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Community In Partnership

For the residents of Filwood, and parts of Knowle and Windmill Hill ISSUE 47 may - july 2011

Easter eggs-itement! Celebrations & success in our community

INSIDE: Knowle West Regeneration Plan p.2 Football Success p.4 • Local Voices p.6-7







Playing Field


Cemetery Perrett’s Park


Victoria Park Junior & Infants School

Riva Bingo


The weather with you...


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Redcatch Park

Playing Field

Parson Street

Kingswear & Torpoint

Northern Slopes

from rachel clarke, deputy editor

Church of The Nazarene Knowle Park Junior School

Cloverdown Social Services

Knowle West Health Park School


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’ve always thought that the way BEDMINSTER Knowle West DOWN Schools Police Media Centre Salcombe School Grove FILWOOD someone reacts to the first sunny Cheddar Station House Primary School Health PARK School Centre R.C. Church day of the year says something Library 4 17 about them. I’m a ‘summer cynic’: A4 Petherton Road Infants School hot weather doesn’t mix well with School ENTERPRISE TRADE Hengrove Tyning Hengrove my tendency to wear mainly black. Community Junior INN'S CENTRE Arts Centre School Evangelical HEADLEY PARK COURT However, when I’m out and about Church Headley Park Primary School in Knowle West I see the real HENGROVE Bishopsworth TRADE LEISURE St Bernadette RC PARK PARK Primary sunshine: our community is sunny, Pool Perry Court School Map supplied by Bristol City Council. Junior School CATER BUSINESS regardless of the weather! PARK Whitchurch Health Centre ASDA Hengrove To contact your editors e-mail Park HENGROVE BISHOPSWORTH or call Wilmotte HAWKFIELD Withywood BUSINESS Community Park PARK School 0117 903 0444. Don’t forget the Knowle Pledge is still running at knowlepledge. Support your local words by The Knowle West Project Team, organisations, meet new people and Bristol City Council learn something new!

Knowle West Regeneration Plan The Latest News

Local Councillors Following the May elections your local councillors are: Filwood: Christopher Jackson & Jeff Lovell Knowle: Gary Hopkins & Christopher Davies Windmill Hill: Alf Havvok & Mark Bailey Visit the ‘Council & Democracy’ section of or call 0117 922 3827 for more details.

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nowledge readers will know the Regeneration Plans being developed for the Knowle West area include: • New and improved housing • Employment opportunities • Better transport links • New shops and supermarket • Improved parks and play space • Better community facilities • Sustainability and improved environment. We consulted on the emerging regeneration plans at the end of last year. We found that having a new shopping centre and supermarket was a top priority for local people.

When we asked where people wanted the shopping centre, at Jarmans or Filwood Broadway, you clearly said Filwood Broadway (65% of respondents). Following discussions with supermarket operators, we now believe that we can attract a national supermarket chain to invest in Filwood Broadway. This is a major step in delivering the regeneration improvements that local people have been asking for. Local people will again be consulted upon detailed plans for Knowle West later in the year.

Community Payback: Update


he Community Payback Team continue to work across the estate on various sites identified as ‘eye-sores’. These sites include the black path at Inns Court, the back of Eagle House on Newquay Road, the playing fields, the lane running between Hartcliffe Road and Barnstaple Road behind Filwood Broadway, and Filwood Community Centre. If you know of any sites near you that need improving please contact Anita Pearce on 0117 908 4248. for more news and info

News & Events Local News

Filwood Fun Day: don’t miss out! words by ann smith & june mcneil


lease don’t forget our Fun Day on Saturday 25th June, 12-4pm at Filwood Community Centre! Such a lot will be going on, including a bouncy castle, tabletop sales, face-painting and a talent contest. The drama group will be performing onstage in the afternoon and there will also be a hog roast. The event will raise funds for a new roof for the Community Centre.

Filwood Library

Enjoying last last year’s year’s Fun Fun Day Day! Enjoying

To sign-up for the talent contest please collect a form from the CIP office or Community Centre, or look out for forms in your local shops and schools. For more information about the Fun Day please contact June McNeil on 0117 903 8052. Young people involved in 4Nine Records, the music programme at Knowle West Media Centre, will be performing at the Fun Day - come along and support local talent!

High Sheriff of Bristol visits Filwood Fields

Words by Anita Pearce


Meeting the High Sheriff. Photo supplied by Anita Pearce.

he High Sheriff of Bristol, Dr John Cottrell, visited the Football Coaching Project at Filwood Playing Fields on Wednesday 13th April. He said he was thrilled by what he saw and the enthusiasm, energy, skill and commitment that were so evident, saying: “you’re right to be proud of what you have achieved.” The football coaching activity for You’re right to be boys and girls happens during the school proud of holidays at Filwood Playing Fields, 11amwhat you have 2pm, cost £2. Brekkie club from 10-11am. For more information contact Anita Pearce achieved. on 0117 908 4248. for more news and info

Filwood Library welcomes new customers. They offer free internet access and books and talking books for children and adults (including large print). Special events include a monthly book club, regular coffee mornings, baby bounce and rhyme and craft sessions. For further information call 0117 903 8581. Also open on Saturdays.

Volunteers Needed! Filwood Community Centre is looking for volunteers to help with the events programme and to bring their ideas to the Events Meetings. Contact June: 0117 903 8052. Knowle West Media Centre is looking for ICT tutors to teach basic computer skills during their weekly drop-in sessions. Contact Makala: 0117 903 0444.

Play Rangers Free fun and games after school including den building, cooking, Forest Skills, and arts and crafts. 3.15-5.45pm: Knowle West Health Park (Tuesdays), Filwood Broadway (Wednesdays) and opposite Eagle House Youth Club (Thursdays).

In Memory We are sad to print that Mrs Jessie Ball, Knowle West’s oldest resident, and Sister Maeve of the Sisters of Charity passed away a few weeks ago. Our sympathies are with Mrs Ball’s family and friends and the Sisters.

And finally... How could we not mention the Royal Wedding?! Many congratulations to Prince William and Kate Middleton.


Our community

Double Champs! Local Summer footballers win the league & cup Football words by Julie Kingdon Tournament


n Saturday 2nd July, South Bristol Sports Centre will be hosting a men’s Summer 7-aside football tournament. There will be £1,000 worth of football kit for the winners, as well as trophies, prizes and drinks to be won. A presentation will be made by a pro-footballer and you can watch your match highlights in the Sports Bar. Price: £100 per team. For more information call 0117 903 8681 or visit www.

‘Grease’ is the one that you want free film screening!


pend a summer night reliving the fun and drama of one of the most popular films of all time: Filwood Community Centre will be holding a free outdoor film screening of the hit musical “Grease” on Friday 27th May, 7.30pm. The bar will be open and a BBQ will be available. Set in 1950s America, “Grease” tells the story of popular Danny, shy Sandy and their friends, in their last days of High School. The film was suggested by local residents and is being hosted by the Community Centre in partnership with Knowle West Media Centre and the Haiti Kids Kino Project, who are a group of volunteers who travel to Haiti to show films to children affected by the 2010 earthquake. Contact Rachel: 0117 903 0444.


Broadwalk FC Under-10s. Photo by Julie Kingdon.


rom football practice on Saturday mornings and raising funds for our first kit, to entering the league in 2009-2010, Broadwalk Under-10s had an amazing first season, finishing runners up and showing good team spirit, skill and determination. This season, 2010-2011, the team has been unstoppable, storming the league to become undefeated champions, scoring just under 300 league and cup goals and winning the cup with a 9-3 victory. They only conceded 17 goals. This is a fantasic achievement by Broadwalk, along with the huge

support of family and friends and the hard work and dedication of their Manager, Antony, Emma and Taff. It’s been a privilege to watch them play and I am looking forward to another fantastic season. All the kids that play for Broadwalk Under-10s are Knowle West born and bred and go to local schools within the area. We think they have done the area proud and deserve recognition for their fantastic achievements. Thank you to Tara’s Sandwich Bar and Jack’s Barber Shop for their sponsorship this season.

Filwood Photographic Darkroom & Community Café Words by Heather Vernon he only community art café and darkoom in South Bristol will soon be available! It will operate out of Filwood Community Centre in a newly refurbished room that has previously been used as a darkroom. During the Easter break a small group of volunteers helped to clear the old space in preparation for the summer and the opening of the facility. The darkroom will be fully accessible and available to anyone interested in


learning about traditional darkroom techniques, photography and more! This project will be run on behalf of the community by a steering group and we are currently looking for local people to join this group. The opening of the darkroom and café very much depends on your support! For more information contact Nicky or Heather: / or call 0117 903 0444. for more news and info

Green & Gardening

Locally-grown salad bags


he veg is grown by local volunteers who are part of the Edible Landscapes Movement (ELM) project. Volunteers are taught gardening skills by re:work and Buried Treasure and digital media skills by Knowle West Media Centre. Find out more about ELM or buy some veg directly from the growers on Saturday 11th June, 10am–4pm. Buried Treasure (one of the ELM partners) will be opening up their gates as part of the city wide ‘Get

Growing Open Garden Day’. The event is one grand ‘open day’ of around 40 city-wide food growing projects.

• Knowle West locally-grown winter salad bags, £2.50 each • Freshly picked morning of delivery • To place an order text 07780 474558 or email

Come and get your vegetable seedlings from Green Footprints!

BTCV Volunteers. Photo by Julia Tutton.

Green Gym on the Bommie words by julia tutton reen Gym is a unique scheme operated by British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) to help people to become physically and mentally healthier by taking part in a variety of nature conservation activities. A local group operates on the Bommie, getting involved in clearance work, woodland management, improving paths, creating steps, and habitat management.


It’s a great way to relieve stress: getting outdoors and in contact with nature for a few hours, meeting different people and feeling refreshed, whilst working at your own pace and capability. It’s a good feeling looking back and realising that what we are doing makes such a difference in our own community. Already a large area looks better and it’s so much easier to get around the site too! for more news and info


We have a whole range of vegetable seedlings ready to be planted out in your garden, hanging basket or window box. Only 20p each. Pop into the Buried Treasure Garden at The Park Opportunity Centre, Daventry Road, between 7am-midday, Monday to Friday. Or call Mil on 07810 474558.

We start off by doing a warmup - gentle stretches to wake the body up - then we get to work on our tasks. Sometimes we find it hard to stop for tea and nibbles and the end of the session seems to come around so quickly. Volunteers gather once a week 10.10am at the green adjacent to 105 Wedmore Vale. Contact Claire on 07739 447995 or e-mail BTCV follow the management plan for the Northern Slopes, compiled by Avon Wildlife Trust and agreed by Bristol City Council. Contact us at enquiries@ if you are interested in getting involved in the Slopes. BTCV also have other sites around Bristol, see avon for more information.


Local voices Your Views: “Do you think dog fouling is a nuisance in our area? If so, why, and what can be done about it?”

Carol Bro

nkin, 53

Royston Gage,

“There is a problem but it’s not as bad as it used to be, as I don’t see dogs roaming stray as before. Dog catchers have improved the problem. When owners take dogs for a walk they shouldn’t let them do their mess outside people’s houses, as I’ve seen them do it and not clear it up.”


“I don’t think it’s particularly a problem here, but if no-one does anything about it now then it could become a problem again in the future. I hope people with dogs do the right thing and scoop it up, because I don’t want to step on it and it smells, especially in the summer.”

Ricky Le

e, 22

Ali Tunc, 19 “It makes the area look bad. On Connaught Road it seems like there is dog muck every step I take. Dog owners should carry a bag to clean it up and if the council provided them I think it would encourage owners to do it.”

“Yes, because no-one picks it up. If people were fined then they would think twice about not clearing up their dog’s mess. We need someone patrolling to catch them out and stop them leaving it.”

pick up the poo! words by safer bristol


esidents in Filwood have come to their Neighbourhood Forum meeting to tell us that they are sick and tired of the dog mess that they see all over the streets in Filwood and especially in children’s play areas and football fields. Your Neighbourhood Team has listened and are currently planning a week-long campaign that will run over the summer to raise awareness of the issue and target owners who don’t pick up after their dog. • If you are a dog owner please ensure you clear up your dog’s poo. You can put it in any rubbish bin, not just dog litter bins. • If you see someone not clearing up after their dog, report them! It’s an offence for a dog owner not to clear up if their dog has fouled in any open area in Bristol and they can receive an £80 on the spot fine. To report, call the Dog Warden on 0117 922 2500 or email: with the details of the owner, location and type of dog. • To get dog mess removed from the pavement you can report it to the council: call 0117 922 2100 or visit the ‘Report It’ section of www.bristol. To find out more about the summer campaign and to get involved call Anita Pearce on 0117 908 4248.

young photographers explore issues of body image


group of young photographers based in Knowle West had their work displayed at four venues across Bristol this Spring. The ‘Body Image’ exhibition by Nlarge Photography, commissioned by the National Osteoporosis Society, explored common attitudes to body image, from happiness to reflection, and some of the difficulties


we can face, such as eating disorders. The exhibition toured to College Green, KWMC, Stokes Croft and the University of the West of England. Nlarge are aged 11-18 and meet every Tuesday from 6-8pm at KWMC, on Leinster Avenue. They are keen to welcome new members. Contact Chloe on 0117 903 0444.

Exhibition celebration. Photo by KWMC Photography. for more news and info

Local voices

Readers write

Knowledge is power


Together we make it work, working together make it better. Fed up, don’t let up, keep your head up when you’re under pressure. Clever you are, knowledge we all obtain, from taking your first steps to tying your own lace. Embrace the facts: you’re a part of this society, Department of Biology, Sociology, Business and Economies, Law and Policies. Eduction, corporations, generation built a dream; dirty hands, hard graft, blood, sweat and tears: brickies, chippies, Edison in every city on your doorstep, stone throw away. Count yourself in, you can really make a change.

ack in March we featured Filwood Park on the cover of the Knowledge and mentioned how offenders on the Community Payback scheme were working to clean it up. Graham Pring wrote to us and would like to let residents know about the Town Green Application that has been lodged for Filwood Park. He says: “We need residents to send letters about their experiences of their use of the park and any photographs they may have.” For more information please conatct Graham at 35 Creswicke Road, Knowle West, BS4 1UE.

lyrics by wayne ‘mos deep’ webster & makala ‘lady k’ campbell from houses to palaces: wars waged, bloodshed, rubble is their ashes. Law and order, try pick up the drama; knowledge to make a difference, benevolence irrelevant. This life that we live the future lies in kids, where brains become sieves, what it is, yo! No interest, then no knowledge. I’ll make a promise a pinky promise: to be better, count in every letter MC over beats so my heart can beat forever. This is what I treasure: knowledge that I give, passed down to kids, the storm we must weather, a yo! Dreaming of a better place, count yourself in, make a change - start from today.

Opportunities are there; knowledge you will gain, from the cooking to the cleaning, to performing up on stage. You don’t have it - you can have it, if you break away, be free; we owe it to our history, the least we do is dream.

Filwood Park, as seen on the cover of Issue 46

Would you like to respond to an article in your newsletter? If so, please e-mail Rachel Clarke, Deputy Editor, on rachel.clarke@ or drop your letters in to Knowle West Media Centre on Leinster Avenue.

This is a Knowle West thing, listen when I sing; out of our minds the knowledge spills, we got the talent, we got the skills. You can be whatever you wanna be, believe, no doubt free, take a look at history. From caves to huts, for more news and info

This is a Knowle West thing, listen when I sing; out of our minds the knowledge spills, we got the talent, we got the skills. Listen to music from Mos Deep and Lady K online: visit and search for ‘Mos Deep’ and ‘Lady K’. Find out more about recording your music locally: contact Jagos at KWMC on 0117 903 0444. Have you written poems or lyrics that you’d like to see printed in the newsletter? We’d love to hear from you!


Knowle West Health Park Adult Activities & Services Mondays


9am-4.30pm: Active Lifestyles Assessments, support to find the activities for you (free). 9am-4.30pm: Smoking cessation: it’s easier with support! (free). 10-11am: Armchair Exercise, gentle exercise for people with limited mobility (£2). 11am-12pm: One Heart Walking Group, meets in the café for a guided walk of one or two miles (free). 11.45am-1.15pm: Stretch, Move and Relax, suitable for people of 50+ or those just starting to exercise (£2). 9.30am-4.30pm: Alcohol Support Service, speak to your GP for a referral (free).

1-2.30pm: Lunch Club, bring lunch while the café is closed, and we provide an activity. 6.30-8.30pm: Slimming World. In the café.

Tuesdays 9am-4.30pm: Pathways to Health, support to help you change your lifestyle and be happier (free). 9am-3pm: Young Women’s Counselling, if you are struggling with life and want support (free). 9.30am-4.30pm: Alcohol Support Service, speak to your GP for a referral (free). 10am-12pm: Art on Referral – speak to Sue Partridge to find out more 0117 377 2252. 12.45-2.45pm: Breast Is Best Group, breastfeeding support group (free). 9am-4.30pm: Smoking cessation: it’s easier with support! (free). 6pm & 7pm: Hips, bums & tums: fat burning exercise to help us all become trimmer (£3).

Thursdays 9.30am-12pm: Fit and Fab, a drop-in group with the fun approach to getting healthy (80p). 9.30am-6pm: Men’s Counselling, if you are struggling with life and want support. 9am-4.30pm: Pathways to Health, support to help you change your lifestyle and be happier (free). 9am-4.30pm: Smoking cessation: it’s easier with support! (free). 6-7pm: Aerobics, improve strength, stamina and flexibility (£3). 7-8pm: Absolute beginners, exercise class, a good place to start getting active (£3).

Fridays 9am-4.30pm: Active Lifestyles Assessments, support to find the activities for you (free). 9am-4.30pm: Smoking cessation: it’s easier with support! (free). 10am-12pm: Lipreading class, for people who are beginning to lose their hearing (80p). 9am-4.30pm: Women’s Counselling, if you are struggling with life and want support. 9.30am-1pm: Parenting classes, support with parenting skills.

Call us on 0117 377 2255 for further information and bookings or visit us at

Young People’s Services Mondays


4.30-5.30pm: Dance club, for 8-11year olds (80p).

4-5pm: Afterschool club, 4-10 years: fun, active play (80p). 5-6.30pm: Family, Food and Fun, a family activity to help everyone get more active (starts in May 2011). Free, ring 0117 922 3656 for more info.

Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm: Boxing, for 8-14yrs (80p). 4.15pm: Play Rangers in the Park (free).

Saturdays 9.30am-1.30pm: Play Therapy, counselling for children (free).

9.45-10.15am: Stretch-n-Grow, using stories, songs and games for 2-5 year olds (80p). 9am–4pm: Family counselling, for children and families (free). 9am–1pm: Young People’s Counselling, part of Focus on Families (free).

Whitsun Half Term – Holiday Fun Friday 3rd June 2011, 10am-3pm: Holiday Fun Day, fun for children between 4-12 years of age. £3, bring a packed lunch.

Call us on 0117 377 2255 for further information and bookings or visit us at

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Health & Wellbeing Family, Food and Fun Following on from the course run in February and March, this is a great way for the whole family to get fitter and have fun. For families with children between 5-14 years, who could be a healthier weight. Learn more about food and have a great time too! Call 0117 922 3656 for more information and to book a place.

Health Matters

Anger Management for Young People A group for young people between the age of 12-15 years starts in May 2011. Call Garth on 0117 377 2256.

Whitsun Half Term – Holiday Fun Day Friday 3rd June 2011, 10am-3pm: Holiday Fun Day, fun for children between 4-12 years of age £3, bring a packed lunch.

Coming soon to Focus on Families • • •

Depression Management Course - A free, five week course offering practical support and information for people suffering from mild to moderate depression. Starts June 2011. Parenting Older Children - it’s never easy! Come and pick up practical parenting skills for parents with children aged 9–16 years. Family Drop-ins: Parents are invited to come along if they would like to receive individual guidance or questions answered about parenting issues. Childcare will be provided for children aged up to 5 years old.

Become Smokefree this Spring! To find your nearest stop smoking group call NHS Stop Smoking Service on

0117 9841650

or txt SPRING to 07800 001 336


Starting on Wednesday 4th May 2011, 9.30-11.45am. A new 12 week course for men and women over 18 years. It will feature a range of health issues in a fun and easy to understand way, helping group members to understand the issues and set their own goals about how to improve their own health. Free crèche. For more information call Sally on 0117 903 0024.

Visit a NHS Stop Smoking Advisor at: Knowle West Walk in Centre Call: 0117 9030000 for an appointment

Knowle West Health Park Call: 0117 3772256 for an appointment

Lloyds Pharmacy, William Budd Health Centre Davies Pharmacy, Filwood Broadway Superdrug @ Broadwalk Shopping Centre


You can also visit your GP practice or attend a local stop smoking group for more news and info


Take action! Public Art: what, where & why? words by Knowle West Media Centre (kwmc)

T Pic: xxxxxxxxx Survival Course on Flat Holm Island. Photo by Tony Monks.

Island survival! words by tony monks, youth moves


group of young men from Youth Moves have successfully completed a three-day survival course on Flat Holm Island. The idea came about when the young men were discussing what they could do for a team-building residential. The group are fairly new and wanted to feel more of a group. Youth Moves linked up with “Into the Wild”, an organisation that delivers survival skills and training. The group were responsible for building their own shelters, creating fire, preparing and cooking food, and safely using a knife whilst learning to live with basic tools and limited equipment. We started at 5am and set off for Cardiff where we boarded a speedboat designed to rescue unfortunates who had been stranded in the English Channel. This was a

great experience and was a great start to the trip. Once on land, the whole group worked as a team to find an appropriate place to set up camp. Once settled, shelters were made from branches and whatever could be found in the sparse environment. We then walked along the coast and looked for limpets on the rocks and crabs. Some of the young men set up crab lines in hope they would catch a meal for the group. This then led to setting up traps and snares. The group thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Simon Smith took part: “I really enjoyed the trip and would like to do something similar in the future. I have learnt new skills and most of all I have learnt I must keep re-hydrated: I forgot to drink for a whole day!” For more information please call 0117 903 9796.

Spring clean your smoke alarm Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is reminding people who are carrying out spring cleaning to check that their smoke alarms are working. Last year there were 614 fires across the AF&RS area. Of those 57% (349) either had no smoke alarm or a smoke alarm that didn’t work. Smoke alarms can only save lives if they’re working. If you already have smoke detectors in your home, check them once a week to ensure they are working as part of your weekly housework routine. For more information visit or call 0117 926 2061.


his spring we’ll be holding three talks about public art: exploring what it is and how it affects our community. We’ll also be launching the Knowle West Public Art Strategy. What where? (17th May, 6.30pm) Find out the 12 key themes of the Knowle West Public Art Strategy. Hear local residents’ thoughts on how the themes could be realised and have your say! What next? (14th June, 6.30pm) Find out how artistic activity in Knowle West connects with what’s happening elsewhere and what the future holds. Whose data? (19th July, 6.30pm) Explore the issues surrounding “live data”. Who owns it and uses it?

Public art: what, where?

Whose Data? is also the name of an arts project based at KWMC. In March, a group of local residents helped to choose four artists who will return to Knowle West this summer to develop new ways of representing “live data”, such as metre readings, to help us make more sense of it. Thank you to the residents who took part. We’re also delighted to announce that KWMC has been awarded three years’ funding from Arts Council England, beginning in April 2012. Contact Rachel on 0117 903 0444. for more news and info

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If you have any spare or unwanted gardening tools, Knowle West Health Association would be very grateful if you could donate to this local charity. We are starting a food growing project soon and are in need of gardening equipment. Please call 0117 963 9569.

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Singer & Songwriter from Knowle West Find out “Who I am” EP coming soon Listen online & find gig info ‘Like’ me on Facebook Search for ‘Lady K’

Office Space Meeting Rooms Event Space FOR HIRE

To discuss advertising options please contact Rachel

0117 903 0444

Book before end of May for a reduced rate. Conditions apply. Contact Cathy: 0117 903 0444


Not Doing Much? Why Not Try...

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Try new things Build self-confidence Get qualifications Meet new peoplE Plan for your future do something positive If you want to find out more just call Teresa on:

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have your say

Courses & Groups

Health & Wellbeing

regular groups

Neighbourhood Forums

Cookery courses

beatz street dance

over 50s bingo

Foster Carers Support group

bingo for all!

Get involved! The next meetings are: Windmill Hill ward Wednesday 8th June, 7-9pm, Broad Plain Rugby Club, Bristol South End, Off St Johns Lane, Windmill Hill, BS3 5AZ. Knowle ward Tuesday 5th July, 7-9pm, Knowle Community Centre, Greenwood Road, Knowle, BS4 2SS. Filwood ward Wednesday 3rd August, 7-9pm, Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, Filwood, BS4 1WH.

The Community Kitchen runs cookery courses for children, adults and groups. New men’s cookery group coming soon! Contact Knowle West Health Association: 0117 963 9569.

COMPUTER drop in Wednesdays, 10am-3pm, & Thursdays, 10-11.30am, Knowle West Media Centre. Learn about computers, the Internet and more. Call 0117 903 0444.

boys’ group

The Youth Moves boys’ group (ages 13-19) will meet at The Mede from May 9th. Mondays, 6.30- 9pm.

Street dance classes for children and adults, held at The Park, Daventry Road. Contact Maria on 07912 116708 or visit www.beatzstreetdance. for more information.

Mondays term-time, 10am-12noon. If you are a foster carer and would like to join a support group, contact Knowle West Health Association on 0117 963 9569. Crèche provided.

Come along to Filwood Community Centre for a game of bingo, cup of tea and a chat every Tuesday morning 10.30am-12noon. Contact Knowle West Health Association on 0117 963 9569 for more information.

Looking for something new on a Thursday? Come and play the new prize bingo evenings at Filwood Community Centre, from 6pm. Everyone welcome. Contact June McNeil: 0117 903 8052.

Knowle dge Learning Centre Did you know that Bristol City Council have provided a new multi-million, state of the art Leisure and Learning facility in your area? Knowle DGE Learning Centre! As well as serving students, the Learning Centre wishes to be a hub for the entire community. A new building gives the opportunity to include valuable community facilities. The aim is for local residents to be able to access family activities, evening courses opportunities, a learning resource centre, sports facilities and out-of-hours youth activities. Some of the facilities available are:

• Motor Vehicle Workshop • Sports Hall • Fully equipped professional Music/Recording Studio • Latest Generation, Astroturf 5-a-side Pitch (Floodlit) • ICT Suite • Drama/Dance Studio • Technology/Art Studio These facilities are available to be used by others in the evenings, weekends and Is there an issue you’d like to see addressed in the newsletter? during school breaks. Need somewhere to book your birthday?! If you’re looking for somewhere to hold a private function contact us. Discretionary rates apply to parents and particularly disadvantaged groups within the community. Come along and see for yourself! For a detailed price list and more information, please contact: Karen Baker - Business Manager on 0117 353 2011 ext 2004 or e-mail


• Performance Hall complete with stage and bleacher seating

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 - Deputy Editor), KWMC Design for the 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

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 47 May – Jul 2011  
CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 47 May – Jul 2011  

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 47 May – Jul 2011