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A low blow as mystery signs claim boxing promoter Matt owes £5,000 to youth club by Shane Gibson The name of boxing promoter Matt Crouch has been popping up across Bristol recently but not in a way that most of us would want. Filton resident Matt was shocked when he found the 3`x 2’ signs, one of which was placed on the Filton Roundabout early in December. The signs read: Matt Crouch payback the £4000 you owe Southmead Youth Club. The trustees of the youth club Southmead Development Trust have denied any knowledge of the allegedly owed money. Matt thought someone might be envious of him due to his success now as a boxing promoter. He said: “I hope that isn’t the case, I might wear a tux’ in the photos but I’m just a normal guy who’s worked hard for what he’s had.“ “The gym we had at the club was a success but it wasn’t just me, the people before me worked hard as well.“ Matt continued. “But I feel volunteers get over looked in general. I was working full time and I was there 3 times

a week, paying £800 per month to rent the space, and certainly did not make money from the club.” But Matt doesn’t have any regrets. He said: “I like helping people, I had a bad start like many of the kids that came to the gym. Parents have come to me and said how I as well as my other coaches have changed their children's attitudes towards life.” He added: “It's the best feeling, better than money better than anything. Helping the kids is what it's all about.” But it is not just children that Matt has helped. “I myself have ADHD and know how difficult mental illness can be for adults. I have a mate who was going through a bad time with depression but he trained and he fought on one of my shows, that's something he'll never forget.” I asked Matt how he was going to move on from such a public event. He said: “I've had people throwing punches at me all of my life. "They have never put a dent in me and they never will.”

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Zoo delivers Christmas hampers with a difference to Filton foodbank Dr Justin Morris (right) chief executive of Bristol Zoological Society with Matt Dobson, manager North Bristol Food Bank

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Staff from Bristol Zoological Society have delivered 10 festive food hampers with a difference to a Filton-based foodbank. The Society, that owns Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo Gardens, put together the hampers with food containing 100 per cent certified sustainable palm oil, for the North Bristol Foodbank. The 10 treat-filled hampers were delivered to the foodbank by Bristol Zoological Society’s chief executive Dr Justin Morris, and conservation psychologist and campaigns manager, Katie Major. The hampers were put together to support the foodbank ahead of one of its busiest periods of the year – ensuring those in crisis this Christmas receive emergency food – and to raise awareness of the need to produce palm oil sustainably. Over the past few years Bristol Zoological Society has been spearheading a campaign to encourage people to choose products containing sustainable palm oil over those that contain uncertified palm oil and for supermarkets to clearly label their own brand products containing it. Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world with more than 60 million tonnes produced each year – mostly in Indonesia and Malaysia. As it is so versatile, it is a major ingredient in many everyday products – not just food but lipsticks to shampoo, washing detergents, biodiesel, ice cream and cookies. There is high demand for it but it is hugely controversial because it involves the clearing of tropical rainforests to grow palm oil plantations. Sustainable palm oil is better for the planet because its production involves companies promising not to clear any primary forest, to have transparent supply chains and to check how much carbon they are emitting.

Katie said: “We still have a long way to go in encouraging people to choose certified sustainable palm oil but it’s so encouraging to see many supermarkets and big brands already making big strides towards stocking sustainable palm oil products. “We couldn’t think of a better way to raise awareness of the negative impacts that growing unstainable palm oil is having on the planet than to give back to our local community this Christmas.” Matt Dobson, manager of North Bristol Foodbank said: “We were thrilled to hear that Bristol Zoological Society wanted to donate food items. We are always grateful for any food items but it’s especially nice to be receiving products that are sustainably produced. “It’s a really important message and it is great to see a fellow charity being socially responsible. These food items will be invaluable to those in need this Christmas and it’s great to be able to help promote such an important campaign.” North Bristol Foodbank is a project founded by Ebenezer Church and Filton Community Church, and is one of a nationwide network of foodbanks supported by The Trussell Trust. 300 families helped: Page 9

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Christmas food packages given to 300 families in need Over two days, North Bristol Foodbank made and distributed 307 Christmas Hampers for those who are most in crisis around North Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It comes as figures reveal the foodbank, which has a base at the Revive Charity Shop on Filton Avenue, handed out 2,740 emergency food parcels given to local people between April and September A spokesman said: "Thank you to everyone who has given so kindly into our Christmas Appeal and all who have volunteered as a one-off or regularly to make this happen. We really wouldn’t be able to help those who are struggling this Christmas time without your amazing support." The 2,740 emergency food parcels given to people in North Bristol between 1st April and 30th September represent a 54% increase on the same period last year. Recently North Bristol Foodbank merged with Yate and Chipping Sodbury Foodbank. Yate and Chipping Sodbury Foodbank gave 1597 emergency food parcels, of which 708 were to children, in the same period. These figures are a 48% increase on the same period last year. North Bristol Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust’s network, which has announced that the need for emergency food parcels in the UK is at an all-time high. The new figures come after the Trussell Trust released State of Hunger, the most in-depth study ever published into hunger and the drivers of food bank use in the UK. The findings revealed the average weekly income of people at food banks is only £50 after paying housing costs, and almost one in five have no money coming in at all in the month before

being referred for emergency food. North Bristol Foodbank is backing the Trussell Trust’s call for new MPs on all sides to work towards a future where no one needs a food bank and pledge to protect people from hunger by ensuring everyone has enough money for the basics. The Trussell Trust wants the Government to end the five-week wait for Universal Credit; ensure benefit payments cover the cost of living; and invest in local emergency support for people in crisis. The local increase in need for the food bank is due to people struggling with waiting weeks for a first Universal Credit payment, and people not able to access support or receiving payments that don’t cover the cost of essentials. Matt Dobson, Foodbank Manager of North Bristol Foodbank said: “It’s a real concern that in just six months we’ve provided 2,740 emergency supplies to local people. These figures don’t take into account our busiest time of year – as the colder weather draws in, we often find even more people needing our help. “We believe that everyone should have enough money coming in to cover the basics. But right now, more and more people in North Bristol are being forced to our foodbank’s doors. This isn’t right.”

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Jack says British people wanted 'clarity' as he is Conservative Jack Lopresti has been returned as MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke for a fourth time. He received 26,293 votes, ahead of Labour’s Mhairi Threlfall, left, in second place with 20,697. His majority of 5,596 was an increase of 1,414 on the result in 2017. Lib Dem Louise Harris was third on 4,992 with Green Jenny Vernon fourth on 1,563 while The Citizens Movement Party UK’s Elaine Hardwick who received 257. Mr Lopresti’s share of the vote was about one per cent down on the 2017 general election, while Labour dropped four per cent. The Lib Dems picked up three per cent and the Greens gained one per cent. The Tory, who has been MP since the constituency was formed nine years ago, said: “I would like to thank my team

who have been a great support over the last six weeks during a difficult, cold, dark, wet campaign but it all worked out very well in the end. “It has been the honour of my

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Primary ranked 28th out of English primaries in Parent Power survey A primary school serving Filton has been identified as one of the top 250 state primary schools in England – one of only two Bristol schools to do so. The Sunday Times supplement Parent Power ranked St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School equal 28th. The performance of St Teresa’s is exceptional with last year’s Year 6 pupils attaining a scaled score of 111 for reading, and for Maths (where 100 is the expected level of achievement in SATs) while in grammar, punctuation and spelling they attained 115. Headteacher, Mrs Samantha Land, said: ‘We are very proud of the children and our

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Gold, silver and bronze for dance trio at festival Dancers from Danceworks Studio put in a great performance at the 2019 Longwell Green and Kingswood Performing Arts festivals held from 27th October to 2nd November. This is a competitive festival for amateur performers of all ages in music, dance and speech and is affiliated to the British & International Federation of festivals. Only four dancers from the Patchway and Filton-based dance studio entered the popular festival, all of them competing for the very first time as soloists - three dancers in the Street & Hip-Hop category and one in the Lyrical dance division. Hundreds of dancers competed from dance studios and schools throughout Bristol and further afield in the various genres of ballet, modern, lyrical, contemporary, tap, street and hip-hop dance. Soloists are required to perform a routine of 1.30-2.00 minutes on stage for an audience and are adjudicated on technical ability, artistry, neatness, projection and energy. Three dancers excelled in the Street & Hip-hop category and the studio was proud to take home a gold, silver and bronze medal. Ashwin Madhusudhanan, was awarded gold for winning the Senior Street & Hip-hop category

and being the youngest and only male entry, it was an outstanding achievement as he has only been training at Danceworks for a year. Natasha Harris earned a welldeserved Bronze, in the same Senior category, with just a single point separating the medallists. Sean Ibbotson received a Silver in the Junior Hip-Hop and was also the only male to compete in this section, with just 18 months of dance training at the studio. Liesel Freitag, studio owner and coach said the dancers all performed excellent routines and was so proud that such young newcomers took up the challenge to compete for the first time, against some experienced performers and were awarded top placings for their efforts. Danceworks offers dance training to children and young adults of all ages and abilities in ballet basics, modern jazz, contemporary, street & hip-hop dance. Classes are held on a Monday at St Andrews Methodist Church in Filton and Tuesday at the Coniston Community Centre in Patchway. For more information visit www.danceworks.uk.com, find us on Facebook or call Liesel on 07871436600

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with one member of staff for the whole process,” she said. Shelly also spoke of her belief in the importance of continuous training and keeping up with industry trends. She said: “From vegan products to incorporating nail treatment, we’re always aiming to be able to offer more.” Roxanne, who had recently returned from a course on nail care, has been working at WayA-Head for around eight years. “I’ve worked in other places but here it’s all about creating the right atmosphere for the customers," she said.

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n PRIMARY NATIVITY PLAYS

The shops have been stocked up since September, we see trees in November but it's never really Christmas until our primary children don their tea towels and costumes for the annual nativity play. Here are the casts from our local schools. Top, Charborough Road KS1; right, Charborough Road EYFS; and below, Shield Road

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Fears for pool as councillors clash on solution by Richard Coulter and Adam Postans for BBC LDRS scheme A row has erupted over the future of the Filton swimming pool after an accountant's report suggested a rise of 26% in the town council precept was needed to balance the books. The potential whopping hike in the precept — about £60 a year on average — has led to a frank exchange of views between South Gloucestershire Conservatives and the Labour group which runs the town council. Since the argument began, the town council has engaged a consultant who has had preliminary meeting with councillors and town clerk Lesley Reuben to explore different options. South Gloucestershire Tory Cllr Chris Wood, who is also a Filton town councillor, blamed “financial mismanagement” on

the threat to bills and the lossmaking leisure centre, which is the only one in the unitary authority district to be run by a town or parish council. He said the extra £133,000 that would be generated by the tax increase would be spent keeping it afloat, meaning that over three-quarters of the town council’s entire budget was swallowed up by the complex. “Our town council already charges local residents the highest precept in South Gloucestershire, and now households on average are going to be taxed an extra £60 a year without any longer-term financial plan in place to make the leisure centre sustainable,” he said. “Instead of coming up with a strategy that deals with the problem, years of poor financial management means residents are instead being lumbered with this demonstrable tax hike.

“Back in May I raised the point that many leisure centres around the country, including those in South Gloucestershire, are run by external charitable trusts and that we should consider a similar model if we are to make positive progress. “Sadly, however, this suggestion was not taken seriously and despite the seriousness of the situation being right in front of everyone’s faces, very little effort has been made to investigate these alternative models. “As such the town council is now in an even worse situation and the leisure centre may be forced to close. “It’s a desperately sad situation because after years of financial mismanagement, this treasured community asset, which has been used for generations, may be forced to close.”

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Tories claim the massive rise in bills, in an area where householders already foot the highest council tax in the district, is “shameful”. Labour insists nothing has yet been proposed, let alone decided, but admits the figures, which came from a report by the town council’s accountant at its latest meeting, were “frightening”. Filton Town Council’s Labour chairman Darryl Collins told BBC Radio Bristol’s Emma Britton breakfast show: “The situation is our accountant gave us our annual report and it frightened us to death. “It blew us out of the water, really. “It’s not shameful, it’s what the accountant is telling us. “We’ve got to work with that. The accountant has dumped us with this challenge and we’ve got to find out how to work around it.

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n NEWS Councillor Chris Wood

“At this moment I have no idea because we’ve been struggling for a while with the reductions from South Gloucestershire year on year — they call it austerity — and somewhere we’ve got to find that money. “We now have to figure out how we can move forward without this massive increase in the precept. “We have a leisure centre that’s struggling. “There are all sorts of options but we haven’t had the discussions yet.” Mr Collins said town council staff were investigating whether the leisure centre could be run as a charitable trust. He added that it was “just not true” that the council had agreed a 26 per cent rise. At a stormy meeting of Filton Town Council, residents clashed over the future of the pool. Dave Mikkelson said that the main problem was not enough people used the pool. He said: "The council is

facing being left with reserves of £21,000 so with half year losses of £53,000, we will be bankrupt by March." Former councillor Rob Taylor told the meeting the problem was not financial mismanagement but was down to a reduction in funding from central government. He added that Cllr Wood had been 'sensationalist' by not making it clear that the potential increase in council tax was only the Filton element. Cllr Wood said that with the Precept Support Grant from South Glos having been £4,942 last year, any reduction in this to zero was just 2% of the extra money the town council actually needs. The town council currently charges Filton residents in Band D homes £233.69 a year, which is called the precept. It is added to the amount billed by South Gloucestershire Council, which forms the bulk of council tax, as well as the police and fire service.

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here could hardly be anything more festive than the combination of a top class brass band and The Snowman film. Filton Concert Brass didn't disappoint when they performed the score alongside a screening of Raymond Briggs's atmospheric Christmas classic, almost 40 years old now. The band, conducted by Lewis Wilkinson, performed Howard Blake's score with breathtaking precision - no mean feat to keep perfectly in time with a musical score which at times creates very specific sound effects to match with the images. The were as adept in the short, changeable music at the beginning when James meets the Snowman as they were with the longer phrases when he flies off to the North Pole. This segment, with the famous 'Walking in the Air', was also performed by soprano XXX YYY to beautiful effect. Before The Snowman, the band performed a lovely selection of Christmas favourites and also introduced the young musicians from Trinity Academy in their first public performance with Jingle Bells. The concert was enthusiastically received by the full audience at the St Michaels Centre in Stoke Gifford ... and with the promise of a repeat in 2020, this would be one not to miss. Richard Coulter

n ADVERTISING FEATURE Meeting our European friends Each year we meet up with our European friends visiting Germany one year, France the next, and on the third host them here in Filton. In July 2020 we travel to St Vallier-sur-Rhône, at minimal cost, to stay in our hosts’ homes and discover first hand the differences and similarities in our cultures. Find out how you can join us email: filtontwinning@gmail.com phone: 0117 986 5350 (Carole) facebook: Filton Twinning Association Thanks to Filton Voice for your continued support of Filton Twinning.

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n FILTON PLANNING APPLICATIONS - December Applications 30 Braemar Crescent Erection of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. 3 Kenmore Drive Erection of detached, single storey annex ancillary to the main dwellinghouse (amendment to previously approved scheme P19/0808/F). 33 Ferndale Road Erection of one detached dwelling with associated works. 495 Filton Avenue Change of use from residential dwelling (Class C3) to a house in multiple occupation (HMO) for up to 8 people (Sui Generis) as defined in the Town and Country Planning (use classes) Order 1987 (as amended). 82 Station Road Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of a single storey side and rear

extension to form additional living accommodation. 28 Conygre Grove Non material amendment to planning permission PT18/4797/F to reduce the number of flats from 4 flats to 3 flats

Decisions 668 Southmead Road The erection of a single storey rear extension, which would extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by 4.5m, for which the maximum height would be 3.9m, and for which the height of the eaves would be 3m Approved 885 Filton Avenue Installation of 2 metre high boundary wall and fence and erection of single storey side

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extension to form covered walkway and storage shed. Refused 15 Canberra Grove Erection of 1.8 metre high front and side wall (Retrospective). Refused 590 Filton Avenue Demolition of existing detached garage and erection of a single storey residential annexe. Creation of new vehicular access (retrospective). Approved with conditions 98 Northville Road Creation of vehicular access. Approved with conditions 48 Dunkeld Avenue Installation of pitched roof to existing single storey rear extension. Demolition of existing attached side garage and erection of two storey side extension to provide additional living accommodation. Approved with conditions 40 Warren Road Erection of two storey side and rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Installation of front porch. Refused

668 Southmead Road Erection of a single storey rear extension, which would extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by 4.5m, for which the maximum height would be 3.9m, and for which the height of the eaves would be 3m Refused 668 Southmead Road Installation of hip to gable roof extension and 1 no. rear dormer. Approved with conditions 801 Filton Avenue Creation of new access. Approved with conditions 34 Braemar Crescent Demolition of the existing garage and the erection of a single storey side and rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Approved with conditions 38 Gayner Road The erection of a single storey rear extension which would extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by 6.0 metres, for which the maximum height would be 4.0 metres, and for which the height of the eaves would be 3.0 metres. Refused

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n ON THE BEAT With PC Sean White

Anti-social behaviour Anti-social behaviour comes in various forms, from large groups of youths at Shields retail or Millennium Green, to pub disorders or neighbour disputes. We have powers to deal with this including issuing Acceptable behaviour contracts through to taking court action linked to Community protection notices. This is something that we are currently targeting as a beat team to reduce ASB in Filton. With Christmas upon us, I wish you all a happy and safe festive period and look forward to tackling our beat issues in 2020.

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Two icons of British engineering have come together with the launch of a limited edition Concrde-themed Aston Martin car - costing a cool £321,350. Aston Martin Bristol announced - on the anniversary of the Concorde’s last ever flight into Bristol in 2003 - a collaboration with British Airways (BA) for a bespoke Concorde-themed car. The limited edition vehicle has been commissioned by Aston Martin Bristol, and will be manufactured by the Aston Martin Q department, a bespoke personalisation service. The car, the DBS Superleggera Concorde Edition, will be available to purchase now for a six-figure sum of £321,350, before being manufactured and delivered in October 2020. Aston Martin Bristol will be selling the 10 specially commissioned vehicles to celebrate its connection to the supersonic passenger airliner with the Filton runway on its doorstep; which is home to one of the 10 Concordes built in Bristol. The special collaboration aptly also celebrates this year’s 100th birthday for BA and 50 year anniversary of the Concorde. Aaron Allnutt, Dealer Principal at Aston Martin Bristol, said: “The Filton runway sits opposite our workshop doors, and we are neighbours with Aerospace, the home of the Bristol Concorde. We are honoured and delighted to showcase this vehicle as a nod towards the BA Concorde heritage here in Bristol.”

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Conserving our aircraft heritage

Aerospace Bristol has revealed details of its new Conservation-in-Action Workshop and launched an appeal to help fund the project. The charity behind the museum, Bristol Aero Collection Trust, has announced that the workshop is set to open in Summer 2020, with aircraft such as the Bristol Bolingbroke to be conserved inside. The conservation work will take place inside a Grade-II listed building, dating back more than a century, with experienced volunteers working alongside young people to pass on their engineering skills and knowledge. As well as preserving Bristol’s aviation heritage, the project aims to inspire the engineers of the future and enable early-career engineers and apprentices to gain vital practical experience. One of the aircraft set to enter the hangar is Bristol Bolingbroke 9048, a WWII bomber donated to the museum by aviation enthusiast Graham Kilsby. The aircraft served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Nova Scotia and Alaska, before falling into disrepair in storage in Los Angeles. Having been rescued by Mr Kilsby and transported to the UK some years ago, the Bolingbroke was formally signed over to Bristol Aero Collection Trust – the charity behind Aerospace Bristol - in November 2019. Graham Kilsby (right) meets Aerospace Bristol’s Conservation Manager, Paul Jones (5th from left) and museum volunteers, as he signs over the Bristol Bolingbroke to Aerospace Bristol To find out more and support the appeal, visit aerospacebristol. org/engineering-futures-appeal

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25th 7.30pm Full Council Doug Daniels Pavilion

14th 7.30pm Finance Doug Daniels Pavilion

11th 7.30pm Finance Doug Daniels Pavilion

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Pre-school swimming lessons

We still have spaces in our Preschool swimming lessons! These lessons are great for young children and help promote water confidence and basic swimming techniques as well as having fun. Give our reception team a call on 01454 866686 to find out more information and to get your little ones booked in for January!

Activities at Filton Sports & Leisure centre:

Christmas Opening Hours Ratepayers Arms Christmas Eve 12noon - 11.30pm Christmas Day 11am – 1pm 26th Boxing Day CLOSED 27th Open as normal 28th Open as normal 29th Open as normal 30th Open as normal New Year's Eve open 12noon-3pm 7pm- 1am for NYE PARTY TICKET ONLY New Year’s Day CLOSED 2nd Jan Open as normal

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Ratepayers Arms

The Ratepayers Arms is situated behind the Dolphin Swimming Pool at Filton Sports and Leisure Centre. It is owned and run by the Town Council on behalf of the council tax payers of Filton as part of the Filton Sports and Leisure Centre. The Ratepayers Arms is now a community/family bar showing sport on the big screen, with bar games, a newly renovated Skittle Alley and a good selection of beers, lagers, wines, soft drinks, tea & coffee available. We also sell hot food and a range of rotating guest ales on a regular basis. Normal opening Times Mondays: Noon – 11pm* Tuesday-Saturdays: Noon – 11.30pm* Sundays: Noon – 11pm* *Last orders half an hour before closing time Contact Us Ratepayers Arms – 01454 866686 Bar Manager – Debbie Holman Hall Hire: If you are interested in hiring our badminton hall for a function, please contact us on: 01454 866686.


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Our new pool inflatable the Wobstacle has arrived! Party bookings have been available from 14th December!! We will also be running a special Christmas Inflatable session on Saturday 21st December! This will be limited numbers and tickets are available now. Wobstacle times: • 2-3pm • 3-4pm We hope to see you soon! For more information please call us on 01454 866686.

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Hospital bosses pledge rethink on migrants

by Adam Postans BBC LDRS reporter for Filtonvoice Southmead Hospital bosses have pledged to rethink how they deal with migrants amid fears many do not seek urgent treatment because of charges and upfront ID checks. Campaign group Bristol Patients Not Passports says seriously ill patients are deterred from going to hospital by government rules requiring health trusts to identify and bill people from overseas who are ineligible for free care. It accused North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT), which runs Southmead, of “racial profiling” by following the regulations and pleaded with it to “stand up and say this is wrong”. The trust insists it never refuses to treat patients regardless of their ability and willingness to pay but promised to review the way it handles migrants. A Patients Not Passports spokeswoman told an NBT board public meeting that their campaign to scrap the charges and ID checks was backed by medical organisations including doctors’ body the British Medical Association and the General Medical Council. She said: “These organisations

have all highlighted the damage this regime will cause to public health and to ethical and safe healthcare practice, as well as the vulnerable migrants that will be targeted. “People with critical and enduring healthcare needs are appearing locally in refugee and asylum support centres and they are deterred from receiving care by the upfront charges they are receiving. “They are fearful of the impact of bills on their immigration status. They have received threatening letters from overseas business management teams or debt collectors. “Can NBT ensure it is properly treating and not inappropriately billing those whose claim to asylum and legal status has not been settled in courts?

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“Patients who have been denied treatment or improperly assigned charges have an impact on the moral and legal conduct of the trust itself by encouraging racial profiling.” NBT chairman Michele Romaine said: “We would always give urgent treatment to someone who needed it regardless of their ability or willingness to pay. “That is a really important value.”

Trust finance director Catherine Phillips said: “From the trust’s point of view, there is a recognition there is an issue here and the ways we are approaching it — in particular debt collection — so there may be things we could do differently that would help. “Nobody is denied treatment. “For many emergency patients it’s their home government that pay the bill, but I recognise you are talking about a cohort of patients with specific needs. “We will endeavour to look at our systems and processes.” Four years ago, the Government introduced requirements for NHS trusts to identify and charge overseas patients who are not entitled to free treatment. ID checks and upfront charges for non-urgent healthcare were brought in two years later.

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A campaign has been launched to change all of Filton’s postcodes to BS34. Currently some areas of the town come under the Bristol BS7 postcode. Cllr Bill Moore, who fought a successful battle to have Filton recognised by the Post Office as a postal address, is now urging residents and South Gloucestershire Council to get behind the campaign. He said: “Among other things, a change could lead to lower insurance for Filton residents. What do you think? Write to richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

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Police are appealing for people living in Filton to help keep local roads safe. They need volunteers to set up a Community Speed Watch (CSW) scheme. Local Inspector Bob Evely said: “Filton is the only part of my neighbourhood area not to have a CSW in place, although speeding is regularly raised as an issue at Safer Stronger Community Group meetings across the area.” He said in Filton people were concerned about speeding along Northville Road and around the Shield Retail Centre. Police officers do run speed checks and target persistent offenders and can issue £60 fines or report drivers for summons to court, but they can’t be there all the time. CSW volunteers are trained to use speed detection equipment at problem locations. Volunteers don’t issue tickets, but note down the details of speeding vehicles so that a warning letter can be written to the registered keeper. South Gloucestershire Council provides equipment including speed detection devices and high visibility jackets. To get involved call Filton police station on 101 or South Glous Council on 01454 868009.

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Some street lights in Filton will be turned off from July between midnight and 5am GMT to preserve energy, South Glos Council has confirmed. Last year, Filton town councillors were told that if they wanted to keep the lights on, they would have to fund this through the parish precept. There will be certain lights exempt from the switch-off: • Lights important for operation of CCTV • Lights near sheltered housing Turn to Page 3

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Councillor attacked as he tried to help woman A Filton town councillor was attacked in his own home after he intervened in a violent domestic argument. Adam Monk, who is also a South Glos councillor, was walking his dog late at night near the BAWA fields when he heard a commotion. A man and woman were involved in an argument after attending a function at the BAWA club, with the man dragging the woman by the hair along Southmead Road. Mr Monk stepped in and asked him to let go but the man, understood to be in the armed forces, became agitated and turned on Mr Monk. Mr Monk said: “He then hit me in the head and I think I may have passed out briefly. Turn to Page 3

Morrisons eyeing up Filton Filton could get a Morrisons M local store after the firm made a licence application for the vacant former Motaman store on Gloucester Road North. The Morrisons M local stores are “convenience stores that offer more fresh food – as opposed to just tins and toiletries - to enable customers to cook a meal from scratch or buy a high quality ready meal.

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In another application, the former Good Viewing TV and electrical shop, near the shoppers’ car park, could become a cafe/ restaurant for 40 covers and ‘mixed use’ retail development. Both applications will be considered by South Glos Council planners.

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A number of interesting planning applications have been submitted to South Glos in the past month. Among them, the former Concord Medical Centre on Gloucester Road North could be converted to “multiple occupancy housing”. The surgery was at the centre of controversy after the decision to close it, with patients saying the trip to the main Concord site in Little Stoke was too far. Filton town councillors have expressed some concerns over parking and toilet provison and have requested a site visit. Not far from the surgery, an application has been resubmitted to demolish the Texaco garage and replace it with five ‘retail units’ and parking while a licensing application has also been submitted for this site. This appears to be unconnected to an application made by Morrisons for the next door former Motaman site.

Filtonvoice has learned the Texaco petrol garage on Gloucester Road North could be demolished and replaced by five ‘retail units’, according to plans submitted to South Glos Council. There would also be a new access for vehicles and car parking if the plans are approved.

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Two cars were deliberately set on fire in Rannoch Road in Filton in the middle of the night. Police say two men were witnessed running away from the blaze. Police were alerted by Avon Fire & Rescue Service to a car fire in Rannoch Road, Filton, at about 3.30am on Friday, September 27. Fire crews called back a few minutes later to report a second car fire on the same street. Both vehicles had been

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This year’s Filton Festival is being held on Sunday 13th July 2014 It will be at Elm Park Playing fields from 12noon – 5.00pm The town council has decided to continue with a family oriented theme this year and will be again holding the event at the Elm Park Playing Fields in Filton as it proved such a popular venue last year and the year before. The usual musical entertainment, donkey rides, community stalls, car boot sale, children’s fairground and much more will be present. For more information please contact Natasha Gould in the Town Council Office on 01454 866698 or email tasha.gould@ filtontowncouncil.gov.uk

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Anger as Conygre House deal collapses The deal which would have preserved Filton’s historic Conygre House has collapsed, leaving the future of the 17th Century landmark building in doubt. Campaigners who feared the building - at the bottom

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The only bus service serving Filton Abbey Wood has been withdrawn. The X18 First service, which called at the station at rush hours as part of a route from Kingswood to Southmead Hospital, is understood to be no longer commercially viable. According to First, the X18 will also no longer stop at Filton Church and also at the MoD at Abbey Wood, with Long Mead in Cheswick being the nearest stop. It will still serve Parkway Station, Gloucester Road North and Southmead Road before terminating at Southmead Hospital. The change is one of a series of changes. Filton has already seen several bus services withdrawn, leading to residents in Conygre claiming they have been left without a proper service. The Filton Flyer service was also withdrawn last year after passenger numbers failed to make the service viable. Filton councillor Roger Hutchinson said: “ Among

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by Niamh McIntyre Most people will have enjoyed Christmas, but how many are Christian? The Office of National Statistics has the answer in a mass survey that asked people about their religious beliefs, and published the results for each parliamentary constituency in England, Scotland and Wales. In Filton and Bradley Stoke, 58 per cent of people identified as Christian, according to the ONS, which is in line with the national average. Christianity has been steadily declining in our area in recent years. The latest figures were gathered in 2015 and they show the number of people who described themselves as Christian has dropped from 65 per cent in 2011, a decrease of 7 percentage points. Meanwhile, the number of people who say they have no religion has increased to 32 per cent, up from 29 per

Rogers Pets has closed after 34 years of trading in Filton. The pet shop, which specialised in birds, closed its doors on Gloucester Road on the 23rd of December. Customers have been saying how sad it is and have praised owner Robert Rogers for his years of service. Diane Vowles, who worked at the shop, said: “The shop is closing due to a rent increase which ties in with retirement.

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South Glos Council has completed two important agreements between developers and landowners which will see thousands of new homes and supporting infrastructure built at the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood (CPNN) over the next ten years. Development land within the new neighbourhood is in several different ownerships, including YTL Developments, Deeley Freed, Taylor Wimpey and BAE. South Gloucestershire Council and the landowners are working together to create a coordinated and collaborative approach to developing the land. A CPNN framework agreement has been signed by Director of Environment & Community Services Steve Evans, and representatives from Deeley Freed, Taylor Wimpey, YTL and BAE,

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Landmark hotel scoops award in first year A landmark hotel in Filton has celebrated its first year in business with a prestigious tourism award. Village Hotel Bristol opened its doors just over a year ago, bringing food, events, a gym and leisure offering to the rapidly growing area near Filton Airfield. In the hotel’s first year it has hired 135 staff, delivered 551 meetings and signed up 3,000 local gym members who together have run enough miles to tour the world three times, to name just a few of their accomplishments. Now the 153-bed hotel has won silver in the ‘large hotel of the year’ category at Visit England’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. Mark McMahon, general manager of Village Hotel Bristol commented: “We couldn’t be prouder of the first year we’ve

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Age Proud Bristol is an awareness campaign that challenges perceptions of older people in Bristol and encourages people to feel proud of their age. The World Health Organisation has described ageism as “the last form of acceptable discrimination” and according to research carried out by SunLife in 2019, 68% of over 50s in the UK say that ageism in everyday life has made them feel less valued. Age Proud Bristol aims to challenge this and encourage everyone over 50 to feel Age Proud. The campaign is run by Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) and has gathered the views of a variety of inspirational people from across Bristol about their experiences and advice regarding later life. For this article, we spoke to Judith Brown (81), Bristol Older People Forum’s Ambassador. Judith has always had an interest in campaigning, including for women’s rights, disability rights, gay rights, and more, so it is perhaps not surprising that her

Judith Brown, 81, shares her experience of old age as part of a campaign to challenge perceptions of older people

latest volunteer role is all about promoting the rights of Bristol’s older people. “You’re still the same person you always were,” says Judith. “Later life is just a new phase of the adventure and old age is a time when you can really fulfil your potential.” Judith says that when she was growing

up there were expectations placed on what women could and couldn’t do, but now she can follow her interests fully. Judith’s advice for people of any age is to “Be yourself. Don’t let anybody put you down. If there is something you feel you want to say, you should say it.” Women are often socialised to be more self-conscious of their age and physical appearance.

Whilst a man might be described as a ‘silver fox’ when his hair turns grey, women are described in less appealing terms, suggesting that a woman’s worth is measured by her age and appearance. Judith argues that people shouldn’t feel limited by stereotypes. “You hear older women say, ‘Oh I can’t wear that dress, it’s too young.’ Rubbish! We should accept people as they are and demonstrate how wrong the stereotypes are.” Many people have outdated perceptions of what later life will look like, whereas the reality is that we are all individuals with different experiences and knowledge and that doesn’t change when we reach our 50s and beyond. This is the first in a series of three articles inspired by older people based in Bristol. Find out more about the Age Proud Bristol campaign by visiting www.agefriendlybristol.org.uk or search #AgeProudBristol on Twitter and take part in the conversation about ageism in Bristol.

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Arena plans for airfield take big step forward Last month we revealed developer YTL was submitting plans to repurpose the Brabazon Hangars at Filton Airfield to create a new entertainment complex for Bristol and the South West. YTL say new complex will create more than 500 new jobs and inject £1.5billion into the local economy over 25 years, as well as raise the profile of the city and wider region. Seb Loyn, Director of Planning & Development at YTL Developments said: “YTL Developments is already beginning to transform the former Filton Airfield into a thriving new neighbourhood for Bristol, known as Brabazon. "The YTL Arena Complex will be connected to and complement this new urban community, creating a place where every generation can live, work and play.”

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n NEWS Manchester and the O2. The East Hangar will house a new Festival Hall - a flat floor event space for conventions, exhibitions and working in tandem with the arena to attract large scale events. The West Hangar, The Hub, will be a place to eat, work and play, with leisure facilities, food and drink, and home to small or start-up businesses. "We’re building much more than just an arena - it’s a 365-day entertainment destination inside the iconic Brabazon Hangars that will create new jobs, bring new business to the region and enhance Bristol’s position as a leading European city." A new train station due to open in 2021 and a new Metrobus service, both serving the new Brabazon neighbourhood and within 500m of the proposed Arena Complex, will create transport links to the city centre. If the proposals are given the go ahead, YTL plans to be opening the doors to the public in early 2023.

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Saturday 4th 11am – 12 noon FREE drop in Stories & theme based building fun! For children aged 4 -11years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Volunteer Drop-In Thursday 2nd 10am – 12 noon Interested in volunteering? We can help you find your ideal role! Come and meet your local Volunteer Advisor for an informal chat.

Would you like to use the library 7 days a week at times when it is unstaffed? You can by registering for Open Access* Find out more and book your one-off Open Access induction at www.southglos.gov.uk/openaccess Or ask us during Staffed Hours on Mon/Weds/Thurs 10-5.30 & Sat 9.30-1.00pm. All *T&Cs apply, min. age 16 yrs.

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n NEWS Local police team to link with MOD officers Filton's police Beat Team say 2020 will see them linking with MOD police at Abbeywod and security teams at Airbus to improve local crime intelligence. In a report to Filton Town Council, they said the MOD officers would be attending council meetings in the New Year to meet councillors. Officers said crime remained low in Filton but reported: • An increase in crime at the retail parks and also McColls on Filton Avenue, with suspects being targeted. • Isolated incidents of anti-social behaviour at Elm Park and Millennium Green, including a youth being chased home by a gang in early December. • A burglary on Filton Avenue related to other incidents in Bradley Stoke and Patchway. • Housing issues being dealt with by the local housing association.

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Dinky Dolphins, baby and pre-school swimming session, games music and play, 9-10.30. These sessions are first come, first served. £5 for 1 adult and up to two children, Filton Sports and Leisure Centre 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 Ukulele Filton continues to meet at 7.00 - 8.30 pm every Monday at Filton Sports and Leisure Centre, (Bank Holidays excepted,) and we would be delighted to welcome new members. No previous experience necessary; we always have spare ukuleles and songbooks to get you started. Contact Sue on 0117 979 0381; e mail: itchyfeet49@hotmail.co.uk St. Andrew's Methodist Church Lunch Club: Hot lunches served - 12.00 for 12.15 p.m. Special dietary needs catered for. £3.50 for 2 courses with tea/coffee. If interested - please ring 0117 987 2143; you do not need to be a member of St. Andrew's Methodist Church to join. Messy Hands: A sensory messy playgroup at St Andrew's Church Hall, 10-1130am, £3. More details contact emma@facefilton.org.uk. Ukulele Filton: We are a friendly and enthusiastic group who meet every Monday evening at Filton Sports and Leisure Centre, from 7.00 to 8.30 pm. Contact Sue on 01179790381; email itchyfeet49@hotmail.co.uk, or look up “Ukulele Filton” on Facebook. Brabazon Belles: Community group for women. Make new friends, try different things, meet like-minded women. St Peter's Church Hall, first Monday of the month, 7.30pm-9pm.

Tuesdays Aqua fit Tuesdays, 9.15-10am, cost £5 a session, class suitable for non swimmers, participants must be 16 yrs and over, Filton Sports and Leisure Keep fit with dance moves – at Horfield Baptist Church, BS7 8NY, Tuesday mornings, from 10:15 – 11:15 am; and Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, BS34 7PS, Tuesday afternoons, from 2pm – 3pm. Suitable for all abilities, come and improve your mobility and general wellbeing, keeping fit to music at this very friendly class. Includes some seated body conditioning exercises. Pay as you go at £4 per session. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. For further information contact Eileen Scott, on 07969929733, or email, scottyartois@hotmail.com

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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.

Wednesdays Pre-School story and Rhyme time 10.30-11am, Filton Library, Shield Centre Dinky Dolphins, baby and pre-school swimming session, games music and play,10.30-11.30am. These sessions are first come, first served. £5 for 1 adult and up to two children, Filton Sports and Leisure Centre Filton Garden Club, St Teresa’s Social Club, 7.30pm. 1st Wednesday of every month, 0117 975 9126. Not January. St. Andrew's Methodist Church Lunch Club: Hot lunches served - 12.00 for 12.15 p.m. Special dietary needs catered for. £3.50 for 2 courses with tea/coffee. If interested - please ring 0117 987 2143; you do not need to be a member of St. Andrew's Methodist Church to join. 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.

Top Flight Ballroom Dance Club. B.A,W.A. Every Wednesday.

Ballroom, Latin, Sequence. £5 per person. New members welcome. For more information. Tel:01179 192756 Horfield Townswomens Guild are a really friendly Guild that meet on the second Wednesday of every month at UHCT Eden Grove Church, Eden Grove, Horfield BS7 0PQ at 2.30 pm. Ladies are welcome to just turn up or ring Edna on 0117 949 5413 for a chat about the Guild. Sound of Song ( a Choir for Female Voices) meet in Horfield URC, Church Hall, Muller Road on Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm. Repertoire covers classical, choral, jazz, popular, folk, and show songs. No auditions necessary." www.soundsofsongchoir.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 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,9-10am. These sessions are first come, first served. £5 for 1 adults and up to two children, Filton Sports and Leisure Centre, term time only, term time only. Filton Ladies, We are Filton ladies group, who meet every Thursday, 2pm to 4pm at St Andrew's Church, for a chat and catch up with friends old and new, over a nice cup of tea or coffee and biscuits and would love new ladies to join us. Plus, every 3 rd Thursday we have very interesting speakers when we open up our meeting to nonmembers including men. Why not pop along and meet us, we are a very friendly club. We also do armchair exercises, hold raffles and table top sales. We also arrange various coach trips. Contact Margaret on 01179041844 or Jenny on 01179312822. Or just come along any Thursday to meet us. Silver surfers: FACE, Elm Park, BS34 7PS, 10.30am-12.30 Drop-in for ‘silver-haired’ 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, 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.

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n WHAT'S ON 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, St Peter’s MU (Mothers Union) 2nd Thursday of each month (except August), 2pm in the church hall. All ladies and Gentlemen invited.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 Avon Harmony are a Ladies Barbershop Chorus. We welcome visitors for a no obligation taster session. We rehearse at The Dance Studio, Fairfield High School, Allfoxton Road, Bristol BS7 9NL. Every Thursday evening 7.30pm - 9.45pm. Tel: Mary 07954170532

Fridays Toddler and Baby Group, meets term time only at St Andrew’s Methodist Church from 10 to 12 noon. A warm welcome to all toddlers, babies and carers. Aqua fit, 9.30 – 10.15am, cost £5 a session, class suitable for non swimmers, participants must be 16 yrs and over, Filton Sports and Leisure St Andrew's Methodist Wesley Guild meets in the Church lounge every other Friday evening at 7.30 p.m commencing September 14th. 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. Concord Band is a Wind Band. We meet

every Friday from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Elm Park Road, Filton BS34 7PS. Our Conductor Keith Williams is a well know 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 or email: jaynerentonharper@gmail.com or come along with you instrument and have a play. Visitors to rehearsals are always welcome.

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Sundays St Peter’s Church, 8.00am Holy Eucharist; 10.00am Parish Eucharist with crèche and Sunday Club; Noon, Baptism (by appointment); 6.00pm Evening Worship (Choral Evensong on the 1st Sunday of each month)’. St Teresa’s Catholic Church, Morning Mass, 10.30am. Other masses visit www. stteresasfilton.org.uk St Andrew’s Church, Filton, 10.30am, Morning Worship; 6pm, Evening Worship

Bethany Church Filton, Meadowsweet Ave, Conygre 1st & 3rd Sunday 3pm; 2nd & 4th Sunday 11am followed by lunch.

Pyramid Youth Club Monday 6.30-8 p.m. Club aged 9+ Tuesday 6.30-7.40 Judo aged 6+ (no adult class) Thursday 6.30-7.45 Club aged 6-8 Friday 6.30-8 p.m. Club aged 9+ 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: Outbreak youth club for Year 8+, 5.30-8.30pm, £2 entry. Contact dawn@facefilton.org.uk Thursdays: Bright Sparks youth club for 9-17yrs with learning or social disabilities 5.30-7pm, £2 entry Illuminators social club for adults with learning or social disabilities 7.309.30pm, £2 entry. Contact emma@ facefilton.org.uk. No 1-2-1 or personal care provided – please bring support worker / carer if needed. Fridays: Street dance workshop for under 12yrs, 3.45-4.40pm, £4 RISE youth club for Years 3, 4 & 5, 5-6pm, £2 entry SHINE youth club for Years 6, 7 & 8, 6.308.30pm, £2 entry Contact dawn@facefilton.org.uk New members always welcome to all groups. Registration form can be completed online, see www.facefilton. org.uk ‘registration form’ page. FACE, Youth Centre, Elm Park, Filton, BS34 7PS, phone 0117 9691938, email info@facefilton.org.uk. Follow us on Facebook @FACE-Filton

SHE7, Braemar Crescent, Filton Monday Phoenix Spiritual Centre 1pm-4pm

Tuesday Bingo 7.30pm – 9.15pm Wednesday Over 50's 2 course lunch £3.50 12.15pm, lunch served at 12.30pm. Thursday Over 50's 2 course lunch £3.50 12.15pm, lunch served at 12.30pm. Friday North Bristol Amateur Radio Club, Open to Public, 7pm - 10pm Saturday Bingo, 7.00pm – 9.pm Sunday Phoenix Spiritual Centre 6pm-9pm

1st Filton Scouts, Cubs & Beavers Beavers age 6-8, Wed 5:45 – 6:45pm Cubs age 8-10, Mon 6:30 – 8pm Scouts age 10-14, Tues 6:45 – 8:45pm The group is based in Scout HQ, Nutfield Grove, Filton, BS34 7LH. All sections are open to boys and girls. Contact joining@1stfiltonscouts.co.uk or phone John Cahill 0798 605 3005

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Tuesdays Rainbows - ages 5-7 years 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 Contact : concordedivision@ girlguidingbsg.org.uk or register at Girlguiding UK website.

Filton Community Garden meetings Every second Saturday of the month at 10am-12noon in the Town Clerk's Meeting Room at 10am.

Christmas Church Services in Filton St Peter's, Filton Sunday, 22nd December 6pm, Nine Lessons and Carols 24th December, Christmas Eve, Christingle 5pm Midnight Mass 11pm 25th December, Christmas Day, Said Eucharist 8am Parish Eucharist 10am

St Andrew's Methodist Church 22nd December, 10.30am, Holy Communion | 6pm Carol Service 24th December, Christmas Eve, 11.15 pm Holy Communion 25th December, Christmas Day, 10 am, all age worship

St Teresa's Catholic Church 24th December, 6.30pm, Christmas Eve Family Mass 24th December, 10.30pm, Carol Service followed by Mass 11pm 25th December, Christmas Day, 10.30am

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Churchill Retirement Living specialises exclusively in the development of purpose built apartments for those looking for an Independent yet Safe and Secure lifestyle in their retirement.

AERIAL SERVICES

Each apartment is selfcontained with its own front door, providing you with privacy. When you fancy some company you'll find the owners' lounge a popular and relaxed meeting place. To ensure you have the time to enjoy your new lifestyle, all maintenance and upkeep of the development is taken care of for you.

BUILDING AND PROPERTY SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES

D J T Property Services

www.theaerialman.co.uk

Est: 1989 • Tiling • PVC • Full Electrics • Fencing • Flooring Interior & Exterior Free Estimates Competitive Rates

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTATION

Office: 0117 982 3930 or 0777 391 6802 BOILER REPAIR, SERVICING & INSTALLATION

AERIAL SERVICES

H&P Aerials Digital, Freeview and Freesat Specialists

• TV, FM & DAB • Radio Aerials • Extra Points • Fully Guaranteed • OAP Concessions

For a free quote

Tel: 0117 908 7232 or Mobile: 07815 029775 DRAINAGE SERVICES

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

ELECTRICIAN

To advertise, contact ruth@filtonvoice.co.uk or Richard on 0777 555 0607 or Ruth on 07513 517 593


January, 2020

Trade services

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GARDENING SERVICES

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PLUMBER

LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICES For All Garden Works

Leaking taps l Blocked wastes l WC l Ball valves Overflows l Showers l Basins l Taps l Boilers l Heating & Plumbing

Patios – Decking Gravelling – Fencing Wood Chippings – Jetwashing Foliage Removed – Roots Destroyed Garden Walls & General Building

Complete bathroom installations

• FULLY INSURED • LICENSED WASTE CARRIER

Tel: 0117 979 3842 or 07791 786 820

For a FREE quote call 07960 681 921 d.attwellgardenservices@hotmail.co.uk

PLUMBER

GARDENING SERVICES

Stones Garden Maintenance

For friendly and professional grass cutting services within Bristol. Fully insured for regular/one-off jobs, both domestic and commercial. For more information call 07867 484360 terrystone1964@hotmail.co.uk

Taps, Washers Toilets, Cisterns Leaks, Blockages Tanks, Overflows Lead Pipes, Stopcocks….etc… OAP DISCOUNTS and NO VAT

0117

957 5092

DAVE TRIMBY ROOFING SERVICES l All Roofing Work Undertaken l Professional | Friendly | Local l Independent family business l Well established l Roof repairs and renewals l Fascia, soffit and guttering work

0117 904 3656 | 07899 921 338 www.davetrimbyroofing.co.uk RUBBISH CLEARANCE

RUBBISH CLEARED

Registered upper tier waste carrier licence no CBDU225074

We load and clear rubbish/junk from houses Flats, Sheds, Attics, Gardens etc etc No job too small - we even clear single items Cheaper than a skip and we load no VAT Contact Stuart or Sue

Freephone 0800 0234 995 Mobile 07770944727 anytime inc. weekends WIGS

PAINTING AND DECORATING

SJM DECORATING Professional Decorating Local Qualified tradesmen Internal & External Decorating Fast, reliable & friendly service Fully insured

Free Quotations

DID YOU KNOW? We have 17 magazines across the Bristol reaching more than 140,000 households every month

www.sjmdecorating.freeindex.co.uk PLUMBING SERVICES

ROOFING

Reliable Plumber

D. ATTWELL

Call Scott 07515 523 623 0117 3824411

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To advertise in our tradewww.filtonvoice.co.uk services section from as little as £15 per month contact Richard on 07775 550607 or Emma on 07513 0117 9082121. Ruth on 517 593

Wigs Bristol

LOCATED IN DOWNEND

We have been supplying all types of wigs and hairpieces for fashion and medical purposes for 45 years. Wigs can be purchased off the peg or made to measure in hair or synthetic fibre. We stock many styles and makes.

Please book an appointment on:

0117 956 6556 www.wigsbristol.com

PLUMBER

LOCAL PLUMBER • TAPS • WASHERS

••REPAIRS/BURSTS REPAIRS/BURSTS • STOPTAPS STOPTAPS • DRIPS • LEAKS • REPAIRS •• TANKS, TOILETS TANKS, • TOILETS • BALL VALVES TAPS, WASHERS VALVES ••TAPS, WASHERS • BALL VALVES • LEAD PIPES ETC •• LEAD-PIPES LEAD-PIPES

0117 9564912 0117 **NO VAT** **NO VAT**

Advertising here is effective - and cheaper than you might think. Call Ruth on 07513 517 593

**O.A.P. DISCOUNTS** DISCOUNTS** Got a story or **O.A.P. any other inquiry? Call Richard on 0777 555 0607 or email richard@filtonvoice.co.uk


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