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Community In Partnership For the residents of Filwood, and parts of Knowle and Windmill Hill ISSUE 43 july - october 2010

hearts and stars awards form pages 3&4

No one could accuse Knowle west of not supporting the england team

Fun at Filwood Fete Page 2

Local people win awards Page 3

Learning and sharing skills Page 9


your website from the editor

To keep up to date with what’s happening in the area in between newsletters, visit the Knowle West community website: Also, don’t forget to fill in the Hearts and Stars Awards form on pages 3 and 4; nominate someone you know for the Good Neighbour and People’s Choice awards.

filwood fete

photo by kwmc photography Thanks to all who came to filwood fete june 12th

For all enquiries, including how to get a copy of a photograph, please contact Makala: E: T: 0117 903 0444 To receive the newsletter via email instead please contact Rachel:

Next Issue: Copy Deadline Mon 13th Sept 9am. Delivery from Oct 8th.

news in brief Nursery spaces for new term Connaught Nursery

Come and meet our friendly and enthusiastic team in our fun and exciting Nursery. We have spaces for September.

Residents were invited to a fete at Filwood Broadway on Saturday 12th June. They were entertained by Morris dancers. There was a BBQ, henna tattoos and face-painting, as well as raffles, table-top sales and a bouncy castle. The day was a great success, residents had a wonderful time and even the weather was beautiful! The event was a good opportunity for the community to come together.

Tel: 0117 914 4307 E: www.connaughtprimary

We are now looking forward to the Summer Fete at The Mede on Saturday 24th July and the Filwood Funday on Saturday 11th September.

Bristol Advice Point Opened by the Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau, this new service will become the main point of contact for drop in advice in the city centre. 6 public computers are available.


1 Quay Street, Bristol BS1 2JL. Open 9.30am-4.30pm (drop-in advice 9.30am-4pm)

New Bus Service The 53 A / C will take a circular route between Inns Court and Temple Meads, also stopping at Broadwalk Shopping Centre and Bedminster. It will run on a “use it or lose it” basis.


words by kurt james, neighbourhood manager

The plans for redeveloping Knowle West, which are being drawn up by Bristol City Council and local residents, are fast reaching the point where they can be made available for residents to express their views on them. It is hoped that the plans, which will show options for the redevelopment of the area over the next 20 years, will be opened up to public consultation this September. Consultation events and other ways to express your opinion will be widely publicised once dates, times and methods are agreed. As these plans will propose significant changes to the way the area looks and feels now, it is really important that you get involved to help shape what is agreed when the time comes. Contact CIP, tel: 0117 908 4247 for more news and info


Community News football fever & local football awards photos by zac, alice & chloe, KWMC work experience Streets of Knowle West - Imagine what Knowle West would look like if Bristol was a host city for the 2018 England World Cup bid

Hearts and Stars Awards The Hearts and Stars Awards are an annual event celebrating the work done by local volunteers on the estate. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 23rd October at Filwood Community Centre at 7pm.

PARA Body text Local Good News! Congratulations to Broadwalk Football Club (based at The Park) for winning, from the F.A. and Somerset F.A., the Regional Chartered Standard Development Club Award, coming in front of 100s of other clubs. This is a fantastic achievement! Also well done to Andy Williams (secretary of Broadwalk FC) for being awarded Avon Youth League Secretary of the year! Not to be outdone, 2 local women have picked up awards from the S.F.A.: Anita Pearce (secretary of Ashton Ladies and co-ordinator of school holiday football coaching at Filwood Playing Fields) for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Community Football’ and Joanne Garton (manager Ashton Ladies) for her contribution to women’s football.

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2010 awards, please enter their details on the back of this form, tear it off and return it by Friday 17th September. Nomination forms can be put into collection boxes at various locations across the estate including: • CIP office (Filwood Broadway) • The Park (Daventry Road) • Health Park (Downton Road) • The Mede Centre (Inns Court) • Knowle West Media Centre

Local organisations honoured with awards words by anna, KWHA, & rachel, kwmc Knowle West Health Association (KWHA), the longest running organisation in Knowle West, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. KWHA will receive a certificate, signed by the Queen, and an exclusive commemorative crystal, presented by Her Majesty’s representative in Bristol at a special ceremony. Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) was presented with two awards at the National eWell Being Awards in June: the Building Community Networks Award and the Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Digital Inclusion. for more news and info

Hearts and Stars award winners 2009 Photo by KWMC Photography

For more information or if you can’t get to a collection box in time, you can contact Denise on 0117 923 1842 or Anita on 0117 908 4248.



Community safety

Hearts and Stars Awards Good Neighbour Award I would like to nominate

crack down on drug dealers in newquay Road

For help getting online visit:

• Knowle West Media Centre: informal learning, drop-in club (Leinster Avenue, 0117 903 0444, • Filwood Library: Internet access Mon-Sat (Filwood Broadway, 0117 903 8581) • Community Learning: ICT suite (The Park, 0117 903 9770) • The Filwood Centre (Filwood Broadway)

People’s Choice Award I would like to nominate


Because of local people’s concern about drug dealing in Newquay Road, the Police and Bristol City Council have been working together with residents to try and improve the local area and crack down on those individuals who are causing the problems. Some of the work to date includes: • Increased police patrols in the area • Extra funding to install two CCTV cameras and to paint shop fronts • Arranged for Community Payback offenders to spend two days cleaning up the area • Target residents with lots of rubbish in their front gardens • A Day of Action to target people dealing drugs which led to four arrests and seizure of drugs and money You can report any drug dealing and anti-social behaviour to the police on 0845 456 7000 or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Chit Chat, with Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Nigel Colston Words by Mitzi Bland What street do you find most interesting? All of them, they all have their challenges. What part of the job do you dislike? Being unable to prosecute people who are clearly guilty. Who do you admire in the community? Too many to single out one person. What makes you smile on the beat? Sorting out long standing problems and making people happier. What are your hobbies? Football (well Cardiff City anyway) and my children. Where can you see yourself in 5 years? Inspector in charge of the Neighbourhood Policing. for more news and info



Environmental news gardening

dehems energy project

words by lesley belgium, knowle west resident

words by misty tunks, kwmc / photo by sue mAckinnon

We are celebrating here at Knowle West Media Centre, having just installed 50 DEHEMS energy meters in Knowle West homes. DEHEMS (Digital Tarn Martlew-Pickering KWMC, Claire Armstrong using a DEHEMS and current cost meter Environmental Home Energy Management System) is European Union funded looking at how technology can improve our energy use. Participants can view their home energy use live on the internet. This knowledge will help participants to save money and reduce their environmental impact.

July should see your garden a riot of colour and vegetable crops ready (or almost ready) for harvesting. But don’t despair if you haven’t been able to do much so far this year; it’s not too late to start now. Early carrots can go in now, for autumn baby carrots, as can early peas and summer salads: radish, lettuce, beetroot and salad onions. You can also begin to sow winter vairities of cabbage and spring greens. The Garden Centres are full of plants to go into the ground now for crops of beans, squash, courgettes and peppers. Watch out for spring bulbs coming into the shops.

Heather, DEHEMS user said: “I’m going to find DEHEMS really useful because I’m concerned about how our energy is being used by individual appliances. I’m really glad that DEHEMS listened to the participants requests in cycle 1 and actioned them in cycle 2”. For more information contact Misty on 0117 903 0444.


In the first of the project’s three ‘cycles’, 20 people received energy meters. Participants fed back about the best and worst parts of the kit, which helped to structure cycle 2, for example, several participants expressed an interest in knowing how much individual appliances use.

green scene: wildlife tips words by glen vowles, knowle resident Ideas for being green, efficient and thrifty

It’s International Year of Biodiversity. Help to protect the variety of plant and animal life and also take pleasure in: • digging and maintaining a pond in your garden – even a small, basic one will attract all sorts of wildlife • making a small log/twig pile in a garden corner. Lichens and fungi may grow, bugs and frogs will make a home and hibernate • leaving a small, confined part of your garden to grow wild; plants like nettles and brambles are a haven for wildlife • look into putting up bird, bat and bug boxes. for more news and info

Plan wisely and you could have a succession of flowers from snowdrops in February to anemones in April. At the end of the season (August / September) you will find that many of the shops sell their seeds at half price (or cheaper). This is an excellent investment for next year, but try to use them as soon as possible. Happy harvesting!

The Law & your dog

Dog fouling is now a fixed penalty notice of £80. If you pay within 10 days it will be £60. Tickets can be issued by BCC wardens and officers and PCSOs.


summer at knowle west health park Summer Holiday Activities, Starting week beginning July 26th to 23rd August. Call 0117 377 2255 for further info and bookings

Health Park regular activities

MONDAY, 4.30 - 5.30 Dance Club for 8 - 11 year olds Get ready for a session of funky music and latest street dance routines - keeping fit doesn’t get better than this! 80p

WEDNESDAY, 4.00 - 5.00 Family Fitness Fun Exercise and games to give children, and parents if they want to join in, a great workout and a good time too. 80p THURSDAY, 9.30 – 12 noon Family Activity Sessions Different activities each week for you and your children, including games, walks, art fun and picnics. 80p FRIDAY, 10:00 - 3:00 Summer Holiday Sports Fun Days Fun, games, skills challenges, matches for 4 - 12 years of any ability. £3 To book a place, call Barry on 07809 483191.


TUESDAYS 9:00 - 4:30: Pathways to Health, support to help you change your lifestyle and be happier 9:00 - 4:00: Young Women’s Counselling, if you are struggling with life and want support. 12.45 - 2.45: Breast Is Best Group, breastfeeding support group 1:00 - 2:00: Art Group, for people feeling low, unmotivated and/or lonely 6:00 & 7:00: Hips, bums & tums, fat burning exercise to help us all become trimmer. (£3)

WEDNESDAYS 9.45-10.15: Stretch-n-Grow, using stories, songs and games for 2-5 year olds. (80p)

9:30 - 3:30: Massage, give yourself some space to relax call 903 0024 to book. (£5) 1:00 - 2:30: Lunch Club, bring lunch while the Cafe is closed, and we provide an activity. 6:30 - 8:30: Slimming World. In the Cafe. THURSDAYS 9:30 - 12:00: Fit and Fab, a drop-in group with the fun approach to getting healthy (80p) 9:30 - 6:00: Men’s Counselling, if you are struggling and want support. 6:00 - 7:00: Aerobics, improve strength, stamina and flexibility. (£3) 7:00 - 8:00: Absolute beginners, exercise class, a good place to start getting active. (£3) FRIDAYS 9:00 - 4:30: Women’s Counselling, if you are struggling and want support. 4.00 - 5.00: ZumbAtonic Dance, a fusion of salsa, reggae and hip. (£3) for more news and info

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TUESDAY, 4.30 - 5.30 Boxing for 8 - 14 year olds Not only will this increase fitness and mobility, but it’s great for self-esteem, confidence and building team skills. 80p

MONDAYS 10:00 - 11:00: Armchair Exercise, gentle exercise for people with limited mobility. (£2) 9:30 - 4:30: Family counselling, if you are struggling and want support. 5:30 - 6:30: Wellbeing Choir, no experience needed. In the Cafe.

Summer Activities summer adventure Words by Ruth Cornish, Bristol Playbus Free summer holiday activities at Bristol’ s Adventure Playgrounds Every Thursday from 12-4pm at Windmill Hill Adventure Playground, there will be extra play workers available to help make the playgrounds more accessible for disabled children. There will be a range of play activities to engage the children. The activities will be designed to suit their abilities. Please contact Sam Hay on 0117 955 1561 for more information

kwmc summer programme

Monday 2nd - Friday 13th August. Workshops include: • Digital Storytelling - turn urban myths into digital stories • Music - create a music track using Garageband • Photography - use digital cameras and Photoshop software to make the perfect album cover • Make a short “how to” film for the ULK project • Performing Arts - create a piece to perform on the final day • Nature photograms • Giant zoetrope • Art To book tel 0117 903 0444 and ask for Sandra or pick up a leaflet from Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Knowle West, BS4 1NL

Filwood Library

Please book your tickets at Filwood Library, Filwood Broadway

Space Hop craft session Wednesday 4th August, 10-11am, Ages 6-11, £1 per ticket Revolting Rhymes Session Monday 9th August, 10-11am Make up your own revolting rhymes with help Ages 6 -11, Free Space Craft session for pre-school children Tuesday 17th August, 10-11am, £1 per ticket Wizzo the Wizard Tuesday 24th August, 10.30-11.15am Come and see the magic of Wizzo the Wizard £1 per ticket

Sports & Arts

The Park Centre will be running a number of activities during August for children aged between 8 to 14 years old. It will include Dance, Trampolining, Netball, Football, Art & Craft, Rugby, Archery, Singing & Mixing and many more. £1.50 per session . For further details please call Julie Milkins on 07722 221675 or via

Other events include children’s summer workshops and a fabulous “Back to the Basics” class where you can learn to cook simple, tasty family meals. Please see or call us for details on 0117 963 9569.

Summer cooking

If you’re stuck for something to do with your kids over the summer, then contact the Knowle West Community Kitchen. We are running fun cooking sessions at low cost for children and families throughout the summer. Contact us for details on 0117 963 9569

The Mede Parent & Toddler Group £1 per child

The Mede Parent & Toddler group Thursday mornings 10-12pm. 0-5 years open during holidays. £1 per child includes materials and refreshments.

The Inns Court Summer Fete

1 Marshall Walk, Inns Court, Knowle, BS4 1TR Saturday 24th July 12-3pm at the Mede Centre. Entry is free! To book a pitch call Emma on: 0117 904 1220. Car: £7 Table top: £5

Community Kitchen

The Knowle West Health Association (KWHA) Community Kitchen is continuing to run various classes and events over the summer, including the popular “Pop-Up Café”. for more news and info


Lifestyle and Interiors

Welcome to the Newsletter’s lifestyle and interiors page, sponsored by re:store on Filwood Broadway.

2010 trends in interior design

reasons to visit re:store

2. Starting redecorating? We have paint, crazy rolls of old wallpaper and the Salvation Army shop is just round the corner for cushions and curtains. 3.

To have a browse and to check out excellent work done by the young people of the area in our carpentry workshop.


If we don’t have what you need, we’ll have a few ideas of where else you can try.

Short of ideas? Here are some web sites we like that might get the creative juices going:


Re:store has delivered furniture to homes across Knowle West and knows we have some slick interior designers in the area. In this edition we thought we would do a quick review of 2010 trends in interior design. Mid Century Modern: Furniture from the 1930’s to 1960’s, cool, urban and chic it is a look that allows you mix wood, plastic and leather with bright accent colours. Naughties Minimalism: All cream leather and pastel shades, a way to create an oasis of calm in your home. Storage is essential; you can’t be minimalist without somewhere to hide the everyday detritus. Bo Ho Chic: Reclaiming one man’s junk as another’s vintage treasure so make-do-and-mend. Mixing bright colors with crazy floral prints, easy to do on a small budget if you enjoy rummaging and bargain hunting. French Country: A sophisticated look of mismatched chunky painted furniture and pastel tones. Give your home an air of French Châteaux.

Re:store is part of the re:work charity group. We offer vocational training in building, gardening, carpentry and retail, cheap furniture, and building and gardening work to the area.

Re:store 17 Filwood Broadway Knowle West Tel: 0117 923 1970 Company number: 3738243 Charity number: 1086946

To find out more check our website: for more news and info

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1. We are the cheapest way of furnishing your home whether you need a bargain wardrobe for the spare bedroom, a project to refurbish and demonstrate your creative talents with or a statement piece of furniture to finish a room off.

Learning & Skills

Lunch on the Green for ULK Launch Words by Sue Mackinnon Photo by george gallop


The sun shone on Filwood Green for the launch event of the University of Local Knowledge. It was a chance for residents to get together with their neighbours for a celebration meal, while sharing the wealth of skills and knowledge in the area. These ranged from bringing up a large family to war memories on Melvin Square and a recipe for Spotted Dick! BBC cameras helped to film some of the thousand stories from local people that will make up the project.

Computer training - Filwood broadway for training contact Kate Bruce (pictured left)

Locally grown and sourced food was prepared by the Community Kitchen – and included a hog roast and Parade of Puddings. Graham Blacker (74) who attended the event said: “It was a glorious day, a great atmosphere and there was the opportunity to listen to people talk about what life was like in Knowle West.” ULK aims to bring together the knowledge and skills that exist in our area and share them with other people. To get involved call Penny or Martha at KWMC: 0117 903 0444. Parade of Puddings

Farewell to Gary Blake, everyone at CIP wishes him luck in the future for more news and info


Ilminister Avenue Specialist Nursery school and Children’s Centre words & photo provided by lil bowers

From September 2010 Footprints Children’s Centre will move from The Park in Daventry Road into the former New Fosseway Lower School in Knowle alongside the neighbouring Ilminister Avenue Specialist Nursery School. This building will be the new home for the Specialist Children’s Centre, providing support for families of children from nought to five in Knowle West. It will also provide Health Services for children with severe and complex needs for the whole of South Bristol. The centre will be open from September, led by Pat Rogers, currently head of the specialist nursery, which is rated as outstanding by the learning watchdog Ofsted and is especially praised for its inclusion policies. Miss Rogers said: “This is a further opportunity to bring together the different expertise of both Footprints and the nursery. All the existing services will continue and will be enhanced particularly by the extension of Health services. Developing our partnership with Health will benefit the local


community particularly in terms of availability of access”. The new centre will benefit from the hydrotherapy pool, sensory room and soft play room facilities as well as the extensive outdoor learning space. Lil Bowers, head of Footprints, who will become locality family support leader at the new centre, said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to create a much better range of services under one roof. ‘The idea is that we will be able to deliver all our family services and wraparound provision for children aged nought to five from 8am – 6pm all year round. We have been running services in this community for nine years now, and this move will enable us to make the best possible use of a fantastic facility. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff team at the Park for all their hard work and support over the years.” This is the first of three specialist children’s centres planned across Bristol. The aim of the centre is to give families access to health, community and education all in one place. Paediatric services from the Tyndalls Park Centre in Clifton will be provided at the new Ilminister Avenue centre. for more news and info

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The highly-praised Ilminister Avenue Specialist Nursery School and a pioneering Footprints children’s centre in Knowle are joining forces to become the first specialist nursery school and children’s centre in Bristol.

Things to do

celebrating age festival words & photo by Bristol city council

Celebrating Age Festival 2010 will take place at the exciting new venue of Bristol’s Colston Hall on Saturday September 11th. This year’s festival has the theme of ‘You’re never too old’. Entry is free and features include information stalls, health checks, food and an entertainment line-up led by Acker Bilk and his jazz band.


Bristol City Council are supporting organisations across Bristol with advice and small grants, to put on activities for people over 50 in the week leading up to the festival. Activities last year included Tai Chi, Wii games, computer skills sessions and poetry reading. Stay up-to-date on this year’s festival at: celebratingage. Email for more information at: agefestival@

would you like a copy of a newsletter photograph?

Please note down the issue number, page number and article if you can. You will get suppport using our computers to select, edit and print photos. Contact Knowle West Media Centre and ask for Makala, Martin or Nicky. Tel: 0117 903 0444 for more news and info

Direct Payments Do you know about Direct Payments as an option to fund your Health and Social Care? For more information visit Or call Care Direct on: 0117 922 2700



If you attended a community event in the past and were photographed, we may still have a copy of the picture, even if it didn’t appear in the final newsletter.



computers pipe walk

The following sessions are held at The Park: Football (8 to 11 yrs), Monday 4.15-5.15pm Girls netball: Tuesday 6-7pm, under 14 and under 16 yrs Trampolining: 8 to 14 yrs Thursday 5-6pm Archery: Friday 5-6pm

September/October, Focus on Families at The Health Park Anger Management Groups for Men and Women (free for Knowle West). September for 90 minutes over 6 weeks

Computer Drop-in Due to popular demand, Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) are running computer drop-in sessions on Wednesdays from 10am-3pm (tutor support 10-11.30am and 1.30-3pm).

Autumn pipe walk Every year St Mary Redcliffe organise a walk along the route of the water pipe which stretches between the church and the Ruge Well in old Knowle Hill.

Makala or Martin: 0117 903 0444

St Mary Redcliffe Church: 0117 929 1487

Bristol Cycle Festival: 11th-26th September 2010, Freewheelin’ Carnival Sunday 19th September Join the carnival, put on an event, get involved!

‘Making Changes’ Group – a supportive group to help you ‘do things differently’ by using creative exercises and ‘Bike kitchen’ practising new skills will run over the (free for Knowle summer at the Life West). September Cycle workshop for 90 minutes over at The Park, 10 weeks Exact dates Daventry Road, Monday evenings, TBC Contact 6-8.30pm. Tel: 0117 353 4580 Garth: 0117 377 2256

This year’s walk will take place in Come along and early Autumn. The find out more about meeting point is St using computers, Barnabas Church surfing the Internet, off Daventry Road. or anything else More information you’d like to learn will be available about. Contact nearer the time.

‘Do you have a 3 week cough?’

Over the last few weeks a group of Knowle West residents have been coming up with ways to raise awareness of lung cancer.

In addition to a local media campaign, the group have been involved in local activities, even putting on an event for the World Cup Final to get their message across.

They want men over 50 in Knowle West to know that: ‘If you have a cough that changes or lasts more than 3 weeks, you should see your doctor to get it treated’. The group are keeping the message alive through a Skittles ‘Cough Cough’ Cup Tournament, BBQs, bingo nights, coffee mornings and social clubs. Help them spread the word! Uscreates in partnership with Knowle West local residents & health professionals, Bristol Social Marketing Centre and NHS Bristol.

Thanks to the Newsletter Steering Group (Ann Smith, Ken Jones, Denise Britt), Neighbourhood Management (Anita Pearce & Kurt James), Knowle West Media Centre who facilitate the production: Makala Campbell - Editor, Rachel Clarke - Assistant Editor, KWMC Design. All articles express the views of individual contributors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the NM Steering Group or KWMC

Printed on recycled paper with vegetable inks


Tel: 0117 903 9772

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 43 Jul – Oct 2010  

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 43 Jul – Oct 2010

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 43 Jul – Oct 2010  

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 43 Jul – Oct 2010