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A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS

Town council set to restore financial reserves a year early P4-5

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MP hits back over staff claim

Filton's MP Jack Lopresti has hit back after claims made by a former member of staff to the BBC. Mr Lopresti, the Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, is reported to be facing an investigation over allegations by the former member of his parliamentary team that he was prone to angry outbursts and led the staff member to feel 'devastated' after questioning her performance on her return from a bereavement, according to the BBC. But this week Mr Lopresti said it was wrong to suggest that

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MP hits back in row over staff complaint From Page 1 the former office manager, who Filtonvoice is not naming, was not listened to when she raised complaints. He said: "Roughly a year ago she spoke with the then Deputy Chief Whip, Anne Milton MP, as well as Barbara Joy as the Head of the Parliamentary HR Service. I then, as soon as possible, invited her to a meeting, where she had a UNITE representative present. During the course of the meeting she was asked, several times, if she had any allegations which she wanted to put to a grievance procedure – she declined. "A few weeks later, she informed me of a family bereavement. I gave her my sincerest condolences, and gave her as much time off as she

needed. The reason why, several weeks later she had a letter inviting her to another meeting, was because there was an ongoing HR procedure, which

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she herself had started." The staff member, who resigned from working as Mr Lopresti's office manager in March this year, reported her concerns to the Conservative Party's new code of conduct hotline and has since made a formal complaint, according to the BBC. Mr Lopresti said this was the second time his reputation had been attacked after a bid was made earlier in the year to deselect him before the General Election, which he won with an increased number of votes but a significantly reduced majority. MPs appoint their own staff teams who are independent of party affiliations. It is understood the staff member complained to the local party office but with the matter being outside their jurisdiction, advice was given and it was referred to the party whips. Two other former staff members told the BBC they had had a good relationship with Mr Lopresti, and that he was a good employer. The party has a new complaints procedure with a hotline for reporting potential breaches and a more detailed investigatory process. There will be an independent figure on the body looking into grievances, the party said. It pledged to deal with all complaints in a "timely and confidential manner". Filtonvoice approached the Conservative Party but no comment was given.

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Jail for masked man who raided Spar shop brandishing an axe A man has been jailed for more than four years after admitting a robbery at convenience store in Filton Avenue, Filton. Staff at the Spar shop were left terrified after a man entered just before 7.30am on Monday, October 2. He had his face covered and was brandishing a small axe, which he used to prise open the tills before making off with cash. Marc Coles, 38, of Sarum Crescent, Southmead, was arrested on Thursday, October 5. He appeared before Bristol Crown Court on Monday, November 6. His Honour Judge Picton sentenced Coles, pictured, to 56

months in prison for the robbery. He was given an additional eight weeks for breaching a suspended sentence he was given in September, bringing the total jail term to four years and 10 months. Sentencing, Judge Picton said the offence was shocking and horrible and had left the victims’ confidence affected by the incident and the trauma it caused. He described Coles as a serial offender with a terrible record and a breathtaking rate of offending, adding that the aggravating features of this offence had a major role in the sentence.

Report of suspicious behaviour led to arrests Police would like to thank a witness whose call about suspicious behaviour in Filton led to the arrest of two burglary suspects. Officers were called to Mackie Road just before 2.50pm on Monday, November 13, after a witness reported two men behaving suspiciously around a house. Police attended and searched the area, leading to the arrest of

two men on suspicion of burglary by 3.12pm. Enquiries continue, and if you have any information which could help, contact them through their website or call 101, quoting reference 5217 259 886. Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call. Neighbourhood Sergeant Steve Ives said: “We’re really

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grateful to the member of the public for taking the trouble to report their suspicions. Communities where people look out for one another really can help keep neighbourhoods safe.” If you see someone acting suspiciously around a neighbour’s property, call police straight away. If they’re obviously breaking in, ring 999. Otherwise, call the non-emergency number 101: operators are on hand 24/7.


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Filton Hill Primary School Are you interested in being a Community Governor? Being a Governor is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and to the lives of local young people. Community Governors are appointed by the Governing Committee to represent community interests. They live or work in the community served by the school and have a keen interest in the school’s success. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher The role of the governing Committee is a strategic one, its key functions are to: l Set the aims and objectives for the school l Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives l Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives l Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives l Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

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Town council on track to clear budget deficit a year early Filton Town Council is set to return to safe levels of cash reserves a year early after several years of budget problems which at one time saw the authority with as little as £21,000 for emergencies. A large part of the success has been attributed to the leisure centre's programme of swimming lessons which sees huge numbers of local children taught at the Elm Park pool throughout the year, along with cost cutting measures by both

councillors and the council staff. Accountant Derek Kemp told the full council meeting that the council had was heading for a surplus in its budget for this year by £20,000 more than expected. This should take the council to reserves of around £165,000 by the end of this financial year, 12 months ahead of expected. Councillors were also told that a 2.95% increase in the town council precept was being

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recommended although this figure will remain uncertain until the council is told how much money they will receive from South Glos Council. Councillors said they had seen this amount drop considerably in recent years due to austerity measures. This rise will mean around £6 a year more for the average Band D property owner for the town council element. There will be a further rise likely for the South Glos element.

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Cllr Ian Scott, chair of Filton Town Council Finance Committee , said: "I am delighted that there has been a dramatic improvement in the General Reserve Fund as a result of the excellent work by Filton Town Council staff to maximise income and minimise expenditure. We

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are on track to get the general reserve fund to the required minimum and we may reach the target a year earlier than planned." Mr Kemp said: This is a far better message than we had three years ago." The council had identified

problems back in 2015 when Mr Kemp told councillors that salaries and staffing structures were out of line with budgets, especially the rosters in the swimming pool, while income was falling short of council budgets. Council tax: See page 15

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drink and alcoholic beverages is definitely an idea.” Ben Clark said: “The pub discussion keeps coming up as if though there are a load of pubs queuing up to open and yet they are being stopped. “No pub wanted to open here and I highly doubt they would. The pub trade is very hard and they are shutting down at the rate of knots. Opening one up in a quiet residential area close to discounted student bars is not

going to be high on anyone's list.” Charlotte Ashbridge said: “We have to respect that there are lots of different people living here. I think we need a real mix. I love to see some little bistro restaurants or delis popping up. I really hate seeing it all empty; makes the place look very unloved and run down.” Other ideas residents have shared, include: ·  Soft play centre ·  Hairdressers

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Now my ex-headteacher is my boss! A Filton primary school teacher now has her former headteacher as her ‘boss’ after taking on her first full-time job since completing her A-levels at the school. Amelia Newport, who started at Bradley Stoke Community School in 2005 and progressed to be amongst the first entrants into the school’s brand new Post-16 centre in 2010, is now a fully qualified teacher on the staff of Charborough Road Primary School. The Filton primary is a member of the Olympus Academy Trust (OAT), which means that Amelia is now on first name terms with her ultimate boss, OAT chief executive officer Dave Baker, who was her headteacher during her early years at BSCS. After finishing her GCSEs, Amelia studied English Language, History and

Geography in the BSCS sixth form. This was followed by a three-year undergraduate degree course at the University of the West of England where she studied Education, Learning and Development. Initially working as a supply teacher, Amelia spent some time at Charborough Road and says she soon “fell in love with the school”. After teaching part-time in the Reception class, she was thrilled to be offered a full-time teaching post in Year 2 from September 2017. Amelia said: “What I didn’t expect when I started out on my teaching journey was to end up working for my high school headteacher! As I had moved on from Bradley Stoke Community School to university they had become an independent academy and began working with a wide range of schools in the surrounding area, including

Charborough Road. It was rather surreal attending my sister’s prom and seeing Dave for the first time in years and have him congratulate me on ‘becoming one of the team”. “Now, whenever I attend OAT meetings, I am surrounded by the people who inspired me to become what I am today and helped me achieve this goal, which is strange in itself, but also makes me feel extremely proud

that I can stand next to these people and say: ‘I did it, I’m a teacher now!’” Mr Baker commented: “It is always fantastic to hear from former students and celebrate their different paths in life and huge successes. It is a particular pleasure to see one of our own students now successfully teaching in one of our schools and we wish Amelia a rewarding career in teaching.”

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Accountant takes vacant place on Filton Town Council Chartered accountant Mubashar Chaudhry, 37, has taken the vacancy on Filton Town Council after being co-opted last month. Local man Mr Chaudhry, who will represent Labour, saw off the challenge of his neighbour, engineer Andy Robinson. The two men addressed the full council before Mr Chaudhry was voted on to the council by nine votes to two. In his address, he said he had moved to Bristol from London in 2008 and he had been pleased to see Filton improving as a place to live in recent years. As an accountant with small businesses as clients, he said he was keen to make a connection between business owners and the council. He said: "Some businesses are

struggling, in part due to online shopping, and I want to raise their voice in the council." He praised the existing council for the work they had done in making Filton a better place and he said he had decided he would like to be part of that. Mr Chaudhry also said he wanted to ensure there were green spaces for children and families and he said he recognised traffic and pollution was a problem in Filton. Mr Robinson said he was active in the community and he wanted to represent the views of people in Northville. Mr Chaudhry's co-option onto the council means the political makeup is now: Labour 9 councillors, Conservatives 2 and UKIP 2.

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Officers work to stop shop crime Filton Beat Team told the town council that there had been 15 thefts from shops in the past month, and officers were working with shop owners to improve security. They said officers were now monitoring shops early in the morning which is when they had been most vulnerable to thefts. The officers also reported: l 7 home burglaries l 3 non-dwelling burglaries l 11 incidents of criminal damage l 15 thefts from/of vehicles The dwelling burglaries included two high worth gold burglaries and officers have been working for 12 months now to help those communities which traditionally hold large amounts of gold at home. There were also incidents of anti-social behaviour reported at The Plough pub and officers were working with management to improve the situation.

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n NEWS Filton residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on South Glos Council’s budget and council tax for 2018/19. The council provides a wide range of services and expects to spend in the region of £571m in the next financial year on areas including refuse collection, street cleaning, planning, social care and road maintenance. This budget is based on an assumed central Government contribution of £91.5m towards general services and £195.6m specifically for schools. While the outline budget at this stage is based on a series of assumptions about central government funding, each year the public are invited to comment on the council’s priorities and council tax levels for the coming year. The council is proposing to repeat last year’s council tax increase of 1.99% to help cover increased costs in providing services.

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Have your say on South Glos council tax for 2018/2019 It is also proposed to levy the additional 3% adult social care precept, the money raised from which will go directly to providing support to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. These increases were included in the forward plan outlined in last year’s budget, which was designed to allow the council to better plan for the future by having a clearer idea of funding levels year on year. It is anticipated that these changes will mean an increase of approximately £67.84 per year in overall council tax bills (or equivalent to £5.65 per month) for a band D household. Despite increases in previous years, the council still anticipate that current annual spending

will be more than our income through to 2021/22. This means that further tough decisions will be needed in the coming years. From 2011-17 South Glos has realised cumulative savings of £63.6m in annual spending through a range of efficiency measures. Wherever possible, this has been done with a priority to protect frontline services from spending reductions while delivering better value for money to residents. South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet Member for Resources, Councillor John Goddard, said: “All of our council tax and business rate payers have a stake in these proposals and so I want to encourage everyone to take part in this consultation process."

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People can share their views in the following ways: l By email: consultation@ southglos.gov.uk l By completing a consultation survey (available to complete online or download from the council website: https:// consultations.southglos.gov. uk/consult.ti/Budget2017/ consultationHome l By writing to: Freepost RTXL-YJXJ-BXEX, South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research & Consultation Team, Budget 2017, Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF l By telephoning 01454 868154 The consultation closes on January 12, 2018 and the results will be considered by full Council in February 2018.


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Elm Park campaigners: our local councillors now have a chance to put things right The chairman of the Save Elm Park action group has called on Filton's South Glos councillors to 'put things right' and ensure the Community Garden is protected when green spaces are looked at next year under the council's Local Plan. Dave Mikkelson has spoken out after South Glos voted through its Policy, Sites and Places plan which aims to protect dozens of green spaces including Elm Park - but which has left open the possibility that much of the Community Garden could be 'land grabbed' for road widening. A full council meeting last month marked the end of campaigning - for now - with a 3,000 signature petition and huge public anger surrounding the issue. Mr Mikkelson said the three Filton South Glos

councillors - Adam Monk, Roger Hutchinson and Ian Scott - and the town council failed to miss opportunities to lodge protests after the community garden and other parts of Elm Park were taken out of the protection zone. Cllr Monk said the Filton councillors had not been advised of any significant changes and were 'confident there had been no change'. Mr Mikkeslon said: "We have to look at why we got into the position and why it was the residents who had to take the fight to South Gloucestershire Council. In the June 2016 consultation the whole of Elm Park was designated as a green space so happy days. "However between November 2016 and February 2017 there was a further consultation with input from the Highways

Department and this is where the buffer zone was introduced. Our South Gloucestershire Councillors and the Town Clerk were advised of this further consultation but took no action, they felt that had dealt with it in June 2016 so did not need to look at it again, crucially they missed the opportunity to attend a workshop and also meet with the inspector and object at that stage to the buffer zone. "Our South Gloucestershire Councillors were also informed about the changes in May 2017 but again did not take any action and look at the documents presented to them. This happened again in June 2017 when they and the Town Council were provided with the completed consultation and again they did not read the documents presented to them.

We are very fortunate resident Helen Johnson did because otherwise we would be none the wiser. "The Town Clerk and our South Gloucestershire Councillors now have the opportunity to put this right under the Local Plan, there is no room for complacency." Mr Mikkelson said it was vital the Millennium Green and the field at Shellard Road also need protection as they could be prime spots for development. Cllr Monk said: "In the 2015 version of the Plan the buffer zone in Elm Park wasn’t included but was added at a later date. Obviously Filton councillors had no cause to object then, and consequently we were not invited to meet with the inspector at a that stage. We did object at the subsequent consultation once the

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addition had been found but the Inspector decided to uphold the decision that she had made and therefore didn’t invite us to meet. "So the suggestion that we had failed to accept an invitation to meet the inspector is not correct.  "We did however meet with officers as members of the Labour Group when invited. "We as councillors were used BSJ Ad 116x180 AW.qxp_x toSanta officers advising us when

significant and insignificant changes were proposed but that wasn’t done on this occasion so we were confident that there had been no change at a later time, we were therefore unaware that action was required.   "The (Conservative) group that currently runs the council do of course receive briefings that we are not given. "The key element is that 17/11/2017 16:27 we ensure that ElmPage Park 1&

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other green spaces in Filton are protected through the Local Plan which is the next policy document the local plan which is shortly going to be the subject of a further consultation." The council meeting saw a large contingent of campaigners attend with several speaking out strongly against the threat to the garden and other land. Mr Mikkelson said that he was comforted by the special

mention Elm Park received relating to the Local Plan. He added: "I would like to give my thanks to those who spoke so well and passionately at the meetings, Helen Johnson, Howard Bowker, Tony Hillier, Louise Davies, Keith Briffet, Darryl Collins, Brian Smith and Elizabeth Elesden and also the people of Filton and wider community who supported the campaign in numbers. "I believe that much has been achieved by the residents and South Gloucestershire Council will be more receptive when the Town Clerk and Councillors negotiate with South Gloucestershire to protect our green spaces next year, SGC are on notice that we will not be ignored." Earlier this year dozens of residents made their views felt at a protest in the garden. The Community Garden has been created by volunteers, with the support of the town council and local schools, and has won multiple awards from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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Councillors warned over race terminology Filton town councillors will be attending refresher courses on equalities after a heated debate on litter picking in Filton. Councillors became angry after suggestions from members of the public and Cllr Keith Briffet that the main source of litter problems in Filton was students. Cllr Jo Ward said she was concerned that blaming students for litter problems was being done without any evidence and that it was dangerous to make such blanket statements. Cllr Briffet then referred to the ethnicity of a group of men he had seen dropping litter which led to Cllr Ward asking him to leave the meeting. She said councillors should not be 'racially profiling' litter droppers.

Council chairman Darryl Collin said that while it is acceptable to use certain expressions, it was important to be careful of terminology. But Cllr Ward said it was not about terminology but about racial profiling. Cllr Briffet was asked to apologise and he withdrew his remark. After the discussion, it was suggested all councillors should take a refresher course on equalities. Cllr Briffet told Filtonvoice: "I only reported what I saw - there was nothing racial. "This is the PC brigade making a mountain out of a molehill." Cllr Briffet said he accepted race had no relevance regarding litter dropping.

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Residents can have their say on future developments across the region Filton residents - already facing huge developments in and around the town - have the chance to have their say on a wider blueprint for the region. A public engagement process has been launched, with the publication of the final draft of the Joint Spatial Plan for the West of England region. Residents, businesses and other stakeholders from Filton and across the Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire council areas are able to submit comments on the Plan before it is submitted for further scrutiny by the Government. The process runs from until January 10, with full details available online at www. jointplanningwofe.org.uk.

Submissions made in the coming weeks will be considered alongside the JSP, when they are passed to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate in early 2018. The Plan will then be examined in public by an Independent Planning Inspector, who will then make a report back to the local authorities,

which may include proposed amendments. Once satisfied that the Plan meets all planning rules and laws, the four councils must adopt the Plan, giving it statutory authority. At that point the approved JSP would sit above and guide the review of the councils’ own Local Plans. The JSP sets out the policies and principles that have

been applied in determining the most appropriate and sustainable locations for future development. The document is the product of more than two years joint working and two previous consultations, where individuals, communities and other stakeholders have made contributions to help shape the future growth of the region. The JSP is the first such joint planning approach in the UK, which sees Councils working together to agree the number of new homes and jobs that are needed, the most appropriate locations where that growth should be located and the infrastructure needed to support that growth. Alongside the JSP, the four councils are continuing to develop a Joint Transport Study (JTS), which is designed to help the region meet the growing infrastructure demands that new growth will bring, as well as identifying the projects that are needed to upgrade existing links.

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Spooky goings-on as committee organises top Halloween event CHESWICK Events Committee put on another successful set of community events at Halloween including a ‘pub quiz’ and a Halloween Trail for the children. On Saturday 28th Boston Tea Party hosted a Halloween pub quiz for residents of the village and surrounding areas, extending their opening hours until 11pm for the occasion. After several rounds of Halloween based questions, prizes were won for best fancy dress as well as top three in the quiz and the much coveted Wooden Spoon for last place. The 1st prize was donated by Stuart Verth of MP plumbing services with the rest of the prizes provided by the events committee. Quizmasters Holly Stowell and Phil Baines remarked that

there was some stiff competition on the night for the reigning champions from Bailey Place with first place changing hands several times during the night. On Halloween night the trick or treaters of Cheswick descended on the square at 6pm leas by committee member Carly Dawson, to retrieve a Cheswick trail map to lead them to the houses who would be waiting with treats. There were over 50 properties to visit including the square’s newest business, chip shop Cod and Caper. Owner Amanda Rostam-Shirazi was standing by ready to greet all of the children with treats and spooky masks. Boston Tea Party also welcomed trick or treaters with some sweet treats.

Fast becoming a Cheswick tradition, resident Ken Burrows had decorated his floor to ceiling window at the front of his house with a spooky scene complete with bubbling cauldron and spooky sound effects as well as popping out from behind a curtain to surprise the children! Partner Tara Price was on hand at the door to give out treats to the passing children. Tara remarked that she and Ken really enjoyed meeting the children and that they were all very polite. The committee would like to thank all of the residents who participated in the quiz and those who opened their doors to the trick or treaters of Cheswick for the evening. A fun night was had by all! Picture by Gareth Williams

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Amazing to see Filton’s history at aerospace museum AS Christmas fast approaches and Parliament heads towards recess, I have launched a number of local consultations after a number of constituents raised concerns about similar issues. In December, I am meeting with First Bus to discuss services in the constituency and their plans for future bus routes. Thousands of people use the bus every day so it is important that these services are reliable and good value for money. Ahead of this meeting, I am asking constituents to contact me with any issues they would like me to raise regarding a First Bus service or a bus service that they would like to see. Last month, I visited a constituent living in Buckingham House in Filton to see the poor state of repair of Bevan Court road. With many elderly residents living in the area, it was worrying to see the uneven road

n HOW TO COOK TURKEY - WITH STUART GALE O surface and to hear that many locals were fearful of leaving their homes as the cold winter approaches. Roads are a key part of our infrastructure and if we are going to continue to be an attractive place to work and set up business then it is essential that we ensure our roads are in optimal conditions. If you know of a road that needs repairing then please contact my office and I will

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Have your say on Better Ageing Plan IF you live or work in South Gloucestershire the council would like to hear your views on the South Gloucestershire Ageing Better Plan. The Ageing Better Plan will set out the key priorities for organisations that work with older people over the next five years and the council would like everyone to contribute. From ageing well by keeping active to falls prevention advice and maintaining independence without feeling isolated, residents can tell officers what you think is important. Cabinet Member for adult care in South Gloucestershire Cllr Ben Stokes said: “With the 65 and older age group predicted to increase, we want to ensure that South Gloucestershire continues to be a great place

to grow old. This plan will help the council and our partners prioritise the support older people require. “This is why we are keen to hear views from as wide a range of people as possible; tell us what you think of the plan, including how it could be improved, if we've left out anything that you think is a crucial issue, or how you'd like to get involved in making it happen.” To get involved and have your say you can read the draft Ageing Better Plan and complete, or download and print, a copy of the survey. The draft plan and consultation documents are available online at www.southglos.gov.uk/ AgeingBetter, from your local South Gloucestershire library or One Stop Shop.

The consultation runs until January 12, 2018. You can find out more, tell us your views or request hard copies via the following: Email: consultation@ southglos.gov.uk Telephone: 01454868154

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Pensioner wing-walks to raise £1,000 A 73-year-old completed a daring 130mph wing-walk to raise money for Southmead Hospital Charity’s Prostate Cancer Care Appeal. Bill Quinn, 73, from Fishponds, soared through the air at 2,000 feet above sea level as part of his charity challenge to raise 1,000 for the appeal. Mr Quinn chose the Prostate Cancer Care Appeal as a thank you for the radical neo-bladder surgery he had 19 years ago to treat his bladder cancer. Surgeons at Southmead Hospital removed his bladder and created an artificial bladder from a section of bowel. Mr Quinn said: “The doctors gave me three years to live and now almost 20 years later here I am! “I’ve always wanted to give something back and after having a chat in the pub with friends the

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wing-walking idea came up.” Mr Quinn did the 15 minute long wing-walk in Dorset in September and has now presented Southmead Hospital Charity with a cheque for £1,000. “I was really excited to do it, there was a little apprehension but I wasn’t scared. “It was only 15 minutes from take-off to landing but it felt like longer, it was cold and loud but I really enjoyed it. “I hope to do a skydive for my 80th birthday.” Southmead Hospital is the

largest urological centre in the country, treating thousands of prostate cancer patients a year. It is also one of only 5 centres in the UK to specialise in robotic surgery to treat the disease. Robotic surgery is more accurate, less invasive, causes less blood loss, and reduces the length of stay in hospital than traditional surgical methods. Men also have much better long term prospects for a full recovery. Southmead Hospital Charity’s Prostate Cancer Care Appeal aims to raise funding to purchase two new surgical robots to replace the current, ageing model. The second surgical robot would enable the team to treat even more men as well as provide robotic surgery for other types of cancer like kidney, bladder and gynaecological. Adrian Brown, community

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Technology academy students win royal approval

A group of 22 students from the Filton-based Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy received the Duke of York Gold Award for Technical Education, with several attending the ceremony at St James’s Palace and meeting HRH The Duke of York. They were part of a group of 239 students from University Technical Colleges (UTCs) across the country The Award recognises the success of UTC students who have pursued highly technical subjects including engineering, health sciences, advanced manufacturing and computer science. It reflects the unique specialist education young people receive at UTCs, which offers academic, technical and practical learning. The group of students from Bristol were all part of the first 4-year cohort of students who graduated from the Academy in Stoke Gifford this summer and

all have progressed to university or high-quality apprenticeships. Nomination for the Duke of York Award for Technical Education is based on successfully completing a process of work experience placements, academic achievement and development of workplace skills together with a rigorous assessment interview. HRH The Duke of York said: “I congratulate every student who has received a Duke of York Award for Technical Education. UTCs are changing the face of modern education in this

country. We need people who will be able to apply a foundation of specialist technical skill and apply it to jobs, many of which are yet to be created. "The Awards recognise the achievements of all the students and I wish all those here today good luck as they take the next step in their careers.” Karuna Duzniak, Assistant Principal at the Academy said: “The Duke of York Award for Technical Education provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the individual achievements of UTC students

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Since the start of the 2017-2018 academic year the UWE Student GreenSpace group has resumed their great work at two local woodlands, Splatts Abbey Wood and Sims Hill Wood. The UWE student volunteers have transformed the two woodlands over several years of hard work. Splatts Abbey Wood, which is near Cheswick Village and the MoD, and Sims Hill Wood, which is around the Bristol Business Park beside the UWE, are looking great. This is the result of years of hard work by the Conservation Group that looks after the woodland - Splatts Abbey Wood Conservation Group; the UWE students' GreenSpace Group; Sims Hill Community Woodland Group; the Forest of Avon Trust; Wallscourt Farm Academy

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Charborough Road Primary Friends Of School (FOS) hosted their ever popular Christmas fair last Sunday – an event that is loved not just by the children but by families, local traders and the local Filton Community too. The event was supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who put in many hours to make sure the day was a hit, and was equally well supported by many local businesses who were as generous as ever in sponsoring events, lending equipment and donating prizes for the raffle. Amongst others, Dyson donated a vacuum cleaner. Frenchay Forestry donated the Christmas Tree for the bid, and Charborough parents donated all sorts of goodies to make up the luxury hampers. Jennie Maggs, Event Co-ordinator said ‘It’s a lot of hard work putting on an event of this size but it’s always worth it in the end to see everyone attending having so much fun and knowing the

money we raise makes such a difference.’ Father Christmas was in residence in the Grotto along with one of the children’s favourites Mother Christmas, dispensing presents and reindeer food. They were ably helped by the Year 6 Elf Team. Sophie Knight said ‘I absolutely loved being an elf - I’ve waited years to get to year 6 and finally be one. The best bit was pretending I didn’t know who Sophie was when some of them recognised me. Their little faces when they stepped into the grotto corridor was just magic’ The total amount raised has yet to be finalised but is in the region of £4500! Nicola Bailey, Head of Charborough Road said ‘Big events like this make such a different to the school – they help fund so much, from theatre trips to Easter eggs to interactive whiteboards! A huge thankyou to Jennie Maggs, Sam Radford and the rest of the Chistmas Fair team for the huge effort they put in.’

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Party faithful share film night with Ken Film director Ken Loach was the guest of honour at a film screening organised by political activists in Filton and Bradley Stoke. The BAFTA winning director was in Staple Hill for a discussion following a screening of his powerful film "I, Daniel Blake" which portrays the hardships of the welfare system. Mr Loach shared moving stories about the people he and screen writer John Laverty had met, that led them to the making of the film. The event was organised by Debbie Porteous, Women’s Officer for Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency Labour Party and local councillor. The film was free to ensure everyone could access the event and a collection at the end raised a profit of £357 which is to be given to local foodbank “Resound" in Emersons Green.    Ms Porteous said: “The

communities living in South Glos, on the outskirts of Bristol, often miss out on events such as this and so we organised this to take place here in Staple Hill. Filton and Bradley Stoke Constituency stretches from Staple Hill, through Downend, Winterbourne, Frenchay, Bradley Stoke, Patchway, Filton and all the way to Severn Beach. There are a lot of people in South Glos affected by the issues that are raised in this moving film. Katie Cooper, local parent and member of FaBS Labour: “The role of the benefit system is

to stop people falling into destitution not to drive people into it." Matt Palmer, Filton and Bradley Stoke Labour Party press officer, said: “This was a rare opportunity to spend time with such a brilliant mind. Ken

discussed the issues with people in the audience who are currently struggling. Thanks go to Ken Loach for his inspiring visit, to Debbie Porteous for organising the event, and to all those who attended and for their generous donations.”

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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

Tuesdays Pre-School story and Rhyme time 9.30am, Filton Library, Shields Centre, 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

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Wednesdays 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

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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 enjoy singing, even if only in the shower/bath, then this is the place to come! We have fun every Thursday evening from 7.15 in the company of like-minded gentlemen. The choir practises every week at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (formerly Filton College) on Gloucester Road, Filton. For more information look at our website www.bristolmvc.org.uk or telephone our secretary Alan Snook on 0117 9424378. 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, North Bristol Creative writing group. Meets fortnightly. 07535111294 northbristolwriting@gmail.com

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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 Pre-School story and Rhyme time 2.30pm, Filton Library, Shields Centre 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 (except for june when we meet on the first Saturday)..……. It’s the ideal night out for the 30 * 40 * 50 plus 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 – gents are required to wear collared shirts – no tee shirts or trainers. Dance adm £8 plus Bawa guest m’ship – come early & party the night away at this For more info call 07860 578708 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 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 7:30 - 8:30pm with Nicola Fry

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n DIARY DATES 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 Dawn James Art 1.30 - 3.30 Tel. 0117 975 9683 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 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)

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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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Christmas greetings from Ukulele Filton. All are welcome to join us as we add a seasonal touch to our ukulele sessions. We meet at 7.00 pm on Monday evenings, at Filton Leisure Centre. Our last session before Christmas will be on 18th December. We will get together again on 8th January. For further details, tel. Sue on 0750 4561 831.

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