics take an extremely long time to biodegrade – as much as 30 years according to experts (2) – creating a mountain of waste for future generations. Councillor Clare CampionSmith said: “The problem of throw away plastic has grown steadily over the last few decades and we need to take action now in whatever way we can. “Councillors from all parties supported my motion which will ensure only recyclable cups are used in Council owned or controlled venues and a small charge will be levied on such cups to encourage people to have their drinks in reusable cups. We need the culture change that reusable cups are the norm and when single cups are necessary then they are fully recyclable. “Full agreement was a good way to end the Council meeting

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before Christmas!” Councillor Martin Fodor, who started a petition on the Bristol City Council website to ban single use plastics, said: “Anyone who saw Blue Planet on Sunday evening would find it impossible to deny the evidence of the damage single use plastics are doing to our environment. “At the moment we throw away a whopping 2.5 billion coffee cups a year – twenty five thousand tonnes of waste

which mostly goes into landfill. Use of reusable – or at least recyclable – drinking cups has to be encouraged through gentle nudges like this.” Councillor Fi Hance said: “Thanks are due to the Lib Dem councillors who allowed us to contribute to writing this motion without having to go through the lengthy amendment process in Full Council – it is an excellent, common sense green idea.

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Westbury Welcome in search of a house A COMMUNITY group from Westbury-on-Trym is in search of a low-rental 3-4 bedroom property for a Syrian refugee family. Westbury Welcome is a diverse group of approximately 60 people from Westbury-onTrym, who are committed to welcoming a Syrian refugee family into this area through the government’s Community Sponsorship programme. They will be guided by the Home Office in cooperation with Bristol City Council and in partnership with the charity Citizens UK. Spokeswoman Eveline Johnstone said: “We aim to raise sufficient funds from our local community to find and furnish affordable privately-rented accommodation. We will then help the family to settle in when they arrive. “Using our varied life experience, skills and abilities, we will have a package of wraparound support in place from the moment the family arrive

at the airport, for at least the next two years. This will include assistance with learning English, support with finding schools, navigating the health system, and orientation to the city and to life in Britain.” The family will be selected by the UNHCR and the Home Office from one of the refugee

camps in the Middle East, on the basis of priority and ‘best fit’ to the care the group is able to offer. The Home Office conducts careful screening before people are granted leave to enter the UK and priority is determined by a number of factors, including vulnerability. Westbury Welcome has been

busy fundraising for the cause. A recent quiz raised £500 and the group has also received a number of generous donations. Eveline Johnstone added: “Our grateful thanks to you all for your support so far. “We are now actively looking to source a 3-4 bedroomed flat or house in this area from a property owner willing to accept a lower rental to match the housing benefit. This would be £800-£1,000 approximately per month. We could top up the rent minimally, but envisage the rent remaining low until the family can function financially independently. “If you know of a property owner who may be interested in helping us we would be very grateful to hear from you.” Contact westburywelcome@ gmail.com or follow the progress of Westbury Welcome’s campaign on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/Westbury Welcome

Birds aid Daffodil Fund THOMAS Davis Funerals of Stoke Lane raised funds at the Stoke Lane Christmas Fair for the Westbury-onTrym Society (WOTSOC) by asking people to leave a small message about a loved one on a paper bird and hang it on their Christmas Tree. A small donation was given with each message and bird, as a charity donation to the WOTSOC and will go toward their Daffodil Fund for Canford Park. Hilary Long, Chairman of WOTSOC said: "The Society is most grateful for this donation to our funds and thanks Zoe McKenzie and Helen Bishop for initiating this lovely idea."

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Milestone for Canford Lane crossing campaign THE Canford Lane campaigners returned to challenge the city council when it met on December 12 – less than a month since their previous appearance. First to speak was Canford Lane resident Kevin Gummett who has lived in the road for 45 years. He had emailed Mayor Marvin Rees, suggesting that a roads engineer should visit Canford Lane to see the traffic and meet local residents. In his reply, the Mayor seemed to think this was a good idea and Councillor Clare Campion-Smith had since written to the engineer responsible for our part of Bristol. However, there had been no response. The Mayor had suggested seeking the support of local councillors. Kevin said that all three of them supported our campaign, and hoped that they would sign the Petition on the city council website. Finally, the Mayor had recommended recording the need for a crossing

on the city council’s tracker system for road improvements. This has been done. Kevin invited the Mayor to come to Canford Lane and see the situation for himself. Campaigner Graham Donald also asked the Mayor to visit Canford Lane. Mayor Rees thought it better if Councillor Mhairi Threlfall (cabinet member for Transport) came to see residents and she has since

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comprehensively (whatever that means) and there is no process nor criteria for reaching such decisions. It seems arbitrary. “Yet at the same Council meeting, replying to a Question on residents’ parking, the Mayor said individual roads had to be dealt with on a “scheme by scheme basis”, which doesn’t seem consistent. Also, the council’s 10 year plan for road safety says that ‘Bristol should be … safe for a 10 year old child to walk to school independently’. Would you like your 10 year old to cross Canford Lane on the way to school?” he asked. Local residents say they are looking forward to meeting Councillor Threlfall – it will be a real campaign milestone. Their petition is at epetitions. bristol.gov.uk/ or you can sign a paper copy. Please call 07791 387618 or 07980 191933 to sign the petition or help gather signatures.

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n NEWS THE fun of the fair arrived in Henleaze on December 6, attracting a large crowd to the annual Henleaze Christmas Festival. The Roundabout, Big Wheel and Helter Skelter were a big draw for children and their parents - plus the large bags of candyfloss too! Henleaze Junior School Choir began the proceedings singing at the arena in Waterford Road, getting everyone in the Christmas spirit ready for the arrival of Father Christmas, who

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Candyfloss for Santa Claus! bounded along the street with his elves and Richie and Jamie the stilt-walkers. The grotto in Cardigan Road was queued out with excited children waiting to meet him. Local shops stayed open for the crowds of shoppers and a whole host of craft and food stalls lined the local streets offering fantastic, local goodies. Popular Panama Jazz Band

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entertained with a rousing set, plus music from Bristol Good Afternoon Choir and the Salvation Army Band. In Bradbury Hall, Red Maids’ High School Bell-ringers and choir performed along with Hum and Drum Recorder Group, Melody Makers choir and Carols with the Trinity-Henleaze choir. The evening, organised by a team led by Jane Emery, was successful as ever. Jane said: “We raised just over £1,800 on the raffle and we will be donating to our four nominated charities and the air cadets in the region of £2,250. This year’s charities are Avon Riding School for the Disabled, Time is Precious, Ronald McDonald House, and A Life for a Cure.

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New drive for electric vehicles BRISTOL’S cabinet has approved two proposals designed to encourage drivers to switch to electric vehicles. Both have been made possible thanks to £7 million funding from the Department for Transport’s Office for Electric Vehicles (OLEV) and are designed to help improve air quality in the city whilst also delivering on the Mayor’s commitment to ensure that the whole city is powered by clean energy by 2050. New electric vehicle charging points will be installed across Bristol and the West of England region as part of the Go Ultra Low West project. The council will aim to manage and operate a network of 400 charging points across the area. As part of the project the cabinet also approved a proposal to update any council vehicles which are over 10 years old to reduce air pollution and save money on running and maintenance costs. Fifty of these will be electric vehicles, funded by OLEV. Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “This is a great opportunity for the council to lead the way in improving air quality in the short term and make progress towards our long term aim to make Bristol a city that is run on clean energy. “Not only do these proposals improve our environment they also make good economic sense. Updating our own fleet, for example, is saving us money with maintenance and running costs."

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Plea on Henbury Loop DARREN Jones MP has urged the West of England mayor, Tim Bowles, to spend an £80 million new transport pot on establishing the case for the city's Henbury Loop line to be re-opened to passengers. A recent Department for Transport rail strategy gave its support to establishing more local railway lines, including routes to Portishead and the 'Henbury Spur' line, linking Ashley Down, Filton and Henbury to Temple Meads, due to complete in 2021. Campaigners have argued for a loop to be used instead of a spur, so that the new passenger route could be extended past Henbury to Avonmouth and the Severn Beach line. Darren Jones spoke of his continued support for inner-city rail, alongside a fully integrated transport system, in Bristol North West, stating: “There is welcome housing development on the northern fringes of the city but to prevent total gridlock in Bristol North West, we need to ensure not just the Henbury Spur, but the full Henbury Loop, is progressed. “I have called upon Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport to work with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Mayor, Tim Bowles, to guarantee an independent study into the Henbury Loop Line. WECA needs to commit to using some of the additional £80m transport funding to bring forward an independent business case study for this vital infrastructure project.” The Metro Mayor said that Bristol City Council has already commissioned a study into potential future enhancements to MetroWest and suburban rail services in the West of England and that until the study was finished, the focus remained on delivering the Henbury spur line as part of the MetroWest Phase 2 project.

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Ardagh Community Trust wins £200,000 in grants

TWO grants totalling £200,000 have been awarded to The Ardagh Community Trust. The group, who have applied for a Community Asset Transfer from the local authority, are now well on their way to achieve their plans for regeneration of the Horfield Common site. Project manager at The Ardagh, Rob Savage, said: “We have been working to get a viable organisation together so that the local authority are happy to transfer over to us for regeneration. “We have 75% of the funding in place now and are waiting on a further 25% of funding, plus a Community Asset Transfer with the local authority. “One of our long-term priorities is to bring the wonderful Ardagh site - in the centre of Horfield Common - back into full use as a high quality, sustainable community and sports facility for the benefit of local people.” The Ardagh Community Trust has lots of expertise within this sector and has been busy applying for grants. A Power to Change grant from the Lottery

Endowment of £170,000 was awarded in November and supports 75% of the project. “This will allow us to improve and increase the capacity of the cafe which will be moving to the west wing of the pavilion building, and building an extension (subject to planning permission) so that we can become a community hub,” explained Rob. The Ardagh Community Trust has also secured £30,000 from Big Potential to look at the best options to fund improvements to the tennis courts and a long term financial strategy for the whole site. They want to create a community facility with sports facilities including a multi-use games area and space for Tai Chi. Rob added: “We’re very excited and thrilled to get funding from Power to Change which is a highly competitive

process. Power for Change visited our site and were really impressed with the sense of community ownership and engagement. “Once the first funding is in place, it makes it easier to get other funding.”

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Two schools cultivate winning ways and a calming, sensory place where nature thrives. They hope to attract the community and encourage everyone to go outside more. It has a Japanese Zen theme, and lots of pale, calming plants as well as a pagoda viewing hut. The site that the students had in mind when working on their garden design was Quarry Park, close to Southmead and Henleaze. The team’s industry mentors were Anne Sharp, who runs Anne Sharp Garden Designs and Lucy Watson, who runs a gardening business called Artistic Gardens. Fairfield High School team ‘The Secret Potters’ were joint winners of the pupils’ choice award for their hypothetical garden design for the wasteland that used to be the Ford Garage on Muller Road. The team designed a ‘mysterious maze’ with five sections: the calm area, the edible zone, the playground, the café and, in the centre, a fountain. The whole garden has an ‘eco’ theme and uses plants suitable for pollinators and recycled materials. It is a space which everyone can go to time and again to discover. Speaking about the project, RHS Head of Community Outreach, Andrea Van-Sittart said: “The Green Plan It Challenge is designed to support young people to develop a host of new skills - we hope to inspire some future Alan Titchmarsh’s and Monty Don’s. We’d love to see some of these gardens come to fruition as we set about greening our grey Britain.”

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n EDUCATION MR Jim Walton is the new Head of Clifton College Preparatory School. Jim joins Clifton College from Elizabeth College Junior School on Guernsey where he was head for three years. He worked there to unite the infant, pre-school and junior school sections of the college, leading to a rise in the standards of academic and co-curricular provision, which saw a substantial growth in pupil numbers. He is married with two sons, one in Year 8 and one in Year 5. His wife Melanie is a teacher and, as a family, they are very excited to have joined the Clifton College community. Jim said: “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead Clifton College Preparatory School, a school with such a great reputation. From my first visit I was struck by the warmth of the whole community, the passion for learning and the excitement about offering such an amazing all-round experience for the pupils. “My family and I are very excited to have joined a co-

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Christmas is for caring at Redmaids’ High STUDENTS at Redmaids’ High School have swung into action to lend support and spread Christmas cheer to communities in need - near and far. Under the leadership of Head Almoners, Arabella Atkins and Yasmin Kongsfelt, the school has donated cash, food, clothing, other gifts and their time to brighten the lives of people in all circumstances both locally and internationally. The school radio station – Redmaidio - held a weeklong fundraiser for Radio Lollipop, the charity that provides care and entertainment to children in hospital and their families. It included a series of request shows, a festive disco and an onair interview with DJ Kate Harris from Radio Lollipop. The school’s annual Christmas Jumper Day raised around £500 for the Flamingo Chicks Dance School – a charity that gives children with disabilities and illnesses the chance to enjoy ballet with friends. A proportion of the money

raised from selling refreshments at the school's Christmas play went towards initiatives with Redmaids’ High’s partner school in Cambodia and a humanitarian expedition to Nepal next summer. At the Junior School’s Christmas Bazaar, 20 percent of the takings were donated to the Chicuchas-Wasi School in Peru and a collection of seasonal foods have been donated to North West

Bristo Food Bank. Head Girl Anjali Mehta organised for pupils to decorate postcards to send to schools in America that have been affected by recent hurricanes. The postcards shared messages and pictures of support. The school made up 91 shoeboxes full of useful presents as part of the Link to Hope campaign. They have been sent to families and the elderly in

Eastern Europe this Christmas. As they do each year, the school showed their support to Caring at Christmas, the charity that provides warm, safe accommodation, food and social activities for homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol over Christmas. As well as donating food and clothing and raising funds through a classroom decorating competition, a group of Sixth Form students and staff was due to head to The Nightshelter in St Paul’s on Christmas Eve to help set up for the hundreds of people who will be staying there between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Head Almoner Yasmin said: “At Redmaids' High, we believe it is really important to get into the Christmas spirit and give back to our community. After all, this is the season for giving!" Co-Head Almoner Arabella added: “We are very grateful to all the staff and students supporting these charities and hope that we can help to brighten up people's Christmas.”

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Time is right to tell tale of John Cossins of Redland Court A FASCINATING book about John Cossins, the original builder and owner of Redland Court, has been researched and written by Caroline Bateson, former headmistress of Redland High School for Girls. The school vacated the elegant mansion after 133 years of occupancy in September 2017 when it merged with Red Maids’ School. The building has now been sold to property developers who plan to convert the site into apartments and houses. Caroline said: “I thought it was an important time to remember and highlight the history of the house and of John Cossins. “I was headmistress of Redland High School for Girls for nine years and in the entrance hall, right outside my office there were two original portraits of John Cossins and his wife Martha. The original estate of Redland Court was built by them between 1732-1735 and he became the Sheriff of Gloucester. For all the years that I worked as Headmistress of the school I would look at these pictures everyday and think that I’d like to know more about them. “I decided that one day, when I had the time, I would try to find out more about him because I

felt that there had to be more to a man, who was able to build a fabulous building like Redland Court.” Following her retirement in 2015, Caroline embarked on her research. John Cossins was described as a ‘grocer’ so she searched through all the various livery companies in London looking for his name but found nothing. Eventually she found him in the Bowyer’s company. Caroline explained: “Like today with these Worshipful

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companies, they exist for charitable purposes. I found John Cossins name amongst the papers and then set off on a trail in the Guildhall in London, going through all their minute books, maps and documents to find out more about him. It was a real bit of detective work and very exciting.” She discovered that John Cossins and his father, Roger Cossins, were merchants selling to individuals and big organisations, importing and exporting goods. John Cossins accumulated enough wealth during his working life to retire from London at the age of 50 and build Redland Court. He bought the land and a Tudor manor house on site from a distant family relation of his wife. John Cossins bought out the debt and employed architect, John Strahan to build his house and later, Redland Green Chapel. At the time, London had a great growth of Palladian buildings, including St Paul’s Cathedral, and John Cossins wanted to bring that style to Bristol. He built a very splendid house, complete with a beautiful country estate planted with trees on Lovers Lane. Caroline spent many years enjoying the privileged position

Author, Caroline Bateson of having an office in the building with three windows: “I would get into school early in the morning and in the winter the sunrise comes exactly into that room, which was John and Martha’s sitting room, and above it, their bedroom. In the evening the light that came onto the terrace was magnificent. The building must have been very carefully planned to capture that,” she said. “On the left-hand side of the front of Redland Court, there is a Cupula (a round dome) with a weathervane which has a comet with a trailing tail on it. The legend has always been that it is Halley’s Comet. “I’ve pieced this together and suggested in my book that the significance is related to ‘Child’s Coffee House’ where scientists met in London, including Edmund Halley. Cossins was going there at exactly the same time as these scientists so it’s perfectly possible that they knew each other. “I like to think of John and Martha standing on the terrace of Redland Court, watching Halley’s Comet together and maybe Martha installed this in his memory.” John Cossins of Redland Court is published by the Redland and Cotham Amenities Society. Copies of the 32 page booklet are available at £6.50 including packing and postage. Email carolinepbateson@gmail.com for an order form.

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David launches Business in Sport network WESTBURY-ON-TRYM resident David Smith has launched Business in Sport, a membership group designed to bring business leaders with a passion for sport together. Former commercial vehicle marketing manager David has always been in and around the sports industry, whether organising events or taking people to watch live sport. He’s seen that business people really enjoy sporting events, cheering on athletes and teams, and is keen to take that interest further. His combined enthusiasm for both sport and business has led him to set up a networking forum of like-minded people. The plan is to run regular events with a focus on sport and to raise money to invest in sport throughout the region, as he explains: “Businesses give away funds for sport on a regular basis. It might be sponsoring a school football team or helping a

budding athlete with their travel costs. I want our organisation to help to put a company name behind this. “I always say that if you aspire in sport then you aspire in business. Lots of people talk about sport all day long so I know that the interest is there.” Local businessman Barry Cash, Director of Green Thumb Travel, is enthusiastic about the project: “It will be an excellent opportunity to meet other business people with a passion for sport and to share your interest,” he said. David wants to support grassroots sport, such as the current growth in netball and basketball in Bristol. But, whether it’s cycling, rugby, or tennis, he’s keen to help inspire more people in the workplace to take up sport as an activity. Sports events can be used to help finance less well-known activities or sports in need of funds to cover costs and develop

in popularity. David has plans to organise a Six Nations event for February or March and raise money to give to wheelchair rugby. “I’d like people to contact us who might have ideas about what they want us to do with some of the lesser known sports that need

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Stepping out with local ramblers WALKING enthusiasts are being invited to join Bristol Ramblers, a group who enjoy 300 led walks a year within Westbury-on-Trym, as well as locations further afield. One of the largest walking groups in the country, Bristol Ramblers was founded in 1979 and has around 800 members. It is part of ‘The Ramblers, a national walking organisation. A group of between 10 and 20 walkers attend each walk which take place on Sundays, Saturdays, as well as during the week and on evenings during the summer. Walks vary from a few miles over flat terrain, to 15 miles of hard hill walking in the Brecon Beacons, and although most are in the countryside there are also some town walks too. Sunday walks often take place outside Bristol and sometimes as far afield as South Wales, Exmoor, or Salisbury Plain. However, you do not have to be a car owner to enjoy these walks as

there is a central meeting point in Bristol, where car-sharing is organised. Sometimes public transport is used, but this is often not feasible, and a couple of times a year coach trips are arranged. Bristol Ramblers also organises holidays ranging from long weekends to whole weeks

via woodland, parkland and alleyways saw the ramblers visit Badocks Wood, the River Trym through Southmead, Filton Golf Course, Purdown, St Werburghs, St Andrews, Horfield, Henleaze before returning to Westbury. Eleven people started the walk, though some chose not to do the whole route and returned on the bus. Speaking of the group and the work that they do, Geoff Daniels, publicity officer for Bristol Ramblers, a keen walker, and Henleaze resident said: “Bristol Ramblers is not only about organising and leading walks. We put a lot of effort into improving footpaths and developing walking routes inside Bristol and further afield into areas where Bristolians may wish to go walking. “In addition, Bristol Ramblers is involved in campaigning for improved parks and open spaces in Bristol, an uphill struggle in these times of austerity.”

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Hospitals' gifts of comfort for relatives THE relatives and carers of patients nearing the end of their lives in Bristol's city centre hospitals will be offered a Comfort Box to help make their stay in hospital with loved ones more comfortable. The boxes, funded by local hospital charity Above & Beyond, contain small, comforting items that make a big difference when it is difficult to leave a loved one’s side. Items include toiletries, including a toothbrush, wet wipes and hand cream, a sleeping mask and ear plugs plus tea, coffee and biscuits. Also included is a leaflet which provides useful information about visiting hours, arranging an overnight stay and where to buy food and drink on hospital sites. Respecting the needs of families and friends of end of life care patients has been cited as one of five priorities in the ‘One Chance to Get it Right’ report by the Leadership Alliance

for the Care of Dying People. NHS England has deemed the approach outlined in the report as the touchstone for end of life care for all health and care professionals. A feedback form will be included in the Comfort Box so that hospital staff can evaluate and continually improve relative and carer experience. Sue Coghlan, Sister on Ward 78 at St Michael’s Hospital, said: “During difficult times, it really is the little things that can make all the difference to a relative’s or carer’s stay on the ward. Having simple amenities such as the ability to make yourself a cup of tea in the early hours without having to leave your loved one’s side is so important. These comfort boxes will allow us to provide the best possible care for the patient and their family, friend or carer when they need it most.” Paul Kearney, CEO of Above & Beyond, added: “Our hospital staff gives excellent care to

patients and the Comfort Box will allow them to offer that little bit extra to relatives and carers as well. Providing comfort in times of need is vitally important and, in difficult circumstances, we’re proud to be able to support the staff in going above and beyond what the NHS can provide.” The funds for the Comfort Box initiative were approved by Above & Beyond’s board of trustees. Staff have also used the funds to purchase special chairs that convert into a bed for visitors staying overnight. Other grants approved by trustees this year include £108,000 for the continuation of the much-valued free hospital bus service used by 12,000 patients, visitors and staff per month and £10,283 for an educational, app-based projection system, Magic Carpet, to keep young patients engaged and active during stays in the Bristol Royal Hospital for

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In the October edition of the Henleaze and Westbury Voice, we described how the Parish Church in Westbury-on-Trym was about to launch a new range of learning opportunities for adults as part of its 1300th celebration year. We wanted to explore some of the big religious questions. The idea was to equip people better to face some of today’s challenges and make sense of their busy lives in a complex world. Since then, a lot has happened. We’ve had a series of three talks on sacraments, symbols and ceremonies covering what we do in church, why we do it and what it means. Around

50 people from the church and the wider community attended each of the events – learning about the development of the Church’s customs over hundreds of years. We also held a meeting at which we discussed talking about our faith, and addressed difficult issues such as how to comfort someone coming to terms with loss or illness in the context of faith. In December we had a further meeting at which a professor of psychology led 45 people through the links between faith, science and reason. This was a challenging day – thinking about how faith still has a place in a world where science has revealed so much. So, taking encouragement from the popularity of these first events, we’re embarking on further topics that our

audiences have requested. The first, on Monday 29 January, is ‘Being a Christian at Work’. This is a ‘Question Time’ panel discussion with questions from the audience. The panel will include people from the worlds of law, commerce, medicine and theology and we hope to cover topics such as ethics, values, relationships and dilemmas at work. This will be followed by Reading through Mark’s Gospel on Saturday 3 February. Canon Bruce Saunders will lead a complete reading of the Gospel, stopping to discuss the questions it raises such as what is a Gospel, who was Mark, what is this

Gospel’s message? Our goal remains to appeal to the broadest possible audience: from those who have never been part of a Christian community, through to regular members of a church group. The focus is on learning, thinking and discussing subjects together. We really hope that you’d like to attend. Booking is essential so that we can gauge numbers. There is no charge, but donations would be welcome on the day to cover incidental costs. To register, please download the booking form from the website www.westbury-parish-church. org.uk/the-learning-community and return it to church or the Parish Office (accessed via the Church car park, tel: 0117 950 8644) or email office@westburyparish-church.org.uk

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Liz Radford (Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze)

BUDGET CUTS et meeting saw The December Cabin City cut. Our Ward the oss acr ff sta op Lollip ep those at Henleaze was fortunate to ke Unfortunately, it ls. oo & Westbury Sch ! NS public toilets across se CONGRATULATIO was decided to clo cil un Co the n, Pla y Cit sts from shops and As part of the One the City, with reque n for all Year 6 tio eti their facilities to be mp w co a allo to ran ts recently restauran y to send in a cit the oss acr ren school child 50. used. ion for Bristol in 20 s toilet facilities at picture, with their vis re selected from y Henleaze already ha we s itrose. If you have an trie Wa d en an s ing nn res wi Exp o co Tw ns Tes tio ess ula sin rat bu ng a Co ool. , or you are Henleaze Junior Sch ideas for Westbury ur whose picture was happy to provide yo be uld wo o to Daisy Shepherd, be wh ll wi and . g rin ow kn the Ga me y let Cit featured at the to facilities, please do One City Plan. Also news on the budget incorporated into the We are still awaiting d. use s wa ote qu ce of street trees. ose an wh en rd, int gfo ma Lan Raya cuts for the nsultation will co a t tha IRS d ROAD REPA It is understoo needing rd wa the in residents to give le ds ab roa en There are many be out shortly, to rked ma en be w no ve as. repair and some ha their views and ide I understand will in preparation, which d of this financial en T take place before the rd Rd, Park Grove HOMELESS SUPPOR Christmas wa ring at Ca the ng wi year. North View, Ho llo Fo tra enue are specifically l, to help provide ex and Downs Cote Av campaign in Bristo If you are aware of ring the winter s. du s cer les offi me by ho ed the rm confi us, beds for ve become dangero any potholes that ha

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News and views from our city councillors Geoff Gollop (Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze) wishes Let me start by sending my very best e on to for a Happy New Year, before I mov our current local issues. Library decision deferred on The Council has delayed the decision uLibrary closures while it examines “mut ns alising “ the library service, which mea them putting them into a trust and running I rs. ntee volu from t inpu t fican with signi n was admit to being surprised this optio took not looked at before the consultation that will osal prop any ome welc I but , place open, help keep our own and other libraries we are and will await new proposals which told will be after the end of April. Canford Park and the Downs the The Mayor proposes to cut £2.9m off ing parks budget, well over half the exist too budget. I am concerned that this is to allow kly quic too done g bein is and h muc ion. solut e viabl a lop deve to ity the commun

ds of If you want to get involved in the Frien I will ns, Dow the of ds Frien or , Canford Park if you let gladly pass on your contact details me know. to I know we are all fed up responding thoughts consultations, but please share your space n and register how important our gree is hhttps://bristol.citizenspace.com/neig conaces/ en-sp d-gre ks-an s/par hood bour sult_view/ Keeping in Touch g the All three local councillors are supportin raise local “Forums”. This is your chance to The concerns with us about local issues. Tuesday next Westbury-on-Trym Forum is on Sports 9th January 2018 at Coombe Dingle centre at 7pm. Please email or phone me if you want future to be on the contact list for this and ings. meet m Foru

Insurance, not to mention staff possibly paying reduced income tax. I wonder what we will find out next! It did not occur to Council employees that these payment arrangements may have been of interest to Councillors and residents. Drains and Gutters Well done to the Council for a quick rs or response to some of the blocked gutte to rewant you If rted. repo drains that I have or email port, either go on to “Fix my Street” do or phone me and I will report it. You number e hous or code post the give to need it. close to the problem to help locate

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News and views from our city councillors Clare Campion-Sm ith (Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze)

UK throws away 2.5 bill ion coffee cups a year, creating approxima tely 25,000 tonnes of waste. • Only 0.25% of the 7 mil lion coffee cups thrown away every day in the UK are recycled. IN every episode of Blu • Over 6.98 million coffee e Planet 2, the BBC cups thrown away Natural History unit com each day go to landfill or es up with yet more end up in the amazing film of the colour environment. ful creatures under the sea. There are • Plastic waste is found insights into their in places far removed behaviour and adaptation from human habitation s that we never so there are few dreamt about. It is truly uncontaminated places wonderful in the for wildlife. We original sense of the wo rightly worry about hum rd. an health if plastic The BBC is also highlightin get s into g the our enorfood chain. mous risks to wildlife by our throwaway In proposing the motion , society and the presence Council should be putting I felt that the of plastic in the its own house in ocean. At the December order and setting a better Cou example on reducproposed a motion to red ncil meeting, I ing harmful waste. Many uce the prevalence customers believe of single use cardboard that their cardboard cup cups in Council s are recyclable and owned and Council con throw them in the recycli trolled venues. If you ng bin but they think we, as councillors, are misguided as there should have better are only two highly things to do with our tim specialised recycling pla e than discuss paper nts In the UK that cups, then look at this info can cope with them – hen rmation: ce the minuscule To make takeaway coffee num ber that are recycled. The cups waterproof, the card is fused good news is that there are paper/card with polyethylene. board cups that can This material cannot be be recycled in an ordina separated out again ry recycling plant. at a standard recycling plant. Council agreed five asks of the Mayor.

All cups used in Council venues should be recyclable and that a small levy be put on these cups (like the charge on plastic bags). Money raised (which would be small) would go to in-house environmental schemes. Recycla ble cups should also have non-black lids as bla ck plastic cannot be recycled. All outlets should offer reusable cups for sale. We intend to work with our local MPs on the issue. As a Council we can onl y change what happens in our venues and make small steps within our sphere of infl uence. Reusable cups should be the norm and if cardboard cups are used they must be rec yclable. I am sure my family and friends will be truly delighted with the ir presents of reusable cups this Christmas! Happy New Year. Clare Campion Smith

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Posture presents from Christmas Past HAVE you read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, or perhaps seen a film version? First published in 1843, it depicted the plight of the poor and made moral comment on attitudes to sharing wealth and alleviating poverty in Victorian England. Its huge popularity meant the book even shaped the seasonal festivities we enjoy today. The illustration here shows ‘Mr Fezziwig’s Ball’, a delightful frontispiece by John Leech from the book’s first edition. Pre C20th book illustrations are a rich archive of the posture from a bygone era, when people would instinctively stand, sit and even dance with tall spines and their behinds behind them – a way of being that has all but disappeared today. With a background in art and design and a professional eye for posture, I am always looking out for images, past and present, that document this cultural shift. Of course, in Leech’s work there is an element of caricature, but there is no doubt that it captures and preserves a baseline alignment that we would be wise to rediscover.

A contemporary book with inspirational photographic illustrations of healthy posture is Esther Gokhale’s “8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back”, which I recommend as a treat for 2018. It’s a feast for the eyes, celebrating the strength, elegance and harmony of primal posture in traditional cultures and times past, but explained in way that helps us understand where we are going wrong and showing how to restore our structure. It is a very practical guide to protecting yourself from the all too common musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, bunions, joint degeneration - and other things you don’t want spoiling a Happy New Year! For more information on my courses see: www.gokhalemethod.com or go online to book a place on one of my free workshops: • Sunday 14th January, 3pm, Spicer+Cole, Gloucester Rd • Sunday 11th February, 3pm, Spicer+Cole, Gloucester Rd

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bristol.gov.uk/recycle

Cardboard needs to be flattened and folded to the size of your green box. Unfortunately we cannot recycle your wrapping paper because most of it has either a plastic or foil coating.

Recycling and waste

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Please put bins and boxes out by 7am on your collection day and remember to bring them in as soon as possible after they have been collected. Any waste outside your wheelie bin and open wheelie bins will not be collected.

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Household Waste Recycling Centres are closed on 25th and 26th December 2017 and 1st January 2018. Bristol ID required

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0117 922 2100 (8.30am – 6pm Mon – Fri)

Please put bins and boxes out by 7am on your collection day and remember to bring them in as soon as possible after they have been collected.

We can recycle all of your Christmas cards – please put them in your green box with any cardboard.

• Green box, Black box • Brown food waste bin • Black wheelie bin

bristol.gov.uk/recycle

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Darren Jones column

Happy New Year! As your representative in the House of Commons, I spend four days a week in Westminster and the rest at home here in Bristol. And to add to my Christmas and New Year plans, my wife and I were thrilled to welcome our first child (a little earlier than planned!) on December 5. So, I had a bit of paternity leave, apart from voting on key issues (which I have to do in person!). Your Voice in Parliament We’re now through the amendments stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill. This Bill takes us out of the EU and copies and pastes EU law into UK law. But it also gave Ministers the power to change any of those laws for up to two years, and to agree any trade deal, without a vote in Parliament. I supported over 30 amendments, seeking to protect important European derived laws around employment rights, gender equality, the environment and consumer rights. Sadly,

Buy baby bunting ... and daddy's gone a-voting! we lost most of them, but we did win the crucial amendment which requires the Government to bring any trade deal to Parliament for a vote before it can be agreed. We have up to 10,000 jobs in our part of Bristol which rely in some way on trade into and out of the EU, and of the 8,000 staff at Southmead Hospital some 17% are EU nationals. To protect those jobs, I have continuously fought against a Hard Brexit and will continue to do so, even when that means having to put Bristol North West first and having to break the whip. Other than Brexit, we had the Finance Bill which implemented the Budget. I published a detailed response to the Budget, which you can read on my website. I also raised my concerns in the House, and made it clear that with national debt up, economic growth down, productivity down and the prospective of no pay rises for up to 17 years, that the message from this budget was dire. And the lack of money for policing and other public services, at a time of rising concerns around local crime, is also very worrying. Avon and Somerset Police have been clear their services are at a ‘tipping point’ and they cannot continue to provide the same response when faced with sustained funding cuts. The Government failed to respond. Your Champion in Bristol In December, I stopped by Westbury-on-Trym for two events. Firstly, for Small Business Saturday, when I managed to pick-up some nursery bunting and was pleased to support local, independent businesses. And secondly, I had the pleasure of opening the Christmas Fair in the village in the week before the big day. Well done to Sharmila and the team for organising such a great event. I’ve also been continuing to ‘door knock’, including a recent stop in Henleaze. I knock on doors all year-round and not just at election time!

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Lastly, I'm in the process of setting up a "Community Action Network" for Bristol North West. And I'm looking for volunteers to be my eyes and ears in every local community. You'll help set my constituency priorities, and you'll help make sure that local issues get flagged as quickly as possible. It doesn't matter who you vote for, or whether you're a member of a political party or none. You just need to have a couple of hours spare a month, and a desire to want to make your community empowered. If you're interested in volunteering on this project, please drop me an email. Alongside surgeries, I host events in local venues. To find out more and sign-up to my e-newsletter: www.darren-jones.co.uk. You can also tune in “Live with Darren Jones MP” on my Facebook page (Darren Jones MP) Wednesdays at 7.30pm.

Here's to 2018!

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MERRY Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! I’d like to wish everyone in the city the best of luck for the year ahead and hope you are looking forward to the challenges and accomplishments that it might hold as much as I am. Whilst many people will be out celebrating this festive season it’s important we spare some time to remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This year we are seeing a rise in homelessness rates across the country and whilst we are working towards our long-term goal of being able to deliver 800 affordable homes a year by 2020, we also have to consider a range of solutions to solve the immediate problems vulnerable people are facing during these cold winter months. I am proud to say that Bristol will again be ensuring that 100 extra beds are available for people sleeping rough in the city when the cold weather hits Bristol the city as part of the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol. The Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter project, which was started as part of the work carried out by the City Office, is back again for an extended run and is due to open for three

months from Friday 5 January. I am really grateful to the 12 churches that have once again answered the call from the City Office and will be opening their doors in people’s time of need. When I visited the project last year I was overwhelmed by the positivity and dedication of everyone involved and it is great to see it continued and expanded this year. We are also continuing to work with other organisations across the city to make sure we can address our severe homelessness problem as quickly as possible and get help out to those who need it most. Our city’s night shelters are run by some great organisations who work throughout the year to make sure the homeless in our city have a support network to rely on. These groups have now come together to make one appeal called Safer Off the Streets (#SOSBristol) which can help people to fund the great work that our night shelters do. For just £17, you could fund a new bed for the night for someone who really needs it. However, it is important to remember that these night shelters are free for the people who use them. For more information and to offer a donation, head to: www.fundsurfer.com/project/bristol-

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Abbeyfield offers up feel-good factor for New Year with volunteer appeal ABBEYFIELD Bristol and Keynsham joins the Henleaze & Westbury Voice in wishing you a very Happy New Year! And, the charity asks, what better way to kick-start 2018 than with a new challenge that can benefit both you, and others? The charity offers a wonderful alternative for older people who want to live as independently as possible but who welcome the idea of downsizing and freeing up more time to make new friends, try new activities and be part of a community of like-minded individuals. But some do need help to get out and do things and, this January, Abbeyfield is appealing to the local community to think about volunteering for a couple of hours a week. “All of our residents live independently within the houses, but for some, getting out and

about is more difficult, and sadly, they can lose their confidence quickly,” says Suzanne McKenzie, manager of Abbeyfield houses in Redland and Henleaze.

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Ancient hedge to be saved for future by Keri Beckingham A MEDIEVAL hedge in Henleaze is to be replanted to create a better and fuller barrier for wildlife. Phoenix Hedge, which is thought to be centuries old and of significance due to its age and uniqueness, is located along the public footpath between Henleaze Park and Phoenix Grove, adjacent to Claremont School in Henleaze. A section of the 90m long hedge will be laid and interwoven on Friday 5 January from 2pm, and local residents are encouraged to come along and see this ancient craft for themselves. The hedge’s likely ancient origins were first recognised in the mid-1980s by local residents Alan and Sylvia Kelly, who applied a hedge dating method (known as Hooper’s Hypothesis), based on the number of woody species within a given length

of hedge. This indicated that Phoenix Hedge could possibly be up to 700 years old as it comprised elm, ash, hawthorn, blackthorn, field maple, spindle, holly and dog-rose. Whilst at the time it had been badly neglected, Alan and Sylvia also realised its importance as a wildlife corridor for small mammals, birds and invertebrates, providing them with food, shelter and a means of safe movement along its length. Sylvia began a campaign to restore the hedge to its former glory and after much letter writing and lobbying of local councillors, she persuaded the then Avon County Council to lay the hedge in the winter of 1994-1995. After a further period of neglect, in 2009 a group of ‘guerrilla gardeners’ began to clear away the brambles and other rampant plants that had taken over. From this basis, a more formal group began to come together with the help of local people, councillors, council officers and the Henleaze Society, meeting once a month at the hedge to carry out essential maintenance. In more recent years, The Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group was set up in 2011 with Sylvia Kelly as secretary in order to protect and maintain the hedge. Sylvia died in 2016, but her work with Phoenix Hedge lives on. In January, The Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group will lay a further section of the hedgerow at the Phoenix Grove end of the footpath. This part of the hedge is more recent in

The late Sylvia Kelly with Nick Wray, curator of Bristol Botanic Garden origin, having been planted by a local resident on the boundary of newer houses which were built in the 1980s on the site formerly occupied by the education authority school kitchens. Hedge laying is an old craft undertaken around every 10-15 years and which was originally used to maintain stock-proof field boundaries. It is done in the winter as this is when the plants are dormant and is also outside the nesting season so as not disturb the bird population. It involves cutting part-way through the living stem of the trees, traditionally by using bow saws and billhooks, and then laying the cut section, known as a pleacher, along the hedgerow.

The process is repeated along the length of the section to be laid, thinning out where necessary, to provide a continuous barrier as the side branches of the hedge plants grow upwards. It is anticipated that the hedge laying will be completed during the afternoon of January 5, and once it’s taken place the hedge may look a little thin for a while. However, The Preservation Group are keen to reinforce that it will recover and also become a better haven for wildlife as a result. To find out further information about the hedge and The Phoenix Hedge Preservation Group, visit https://sites.google. com/site/phoenixhedge/

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Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose) Practice time: 20–30 seconds. Benefits: Develops strength and flexibility through the legs, arms, spine, and chest. Tones the waist and stomach muscles. 1. Stand up straight and tall on your yoga mat. With an inhalation, jump your feet four to four and a half feet apart and swing your arms out to the sides. Fully stretch your arms and legs and raise your

chest. Take a couple of breaths. 2. Turn your right foot out. Holding your legs firm, exhale and bend your right knee to form a square, so your shin is upright and your thigh is parallel to the floor.

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n NEWS WOULD you like to help an adult learn to read? A national charity, Read Easy, which has been working in south Bristol since early 2015, is now expanding into areas of north and west Bristol. This will provide a great opportunity for adults who are English speakers and want to learn to read or simply improve their reading. The charity is also looking for people who would like to become reading coaches. It uses a scheme that has been designed to be delivered by people who are not trained teachers and therefore the opportunity to become a coach is open to people from a wide range of backgrounds, who after an initial day's training can then become a coach. So if you know someone who could benefit from improving their reading why not encourage them to start with Read Easy by calling 07941 078332? Read Easy provides a coach who meets twice a week for half an hour with the reader at a time and place convenient for both. Working as a pair allows them

Helping adults learn to read coach you will find much more information about Read Easy on the website www.readeasy.org. uk including testimonials from readers and coaches across the South West. The work is very rewarding for both coach and reader. After only two months one of the readers turned to her coach and with a look of joy said: “I’m not just sounding this out, I’m reading it, aren’t I?” There are two ways you can help an adult learn to read and Read Easy Bristol would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a coach or would like to put the organisation in touch with someone who would like to improve their reading. Reader CJ receiving his certificate from Ellie his coach and Alison, Read Easy co-ordinator to go at exactly the right pace for the reader. There is no charge for the sessions or materials that

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n IT HOME HELP SKYPE, the free, popular Internet phone/video calling app, has been around for 15 years and remains one of the easiest ways to stay in touch with friends and relations others across the world – at NO COST! Skype lets you make phone calls or video calls through computers (with a webcam), phones and tablets, and is really simple to set up. Here's how.... To open an account, visit www. skype.com and click "Join us". Here, you'll create a free Skype account and get your own Skype Name (a bit like a phone number). Next, follow the simple instructions to download the Skype app to your PC/tablet/phone. Once downloaded, open the App and sign in. Next you can choose what information you want to share in your Skype profile – you can leave it blank, but adding your Town/City will help friends find you on Skype. To Skype someone, all you need to know is the Skype address of who you want to call. You can search for Skype contacts in their address book or add contacts manually if you know their Skype name. When you request to Skype

Russell Isaac runs ITHomeHelp, providing a friendly, personal, one-to-one computer coaching service in clients' home in the Westbury on Trym, Henleaze, Stoke Bishop and Clifton areas. With over 20 years' IT experience in a wealth of different areas, he helps users, particularly older people, get what they want from their PCs, tablets and smartphones. He is also a web designer/builder, photographer, father of two and keen sportsman.

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Join us at Redland Green Club for Cardio tennis. It’s a fun, group activity for anyone playing at any level to burn calories and interact with others Sessions will include a mixture of drills and games to a selection of well chosen popular music run by a qualified cardio tennis coach. All ages and abilities welcome Wednesdays from 7pm - 8pm Members £6 and non-members £8 Please enquire at reception for further details

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Chandos House New Year’s seeks £11,700 to take resolutions that work just one vulnerable man off the streets READERS of Henleaze & Westbury Voice are being encouraged to help Bristol’s only residential addiction treatment centre to save a life. Chandos House provides support to some of society’s most damaged men; however due to government cuts, it now relies on fundraising to pay for treatment costs. The charity has 15 beds and recently launched its first crowdfunding appeal, so far raising over £7,000 of the £11,700 target. However, it still needs the support of the community to raise the final £4,000 to take just one drug dependent homeless man off the streets this winter. According to statistics from Homeless Link, the number of homeless people in Bristol has increased by 128% over the past three years. In the study, 39% of homeless people reported having a drug problem and 80% reported having mental health issues. All of Chandos House residents have experienced homelessness, and many have also experienced war, imprisonment and sexual abuse and are receiving treatment for PTSD. The charity has been able to support over 50 men in 2017.

Treatment at Chandos House is given as part of a therapeutic community. During their time at Chandos House, residents take part in group psychotherapy, art, music and yoga therapies and also enjoy communal meals. The aim is to help reconnect the men with their family, friends and in turn lower anti-social and criminal behaviour in the community. Comments that have been received from former residents of Chandos House include: “I’d be dead if it weren’t for Chandos” and “It is difficult to put into words the excellence of this wonderful establishment. James, the staff and residents make such a difference to each other. I believe that all rehabs should be based on Chandos formula.” Kate Guscott, art therapist and Fundraiser said: “Twentyfive percent of the UK’s rehabs have been forced to close their doors since 2008. This deeply valued local gem, which has survived for 35 years, is in a risky position in these financially precarious times and we need the community’s support.” If you would like to help Chandos House visit https:// localgiving.org/appeal/ chandoschristmas/

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I HOPE everyone has had a joyful Holiday and I wish you success in any changes you’d like to make for 2018. Though the general feeling is that New Year’s resolutions are not often realised, a lot of people do achieve some level of success. What is the difference between those who succeed and those who fail? Let’s look at a common resolution, ‘to lose weight’. Unless we put an action in place we are unlikely to produce any results. But what action will produce results? The latest fad diet is usually something done for a specific period of time and then it’s back to business as usual. Some will be successful in achieving a weight loss only to put it all back on again. This is because business as usual is what got us into our predicament in the first place. Perhaps there’s a better resolution to make? Resolutions in the form of consistent future actions (new habits) produce lasting results. So instead of that fad diet why not focus on having smaller meals, eating only when you’re hungry, finding non caloric comforts and regular exercise. The reunion with your swimming costume will be a joyful one. Join our ladies only gym in January and pay no joining fee.

Yours in fun and fitness Joline Dunn

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n BRISTOL COMMUNITY HEALTH

Foot care for people with diabetes

LOOKING after your feet is always important in winter, but you have a higher risk of problems if you have diabetes. Podiatry lead at Bristol Community Health, Anne Williams, offers advice to help you head in the right direction. If you have diabetes, you probably struggle to control your blood sugars. When your blood sugar is high you might not feel pain in your feet so it can be easy to miss an injury. Your diabetes may also reduce circulation to your feet, making your wound slow to heal and increasing the risk of infection.

Reduce the risk of foot problems • Speak to your GP or practice nurse to help you keep your blood sugars at a safe level. • Get your feet checked when you have your diabetes review with your nurse or GP. • Wash your feet and check them daily for any sudden changes or breaks in the skin. • Check your socks and shoes for any signs of wear and tear. This will help prevent any rubbing or blisters. • Avoid walking barefoot, which increases the risk of injury. • Smoking can affect circulation, so try and stop. Ask your GP or nurse if you need help. Warning signs Contact a health professional immediately if you notice any of these warning signs: • Change in skin colour • Discharge or smell • Injury • Swelling and throbbing

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n ON THE BEAT I HOPE all the readers of the Henleaze and Westbury Voice had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year. We are working to support a homeless man who has been begging outside the Co-op in Henleaze. I understand that begging can make people feel uncomfortable and occasionally threatened, but also realise that the reasons why people beg can be complex and difficult to tackle. We are working with our Streetwise team - a partnership between us in the police and Bristol City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) department, whose remit is to tackle street based ASB, begging, drinking and persistent, problematic rough sleepers. They are helping the man to access the relevant support services, which will hopefully help him through his problems and ultimately prevent him begging. I know the community continue to be concerned about shop thefts and robberies and we have been carrying out extra high visibility patrols in retail areas as a result.

Whilst on patrol last month, staff from Boots in Henleaze were seen chasing after shoplifters and we came to their aid. Although both men escaped, we did recover items they had stolen and are currently reviewing CCTV and our own body worn video footage and will be circulating images of the suspects shortly. We have identified a woman who has been causing problems at Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church and she has been arrested for a number of public order offences. It is thought the woman may be suffering from mental health problems, so we are helping her to access the appropriate support services. Burglary continues to be a problem in our area, so I am pleased to report that a 38-yearold man from Henleaze who we arrested following an overnight burglary on Upper Cranbrook Road in November in which a car was stolen from the property, has been charged and remanded in custody until his next court appearance. The new year is the perfect time

to review your home security. Got a burglar alarm but never use it? Now is the time to switch it on! Been meaning to fix the lock on your shed or garage but not got round to it? Seize the moment and visit the DIY shop! Preparations are well underway for this year’s Be Proud Awards, organised jointly by Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The awards aim to highlight the very best of our police force, acknowledging and rewarding our dedicated officers, staff and volunteers for all their hard work in ensuring the communities of Avon and Somerset are safe and feel safe. The closing date for submissions is January 27, 2018 so you still have time to nominate an officer, volunteer or member of staff who you feel has gone above and beyond their duties. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Cadbury House, Congresbury in May 2018. To nominate visit www. beproudawards.com

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n WHAT’S ON IN OUR AREA January 8 n Tai Chi Classes for beginners Join us in the New Year and fit the Chinese way. Always wanted to try Tai Chi? For centuries the Chinese have practised Tai Chi as simple but powerful form of exercise for strength, balance and mindfulness. Always want to give it a try, now you don't have to go to China. The Bristol School of Tai Chi has lots of daytime and evening classes in Henleaze and Bishopston starting from the 8 January. Any questions contact Ben Milton 0117 9493955. taichi@bristoltaichi. com. www.bristoltaichi.com January 13 n Organ Elevenses at Westbury Parish Church. Local organist Claire Alsop FRCO is our first guest in 2018. Claire is Assistant Organist at St. Mary Redcliffe, and she enjoys a range of music-making, including teaching, examining for the ABRSM, accompanying and solo work. She has broadcast live on both Radio 3 and BBC1. Come and join us for coffee and cake from 10-30. The recital starts at 11 am. Suggested donation of £5 includes refreshments.

January 15 n 'The Impossible' 12A (2012) starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Ford. Based on the experience of Maria Belon and her family while on holiday in Thailand when the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami struck. At St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze. 2pm. Refreshments: £3.00 Easy access, carers welcome. January 20 n With Alliance Française you can revive your rusty French (or discover it!) with our friendly lessons all around Bristol, and you can perfect it with our workshops and events. Our next workshop on Saturday 20 January will have you sing French classics and more modern songs. No previous experience of singing necessary. With Alliance Française you can also learn to cook in French, come to our brand new café scientifique or book club, join us for a night of drama at the Hen and Chicken, or for our free cinéclub at the Landsdown Pub. Don't miss out, and as Edith Piaf would say : Non, je ne regrette rien! www.afbristol.org.uk or call Audrey on 07903 821 655

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January 25 n Avon Organic Group The local group for everyone interested in organic growing and organic foods. This month we welcome Mike Feingold, Bristol’s Permaculture Guru, talking about Ideas from Permaculture and leading a discussion on how to make growing easier and more productive. Thursday, 25th January, 7pm – 9pm at The Station (in the Dance Studio), Silver Street, Bristol. BS1 2AG. All welcome. Visitors £5 / Members £2. www.groworganicbristol.org / secretaryaog@gmail.com

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n WHAT'S ON CONTINUED com or on 07594240269 or via our website www.redlandwindband. co.uk. Get in touch to be put on our mailing list or would like to book us for events or fundraisers. n Redland Green Choir meets for rehearsals every Monday 7.30pm9.30pm at Redland Green School. We sing a wide variety of music. New members welcome: no auditions. For more information, visit www.rgscommunitychoir. wordpress.com or phone 0117 9443042. n City Voices Bristol welcomes new members. A friendly mixed voice local choir singing a wide range of music rehearses at 7.30pm-9.30pm at Red Maids School. No previous experience and no auditions, just come along for a trial rehearsal. For more details contact the Secretary at members@cityvoicesbristol.com or visit www.cityvoicesbristol.com n RAFA, City of Bristol branch and club Eastfield Westbury on Trym for ex-RAF and associate members. Skittle Ally, parties and functions. Live entertainment on Saturday evenings. Open Monday to Saturday lunchtimes and evenings. Sundays noon till 5pm. All enquiries telephone 0117 3291913. n Trinity Henleaze Ladies Guild meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30 pm in the Leonard Hall, Waterford Road. All welcome. For more information call Jenny Rich on 01179620108 n Senior Film Club, every third Monday in the month at 2pm in St Peter's Hall, The Drive, Henleaze, BS9 4LD. All Welcome. Refreshments £3. Dial-a-ride transport possible by personal arrangement ; 0845 130 1875. n Bristol Good Afternoon Choir At Trinity-Henleaze URC. Every Monday 2-4pm (not in school holidays). www.goodafternoonchoir.org 01761 472468 n Redland Green Bowls Club welcomes new members, come along to our club on Redland green any Monday after 4pm , or book a free taster session with one of our qualified coaches. Jean or Gerry :Tel 9624466 . HALF price membership for the first year (£50) n Henleaze Bowling Club welcomes new Members. Come along to our free Coaching sessions at 6pm on Monday evenings (excluding Bank Holidays) to see if the sport is for you. Phone the Secretary, Tom Logan, on 01179621669 for further details. n The Arts Society Bristol is for those who enjoy the arts and welcomes new members. Activities include monthly lectures by specialists in their field, at 8pm in University of Bristol School of Chemistry, BS8 1TS . More

information on our website www. theartssociety-bristol.org.uk n Discussion Group: we are a small, convivial group who meet locally at 10am - 12 noon every Monday to discuss a wide range of topics of mutual interest. We are currently looking for new members - if you are interested please call Bob Broomfield on 0117 962 1061, or Alan Routledge on 0117 968 2246 for more information. n Morris dance class for Fitness and Fun. Small friendly group, live music. No performance element. No partner or experience needed. Horfield URC Muller Road 7.158.15pm £5 per session ffi Kim 07813346819 email dancword2@ yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday n Bristol Brunel Lions Club – We meet at Shirehampton Golf Club on the first Tuesday of every at 7 for 7.30 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month we have a social gathering normally with food. We raise money for charity both locally and beyond through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Lots of fun and fellowship raising and spending money for good causes. For more details of how to apply for assistance with charitable activities in Bristol or to become involved in our activities see Bristol Brunel Lions Club on line or contact our Club Secretary Bill O’Neill at lion.bill@ virginmedia.com n Westbury Walkers- Meet at Meet outside the Co-op in Westbury @ 9.20am on a Tuesday morning. New Walkers welcome! Please contact for further details: Jean Maish on 0117 3301194/07789741892, email jmaish@blueyonder.co.uk or Mary Ford mobile 07779448090 home 0117 9824623 n Alcoholics Anonymous meet at the Methodist Church in WoT every Tuesday @ 7.30pm n Ladies badminton at Westburyon-Trym Village Hall, 9.45 to 12 noon. Tel 0117 909 1714. n Scottish Country Dancing. Get fit and have fun with Westbury Scottish Club. Classes for beginners at Leonard Hall, Trinity-Henleaze URC, Waterford Road, Henleaze, (Tel: Maggie 01934 838175). Classes for more advanced dancers at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze, (Tel: Cheryl 0117 4012416). 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Details at wscbristol.co.uk. n The Mosaic Singers are a compact group but would like to grow our line-up with an additional Soprano, Alto,Tenor and Bass. One of each would be great. We rehearse in Stoke Bishop on Tuesday evenings, where a warm and friendly welcome is assured. This need not be as heavy a commitment as with some choirs. In you would like to find out more,

please phone David Vicary on 0797 346 0994. n Melody Makers Baby Friendly Choir. A fun and friendly daytime choir for ladies with babies and toddlers. Tuesday 10:30-11:30am during term time at The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze Road. Membership only. Book a FREE taster - www. melodymakerschoir.co.uk n St Peters of Henleaze Keep fit group would like to invite you to attend their weekly sessions every Tuesday at 9.30am. This is a men only group of 60+ year olds who enjoy regular exercise taken by fitness Professional Natasha Johnson for only £4 per session. Please contact Keith Bonham on 01179684972 or just turn up. We run the sessions all year round. n Dance Fit, Tuesdays 12-1pm at St Peters Church Hall, The Drive, Henleaze. A fun fitness class with dance steps from salsa, cha cha, swing etc. Variety of music, 60's-80's, Latin, Pop, Big Band, World & more! No experience needed. Wear fitness clothes/trainers. FFI tel Cressida 0117 9391672/07808 581739. n Ladies Badminton group, Tuesday afternoons, at Stoke Bishop Villiage Hall 2pm - 4pm. Friendly group all ages, and ability ( men welcome) Just turn up or contact Pat 0117 9149511 n River of Life Christian Centre, Trym Road, WoT every Tuesday from 2-4 pm we have a tea, coffee and cake with a few games thrown in for retired age people. Free of charge.

Wednesday n Henleaze Townswomen’s Guild meet at St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze on the first Wednesday of the month (except Aug) from 7.15pm. Call Shirley Phillips on 0117 962 2243 for further details. n Local Winemaking & Social Club meets at the Common Room, Studland Court Elderly peoples residents on Henleaze Road from 8pm to 10pm on the second Wednesday of each month. They are a small and friendly group looking for new members. Evening include wine making, tasting and social events. Call Paul Johnson for further details on 0117 9508370. n Zumba Gold/Light (lower impact class) at Westbury-onTrym Village Hall, 5.30pm. www. bristoldancezumba.co.uk. n Bristol Cabot Probus Club for retired and semi-retired professional and business men to maintain contact and fellowship with people of similar interests. Group meets third Wednesday of each month at BAWA Club in Southmead Rd. Lunch is followed by a guest speaking on a wide range of interesting subjects. In June and December ladies

join us for the lunch. Extensive programme of social events including holidays, day trips, Sunday lunches and skittles to which ladies are welcomed. We are principally a social meeting place and not based on charitable activities. Contact John Howard-Cairns for more details: 0117 968 3134. n In Step Widows and Widowers Club meets weekly from 8-10pm at Stoke Bishop Village Hall. Call 9628895 orDonna on 01275 832676 for details. n Henleaze Garden Club meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the Main Hall, St. Monica’s Trust, Cote Lane. Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start. Visitors are welcome: entry £5 (inc. refreshments). Details: www. henleazegardenclub.co.uk n Knitnatterstitch. Term time, Wednesdays 9.30 -11.30@the Coffee Bar, Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church, Waterford Road, Henleaze. Please contact Paula at knitnatterstitch@gmail.com for details. n North West Bristol Camera Club are an enthusiastic group of amateur photographers who meet each Wednesday at 7:45pm at Westbury Fields, Greystoke Avenue. New members of any level of ability are most welcome. For details contact Pete on 07870589555. n Why not join Welsh National Opera friends? We support this world class company and everyone is very Welcome to join. We offer:monthly evening meetings at redmaids high school. Monthly on wednesdays at 7.15pm-these are talks with music. Costs- £7.00 (friends £5.00) students £1.00 There are many other benefits. For further information contact: Margaret borkowski:borkmail@ gmail.com n Melody Makers Pop Choir. An evening choir for men and women singing popular songs. Wednesday's term time 7:30-9:00pm The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze. Book a FREE taster www.melodymakerschoir.co.uk n Clifton Women’s Institute We meet at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Alma Church, Alma Road, Clifton BS8 2ES. Contact by email: thecliftonwi@ gmail.com or visit www.cliftonwi. blogspot.co.uk Take advantage of our guest visits which are just £4 (max.three per year). Full membership details available. Lorna Tarr 07702 453827 n Tai Chi for health and happiness. Local beginners classes starting in September - Tuesdays 11-12 and Wednesdays 2-3pm. For details contact: Karen on 0117 9424167 or see www.taichiworksbristol.co.uk n Nature Cafe for over 55s and friends First Weds of the

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n WHAT'S ON CONTINUED month 2-4pm. Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive BS11 0NJ. Gentle walk around the farm, craft activity and tea and cake! n St Peter's Ladies Guild meets in the hall, The Drive, Henleaze at 2.15 pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Speakers, refreshments, outings. n Westbury Park WI is the local WI for Westbury Park, Henleaze and Bishopston. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm in Redland Church Hall, Redland Green Road, BS6 7HE. Guest fees are £4 per meeting – Glass of wine £2, tea, coffee, soft drinks 50p, other refreshment options available, biscuits/cake free. January 3rd meeting will be looking at this year's resolutions shortlist, plus there will be a quiz. February meeting has Jackie Franklin coming to speak on being a Foster Carer for over 30 years, fostering over 100 children, plus was on the Adoption Panel. It’s sure to be a very interesting meeting. Email westburyparkwi@gmail.com or see website www.westburyparkwi. org.uk

Thursday n Henleaze Carers Group - A place to share experiences and make new friends. Meeting on the second and fourth Thursday morning of each month from 10am to 12 noon @ Bradbury Hall, Waterford Road, Henleaze. Call Mrs M Rudston on 0117 9426095 for further details. n Henleaze Townswoman’s Guild (Mornings) meet at The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze Road on the third Thursday of every month from 10am to 12noon. Call Elaine Anderson on 0117 9075279 for further information. n Embroidery Club at Westbury-onTrym Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tel: 0117 9501743 n Henleaze & District Flower Club meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Bradbury Hall, Waterford Road, Henleaze. New members are always welcome. The second Thursdays are Flower demonstrations and the fourth are practise classes. n The Friendly Club meets every Thursday from 2-4pm (except August and major holidays) in the Methodist Church Hall, Westbury on Trym. We are a lively group of older people who meet to chat, play Scrabble and card games. Regular trips out and entertainments are arranged plus we have delicious tea and biscuits for only £1! Do come and make some new friends. Transport can be sometimes arranged. Contact 0117 9508644. n Drop-In Healing Centre at The Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland, BS6 6JE.

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Thursdays from 5.00pm to 6.30pm. Run by Bristol Healing Group on a donation basis and supported by members of NFSH The Healing Trust. Healing is beneficial for well-being and health, helping you to relax and feel better. Come along and try a healing session, everyone is welcome. For more information phone 0117 9466434 or 0117 9082061. n Flowers by arrangement Is a new informal supper group, meeting the first Thursday of each month, 6.159.00pm Kondi Braserrie Henleaze. Enjoy good food & company whilst creating your own floral arrangement. Contact Jane Voke for more info 0117 9622440 n Reading group at Westbury Library. Every Thursday 11am12.30pm. Contact Emma Crago for more information on 07970247410 or email emmacrago@thereader. org.uk. n Stoke Lodge Ramblers welcomes new members. Small, friendly groups walk 8-10 miles on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month; 4-7 miles on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Please look at our website www.stokelodgeramblers. wordpress.com or contact Secretary 0117 9684140 for more information. Please come and try a walk or two before joining. n Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS) Singles and couples get fit and enjoy the company of experienced and not-so experienced dancers in the beautiful surroundings of the St. Monica's Trust theatre on The Downs. Expert tuition and Beginners' class on site. St. Monica's, Cote Lane, Westburyon-Trym BS9 3UN 7.30 - 10.00pm. Phone Martin (07786-609940) or visit http://www.rscdsbristol.info/ n West Bristol Orchestra meet at the United Reformed Church, Muller Road, from 7.15 - 9.15pm and play a wide range of classical music arranged for our small friendly orchestra. String players of Grade 5 and above are particularly welcome. For further information please ring 0117 968 3998 n Henleaze Ladies Choir is a friendly welcoming group which meets in St Peters Church Hall, Henleaze on Thursdays between September and May from 1.30 – 3.30 pm (with a short break for tea). We give 2 charity concerts a year in December and May and from time to time are invited to entertain community groups around the city. There are also occasional social events organised. We are always pleased to see new members. Please come and try a rehearsal without obligation. To find out more contact Jane English (07752 332278) or Jean Wickham (0117 9624466).

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n Ladies Keep Fit, Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 am, at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze. This friendly session, which has a dance element to it, is suitable for all ages, levels, and abilities, including the older adult or young mum, who wants to maintain their general fitness, mobility, range of movement, and well being. New members are always welcome. £6:00 per class, pay as you go which includes refreshments. Ring 01454 618488, or email laili@tiscali. co.uk, or look up the website www. exercisewithlailibrooks.com for full information; or just turn up. n Does local history give you a buzz? West Bristol History Group have some fantastic talks coming up in the next few months: Thurs Jan 11, Helen Thomas on Bedminster tobacco women Thurs Feb 8, Abbie Edbrooke on the 148 year history of Clevedon Pier Thurs Mar 8, Garry Atterton on the causes and consequences of the Bristol Riots 1831 Where? The Friends’ Meeting House, Hampton Road, BS6 6JE at 7.30pm. Non-members £2. Membership only £10 a year. A warm welcome awaits. Contact: Pat Walker 07790 172451 or 0117 962 9582.

Friday n Badminton (Ladies) at Westburyon-Trym Village Hall, 10am. Tel: 0117 9681759 n Bridge at Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall, 9.30am. Tel: 0117 9687140 n Country Market - Baked goods, garden produce and crafts. 10.30 11.30am at the Westbury On Trym Methodist Church Hall Tel : 0117 9628306 n Coffee and refreshments in the coffee bar at Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church, Waterford Road. 10am-12pm. n Bristol University of the third age (u3a) scrabble group would welcome new members. We play

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Saturday n Whiteladies Farmers’ and Fair Trading Market is now held every Saturday, from 8.30am-2pm. Takes place at the junction of Whiteladies/ Apsley/Burlington Roads. Stalls cover bread, cheese, local lamb and chicken, fish, preserves, cakes, sushi, local fruit and veg, wild food larder, and recycled tools, wooden items and much more. n The Bristol and District branch of Parkinson’s UK meet every first Saturday of the month at Oatley House, St Monica Trust, Cote Lane, BS9 3UN from 10.30am -12.30. Carers, relatives, spouses, and people with Parkinson’s - all are welcome for a social and informative get-together, with a variety of speakers.

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A COMMUNITY window display event is set to return to Redland and Bishopston, and residents and businesses are being encouraged to get involved. Created by Bishopston resident Lucy Reeves Khan in 2015, Window Wanderland came from an idea she had to brighten up the dark nights in the depth of winter and bring a smile to people’s faces. Since then, the idea has spread across the UK as well as to Canada, and the illuminated window display trail is returning to our area this February. Window Wanderland will take place around Chandos Road (including Hampton Road, Woodland Road, Redland Road and Kensington Road)

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Window Wanderland set to light up Chandos Road and Bishopston

on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February from 6pm to 9pm and in Bishopston on Saturday 24, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 February from 5:30pm – 9pm. Anyone living in and around these areas can be part of Window Wanderland, which is a free and completely inclusive event. In terms of ideas for displays, anything goes as long as they are family-friendly. Organisers are keen to encourage as many residents as possible to

participate in the trail by emphasising that a display can be quite simple – perhaps just a few lights, a favourite book or toys in the window or front garden, but for those residents that feel more creative, the opportunities are endless! Residents who wish to be part of the event need to have their displays in place and lit up before the start time each day, then all that’s left to do is to wrap up warmly and wander round the

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Thank You, Friends of Henleaze Library!

THE Friends of Henleaze Library are a small group of volunteers who run cultural evening events at Henleaze Library. This past year they have heard opera singing and folk music fill the library, had tips on improving their gardens throughout the year and are now gearing up to be transported back to Charles II and the Restoration. These evening events are informative and fun and there’s always an opportunity to meet members of the local community over some light refreshment during the interval. Professor Ronald Hutton, of Bristol University, who has written a biography of Charles II, is the guest speaker on Thursday 11 January, at 7pm in the Library. Tickets £5 from the library, to include wine or juice, and nibbles. With the proceeds the Friends have been very generous and bought items for the library that the city council budget cannot cover. The small buggy park can now be used in the evenings because there have two new lamps, the children’s section has been brightened up with a new book box and the outside looked beautiful, during the summer, with three tremendously colourful hanging baskets.

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desires. Michael is not so gentle, but he is charming and attractive and aching for something that was once so close he could almost taste it. It might seem like we know where this is going, but what Winman captures so perfectly is life itself: the little things that get in the way, the larger things that throw their shadows out across time and space, and the lives that went unlived as well as the ones that once were that we can only long for now. Tin Man is as much about what went unsaid and undone as what was said and done, and it’s what undoes Ellis. As in her previous works When God Was a Rabbit and A Year of Marvellous Ways, Winman writes simply but sensitively, portraying the haunting haziness of memory, the loneliness of longing, and the intoxication of lust and love with candour and a quiet courage: this Tin Man has heart, and heartbreak, in abundance.

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n PETER'S VISION Peter Turner is the lead Optometrist at Turners Opticians

What’s New? WELL hello & a very Happy New Year to you all! I trust you all had an enjoyable festive break and are settling well into 2018. So what’s new for 2018 you may ask, well somethings I have to share now, others you will just have to wait and see! I am sure that many of you are enjoying new technology gifts & presents, whether a mobile phone, tablet, computer or games console. It’s probably a good time to talk about a few tips to ensure that your eyes & vision stay healthy while you enjoy your tech time. With the increasing use of our tech has come a new condition for us to advise you on; Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome as it

has also been called. So what is this new condition our love for tech has exposed us to? Well similar to other repetitive motion injuries, digital eye strain occurs when your eyes follow the same paths over and over again. This is quite common in reading and working on a computer or electronic screen. Other symptoms you may experience include dry, sore or watery eyes, tiredness or fatigue as well as headache, shoulder & neck ache. Well that’s fine, but just what do we do? I have two options to discuss, the first a low tech home treatment, the other a high tech solution to a tech problem.

To treat digital eye strain at home or work you need to follow the 20:20:20 rules which consist of either looking as far as you can/ closing your eyes to relax your eye muscles and hold this for 20 seconds. You should then repeat this every 20 minutes throughout the day. Also remember to blink regularly & drink plenty of water through your day. “No chance” I hear you say, “I am far too busy or focussed on the task in hand to take a break.” If that’s you, then may I present to you our high tech solution. Our new range of room lenses do just that - they provide clear comfortable vision around the room you are

in. Whether looking close up on crafts or at tech, a lecture or meeting room screen or face to face meetings, these lenses provide relief from digital eye strain while letting you see clearly around your room environment. Why don’t you make a New year’s Resolution to come and see us this year and we’ll be happy to discuss your personal eye health & vision care needs what ever they may be! To book an extended eye exam for yourself or your family, please call 0117 962 2474 or 0117 965 4434. You can also book an appointment via our website, or you are very welcome to pop in to our practices in Henleaze or Fishponds and say Hi! Once again I wish you a Happy & Prosperous New Year! Christmas & Happy New Year!

Peter Peter Turner is the Lead Optometrist at Turners Opticians in Bristol and also works part time as a Senior Optometrist at the Bristol Eye Hospital.

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n NEWS VOLUNTEERS at the Metford Road Community Orchard in Redland have welcomed a vital sponsorship by Bristol law firm, Barcan+Kirby. The sponsorship has allowed the volunteer group of this beloved orchard to implement a crucial hedge-laying project to maintain the orchard, encourage new growth and protect local wildlife. Hedge laying, which is a traditional skill used on farmlands and the countryside across the UK, is vital for creating wildlife corridors and safe havens for small animals and nesting birds. The funding of this project is part of Barcan+Kirby's, 'Growing Together' campaign, which supports community orchards, gardens, meadows and a city farm. The campaign aims to boost the funds of these local community organisations to enable organisers to either complete much needed maintenance work or to kick start new projects. Karen Shergold, the committee chair of the Metford Road Community Orchard, said: "A huge 'thank you' to Barcan+Kirby for enabling this project. We had two long runs of trees and shrubs casting lots

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Sponsorship helps hedge-laying project at community orchard of shade, taking up lots of room, and interrupting the healthy airflow through our orchard and the neighbouring allotment. "The grant has meant that we could pay to get it done professionally by Malcolm Dowling, one of the best hedge layers in the country. We also enjoyed two days of great community and hands-on learning." Bill Willcocks, managing partner of Barcan+Kirby, said: “We are delighted to be able to help such a wonderful community project. "Grassroots projects such as this make such a positive contribution to the local environment and give local people an opportunity to benefit through volunteering as they learn and develop new skills. "We are proud to be at the heart of our local communities and it is a vital part of who we are." Other projects selected for sponsorship include the Golden

Expert Hedge layer, Malcolm Dowling (centre) with his apprentice Ollie Garner (centre right) and Metford Road Community Orchard Committee Chair, Karen Shergold (far right) with members and volunteers of the orchard. Hill Community Garden in Horfield, a scything course at the Thornbury Community Orchard

and the Greater Bedminster Good Front Garden Awards taking place next year.

Spot local horror! Start 2018 by giving THE preview screening of Bruce McClure’s latest horror movie, District Nurse, is at the Cube Cinema on Wednesday January 24. A mother and child go missing. A maniacal couple are at large. They believe undertaking a series of bizarre rituals will revive a strange and mysterious sea creature that will look after them in their old age. Are the two events connected? Some of the film was shot in Bristol and features local cast including Kate Davies-

Speak as the District Nurse and Bishopston actress Theresa Roche, as the cult leader’s wife and high priestess. The film has been reviewed as “A kaleidoscope of nightmares, a cacophony of schizoid fantasies with an underlying rumble of paranoia, District Nurse is a poetic and worthy addition to the low-budget, self-made, British thriller genre.” (Robert Urquart, Elephant Magazine.) Screening followed by Q & A: 7.30pm, Cube Cinema, 4 Princess Row, BS2 8JD.

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NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people in Henleaze and Westbury to make a New Year’s resolution that saves lives. Doing something good this year doesn’t have to mean giving something up. We’re asking people to give blood - it’s an inspirational way to start 2018. By giving up just one hour of your time you could save or improve up to three lives. In general, as long as you are fit and healthy, weigh over 7 stone 12 lbs (50kg) and are aged between 17 and 66 (up to 70 if you have given blood before) you should be able to give blood. If you are over 70, you need to have given blood in the last two years to continue donating. It’s especially important that we recruit younger people to donate blood and we are particularly looking for new donors from black and Asian communities, and donors with the universal blood group O negative. It’s quick and easy to register to become a blood donor, visit www. blood.co.uk, download a give blood app, search 'NHSGiveBlood' in the app store or contact 0300 123 23 23. If you’ve registered but haven’t yet donated, please book an appointment. We’d love to welcome you to Bristol Donor Centre this year. Why not make 2018 the year you start saving lives?

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n INSIDE OUT MY sense of self preservation is strong. So for Christmas, I gave my partner a copy of ‘How To Live With a Designer Without Killing Them’. Written by Alan Long, creative director at a London design consultancy, after his wife kept telling their friends how awful he was to live with, I knew it was going to be essential reading for our household. As Long points out, we designers are not ordinary people. It has been useful to read the particular ways in which we are extraordinary (ie: really quite annoying). I chuckled, chortled then cringed at every page, in recognition of my possessing almost all the classic designery traits that apparently drive other people mad. I can’t say I’ll ever change my ways, but at least I now know which ways offend, and my partner knows that these ways are frankly innate. There are no scientifically proven, tried and tested methods suggested for coping with the stress of cohabiting with a designer in this book. Instead, our best and (mostly) worst qualities are

with interior designer Zoe Hewett

clearly defined, and illustrated with lovely sketches. For example, perfectionism in arranging and organising things; cooking according to the most aesthetically pleasing colour palette rather than recipe; obsessive use of pencils, an unnatural love of Apple products and extreme hatred for the font Comic Sans.

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Identifying our idiosyncrasies in this way may help us reign in our pedantry form time to time and encourage acceptance and tolerance from others. Here’s hoping! ‘How To Live With a Designer Without Killing Them’ is available from Amazon priced £7.99. www.zoehewettinteriors.co.uk

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