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Community In Partnership

For the residents of Filwood, and parts of Knowle and Windmill Hill ISSUE 51 February - may 2012

New beginnings in 2012 Moving things forward in the Filwood ward

INSIDE: Knowle West Regeneration Plan, p.2 • Novers Hill development, p. 2 • The Mede Sprint, p.3

Community In Partnership Knowle West on the box... rachel clarke, Editor


hope the first issue of 2012 finds you well and optimistic about the year ahead. I took some time away from Bristol this Christmas, so imagine my surprise when, seated in front of the TV watching the three-part drama ‘Public Enemies’ on the BBC, I thought I glimpsed the familiar red-brick houses of Knowle West... I asked around and it seems other people had noticed too. Some of the scenes were undeniably shot in Bedminster - did you think you saw your neighbourhood too? As if that wasn’t enough, before Christmas the social networking website Twitter was ablaze with comments about the cast of E4 teen drama ‘Skins’ filming scenes for the new series on Filwood Broadway! We’re always keen to hear from you. Contact your editor: e-mail or call 0117 903 0444.

#kwnews Your Twitter messages Posted on www.knowlewest. and tagged #kwnews. For Twitter training contact Knowle West Media Centre: 0117 903 0444

@kwhealthassoc Beauty and the Beast panto was a great success today! See photos here: @CarbonMakeover Daisies on the Northern Slopes in Jan! Something not right about that, but it’s lovely to have a bit of colour back in the landscape


Knowle West Regeneration Plan Latest news: Filwood Broadway and the wider Knowle West Regeneration Plan Knowle West Project Team, Bristol City Council


egular Knowledge readers will know that the council has been working with residents, businesses and developers to bring big change to Filwood Broadway, to make it a successful place for local people, with improved community facilities and new shops, including a supermarket. The ideas for Filwood Broadway, shown at public consultation last October, have been developed into a draft plan. This draft plan has been presented to the Knowle West Project Board and local people for comment. In March, the council are expected to approve the Filwood Broadway Plan and also ensure

that a site is made available so that plans for a supermarket can be progressed. Knowle West Regeneration proposals will be presented at public consultation, starting on 23rd March. This will be part of the “City-Wide Site Allocations Consultation”, which will agree whether to protect or develop areas of land across Bristol. Details of how you can take part in this consultation will be publicised nearer the time. For more information on “Site Allocations” you can visit: www. For updates on Knowle West Regeneration please visit

Novers Hill housing development - latest news ross pearson arratt Homes is consulting on plans to bring new homes to Knowle West. A public exhibition is being held to display draft proposals for their site off Novers Hill, in order to receive feedback from the community. The public exhibition is being held on Monday 20th February 2012, from 2pm to 8pm at Knowle West Media Centre on Leinster Avenue. Feedback received during the exhibition will be used to help shape the final proposals. Barratt Homes is working with Guinness Hermitage, a local housing association, to bring forward


proposals for up to 120 new homes, of which about a third could be affordable housing. The site, already identified by Bristol City Council as a potential site for development, could include a new footpath to allow local residents to safely walk up and down Novers Hill without having to walk on the road itself. The proposals would also improve an area of woodland on the site and open it to public use. For more information about the proposals or the consultation, please contact Ross Pearson on 0800 169 6507 or via email at novershill. for more news and info

News & Events Local News Congratulations to Hearts & Stars winners

Passengers on the Mede Sprint bus. Photo by Suzanne Jones.

Support your local community transport! suzanne jones


he Mede Sprint was established in 2003 as a door-to-door community transport service available to anyone living or working in Knowle West. It has two accessible mini buses (both of which have a ramp for wheelchairs) and a 6 seater people carrier. To book a seat you need to be a member but membership is free and open to anyone living or working in Knowle West. Get an application form from The Mede at Inns Court or phone 0117 904 1220. At the end of November 2011 there were 445 active members. The Sprint takes members anywhere within the local area, such as the William Budd doctors’ surgeries, Knowle West Health Park and Walk-in Centre, shopping, to the hairdressers and

bingo, or to visit friends. If you’re a concessionary card holder then journeys are free and if you’re under 60 they cost just £1. The Sprint also puts on day trips twice a week out of the area. They get booked up very quickly so let us know if you’re interested. In order to increase the Mede Sprint service we require a bank of volunteer drivers. Volunteers need a clean driving licence with a category D1. In return, the Sprint will pay for MIDAS training and other expenses. This is an excellent volunteer job for anyone wanting to get back into paid employment. Become a member today enjoy free or subsidised journeys and have a say in how the service is run. Phone Liz or Sue at The Mede on 0117 904 1220.

Farewell to Filwood butchers


n Issue 49 we ran a feature about the changing face of Filwood Broadway, detailing the recent shop openings and news on the street. As this issue goes to print, we’re sad to report that the butchers on Filwood Broadway closed in early

January. A big thank you to Dean and the staff for their friendly service and for supplying quality produce over the years. It’s a sad loss for the community but we wish them all the best for the future. for more news and info

Many thanks to everyone who supported the rearranged Hearts and Stars event and joined us to celebrate the contributions made by volunteers in our area in 2011. Photos coming next issue check out www.knowlewest. for a list of the winners.

Christmas lights

We weren’t able to judge the Christmas lights competition this year due to poor weather, but there were lots of great displays. Special mentions go to the row of houses at the bottom of Cossington Road and homes on Trewent Gardens and the corner of Hartcliffe Road.

Newquay Road Park

The Neighbourhood Partnership (Filwood, Knowle & Windmill Hill) has agreed £35000 from s106 monies will be spent on Newquay Road Park. A ‘Friends of Newquay Park’ group is being formed and they’re looking for volunteers and residents to get involved. Contact Anita Pearce on 0117 908 4248 or Charlene Charles at Eagle House on 0117 977 7795.

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Keep Up to date between newsletters For the latest news and events, visit your community website For help getting online contact KWMC on 0117 903 0444


Local voices Your Views: “What did you think of the proposed plan for Filwood Park, as printed in the last issue?”

KNOWLE COMMUNITY CENTRE The Square, Crossways Road Winners: Best Community Centre / Partnership Working 2009

Come and enjoy various activities at our friendly Community Centre! We can offer a range of activities including:



“I live in Creswicke Road and I don’t like the fact there are going to be more houses on the back. I like to be able to look out at the green.”

“It sounds feasible to me. I approve of facilities for children and I suppose we need homes.”

For further details ring 0117 971 6667


David Ro

Claire Mit

Coffee Morning (Tues 10-11.30am) • Sequence Dancing (Tues 2-4pm & Thurs 8-10pm) • Whist Drive (Tues 7.30-9.45pm) • Bingo (Wed 7.30-9.45pm) • Computer Classes (Wed 2.30-4pm, all abilities from basic) • Dog Training (Fri 7pm)

ell Wendy Purn

“I think it’s a fantastic plan – something that Filwood’s been waiting for for many years. Although there will be houses, the hangar site will be opened up, making the park bigger and with a much improved children’s playground.”

“I walk my dogs on the green. It’s a shame they are taking it away and building houses.” The proposals can be viewed at For more information contact Kurt James, Area Coordinator, on 0117 908 4350.

Review of the Year: 2011 Denise Britt, CHAIR of community in partnership


would like to say a big thank you to all of the people who helped Community In Partnership Knowle West (CIP KW) last year. We had two fun days, an Easter parade and treasure hunt for the children, discos, a film night and a sponsored walk to Weston. There were also bingo nights, the carol bus, a comedy night and a Christmas party for the children.


In 2012 we’re doing the Hearts and Stars event to celebrate the work that all volunteers across the community do. Also, I would like to say thank you to the board of CIP and to all the staff and volunteers for their hard work over the last year. Contact the CIP office on Filwood Broadway or via Denise at Filwood Community Centre.

Filwood Hope Advice Centre 11 & 13 Filwood Broadway, Bristol BS4 1JL

Do you need to contact the Housing Dept at Bristol City Council? Filwood Hope is a SELF SERVICE POINT – offering free direct access to the Housing Dept. about any housing related issues, by telephone or internet. Opening Hours – 9.30am til 1pm – Monday to Friday Call in to use the Drop-In service or contact us through: Tel: 0117 963 4566 Email: ‘Serving the community in Knowle West for 15 years.’


Ann Smith for more news and info

Our community Meet South Bristol’s new Community Safety Officer safer bristol


Celebrating the festive season with the Silver Screen film club, at Novers Park Community Association & Social Club. Photos: Charlotte Munford.

Magic moments... pete millward


n December, elim@bristol Knowle West hosted a Carols, Comedy and Magic night at Filwood Community Centre. This was a chance to get into the Christmas mood with some carols and other Christmas classics as well as having special guest John Archer with us. A fantastic time was had by all, with John delivering some mindblowing tricks with his unique Northern comedy style. Whether it was cards, blindfolds or mindreading, he brought the house down. Everyone who came, young or old, enjoyed the night, with one resident saying that “it was the best and funniest night they’d had in a long time”. John was ably supported by the

elim@bristol band who sang some old favourites with a bit of a twist. Another resident commented that “it’s not Christmas until you’ve heard Silent Night, and this band did it brilliantly.” A big thank you goes out to all who made it possible with a lot of effort going into decorating the hall and tables as well as some very impressive lights on show. A special mention should go to Brian, as without him, John Archer wouldn’t have been half as funny. elim@bristol is looking forward to another fun year and we will let you know of upcoming great events. If you’d like any more information about the church please contact Pete Millward: 07854 906038 / for more news and info

loyd Allen is the new Safer Bristol Community Safety officer, working in South Bristol to improve the safety and quality of the environment for local people. Lloyd will work specifically in Filwood, Knowle, Windmill Hill, Hengrove, Stockwood and Brislington. Lloyd previously worked as an Assistant Community Safety Officer in South Bristol. He said: “I am really looking forward to working with lots of dedicated officers and local people in South Bristol. “Local people have raised concerns about locations suffering the affects of anti-social behaviour and together we want to look at creative ways of using the resources available to take on these problems. As well as working with key partners such as Police and other departments of the Council, we are hoping to empower residents and increase their confidence in their local area.” Lloyd attends the Neighbourhood Forums and assists in running a scheme for young people who come up with ideas to improve their local area. Applications and information can be found at: transformers Lloyd can be contacted on 07825 315628 or lloyd.allen@


The Park Community Centre 2012 As The Park establishes its identity as an independent community organisation, here’s a sample of what it has to offer you... New Spinning Centre NOW OPEN


The Park Café NOW OPEN Sample Menu • Soup of the day with home-made bread • Home-made Beef Burgers & Salads • Macaroni Cheese with Tomato Toasts • Pizzas • Snacks & delicious cakes • Brownies and flap jacks Fresh, tasty home-made food on your doorstep! Open 9am-4pm, Monday – Friday e-mail: Twitter: @ParkCafeKW

he revolution is here. LA Revolution is a brand new concept in indoor cycling. The best instructors dedicated to helping you improve your health, fitness and wellbeing whilst having fun! The Centre was launched by Olympic medallist Katharine Merry on Wednesday 25th January. Classes run every weekday evening and weekend mornings. Classes cost £5 with discounts available on monthly memberships and ten class passes. For more information and a timetable please contact Les Antoine on 07804 795655 or visit

Tel: 0117 903 9762


new name, a new home,

same team, same magic! Barny and the Cookery School team have moved the three short miles across Bristol to launch Square Food Foundation, a brand new cookery school at The Park. Cookery classes, courses and demonstrations for adults, children, schools and community groups. Visit www.squarefoodfoundation. to check out a full list of classes and courses on offer or call 0117 904 6679 to book a tailormade workshop to fit your group’s requirements and budget.

Interested in becoming Trustee? Call 0117 903 9770 for more details. For more information on what’s going on at The Park call 0117 903 9770 or visit www.

You could join us for:

Kick Boxing - For all ages (Monday 6-8pm, Thursday 6-8pm)

BPAC – Drama, Dance and Singing (Age 8 upwards. Tuesday 6-8.30pm, Saturday 10am-12pm)

Core Tone – Pilates and Yoga combined (Monday 6-7pm)

Beat Street – Hip Hop, Street Dance (Age 8 upwards. Wednesday 5.15-7.15pm)

Weightwatchers – Slim down for the summer (Wednesday 6-8pm)

344 Dance Studio - Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, etc (Age 3 upwards. Thursday 4-9pm)

Abbeywood Nursery – Age 0-5 (Open Monday to Friday)

Aikido – Martial Arts for all ages (Monday 8-10pm, Tuesday 7-10pm, Thursday 8-10pm) Matt Fiddles - Martial Arts School (Ages 7-11. Tuesday 6-7pm)

Coming soon to The Park... Starting Saturday 5th March 2012 Saturday morning Children’s Sports Club at The Park Mini-Football * Tag Rugby * Netball Boys and girls aged between 6 and 15 years old. 10–11.30am. Only £1 per session. Contact Mike on 07504 989716 or visit the website for more information. for more news and info


Zumba Classes – Dance yourself to fitness (Thursday 10.30-11.30am & 1.30-2.30pm)


Square Food Foundation Cookery School

The Merrywood Practice is a GP practice in the William Budd Health Centre serving people in the Knowle West area. Our patient group met in January 2012 and they decided it would be a good idea to tell our patients some of the important things they need to know to help them get the best healthcare they can.

If you are a patient at The Merrywood Practice please cut out and keep this information sheet in a handy place, so you can use it to access the healthcare you need.

How can I be seen if I have an urgent problem? If you are ill and do not feel you can wait until the next routine appointment is available, you can come to Open Surgery which is held every day between 9am and 11am. You do not need to phone first - when you arrive you should book in at the desk and you will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. The average wait for open surgery is about 35 minutes but this can vary depending on the number of patients waiting to be seen. We try and keep you updated on how long the current wait is. You will be seen either by a doctor or our Advanced Nurse Practitioner. If they feel your usual doctor would be best to manage the problem they will arrange an appointment with them.

How do I make an appointment? Call us on 0117 944 9750 or drop in and our receptionists will book you a routine appointment. If you are registered for EMIS ACCESS you may also book your appointment online. We try and encourage patients to see the same doctor each time so they can get to know you but you can choose each time who you wish to see. You may have to wait a few days to see a particular doctor, especially if your doctor works part time – so try and book your appointments in good time. You can check our website or the noticeboard in reception to see your doctor’s usual working days. If we have your up-to-date mobile phone number we will text you the day before your appointment to remind you of your appointment. When patients do not attend the appointments they have booked it makes the wait to see the doctors much longer. If you are unable to make an appointment you have booked please let us know as soon as possible so another patient can be seen. Patients who regularly

miss appointments may be asked to attend Open Surgery only, instead of booking appointments.

What if I am too ill to get to the surgery? If you are feeling ill and need to be seen but cannot get to the surgery, please phone the practice, if possible, BEFORE 11am, on 0117 944 9750. The receptionist will take your details and a doctor will talk to you to discuss if a home visit is the best thing and when they will be able to see you.

What if I need to be seen and Open Surgery has finished? If you are feeling ill and feel you need to be seen but you have missed Open Surgery please phone the practice on 0117 944 9750. The receptionist will take your details and a doctor will phone you back. The doctors will aim to call you back within 90 minutes and will decide with you if you need to be seen or can wait until the next routine appointment is available.

Telephoning the practice If you need to speak to a doctor please phone reception on 0117 944 9750. The receptionist will take your details and, depending on the reason for your call, will either: • ask the on call doctor to phone you back – this is normally within 90 minutes – or • ask your usual doctor to phone you back, but this will be after their normal surgery and may be much later in the day.

How do I order a repeat prescription? You can order a repeat prescription by • phoning after 11am • putting a request slip in the prescription box in reception • ordering on line using EMIS ACCESS Your prescription will be ready TWO working days following receipt of your request.

How can I find out what’s going on at the practice? Website: Twitter: @MerrywoodGPs Newsletter: quarterly from reception Patient group: contact reception for details for more news and info


The Merrywood Practice


Knowle West Media Centre

KWMC volunteer wins regional award


KWMC volunteer has proved that helping out in your community not only benefits others – it can also change your life. Ben Doyle (21) from Shirehampton has been given the vInspired ‘Best New Volunteer’ award for the South West after volunteering for KWMC from May to December last year, teaching older people in the community to use computers. He has recently been offered a job training people to use the new IT system in Bristol hospitals on the strength of his experience with KWMC. Ben said: “I didn’t have any work experience so I thought the best

‘Green’ events and energy projects at KWMC FutureFit Bristol KWMC and re:work are offering 100 homes in Knowle West the chance to spend up to half a day with a qualified builder, who will install energy-saving measures in your home for free! Contact the team at re:work on 0117 953 0689. 3-E Houses We’re looking for more homes to take part in this innovative project, funded by the European


way to start was volunteering. Because I knew quite a bit about computers I wanted to do work experience based around this… So I became a volunteer with KWMC and enjoyed it very much. I got to know so many new people and learned skills, such as teaching, and got experience of working with computers. That helped me get an IT Support job, which I wouldn’t have been able to do without volunteering at KWMC.” Many thanks and congratulations to Ben from all at KWMC! If you’re interested in volunteering at KWMC please contact Michaela Macrae Simpson on 0117 903 0444 or email

Union. Receive a free touchscreen Toshiba tablet and energy monitoring equipment - cut your bills and make your home more environmentally friendly! Bristol Green Doors event Saturday 17th March, 10am-2pm. Visit our strawbale building, enjoy coffee and cake and find out how we can help you to use digital technologies to reduce your environmental impact. Contact Misty and Sue on 0117 903 0444.

Knowle West Media Centre Leinster Avenue, Knowle West

Get involved! Local survey - Community connections in Knowle West We’re working on a research project with the Royal Society of Arts and NHS exploring the networks that exist in our area. If you’re 16+, live in Knowle West and haven’t already completed the survey you can take part and potentially win £150 for passing it on. Find the link at University of Local Knowledge Throughout January a selection of ULK films were shown across the area. An interactive touchscreen table showcasing the films will be in the entrance of KWMC this February - everyone is welcome to experiment with it! Writing & Yoga at KWMC Independent practitioners are holding classes in yoga (Monday, 5-6.30pm) and creative writing (Friday, 11am1pm) at KWMC. Contact Cathy. Who are we? We’ve been based here for over 15 years, supporting people to get the most out of digital technologies and the arts. Contact us: 0117 903 0444 Find knowlewestmedia on Facebook and Twitter. for more news and info


Volunteers support computer training classes and help young people with music-making - with many more opportunities available!

Knowle West Health Park Knowle West Health Park Summer Festival

Adult Activities and Services Daily activities at various times

Call 0117 377 02255 for more info Active Lifestyles Assessments: support to find the activities for you (free). Smoking cessation: it’s easier with support! (free). Pathways to Health: support to help you change your lifestyle and be happier (free). Counselling for men and women who are struggling with life and want support (free). For more info call Garth on 0117 377 2256. Bootcamp: the way to get fit is now on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with Jason Hodge. Contact:


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), also provides information on joining the Two & Three Heart Groups. 4.30-5.30pm: Smoking Cessation Group to help you quit (free).


9.30am-12.30pm: Health Matters the fun and informative way to learn more about good health. Call Sally 0117 903 0024 for more info (free). 10.30-11.45am: Tai Chi for Wellbeing - simple movements to help with balance, relaxation and flexibility (£3.50). 1-2.30pm: Lunch Club, in the Café followed by an activity. 7.45-8.45pm: Zumba with Tracy Bedford.


9.30am-12pm: Fit and Fab - a drop-in group with the fun approach to getting healthy (80p). 6-7pm: Step Aerobics - improve strength, stamina and flexibility (£3). 7-8pm: Absolute beginners, exercise class, a good place to start getting active (£2).


10am-12pm: Lipreading class, for people who are beginning to lose their hearing (£1). 11am-12pm: Ear Acupuncture with Chris Kirby (£3).

29th & 30th June 2012: Celebrating 10 years of Healthy Living • Try out an Olympic or Paralympic sport. • Watch demonstrations of sporting activities provided by local sports clubs. • Sample some of the activities that are on offer at the Health Park from Armchair exercises to Zumba. • Explore the exhibition of films and photos showing life on the Health Park over the past 10 years. Plus, on Saturday afternoon we plan to have an Olympic-style ceremony with parades, and singing and dancing performances by local organisations. If you would like your organisation to be involved, would like to volunteer to help, or would simply like to know more please e-mail me (events.kwhp@gmail. com) or ring 0117 377 2255. Sue Moss


Young People’s Activities Tuesdays

1-5pm: Play Therapy, counselling for children (free). 4.30-5.30pm: Boxing for 8-14 years (80p). 4.15pm: Play Rangers in the Park – free.


9.30-10am: Stretch-n-Grow, stories, songs & games for 2-5 year olds (80p). 9am-5pm: Family counselling, for children and families (free). 9am-1pm: Young People’s Counselling part of Focus on Families (free). 5-6pm: Hip Hop Starz, dance fun for 8-12 year olds (80p).


4-5pm: Afterschool club. 4-12 years: fun, active play (80p). for more news and info

Whisk! The Health Park café is operated by Bristol caterers Whisk Food Experiences Ltd. If you have any queries or wish to discuss your catering requirements then please do get in touch by email at or call 0117 377 2576.


10am-12pm: Art on Referral – speak to Sue Partridge to find out more: 0117 377 2252. 6pm & 7pm: Hips, bums & tums - fat burning exercise to help all become trimmer (£3).



Hengrove Park Leisure Centre

10 for more news and info

Advertisements advertise here! community rates from only £25 per box - Contact Rachel on 0117 903 0444 AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE Relaxation * Pain Relief * Well Being The Acupuncture Place Knowle West Health Park Fees on a sliding scale from £5 - £25. A session lasts 45 – 60 minutes. Phone 07853 212 872 or e-mail

advertise here! Community rates start at only £25 per box To discuss advertising options please contact Rachel

0117 903 0444

Boot Camp

With Jason Hodge Dip, F.T.S.T – Former Royal Marine GET FIT! GET MOTIVATED! GET SIGNED UP! GET RESULTS FOR 2012! Exercise in the great outdoors at the Knowle West Health Park. Exercises are oriented to the needs of the class and are suitable for all fitness levels and ages. ADULT BOOT CAMPS! ADULT BEGINNER BOOT CAMPS! J U N I O R BOOT CAMP – for kids! For more details call Jason on 07855 465 872 More info at

Wednesday 14th March Take the leap and stop smoking with support from Smokefree Bristol When: Every Tuesday 9:30am—12noon Where: Knowle Walk in Centre, Downton Rd Call: 0117 9841650 Txt: ‘Take the leap’ to 07800001336

Knowing someone you care about is using drugs and alcohol to cope can be devastating to loved ones. Concerned others often display psychological and physical stress symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, poor concentration, anger, teeth clenching, back pain, stomach cramps and many more. These symptoms often impact other family members and give rise to a general feeling of powerlessness for all concerned. If you or someone you know is in crisis and affected by someone’s drug and/or alcohol misuse, whether it’s your partner, good friend, sibling, parent or child you are worried about, we can provide a range of support for you. Call Kwads on 0117 953 3870 or email or visit for more news and info


Dates for your diary local events

regular Groups



February fun day

Over 50s Bingo

New Drug and Alcohol service

6-week course: Tasty Take Aways

Wednesday 15th February, 9.30am-3.30pm, Filwood Community Centre. Run by HWV. Contact June on 0117 903 8052.

international women’s day

Come along to Filwood Community Centre for a game of bingo, cup of tea and a chat every Tuesday, 10.30am12noon. Contact Knowle West Health Association on 0117 963 9569.

Pop down to Filwood Community Centre on Wednesday 7th March, 9.30am-3.30pm, for treatments, activities and information.

new time for zumba classes

easter event

Foster Carers Support group

Filwood Community Centre is hosting an Easter event on Friday 30th March, with an Easter parade, treasure hunt and film screening. Contact June on 0117 903 8052.

Zumba classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30-8.30pm at Filwood Community Centre.

Term-time, Monday mornings 10am-12pm. Ofsted registered crèche offered next door. Contact Knowle West Health Association on 0117 963 9569.

A confidential drug and alcohol support service is starting on Monday 20th February, 2-5pm, at Filwood Community Centre, Barnstaple Road. For details contact Knowle West Health Association on 0117 963 9569.

kwads group

KWADS are running a course for people who have been affected by someone else’s problematic drug and alcohol use. A 10-week education group, Wednesday evenings, 6.30-8pm. Dates: 22nd February-25th April 2012. Call 0117 953 3870.

22nd February – 28th March, Wednesdays, 12.30– 2.30pm. Quick and delicious food on the go. 6 week course, £3 per week (total: £18). Contact the Community Kitchen on 0117 963 9569.

6-week course: One Pot Meals

23rd February – 29th March, Thursdays, 10.30am-12.30pm. Create some mouth-watering meals in four easy steps, with or without a slow cooker. 6 week course, £3 per week (total: £18). Contact the Community Kitchen on 0117 963 9569.

South Bristol NHS Community Hospital Opens 30th March 2012

Local people are excitedly awaiting the opening of the South Bristol NHS Community Hospital from 30th March. Amongst the first services to open will be the Urgent Care Centre - which will have all the services of a Walk-in Centre but adults and children will be able to have X-rays and other tests straight away. The Urgent Care Centre will be open 8am to 8pm everyday. Other services will also be opening in the first few days of April including: day surgery, outpatients clinics, 60 rehabilitation beds, day assessment and community dentists. It will mean that South Bristol patients and visitors will be able to avoid trips into the city centre and to have treatment locally at the purpose built hospital. Local people have campaigned for many years for a local hospital and many have been involved in helping to plan the development.

The new hospital can be found at Hengrove Park, off Whitchurch Lane, BS14 ODE. Further information from Carol Clifford at


The Walk-in Centre services will move from the existing centre in Knowle West Health Park, but the building will continue to host other health related services including GP out of hours and physiotherapy transferred from Bristol General Hospital.

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 (Rachel Clarke - Editor), KWMC Design for the design. All articles express the views of individual contributors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Neighbourhood Management, Steering Group or KWMC.

Printed on recycled paper with vegetable inks

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 51 Feb – May 2012– Feb 2012  

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 51 Feb – May 2012