Town News - Issue 3 - April 2022

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TOWN NEWS April 2022. Issue 3

The Official Newsletter of Patchway Town Council

WE WANT YOUR VIEWS ON THE PARADE

Patchway Town Council are conducting a survey on The Parade Shopping Precinct.

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something about this. The Town Council has been lobbying Bromford Housing Association for the last three years and finally there has been some information regarding the future of The Parade. At the Patchway Town Council meeting on March 15th, Bromford gave some interim details around their future plans for The Parade. However, Patchway Town Council want the new ideas to be led by our community and the Town Council are seeking your thoughts on this matter. Would you like to see new shops? Or an extension of the car park? Perhaps some new landscaping? Whatever you would like to see, please take the time to fill in the survey. The Town Council want to help Bromford to make the correct decision when it comes to The Parade and we want to ensure our residents' voices are heard as this could be the chance to create a real community hub within The Parade. This simple survey should take no longer than three minutes to complete and will aid the Town Council in assisting Bromford Housing Association with ideas to take this part of the Town forward. The survey can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KVSMBQD or you can tear off this page and complete the survey and hand it into Callicroft House on Rodway Road. The results of this community survey will be presented Patchway Town Council on Tuesday 26th April at the meeting of the Town Council, which will commence at 7pm at Callicroft House, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5DQ. These results will then be compiled and presented by the Town Council to Bromford Housing Association for their consideration. The Town Council will keep residents informed of any developments which involve The Parade.

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THE SURVEY

Please fill out this survey and return to Patchway Town Council no later than Friday 22nd April 2022. How often do you visit The Parade?

What do you visit The Parade for?

Circle Your Answer.

Circle Your Answer.

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Shopping

Weekly

Medical

Monthly

Community Related

Rarely

Other (Please specify below)

How would you like to see The

What do you think of The Parade?

Parade improved?

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Write your answer below.

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An update from the Chairman of Patchway Town Council, Jon Butler. Hello and welcome to April's edition of our Council newsletter. I am pleased to see that works are well underway for our new Pavilion at Norman Scott Park and are progressing well. At March's meeting of the Full Council, we invited Bromford to give a presentation on the future of The Parade shopping area. We were pleased to learn that Bromford had set up a working party to look into what can be done with this area. The Town Council challenged Bromford on their lack of maintenance of the area and we were assured that between Bromford and South Gloucestershire Council this would be rectified moving forwards. The Council agreed to go out to our community to see what you wanted to see in The Parade and we will feed this back at the end of April to Bromford. In March, the Council responded to South Gloucestershire Council's Local Plan and made it very clear that we would not support a loss of employment land as we want our parishioners to have opportunities on their doorstep and we want Patchway to grow and flourish as a Town. The Council also responded to South Gloucestershire Council's request to install three lampposts on the green area in Ashford Road, stating that they did not want this to happen and were fully in support of the residents' objections. The Council also agreed in March to move forwards with re-roofing The Casson Centre to ensure the space is safeguarded for years to come. At present, due to the state of the building's roof we have had to close it but we are hopeful that it will be re-opened by the end of this year. We will be carrying out some internal refurbishment work to which will enhance the centre for all of our residents. As we reach the end of the Council year, we will be issuing our Annual Report which will be full of information about the Council's activities since last May. The Annual Meeting of the Town (a meeting for all of our parishioners and not a Council meeting) will be held on Monday 23rd May at 6:30pm at Patchway Community Centre. This meeting will see our photography competition winners awarded for their efforts as well as a presentation from students at Patchway Community School regarding the environment and what they would like to see happen in Patchway with regards to biodiversity. There will also be light refreshments and opportunities for residents to ask questions to the Councillors present. The Town Council were saddened to learn of the death of Doug Coles, an honorary Freeman of Patchway. We pass our sincere condolences onto Doug's family at this very difficult time.

IN MEMORY OF JOE HI KS C

Joe Hicks sadly passed away 30th December 2021 aged 92. Joe had been involved with Patchway Garden Society for many years as Secretary until 2016 when ill health & mobility issues prevented him from being as involved in the Society's events. Joe was always present at Patchway Flower Show to watch & enjoy and also kept up to date on the Garden Club via phone calls. A birthday cake celebration was held for Joe at the Flower Show in 2019 for his 90th birthday. Over the years, Joe entered Flower Shows in Pilning, Thornbury, Winterbourne and Patchway, winning lots of cups and trophies. Joe took part in many activities over his long retirement and had many stories to tell. Joe will be remembered by many who knew him.

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SPE IAL DELIVERY FOR MOTHERS IN PAT HWAY C

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Town Councillor Dayley Lawrence delivers gifts for our community on Mothering Sunday! A Town Councillor has made the regional press after he gave up his day off to deliver cards, flowers and gifts to mother's in Patchway. Councillor Daley Lawrence, who also works for Royal Mail, has been subject to praise within the community for his selfless act on Mother's Day. In an article on BristolWorld.com, Dayley tells all about his good deed! When asked how it all unfolded, Mr Lawrence told BristolWorld how he had just finished up on his usual Sunday routine volunteering at a charity when he popped via Patchway to drop off the keys. “When I walked in, I noticed there were quite a lot of flowers that hadn’t gone out yet and that person had been on since seven in the morning,” he explains.

“I had nothing planned for the evening so I just thought, I’ll get these flowers out. Our latest drop-off time is 10pm so I decided to get a move on.” Mr Lawrence did four hours and around 50 deliveries, from about 6pm before dropping off the last flowers at 9.30pm to a mum in Patchway. Mr. Lawrence’s friend posted on Facebook to raise awareness of his good deed. “She was very surprised! She said ‘Ooo, I didn’t know you worked this late’,” said Mr Lawrence. “And I said, well it’s Mother’s Day and we just had to get these flowers to you! Pretty much everyone commented on not usually getting deliveries on a Sunday. Sunday deliveries are quite new to Royal Mail.” Realising what was going on and how much Mr Lawrence was sacrificing his day off, his friend Angela Morey posted on Facebook to show off the good deed and the people of Bristol started sharing their gratitude. “I didn’t realise that my friend had done the post,” said Mr Lawrence. “She had sent me a picture outside the kebab van that I usually go to on a Sunday evening asking where I was. When I explained the situation, she was touched being a mother of five herself, but I didn’t see it till I got home. “It was so touching to me that people in my community really value what we do.” It’s perhaps not surprising that Mr Lawrence opted to do this on his day off, as he says that the people are his favourite part of being a postman. “I love meeting all the different people and the happy people on the doorstep really make the job,” he said. But what really drove him to do it? “Just knowing that so many people had sent their mother’s flowers,” he said. “There were some cards involved as well and I wanted to make sure they got their deliveries as soon as possible and that they didn’t think they were forgotten by their kids. Obviously, they were going to be delivered at some point, but I wanted to make sure it was as soon as possible.” Mr Lawrence said how lovely it was to see the surprised and smiley reactions. “I had a few very surprised, but very happy, people,” he said. “It was 90% flowers and gifts, so there were a lot of mothers not really expecting anything. To be greeted with flowers late on in the day was quite a surprise for them.”

So, how did it feel to become a hero postie overnight? “It’s a bit overwhelming, I don’t feel like a hero but it’s really nice to know that I made people’s day. It’s nice to know that I’m thought of like that and that all posties are.” Clearly incredibly modest, after a tough couple of years for the Royal Mail throughout Covid-19, Mr Lawrence is proud to showcase and put a good name to the hard work of the Royal Mail as a company. “We get out there, we do it, and we do try our best,” he says. “We don’t want to fail, and we just want to succeed in getting as many parcels to as many people.” This article has been taken from BristolWorld.com and has not been altered in any way.

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PAT HWAY TOWN OUN IL ONGRATULATE THE QUEEN C

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Patchway Town Council have formally congratulated the Queen after she marked 70 years on the throne. 2022 marks Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, with the monarch celebrating a record reign. For many, the Queen has been the only head of state they have ever known after she acceded to the throne following the death of King George VI in 1952. A letter on behalf of Patchway residents was sent to the Queen by Patchway Town Council. In the letter, The Town Council makes reference to their events they will be holding June 2022. “The members of Patchway Town Council would like to express their sincere congratulations to you on becoming the longest reigning Monarch in British History, with seventy years on the throne. It is with great joy and pleasure that we congratulate you on the celebration of your platinum jubilee. Your reputation as our head of state is instantly respected and envied across the world and forms an important part in conveying our national identity and values. Patchway Town Council will be running a series of events to celebrate your Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. The Council will be holding a candle-lit walk and a Beacon lighting ceremony in conjunction with local schools and youth groups in Patchway. The Council will also be a holding a two day community event where we are encouraging our residents to come together and celebrate this wonderful occasion, with the inclusion of live music, art showcases and a diverse range of activities. You have served our country magnificently for seventy years with great dignity and respect.”

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FEES WAIVED FOR JUBILEE ELEBRATIONS C

Street parties and events will not be subject to an application fee. South Gloucestershire Council is helping local communities come together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer by waiving charges for street parties and events in public open spaces. As with previous national celebrations the council is welcoming applications for street party closures and the hire of open spaces for Jubilee celebration events held in the area between 2 and 5 June, and has confirmed that no fees will be charged. The council has previously announced that more than 30 community Jubilee events are receiving a combined total of £50,000 in grant funding. Visit the council’s Newsroom website for more information https://orlo.uk/SouthGlosNewsroom_EtDMc Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place Cllr Rachael Hunt said: “We want to help as many communities as possible across South Gloucestershire to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and I’m delighted that we will be enabling event organisers to apply for street closure licenses and the hire of open spaces at no cost. “The Queen is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. This remarkable milestone in her historic reign presents a fantastic opportunity for our communities to come together and share the celebration of this very special event.” To apply for a street party closure visit www.southglos.gov.uk/streetclosures where you can find a link to the application form. Organisers are reminded that applications must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the party date, in order that the legal notice requirements can be met. Due to the speed and frequency of traffic, no closures will be permitted on A and B class roads – if in doubt please contact the council’s helpdesk on 01454 868000. To apply to hire a public open space for a Jubilee celebration event visit www.southglos.gov.uk/open-space-hire where you’ll find a link to the event hire form. For smaller events, the council require a minimum of 15 working days to process applications. For larger events up to six weeks’ notice is required to process applications. Please note that the processing of applications will not begin until all of the relevant information has been received. This article has been taken from South Gloucestershire Council's Newsroom website and has not been altered or redacted in any way.

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Patchway Town Council are pleased to be giving away over 100 commemorative mugs to children who will be leaving school year 6 in this Jubilee year. To mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's reign, the Council will fund the creation of these mugs to give to the school children. Each child will be presented a mug by the Town Council through our local primary schools. The mugs will be absolutely unique and will feature the Town Council's name alongside an image of Queen Elizabeth II.

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GIPSY PAT H LANE IS REOPENING! C

The road will be re-opened to two-way traffic in April. Following a £57million investment to transform public transport in the area, Gipsy Patch Lane will reopen to two-way traffic along its full length between the A38 junction and the Hatchet Road roundabout next month. The road in Stoke Gifford has been subject to traffic management restrictions since spring 2020 to enable the replacement of a Victorian railway bridge and road widening works to make way for new bus lanes. The work has included improvements to pedestrian and cycling facilities and is part of the Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension (CPME), which will help to reduce congestion and improve journey times for all road users. CPME will provide a new quick, reliable public transport system between Bristol Parkway Station and the Mall at Cribbs Causeway and offer a realistic alternative to travelling by car. CPME is funded by the West of England Combined Authority and by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund. To enable Gipsy Patch Lane to be reopened to two-way traffic resurfacing work will need to take place over the Easter period. From 8pm on Friday 8 April until 6am Monday 25 April, Gipsy Patch Lane will be closed to all traffic between its junction with Little Stoke Lane and the entrance to Pegasus Park. During the resurfacing work all side road junctions along Gipsy Patch Lane that fall within the closure will also need to be closed to traffic. This includes the junctions for Station Road, Gifford Crescent, the service roads, Smithcourt Drive and Bush Avenue. Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the shared use path along Gipsy Patch Lane and access side junctions. There will be signed diversion routes in place throughout the closure. Businesses at Station Road, Gifford Crescent, Pegasus Park and the Stokers Pub will remain open for business as usual and will need to be accessed via signed diversions. Gipsy Patch Lane will reopen to two-way traffic from 6am on Monday 25 April. All side road junctions will also reopen to traffic from this date. Road widening work will continue to be carried out on Gipsy Patch Lane, west (the Rolls Royce side) of the railway bridge, and to enable this work narrow lanes will be in place along this stretch of the carriageway. The main construction work for the CPME is due to complete in September this year. Other work, such as the installation of iPoints and bus shelters and landscaping will be completed during the autumn. Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Environment and Strategic Infrastructure Cllr Steve Reade said: “The Cribbs Patchway metrobus extension is a key step in our ambition to improve public transport, walking and cycling facilities, and the road network in South Gloucestershire as part of our record £174 million investment. “It is also part of our commitment to tackle climate change by encouraging more people out of their cars and onto sustainable transport options, helping to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. The reopening of Gipsy Patch Lane to two-way traffic is another move towards the completion of this flagship scheme. “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this work and thank the local community for their continued patience.” Dates and times may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Visit the project website for more information www.southglos.gov.uk/cpmetrobus This article has been taken from South Gloucestershire Council's Newsroom website and has not been altered or redacted in any way.

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HIGHWAYS UPDATES FROM SOUTH GLOU ESTERSHIRE OUN IL C

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New cycle lane open

A38 (M5 overbridge) Almondsbury Essential refurbishment works on the Almondsbury Bridge, on the A38 Gloucester Road, are on-going.

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Southmead Road Have you tried out the new cycle lane along the B4056 Southmead Road in Filton?

National Highways is carrying out the work to repair the concrete, drainage and footway. The waterproofing and bridge joints are also being replaced and the surface renewed.

Work to create a safer cycle route in the area has now been completed – and it’s the first raised cycle path in South Gloucestershire. This will give people a greener option to help reduce emissions and tackle climate emergency.

This work is expected to last until June 2022. The work is taking place mainly during the daytime and the bridge will remain open but with a slight diversion. Two-way temporary traffic lights are in operation. Footpaths remain open. If you would like further information about this work, please contact National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk For more information visit www.nationalhighways.co.uk

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Resurfacing work has also taken place on this stretch of road.

A4018 Henbury to Cribbs Causeway Developers in the Cribbs Causeway area are carrying out major highway works to improve a number of junctions serving new housing developments. The council has been co-ordinating the roadworks associated with the new junction improvements. As a consequence, a lane closure has been implemented in both directions on the A4018 dual carriageway section from the Bristol boundary to Lysander Road roundabout, Cribbs Causeway. It is anticipated that these lane closures will be in place until summer 2022.

Filton Work is progressing well and we are still on schedule to complete the rebuilding of a wall and stabilisation works by May this year. The wall on Gloucester Road North, which has been leaning and getting progressively worse, has had to be completely removed so that a new reinforced concrete retaining wall can be built in its place. The stone from the original wall has been recovered to be reused in the facing of the new wall. The soil face has been temporarily protected from slipping by spraying concrete. Digging for the new wall foundations has been completed and steel reinforcement is starting to be placed. Concrete for the foundations has also now been poured. The large number of utilities (gas, water, electricity, telecommunications) in the footway in front of the wall have made the job more complex. It means a lane on the southbound carriageway of Gloucester Road North will remain closed until work is completed. The footpath alongside the southbound carriageway will also be closed and pedestrians will be diverted alongside the northbound carriageway via the existing signal controlled crossings. There can be delays at this location caused by the single carriageway closure and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

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PLANNING UPDATE FROM SOUTH GLOU ESTERSHIRE OUN IL C

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Planning Application Clearance Week Proposal Following successful outcomes at other councils, the Council’s planning service is proposing to run a clearance week where officers in the two planning applications teams, (Development Management and Major Sites Teams) supported by colleagues across the service and directorate, will look to clear as many applications as possible to reduce the backlog that has built up during the COVID lockdown period. It is proposed to run this clearance in the week of 4th-8th April. Background. During 2020/21 and into the first quarter of 2021/22 the planning application service faced an unprecedented and unanticipated combination of factors, which included staffing shortages, a dramatic rise in application volumes, and the difficulties of operating the service during the COVID pandemic. Whilst any of these individually could have been accommodated, the impact of all these occurring at the same time was exceptional. Staffing levels were restored to full establishment level during the Summer of 2021, and additional temporary resource secured including the piloting of a ‘fast track’ service and additional supervisory capacity to support the teams. Accordingly, caseloads which were running at 80-90 applications per officer are now falling back to 40-50 applications per officer. However, for various reasons, there remain within each officers’ case load a number of applications that have now been submitted for a considerable period of time, and we would now like to address this backlog in a co-ordinated way to clear as many of these applications, providing a clear customer benefit, but also removing, or at least significantly reducing, the proportion of older applications each officer has on their list. Other councils have successfully carried out ‘clearance weeks’ where staff focus all efforts towards determining applications, but do not respond to direct enquiries, via telephone or email and an automated response confirming this is sent. At Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole Council (BCPC) for instance they determined more than 350 applications during their clearance week, a 75% increase on an average week. Warrington District Council also recently carried out a clearance week to address their backlog and managed to deal with over 20% of their applications and are planning to have another event this year. Proposal. We are proposing a clearance week is held in the week of the 4th-8th April. During this-time we would require officers to focus on issuing decisions on: • Older applications • Pre-application enquiries • Discharge of Condition applications During the week officers would not respond to direct enquiries, via telephone or email. We would ask for your support in reducing enquiries to the service during this week, and helping raise awareness of this with applicants and other community members, if you can. We hope and expect that one of the outcomes following the clearance week will be an improvement in capacity to deal with further queries more promptly and consistently than we are able to do at present. Any queries that do come in will be addressed by officers following the clearance week, but urgent issues can of course be escalated to team managers in the normal way, if absolutely essential. All teams across the planning service and wider directorate (and council) will support the effort, including: • Customer contact centre • Validation and registration team, and technical support • Specialist advice teams We will provide clear advice on the planning pages of the Council’s website, and make sure the messaging is right so that it is clear that any short-term impact from the lack of being able to contact offers during the clearance week is off-set by the decision making performance improvement during the week, and thereafter. Contact information Brian Glasson Head of Strategic Planning and Housing 01454 863535 www.southglos.gov.uk

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PAT HWAY OMMUNITY ENTRE C

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The Patchway Community Association is happy to announce that the new front entrance to the Community Centre is now operational. The outside doors into the new porch are fully automatic during opening hours, the internal doors are opened by an electronic fob system enabling group leaders to access the building. The inside doors must be kept closed at all time to maintain the security of the premises, this can be opened by the group leader from their individual halls by using the intercom/interlock system on the left hand wall in the porch. There is CCTV in operation monitoring all the entrances and exits of the building so the management can check that the doors are closed. Most of the regular groups are now back to their pre-covid times and are very popular. We now know the schedules of all the groups and it leaves very little time for the “one off” booking so apply as early as possible. So far we have 1 scheduled event for The Queens jubilee, a quiz in New Hall run by Kathy Hemmings, this will no doubt be fully advertised in the near future. We do have some times available during the week in the day time so if you are thinking of starting a group please get in touch. Email: manager@patchwayca.org Call Us: 01454612577 or 07789172351. Website: https://patchwayca.org/

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PALM SUNDAY ~ Procession and blessing of Palms with the Passion according to St Luke Tuesday 12th April ~ Tuesday of Holy Week. 9.30am Mass 7.00pm PENITENTIAL SERVICE Wednesday 13th April ~ Wednesday of Holy Week No Parish Mass today CHRISM MASS 11.00am ~ Clifton Cathedral EASTER TRIDUUM HOLY THURSDAY ~ Thursday 14th April ~ 8.00pm MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER with washing of feet and watching at the Altar of Repose until 10.00pm GOOD FRIDAY ~ Friday 15th April ~ DAY OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE 11.00am ~ Family Stations of the Cross ~ Holy Family Church 12.00pm ~ 1.00pm Hunger Lunch ~ Holy Family Parish Centre. 3.00pm ~ THE LORD’S PASSION LITURGY ~ with Passion according to St John ~ Veneration of the Cross ~ Collection for the Holy Places of the Holy Land ~ Holy Communion. 7.00pm SOLEMN STATIONS OF THE CROSS ~ Holy Family Church HOLY SATURDAY ~ Saturday 16th April No 6.00pm Mass Today 9.00pm EASTER VIGIL ~ with Blessing of the Easter Fire and Easter Candle ~ Exultet ~ Vigil of Readings ~ Easter Alleluias ~ Resurrection Gospel ~ Liturgy of Baptism & Reception ~ First Mass of Easter There will be the blessing of Easter Baskets for the Polish Community at Holy Family Catholic Church, Patchway. On Holy Saturday 16th April at 11.00am / 11.15am / 11.30am / 11.45am / 12.00pm. EASTER SUNDAY ~ Sunday 17thApril EASTER SUNDAY MASSES at 9.30am & 11.000am Easter Tuesday ~ Mass 9.30am Easter Wednesday ~ Mass ~ 9.30am Easter Thursday ~ Mass ~ 9.30am Easter Friday ~ Mass ~ 9.30am SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ Divine Mercy Sunday Saturday ~ 1st Mass of Sunday 6.00pm Sunday ~ Masses at 9.30am & 11.00am. More information is available at www.holyfamilyrcchurchpatchway.co.uk Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Southsea Road Patchway Bristol BS34 5DP

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APRIL AT PAT HWAY LIBRARY C

What's on offer at your local library!

Patchway Hub, Rodway Rd BS34 5PE. For up-to-date information and opening hours visit www.southglos.gov.uk/librarychanges Usual staffed hours: Tues/Weds/Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 9:30am-12:30pm. Easter Bank Holiday: No staffed hours from Friday 15 April – Monday 18 April inclusive. Normal staffed hours return from Tuesday 19 April onwards. Use the library when staff aren’t there (including Easter Bank Holiday) with Open Access, our system that lets you into library buildings at times when they are not open with staff. Library members can complete a quick one-off Open Access induction session to register to use Open Access. Find out more, including Open Access hours and how to book your one-off Open Access induction at www.southglos.gov.uk/openaccess Open Access hours during the Easter Bank Holiday: Friday 15 April – Monday 18 April inclusive: 8am to 7.30pm. APRIL activities for babies and children It’s FREE to come along to our activities, but for the comfort and enjoyment of all attendees, places are limited and must be booked in advance. To book your place on any of the activities below, or for more details, visit the library during staffed hours or email Patchway.Library@southglos.gov.uk Hoppy Spring Fun craft activity: Wednesday 13 April, 10:30 – 11:30am Relax and have fun making your super seasonal crafts. For primary school aged children and their families Rhymetime, Tuesdays 10.30am to 11am Have fun and learn new rhymes to share with your little one. Most suitable for babies aged 0 to 17 months Lego Club: Saturday 9 April 10am-11am Creative fun – listen to stories and poems, then make a model to display at the library. For primary school aged children and their families

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Patchway Library: Children’s Jubilee-themed Rhyme time session, for preschool-aged children (0-4years) Event date: Tues 31 May Start and end time: 10:30 – 11:30 Join us and learn some new rhymes and songs to share with your little one. It’s FREE to come along, but for the comfort and enjoyment of all attendees, places are limited and must be booked in advance (at least 48 hours) by emailing patchway.library@southglos.gov.uk or asking at the library during staffed hours.

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2nd Patchway Scout Group will be celebrating Easter by running a raffle amongst our young people; they can win Easter eggs donated by Leaders and parents. This is a popular raffle and raises funds for the Group. We will also have Easter themed programmes planned for meetings. We will celebrate St. George's Day on April 23rd in the afternoon by renewing our Scout promises at our HQ as St. George is the patron saint of Scouting. We are planning a celebration for the Platinum Jubilee but haven't as yet finalised details so our members will be told nearer the time. We have planned lots of interesting and fun evenings for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts up to the summer holidays so they can earn badges for their uniforms and still enjoy themselves. Please contact Kathy on 01179694410 if you would like to join us, as an adult helper or a young person, or would like any information about our Group.

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Community Based Catch Up Clinics Sirona are holding a series of community based catch up clinics offering first and second dose Covid vaccinations for those aged 12-15 years. Please see the following links below for more information – https://imms.sirona-cic.org.uk/coviddose2/2021/book

We Want to Hear from You We would very much like to involve our patients in this newsletter – after all, it’s written for you and for your benefit! Please send us your suggestions for future topics, your good news stories and also feedback on how we’re doing. We are continually looking to turn our patients’ feedback into real improvements in the services we provide. Contact us via the means outlined below or visit our website https://www.mendipvale.nhs.uk/patient-group/patientfeedback/ By email: bnssg.mendipvale.scanners@nhs.net By phone: 01934 839820 By post: Mendip Vale Medical Group, Pudding Pie Lane, Langford, Bristol BS40 5EL

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We are in planning mode as our twinned partners will be visiting us very soon. Wednesday 15th June - Sunday 19th June. If you’d like to take part in some of the fun events we have planned, including brewery tours, trips to Lyme Regis and more then feel free to get in touch. Also, if you have a spare room and wouldn’t mind hosting someone for this time, we’d love to hear from you.

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C ONISTON C AFE Catering for the community! Not only do we have a fantastic community fridge offering fresh fruit and vegetables as well as cupboard staples, we also operate a Pay It Forward Scheme. We have a keyring system where people can purchase an extra item for someone to have at a later time, and then people can come in and grab a keyring to take to the till. This means that anyway in need of a cooked meal or a pick me up can come along and benefit from the generosity of our community. It’s been proving incredibly popular and we just want to make sure everyone is aware that the help is here. Just pop into the community centre and speak to our helpful team or our centre manager for more information.

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EASTER HOLIDAY AND FOOD C LUBS! Progressive Sports activities at Callicroft Primary School. Creating happy, healthy, and active experiences for children during the school holidays. Whether you are looking for a day out for your child or a week of childcare, Progressive Sports offer your child a fun-filled time on their active camps. For children and young people 5 to 13 years old. Monday 11 April to Thursday 14 April and Tuesday 19 April to Friday 22 April. 8.30am-3.30pm each day. A healthy packed lunch will be provided for all eligible children, containing sandwiches, pasta, fresh fruit and vegetables, a bottle of water and a snack. Over 20 sports on offer including: • Zorb football • cricket • archery • frisbee • glow sports • tennis Delivered by a dedicated and highly qualified team who ensure your children are well cared for and go home having had the best time ever. Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals. For more information and to book email: m.quirke@progressive-sports.co.uk or call 07583948759. Unique Voice have performing arts activities including fun games at Coniston Primary School in Patchway. From Monday 11 April to Thursday 14 April and Tuesday 19 April to Friday 22 April. 10am to 2pm. For children 5 to 11 years old. Unique Voice is a frontline community organisation specialising in using creativity to engage, educate and empower young people. The holiday programme activities are designed with children at the forefront and aim to increase confidence, social skills and of course play! All holiday programmes are run by highly skilled, DBS checked, first aid trained and friendly Unique Voice facilitators who will guide and support your child effectively during the holiday programme. Any questions or queries please contact sophie@uniquevoice.org. Activities include: • performing arts activities including fun games, creative activities, and art • indoor and outdoor play in all sessions All activities are designed to increase confidence, social skills and of course play! Cold packed lunch will be provided including snacks, please bring a drink Free for all children. Parents: If you are eligible for benefits related free school meals and would like your child to attend, email sophie@uniquevoice.org or phone 0117 428 6240 or 07341 017996. Referring Professionals: If you would like to put forward a child for this programme, contact sophie@uniquevoice.org. For more information about unique voice visit www.uniquevoice.org.

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EASTER HOLIDAY AND FOOD C LUBS! The South Gloucestershire play scheme have free activities at The Path, Youth Centre.. Tuesday 12 April, Wednesday 13 April and Thursday 14 April, Tuesday 19 April, Wednesday 20 April and Thursday 21 April. For children 5 to 11 years old. Activities include arts and crafts (and junk modelling), playing parachute games, sports day, board games, giant outdoor games, and sports such as football, rounders, cricket and catch. There will be a puppet show and you will be able to make a puppet to take home, and maybe you would like to put on a show? Food will be available including meat and vegetarian options – menu to be confirmed. Free for all children. For booking visit: buytickets.at/southgloucestershireplayschemeformerlyfourtownsplayscheme Website: www.sgplayscheme.co.uk or phone 07510380596 Out of School Clubs are running a holiday club at Charlton Wood Primary School, Charlton Hayes. From Monday 11 April to Thursday 14 April and Tuesday 19 April to Friday 22 April. 9am to 3pm. For children and young people 4 to 8 years old. (Up to year 3 only). Activities include: Craft, cooking, role-play, jewellery and model-making, Lego, cars and much more! Outdoor free-flow play activities such as scooting, football, climbing, sand play. Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals. Children who attend through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) project will get a free meal and drinks including ham, cheese or vegan sandwiches or wraps with salad, yoghurt and unlimited fruit. Toast, fruit juice and cereal offered on arrival. Please ensure you share any dietary requirements when booking. For booking visit the OOSC website email admin@oosc.co.uk or phone: 07935 754417 term-time or club mobile: 07935 754547. Swift Sports Coaching are running a holiday club at St Chad’s Primary School, Patchway. From Tuesday 19 April to Friday 22 April. - 8.45am to 3.30pm. - For children and young people 5 to 13 years old. Activities include: All Traditional sports including: Gymnastics, Netball, Basketball, Football, Tag rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Dodgeball, Volleyball, Athletics, Tennis, Badminton, Aerobics/Circuits, Futsall Niche and enrichment activities: Ninja Training, Fencing, Archery, Boccia / Curling, team building and logic problems; Quiet activities: Arts and craft, Lego and Knex, colouring, scrap play, den building Swift Sports Coaching offer additional childcare arrangements through their Holiday club scheme for all children aged 5-12. A range of sporting activities, Skools Out games and fun theme days such as Nerf Battlegrounds, Ninja training, Wet Wednesdays, Champions League football and many more! Swift Sports run structured physical activities throughout the day and provide quality coaching as well as tournaments. Medals, trophies, and certificates are awarded to participants to celebrate their achievements and progress. Free for children who get benefit-related free school meals. You can also pay for your child to attend this club if they do not get free school meals. Children who attend through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) project will get a free meal and drinks including a variety of sandwiches and packed lunches or jacket potatoes, pasta bake, cottage pie, lasagne, stew, casserole. Please ensure you share any dietary requirements when booking. To book a place for your child or children to attend visit bookwhen.com/swiftsportscoaching – Register your child, then select the days and venues you’d like to book. For more information, visit the Swift Sports Coaching Facebook page or email: bookings@swiftsportscoaching.co.uk or phone 07537991991.

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PRE C IOUS TIME C ONSORTIUM The Patchway Memory Cafe is OPEN and is held in St Chads Church Hall, Rodway Road, Patchway on the First and Third Monday of the month from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. (where a bank holiday falls on either of the Mondays we will be open) The Cafe is Free and welcomes people from Patchway and surrounding areas who are experiencing memory problems or living with dementia. The person with dementia must be accompanied by a carer. We offer support and information plus good entertainment is always on offer. Come along and see if its for you. For more information call Sue in 0117 9759347

Audrey Dart’s story on living with dementia My name is Audrey I am living with dementia, this is my story of how dementia has affected my life and how I live with it. I have frontal temporal lobe dementia I have had dementia for approx 8 years, I started visiting Patchway Memory Cafe about 6 years ago. I wanted to give something back and started to make cards this hobby also helped my brain stay active, up to date I have raised over £1700.00 for the memory cafe. My dementia affects my short term memory and speech, I cannot pronounce words all the time. I cannot read at all now ( before I would read 1-2 books a week). I still have a driving license, which is renewed every year, I can only drive local. I still complete all the house work, gardening, and I run the house the best I can. If I have a bad day, which I do often my 2 furry friends cheer me up. I found COVID-19 difficult to cope with, I have been in for nearly 14 months, my card making and my lovely dogs have help me through it. I am happy to give anyone more information on my dementia or talk to someone who has been diagnosed.

Musical Memories are currently Closed. We will let you know when they reopen

Men in Sheds are OPEN and ready to welcome new members from Patchway and surrounding areas. Wednesday 10 am Patchway allotments Please phone Les on. 07786134883.

Older Peoples Tea Party is OPEN to people of Patchway and surrounding areas on the last Sunday of the month 2pm till 4pm at Coniston Cafe please contact Tanya on. 07876501227 For more information.

Silver Surfers will be opening again soon watch this space for time and date. Silver Surfers Friendly informal support for over fifties wanting to get to grips with computers.tablets,phones& the internet. Or you may want to learn a new skill like Publisher or Excel. Come along and join the group. We are also looking for more volunteers to join us. Call Sue on 0117 9759347 for more information

The Patchway mini Bus is volunteer-run service for residents and groups who live and operate in Patchway and surrounding areas. We are currently looking for mor volunteer drivers would you like to join Please ring Ray on 07434011337 -For more information.

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PAT C HWAY BEAT TEAM UPDATE The current members of the team are: PC Emily Lane, PC Harry Barrett, PCSO Lucy Sparks and PCSO Billy Hall. We are also scheduled to have another PCSO join our team in the upcoming months. PCSO Lucy is due to take part in a secondment with our Anti-Social Behaviour Team. This will equip her with further knowledge and experience in the Anti-Social Behaviour process, and how we can apply such processes to cases in Patchway. New training: Patchway have been lucky enough to have the first group of PCSOs trained in drugs swiping for public venues in South Glos – this will allow us to attend local pubs and see if there is any evidence of drug use taking place at the premises, with the support and consent of the managers. We are looking to do this at Patchway Sports and Social Club and at the Labour Club, and this is something that can be introduced in wider areas. PC Harry Barrett is currently engaging with Patchway Community School to arrange bi-monthly drop ins. This will enhance our relationship and engagement with the younger members of the community. We have recently carried out a successful high-visibility and plain clothed anti-social behaviour operation. This was following reports of groups of young people banging on people’s doors and windows, within short distance to The Parade. A number of young people were identified on the night as being responsible for such activity, and they were engaged with alongside their parents. A number of young people in Patchway are currently subject to Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, as enforced by our Police Anti-Social Behaviour Team. These are being closely monitored. We have also recently engaged with vulnerable drug-users within Patchway, signposting them to relevant support services (such as Drug & Health Independence - DHI), and ensuring that they are not being exploited. This has also allowed us to gather relevant intelligence about drug supply and use within South Glos. Since January 2022, Patchway has had 14 burglaries recorded. The majority, if not all, of these however are non-dwelling burglaries, for example, shed breaks. Following these reports, victims receive a follow up call or visit from us, offering relevant crime prevention advice. There have been 5 drug offences recorded, 2 possession of weapon offences and 11 vehicle offences.

Patchway Police Centre, Gloucester Road Bristol BS34 6PY Opening Hours: Monday: 08:00 - 20:00 Tuesday: 08:00 - 20:00 Wednesday: 08:00 - 20:00 Thursday: 08:00 - 20:00 Friday: 08:00 - 20:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00 Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00

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BRISTOL BMX C LUB March marked an action-packed day for Bristol BMX with a special training day from 2 times British Champion Tre Whyte and his father Nigel Whyte. Heralding from Peckham, the two coaches are regulars on the BMX scene, with dad Nigel opening Peckham BMX Club in 2004 which has grown into one of the most successful clubs in the UK. More recently the club has shot to fame for its recent success at the 2021 Olympics with Kye Whyte (Tre's brother) gaining a Silver medal. The duo put our riders to work with some intensive training both on and off the track. Riders of all ages came to enjoy the day and the two coaches were always on hand to offer advice. Most notably, Tre stressed the importance of eating healthily and getting the proper start to your day with an all-round breakfast. Both kids and adults enjoyed the games, with Tre showing off his balancing skills in a game of "last rider standing!" At Bristol BMX we are always welcoming new riders and have an active race night which runs every other Wednesday, alternating with gate practise. We also have a well-attended ladies only night which runs on a Tuesday. The sport is a great way to keep fit, whilst having fun. If you are interested in becoming a member or just want to see what we do, please see our Facebook page (BristolBMX) for full details or pop along for a chat with one of our volunteers.

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PAT C HWAY TOWN F C The football club continues to run with 3 Saturday afternoon Men’s teams which is an achievement on its own for Saturday Men’s football as teams continually to fold up in the Bristol area. All 3 teams are having a steady 2021/2022 season in their respective leagues. The playing facilities at Scott Park are excellent for the football club and the main pitch has been in excellent condition this season which is often complimented on by away clubs and match day officials. The new dug-outs (subs benches) look good with the new signs/stickers on them! Hopefully we can bring our 3rd team Patchway Town ‘A’ back to Scott Park from Patchway Community School for next playing season 2022/2023. On a positive note Patchway Town Reserves won their GFA Cup semi-final last Saturday beating Stapleton FC. The Reserves and the whole football club have a cup final to look forward to at the end of April at the GFA Headquarters in Almondsbury. GFA Junior Cup Final: Gloucestershire Football Association. Oaklands Park Stadium, Gloucester Rd, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4AG Monday 25th April 2022. 7:30pm kick off. AEK Boco ‘A’ v Patchway Town Reserves. Get in touch: patchwaytownfc1958@gmail.com.

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COMMUNITY NEWS It is time to get involved with your local community!

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Spring into learning Improve your knowledge and skills. At Community Learning we believe in lifelong learning that opens people’s eyes and enriches their lives. We help adults with few or no qualifications to gain skills and build confidence, so they can find more learning opportunities or work. That’s why we offer a range of Adult Learning Courses to help you acquire new knowledge and skills to benefit your future. Community Learning offers courses in a wide range of subjects such as maths, English, computing, wellbeing, art, craft, and more. Most of our courses are free and when there is a charge, there are concessions for learners who receive a means-tested benefit. Community Learning run courses for adults aged 19+, including anyone who is unemployed. Many of these courses take place in local community centres, or can be delivered on site providing there is a suitable space to work in. We can create tailor-made courses to suit particular groups or interests. If you want to have fun learning a new hobby, expand your social circle, discover new skills or improve existing ones, we'll have something for you To see what courses are available check out our Facebook page, website or call 01454 864613 *For adults aged 19+ with few or no qualifications. ESOL and accredited employability courses MAY be subject to fees unless you are on low income and/or means-tested benefits. Please ring for further information.


FREE HIRE OF CRICKET NET FACILITY FOR UNDER 14'S* Patchway Town Council are allowing any children under the age of 14 to use to Cricket Net facility in Scott Park for a one on one coaching basis with an appropriate adult. There can be no more than two people per lane and no more than four people in the facility at any one time. Slots are for one hour only. Anyone found to be breaking these simple rules, will not be able to hire these facilities in the future.

To book a free session please contact the Council via email to office@patchwaytowncouncil.gov.uk






PATCHWAY TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS 2022 All meetings commence at 7pm at Callicroft House.

11/01/2022 - Finance Committee 18/01/2022 - Full Council 25/01/2022 - Parks, Open Spaces, Planning and Transport Committee 08/02/2022 - Finance Committee 15/02/2022 - Full Council 22/02/2022 - Parks, Open Spaces, Planning and Transport Committee 08/03/2022 - Finance Committee 15/03/2022 - Full Council 22/03/2022 - Parks, Open Spaces, Planning and Transport Committee 05/04/2022 - Finance Committee 26/04/2022 - Full Council 27/04/2022 - Parks, Open Spaces, Planning and Transport Committee 10/05/2022 - Annual Council Meeting 23/05/2022 - Annual Town Assembly - 6:30pm

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