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Abbeywood Community School is still 'good' after a short inspection by Ofsted. The school, which was last inspected in 2015, was particularly praised for its inclusivity and head teacher Dave Howe was commended for "developing collaborative culture among staff at the school (and securing) the confidence and support of the vast majority of parents. As a result, the school has grown in popularity; the number of pupils on roll is steadily rising." It went on to say that there have also been improvements in behaviour:

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'Good' report for school From Page 1 "Pupils welcome and accept each other regardless of their background and so the school is a friendly, orderly environment. "Although the number of exclusions remains above average, this reflects the resolute stance you have taken on expectations of behaviour." There was also praise for the school's safeguarding, leading to students feeling safe, and inspectors noted how the school has made improvements by working with colleagues from the Olympus Trust of academies The inspectors said there were areas which the school needed to address, including: • Expectations of what pupils are capable of achieving need to be appropriately high, especially in mathematics and humanities subjects. • Teaching needs to consistently challenges the most able

pupils to deepen their understanding. • Disadvantaged pupils’ attendance needs to improve. Mr Howe said: “It’s always encouraging to have the independent perspective of inspectors, confirming our own judgement that Abbeywood is a great place to learn. "Our focus remains firmly on delivering quality teaching via a broad and engaging curriculum for our students, and ensuring that our school community upholds the highest standards for behaviour. "Thank you to all our parents and carers for your ongoing support and thank you to our amazing students who make Abbeywood Community School such a vibrant and cohesive community to be part of."

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Coffee bar at Elm Park to re-open The coffee bar at Elm Park formerly know as The Hatch - will be open again from Easter Monday. It has been taken over by Aaron Phillips, who has previously worked in the food business, and he is promising fresh sandwiches, burgers and paninis, quality coffee and tea, and cakes. He is also re-naming the cafe 'Elm Eats'. The cafe was popular with families using the play area at Elm Park but the previous tenants moved out due to the rent charged by Filton Town Council. The business was advertised last year and now Aaron, who grew up in the Horfield area, says he has big plans for the business. He said: "I used to visit Elm Park and look at the previous tenant and think that I would love to have this business. "I was up there recently and saw the sign that it was available so I got in touch with the council. "I will be offering burgers, paninis, sandwiches and toasties, all made to order as well as drinks and cakes. "This has so much potential and it will be my full-time focus."

Aaron previously ran a pizza shop in Little Stoke. It will be opening at 11am on Easter Monday. As Filtonvoice went to press, it could not be confirmed what hours it would be open during the week. At a meeting of Filton Town Council, resident Sean Walsh

raised the issue of the cafe being closed and how many parents felt such a facility was a requirement if Elm Park is to complete with places like Canford and St Andrew's Parks. He said: "There was a significant investment in the play area and it is a lovely atmosphere at weekends.

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"However a prerequisite these days is a coffee shop." Councillors said they wanted to look at options to make the facility work. Aaron is pictured outside the coffee bar ahead of opening day on Easter Monday


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It's all change for two Filton shops

by Keri Beckingham It's been all change for two shops in Filton this Spring, with the temporary closure of a popular takeaway and the opening of a new butcher's shop. The Jolly Fryer, which is often named as one of the best fish and chip shops in Bristol, initially announced on Facebook on March 10 that it would be closing for three weeks. Following the news, local residents commented that it would be the end of an era, with one customer in particular, Denise Beckingham, saying: “It goes without saying that you have been our absolutely number one take away for the last 30 years. Thank you both and Maria for your welcome every visit, fantastic food and service and convivial conversation over the last 30 years. Viva la Jolly Fryer!” Opened by Stamatis Lomvardos in April 1986, previous owners Andreas and Spiros Lomvardos have decided to move on after owning the fish and chip shop on Filton Avenue for 31 years. Although new owners had previously stepped in to take over, a spokesman for The Jolly Fryer confirmed that they have since pulled out. They said: “Sadly the new owners have pulled out of buying the shop, which is why the shop is now closed as Andreas has moved out of Bristol and Spiros has started a new job in the city centre. “Until a buyer comes forward, the shop will remain closed.” In addition, a butcher's shop has taken over the premises that

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the closure of the former Millhouse Butchers in 2014. Brazil com Farofa opened on Saturday March 17 and it has a Brazilian and Portuguese influence. The owner, Rogerio Tonetto, already has a shop in Swindon and decided to open another branch in Bristol due to demand. He said: “There are lots of Brazilian residents in Bristol who have been travelling to our shop in Swindon. I live in Patchway, and after doing a search of the local area, we decided to open another shop on Gloucester Road as it’s a main access road which would make it really easy for people to come and see us. “Things are going very well for us so far, our opening weekend was very busy, and lots of Brazilian people have said that the shop has been needed in the area for a long time as it provides them with the tastes of home.” Brazil com Farofa cut fresh pieces of meat to order, so that customers can have as much as they want. They specialise in Brazilian cuts such as picanha (also known as rump cap), and make four types of sausage themselves which they say are perfect for BBQs. They also sell a wide range of Brazilian and Portuguese products, such as beans, cakes, biscuits and juice. The new butcher's is open from 9am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 9am -5pm on Sundays. To find out more, visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ brazilcomfarofabristol/


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Stop the itch, scratch and wiggle! We can now leave the winter behind us and watch spring emerge - daffodils, blossom on the trees and baby birds. New life is coming. However it isn’t just the cute and the pretty that are emerging – as the weather warms up, fleas also become more apparent. They are very small and can be hard to detect. Adult fleas are tiny dark brown, wingless insects which can jump up to 165 times their own length! In order to survive and breed fleas need to feed on blood from either pets or people. For young puppies and kittens this blood loss can be distressing. In adult pets and humans the flea bite leads to irritation and skin allergy problems. Fleas are also

involved in the transmission of tapeworms. Don’t wait for your pet to itch or scratch before thinking about flea treatments. Effective and regular flea control will help make sure your pet, family and house stay flea free.

Unfortunately there are many ineffective products that are on the market. Michael Parry Veterinary Surgeon BVSc MRCVS says: “It’s important pet owners receive professional advice on treating fleas. This way we can prescribe effective treatment and make sure the dosage is correct. “We can also apply the treatment correctly to help make sure your pet is protected and to help prevent resistance.” Vets4Pets can help your pet send bugs packing with Flea and Worm Pack or our Complete Care offer which offer effective parasite treatments with great savings, paid for by a convenient monthly direct debit. Advert Page 22

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A group of community-minded residents are running litter picks in Filton this Spring. You can help tidy up the neighbourhood by joining them on Sunday 15th April 12-3pm and Saturday 19th May 12-3pm. Anyone welcome, please bring gloves if possible. The group already held one event in March, pictured above. The meeting point is on the corner of Mackie Grove/Mackie Avenue. Contact details to confirm your interest: helen.allsebrook@gmail.com The group wishes to thank Filton Town Council for their support with litter picking equipment.

A Filton Chamber of Trade is being launched, several years after a previous chamber closed down. The hope is that local businesses can work together and share ideas to help them thrive in the community. The initiative is being led by town councillor Mubashar Chaudhry who held an inaugural meeting last month. It was supported by local business people as well as councillors Ian Scott and Roger Hutchinson, see picture above. For more information, visit the Filtonvoice Facebook page and more details will be published in our May edition.

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Anger as snow drifts into roofs of new homes by Becky Day When the Beast from the East struck last month, the last place people expected to find snow was in their homes. This was certainly the case for a group of Cheswick Village homeowners, whose properties had only been built within the last decade. But the residents were horrified when they discovered mounds of the white stuff accumulating in their lofts. Many of them took to social media to share photos of the snow they had found and encouraged others to check if their homes had also been affected. Homeowners have called on the property developers Redrow Homes to address the issue but have been told that they cannot account for “all extreme eventualities”. Sian Clarke, who has lived in Cheswick Village for seven years,

discovered so much snow that it filled her bathtub. She has since called in a roofer to assess the problem and discovered that the membrane – used to protect homes from the weather – had completely come away from the roof. Sian told the Filtonvoice: “The roofer said that he had never seen that happen before, which means that it could either be a faulty batch of membrane, or it got wet in the building stage.” Her insurance claim is now being reviewed by the National House Building Council, which provides cover for new-builds. She says that her claim only just meets the minimum claim value. Sian said: “We were very lucky to spot it early on and do something about it. Otherwise, with the amount of snow we had, it could have made our ceiling cave in.

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“I was at work at the time, but my husband was at home with the kids – he went up to the attic to look for a large cooking dish and that’s when he found all the snow.” Other residents experienced leaks in their ceilings and extractor fans being filled with snow.

Sian said that she encountered more snow in the recent downfall but had luckily covered the attic in plastic sheets beforehand. Matt Grayson, a spokesperson for Redrow, said: “Lofts in modern homes are designed to act as home ventilators and to eradicate moisture and

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Time for a Reboot? A new partnership has been launched aimed at kick-starting the journeys into learning and employment of 200 young people leaving care in the West. The new initiative, Reboot West, will support young people to access work experience, jobs, apprenticeships and mentoring, and is calling on businesses across the South West to get involved. Reboot West is a partnership between 1625ip, four local authorities South Gloucestershire Council, Bristol City Council, Bath & North East Somerset Council, North Somerset Council - and social investor Bridges Fund Management (Bridges). Care leavers will be given support to progress into education and jobs alongside access to safe,

condensation issues. The very unusual combination of fine snow and high winds, which was focused on the South West and Wales, caused some snow to enter roof spaces via these ventilation points. “Industry standards and building regulations have been developed over many years to

stable homes, trusting relationships and a range of practical and emotional help to develop personally. Councillor Jon Hunt, Cabinet Member responsible for Children and Young People in South Gloucestershire, said: “Support will be offered to care leavers as they progress through education and into jobs and help will be provided so that they gain access to safe, stable homes. “Care leavers will also be offered a wide range of practical and emotional support to help them develop personally.” n If you are interested in finding out more about Reboot West, and how your business can get involved, please contact Tim Wye, programme manager, by emailing tim.wye@1625ip.co.uk.

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New secondary for derelict site A new secondary school for Bristol is to built on a derelict site adjoining the Stoke Park Primary School, near Cheswick. Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) has announced the planned site for the new school after successfully applying through a competitive national process. The Trust has now received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) and Bristol City Council that the school will be built. It will help to meet the increased demand for secondary school places in the local area and is planned to open for Year 7 students in September 2019, growing year on year with an eventual capacity of 1,220 students (180 students per year group as well as sixth-form provision).

The new secondary school will offer “a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on preparation for working life”. Drawing on the experience and success of Bristol Cathedral Choir School, music and the performing arts will form a key part of the new school’s curriculum offer. Merlyn Ipinson-Fleming, Chair of the Board of Governors for CST Trinity Academy said: “Our vision for the future is to provide yet another opportunity for an excellent education for the children and young people of Bristol. Cathedral Schools Trust is happy to be creating that opportunity through CST Trinity Academy with the partnership and support of the CST schools as well as the families and schools in the surrounding community.

The derelict Romney Avenue Junior School site “We are excited to have the opportunity, leading up to the opening of the new secondary school, to engage with Bristol parents, to listen to their concerns and ideas and to share our plans.” Executive Principal of Cathedral Schools Trust Neil Blundell said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of the new CST Trinity Academy in Bristol. “Our vision for this school is to provide opportunity and

challenge for young people, whilst forming a positive and committed partnership with the local community.” Stephen Parsons, chair of Cathedral Schools Trust, said: “Cathedral Schools Trust’s Trinity Academy is a wonderful new free school for Bristol, set to open in 2019. “All our schools set out to ensure that children have the very best teaching delivered through an exciting, challenging and innovative curriculum.”

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Jobs may be threatened at Airbus - claim Airbus plans to move or cut 3,600 positions within the group, including some in Filton, due to a decline in production rates of the A380 and the A400M, the French Challenges magazine has claimed on its website. The manufacturer told unions at a European committee meeting on March 7 in the French city of Toulouse of its desire to begin negotiating its “workforce adaptation” plan, the economic magazine said, citing identified sources. The German factories of Bremen and Augsburg, the Spanish plant in Seville, and Filton were to be the focus of talks, said the reports. Two other German sites, in Hamburg and Stade, could also be affected. The economic magazine said French sites, which have the advantage of working on several

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Keep dogs on the lead to avoid mess Regarding Filton fields, I have walked these field for many years and dog fouling has got very bad. Why don’t we stop dogs running ... keep them on the lead? I know it’s the few that make it bad but the council must employ a dog warden with on-the-spot fines. Something must be done. Roger Sweeten

People on lowest income will suffer Re council tax increase. It is appalling that the council will increase the council tax amidst all the difficulties people are facing in this present day and time. The additional money means more people skipping meals to have to foot the bill. My kids stopped their swimming lessons, which by the way is a life skill not a luxury, because we couldn't afford to foot the cost

for two kids and the council is saying that they fund their own swimming pool. Residents pay to use the facility and for the lessons and we still pay for its maintenance through council tax. How many times will you charge people for the use of the pool? Please think of people with low income and kids. Think of families that struggle to pay their house rent and bills. Think of the people with mental health, and remember that in most households which earn below £1200 a month, most adults

are out of job. And for the ones working, their pay remains unchanged. It's heartbreaking that the poor in the community are not considered before increments are made. I am really upset with this news. Chika Esobi

Why were bins not collected sooner? I live in Filton with my family. We are four members

paying everything on time and can afford extra. Filton swimming pool service is poor with cancellation for swimming lessons for different reasons and not being informed. As for bin collection, we are not happy with the bin size being reduced now. The council missed bin collections because of snow but we paid for collection. Why did they not collect any time after snow cleared? On the left are photos showing the rubbish. Is there a way I don't have to pay for rubbish collection. I will take it to the tip myself? Harjit S

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10-year plan to build 800 homes which will connect Cheswick to Lockleaze by Keri Beckingham Bristol City Council has announced its plans to redevelop an area of Lockleaze, connecting the community with neighbouring Cheswick Village as a result. The first phase of the plans include the demolition of the disused Romney House office block, once the site of the former Lockleaze School, and the building of 268 homes in its place. As part of this, 62 will be affordable housing and 19 will be intermediate, such as shared ownership. The northern and eastern boundaries of the site will be neighboured by Cheswick Village and overall, it is hoped that 800 homes in total will be built over

10 years as part of the £178m regeneration plans. The proposals also include parking space for 340 cars, but preference will be given to buses, pedestrians and bicycles along some routes through the development. The site will also be under the authority of both Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council, as it

crosses the boundaries of the two. At a cabinet meeting last month, Lockleaze councillor Estella Tincknell said: “Cllr Gill Kirk and I are so pleased to see the council finally investing in Lockleaze after 10 years of neglect, and that we’re delivering for the people of our ward.” The planning application which is linked to the plans

Cllr Gill Kirk and I are so pleased to see the council finally investing in Lockleaze after 10 years of neglect.

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(reference 18/00703/P) closed for public comment on March 21, with the determination deadline set for May 21. At the time of writing, comments that had been received about the proposals were mixed. Some residents stated that new housing is desperately needed and that the regeneration will be of benefit to the area, and others raised concerns about the impact that the shortened bus gate from Danby Street to Romney Avenue would have on traffic in the area, parking and the height of the buildings causing Cheswick Village to be overlooked. Residents can keep up to date with the planning application’s developments on the Council’s website: planningonline.bristol. gov.uk

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Charborough Road pupils are well known locally for their impressive end of year performances, and 2018 was no exception! Children from Years 3, 4 and 5 wowed audiences with their rendition of The Lion King Jr., with two amazing performances taking advantage of the state of the art theatre space at Abbeywood Community School. Nicola Bailey, headteacher, said: “We are all so incredibly proud of all the children who took part, both on and off stage. Opportunities like this are integral to the school life at Charborough Road- we are a fantastic place to learn with

high academic expectations and achievement, but we work just as hard to ensure that our young people understand that success comes in many forms, to learn the importance of teamwork, to build confidence and to create lifelong memories together.” Dave Baker, CEO, Olympus Academy Trust, said: “The performance was hugely entertaining and epitomised all that is important about broad and balanced experiences for children in our schools as part of their learning. "Congratulations to all the talented young people involved, and all the adults who support and encourage them.”

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SGS College’s talented level 1 and 2 plumbing students from both Filton and Stroud campuses put their skills into practice, completing an installation challenge against the clock in celebration of World Plumbing Day and National Apprenticeship Week. On Tuesday 6th March at Filton Campus and Thursday 8th March at Stroud Campus, the plumbing students competed in a number of heats and were judged by industry experts in a ‘Pipe Bend Challenge’, where they had to overcome a number of obstacles as they set out, bent and soldered pipes, with a tap fitting on the end. Those that were successful in completing the challenge over 45 minutes then had to pressure test their work, just as they would in industry. In between heats, students were able to meet with a number of employers and trade stands to find out more about the industry, what work opportunities were out there and what skills they should demonstrate when applying for various roles. A number of students were offered work experience placements to coincide with their course delivery on the back of the events.

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Top award for Filton's community garden It is well reported Filton Community Garden is a flourishing space in Elm Park. Now it has won a Wessex Watermark Award to set up a rain-water harvesting system and last month received it from Wessex Water’s project manager Mike Bryant when he went along to the garden to meet some of its volunteers. A Royal Horticultural Society winning garden three times over, Filton Community Garden is a much loved part of the community. It was begun in 2012 with the simple idea of creating a space and focal point for local residents to meet and to enjoy being part of an on-going community project and is located in a corner of Elm Park Playing Fields. “The garden is used for lunches, parties, fetes and fundraisers not to mention everyone who come just to enjoy the garden and its flowers,” said

Dave Mikkelson, Chair of Filton Community Garden. “The water harvesting unit will mean that we do not have to rely solely on tap water to water the garden during the summer months and supports our commitment to environmental sustainability. “Much of the water will be used on the Community Beds where the school beds are located and will provide a real learning experience for the children about water conservation. “If the unit is successful we may look to installing more in other parts of the garden. “We are very grateful to Wessex Water for providing the funding and their support with the project and are proud that the garden has received the Wessex Watermark Award for conservation.” The Watermark Award provides funds for environmental projects within the Wessex Water

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Filton Town Council Meeting dates April

10th, 7pm Finance Committee Doug Daniels Pavilion 24th, 7.30pm Full Council Bethany Hall, Conygre ***NOTE VENUE***

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8th, 7pm Finance Committee Doug Daniels Pavilion 29th, 7.30pm Full Council and Annual Meeting Doug Daniels Pavilion Planning applications will now be discussed at the end of finance and full council meetings

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council office 01454 866 698; Leisure Centre 01454 866686; Web: filtontowncouncil. gov.uk Leisure reception hrs: Mondays 9am – 7.45pm Tuesdays 9am-8.15pm Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays 9am – 7.30pm Saturdays & Sundays 9am-5.30pm Pop in and see us or call 01454 866686 for information.

Lots of fun in our multi-level play area Come and try our multi-level play area, now includes slides and ball pit with a separate under 3’s section and submarine. Bring the kids along to play and explore while you sit back and relax. After the kids have run

out of steam you can take advantage of our new seating area to enjoy hot or cold drinks, or snacks available from our bar area. Our soft play is available to drop-in and also for pre-booked parties with our new dedicated party room included.

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A warm welcome at the Ratepayers A warm welcome to the Ratepayers Arms Bar where we have BT Sports showing a wide range of events. We have a good selection of beers, lagers, ciders,wines, spirits,soft drinks, tea and coffee available. We also offer a range Need to run an event or want to hold a meeting somewhere different? of Real Ales and Guest Ales on We offer flexible, affordable and accessible meeting rooms with WIFI a regular basis. If you feel a bit available. For more information or to make a booking please contact peckish then we have a range us 01454-866686. of hot bar snacks and freshly Last year we were pleased to announce that the refurbishment prepared rolls on offer. work is now completed in the Doug Daniels Pavilion and skittle alley. We hold a monthly Quiz every We are extremely happy with the results and we are looking forward third Sunday of the month to to the future in a much more modern atmosphere.  The pavilion works support local charities. comprised of new glazed windows to replace the aging metal doors, Are you a Darts Team looking with new flooring and toilets and kitchen. There are all new electrics, for a new venue? Or do you like lighting and new suspended ceiling as well as being re-decorated. to play socially if so we would like  The skittle alley now has a modern feel with a new seating area, to hear from you. suspended ceiling and a brand new skittle alley and viewing area. Are you a skittles team looking There is now access to a coffee machine so you can now sit and for a new venue? We have a enjoy a coffee overlooking the pools. brand new skittle alley available  Both the pavilion and skittle alley are now available to for you just ring 01454 866697 for hire. For more information or to view our facilities please call us more details. Free wifi and a big on 01454-866686.  screen for watching sport.


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So much than ORTSmore & LEISURE CENTRE just a pool at Filton No matter what your age, everyone benefits from exercise. Getting children active from an early age can instil healthy habits that will last into adulthood. Older people and seniors also hugely benefit from keeping active. Just over 30 percent of children aged two to 15 are now classed as either overweight or obese. So it's more important than ever to get children active. Physical activity in childhood has a number of benefits. It stimulates the development of the muscles, bones and joints, as well as the heart and lungs. It helps children maintain a healthy weight. It gives them an opportunity to interact with other people and make friends. It can help children manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. Whatever stage of life you're currently at, there are plenty of different exercise options to try. Exercise doesn't just mean going to the gym or heading out for a run. It may be as simple as walking to and from the shops instead of getting in the car or getting off the bus a few stops earlier. If you don't currently do any exercise, or haven't for a while, it needn't take much effort to get started. After all, doing some physical activity is better than doing none at all. Even doing a little more exercise than usual can help reduce your risk of certain long-term health conditions. And it doesn't have to be time-consuming. By becoming more active throughout your day, you can quite easily achieve the recommended activity levels. "Sedentary lifestyles, jobs and long commutes have put us more at risk of the dangers of inactivity compared with previous generations. Exercising between 30 and 60 minutes per day is enough to off-set those risks and keep us healthy."

Do you know we are more than just a swimming pool? We have fitness classes & bootcamp, swimfit, badminton, snooker, tennis courts and 5 side football courts all on offer. We also have sports fields, softplay, a skate and bmx park, children’s play ZUIL1gl-t area and outdoor Gym. ·t ess FOR MORE INFORMATION: • Tel. 01454 866686 • www.filtonleisurecentre.co.uk • reception@filtontowncouncil.gov.uk

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Adult lessons Do you know we offer flexible lessons for Adult learners? There are a couple of ways in which you can get started with our Adult Lessons. Give us a call on 01454 866686. We can provide you with answers to any of your questions and book you on to one of our courses or send us an enquiry on our contact page with any queries you may have. We will be happy to provide you with any information you may need.

Why choose us? All lessons are given by fully qualified Swim England teachers • Swim England award scheme and badges • Spaces are available in some of our classes • Learn to swim from a young age • Crash courses available throughout the year (during school holidays) • Active progression throughout the courses • One to one lessons available (please inquire at reception) We are now offering deaf friendly and autism friendly classes. For more information please email swimming@filtontowncouncil.gov.uk

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Zimbe! puts singing at heart of community In two terrific concerts at Orchard School, members of the Bristol Choral Society joined with more than 300 children (over the two nights) from Orchard School and eight local primary schools to perform Alexander L’Estrange’s Zimbe! They were accompanied by a jazz quintet made up of players from Bristol Plays Music. Zimbe! is a sequence of choral arrangements of traditional songs from all over Africa in a jazz style. This is a work which forges links between adult choirs and massed children’s choirs, placing singing at the heart of the community as it always has been in Africa. Zimbe! is at times touching and moving, at other times funky and grooving and all of the time incredibly uplifting both for performers and audiences alike.

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by the slick management of what must have been well over 100 children by their teachers and by Hilary Campbell, the musical director of the Choral Society and the conductor for the concerts.

The children certainly stole the show. The audience were greeted with authentic drumming from boys from Orchard School’s drumming group who also started the concert with a final display of very talented beating! Then to the main performance which was truly spellbinding. From the haunting gospel cry “Njooni! Zimbe! Nyimbo za Afrika” (Come sing songs of Africa) through a very moving rendition of Thula Mama, Thula, Hush Mama (Xhosa lullaby for mothers of imprisoned sons) with the children’s voices and the jazz quintet coming onto their own. Another upbeat and rhythmic Haleluja had us all beginning to move with the music, and by the time the last movement came Hamba vangeli (Freedom is

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Bristol Choral Society, Bristol Plays Music and Orchard School. As Orchard School’s partnership manager Helen Howard said, it just couldn’t have happened without all the hard work of the teachers in these schools and to Caro Barrett, Chair of BCS, who went round each school rehearsing with them and then bringing them to a final rehearsal, en masse. Also thanks were given to Laurie Stewart from Bristol Plays Music – another key person in making this happen.

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Held over a weekend, the Discover course will allow you to explore different locations and gain a qualification in English at the same time. The real fun begins on a Sunday, when you and your peers will be driven by coach to one of the exciting venues around the region. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a culinary connoisseur or a green-fingered gardener, you will find an experience that is right for you.

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Team of kickboxers win 10 British titles by Keri Beckingham A local youth kickboxing team is celebrating after they recently won 10 British titles. Team Bristol is the competition squad that represents all kickboxing clubs across Bristol. With 12 youth and three adult members on the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) British Squad, they meet up once a month to train together at GB Fit martial arts gym on Merton Road in Horfield. Eight youth members of Team Bristol, who are all aged between 10 and 15 years old, travelled to Birmingham for the WAKO British Championships in February. In total, they gained a massive haul of 14 medals, with Cory Cook, Grace Chandler, Sharon

Gill and Isabelle Whitmore all winning two golds each, and Hayden Challenger and Jack Sowersby winning one gold each. Two silver and two bronze medals were also won. Sharon Gill is one of the co-coaches at the Team Bristol kickboxing team, along with Sean Veira. In traditional Lau Gar Kung Fu she is currently a 5th degree black sash. She is a current member of the GB WAKO kickboxing squad with seven individual world titles. Speaking of the success that Team Bristol had at the championships, Sharon said: “The team all train extremely hard every day of the week, so deserved every bit of the success they achieved.� To find out more about Team Bristol visit www.iamgbfit.com.

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Unsung heroes lauded at ceremony Nearly 30 unsung heroes and their families attended the Chair’s Community Awards at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College’s WISE Campus on March 7 – and among the winners was Filton’s very own Darryl Collins. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution local unpaid volunteers make to life in South Gloucestershire. These people give up their time freely to help others and bring our communities together, and Darryl is no exception. He has been committed to improving life for people living in Filton for many years and has made a huge impact locally through his voluntary work in a number of roles. Darryl, pictured, chairs the local community engagement forum and town council, and more recently took up the position of vice chair of the over

50s forum. He is also involved in Filton Men in Sheds, Filton Community Garden, The Care Forum, and Time to Grieve. On receiving his award, Darryl told the Voice: “I felt very humbled and surprised to be recognised for a job I basically enjoy. There were so many other stories of amazing things people get up to."

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Cllr Ian Blair attended along with the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter and Vice Lord Lieutenant Robert Bernays, Group Chief Executive & Executive Principal of South Gloucestershire & Stroud College Kevin Hamblin and Principal and Deputy Chief Sara-Jane Watkins. Throughout the evening award winners from across South Gloucestershire and from a wide variety of backgrounds were presented with their certificates by Cllr Blair and Sara-Jane Watkins, including Tom Weston, who has worked at his local youth club since the age of 16 providing a safe and friendly place for many young people from the village and the surrounding area to meet. Tom has volunteered for many youth club fundraisers and is a great supporter of the local

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Grateful clients help care team to be outstanding Inspectors from England’s care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found the level of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care, Bristol North to be Outstanding. In the report published last week, caregivers were described as living angels, and the company described as providing exemplary care. Inspectors wrote that the service, which covers Filton, parts of South Glos and north Bristol, was exceptionally caring and that they had heard endless heartfelt comments. They also noted how they had witnessed a highly motivated team led by registered care manager, Kirsty Hirst and owner John Moore, who shared the same vision, values and culture. John, who has lived in Bristol for over 30 years, set up the local office of Home Instead in 2015. It was his overriding passion to make a difference to older people’s lives, that has seen the

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n CHAIR’S 2018 COMMUNITY AWARDS

Greenspace project recognised for efforts

The Students’ Union conservation volunteering project, UWE Greenspace, have won a South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s Community Award 2018 in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the South Gloucestershire community. UWE Greenspace is a student-led volunteering programme at the Students’ Union at UWE, designed to support local green sites in the community by contributing to their conservation, ongoing maintenance and management. The project focuses on two primary sites near to the university’s Frenchay Campus, Splatts Abbey Wood and Sims Hill Community Woodland. Project leader Thomas Haines commented: “Having seen this project develop over the past two years as a project

leader, it is incredible to be awarded a South Gloucestershire Council Chair’s award for UWE Greenspace. "The overall work of UWE

students, in conjunction with Sims Hill & Splatts Abbey Woodland Committee’s has been integral to this project developing, and we look forward

to working with them in future whilst inspiring both present and future students.” During this academic year, UWE Greenspace have embarked on their most ambitious tasks yet to plan and install new quadrant stakes at Splatts Abbey Woodland. The stakes allow more accurate forest management and conservation tasks to be carried out and will be used for years to come. Chair of Splatts Abbey Wood Conservation group, David Bell, said: “Our group is absolutely delighted that the UWE student group Greenspace has won this prestigious council award. Since 2014 the students have been making a valuable contribution to the maintenance and development of Splatts Abbey Wood and Sims Hill Wood. “They have been hardworking and inspirational.”

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Most teenagers just want to meet their friends Residents continue to report concerns about issues with young people gathering to smoke and causing noise, litter and nuisance in College Way. Officers and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College security staff are carrying out regular patrols. We understand the frustrations of local people, especially their concerns that drugs are being taken, so we’re also working with South Gloucestershire Council, housing providers and the college to find a longer term solution. We will tackle those who cause issues, but remember most teenagers just want to meet their friends. Parents and carers can help to keep their children safe and out of trouble by making sure they know where they are and who they’re with.

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can give. Although we might not always be able to attend immediately, we can build a picture of what’s happening, where and when, enabling us to target our response and bid for resources. You can download an incident diary and find more information on reporting ASB from www. avonandsomerset.police.uk or www.southglos.gov.uk.

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n HEALTH

Forward vision in battle against glaucoma Last month brought the arrival of World Glaucoma Week – and the team at Specsavers in Filton have been receiving training to better support customers with the condition. Often symptomless in its early stages, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible sight loss. It is thought to affect 700,000 people in the UK today, but as many as 50 per cent of cases are undiagnosed. In conjunction with the International Glaucoma Association, Specsavers has developed the training for its retail teams to assist sufferers with their treatment. Specifically, they an now advise on how to effectively administer eye drops, which are crucial for managing the condition. Ed Stanleigh, store director at Specsavers Filton, said: “We are very proud to be involved in supporting the International Glaucoma Association and being able to better support our customers with the condition is a really positive development for our store. “Our store is such a big part of the community and it is really important to us that we can provide the very best service to our customers and support someone with the condition in the most effective way possible.” Maria Matuszak, Jo Dixon, Carmen Treadgold, Donna Burgess and Daniel Evans from the Filton branch have undertaken the training to

The trained members of staff at the Filton branch of Specsavers support customers with the condition. Store manager Maria Matuszak said: “We are really pleased that we had the opportunity to complete this training. We now feel more confident helping customers with glaucoma and can offer them a better service.” The training is being rolled out across Specsavers stores nationwide and complements the skills held by Specsavers’ optometrists, who have

collectively completed almost 5,000 postgraduate glaucoma accreditations since 2017, through a variety of accrediting bodies including Cardiff University and the College of Optometrists. Karen Osborn, chief executive of IGA, says: “The majority of people who are diagnosed early with glaucoma will retain useful sight for life. “Most will be treated with medical eye drops. Unfortunately we know from calls to our

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The Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People is starting a regular coffee morning for people with hearing loss in the Bristol area. The first event will take place between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Tuesday, April 3 at Dom’s Coffee House on St Augustine’s Parade. The aim is to provide an opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing people to socialise and share experiences and the coffee mornings will happen fortnightly on the first and third Tuesday of the month. The number of people in the UK with a hearing impairment is rapidly increasing and there are about 100,000 people with some form of hearing loss in Bristol. The level of background noise in many public environments can make it challenging for

people who are hard of hearing to communicate effectively and therefore they may not go out as much as they would like. For those who are British Sign Language (BSL) users, communicating their request to a member of staff is difficult. This can sometimes end up with the deaf person receiving the wrong order or giving up and leaving the premises. David Melling, CEO of the Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, said: “It is great to be working with the lovely team at Dom’s Coffee House. “They have been so positive from the start and the staff have embraced the chance to learn some sign language and clear communication skills so that they will be able to communicate more easily with deaf and hard of hearing customers.”

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David Melling, CEO of the Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, with Florrie Connell, manager at Dom’s Coffee House Florrie Connell of Dom’s Coffee House said: “We at Dom’s are excited to be part of such a positive event for our community and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone in.’ The coffee mornings will be supported by trained volunteers. Some are sign language students who will be able to benefit from practising their skills in this informal social environment. The coffee mornings will

be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Dom’s Coffee House, 23-25 St. Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UL. Everyone is welcome: deaf or hard of hearing, and partners and friends can of course come too. To find out more, contact the Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People by phone on 0117 939 8653, by text on 07749 313085 or send an email to office@centrefordeaf.org.uk

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n HEALTH Foundation makes £300k pledge to prostate appeal Southmead Hospital Charity’s Prostate Cancer Care Appeal has been given a £300,000 boost by the John James Bristol Foundation. The grant-making trust is supporting the £2million appeal to fund a new surgical robot for Southmead Hospital to treat prostate cancer and other urological cancers. Southmead Hospital Charity recently hit the first target of the Prostate Cancer Care Appeal and raised the £750,000 to fund a new Intuitive Da Vinci surgical robot to treat prostate cancer. The second phase of the appeal now aims to fund another surgical robot to extend this pioneering treatment to other urological cancers like bladder and kidney as well as gynaecological cancers. The John James Bristol Foundation has committed £300,000 to the second phase of the appeal. Elizabeth Bond, head of fundraising at Southmead Hospital Charity, said: “We are delighted to have the support of the John James Bristol Foundation – a long-standing stalwart of philanthropy in Bristol. “Their generous pledge has given the Prostate Cancer Care Appeal a real momentum as we embark on the second stage of our fundraising.” The Prostate Cancer Care Appeal was launched in 2016.

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Nurse to climb Everest for charity An Emergency Department nurse is to climb to Mount Everest Base Camp to raise money for Southmead Hospital Charity. Sarah Hadler, 25, will trek up to 9 hours a day for two weeks to reach Everest base camp at an altitude of 5,400 metres. She is raising money for Southmead Hospital Charity to support the Emergency Department where she works as a staff nurse. She hopes to raise enough funds to buy dementia aids, new child and adolescent toys for the waiting room as well as other items of medical equipment used within the department. Miss Hadler, who will be embarking on her trip at the end of March with her boyfriend, said: “It’s going to be a huge challenge for me, we will be trekking for 8 or 9 hours a day. “The trip is entirely funded by myself but, as it’s going to be a

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major trauma centre treat people who have serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions. “The doors never close, and our team work tirelessly to save lives on a daily basis.” Adrian Brown, community appeals manager at Southmead Hospital Charity, said: “To climb the world’s highest mountain is no small feat, and we’re right behind Sarah and wish her the best of luck in this epic challenge. “We have a great community of staff at North Bristol NHS Trust who are so supportive of the charity. “It’s great when members of staff like Sarah get behind a fundraising challenge to improve their own department ultimately for their patients’ benefit.” Support Sarah’s fundraising for the emergency department www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/sarah-hadler

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n PLANNING MARCH Applications 41 Fourth Avenue Demolition of existing garage and erection of 1 detached dwelling and associated works (Outline) all matters reserved. Flat at Post Office Shop 550 Filton Avenue Non-material amendment to planning permission PT17/3732/F to demolish existing detached rear garage and install rear fencing. Alterations to internal layout to facilitate the creation of a sixth bedroom. Land At Northway Extension of the carriageway at North Road by approximately 220 metres and provision of a new three arm roundabout at the end of North Way, as well as the construction of a new bridge across the unnamed ordinary watercourse within the site, relocation of existing club house and changing facility.

17 Charlton Avenue Erection of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Lanes Dairy Rectory Lane Erection of a first floor side extension to form 2 additional bedrooms. Change of use of ground floor from Class B2 (general industry) to 8 bedroom house in Multiple Occupancy (sui generis). As defined in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended). Unit H1A Horizon 38 Bolingbroke Way Erection of sprinkler pump house and installation of water storage tank adjacent to existing warehouse building (Retrospective). 72 Eighth Avenue Erection of two storey side extension to provide additional living accommodation.

Decisions East Works Site Gloucester Road North Discharge of condition 10 (Land Contamination) and 26 (BREEAM) attached to planning permission PT15/1634/RVC. Variation of conditions 5 and 32 and removal of conditions 31 and 33 attached to planning permission PT12/0601/ EXT. Discharge of Conditions Decided 125 Gloucester Road North Prior notification of a change of use from Retail (Class A1) to Residential (Class C3) as defined in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) Approve with Conditions Flat Horseshoe Inn 133 Gloucester Road North Erection of two storey and single storey rear extension and installation of dormer window to facilitate loft conversion for staff area and 2 additional guest bedrooms. Refusal

756 Filton Avenue Creation of new vehicular access and new driveway. 35 Braemar Avenue Sub-division of existing dwelling to form 4 new flats and associated works. Approve with Conditions Fairways Southmead Road Erection of two storey front extension and first floor front extension with balcony to form annexe ancillary to main dwelling. Installation of window on side elevation. Refusal

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Dinky Dolphins, baby and pre-school swimming session, games music and play, 9.30am-10.30am. These sessions are first come, first served. £4.25 for 1 adults and up to two children, Filton Sports and Leisure Centre Tea Dance, Filton Community Centre, 1.45pm-3.45pm. 07527 808206 St. Peter’s Ladies Group (formerly Wives Group) “We are a group of ladies, who meet in St. Peter’s Church Hall at 7.30 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, except August for a talk or social gathering. Our programme can be seen on the church website at www.stpeterschurchfilton. com. New members very welcome, just come along on the night or ring Jane on 0117 9699987 or Janet on 0117 9696958. Bristol & Avon Family History Society. We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month, except JUNE which is the 3rd Monday. We do not meet in JULY or AUGUST. VENUE BAWA Southmead Road FILTON at 7.30pm. There is a varied programme of family history related topics and speakers, for beginners and more experienced researchers. Help, books and more always available at each meeting. Further information from secretary@bafhs.org.uk

Pre-School story and Rhyme time 10.30-11am, Filton Library, Shield Centre Filton Garden Club, St Teresa’s Social Club, 7.30pm. 1st Wednesday of every month, 0117 975 9126. Not January. Filtones Choir. Don’t like going out in the evening? At a loose end on a Wednesday afternoon? Ever thought of joining a choir? Why not come along on and exercise your lungs and challenge your grey cells with our friendly group of people who are The Filtones. We are actively seeking to recruit altos, tenors (gents or ladies) and basses to join our happy band. We sing four part harmony but ability to read music, although useful, is not essential as we supply CDs and MP3 files as teaching aids. We give afternoon concerts to elderly people’s clubs and societies around Bristol and two evening concerts in June and December from which we donate much of our profit to charities. We are a very caring and sociable group of people who sing together with the aim of giving as good a performance as we can, but mainly to enjoy ourselves. For more information please ring Jilly on 0117 9232281 or Shirley on 0117 9654348 or e mail dorothy.bryant@btinternet.com. or look at our web site on www.thefiltones. weebly.com. Alternatively, just call in at Eden Grove Methodist Church Horfield BS7 0PQ between 1.30 and 3.45 pm on a Wednesday afternoon (not during August) for a listen and a chat. Men in Sheds in Filton is extending its hours to meet demand. The DIY group, which aims to tackle loneliness and isolation among men aged over 50, operates from the Scout hut in Nuffield Grove, providing a space to socialise, build, share skills and drink tea. Men in Sheds Filton is part of a national movement, initiated by Age Concern Cheshire in 2009 and sustained by the UK Men’s Sheds Association. There are now over 200 “sheds” across the country, with many more being developed. The group runs every Wednesday, from 9.30am-12.30pm. Horfield Townswomens Guild are a really friendly Guild that meet on the second Wednesday of every month at St. Gregory the Great Church Hall, Filton Road, Horfield at 2.30 pm. Ladies are welcome to just turn up or ring Edna on 0117 949 5413 for a chat about the Guild. New Harmony Ladies’ Choir Bristol …. an established choir since 1994 who offers a chance for ladies to get together and have a good old……sing! No auditions are necessary apart from placing you into the correct voice group - soprano, mezzo soprano or alto. We are a very socially minded group and often enjoy activities outside the singing role. We perform several concerts a year and sometimes travel to other parts of the country to sing with other choirs. Our repertoire covers classical, choral, jazz, popular, folk, and show songs in fact, a wide variety. Everyone is welcome to Horfield URC church hall, Muller Rd on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30. We’d love to meet you. For more information contact our website www.nhlcbristol.co.uk or our secretary Angela nhlc@talktalk.com Northavon Singers Northavon Singers are looking for new members in our four-part all age choir. We sing in Filton and South Gloucestershire at many local venues,supporting local causes and events with two public concerts each year. We do not need you to have a formal audition but will help you to find your voice group. We sing a wide variety

Tuesdays Aqua fit Tuesdays, 9.45 – 10.30am, cost £4.75 a session, class suitable for non swimmers, participants must be 16 yrs and over, Filton Sports and Leisure Keep Fit Association classes, all welcome, Filton Community Centre 2-3pm. Keep fit with dance moves Improve your mobility and general wellbeing, have fun, challenge yourself and feel more confident, keeping fit to music. The class also includes some body conditioning. Working at your own pace, the class is suitable for everyone. Come along and make new friends at this very social and friendly class. Pay as you go at £4 per session. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. For further information contact Eileen Scott, (qualified instructor), on 07969929733, and visit the website http://www.keepfit.org.uk for more info about our organisation. Westerly Showband welcomes able adult wind band musicians to its weekly rehearsals every Tuesday at Horfield CEVC Primary School Bishop Manor Rd, Bristol BS10 5BD from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Under its experienced conductor Chris Harris players will be receive the coaching and support needed to achieve a satisfying performance. Band practices take place in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere and include nice biscuits. The repertoire includes a wide variety of genres especially chosen to please both band members and audiences alike. Prospective members can look at the website at www. westerlyshowband .com or ring 0117 9561950 for more information. Visitors to rehearsals are always welcome. See also Friday for training band. Facing Forwards is an educational and social group for adults with learning disabilities meeting term-time Tuesdays 10am-2.30pm at FACE, Elm Park, Filton, BS34 7PS. With ASDAN awards in the mornings and social time in the afternoons these days are about fun, development and independence; £3 half day or £5 full day. More details contact lisa@facefilton.org.uk.

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of music from light Classics to country, folk, modern, musicals and more. We are a friendly group and would be glad to help you settle in ! Come to rehearsals at St.Peter’s church hall Filton, each Wednesday at 7.30 pm (Opp.Airbus) or phone Margaret 0117 9699206 or visit website publicity@northavonsingers. org.uk On the third Wednesday of each month the Avon branch of the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS UK) meet at the Avon Suite BAWA Club. 7.45late. Over 18 please unless accompanied by an adult. All types of plastic modelling and one of the largest groups in the UK. For further information check out website www.ipmsavon.org.uk Filton Historical Group. meet at Pavilion, Elm Park, Filton. 7.30pm last Wed.of months. Sept. to April (not December) Interesting speakers. For further details: 0117 9695198.

Thursdays Bristol Male Voice Choir...If you are a follower of male voice choir music, or would like to sing in a male voice choir, then 2018 is a great year to pursue your interests, by tracking the concerts that Bristol Male Voice Choir will be performing in the course of 2018. Follow us on our website bristolmvc.org.uk. We warmly welcome new members. Come and join us as we rehearse every Thursday at SGSC at the end of Filton Avenue where it joins the A38. Find our website or ring 0117 329 3192 for more information. You will receive a very warm welcome.. Bristol Sugarcraft Guild meet every third Thursday in the month except August.We welcome all -from beginners to the more competent crafter Meetings start at 7.30-9.30 at St. Andrews church. For more information ring Bristol 9568737 or 9653568 Dinky Dolphins, baby and pre-school swimming session, games music and play, 9.30am-10.30am. These sessions are first come, first served. £4.25 for 1 adults and up to two children, Filton Sports and Leisure Centre, term time only, term time only. Filton Ladies, St Andrew’s Church Hall, 2pm-4pm, new members welcome, call 0117 904 1844 Silver surfers: FACE, Elm Park, BS34 7PS, 10am-noon Drop-in for ‘silverhaired’ folk (over 50yrs) to get help with accessing computers, the internet, mobile phone technology, digital cameras, and much more! Run by a dedicated team of friendly volunteers with Lisa at the helm, this supportive group is just as much a social session as it is about learning! Come and join us! Come along anytime, just £2.50 per session with free refreshments. Does not run during August. Should you wish to take Flower Arranging lessons, there is a small, friendly group which meets at Filton Community Centre (formerly Filton Folk Centre) on Thursday evenings at 7-9pm from mid September. Catering for beginners and improvers we cover all aspects of flower arranging from traditional to contemporary including Church flowers and flowers for special occasions. More details from 01454 323610 or 01454 412087. The Avon & Bristol Woodturners meet every third Thursday at St Teresa’s Church Hall from 7pm to approximately 10pm. For details, www.avon-andbristol-woodturners.org.uk/fortnightly,

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North Bristol Creative writing group. Meets fortnightly. 07535111294 northbristolwriting@gmail.com St Peter’s MU (Mothers Union) 2nd Thursday of each month (except August), 2pm in the church hall. All ladies and Gentlemen invited. For more information look on St Peter’s Church web site or call 0117 9491833 or just turn up. Stop Smoking Sessions, 3-4pm. Appointments to be booked in advance. 01454 865502. smokefree@southglos. gov.uk Diddi dance, Preschool dance class for girls and boys ages 18 months to school! Thursdays 9:45-10:30am, St. Teresas Church Hall. Contact Emily for your free trial.07850983821. emily.norman@ diddidance.com

Fridays Toddler Group, meets term time only at St Andrew’s Methodist Church from 10 to 11.45. A warm welcome to all toddlers and their carers. Concord band is Westerly Showband’s training band.We meet every Friday 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Doug Daniels Pavilion, Filton Leisure Centre, Elm Park, BS34 7PS. Our Conductor Keith Williams is a well known Teacher and Performer in Bristol, we play a wide range of music, so if you would like to get back to playing again, look no further. Contact Jayne 07880724948 / jaynerentonharper@ gmail.com. Or come along with your instrument and have a play. Visitors to rehearsals are always welcome. Aqua fit, 9.30 – 10.15am, cost £4.75 a session, class suitable for non swimmers, participants must be 16 yrs and over, Filton Sports and Leisure Over 30s dance party at the superb BAWA Club, Filton on the FIRST Friday of every MONTH….. it’s the ideal night out For The 30 * 40 * 50 * 60 age range. Come and dance amongst a friendly lively crowd. Enjoy a good mix of music, dancing thru’ the decades including some motown and soul favourites. Club times are 9 ‘til 1. Last entry 11pm – very smart casual – no tee shirts or trainers & gents are required to wear collared shirts. Dance adm £8 plus BAWA guest m’ship. come early and party the night away at this popular party. For more info call 07860 578708 or www.mingles.co.uk FB Luv2mingle. St Andrew's Methodist Wesley Guild meets in the Church lounge every other Friday evening at 7.30 p.m commencing September 8th. We are a small, friendly group with a wide variety of speakers and members evenings and would welcome your company. There is no membership fee, just a small subscription on the evening which includes light refreshments. Ring 0117 9698523 for further details.

Saturdays 9.30am – 10.30am, Filton District Councillors’ Surgery, Filton Library. Filton Library, Shields Centre, free one to one IT tuition with our Computer Support Volunteers on Saturday mornings. Contact the library. Monthly Chatterbooks reading group for children in years 5 – 6. Meets on a Saturday afternoon, Filton Library, Shields Centre. St Teresa’s Catholic Church, Vigil Mass, 6pm

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Pyramid Youth Club Juniors 5-9 yrs Thursdays 6.30 - 7.45 p.m. Inters 10-12 yrs Mondays and Fridays 6.30 - 8.00 p.m. Seniors 13+ Mondays and Fridays 8.00 - 10.00 p.m. Judo Tuesdays Juniors under 13 yrs 6.30 - 7.30 p.m. and 13+ - adults 7.30 9.00 p.m. New members are welcome. Please ring 9691315 if you want more information. There are vacancies in all age groups. Based at 470 Filton Avenue, contact Margaret 0117 9691315

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Wednesdays: Youth club for 12-18s (Year 8+) 7.30-9.30pm, £1 Thursdays: Ignite Thursdays: (all sessions £1) 4.30-5.30pm: Sensory Sparklers group for people aged 11+ with complex sensory needs 6-7pm: Bright Sparks Youth club for age 11-15 with learning/social difficulties or ASD 7.30-9.30pm: Illuminators Transitions social club for age 16+ with learning/ social difficulties or ASD No 1-2-1 or personal care provided please bring support worker/carer. Fridays: 3.45-4.40pm: Street dance for 8-14year olds, £4 5-6pm: Youth club for School Years 3, 4 & 5, £1

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6.30-8.30pm: Youth club for School Years 6,7&8, £1 We've extended the time and added a year group!New members always welcome to all groups. Based at: FACE, Elm Park, Filton, BS34 7PS, phone 0117 9691938, email info@facefilton. org.uk and website www.facefilton.org. uk Please follow us on Facebook: ‘FACEFilton’ and Twitter: @FACEFilton to keep updated with our news!

Filton Community Centre 983 6500 www.facebook.com/ FiltonCommunityCentre Mondays Tea Dance 1:45 - 4:00  Tel: 07527 808206 Krav Maga 8:00 - 9:30pm Tuesdays Keep Fit 2:00 - 4:00  Tel: 0117 9693326 Flower Arranging 2:00-4:00 Dog Training  7:00 - 9:15  01454 616630 Cacti Club 7:30 - 9:30 (3rd Tues)  Tel: 0117 9503604 Kumon Maths and English Classes 3.30pm - 5.30pm  Tel: 01454 281 037 Pilates 7:15 - 8:15pm with Nicola Fry 07500 962 821 truebalancepilatesbristol@gmail.com truebalancepilates.co.uk Yoga with Rashmi 7 - 8pm 07789 747834 Wednesdays Pilates 9.30-10.30am with Nicola Fry 07500 962 821 truebalancepilatesbristol@gmail.com truebalancepilates.co.uk Jumpfit 5.40 - 6.40pm  www.jumpfituk.com Tai Kwan Do  6:30 - 7:30 Tel: 07971 684912 Krav Maga 8:00 - 9:30pm Thursdays Lift Employ ability 9:30 – 12:00 Short Mat Bowls 2:00 - 4:00pm Flower Arranging 7:30 - 9:30pm Kumon Maths and English classes 4pm - 6pm Tel: 01454 281 037 Karate 6:00 - 9:00pm Fridays Karate 6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday, April 26

AVON ORGANIC GROUP: The local group for everyone interested in organic growing and organic foods. Talk (re-arranged). “Feed Bristol: Conservation and ecology in a food growing setting”. Matt Cracknell, Feed Bristol manager, will show us how food growers can create places where people and wildlife thrive. Thursday, 26th April 2018, 7pm – 9pm at The Station (in the Dance Studio), Silver Street, Bristol. BS1 2AG. All welcome. Visitors £5 / AOG Members £2. www.groworganicbristol.org / secretaryaog@gmail.com

Mondays

UKULELE FILTON: We are a friendly group of ukulele players who meet every Monday evening at Filton Sports and Leisure Centre, from 7.00 to 8.30pm. New members are always welcome. Don’t worry if you have never picked up a ukulele before, as there will always be a spare one for you to try. Contact Sue on 0117 979 0381; e mail itchyfeet49@hotmail.co.uk, or look us up on Facebook. ST ANDREWS METHODIST CHURCH (ELM PARK) LUNCH CLUB: Meets Monday (except Bank Holidays) and Wednesday – serves hot lunches at 12.15pm, only £3 for 2 courses with tea or coffee. Dietary needs can usually be catered for. It provides the opportunity to meet, chat and socialise over lunch. For more information, or to book in for your first meal, please call: 0117 9872143.

Have you got an event you wish to advertise? Contact us on 07775550607 or richard@filtonvoice.co.uk Saturdays Little Kickers Junior Football 08:45 - 11:45 Ballroom Dancing (3rd & 5th Sat) 7:4510:45pm Sundays Karate 10:30 - 12:00

SHE7, Braemar Crescent, Filton Tuesday Bingo 7.30pm – 9.15pm Wednesday Over 50’s 3 course lunch £3.50, 12.15pm, sit down at 12.30pm Thursday Over 50’s 3 course lunch £3.50, 12.15pm, sit down at 12.30pm Friday North Bristol Amateur Radio Club, Open to Public, 7pm - 10pm Saturday Bingo, 7.00pm – 9.pm

1st Filton Scouts, Cubs & Beavers Beavers, aged 6-8, two groups, Weds 5pm and 6.15pm Cubs, 8-101/2, Mon and Thurs 6.30-8pm Scouts, 101/2 - 14, Tues 7-9pm The group is based in Scout Headquarters, Nutfield Grove, Filton, BS34 7LH. All sections are open to boys and girls. Contact for all sections is John Cahill (jcahill@blueyonder.co.uk), Phone 0798 605 3005)

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Tuesdays Brownies - ages 7 - 10 years Guides - ages 10 - 14 years Rangers - ages 14 + Wednesdays Brownies - ages 7 - 10 years Thursdays Rainbows - ages 5 - 7 years For more information please contact : concordedivision@girlguidingbsg.org.uk or register at Girlguiding UK website and follow the parent links to register your daughter.

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