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'We really need this crossing' Campaigners have vowed to fight on for a crossing on Canford Lane in spite of a rebuff from the Mayor Marvin Rees. Page 2

RAFA Club to mark 70 years

THESE students from Redland Green School are among the first to achieve one of the new grade of 9 in GCSEs. Only two per cent of candidates nationally earned the top grade in English and maths in the new, tougher exams introduced this year. Among them were Nicholas

Blatchford, Anna Reynolds, Joseph Penn, Tom Pitt and Eve Szczelkun. Redland Green was delighted that 88 per cent of students achieved the benchmark of at least a 4 grade in English and maths, well above the national average. Students in both private and

state schools in north Bristol notched up some notable successes, not only in the basic subjects but in the other GCSEs, which currently still use the A*-E grading system. n We have a round-up of GCSE and A-level successes across the area on pages 14 to 23

Events are planned this month to mark the 70th anniversary of the RAFA Club in Westburyon-Trym. Page 11

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Canford Lane crossing: the campaign continues CAMPAIGNERS were disappointed by Mayor Marvin Rees’s lukewarm response to last month’s questions at a full council meeting about the need for a crossing on Canford Lane; however, one local resident, Nicola Hawkes, won’t be giving up that easily. Nicola says: “We have a lot of elderly people living in the area who struggle across the road; it's a task that requires a jog. “Families with young children want to spend time in our lovely Canford Park, but crossing the road is a nightmare experience for them. “As our children get older we want them to be able to go on their own, yet there is no safe place to cross an extremely busy road. “Visitors arriving by bus to the cemetery or to attend a service at the crematorium have to dodge traffic to get to their destination. “It’s a road with an accident waiting to happen. And when my time comes to leave this mortal world I'd like to ride the crematorium in a hearse, not on the front of someone's bumper!” Fellow Canford Lane resident Fran Shackell has set up a petition for a safe crossing on the city council website which is gathering signatures. To trigger

Nicola Hawkes stopping the traffic to help others cross safely a debate at a full council meeting 3,000 signatures are needed. You can find the petition at: http://epetitions.bristol.gov. uk/epetition_core/community/ petition/3877 “In addition to the petition, we have set up a Facebook group called @canfordlanecrossing with news about future events. “We are organising two protest days on 25th and 27th

September when we plan to count the number of cars going up and down Canford Lane – to demonstrate to the Mayor and the city council how serious the problem is, and to underline that we won’t be giving up until they deliver a crossing for us. "We shall present our findings to them at a full council meeting in the autumn,” said Fran. “If you’d like to support

our campaign, please sign our petition and show your support and share your news and campaigning ideas on social media. “Better still, get in touch and come along to support our protest days in September and help us count cars. "We can be contacted via Facebook or call or text 07980 191933.”

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n NEWS THE Neighbourhood Consultation which will influence your future local services is drawing to a close but there is still time to get your views heard. Bristol City Council have a number of suggestions to achieve a £4.7 million cut to services over the next three years, which affect local libraries, public toilets, school crossing patrols, Community Links day centres and transport and funding for Neighbourhood Partnerships. The online survey asks for people to select from a number of choices about their preferred outcome for each service or to add their own suggestions. Paper copies of the survey are also available on request at local libraries or from the council. In the library section, there would be no more council funding for well-loved Westbury Library under any of the options chosen so it is vital that local people make their views known. Henleaze Library, the busiest

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Westbury and Henleaze libraries need your help neighbourhood library in Bristol, remains open if Option 1 or 3 is selected; however, that implies that library users agree that the unnamed libraries on the form should close. The question asks only which of the three options you prefer: any box ticked means you agree with it and these ticked boxes will be added up and could give a spurious result. Westbury Library group advise against ticking any option at all and suggest people raise their objections to the proposals in the feedback box at the bottom of the page. A ‘Love Bristol Libraries’ petition criticising the flawed nature of the consultation itself and the proposal to close 17 libraries and urging

the council to find alternative funding sources is running until September 5. Almost 450 people have signed it in Westbury library itself, while the city-wide online petition is now running at over 920 additional signatures.

The consultation continues until Tuesday September 5 and can be found at www. bristol.gov.uk/en_US/councilspending-performance/ your-neighbourhoodconsultation-2017

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Telebuddies: what happened next ... IT’S a minor brush with fame, but taking part in Channel 4’s Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds - broadcast at the start of August - has led to some of the elderly participants who captured the hearts of the nation being greeted warmly by strangers and staff in Waitrose. More than 2.2 million viewers tuned in to watch eleven St Monica Trust residents and ten children from Bristol preschools share daily activities designed by three experts – a gerontologist, a geriatrician and a physiotherapist. Filming took place over six weeks at the Trust’s Cote Lane retirement community on Durdham Downs when the older group's physical and mental progress was measured and analysed throughout to see whether bringing the two groups together would transform the lives of the older volunteers for the better. Mary Evans, aged 86, who

spent many years working with children who were unable to hear or speak, said: “I went shopping in Waitrose and was greeted with ‘Hello Mary’ by the staff. It

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n NEWS experience plus I’m a great aunt with a lot of nieces and nephews. “As an experiment we sat round on a ring of children’s balloons. I enjoyed that a lot. Some of them would find a book and ask me to read it to them. “Nelson was very lively and bright. He organised the other boys and built a really good garage out of Lego.” Retired professor of geology at Bristol University, David Dineley, worked all over the

world, including the Arctic, before moving to St Monica’s when his wife was in the final stages of Parkinson’s disease, five years ago. David said: “The whole thing was unexpectedly pleasant. I got to know Hamish and Michael well and became good friends with little Eva, who came to visit yesterday with her grandma. “We all found the children were keen to talk to us. The TV team were understanding and sympathetic to our needs and I was impressed with the treatment that we received. “They tended to think that older people would be depressed and some were slow to respond at the beginning.” The programme saw a number of improvements in the residents’ mental and physical health, including 80-year-old, Linda whose mobility is affected by osteoporosis. Described as “very down” when she first joined the experiment, Linda’s friendship with four-year-old Amiya saw the two of them running across the croquet lawn hand-in-hand

during a sports day. Meanwhile, viewers saw 77-year Zina, whose tests revealed a high depression score, laughing with delight as she hit a Pinata and the children swooped to collect the sweets that fall out of the papier-mache donkey. David added: “The experiment was conducted well and I think if we did this once a year it would be grand. “I think something has been

reawakened in us. The young folks have so much to learn and explore and it’s great to see the mystery through their eyes. I’d like to think that the kids got as much out of it as we did.” Chief executive of the St Monica Trust, David Williams, confirmed that they will continue to nurture the wonderful relationships established between residents and the children of the preschools. He said: “The St Monica Trust will create a lasting legacy to the ground-breaking social experiment by establishing a nursery at one of its sites. “We will also be installing children’s playgrounds at all of our sites, including an indoor play area at our newest development in Keynsham, the Chocolate Quarter. “Seeing the benefits of this ground breaking project has only strengthened the Trust’s desire to create open communities that actively encourage contact across different generations.” Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds can still seen on catch up TV, All 4.

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SPROGS Children's Nearly New Sale is run by friends Corinne and Olivia, who met during antenatal classes 10 years ago. The popular sale attracts in excess of 150 people to a hall bursting with sellers. There will be 25 stalls offering pre-loved children's and babies' clothes, toys and nursery equipment, plus a room at the back of the hall hosting larger items, such as cots, pushchairs, scooters, bikes, playpens and highchairs. Perhaps what the sale is most 'famous' for is its delicious and beautifully presented homemade cakes in the cafe within the hall. Corinne said: “Buyers can put their feet up once they have grabbed their bargains to enjoy a cuppa and choose from the variety of cakes. We make an effort to produce creations to literally take the breath away!”

There is a £1 entry fee for adults (children are free), with a donation of every fee proudly going to Children's Hospice South West. The Sprogs Team look forward to welcoming everyone between 10-11.30am on Saturday September 30 at Horfield Parish Church. All enquiries and to book a table, sprogs@yahoo.com or call 0783 460 8780.

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What is Alabama rot? ALABAMA rot is a rare but serious disease which affects dogs, causing skin lesions and kidney failure; it is fatal in the majority of cases. It has only recently been reported in the UK, with about 100 cases confirmed over the past 5 years. The exact cause is not well understood and there is no vaccine or preventive measures available. In the US the disease affects greyhounds but this breed predilection is not seen in the UK, and there has been no pattern established regarding age, sex or breed of dog affected. Most of the cases have been in the months from November to May and there may be a geographical link, though this has not been confirmed. The disease causes clots to form in the small blood vessels to the skin and kidneys, damaging the tissues and resulting in organ dysfunction. The initial signs are unexplained skin lesions, ulcers or sores; these are usually on the feet but can also be on the legs, body or tongue.

These lesions are typically itchy or irritating causing the dog to lick or chew at the areas. After a few days signs of kidney failure usually develop- inappetence, lethargy and vomiting; there can also be changes in drinking and urination. If treatment is prompt and aggressive there is a chance of a good outcome but once kidney failure develops the disease is almost always fatal. Treatment is supportive and includes intravenous fluid therapy, pain relief and occasionally antibiotics.

Antiques expert to open village show PREPARATIONS are in hand for the ever-popular Westburyon-Trym Village Show which holds its 38th annual event on Saturday September 2 in the Village Hall. The theme, to mark 1300 years of Westbury-on-Trym this year, is 'In the Past' and a most appropriate guest has been chosen to open the event: well-known antiques expert, Marc Allum, from the Antiques Roadshow. A great day out is planned for all the family, with entertainment indoors and out, from 11am - 5pm. The show is an opportunity for people to take part in the competition sections with their flowers, vegetables, art and craft. It’s a traditional, local show which attracts a number of entries for the prized awards. Of course, some visitors just come for a browse at the many interesting stalls in the grounds selling all things craft, plants and honey. And then there’s the BBQ and cake stalls to linger at with your friends and refuel. It promises to be a great day in Westbury-on-Trym and raises money for local causes. Entrance: £1 (adults) at the door; Children - Free.

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n NEWS THE Ale & Arty charity festival returns to St Peter’s Church in Henleaze with its special brew of real ale and craft. Revd. Mark Pilgrim said: “We aim to give everyone who comes a fresh experience of St Peter's, whether or not you have been to our church centre before. “Come into the church area this year and you will see craft ale and Prosecco bars on the sunny south side ready to tempt your taste buds with fermentations galore - light and hoppy, golden and intriguing and fun and fizzy. “A highlight we look forward to once again is the appearance of the Ashley Down Brewery's 'Harvest Gamble' ale - brewed from locally picked hops and the biggest seller at last year's event. The bars will be serving nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks from noon - 10.30pm.” Visitors can expect a huge variety of artists stalls, courtesy of the local artists' collective We Make Bristol from midday - 5pm. Amanda George from We Make Bristol said: “We are delighted to be returning to the Ale & Arty event for the

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second year. Last year 12 Bristol creatives attended under the "We Make Bristol" name and this year we will have nearly 20 participating with a wide array of stalls covering jewellery, stained glass art, photographers, illustrators, bags, cushions, clothing, cards and even a bee keeper. “All the creatives attending are currently part of the We Make Bristol shop which is based in Westbury-on-Trym, and live and create in Bristol.

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serving food from 5pm. “At 7pm the church area turns into our live music venue when The Watermelon Jam Jazz band kicks the evening, followed at 8pm by the recently formed, Henleaze-based Melody Makers Choir. The James Harper Funk band offer a rousing set from 9pm-10pm. “The bars will close at 10.30pm - and everything will have to be packed away and made ready for the first Sunday service at 8.00am the next day!” aded Revd. Pilgrim. Money raised by the event after covering the costs, will go to the Jessie May Trust, Flamingo Chicks and St Peter's Outreach charities. Ale & Arty charity festival takes place at St Peter’s Church, The Drive, Henleaze on Saturday 30 September from noon until 10.30pm.

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ELEVEN years after the team at Golden Hill Sports Ground first set up the annual Party in the Park (PITP), this year’s event means that they are set to make a final repayment on the ground purchase loan of the community owned YMCA field. One of the organisers, Chris Drew said: “Everyone at Golden Hill Sports would like to say a big thank to all those people that have come along and supported PITP over the years and making it such a success. We would like to invite them all back again this year along with anyone who has never been before.” This year’s event promises a whole host of fun for all the family on Saturday 16 September from 1pm, finishing with a firework display at 8pm. During the day there will be Tethered Hot Air Balloon ride (weather permitting), Gryoscope (a ride for 4 people), Neuron Racer, Tractor Rides and a Demolition Zone - a chance to Bash the Car! It’s a chance to test your skills at Crazy Golf, a Zombie Shootout, Sports Zone and a Flight Simulator.

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Some great local acts will be performing on stage, plus displays from Japanese Drummers, Tae Kwon-do, marching band and many, many more. Visitors to the event can relax away the cares of the day with drinks from the licensed bar and enjoy the tasty bites from the food village on site. PITP first started in 2007 and was created by the Golden Hill committee as a way of both raising money to repay the loan taken out to purchase the ground

and giving something back to the community who helped the registered charity (Golden Hill Sports) acquire these valuable playing fields. PITP has raised well over £80,000 in the 10 events held so far with close to £15,000 being raised at PITP 2016 alone when over 4,200 people attended during the course of the day. Chris Drew said: “Our slogan for PITP is "Bringing the community together" and we truly believe that this event does just that. It’s a great event

with a variety of stalls and entertainment on offer for all the family. We print 10,000 programmes that are hand delivered to homes in the local area and thousands of people come along and enjoy the day which is open to everyone. “We are so grateful for our PITP organising team, many of which have been with us since the start and give up countless hours to make this event the success it is. “The funds from all future events will now be put towards the next project - the renovation and re-development of the pavilion.” All funds from PITP go to the registered charity ‘Golden Hill Sports’ who’s charitable objectives are the protection and well being of the sports field & provision of sport for the membership which is open to everyone. For more details on the event a visit www.goldenhillsports.com or their facebook page.

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n NEWS A NUMBER of events have taken place to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the city of Bristol twinning with Hannover and Bordeaux. Henleaze and Westbury councillor Geoff Gollop has just returned from a trip to Hannover with thirty other supporters of the Bristol Hannover Council as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations. “In 1947, a goodwill visit from Bristol to Hannover started the twinning between our two cities. A similar twinning arrangement was set up with Bordeaux which is remarkable, given that it was just two years after the end of the Second World War. “Over the years, it is remarkable how many children and how many groups have visited Hannover; we met one lady who came to Bristol in 1949 as part of a school exchange and stayed with a host family for six months. The school twinning between Cotham School and the Goetheschule is still strong,” he said. Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees, attended a ceremony at the

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Neues Rathaus. Mayors Stefan Schostok and Marvin Rees signed a new Memorandum of Understanding between Hannover and Bristol. Mayor Rees was also privileged to sign the Golden

Book of Hannover, which all important visitors have been invited to sign since 1930. Mayor Rees then joined the Oberburgermeister of Hannover, Stefan Schostok, to open their weekend Festival of Culture.

The day ended with a trip to the spectacular Herrenhauser Gardens for the firework festival. On the Sunday morning, a Service of Celebration took place at the Marktkirche when both Mayors attended and the Chaplain from Bristol Cathedral, Sarah Evans, preached in German. Marvin Rees also gave a personal account on the importance of reconciliation. Councillor Gollop added: “Our German hosts were very welcoming and friendly; the barbecue at one member’s home was most enjoyable – except for the mosquitos. “I found the whole experience moving and even emotional. “Both my grandfathers and my father were involved in the two world wars, and yet here I was, sharing in a celebration of reconciliation, proud of those who set up this link 70 years ago.”

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more a question of quiet evolution rather revolution going forward! The new owners have kept a lot of the established ranges but also introduced some exciting new lines like East of India, Gisela Graham, Hot Tomato and La De Da Living. The aim is to have a wide range of gifts and cards suitable for all ages with a blend of items by Bristol based suppliers,

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Seven decades of Westbury’s RAFA Club AN open day and events are planned this month to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the City of Bristol RAFA Club at Carlton Lodge in Westbury-on-Trym and the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The Club, based at Eastfield, will open all weekend from Thursday September 14, with a series of social events each night, culminating in the Battle of Britain Parade with the cadets on Sunday September 17. “Anyone is welcome to come along and take a look around the club on this weekend, and will be supplied with a taster temporary membership,” said Brian Stewart, the current branch chairman. A former Squadron Commander, he’s been a committee member since the 1970s, organising events to make the most of the spacious facilities which include a large bar area, a garden, a committee room and a basement with darts, a skittle alley and pool table. The events raise money for RAF charity, WINGS. Brian added: “We collected over £11,000 for WINGS appeals last year and will exceed that this year. It goes to RAF families to help them with welfare or financial difficulties.” Watermelon Jam are booked to play on the evening of September 14, jazz group The Dave Collett Trio perform on Friday September 15, and guitarist Chris Rainbow will entertain visitors at a Saturday night theme evening when people

are invited to come dressed as their favourite film character. A Drumhead Service in the morning where the Air Training Corps (ATC) will build the Drumhead Altar will be followed by music in the club in the afternoon. The club, based at Eastfield, first formed on December 3, 1931, by ex RFC and RAF members; this group preceded the RAFA in its present form. The members and friends met at various places for social events and to assist fellow ex-forces personnel. In 1945, the Branch Committee members decided to purchase Carlton Lodge as a permanent club. The committee raffled an Austin 7 car to raise funds, which generated £2,000 towards the mortgage. A sum of £5,000 was borrowed from RAFA to complete the purchase - small sums compared to its value today - and the club was formally opened by Lord Tedder in 1947. Over the next few years, fundraising efforts including a number of air displays at Filton Airfield, led by FLt Freddie Freies paid off the mortgage and loans. Eventually the premises were handed in trust to RAFA to be used as the club and branch HQ, and is still in use today, one of the few founding branches to survive. Jean Calway MBE, stalwart of the catering division and ATC liaison joined because her partner was RAF during the war and stayed to become a ‘WINGS’ charity officer for 20 years.

Jean said: “We’ve been through highs and lows - when I first came here it used to be rather like an officers' mess. “It tends to be a club where everyone works together. We have RAF veterans, a few with high medals, and it’s always

been well run and very social. Most of the people in the club now are club associate members, rather than RAF, and anyone is welcome to join. Our curry and jazz nights are very popular. We organise trips during the year so it’s a nice outlet for people.”

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WE pride ourselves here at Torwood House School in knowing every child personally therefore no child is ever unnoticed or invisible. Every child’s aspirations are wholeheartedly supported, whatever direction they wish to take. Our Independent School’s Association (ISA) Junior and Prep School Award for Excellence and Innovation clearly demonstrates our passion for our children’s learning and our commitment to providing a cutting edge curriculum. Our award winning education coupled with a nurturing environment means each child receives a tailored teaching style to suit them, allowing them to truly flourish. Our pupils learn a modern foreign language, which gives pupils a wider world view and an appreciation of cultures other than English at an earlier age than

many. Other provision includes, unlike many other schools, weekly swimming lessons and Forest School for Reception children, which sees them exploring the natural world in nearby woodland. Clearly, our children are at the heart of everything we do! Why not come and meet our children, our greatest ambassadors! Open Morning Event is being held on Friday October 6 from 9.30 am until noon. We offer primary education for boys and girls between the ages of 4 -11 years and are based in Redland.

DAISYCHAIN nurseries are proud to have two vibrant, safe and happy environments to offer in Westbury Park and Clifton Village. We are fortunate to be based in beautiful settings close to the Downs. Both of our nurseries have newly renovated play areas which allows babies, toddlers and children’s imaginations to run wild! We pride ourselves on being able to offer age appropriate activities and our children are actively encouraged to express themselves. Self-initiated play, messy play, forest school and trips ensure that your child will experience a varied and fun-filled day. We offer wrap-around care from 7.30 am until 5.50 pm every day, a balanced diet as well as a stimulating day for your little ones! We offer childcare for babies, toddlers and children aged between 0 – 5 years.

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Happy smiles as A-level students rise to challenge AUGUST 17 was a special day for the thousands of students from Henleaze and Westbury receiving their A-level grades. The results show a strong performance from Bristol’s state and private schools, with 96 per cent of students achieving at least three A levels with grades between A* and E in Bristol, despite the new tougher final exams. North Bristol Post 16 Centre, based at Redland Green and Cotham Schools, has gone from strength to strength with outstanding A-level, Pre U and BTEC results. Marian Curran, Director of the North Bristol Post 16 Centre, said: “We are very pleased to see the percentage of students achieving the highest grades is above the national average. This is true not only at A*-A grades, but also at A, B and C grades. “We are particularly proud of our students who have overcome personal adversity to achieve great success. Their hard work,

commitment and determination has paid off and the vast majority of students have gained places at their first choice university. “In the context of the well-documented and greater challenge in A-levels and BTECs, to have held our strong position and seen an increase in the highest grades is truly outstanding.” In over 29 subjects there was a 100 per cent pass rate with 38 students achieving A*-As in three or more of their A-levels. Nine students will be taking up their offers of places at Oxford and Cambridge and 11 students, some of whom are from partner schools, will begin courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. A large proportion of students have successfully secured Russell Group university places or a place on high-level apprentice schemes. Marian Curran added: “Students were also highly successful in their BTEC courses,

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securing a 100 per cent pass rate with over three quarters of grades at Distinction* and Merit. We are particularly pleased that students from partner schools (Fairfield, Henbury, Orchard School and Oasis Brightstowe) have done so well this year. “In further maths, chemistry, economics, French, German, mathematics, ancient history, and in our performing arts and arts based courses the results were brilliant with over 60 oer cent of students gaining A*-B grades. Mathematics and science represent one in three of all entries. The results in these subjects were a real strength

Three Colston’s Girls' School (CGS) students who all achieved perfect A/A* grades will be studying at Exeter University: Emma Hilton (A*A*A*A) will read mathematics; Ellis Deeny (A*A*A and A in the Extended Project Qualification) will read liberal arts with study abroad; while Emily Craner (A*A*A) will read English. They praised the help they had been given at CGS. Ellis said: “CGS has always been a school that I have loved and the teachers will never be forgotten.” Almost two-thirds of this year’s A-level students at Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy achieved passes of A*-C with 30% at A* or A. Based in Stoke Gifford, BTE Academy is one of the UK’s University Technical Colleges (UTCs), which focus on the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).

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n EDUCATION Redmaids’ High School is celebrating the success of its Year 13 students’ A-level and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results with five girls heading off to Oxford or Cambridge. Lily Bickers who gained three A*s and an A, and Isla Waring who gained 43 points in the IB Diploma, are off to Cambridge. Starting at Oxford are Romilly Leech, also an IB student, with 38 points, and Georgia Watts and Tilly Guthrie, who gained three A*s, and an A*AA respectively at A-level. Tilly, who will be reading history at Oxford, says she owes her place to her teachers: “The support I’ve received couldn’t have been any better. I don’t think I would have made it without their belief in me.” Students at Bristol Grammar School achieved another impressive set of A-level results across the board as 60 per cent of all grades were awarded A*–As, including those achieving distinctions in their Pre-U English literature, with 26 per cent of these grades being

Redmaids' High: Five go to Oxbridge A*s. Fifty six students – the same number as last year – achieved three or more A*/A grades. In a year which has seen national grades in the new linear A-levels fall, QEH students have bucked the trend by continuing to achieve the top grades. One third of students achieved straight A*/A grades, with the top grades making up over half of all results awarded. For the 12th year running the pass rate at the school is 100 per cent. This success has extended right across the curriculum. The mathematics department has much to celebrate – nearly three quarters of all grades awarded were A*/A grades – while 100 per cent of students studying art and music achieved A*. Clifton College celebrated

its A-level results with 31 students scoring only A* and A grades. In total, 76 per cent of grades were A* to B and 48 per cent were A* to A with subjects such as economics, languages and mathematics seeing some of the highest grades. In languages and classics 95 per cent of grades were A* to B while in both economics and history 88 per cent of grades were A* to B. Half of students studying mathematics and further mathematics were awarded double A* while over a quarter of all psychology students also received A*s. Pupils at Badminton School achieved another year of A-level success with 61 per cent of all grades awarded being A*- A and 84 per cent at A*- B.

All seven girls offered conditional places at Oxbridge have successfully secured their places and will go on to read a diverse range of subjects including law, medicine, architecture, natural sciences and fine arts. Students and teachers at Clifton High School have risen to the challenges presented by this year’s new A-level qualifications. Two thirds of all students achieved all A* - B grades; significantly, this is 30 per cent above the national average. A* grades were achieved across a broad range of subjects including art, biology, chemistry, English, French, food technology, mathematics and further mathematics. Colston’s School students have again done well in their Sixth Form studies and secured impressive A Level and BTEC results. With a pass rate of 100 per cent, 38 per cent of A-levels were awarded at grades A*/A, 71 per cent at grades A*/B. Twenty two per cent of students achieved AAA or better and 42 per cent ABB or better.

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H-appy to be winners! CREATING an app that could help homeless people find work has earned a team from Henbury School top prize in a Dragons' Den competition. The students pitched their idea to a panel at the contest run by Business in the Community in Bristol and came out ahead of teams from seven other schools. They worked on their Team JobFit project with volunteers from Bristol software company Gresham and were selected for the final after winning an internal school stage. Team JobFit's idea impressed the judges, who said it was an innovative concept and the students had shown great belief about its potential impact, as well as demonstrating strong presentation skills. They also liked the fact that it was linked to an initiative by Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees – who recently visited Henbury School - to tackle the rise in homelessness in the city. Team JobFit comprised Arturs Gudens, Holly Christie, Amelia Dodd, Elinor Hannam, Alexa Norton, Millie Reed and Aimee Cook. Matt Standing, head of computer technology at Henbury School, said: “I

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Some exceptional results at Henbury STUDENTS at Henbury School have been celebrating some excellent results, with some outstanding successes across the board. Particular congratulations go to high achievers Harry Moss, who gained six A* grades, an A and a B, as well as the top grade 9 in his maths GCSE, and Martha Isaac,with nine A* grades and a grade B. Exceptional progress was made by David Duru, who joined the school from Nigeria just two years ago. As a result of his hard work and determination he is leaving school with 9 GCSEs, 6 at A*-C. The school was also thrilled by the achievements of our students in the Resource Base, all of whom left with a range of qualifications, including at least one GCSE.

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Plenty of pride for Redland Green REDLAND Green School headteacher Sarah Baker has praised students for their GCSE results. “What a great successes in a year of extra challenges. Their hard work and determination has paid off. We are very proud of each and every one of them,” she said. The new linear GCSEs in English and maths are graded from 1-9, with 4 a standard pass. Nearly 35 per cent of pupils achieved the higher level grades of 9-7 in both English and Maths, with just over three quarters of all students at RGS achieving English and maths at 5 and above and 88 per cent at 4 or above. Ms Baker was particularly pleased that 73 per cent of disadvantaged students got at least a 4 in English and maths. Nearly 93 per cent of pupils achieved a standard pass in English, considerably higher than

the national average of 72 per cent. The maths standard pass rate at 89 per cent was also well above the average pass rate of nearly 69. Students who took BTEC courses also excelled with over 60 per cent achieving top grades of Distinction or Distinction*. Top performers included: Erin McMurchie: 7 A*s and 3 9s, Eve Szczelkun: 7 A*s and 3 9s, Anna Reynolds: 7 A*s and 2 9s and an 8, Tom Pitt: 7A*s, 2 9s and an 8, Abigail Pope: 6 A*s, 1 A and 3 9s and Nicholas Blatchford: 3 9s, 4 A*s and 2 A*s.” Eve Szczelkun, one of Bristol’s Youth Mayors, arrived to pick up her results after attending a council meeting: “My results couldn’t have been any better. I’ve had to split my time between school and being Youth Mayor but I’ve learnt so much this year and get to contribute to the way that Bristol is run.”

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Top grades galore at Bristol Free School BRISTOL Free School is delighted by its second set of GCSE results. Ten students achieved a grade 9 in English and seven in maths - more than double the national average for this year. More than two thirds (68 per cent) of students gained at least a grade 4 in English Language, 64 per cent in English Literature and 68 per cent in maths. A quarter of all students gained an equivalent to an A grade in English, with 20 per cent of the entire cohort achieving a similar feat in maths. Individually, there were some exceptional sets of results achieved by the most able students, including: George Airs, Matthew Ghosh and Isabel Phillips, who all gained 7A* and three 9s; Grace Barnett-Cox

Colston's Girls’ School is celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results in the first year of the new, more demanding exams. The school saw 84 per cent of students achieve a 4 or above in English and maths, one of the highest figures in the West of England area. Six girls each earned two 9 grades - the highest level, reached by only two per cent of students nationally. Fourteen students gained a 9 in English Literature and seven in Maths.

achieved 6A*s and two 9s, Tom Kent 5 A*s, a 9 and 2 A grades. Ollie Pope, Anusha White, Dan Whetton and Christopher McWhan all gained 10 grades at A, A* and 9. Headteacher Paul Jones said: "I’m very proud of Year 11. We know that this year the level of challenge has been very high in the new English and maths examinations. “Despite this, these results are excellent using both the old measure and the new.”

Orchard School Bristol was delighted to report a 45 per cent standard pass rate (4 and above) in English and maths, as well as some excellent individual successes. Retiring headteacher Dr Holman said:“There are many students who have much to celebrate, including our four looked-after children, and our large number of young carers. Some 65 per cent of students at Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy secured five A*-C grades, including English and maths, in their GCSEs this year.  Top performers were Kurt Cameron - 7As and 3Bs; Bradley Chapman -3A*s, 8As; Samana Hassan - 2A*s, 6As, 1B ; Rupa Mondi - 2 A*s, 5 As; Njabulo Nyakaza - 8As; Matthew Smith - 3A*s, 5As, 2Bs .

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The golden girls BADMINTON School is going for gold - a new sports centre building is imminent and the first cohort of girls to do GCSE PE all got A - As. Overall, results at Badminton hit a threeyear high with 49 per cent of girls achieving straight A*-A grades. Eighty two per cent of all grades awarded were A*-A (excluding the newly reformed English Language which is now graded 9-1). Miss Gomersall, Director of Sport at Badminton School, commented: “This fantastic set of results for our first GCSE PE group comes at an exciting time for sport at Badminton as preparations begin onsite to start the build of our new sports centre.” All girls studying German and Music were awarded A*-A, and 95 per cent achieved the top grades in Latin and Geography while English Literature also secured a 92% A*/A rate. Headmistress Rebecca Tear, said: “Each and every one of our GCSE cohort this year should be proud of their individual achievements. Their fantastic GCSE grades are only one piece of the puzzle however, as their triumphs outside of the classroom in their extra-curricular activities shine alongside them.”

STEM success REDMAIDS’ High is celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results, awarded to students across both former schools – Red Maids’ and Redland High. Thirty two Year 11 girls gained all A*/A grades, nearly half of whom (15) achieved straight A*s. Furthermore, 22 Year 10 girls took their maths IGCSE a year early with 86 per cent receiving the top A* grade and 100% gaining A*/A. More STEM success came through biology, physics and chemistry where 58% of all grades were at A*. In further maths 63 per cent of all grades were A*, with one third of these students achieving an additional A* distinction, a grade which is beyond an A* and is unique to this subject. In addition, 57 per cent of GCSEs achieved in ICT and computing were also A* grades. Languages, including Russian and Latin, produced exceptional results with A*s making up half of the marks awarded, while 70% of girls had their creative flair in art rewarded with A*s. Niki Mehta, who achieved straight A*s said: “I’m feeling so happy and surprised. I wasn't expecting this at all. Sofia Durnford, who also got straight A*s said: “I can’t believe it. I’m still shaking. This is all down to the support I’ve received from my teachers, my friends and my family.” Headmistress Isabel Tobias said: “The huge range of successes seen today clearly demonstrate the girls’ ability in STEM subjects as well as many other subjects across the curriculum.

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Clifton College students compare results

Effort rewarded PUPILS were rewarded for all their hard work at Clifton College on 24 August when they received their GCSE results, with 20 students achieving all As and A*s and 1 in 5 pupils achieving eight or more A*s. In total, 92 per cent of grades were A*-B, the highest ever, and 68 per cent were A*-A grades. For Mathematics and English Language, 100 per cent of IGCSE grades achieved were A*-C. Other subjects saw strong results including Latin, music and economics, with 89%, 80% and 74% A*-A grades respectively. Eleven pupils achieved 10 or more A*s, including Hannah Wilkie, who achieved 13 A*s, and Miriam Dirnhuber and Hafsah Hayat, who achieved 12 A*s. Head of College Dr Tim Greene said: "Our pupils should feel very proud of their achievements and it has been a pleasure to share in their celebrations.This fantastic set of results is down to their hard work and commitment across so many areas of school life. They are very well placed for success going forward."

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Take a look at Steiner School “The school already has a fantastic reputation as a highly supportive community with an ability to inspire creative thought and a love of learning. Alongside this, the school is committed to enabling children to work closely with the natural world and an informed and balanced application of technology.” An Open Evening is being held on September 20 at the school’s site on Redland Hill, and will be an opportunity to meet interim headteacher, James Wetz. James was head of Cotham School, the first director of Human Scale Education, and is a passionate advocate for the small schools movement, an adviser to Government, a visiting researcher at University of Bristol as well as a trustee of Colston Hall. Keen to demystify Steiner education, at a meeting in June James described the benefits of this system: “For mainstream schools it’s about hitting targets,

getting from A to B. But what about personal development and personal care of the child? Steiner brings a sense of community to children where children can be known, and well known.” Alongside a comprehensive review of the school’s governance, led by Mr Wetz, the school are refurbishing and upgrading of the Grade II Listed manor house with its spectacular and inspiring garden and

views over the city at the top of Whiteladies Road on the Downs. Daniel Black added: “We very much look forward to seeing prospective parents and interested others at our open evening or hearing from them. “If any parents are interested, please get in touch with James directly at: jameswetz3@gmail. com. We look forward to seeing you there or hearing from you soon so we can share our exciting plans for the future.”

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Westbury Forum news JOINT chairmen of the Westbury Community Forum, David Mayer and Alan Aburrow, are keen to keep the neighbourhood informed about all “Things Westbury” since the demise of the Neighbourhood Forums in May. Alan Aburrow said: “We will continue to liaise with our Councillors on local issues and try to ‘oil the wheels’ as best we can, now that we have minimal support from the fastdiminishing remnants of BCC’s NP “machine”. “We would like to take this opportunity to remind you all to complete BCC’s ‘Your Neighbourhood’ Consultation, if you have not already done so. “This is your chance to respond to BCC’s proposals for the future of our libraries, public toilets, school crossing patrols and the withdrawal of funding for Neighbourhood Partnerships. The Consultation closes on 5

September and full details can be found at: www.activenp. co.uk/2017/06/bccsyour-neighbourhoodconsultation-2017/ For those of you that commute along Wellington Hill West, full details of a consultation on proposals to upgrade the Pedestrian Crossing near The Beehive pub can be found at: www.activenp. co.uk/2017/08/statutoryconsultation-wellington-hillwest-parallel-pedestriancyclecrossing/ Objections to either of the proposals, together with the grounds on which they are made, must be submitted to the Council by 11 September. The next Westbury Community Forum is currently scheduled for Wednesday 11 October, at 7.00pm, venue to be confirmed.

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News and views from our city councillors their websites. t they cil has reported tha A couple However the Coun es ng alle t financial ch ools ask sch of are facing significan lt cu to make some diffi fill in a to u yo and therefore had l reduce costs. Bristo to er mentary ord ple in s, sup ion decis move ormed me that the m, as well as for Waste have also inf in l sto Bri ctions brings completing the to fortnightly colle n waste local authority garde er oth application on th wi e lin llection Changes Co ste Wa s. on en the Bristol City cti rd Ga ing colle of complaints regard . Council website I have received lots on cti /19 lle co 18 20 ste s garden wa School Admission ary and parents nd co the changes to our Se the r g to never havin year away, howeve ole wh a have missed out be y ma Many of these relate It for cil, incredibly stressful m Bristol City Coun fro are s ter nth let a mo d. ed o on the school tw eiv rec next Year 7 in 2018. se they hadn't realise lds that the service their choice, becau with a child entering of l ts oo ren notifying househo sch pa ly. of ing ek in eck we pa ch biblems ember the weekly to If you have any pro This cohort will rem was changing from ct me at cllr. en were sent out to policies, please conta 108806. primary school, wh o on int ssi t mi ge ad to ing Apparently letters , try 19 2 ing e 39 ply 07 Jun ap d or ren un .uk ild aro ov ch e l.g re vic sto liz.radford@bri re were so many mo subscribers of the ser s stated that the the ry ls when da oo on sch sec l ee sto thr Bri se letter Finally, do choo in previous years. All n via Royal Mail. The to on tha ce ion s/ en cat ng pli mm rni ap co line e would ng open mo completing your on change to the servic schools will be hosti scribers you include at sub to nd l try ua me d om ivid an rec ind cil un ve gly ga Co on Bristol City the 3rd July and evenings and I str which you are in the , to get a feel for collection dates. ce least one school for it as many as possible increase in Year notification of their vis the of d un e you a higher chan ref giv ff catchment area, to is available. With the In addition, a one-o at wh pro a d on d an l ere oo e was off l Free Sch of obtaining a place. annual service charg subscriber had more 7 places at the Bristo the t year, hopefully the las n ee Gr nd dla rata basis, provided Re nt le Cllr Liz Radford ward will be ab aining on their curre jority of youth in the than 3 months rem be ma me to d So Henleaze Ward l. ha & oo st ym ue sch -Tr al req -on is . Th Westbury n a place at their loc tai ob annual subscription ns to sio ses en . 17 op th July 20 hold a few made before the 28 Bristol schools only on ry frustrating for er, so do check dates mb pte Se in This has proved ve rly d. ea rio r pe me sum the g rin Bristol residents du

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News and views from our city councillors Geoff Gollop (Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze) Planning Applications ns afThere are a lot of planning applicatio ld be fecting our local area. I thought it wou helpful to list a few of them. Lane A revised application for 48 Stoke wfollo , itted subm been has /F) (17/04126 sive ing on from the previous over inten still proposal. The current application is of one trying to fit 3 properties on to the site s on close ion ultat cons The ing. build current 4 September. e The applications for 18/19 Falcondal I have Walk is recommended by officers but Comasked for this to go before a planning st. The Augu 31 on en happ mittee, which will is waiting application for 3 Eastfield Terrace for a decision. over Concerns have been raised with me . the application for 12 Falcondale Road ber of In addition, there have been a num team. referrals to the planning enforcement ning plan a have you if me act cont Please concern.

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News and views from our city councillors Clare Campion-Sm ith (Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze) Buses - the good and the not-so-good Several weeks ago, I atte nded the launch of First’s Ultra Low Emissi on buses and was impressed. They run on gas and, unlike diesel buses, do not em it particulate matter so will help to improve air quality in Bristol. The ride was smooth and the bus spacious. Special equipment has been installed at Lawrence Hill depot for refuelling so the buses will initially run on routes from that depot. Sadly, we do not expect to see them in Westbury and Henlea ze for some time. For some residents, tho ugh, their concerns are more basic tha n this. They find the services unreliable wit h buses cancelled, real time information ina ccurate, dilapidated vehicles which have bee n known to break down and, in some cases, unhelpful drivers. This poor experience giv es passengers no confidence in getting to work or school on time and people fear mis sing medical and

other appointments. It makes travel stressful the problems, aland uncomfortable. though I have no We recognise that First has difficulty in power apart from recruiting sufficient driv ers but when they working with were in competition wit h Wessex to run other councillors the busy no. 1 service from Westbury to the and building up Centre, there were few such problems. Now a picture. Please that Wessex has withdraw n their service, be specific about First’s service has deterio rated quickly. It is a the route, date similar pattern to that exp erienced with the and time if you no. 2 service through Hen leaze and residents wa nt a reasoned are not fooled and not imp ressed. Similar response from problems of cancellatio n and inadequate First. Thank you information are experie nced to the bus drivers who clea and 4, also used by reside with services 3 rly do take care of nts in our area. their passengers and are What can be done when welcoming. buses are run for profit by private com I am writing this on what panies? If a service I have discovered is National Moaning is subsidised by the cou Day! Inaugurated ncil such as the no. in the north of England, 18 (rebranded no. 11 from travelling passen2nd September) gers are asked to write or the 77 service which to their MPs stating runs along the problems and difficulties north east boundary of and highlighting the ward then you the huge imbalance bet can complain to the cou ween London and ncil. Otherwise, it the rest of the country in is a direct complaint to terms of capital First Bus, possibly investment in transport copied to the Traffic Com and local powers to missioner and to make local decisions. the Mayor of the Combin ed West of England Authority (metro mayor We should make commo ). n cause with the north and challenge As a councillor, I am also the London-centric keen to know of view of national politician s.

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n NEWS FROM THE MAYOR

Get involved - and help us tackle food poverty in city YOU may have seen advertised a Rally for Bristol I am holding on September 9 on College Green, Bristol, working with trade unions, the People’s Assembly and other organisations. This is aimed at promoting the need for greater investment in cities, as they are at breaking point when it comes to adult and children’s social care and council-provided services. I hope that you will be able to attend. As a group of core cities, representing the biggest economic drivers outside of London, we are also presenting a ‘green paper’ to the Government calling for more investment and more powers. We don’t just want to campaign for more money for services, we need funds and powers to grow an inclusive economy with more housing – including affordable homes – sustainable diverse jobs and a transport system that provides connectivity. Elsewhere, I am pleased that we were able to host a recent Feed Bristol event with businesses

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and partners at City Hall to look at tackling food poverty within the city. Food poverty is defined as the inability to afford a healthy balanced diet which is strongly associated with people on a low income. Shockingly, more than 25 per cent of children in Bristol are classed as living in poverty; it’s a statistic that highlights the scale of the problem we are dealing with. If we want to tackle it we will need the help of organisations from around the city. Poor nutrition in early years undermines people’s health and their academic and skills development. This affects the young people we rely upon for a healthy economy. With food prices on the rise and the wages frozen and reducing in real terms, this problem is one that is only set to get worse. I was glad to hear at the Feed Bristol event that many practical conversations are already taking place and I hope this momentum

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Para-athlete Simran Kaur wins silver and bronze at Junior World Championships

RUNNER Simran Kaur enjoyed great success in her first experience of global competition at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. Simran, a 14-year-old pupil at Redland Green School, competed in the 100m and 200m sprints in the T46* category (arm amputee or impairment). She was the youngest person chosen to join the GB para-athletics team at the championships which took place on August 3-6. Finishing just over a tenth of second behind the winner, Beatriz Hatz of the USA, Simran took silver in the 100 metres in the T42 to T47 category clocking 13.58 seconds. In the 200 metres she took bronze in 28.83 seconds for a personal best at 200 metres. Simran said: “It did feel

amazing and emotional standing on the podium. I felt ‘wow’! And to have family there supporting me made it even better.” Proud father Raj Singh added: “We were all in Switzerland, including her brother and all the extended family. We had

a special mention from the commentator about all the noise we were making. “He said: ‘Simran Kaur, her family are here, I’ve seen them, and I can certainly hear them!’ ” Now Simran’s back she’s had some time off to recover from a knee injury before taking part in the final race of the season at the School Games in Loughborough on September 1. She’ll then begin winter training with the aim of qualifying for the Commonwealth Games and European Championships. “When I came back from the Worlds the first thing I said to my coach was that I’d like to do that again,” said Simran. “It was just such a great experience to go out by yourself there with a bunch of people that I’d never met but who all had a disability.

“I’ve made some really good friends with athletes from Germany, Australia and the USA too.” Simran has always been a sporty child. She’s played for the super-successful Westbury Park Foxes Girls Football team which won all their games last season to become Bristol Girls League under 14 Champions 2016-17. But, to avoid any risk of future ankle or knee injury she is going to concentrate her sporting efforts on athletics now. The 100m is her preferred event but she set a personal best in the 200m at the Juniors. To improve she needs to work on her balance as she sometimes leans to one side when she runs. Simran explained: “I have to work harder on my core to stay up straight and to make me balance.

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“I get less of a pump when I push my arm than someone with two. Eighteen per cent of speed comes from your arms so I have

to overcompensate on the other side.” The Limb Power games at Stoke Mandeville first sparked

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Simran’s interest in athletics. The event is for anyone who’s lost a limb to try out a number of sports, including seated volleyball, wheelchair basketball, and archery. She was spotted by the British Athletics coaches on the athletics track and told that with the right training she could go far. Mum Gita Sawhney said: “It’s all happened very quickly. We always knew that she was a fast runner and she’s definitely got the ability to keep going. “The world record holder in Simran’s category has a very similar arm disability, so it can be overcome with training. “We now need to start saving for all the competitions that she might qualify for. The World Games is on the Gold Coast and the Paralympics is in Tokyo.” The family are also keen to find some help with sponsorship, to help with the cost of training, attending local competitions and overnight stays. SportsAid have a scheme where individuals can be sponsored by partners to build a lasting relationship with a promising athlete.

Nick Harris, UK Athletics trainer for Bristol & West Athletics Club and Simran’s trainer said: “Well done to Simran – a great start to her career as an International Para Athlete. “I am so proud of all our international athletes and look forward to helping them become the next generation of Bristol’s sporting stars.” Before the para team set out they met up for a training event with Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees who said: “As part of our work as European City of Sport we want to start recognising Bristol’s own local sporting talent. We want to take a stand on this issue to improve our offer as a global sporting city. “These amazing young people are the future of Bristol’s sporting ambition. " “It’s been a pleasure to meet these inspiring youngsters and watch them get in shape for the world class competition. “I hope they and their stories will prove to be inspiration to Bristolians of all ages to get out and try something new.”

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The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig Quentin and Lottie Bredin are on the verge of divorce, partly due to his philandering ways. They live in London in an upmarket, recently gentrified area in a large luxurious house. Lottie loses her job as an architect and Quentin is struggling with continuing to earn a living as an ageing journalist. Lottie does the sums and soon realises that they will be unable to afford to sell the house and buy two separate properties. Lottie decides on a total change of lifestyle and organises the family move to the Devon countryside, whilst renting out their London house. Their new family home, whilst surprisingly cheap (we learn out why later in the novel) is pretty basic, and it takes them a while to settle into their new, damp,

less than luxurious lifestyle. Quentin is unhappy about the move, and falls back on writing rather sarcastic columns about country life. The younger children settle in to life in the countryside well, whilst Lottie’s son Xan initially finds life a bit dull, until he gets a job in a local pie factory – Humbles, where he makes some interesting new friends. The novel continues with life moving on for the family, who face a number of trials, unwell elderly parents, strange neighbours and changes to family roles. Beneath this story lies a dark undercurrent … a gruesome crime was committed at the house they are renting and the secret behind this slowly unravels as the story progresses. Classed as a black comedy, this novel is an interesting read. A large number of the characters in the book have an unpleasant edge to them and although it is sometimes difficult to work up much sympathy with their issues,

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n FROM OUR MP

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Helping you Since setting up our office in Westbury-on-Trym, we have been planning a wide range of events to ensure I meet as many of you as possible. I’ll be holding regular bookable surgeries for face-toface meetings so that I can help you with issues such as housing or benefits problems. These will take place locally to you in every community across Bristol North West. Appointments are already in high demand so please only book a meeting if it’s essential. And remember that we can help you over the telephone, via post or on email too. I’ll also be holding street

surgeries, pub politics and coffee mornings so that we can talk more informally about your area and your hopes and concerns. All of the details for my surgeries and events will soon be on my website www.darrenjones.co.uk, on facebook.com/ darrenjonesmp and on posters displayed in local shops and libraries. Austerity and public services I have been encouraged by how many constituents are actively engaged in the Bristol City Council Your Neighbourhood consultation. Local events have been well attended with passionate views shared on the need to provide services that support residents across the city. The council needs to save £4.7million over the next three years, due to severe and ongoing cuts from central Government and the council's legal requirement to set a balanced budget. The current proposals, which asked for views on libraries, school crossings, public toilets, Community Links and Neighbourhood Partnerships is of real concern to all of us. We all know the huge benefits that community facilities have, libraries in particular, in giving

children and families access to learning and providing safe and free spaces for people of all ages to use and enjoy. I am also aware of the rising threat of social isolation and the role libraries have in supporting the most vulnerable in our communities. At the time of writing, I’m organising a libraries conference for representatives from each library in the area, alongside local campaign groups, to contribute to my own submission to the consultation. I am keen that as a group we work together to get the best deal for communities right across Bristol North West. But it’s not just council services under threat. Southmead Hospital, GP surgeries, children’s centres, schools, community and advice centres and so many more are crippling under the stress of Government cuts to public services. I’m busy meeting as many people and organisations as I can to see first-hand what this means to local people, and I’ll be raising this loudly in Parliament after Recess. Local transport It’s great that £2.25 million has been committed to support a new railway station at the Portway Park and Ride in Shirehampton. For those of you that work in town,

it may prove much easier to park at the Park and Ride and jump on one of the new trains on the Severn Beach line into Clifton or Bristol Temple Meads. But there is still much more work to be done on getting inner city rail and sustainable bus routes sorted within Bristol North West. In my first meeting with the Metro Mayor I will be pushing for the delivery of the Henbury Loop line, including the re-opening of local stations, and working with bus providers to try and keep bus routes open and connected with future rail networks. With so many thousands of new houses being built across the border in South Gloucestershire we mustn’t stop applying the pressure to stop our road network getting completely jammed. I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can at local events, at my street surgeries or in your local coffee shop or pub. Darren Jones MP Member of Parliament Bristol North West

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n NEWS A BRISTOL-BASED partnership has launched an innovative series of short films in six different languages giving information about dementia and relevant support services in the city. The Dementia Wellbeing Service, a partnership between Alzheimer’s Society and Devon Partnership NHS Trust, commissioned the six short films - in Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese, Somali, Polish and Englishlanguage - to address the stigma, misunderstanding and lack of accurate information currently available for the culturally diverse communities across the city. Film producer and Community Development Co-ordinator for the Dementia Wellbeing Service, Trish Caverly says: “Alongside other BME communities, Somali has no word for dementia. This can make it even more difficult for family members to discuss a dementia diagnosis and contribute to a stigma in many of these communities.” A dementia All Party

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Parliamentary report in 2013 suggested that nationally people from BME communities are under-represented in dementia services, they are often diagnosed at a later stage of the illness or not at all.

Mrs Kwan, who is originally from China, has lived in Bristol with her husband for 45 years and raised their family here. She is now carer to her husband who has dementia. “Life changes significantly for someone with dementia, and for their carer and family too. It’s really important to get help. In our community, a lot of people don’t know what dementia is, we don’t even have a word for it. This means that lots of people with the disease run the risk of being forgotten,” she said. Trish Caverly explains: “During community consultations one common finding was the lack of culturally appropriate, accessible information about dementia and the support available, for people for whom English is not their first language. “In many of the communities that we work with, we’ve found that there is a lack of knowledge

about what dementia is. This is backed up by recent research overseen by the University of the West of England which has found that many people fail to understand that dementia is a health condition. It’s often thought of as a ‘normal’ part of ageing, and for many there is stigma attached. This stops people from seeking out the help available to them.” Within each of the films, medical experts, people affected by dementia and members of the relevant communities explain what dementia is, outline how people can gain a diagnosis and access the free support available from the Dementia Wellbeing Service. The films are available to view via www. bristoldementiawellbeing.org and limited DVDs can be ordered from the Dementia Wellbeing Service Access Line 0117 904 5151.

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n NEWS CONFETTI and bunting were the order of the day at the Ardagh Bowling and Sports Club when Bryony Enright and Darren Roberts tied the knot at the community venue at the heart of Horfield Common on Saturday August 19. The couple, who met at university in 2009, wanted their special day to be as close to home as possible and found somewhere virtually on their doorstep. Darren is from a large family, the 10th of 12 children, who grew up on Logan Road. He said: “We asked how local could we make our wedding? “You can see the trees on the Common from our front door on Beloe Road and it meant things were nearby and we could relax on the day.” Bryony added: “We wanted an informal wedding and one that was not too traditional. “The Ardagh is low key and has a real charm and we could really imagine it as a wedding venue. It’s really pretty with the lawns outside. “The Common, cafe, and Ardagh make this area what it is, and we love it!” Kay Thomson, manager of the Ardagh, is used to catering for the bowls team and informal events but was delighted to be of help when the couple approached her about using the location for their wedding celebrations. Kay said: “It is an honour for the Ardagh Bowling Club to be the venue chosen for the wedding blessing. A lovely building set in a beautiful part of Horfield Common close to home for Briony and Darren. “The bowls club ensured that the day went smoothly and was enjoyed by all.” The Ardagh isn’t licensed as a wedding venue so the couple married formally at Corn Street the day before and Humanist

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One big happy family at the wedding of Darren Roberts aand Bryony Enright, right, at The Ardagh on Horfield Common, below left celebrant, Karen Partridge, carried out a special ceremony on the Saturday in front of Bryony and Darren’s friends and family. Not surprisingly, Darren’s immediate family took up 54 of the invited guests! He is the last in the family to get married and has 27 nieces and nephews. A UK wedding doesn’t come cheap these days - with £27,000 the average cost last year. Bristol University careers adviser Bryony and Bristol Museum researcher Darren were keen to make the most of their budget but to design the wedding in their own informal style. “We wanted to put together the wedding as cheaply as possible - our budget all in was £4,000. My dress was from ASOS and we borrowed bunting from friends and picnic blankets from the University to give it a village fete feel. There were lots of fun and games, with quoits

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and bubbles for the children. “Keen to save money, we entered a competition to have a Yeo Valley ice-cream bike at the wedding and won!” added Bryony. Lots of their friends have been involved, from making the cake (Lovely Cakes by Laura on Facebook) to helping decorate the venue. They couple made a pagoda for the end of the aisle by wrapping white lace around a structure. Much of the budget was spent on the food which came locally too, from pizza company, Pizza Rova who made the pizzas onsite from their Land Rover. Darren added: “Nothing is from the ‘official’ wedding organisers - we avoided anything that said ‘wedding’ on it. Our photographers, Lucas Cookson and Luke Mundy, are both just

starting out in the wedding photography business and trying to build a name for themselves." "The day was everything we hoped for and more. Seeing all our friends and family in one place all wishing us well was so heartwarming, the perfect start to our marriage. We're so grateful to everyone who helped make the day what it was, and now we're ready for our honeymoon - Italy, here we come!" Photography: www.tealphotos. com www.facebook.com/ LukeMundyPhotography

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Keeping healthy with Westerly Showband WESTERLY SHOWBAND is looking for new members this autumn The band rehearses weekly in Horfield and can accommodate players of all standards from those with experience in a basic band, or who have had lessons, to those with previous band experience at an advanced level. Musical director Chris Harris explains: “We are a cross between a wind band and a swing band. Our line-up includes trumpets, trombones and saxophones along with the rhythm section of bass and drums. To these are added the wind band instruments of flutes clarinets, oboes, and tubas. “What really marks out the band from most others is the music it plays, from swing classics like American Patrol, through standards such as Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder to film themes, including Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind.” The band also has its own

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resident singer; Alexandra Denman, who is well known for her work with several local light opera and opera companies. Now that autumn is approaching Chris reckons that joining the band is a recipe for good health too, as it relieves stress, fosters creativity and improves your social life.

Chris added: “Members come mostly from North Bristol and there is a sizable contingent from the 20 to 30 age group while the others are evenly spread across the age spectrum. It’s fair to say that their friendly and welcoming attitude to new members is only superseded by the quality of the rehearsal biscuits.”

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Mukha Virasana (downward facing hero pose) Practice time: 1 – 3 minutes. Benefits: Prepares you for practice. Stretches out the shoulder joints and relieves back pain. Breathe consciously throughout this pose. Continually bringing your awareness back to your breath will help relax your mind and body even further, preparing your body for a deep, renewed state of health and wellbeing. Here begins a new academic year of yoga asanas (poses) drawn and described by the wonderful Bobby

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the floor in front of you. Allow your sit bones to nestle down onto your heels.

1. Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels. Separate your knees to the width your hips. If you are stiff, widen your knees a little more. Hook your thumbs into the place where the top of your thighs meet the front of the hips. Pull back through your thumbs and fold your torso forward over your thighs.

4. To come up, slide your hands back toward you and pressing them into the floor, inhale, and then swing your torso back up to a sitting position. Pivot your legs out to the sides and then extend them out in front of you.

2. Release your thumbs and stretching your arms forward oneby-one, extend your torso further forward and down between your thighs, the left side of the torso resting along the inner left thigh and the right side along the right inner thigh. Place your hands on

3. Rest your forehead on the floor. Without lifting your hips, walk your arms even further out in front of you. Press the index finger and base of the thumb down. Lengthen through the fingers. Draw the upper arm muscles back back onto your shoulder-blades.

Drawings and posture text reproduced by kind permission of Bobby Clennell, a senior Iyengar teacher in New York who teaches biennial workshops at Yogawest. Several of this year's offerings are taken from two chapters Bobby wrote for a new book by Frank Lipman MD: 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat...And How You Can Stay Young, Slim, and Happy!

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Does the young person in your house love to sing? BRISTOL Choral Society (BCS) has been running an Apprenticeship Scheme for more than 10 years for young people who love singing. Available to pupils from Year 9 upwards, there is an opportunity for young people to join the new programme starting in September. Apprentices don’t need any musical knowledge or experience – just a love of music. They join the choir and are supported by an individual mentor. They sing in all concerts, with professional soloists and orchestras in national venues (an option in August was in the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall). There are also opportunities to work towards an Arts Award, to enhance CVs, make new friends, and there are no costs involved at all. Young people have joined from all over Bristol, including Henleaze and Westbury-onTrym and some have gone

on to choral careers and solo singing. Hannah, a 15-year old apprentice, explains how she came to join the course: “I went to a few BCS concerts and really liked them, and then I thought, because I wanted to try

something new, ‘why not?’ – and I asked if I could join. I’m still there, well over a year later. “There’s a lovely atmosphere at rehearsals every week, the people are incredibly friendly and helpful, and I have met a

lot of amazing people I wouldn’t have normally met. But the main reason is: it’s fun. “Young people and children need creative outlets to express themselves and their opinions, and to chill out for a while, and there aren’t enough opportunities for them to do so. Music gives me a chance to relax and tap out of my busy life. “There’s an underlying problem of people not wanting to try new things, maybe because they’re scared, and so not getting involved in something that they’d turn out to love. The Apprentice scheme helps any young people who’d like to try something musical.” Rehearsals are on Wednesday evening from 7.15pm in Central Bristol. Why not come along to one and see if it could be for you, or a young person you know? If you’re interested, check out the website www.bristolchoral. co.uk or call the Apprentice manager on 0117 942 4620.

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Follow the Buzz at the Botanic Gardens Caring for ourselves THE Bee and Pollination Festival at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden on Saturday September 2 and Sunday 3 invites you to ‘follow the buzz’ and find out more. Come and see the Giant Amazon waterlilies, live hive demonstrations, Bristol beekeepers’ annual ‘honey show’ and research displays on pollinator behaviour. Explore the nurseries with bee-friendly plants, talks and willow weaving, wildlife exhibits, summer art/ science exhibition plus free tours of the Botanic Garden. Doreen Symonds said: “Avon Organic Group have been busy preparing their stall again for this

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Golden Hill Garden's all set for harvest

AUTUMN seems to have come early this year and although it brought with it the rain, it also brought an early harvest of delicious fruit and vegetables grown by the volunteers at Golden Hill Community Garden. To celebrate the coming of autumn the garden will host its annual Harvest Fair Saturday

September 9 from 1-4pm. This is a fabulous local community event with traditional fair games, free family activities, treasure hunts, pond dipping, music and pizza from a frog clay oven! This year, with the support of Barcan+Kirby, organisers aim to make the event as accessible as possible to people and families

with disabilities or special educational needs; this will include a sensory trail and play area for children. Another exciting development in the garden this month is that it intends to open to the public on Sundays, from September 10, and then fortnightly. Sessions will run from 10am until noon. Pete Clee, from the garden, said: "We are hoping that this will encourage volunteers who are unable to come to our Wednesday sessions because of work. They will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to have fun in the sun, which always shines on us! “Come and enjoy our award winning garden, and see how we have developed over six years of growing success. We welcome everybody, however able, and are specially proud of our wheelchair accessibility." The garden can be found in Bishopston, just through the

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n ON THE BEAT WE’VE recently been dealing with a number of incidents where elderly and vulnerable people have been the victims of scams. These criminals can be very convincing and it’s not just the elderly, vulnerable and less ‘tech-savvy’ that are taken in. We are all at risk of online fraud. There are many ways they try to trick their victims, but there are signs to help you identify a fraud, scam or con and protect yourself. Be aware of the following: • You receive an email from a stranger saying you have won money. Be warned - if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. • HMRC or a “bank” send an email asking you to confirm bank details or send money to sort out a problem. • Call claiming to be from HMRC stating you owe money, requesting a transfer of cash, and threatening arrest if it is unpaid • Someone claiming to be from the police calls and asks for bank details or to send cash as there is a problem with your account. Don’t give them anything. We would never ask you for money or bank

details. • Someone claiming to be from Microsoft or an online company asking for your login details and password. • A cold caller knocks on the door saying they need to come in to check something or that there is a problem with the roof/boiler/ drains etc. They could be a distraction burglar. • A cold caller offers goods or services on the doorstep without providing a quote in writing. They might be offering work you don’t need at inflated prices. It’s better to commission work as and when you need it and to get quotes in writing. Remember, don’t fall for their tricks and it’s always OK to say no. Genuine callers will be happy for you to get advice and support from family, friends or professionals such as bank staff. Our advice is: •If you get this sort of unexpected call, end it immediately • Never phone an unexpected caller back on the number displayed when they call, or any number they give you

• If you are concerned about your tax status, contact HMRC directly using details from www.gov. uk, the phone book, or HMRC correspondence you know to be genuine •If you believe you have been contacted by a fraudster, report it and receive a police crime reference number by calling Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or using their online fraud reporting tool: www.actionfraud.police.uk/ report_fraud There’s information on the Action Fraud website, www. actionfraud.police.uk about this and other scams, and on www. avonandsomerset.police.uk We would love to see you at our next beat surgeries, where you can seek advice or raise a local issue with us: Henleaze Library on Monday 11 September, 12:00 – 13:00 Westbury-on-Trym Library, Monday 25 September, 17:00 – 18:00

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n WHAT’S ON IN OUR AREA September 6 n Can't speak French? Or would you like to brush up on it? Talk to us about our courses and cultural events. Our free enrolment night will take place at Henleaze Library (BS9 4HP) on Wednesday 6th September 7.30 to 9.00 pm, but our lessons are all over Bristol! A bientôt! Alliance Française de Bristol Learn French with the French! www. afbristol.org.uk September 6 n Henleaze Garden Club – Marion Dale – Wicked Plants Marion’s talk will explore garden plants which can kill, intoxicate or irritate. Main Hall, St Monica’s Trust, Cote Lane, Doors open 7pm. www. henleazegardenclub.co.uk September 14 n Does local history give you a buzz? West Bristol History Group have some fantastic talks coming up for the autumn months: Sept 14th: The iconography of Edward Colston, by Francis Greenacre Oct 12th Archaeology: Exhibitions and the modern museum audience, by Gail Boyle. Where? The Friends’ Meeting House, Hampton Road, BS6 6JE at When? 7.30pm. Non-

members £2. Membership only £10 yr. A warm welcome awaits. Contact: Pat Walker 07790 172451 Friday 15th September n Meet at 7.00 pm in The Greenway Centre, Southmea. An introductory bat talk followed by a walk in Badock’s Wood after sunset to see and find bats using bat detectors. Led by Matt Hobbs & Jane Cole (FOBW/Avon Bat Group) Please dress appropriately for the weather and uneven/muddy surfaces and bring a torch to help you find your way round. September 21 n Henbury Singers free Taster Evening - 7.30pm, Thursday 21st September, Stoke Bishop Primary School. We are a friendly choir and welcome new members. Ample free parking. No audition. We sing choral music, carols, songs from musicals etc. Contact Maggie Cavanna 0117 973 4794. September 24 n Family Fete and Craft Fayre in aid of MacMillian Cancer Support at the Holiday Inn Bristol Filton. Sunday 24th September 12 noon until 4.30pm. Free Entry and Free Car Parking September 26

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n FREE Concert at Colston Hall celebrating its 5372 pipe concert organ with brilliant globally acclaimed organist Richard Hills. Exciting mix of old, new, melodious, loud music with the magic of giving goose bumps. 7.30pm. FREE, no booking required, local charity collection. Info. VoxOrganisona@ aol.com or 07866 692089 October 1 n Antique Vintage & Collectables Fair. Ashton Court Mansion, Long Ashton Bristol BS41 9JN Sunday 1st October- 10am-3.30pm 40 stalls inside Georgian lounges and grand music hall. Fine jewellery, china, furniture, memorabilia pictures, retro items, vintage, clothing plus lots more. Café with afternoon cream teas - £2.00 entry under 16s free Car park Kennel Lodge Entrance via Portishead Rd (A369)

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n WHAT'S ON CONTINUED 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. Next gathering is on Monday August 21st - “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”, 2011 drama comedy starring Ewan McGregor & Kristin Scott Thomas ‘British Comedy of the Year’. Monday September 18th “Chariots of Fire”, 1981 British drama recounting the events of the 1924 Olympics, starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, & Nicholas Farrell. n Bristol Good Afternoon Choir At Trinity-Henleaze URC. Every Monday 2-4pm (not in school holidays). www.goodafternoonchoir.org 01761 472468 n Redland Green Bowls Club

welcomes new members, come along to our club on Redland green any Monday after 4pm , or book a free taster session with one of our qualified coaches. Jean or Gerry :Tel 9624466 . HALF price membership for the first year (£50) n Henleaze Bowling Club welcomes new Members. Come along to our free Coaching sessions at 6pm on Monday evenings (excluding Bank Holidays) to see if the sport is for you. Phone the Secretary, Tom Logan, on 01179621669 for further details. n 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 Bristol Brunel Lions Club – We meet at Shirehampton Golf Club on the first Tuesday of every at 7 for 7.30 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month we have a social gathering normally with food. We raise money for charity both locally and beyond through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Lots of fun and fellowship raising and spending money for good causes. For more details of how to apply for assistance with charitable activities in Bristol or to become involved in our activities see Bristol Brunel Lions Club on line or contact our Club Secretary Bill O’Neill at lion.bill@ virginmedia.com

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 The Mosaic Singers are a compact group but would like to grow our

line-up with an additional Soprano, Alto,Tenor and Bass. One of each would be great. We rehearse in Stoke Bishop on Tuesday evenings, where a warm and friendly welcome is assured. This need not be as heavy a commitment as with some choirs. In you would like to find out more, please phone David Vicary on 0797 346 0994. n Melody Makers Baby Friendly Choir. A fun and friendly daytime choir for ladies with babies and toddlers. Tuesday 10:30-11:30am during term time at The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze Road. Membership only. Book a FREE taster - www. melodymakerschoir.co.uk n St Peters of Henleaze Keep fit group would like to invite you to attend their weekly sessions every Tuesday at 9.30am. This is a men only group of 60+ year olds who enjoy regular exercise taken by fitness Professional Natasha Johnson for only £4 per session. Please contact Keith Bonham on 01179684972 or just turn up. We run the sessions all year round. n Dance Fit, Tuesdays 12-1pm at St Peters Church Hall, The Drive, Henleaze. A fun fitness class with dance steps from salsa, cha cha, swing etc. Variety of music, 60's-80's, Latin, Pop, Big Band, World & more! No experience needed. Wear fitness clothes/trainers. FFI tel Cressida 0117 9391672/07808 581739. n Tue. 12pm-1pm starting 6th Sept. (NB 1pm-2pm on 19th Sept. only). at St Peters Church Hall, The Drive, Henleaze. A fun fitness class with dance steps from salsa, cha cha, swing etc. Variety of music, 60's-80's, Latin, Pop, Big Band, World & more! No experience needed. Wear fitness clothes / trainers FFI tel Cressida 0117 9391672 / 07808581739. www.clubcubana. com

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.

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n Zumba Gold/Light (lower impact class) at Westbury-onTrym Village Hall, 5.30pm. www. bristoldancezumba.co.uk. n Bristol Cabot Probus Club for retired and semi-retired professional and business men to maintain contact and fellowship with people of similar interests. Group meets third Wednesday of each month at BAWA Club in Southmead Rd. Lunch is followed by a guest speaking on a wide range of interesting subjects. In June and December ladies join us for the lunch. Extensive programme of social events including holidays, day trips, Sunday lunches and skittles to which ladies are welcomed. We are principally a social meeting place and not based on charitable activities. Contact John Howard-Cairns for more details: 0117 968 3134. n In Step Widows and Widowers Club meets weekly from 8-10pm at Stoke Bishop Village Hall. Call 9628895 orDonna on 01275 832676 for details. n Henleaze Garden Club meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the Main Hall, St. Monica’s Trust, Cote Lane. Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start. Visitors are welcome: entry £5 (inc. refreshments). Details: www. henleazegardenclub.co.uk n Knitnatterstitch. Term time, Wednesdays 9.30 -11.30@the Coffee Bar, Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church, Waterford Road, Henleaze. Please contact Paula at knitnatterstitch@gmail.com for details. n North West Bristol Camera Club are an enthusiastic group of amateur photographers who meet each Wednesday at 7:45pm at Westbury Fields, Greystoke Avenue.

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n WHAT'S ON CONTINUED New members of any level of ability are most welcome. For details contact Pete on 07870589555. n Why not join welsh national opera friend. We support this world class company and everyone is very Welcome to join. We offer:monthly evening meetings at redmaids high school. Monthly on wednesdays at 7.15Pm-these are talks with music. Costs- £7.00 (friends £5.00) students £1.00 - There are many other benefits. For further information contact: Margaret borkowski:borkmail@gmail.Com n Melody Makers Pop Choir. An evening choir for men and women singing popular songs. Wednesday's term time 7:30-9:00pm The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze. Book a FREE taster www.melodymakerschoir.co.uk n Clifton Women’s Institute We meet at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Alma Church, Alma Road, Clifton BS8 2ES. Contact by email: thecliftonwi@ gmail.com or visit www.cliftonwi. blogspot.co.uk Take advantage of our guest visits which are just £4 (max.three per year) Better still why not join us and enjoy our fabulous Clifton WI 2016 programme for the whole year plus social clubs. Full membership details available. “ The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities Please contact me in the event of any query Thankyou Lorna Tarr n Clifton WI Tel 07702453827 Tai Chi for health and happiness. Local beginners classes starting in September - Tuesdays 11-12 and Wednesdays 2-3pm. For details contact: Karen on 0117 9424167 or see www.taichiworksbristol.co.uk

Thursday n St Peter’s Ladies Guild meets in the hall, The Drive, Henleaze, at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Speakers, refreshments, outings. New members welcome. 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

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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. Healing is beneficial for well-being and health, helping you to relax and feel better. Come along and try a healing session, everyone is welcome. For more information phone 0117 9466434 or 0117 9082061. n Ladies Keep Fit, Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 am, at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze. This session has a dance element, is suitable for all ages, levels, and abilities, who wants to maintain their general fitness, mobility. New members are always welcome. £5:00 per class, pay as you go - which includes refreshments. Ring 01454 618488, or email laili@ tiscali.co.uk, or look up the website www.exercisewithlailibrooks.com for full information; or just turn up. n Flowers by arrangement Is a new informal supper group, meeting the first Thursday of each month, 6.159.00pm Kondi Braserrie Henleaze. Enjoy good food & company whilst creating your own floral arrangement. Contact Jane Voke for more info 0117 9622440 n Reading group at Westbury Library. Every Thursday 11am12.30pm. Contact Emma Crago for more information on 07970247410 or email emmacrago@thereader.

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org.uk. n Stoke Lodge Ramblers welcomes new members. Small, friendly groups walk 8-10 miles on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month; 4-7 miles on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Please look at our website www.stokelodgeramblers. wordpress.com or contact Secretary 0117 9684140 for more information. Please come and try a walk or two before joining. n Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS) Singles and couples get fit and enjoy the company of experienced and not-so experienced dancers in the beautiful surroundings of the St. Monica's Trust theatre on The Downs. Expert tuition and Beginners' class on site. St. Monica's, Cote Lane, Westburyon-Trym BS9 3UN 7.30 - 10.00pm. Phone Martin (07786-609940) or visit http://www.rscdsbristol.info/ n Ladies Keep Fit, Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 am, at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze - with NEW INSTRUCTOR. This friendly session, which has a dance element to it, is suitable for all ages, levels, and abilities, including the older adult or young mum, who wants to maintain their general fitness, mobility, range of movement, and well being. New members are always welcome. £5:00 per class, pay as you go which includes refreshments. Ring 01454 618488, or email laili@ tiscali.co.uk, or look up the website www.exercisewithlailibrooks.com for full information; or just turn up. n 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

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

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age (u3a) scrabble group would welcome new members. We play very friendly and informal games every Friday at the Beehive, Wellington Hill West, BS9 4QY from 2 to 4pm. For further info please contact Heddy SARA on 0117 9241318 and indicate when asked to give your name that you are phoning about scrabble in order not to be blocked. also email : nigel.d.sara@btinternet.com

Saturday n Whiteladies Farmers’ and Fair Trading Market is now held EVERY Saturday to celebrate Green Capital, 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. n Henleaze Library. Chatterbooks Book Club for children, bringing Bristol University into your community. Sarah, an English Literature undergraduate runs a book club for children at Henleaze library on the second Saturday of every month from 10.30 – 11.30 am. A club for children to discuss books, make new friends and have fun.

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

Every day's a school day WELL I trust you have had a fine summer, we certainly have. This new school term is an exciting one for us - our youngest starts school. There has been a lot of fun had trying on new uniforms, findings trousers that fitted in June and will still fit in December and perhaps even next June, (or am I just being a bit optimistic hoping they will last that long?). The first day at school photos we have are amongst my favourite; the proud beaming smile worn with a look of excitement and joy and also notable as perhaps the last time we will see the uniform looking so clean and well presented! Are we ever too old to learn,

well I hope not. I went to a talk by Sir Clive Woodward this year, who has not only played rugby for England, had a career as an amazing sports coach but is also a successful business coach. He describes the best people he works with as sponges - always willing to learn more about doing what they do better. I think this culture of willingness to learn is good for us all. If you agree, well how about a few things to ponder? Many, many more parents take their children for a dental check up than take their children for an eye sight test. Both are NHS funded for under 16’s - if you are in the minority who take your children for an eye sight test then well

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above and beyond the NHS sight test and can reveal signs of visual stress which may need a coloured tint /overlay to improve reading performance. We also offer Vision Therapy assessments, (sometimes called Behavioural Optometry), where we spend extra time assessing the intricacies of your child or youngster’s visual system. Following detailed assessment, a personal visual improvement treatment plan is established for your child, the results of which can be truly amazing. To book an extended eye exam, for yourself or your children, or to discuss other specialist services we offer, please call 0117 962 2474 or 0117 965 4434, book via our website, or you are very welcome to pop in to our practices in Henleaze or Fishponds and say Hi! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Dawn steps up for Parkinson’s at Ashton Court DAWN May, 64, will be picking up the pace against Parkinson’s in the Walk/Run for Parkinson’s – Ashton Court on Sunday September 3. Retired secondary school teacher Dawn from Clifton is taking on the longer fourmile walking route around the estate, and is hoping to raise £100 for Parkinson’s UK. Dawn, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012, said: “Some of my Parkinson’s symptoms are that I drag my left leg and I hold my arm in a strange way. But since taking on Nordic Walking I’ve found my symptoms have improved, and now I’ve decided to get involved in the Walk for Parkinson’s event at Ashton Court. “I’m looking forward to joining my friends on the day and walking together to help beat Parkinson’s. Taking part in the fundraiser will help fund vital research into the condition.” The Walk/Run for Parkinson’s – Ashton Court, offers the choice of a 1.2 mile and four-mile walk, as well as a 5K or 10K run. Sky Sports Presenter and Champion of Walking for Parkinson’s UK Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson’s himself in 2011. Dave is encouraging as many people as possible to step up at the event.

He says: “Thank you to Dawn for signing up to walk for us this year. “In 2016 I completed my own 200-mile Coast to Coast walk for Parkinson’s UK, it was tough but the sense of achievement when I crossed the finish line was fantastic. “I know not everyone can walk that far, which is why our Walk/Run for Parkinson’s at Ashton Court with a choice of distances, is perfect for everyone. “2017 is going to be our most ambitious year yet for the Walk for Parkinson’s series. With every pound that we raise we get closer to a cure. So please join us at Ashton Court and help us step closer to our goal of improving the lives of every person affected by Parkinson’s.” To sign up to the Walk/Run for Parkinson’s – Ashton Court visit www. parkinsons.org.uk/walkashtoncourt, call 020 7963 3912 or email fundraising@ parkinsons.org.uk Entry fee for walkers is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. The fee for runners is £15 for the 10K and £12 for the 5K. The funds raised by Walk/Run for Parkinson’s – Ashton Court will help Parkinson’s UK’s work to provide support and information for people affected by Parkinson’s and to help find better treatments, and ultimately a cure.

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Child of the 90s? Play your part in cutting-edge research RESEARCHERS at the University of Bristol are calling on 24- to 26-year-olds living in the Henleaze and Westbury-on-trym area to take part in one of the most detailed health studies of its kind in the world. The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (also known as Children of the 90s) is an internationally renowned research study, following the health and development of more than 14,000 families with a child born in Bristol and the surrounding area between April 1991 and December 1992. Researchers have used the data collected over the last 25 years to help answer important questions on key health issues, including asthma, childhood obesity, and dementia. Meg from Henleaze (featured) is one

of almost 4,000 young people who have already attended the most recent data collection clinic, Focus@24+, and taken part in a series of cutting-edge tests, including blood pressure, liver and lung function checks. Now, with the Focus@24+ clinics drawing to a close this autumn, the Children of the 90s team is keen to hear from anyone living in the Henleaze & Westbury-on-trym Voice area who was born in or around the city in 1991/2 and would like to play their part in building an even more detailed picture of the health of their generation. To find out more, please call 0117 331 0010, email info@childrenofthe90s.ac.uk or visit the website: childrenofthe90s.ac.uk.

Questions and answers from Meg Name: Meg Age: 25 Lives: Henleaze Why are you proud to be a Child of the 90s? I'm proud to be part of Children of the 90s because attending clinics has enabled many discoveries which will change the way we all live.  What is your favourite childhood memory of taking part in the study? As I grew up in Bristol, most of the children in my class were also Children of the 90s participants which made it into this exciting club that we all belonged to. When someone went to a clinic they'd often come back to school that afternoon with a stretchy genes to play with. I used to love spending the time with my Mum at the clinics. At the later clinics, I remember that Mum would have tasks to complete too, so it was fun comparing what we'd been up to in our sessions.  Why did you choose to attend a Focus@24+ clinic? I chose to attend a Focus@24+ clinic to continue to contribute to, and help, further scientific research and because they're fun!   What was your experience of the clinic? Hungry to begin with, as we have to fast before having our blood

taken! However, I find the clinics fascinating because we get to see detailed scans of our bodies as well as learning more about the effect of our lifestyle choices on our wellbeing. What have you enjoyed most about being part of Children of the 90s? My favourite experience of CO90s was when I was asked to go to a clinic in Great Ormond Street Hospital. I had to complete various tasks as well as having a full body MRI scan. Afterwards, I was given a copy of my MRI to take home and I had a day out in London.  What research discovery are you most proud of? The cot death discovery which led to the Back to Sleep campaign. Although I don't think I can take much credit for my contribution towards that discovery, that one is down to my Mum.  What advice would you give someone thinking about taking part? I'd hugely recommend taking part in Children of the 90s.Your participation will help continue the work of ALSPAC. The staff at the clinics are incredibly friendly and welcoming; you never feel embarrassed or judged. You never know, a piece of research you take part in could change the way we live.

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Charity open day to showcase new horses MORE than £35,000 has been raised since the beginning of the year through the Horse Appeal for Henbury based Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled. Earlier this year the centre was in the tricky position of having to raise at least £20,000 for new horses. They found themselves having to retire or replace several horses at once and were struggling to deliver the number of lessons they wanted to. It was “all hands to the pump”

to raise funds and source new ponies and horses. To celebrate the good news and to show off their fantastic new 11 horses, the centre is holding an Open Day on Sunday 22 October from 11am-3pm. It will include a chance to watch the horses in action as they take part in show-jumping displays and musical rides. There will be a Parade of Horses so the public can see the

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Thanks to the generosity of various individuals and grantmaking trusts, they are thrilled that they can restart all the disabled lessons in September and more than 50 non-disabled riders have returned to riding over the summer.”

New funding to target criminal landlords BRISTOL City Council has been given additional funding to target criminal landlords and help protect tenants in Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym and across the city. The Home Office has given the council £321,750 from the Controlling Migration Fund to help drive up standards in the private rented sector over the next two years. Migrants are over-represented in the private rented sector in Bristol, particularly in properties in poor condition. The council now plans to use the government funding to conduct intelligence work to identify and target rogue landlords in the city, and to take enforcement action where necessary. The council investigates unsafe houses and flats every day, but usually it relies upon tenants reporting poor conditions. The council is now actively encouraging tenants to come

forward if they have concerns about the conditions of their rented properties, which they have not been able to resolve with their landlord. Councillor Paul Smith, Cabinet Member for Homes, said: “Across the city people are finding it increasingly difficult to access decent, affordable homes. “In Bristol we are working hard to tackle criminal landlords and through this extra funding, we expect to see a reduction in the number of these criminal landlords letting out poor quality accommodation and exploiting tenants.” The officers will work to identify properties where there are likely to be high levels of exploitation and trafficking and carry out proactive inspections of these premises, using powers of entry to gain access to all dwellings. To report a landlord or rented property, call in confidence: 0117 352 5010 during office hours

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Bristol to host Family History Fair BRISTOL and Avon Family History Society are holding a free Family History Fair on September 9 at British Aerospace Welfare Association (BAWA) Leisure Centre, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG. The day will be an opportunity for anyone who needs help or advice on researching family history to talk with local experts and representatives of Bristol and Avon Family History Society. Representatives from Bath Archives and the Somerset Heritage Centre will be on hand to give advice, plus more than 30 exhibitors, including a number of local history societies. Museums staff will be there too, allowing visitors to gather more information on the work and living conditions that their ancestors may have experienced. New and second-hand books, postcards, maps, family history CDs, software and accessories will be available from a range of commercial exhibitors while Bristol and Avon FHS itself will have many of its own publications at reduced prices for the day. Former Society Chairman Geoff Gardiner says: “This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who has yet to start their family history research to come along to our free event and get an introduction to the basics before they start. A wide range of experts from different organisations can also be

consulted on the day about those ‘brick walls’ everyone finds at some point in their research. There will be a free introductory talk on ‘Starting your Family History Research’ at 10.45am. All attendees will be given free informative handouts, magazines and other useful research and recording tools. There will also be four other talks during the day: ‘Giving Your Research The Who Do You Think You Are? Experience’ by Sarah Williams, Editor of the magazine of the same name. ‘The Know Your Place West of England Historic Mapping Project’ by Peter Insole, the lead officer of the original project which started in Bristol but which now covers the South West region. ‘Researching Adoption’ by Dr. Penny Walters, professional genealogist, who will outline useful processes for this area of research from her own experience. ‘Don’t Throw that out! The Delights of Ephemera’ by Dr. Jane Howells of the British Association for Local History. There will be a raffle for prizes which include subscriptions to commercial websites and publications, data CDs, books and storage materials. Doors open from 10am - 4pm, with refreshments available. For more information, a full list of exhibitors and details of the talks please visit the B&A FHS website: www.bafhs.org.uk

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n INSIDE OUT CREATING a balanced interior scheme that uses strong colour can be challenging and daunting, especially if you remember some of the lurid hues of Changing Rooms back in the 1990s. Many of my clients want a colourful home but lack the confidence to go really for it so I thought I’d share one way to guarantee success. Very few interior designers will ever use a colour wheel to devise their schemes, as they should have either an innate sense of colour or enough experience to know what works well, but there is no shame in using the wheel and a little colour theory to help give you confidence. Complimentary colours sit opposite each other on the colour wheel, which you can easily look up online or buy from an art or craft shop. The secret to success is to vary the intensity of the colours, so that they are not all shouting at the same ‘volume’, as that can be fatiguing. If using yellow, you might prefer a quiet, pale yellow on the larger surfaces, and to confine the louder yellows, or pops of purple to smaller accessories, for example. Or you might want blue to dominate in which case you can use a variety

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Of course you can bend the rules a little by picking a shade so close to its neighbouring colour that it is almost on the dividing line between the two, for example a bluey-purple (instead of a straight up purple) with a yellow that could have either a tint of green or a tint of orange. Happy colouring! www.zoehewettinteriors.co.uk

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