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ISSUE 24

OCT 06


YOUR NEWSLETTER 2006 Another busy summer is over with street parties, fun days, football weeks and holiday clubs providing plenty of entertainment for many. Some lucky youngsters even got to watch a Man Utd match and a very memorable day it proved to be (p10). We take a ‘healthy’ focus on changes at the Health Park, how two NR workers fared at the gym, new smoking initiatives and lots more.

Don’t forget the Hearts and Stars Awards in November. There’s still time to nominate for the Good Neighbour and People’s Choice Awards – see p12 for details. If you want to contact the editorial group, please call the Neighbourhood Renewal office on 908 4248. Jackie Liddle

front cover: Top: Farewell balloons from Novers Lane Juniors, Bottom: Going Greener’s blackberry ramble

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BERRY GOOD FOR YOU

Cover Story! Knowle West’s Going Greener Group organised a walk on the wild side to raise awareness of local green spaces. Over 20 people turned up for a blackberry-picking ramble which started at the Bombie (behind St Barnabas) and finished at the Health Park. Heather Pickford who helped organise the event said “It was a brilliant day, we had a great time and picked loads of blackberries too.” The Going Greener Group is part of the Coffee House Challenge which focuses on environmental issues and how we can help on a local level. The group are planning an Environmental Day at the Health Park in half-term with speakers, stalls, and films being shown; blackberry pies, crumbles and jams made from blackberries picked on the walk should also be available. The next Coffee House Challenge meeting is on October 4th, 4.30-6pm at the Health Park, all welcome. For more info on any of the above, contact Heather or Katie on 903 0444.

above: Bounty of berries from the days pickings

STREET PARTY SUCCESS Bantry Rd and Hartcliffe Rd tried something new this summer – they both had a street party - just for the fun of it.

Pavement art

The parties were part of a Knowle Safe scheme to promote being good neighbours and getting a community feeling back into our streets. With the roads closed, it was a blissful break from cars racing around, and children could play safely in the street.

Kids reclaim the streets

Hartcliffe Rd saw dads on go-carts, mums getting beaten at tug-of-war, skipping games, face painting and pavement art. In the early evening the cold beer was cracked open as the sun went down and people were laughing and feeling good. Bantry Road party was a great success with onion and spoon races, wet sponge throwing, football and skittles. Connaught Rd is set to have a Halloween street party in October, so if you fancy getting involved, call Carol at Knowle Safe on 908 4159

IN THIS ISSUE Community News p4 – 5 Health and Wellbeing p6 – 8 Summer News p9 – 10

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Police, Crime and Security p11 New Faces p12 Noticeboard p12


FUN ON FILWOOD BROADWAY

“It brings everyone together, it’s great for the community,” said one happy resident relaxing in the sunshine at Filwood Broadway’s Fun Day on 9th September. There was plenty going on, with muscles flexed for a mega tug-of-war, karaoke, pavement art, races, displays and bric-a-brac stalls. The dog show proved a big draw with owners proudly showing off their winners’ rosettes for ‘Any variety pedigree’ and ‘Dog with the waggiest tail.’ The Sisters of Charity provided delicious home made cakes and tea, the recycling team from BCC were on hand for green tips, and Robbins Timber donated a van from which DJ Lee spun his discs.

Iris Eiting from Re-Store, who helped plan and organise the event said that the day was the result of a great team effort between local businesses and organisations, residents and BCC. “It’s a day when cars can’t go hammering around the Broadway, and kids can run about up and down on the road. People are relaxed and respecting the area. It would be good if this could become an annual event.” Judging by the happy faces and relaxed atmosphere, it seems that this thought was shared by many. Jackie Liddle Above: Prize winning pets on show

GREENFIELD PRIMARY TAKES OFF

Cover Story!

A mass balloon lift-off, accompanied by a fire engine’s siren heralded an emotional and very happy start to this new school. Pupils wore their new school uniforms, and a welcoming mosaic, designed and made by the children, was officially unveiled. “Greenfield Primary School has had a brilliant first week” said Headteacher Julia Skinner. “The children look really smart in their uniforms and we have had good support from parents, we are all excited about the opportunities ahead of us.” New school delights

END OF AN ERA Filwood Pool was the jewel in the crown when it was built in the early 1960s. It was a huge loss to the community when it was pulled down in August. I saw it being built and destroyed; it played a massive part in my life and personal growth between 1973 -1992 and I will never forget the local people I worked with there. I hope a leisure facility will replace Filwood. Knowle West is in great need of some quality leisure facilities here. C h e r y l M a r t i n Former Pool Manager The remains of Filwood Pool

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COMMUNITY NEWS HENGROVE NEWS Hengrove Community Arts College is celebrating its best examination results since 1990! The 2006 results more than doubled the 2005 figure in that 35.7% of our students achieved 5 or more GCSEs with a grade between A* and C. The college was particularly pleased because an analysis of the figures showed that students at Hengrove Community Arts College added more value to their results over a five year period than practically every other Bristol secondary school. That is, they did better than predicted based on their SATs at KS2. The college had double cause for celebration over the summer when, for the fourth consecutive year, year 9 SAT results were the best ever.

Headteacher Stephen Murtagh said “I’m absolutely thrilled with the results. A lot of people have worked very hard to get us to this position - staff, parents, community partners and of course, the students themselves. You can be assured that we will not be sitting back now but using these as a foundation for further improvements. The community can feel very proud of what their young people have achieved.” If you want to know more about Hengrove come along to an open morning on 4th, 11th, or 18th October, or phone Karen Jones (School Family Link Worker) on 07977 458183. Liz Rowbotham - FSES Manager Hengrove Community Arts College 0117 377 2800 ext 270/ 271

ARCHIMEDIA UPDATE

Plans for the new Knowle West Media Centre to be built on Leinster Avenue are progressing well. An application has been submitted to Bristol City Council’s planning department to approve the proposals to build the two storey, straw bale building on the site of the old William Budd Health Centre.

community, and workspace for new businesses. The building will also be a beacon of environmental design with rainwater harvesting, solar panels and natural ventilation. For more details contact KWMC on 0117 903 0444 or Archimedia on 0117 377 3161.

The centre will provide new facilities for media production that will be available to the local

PARENTLINE PLUS Hello, my name is Saf and I work for Parentline Plus. We’re at The Park, Daventry Road, tel: 0117 9535525. We have been funded by Neighbourhood Renewal to offer support to parents in Knowle West. You can come along and talk privately with one of our Parent Support Workers - or meet other parents in one of our groups, everything we do is parent to parent so we understand the challenges parents face.

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At Parentline Plus we think that parenting can be hard work for any parent. We want to find out more about what sort of support local parents would like, so if you have any ideas then please get in touch. Parentline Plus runs a free, confidential 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 2222 where you can ring up any time and talk over anything, big or small, to do with being a parent.


MEET MAKALA I’m the Press and Communications Worker for KWMC and the community. I will be visiting community groups on a regular basis, helping Knowle West organisations work together, supporting greater involvement in community work, and helping with publicity campaigns for events, clubs etc. I will be involved in the newsletter, Knowle West website and issues forum, and anyone can contact me

for any queries, advice, and how to get involved, or submit stories. I also facilitate Mouth of the South with the Youth Forum, the newsletter written by young people, for young people, Tuesday 4-6pm at the media centre - contact me to get involved. I also hope to gain a greater diversity of people involved in the work we do, so what ever age, gender, sexuality, ethnic origin, or ability, please get in touch, as we want all involved in our projects to truly reflect the diversity of our community. I’m the tool for the community to use, and I look forward to getting to know all of you a whole lot better. makala@kwmc.co.uk 0117 9030444

REVVS REOPENS

After a theft, a fire and 6 weeks of closure the Revvs Young Mechanics Club is back in business at Eagle House Youth Centre. Thanks to the dedication of our mechanics Steve, Mike and Jason, we have managed to find more motorbikes to repair, and kept the kids working together, learning together and having fun.

If you have a motorbike that needs repairing – get in touch as we may be able to help you. We currently have a few places for children to join the Club on a Monday between 3.30 and 6.30pm. Boys and girls aged 8–16yrs are welcome. For more information call Kathe on 908 4221

SURESTART’S FOOTPRINTS GROW The new staff team are now all in place and excited as we prepare to enter into the future of Footprints Children’s Centre. As you can see below, we are very much still here and thriving. Lil Bowers remains as Centre Manager with Jill Pollard as Day Care Manager and Lindsey Filler as Lead Teacher. Our Team Leaders are: Caroline Cordy, Helen Richards, Vicky Frost and Donna Clark and we now have 10 x Early Years Practitioners plus 5 x Early Years Support Workers. Sara Bartlett (Administrator) and Julie Coles (Admin Assistant) will be based in our main reception at the Nursery, so please use this as a first port of call if you have an enquiry or just want to say hello. For info about existing groups call 903 9781.

The crèche at The Park is now open every weekday, 9.30 - 12 noon, and 1.00 - 3.30pm, term time only, at £2.50 per hour (minimum charge is for 1 hour). Places are only available to parents/carers accessing facilities and services at The Park. If attending a course, your crèche place may be funded by the course provider. Crèche places may be available on the day but are VERY limited so we recommend that you book in advance, Tel: 3773610. (Ofsted Registration EY271813) Our Parent Link Workers have a new name of Community Family Workers and alongside Teresa Fowles and Lorraine Rich, we are hoping to have at least two more join the team who will all be line managed through Barnardos but still based in our offices. Sara Bartlett Surestart

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING GYMTASTIC! Week 2 Managed 3 sessions last week, tired and achy afterwards, is this doing anything? Week 4 Starting to get easier – can now gossip with the best of them while exercising. Week 6 Six week assessment – Great news! Mandy has lost over a stone in weight and my BMI (body mass index) has improved. Both of us feeling much, much fitter!

Join a gym? No way! Well why not give it a go? NR workers, Anita Pearce and Mandy Shute rose to the challenge and joined the gym at The Park, Daventry Road. Neither had ventured inside a gym before and both were apprehensive as their first session approached. Here are some entries from their Gym Diary. Week 1 Started on 29th June, can barely talk when on equipment, Mandy resembles a beetroot when leaving the gym – very attractive!

Anita says “The gym’s a friendly place and there is always someone on hand to help if needed. It’s sometimes hard to get up that bit earlier and go to the gym, but we are both extremely pleased with the progress we have made. Why not come and join us? It’s easier when you are going with someone and it helps keep the motivation up.”

The gym is offering a free session to anyone who comes to the gym with this issue of the newsletter phone Tracy on 377 3382.

LET’S GET COOKING

Pizza making

Sessions will run in the morning or afternoon for parents, and early evenings and half term for 14-18yrs.

Good news for Filwood Community Centre, cooking workshops are about to kick off! The brand new kitchen is ready for action and starts a series of ‘one off' cookery sessions this autumn. Commencing in October we will be running two groups, offering 5 sessions in each. One group will be for parents who have children under 11, the other group for young people 14-18yrs.

If you would like to learn some easy to follow recipes and create some delicious meals including pizza making, mexican food, soups and Christmas cookery, then come along and join us. All food will be cooked from scratch and tasted at the end of each session. Whether you have cooked before or not, come and have some fun in the kitchen with our trained chefs. All ingredients will be supplied and the courses are FREE! Recipes will be supplied, so that you can try them again at home. Watch this space for more courses to be announced in the New Year. Crèche facilities are available and early booking is strongly recommended. For dates & further info call Ian on 0117 963 9569

MIXED BEAN SALAD WITH HONEY & LEMON DRESSING Make one of the delicious salads served at the Filwood Community Kitchen launch.

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Serves 4-5 Ingredients 200g trimmed green beans 1 400g tin kidney beans 1 280g tin borlotti beans 1 red pepper finely diced 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons clear honey 4 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 small onion finely chopped Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Instructions Heat a saucepan of water, once boiling, add the green beans and cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Drain beans and leave to cool. Empty the tins of beans into a large sieve or colander, rinse under cold water, then drain. Whisk together the lemon juice with the honey, oil and onion. Season to taste and set aside. Transfer all beans to a bowl, mix in the diced red pepper and spoon over half the dressing. Sit down and enjoy!


CATCH THE STOP SMOKING BUS! Giving up smoking is the very best thing you can do to improve your health. But it’s not easy and most of us need a bit of extra help to do it. And that help will be available on your doorstep very soon. Knowle West Health Association’s ‘It’s a Man Thing’ project is working with the Primary Care Trust to provide the following services for you: Bus tour What’s it for? You can get on the bus, have a free cup of tea or coffee, pick up information and some free gifts and, if you want to, chat to a Support to Stop Advisor about how you can get help with giving up. What if I’m not ready to give up? You can talk to one of our Smoke Free Workers about how you can make your home smoke free and protect your family, especially children, from the effects of second hand smoke. When is it? Monday 16th to Friday 20th October - visit the bus anytime between 10am and 3.30pm at the following places: Monday: Melvin Square Tuesday: Inns Court Wednesday: Eagle House Thursday: Filwood Community Centre Friday: The Park, Daventry Road

Weekly drop-in at Filwood Every Thursday starting Thursday 2nd November 12-2pm there will be a weekly Support to Stop Smoking Advice Drop-in at the Restaurant in Filwood Community Centre. If you decide to give up, you will be able to go straight to Robert Davies Chemist on Filwood Broadway to pick up your prescription nicotine replacement items. If you have young children you can bring them with you as there will be a playworker at the sessions to provide them with activities. Why not drop-in? You won’t regret it! Free training We are looking for local residents interested in training as Support to Stop Smoking Advisors. The training is provided by the NHS, lasts 2-3 days and once trained, you can work at drop-in sessions. Voluntary and some paid positions available. For more info contact Knowle West Health Association: Tel: 9639569. All the above activities are funded by Neighbourhood Renewal.

GARDENING TIPS Autumn - season of mists and mellow fruitfulness - and thunderstorms, flash floods… Keep your eyes open and don’t get caught out. Now is a good time to harvest rainwater! You may be planting autumn bulbs, so why not put some in containers or naturalise them in your lawn. Think about indoors too – not only will hyacinths look good, they smell great too. Just check you’re buying the scented varieties.

In the vegetable garden there are still crops to be sown. These include winter spinach (Sigmaleaf), oriental salad leaves, broad beans (Aquadulce Claudia) and early peas (Feltham First) – sow them in cold frames, mini tunnels, or unheated greenhouses to get a head start next season. They should be ready during the spring ‘hungry gap’ before most crops have even been sown. Happy Gardening! Lesley Belgium

GREEN FOOTPRINTS The Park Centre has its very own healthy market, twice a week, at The Park, Daventry Road. Come along on Tuesdays and Fridays10-12 noon, for wholegrain and environmentally friendly products; fresh fruit and vegetables are also available on Fridays. Fairly priced, healthy, tasty and on your doorstep! Fancy some winter colour? Then bring in your old summer hanging baskets and we’ll replant them for just £8 or you can buy a new one for £10. Call in at the Friday Market at The Park from 10-12noon, or ring Mil on 903 9782/07810 474558. Mil Lusk, Green Footprints

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING KNOWLE WEST HEALTH PARK COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY provided by partner agencies. These include alcohol treatment and support, and counselling for women, men, and children or young people, on a range of issues.

The first board meeting

Crèche facilities are available on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and are free if you are referred by a health professional or are part of the Mother and Baby groups, which run at the Health Park.

The Community Interest Company is a new independent organisation, which was formed out of the Health Park Steering Group and the Healthy Living Centre. The aims of the company include tackling health inequalities and promoting good health to prevent illness. The company runs many of the services, which used to be provided by the Healthy Living Centre, including walking groups and exercise groups for people of different physical and/or fitness ability. Also on offer are activities including art clubs, complimentary therapies and allotments. The Health Park Company also hosts services

Also at the Health Park is the Walk-in Café, open daily from 10.00am - 3.00pm. The café offers affordable, healthy food and is a lovely place to meet friends, hold informal meetings or to just sit and relax with a cup of tea and slice of cake. The café is next to the walk-in centre and is fully accessible for disabled people. There is ample parking for car drivers and if you don’t drive, the Mede Sprint can be booked to bring you to the Health Park. For more information, tel: Garth on 0117 377 2255 or email: info@kwhlc.gifford.co.uk Knowle West Health Park Company, 5 Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, Knowle West, Bristol, BS4 1WH

SEND US YOUR BUMPS! We would like you to send us photographs of when you were pregnant or photos of friends or family when they were pregnant, for an exhibition in the Walk-In Café and Filwood Library. The idea for the exhibition came from a discussion we were having about how strong memories of pregnancy are and how much our bodies and emotions change. We thought it would be nice to show some images of how we remember this important event in our lives.

Please send or deliver photos to NHS Walk-In Centre, 5 Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, Knowle West, Bristol BS4 1WH by Friday 27 October. Be sure to label them with name, address and phone number. KW Arts/Art of Well-Being aims to support and nurture the growth of arts and culture in Knowle West by encouraging greater participation in the arts and by demonstrating the role that the arts can have in contributing to improved health and well-being and contributing to the local economy. For more info contact Annie Beardsley on 377 2256 email: ABeardsley@kwhlc.gifford.co.uk.

ALPHA COURSE AT THE WILLIAM BUDD

Alpha meeting

Over twenty local people attended an Alpha Course at the William Budd Health Centre, hosted by our very own Doctors Trevor Dean and Ian Crofton Briggs. Alpha courses give people the opportunity to find out more about the Christian faith and how it relates to the reality of life today in a nonthreatening, relaxed way - no pressure – no problem!

Knowle Wester Pat Moss, came along with her brother and sister; they really enjoyed it. Pat has since written this poem to express the difference it has made to her life: I come to my Lord with my heart on my sleeve. I come to my Lord because now I believe. I’ve found my new life, from a wonderful source, I joined a group on the Alpha course! In this world all troubled, full of strife, I asked the Lord to enter my life. I’ve laid my burdens at His feet Happy to tell all those I meet. At last I am free To give to the Lord As He gave to me!

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Millions of people (like Pat) have had their lives transformed since Alpha courses began in the early 1980s. Look out for one near you! Rita Ashman


SUMMER NEWS EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! This summer’s Knowle West Churches Together Holiday Club was another fun packed event for many local children aged between 5-11years. Each afternoon they discovered more about the amazing miracles of Jesus through singing, crafts, story-telling and drama. The sessions, which were held at the Baptist Church, Newry Walk, were based on the theme ‘News Hounds’ with the children learning in a ‘newsy’ format. Not just ‘newsy’ but pretty ‘noisy’ at times, especially when they all responded very loudly to the leader’s call, “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!!” Rita Ashman Churches Together

To read Rita’s poem which was based on the holiday club experience visit www.knowlewest.co.uk

WALKING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

“ Knowle West Walking Group are going from strength to strength with new walkers joining every week. We are starting up a new ‘3 heart group’ and hoping to set up a measured mile walk at The Park on Daventry Road, and at the new hospital on Cannington Road. Without our much appreciated volunteers, and the walkers, we would not be where we are today. Walking is the best and cheapest form of exercise you can have and if you can walk with like-minded people, even better.

Even when it rains, it doesn,t dampen our spirits because we all have the loveofwalkingwithinus.

TheplacesIhavevisited with the group have When I had opened my eyes to the troublewith beauty of the parks and my knee, I found countryside. thedifferentlevelsofwalks within the group enabled me tocarryon. Not only have we found it beneficialtoourhealth, we have made new friends.

Knowle West Walking Group has moved to the Health Park at Downton Road, (now called Knowle West Health Park Community Interest Company). For info on the autumn walks programme, call the Health Park on 377 2255. Karron Chaplin, Voluntary Walk Leader

PROJECT X AND POSITIVE FUTURES SUMMER FUN A number of sessions were run very successfully over the summer for young people from the Knowle West community. These included a Football Week held at Broadplain Youth Club, competition days held at Hengrove Play Park, trips out to the Oasis, Vibe 101 fun day, kayaking and caving. Youngsters also took part in golf tuition, a street athletics day in St Pauls with Linford Christie and Darren Campbell, a boxing camp and community clean-ups, plus a number of other joint projects with the detached youth work team, Hengrove School and many others.

Project X has moved We are still based at The Park but are now located with the Footprints staff in the old Surestart offices where we try and offer a complete package for parents and carers, to meet the needs of young people from this community. Our new main office number is 377 2641. You can still call in at any time and see Patsy who will be only too happy to take your details and make sure that your young person gets the best of the services available to support them. Alistair Dale Project X

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SUMMER NEWS

Young fans at Old Trafford

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SUMMER

During the school summer holidays, Positive Futures has been involved in many varied events. The highlight for myself and those who joined me was as follows. On Saturday 12th August, Positive Futures took a minibus with eight young boys and brought back eight young men. How did this occur I hear you think? Simple really, is the answer. After much thought and deliberation, a group was chosen to go to Manchester to watch Man Utd play a match v Sevilla. This brought many local lads to my door, seeking the chance to embark on a journey to remember; unfortunately I only had so many tickets.

Who says football isn’t the most important thing in life? We watched an average game but with Utd winning 3-0, that didn’t matter - as a group we were happy. We left, I drove, we got home. The important thing I leave to last; how boys became men. As, reader you no doubt know, return journeys, especially long ones are often painful. This one however wasn’t. All were content to talk and listen to each other, being polite and pleasant to one and all. On arriving back home on our lovely estate, the thanks could be heard on the lower Dundry slopes. This, as far as I am concerned, is the first step to becoming a responsible young person. So well done to those young men, you are a credit to your families, your estate and most importantly, a credit to yourselves. Paul Coyne Positive Futures What a view!

We left Bristol at 8.30am and arrived in plenty of time to enjoy the atmosphere. Watching our local youths touching hands with professional footballers and seeing their obvious joy is something I will always treasure.

PROJECT X FIRED UP! Avon Fire and Rescue Service had some new recruits this summer when young people from Project X were given the opportunity to work with the team at the Youth Development Centre, Bedminster.

Firefighters Allan Middleton and John Davies and Youth Worker Jo Maggs who supervised and worked with the youngsters, were really impressed by the changes they observed in them. “We wanted to foster the spirit of adventure and promote teamwork” said Allan. “They thrived under the firm boundaries and strict discipline that we enforce, and learned respect for themselves and those around them, it’s been a great success.” If you would like a home fire safety visit call 0800 1693 999. If you would like some info on FireSkills courses call 0117 926 2061.

Working alongside the professionals, the youngsters gained self - confidence, communication skills and team working abilities. A number of the youngsters showed they had the potential to staff some summer events and worked alongside the firefighters at public events such as the Harbour Regatta and Bath Fun Day. By the end of the summer, they were proficient in both practical skills and in engaging with the public regarding fire safety info, collecting over 500 home fire safety visit requests.

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Practising Fire Skills


POLICE, CRIME & SECURITY BROADWAY ART

“Locals and young people have come up to me and said it won’t get vandalised because they are all really proud of it, because the young people here have done it themselves.” The building was once also used for Bingo, but until a new use is found for the site, at least we now have something creative to look at, and the young people of Knowle West have something they can be proud of. Makala Cheung

Filwood Broadway has had its eyesore brightened up thanks to the young people of Knowle West. Local youth worker and mural artist, Dan Alias led a team of youngsters from the Youth Offending Team in re-painting the front of the old derelict cinema on the Broadway, for one week from August 21st. Dan said: “I just painted the guide lines for the centre piece and they did all the spraying,” as he made the final touches to the surrounding walls, at the end of the week. Dan said: “It gives the young people ownership of a design that brightens up a derelict building, and an opportunity to put something back into the community.”

JUSTICE FOR ALL Justice is a hard thing to get – and as many victims of crime know, the punishment often does not fit the crime. One set of victims who are rarely seen or heard are those who experience the low level crime and anti-social behaviour common on this estate. Victims and offenders live close by each other which can lead to wider community strife. Knowle Safe has started introducing ideas of Community Justice to people in the area. Community Justice involves residents in sentencing offenders who commit low level crimes, and anti-social behaviour. Often the victims of these damaging crimes never get heard, and the offender never needs to accept what he has

done to people. But at the Panel, the Victim can talk about how they have been harmed, and the Offender must explain his actions – and then repay the person in “good deeds.” In June, we organised a trip for residents to see the Community Justice Panel in Chard, Somerset. It was a chance to get the detail about how a scheme like this actually works – we met the charismatic co-ordinator Val Keitch and heard about how offenders have changed their attitudes and behaviour after coming before the Panel. Knowle Safe is now looking to start up a Community Justice Panel for Knowle. If you are interested in these ideas, please call Kathe on 908 4221.

FILWOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM Come and have your voice heard at a series of regular meetings inviting you to have your say on policing priorities for the area. Aimed at residents in the Filwood area, it is your opportunity to let the police, council and others who can help, know what your main concerns are and what you would like done to improve your way of life.

Two new PCSOs for the area, Paula Perry and Liam McCormack are due to join us from Monday 11th September. Added to our current two officers, Mitzi Bland and Siful Ullah, this should mean we are better able to respond to your needs. All you need to do is come along to the meeting and let us know what they are.

A Neighbourhood Panel will collate the issues put forward, meet every month to put things into action and then report back to you, the community, at the next Neighbourhood Panel Meeting.

Look out for info telling you when the first meeting will be held. PC Jon Duncan Broadway Road Police Station

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NEW FACES

Lucy Hurn

- Chef at Health Park cafe

K a t i e T a y l o r- Admin Support KWMC

Terri McKenny

- Trainee KWMC

NOTICE BOARD ALL SHOOK UP Diabetes Open day – 12th October, in the café at the Walk-in Centre, Downton Road. The Pyramid Theatre Company will be performing their highly acclaimed play ‘All Shook Up.’ The play is about Frank, a 45 yr old lorry driver by day and Elvis-impersonator by night. Frank’s all shook up too, but won’t tell anyone. He’s tired all the time, he can’t stop going to the toilet, he doesn’t think he can even fit into his Elvis suit, and he’s having a little problem in the bedroom department. Eventually he goes to the doctor – and to his shock, finds himself diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. To find out what happens, come along and watch this funny and very enjoyable play. Afterwards you can ask questions of the characters in the play and the health professionals in the audience. There are two performances at 3-5pm and 6-8pm. Elizabeth Williams, from Bristol Primary Care Trust says “I hope lots of people will come as the play is fabulous. It made me laugh and cry, all in 45 minutes. I also learnt such a lot about diabetes.” For more information, please contact Emma Phillips on 0117 984 1510 or email emma.phillips@bristolswpct.nhs.uk

KNOWLE WEST WEBSITE Got some news you want to share, an event to be publicised or a service to advertise? Then contact Martin on 9030445, email THANKS TO................ martin@kwmc.co.uk and get it on the Knowle West Website.

Issue 25 due out December Newsletter Contact Number – 908 4248 All articles express the views of individual contributors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Neighbourhood Renewal Steering Group.

HEARTS AND STARS AWARDS This annual, glittering social event of the year is fast approaching, with nominations coming in thick and fast. The Hearts and Stars Awards celebrate the work done by volunteers across the estate, and you are invited to nominate someone for the People’s Choice Award and Good Neighbour Award. Look out for the nomination slips around the estate or use the form in the last issue of the newsletter. You can also nominate online at the KW website on: www.knowlewest.co.uk/heartsandstars Nominations to be in by the end of October. The Hearts and Stars awards night takes place on Saturday 18th November at 7pm, Filwood Broadway. Tickets cost £5 and include buffet and entertainment. Call Denise on 373 8404 for info & tickets.

HAVE YOUR SAY This autumn, Bristol Parks is set to carry out a six-week consultation with the public on its Parks and Green Space Strategy. The strategy sets out how the council aims to improve the quality and availability of different types of green spaces and visitor facilities for people across Bristol. The strategy will be adopted next year and will guide improvements in services in the short term and over the next 20 years. To find out the dates of the consultation and how you can comment, contact Bristol Parks on 0117 922 3719 or look at the Strategy pages online at: www.bristol-city.gov.uk/parks. The Neighbourhood Renewal Newsletter Group: Anita Pearce, Marguerite Jordan, Denise Britt, Joyce Jenkins, Ann Smith and Rose Manning. NR Manager Mandy Shute. Tanya Hazell, Kerry Froom, Amanda Harman and Terri McKenny for photos All at KWMC, who facilitate the production of this newsletter Editor: Jackie Liddle newsletter@kwmc.co.uk Design: Rowena Dugdale mail@rowenadugdale.com


Knowle West newsletter - Issue 24 Oct 2006