Page 1

FREE EVERY MONTH for people and businesses in Filton

filtonvoice May 2019 Issue 92

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

... including Cheswick Village

Banana Moon Day Nursery Bristol • Providing a safe and caring environment for children 0-5 years of age • Open from 7.30am to 6.30pm, 51 weeks a year • www.bananamoon-bristol.co.uk

Advert P12

TOWN COUNCIL P20-21 | WHAT'S ON P36-37 | PROPERTY OF THE MONTH P38

How Dave and friends are leading the campaign to make Filton beautiful Special report, Pages 4-7

Conygre ward may be in line for parking restrictions Page 3

Appeal for local people to take part in Twinning trip

GREEN Filton ELECTION SPECIAL - have your say on who will be our new councillors in Filton and Cheswick Candidate profiles, P22-27

x

DANGER DRIVERS - could 'pencil' bollards be the solution for school? Pages 12-13

Page 17

Donate your hair for cause

Local youth and community charity FACE is looking for people to donate their hair for a worthy cause. In October they are holding a fundraising event at their youth centre base in Elm Park, with the money raised being split between FACE and the ASDA Tickled Pink campaign supporting Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now. Turn to Page 3

the place for you… Spring sales, lettings, mortgages & conveyancing. oceanhome.co.uk


2

filtonvoice

T: 0777 555 0607

Contacts Richard Coulter Editor and publisher

0777 555 0607 | richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

Ruth Drury Advertising sales

You can find Filtonvoice on Facebook www.facebook. com/filtonvoice and on Twitter @voicejourno

07513 517 593 | ruth@filtonvoice.co.uk COMPLAINTS If you have a complaint about anything in the Filtonvoice, contact the Editor using the details below. We take complaints seriously and aspire to follow the Code of Conduct of the NUJ (National Union of Journalists), which holds journalists to a high standard of behaviour. Further details of the complaints process can be found on the Voice website www.localvoicenetwork.co.uk, or can be obtained by contacting the publisher, above. EDITOR’S NOTE: Filtonvoice is independent. We cannot take responsibility for content or accuracy of adverts, and it is advertisers’ responsibility to conform to all relevant legislation. We cannot vouch for any services offered although we have used some of the services. Opinions are not necessarily those of the editor. Filtonvoice is distributed each month to all Filton residents. If for some reason you do not get a copy, please get in touch or collect one from Filton Library. Feedback is welcomed, call editor Richard Coulter on 0777 555 0607 or richard@filtonvoice.co.uk.

Gales Farm Meats

Quality Fresh Farm Meats

Barbecue meats, burgers, sausages, steaks, spare ribs, free marinade of your choice

• Great selection of Homemade • Fresh Vegetables and Pies and Pasties Groceries • Beef, Pork & Lamb Joints • Great selection of • Sausages & Sausagemeat Pickles and Chutneys

Tel: 0117 969 1232 | www.galesfarmmeats.co.uk 4 Church View, Filton, BS34 7BT Also Gales of Westbury Park, 31 North View, Westbury Park | Good old-fashioned service

Lunchtime takeaway menu

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

n NEWS

Filton set to go to the polls - but we'll have one councillor fewer Filton and Cheswick will be electing its South Gloucestershire councillors as well as new town and parish councillors when residents go to the polls on Thursday, May 2. There are two Filton seats up for grabs in South Glos - a reduction from the current 3 seats after a Boundary Commission review. In Cheswick, a new ward Stoke Park and Cheswick - has been created with one seat. Places on Filton Town Council are also being contested as well as for the newly-created University ward on Stoke Gifford Parish Council. South Glos is now split into nine three-councillor wards, 15 two-councillor wards and four one-councillor wards. Commission chair Colin Mellors said the redrawn boundaries would ensure “electoral fairness” and reflected “community ties” in South Gloucestershire. Nine new wards were created in the electoral carve-up, but 17 were scrapped, reducing the total number of elected representatives from 70 to 61. In Filton, long-standing Labour councillor Roger

Hutchinson is standing down, with each party putting forward two candidates. The changes were made after a 10-week consultation in 2017. In response to public feedback, the commission changed the name of the newly created ward in Cheswick from the proposed University ward to Stoke Park & Cheswick ward. Filton Town Council will have elections in Charborough and Northville wards but in Conygre, with only five candidates putting their name forward, the election is uncontested, meaning all five have effectively already been elected.

Full profiles of candidates Pages 22-27 Official lists Page 21

x

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


E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

filtonvoice

n NEWS

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

Donate your hair

Conygre ward could get parking restrictions Conygre ward could be in line for parking restrictions, with the ideas likely to be going out for public consultation later this year. Outgoing South Glos councillor Roger Hutchinson told the Filtonvoice-run Filton News and Views Facebook page that officers were preparing ideas ahead of putting them to residents. Conygre ward has long suffered parking issues including some related to the MoD base, with employees using Conygre streets to leave their cars all day. Cllr Hutchinson reported that 'an area waiting restriction review for the part of Filton ward north of the A4174, and east of the A38, has been included in the current year’s programme of works'. He said officers had told him:

"The first stage is to carry out a survey of the existing restrictions on the ground. "Following that, proposals based on a list of issues raised in the past will be developed and added to the base plans. The existing and proposed plans will then be run past local members to tease out any further issues, then these plans will be put on the Council website for an informal consultation of 3 weeks duration, which will likely take place in the Autumn of 2019. "Members of the public can also ensure they are notified about the consultation by signing up to the Council’s consultation web page www.consultations. southglos.gov.uk. Clr Hutchinson said the latest development is as a result of complaints made to local councillors over a period of time.

Slow computer? Speed it up now!

From Page 1

FACE are looking for people willing to have their long hair cut for the Little Princess Trust, who make real hair wigs for children with cancer. Debbie Teml, FACE Charity Director said: “We are looking for hairdressers who would donate their time in the afternoon, as well as people who have more than seven inches of hair to donate.” Email: info@facefilton.org.uk

3

ANDREW MURLEY Digital Aerial Installations TV / DVD Repairs 20 Years’ Experience Freeview & Digital Recorders, Sales & Installations. Tel. 01454 774045 / 07890 336310

incorporating

Get Summer Ready with our great range of sunglasses now in stock at Lunar Optical

Make life easier with a new solid state drive. We can copy your old data to a new, fast drive from only £95*

goto iT

Celebrating 20 years of IT support

28 Gloucester Road North , Filton, Bristol, BS7 0SJ

www.goto-it.co.uk 0117 969 8767 *T&Cs apply. Ask instore for details.

291 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NY Opening Times: Monday 9.30am - 5.30pm

Tuesday- Friday 9.30am - 6.00pm and Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Tel: 0117 9420011 E: info@lunaroptical.com

www.lunaroptical.com

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


4

T: 0777 555 0607

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

n GREEN FILTON SPECIAL REPORT

Dave is leading the way to by Rebecca Day Visions to put Filton on the map as a green town are becoming a reality as projects to enhance its rural spaces are now afoot. Plans to improve the town’s green credentials are being led by chair of Filton’s awardwinning community garden, Dave Mikkelson, in response to feedback gathered from the town’s community plan survey. A need for more trees and for the town to look less ‘drab’ were just some of the responses given by residents. Projects include creating a ‘green corridor’ across the town, planting daffodils to brighten Filton’s roundabout and grass verges, developing a fold-out walking map, and planting more than 100 trees. At the March Filton Town Council meeting, councillors and residents received an update on how plans were progressing

Dave Mikkelson, the chair of Filton Community Garden

and the various community-led projects that are now under way, including the development of Northville Community Garden. Dave says that, “with funding cuts biting deep into the money spent on green spaces, community-led initiatives are the future”.

Dave, who was born and raised in Filton and is incredibly passionate about seeing the town thrive, says that green spaces offer huge benefits – not only for the environment, but also for residents’ own physical and mental health. At Filton’s community garden,

Dave has noticed a significant increase in wildlife since the space was created in 2013. He also says that it has become an “oasis” for local people to enjoy and spend time among nature. “I’m hoping that these various projects will make Filton a better place to live and visit,” explains Dave. “If the area looks nice, then more residents will take pride in the place they live.” Dave says that he is always looking for residents to volunteer their time to support Filton in its journey to becoming a greener place to live. For more details about Filton's green projects, read pages 5-7. If interested in volunteering your time, contact Dave Mikkelson on sdmikkelson@ blueyonder.co.uk

1 Roundabout and grass verges Daffodils will be planted in November on Filton roundabout and along grass verges to add some colour to the town’s gateway. This is generously being funded by a £200 grant from Airbus.

2 Filton Community Garden Filton’s community garden has grown from strength to strength over the years and has been recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the Royal Horticultural Society for five years running. Recent instalments in the garden include a new bench in memory of local resident Howard Bowker and a bird identification notice. A retaining wall, costing £3,000, is also to be built along the walkway next to the tennis courts, and students from South Glos College are set to brighten the wall by painting a mural.

3 Pathways Pathways at the bottom of Elm Park field – regularly used by parents walking their children to Shield Road School – are visibly wider and more user friendly now that the overgrown grass has been removed. Other paths are also being widened, through removing overgrown grass. Around 18 inches have been added to the width of each path. Continued pg. 6-7

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


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

5

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

n GREEN FILTON SPECIAL REPORT

make Filton a greener town 1 9

2

8 7

4

3

5 6

A birds-eye view of Filton's green spaces. Photo by Google Maps

We are specialists in domestic re-roofs and repairs, grp fibreglass flat roofing specialists, and installers of fascia, soffits and guttering

10% OFF with this advert

Quote ‘Voice’

FREE inspections NO call-out fees

Call: 0117 9113864 Mobile: 07570 579238 EMAIL: STAYDRYROOFING2000@YAHOO.CO.UK Unit 10, Kilmersdon Business Park, Bristol BS13 9NA

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


6

T: 0777 555 0607

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

n GREEN FILTON SPECIAL REPORT 4 Allotments

7 Dog fouling

Not many people know that there are allotments in Filton, and if residents do know they exist, many are unsure how to go about getting one. Work is being done to improve these two allotment sites in Nutfield Grove and Station Road. Once the work has been completed, Filtonvoice will publish details on how residents can obtain an allotment.

5 Millennium Green

Allotment sites

Once a sports field, Millennium Green has in Nutfield Grove become a popular spot for dog walkers. and Station Rd A new Friends group has been set up by local resident Nigel de Bray to maintain the space. The group has already held litter picks and is looking to plant a wildflower meadow. Residents interested in being part of the group can join the ‘Friends of Filton Millennium Green’ Facebook group.

6 Northville Community Garden Permission has now been awarded to develop the disused space – known as Jennings Garden – behind the Bulldog pub, between Northville Road and Fifth Avenue. Resident Dr Jody Muelaner is leading on the project to develop the land into a thriving green space. The team has already planted a nature hedge, shrubs and a fruit orchard as well as creating a play space for children. An open day for Filton residents is due to take place in July.

In a bid to tackle dog fouling in Elm Park and Millennium Green, signs have now been put up warning dog walkers of the fines they could face for not picking up their pet’s mess. Owners who fail to clear up after their dogs can face prosecution and fines up to £1,000. It is hoped that the signs will encourage dog walkers to take more responsibility and respect the town council’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to dog fouling. Previously there was no signage in the parks.

8 Cycle speedway track Among plans to enhance Filton’s green spaces include reviving the unused cycle speedway track in Elm Park. The current surface has become unsuitable for any other activity and with grass growing through the track, it has been difficult to maintain. Proposals have been put forward to install a new all-weather surface, for multi-sport use, which would hold many benefits for the local community. A quotation of £20,140 for the work has been received – funding for this will be sought once the community plan is completed.

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


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

7

n GREEN FILTON SPECIAL REPORT 9 Walking map While public use of Filton golf course and BAWA playing fields is prohibited, lots of public rights of way have been identified. These footpaths will be highlighted in a green map of Filton, which the town council is producing. The map will be modelled on the ‘Discover Patchway’ map which includes information on foraging spots, recipe ideas and information on joining local conservation groups.

Protecting green spaces Campaigners continue to fight to save local green spaces from land grabbing and have submitted revisions of the Local Plan to South Gloucestershire Council for consideration.

Plant a tree, help the environment In response to the feedback from Filton’s community plan survey, where residents indicated that they wanted more trees in the town, tree saplings will be on sale in Filton Community Garden on Sunday, April 28, 10am to 12pm. Residents will have the opportunity to buy a sapling for £1. There are only 105 saplings available of the following species: Rowan, Hazel, Dogwood, Wild Cherry, Hawthorn and Silver Birch. Full planting instructions will be provided.

Millennium Green

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


8

filtonvoice

T: 0777 555 0607

n NEWS

Fraudulent landscaper to pay victims £5k in compensation A landscape gardener has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation and carry out 300 hours of community service after pleading guilty to fraud charges. Matthew Newman, 35, of Mortimer Road in Filton, targeted households across South Gloucestershire, allegedly taking large, up-front payments from customers and then disappearing with their money after doing little or no work. Newman pleaded guilty at the first opportunity to three counts of fraudulent trading and one count of fraud when he appeared before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on March 13. He returned to the court for sentencing on March 27, when he was ordered to carry out the unpaid work for 12 months and was handed a compensation order to repay his four victims a total of £4,852.40. He was also ordered to pay £500 in costs and an £85 victim surcharge. In court, Newman expressed remorse for his actions and claimed that, at the

time of the offences, he was using the money to fund a drug habit. The magistrates informed Newman that he would have received a prison sentence if he had not pleaded guilty at the first opportunity. Newman and his company, Elysian Fields South West Limited, were investigated after South Gloucestershire Trading Standards received four different complaints between 2015 and 2018. He was eventually traced to an address in Filton by the trading standards team, with help from Avon and Somerset Police. Mark Pullin, Strong, Safer Communities manager at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “We strongly advise householders against paying traders large sums of money or the full price up front before any work has been carried out. Our advice to anyone who suspects they may have been the victim of a rogue trader is to report the matter by calling the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.”

May, 2019

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

n NEWS

New members wanted for friendly local clubs n BAC (BAWA) Bowls Club is looking for new members, men and women, for its 2019 season. Anyone who may be interested in learning the game and having a go at bowls would be very welcome, as free coaching is available for this very sociable sport. For further information contact Brian Smith on 0117 9759126. n Filton Garden Club is looking for new members for its very friendly club. The club meets at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of every month, except January, at St Teresa's social club, behind the church. There are guest speakers and slideshows on various aspects of gardens, plants, and shrubs. The club also runs coach trips to some lovely places of interest. For further information contact Pat or Brian Smith on 0117 9759126.

Got news? Call Richard on 0777 555 0607

e er th 1 exp om # r Fr ’s ve UK keo a m

en

h tc

Ki

REFRESH YOUR TIRED KITCHEN by just swapping the doors and worktops

. ts

Before

b bS S

• Excellent reputation • From simple door replacements to fully fitted kitchens • Choose from a wide range of quality doors, worktops, appliances, sinks & taps • Installed quickly and cleanly by our own local professional fitters in just a few days

www.dreamdoors.co.uk

Fil

RUN FAMILY SS E IN S U B

EST. 1999

®

CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE ON:

0117 944 3223 Visit our showroom: 11/12 The Promenade, Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8AL

9.59/10

Over 290 reviews on

See what our customers have to say

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

slim slim


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

n NEWS

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

9

THE FILTONES’ 19TH

ANNUAL CHARITY CONCERT Saturday 22nd June 2019 at 7.30 p.m. At St Peters Church, The Drive, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4LD

The Filtones Choir has raised £1,000 for BRACE, its charity of the year, (which supports research into all forms of dementias). Pictured is Michael Hensman, chairman of the choir, presenting a cheque to Jeanne Clements, the charity’s representative, at a recent rehearsal. The Filtones choir continues to support BRACE for the coming year 2019/20 and hopes to raise even more from its next charity event, which is taking place on Saturday, 22nd June at 7.30 p.m. at St Peter’s Church, The Drive, Henleaze, BS9 4LD The concert features a guest performance by renowned virtuoso violinist, Julia Hwang, who has played for the choir on two previous occasions to much acclaim, and who is sure to draw a large audience. Tickets priced at £12 can be obtained by ringing Dot Bryant on 07870 984760 or emailing dorothy.bryant@btinternet.com for further information.”

Filtones’ Charity of the Year

Featuring a Guest Performance by Renowned Virtuoso Violinist, Julia Hwang

Ticket £12 including Interval Refreshments Can be obtained in advance by ringing 07870 984760 or e mailing Dorothy.bryant@btinternet.com

! s u io c li e d e b us! io c li e d ewith bSlimming with World Slimming World MONDAY Southmead Community Centre, Greystoke Avene, BS10 6BQ.

9.30 a.m. & 11.30 a.m, 5.30 p.m. & 7.30 p.m. Contact: Nicola - 07873 818193

WEDNESDAY Horfield Leisure Centre, Dorian Road, BS7 0XW

The Doug Daniels Pavilion, lton Leisure Centre, Elm Park, BS34 7PS 6.00 p.m. Contact: Carolyn - 07715 942226

TUESDAY Southmead Community Centre, Greystoke Ave, BS10 6QB 5.30 p.m & 7.30 p.m. Contact: Nicola - 07873 818193

mmingworld.co.uk mmingworld.co.uk

3.30 p.m, 5.30 p.m & 7.30 p.m. Contact: Carolyn - 07715 942226

Little Stoke Community Hall, Little Stoke Lane, BS34 6HR 9.30 a.m, 5.00 p.m. & 7.00 p.m. Contact: Sharron - 07947 064711

THURSDAY Little Stoke Community Hall, Little Stoke Lane, BS34 6HR 9.30 a.m & 11.30 a.m. Contact: Sharron - 07947 064711

0344 897 8000 0344 897 8000 Got a story or any other inquiry? Call Richard on 0777 555 0607 or email richard@filtonvoice.co.uk


Your Experience Matters Sirona provides community health services across South Gloucestershire, parts of Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset and if we have provided care for you or a member of your family, we’d love to hear your views, positive and not-so-positive. I know our success is judged by the experiences of you, your family or your friends. I would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete this short survey as your feedback will help us see what we are doing well and where we need to improve. Your responses will be anonymous. Thank you. Janet Rowse – Chief Executive The completed forms can be returned to my Engagement Team, Second Floor, Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 9TR, or complete it online at www.sirona-cic.org.uk. If you would like it in another format such as in another language or large print please email engagement@sirona-cic.org.uk

Type of Service:  Adult and Specialist Services  Childrens Services  Residential and Extra Care

11. Is there anything else you want to tell us? Please enter your comments here...

Name of Service used: Date completed: Who is completing this survey:  Carer  Friend or Family member  Other  Service user 1. Were you able to access the service easily? (i.e the time of the appointment, how long it was and the place of your appointment)  Yes  Yes, to some extent  No 2. Did you feel welcome when using our services?  Yes  Yes, to some extent  No 3. Did we tell you about how we could help you?  Yes  Yes, to some extent  No 4. Did we tell you why this would help?  Yes  Yes, to some extent  No 5. Did we listen to you?  Yes  Yes, to some extent

 No

6. Did we plan your care with you?  Yes  Yes, to some extent  No 7. Did we treat you kindly?  Yes  Yes, to some extent

 No

8. Did our service help you or the person you care for?  Yes  Yes, to some extent  No 9. Can you look after your own health or the person you care for better now?  Yes  Yes, to some extent  No 10. Did we give you contact details and telephone numbers if you need more help?  Yes  Yes, to some extent  No

12. Age Group  16 - 24  25 - 34  55 - 64  65 - 74  Prefer Not To Say

 35 - 44  75 - 85

 45 - 54  85+

13. Disability: Do you have any disabilities? Please state:  Yes  Yes, to some extent  No Please enter your comments here...

14. Gender:  Male  Female  Transgender  Prefer not to say 15. Is your gender different to that which was assigned to you at birth?  Yes  No 16. Sexual Orientation:  Heterosexual  Lesbian  Prefer not to say 17. Religious Belief:  Christianity  Atheism  Sikhism  Islam  Buddhism  No religion  Other (Please state)  Prefer not to say

 Gay

 Bisexual

 Hinduism  Judaism

18. Ethnicity:  White British  White Other  Irish  Black British  Black Other  Asian British  Asian Other  Chinese  Gypsy/Traveller  Dual Heritage  Other (Please state)  Prefer not to say

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SironaCIC

#Takingitpersonally


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

n NEWS

Filton hotel to donate 1,000 hours to helping Bristol's young people Employees from Filton’s newest hotel will be generously volunteering a thousand hours of their time to supporting Bristol’s youth this year. Youth club charity Young Bristol was chosen by Village Hotel Club Bristol as its official charity partner for 2019. Throughout the year, the hotel team will be supporting the youth club charity’s campaigns and helping run activities for young people such as climbing, abseiling, archery, bushcraft and caving. Young Bristol will also have access to the hotel’s state-of-the-art facilities with hotel staff using its meeting spaces to deliver talks to inspire young people about careers in hospitality. Young Bristol has been in operation since 1928 and has 15 clubs across the city, supporting over 7,000 young people, aged between 8-19, from disadvantaged backgrounds. Mark McMahon, general manager of Village Hotel Bristol, said: “What struck us was the heritage of Young Bristol. Its 90 year commitment to the betterment of Bristol’s young people is astounding and this is a partnership we’re incredibly excited and enthusiastic to be part of.” Lucy Saunders, development and fundraising manager for Young Bristol commented: “We are really excited to be working together and the support of the hotel team will help us to positively and sustainably impact the lives of local children and young people.”

WAY-A-HEAD

For ladies and gentlemen

www.wayaheadhair.co.uk

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

11

You’ve got the skills to foster...

you just don’ t know it yet If you have a spare bedroom and the time to make a positive difference to a child’s life, call or email us to find out more about fostering with South Gloucestershire Council.

Professional hairdressers in Filton Our friendly team are looking forward to seeing you

Tel 0117 969 2701

Tel 0117 969 2701 ... call for an appointment ... call for an appointment 702 Filton Avenue Filton, Bristol BS34 7JL 702 Filton Avenue

Filton, Bristol BS34 7JL

l Free initial consultation l Partnership with Xero, Quickbooks and Sage l Qualified local accounting technicians l Affordable fixed prices l Experts in cloud accounting software

Call now on 07975 845 554  01454 866423  fostering@southglos.gov.uk

www.rowlandsaccountancy.co.uk | info@rowlandsaccountancy.co.uk Got a story or any other inquiry? Call Richard on 0777 555 0607 or email richard@filtonvoice.co.uk


12

T: 0777 555 0607

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

n NEWS

'Pencil' bollards could be key to ending dangerous parking outside primary school A primary school serving Filton is investigating installing 'pencil' bollards in a bid to end the dangerous parking seen every day at drop-off and pick-up times. St Teresa's Primary in Luckington Road has had problems for many years with drivers mounting the pavement, driving on the pavement and also blocking then driveways of local people. Now head teacher Sam Land has had discussions with local councillor Claire Hiscott (Horfield) and a bid could be made for funding the bollards. Mrs Land said: "I live in fear each day of a child potentially being seriously injured or killed as the road outside school. Some parents have a total disregard for

Banana Moon Day Nursery Bristol • Providing a safe and caring environment for children from 0-5 years of age • Open from 7.30am to 6.30pm, 51 weeks a year* • Home-cooked food

CCTV

Fingerprint biometric access

operates throughout our nurseries

Banana Moon Day Nursery Bristol Pinnacle House, 166a Gloucester Rd North, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5BG Call us on 0117 969 1662 or visit bananamoon-bristol.co.uk *

Government funding available.

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


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

13

Claire’s Foot Care I offer treatment for foot conditions in the comfort of your own home Nail Cutting Corns & Verrucas Fungal infections

Hard skin removal Ingrowing toenails Diabetic foot care

Please phone Claire on

07805 990225 or 0117 9699038 Appointments available daytime, evening and weekends

Registered Member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals

this. On a daily basis I witness parents parking on yellow zigzags, mounting the pavement and driving on it and on occasion road rage. We are desperately in need of help before something serious happens." "We have supported the Walk to School scheme run by Living Street encouraging parents to park 5 minutes away and walk in, sent letters home to parents (from myself and from the children themselves), reminders in the weekly newsletter and stationed staff outside, requested a heightened attendance from our traffic warden and PCSO, but problems still persist." Cllr Hiscott visited the school last month to see for herself the problems at drop-off time. She said it was possible the school, with her support, could bid for money to pay for childfriendly bollards which would

make mounting the kerb on the school side of Luckington Road impossible. She said: "This is a real problem for many primary schools and I saw all manner of dangerous driving when I visited, including motorists actually driving on the pavement. "I am hopeful we can support St Teresa's in making a bid for funding for bollards to guarantee one side of the road being totally safe. "The pencil bollards have been used outside other schools to good effect." Pupils at St Teresa's have also taken their own action with Year 6 pupils using a persuasive writing task to write letters to parents urging them to drive safely outside the school. One said: "It is scary for all of us because you never know when something bad might happen."

ALL GARDENS

www.allgardens.co.uk

Opposite, head teacher Sam Land (right) with Cllr Claire Hiscott; above, the letter written by pupils; below, pupils at the school gate

SMALL GARDEN SPECIALISTS

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE - BASED IN BISHOPSTON

Phone Pete 0117 9421 685 Email peter@allgardens.co.uk

All Garden Craft DESIGN • Garden clearance and maintenance • Garden make-overs • Patios & Decking • Ponds • New Lawns • Fences/stone walls • Tree pruning Got a story or any other inquiry? Call Richard on 0777 555 0607 or email richard@filtonvoice.co.uk


START YOUR SUMMER

THE HEALTHY WAY

AT RIVERSIDE A SOCIABLE CLUB WITH A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

AND ALL THE KIT & SPACE YOU NEED

TO KEEP FIT & GET CREATIVE

HALF PRICE JOINING FEE

MAY 2019 • CODE: HPJF40 (SAVE £10) JOIN

www

ONL

.rive

INE T ODA rside brist Y ol .co.u

k

more than just a gym

Big enough to de live r • Small enough to c are STATION ROAD, LITTLE STOKE, BRISTOL BS34 6HW


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

n NEWS

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

15

A big surprise awaits at Wild Place Project If you go down to the Wild Place Project today – or any other day until September – you’re be sure of a big surprise … That is because there are 20 life-size painted bear sculptures on display at the South Gloucestershire attraction, individually designed and decorated by a team of talented artists. One of the bears has been sponsored by ELM Legal Services Ltd, which offers professional will writing and estate planning services. Aptly dubbed Will, the bear is wearing a suit and tie and carrying a briefcase. He was hand-painted by a talented local artist with the design specification inspired by ELM office staff. ELM has generously sponsored the bear as part of Wild Place Project’s fundraising campaign to launch Bear Wood, an exciting new seven-and-a half acre exhibit, which is due to launch in July. Bear wood aims to educate visitors on the effects of woodland loss on native

Council CEO's six-figure salary South Glos Council’s chief executive was paid almost £160k last year, placing her on the Taxpayers’ Alliance’s Town Hall Rich List. CEO Amanda Deeks, who is reported to be stepping down this year, received £158,855 in 2017/18 – a higher salary than the British prime minister. On top of Ms Deeks’ six figure wage, she also received pension contributions worth £32,248. She is one of the top five highest earners on South Glos Council, who in total cost the authority more than £780k – a figure a council spokesperson said represented value for money. A spokesperson for the authority said: “The cost of their salaries is far outweighed by the millions of pounds saved through their focussed leadership and oversight of service transformation. We have delivered more than £100m of savings since 2010/11 alongside managing significant increases in demand for social care services. “Our policy is to pay a lower salary than most other councils although we have to be mindful of the need to attract and keep good candidates.” The Town Hall Rich List is now in its 12th year.

wildlife by sending visitors on a journey through the ages, from when bears roamed the UK’s countryside to the present day. Jim Emsley, managing director at ELM, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Wild Place Project on this fantastic summer sculpture trail and we are very happy with the design of Will the Bear." Dr Justin Morris, chief executive of Bristol Zoological Society, said: “We are very grateful to ELM for their support of this fantastic event. We hope these colourful sculptures will be enjoyed by thousands of visitors to Wild Place Project over the spring and summer months.” To find out more about the bear trail at Wild Place Project visit: www.wildplace.org.uk/whats-on/ bigbearsculpturetrail or to find out more about Bear Wood, visit: www.wildplace. org.uk/bearwood

ELM director Jim Emsley with Will the Bear at the Wild Place Project

Are you isolated? Lonely? Do you have an access need?

We are here to help get you out and about Here at Four Towns we provide safe, cost effective accessible transport. Our ring and ride service is door to door and we can take you on shopping trips, social visits or get you to your medical appointments. We run monthly trips of interest, as well as running regular social events for our passengers. A membership fee will be payable from the 1st of April 2019 We are based: Crossbow House, 58 School Road, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36 2DA To become a member or for further information on our services please give us a call on 01454 250500 or you can email us at info@4tvl.org.uk visit our website: www.4tvl.org.uk Registered Charity Number 1084874

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


16

T: 0777 555 0607

n FILTON COMMUNITY GARDEN

filtonvoice

May, 2019

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

Help our garden looks its best This year you can help our awardwinning community garden look its best by joining in the regular sessions throughout the summer. This is a lovely way to enjoy the outside, get a little physical exercise and at the same time make some new friends. There are lots of jobs to do from weeding to planting to painting the fences. Sessions will be held at 1.30pm - 3pm on May 20, June 3, June 17 and so on (first and third Monday of the month). Check Filtonvoice monthly for updates.

After-school weekly sessions There will be term-time weekly sessions for children and carers/ parents, with fun but informative activities added in, starting June 3, 3.30-5pm. Come along on the day, wearing suitable footwear and clothing. Gloves and equipment will be provided. For more info call Helen on 07815632036.

Quarry Court

Adelaide Place Fishponds Bristol BS16 2FX

PRICES FROM:

ÂŁ240,000 ONLY 6 APARTMENTS REMAINING!

Luxury

Independent Living Apartments

One or two bedrooms, lounge/ diner and kitchen, balcony or patio with most apartments

with the reassurance of extra care on site

Stylish restaurant with terrace and garden view, and hairdressing salon

0117 965 3003

For more information or to book a viewing of our stunning apartments, please call: Email Ross.Vickerman@taylorsestateagents.co.uk | www.quarrycourt.co.uk To advertise, contact ruth@filtonvoice.co.uk or Richard on 0777 555 0607 or Ruth on 07513 517 593


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

n FILTON TWINNING ASSOCIATION

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

Join us on our next twinning trip ... spaces are available

This year it is the turn for Witzenhausen in Germany to welcome Filton Twinning Association to their town in the heart of the country. The trip will leave Filton on July 24 with an overnight stay in Aachen to arrive on July 25. Then the fun begins. Hosted by local families, the Filtonites will enjoy a programme of activities organised by the Witzenhausen Committee, time entertained by their hosts and a mystery (as yet) day trip out on the coach. The trip is a chance for people to make new friends, meet up

17

Helen's great cycle adventure to Witzenhausen It sounds a bit crazy but grandmother Helen Johnson is taking on the challenge to ride 700 miles from Filton to Witzenhausen, crossing three countries, to join up with the Filton Twinning Association visit. Why ever do that when there is a coach going all the way? Well, she hopes to raise funds to contribute to the cost of the twinning trip for a number of FACE youth group members to join in and have an adventure abroad. To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/germanyride

again with old friends, practice their German and explore the town famous for its cherry growing and cherry fair. After fond farewells the coach will return the travellers (again with an overnight stop) back to Filton on August 1. Costs in the region of ÂŁ300 per person cover coach and stopover accommodation. If anyone is interested in joining the trip there are a few places left. Please contact as soon as possible for further details carole.duckett@caduce.plus.com

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


McDonalds

l New technology including: touch screen ordering, tablet technology available for customer use. l Table service for your convenience l Bigger dinning area with more seating available.  Your local McDonald's restaurant at

Abbey Wood Retail Park, Filton


E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

n NEWS

filtonvoice

Amazing! Two world titles for young kickboxer Jack A local schoolboy is celebrating after winning two world cup titles in kickboxing. Jack Sowersby, aged 11, fought off tough competition from across the world at the Austrian Classics World Cup in Innsbruck, which ran over three days. The gold medallist trains five times a week at GB Fit in

Merton Road, Horfield with his coach Sharon Gill and other team mates. He competed in the -37kg 1012yrs division in both points and light contact disciplines whilst in Austria. Coach Sharon said it was "a great success for such a young talented athlete".

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

19

n ON THE BEAT With PC Sean White

How we're tackling rise in burglaries Filton has seen an unusual increase in dwelling burglaries in the last few weeks around Northville and Fifth Avenue with houses being entered overnight and items such as laptops being taken. Several garages have also had locks damaged in the Fourth Avenue area, so police are targeting these areas at night in an aim to detain offenders. These incidents are being linked to similar crime in The Horfield area. Please call 999 if you see or hear anything suspicious in relation to this.

PC Sean White

Want to promote your business to our readers? Contact Ruth at ruth@filtonvoice.co.uk

NEED AN ELECTRICIAN? CALL 0117 9145400

Kickboxing champion Jack Sowersby with his medal haul

SCHOOL OF DANCE Street, Hip-Hop & Commercial Dance Modern, Jazz & Contemporary MONDAY @ St Andrews Methodist Church, Elm Park, Filton BS34 7PS 5.00pm Ballet Basics, Jazz, Flex & Stretch Under 10 yrs Street Dance Under 12 yrs 5.45pm COMPETITIVE Street Teens & 6.30pm Young Adults & Commercial Crew TUESDAY @ Coniston Community Centre, The Parade, Patchway BS34 5LP Ballet Basics & Modern Jazz 3.45pm 3-6 yrs Intermediate Modern Jazz 7 years & Up 4.30pm 5.15pm Street Dance Under 12 yrs OPEN Street & Teens & 6.00pm Young Adults Commercial Crew

Electrical Test & Inspections / PAT testing Full and partial electrical rewires Consumer unit upgrade to 17th edition New or replacement switches / sockets / lights Shower installation Smoke / heat / carbon monoxide detector installation & servicing Garden, garage, shed power / security lighting Electric vehicle charging points Free quotations and advice

ERNEST TILL SOUTH WEST & CO LTD THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS 5 Lee Close, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 5EH Email: info@tills.biz / www.ernesttillsouthwest.co.uk

TRY A CLASS FOR ONLY ÂŁ6

Tel 07871436600 www.danceworks.uk.com liesel@danceworks.uk.com

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


Filton Town Council Meeting dates May

Our local police beat team spent a day last month at Elm Park marking bikes for local residents .... a vital step in reducing thefts and helping victims recover their property.

Filton Town Council will be holding their annual general meeting on Tuesday 14th April from 7.00pm (Public welcome).

Contact us

Town council office 01454 866 698; Leisure Centre 01454 866686; filtontowncouncil. gov.uk

Skittles

Our skittles alley has space for new teams ... league games are free. Contact us as abov e for more details

Filton Sports and Leisure Centre

Swimming crash courses

Indoor cycling/spinning Coming soon - we will be introducing indoor cycling/ spinning classes. Please speak to a member of our reception team to register your details, or email us at reception@filtontowncouncil.gov.uk

May half term, beginning on 28th May During the school holidays we will be running some intensive crash courses. They aim to speed up children's swimming progress with an intensive batch of 4 or 5 lessons. Intensive courses are often used to boost children's swimming skills and increase their confidence around water as well as giving their swimming a boost, and being a fun and productive way of filling up holiday time! Covering Pre school, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5 skills. Only ÂŁ25.00.

Bank Holiday hours

May bank holiday hours will be as follows; 6th May Closed 27th May Closed

For any more information on any of our activities, please give us a call on 01454-866686, or online at www.filtonleisurecentre.co.uk


STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED

Blues Rock Revue

South Gloucestershire Council

Election of Town Councillors

present

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Town Councillor for

Blue Horizon Band Friday 24th May 8.30 PM FREE ENTRY at

Ratepayers Arms

Filton Town Council, Charborough Ward Name of Candidate MEWIES Tom

Home Address

Description (if any)

4 Charborough Court, Charborough Road, Filton, BS34 7RN 642 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RE

Labour Party

Scott Ian K M * Scott Amanda J **

Labour Party

Porter Bruce M * Porter Catherine M **

SCOTT Ian Keith Mark

55 Charborough Road, Filton, BS34 7QZ

Labour Party

Mewies Thomas A * Scott Amanda J **

TINK Alan

13 The Wicketts, Filton, South Glos, BS7 0SR

UKIP Make Brexit Happen

Tink June R * Caudwell Harry **

MONK Adam Paul

Reason why no longer nominated*

Name of Proposer (*), Seconder (**) and Assentors

The persons above, where no entry is made in the last column, have been and stand validly nominated.

STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED South Gloucestershire Council

Election of Town Councillors

ELM PARK ,FILTON. BS34 7PS Follow us on face book, give us like . www.bluesrockrevue.co.uk 0759 0099564

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Town Councillor for

Filton Town Council, Northville Ward Name of Candidate CHAUDHRY Mubashar Hussain

Home Address 54 Gloucester Road North, Bristol, BS7 0SJ

COLLINS 47 Mackie Darryl Avenue, DatedWilliam Thursday 4 April 2019 Filton, Bristol, BS34 7NE

Description (if any)

Name of Proposer (*), Seconder (**) and Assentors

Labour Party

Hutchinson Roger M * Collins Darryl W **

Labour Party

Chaudhry Mubashar H* Hutchinson Roger M **

John McCormack Returning Officer

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, South Gloucestershire,

Are you aged 18+ Do you enjoy working with children? Looking for work for the summer?

Play leaders £10.25ph (including holiday pay) @ 30 hours per week Play workers £9.25ph (including holiday pay) @ 25 hours per week We are also looking for volunteers and bank staff

29th July – 23rd August 2019 (4 weeks only) Closing date for applications – Friday 17

th

JOHNSTONE Ailsa Cara

(Address in South Gloucestershire)

Labour Party

Chaudhry Mubashar H* Hutchinson Roger M **

LAYADE Adedamola Ifeoluwa

12 Baily Place, Bristol, BS16 1BG

Labour Party

Hutchinson Roger M * Johnstone Ailsa C **

ROBINSON Andy

4 Pine Grove, Filton, BS7 0SL

Independent

Collins Darryl W * Robinson Louise **

WOOD Christopher John

41 Mackie Road, Filton, BS34 7LZ

Conservative Party Candidate

Saunders Roger C * Saunders Gillian G **

Reason why no longer nominated*

BS37 5AF

May 2019

The persons above, where no entry is made in the last column, have been and stand validly nominated.

RETURN OF RESULT OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION Dated Thursday 4 April 2019

South Gloucestershire Council

John McCormack

Returning Officer Election of Town Councillors for BS37 5AF Filton Town Council, Conygre Ward on Thursday 2 May 2019

Printed and published by the Returning Officer, Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, South Gloucestershire,

The children will be aged 5-11 years old. We host a range of activities + We have four locations: Patchway, Stoke Gifford, Filton and Bradley Stoke. You will be required to work all four weeks. A DBS certificate is essential (we can apply for this on your behalf at a cost) For more information and to request a job pack, please contact Barbara Ball (Project Co-ordinator)

barbaraball@southernbrooks.org.uk Or call

01454 868570

I, John McCormack, being the Returning Officer at the above election, report that at the latest time for delivery of notices of withdrawal of candidature, namely Wednesday 3 April 2019, the persons whose names appear below were duly elected Town Councillors for Filton Town Council, Conygre Ward without a contest. Name of Candidate BRIFFETT Keith

Home Address 81 Conygre Road, Filton, South Glos, BS34 7DG

Description (if any) UKIP Make Brexit Happen

DOYLE Alexander Joseph Nicholas George

821 Filton Avenue, Filton, BS34 7HH

Labour Party

KENYON Anne Boyd Shaw

8 The Mead, Filton, South Gloucestershire, BS34 7AW

Conservative Party Candidate

MEAD Brian Peter

16 Filton Avenue, Bristol, BS7 0AG

Labour Party

TUCKER John

(Address in South Gloucestershire)

Conservative Party Candidate


22

T: 0777 555 0607

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

n ELECTION CANDIDATE PROFILES - FILTON TOWN COUNCIL, CHARBOROUGH WARD (3 SEATS) Tom Mewies, Labour Party

Adam Monk, Labour Party

I live in Charborough Road and I would be honoured to be elected to serve my local area. I believe that the quality of our public services has a big effect on the quality of our community, and I would like to improve and develop the services in our Town. I would also support community-led projects like the community garden. As a union rep for my colleagues I have experience of supporting and representing others and of working as part of a committee. I am also Vice Chair of my church council and volunteer at a charity bookshop.

I live in Filton along with Claire and our 3 children. We have been living in Filton for the last 21 years although I have lived in the area for the majority of my life. I can often be found walking around Filton with our dogs. I have been pleased to serve the residents of Filton on South Gloucestershire Council from 2011 – 2019 where I am the Labour Lead for Corporate Resources. Additionally, I have been a member of Filton Town Council since 2003. In the past I was a governor of Charborough Road Primary School.

Ian Scott, Labour Party I have served on Filton Town Council for 12 years. Filton Town Council provides an opportunity for Filton residents to have a say on local Filton matters at local meetings held at Elm Park and Bethany Hall. There are no town councils in Bristol and there are parts of South Gloucestershire where there are no town or parish councils. I was first elected on to Filton Town Council in 1991 but I have noticed over the years it has been more difficult to find volunteers to stand. I am standing because I believe local decision making is important.

Alan Tink, UKIP Make Brexit Happen No profile supplied

n FILTON TOWN COUNCIL CONYGRE WARD (5 SEATS) IS UNCONTESTED AND THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN ELECTED • Keith Briffett, UKIP Make Brexit Happen • Alexander Doyle, Labour Party • Anne Kenyon, Conservative Party Candidate • Brian Mead, Labour Party • John Tucker, Conservative Party Candidate

Scale & polish Only

£99

*

for dogs and cats *Terms and conditions apply.

Why is it important to look after my pet’s teeth? • Dental infections may lead to liver, kidney and heart disease • Neglected teeth and gums can result in pain and discomfort for your pet, as well as bad breath • Bad teeth and infected gums can lead to a reduced appetite and an unhealthy weight loss

Book your appointment with us today Vets4Pets Filton Shield Retail Centre, Gloucester Road, Filton, BS34 7BQ Call: 0117 969 8400 or visit: www.vets4pets.com/filton

Companion Care Bristol Filton Inside Pets at Home, Abbey Wood Retail Park, Station Road, Filton, BS34 7JL Call: 0117 979 9200 or visit: www.companioncare.co.uk/bristolfilton

*Terms and Conditions: Offer promoted by Pets at Home Vet Group Limited, Epsom Avenue, Stanley Green Trading Estate, Handforth, Cheshire, SK9 3RN. Valid for cats and dogs only. Appointments must be booked in advance. Voucher must be presented to receive this offer and can only be used once per customer. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Price includes general anaesthetic. Offer excludes extractions, intravenous fluids and if further treatment or consultations are required these will be charged at normal surgery price. No cash alternative. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Only available at Vets4Pets Filton and Companion Care Bristol Filton and is not transferable between practices.

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


May, 2019

filtonvoice

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

23

n ELECTION CANDIDATE PROFILES - FILTON TOWN COUNCIL, NORTHVILLE WARD (5 SEATS) Mubashar Chaudhry, Labour Party

Darryl Collins, Labour Party

Ailsa Johnstone, Labour Party

Adedamola Layade, Labour Party

My name is Mubashar Chaudhry. I run small accountancy practice in Filton area. I was honoured to become part of the Town council in 2017. The Town council has worked hard to make Filton a better living place. With limited resources, the Town Council tried its best to keep improving leisure centre and other facilities, helped our local charities like FACE when South Glos cuts their funding. I also tried to establish Filton Chamber so we can help small businesses, sole traders and people working from home. We are planning to hold regular workshops to improve their business skills. I am standing in the election so I can continue my support to improve Filton.

I am a retired Aerospace Quality Engineer and an Active Trade Unionist for near 50 years I have had the privilege to Chair Filton Town Council for the last 4 years and am currently working on the ‘Community Plan’ project. I chair the National Pensioners' Convention for the West of England and am vice chair of the SG Over 50’s Forum. Also, I am a Trusty for the SG Disability Equality Network. I am keen to make Filton a great place to live and will continue to support all the many community groups and activities that bring us together.

Ailsa is standing in Northville ward, where she has lived for seven years. If elected, she wants to focus on the environment, which she feels doesn’t get as much attention as it should. She has become involved in the new Northville Community Garden behind the Bulldog pub, which will be a fantastic opportunity for the area. Other issues she will look at include encouraging residents to grow vegetables, recycling, increasing public transport, and getting more electric car charge points. She also wants to tidy up the back lanes by sowing wildflowers in them, which will help bees.

I am Adedamola Layade(Dammy). I am a community pharmacist. I have been active in the community working in a voluntary role with a charity organisation(RCCG) as a welfare officer supporting the people that need help in the community If elected, I will work hard for the people of Northville to bring improvement to the Ward. I will listen to your concerns and act on issues raised. I have partnered with recruitment companies in the IT sector to bring opportunities to Filton residents which was advertised in the Filton Voice and I will continue to do this if elected.

Andy Robinson, Independent

Christopher Wood, Conservative Party Candidate

I’m Andy Robinson and I am standing as an independent candidate meaning, I am not aligned to any political party nor have a political bias. I have no previous experience standing as a parish councillor and believe this to be an advantage as I intend to question the council's decisions. If elected I will table the issues raised by our community. I am 51, happily married to Louise and live locally. I moved to Bristol 25 years ago for work and I am a full time employee of a local company. I enjoy all sports, DIY and being an active member of the community.

I’m standing for election in Filton because I want to improve our local area. I live in Filton down Mackie Road and work in Filton at MOD Abbey Wood. I am also an Officer in the Royal Naval Reserve. My main local concerns are to make Filton Leisure Centre sustainable, which would mean we could then reduce Filton’s excessively high Council Tax. I also want to tackle the sheer volume of litter as well as open up the Filton Avenue and Station Road junction, one of the most frustrating junctions in the whole of South Gloucestershire.

Make sure you pick up your June issue of Filtonvoice for a full roundup of the election results. Also at filtonvoice.co.uk

x

Will Writing & Estate Planning

A Will lets you protect your family’s inheritance and decide how your assets are shared out –

if you don’t make a Will, the law says who gets what. We have a Bristol-based team of trained will writing consultants who provide a home visiting service and can take your instructions in the comfort of your own home.

Please feel free to call us during office hours on 0800 019 4557 or email us at info@elm-online. co.uk

Standard single or pair of mirrored Wills £99

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


24

T: 0777 555 0607

filtonvoice

May, 2019

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

n ELECTION CANDIDATE PROFILES - SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL, FILTON WARD (2 SEATS) Keith Briffett, UKIP Make Brexit Happen Keith has lived in Filton for 51 years with his family. As the chairman of the Friends of Conygre House he headed a ten year campaign to save the beautiful 400 year old house from demolition. Its future is now secure. Keith says; "I have been your locally elected councillor for Conygre Ward for the last six years, working tirelessly in the interests of its residents yet I have experienced

Lindsay Gough, Liberal Democrats Following a career of more than 30 years in the IT industry, Lindsay is now retired. Although beginning her career in technical roles, she spent most of her career in sales, marketing and business management. She joined the Lib Dems in 2016 following the referendum and is a vice-chair of the South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats and a passionate pro-Remain campaigner. Lindsay says: “The Conservative-led South

Adam Monk, Labour Party I live in Filton along with Claire and our 3 children. We have been living in Filton for the last 21 years although I have lived in the area for the majority of my life. I can often be found walking around Filton with our dogs. I have been pleased to serve the residents of Filton on South Gloucestershire Council from 2011 – 2019 where I am the Labour Lead for Corporate Resources. Additionally,

resistance from fellow councillors and South Glos Council with the simplest of requests such as an additional bin on the green. They have simply lost touch. "Following persistent campaigning and pressure from myself to South Gloucestershire Council and our MP, I have helped apply pressure to see some of our local roads resurfaced." Please vote UKIP in the May locals and elect a resident who cares about Filton, democracy and the betterment of our community. Glos Council has nothing to be proud of. They have aided and abetted central government in its pursuit of an Austerity + Brexit agenda and this has jeopardised the livelihoods of ordinary people at every level. "Our schools are underfunded, our roads are crumbling and our employers are still waiting for a straight answer on our future relationship with Europe. "I demand better for Filton because quite frankly, we deserve better”. I have been a member of Filton Town Council since 2003. In the past I was a governor of Charborough Road Primary School. I am a active member of the community as a councillor I work with many local groups and I have provided funding to The Community Garden, FACE, Twinning, Filton Ladies, Pentangue, 1st Filton Scouts, Guides & Rangers. This September I will be running the Bristol Half Marathon on behalf of Great Western Air Ambulance.

Alpine LANDSCAPING Established family firm with 25 years experience

25% OF

WITH T F H ADVERTIS

★ Senior Citizens Special ★ Garden Clearance — Regular or one-off ★ Patios ★ Fencing ★ Tree Work ★ Turfing ★ Hedgecutting ★ Planting (Shrubs etc) ★ Organic manure delivered — Also applied ★ Professional and guarnteed work ★ Brick & Blocklaying

CALL JOE FOR A FREE QUOTE

Tel: 0117 959 2143 Mob: 07891 253 122

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


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

25

n SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL, FILTON WARD (2 SEATS) CONTINUED Ayrden Pocock, Liberal Democrats I lived in the West of England for many years, being brought up, educated and working in hospitality in Devon before moving to UWE and taking my degree here in Filton. I have experience of working in local politics, having been a parish councillor, working with third sector organisations, supporting community regeneration groups and currently holding elected office as the Student Union’s VP Education.

Ian Scott, Labour Party I served Filton residents on South Gloucestershire Council 2011 - 2019 and Filton Town Council 1991-1999 & 2015 -2019 and Avon Fire Authority 2015 – 2019. I was previously a Charborough Road and Filton High School Governor and I sit on the Gloucestershire Football Association Disciplinary Committee as an independent member. I started work at 16 and served nearly 20 years with

Murali Thoppil, Green Party

I’m proud to represent a party that demands better for everyone and stands up for you and campaigns on issues that matter and affect you. Filton will be directly affected by a No-Deal Brexit. Airbus and Rolls-Royce jobs put at risk, as well as Erasmus funding for UWE. My priority will be defending your jobs and I'll continue to argue that you have the right to have your say in a Confirmatory Vote. For a Strong, Compassionate Voice for Filton, Vote Liberal Democrat. the Post Office. I have previously worked as a Political Researcher with South Gloucestershire Council and as a Scrutiny Officer with Bristol City Council. I am now a Regional Officer with an Education trade union where I represent individuals in employment casework and have previously represented members in the CWU, Unison, GMB and Unite. I believe my council experience and my work experience as a trade union caseworker for over 30 years will enable me to continue to effectively represent and campaign for Filton residents.

As a councillor I will take steps to ensure that South Gloucestershire becomes a more sustainable and healthier place to live. Voting Green means a vote for prioritising better public transport, no building on greenfield sites and a more inclusive society that puts the most vulnerable first. A community is built around its public spaces like libraries and these are things that should be protected

from cuts. As part of this I will put forward a motion for the council to take climate change seriously and declare a climate emergency meaning that all decisions will be taken with carbon emissions in mind, ensuring that emissions are kept to a minimum. A vote for Diana Warner and me will mean a vote against the status quo and a chance for the residents of Filton to ensure their voices are heard and that their votes are not taken for granted.

John Tucker, Conservative Party Candidate

served for more than a decade, I work hard to champion support for older people, and pledge to help resolve planning and transport issues in our community.

I have lived in the Filton area for 50 years, having previously worked for Airbus for 42 years. Now I am retired, I spend most of my time giving support to local residents, even if it just a lift to get to a hospital appointment. During my time on the Parish Council, on which I have

Diana Warner, Green Party I am a newly retired GP. I and Murali Thoppil, your two Green Party council candidates, live at either end of Filton Avenue. I am passionate that every one of us has the right to a good life in a healthy environment. We all need decent housing, decent food, and good air quality. Fair funding for schools, affordable transport and activities and clubs for

young people are essential. As a GP I am used to working hard and effectively for the health of others. If elected I will put my energy into listening and working with individuals, with community groups and with the council on all these issues. Our natural environment gives us life and joy. I am a climate activist because I understand this. Let’s work in Filton together.

Philip Winter, UKIP Make Brexit Happen No profile supplied.

Christopher Wood, Conservative Party Candidate I’m standing for election in Filton because I want to improve our local area. I live in Filton down Mackie Road and work in Filton at MOD Abbey Wood. I am also an Officer in the Royal Naval Reserve. My main local concerns are to make Filton Leisure Centre sustainable, which would mean we could then

reduce Filton’s excessively high Council Tax. I also want to tackle the sheer volume of litter as well as open up the Filton Avenue and Station Road junction, one of the most frustrating junctions in the whole of South Gloucestershire. Filton is more than just a housing estate in the way of people commuting to work. We live here, this is our community and our home. I’d love to get elected so I’m able to do my bit to improve things.

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


26

T: 0777 555 0607

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

n ELECTION CANDIDATE PROFILES - STOKE GIFFORD PARISH COUNCIL, UNIVERSITY WARD, CHESWICK (3 SEATS) David Beesley, Conservative Party Candidate David Beesley - working for all in Stoke Park and Cheswick! Having owned and directed companies across the advertising and design industry, I now run a property maintenance company. I have lived in Cheswick for seven years and I have worked with residents, politicians and developers, being

instrumental in removing and replacing OM Property Management. Thriving on ensuring the People’s voice is heard, I have led cross border meetings between Bristol and South Gloucestershire Councils to seek answers to parking and HMO licensing problems. Vote for me as your parish councillor and I promise to continue fighting for all of our communities.

Carole Greenland, Labour Party Carole Greenland is not actively campaigning because, unfortunately, issues with her health have arisen.

Trevor Jones, Conservative Party Candidate Cllr Trevor Jones, working for YOU for 13 years! I have worked for the residents of Stoke Park and Cheswick Ward since 2006, dealing with the results of the planning permissions passed under Prescott’s punitive parking policies. Cross-border work with Bristol councillors, alongside

Dayley Lawrence, Labour Party I work for the NHS. I grew up in the inner city area of Easton, Bristol and became involved in local politics, campaigning and working on elections from the age of 10. I want to be there for residents. Local politics is about communities, being involved and involving the people that live in them. Political ventures are often viewed by many as selfish developments, however I want to better the lives and communities that I represent.

George Maggs, Conservative Party Candidate I have lived, worked and went to school in South Gloucestershire and have been campaigning with and supporting Stoke Park & Cheswick residents for many years. Whilst there have been a number of notable successes, including ensuring all residents have access to landline and internet connections, developing Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to prevent obstructive parking, and making

Simon Waters, Labour Party I've been a local resident for over 4 years. In that time I have worked as a teacher and I am currently a manager at UWE. If elected, I promise to be: 1. A  ccountable by publishing my attendance at council meetings and my voting record. 2. Available by holding regular drop-ins, and

a management role at Wallscourt Farm Academy, has also kept me busy! Further work with developers continues in both Cheswick, Scholars Chase, SG Extracare Village and, indeed, in the University, ensuring that the residents’ voice is heard at both Parish and South Gloucestershire levels. Please give me the honour of working for YOU for another four years.

Working with local groups and fighting for causes are very important to me. I grew up in a single parent family in the inner city of Bristol, a family that only survived with support of the benefits system and the strong communities around us. Equality among residents is very important to me. I have campaigned for both LGBT and disabled rights. I want to put my life experience into supporting the residents of Stoke Park & Cheswick.

real progress towards ensuring that the vacant business units on Cheswick Square are occupied. There are still many outstanding problems which I am determined to help resolve. Until recently, I was also a researcher at UWE and I am therefore uniquely placed to help both residents and students find solutions to issues around Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) and parking. I hope you will consider lending me your support on 2nd May so we can continue to improve our local area. 3. Your Advocate by representing your views and addressing your concerns. Please check the Cheswick Village Facebook page for my drop-in dates and times if you would like to meet me in person. Alternatively, you can email me at si4stokeparkandcheswick@outlook.com.

n Filtonvoice is politically neutral. All parties were approached regarding advertising and all candidates were invited to submit profiles To advertise, contact ruth@filtonvoice.co.uk or Richard on 0777 555 0607 or Ruth on 07513 517 593


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

27

n ELECTION CANDIDATE PROFILES - SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL, STOKE PARK AND CHESWICK WARD (1 SEAT) James Arrowsmith, Liberal Democrats I’m James Arrowsmith, a part-time Civil and Environmental engineering student at UWE and a Cheswick resident. During my time at UWE I’ve represented students as a course representative, a student council member and as an active member of the community. Parking is huge concern for many residents. I want to tackle the root cause of this problem by working closely with UWE and the MoD to find long-term, sustainable solutions

Dayley Lawrence, Labour Party I work for the NHS. I grew up in the inner city area of Easton, Bristol and became involved in local politics, campaigning and working on elections from the age of 10. I want to be there for residents. Local politics is about communities, being involved and involving the people that live in them. Political ventures are often viewed by many as selfish developments, however I want to better the lives and

George Maggs, Conservative Party Candidate I have lived, worked and went to school in South Gloucestershire and have been campaigning with and supporting Stoke Park & Cheswick residents for many years. Whilst there have been a number of notable successes, including ensuring all residents have access to landline and internet connections, developing Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to prevent obstructive parking, and making

to the parking crisis and ease the strain on our streets. I’ll fight for fair funding for education. As a young person I’ve seen first-hand the effects of Tory cuts which has left South Gloucestershire as one of the lowest funded education authorities in the country. On May 2nd vote James Arrowsmith, Liberal Democrat for a strong local voice on school funding, action on parking, developing a better relationship with UWE and Demand Better for Stoke Park and Cheswick. communities that I represent. Working with local groups and fighting for causes are very important to me. I grew up in a single parent family in the inner city of Bristol, a family that only survived with support of the benefits system and the strong communities around us. Equality among residents is very important to me. I have campaigned for both LGBT and disabled rights. I want to put my life experience into supporting the residents of Stoke Park & Cheswick. real progress towards ensuring that the vacant business units on Cheswick Square are occupied. There are still many outstanding problems which I am determined to help resolve. Until recently, I was also a researcher at UWE and I am therefore uniquely placed to help both residents and students find solutions to issues around Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) and parking. I hope you will consider lending me your support on 2nd May so we can continue to improve our local area.

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


Conservative-Run South Gloucestershire Council

£1,484.15 Council Tax (Band D)*

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour-Run Bristol City Council

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

• More libraries opened & opening hours doubled • “...currently currently has excellent financial management” - Cross-Party Scrutiny Report, 2018 • Free parking in council car parks • Recycling rate increased to 59% • Public toilets remaining open and free to use

?

£1,690.82 Council Tax (Band D)*

• Libraries under threat • “SHOCK SHOCK REPORT REPORT: Bungling Council mismanagement leads to £29million cock-up” - Bristol Post, Feb 2017 • Raised £9.5million in car parking charges last year

*2019/20 Band D Council Tax

• Recycling rate only 45%

Excluding Police, Fire, etc

• Public toilets closing

Pay more, get less - with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Councillors Conservative-Run Town/Parish Councils

Labour-Run Town/Parish Councils

COUNCIL TAX: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE Stoke Gifford

£73.25

Emersons Green

£39.40

Bradley Stoke

£115.78

?

Filton

£231.09 Patchway

£169.40

U N CI L PATC H WAY TOW N CO IO N FO R U N D ER IN V ESTI GAT A N CI ES FI NA N CI A L D IS CR EP

rd er 2018 Bristol Post, 3 Octob

Pay more, get less - with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Councillors Promoted by Henry Michallat, on behalf of South Gloucestershire Conservatives, both of 5 Westfield Park, Bristol, BS6 6LT. Printed by PPC Ltd., 41a Main Road, Cleeve, Bristol BS49 4NZ, UK


E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

29

n NEWS

A royal celebration to mark 50 years since Concorde's maiden British flight

Aerospace Bristol on Filton Airfield received a royal visit last month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Concorde’s first ever British flight. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, patron of the family attraction on the edge of Filton’s airfield, attended a special gala held in the hangar under Concorde’s wings, to celebrate the occasion. The Princess Royal, along with others attending the dinner, witnessed the special moment Concorde’s ‘droop nose’ was lowered and the landing lights illuminated for the first time since November 2003 – all fittingly operated by the pilot of Concorde’s final flight, Captain Les Brodie. The Concorde was smoothly able to return to motion thanks

HRH the Princess Royal attending Bristol Aerospace's gala dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Concorde's maiden flight

to the careful restoration work by Aerospace Bristol’s conservation team and volunteers. The Concorde50 gala, on April 9 – exactly 50 years on from when the supersonic jet first took to the skies from British soil from Filton’s airfield – was

delivered in partnership with Airbus. The Concorde landed for the final time on November 26, 2003, making it the last ever one to fly. Professor Iain Gray CBE, chair of Aerospace Bristol, said:

“I am most grateful to Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, patron of Aerospace Bristol, for so kindly accepting our invitation to join us in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Concorde.” Katherine Bennett, senior vice president at Airbus, said: “Concorde has a special place in Airbus’ heart and history. “To see the aircraft once again at the centre of celebration, helping inspire the next generation of engineers, is fantastic, particularly as we are fast approaching Airbus’ own 50 year milestone which is a celebration of everyone who has the courage to bold and improve things, just as Concorde did.” Aerospace Bristol will continue its Concorde anniversary celebrations with a series of Concorde50 events taking place throughout the year. An Aerospace Bristol ticket is required and further details can be found at aerospacebristol.org

Graham Cook Gardener and handyman

Grass cutting, hedge and shrub trimming, weeding, planting, felling small trees, winter preparation, clearing, small painting jobs and other maintenance work. Please call for a no-obligation chat

Call 0117 377 0644 or 07415 658 205

Do you need more storage space? CALL JEFF NOW ON 07856 065 463 DO YOU NEED MORE STORAGE SPACE ? FOR YOUR FREE SURVEY &

CALL

QUOTE OR BOOK ONLINE 0800 107 49 93 NOW

YOUR LOFT BOARDING AND ATTIC ACCESS SPECIALISTS

www.atticalertservices.co.uk

FOR YOUR FREE SURVEY & QUOTE OR BOOK ONLINE

YOUR LOFT BOARDING AND ATTIC ACCESS SPECIALISTS

ATTIC BOARDING

LOFT LADDERS

HATCHES & ACCESS

INSULATION UPGRADES

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


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

31

n ORCHARD SCHOOL BRISTOL

Bugsy musical delights big audiences as young stars shine on stage Orchard School's fabulous musical production of Bugsy Malone was a huge success, with full houses on both evenings of performance. The show, with a cast of more than 40 students, supported by staff and professional musicians, delighted the audiences with the story of man-about-town Bugsy Malone, love and gangsters in 1920s New York. The show includes several well-loved songs and our production featured a 4-part live band. Led by staff Giles Butcher, Aimee Green, Flo Wood and Leah Collier-Standfield, the show gave

opportunities in signing, dancing and acting as well as the behind the scenes tech team. Student leaders supported the performance with programme sales and refreshments. Students were rehearsing for several months, including afterschool sessions. Head of performing arts Mr Butcher said: “We have some exceptional talent at Orchard School and Bugsy Malone was a perfect vehicle for singers, dancers and actors." Students from the Filton road school are already looking forward to next year's show ... watch this space!

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


FREE day trips for the over fifties If you are over fifty and want to discover exciting new attractions as well as meet new people, then SGS College has the course for you. Held over a weekend, the Discover course will allow you to explore different locations and gain a qualification in English or maths at the same time. The real fun begins on a Sunday, when you and your peers will be driven by coach to one of the exciting venues around the region. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a culinary connoisseur or a green-fingered gardener, you will find an experience that is right for you. Booking is essential, as there are a limited number of places.

50+ W OF L EEKEN D EAR DISC NING, OVE AND R TRA Y VEL

Locations and dates available: • Exeter Food and Drink Festival – 4th/5th May – Maths course • Malvern Spring Festival – 11th/12th May – Maths course • Roman Baths/American History Museum – 8th/9th June - English course • Blenheim Palace – 29th/30th June - English • All Aboard, Watersports Centre, Bristol – 13th/14th July - Maths • Stratford-upon-Avon – 20th/21st July - English For further information and to book your place please visit www.sgscol.ac.uk/discover or contact Sarah Kopera on 0117 909 2327

FREE COURSE AND DAY TRIP


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

33

n SPORT

Ladies' rugby team finish first season on a high Ashley Down Old Boys’ Ladies’ (ADOB) rugby team are finishing the season on a high after a successful inaugural year out on the playing field. Starting from 12 ladies joining at the launch day last August, the Cheswick-based team has grown to 27 attending training. The team are going from strength to strength and hoping to grow even more next season with a view to entering a league the season afterwards. Except for a handful, most of the ADOB ladies had never set foot on a rugby pitch before September. Team captain Ellie Adams said: “The progress the team has made has been absolutely amazing. "We’ve had a great deal of support from our male counterparts in training and coaching us. “The ladies had a total of five fixtures against Avonmouth,

Aretians and Clevedon of which they won two.” Vice-captain Fran Golton said: “For a completely novice team competing against established teams we are hugely proud of our wins.” The ladies’ first away game against Aretians was their first win scoring 22-10. A rematch at home was a physical slog with the match being abandoned at half time due another set of big injuries to both

teams. The ladies were defeated 10-5. The ladies’ more recent game on April 12 was against Clevedon and the they were determined to close out the season on a win. For the first 20 minutes, the ladies dominated possession and came very close to getting over the line several times. Confidence grew and the team communicated well, culminating in a 12-10 win to ADOB. The ladies have a remaining

tournament fixture, the Robbie Johnson Ladies’ 15s tournament, on April 27 at home. It is in aid of RoadPeace charity and will see eight ladies’ teams, local and touring, battle it out on the day. All are welcome. There will be food, drink and entertainment from 12-5pm. For more information about joining ADOB Ladies’ or if you are interesting in sponsoring the team, email: ADOBLadies@gmail.com

Domestic and Commercial Fencing Specialists

We supply and install all types of fencing, decking and gates

DAVE TRIMBY ROOFING SERVICES

Installation Types

n Closed board n Feather Edge n Timber panel n Picket fencing n Slotted post, Panel & Gravel boards

n General Repairs n Chainlink n Gates n Decking n Railings

Contact us:

Henleaze House,13 Harbury Road, Henleaze, Bristol, BS9 4PN

0117 9898208 or 07811 149095

e-mail: info@heads-apart.co.uk www.heads-apart.co.uk/garden-services

l A family run business with many years experience l High Quality wide range of roofing services l Lead working | All aspects of Slating & Tiling l Flat Roofing | Loft Conversions l Re-felting & Renovations l Roof repairs and renewals l Fascia, soffit and guttering work l No Job too large or Small. All work Guaranteed l Competitive Rates | Private & Commercial

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

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


filtonvoice

T: 0777 555 0607

For serious sudoku fans

Each 3x3 box, every row and every column must contain the numbers 1-9, with each used only once. Can you crack it?

This month: Music

The numbers point you to the letters on a phone keypad

9

E

B

6

B

O

U 3

C

P 4

O

D 1

D

M O

D

E I

A

L

V

I

O

2

4

5

8

A

2

A

10

9

U

8

D

7

E

3

6

T

TXT PERT

5

7

3

4

O

3

N

2

T

6 is M, N or O 7 is P, Q, R or S 8 is T, U or V 9 is W, X, Y or Z

1

O

2 is A, B or C 3 is D, E or F 4 is G, H or I 5 is J, K, or L

Down 1 8267 (4) 2 5433 (4) 3 283 (3) 5 22866 (5) 6 22656 (5) 8 843 (3) 9 386 (3)

SOLUTIONS Answer: Nine

Across 1 8465 (4) 3 2632 (4) 4 6633 (4) 5 23267 (5) 7 6683 (4) 10 3246 (4)

EASY for children

H

TXT PERT

SUDOKU

Each horizontal row, each 2x2 square and each column must contain all the numbers 1-4.

C

3

© www.123rf.com/profile_MariaMartyshova

I

4

E

3

5 3 8 6 9 2 2 1 7 9 9 6 5

10

6

The answer is below – but no peeking until you have had a go!

1 6 7

J

5 1 2

There are a lot of crocs in the picture – but how many exactly?

O

2 4

HOW MANY CROCODILES?

N

THE FIEND

PUZZLES FOR EVERYONE

O

n TAKE A BREAK

May, 2019

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

HOW MANY CROCODILES?

34

www.filton-central.co.uk

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


May, 2019

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

filtonvoice

35

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

How my police and crime plan is supporting our diverse communities

With Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens

S

tronger communities are safer communities. However, strong communities can only thrive if we continue to develop our relationships, working together as residents, local people and the police. So I was pleased to see the

police and the local community coming together to celebrate the opening of a new memorial garden in Castle Park in Bristol. The memorial honours 83,000 Sikh soldiers who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. It is of the utmost importance that we remember that in both wars Sikh soldiers, as well as people of other faiths, stood shoulder to shoulder to form part of the British Army. The memorial is a wonderful place that the old and young alike can visit and remember the bravery of the Sikh soldiers. Supporting and reflecting our diverse communities is an important part of my role and a specific priority within my Police and Crime plan. I was therefore delighted to attend the new Bristol Muslim Strategic Leaders Group; this important

group is looking at ways our Muslim communities can be more involved within our public services. Making sure our public services not only reflect the communities they serve with the people they employ but also that the service reflects their needs and those of their community is absolutely essential. I really welcomed the national ‘Make Yourself Heard’ campaign that aims to raise awareness of a silent 999 system. The Silent Solution system enables 999 mobile callers who are too scared to make a noise or to speak to press 55 when prompted, informing police that they are in a genuine emergency. There could be occasions where speaking out loud is not possible or would put you in more danger, and that is why knowing about the 55 service is

important. We need to ensure everyone knows about the system, as in extreme situations, it could potentially save lives. The campaign was launched during National Stalking Awareness Week. On average, around 100 incidents take place before a stalking crime is reported and we need to encourage victims to come forward and seek help from either the police or other agencies. We need to bust the myth that stalking involves someone sitting in the bushes outside your house; stalking can include persistent and unwanted behaviour that causes the victim anxiety or fear. It’s obsessive and could take the form of social media, texting, calling or sending unwanted gifts. Stalking steals lives so please tell someone.

Have a Happy Retirement

and make a difference in your local community

Throughout your working life, you felt like you were living for what others wanted. Now it is time to invest in you. Learn new skills, meet new people. Be the person you’ve always wanted to be.

Saloons - Estates - MPV’s - 8 Seaters

Z 78 6

Keep active

CARS

If you: Aren’t done yet! You have more to discover about yourself Want to start a new adventure in your retirement Would like to use your skills to give back to your community and make a difference. We offer full or part time opportunities for you to join our team of CareGivers. Discover new skills and new friends with Right at Home!

0117 370 1710 I www.rightathomeuk.co.uk/bristol I recruitmentbristol@rightathomeuk.com

24 HOUR DEDICATED PHONE LINE www.zcarsbristol.com Email: info@zcarsbristol.com

10% OFF on when using our app es bookings over 2 mil

Z

CARS

Support your local company

DOWNLOAD OUR EASY TO BOOK APP FOR FREE

01179 500 600

All drivers CRB/DBS checked Local company with over 30 years experience in Taxis

All major cards accepted

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


36

T: 0777 555 0607

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

n REGULAR EVENTS Advertise your event in our What's On section ONLY

£15 + VAT FOR A 5cm X 1 COLUMN DISPLAY ADVERT Mondays 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 toMovement two children, Filton Exercise and Sports and Leisure Centre Dance class for ladies St. Peter’s Ladies Group (formerly LowGroup) impact classes exercise core Wives “Weoffer aredance, a group ofand ladies, who meet inStrengthen St. Peter’s Church Hall levels, strengthening. muscles, raise energy at 7.30 pm on the second and fourth improve balance and mobilise joints. Mondays of each month, except August at Fairlawn Primary School, for a 6.25-7.30pm talk or social gathering. Our Fairlawn Road, Bristol, 5JL. programme canMontpelier, be seen on the BS6 church Tel: Rachael at FL Exercise on 07966 418 714 / website at www.stpeterschurchfilton. rachaelwilliams@talktalk.net . just com. New members very welcome, come along ring as Jane on Classes run onon 5-7the weeknight basis -or charged a block 0117 9699987 or Janet on 0117 9696958. booking (£8 per class -1st Class Free) 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 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.

PLE

EXAM

Tuesdays Aqua fit Tuesdays, 9.45 – 10.30am, cost £4.75 a session, class suitable for non swimmers, participants must be 16 yrs and over, Filton Sports and Leisure Keep Fit Association classes, all welcome, Filton Community Centre 2-3pm. Keep fit with dance moves Improve your mobility and general wellbeing, have fun, challenge yourself and feel more confident, keeping fit to music. The class also includes some body conditioning. Working at your own pace, the class is suitable for everyone. Come along and make new friends at this very social and friendly class. Pay as you go at £4 per session. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. For

further information contact Eileen Scott, (qualified instructor), on 07969929733, and visit the website http://www. keepfit.org.uk for more info about our organisation. Westerly Showband welcomes able adult wind band musicians to its weekly rehearsals every Tuesday at Horfield CEVC Primary School Bishop Manor Rd, Bristol BS10 5BD from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Under its experienced conductor Chris Harris players will be receive the coaching and support needed to achieve a satisfying performance. Band practices take place in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere and include nice biscuits. The repertoire includes a wide variety of genres especially chosen to please both band members and audiences alike. Prospective members

Pilates

Filton Community Centre, Elm Park Tuesdays Mixed ability, 7.30-8.30pm Wednesdays Intermediate, 9.30-10.30am with Nicola Fry

07500 962 821

truebalancepilatesbristol@gmail.com truebalancepilates.co.uk

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 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 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. 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

Yoga Class for Beginners

EVERY WEDNESDAY 7.30-8.30pm

Filton Scout Hut Nutfield Grove BS34 7LJ CONTACT: Aruna Prabhakar 07913987487 shanthi.yogalaya@gmail.com Facebook - Facebook.com/ Shanthiyogalaya

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

Top Flight Ballroom Dance Club EVERY WEDNESDAY BAWA, Southmead Rd, Filton Ballroom, Latin, Sequence £5 per person. New members welcome For more information, call 0117 919 2756 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, 9.30am-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, 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, 10am-noon 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. 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,

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


E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

filtonvoice

n REGULAR EVENTS 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 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 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.

Over 30’s Dance Party Dancing Thru’ The Decades Club Classics * Motown * Soul

BAWA Club,

Filton First Friday Monthly

A Friendly Popular Night Out 8:45-1 (last adm 11) Gents Collar Shirts Req. No tee shirts/Trainers

www.mingles.co.uk

fb: luv2mingle

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 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.

Saturdays Councillors’ Surgery, Filton Library. St Teresa’s Catholic Church, Vigil Mass, 6pm

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

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

F.A.C.E.

Wednesdays: Youth club MAKE TIME FOR YOU! for 12-18s (Year 8+) 6.308.30pm, £2 Community Thursdays: Ignite group just for Thursdays: (all sessions £2) women 5.30-7pm: Bright Sparks Youth club for age 11-15 with learning/social difficulties or ASD, 9-17yrs Make new friends. Try different things. 7.30-9.30pm: Illuminators Meet like-minded Transitions social club for age 16+ with learning/ women. social difficulties or ASD Evenings include; Nutrition & Wellbeing, No 1-2-1 or personal care Salsa, Online Safety, provided - please bring Chocolate Tasting, Cheese support worker/carer. & Port pairing, social events, pamper evenings, Fridays: car maintenance, yoga, & 3.45-4.40pm: Street dance much much more! for 8-14year olds, £4 5-6pm: Youth club for Brabazon Belles School Years 3, 4 & 5, £2 is a community group We meet in St Peter’s Church Hall on the first Monday of for women of all ages 6.30-8.30pm: Youth club every month 7.30pm - 9pm. from Filton and the for School Years 6, 7&8, £2 surrounding area. New members always welcome to all groups. Based at: FACE, Elm Park, 5pm and 6.15pm Filton, BS34 7PS, phone 0117 9691938, Cubs, 8-101/2, Mon and Thurs 6.30-8pm email info@facefilton.org.uk and website www.facefilton.org.uk Please follow us Scouts, 101/2 - 14, Tues 7-9pm on Facebook: ‘FACE-Filton’ and Twitter: The group is based in Scout HQ, Nutfield @FACEFilton to keep updated. Grove, Filton, BS34 7LH. All sections are open to boys and girls. Contact for all sections is John Cahill (jcahill@ SHE7, blueyonder.co.uk), Phone 0798 605 3005)

Braemar Crescent, Filton

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

1st Filton Scouts, Cubs & Beavers Beavers, aged 6-8, two groups, Weds

FREE Events at Filton Library in May Every week:

This month:

Filton Friends Coffee Morning

Lego Club

Mondays 10.30 – 11.30am Come along for a cuppa & make some new friends. (No session Monday 6th & Monday 27th)

Saturday 4th 11am – 12noon Stories & theme based building fun! For primary aged children & above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Colouring Fun

Digilocal Coding Club Mondays 6 – 7pm Coding club for primary aged children – booking required. For information & to book a place email digilocal@hbb.org.uk

Saturday 11th, 18th & 25th 10.30am – 12.30pm Colouring fun for all the family

Story & Rhyme Time

Monday 13th 11am - 12.30pm Re-usable nappy scheme drop-in.

Wednesdays 10.30 – 11am Rhymes & stories for pre-school children with bubbles and musical instruments!

Colouring & Board Games for Adults Wednesdays 2 – 4pm Relax with colouring & games in this new social group.

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 For more information please contact : concordedivision@girlguidingbsg.org.uk or register at Girlguiding UK website. and follow the parent links to register your daughter.

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

Saturday, 11th May Messy Church, St Andrew's Methodist Church, 4.00 - 6.00pm Crafts, fun and food for all the family. Come and join us. Entry is FREE! Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Happy Nappies Shared Lives Wednesday 22nd 10.30am – 12noon Shared Lives offers a community based alternative to other forms of care for people that need support. Drop in for more information.

Memory Café Thursday 23rd 10.30am – 12.30pm

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 *T&Cs apply, min. age 16 yrs. All events are FREE! We look forward to seeing you soon!

37

Worried about your memory? Or care for someone with Dementia? Come along to a friendly group hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society

Enchanted Wood Thursday 30th 2 – 3.30pm Craft activities for children aged 4-11yrs. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

MAY BANK HOLIDAYS: No staffed hours Monday 6th & Monday 27th. Find Open Access unstaffed hours (for registered Open Access users only) on our website www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries and social media

Thursday, 16th May A New View of God and its Effect on Well-being A free talk on Christian Science by Phillip Hockley at 7.30pm in the Christian Science Church, 51 North View, Westbury Park, BS6 7PY.

Got a story or any other inquiry? Call Richard on 0777 555 0607 or email richard@filtonvoice.co.uk @southgloslibs

@sgloslibraries


38

T: 0777 555 0607

filtonvoice

www.filtonvoice.co.uk

May, 2019

n PROPERTY OF THE MONTH WITH OCEAN Branksome Drive, Filton, £235,000

An immaculate property with a modern finish A beautifully presented mid-terrace house that is immaculate and modern in finish, close to major employers such as Airbus, Rolls Royce and the MOD. Boasting two double bedrooms, it has a spacious bathroom with additional walk in shower and white suite to the first floor. There is a charming living room with bay window, open plan dining room through to an extended kitchen, utility and WC on the ground floor. The loft has been

Trade services

AERIAL SERVICES

www.theaerialman.co.uk

thoughtfully converted to make a useful versatile room. To the rear is an attractive lawned garden with patio and decking with useful rear lane access. The property further benefits from double glazing and gas central heating. The property is offered with no chain. For more information, contact Ocean estate agents Filton on 0117 904 4000.

AERIAL SERVICES

H&P Aerials Digital, Freeview and Freesat Specialists

• TV, FM & DAB • Radio Aerials • Extra Points • Fully Guaranteed • OAP Concessions CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTATION

Advertise here... prices start at just £17.08*/month Call 0777 555 0607 for more details * +VAT

BUILDING SERVICES

For a free quote

Tel: 0117 908 7232 or Mobile: 07815 029775 BUSINESS SUPPORT

D Turner

Painting, Decorating & Property Maintenance • Tiling • PVC • Full Electrics • Fencing • Flooring Interior & Exterior Free Estimates Competitive Rates

Office: 0117 982 3930 or 0777 391 6802

Does your business need to free up the burden of doing your payroll in 2019? Affordable, flexible and reliable payroll management and administration. Email: denise@busybusinesssupport.co.uk Web: www.busybusybusinesssupport.co.uk Phone: 07929477158

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


May, 2019

Trade services

E: richard@filtonvoice.co.uk

CLEANING SERVICES

filtonvoice

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

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 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** **O.A.P. DISCOUNTS** DISCOUNTS** **O.A.P.

ELECTRICIAN

PLUMBER

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

0117 GARDENING SERVICES

957 5092 PLUMBER

39

PLUMBER

Reliable Plumber

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

Complete bathroom installations

Tel: 0117 979 3842 or 07791 786 820 ROOFING

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

WIFI SERVICES

D. ATTWELL

LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICES For All Garden Works

The EXPERTS in plumbing and heating

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

365 days a year!!

• FULLY INSURED • LICENSED WASTE CARRIER

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

Call us NOW on

07779 303880 mpplumbingservices.com

Poor WiFi Signals Solved Fixed Price Solutions Full Home Coverage OAP Discounts

0117 967 9028 www.thewifiman.co.uk

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


...your next step in floor covering

▪ Carpets ▪ Rugs ▪ LVT ▪ Linoleum ▪ Vinyl ▪ Laminate ▪ Safety Flooring ▪ Coir ▪ Sisal Bringing twenty-five years of floor covering experience to Gloucester Road, your new reliable, independent, local, first-class carpet shop. We always have full rolls in stock and on display ready for your perusal, roll stock always represents best value. Come in to buy or just to say hi, either way we would love to meet you. ▪ Fully certified and insured in-house fitters ▪ Full 'no pressure' measuring service. ▪ Directly dealing with all the major manufacturers

Let us be your next step in floor covering. What customers say about us ....

FOR SOME FANTASTIC WELCOMING OFFER " Fantastic service from new independent shop on Gloucester Road. John was really VOUCHERS SEE PAGE 15helpful, INSIDE! and our son has a fab new carpet in

" What a find! Completely took the stress out of all my carpeting needs. Selection is huge, staff very friendly and helpful and a local shop!! Highly recommend."

his room. Great quality and value."

278–280 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8PD (opposite the Post Office)

Call us on 0117 9425 770

conrancarpetsltd@gmail.com

Open Mon–Sat, 10am–6pm

Profile for Richard Coulter

Filtonvoice May 2019  

Filtonvoice May 2019

Filtonvoice May 2019  

Filtonvoice May 2019

Advertisement