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FREE EVERY MONTH IN KEYNSHAM & SALTFORD Squeezed councils set budget plans Householders in Keynsham are set to see their council tax bills increase as the town council prepares to foot the bill for more public services in future. Page 2

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Air quality up but footfall down, figures reveal

Has one-way trial helped High Street? Have your say Page 4

Closing bank is ‘short-sighted’ NatWest’s decision to close its Keynsham branch is “potentially both misinformed and short-sighted”, bank bosses are told. Page 9

Good for Wellsway Wellsway School remains a “good” school, education watchdog Ofsted reports. Page 10

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Squeezed councils reveal budget plans ‘ Householders in Keynsham are set to see their council tax bills increase as the town council prepares to foot the bill for more public services in future. Councillors voted to raise the precept – the town council’s share of each home’s council tax bill – by five per cent from April 2018. This means a Band D equivalent household will see an increase of £4.26 over the year, a rise of eight pence a week compared to last year. The local authority set its budget for 2018/19 at its meeting on January 16, forecasting £693,511 of expenditure over the coming financial year – with £529,222 from taxpayers and £85,804 from council reserves. Cheryl Scott, Keynsham town clerk, said: “Like many other councils, Keynsham Town Council is facing difficult decisions. There is pressure from B&NES to devolve further services on top of our current delivery of the cemetery, Manor Road and other public spaces. “The town council also funds a youth service, the Neighbourhood Development Plan, and the £50,000 awarded in grants to community groups including Keynsham Music Festival. Additionally your council will have to absorb the recent national staff pay offer – an increase that significantly exceeded expectations.” Dr Scott continued: “The town council must maintain a level of general reserves together

We have a duty to the residents of Keynsham to exercise responsible stewardship of the council’s assets and services and that we will deliver

with forward planning for future years of anticipated expenditure. Funding a budget shortfall from reserves each year in order to minimise council tax increases is not a sustainable option as once the reserves are spent, they are spent.” In budget discussions, town council chairman Clive Fricker said councillors had decided not to pursue the purchase of premises for a new community centre – the council had previously submitted a bid for the former Keynsham fire station in Temple Street but was unsuccessful. Cllr Fricker said: “Our information is that rises of eight per cent or more for the coming year are being considered by other local councils to mitigate the cumulative impact on their reserves of rising expenditure. “Your council has decided not to pursue the possible acquisition of premises to use for new community facilities and

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Freeze on car park charges ‘to support town’s traders’ Short-stay parking charges in Keynsham will be frozen to support the town’s High Street traders, Bath and North East Somerset Council has announced. Drivers parking for up to three hours in any of the town centre car parks won’t see any price increases under proposals from the authority. Motorists staying for longer periods of time will pay more, however, with proposed charges of 90p for four hours, up from 80p; £1.60 for eight hours, up from £1.30; and £2.10 for 10 hours, up from £1.70. Meanwhile, the cost of longstay parking in Bath will be going up with a flat hourly rate of £1.60 across all off-street car parks, capped at £15 a day. The council is also proposing a 10 per cent discount for all B&NES residents

Councillor Mark Shelford, Cabinet member for transport and environment when parking for less than three hours in one of Bath’s councilrun car parks, using its cashless payment system. Bath’s park and ride charges will not be changed as part of the shake-up, which will be considered by the Cabinet on February 7. Councillor Mark Shelford, Cabinet member for transport and environment, said one of the main aims was to encourage commuters to use the park and ride or public transport

rather than driving into the city. He said: “We’ve listened to what residents have told us is important to them and from this we have developed the three key principles of putting residents first, improving air quality and making the park and ride even more of an attractive option compared to long-stay parking in the city centre, while at the same time supporting our local shops and traders.” He added: “In Keynsham we are proposing to freeze the cost of parking for up to three hours, and we are protecting the existing free parking in local community car parks across the area.” If the proposals are approved, there will be a further period of public consultation before the charges are introduced later in the year.

Air quality is up and some car journey times are down, the latest figures show – but what do Keynsham residents think of the one-way High Street? That’s the question Bath and North East Somerset Council is putting to the public over the next few weeks as a consultation on the road layout gets under way. Since launching the experimental scheme in May last year, the council has been monitoring traffic flow, air quality, parking demand and footfall in the High Street and the initial results are in – so now the authority wants to know what people who live, work and shop in the town have experienced. One of the biggest changes since the scheme was implemented is in air quality in the town, figures show. Levels of nitrogen dioxide, which was monitored at 13 locations, are down by between 22 per cent and 47 per cent, putting it below national objective levels. One of the council’s main priorities in implementing the

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one-way trial was to improve the shopping experience and make the High Street more pedestrian friendly, and a footfall count carried out over 12 hours on a weekday did show pedestrian numbers were up on 2016 by two per cent to 7,147. However, a weekend count revealed an eight per cent drop in footfall, down from 9,803 in 2016 to 9,028 in 2017. Combined, this was an overall drop of four per cent. The report for B&NES says: “This result is not surprising given that no significant

improvements have been made for pedestrians in terms of the public realm as part of the experiment. These will be delivered if the scheme is made permanent which is expected to increase the number of pedestrians in the long term.” But it’s a result that will concern traders, said Maria Spill, of Café Crème, many of whom say that their trade has fallen since the start of the scheme. Speaking about her experience of the High Street trial, she said: “My view is that they should

put it back to what it was – and I think many traders would tell you the same thing. Footfall has not been the same. “A lot of people seem to think they can’t park in Keynsham anymore and are confused by the road layout. We need more publicity about the car parks – Keynsham needs footfall.” Parking demand in the town rose in the months following the launch of the scheme, the surveys show, with the Civic Centre seeing a 110 per cent rise in ticket sales in April to June 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, while Ashton Way was up 27 per cent. In total, parking ticket sales across the town’s car parks were up 16 per cent on 2016. Monitoring of journey times travelling across the town in various directions at peak times

showed improvements on six out of eight journeys, although increases in queuing at various points, including Station Road, Bristol Road and Ashton Way during evening rush hour, were also recorded. The full results are available on B&NES Council’s website at http://bit.ly/2DrpEK1 where there is also a link to the online consultation, which runs until March 1. Councillor Tim Warren, leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, will be visiting the town to talk to people on the High Street during the consultation period. He said: “The one-way trial has been held in order to see if it is possible to improve the environment of Keynsham High Street, by reducing noise and pollution from traffic. Now that the trial has been in place long enough for people to get a feel for the changes, we want to find out what difference this has made to the High Street and what should be the future priorities to make this a safe, sustainable and healthy place.”

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n total, 60 per cent of UK vets say that animal obesity is the biggest health and welfare concern, according to research carried out by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in 2016. In addition to putting your pet on the weighing scales, we use body condition as an indicator of healthy weight. Explained simply, this involves checking for waist definition, palpable ribs and an abdominal tuck. Why not have a go at checking your pet’s body condition? Does your pet have a visible waist? Can you easily feel their ribs when you run your fingers over them? Ribs should not be clearly visible but they should be easy to feel and have minimal fat covering them. The waist should be easily observed when viewed from above and the abdomen tucked up when viewed from the side. If the waist is not visible, the abdomen is rounded and ribs are difficult to palpate (feel) under the skin, your pet is highly likely to be overweight. On the other hand, if your pet’s ribs are clearly visible and their abdomen highly tucked,

your pet could be underweight. Your pet’s weight can have a significant effect on their health and quality of life. In fact obesity can lead to a number of serious health issues and significantly reduce lifespan. Therefore, understanding your pet’s ideal weight, and body condition, could improve their quality of life and keep them with you for longer. It is worth asking a member of your veterinary team to show you how to check your pet’s body condition. Once you know what to look for it will be easy to keep an eye on them. Our practice nurse would be happy to help you with this, simply call us at Keynsham Veterinary Centre on 0117 986 7700.

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Delay warning as lights installed at junction Temporary traffic lights have been installed near the entrance to the Somerdale site as part of a junction revamp that will continue into June. Motorists have been warned to expect delays and to use alternative routes during the work by Montel Civil Engineering at the junction of Station, Keynsham and Somerdale roads. The lights were installed on January 29 and will control traffic flow as work is carried out on various sections of the junction until June 8. The work will involve realigning kerbs, amendments to the drainage network to prevent flooding, the installation of permanent traffic lights to control the junction and a new pedestrian crossing, road resurfacing and the partial removal of a five-metre-high wall along the north of Keynsham Road to create an entrance to a planned new footpath and cycleway. A spokesperson for the

contractor said: “In order to carry out the junction improvement works while maintaining the safety of all vehicle users, cyclists, pedestrians, and of course the operatives carrying out the construction activities, it will be necessary to cordon off various sections of the highway. “The placement of temporary traffic signals to control road users will allow Montel Civil Engineering to operate on the carriageway in distinct areas so that we are able to complete the necessary activities within these zones at the earliest opportunity.” The temporary traffic signals on Keynsham Road will be manually operated between 7am and 7pm, says the firm, and removed overnight and at weekends if safe to do so. Updates and more information on the work can be seen at http:// montelcivilengineering.co.uk/ portfolio/somerdale-junctionimprovement-works/

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Action to tackle antisocial behaviour under way ahead of community talks Antisocial behaviour in Keynsham town centre has reduced over the past few weeks but work is continuing to tackle the issue, says Keynsham Town Council. Youth workers employed by the authority have approached youngsters who gather in the Civic Centre and the both the council and youth service are working with the police on ways to combat the kind of problems that had escalated in recent weeks, says town clerk Cheryl Scott. Dr Scott said: “The town council is well aware of at least two groups – including cyclists around the Civic Centre – that many residents have contacted us about. “Our youth service has started to engage with this latter group in an effort to provide them

with alternative activities in the evening at Time Out Youth Centre and our understanding is that the police have also taken action. “Our outreach youth programme is currently working two nights per week in identified hotspots (Civic Centre/High Street, Memorial Park and Queens Road/Tintagel) to engage with any young people and provide them with activities to focus them away from disturbing the residents. “Our observations are that the level of antisocial behaviour and young people on the streets has considerably reduced this month and, currently, most of the young people that are seen are from out of the area. “The Civic Centre incidences seem to coincide with school holidays. Needless to say half-

term is approaching and we will be monitoring the situation diligently.” Dr Scott added that only a small minority of young people were involved in the antisocial behaviour and that the majority should not be “tarnished by the few”. “Keynsham is very fortunate to have one of the few youth councils in the country – Keynsham Now – which has received local and national awards for its activities this last year,” she said. “They play a very positive role in Keynsham, including raising money for local charities, engaging with the community and working with other Keynsham young people to address issues of concern, including bullying in schools. “The town council recognises

this and supports their activities.” The town council is still working on plans for an antisocial behaviour forum this month, which will bring together residents, organisations, police and council representatives to help address the issues. Speakers will include people involved in initiatives in other areas of B&NES, including street pastors or marshalls, and the aim is to gather as many people as possible to find a community-led solution, said Dr Scott. Invitations will also go out to schools, sports clubs and Neighbourhood Watch groups and anyone who would like to be involved can contact Keynsham Town Council on 0117 986 8683 or at townclerk@keynsham-tc. gov.uk

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Plan to combine library and post office ‘needs support’ A community group hoping to reopen the post office in Saltford say they have been very encouraged by the response to their appeal for help to restore the service. The village’s post office closed in December following the resignation of the postmaster and after plans to relocate it to the McColl’s shop in Bath Road fell through. Now the members of Saltford Community Association have come up with a proposal that could not only bring back post office services but could also safeguard the future of the village’s library. Under the plans, the post office would reopen inside the library, managed by a postmaster who would be employed to work for 26 hours a week alongside a team of library volunteers. Transactions and sales would

cover salary costs, says the SCA, while donations and rent from the parish council would cover running costs. “Positive” discussions have been held with B&NES and the Post Office, which would cover initial set-up costs. The joint post office/library venture would be set up as a non-profit subsidiary of the SCA charity and would be overseen by a voluntary management committee. A public meeting held in January to outline the proposals was attended by around 60 people interested in getting involved and a spokesperson for the SCA said: “The need for financial support from the local community is a key feature, as is the need for a volunteer force to form the management committee and to staff the library.”

If the plan does not go ahead, said the spokesperson, the SCA believed “there would cease to be a post office and a local library branch in Saltford”. The next step is to form a management committee, with an overseer who has experience of running a post office, as well as recruiting a postmaster and building up a team of volunteers to staff the library. Anyone who is interested can contact the SCA at chair@ saltfordhall.co.uk or call the SCA office on 01225 874081.

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Council looks to cut costs of bus routes Bus users in Keynsham are being asked for their views as B&NES Council looks to reduce the money it puts into subsidising an early-morning service. The authority funds one bus every weekday morning to run through the Chandag estate on Bath Bus Company’s A4 service, before it picks up the commercially run Bath to Bristol Airport route. Figures from the council show it cost £1,539 to run in the past year, carrying 350 passengers, costing the council £4.35 per passenger per journey. The authority says it will keep running the service if this cost can be reduced. The service is one of a number of supported bus services being reviewed across B&NES, which in total have cost £1.1 million in 2017/18. Further details are available on the council website at www. bathnes.gov.uk/consultations/ public-consultation-contractssupported-bus-services where people can also take part in the consultation until January 31.

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Closing bank a ‘short-sighted decision’

NatWest’s decision to close its Keynsham branch is “potentially both misinformed and shortsighted” and one that could have a serious impact on the High Street, says Keynsham Town Council. Councillors have written to Ross McEwan, the chief executive officer of the banking giant, raising concerns at the loss of the “busy” branch, the lack of consultation with residents and to request a meeting. In the open letter, signed by council chair Clive Fricker and town clerk Cheryl Scott, the authority asks whether the bank has taken into account future growth in population with developments planned in and around the town, adding: “The fact that there has been no consultation at local level on the proposal (regrettably) would suggest that this decision is potentially both misinformed and short-sighted.” Arguing the case for keeping the branch open, the letter says

as one of Keynsham’s oldest banks NatWest has many loyal, long-term customers who don’t want to take their business elsewhere and that Knowle, the nearest branch, is not “necessarily a viable alternative” without direct public transport. The town’s population is forecast to grow by 33 per cent in the next 20 years, with new businesses also coming to Keynsham as set out in the area’s development plans, adds the council. The letter acknowledges there are benefits to electronic banking, but says that many residents “still prefer the ‘personal touch’ and do not willingly wish to communicate electronically with anyone”. Concerns are also raised in the letter about the potential effect of the closure on efforts to regenerate the High Street, with councillors saying they feared a “domino effect”. The banking giant is also asked to consider moving from its current listed

building into a less expensive unit to save costs. More than 500 people have signed an online petition against the closure of the branch, which is scheduled to shut its doors on June 4. A NatWest spokesperson said the company had recently met with councillors from Bath and North East Somerset Council to explain how it reached the “difficult decision” to shut the branch and to hear their concerns. The spokesperson added: “We outlined the alternative ways to bank available to customers. We would be happy to meet representatives of Keynsham Town Council as well. We are communicating with those customers affected by the closure and proactively contacting vulnerable elderly and disabled customers, as well as regular branch users. We have extended the time between announcing our decision and the branch closure to six months; this has been done so that we

can ensure our customers have enough time to consider the right banking options for them and to give us time to support them oneto-one during the transition.” Customers who cannot travel to Knowle will be able to use the post office for banking transactions such as depositing cash and cheques, making withdrawals and checking their balance, the spokesperson added. Keynsham councillor Charles Gerrish, Cabinet member for finance and efficiency, said: “Last week the council leader, Councillor Tim Warren, and I met the regional director for NatWest to raise our concerns about the Keynsham branch closure and express our disappointment at this proposal, particularly in light of the fact Keynsham has a growing population and the council is actively supporting the regeneration of the High Street. We hope that NatWest takes these views on board and considers them seriously.”

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School welcomes ‘good’ rating from Ofsted Wellsway School remains a “good” school, says education watchdog Ofsted. Three inspectors who visited the 1,350-pupil secondary in Keynsham in January said it continued to deserve the rating of good, which it received in 2014. They noted a number of improvements brought about by the principal, Matthew Woodville, since his arrival in April 2016 and said senior leadership was very strong. They also praised the support given to the school by the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust. In a letter to Mr Woodville, lead inspector Kathy Maddocks said: “Senior leaders have an accurate understanding of what needs to be done to make sure pupils gain even greater successes. You are working well as a team. You provide and receive good training from the Wellsway Academy Trust, which has benefited the school.” Changes in staffing,

Alfie Uphill from Year 8, principal Matthew Woodville, Tom Campbell from Year 11, Amy Nicholls from Year 8 and Claudia Consiglio from Year 11 expectations and procedures had led to improved teaching and learning, she reported. A greater focus on students with special educational needs was also noted. Ms Maddocks said: “You have made teachers more aware of the

capability of pupils. Now, pupils receive greater challenge in their learning.” She described Wellsway as having a “positive and friendly atmosphere”. Mr Woodville said he was delighted that Ofsted had

recognised the school’s strengths. “I am pleased that Ofsted agrees with the direction the school is going in as we continue our journey towards outstanding. We welcome this report, which acknowledges the changes we have made to support all students to reach their potential. “We are confident the measures we have put in place will ensure students enjoy their time at Wellsway, make rapid progress and develop into confident, respectful and successful young people.” Andrea Arlidge, chief executive of Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, said: “Congratulations to Matthew Woodville and his team for this very successful Ofsted short inspection report. It is clear that staff, students and their families are benefiting from being part of a strong local partnership where everyone is working together to provide a high quality educational experience.”

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et’s start with the good news, following on from the reports of robberies against some vulnerable people in Keynsham. The main suspect has been arrested for this offence and is currently on remand. They are awaiting a date for their trial at Bristol Crown Court. This is really good news for us as not only were we able to identify the offender but we have removed him from society at this time and are hopeful that he will get a significant custodial sentence from the hearing. What else is going on in Keynsham? Burglaries are still an issue. At the moment Avon and Somerset district is suffering with a number of similar styles

Burglaries are still an issue – Avon and Somerset district is suffering with a number of similar styles of burglary all across the force area

of burglary all across the force area. The offenders are targeting property where they can get to the rear easily and are smashing either windows or patio doors to gain entry. They are targeting cash, jewellery and light electronics. Please be mindful of this, look at your home security and if you need any advice please make contact. We can either send one of the team round or possibly our crime reduction officer. Anti-social behaviour affects all of us and, believe it or not, costs us all money. As a result of the recent problems where vehicles were driven on Manor Road playing fields while they were saturated, Keynsham Town Council is looking to add some sort of barrier fencing between the playing fields and the road. An effective solution to the problem but one that will be costly

to them and use funding that could be used elsewhere. The High Street still seems to be a focal point for youths, congregating around the civic centre and the one-stop shop. There have also been problems in the library with some inappropriate behaviour. The open space there lends itself to a safe environment, with both the shop and cafe providing the focus. We are trying to engage with the groups but our attendance is normally followed by them running away and returning when we have left the area. We are trying to make this location inviting for everyone as was intended by the council. If you have children who frequent the High Street in the early evening, please make them aware of our expectations as to their behaviour.

We continue to run our Community Speed Watch-style operations at various locations around the town, and we have also been running anti-social behaviour operations. Both of these have been very fruitful with a number of persons being brought to justice. You may recall that I mentioned hopefully getting another beat manager to assist with the workload on the Keynsham beat. Just to keep you in the loop, there have been two applicants, they are going to be interviewed next week and I look forward to introducing the successful candidate next month. Watch this space. On a side note, the consultation for the Keynsham High Street one-way trial is now open. It’s interesting the amount of people who think that the police had some involvement in the change of the road layout. Love it or hate it, please let your voice be heard by completing the questionnaire, which can be found on the B&NES Council website, www.bathnes.gov. uk, and closes on March 1.

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Chris named Tower’s newest Beefeater

Chris Clawson in his famous Yeoman Warder uniform

Chris Clawson has swapped his Keynsham home for something a little more spacious – the Tower of London. Following 30 years in the Royal Air Force, Chris has become one of the palace’s 37 Yeoman Warders – perhaps more famously known as a Beefeater. As part of his new role, Chris will live in the tower, an experience he describes as “surreal”. He said: “I still have to pinch myself when I say live and work in a royal palace in the heart of the capital. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed you are effectively living and breathing history. “It really is quite surreal and yet awe-inspiring at the same time. The fact you feel this range of emotions adds to the magic of the place. All the Yeoman Warders live at the Tower of London, so there is a

real community spirit, which is great, especially when you’re new to the job.” Chris will now spend the next few months learning the site’s history word for word to prepare him for leading the public on tours, as well as familiarising himself with the 21 other daily duties of a Yeoman Warder, including locking the gates to the tower every night. Living in and studying the tower, Chris will certainly be getting to know the historic site and its secrets better than most. He said: “The tower’s long history means you are always discovering something new. Before it moved to Regents Park in 1834, the Royal Menagerie, now known as London Zoo, was housed at the tower. From the 1200s to 1835, the tower housed a menagerie of exotic wild animals, never before seen in London, including lions and a polar bear given as royal gifts.

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The Tower of London “Today when you visit the tower keep your eyes peeled for wire animal sculptures, including a family of lions, a polar bear, an elephant and a baboon troupe that commemorate some of the inhabitants of the menagerie.” Before becoming a Yeoman Warder, Chris, who was raised in Boston in Lincolnshire, was

a Flight Sergeant based at MoD Abbey Wood. He has also served with the Royal Air Force in Iraq, Northern Ireland and Oman. Outside work, he is a camper van enthusiast and rugby fanatic, having represented the RAF Rugby Union team at veteran’s level. Explaining what appealed to

him about his newest role, he said: “I have always been excited by unique challenges, from captaining my local rugby team from childhood to working as part of the ground crew for the Red Arrows, known as a ‘Blue’. “Becoming a Yeoman Warder is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and I am really enjoying getting to grips with the responsibilities that come with this unique role. Growing up I have always been something of a history fanatic, it helped that I had a really inspirational teacher at school. Now, as part of my job I get to share over 900 years of history with visitors – I’m living the dream!” The Yeoman Warders are descended from the ancient band of warders who guarded the gates and royal prisoners early in the tower’s history. Modern Yeoman Warders are still Extraordinary Members of the Queen’s Bodyguard and are all former warrant officers from Her Majesty’s Forces with an honourable service record of at least 22 years.

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Poppy Cascade to honour the fallen A cascade of bright red knitted poppies will be displayed on the outside of St John’s Church as part of Keynsham’s tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War. Keynsham in Bloom is teaming up with the church to help commemorate the centenary of the end of the conflict on November 11 in 1918. The organisers need as many knitted or crocheted poppies as possible and are now appealing for people to get out their knitting needles and “knit to remember” to help create the display. Chair of Keynsham in Bloom Denise James said: “The Poppy Cascade will be on display outside St John’s Church as part of this year’s Remembrance Day service – the idea is that they will be draped down the side between

the South Aisle and the tower facing the High Street.” The cascade will be unveiled on November 5 and will be on display until Sunday, November 11. Knitting patterns are available at Keynsham Town Council’s offices at 15-17 Temple Street or can be downloaded from www. keynsham-tc.gov.uk Wool is also available from the town council offices for those who need it. Denise said a poppy-making workshop is being planned and the organisers are asking that completed poppies are returned to the town council offices by Friday, October 19, to allow a team from St John’s to put the display in place. She added: “We are in discussions with Keynsham Royal British Legion and St

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‘Computer says no attitude to station not good enough’ Campaigners fighting to reopen Saltford station say they fear the project has stalled and are urging B&NES leaders to “drive it forward”. The Keynsham and Saltford Liberal Democrat group says there has been “no further apparent progress” on the scheme since 2015 following a number of studies and a public consultation with people living in the village. A spokesperson for Bath and North East Somerset Council said investigating the possibility of reopening Saltford is included in the recently developed Joint Transport Study, which won the backing of all four West of England councils in October.

A show of support for Saltford station in 2015 Campaigners say they have been told delays to drawing up timetables to include half-hourly stops at Keynsham and Oldfield Park have led to a hold-up for work on the Saltford station proposal, however. The timetable work is being

carried out as part of the multi-million-pound MetroWest scheme to enhance the rail network across B&NES, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, and includes the reopening of the Portishead line and more frequent trains between Bath Spa and Bristol. There is no mention of Saltford in the business case drawn up for Phase 1 of MetroWest and recently submitted to the Department for Transport’s Large Local Major Schemes programme – but it does say that “further projects are expected to be added to the MetroWest programme in due course”. In a letter to Keynshamvoice, Duncan Hounsell, chair of Keynsham and Saltford Liberal Democrats, said passenger numbers were up at every station in B&NES and it was time to reopen Saltford’s station. He said: “All that we hear from the Conservatives is that they are waiting to hear from Network Rail if the timetable

allows stops at Saltford. The project needs to be driven forward and championed by B&NES. A ‘computer says no’ attitude is not good enough.” A B&NES spokesperson said: “The four West of England councils have developed a Joint Transport Study (JTS), which is designed to help the region meet the growing travel demands that new growth will bring, as well as tackling existing pressure on road and public transport networks. “This includes providing the key transport infrastructure needed to reduce reliance on cars and tackle congestion. This includes measures to improve walking and cycling, better access to public transport and where necessary highway capacity improvements. “The study concludes that in the B&NES area it is seeking to make improvements to the existing Keynsham station and investigate the possibility of opening a station to serve Saltford.” l See Letters on Page 20

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Charity and choir founder Grenville Jones, left, is a judge on All Together Now, with Geri Horner, pictured right with host Rob Beckett

Music man Grenville adds his voice to BBC’s new TV talent show with a twist

A Keynsham choir leader is joining the judging panel on a new prime-time TV talent show alongside a former Spice Girl. Singing charity founder Grenville Jones is one of 100 musical experts and performers appearing with Geri Horner to choose their favourites among the contestants on BBC1’s All Together Now on Saturday nights. Known for his love of a good singalong, Grenville and the other judges – “The 100” – will be looking for acts who can

encourage them to join in with their performances; the more that stand up and sing along, the higher the contestant’s score. Grenville founded the Golden Oldies charity ten years ago to give older people the chance to enjoy the benefits of singing together and now it runs 70 sessions across England and Wales, including two in Keynsham, where the charity also has a shop. His list of choirs has now reached 14, including the no-audition Keynsham Good

Afternoon Choir, which meets every Wednesday. Speaking about being invited to join The 100, Grenville said: “It’s a great series and certainly different from all the other TV talent and singing shows. The format of judging by a large group representing all types of music and entertainment makes for some fascinating viewing.” The most successful contestants from each episode of All Together Now, which is hosted by comedian Rob Beckett, will go through to a sing-off final,

which has a prize of £50,000. Geri said: “I’m so excited to be part of this show. It’s about celebrating talent, uniting people from all walks of life, feeling good and singing! It's a whole lot of joy standing up together on a Saturday night." All Together Now is on Saturday evenings on BBC1. The Keynsham Good Afternoon Choir meets every Wednesday afternoon at Keynsham Methodist Church from 2pm to 4pm and everyone is welcome.

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Youth theatre group turns spotlight on boys who want to tread the boards A youth theatre group that has earned a number of award nominations for its performances is on the lookout for new members, particularly male ones, aged between 10 and 17. Phoenix KeynshamYouth Theatre (KYT) is turning the spotlight on fresh talent as it prepares for a new production. It will be performing Seussical the Musical in November 2018 at Broadlands Academy in Keynsham and is currently recruiting for teenage boys to join the cast. Director Jo Meredith said: “We are now in our third year and have performed some fantastic shows over

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n YOUTH & EDUCATION Nursery’s award to fund water butts A new nursery in Keynsham has become the first community project to receive a Wessex Watermark award in 2018. Broadlands Bears Nursery, which opened last month, has received £120 from the environmental scheme to fund water butts to harvest rainwater. James Hall, the principal of Broadlands Academy, said: “We have a designated area outside to create something genuinely special and we will keep it as natural as possible, including small tree houses, mud kitchens, story areas and water activities. “Our Watermark Award will buy four water butts to harvest rainwater and will be a simple but effective lesson in sustainable use of water.” Organised by The Conservation Foundation, all Wessex Watermark projects are judged by a panel chaired by its president David Bellamy.

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LETTERS Simple steps ensure waste won’t escape As founder of Keynsham Wombles, one of the topics people most often bring up when they first meet me is the amount of litter caused by recycling – and it has to be said that over the last couple of weeks that there seems to be escaped recycling all over our town! This, of course, is mostly due to the high winds and confusion during the Christmas period over which was the correct day to put our recycling bins out. Many of our Wombles have been out and about doing extra litter picking to try and tidy up before this litter blows into our rivers and then out to sea where it will add to the problems we were all so horrified to see on the programme Blue Planet II. However, everyone can do their bit to help. If you are unsure of your recycling day please check on the B&NES website – if you put your postcode into their search box it pops up with your next recycling day, plus you can request a text reminder to your phone. If you have lots of recycling, finding a way to crush it down so the lid stays on the box, or weighting it down with a stone or brick will make it less likely that the wind will blow it out of the box. My personal favourite is to do a quick check for escaped recycling outside my house when bringing my boxes in. It may not be “my” rubbish, but it may be my neighbours. And finally, if there is a particular problem with recycling in your road, do report

it to B&NES via Council Connect, either on their website or in the library, and they will do their very best to sort the issue out. Erica Davies Keynsham Wombles

Bank’s figures don’t seem to add up Am I just unlucky when I visit our Keynsham NatWest branch? Each time there are two efficient and friendly cashiers dealing with a queue of perhaps four or five people. NatWest allege 70 weekly customers visit. I suspect their statistics are rigged to exclude many of us whose NatWest and RBS accounts are held elsewhere. Many of us move home but don’t move accounts as it is so simple to make over-the-counter transactions in our Keynsham branch. Indeed, I receive online requests for feedback a couple of times each year to comment on the good cashiers’ service. NatWest need to rethink. John Norfolk Whitchurch

Still plenty to learn about our town! We just wanted to say how consistently good this free monthly magazine is. All the local news, regular features from police, MP and others. Good news and bad. Local groups have space to highlight what they are doing. Local people’s national achievements are given an airing. We have lived here for over 30 years. However, there are still things about Keynsham your contributors are teaching us. Local journalism at its best. Keep it up. Ian and Bob Federated Estate

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Drive forward plan to reopen station Figures from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) show that annual footfall at Keynsham station rose to 472,630 in 2016/17. The growth in passenger numbers is remarkable. As recently, as 2008/09 the footfall was only 257,110. Facilities at the station are improving over time as well. We have the ramp, the expanded car-parking, and the news that the ATV (ticket) machine is set to be installed before the end of February. Passenger numbers are up at every station in the Bath and North East Somerset area. Now is the time to reopen the station at Saltford. Under the Lib Dem administration at Bath and North East Somerset Council 2011-15, Saltford was included in the Metro West rail project, two independent reports were commissioned, a public consultation was held in Saltford, and £250,000 was earmarked to take reopening Saltford Station onto to the next stage of project development, which involves direct engagement with Network Rail. Since 2015, under the Conservatives no further apparent progress has been made by B&NES Council on opening Saltford station and the £250,000 has not been spent. All that we hear from the Conservatives is that they are waiting to hear from Network Rail if the timetable allows stops at Saltford. The project needs to be driven forward and championed by B&NES. A “computer says no” attitude is not good enough. The success of Keynsham station makes the idea proposed by some of developing a new

joint Keynsham/Saltford parkand-ride railway station in the Pixash Lane area a nonsense. The stations would be too close together to be operationally feasible and, surely, no one could think it a good idea to move Keynsham station out of town. Duncan Hounsell Chair, Keynsham and Saltford Liberal Democrats

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ollowing on from our bike trail, people are eager to find out what our Scarecrow Trail theme will be this year and we are pleased to announce it will be “My Favourite TV or Movie Character”. Scarecrow festivals and trails are fast becoming a popular and fun way of involving local communities in events. The scarecrow tradition goes back to ancient times when they were

traditionally made by farmers to protect their crops from feeding birds and they form a rich part of folklore and tradition in many of our rural and semi-rural communities. We hope the trail will be a way of celebrating the community we live in, go to school or work in. It will also help to bring together many of our different community groups, businesses, schools, local facilities and individuals. We would love for as many people as possible to be involved by signing up, getting creative and making your very own scarecrow. The trail will run for a four-week period from July 9 to August 5, which will hopefully provide a fun activity for youngsters during the school holidays. Trail maps will be available from June 25 for 20p from

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Keynsham Town Council offices at 15-17 Temple Street. There will be two categories which will allow everyone to be involved – Business/ Organisation Group and Family/ Individual entries. We will be asking everyone to choose their favourite scarecrows and will award prizes for the top three favourites in each of the two categories. We would like the trail to be as varied and creative as possible, so to avoid any duplicated scarecrows, we will be asking you to let us know what character you are making. There is nothing stopping anyone from incorporating their bikes into their scarecrow display if they still have them from last year’s bike trail. For anyone who doesn’t have a suitable place to display their scarecrow, we will be displaying a number in public places. Alternatively, if anyone would like to display someone’s scarecrow in their garden or grounds, then do let us know. We would love to see as many scarecrows as possible along our High Street, this is a great opportunity for traders to take part and display them in their shop windows. If you want to make a scarecrow, entry forms will be available from the town council offices from March 1. You will also be able to pick up a simple fact sheet on how to make a scarecrow.

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Back by popular demand, we are delighted that Keynsham Methodist Church has agreed to host this event, which will take place on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Keynsham in Bloom, so we thought an appropriate theme would be “A Celebration of 10 Years of Bloom”. Entry forms and detailed information will be available over the coming weeks.

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to purchase. We will also be selling a range of floral gifts and proceeds will go towards purchasing summer plants for the tubs outside Queens Road shops. The event takes place from 11am to 3pm at Community at 67 in Queens Road and will also be a great opportunity to meet the volunteers from Community at 67 and see what other activities are available.

Members of a Keynsham dance class had a ball while raising money for a good cause. T-Jive, which runs modern jive sessions every week at the Fear Hall, hosted a New Year’s Eve Ball at Saltford Hall, including a fundraising raffle in aid of Clic Sargent. Prizes were donated by Tesco, Waitrose, Clic Sargent manager Helen Baker and more, with proceeds going to the charity. Tickets for the ball were sold at Clic Sargent’s Keynsham shop, with a percentage of sales going to charity funds.

In total, £98.75 was raised from the dance and T-Jive team Sue Halliday, Kamala Richards and Sue Holtom handed over a cheque to Clic Sargent’s Amanda Ashwell-Fletcher recently. People visiting Keynsham Winter Festival in November may have seen the T-Jive dancers in action performing at the Clic Sargent shop. The classes take place every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm and the group also hosts monthly tea dances. To find out more, contact Sue Halliday on 07979 740702 or at sue-halliday@hotmail.com

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Taken during the Second World War this picture shows a Women’s Voluntary Service salvage collection on Charlton Road. A note on the back of the original print describes how the signs were made from spoiled card donated by Fry’s, the horse and cart were lent to the WVS for a few days and the volunteers toured the whole town. The salvage drive was deemed a success but we do not know exactly what was collected.

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Lock Keeper in the running for ‘best country pub’ title A Keynsham pub’s scenic riverside spot has caught the eye of judges searching for Britain’s best country pub. The Lock Keeper has been announced as one of five finalists in the running to be named Country Pub of the Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018. Summing up her visit, Judge Miranda Krestovnikoff, who is a radio and TV presenter and RSPB president, said: “The Lock Keeper has a superb beer garden, fantastic food, it’s kid-friendly, dog-friendly – and it’s all in a really, really beautiful setting.” Samir and Azenora Hadzigrahic, who have been general managers at The Lock Keeper for 12 years, said they had no idea the magazine’s judges had popped in and it was a “massive surprise” to find out

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New forum launches to give town’s businesses a voice A new network is being launched to offer support and give a voice to businesses of all shapes and sizes in Keynsham. Keynsham Town Council is hosting the inaugural meeting of the Keynsham Business Forum on February 7 at the Chocolate Quarter and is urging anyone who runs a business in the town to get involved. Deb Cooper, Keynsham’s Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) coordinator, said while the town had one or two retail-focused groups there was a need for a wider-reaching organisation. She said: “One of the key findings to come out of the Neighbourhood Development process so far is that we don’t have a consolidated business network in Keynsham that is fully representative of all business sectors, and is inclusive of the

larger organisations, industrial, retail, commercial, tech etc. down to the sole traders and those who operate from home.” Town council chairman Clive Fricker said the focus of the forum would be to work in partnership to help businesses thrive and to ensure their voices were heard as plans are drawn up to shape development in Keynsham over the next 20 years as part of the NDP. He added: “Working together, such a forum can achieve things that no business could deliver as well on its own. The forum may hold events around subjects such as marketing and promotion, networking, training, speakers, sourcing, grants, recruitment etc. Such initiatives will strengthen existing performance, encourage new business and develop relationships across the West Country.

“We are initially proposing that the new group holds events at least quarterly, helping maintain focus and momentum.” Work is already under way on producing a business directory to help encourage people to shop and trade locally. Town clerk Cheryl Scott said: “We are currently in process of gathering information from local businesses that would like to be in such a directory. We are particularly keen to engage with sole traders and self-employed people to ensure their needs are met.” Anyone who is interested in being included in the directory or attending the launch, which will include talks, networking and a tour of the Chocolate Quarter, should contact Keynsham Town Council on 0117 986 8683, or contact Deb Cooper at ndp@keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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GP surgery moves to Chocolate Quarter A Keynsham GP surgery that serves thousands of residents has moved to new premises. St Augustine’s Medical Practice closed the doors at Station Road for the last time on January 12, before reopening at larger, purpose-built premises at the Chocolate Quarter in the former Fry’s factory on January 15. The new surgery, which is on the ground floor of the new retirement complex run by St Monica Trust, includes improved disabled access, a state-of-theart minor surgery suite and 12 consultation rooms. Nick Woodward, senior partner at St Augustine’s, said: “This is great for our patients and enables our practice to support Keynsham’s ever-growing population. The new facilities also mean we can look in the future to offer more services for the benefit of our patients.” New patients are welcome – for more information, visit www. st.augustinessurgery.co.uk or call 0117 986 2343.

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I believe there are two types of people who cause litter: those who do it on purpose, and the ‘unintentional litterers.’ This second group are easier to reach because they are unaware that they are causing harm. For example, when I was a child my mother said I could throw paper hankies in the bushes. Nowadays that’s not true, because tissues contain plastic fibres. Whenever there’s heavy rainfall in our park, one of the drain covers regularly bursts, spewing out wet wipes, tampons, panty liners etc, which had been flushed down toilets in our community. The ones I don’t catch with my litter grabbers go into the river and straight out to sea. I recently watched a TedTalk by Natalie Fee of City to Sea, a Bristol-based organisation that has successfully campaigned for

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Residents’ views helping NDP take shape Feedback from hundreds of residents is being analysed as a busy year for Keynsham’s Neighbourhood Development Plan gets under way. The results are in from a public consultation that ended last month and asked residents for their views on everything from transport and housing to recreation and how they thought the town should develop over the next 20 years. The responses will now be used to draw up detailed policies that, once the NDP document is approved by the community, will guide planning decisions over the next couple of decades. Cheryl Scott, Keynsham town clerk, said: “We have been spending the last few weeks recording the contents of the returned community consultations. Once we have analysed the responses, our initial findings will form the basis for the detailed policies to be compiled by each of the NDP

topic groups. The answers you have supplied to our consultation will go a long way to helping our NDP working group to understand and represent what is important to residents of Keynsham, so we would like to thank everyone who took the time to fill in the questionnaire.” The five topic groups are made up of volunteers from the community and each looks at a specific area for planning: roads, transport, parking and infrastructure; recreation, leisure, sport, health

and community; heritage, culture, tourism, marketing and development of the built environment; sustainability, environmental and ecological; business, employment and economic growth. The NDP group is launching a number of projects to look more closely at issues in the town, including giving feedback on the one-way system in the High Street, launching a questionnaire on how businesses can be encouraged to thrive in the town, asking the community how to

make the best use of parks and green spaces and drawing up a report on local transport needs. Given that the NDP is focusing on development over the next 20 years, the group is also launching a consultation with young people through schools and community groups to find out what is important to them. Deb Cooper, NDP coordinator, said: “During this busy time, we will also have a group of people archiving evidence and photos, and a group of editors working on the compilation of the NDP document. “It’s important to remember at this time that almost everybody working on the NDP are volunteers who have given up their time to help – and I look forward to working with everyone throughout the year.” Anyone who would like to get involved in the Neighbourhood Development Plan in any way can contact Deb Cooper at ndp@ keynsham-tc.gov.uk

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Inspired by the pictures taken by members of Keynsham Photographic Society and featured in Keynshamvoice, two readers have sent us these lovely scenic shots. Nick Dolman captured the view across the River Avon from Avon County Rowing Club, left, while out at first light. Meanwhile, D Woodham took this picture of a dazzling sunrise over Burnett, right. Any readers who have taken a photo they would like to share can send it to us at news@ keynshamvoice.co.uk

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Support ‘staggers’ foodbank volunteers Generous supermarket shoppers and schoolchildren were among those who helped Keynsham Foodbank collect an impressive 2,348kg of food over the festive period. Volunteers with the charity said they were overwhelmed by the generosity of local people, with donations coming from drop boxes at Tesco and Waitrose, schools in and around Keynsham and Saltford, a junior football club, nurseries, companies and individuals. Foodbank coordinator Alan Hale said: “We were absolutely staggered by the public response – there was never any danger of us not being able to ease the burden on those in the community suffering a food crisis at this special time of year.” Alongside their regular service for families and people in food crisis, the volunteers also provided school holiday food bags for families with children who normally receive free school meals.

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Golfers raise £6,000 for carers charity Golfers clubbed together to raise an impressive £6,000 to go towards providing young carers in the area some well-deserved fun. John Dardis, the 2017 captain of Saltford Golf Club, organised a range of fundraising activities throughout his year in the role – from golfing competitions to a Caribbeanthemed evening – in aid of Friends of Young Carers Bath and North East Somerset. A cheque was presented to trustee Suzanne Helyar by the golf club’s working committee at their December meeting. The money will be used to fund activities, workshops and away breaks for young carers between the ages of five and 18. John and Debbie Dardis are pictured presenting the cheque to Suzanne Helyar with committee members Rosie Driver, Julie Taylor, Brian Mildenhall, Gillie Fisher and Georgia Griffiths.

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Chance to thank our ‘Good Citizens’

The Keynsham community is once again being asked to help celebrate the people making the town a better place to live. Keynsham Town Council will be presenting the 11th annual Good Citizen Awards to individuals who devote their own time and effort to enhancing the community and area in and around the town. Deputy town clerk Dawn Drury said: “It’s important for the town council to recognise the good work of the citizens of Keynsham. “The town has many worthy organisations that make Keynsham a better place for all, and within those organisations are some very special people that deserve the recognition of the Good Citizen Award.” Over the coming weeks, residents are being asked to nominate anyone they feel

deserves recognition for what they have contributed to Keynsham. All the nominees will be invited to a ceremony at the annual town meeting in April and winners will receive a framed award and £100 to put towards a community group or cause of their choice within the Keynsham area. Last year’s winners were Denise James, for her work with Keynsham in Bloom; David Johnson, leader of Keynsham’s branch of Walkers are Welcome, and Barrie Dunn, for his work as a Scout Leader with the 1st Keynsham Scout Group. If you would like to nominate someone, you can pick up a nomination form at the town council offices at 15-17 Temple Street or nominate online at https://tinyurl.com/ keynshamgoodcitizenaward

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he January meeting of Keynsham Group of Avon Wildlife Trust saw a packed hall for Peter Bright’s talk “The Swift – A Life on the Wing”. Peter, a retired biology teacher in Bristol, has had an interest in swifts since he discovered they were nesting in his house in 2006 and he has been studying them in his village ever since. Originally he discovered two nests in his eaves and has since put up nesting boxes. He has cameras recording the activity each year, allowing him to monitor the success (or otherwise) of each nest. Common swifts (Apus apus) are fantastic aerial birds that only land in order to nest once a year. They nest in small spaces, particularly roof spaces and under eaves. They return after their winter migration between late April and mid-May, with the females and males arriving separately and then finding their long-term partners again. A nest is created from grass cuttings in the air, which are collected in flight. The vegetation is held together, as with other species of swift throughout the world, with spit – which is, of course, the main constituent of the swift nests that are collected to make birds’ nest soup in Asia. The female will lay two or three eggs, and incubation takes around three weeks. After hatching, it can take six weeks for the young swifts to fledge. The young will shortly start their long migration to Africa in advance of their parents, who remain around the nest for a few more days. By mid-August swifts

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will all have disappeared from our skies, heading south for the food abundance in Central and Southern Africa. It will be three years before the young birds land again and start the breeding process themselves. The decline in the number of swifts can be attributed to many causes, from destruction of their winter habitat in Africa, to insecticide use (there has been a 75 per cent reduction in flying insects) and changes in farming practices here in the UK, plus the loss of

nesting sites in our modern houses. We can, of course, help here by putting up nesting boxes on our houses and some homes are now being built with special bricks with nesting space. Peter advises that the box should be positioned as high as possible with a clear route into the box from below as the swifts like to approach from underneath, stalling just as they land. It also helps to have other swift boxes in the vicinity as the birds live in a loose colony, so why not involve your neighbours, too?

As February sees National Nest Box Week (February 14 to 21), this is a good time to think about whether your house could support a swift box, or another type of box for more regular visitors to your garden. It is also the time to clean out any existing boxes, although look for guidance here as some types of birds prefer the box to be left untouched. The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has a very useful webpage with links to making and buying nest boxes – www.bto.org/ about-birds/nnbw

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Homeavon House residents present a cheque to Helen Mackie

Neighbours get together for Jessie May A group of retired Keynsham residents have raised hundreds of pounds for charity – just by getting together to enjoy a cup of coffee. Neighbours at Homeavon House in Bath Road have handed a cheque for £812.50 to Kingswood-based Jessie May Trust to help the charity provide

“hospice at home” care for terminally ill children. The residents held a number of coffee mornings, raffles and other events throughout 2017 and were delighted to present the funds to community and events officer Helen Mackie during her visit to Homeavon House in December.

t was quite a surprise that 17 people turned up for the January walk to Saltford and Manor Road Woodlands as it was raining fairly hard and the forecast was for it to continue. We set off in light-hearted mood and that prevailed throughout the walk. Following the muddy bank of the River Avon to the Bristol and Bath cycle path, we then headed to Saltford on firmer ground. Despite our bedraggled appearance we were made very welcome at the Bird in Hand, where we stopped for refreshments. Continuing across the fields skirting Saltford, with conditions deteriorating, and walkers taking a tumble in the mud, the decision was made to miss the Manor Road Woodland section of the walk and head back home via the main Bath Road. We got back to Keynsham soaking wet but still in good spirits, and the three walkers new to the club remarked on the friendliness of the group, and said they looked

forward to joining us for more walks.

Dates for the diary

Sunday, February 18 A short walk starting from the Bird in Hand and heading to Kelston, visiting the Bath Blue Cheese Company. Transport at 10am from the Fox & Hounds car park will be arranged, or meet us at Saltford. Sunday, March 18 A walk to Swineford and surrounding countryside. Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8 Keynsham Walkers are Welcome Walking Festival. Sunday, April 29 A walk to Burnett and Tucking Mill. l More from Keynsham Walkers are Welcome can be found on the group’s website at http://e-voice.org.uk/ keynshamwalkersarewelcome/

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n Saltford Panto Club presents Dick Whittington: Saviour of Old London Town at 7.15pm on January 31, February 1, February 2 and February 3, with matinee performances at 2.15pm on February 3 and 4. Tickets £9, child £7, concessions £7, family £25. Booking form from Facebook at The Saltford Panto Club.

February 2

n Keynsham Comedy Club brings comedians John Mann, Mark Simmons and Will Franken to The Space, Market Walk, 7.30pm for 8.15pm start. Over-18s only, bar available, £11 in advance, £14 on the door. See keynshamtickets. cloudvenue.co.uk n George Michael Tribute Night at Somerdale Pavilion, 7.30pm to 11.30pm, tickets £10 members, £12 non-members from 0117 986 5787.

February 4

n Sunday afternoon tea for those who would like some good company and a chat over a cuppa, Saltford Hall, 2-4pm.

February 8

n Keynsham Film Works screens Frantz (12A), a touching story set in 1919 involving a German war widow and a mysterious French stranger. Doors at The Space, Market Walk, Keynsham open at 7.15pm for 7.45pm start, bar available. Tickets £5 on the door for non-members.

February 9

n Avon Wildlife Trust’s Keynsham Group host Sharks – an Unfair Reputation? with marine biologist Olivia Orchard, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Baptist Church Hall, High Street. Adults £2.50, £1 for under-16s. Refreshments, sales of secondhand books, bird food and seasonal items.

February 10

n Keynsham Farmers’ Market, 9am to 1pm at Market Walk. Local produce, crafts and more. Visit www.somersetfarmersmarkets. co.uk n The Bristol Men’s Walk sets off at noon from Somerdale Pavilion to raise funds for St Peter’s Hospice. The six-mile walk will be followed by a pie and pint at the Pavilion while watching the Six Nations Rugby. Visit www.stpetershospice. org.uk/support-us/mens-walk/

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n Saltford Computer Cafe, Saltford Hall, 10am to noon. Get help from volunteers to use your PC, laptop, tablet or phone, from emails and surfing the web to Skype. Admission £4, including tea or coffee and biscuits. n Craft workshop at Compton Dando village hall, 10am to 4pm, £6 to include lunch, supervised children £4. Bring crafts you are working on or come and see others’ work. Contact Harriet Dottridge at hdottridge@hotmail.com to book and for information.

February 13

n St Keyna Townswomen’s Guild hosts a talk on the Bronte sisters by Sandy Bateman. The meeting is at the Fear Hall, Keynsham between 9.45am and 11.45am.

February 14

n Valentine’s Day open mic night at Grounded Keynsham, 8pm, hosted by Harry Harding. All musical styles welcome, no booking required.

February 16

n Saltford Community Cinema screens Dunkirk (12A) at Saltford Hall, doors 6.45pm, screening 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door, bar and ice cream available.

February 17

n Magic of the Movies Valentine Entertainment and Disco at Somerdale Pavilion, 8pm to 11pm. Movie tracks and love songs from Harmonia, open to singles and couples. Tickets £15.50 members or £17 non-members from 0117 986 5787.

February 19

n The Annual 3 Villages Coffee Morning in aid of local cancer charities will be held in Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road at 10.15am until 11.30am. Coffee and biscuits £1.50. Soft drinks for children and an activity table to keep them amused. Cakes, bric a brac, raffle. n Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society hosts a talk by Chris Bigg on Concorde – Queen of the Skies, 7.30pm, at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church Hall, Bristol Road, Keynsham. Visitors £4.

February 21

n Compton Dando Art Group

open art demonstration with Colin Brown demonstrating in acrylic, looking at how to draw perspective and apply colour. Doors at Compton Dando village hall open at 9.45am for 10am start, admission £4 on the door, call Sonia Priest for details on 01761 490551.

February 25

n Antiques and collectors’ fair at Saltford Hall, 10am-3pm. Admission £1, accompanied under-16s free, refreshments available from the cafe.

March 1

n Keynsham Film Works screens Arrival (12A) starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker – a civilian team investigate when 12 mysterious spacecraft touch down on Earth. Doors at The Space, Market Walk, Keynsham open at 7.15pm for 7.45pm start, bar available. Tickets £5 on the door for non-members. n The Bristol branch of the World Ship Society welcomes maritime enthusiasts to their meetings on the first Thursday of the month at Avonmouth Community Centre, 257 Avonmouth Road, 7.30pm. The next event is Krispen’s Travels – Krispen Atkinson travels the world for his work and we will see the ships he encountered on the way. Contact the group’s secretary on 0117 951 3168.

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n Why not drop into Victoria Methodist Church on the High Street for a coffee or tea break, where you will receive a warm welcome. We are open every morning, Monday to Saturday, from 10am to noon. Pop in – we would love to see you.

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n Cardio Fit is a 45-minute, high-energy aerobics session at St Mary’s Church Hall, Saltford, 7.40pm. £5 per class, or 10 classes for £40. Check @CardioFit page on Facebook or contact Hannah on 07903367887 for further information. n Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society holds an illustrated talk on a topic of local interest at 7.30pm, usually on the third Monday of each month from October to April. The venue is St Dunstan’s Catholic Church Hall,

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Regular events Please inform us if there are any changes to your regular event, such as cancellation or changes in time, venue or contact details. Bristol Road, Keynsham. Admission is free if you join the society or £4 for visitors. n A new WI for Saltford. Come and find out what WI can offer. Enjoy friendship, activities, talks outings and much more. We look forward to meeting you on the third Monday of the month at 10am in the Avon Room at Saltford Hall. Call Maureen on 0117 937 4108. n Our woodworking group is an informal group of mostly retired people with a common interest in woodworking. We meet every Monday evening during term time at Wellsway School from 5-7.30pm. If you have a personal project or just want to give it a go or to develop your skills with help from colleagues, new members are welcome. Call Dave Vickery on 0117 986 8331. n Art class at 10am in the Fear Hall, Keynsham. Small friendly group with experienced teacher. Call 07784 839781 for details. n Beginners’ Pilates for back and core strength, 6-6.45pm, Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham (term time). Contact Sandhya on 07789 880415, at yogakeynsham@gmail.com or visit www.yogakeynsham.com n Improvers’ Yoga, 6.55- 7.55pm, Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham (term time). Contact Sandhya on 07789 880415,

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n Kettlercise class with instructor Mike Spiring, Mendip Hall at Wellsway School, 8-9pm. Kettlebell supplied for first month, sessions £5. See kettlercisekeynsham on Facebook or visit inspiringu.biz or call 07954 146851. n Short mat bowls. Learn to play with a really friendly mixed club at The Fear Hall, High Street Keynsham on Mondays, 1.30 to 4pm. September to May. Everyone welcome. Ring Alma on 0117 986 4014 or just turn up. n Keynsham Methodist Church Victoria Women’s Guild. We are a friendly group of older ladies who enjoy the fellowship of like-minded people, a relaxed programme of talks, fun, quizzes, and occasionally lunch or tea together. Our regular Monday afternoon meetings always finish with a welcome chat over a cup of tea. Any ladies who are interested will be warmly welcomed. The Fellowship Room, Key Centre, Victoria Centre, Keynsham Methodist Church. For details, call at the Church Office or phone 0117 914 9408. n Keynsham and District Lions Club meets the second Monday of every month, 7pm to 7.30pm at Saltford Hall. The group undertakes fundraising for various causes locally, nationally and internationally and supports community events. New members are welcome, Call 0117 9609446 or visit www.keynshamlions.org. uk. n Key Voices, Keynsham’s friendly community singing group, meets at St Dunstan’s Church, Bristol Road. New members welcome, rehearsals start at 7.30pm, £4.50 per session. Choir leader Ben Collings is an ex-music student from Bath Spa University. Call Roy on 0117 949 8587 for information. n Keynsham Creative Writers meet at Keynsham Baptist Church on the second and fourth Monday of the month, from 2.30-4pm. We are a small, friendly group and welcome new members of all abilities. For more information contact George on 0117 914 8654 or george. liddell@blueyonder.co.uk. n ChoirJam pop choir meets on

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Mondays, 7.30-9pm, at Somerdale Pavilion, Cross Road, Keynsham BS31 2FW. We sing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and have a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. We’re a friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session, contact Emma Hutchinson on 07793 983040, email emma@choirjam.co.uk or visit www.choirjam.co.uk. n Badminton. Come and join a friendly, mixed adult group, young and old, who play badminton from 10 to noon at Keynsham Leisure Centre, £2.40 per person. Just come along and have some fun. n Saltford Scrabble Club meets in Saltford Hall every Monday (except bank holidays), 7-9pm. Playing for fun – all abilities. £2 per night, includes a drink. Call 01225 874259. n Keynsham Wellbeing Walks with Age UK B&NES take place every Monday morning in Keynsham. To take part, call 01225 484510 or email active@ageukbanes.co.uk n Keynsham Bridge Club is a friendly local club which meets every Monday evening, 7pm, at the Fear Hall, High Street, Keynsham. We play Duplicate Bridge in a relaxed and friendly environment, and would welcome new members who have just learned to play bridge, and others looking to improve their skills and enjoy an evening of bridge. Contact Pauline or Robert on 0117 985 8495. n 50+ Light and Easy Exercise classes would welcome new members to their group. Fun, friendly and social class on Mondays, 10-11am, at Keynsham Methodist Church, Key Centre. Cost £4 per session. Call Jenny for details on 0117 961 3327. n The Women’s Section of the Royal British Legion Keynsham would be delighted to welcome new members. They meet upstairs at the RBL Club on the first Monday of each month, 7.30pm. Occasionalspeakers, social events and outings. Come and meet new friends.

Monday in the month at Stirling Way Community Centre, Keynsham, 2-4pm. We have two club machines to practice knitting. Help and tuition will be given to get you knitting again. We try to have at least four speakers/ demonstrators a year. Come along and join us, we are a very friendly club. Call Margaret on 0117 986 5559.

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n Age UK B&NES hosts Tai Chi at Victoria Methodist Church, 2.15pm to 3.15pm, £4. To join, contact Ketyn Jepson or Michelle Tarrant on 01225 484510 or email active@ ageukbanes.co.uk n Age UK B&NES Cook & Eat sessions (alternate weeks when running), 10.30am to 12.30pm, Community@67, Queens Road, £5 per session. Contact Ketyn Jepson or Michelle Tarrant on 01225 484510 or email active@ ageukbanes.co.uk for dates. n Keynsham Writers is a small, friendly support group for people who have day jobs. We’re open to any type of writing, but particularly novelists serious about one day getting published. Generally the group meets on Tuesdays, sometimes other days for “quiet writing”. For the latest dates and times, we encourage members to check the Keynsham Writers Facebook page. Location is Bonzo Lounge, usually to the left of the bar unless otherwise stated. n Zumba Gold, lower impact Zumba. Ideal for over-50s, beginners. Royal British Legion, upstairs hall. Everyone welcome, and you’ll meet new people

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while having fun! 11.50am to 12.35pm. £3.50 per class. Contact Philomena on 07966 373089. www. zumbainbristol.co.uk n Age UK B&NES Book Club Meets on the last Tuesday of the month,10am to 11.30am at Keynsham Library, donation £3. Details from Ketyn Jepson or Michelle Tarrant on 01225 484510 or email active@ageukbanes.co.uk n The Macular Degeneration Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Boots Opticians in Keynsham High Street. It is an opportunity to chat over coffee and get help and support from fellow sufferers. Call 0117 973 5292 for more details. n Keynsham Older People’s Social Group (KOPS), first Tuesday of every month, 2-4pm at Community At 67, Queens Road. New members always welcome. Contact Michelle Tarrant at Age UK BaNES on 01225 484510 or active@ageukbanes. co.uk for more information. Website ageukbanes.co.uk n Keynsham Walking Football Club on the 3G pitch at Keynsham Town Football Club, for the over-65s, 1011am. The beautiful game played a little slower – turn up and play. Call Martin on 07754 543719. n Get out, meet people, have fun and keep fit! Really informal, friendly, mixed badminton club for adults 18 to 80. Beginners court 1, previous players/ regulars courts 2,3,4. Keynsham Leisure Centre,10am-noon, £2.40. Just drop in or ring Clive on 0117 986 6793. Turn to Page 38

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n Sing along to your favourite rhymes at Baby Bounce & Rhyme, every Tuesday at Keynsham Library: Session 1 – 10-10.30am; Session 2 – 11-11.30am. n Parkinson’s Bath & District Branch, Keynsham social coffee mornings – every last Tuesday in the month. 10.30am-noon at The Talbot Inn, Bath Road, Keynsham, BS31 1NP. Open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease, a carer or friend wishing to support those with the disease, help in a voluntary capacity, or organise fundraising events. n Keynsham green drinks, every third Tuesday of the month, upstairs at The Ship Inn from 7.30pm, Temple Street. A friendly group of Keynsham residents interested in green and environmental issues, we get together monthly for a drink and a chat. New faces welcome! n ChoirJam pop choir meets on Tuesdays 7.30-9pm at the Fear Hall in the High Street. We sing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and have a lot of fun doing it! Adults of all ages are welcome to join. We’re a friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To

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more or call Betty on 0117 932 4045. n Saltford Floral Club meets on the fourth Tuesday each month at 2.15pm at Saltford Hall. Visitors welcome, demonstrations/practice. Contact Shirley Hobbs on 0117 986 2924. n Fry Club Joggers run every Tuesday, meeting at 7pm in the Somerdale Pavilion foyer. We jog/ run five to seven miles around the local area. Friendly club with members from 20s to 70s. New joiners always welcome. See frysjoggers.btck.co.uk. n St John’s Toddler Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday during term-time from 9.45-11.30am in St John’s Church Hall, Keynsham. Children aged 0-4 years can come and play with a wide range of toys and take part in craft activities and singing every week. Refreshments included. All welcome – first session free. Contact Anais Hall on 07545 391659. n Activity days at @One, St John’s Church, Keynsham. The activities are cookery or art in the morning (10am-2pm) then drama in the afternoon (2-4pm) for people with learning disabilities, £33.33 for full day, bring packed lunch. Call the Swallow office to book on 01761 414034 or email judy@ swallowcharity.org. n Wellsway Ladies’ Badminton Club, 7.30-9.30pm at Keynsham Leisure Centre. For more information, call Jenny on 0117 986 8331. n Residents’ Fellowship Association, based at Hawthorn Meeting Room in Carpenters Lane, 2-4pm. Different activities, such as luncheon, quiz, games, including darts, and a committee meeting. On Thursday afternoon we do crafts and we have a community garden. Contact Jim Lingard on 0117 986 1551. n St Keyna Townswomen’s Guild meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Fear Hall, Keynsham between 9.45am and 11.45am. They are a friendly, outgoing group of ladies who enjoy interesting speakers and numerous sub-group outings and activities. Come along to our next meeting for a coffee/tea and biscuits, you will be welcome.

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n Popular sequence dances at The Fear Hall, Keynsham, 7.30-10pm. Anyone interested in dancing is welcome, friendly atmosphere, first visit free. Call 0117 986 2819/0117 986 4014.

Wednesday

n Move It or Lose It exercise classes, run by Age UK B&NES and led by physical training instructor Mike Spiring, at Keynsham Scout HQ, Ashton Way, £4. To join contact Ketyn Jepson or Michelle Tarrant on 01225 484510 or email active@ ageukbanes.co.uk n Improvers’ Yoga, 9.45am, Keynsham Baptist Church. Contact Sandhya on 07789 880415, at yogakeynsham@gmail.com or visit www.yogakeynsham.com n Kettlercise class with instructor Mike Spiring, Mendip Hall at Wellsway School, 8-9pm. Kettlebell supplied for first month, sessions £5 or reduced price of £2.50 for those attending the Monday class as well. See kettlercisekeynsham on Facebook or visit inspiringu.biz or call 07954 146851. n Age UK B&NES’ Walking Group, variable programme, often leaving around 10am. Cost is £18 per year, which allows you to go out with any of the walking groups in the area. Contact Ketyn Jepson or Michelle Tarrant on 01225 484510 or email active@ageukbanes.co.uk for details. n Coffee and craft at Community at 67, Queens Road, 10am12.30pm. Do you enjoy crafting or like to learn new skills or teach others? All types of craft welcome, help plan trips and demonstrations. For more details, please contact Clare on 077 377 42300, email community67@gmail.com, follow us on Facebook. n Keynsham Good Afternoon Choir with music man Grenville Jones, 2-4pm at Victoria Methodist Church. No auditions and great songs with the accent on fun and friendship. £3.60 per session, come and meet us. Call 01761 472468 or visit www.goodafternoonchoir. org n ChoirJam pop choir meets on Wednesday mornings 11am12.30pm at the Fear Hall in the High Street. We sing everything from Fleetwood Mac to Adele and have a lot of fun doing it! Adults of

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all ages are welcome to join. We’re a friendly bunch and there’s no audition or experience necessary – you just need to be enthusiastic and to love singing. To book a free taster session contact Emma Hutchinson 07793 983040, emma@ choirjam.co.uk or visit www. choirjam.co.uk n Maths At 67, a small after-school fun maths club for Years 5 and 6 runs on Wednesdays in term time, 4-5pm at Community At 67. Call Sheila Crocombe on 0117 986 3961.

n Baby Comes Too meets every Wednesday afternoon, in term time, from 1.15pm to 2.45pm upstairs in the Key Centre, Keynsham. All carers with children aged 0-4 years are welcome! We have a home corner, dressing up, books, jigsaws, plenty of play vehicles, Peppa Pig toys and lots more! Refreshments are included. Cost £1 per family per week. Please join us, the first session is free! See www.babycomestoo.btck. co.uk. n Badminton, 10am-noon. Very friendly ladies’ badminton club. Every Wednesday at Keynsham Leisure Centre. Previous experience needed, but we are a group of mixed abilities. First week free. n Keynsham Photographic Society meets at the Fear Hall at 7.30pm to enjoy all aspects of photography. We have visiting speakers; competitions; sessions to share and discuss our own photographs and opportunities to view the best amateur work from the South West. Find us online at www. keynshamphotographicsociety. co.uk and come along to share this enthralling hobby. n The Keynsham and Saltford branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild meets on the second Wednesday of every month, 7.15pm, at the Wick House Community Hall, Wick House Close, Saltford. Cake decorating demonstrations, workshops for all to join in, please just come along. Contact Iris Seymour on 01275 834233 to find out more. n Community At 67 Scrabble Club meets on Wednesday of each week from 2-4pm. New members welcome, ring 0773 774 2300 or come along. Meets at 67 Queens Road, Keynsham.

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n Walking football for over-50s is back after the winter break on March 1, 8-9pm, AJN Stadium, Keynsham. Call Martin on 07754 543719. n Music For The Mind at St Dunstan’s Church Hall on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, 10.30am to noon. Free entry. Open to all who have been diagnosed with dementia, with a carer if needed. Details from Keynsham Dementia Action Alliance on 0117 983 7923. n Cardio Fit is a 45-minute, highenergy aerobics session at St Mary’s Church Hall, Saltford, 7.20pm. See Monday entry for full details. n Yoga, St Francis Hall, Warwick Road, Keynsham, 6pm beginners, 7.10pm improvers. Contact Sandhya for more info: yogakeynsham@gmail.com or 07789 880 415. n Badminton club – join a friendly club who play at Broadlands Academy on Thursday evenings, 7pm until 9pm. Contact Joan on 01761453169.

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Thursday afternoons. Contact June on 01225 872304. n Painting for pleasure club, we meet Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm at Saltford Hall. Contact Frances on 01225 873773. n St John’s Toddler Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday during term-time between 9.45am and 11.30am in St John’s Church Hall, Keynsham. Children 0-4 years can come and play with a wide range of toys and take part in craft activities and singing. Refreshments included. All welcome – first session free. Contact Anais Hall on 07545 391659. n Somerset Morris Dancers meet 8-10pm at Marksbury Village Hall. We are a women’s side and dance West Country Stave Dances and Cotswold Morris. New musicians always welcome, male and female, at 7.30pm. Call Jill on 01761 470773.

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n Avon Wildlife Trust, Keynsham

Group hosts Winter Talks on the second Friday of each month between October and April, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Keynsham, BS31 1DS. Adults £2.50, under-16s £1. Members and non-members of AWT welcome. Refreshments, sales of secondhand books, bird food, seasonal items. n Tea ‘n’ Tots meets 9.30-11.30am every Friday morning during term time in Keynsham Baptist Church hall. This is a free drop-in for babies, toddlers and their carers, with toys, craft, stories and singing. For more information on the sessions, contact Hilary on 01225 874791. n Keynsham Walking Football Club on the 3G pitch at Keynsham Town Football Club, 10-11am. The beautiful game played a little slower – turn up and play. Details from Martin on 07754 543719. n Goldies Singing Sessions are Turn to Page 40

n Come and listen to stories and rhymes for youngsters at Story Time every Thursday during term time at Keynsham Library, 1010.30am. n Age UK B&NES’ Walking Group, meets twice a month on a Thursday morning, currently has spaces for new walkers. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, exercise in the fresh air and discover your surrounding area whilst being led by trained and friendly volunteers. If you would like to know more please contact Michelle Tarrant on 01225 484510, or visit ageukbanes.co.uk n ASP Poetry Circle meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 7.30-8.30pm at Broadlands Academy. Free entry, bring a couple of poems, your own or by another poet, to share. Contact Mary Lambert on 0117 986 2257 or email mandd@gentlyblown.co.uk. Visit http://totallymaracas.btck. co.uk/ASPPoets.

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providing fellowship and a wide range of activities for those living on their own. We are open to all denominations or to those with no affiliations. We meet for coffee (10am-noon) at Victoria Methodist Church on the first Friday of the month. If you are interested, come for coffee or contact the Church Office on 0117 914 9408 or Christopher Bailey on 01225 872784.

n Soccer Tots for three to four-yearolds at Keynsham Leisure Centre, 1.15-2pm. Courses run during termtime and are booked in 10-week blocks. Visit reception or call 01225 439680 for details.

n Badminton. Join a very friendly mixed group who meet every Friday to play from 10am-noon at Keynsham Leisure Centre. All are welcome, regardless of ability. Just turn up or ring Clive on 0117 986 6793.

n Football Junior Development Courses at Keynsham Leisure Centre – 4-4.45pm for five to six-year-olds and 4.45-5.30pm for seven to nine-year-olds. Courses run during term-time and are booked in 10-week blocks. Visit the leisure centre reception or call 01225 439680 for more information. n CAMEO is a friendly group

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10.30am at Keynsham Library. n Weekend Wellness Saturdays, 10-11am, free (funded by the Wellbeing College) at Timeout, Keynsham. Visit www. yogakeynsham.com or email Yogakeynsham@gmail.com n Salt and Sham Cycle Club’s weekly 45km ride around Chew Valley Lake, starting at Ashton Way car park in Keynsham at 7am and ending at Keynsham Cricket Club for refreshments. Visit www. saltandsham.co.uk.

n Free Turn Up and Play Football Sessions for children aged between five and 16 with physical, sensory and learning difficulties, 9am to10am at Keynsham Town FC. Contact Martin for more details on 07754 543719.

n Keynsham has a community veg plot to share. Anyone who would like to grow vegetables but doesn’t know how, doesn’t have a garden or just loves gardening and wants to meet other likeminded people can come along to the plot from 10.30am on the first Saturday of the month. You’ll find us behind the cafe in Keynsham Memorial Park. Call Aileen on 07854 149008.

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n Free 5k runs for women. 8am on Sundays, Somerdale Pavilion, Keynsham. Routes will be 5k+ at an easy conversational pace and include warm-up and cooldown. See www.thismumruns. co.uk. n Family yoga fun with Sandhya every second Sunday of the month, 10.45am, Fear Hall, Keynsham High Street. Visit www.yogakeynsham.com, email yogakeynsham@gmail.com or call 07789 880415 n Walks for single people. Solo Rendezvous walk every Sunday in the local area, starting at 11am. Please phone for walk details: 01454 775508 / 01454 774984 / 0117 9850210.

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Take a break with us, care home tells emergency staff A Saltford care home is opening its doors to emergency services staff in need of a break during their shifts – as a way of saying thank you. Staff at Kingfisher Lodge are offering free refreshments to paramedics, nurses, police officers and other emergency personnel as a way of giving something back to the people who provide care and support to the community. The team at the 60-bed home run by Barchester say many emergency services workers don’t have time to return home or to their workplaces for a break – so they can pop in at the Chestnut Walk premises instead. Carol Edwards, the regional director of Barchester, has extended the invitation throughout the local area, and said: “To say thank you for all of the great work our emergency services do for us, we here at Kingfisher Lodge are inviting all members of the police, ambulance and fire services to pop in and take their duty break on us for free. “We are pleased to offer all of our local service workers who stop in tea, coffee, juice, chilled water, delicious homemade cake and biscuits and a healthy selection of fruit, available free of charge. Our comfortable facilities include free Wi-Fi and service with a smile. Do stop in and say hi, we would be delighted to see you!”

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KEYNSHAM AND SALTFORD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY Homes of the Victorian poor

Our first meeting of 2018 was a talk by Peter Malpass on the Homes of the Poor in Victorian Bristol. Professor Malpass drew on his extensive research through council minutes, correspondence and reports to describe the squalor and overcrowding endured by a substantial proportion of the city’s population in the first half of the 19th century. One of his main themes was how, despite legislation by central government, the city council and their medical officer of health simply refused to acknowledge the problems and so avoided taking any action. It was not until the early 20th century that the council built any housing at all and even then progress before the First World War was minimal.

The plane you’ve never heard of…

Throughout the 1930s the Royal Air Force was modernised and expanded in readiness for the war that many expected would come at some time. Aircraft design was moving forwards quickly, not least at the Bristol Aeroplane Company, and when the Air Ministry ran a competition for a new fighter plane in 1931, they submitted a proposal. They were not awarded a contract to build a prototype but proceeded anyway at their own cost. The new plane was the Type 133. It first flew on June 8, 1934, and incorporated many technical advances, including an aluminium fuselage and the first retractable undercarriage for an intended RAF fighter. Everything had to be tested and proved before the competitive trials to be held at Martlesham Heath in Suffolk in March 1935. By the end of February 1935 almost all the trials had been completed by test pilot Captain Uwins, who after his first flight had declared that the aircraft “was going to be a winner”. He completed the final spinning and diving tests on March 8 reaching 310mph on one of the dives. Before the flight to Suffolk the plane was handed over to Jock Campbell, a senior instructor, who took the machine up for a final half-hour’s handling test. Over the Avon valley, at 14,000ft, he put the machine into a right-hand spin; unfortunately he overlooked the fact that the undercarriage was

The crashed Type 133 at Longwell Green entry, designed by R J Mitchell of Supermarine, failed to meet the specified performance, but over the next couple of years he had substantially improved this to become the Spitfire, which will be forever associated with the Battle of Britain. If the BAC had built two prototypes instead of one, that place might have been held by a Bristol plane! n The society is indebted to the Rolls-Royce Heritage Group at Patchway for the images and much of the information above.

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Jock Campbell after his parachute landing, left; the propellor of the crashed plane survived and is now at Patchway, right down and a flat spin developed. He opened the throttle at once, but the engine stopped. As he had no hope of getting out of the spin, and had already lost 6,000ft, Campbell had to bail out; the cockpit hood opened easily but, as he jumped, one foot was trapped by the control column and for some agonising moments he hung head downwards before wriggling free at about 2,000 ft. His parachute opened quickly and the 133 went on spinning steadily below him, catching fire on impact in an

orchard at Stone Hill, Longwell Green. Campbell landed safely at Sydenham Mead between the Willsbridge Road and the river, so walked to Fry’s at Somerdale, where he was reputedly taken to the boardroom to be received by Cecil Fry and given tea. So ended the story of the Type 133. The flying trials were won by the biplane Gloster Gladiator but in the view of many experts the 133 was superior and would have won had it taken part. Another

The society’s next Monday evening meeting on February 19 also has an aeronautical theme and if you have been to the recently opened Aerospace Bristol museum it may be of special interest. Development and construction of Concorde employed many local people, so we are pleased to host Chris Bigg’s talk entitled Concorde – Queen of the Skies. The meeting will be at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church Hall on Bristol Road starting at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome but the number of seats is limited and priority will be given to society members. For details of the society’s full talks programme, visit www. keysalthist.org.uk or see our Facebook page.

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RECRUITMENT To find out more about how to advertise in our Recruitment section, email Emma at emma@ keynshamvoice.co.uk or call 0117 908 2121 or 07715 770448

CO-ORDINATOR FOR COMMUNITY GARDENING LEADER FOR PIONEERING MUSIC PROJECT INITIATIVE We are looking for someone with musical skills and knowledge thatare canlooking lead a new project forgardening people withskills learning We for music a person with and disabilities. experience that can oversee our new project; supporting

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THE BIG PICTURE

Film review with Harrison Thorne

Hugh Jackman truly is the Greatest Showman in fun musical ride

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ver since last year’s La La Land I began to realise how much I enjoyed a good musical, so when a new original musical starring Broadway alum Hugh Jackman was announced, with songs written by the same duo who wrote the songs for both La La Land and the recent Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, I was very interested. I can now positively say that The Greatest Showman is a triumph, boasting a heartfelt (albeit clichéd) story, powerful performances and amazing music. Hugh Jackman is fantastic as PT Barnum, showing both dramatic range and musical prowess. It is clear that this film is a passion project of his, having been involved heavily with production since 2011, and he makes sure to give it his all in every scene. Zac Efron is another standout in his first foray into a musical since the High School Musical franchise – he manages to give a surprisingly dramatic

The acting, music and production value were all top-notch and it is definitely a nice change of pace from the endless stream of superhero and action films recently

performance all the while leading the cast in some of the film’s biggest musical numbers. You can’t review this film without discussing the songs, which here are incredible. Songwriting duo Pasek and Paul once again present songs that are sure to become hits with

audiences worldwide; some loud and extravagant, some slower and emotional, but all brilliantly written and sung. There are very few negatives I can find in this film, the only one really being its rather clichéd storyline. It feels quite Disneyfied as its themes and messages regarding acceptance and togetherness are at the forefront for the majority of the film. So to those of you who were expecting a realistic biopic about PT Barnum, you may be disappointed. In conclusion, I loved The Greatest Showman. The acting, music and production value were all top-notch and it is definitely a nice change of pace from the endless stream of superhero and action films recently. It’s not a masterpiece by any means but it’s the most fun I had at the cinema all year so it still gets my highest rating.  5/5

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n NEWS Estate agent gives £30,000 to causes A Keynsham-based estate agent has awarded £30,000 to good causes across the country – from support for recovering alcoholics to community initiatives in areas of social deprivation. The £2,000 grants were made by Andrews Charitable Trust, one of two charitable trusts that own Andrews estate agents. A minimum of 35 per cent of the company’s profits go to the two charitable organisations. David Westgate, group chief executive of Andrews Property Group and a trustee of ACT, said: “Each year, the team at ACT looks for grant recipients whose projects demonstrate creative and innovative ways of reaching the most vulnerable in society, as well as those with an inspirational and passionate project leader.” He added: “The enthusiasm and commitment of the leaders that are behind these initiatives is contagious and it’s just a pity that we’re not able to support more of them.”

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BOOKS OF THE MONTH with Judith Thomas from Keynsham Library Adult Fiction

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern A beautiful love story set on the west coast of Ireland. Following her father’s death, Laura Bitton escapes to a hidden world in West Cork. She has a special talent with sound, which earns her the nickname Lyrebird. Then one day Solomon stumbles into her world and her life is turned upside down. She is thrust into the noisy city of Dublin to showcase her talent. Laura is unsure whether to embrace this new world or to return to her solitary existence. Solomon himself is also unsure whether he will trap Laura in a gilded cage or must, eventually, set her free. This is a deeply moving love story and the characters are very sympathetic, set against the wilds of Ireland. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy When it’s winter and you have the time to dive into a big novel that will keep you awake and busy during long hours, I strongly recommend a Big Classic. This one transports you to Russia where you can feel the atmosphere of this nation – a continent from another time (the 19th century), where we enter the world of St Petersburg and Moscow high society, its intrigues,

parties, bear hunts and afternoon ice skating. The main character, Anna Karenina, a spouse and mother, is going to be swept away by a passion for a Count younger than her. We also follow a wife and her fight against the infidelity of her husband, young Kitty who is making her first appearance in society, and the quiet and solitary Levin. Each chapter gives centre stage to one of them. Tolstoy put many families and couples at the heart of his book, managing brilliantly to give us a look at their lives, occupations and thoughts, being scrutinised by their relatives and acquaintances. I found common ground with many of the characters, it makes them very much alive and touching. If you don’t have the time or the will to be swept away by this story, you can still enjoy the DVD version – we also have Anna Karenina by Joe Wright (director of Moulin Rouge, Pride and Prejudice and Atonement) starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson and Domhnall Gleeson... beautifully performed. Reviewed by Emilie Bioud, Keynsham Library Assistant

Adult Non-Fiction

Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My Low-Carb, Stay-Happy Way to Lose Weight by Tom Kerridge The popular chef Tom Kerridge has lost 11 stone over the past three years and at the moment is presenting a BBC 2 programme called Lose Weight for Good and some of those recipes are included in this great book. Tom realised that he wanted to lose weight but hated

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There have been some exciting new children’s books arriving in Keynsham Library this month, including: The Cloak of Feathers by Nigel Quinlan This delightful book is for all of us who love a good festival. Every hundred years, in the magical town of Knowmealldown, fairies known as the Good Folk join the villagers for the Great Festival. A time of merriment, enchantment and joy – well, it is supposed to be! The organisation is down to Brian Nolan and he is facing a run of bad luck! To add to his woes, the Folk Princess has been stolen. Can he rescue her in time so as not to incur the anger of the Folk King

and Queen? This is a fun book, full of humour and organisational chaos with a hint of magic! Make me Awesome by Ben Davis From the great author Ben Davis, who wrote the fabulous My Embrassing Dad’s Gone Viral, comes Chuck Willard’s complete road to awesomeness! It’s set out in comic-style format and full of Chuck’s pep talk sections, including a motivational poem! Join Freddie as he writes his journal, following the steps of awesomeness as set out by Chuck Willard – but with crazy parents and bullies in the playground things do not go to plan! A super read.

Library News

l Sing along to your favourite rhymes at Baby Bounce and Rhyme, now every Tuesday at Keynsham Library: Session 1 is from 10am to 10.30am; Session 2 is from 11am to 11.30am. l Come and listen to stories and rhymes at Story Time every Thursday during term time at Keynsham Library from 10am to 10.30am. We are still looking for volunteers to help at our popular Story Time sessions – if anyone is interested, please can they email lorraine_corbishbly@bathnes.gov. uk. l Craft sessions are held every Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am in the library’s children’s area.

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THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH Rev Jane Wilson, Minister at Keynsham Methodist Church

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any people this month will be thinking about LOVE, sending cards and flowers or sharing a meal with loved ones in celebration of St Valentine’s Day on February 14. Lots has been written about love, but some of my favourite quotes are from five and sixyear-olds explaining their understanding of love: “Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your chips, without making them give you any of theirs.” “When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.”

And a personal favourite: “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” The week leading up to St Valentine’s Day is designated as National Marriage Week (February 7-14), to encourage couples to learn skills to build healthy marriages. I’ve conducted many weddings over the years but each one has been special, because two people getting married and making their vows before God and their family and friends is such a wonderful act of hope, faith and love. Offering everything we have and are, to another person, to love and cherish and care for them through all the circumstances life might throw at us for the rest of our lives is a special gift. Love is wonderful, but it can be hard work and costly in terms of the energy, willpower and commitment it takes, because as someone once said: “There will

come a time in every marriage when we are called to love not ‘because of’ but ‘in spite of’. Love has at its heart not just the feeling of love but the WILL to love. Unless we hold on to that, it is impossible for love to last.” I think that’s what St Paul was getting at when he said: “Love is patient and kind, doesn’t hold grudges, or insist on its own way...” – often quoted at weddings, but written with a wider purpose of reminding us that love is what lies at the heart of who God is. Jesus talked a lot about love to his disciples, urging them to love each other and even to love their enemies. So maybe during this month, whether we’re married or not, we can find a way to share love with someone we meet, perhaps with a smile, or a coffee, or by telling them something we appreciate about what they do..... because to quote the well-known children’s song: “Love is something, if you give it away, you end up having more”.

February, 2018

n NEWS Church to join in worldwide prayer A Keynsham church is inviting residents to join a service that will be performed in more than 95 languages around the world on the same day. Victoria Methodist Church, in the High Street, is taking part in the Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 2, at 1.45pm, where Rev Jane Wilson will lead a service prepared by women in Suriname in South America. It is titled “All God’s Creation is Very Good” and asks people around the globe to pray for conservation and the protection of wildlife and aims to raise awareness of pollution, misuse and abuse and concerns for the future. During the day, the service will be performed first at sunrise in Samoa and finally in American Samoa as the sun sets. Women, men and children of all faiths and none are invited to join in – there will be a crèche and refreshments provided.

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workshops in needle felting, Chinese painting, willow weaving, batik, calligraphy and more. Treat yourself and book a place. “The sessions have been organised to share the arts within our communities and any profit will be used to fund free taster art sessions at village events throughout the summer and at our annual arts trail.” Costs per workshop range from £20 to £35 and places can be booked online at www. camvalleyartstrail.co.uk, where there is also more information on each workshop.

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Just two games have taken place since the last report from Keynsham Rugby; one loss, one win, leaving the club still mid-table in the Tribute Western Counties North League, writes our correspondent. The first game was one to forget, really, as both teams appeared to be suffering a hangover from the Christmas festivities. Keynsham turned in a completely unrecognisable performance. They shipped 14 points to nothing in the first half and things soon took on a grimmer picture as the home side ran in a further 19 unanswered points. It looked like being a whitewash but Keynsham did manage to break their duck in the last minute through a try from fly-half Joe Davis, the same player narrowly missing the conversion from wide out.

This was nothing like the first game between these two sides at Keynsham earlier in the season, which was a cracker. The saving grace was that effort and commitment throughout the side was at its usual high level. The current squad and coaches are a self-critical bunch and the performance the following week at the Crown Fields was of the highest order when North Petherton RFC came to play the return fixture. Having burgled a win on their visit to deepest Somerset the side did not rely on good fortune but played a lovely game from the outset. Inside the first 20 minutes they rattled up a 21-0 lead by dint of tries from centre Kris Borthwick, full back Sam Challenger and scrum half John Pearce, Challenger converting all three. The visitors struck back

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Squad bounce back with superb game with two tries within the space of five minutes, both well-taken efforts, to ensure Keynsham were kept honest and the half ended at 21-12. Very early on after the restart Keynsham notched their fourth, and bonus point, try. A break by winger Gaz Bradnock was halted on the 22, but wingforward Brad Newton burst through four or five tackles to force his way across the line – Challenger just wide with the conversion. The game was made secure from an intercept try by Borthwick but the last ten minutes were all Petherton’s and despite Keynsham’s best efforts in defence were eventually

rewarded by a consolation try on the full-time whistle. Final score 38-17. A planned visit to Okehampton was cancelled on the Friday before the game due to their pitch being under water – does that sound familiar to Keynsham supporters? On February 16 the club is holding its 24th annual Sportsman’s Dinner with guest speaker Geoff Twentyman from Radio Bristol. A small number of tickets are still available at £40. There is only one first team game scheduled this month – versus Bridgwater and Albion on February 12. A note for any ex-players who may not be aware – the annual reunion is March 10, with buffet lunch at 1pm before watching the firsts play Cullompton RFC. Winners in the Dennis Cockbaine lottery for December were £100 Roland Squance (29), £50 Huw Butler (139) and in the annual bonus draw held on Boxing Day, £1,000 Dave Knight (102), £100 Malcolm Eley (133) and £50 Jim Hurrell-Smith (123).

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Outstanding form keeps Ks top of table KEYNSHAM TOWN FC News from the Crown Fields A run of consecutive home games saw Keynsham Town FC’s First Team continue their outstanding form at the back end of December and into the new year, winning every game to make it eight victories on the bounce and stretch their unbeaten run to 15 games, writes our correspondent. They remain top of the Toolstation Western League Division One table, one point ahead of Westbury United but more importantly with a sevenpoint cushion to third place. The Saturday before Christmas saw Ashton & Backwell United visit Crown Fields. After a cagey first half that yielded few clear-cut chances, the game changed on 51 minutes when Jordan Coombes was shown a straight red card for the visitors. Kyle Box gave the Ks the lead 10 minutes later with a sweet strike from the edge of the box, before Matt Brown popped up with a typical late goal to seal a 2-0 victory. After the Boxing Day visit to Oldland Abbotonians had predictably fallen foul of the weather, Friday Night Football returned to Crown Fields, with Bishop Sutton the visitors in front of a bumper crowd of 184. Matt Brown gave the Ks the lead on 20 minutes with a deft flick, but the visitors came more and

more into the game and scored a deserved equaliser just before the break. Manager John Allen read the riot act at half-time and the Ks gradually began to exert their authority in the second half. Once Kyle Box had given them the lead in the 63rd minute, further goals followed from Matt Curnock, Adey Harvey and Matt Brown and despite a wonderful consolation goal from Sam Downes, Keynsham ran out 5-2 victors. The following week saw the wonderful English winter bite again, as the Ks had their game at Radstock Town postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. After a break of 15 days since their last game, the Ks then ran out comfortable 5-2 winners for the second successive game against Malmesbury Victoria at Crown Fields. After early goals by Matt Brown and Craig Wilson, there was a lengthy delay after a Malmesbury player dislocated his knee before Kyle Box made it 3-0 deep into first-half stoppage time. After a slew of missed chances, Wilson scored his second in the 63rd minute before the visitors quickly replied with two goals in two minutes to reduce the deficit. However, the Ks grew stronger as the game entered the last quarter and Wilson secured his hat trick with a thunderous drive on 89 minutes. The following Saturday saw Almondsbury visit Crown Fields, with the Ks coming out of it with a hard-earned 2-0 victory in front of another impressive crowd of 154. Former Almond Tauren Williams put the Ks in front on 11 minutes with a cross from the right, which fooled the keeper and flew straight into the top corner. However, the visitors refused to lay down

and had plenty of possession, although Ks stopper Matt Dunk had a comfortable time between the sticks. It took until the 90th minute for the points to be sealed, when Matt Brown’s hard work was rewarded as he turned home Craig Wilson’s cross for his 21st goal of the campaign and 50th for the club. Club Secretary Julian French said: “The Malmesbury game saw our usual front three of Browner, Boxy and Craig score in the same game for the fifth time this season, and Browner’s goal last week took their joint tally to an impressive 47 goals. Browner’s return of 50 goals in a Keynsham shirt in just 70 appearances is a wonderful return for a top bloke! “I am certain that the unrivalled entertainment on offer at Crown Fields is part of the reason for the continued increase in our average League attendance (78 in 2015-16, 100 in 2016-17 and 119 so far this season) – 13 League games to date and 59

The Ks’ forthcoming home games are as follows: Saturday, February 3 Corsham Town (First XI) 3pm kick-off Monday, February 5 Longwell Green Sports (U-18s) 7.45pm kick-off Saturday, February 10 Mendip Broadwalk (Reserves) 3pm kick-off Saturday, February 17 Sherborne Town (First XI) 3pm kick-off goals scored (40-19 to the Ks)! I know the management and players really appreciate the support of our local community, and it is nice to see fans of other clubs such as Bath City and Mangotsfield United here on a regular basis.”

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February, 2018

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Find ‘life after work’ with walking football! People who think their sporting days are past should think again, say the members of Keynsham Walking Football Club. The 80-strong group are inviting more people to play the “beautiful game a little slower” at any of the three weekly sessions at the AJN Stadium at Keynsham’s Crown Fields.

Ideal for those who have recently retired or are looking to return to fitness after an illness, Tuesday morning sessions (1011am) are open to over-65s while Thursday evening (8-9pm, from March 1) and Friday morning (10-11am) sessions are for anyone over 50. A spokesperson said: “We

have a very active social side where we have meals out, play bowling, skittles, weekends away and, while doing this, raise money for good causes. Last year we raised £6,000 for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. This year we are on for another grand total for Prostate Cancer UK, Keynsham

and Saltford Dementia Alliance and Keynsham Dial a Ride. So there is a life after work and also a great chance to meet new friends.” All are welcome, including women players, and sessions cost £3. For details, call Martin on 07754 543719 or email martincoles@blueyonder.co.uk

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Ladies keep goals coming but delays cost KEYNSHAM TOWN LADIES FC January saw Keynsham Town Ladies progress in two cup competitions at the expense of Brislington and Swindon Town but suffer two postponements of League fixtures, which caused them to lose their place at the top of the South West Division, writes our correspondent. The Ladies resumed their season on January 5 following a Christmas/new year break, when they hosted neighbours Brislington in the Women’s FA Cup Third Round. Given that Brislington compete in the same division, Keynsham had

The two teams meet before the Brislington cup fixture on January 7 expected a more challenging game, but instead ran out 8-1 winners. Keeper Hannah Christer had to be alert to deal with an underhit backpass early on before Keynsham took control, top scorer Kerry Bartlett soon notching up a hat trick. Brislington responded with a fine goal from Jodie Arkell only for Justine Lorton to add a

fourth just before the interval. Kerry Bartlett then headed home from a Nadine Grogan corner; Katie Cook gave them a 6-1 lead, sliding in ahead of the keeper, Keka Vega weighed in with the seventh and, to add to their woes, Brislington managed to net an own goal to complete the scoring. In the FA Women’s Super League, any hopes of drawing

a “glamour” club such as Bristol City, Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester City were dashed when they were paired with Lewes from the Premier League Southern Division. (On the upside, though, they did avoid a 500-mile round trip to Middlesbrough!) A tough but winnable fixture, which if successful presents Keynsham

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Celebrating 20 years of pétanque at Ship

Justine Lorton attempts a spectacular goal with another chance of top opposition in the following round when only 16 clubs remain. The following Sunday they travelled to Fairfield Town FC to meet Swindon Town in the Premier League Plate. Swindon have yet to win in the Southern Division this season, and their young, inexperienced side were no match for Keynsham who led 8-1 at half time before easing off, adding just another two in the second half. Scorers were Kerry Bartlett (5), Keka Vega (2) Justine Lorton and Clarice White (penalty). They now face West Ham United away in the quarter final. Meanwhile, the Development squad have been victims of two postponements in January, and to date have only faced Charlestown from St Austell, winning 1-0, their goal coming

from Rhianna Ben-Carew, a very promising young striker. The February fixtures offer variation: February 4, Lewes (FA Cup 4th round) home at 1pm; February 11, West Ham (Premier League Plate) away; February 18, Hamilton (Somerset Senior Cup) away; and February 25, Plymouth Argyle (League) at home. Hamilton is a curious one, for they are bottom of the Somerset League Division 2, having lost all 12 fixtures to date, with a goal difference of 2-101. It’s therefore puzzling that they are competing in the Senior Cup and not the Junior equivalent. The Plymouth fixture is probably the toughest at home this season, and additional support would be very welcome. Admission as always is £3 with programme.

Keynsham’s Ship Inn Pétanque Club gathered at Saltford Golf Club to celebrate 20 years of playing pétanque at the Temple Street pub. Several of those attending had been members of the club since its inception when the “pistes”, at the rear of the Ship, had to be carved out of the slope overlooking Keynsham Memorial Park. The club, with almost 50

members, caters for all levels of experience and runs a variety of internal competitions. Many have gone on to achieve success in regional and national competitions. There is also a casual club session on Tuesdays at 10.30am – anyone who would like to come and see what it’s all about and have a go can give president Alan Hulme a call on 0117 983 0119.

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Club announces free taster sessions and first festival of walking hockey KEYNSHAM HOCKEY CLUB During January you may have noticed advertisements for gym memberships, diet plans, fitness videos and the like, writes Keynsham Hockey Club. Participating in team sport is a great way of combining social contact with exercise, and we would love anyone thinking of giving hockey a try to come along to a couple of training sessions for free. We have some brilliant coaches who are super friendly, very encouraging and highly

skilled at supporting people who are returning to hockey after many years. If you fancy getting into the fresh air and exercising in a way that engages your brain as well as your body, please do come along and have a go. We have tons of spare hockey sticks we can lend you, just turn up and we will look after you. For safety we do recommend shin pads and a gumshield. Training sessions are at Wellsway Sport Centre astro pitch on a Wednesdays; ladies 7pm to 8pm and men 8pm to 9pm. We are a very friendly club, and you will be made very welcome – just ask for Andrea Harding or Richard May. Any questions, call 07918 658021.

Save the date! Walking Hockey Festival

Keynsham Hockey Club is running the first mixed walking

hockey festival on Sunday, April 15. The spirit of this festival is based on having fun and getting together. We would love people of any age, any ability, injury limitation, fitness (or unfitness!) to take part. This event is likely to attract people over 40 but is open to anyone over 14 who wants to have a go at playing hockey at a comfortable pace. Maybe you are a parent who watches your child play hockey and secretly would love to have a go? In walking hockey, the pitch

size is much smaller, and the game is played strictly at walking pace. It’s a fun, very accessible and comfortable way to play the game. This will be a one-day festival with several short matches scheduled over the day. To get some practice, we will be running some specific walking hockey coaching sessions for free in March, so if you would like to find out more, visit www. keynshamhockey.club, email andreaharding299@btinternet. com or ring Andrea on 07918 658021. The day is dedicated to the memory of the late Jo Bush, a much-loved and respected previous chairwoman, and we will be raising money for Dorothy House Hospice Care. There will be refreshments served all day so please come along and support us.

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