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December 2019 / / Quarterly / / Issue 114

We wish all our Readers a very Happy Christmas and New Year

Patchway: Love Where You Live Diwali Parade

Dove made for the Diwali event

Patchway Festival held in Scott Park on July 20th 2019.

Decorated House in Borkley Street in December 2018

Bluebell Woods at the Rear of Bevington Close







2nd Patchway Scouts Group will be holding a

CHRISTMAS FAIR Saturday 7th December 1.00-4.00pm @Scout HQ Worthing Road, Patchway Tuck shop, cakes, raffle ,tombola and Santa in his grotto . Refreshments available


RAISING FUNDS FOR 2nd PATCHWAY SCOUT GROUP Please support us if we call at your door

Daisy Chain productions presents: A Christmas Pantomime of “Rapunzel” Special Matinee performance on

Thurs 19th Dec Countdown to Christmas

@3pm Patchway Community Centre, Rodway Road,

Come along for some crafting fun

Call 01454 86 85 49 for more information


It’s FREE! Saturday 21 December 10:30—11:30am

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult Patchway Library 01454 868006



PATCHWAY PEOPLE A WARM WELCOME FROM ALL THE PATCHWAY CHURCHES TO THEIR CHRISTMAS SERVICES… Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Patchway Roundabout Tuesday 24th December 6.00pm Family Mass Hymns & readings to welcome Christmas 11:15pm Christmas Day Christmas Midnight Mass 12:00am Christmas Masses at 9.30am and 11.00am St. Chad’s Anglican/Methodist Church Rodway Road Sunday 15th December 10:00 am Nativity Service 6.30pm Candlelit Carol Service Sunday 22nd December 5pm Christingle Christmas Eve 11:15pm Midnight Communion Christmas Day 10am Family Worship


11am –3pm

Edge Church 1160 Park Avenue Aztec West

Edge Church 1160 Park Ave-Aztec West Christmas Day 9.00am Family Worship

CAROLS CELBRATION SAT 14th and SUN 15th DEC 6.00pm


Edge Church 1160 Park Avenue Aztec West




CHILDREN’S PARTY AT BROOKS CAFÉ Coniston Community Centre The Parade MONDAY 23RD DEC 1PM –3PM

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Register new bicycles or other gifts on Do not leave your presents visible under the Christmas tree. Prepare your car for the winter and long journeys e.g. blankets, and anti-freeze. Check on your elderly relatives and neighbours. Do not leave presents/Christmas shopping visible in your car. Put them under the parcel shelf. Do not drink and drive, even the morning after. You could still be over the legal limit. Do not walk home alone. Go home in pairs or arrange a taxi with a friend. Make sure you use secure websites when shopping online. To check this, there is usually a little green padlock on the address bar. Secure your gardens and outbuildings Do not leave your keys lying around invest in a light timer

Mon 23 Dec CLOSED (Open Access 8.45- 5pm) Tues 24 Dec OPEN 10am- 1pm (Open Access 8.45am10am) Wed 25 – Fri 27 Dec CLOSED (No Open Access) Sat 28 Dec OPEN 9.30am-1pm (Open Access 9am9.30am) Sun 29 Dec CLOSED (No Open Access) Mon 30 Dec CLOSED (Open Access 8.45am- 5pm) Tues 31 Dec OPEN 10am- 5pm (Open Access 8.45am10am) Wed 1 Jan 2020 CLOSED (No Open Access) We have a range of eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines available for free download to library members, 24/7. Find full details at Not a library member yet? Pop in during staffed hours (see listings) and sign up, its free. All you need to bring is proof of your address.

If you see any suspicious activity then please report this on the non emergency helpline 101 BEAT SURGERY DATES FOR 2020 :

TUESDAY 25th February @Patchway Town Council offices from 10.00am to 11:00am If you would like further information go to :


February Half-Term Craft Activity Wednesday 19 February 10:30—11:30am Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult Patchway Library 01454 868006



The Precious Time Consortium is a community of six local social groups for people 50 or over .Precious Time supports the local groups whilst fund raising and applying for grants for them . We are a small committee and would welcome anyone who would like to join us supporting local Patchway Community groups. Contact Sue on 07580 436 273 . Feel free to visit any of the groups you feel may be of interest to you or you would like to join. If you have some precious time to volunteer at one of the groups contact numbers for each groups are listed below them come along and visit us no obligation. We have been holding a Tea Party for the past 6 years at Coniston Community Centre on The Parade, We welcome anyone aged over 55 from Patchway, Bradley Stoke, Filton, Thornbury and the surrounding areas who would like to come out for a cup of tea and a chat. The Tea-Parties are FREE and there is no need to book just turn up on the last Sunday of the month between 2pm and 4pm and you will find some friendly faces to greet you. We know that Sundays can be a very quiet day for some older people if they are far from family and spending the day on their own, which is why we started holding the Tea Parties on the Last Sunday of the month. You may find yourself meeting up with old friends neighbours or workmates or you may be new to the area and would like the opportunity to meet people-we will be pleased to see you and give you a warm welcome. We sometimes have entertainment, especially for our Christmas Party when we always have a special visitor drop in , but mainly we just have a chat and a piece of cake together .

Our group supports people living with Dementia and their carers along with anyone at risk of social isolation or loneliness in the community. We provide a secure friendly and supportive environment during our sessions with volunteers who are Dementia aware/friends and hold enhanced DBS disclosures for working with vulnerable adults. We meet one Sunday afternoon per month. There is no attendance fee or cost, we just ask for a £5 donation towards the cost of the Pastoral Care Sunday Luncheons (which normally comprises of a traditional Sunday Roast and a range of desserts) on those sessions if you wish to join us, otherwise the light refreshments and bingo are free! A nominal £1 is charged for the raffle. Each month, guest presenters and entertainers support us in providing live music and a sing along. Contacts: James Morris 07976627313 Anne Morris – 07813 184079

The dates of the next Tea Parties are:-

Sunday 15th March – St Chad’s Church Hall – 12.00 – 16.00 (Combined event with our Pastoral Care Luncheon)

Forthcoming Sessions:Sunday 19th January – St Chad’s Church Hall – 12.00 – 16.00 (Combined event with our Pastoral Care Luncheon) Sunday 9th February – St Chad’s Church Hall – 12.15 – 15.00 (Light Refreshments)

Sunday 15th December –Christmas party Sunday 26th January Sunday 23rd February If transport is an issue for you Four Towns Transport often have a service running to and from the Tea Party or contact Patchway Minibus –please book early to ensure a place.

Meet every Wednesday from 10:00 am at Blakeney Road Allotments . If you would like to just pop along on a Wednesday and you can enjoy a cup of tea and maybe some sawdust. Contact Les on 07786 134 883

If you want to know more about the Tea Party please call Tanya on 07876501227

Every Friday 10am until 12 noon at the Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway. Group Contact John Cahill 07986 053 005

PATCHWAY MEMORY CAFE Do you have a memory problem or Caring for someone with dementia then come along to the cafe. Free cafe with entertainment and a chance to socialise with others. St Chads church Hall, Rodway Road Patchway. 1st and 3rd Monday of the month10.30 till 12.30. Due to increased demand we are now unable to offer transport

Patchway Minibus arranges shopping trips, days out and much more .For more details about Patchway Minibus, please ring Win on 07934 932 126; Anne on 0117 377 6812 or Alex on 0117 904 9908 (evenings and weekends) 8

PATCHWAY PEOPLE coniston community centre Hello Everybody! We hope everyone is truly in the holiday spirit and has some lovely festive plans. At Coniston Community Centre, we have plenty going on to either get you in the festive spirit or distract you from the dreaded shopping and get you out of the cold. We have a lot going on, such as; regular dance classes, workshops, informal coffee mornings, baby and toddler groups, fitness classes, wellbeing sessions, art classes, events and so much more on offer. Plodder Pals Christmas Special is going to be a treat too! On Wednesday 11th December 2019, 10:00-11:30 there will be a Baby & Toddler Group Christmas special, with Craft activities, games, music and more. Our Language Schools will be running Christmas Celebration Events too, so keep an eye out for these fun things

PATCHWAY COMMUNITY CENTRE The upgrading of the Patchway Community Centre is back on track, the Council have agreed that the project will be led by the architect and quantity surveyor up to the tendering stage for the new annexe. The Community Association who have led this project to date are very relieved that the Council have agreed to use a recognised way of working on projects such as this. The outline plans have full planning permission and as soon as a contractor is selected we can go ahead with the build. If there are no more delays the building work should be started in 2020. We will inform all our regular groups as to the progress throughout next year. Until the annexe is operational there should be little disruption to the existing building

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Every Saturday before Christmas, 7 , 14th & 21st December, 12:00-16:00, we will be hosting John New’s Christmas Craft Fair. A fantastic opportunity to show off your wares and make an extra bit of money before Christmas as well as pick up some beautiful gifts. Just £5 per stall and will be a truly lovely festive event. In the New Year we have some new groups starting, including a regular Zumba class, great way to work off those Christmas dinners and attempt a New Years resolution. We will still have all of regular groups too, including the Watercolourists Group, maybe you want to give your artistic nature a chance to develop. For a look at our regular weekly bookings, just look at our ‘What’s On’ and see the full list. We also regularly update our Facebook page and our website, so you can find more out there. We also have Ann Physio care, Vita, DHI and Southern Brooks Community Partnership here on a regular basis, all offering services to benefit you.

We still have a slot in Main hall from 7 – 9pm on a Friday evening if there are any groups who wish to move or new start up groups looking for a large space. Aretians Cubs have a new slot on Sunday mornings from 10 – 11am for Rugby training for young children. The Wednesday Lunch Club for the over 55s are still looking for a volunteer cook and general helpers; if you have the time on a Wednesday between 0900 and 1330 you will be warmly welcomed by the existing friendly team . Circadian Trust have been running exercise classes on Friday afternoons between 2-5pm in Room 3 Adult Education Classes. Have restarted : see class lists for Patchway in the Centre or at Patchway Library We have a Christmas Pantomime Matinee in the Centre on Thursday 9

Drop in for some cake, coffee or a delicious meal at Brooks Café and see what we have to offer. Have an idea of a class you want to run? An event you want to put on? Whether it is a class, a workshop, a Birthday party, a business meeting, a conference, a baby shower, an engagement party, a coffee morning, a fun group or something else Coniston has the facilities to help make your event memorable, easy and affordable. Or maybe you have some free time & would just like to volunteer? We always appreciate the support, come in to find out more. Feel free to contact Centre Manager Amelia Jackson at Coniston on 0117 923 68 78, or email don forget to like us on Facebook and Instagram, follow us on Twitter and www.conistoncommunitycentre.or for more news Merry Christmas and a Happy new year from everyone at Coniston Community Association

19th December at 3pm tickets will be promoted by Daisy Chain Productions. We are closing over the Christmas period for maintenance ,although there will be a Ballroom Dance on New Years Eve. We would like to wish all our customers both old and new a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2020 Enquiries: Tel 01454 868549/07789172351


PATCHWAY SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB Scott Park, Coniston Road, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5JR Tel: 0117 949 3952 DECEMBER EVENTS Saturday 7th : Hooper Band £8.00 per ticket Friday 13th : Christmas Karaoke @ 9.00 pm Christmas Eve: Family Disco in the Bar

Boxing Day : Family Disco in the Bar New Years Eve: Entertainment to be announced on Facebook page

Kitchen closed Sunday 22nd & Sunday 29th Dec for lunches Entertainment every Saturday Evening ,Karaoke last Friday of the Month Entertainment also Last Friday of the Month Premiership Football Matches Screened ,LIVE AND FREE SPORTS EVENTS Bingo Every Wednesday afternoon . Eyes down 2.15pm Tickets on sale from 2.00pm • Set in pleasant surroundings

• Selection of lagers, beers, real ales & ciders

• Good food; hot and cold buffets available, Two-course Sunday lunch served with Fresh Vegetables • £7.00 small plate and £8.50 large plate • Conference facilities and large garden • First Class wedding & Party Facilities Live Entertainment •

2 skittle alleys

Lounge/function room for hire Free Wi-Fi • Sports bar fully equipped with snooker, pool tables, darts and large TV • Free Parking Annual Membership £10.00 New Members always welcome More information on these and future events can be found at: info and by Following us on Facebook Patchway Sports and Social Club would like to wish all its customers both old and new a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year see you in 2020 !





BAT-(Battle Against Tranquilisers)-Based in Coniston Community Centre Call: 0117 966 3629

ANN PHYSIOCARE-Coniston Community Centre. Offering physiotherapy, massage and acupuncture and other physical well being treatments: Call 0800 612 6475

BROMFORD HOUSING SOCIETY: Patchway Hub, Rodway Road. Appointment only sessions Tuesdays 1.00 – 5.00pm, Thursdays 9.00 –1.00pm. Call 0300 123 2222

CIVIC AMENITY SITE Station Road, Little Stoke. Open most days including Sunday for all types of waste,

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU . Appointments every Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 12 noon at Patchway Hub. Rodway Road, Call Freephone : 0800 144 8 444

LINK CLUB Sessions at Coniston Community Centre . Tuesdays and Wednesday .Call Caroline on 07890 869 263 PATCHWAY LIBRARY : Staffed: Tues 10am –7pm , Wed , Thurs, Fri, 10am –5pm , Sat 9.30am –1pm

DRUG & ALCOHOL INFORMATION : Coniston Community Centre ran by DHI. Tel: 0800 073 3011

Unstaffed: Mon 8.45am –5pm , Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8.45am –10am Sat 9am –9.30am

HOUSING ADVICE South Gloucestershire at Patchway One Stop Shop, Rodway Road. Wednesday 13:00–16:00 Call 01454 868 005 for information and advice Patchway Library 01454 868006 : you can also follow Patchway Library on Facebook and Twitter To use the library during unstaffed hours you need to be a library member and register for the Open Access service. Find full details at open access or ask staff during staffed hours.

JOB CLUB . Every Thursday from 10:30 at Coniston Community Centre, Call 01454 86 85 70 for details M.P – Jack Lopresti 01454 617783 NORTH BRISTOL ADVICE SESSIONS: .Appointments every Monday from 10am to 12 noon at Patchway Hub. Rodway Road, . To book an appointment call 0117 951 5751 .

RECYCLING & RUBBISH - SITA . Contact 01454 868000 for info or visit

PATCHWAY, FILTON & THE STOKES VOLUNTEER CENTRE. Drop in session at Patchway Hub. Tuesdays 10:00 – 12:00

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL – Highways, street lighting, refuse, schools ,Council Tax, Housing Benefit, Fly tipping, bus passes, libraries, travellers, trees, schools, sports centres and much more. or 01454 86 86 86

SOUTHERN BROOKS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS . Run a variety of classes, courses and activities at the Coniston Community Centre and surrounding areas Call : 01454

STEPPING OUT – Nail Cutting service. Coniston Community Centre. Every other Wednesday 9am – 1pm. By appointment, call 01454 411 707

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ALLOTMENTS . Patchway has two allotment sites one at Pretoria Road contact Les 0117 940 00 20 or Blakeney Road Contact: Lorne 0117 382 36 12

PATCHWAY JUDO CLUB. Meets at Patchway Youth Centre, Coniston Road. Thursday 6.15–8.30pm, Saturday 9.15– 1.00pm Contact: Alison Finn 0797410 5179.

CRAFT GROUP: Once a month on Saturdays at Patchway Library 10 .00 –12.00 . £2.00 per session Call: 01454 86 8 006

PATCHWAY CRICKET CLUB – Contact Paul Thompson on 07584737479

CRAFTY CORNER: Brooks Café inside Coniston Community Centre every Monday 10:00am Call 0117 923 68 78

SHORT MAT BOWLS: Monday and Friday at Patchway Community Centre; 2.00 –4.00pm Tel; Gloria on 0117 9 69 9029

CUPPA AND A CHAT : Come along for a cuppa and a chat at Patchway Library 10.30am –11.30am , on the following dates: Thursday Dec 5th, Thursday Jan 2nd and Thursday Feb 6th . Call 01454 868 006 .

GKR KARATE; Monday from 6.00 –7.30 pm Patchway Community Centre, Tel: 0795 1947280 Mark Woods KRAV MAGA –Monday 8.00 –9.00pm and Every Thursday 7.00 –8.00pm @Patchway Community Centre . Contact Will Bailey 07866 417618

FLEET AIR ARM ASSOCIATION 2nd Monday of each month, 8.00 p.m. Patchway Sports & Social Club, Call 0117 969 2855

TAI CHI - Monday 7.00 –9.00pm Patchway Community Centre and 1st Sunday of Month 10.00am –4.00pm Contact : Peter 07913 806 125

KNIT WITS - 10-12.00 @Coniston Community Centre: Every Tuesday . Call 0117 923 68 78 for more details

KI-AKIDO— Tuesday 7.30 –9.30pm; Patchway Community Centre. and Every Thursday 7.00 –9.00pm Contact : Andrew 07967 441436

PATCHWAY CARERS’ GROUP 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1.30-3.30pm at Callicroft House, Rodway Road, Call 0117 939 2562

YOGA— Tuesday 7.30 –8.30pm and also Saturday 9.00 – 10.00am Patchway Community Centre: Tel :Aruna 0791 398 7487

PATCHWAY COFFEE AND SUPPORT for parents and carers of children (0-25) with additional needs and disabilities. Coniston Community Centre on Friday mornings once a month. Call 01454 501009.

PATCHWAY KARATE CLUB –Wednesday and Thursday 6.00 –8.00pm @Patchway Community Centre: Contact Ivor 07814 106 847

PATCHWAY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION 1stTuesday: Monthly meeting 7.30 pm at Patchway Sports and Social Club, Coniston Road. Contact Alf 0791226 0725

BODY MOVES –Wednesday 8.00 –9.30pm @Patchway Community Centre; Contact June 0117 979 9251

PHAB– 3rd Thursday of the month at Patchway Community Centre 7.30pm. Call Jenny 07976 307165

PANTHERS KICKBOXING—Thursday 6.30 –9.00pm & Saturday 11.30am –12.30pm @Patchway Community Centre Contact ; Steve 07764 835 074

SLIMMING WORLD : -Wednesday and Thursdays Contact 0117 923 68 78

PILATES –Tuesday from 6.00 –8.15 pm Coniston Community Centre, Tel: 0117 923 68 78 for more information TAE KWON DO –Weds, Fridays & Sundays Coniston Community Centre, Tel: 0117 923 68 78 for more information

STOKES SINGERS : -Meet every Thursday at Coniston Community Centre Contact 0117 923 68 78 TALK TO THE PAW: Dog Training –Every Tuesday and Wednesday at Patchway Community Centre. 6.00 – 8.00pm Contact Claire 079 69 036 789

BABY AND TODDLER INFORMATION MOTHER & TODDLER GROUP @ Patchway Community Centre Tel : Carol 07811 258 538 -Thurs 9.30am:

TEA, TALK AND STORIES : Join us every Tuesday for tea, talk and stories, we are a friendly group – FREE. Drop-in (Every Tuesday 11.30am –1pm. Call 01454 868006 .

DROP IN PARENTS GROUP @ The Barnabas Room, St Chad’s Church, Rodway Road -Friday 09:00 –10:30

WAR GAMING (Apocalypse) –Every Sunday from 4.30pm Call 07961 084 940 for details.

RHYMES & STORIES SESSION: for children aged 0-5yrs at Patchway Library Call 01454 868006—Tuesday 10:30 – 11.00

WAR GAMING (Chaotic): 5.00pm every Friday at Coniston Community Centre. Call 0117 923 68 78 for details

PLODDR PALS : Every Wednesday 10:00am at Coniston Community Centre. Call 0117 923 68 78 for more details

WELLBEING GROUP: -11:30-13:30 .alternate Thursdays Contact 01454 86 85 30 for details

FAMILY FUN SESSIONS : Every Tuesday 10:30am at Coniston Community Centre. Call 0117 923 68 78

WATERCOLOUR CLASS –Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30pm Call 0117 923 68 78

ADVENTURE BABIES : Every Friday 10:15am at Coniston Community Centre call : 0117 923 68 78 12




ARMY CADET FORCE, Coniston Road, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7–9.30pm. Boys & Girls, Ages 13–18. Contact: 0117 986 3344

PATCHWAY LADYBIRDS Alternate Mondays 2.30 pm Coniston Community Centre Contact: Mrs Williams 0750090 5590

EXPLORERS: 6.30–7.30pm (Thursdays) PATHFINDERS: 7.30 –9.00pm, (Thurs) Both held in St Chad's Church Hall

TUESDAY FELLOWSHIP Tuesdays 2.00pm St. Chad’s Wesley Room. Contact: Mrs Barton 0117 904 3757.

GUIDES, BROWNIES, RAINBOWS Contact: or register at Girl Guiding UK website and follow parent link

PATCHWAY TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD - Mondays 2.00 pm North Patchway Hall, Gloucester Road, -(Craft Afternoon 1st Wednesday of the month ) Contact: Mrs Young 01454 –883 980

LEGO CLUB Patchway Library, Rodway Road, Alternate Saturdays 10:30 –11:30am Call Patchway Library for more information :


SCOUTS, CUBS, BEAVERS Scout Hut, Worthing Road 0117 969 4410

BINGO-Wednesdays @Patchway Sports and Social Club, Coniston Road Call 0117 949 39 52

THE PATCH (formerly Patchway Youth Club) Coniston Road, Contact Ternaya on 01454 86 85 70

FOUR TOWNS AND VALE LINK COMMUNITY TRANSPORT-providing local transport for the residents of Patchway and Charlton Hayes regular shopping trips and other outings .Contact 01454 250 500 FRIENDSHIP & EXERCISE CLUB @9:30 Coniston Community Centre, Rodway Road, Contact 07825 155 954


KNIT AND SEW TOGETHER GROUP: Thursday 10.00 – 12.00pm Callicroft House, Rodway Road, Tel: Ann 07854 032 328

BALLROOM DANCING- on 1st Saturday of each month @Patchway Community Centre: Tel Peter 07739 817 560

PRECIOUS TIME CONSORTIUM SEE DETAILS ON PAGE 8Contact Sue on 07580 436 273 for more details. Groups helping to prevent social isolation something for everyone and to suit all tastes. Memory Café, Sunday Tea Party, Musical Memories, Patchway Minibus, Men in Sheds ,and Silver Surfers .

CREATION TWIRLERS Patchway Sports Centre. Contact Ann on 0771 200 6253 HIP HOP & CONTEMPORARY DANCE: Every Saturday @Patchway Community Centre: 9.30 –11.30am Contact: Kirsty 07581 510052 KURUPT DANCE COMPANY Street Dance Competition Train Wed 5.30 –7.30pm at Patchway Labour Club, Sunday 11.30—12.30 Call Vicky on 07788 505 114

THURSDAY LUNCH CLUB Casson Centre, Rodway Road. Open Thursday from 10.00 am. Call 01454 868 533.

LINE DANCING: Every Tuesday 10.00 –11.00am at Patchway Community Centre. Tel: 07792 456 988

PATCHWAY MINIBUS-providing local transport for the residents of Patchway and Charlton Hayes regular shopping trips and other outings .Contact Win on 07934 932 126

SHARON PHILLIPS SCHOOL OF DANCING –Saturdays at St Chad’s Church Hall, Rodway Road, 9.00am to 2.30pm Call 07989 652 780

CHURCHES HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Presbytery: 0117 908 1247 Saturday 18:00 Mass , Sunday 9:30 & 11:00 Mass ST CHADS ANGLICAN/METHODIST Rodway Road. or SUNDAYS; 10:00 Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays 10:00 Morning Worship 1st & 5th Sundays, 10:00 All Age Worship 3rd Sunday For Further details, including House Groups contact Church Office on 0117 979 3978 THE CHURCH THAT MEETS IN PATCHWAY Christian Church meeting on Wednesdays & Sundays at 10:30. Call 0117 904 2607 EDGE CHURCH –1160 Park Avenue, Aztec West Sundays at 10:00.

STOMP Ages 7–16yrs meet at St Chad’s Church Hall. Wednesdays 4.30–5.30pm. FREE. Tel: 0791 325 7032

VITALITY DANCE GROUP. Train Saturdays at Patchway Community Centre. Contact: Kirsty on 07581 510052 WAYNE & VIVIENNE - Ballroom, Latin & Sequence on 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month @Patchway Community Centre: 7.45 –10:45 pm Contact 07802 732 050 DANCEWORKS UK Term time only Tuesdays from 3.45pm Ballet Basics, Modern Jazz, Street Dance, and Open Street dance at Coniston Community Centre. Contact: Liesel on 07871 436600 POLE DANCING- on Mondays & Wednesdays @Coniston Community Centre: Tel Eloise on 07790 841 787







STAGE WHISPER YOUTH THEATRE THANK YOU & GOODBYE It is with a sad heart that Jess and Cheryl have decided after 10 years of entertaining the people of Patchway and surrounding areas to bow out of Stage Whisper Youth Theatre. The group started in 2009 and has done many shows at Patchway Labour Club, Patchway Sports and Social Club and Coniston Community Centre as well as appearing many times at Patchway Festival. The shows over the years include: Decades, Remember When , We Love Disney, Night at the Movies, Beautiful Colours, Divas and Legends, Rock the Stage, Christmas Concert, Fame and many more. Jess and Cheryl would like to thank everyone who has ever helped, performed or just been there for them during the last 10 dramatic year. Below is just a small section of photos from the past decade. Stage Whisper Youth Theatre valued each young person and gave them a platform to shine. Well done to all the children and production teams and behind the scene workers who have made the success of Stage Whisper we love and will miss you all. Love Jess and Chery x



ONE TO ONE SUPPORT FROM NORTH BRISTOL ADVICE CENTRE Have you had your PIP or ESA benefit claim turned down ? If so , you’re not alone! Many people who apply for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) benefits have their claims unjustly refused. Many find that their conditions are misunderstood and they are told that they are not entitled to any benefits despite suffering from serious health problems . If this has happened to you , North Bristol Advice can help. Our advice caseworker, who is based in Patchway every Monday morning, can support you to submit an appeal. They can guide you through the process, help prepare the legal statements and submissions and answer any questions or concerns you may have. They will also explain what to expect at the tribunal hearing –which isn't a court hearing and is much less formal . North Bristol Advice Centre has helped many others in a similar situation and their overall success rate at appeal is almost 90 %. If you would like to meet with an adviser in Patchway to discuss your PIP or ESA please contact North Bristol Advice Centre to book an appointment on Tel: 0117 9 51 5751. Lines can get busy , so you may need to leave a message with your name and number and someone will call you back . Or you can fill in an enquiry form on our website.



Stoke Lane AFC was established in 1979 and is a Charter Standard youth football club affiliated to Gloucestershire Football Association (GFA) They pride themselves on being a family orientated club with players of every age group at the heart of the club. They provide football coaching and competition for boys and girls in South Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas. Their vision is to help players reach their full footballing potential ,grow in confidence and build team spirit in a safe and positive environment . Stoke Lane AFC have five teams playing their home fixtures at Scott Park from our Saturday Senior men’s squad to four youth teams on Sunday (u13 and U18’s ). All teams are adapting to there new home ground at Scotts Park and all teams are showing good promise for the season ahead. Both Stoke Lane u18 Lions and Senior Men’s squads are looking for new players. If you would like to join Stoke Lane AFC or just want more information then e-mail call 07972 039 413 Stoke Lane AFC welcome new players why not come and have a chat with one of the team coaches on either Saturday or Sunday at Scott Park , Coniston Road, Patchway Stoke Lane FC also have teams at u7 and u16 and welcome new players . STEVE PAYNE SECT STOKE LANE F.C.

STOKESIDE FC Stokeside FC are only 5 games into the season winning 3 drawing one and losing one , at the time of writing this article. There home ground is Scott Park in Patchway and play on Saturday afternoons.

This currently places them at the top of the league albeit other teams have a game in hand on them . They are always looking for new players , as most of their players are in the twilight of their playing days it must be said :) with this in mind we do not actually train they just turn up on a Saturday and play and have a couple of beers and a laugh during and after the game. If you would like to know more then please contact Arron Macy at

PATCHWAY TOWN FC Patchway Town Football Club have 2 teams and play their home games at Scott Park on the main pitch on Saturday afternoons. The 1st team play in the Gloucestershire County League. The Reserves play in the Bristol & District League Senior Division. The club have not had the best of starts to the season but we are improving as the season progresses. We have excellent facilities and the pitch is well looked after and is always in excellent condition. Patchway Town Football Club is well supported by Patchway Sports & Social Club which they host all Patchway Town Football Club teams and opposition teams for post-match refreshments after each home game. The football club is a friendly environment which we give the opportunity for local people to play football in their local community. New players are always welcome. All enquiries for Patchway Town FC, the football club can be contacted at 17

PATCHWAY PEOPLE Hi, I’m Jayne Anstis and I’m the Community Development Coordinator for Southern Brooks Community Partnerships based at Patchway Hub. I’ll be at local events, the Job Club at Coniston Community Centre on Thursday mornings and visiting local groups to find out about what it’s like to live in Patchway.

Would you be interested in a Window Wanderland in Patchway? What is a Window Wanderland? - It’s a fun, local, all-peoplefriendly, window-display-based walking trail which can be shared with the world. Come out and see Patchway in a new creative light! Why Celebrate Patchway community. It’s a creative way to get to know neighbours and to see Patchway in a new light. Wandering. This is a chance for people in Patchway to explore your local area on foot, to see new places, or to see familiar places in a new way. Everyone. Anyone can join in, the more the merrier, as a Wanderer or a Windowmaker. It’s your community and your show, let’s shine a light on Patchway to inspire others. If you are interested in finding out more or taking part please contact me or by phone at 07800 857 093.

THE PATCH In April 2019, Southern Brooks Community Partnerships were awarded funding by South Gloucestershire Council to fund additional sessions at The Patch. Along with continued funding from Patchway Town Council and The Community Fund, we now deliver 6 sessions of youth work in Patchway per week. On 26th September 2019, Patchway Youth Centre was re-launched as ‘The Patch’. The new name was chosen by young people and residents in Patchway. Three young people in year 6 officially opened the centre and spoke about their experience at the youth club. We had several parents, funders and trustees of Southern Brooks attending the event which was led by the young people. It was a very successful event. At The Patch, young people can get involved in arts & crafts, sports, cooking and gardening. We will be offering young people the opportunity to become involved in social actions projects and accreditation. Youth workers are there to listen, offer support and guidance to young people as well as providing positive activities. In 2020 we are planning to take a group of year 6’s to London for a day and will also be planning other day trips for the other year groups and will provide an opportunity to attend an International Youth Camp in Germany in the summer for years 11-13. Please contact Ternaya Cummings, Youth Development Manager if you have any questions on: 01454 868570 or by email:

PATCHWAY COMMUNITY PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2019 New Evening events : Tai Chi ,Yoga and a Meet Up Group New play sessions for parents with babies and toddlers to meet other parents. .Young people trained to become Young Health Champions A litter pick at The Tumps , Discover Patchway Green Map printed and distributed ,New Patchway Jobs Facebook page started Community Lunch held at Coniston Community Centre Contact


Year group




Years 7 –9

6.30 – 8.30pm

The Patch

Open session – Arts & crafts / cooking / sports / games


Years 9 – 11

6.30 – 8.30pm

The Patch

Open session – Arts & crafts / cooking / sports / games


Years 7 – 11

5.30 – 7.30pm

The Patch


Years 5 –6

3.30 – 5.30pm

The Patch

Project night – Monthly projects such as Wellbeing / health / sports / cooking / short courses / graffiti / dance Open session - Arts & crafts / cooking / sports / games


Years 5 – 11

6 – 8pm

Patchway area

Detached session – Sports / games / skate park comps


Years 6 –8

5.30 – 7.30pm

The Patch

Open session - Arts & crafts / cooking / sports / games

What’s on as from December 2019



CONISTON PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWS The Governing Body of Coniston Primary School are pleased to announce the appointment of their new headteacher, Mr Alan Walters. Mr Walters is currently the school’s interim headteacher and was the unanimous choice of the interviewing panel following a rigorous interviewing process. Mr Walters comes to the school with a great many skills and much knowledge and experience having been a deputy headteacher and more recently acting headteacher of St Stephens Junior School, Kingswood. Outside school, Mr Walters has a variety of interests, which include a range of sports; rugby in particular, foreign travel, films and spending time with his family. Mr Walters says, ‘I am delighted to have been appointed as the new headteacher of Coniston and look forward to working with governors, parents and staff in supporting children to achieve excellence in everything they do’. We have made lots of changes over the past 9 months and the school is a very exciting place to work. We encourage visitors to come and see the things we do here and are keen to attract more children and families to join our journey.

A lively and colourful event took place in October at Charlton Wood Academy to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light. 200 people attended and paraded the paths in Charlton Hayes waving delicate tissue paper lanterns filled with colourful lights. Throughout the week 90 children from schools across Patchway had taken part in lantern making workshops and the Youth Club had made two huge lanterns, a soaring dove of peace and oil lamp. Children also learnt Bollywood dancing in some energetic and noisy workshops! Bollywood dancing, drumming, and lots of Indian music filled the hall at the start of the event. Then everyone enjoyed a traditional Indian meal of vegetable samosas, rice, Tarka Dhal, spiced potato and cauliflower followed by Indian sweets. Henna was busily being painted in elaborate designs on to hands and wrists while children played with Rangoli sand art making colourful pictures and traditional designs.

“Come and see our huge, refurbished Reception Classroom”

As dusk fell the lanterns were lit and we walked together around Charlton Square led by a traditional drummer. People in the surrounding flats peered out of the windows looking at the colourful display below them. As someone replied when asked had they learnt anything about Diwali, “That it brings the community together” and this event certainly did just that. This is the second year of Diwali in Patchway run in partnership between Avon Indian Community Association, Patchway Festival Committee and Southern Brooks Community Partnerships. With many thanks to the funders South Gloucestershire Council and Patchway Festival Committee to the venue Charlton Wood Academy, Ruth, Dee and Stephanie the community artists and student volunteers from UWE.




WINTER 2020 PROGRAMME All Welcome to our evening meetings in the Casson Centre, Rodway Road, on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7.30 p.m. Refreshments &raffle at each meeting. Monday 20th January : “Hints & Tips in the Garden ”: talk by George Alway Monday 17th February : “Wildlife in the Garden ” talk by Dan Everitt Monday 16th March: Clifton Rocks Railway by Mr Peter Davey Monday 20th April : An Evening of Monologues by Mr Paul Evans “For further information Contact: Les Brooks 0117 -940-0020 or Kath Harris on 0117-969-5275 Patchway Garden Society would like to wish all its members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all at the AGM on Monday 16th December 2019 at 7.30pm .New members always welcome .

Patchway Conservation Group has been very busy since the last edition of Patchway People . They have created a wildflower meadow in Gorse Covert, cleared the pond in Gorse Covert which was full of lots of litter and other objects, Please remember to take your litter home with you or use the bins provided. This is a lovely untouched piece of Nature which the Conservation group and residents of Patchway love having on their doorstep. They also held a wildlife vigil in October where they heard what was thought to be Soprano pipistrelle bats. You can borrow a bat detector from the local library. There was also owl hoots possibly from the Tawny owl with the bat making up to 64% of the Tawny Owls diet. The Conservation group hold meetings at Coniston Community Centre and you can join their Facebook page .Alsothey are also building a bridge to go across the pond by Swallow Drive. If you would like to volunteer keep an eye on their Facebook page or contact Southern Brooks on 01454 86 85 70 Photos below show the clear up of the pond and just some of the rubbish collected

Happy Gardening !!!!!!

DISCOVER PATCHWAY Patchway is bursting with places to explore . There is a fold out map available packed with local knowledge about the best places to visit and includes the new developments in Charlton Hayes. Discover the best places to go for a walk, cycle, view nature , take children and learn about local history. You can view the map online by going to what-we-do/your-community/ green-spaces/ Discover the local pathways of the Tumps and the Wooded areas of Gorse Covert. Jog around the track at Scott Park or go to The Parade Community Garden or Blakeney and Pretoria Allotments if you fancy getting your hands dirty and planting some seeds. Blakeney Road and Bevington Walk both have a fenced play area for you to take the children not forgetting Arlingham Way Pocket park tucked behind the houses .Eastern Green play area is in Charlton Hayes behind Kwik Fit and is another fenced off play area . Patchway is full of places to Discover whatever the weather so grab a pair of wellies and go discovering! 20


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The Patchway Neighbourhood Steering Group did a walk about recently around the green spaces of Patchway and discussed issues and ideas for improvement. This group consists of Patchway Town Council representatives, South Gloucestershire Council representatives, Avon and Somerset Police, Southern Brooks Community Partnership ,Local Church representatives, and Patchway Community School. Each quarter these meetings are held as an opportunity to get together and discuss what they are doing in Patchway . The meetings are focused on the tasks listed in the Community Plan . The plan was created in 2017 by consulting with every resident of Patchway . Every household received a survey and the results were compiled into a plan to address both the issues and opportunities people had raised about Patchway. If you would like to get involved with volunteering to support the actions in the Community Plan, contact the Community Development Co-ordinator Jayne Anstis at Southern Brooks or call 01454 86 85 70 . On page 20 there is a guide to some of the Green Spaces which can be accessed such as The Community Garden at The Parade, Allotments at Pretoria and Blakeney Road and the Discover Patchway Map. “Patchway Love Where you Live” now has its own Instagram account.

ly rewarding new years resolution for 2020? Well, look no further! Southern Brooks is looking for local residents to work with us to develop and oversee a small community-led housing project in Patchway. Community led housing is a new way to help provide the housing that local people really need. So who better to be involved than local people? Never done anything like this before? No problem. Full training and support will be given. We're not looking for any particular skills - just a belief in the power of community to make things happen. Your views (as a local expert) and passion are most important qualities to bring. We'll start in the new year with a get together to explore what community led housing is - why local people are crucial to developing this - and how it could benefit Patchway particularly. If you think you might like to be involved in this exciting new project - or simply would like to know more about it - please email Jenny Vernon (Community Led Housing Lead, Southern Brooks) at or ring the office on 01454 868570 (and leave a message for me if I'm not in). I'll let you know the date/venue of the meeting and keep you informed. It'll be both interesting and fun - I promise! Looking forward to working with you (PS I live in Patchway too)!" Other than an interest in providing housing that local people really need and a belief that projects should be run by local people.

The 2nd Patchway Scout Group would like to thank the staff members of Aviva and Capita for all their hard work in painting the inside and outside of the Scout Hut in Worthing Road . The have done an amazing job and the building is very much improved.

Pineapple Cake Recipe Ingredients  6ozs brown sugar  4ozs Margarine  8ozs (225gm)of crushed pineapple  12ozs mixed fruit and a few cherries  Few drops of Almond essence  8ozs of Self Raising Flour  2 Eggs Beaten · Method 1. Melt margarine and sugar in a large pan .

CHARLTON HAYES NEWS : This September saw the opening of Charlton Wood Academy School in Charlton Hayes and the responses have been extremely positive throughout Charlton Hayes Supporting this area, in the heart of Charlton Hayes ,is the new Charlton Square ,which is a new meeting point for all the Community. This feature will continue to grow over the next few weeks and months and will be a popular part of this central area. Reach has been a key supporter of these great new infrastructure projects and will continue to work hard for all the residents as the area welcomes a new Lidl retail store at the bottom of Charlton Boulevard on Hayes Way . There is even a new pedestrian bridge that will be opened at the same time as Lidl opens their doors on 5th December . ReACH is also proud of its co-operation with Bovis Homes to make the area a better place for residents to live –with more street lights working, more cleaning up of streets with new paving slabs to replace broken ones, more new bollards to make road more safer and more green spaces for all the family to enjoy. Working together with Bovis and GETTING THINGS DONE in the Community. For more information e-mail:

2. Remove a few tablespoons of juice from crushed pineapple and add to mixture 3. Remove from heat . 4. Stir in mixed fruit ,cherries, almond essence, flour and eggs 5. Mix all together . 6. Line and grease a 2lb loaf tin . Bake for 2 hours Gas 2 ,105C 300 F . The cake will keep well in an airtight tin. 22

PATCHWAY PEOPLE Patchway Town Council

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Town Council News

Christmas Lights in Patchway Patchway Town Council are pleased to announce that they have paid for the Christmas Lights to go around Patchway and Charlton Hayes this festive season. The lights can be seen at Patchway Roundabout, The Parade Shopping Centre, on Rodway Road, on Gloucester Road and Charlton Boulevard. We hope that these lights bring some festive cheer to our streets and from everyone at Patchway Town Council, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would like to thank Patchway People for the lights at Patchway Roundabout this year. ‘Happy to Chat’ Benches Patchway Town Council have organised for several signs to be placed on benches around the Town to encourage our community to get out and talk to people. Social isolation can be a huge problem and affects many people in our local area. Fly Tipping: You can only report Fly Tipping to South Gloucestershire Council 01454 868 000 or your district councilors who are named at the bottom of the page.

Getting to Know Your Councillors Patchway Town Council are delighted to have an online webpage dedicated to our councilors, whereby you can contact them and raise any questions or concerns you may have,. If you go to our website at and click ‘Get in Touch’ under the councilor’s photo you can email them directly. Also, if you wish to speak to a councilor then please contact our office who can arrange this. We Want to Hear From You Patchway Town Council want’s to hear ideas and suggestions from residents about what they would like to see or have happening in Patchway. If you have any upcoming projects or any ideas that you think the Town Council could do in our community then please let us know. Please send all suggestions to or ring 01454 868 530 or visit our offices on Rodway Road. Coniston Ward: Cllr Jon Butler, Cllr Ken Dando, Cllr Elaine Martin, Cllr George Pykov, Cllr Isobel Walker, Cllr Roland Walker. Callicroft Ward: Cllr Ted Bathe-Taylor, Cllr Jo Buddharaju, Cllr Patrick Cottrell, Cllr Eric Gordon, Cllr Brian Hopkinson, Cllr Roger Loveridge, Cllr Sam Scott, Cllr Toni Scott, Cllr Sanjay Shambhu. Cllr Shambhu, Cllr Buddharaju and Cllr Hopkinson represent the Charlton and Cribbs Ward of South Gloucestershire Council. Cllr S. Scott represents the Coniston Ward of South Gloucestershire Council.




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Patchway People December 2019 Edition  

Please see the latest edition of Patchway People Issue no: 114 . Find out What's on in your local area with local news and events listed....

Patchway People December 2019 Edition  

Please see the latest edition of Patchway People Issue no: 114 . Find out What's on in your local area with local news and events listed....