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Double gold for Westbury blooms Westbury has won two gold medals for its floral displays in the 2018 Bristol in Bloom contest, which will be the last. PAGE 5

Thanks a million for hospice cash Guides from NW Bristol are practising their funny faces, getting in the spirit for their annual family panto at the start of December. This will be the 17th year the charity fundraiser has run, created by local guides from Henleaze and Westbury Park, among others. Full story: Page 16

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Another closure for Westbury-on-Trym CONCERNS have been raised after the office at Canford Crematorium closed suddenly, the latest in a spate of closures to affect the residents of Westburyon-Trym and the surrounding areas. Henleaze and Westbury Voice was made aware of the closure by local resident Kevin Gummett, who spotted a sign on the crematorium’s office door on Sunday October 21, which stated that the office was closing permanently on Friday October 19 and advised residents to contact South Bristol Crematorium with their enquiries. Kevin said: “No apology was made and no explanation was given. I have expressed my dismay to the Mayor and await his response. “As I explained in my email to him, elderly people like me need to talk ‘face to face’ to someone at a time of bereavement. We are very uncomfortable, at such times, on a telephone – or worse still online!” In a letter to Westbury-onTrym and Henleaze councillors, a representative from Bristol City Council’s Cemeteries and Crematoria department advised that office/admin operations from two sites (Canford and South Bristol) were being merged into one at South Bristol in order to “support the office based staff team to be better able to cover the workload and help

to bring the systems and process that were diverging back into one.” In addition, the representative also stated that “there will still be a significant presence on site both for visitors to the site and those accessing services, as the Cremation and Cemetery team will still be operating from Canford.” Commenting on the closure of the Canford Crematorium office, Councillor Geoff Gollop said: “There appears to have been no consultation with relatives or visitors to the cemetery (and certainly not with local councillors), and clearly no recognition of the issues raised by visitors who are concerned about the general service levels.” Residents can discuss their needs by visiting the office at South Bristol Cemetery and Crematorium on Bridgwater Road, Bedminster Down, Bristol, BS13 7AS, calling 0117 903 8330 or emailing cems.crems@bristol. gov.uk

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Regeneration is the name of the game THE newly formed Westburyon-Trym regeneration project committee met for the first time at the end of September, with a mission to fill the empty retail units, improve the security of businesses, bring in more shoppers, and set up a ‘Totally Locally’ shopping scheme and website. The project will be run by the Westbury-on-Trym Business Association (WOTBA), chaired by Amanda George, owner of We Make Bristol. Investigations are under way to find out what is happening with the empty retail units. It

was suggested that having a nominated person to liaise with the beat manager may help the police link crimes as their current system doesn’t do this. Approaches are to be made to butchers and fishmongers to see if they are interested parking up a mobile van, offering a new service to attract shoppers to the village. A weekly market has been suggested for Carlton Court but it is believed that the landlords had refused to give permission for this in the past. This is being investigated and alternative locations for a small market considered.

The project will be funded, hopefully, through sponsorship, obtaining grants and WOTBA membership fees. The possibility of the village getting any business improvement district funding will also be investigated. Amanda said that due to the scale of what the committee

wanted to do she would like to start on some smaller scale elements of the project that could be quick to implement and have an immediate effect on the area. Once these have been started they can then move on to looking at implementing ‘Totally Locally’ and working on the website.

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n NEWS WESTBURY-ON-TRYM has once again triumphed in the 'Bristol in Bloom - Gardening for Bristol awards'. The village itself and Westbury Village Hall garden have both have been awarded Gold in their respective categories of: Best Shopping District and Best Community Garden. Chairman, Hilary Long said: "This will be the last year for awards because the Mayor has closed down the system from 2019 onwards. It will be left to individual communities to continue sponsoring their flowers and baskets if they wish, but without any title or recognition from the City itself. "However, residents and the business community can be assured that the society's team will make sure our flower displays continue next year, having been established from 1982 onwards by the previous committee under Roger Smith, long before the 'Bristol in Bloom' competitions started and extended to cover outlying a

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Minister's pledge on suburban rail network by Keri Beckingham PLANS TO improve rail services in our area have been announced by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the Department for Transport. Regional Mayor Tim Bowles recently met Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to discuss the plans, which include re-opening Henbury station, improving the Severn Beach line to provide direct services to Bath and Westbury, and implementing more frequent services to Yate. According to figures from modelling work that has been carried out by WECA and Network Rail, i the plans could generate an estimated 1.7 million Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Regional new rail passengers and give 80,000 Mayor Tim Bowles in Bristol more people access to train services. Mr Bowles said: “I want the West of them to leave their cars at home.” England to have the rail network it deserves Mr Grayling said: “Ensuring the delivery to help reduce congestion, improve air quality of local, rail-based transport systems in the and keep people moving. This is a really region remains a vital project for the West of positive step in the right direction to deliver a England. I look forward to seeing the result transport network fit for the future. We have of work by the West of England Combined to be ambitious and work at regional level Authority and North Somerset Council to to give people more options and encourage

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n NEWS THE eleventh Henleaze Christmas Festival is going to be as good as ever. Set for Wednesday 5 December there will once more be over 50 stalls, lots of entertainment, both in the Bradbury Hall and in an Outside Arena, and children’s rides. Festival Co-ordinator Jane Emery says: “We are delighted with the support we have had once again from stall holders and entertainers. It is going to be a wonderful community event. And most importantly, we will be raising money for five local charities.” The charities this year will be: Bristol Older People`s Forum, The Southmead Project, Caring for Bristol, the Stroke Association and Cintre (Caring for needy adults). Raffle tickets will be available on the night as well as advertised in local shops. Prizes include: A ride in a hot air balloon, a luxury hamper, a bundle of children’s books, Champagne, an electric toothbrush and lots of vouchers to spend in the shops. The evening will start at 4pm with the ever popular Show

Preparations begin for a fabulous Henleaze Christmas Festival Choir from Henleaze Junior School. Badminton School choir make their first appearance at the Festival and Redmaids’ High School return with their choir and bell ringing teams. The Panama Jazz Band also return to the Outside Area, as do the Salvation Army who will also be playing elsewhere around the Festival during the evening. The Hum and Drum Recorder Group, under their Director Penny Rawlings, will be showing what they can do in the Bradbury Hall. The evening will end with community carols from the Trinity-Henleaze Choir. Father Christmas will be making his appearance at the start of the evening and will then be open for visitors at the Grotto in Cardigan Road. And, the ever popular stilt walkers will be back towering over the crowds and high fiving anyone who can reach

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Local Housing Forums for Bristol council tenants IF you are a council tenant in the areas listed, come and discuss local housing services with your landlord. Get involved in your new Local Housing Forum. December’s meeting topic: anti-social behaviour. Free tea & coffee provided. Travel expenses can also be reimbursed. For further information contact: Tenant Participation (0117) 3521444 or email tpu@bristol.gov.uk. All details at: www.bristol.gov.uk/ LocalHousingForums.

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Campaigner: Our golden goodbye challenge paid off BRISTOL City Council auditors now say that the golden goodbye given to former Bristol CEO Anna Klonowksi was “not a contractual obligation”. The official audit also shows that the payoff awarded to her was £98k, not the £70k previously thought. Henleaze and Westbury Voice readers may remember signing a petition, launched by local campaigner Graham Donald, asking for an inquiry into this payment. Graham says: “The auditors’ comments show that we were right to protest about this large payment and right not to be fobbed off by Mayor Rees.

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n NEWS THE brother of the first person to donate an organ is organising a series of concerts to mark 50 years since the first transplant in Bristol and the south west region. Clive Hook’s brother Ellis was 18 years old when he was killed in an accident as he rode home from work on his motorcycle in 1968 in Stoke Bishop, Bristol. At that time organ transplants were rare in the UK and had never been carried out in Bristol or the south west region. Southmead Hospital had recently employed a transplant surgeon to set up a new service and Ellis’ parents made the brave decision to allow their son’s kidney to be donated. The recipient was a young mum at the time, from Bristol who became a greatgrandmother and lived until her recent death aged 75. October 31 marks the 50th anniversary of the first organ transplant at Southmead Hospital, and in Bristol and the south west region, and of course marks 50 years since Ellis’ death. Clive and his sister are organising a series of concerts called the ‘Great Big Kidney Thank You’ in Westburyon-Trym to raise money for Southmead Hospital Charity’s transplant fund and to mark this milestone. On October 31 and November 1 there will be three choral concerts – including a communion service - and a fourth all-day music festival on Saturday 3 November. La Voix Claire, a 45-strong choir from France, led by Clive and Ellis’s sister Frances, will

50 years on from first transplant, concerts celebrate gifts of life also be performing. Clive said: “ Great Big Kidney Thank You is everybody’s chance to say “thank you” for the lifesaving and life-giving miracle work that Southmead Hospital continues to do. “Ellis’ death was a family tragedy but we’re pleased and proud that my parents’ decision gave the gift of life to someone. “For us, that means his loss was not a total waste.” Elizabeth Bond, head of fundraising at Southmead Hospital Charity, said: “For 50 years Southmead Hospital has been at the forefront of transplants, enabling people to change lives and save lives through organ donation. “Ellis and his family’s story is so moving, and we are proud that his family want to support the hospital charity and mark this special milestone that began with Ellis. “Money raised from these concerts will enable our transplant teams to continue and improve their vital work in connecting recipients and donors, extending and saving lives.” Sylvia Crump, Specialist Nurse for the Organ Donation team in the South West, said: “We know that Organ Donation saves people’s lives and we are so grateful to the family of Ellis Hook and every family since that have consented to Organ Donation. Together they have

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Golf club raises funds for air ambulance by Keri Beckingham THE local air ambulance has thanked Henbury Golf Club for its fundraising efforts after being nominated as Captain’s Charity. Club captain Mark Wright nominated Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC), providers of an air ambulance service for the people of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas, as his good cause for 2018 and has raised £18,221.09 so far. The golf club raised this sum through fining players, among other things, on the

Captain's Day which took place on July 21 and by hosting a Charity Day on August 17, where club members and their sponsors donated prizes for a raffle. A total of 42 teams took part in the day, with participants staying on for a dinner and raffle later in the evening, and Henbury Golf Club will continue to fundraise for the charity until March 2019. Mr Wright said: “GWAAC provides an essential lifesaving service from a dedicated team that continues to keep delivering consistently from raising its own funds and simply helping the public in desperate circumstances to preserve life.” Speaking on behalf of the charity, Joe Hughes, community fundraiser for GWAAC, said: “We have lots of history with Henbury Golf Club, this being the launch site of our fundraising appeal for a modern EC-135 helicopter in 2013, and benefiting from previous captain’s support. “We are so grateful to Mark and Andy for putting on such a fantastic evening, and of course to all of Henbury’s members and

visitors who gave so generously towards this vital service.” GWAAC would like to give special thanks to Mark Wright, Neil Redman, Andy Besant, Sue Elliot and sponsors Brewin Dolphin for their support to date. To find out more about how your community group can support GWAAC, visit their website: greatwesternairambulance. com/

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Police warn residents Get set to be dazzled! over rogue traders A WEEK of events have been held to make residents aware of the risks of doorstep crime and scams. National Rogue Trader Week brings together police and Trading Standards officers across the country to tackle the issue of doorstep crime, which can include fraud, distraction burglary and trading standards offences. The week aims to target criminals and raise awareness of common scams and make sure communities know how to keep their homes secure. Rogue Trader Week 2018 ran between 8 - 13 October. Officers from Avon and Somerset Police spent time talking to residents and businesses in Henleaze Road, where they gave out copies of the ‘Little Book of Big Scams’ which gives advice on spotting and preventing fraud. The Mobile Police Station also visited Druid Hill, Stoke Bishop and Canford Lane so officers could offer crime prevention advice to residents including giving people ‘no cold caller’ stickers, and the neighbourhood team visited people potentially vulnerable to scams to make sure they had home security information. Thankfully, the force have only had one recorded incident of doorstep crime this year in our area. In May, a man called on an elderly lady offering to do some gardening work and stole cash from her home. Commenting on Rogue Trader Week 2018, Chief Inspector Sharon Baker, who co-ordinated the operation, said: "Rogue Traders are unscrupulous cold callers who offer to do work and ask for cash up front, carry it out to a poor standard or not at all, do work unnecessarily, or overcharge. "Though thankfully this doesn’t happen often, it does disproportionately affect older

people – who are more likely to be at home during the day – and can have a significant impact on their wellbeing as well as their finances. We've been giving information on avoiding these scams directly to senior citizens and asking people to look out for their vulnerable family and friends. "We teamed up with Trading Standards officers to carry out joint patrols across the area. As well as talking to householders where work was being done, we’ve stopped and checked out tradespeople in their vans, offering them advice on consumer law. Reputable tradespeople support our efforts to target the crooks who give the whole profession a bad name." Residents are asked to help protect any vulnerable relatives or friends by helping them to find reputable tradespeople and sharing police advice. This includes using a door chain, intercom or video doorbell/ viewer with unknown or unexpected visitors, checking identification, locking doors while you’re in your garden or another room, and keeping cash in the bank, not at home. In addition, if you’re unsure whether a visitor is genuine, don’t open the door and report it by calling 101, and if you feel threatened or intimidated, call 999 straight away. Fraudsters can also contact you online or over the phone. For up-to-date information on fraud, visit the Action Fraud’s website: www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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THE Canford Park Charity Fireworks Fiesta takes place on Saturday 10 November. Entrance to the venue is on Canford Lane or Abbey Road with admission from 5.30pm when gates open and the display starting at 7pm or shortly afterwards. Food stalls will provide snacks, hot and cold drinks. The organisers emphasise that this will be a straightforward firework display in an atmospheric setting. Both Bristol Round Table and The Rotary Club of Clifton confirm that this year’s event, Bristol’s biggest pyrotechnic display, will as impressive as previous years. Tickets are available from local schools, online and also from local St. Peter’s Hospice shops in the following locations: 12 Canford Lane, Westbury on Trym 69 Westbury Hill, Westbury on Trym 3 Charlecombe Court, Stoke Bishop 107 Henleaze Road, Henleaze Tickets bought in advance cost £5 and this secures a place and will give you much faster access into the park on the night. Tickets on the night cost £6 but you will need to take a chance for securing a place on the night. £1 of every ticket bought through a school or a St. Peter’s Hospice shop will be returned to them as a commission.

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HOME Instead Bristol North has been recognised as a 4 Star Employer in The Best Employers in Care Awards 2018. The award follows independent research among its own staff by leading research agency WorkBuzz. Steven Frost, CEO of WorkBuzz, said: “What makes this award extra special is it’s based on feedback from their caregivers and is only awarded to the top 10% of companies that enter the Best Employers in Care Awards. The care sector too often receives negative publicity – in contrast Home Instead Senior Care has a strong culture whereby caregivers have the right support and training; are well led and have a strong commitment to deliver outstanding care.” Home Instead provide person centred care to clients with visits lasting a minimum of an hour. The service focuses on matching clients and caregivers together based on common

interests or backgrounds so that there is a natural platform for relationships to build. Key to their service is consistency of care, which offers reassurance to clients as well as fulfilment to CAREGivers. Kirsty, a caregiver with Home Instead Bristol North said: “Being able to give the time needed to care for our clients and not rush them enables a better working environment for myself, as well as better individualised care for the clients.” To find out more about Home Instead Bristol North’s individual approach to care please call 0117 989 8210 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/ bristolnorth

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Getting from A to B in our city - or not? THE city council is keen to hear the views of people in Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym about their new Transport Strategy. A vision for improving transport in Bristol over the next twenty years has been launched in a bid to tackle congestion and transform how people move around the city. The draft Bristol Transport Strategy sets out how Bristol City Council plans to tackle challenges affecting journeys such as traffic congestion, growth in housing and jobs, inequality and health problems caused by inactivity and air pollution. Members of the public are invited to give their views on the strategy and choose their transport priorities for Bristol through a simulator tool, which outlines the pros and cons for a range of projects. Some of the approaches earmarked in the strategy which could help citywide movement include a mass transit scheme, such as underground or tram, better bus and rail services, safer walking and cycling routes and investment in technology, such as smart phone apps to help people plan journeys. The consultation and simulator are open until 2 November 2018. Please go to: www.bristol.gov.uk/transportstrategy. Paper copies of the consultation are also available in libraries.

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Get set for fireworks fiesta Dementia organisation A FAMILY friendly fireworks fiesta is planned for the evening of Friday 9 November, organised by the Henleaze Infant School PTA. Sponsored by CJ Hole and Wards Solicitors, the doors open at the Park Grove entrance at 6pm, with the main display starting at 7.15pm. Dan Davies, speaking on behalf of the PTA, said: “"This is a popular family focused fireworks evening, not just for parents and Henleaze School but for the whole community. Like many schools in the area, school funding at Henleaze is challenging, so the PTA is trying to help by raising funds for maintenance, resources and playground improvements. We really value the contribution from parents and the community and aim to put on a great show with a nice friendly atmosphere and some quality food and drink options." There will be plenty of food and drink on sale with two BBQ stations provided by Hunters catering with high quality burgers, hot dogs, veggie hot dogs and french fries plus a cash bar serving beers, Prosecco, hot chocolate, coffee, mulled wine and treats. Tickets are available from the Eastfield Inn and Chandos Deli on Henleaze Road, or at the school gate. Adults £5, Children £3, preschoolers free. For group tickets contact fhisinfo@gmail.com

nominated for national award BRISTOL Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA), have been selected as one of three finalists for The Alzheimer’s Society: Dementia Friendly Community of Year – City or County Award. Founder, Tony Hall, runs dementia awareness sessions with businesses, schools, youth and community groups, aiming to make Bristol THE Dementia friendly city of the UK. The BDAA have been operating for the past five years and run the “Happy Days” memory café in Stoke Bishop. Tony says: “It came as a complete surprise to learn that Bristol Dementia Action Alliance

has been nominated for the award. “I feel really honoured and privileged to hear that we are one of three finalists, so we’ll be attending the award ceremony in London on 22nd November. Fingers crossed!”

Thrilling live music performed by Bristol’s professional chamber orchestra this Autumn Viva Vivaldi Trinity-Henleaze URC, Waterford Road, Henleaze Saturday 3 November at 7.30pm A feast of sparkling concertos for violin, oboe, cello, flute and bassoon by the Venetian master composer Antonio Vivaldi.

Eternal Light: A Requiem St George’s Bristol Saturday 10 November at 7.30pm Bristol Ensemble and Bath Camerata perform a programme of music by British composers for Remembrance, including Howard Goodall’s poignant Eternal Light: A Requiem.

The Battle of the Ancre: historic film with live music Redland Hall, Redmaids’ High School, Westbury-on-Trym Friday 9 November at 7.30pm A live performance of poignant music specially composed by Laura Rossi accompanying a screening of the historic film The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of the Tanks, with a short talk by the composer.

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Enjoy a Night at the Opera EXPERIENCE a rare and exciting concert performance full of mystery, passion and drama. A Night at the Opera with Bristol Symphony Orchestra and City of Bristol Choir takes place at Clifton Cathedral on Saturday 24th November at 8pm. Featuring international soprano soloist, Rebecca Evans, with Hanna-Liisa Kirchin (mezzo-soprano), William Wallace (tenor) and Edward Jowle (baritone). A Night at the Opera will create its own unique operatic story using the music of the great operatic composers. This will be an operatic extravaganza with over 150 performers, such as Bristol has not previously seen. Opera lovers will recognise much familiar music, but there will be some less familiar

moments too. Those who say, ‘I don’t like opera’ must certainly come; they will be converts by the end of the evening! The concert is raising money for the St Peter’s Hospice Room to Care Appeal. Online Tickets & Programme Details: Adults £20 – Under 16’s £10. via: www. bristolsymphonyorchestra.com

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Bristol church sends record amount of relief to Syria THE church in Westbury Park in Bristol is thanking people for the amazing response to their annual appeal for refugees in Syria. They have sent the Samara’s Aid Appeal 233 banana boxes filled with new and good quality used clothing and shoes, bedding and towels, nappies, sanitary towels, wet wipes, incontinence pads and new hygiene items as well as a huge number of new hand-knitted items. They have sent 78 Smiley bags for children and 57 Dignity bags for women to help make their lives a little easier. On top of all of this there were 38 sacks of bedding, towels, clothes and shoes and 12 boxes with 300 brand new children’s cardigans in that were donated by an anonymous benefactor. Finally there were also seven Care Packs to help families in need, a wheelchair, zimmer frames, crutches and walking sticks, and a Moses basket. The church’s minister the Reverend Emma Langley said: “We are so pleased to be able to play a part in the amazing work done by Samara’s Aid and extremely proud of our local community who have excelled themselves this year with all they have done to make such a great result possible.” The church is enormously grateful to

all who have helped – sorting and packing clothes, labelling new hand knitted items, cleaning shoes, washing and ironing clothes, sewing on buttons and then loading the three vans that took everything to a farm in Somerset from where it was sent on its way to Syria on October 12. There were many volunteers from The Church in Westbury Park, other local churches, the fabulous local community, including Beavers from the 91st Bristol Beaver pack, Brownies from the 109th Bristol Brownie pack and The Good Gym. Transport was provided free of charge from Ben Spiller of Spillers Services - local Carpenter, Handy Man and much more; Mathias and Sons of Avonmouth who provide branded clothing; and C J Associates Geotechnical from Avonmouth who provide soil sampling. The cost of sending a container to Syria is £7,000 and through the generosity of so many local people the church has also been able to send nearly £2,000 towards the cost of getting this vital aid to those who are living in the most desperate of circumstances.

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n NEWS IS it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an old rowing boat dangling from the historic cranes outside Bristol’s M-Shed. This "oarsome" stunt was organised by junior members from the City of Bristol Rowing Club, to prove they are taking their ambitions to a higher level. The young rowers, who attend schools across Bristol, are desperate to replace their 20-year-old boat with a brand new racing scull. COBRC chairman Andy Wiberg said: “Our junior members wanted to grab people’s attention with this wacky idea. We have some real talent here, and, if we can buy a new boat, the kids will be better-equipped to represent Bristol in top national competitions.” Even though the club has been awarded generous grants by The Rowing Foundation and the Enovert Community Trust, a state-of-the-art boat can cost around twenty thousand pounds. St Mary Redcliffe School pupil Daisy Duffy, 14, said: “Rowing is the best thing I’ve ever done. I’m learning teamwork, getting fit and making new friends, but this boat is much older than ME!” Daisy and her friends have been fundraising with cake-sales and sponsored rowing events, but they still have a way to go. Volunteer crane-driver Chris Ecclestone said his team was happy to lift the 60kg boat. “We see these kids rowing up and down the docks in all weathers, so it’s nice to help out and

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highlight their campaign.” The rowing club has members from across Bristol including Westbury Park and Henleaze and is part of Bristol’s Harbourside history. It was set up by dockers in the 1950s when the M-Shed cranes were being used to load trading ships. Six decades on, COBRC is a highly successful sports charity, which prides itself on its open and welcoming reputation. It recently set up a partnership with Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Shirehampton, to give more students an opportunity to try rowing.

Britain’s most decorated female Olympian of all time, Dame Katherine Grainger is supporting the club’s long-term dream of building a new boathouse in the docks.

The London 2012 gold medallist and Chair of UK Sport will visit COBRC next month to meet the young rowers and talk to them about her own career on the water.

Conservative candidate selected for Bristol NW MARK Weston has been selected as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Bristol North West. Mark, the Conservative Group leader on Bristol City Council, has been tasked with winning the seat back from Labour’s Darren Jones. “I’m excited and proud to be selected and I can’t wait to step up my work for the people of Bristol Mark Watson (centre) with fellow North West,” said Mark, who has Conservative city councillors been the councillor for Henbury and Brentry for the past 12 years. “This is my home, where I live with my family and where my children go to school. I’m passionate about the area and want it to be properly represented in Westminster. Charles Lucas, chairman of Bristol and South Gloucestershire Conservative Federation, said: “We had a strong field of candidates and Mark stood out with his passion and commitment to the area.”

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Amazing resilience of Beauty and the Beast plane crash survivor THE school's Remembrance Day commemoration this year will be marked by the extraordinary personal story of former UK Special Forces Reserve Jamie Hull. His never-give-up, anythingis-possible philosophy on life is born out of a life-changing plane crash while on a solo training flight from which he sustained third degree burns to over half his body. After a lengthy recovery, he threw himself into major challenges and rebuilding his life and is now a qualified mountaineer and scuba diving instructor, leading expeditions around the world. An evening with Jamie Hull takes place on Thursday 8 November at 7pm. You can book a ticket here costing £5.00 for adults and children. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the SAS Regimental Association and the Royal British Legion.

Redmaids’ High School regularly welcome expert speakers who give added depth to students' learning but the school also holds a number of evening talks and concerts that are open to the public. All events take place at Redland Hall on the Senior School campus, unless otherwise stated. The address is Westbury Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3AN.

THIS year’s annual Guide Panto presents Beauty and the Beast. The family panto takes place on December 8 and is open to all, raising money for WaterAid and BUST. This will be the 17th year of the Guide Panto and it is still run North West Bristol Guides - bring on the panto fun! by the original founder, Amy Spencer. Guides from the 61st (St Peter’s Henleaze), 93rd (St Albans), 88th (St Bartholomews), 184th (Redland) and 1st (Bristol) are taking part this year. Members of the Steadfast Rangers are helping with some of the choreography. Amy Spencer says: “Last year we raised £1,600 for charity and we would love to do even better this year. Since we started we have raised over £10,000 for a variety of charities. Our chosen charities are voted on by the Guides.” There will be refreshments and a raffle at the performances 2.30pm and 7pm at St Peter's Church Hall. Ticket prices £5 adults, £3 children. Tickets can be booked at www.guidepanto.guidesite.org.uk

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REDMAIDS’ High School is fast becoming a key venue for music lovers. Not only has it recently hosted a sell-out concert for 500 people to see world-acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti in its own Redland Hall, it also now has its own ‘Orchestra in Residence’ in the shape of the popular Bristol Ensemble. The performance on 11 October saw Benedetti play alongside conductor Leonard Elschenbroich, as part of her second trip to Bristol in just over a month having starred at the opening of the new extension at St George’s Bristol. During her visit to Redmaids’ High, organised by the school’s flourishing Music Department, she held a masterclass for a group of its most talented violinists which was also attended by girls and boys from nearby visiting junior schools. At 31, Nicola is one of the most sought-after classical performers of her generation but, down-to-earth and warm in her approach, she addressed the whole school, sharing the values that have helped to place her at the top of her musical game. Aged just four when she herself took up the violin, incredibly she had reached grade 8 by the age of eight. Now, while continuing to perform all around the world, she devotes much of her time to music education and developing young talent. Minty, a grade 8 violinist at Redmaids' High, said: “I am passionate about the violin and work hard to improve with the help of my school teachers. To play for Nicola and receive her critique was so inspiring.” Nicola shared some heartfelt views with the students on music. “Expression in music always comes from something inside you,” she said, “an expression of the soul. It reflects our capacity for empathy, clarity, generosity.” She also encouraged them in their general education, saying:

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World-class violinist Nicola Benedetti performs at Redmaids' High School

Nicola (centre) passed on her expert violin knowledge to talented Redmaids’ High students Sarah, Alice, Minty and Lola during a special masterclass “Learning should always develop who you are and should not just be about what you achieve. Be questioning, curious and inventive to help expand your understanding and help you grow.” Stephanie Harrison, Director of Music at Redmaids’ High, said: “Nicola’s very presence was an inspiration but her passion, poise and musical insight made this a truly unforgettable and uplifting event for everyone.” Mrs Harrison continued: “Thanks to our new partnership with the Bristol Ensemble, we can look forward to many more exciting, public musical events in our hall.” For information about future public concerts and performances at Redmaids’ High, email music@ redmaidshigh.co.uk

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30th anniversary for nursery continues to develop and evolve, our ethos remains steadfast and strong. Each child’s happiness and wellbeing is central to our whole practice. We create a warm secure and homely environment and employ excellent staff, as we have always done, who share the same child centred belief that, building confidence and self esteem is essential for success. Our children thrived 30 years ago, just as they do today.” Since the early days, the nursery has grown to include three rooms dedicated to nurturing and supporting the different ages and stages of the children, a kitchen providing home cooked food, a spacious back garden with forest area and play equipment and a grassed front garden. Debbie and managers Emily and Sherry are proud of their inclusive approach and are adept at supporting children with additional needs ensuring any individual

requirements are met. Downs Park Day Nursery is also experienced at welcoming children who have English as an additional language encouraging verbal skills to develop alongside the physical and emotional. Lucy Braithwaite, mother of two children who have attended the nursery, said: Owner Deborah Munk (left) and “My eldest has manager Sherry Maggs (right) with just left to attend children in the nursery playground primary school and he has settled so quickly thanks don’t have to worry about leaving to the brilliant experience he her.” had at nursery. My youngest is For more information contact also there and is very happy and hello@downsparkdaynursery. extremely well cared for. With com or visit www. appropriate stimulating activities downparkdaynursery.com. and healthy food cooked on site I

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Students learn skills that can save a life FOR the second year running, Orchard School Year 7 pupils have learnt how to perform CPR as part of the “Restart a Heart Day” campaign. Restart a Heart Day is a Europe-wide initiative developed by the European Resuscitation Council. It was launched in 2013 to teach members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest. The South West Ambulance Service spent the whole day at Orchard School and over 200 Year 7 students have learnt lifesaving CPR. Pupils watched an interactive DVD and learnt all the skills required to undertake CPR. The Y7 Orchard pupils learnt about how to keep a healthy heart – through sport, exercise and diet. They also learnt what a cardiac arrest is, and how to recognise the signs. “It was such good fun – I learnt loads and I now feel really confident about what to do if I see somebody in need of help,”

said one Year 7 Orchard student. “The Call-Push-Rescue phrase will really stick with me.” Every year, around 350,000 Europeans suffer an out-ofhospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). OHCA can occur anywhere,

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Turning career ambitions into reality

STUDENTS from Bristol and South Gloucestershire secondary schools and colleges got a taste of their future employment prospects at Bristol’s most comprehensive careers event, Ambitions 2018. This year’s event, organised by SGS College and City of Bristol College, was part of the national ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign. Ambitions, which took place on October 16-17, provides students with a unique opportunity to talk to employers, colleges, universities and training providers to discover the vast array of career and learning opportunities available - as well as learn about the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to excel. From hi-tech virtual reality applications to advanced medicine and healthcare,all pathways were represented. Dave Portingale from Rebuild Support said: “It never fails to amaze me on the herculean task of organising Ambitions every

year. It's an event that is truly valued by the schools and it has become a cornerstone careers event.” Stephen Barthorpe from Mitie Foundation commented: “I think that this was the best one I’ve attended over the years. .” Since its inception over 10 years ago, Ambitions has grown to become the biggest careers event for young people in the South West. This year’s event was home to over 120 exhibitors and was attended by more than 4,000 visitors. Sara-Jane Watkins, Principal at SGS College, said: “Ambitions presents the perfect opportunity to show the positive effect Colleges have within the region. SGS is delighted to be working with City of Bristol College to host and deliver this year’s event. The continued enthusiasm of local employers to engage with young people, sharing their skills and passions, is a real positive. Also, the positive involvement of schools within the region

really demonstrates how much they value this opportunity. I have no doubt that this practical inspiration and guidance will give many young students a head start into dynamic and rewarding career choices they may never have thought of before.” Lee Probert, City of Bristol College’s Principal and Chief Executive, commented: “We were delighted to be able to work with SGS to deliver this year’s Ambitions event which has proved to be an invaluable

opportunity for many young people to gain a real insight into what future career they might pursue. Giving young people access to a range of experiences to enable them to make their own choices about their futures is an important role we all play as educators. I would like to thank all the employers, colleges and schools who participated and contributed by sharing their expert knowledge and ultimately making this important event such a success.”

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Photography club seeks new snappers THE North West Bristol Camera Club (NWBCC is keen to welcome new members at its meetings this Autumn. Club Chair, Neville Goodman, has some tips for taking your photography to the next level. Is taking good photos difficult? Of course, there are technicalities in photography: lens, shutter speed, and so on; they are important. But more important is knowing what sort of image to look for, what to put in, and what to leave out. The camera and all its features are secondary to that, because any camera will focus for you and choose the correct exposure, so the technicalities can come later. We often talk about some common “rules” we apply when we take photos. These rules were not invented by a committee of photographers. They came from the study of paintings, and why

some paintings appeal more than others. The rule of thirds is one you may have heard of. It simply means that the main subject of your image should not be central (common in most informal photographs), but should be (more or less) on an intersection of the lines dividing the image into thirds horizontally and vertically. This usually gives a more natural and interesting composition. Using leading lines within an image, especially diagonals, is another rule. These are lines in the image that lead the eye to another point in the image or, occasionally, out of the image. If you want a good example of how these two rules work, look at John Constable’s painting The Hay Wain: the cart is not central and faces along the diagonal of the river. This adds dynamism to the painting. There are lots of other examples you can find of

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Tuning up for memorable Christmas music A COMMUNITY event designed to get both adults and children into the Christmas spirit is being held at St Alban’s Church. Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams will be performed by Mezzo-soprano

soloist, Rebecca Chellappah, (pictured right), accompanied by the voices and music of St Alban’s Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Edward Davies. There will be a premiere performance of a Christmas

Composition for choir and orchestra by Edward Davies and the audience get to join in the musical fun with singalong carols. Westbury Park Christmas Concert and Carols is free for all and open to all the local community. Mince pies (donated from Waitrose) and hot drinks will be available following the performance. The event takes place on Saturday 8 December from 4pm - 5pm at St Alban’s Church in Westbury Park, BS6 7NS. A retiring collection will be held in aid of St Alban's Church.

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n NEWS THE ever-popular North Bristol Art Trail takes place over the weekend of 24–25 November this year, with a preview night on Friday 23, when you can relax with a mulled wine and chat to artists and friends. See work by over 100 artists in their homes, studios and galleries from St Andrews, Redland and Gloucester Road to Westbury Park and Henleaze. This long-established trail offers an unhurried opportunity to buy original artwork – from paintings and prints to stone sculptures and jewellery – with myriad objects in-between. North Bristol Artists look forward to this weekend as an opportunity to show off the artwork they have been creating throughout the year. It’s a perfect time of year to inspire people to buy original artwork and handmade designs for loved ones. Trail-goers can enjoy visiting artists in their own homes and studios, while bumping into friends and soaking up the atmosphere of streets bustling with art lovers. Some of the artists are recognised at regional and national levels for their art, craft or design work, many show in exhibitions and galleries. The trail offers a network of likeminded people and allows them to show work directly to the public. The skills of North Bristol Artists are wide and varied – from curating exhibitions, running galleries and publishing books – to community support and public art. The North Bristol Art Trail is a time for every

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North Bristol Art Trail returns member to connect with the local community and share the wonderful wealth of art in the area. Last year the Gloucester Road Art Banners were erected in time for the trail and many of them show artwork by North Bristol Artists. One of the most popular venues on the trail is the home of Toni Burrows. Her house is totally covered with amazing mosaics, using found pieces of ceramics. Her Lovers Way picture of two foxes is a great example of her work. Toni never sells her originals but she does sell prints and cards. You may also like to visit the home of Maita Robinson. Her quirky artwork is sure to raise a smile and the live music and poetry on offer in her home offers a welcome break from walking the Bishopston streets. Other artists offer homemade cakes and refreshments so look for the glass sign beside venues on the map. Once you fall in love with a piece of art you can pay with cash and some artists take card payments. Even if you can't afford an original piece you can buy a print or card of the artwork and many artists are represented in shops and galleries on Gloucester Road all year round. The North Bristol Artists website offers details of all the artists taking part: www. northbristolartists.org.uk/ You can download the map or pick one up at various

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Remembrance Day concert Memorial Buildings to host commemoration

BRISTOL Chamber Choir will be presenting a Remembrance Day concert at 5pm on Sunday 11 November. The event will take place at The Chapel, St Monica Trust, Cote Lane, Bristol, BS9 3UN. Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection to raise funds for the Trust and the Choir. On this special anniversary year the concert will also commemorate the end of the First World War. The choir will be singing music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Harris, Edward Naylor, Carl Orff and two composers with Bristol connections. Cyril Rootham (1875 – 1938) was born in Bristol and his work at Cambridge University made him an influential figure

in English music life. His setting of Siegfried Sassoon’s poem ‘Everyone Sang’ will be performed by the choir. Raymond Warren (1928 - ) was Professor of Music at Bristol University from 1972 - 1994. He is the President of Bristol Chamber Choir and they will be singing his setting of ‘St Patrick’s Breastplate’. For more information visit www.bristolchamberchoir.org.uk

HORFIELD Baptist Church will be commemorating this month's centenary of the ending of World War One at its own Memorial Buildings. The church's Memorial Buildings are next to the main church building facing Gloucester Road and incorporate the church's Fresh Ground Café. They were built in memory of those who served and the 39 men from the church who were killed in the First World War. The names of the fallen are recorded on a stone at the front of the buildings which were opened on 1922. The church is putting up a remembrance silhouette inside its Fresh Ground Café and adding 39 poppies to represent the church members who died. Further information and stories

about some of those church members will also be added. From November 5 everyone in the Bishopston area is invited to visit during café opening hours and purchase a British Legion poppy. This poppy can then be added to the silhouette in memory of someone lost in war from their own family, along with a name and other details if they wish. On Sunday 11 November Horfield Baptist's Remembrance Service will start at 10.30am outside the Memorial Buildings and continue inside the church after the two minute silence at 11am. All are very welcome to attend the service or observe the silence for this centenary Remembrance. For more information email office@horfieldbaptist.net

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Local choir celebrates 10th anniversary Vote for THE Redland Green Choir celebrates its 10th anniversary with a concert on 1st December at St Matthew’s, Kingsdown. The concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s St Nicolas Cantata, with a chamber ensemble and Rhodri Jones as soloist, together with some ‘greatest hits’ from the last ten years and a selection from Handel’s Messiah. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions): see www. redlandgreenchoir.org. uk for details. The 70-strong choir is non-auditioned and sings predominantly classical music. It rehearses at Redland Green School on Monday evenings, and anyone who is interested is very welcome to come along and try it out.

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The choir is directed by Bristol-born rising star Nicholas Bromilow. Recent successes have included a performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the 1532 Performing Arts Centre and Beethoven’s choral symphony at Clifton Cathedral - these

performances can be seen on YouTube. The choir has also sung at local community events such as the Redland May Fair. The choir’s founder-director, Helen Bilkey and her successor, Emma Trounsom, will be attending this special event.

THE Bristol Tree Forum is hosting its first Bristol Tree of the Year Competition. The shortlist has been compiled and voting is open from now until midnight on 15 November. Trees in Stoke Lodge and the Downs are among those nominated and seeking your vote. The winner will be announced during National Tree Week, held between 24 November and 2 December 2018. To enter the competition visit bristoltreeforum.org and click on: Tree of the Year 2018.

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News and views from our city councillors Geoff Gollop (Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze) Zebra crossings FalconWe have reports of incidents at the ing, dale Road/Westbury Road zebra cross ng including issues of drivers intimidati at the pedestrians and dangerous U turns further any of know us let e Pleas ing. cross unsafe incidents. We have also reported an sh surface at the Henleaze Road/Cavendi crossRoad crossing. At least the North View ing has now reappeared! tbury Passage Road/Falcondale Road/Wes Road proposThe Council continues to promise its now als for traffic improvements and it is mber. I suggested that this will come in Nove bus lanes that est sugg will osals prop the fear follow are the only solution. More details to as soon as they are available.

moved proposed several years ago have now on g a step closer as the Council is consultin des the Traffic Regulation order which inclu und inbo the of ation reloc t anen the perm bury bus stop from North View to the West Park Tavern. Canford tennis courts of the These are being resurfaced as part lines will Council’s tennis initiative. The new y for use be marked up in the New Year read ent. under a new online booking arrangem Canford cemetery Canford The Council has closed the office at cilcemetery, without advising local Coun a are in lors or regular visitors. More details separate article. Love Bristol bers It was good to attend the Annual mem the wonday at the SS Great Britain and visit also to derful “Being Brunel” exhibition, and the attend the Annual Civic service to mark Year. l Lega the start of

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planned arena. Althoug h at a very early stage of design, the hou sing they are proposing appears to be a modern, high quality and environmentally sou nd development, an improvement on som e of the by-thePlans for Filton Airfiel num ber s hou sing schemes we have see d n I went with colleagues rec elsewhere. The arena pla ently to visit YTL n also looks excitat Filton Airfield. YTL is ing . The hangars are enormo the company which us and could owns the airfield, togeth become a large, flexible er with Bristol Water arena suitable for and some local hotels. The lots of diff ere nt uses. There is also spa y propose to build ce to a privately-funded arena add a wider entertainm in the Brabazon ent complex around hangars on the airfield. it with restaurants and bar s on either side. We met Colin Skellett, UK What YTL are proposing chairman of looks high qualYTL, and were shown aro ity and exc itin g, but there is more to do und the airfield and on hangars. We heard about tran spo rt. the new district that they plan to build, There is already funding including housing, to put a rail transport, workplaces and station on the site - righ of course, the t outside the arena's arena. front door - with links to Temple Meads and I have always said that I a new Henbury station. thought the They also have plans arena should have been for a dedicated bus connec built as planned at tion to the site Temple Meads, but the using Charlton Rd, and mayor has put a stop a ring of park and to that. If we're going to ride s aro und it. have an arena at all now it's most likely to Even with all that though be at Filton, so we , need it to be a success. have an impact on conges the site will still tion in our area. I was impressed by what To mitigate that it is now we heard, both essential that the on the wider airfield dev ÂŁ53m of public money elopment and the that was earmarked for the city centre arena gets re-allocated to

north Bristol. In addition to the above, that would fund: - a rail link from the airfield site to Parkway as well as Temple Means - completion of the Henbury Loop rail line, joining up Filton and Henbury to Avonmouth - major improvements to the A4018 and surrounding roads so that they can cope with increased traffic - new park and rides site (s) in the Cribbs/ Patchway area. Stay in Touch I provide updates on Fac ebook, so you can contact me at fb.com/Co uncillorSteveSmith. You can also contact me by email on cllr. steve.smith@bristol.gov .uk or phone on 07769 285266. We hold regular forums in Henleaze and Westbury, The next are : 22 November, 7pm at Henleaze Library; 8 January, 7pm at Coombe Dingle Sports Centre.=

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Join the silver stitchers THE Bristol Knitting and Crochet group is hosting a social event for older people in North Bristol. Inspired by Silver Sunday and to celebrate the contributions of older people within our community, this will be a one-off, free event to enable people to meet others over a warm drink and share their knitting and crocheting skills, or learn how to. Refreshments and knitting or crochet materials will be provided free of charge but those taking part are welcome to bring their own projects along as well. This event has been made possible thanks to the Bristol Knitting and Crochet group members, others within the community who kindly donated materials and to local sponsors; The Cambridge Arms and Medicat Specialist Nursing Agency.

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Space is limited so booking a place in advance is essential. The date for the social event is Tuesday 13 November, from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Westbury Baptist Church, Reedley Road, Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 3TE. Use the Carey Hall entrance, through the car park at rear of church. To book your place, please email: brisknitcro@gmail.com or call/text: 07561 523919 and leave a message with your name and telephone number and someone will call you back.

MALCOLM Neave provided an update at the Westbury Community Forum on recent Council activities regarding the future of Bristol Libraries, culminating with the announcement that there would be a series of 27 meetings to be held between November and March to garner each community’s views on the role of the library service and the future of their library buildings. These will be followed by three area meetings and there will also be the opportunity for submitting your views online. Local people are encouraged to make use of the library and, in particular, to join the Extended Access scheme. The Westbury Library Group have recently set up a new website: www. westburylibrarygroup.org to provide people with information on the Council's plans for the Bristol Library Service and, in particular, for developments affecting Westbury-on-Trym. Westbury Library group are holding a (free) coffee morning at the Library on Saturday 17 November from 11.15am to 2pm to remind people about the Extended Access scheme and provide updates on the Council’s plans. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please email: westburylibrarygroup@gmail.com

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Your Voice in Parliament I know that many of you will be bored of reading about Brexit, but now really is crunch time for the Government. That’s because, as part of the team that defeated the Conservative Government by four votes before Christmas 2017, I was able to secure a “meaningful vote” in Parliament on the future relationship between the UK and the EU after Brexit. That means I get to vote on whether to support the Prime Minister’s proposed deal

(when/if she gets one) or not. If Parliament and I don’t back the Prime Minister she will be forced to go back to the EU to get a better deal. If the Prime Minister fails to get her deal through Parliament she could be forced to call a General Election or a People’s Vote on the trade deal. Whether you support Brexit or not, I think most people agree that we need to know what the future trading relationship will be before we agree to leave (and before we pay the bill to leave). My current view is that, without clarity on that future trading relationship and how the Prime Minister’s deal will protect jobs and investment in the UK, I can’t support it. And following Labour Party conference, I’m pleased that my party’s position is now largely aligned with my own. Readers will know that I’ve stuck true to my word, and always put you and the country first even when that’s meant having to break my party whip. Thankfully, I can now do that and will do so with my Labour colleagues too. But this isn’t just about what I think. As your Voice in Parliament I want you to have as much access to the information as you’d like, and as many opportunities as possible to take part in the debate, to ask me questions and to influence how I vote. That’s why I’ve put on five public events (one online and four offline), including one at the Hub in Lockleaze, to hear directly from you. And it’s why I’ve delivered nearly 15,000 letters across Bristol North West and invited you to take

part in my Brexit survey. If you’re reading this before the vote has happened, and you want to let me know what you think, check out www.darren-jones.co.uk/brexitbriefing. Your Champion in Bristol I recently accepted the privilege of becoming the Honorary President of the 2442 Air Cadet Squadron based in Westbury-on-Trym. I enjoyed attending a drill night in late August to meet the cadets and the team who support them, and joined the Squadron for their Annual Awards Evening held in September - it was inspiring to hear about the achievements and aspirations of young people from across Bristol North West. I recently held a talk with residents of St Monica Trust Retirement Home on Cote Lane. I was asked to discuss how I came into politics, getting elected and my first year in this rather unusual ‘Brexit Parliament’ which also happened to include becoming a dad. I also got to hear about the renovations being undertaken to the chapel from the Reverend Alan Cook and hear about resident’s concerns and hopes for the future. I know many of you are concerned about the number of vacant stores appearing on many of our local high streets. I’ve been following up on the old Lloyds Pharmacy in Westbury and, having realised Lloyds are keen to get rid of it, I’m now waiting to speak with the London-based agents for the landlord. I’ve also met with

the chair of Westbury Business Association and supported ‘Social Saturday’ by visiting ‘We Make Bristol’ in Westbury-on-Trym. Social Saturday is an annual campaign which inspires consumers to buy from social enterprises, businesses that put people and planet first. I’ll also be promoting our high streets and independent stores in the runup to Small Business Saturday on 1st December. Lastly, thanks to everyone who joined my recent North Bristol Transport Forum, which has formed the basis for my new North Bristol Transport Plan. We’re putting forward proposals for better bus lanes, a super cycle highway, upgraded rail routes and local stations, a new Park and Ride and ride sharing schemes which can take you to your nearest public transport connection. We need to get public transport right, so it’s easier to use than our cars. And we need to get all of our public transport providers out of polluting vehicles and into clean vehicles powered by renewable energy. As always, I’m hosting a series of coffee mornings and pub politics events across the constituency. Thanks to those of you who came to Grounded in Henleaze in October. If you’d like to join me for a festive mince pie at my Christmas special on Saturday 2nd December you’d be welcome to do so too – we’ll be at Stoke Bishop Village Hall. To find out more, please visit www. darren-jones.co.uk/cafepolitics.

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Roll up, roll up for new circus skills class by Keri Beckingham YOUNG PEOPLE are being invited to learn how to hula hoop, juggle or even spin plates at a new circus arts class in Henleaze. The classes at Newman Hall are being run by Katie Hancorn, who was a nationally competitive dancer for nine years in Somerset, including majorettes, cheerleading and contemporary dance. After moving to Bristol she discovered Circomedia and began taking aerial classes while she was at college, and loved her classes so much that she declined her university offer from UCL and decided to undertake the BTEC diploma in circus arts and physical theatre instead. During her time at Circomedia, Katie experienced a variety of professional training from LeCoq clowning to Cirque du Soleil aerialists and decided she wanted to work in the teaching industry. In 2017, half way through her BTEC, she moved to the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York to be a circus coach at Long Lake Camp for the Arts. There, she had the chance to teach young people aged 10-16 everything from flying trapeze to Spanish web After returning to the UK in late 2017,

Katie wanted to carry on teaching young people and joined the Circomedia youth circus as a tutor. After finishing her BTEC with a triple distinction in 2018, she decided to create her own circus classes called “Circle

Arts”, choosing the name as she specialises in all things circles, aerial hoop, hula hoop and cyr wheel. Katie lives in Downend and has been involved in the Henleaze theatre scene for several years as part of BAOS (Bristol Amateur Operatic Society), which also runs out of Newman Hall. Her aim was to start bringing circus into more young people’s lives at an earlier age. She said: “I didn't know that circus and physical theatre was a viable career option until I had already decided to do a degree in English Literature. “Circle Arts is new but it is growing quickly as it is one of only two youth circus classes available in Bristol, and I began with a 5-11s class and after six weeks added a 1216s. The goal is to have both adult and youth circus classes running.” Katie’s classes take place on Tuesdays from 4- 5pm for 5-11 year olds and 5-6.30pm for 12-16 year olds. Each session costs £8 but she also offers a referral discount of £5 for a first session if a child or young person brings a friend with them. To find out more, visit her website: https://katiehancorn.wixsite.com/ circle-arts

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Homes, schools, buses we're making progress LAST month I delivered my ‘State of the City’ annual address. I enjoy the opportunity to speak direct to the city and I hope you saw, heard or read some details of the speech. In preparing for this, it was worthwhile and rewarding too look at just how much we have achieved in the two years since my election. I talked about how we have turned around the broken council we inherited, with a £30 million financial hole and a report showing a ‘collective failure of leadership’ to today when an independent review has concluded we are now fit for purpose and focussed on delivery. I also spoke about the way the city is now pulling together towards key priorities and working with city partners to deliver a city plan, city office and city fund that will transform Bristol beyond party politics and beyond the electoral cycle. But, most importantly I was able to reflect on the major initiatives we have already delivered on.

The Mayor’s View New schools and increased school places, exceeding our housing targets, the children’s charter, the talent pipeline projects, improvements to adult social care, the work we are doing on community cohesion and community development and on inclusive growth, so nobody gets left behind by the success of the city. On top of all that, I added some detail to our plans for the development of the Western Harbour, the housing and mixed use development of Temple Quarter and the redevelopment of Temple Meads station. And, if that’s not enough, I committed to do more to solve Bristol’s chronic transport problems that no administration has ever tackled. I talked about a new deal we were putting together with First Bus for a standard fixed fare

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OVER 21,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year* but awareness of symptoms is still very poor according to leading cancer charities. Now, as a follow on of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, which ran throughout September, campaigners are calling on people to open up and discuss the subject – and they mean men as well as women. “Cancer doesn’t just affect the person with the disease – it affects everyone connected to that person - that means it is much more than just a ‘woman’s problem’,” according to Mr Amit Patel, a Consultant Gynaecologist and Gynae-oncologist at Spire Hospital in Bristol. “Women and men need to be more aware of what is normal because this is the only way they will be able to tell when something is wrong. As with all cases of cancer the quicker it is detected the better the treatment outcomes,” he added. Mr Patel said: “The lack of basic

knowledge about the female body or conversations around how the female anatomy works, is very worrying – how can we expect what to look out for if we don’t know what is normal and what could be cancer. “A vast medical knowledge is not required to remain healthy. Being aware of and simply taking time to address any symptoms that could be associated with possibility of cancer can prevent or detect cancer at early stages.” The five cancers categorised as gynaecological in order of how common they are: Endometrial Cancer or cancer of the womb: Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom. If you have been through the menopause any vaginal bleeding is considered abnormal. If not then ‘unusual bleeding’ may include bleeding between your periods. About 8,475 new cases are diagnosed in the UK every year - most in women aged 40 to 74 who have been through the menopause. Ovarian cancer: The fifth most

common cancer amongst women in the UK with more than 7,000 women diagnosed each year. Because symptoms are not well known or often mistaken for as ‘tummy troubles’ or period pains, it is usually discovered in the late stages when successful treatment is much more difficult. Symptoms that may require assessment include weight loss, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, bloating, and bowel or bladder problems. Women should seek help if any of these symptoms are noticed particularly if they are persistent or progressive. Cervical cancer: Cancer of the cervix (the entrance to the womb from the vagina) often has no symptoms in its early stages. If you do have symptoms, the most common is unusual vaginal bleeding, which can occur after sex, in between periods or after the menopause. Abnormal bleeding doesn't mean that you definitely have cervical cancer, but it should be investigated by your GP as soon as possible. Also taking part in the

cervical screening programme is very effective way of preventing cervical cancer. Cancer of the vulva: The vulva is a woman's external genitals including the lips surrounding the vagina (labia minora and labia majora), the clitoris, and the Bartholin's glands (two small glands each side of the vagina). Symptoms can include a persistent itch, pain, soreness or tenderness in the vulva. You should also look out for ulcer, raised and thickened patches of skin that can be red, white or dark or any lumps or wart-like growths. Vaginal cancer: A rare form of cancer with around 260 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year. The most common symptom of vaginal cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding although smelly or bloody vaginal discharge, pain during sex or pain when urinating can also be indicators, as can irregular or heavier periods. *Figures from Cancer Research UK

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n IT HOME HELP 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.

Have phone, will travel SMARTPHONES are getting more and more useful when you’re planning travel and they can really help save money too. I’ve already extolled the virtues of Buschecker, a great app that will tell you when any bus is coming to any bus stop anywhere (that’s real time, not the First Bus fictitious timetable!) but if you’re travelling further afield, the latest apps can not just help you plan, but save you considerable money on fares - particularly rail and flight. TrainSplit is a free new app that can save you up to 40% on rail

fares by making sense of splitticketing. It’s long been known that by splitting a journey (say Bristol to Derby) into split tickets (i.e. buying a ticket from Bristol to Birmingham then another from Birmingham to Derby), you can get the journey for much less than the direct fare (without switching trains). But it’s been complicated to try and work out - until this neat app came along. Just set your journey details and the app will work out the cheapest ticket combination and allow you to order your tickets in

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minutes! Skyscanner has long been regarded as a great app for finding cheap flights - but if you’re really looking to get the cheapest possible price for a plane ticket, you need to take a look at Hopper. Like Skyscanner, you can look at the cheapest dates to fly, but Hopper prides itself on telling you when to buy your tickets via push notifications. The company claims it can save you up to 40% on your next flight by analyzing and tracking billions of flights. The user interface is simple, and Hopper says

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n WHAT’S ON IN OUR AREA November 7 n Henleaze Garden Club Tim Richardson: The New English Garden. Described as ‘an irreverent commentator’, Tim will be talking about the changes in garden design made over the last 20 years. 7pm for 7.30 in the Main Hall, St Monica’s Trust, Cote Lane. Visitors welcome - entry £5 (inc refreshments). Details: www. henleazegardenclub.co.uk November 13 n Great Western Society Bristol Group meeting Tuesday 13 Nov, 7.45pm, open to all. 'Mark Warburton’s Slides of Somerset and Dorset Branch Lines’ presented by Gerald Nichols at BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, BRISTOL, BS34 7RG. Suggested donation of £3 for expenses is appreciated. Contact: Dave Winter 01454 324230. November 17 n Christmas Bazaar at Westbury on Trym Methodist Church. 10-2pm. Huge variety of crafts, Christmas gifts, cakes, lunches, children's games, raffle etc and family portrait photographer. FREE admission. November 18 n Swedish Dance Sunday 18th

November 16.30 - 20.00 Bradbury Hall, Henleaze, £8 (under 16's free) www.empson.org.uk/dance. html Dance waltzes, polskas, schottises to lovely music from Bristol Spelmanslag. Mostly partner dances, but you don't need to bring your own partner. Some dance instruction given. Wear smoothsoled shoes, not your best trainers! Tea, coffee, squash provided, and Swedish savoury and sweet snacks. Bring your own beer or wine. November 19 n Henleaze Senior Film Club. Monday 19 November At 2Pm. The African Queen (U). Starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morley. Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley) and his sister Rose (Katharine Hepburn) are British Methodist missionaries in the village of Kungdu in German East Africa at the beginning of World War I in September 1914. Their mail and supplies are delivered by a small steam launch named the African Queen, helmed by the rough-andready Canadian boat captain Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), who the missionaries persuade to use his

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boat to attack an enemy warship. At St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze. Refreshments: £3.00. Easy access, carers welcome. For more information please ring Home Instead Senior Care on 0117 989 8210. November 21 n Friends of Welsh National Opera welcome visitors to an evening entitled The Sorcerer of Bayreuth at Redmaids High School on Wednesday 21 November, 7.15pm. David Bednall leads an exciting exploration for beginners and Wagnerians alike of one of the most important but divisive musical figures of all time. Tickets at the door: Friends £5, Guests £7. Contact Margaret Borkowski at borkmail@ googlemail.com November 22 n Avon Organic Group present a talk by Maggi Brown, Lecturer and Former Head of Education at Garden Organic, “A Healthy Garden Needs Diversity”. Thursday 22 Nov, 7pm – 9pm at The Station (in the Dance Studio), Silver Street, Bristol. BS1 2AG. Visitors £5/AOG Members £2. www.groworganicbristol.org, secretaryaog@gmail.com

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November 29, 30 & December 1 n Charade Drama presents "Babes in the Wood" by Paul Reakes at Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church Hall, Westbury Hill, BS9 3AA on Thu/Fri 29th/30th Nov, Sat 1st Dec 7:30pm, Sat matinee 2:30pm. Tickets £7/£6/£5 for adult/concession/child from Box Office 0117 9508488. A fun-filled pantomime for all the family - the

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n WHAT'S ON innocent Babes, their largerthan-life Nurse, the evil Sheriff and his incompetent henchmen, swaggering Robin Hood and the Merry Men, love-sick Maid Marian, a wicked Welsh Witch, mischevious Ghosts and much more!

REGULAR EVENTS IN OUR AREA Monday n Westbury-on-Trym Women’s Institute meet at WOT Methodist Church, Portland Lounge on the third Monday of the Month (not Aug.) from 2.00 – 4.00pm. Visitors Welcome. For more information call Sue on 01179502826. n Canford Bowling Club, Canford Park, Westbury On Trym. All welcome on Monday’s at 5.45pm. Flat-soled shoes please. Further information call 01179 69 4532. n Redland Wind Band rehearses at the Quakers Meeting Room on Gloucester Road at 7.30pm. We sometimes have vacancies, currently mainly for bass instruments, horns and percussionists. Contact Andy Brown at redlandwindband@ googlemail.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 Westbury on Trym Methodist Church from 1-3pm every Monday afternoon. 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 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 Bristol Bridge Club - Come and play, there are daily bridge sessions for experienced and less experienced players. Try a free taster session on a Monday afternoon or evening and Wednesday afternoon. Phone the club before coming, Tel.0117 929 1846 or www. bristolbridgeclub.co.uk Tuesday 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 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. 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. n We are Westbury Folk – Folk/ Country Dancing. We meet at The College in College Road, Westbury on Trym. We meet on Tuesdays, 1 – 3 pm to have fun, get some exercise and, of course, stop for a cup of tea. All dances are called first. Ffi call Christine on 0117 9622223. n A new knitting and crochet group has been set up in the local area. All abilities welcome, including beginners. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am at JP Destiny, Kellaway Avenue. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm at The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze Road. Contact Stephanie Toft-Jones at poppytoft@hotmail.com or visiting our facebook group 'Bristol Knitting and Crochet. n The Arts Society Bristol is for those who enjoy the arts and welcomes new members. Activities include lectures by specialists in their field. The lectures are at 8pm on the second Tuesday each month at Redmaids' High School BS9 3AW. More information is on our website www.theartssociety-bristol.org.uk 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 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 St Peter's Ladies Guild meets in the hall, The Drive, Henleaze at 2pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Speakers, refreshments, outings. Contact 9628895 for more information. 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 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. Contact John HowardCairns for more details: 0117 968 3134. 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 Neville on nevwgoodman@ mac.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

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n WHAT'S ON 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. n Nature Cafe for over 55s and friends First Weds of the month 2-4pm. Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive BS11 0NJ. Gentle walk around the farm, craft activity and tea and cake! 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. Email westburyparkwi@ gmail.com or see website www. westburyparkwi.org.uk n Bristol Scrabble Club meets every Wednesday at 7.15 pm at Upper Horfield Community Trust (next to Eden Grove Church). New members welcome - first visit free so come and give it a go. For further information contact Sue on 0117 9247871. n A great opportunity has arisen to join Bristol Choral Society. Due to a change in rehearsal venue (after 30 years) from central Bristol to Henleaze, the Bristol Choral Society is actively recruiting for all voice parts for next season. Rehearsals begin on Sept 3rd at Trinity Henleaze URC Church, Wednesdays, 7.15 - 9.30pm. To read more about us go to www.bristolchoral.co.uk. Or just turn up to a rehearsal, letting choir@bristolchoral.co.uk know in advance so that we can welcome you and provide music. n Sound of Song ( a Choir for Female Voices) meet in Horfield URC, Church Hall, Muller Road on Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm. Repertoire covers classical, choral, jazz, popular, folk, and show songs. No auditions necessary. www. soundsofsongchoir.com n Bristol Choral Society is actively recruiting for all voice parts for next season. Rehearsals are at Trinity Henleaze URC Church, on Wednesdays, 7.15 - 9.30pm. The season starts on Sept 5th. www. bristolchoral.co.uk. Or just turn up to a rehearsal, letting choir@ bristolchoral.co.uk know in advance. 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. 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. 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 Shared Reading Westbury Library. We read aloud a short story and a poem pausing for discussion. You sit back, relax, enjoy or you can read or share your ideas. Thursday 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. It's free, all welcome. Drop in or contact Christine Betts 07967 332821 for more information. 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

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Secretary 0117 950 0934 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 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). n Does history give you a buzz? West Bristol History Group Autumn talks: Thurs Sept 13, lan Freke on J Fry & Sons: a rough guide to the family and the firm. Thurs Oct 11 Clive Burlton on the Making of the Modern Matthew. Meetings are upstairs in the Friends’ Meeting House, Hampton Road, BS6 6JE, 7.30pm. Non-members £3, annual membership £10. A warm welcome awaits. Contact: Pat Walker Tel 07790 172451. n Henbury Singers welcome new members. A mixed, non audition choir, we meet at Stoke Bishop Primary School, Thurs evenings. We sing choral music, carols, musicals, gospel and folk songs. Contact Maggie Cavanna 0117 973 4794 or secretary@henburysingers.org. n Singers Wanted! Henleaze Ladies Choir meet on Thursdays at 1.45pm in the hall at St Peter’s Church, Henleaze. We sing a range of music from works by Elgar to Bernstein’s West Side Story and lots more! Our new season starts on Thursday 13th September – come along for fun and friendship. For further details, contact Jean Wickham on 9624466 or Jane English on 07752 332278. n Ladies Keep Fit, Thursdays 10-11am, at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze. This friendly session, which has a dance element to it, is suitable for all. New members are

53 always welcome. £6:00. Ring 01454 618488, or email laili@tiscali.co.uk, or www.exercisewithlailibrooks.com for full information; or just turn up. 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 every Friday at the Beehive, Wellington Hill West, BS9 4QY from 2 to 4pm. For further info please contact Heddy SARA on 0117 9241318 or email : nigel.d.sara@ btinternet.com n The Bristol Astronomical Society host astronomical talks and activities each week. We provide free Saturday observing at our observatory in Failand and often hold Star Parties in and around Bristol. Friday evening talks are held at 7pm at Bristol Photographic Society, Montpelier, BS6 5EE. See website for details: www. bristolastrosoc.org.uk. Saturday n Whiteladies Farmers’ and Fair Trading Market 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. Lifecycle UK n Over 50 and want to cycle? LifeCycle UK's free, one-to-one Cycle Buddy scheme can help get you back on your bike safely and confidently, while promoting fitness and wellbeing. Local contact Geoff on 0117 962 9345 or LifeCycle UK at the Create Centre on 0117 353 4580.

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n PETER'S VISION THIS month I am pleased to say I’ve been enjoying the fine morning and evening rides to and from work. It’s sometimes a tad chilly in the morning I agree, and with the low sun avoiding the glare’s the obvious challenge, but riding home with the sun on your back is such a treat and more than makes up for the early chill. It’s also a visual delight as I have a shiny new pair of Ray-Ban prescription graduated polaroid sunnies to wear while I ride. Yes it’s true! Not only are they Ray-Ban’s but they’re also in my prescription so I can see and (try to) look cool as well. The joy does not stop there though. They’re also glare reducing polaroid and wait there’s more. They are also discretely graduated - meaning that the top of the lens offers full sun protection and the lower part of the lens is a little less tinted so you can also see where you’re going. Win, win win. Obviously I’m chuffed to have glare reducing optical correction that ticks every box and you can too. Just call in for a look and see what you’ve been missing: Prescription polaroid cuts out the glare when driving, walking out & about and particularly when out on the water.

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If you’ve been experiencing glare yourself and if you’re around retirement age or in retirement then it could be a sign of cataracts - please don’t worry about this, just book in to see us. It’s a normal part of the changes the human body goes through, and a sure sign of life experience. Otherwise you may experience glare if your vision is out of focus from uncorrected astigmatism or near or

far sightedness - obviously we can help you here with glasses. These polaroid sunnies are not much good for computer screens mind, but don’t worry we’ve much clearer lenses to help with indoor glare problems or driving at night. If you’ve ever asked me about these problems I’m sure to have mentioned our contrast enhancer - a lens custom engineered to our specification to significantly

improve your vision. Just call in to see for yourself. I’m a huge fan of these and have two pairs - purely for testing and proof of concept of course! Whether or not you’ve been experiencing glare or other vision concerns I highly recommend an extended eye exam for each of you. A thorough & in-depth assessment of your eyes & vision, including personalised advise for your eye and vision health. You can book to see us by calling 0117 962 2474 or 0117 965 4434. Eye exam appointments can also be booked via our website, or just pop in to our practices in Henleaze or Fishponds and say Hi! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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

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n BOOK OF THE MONTH WITH HENLEAZE & WESTBURY LIBRARIES Swansong

By Kerry Andrew Troubled soul, Polly Vaughan, has decided to run away from her life in London and recent unfortunate events to stay with her mother, Lottie, in the Western Scottish Highlands. She brings with her a litany of disasters; concern about the police calling for witnesses to the event that led to a Spanish student falling into a coma, the fact that she just flunked her last year at University and her rather awkward housing situation - which stems from her sleeping with her housemate’s boyfriend. The first person she comes across seems to be, rather disturbingly, in the process of dismembering a bird, and although she originally finds him a sinister character – she decides there is something fascinating about him and he starts to feature throughout the story and her life, despite warnings from other

villagers. Not keen to settle down to her University work and a staid stay in Scotland, she discovers the house owner’s drug stash and starts to smoke this, which combined with regular visits to the local bar start meaning that life is looking up for her. Polly soon becomes involved with a local barman, and his followers, which leads to a confrontation with a drug related hard man. There are a variety of writing styles here, going from the earthy language and attitude of the protagonist – to the descriptions of haunting apparitions and ghostly white shapes rising above the water, that appear to Polly whilst she is walking through the Scottish highlands. This novel – inspired by the folk ballad Molly Bawn, made me laugh out loud and wince – in equal measures, at the same time the description of the Scottish landscape is evocative. The first person narrative submerges you into the mind of Polly, and makes the story all the more real for it. This is an interesting novel, I personally feel the mix of styles worked well and it is difficult to define this book within a specific genre. If you liked Fleabag, the recent TV series, you will love this book. The author, Kerry Andrew, is a composer, performer and author. She has a deep understanding of folk songs, mythologies and oral traditions of these islands. This is her debut novel.

Will Writing & Estate Planning

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Monday 11am - 5pm Tuesday 11am - 5pm Wednesday 1pm - 7pm Thursday 11am - 5pm Friday 1pm - 7pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday Closed

Friends of Henleaze Library Forthcoming Events this Autumn and Winter term are: Thursday 29 November Evan Jones talking about The Matthew Project Thursday 24 January 2019 Christel Stöcker-Danby, “The Romantic River Rhine” Contact the library for more details 0117 903 8541

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Westbury on Trym Guide Price - £625,000

Westbury on Trym Guide Price - £610,000

We are delighted to offer this nearly 1500 sq. ft. 3-bedroom semi-detached family home. This home has huge potential with the possibility to extend to the side, rear and also into the roof space subject to obtaining necessary consents. The larger than average room sizes for this design of house makes it ideal for families and so we advise a prompt viewing to avoid disappointment. EPC – D

This immaculately presented 3 bedroom 1930s semi-detached family home is offered to the market for this first time in over 40 years. The property has been superbly looked after during the current vendors ownership and has a wonderfully well stocked garden. Stoke Grove is an extremely popular road due to its proximity to Elmlea Primary School and its level access to the amenities on Stoke Lane so would suit a range of buyers who are looking for a quality home in prime BS9. EPC – D

Coombe Dingle Guide Price – £550,000

Brentry - £365,000

We are pleased to offer this stunning 5 bedroom semi-detached family home. The development was built circa 2014 and has been extremely popular over the years. The property has been extremely well looked after and improved by its current vendors and provides ample square footage as well as all of the modern utilities that growing families seek. The property is arranged over three floors and has so much to offer. EPC – B

TEL: 0117 962 2299

This is a fine example of a 4 bedroom semi-detached family home in a lovely cul-de-sac location. The property offers great living space along with the practicalities suited to modern family life. It has been cherished by its current owners and would lend itself to a wide range of buyers. A truly wonderful property which will be of interest to an array of buyers. Viewing highly recommended. EPC - D

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31 Lawrence Grove – £850,000 A substantial and beautifully presented four bedroom semi-detached home, superbly located on the popular Lawrence Grove within an easy level walk of Henleaze High Street and close to Henleaze Infant and Junior Schools. The property has been lovingly renovated by the current owners, retaining the character of the house and with an exceptional finish.

sold lar i m i S rties e p pro ded! nee 53 Arbutus Drive – £465,000

13 Grove Avenue – £495,000

A superb 1930s semi-detached family home situated in the desirable area of Coombe Dingle. The ground floor has two reception rooms, a sun room and a kitchen which looks out over a superb and well-tended garden of over 100ft in length.

A stunning four bedroom semi detached family home in the popular Grove Avenue in Coombe Dingle. The property has been extended and renovated by the current owners to make a fantastic family space, with a large sitting room opening to a kitchen/dining room and a conservatory to the rear.

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n PROPERTY 18 Arbutus Drive ÂŁ455,000 3 Bedroom house Semi-detached family home situated in the desirable area of Coombe Dingle. The ground floor has two reception rooms and a kitchen which looks over the garden. The first floor compromises of two double bedrooms, one single bedroom, family bathroom and separate wc. Externally there is a private family garden to the rear, garage and off road parking to front Excellent public transport routes, situated within a short distance of Blaise Castle, M4/M5 motorway networks and the Portway. No onward chain. EPC - E

73 Westbury Hill, Bristol BS9 3AD 0117 962 1973

n INSIDE OUT IF you enjoyed watching The Great Interior Design Challenge then you might wonder what happened next for your favourite finalists. Well, even the runners up are winners on that show, with several of them going on to carve out very successful new interior design careers. Lucy Tiffney appeared on the series almost three years ago and although she didn’t win the final, her background as a textiles designer and hands on approach certainly made her stand out. Any professional designer would struggle to deliver a finished scheme in just one week so all the contestants did extremely well considering the pressure and it was clear that experience in the field was advantageous. Having worked in television myself I understand the punishing nature of shooting schedules, so when I had the pleasure of bumping into Lucy at a trade show I just had to ask how did she did it. Hilariously she was not sure herself!

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Since the show Lucy has been busy building her own brand of wallpapers, fabrics, cushions and so on using her talent for mural painting. Always colourful and cheerful her decorative designs showcase her sketchy style and painterly hand. Inspired by nature, the patterns Lucy creates are full of fronds and foliage in a variety of exotic colourways. Her wallpapers are busy and fun, and as such are particularly well suited to livening up utility rooms, hallways and under-stair loos, but just as the weather starts to turn chilly you might prefer to cosy up with one of her brand spanking new blankets. Or even adorn a wall with one. They are works of art after all. For more on Lucy Tiffney visit http://www. lucytiffneyshop.com Zoe Hewett is interior designer at local studio www. stylemongersofbristol.co.uk

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Christmas concert with traditional instruments MODERN-day balladeers, Green Matthews, perform their Festive picture of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in Concert at Westbury Village Hall on Friday 23 November. This unique retelling of Dickens’ tale uses an array of traditional and modern instruments and authentic musical arrangements. It brims with warmth, wit and wonder.

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Chris Green, Sophie Matthews and special guest Jude Rees use a magical blend of new lyrics, traditional midwinter English folk tunes and carol melodies to illustrate the transformation of flinty-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge into the epitome of the Christmas spirit – warm-hearted, generous and loving. Green Matthews take their cue from ancient troubadour tradition of wandering players. Although their music and tales are

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Henleaze & Westbury Voice November 2018  

Local newspaper filled with news, views and advertising for local people and businesses in Henleaze & Westbury-On-Trym.

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