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Tributes paid to Bill Moore, a real local hero

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Facing the most devastating of illnesses, Bill Moore, who has died aged 52, was a true inspiration, indomitable of spirit and without doubt a local hero. Bill, a former town councillor who worked in IT support before his illness became too much, passed away on October 1. He had faced numerous operations since a tumour was discovered around 10 years ago and in 2015 he lost his sight during another procedure. Yet through all his battles, he remained a community

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Tributes paid to Filton's local hero Bill From Page 1 stalwart, with his council work and huge contribution to the Community Garden among his many achievements. Just this summer runners took to the track to tackle a tricky challenge, trying out guided running to raise funds for St Peter’s Hospice, an event organised by Bill who had been receiving care at the Hospice. £3,000 was raised. And in 2015 he ran a half marathon for Guide Dogs UK. At the time he said: “I like to set new personal bests. I especially like taking on various challenges to raise money for charities – I get a real kick out of helping people, it makes me happy.” Tributes have been flooding in for Bill. He was a tireless backer of and worker in the Filton Community Garden, and its chairman Dave Mikkelson said: "On Sunday 1st October I lost a dear friend and colleague. Whilst in constant pain for many years Bill never complained or felt sorry for himself, he just got on with life. "Not only his own life but the lives those around him, always considerate, always wanting to help and always wanting to make a difference. Even at the end he

Bill at the community garden fete was raising funds for St Peter's Hospice where he spent much of his time in recent months. "As a Filton Town Councillor Bill served the community with distinction always challenging the Council to do better to improve the lives of residents. "Perhaps his greatest achievement was the Community Garden. Bill's vision, determination and infectious enthusiasm brought together a group of likeminded residents to fulfil his dream of creating a space for the enjoyment of the community.

"This was by no means an easy project. There were many problems along the way. Bill faced them head on finding solutions, raising funding and making it happen. Many lives will be poorer for Bill's passing but we will always have our memories, mine are of a good friend, an inspirational character and a selfless person, Bill Moore was just a great bloke. I will miss him but will never forget him." Local couple Pat and Brian Smith, who knew Bill well, said: "Bill was amazing, his courage was inspirational. Despite his bad

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health, he raised thousands of pounds for charity. For instance, on the morning prior to major brain surgery he ran the Bristol 10K, saying he had nothing to lose as the odds of pulling through the op were stacked against him! He was the driving force in creating the Garden. "He worked tirelessly raising funds, blagging firms to lay paths, organising the layout and cutting the templates for the Concorde Beds. Hard work but great fun and what a fantastic legacy.  He was a very brave man with a kind heart. He enriched people's lives in so many ways. It was a pleasure and a privilege knowing him." On Facebook, many residents paid tribute to Bill. His good friend and former council colleague Kieran Hyde said: "The last few months have been heartbreaking seeing the pain and suffering he has gone through. My thanks go out to St Peter's Hospice who cared for him so amazingly." Bill became a town councillor in 2011, originally as a Labour councillor but he declared himself 'Independent' in 2012 and remained that way until legal rules forced him to step aside after he was unable to attend meetings due to his illness.


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How Liam gets a huge kick out of success on the European stage

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children really good discipline and is great for their confidence.”   Liam said: “I love training and feel very proud to be part of Team GB. I am happy with my European silver medal but am ready to go for gold next year.”  In the build up to the championships in Macedonia, Liam competed in the Hungarian and Croatian Opens. He has also competed in many competitions nationally. Liam has been able to afford competing abroad, thanks to some funding he received through Filton Town Council’s Chair Award.  The £600 funding has allowed the youngster to travel abroad, afford the necessary kit and take part in training camps.  Mum Kelly said: “We would like to give a massive thanks to Filton Town Council for the funding – without it, we wouldn’t be able to travel abroad for Liam to compete.  “Liam’s success also wouldn’t be possible without his coach Sharon – she is an absolutely brilliant instructor.”


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AEROSPACE BRISTOL IS SET FOR TAKE-OFF! New home of Concorde to open this month AEROSPACE Bristol, the new home of the last Concorde ever to fly, will open its doors to visitors from October 17. Located on the historic Filton Airfield, the highly-anticipated new family attraction will take visitors on an exciting journey through more than a century of remarkable aviation history. The brand new exhibition brings Bristol’s rich aerospace heritage to life; telling a fascinating story of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things, featuring amazing aerospace exhibits – including aeroplanes, helicopters, missiles, satellites and more – and entertaining visitors with a variety of fun science interactives. The star attraction will be Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly. Visitors will explore the history of Concorde, step aboard the iconic aircraft, and enjoy a stunning audio-visual show projected on to the supersonic jet, with “speedy boarding” tickets available to book in advance at Lloyd Burnell, executive director of Aerospace Bristol, said: “The team at Aerospace Bristol couldn’t be more excited that tickets are now on sale.

“The new museum will offer something for everyone: Concorde, as always, has the power to amaze and looks just stunning in her new home; we have created a first-class exhibition to tell the story of Bristol’s aerospace achievements from 1910 to the

modern day, and there are great fun interactives to keep all members of the family interested and entertained. “We hope that all those who saw Concorde on her final flight into Filton that historic day will want to be one of the first to come and pay tribute to this very special design and engineering icon and learn about the Bristol people who worked here over the years.” Aerospace Bristol tickets entitle visitors to enjoy free day return visits for a whole year from the date that they are first used (subject to terms and conditions). Aerospace Bristol is also open for community group and school bookings. Working with

industry partners, the museum has developed a practical and inspiring learning programme for school groups of all ages and aims to inspire young people to pursue exciting careers in science and technology. With fundraising not yet complete, visitors who wish to support the Bristol Aero Collection Trust, the registered charity behind Aerospace Bristol, are asked to share their memories of Concorde via the museum’s ‘Concorde Memory Map’ (www. and give a kind donation. Shared memories will be added to the new museum’s digital archive – ensuring that they are preserved, ready to inspire the next generation.

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'Excellent pricing' at new MOT and service centre A local motor trade company is celebrating the opening of a new MOT and Service Centre in Filton LCM Automotive, well known for selling quality used cars and commercial vehicles in the local area, has recently opened the centre at a site on Golf Course Lane, Filton BS34 7QS. Business owner Nick Malpas, who established LCM Automotive in 2013, says the business has built up a reputation for “extremely well prepared vehicles at competitive prices” and offers “excellent levels of customer service”. Speaking about the firm’s new venture, he told the Journal: “Our MOT and Service Centre was set up to provide a trustworthy, friendly and reliable garage that offers its services at a reasonable price in the local area. "We have kitted out our new workshops with the latest equipment, so that our highly skilled and experienced technicians have all of the tools they need to carry out their work to the highest possible standard. "We operate a small but efficient workshop and provide a polite, professional and personal service to all of our customers.” Nick added: “Our main aim is to put the customer first. We treat all customers fairly, which means we will quote you before we do any work to your vehicle, we won’t use complicated jargon when we speak to you and, wherever possible, we will show you any parts that we have replaced to show that they truly did need changing.” Servicing starts from just £99 and MOTs are usually £49. Combo Offers (MOT combined with a service) are even better value, starting from £119. The firm aims to offer main dealer quality and service, but at much lower prices, as Nick further explained: “Our computer system gives us access to all manufacturer service schedules, so we are able to carry out the exact service that your car would receive in a main dealer. We also offer free courtesy cars (subject to availability).” Keep an eye out for LCM Automotive’s special promotions over the next few months. • To book an MOT or service, phone 0117 329 6134 or 07941 367146

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Community groups come together for first 'Celebrate Filton' event Groups representing young and old and all manner of activity gathered in Filton this month to celebrate all that is happening in the community. The 'Celebrate Filton Community' event was organised by Southern Brooks and saw a big attendance of local people who came to Charborough Road School. Among the VIPs attending were South Glos chief executive Amanda Deakes, Cabinet member for Communities & Tourism Cllr Heather Goddard, council vice chair Ian Blair, local MP Jack Lopresti and Filton Town Council chairman Darryl Collins. Visttors browsed stalls, enjoyed performances by choirs including Filton Hill Primary and had the chance to find out about

groups and meet people from local services like the police. Talented photographers showcased their talent with a competition focusing on pictures of Filton. The day was also a chance to talk about Filton and ‘have your

say’ in creating a town which benefits the whole community. Community development charity Southern Brooks Community Partnerships has been trying to find out what people in Filton want and need with an extensive survey which

has been running for several months. For some time, Filton has been identified as a Priority Neoghbourhood due to issues around health, educational attainment and other factors. However due to the work of agencies like Southern brooks and others, the town is no longer one of the six PNs in South Glos whihc means funding for this work will end next year. Southern Brooks Director, Julie Close, sakid “We’re working with residents, the Town Council, South Gloucestershire Council and many organisations in Filton to celebrate the fact that life for many people in Filton has improved. "This has been shown by the latest information published by the government that looks at


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Opposite page, Filton Hill Primary; above, the audience; right, police officers try the ukelele; left, photo winner Sky Reynolds with Jack Lopresti MP and far left, Northavon Singers various factors that impact on the quality of life in a town” Cabinet member for Communities & Tourism Cllr Heather Goddard said: “I am very pleased that Filton has achieved recognition for all of the hard

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Campaigners make case to save garden Campaigners fighting to save a part of the Filton Community Garden from being lost to future development have made their initial case to South Glos councillors. They handed in a 3,000-signature petition to councillors earlier this week. Their concern is that under outline proposals, in order to keep the remainder of Elm Park as green space, a sizeable chunk of the community garden will not have this protection in case it is needed for further schemes such as road widening. An inspector has already agreed with South Glos officers' designation of the space and campaigners now hope councillors will reject this when the matter goes to full council in November. Community Garden chair Dave Mikkelson told the meeting: "The petition is in


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you will find a letter of support from Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti. This area of Elm Park is very important to the Filton Community as it includes a multiple RHS award winning community garden, a boules court, cycle speedway track and a uniquely designed skateboard park. "Also included are 218 trees and hedgerows, a magnificent carved owl and children's fairy door experience, a war memorial, a rose garden dedicated to former Conservative Councillor Doug Daniels and an orchard recently planted by local children. I recall telling them that the trees would grow with them and when they got older they could tell there children they planted them. They should not be denied." As we went to press, it was revealed the garden has again been named outstanding by the RHS. More next month

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Axe robbery terror for staff at Filton shop A man with an axe terrorised staff at a Filton food store before escaping with a small amount of money. Police have issued two CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with the incident. Store manager Kathy Phillips, who was in the shop at the time, said: "It was so frightening. "There were just two of us in the shop at the time, myself and another female member of staff. "He wasn't in the shop for a long time but it felt like a lifetime. "You don't know what you can do when it happens." Ms Phillips said there were no customers in the shop at the time. A police spokesman said: "A man walked into the Spar in Filton Avenue, at around 7.30am on Monday, October 2,


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"He’s described as white, of average to slim build, about 5ft 7ins, and wearing a dark blue jacket with a grey hood and a black scarf covering his face.  "The area around Filton Avenue is usually busy with commuters at the time around the time this incident happened.  "Did you see this incident? Do you remember seeing a man matching this description go into or leave the store?  "We also want to speak to a man who stopped in a vehicle at the scene and said he saw the offender get into a vehicle in the Northville Road area. Was this you? If you can help, please call Investigations on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5217224421.  "If you don’t want to speak to the police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. "They never ask your name or trace your call. You can also visit " l A 38-year-old man has appeared in court after being charged with a robbery at a Bristol store. Marc Anthony Coles, of Southmead in Bristol, has been charged with robbery, possession of an offensive weapon (an axe) and handling stolen goods following an incident at Spar in Filton Avenue on Monday 2 October. He appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on October 7 and was remanded in custody until his next hearing at Bristol Crown Court on 6 November.



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Poppy Appeal set to launch at Parkway THE Stoke Gifford Branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding its Poppy Appeal Launch at 2 pm on October 27 at Bristol Parkway Station. There will be Standard Bearers, a Chelsea pensioner, Cadets, scouts, members of the RBL Riders Branch with their bikes, and members and supporters of the RBL Stoke Gifford and Patchway Branches. The Last Post and Reveille will be played and Standard Bearers will be there too. The branch is also hoping to live stream the service on its Facebook Page: https://www. Please follow, like and share the Stoke Gifford Branch Facebook Page, it's full of interesting and informative pieces. The money raised for the Poppy Appeal goes to the RBL's

A photograph from last year's Poppy Appeal launch Welfare Fund, which is used to give help and support to current and ex-service personnel and their families. If you or someone you know needs help from the Royal British Legion please contact the RBL national helpline - 0808 802 8080. n The Stoke Gifford Remembrance Sunday service will be held at the Memorial on the

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Also the Baptist church in Rock Lane off North Road also has an 11am service which members of the RBL attend. n The Patchway RBL Remembrance Parade will be on Sunday, November 19. Muster point for the start of the march will be at Patchway Parade next to Coniston Medical Practice BS34 5TF this will leave at 10.30 sharp n Armistice Day - The Stoke Gifford Branch holds services at 11 am at Bristol Parkway Station; Willowbrook Shopping Centre, Bradley Stoke; Sainsbury's, East Filton. People interested in volunteering for the Poppy Appeal or who are interested in joining the RBL (you don't have to have served in the Armed Forces to join the RBL) can contact the branch at


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Library 'inductions' needed for open access Library users in Filton wanting to be part of the new 'open access' arrangements will need to complete an induction course, it has been revealed. At a meeting of Filton Town Council, some councillors said they had not heard of this new arrangement and said it had not been well publicised. The open access scheme will see the library opened but not staffed for part of the week, but only those who take the induction will be able to use it. It was brought in as a result of South Glos cost cutting which means staff hours are reduced. The scheme was already in operation in Bradley Stoke and is now being rolled out elsewhere. In Filton, a huge campaign spearheaded by town councillor Jo Ward and backed by Filtonvoice led to the threat of full closure being removed.

Staffed hours have been reduced to just 26 hours per week. Under the Open Access scheme the library will be open every day for a total of 77 hours per week. However during Open Access

sessions under 16s can only use the library if accompanied by an adult, which has caused some concerns for parents whose children do homework before going home. On social media, Filton councillor Roger Hutchinson said

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n NEWS therefore pay. Some have had to leave and others have moved to other libraries, which isn’t a satisfactory outcome but an inevitable one. "I opposed the reduction in hours, but at the same time welcomed the Open Access with it’s increase in opening hours.  "The induction was all part of the consultation and outcome as there is a need to ensure that people can access the library easily and properly and understand the security and safety measures that are built in.  "The library card has to be up-graded to operate the new system and an undertaking given by the user that they won’t let anyone else into the library on their card." A council spokesman said: " While an induction session was going on a library user not part of the session got into an argument with someone who was having their induction – but not about open access, rather about whether the induction session

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itself was causing ‘noise’. It got a little heated, but no staff were verbally abused." Library users can enhance their existing Active Leisure and Library membership for free. This will enable you to make the most of the resources at times that are more convenient to you. When the library is available during Open Access times users will be able to: Scan their Active Leisure and Library card and use their PIN to enter the library • Connect to free wifi • Use a computer • Access online e-resources • Issue, return, renew items and Pay charges using the self-service kiosks • Collect reserved books and items • Use the library to meet others, read and study • Read books and newspapers There are no toilet facilities during Open Access hours (apart from Bradley Stoke and Patchway, where toilet facilities are in the communal building).

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MP and mayor view £1.5 home upgrades Metro Mayor Tim Bowles and Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti visited a supported housing scheme in Filton on Friday as part of Starts at Home day. Local housing association Merlin invited the pair for a tour of its Buckingham House scheme to see the results of its £1.5m investment in the facilities. Over the past year Merlin has converted eight bedsits and the former warden’s flat into six, modern one-bedroom flats. It has also completely revamped and redecorated the rest of the building, including all the flats and the communal lounge where residents hold their weekly coffee morning and where the pair chatted with residents about the work.  Mr Lopresti said: “It was great to visit Buckingham House and see Merlin’s investment in housing for our community.

"One resident had been with the scheme for over 25 years and I enjoyed hearing her stories of friendships she had made with different neighbours over the years.” Now in its second year, Starts at Home is run by the National Housing Federation to

celebrate how supported housing helps hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people regain their independence and confidence. With the work at Buckingham House completed, new residents are now moving in. One of them is Alfreda Verrier and she said as soon as she saw

the flat that she knew she wanted to move in. Alfreda is a new tenant and said as soon as she saw the flat she wanted to move in.  “It’s absolutely perfect,” she said. “I was so pleased to get it as I never thought I’d have somewhere to live like this.”  Resident Fred Brooks continued living there while the work took place and said he was impressed with the transformation.  “It’s completely changed; everything is a lot brighter than it was before,” he said. There is uncertainty surrounding the future funding of supported housing. The National Housing Federation and its members are campaigning to persuade the Government to commit to ensuring that every person who needs extra support has a home that meets their needs.

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Former and current pupils across the generations mark primary's 90th birthday Current and former pupils of Charborough Road primary school came together to celebrate over 90 years of educating the young people in the Filton area. Families enjoyed delicious homemade refreshments, shared memories of their time at the school and had the opportunity to look through many archived documents such as year books and school photographs. Three generations of one family attended, all of whom are either current or previous Charborough Road pupils, with great-grandmother Edna joining the celebration on her 91st birthday! Headteacher Nicola Bailey commented: “It was wonderful to welcome so many former pupils and their families to Charborough Road. What struck me on the day was that, in some ways, how little has changed in the last 90 years! "Of course our buildings have been modernised over the years and much is different in terms of assessment, teaching methods and the curriculum. "However, what endures is our focus on ensuring that each young person receives the highest quality teaching, achieves their academic potential and benefits from a broad and engaging curriculum during their time here at Charborough. "So many families have commented today that our friendly and inclusive community

is as unique as it was 90 years ago, which makes us very proud.” Charborough Road was rated GOOD in all areas in its most recent Ofsted inspection. On the photo of the family above: Edna Shopland (Great Nan), Mums: Louise English, Liz Overfield, Jenny Ponter, Children: Kyrel Simpson, Mia Ponter, Sophia English. Right and opposite, visitors enjoy the day

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FACE, based at the Youth Centre, Elm Park, Filton, BS34 7PS 0117 9691938 / / What is FACE and what do they do? The Foundation for Active Community Engagement (FACE) is an active youth and community charity that is running the work at St Andrews Methodist Youth Centre in Elm Park. We run children’s and youth activities, group work & mentoring schemes, award schemes, groups and courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, Silver Surfers, support groups, volunteering opportunities, and we also host lots of community events and groups! Why not come and see us and get involved?

Activities for age 7-19years! A variety of programmed activities including cooking, sports, arts & crafts, Wii, tuck shop, pool, table tennis, discussions, award schemes, roller skating, trips and much more! All only £1 entry! School Years 8+ (up to 19yrs) Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm School Years 3, 4 & 5 Fridays 5-6pm School Years 6, 7 & 8 Fridays 6.30-8.30pm Re-opening after summer break September 13th

‘Filton’s Unsung Heroes Community Group Winner 2012!’ 1-2-1 support for over 50yr olds to access computers, internet, smart phones, digital cameras, and more! This friendly and supportive group costs £2.50 including refreshments. Thursdays 10am-12noon. This group is as much a social group as it is educational! Closed for August, opening again on September 7th

Activities for people with learning difficulties / disabilities! A variety of evening programmed activities including cooking, sports, arts & crafts, Wii, tuck shop, pool, table tennis, discussions, award schemes, trips and much more! Also supported, safe, fun and informal opportunities to learn more social and independence skills, improve communication and confidence! All only £1 entry! Sensory Sparklers: Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm, for young people aged 10yrs+ with complex sensory needs. Exploring different sensory activities. Bright Sparks: Thursdays 6-7pm, for age 11-15yrs with learning / social / physical disabilities or ASD Illuminators: Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm, for age 16+ with learning / social / physical disabilities or ASD Re-opening after summer programme September 14th Facing Forwards meets Tuesdays 10am-2.30pm; Educational and social group for adults with learning & physical disabilities. The morning is focused on ASDAN awards and the afternoon is more focused on building social skills. Costs £3 half day, £5 full day. (Bring packed lunch if staying all day) Re-opening after summer break September 12th Sadly our hired 1960s building is limited & we do not have an accessible toilet (we have access to one in the building next door). We also do not provide 1-2-1 or personal care, you should bring support worker with you if needed.

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Filton Town Council Meeting dates October

31st, 7.30pm Full Council Bethany Hall, Conygre **Note venue**

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14th, 7pm Finance Committee and Planning Meeting Doug Daniels Pavilion

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Leisure reception hrs: Mondays 9am – 7.45pm Tuesdays 9am-8.15pm Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays 9am – 7.30pm Saturdays & Sundays 9am-5.30pm Pop in and see us or call 01454 866686 for information. PLUS: Do you know we are more than just a swimming pool? We have fitness classes & bootcamp, badminton, table tennis, snooker, tennis courts and 5 side football courts all on offer. We also have sports fields, softplay, a skate and bmx park, children’s play area and outdoor Gym. For any more information please give us a call on 01454866686, or online at www.

Need to run an event or want to hold a meeting somewhere different? We offer flexible, affordable and accessible meeting rooms with WIFI available. For more information or to make a booking please contact us 01454-866686. Last month we were pleased to announce that the refurbishment work is now completed in the Doug Daniels Pavilion and skittle alley. We are extremely happy with the results and we are looking forward to the future in a much more modern atmosphere.  The pavilion works comprised of new glazed windows to replace the aging metal doors, with new flooring and toilets and kitchen. There are all new electrics, lighting and new suspended ceiling as well as being re-decorated.  The skittle alley now has a modern feel with a new seating area, suspended ceiling and a brand new skittle alley and viewing area. There is now access to a coffee machine so you can now sit and enjoy a coffee overlooking the pools.  Both the pavilion and skittle alley are now available to hire. For more information or to view our facilities please call us on 01454-866686. 

Lots of fun on our multi-level play area Come and try our multi-level play area, now includes slides and ball pit with a separate under 3’s section and submarine. Bring the kids along to play and explore while you sit back and relax. After the kids have run out of steam you can take advantage of our new seating area to enjoy hot or cold drinks, or snacks available from our bar area. Our soft play is available to dropin and also for pre-booked parties with our new dedicated party room included. Open daily from 9.00am till 5.00pm, bring your little sea monsters for some fun. Only £3.50 per child. (residents rates available, please ask at reception) Coffee machine available in the party room next door to our softplay

Parties Softplay Parties are available Saturdays and Sundays from 12-1pm and 2-3pm. (Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays evenings now available) A maximum number of twenty five children are permitted.

Filton Town Council Half-term activities at Filton Join us from 23rd October for a host of aquatic activities. We have – • Swimming lesson crash courses • Fun sessions & general swimming • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course • Rookie Lifeguard taster sessions (pre booking only) Please note that some of these activities require pre booking. Please contact 01454-866686 for more information.

Sign up your children for those vital swim lessons We offer a large swimming programme, with more than 60 hours of group lessons and a variety of aquatic based activities taking place throughout the week. We accommodate any ability from complete beginner, all the way up to the competitive swimmer. Our swimming teachers are recognised as some of the best in Bristol and will work with you to reach your goals, at whatever level. Ensure that your children grow up to be strong and confident swimmers – get them swimming early!

We offer a fantastic range of quality children’s swimming lessons throughout the year. Our children’s swimming lessons follow the Swim England (formerly ASA) Learn to Swim Framework. The programme is delivered by qualified Level 2 swimming teachers, and covers the basics of swimming for children, through to gaining complete confidence in the water.

What do we offer? • Our programme runs in term time blocks, *which is subject to availability • Lessons take place every day in the morning or afternoons • Low class sizes • Great instructors • Deaf friendly If you would like to join us for lessons please pop in to reception or call 01454-866686 for more information.

A warm welcome at the Ratepayers A warm welcome to the Ratepayers Arms bar where we have BT sports. We have a good selection of beers lagers, wines spirits and ciders, soft drinks tea and coffee. We also offer a range of real ales and guest beers on a regular basis. If you feel a bit peckish, then we have a range of hot bar snacks or freshly prepared rolls on offer. We hold a monthly quiz to support local charities,so grab some friends and come and join us for a fun night and bring the old grey matter! Are you a Darts team looking for a new venue? If so we would like to hear from you.

We have our refurbished full skittle alley and if you are interested or would like some more information then please get in touch on 01454866697. There is free wifi to connect to the internet, and a big screen for watching sport. Full accessibility for those with mobility constraints and function Room available for hire. Bingo on Thursday nights from 9pm with cash prizes for our winners! So come along and enjoy a nice drink and friendly atmosphere with the family at the Ratepayers Arms.



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n YOUR MP with Jack Lopresti

Pleased to see will of British people honoured

AFTER a summer of school fairs and community events, I returned to Westminster for the September parliamentary session with a busy legislative agenda ahead. Among my immediate priorities was making progress with my inquiries into how incidents involving the traveller community are handled after recent events at the Tumps and Forty Acres. I have asked written questions to the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, and will be meeting with the Police & Crime Commissioner to review the police response. After two days of intense debate, I joined my Conservative colleagues, as well as seven Labour members, to vote for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in order to move the Brexit process forward. The Bill, which

will now undergo scrutiny at committee level, transfers the laws that were decreed by the European Commission onto our statute books. As a passionate

Brexiteer, I was pleased to see that the will of the British people was honoured by Parliament and I hope that the Bill continues its passage through Parliament

unobstructed. It was a pleasure to join the National Farming Union at their parliamentary reception to show my support for the South West farming industry. Farming in our constituency generates £10.1million to the nation’s economy and provides over 500 jobs and supports a range of other industries, such as vets, solicitors, surveyors and feed merchants. I finished my week at DSEI Conference to meet with the range of businesses in the defence and aerospace industry that have sites locally to hear about their latest developments. A strong defence and aerospace industry is great news for our local economy creating investment and jobs. If you'd like my help on an issue, please call my office on 01454 617 783 or email me on

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Auction bids to raise charity cash A CHARITY auction was held at St Peter's Church Filton on Saturday 23rd September. More than 60 people were in attendance and ÂŁ1,130 was raised which was divided between the church and the charity ALABARE, which helps the homeless, ex-service personnel and people with learning difficulties. A good time was had by all and proceedings were helped along by the quick wit of local councillor Keith Briffett in the role of auctioneer.

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Nurse encourages others to join the RAF Reserves STAFF from North Bristol NHS Trust recently took part in the South West NHS Military Challenge. The event, hosted by 243 (Wessex) Field Hospital, invited NHS staff to discover what it is like to be a military medic for the weekend. Sixteen teams from NHS Trusts across the South West got involved in physical and mental activities provided by the region’s reservists from the Royal Navy and Marines, Army and Royal Air Force (RAF) Reserves. Intensive Care Unit nurse at Southmead Hospital, James Iddon, pictured, is encouraging medical staff to consider the RAF reserves after his rewarding experience as a reservist. James signed up to be an RAF reservist six years ago

when he was a newly qualified nurse. James is part of the 4626 Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton. They provide care in the air to injured troops, both to field hospitals and home to the UK. The RAF runs a constant Aeromedical Evacuation service worldwide and reservists train to be deployed anywhere in the world. In 2013, James had his first deployment to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. North Bristol NHS Trust supported this and James was able to work in Afghanistan for six months. James said: “Being deployed was a huge culture change, and then resettling back into civilian life was quite a challenge.

However, the transition both from civilian life to Afghanistan and from Afghanistan back to civilian life was managed well by the RAF. “It was a great experience. I learnt a lot both medically and about myself. I missed the move into the Brunel building though, so I left Frenchay for my deployment, and then started back up at NBT in Brunel! It was

like a new job but with the same people.” The military require medical reservists with the clinical skills needed for critical situations, so James found that his experience in a major trauma centre was of great help. James said: “If you understand that there’s physical training involved and that you will have to bear arms, then I would encourage anyone to do it. It’s incredibly rewarding and the marriage of skillsets is brilliant. It’s made me a better nurse.” As an RAF reservist, you have to meet a basic requirement of six weekends a year and a fifteen-day period of continuous mandatory training. North Bristol NHS Trust is supportive of staff who need to take time off for the mandatory training. You are able to pick where you can fit your reservist work around your work and personal requirements. Find out more at www.raf.

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With PC Sean White of Filton Beat Team

New member on the beat to target criminals I’M PC Sean White and I recently joined PC Paula Manos and PCSOs Georgia Bush, Matthew Horton and Soandro on the Filton Neighbourhood team, replacing PC Matt Griffin. I’ve spent most of my 14 years’ service working on teams responding to emergency calls, but became a beat manager in Thornbury four years ago. My aim is to work with the team to target criminals, especially those responsible for burglary and drug crime, and to deal firmly with anti-social behaviour issues. We’d like everyone to be alert after recent household burglaries in Filton. Four incidents involved windows being smashed or doors forced. In one, the door was damaged but the burglar didn’t get in. In another, a garage door was forced, but the connecting door to the house wasn’t locked, and a

laptop and games consoles were stolen. In the other two incidents watches were stolen and a jar of coins taken from a windowsill after windows were smashed. We’re grateful to a householder who reported hearing smashing glass and spotting a neighbour’s broken window – we were able to attend straight

away, although we didn’t find the suspect. In four other cases the homes were insecure. Stolen items included a handbag, wallet, purse and a laptop. It only takes a moment for a thief to walk in and in most cases people didn’t realise they’d been burgled until later, despite being at home at the time. It’s really important to make sure windows and doors are secure when you’re in another room. Ideally, lock up and set the alarm (if you have one) at night as well as when you go out. Make your home more secure by: • Using a timer switch to turn on lights and a radio at dusk • Installing low-energy motionsensing security lighting • Never leaving keys in the back of the door • Keeping keys, mobile phones and other portable valuables

safely out of sight of the letterbox or windows • Joining Neighbourhood Watch • Reporting suspicious incidents. If you think a crime is underway or a suspect is still in the area, ring 999 immediately; otherwise call 101.

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Visitors of all ages can enjoy festive craft stalls from local crafters selling all things Christmassy, you’ll be able to find that perfect Christmas gift.

Indoor & Outdoor Activities New experiences, every day adventures! GO active at Whitemead Forest Park is the perfect addition to the festive season; enjoy a wide range of activities including, Archery, Fencing, Elf School, Make your Christmas stocking and many more Christmas themed activities all for you to enjoy this festive season! Group bookings welcome!


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Scouts strike gold with top awards TWO 1st Filton Scouts have celebrated gaining the prestigious Chief Scout Gold award. The award is the highest award that you can achieve in the scout section and is a difficult badge to earn. To do so, young people must complete a number of challenges including learning about the world, teamwork, team leader, adventure, creative and personal challenges. The young people that have earned this award need to have shown great resilience, commitment and determination. During their three and a half years in Scouts, David and Jay, along with many of their friends, have taken part in a wide range of activities such as litter picking, camping, hiking, learning about charities and politics and supporting younger Scouts. The pair were awarded their badges at the end of a busy weekend camp at Woodhouse, where

42 young people – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts - and their families, got together to celebrate the end of 1st Filton’s 70th year.

For many of the younger members it was their first time away from home but a great time was had by all.

October, 2017

Boys' Brigade are 100 not out THIS year sees the centenary of part of the oldest uniformed voluntary organisation, The Boys’ Brigade. Although founded back in 1883 the Junior Section age group now celebrates its 100th birthday, and as the new year approaches Avon Battalion Boys’ Brigade would welcome any new members and helpers to join them in a great organisation. The local Boys’ Brigade has groups across the Bristol area in Hanham, Kingswood, StGeorge, Bedminster and Hengrove as well as companies in Yate and Weston-super-Mare for ages 5 to 19. Although up till recently it has been a boys’ organisation our group in Windmill Hill now caters for both boys and girls. For more information call Mark Fuller on 07984 983454 or find us on Facebook @ Avon Battalion Boys’ Brigade.

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Royal Albert Hall date for Filton's own brass band FILTON'S very own brass band, Filton Concert Brass, are busy preparing for an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. This is the first brass band from Bristol to represent the West of England in over 20 years! The journey to the Royal Albert Hall started in March with a 2nd place qualification at the West of England regional competition in Torquay. This has resulted in the band heading to Kensington on 14th October to join 19 of the best bands in the UK including household names like the Cory Band, Grimethorpe Colliery and Black Dyke. Founded in 1976 by the late Jim Scott in Filton and, only as recently as 2015 have been promoted to the Championship Section for brass bands. This year has been the band’s most successful year in their history.

On top of qualification for the Nationals the band recently won the Senior Cup competition in Blackpool coming top of 20 bands and securing promotion to the Grand Shield competition next year. The band are also trying hard to put on more concerts in Filton. Plans are already in place for the band to host a Christmas Concert for the local community. If you would like to use the band for a concert or event please email filtonconcertbrass@ The band are busy fundraising for their trip to the Royal Albert Hall. The band is self-funding with players paying subs each month. If you would like to make a donation to help Filton Concert Brass get to the Royal Albert Hall or become part of the band’s Supporters Group please email filtonconcertbrass@ You can follow the band on Facebook.

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n 5 Nutfield Grove Erection of rear conservatory n Conygre House Conygre Road Conversion of part of existing building to form 1no. dwelling with new bin and cycle storage area. n 6 Stanley Crescent Erection of single storey and two storey rear extension to provide additional living accommodation. n 79 Wallscourt Road Erection of single and two storey side extension to form 1 no. dwelling and associated works n 809 Filton Avenue Conversion of 1 existing dwelling into 2no. self-contained flats with associated works n 30 Conygre Grove Extensions and alterations to existing dwelling to form 3 flats with access and associated works.

n Flat King George Vi Filton Avenue Alterations to existing first and second floors to form 4 flats.


n Parklands 97 Station Road Discharge of conditions 3 (Travel Plan), 4 (Parking), 5 (Cycle Provisions) and 6 (Boundary Treatment) attached to planning permission Variation of condition 2 attached to planning permission PT13/1066/RVC. Variation of condition 2 attached to planning permission PT12/4017/F to allow hours of operation. Discharge of Conditions Decided n 16 Cleve Road Works to crown reduce tree by up to 3 metres covered by Tree Preservation. Approve with Conditions n 33 Dunkeld Avenue Erection of a single storey side and rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Approve with Conditions

n 5 Church View Consent to display 1 no. internally illuminated static fascia sign and 1 no. internally illuminated other sign. Approve with Conditions n 114 Lower House Crescent Demolition of existing rear lean-to extension and erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation. Approve with Conditions n 93 Station Road Application to vary condition 3 of PT14/2226/F to state the maximum height of the hedge to east boundary. Withdrawn n 115 Northville Road The proposed erection of a hip to gable roof extension to facilitate loft conversion. Approve with Conditions For more, visit www.southglos.

YTL come in to land at Concorde House

YTL Developments Ltd, part of the company which owns Wessex Water, and the developers of the Filton Airfield site, have completed a new lease of Concorde House in Patchway, Bristo. The building, which was recently refurbished has been leased by YTL as their office base for the Filton Airfield development during the initial phases of the scheme. Located less than half a mile from Junction 17 of the M5, the refurbished open plan office space is configured over ground and first floors with secure workshop and storage space to the rear. Crucially, it is also adjacent to the former Filton Airfield site, where a new community is to be created, comprising homes, schools and a retail centre, along with commercial space, community facilities, and recreational spaces and play areas.

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5.30 p.m. & 7.30 pm Contact: Kimberley - 07469 947406

WEDNESDAY Horfield Leisure Centre, Dorian Road. 3.30 p.m., 5.30 p.m. & 7.30 p.m. Contact: Carolyn - 07715 942226 0344 897 8000 0344 897 8000 Got a story or any other inquiry? Call Richard on 0777 555 0607 or email


9.30 a.m, 5.00 p.m. & 7.00 p.m. Contact: Sharron - 07947 064711

Littlestoke Community Hall, Littlestoke Lane.

9.30 a.m, & 11.30 a.m. Contact: Sharron - 07947 064711






Can you find 50 chemical elements vertically, horizontally or diagonally?

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





















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WORDSEARCH Antimony, Argon, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron , Cadmium, Carbon, Cobalt, Copper, Curium, Erbium, Europium, Francium, Gold, Hafnium, Helium, Indium, Iodine, Iron, Krypton, Lanthanum, Lead, Mercury, Neon, Nickel, Niobium, Nobelium, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Radium, Radon, Rhenium, Ruthenium, Samarium, Silver, Sodium, Strontium, Sulphur, Tellurium, Thallium, Thorium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Uranium, Vanadium, Xenon, Zinc.



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This month: Occupations

The numbers point you to the letters on a phone keypad Strontium

Clues Sulphur Across: Tellurium 2. 2677 5.Thallium 67426478 7.Thorium 7262437 9.Thulium 58343 10. 3473

Down 1. 2665 3. 76484 4. 22867 6. 48273 8. 2433







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

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




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Coming up at Filton Library *New Story & Rhyme Time* Wednesday 11 October

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

Pumpkin Pandemonium! Monday 23 October

Filton Chest & Heart Committee

Invite Filton Residents with a chest or heart condition to receive support and friendship from their charitable organisation

2 – 3.30pm Make your own creepy crafts for Halloween! For primary aged children and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

*New Memory Café* Thursday 26 October

10am – 12noon Worried about your memory? Or care for someone with Dementia? Come along to a friendly group hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society. *New day - third Thursday of every month.

*New Lego Club* Saturday 4 November

11am – 12noon Come along for stories and theme based building fun! For primary aged children and above, children must be accompanied by an adult. *New morning time slot, one Saturday a month.

Open Access Inductions

Members of the Committee organise coach outings, skittles evenings, coffee mornings, afternoon teas and lunches. Fund raising plays a major part of the charity's role which enables the Committee to purchase additional medical equipment for use in the Filton G.P surgeries, as well as the Respiratory and Cardiology Departments at Southmead Hospital.

Are you a current library member and would like to use the library during Open Access (unstaffed hours)? Please book your induction at or get in touch with us at Filton Library for more details. We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information & details Tel: 0117 9833362 or 0117 9759126


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Adding colour to all our lives Not only does Brewers in Filton accommodate for local people’s painting and decorating needs – it also provides an excellent customer service, says store manager Becki Syder. Located at the top of Filton Avenue in the old King George VI pub, Becki says that her store is definitely the quirkiest among the other 150 Brewers across the country.     Since opening in 2015, the store has served many local homeowners and painter decorators. It has also recently expanded to accommodate a full range of trade and designer paints, and a wallpaper department.      Brewers stocks a variety of paints to suit all budgets, from their own brand Albany to highend designer paints, such as Little Greene and Farrow & Ball.  Designer paints are made

with China clay and no chemicals, making them an environmentally friendly alternative to decorate your home.  All trade paints are mixed on site.

The store also offers quarterly promotions on their products. Currently there are deals on Dulux Trade Diamond Matt paint and 50 percent off Dulux Trade

Funerals from £1,895

Colour Testers 250ml.  Besides paints, Brewers sales a range of other items, including brushes and rollers, fillers and sealants, tools, woodcare,


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workwear, ladders and more. You can see the full range on their website,   Customers can also order a range of wallpapers in store, which are supplied through


their sister company Wallpaper Direct – the largest stockists of wallpaper in the country. Becki said: “At Brewers, we are always ensuring that our customer service is 100%, so

customers can rely on receiving excellent technical advice and help. "We get to the bottom of any problems that customer may have when it comes to

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decorating, and we make sure that there is always a solution." Becki joined the company in 2009, while living in St Austell. She then moved to Bristol to join the Filton store in 2014.

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Before: Jo with stylist Angela in Perfected

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After: Jo below with her supporters

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A Filton woman has gone fore a radical new look - to raise money for MacMillan Cancer. Jo Hayden, 42, of Braemar Avenue, a receptionist in a special needs school, had all her hair cut off by the team at Perfected in Filton Park. It is part of the MacMillan Brave the Shave campaign. As Filtonvoice went to press, Jo had raised £670 of towards her £1,000 target. She said she wanted to do it because so many people are affected by the devastating impact of cancer. A MacMillan spokesman said: " Because of people like Jo, we can provide nurses, support centres, advice lines and more. We’re here to help people living with cancer take back control so they can start to feel like themselves again. To support Jo, visit shavers/jo-hayden-

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n NEWS IN BRIEF Calling all singers “Henleaze Ladies Choir is a friendly welcoming group which meets in St Peters Church Hall, Henleaze on Thursdays between September and May from 1.30 – 3.30 pm (with a short break for tea). We give 2 charity concerts a year in December and May and from  time to time are invited to entertain community groups around the city.  There are also occasional social events organised. We are always pleased to see new members.  Pease come and try a rehearsal without obligation.  To find out more contact Jane English (07752 332278) or Jean Wickham (0117 9624466).”

IVF changes Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups have confirmed the appointment of a new provider of assisted


conception services, such as IVF, for local NHS patients. The GP-led groups agreed to award the five-year contract

to Bath Fertility following an open re-tendering exercise over the summer. Bath Fertility will provide the same range of


services under the new contract and NHS patients will transfer to the new provider on 1 December without any pause in treatment.


The Filton Historical Group was formed to encourage knowledge and appreciation of history, especially that local to this area.

All meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings in: The Pavillion, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol (by The Folk Centre).

Presently the Group arranges seven monthly talks which take place between September and April each year, and usually start at 7.30 pm. The first meeting starts at 7.00 pm to allow time for payment of yearly subscriptions. The meeting in April also starts at 7.00 for the short AGM prior to the talk.

27 September 2017 7.00 pm

- ‘A Look Back at Old Market & Castle Street’ Mike Hooper

28 October 2017 7.30 pm

- ‘Sodbury's History - Stone Age to 21st Century' Jim Elsworth

29 November 2017 7.30 pm

- ‘Frenchay Hospital's Hidden History ’ Alan Freke

In some years the Group also organises a short trip on a selected evening in mid-summer, to visit a site of local interest. New members are always welcome and anyone wishing to join can come along to any of the meetings, or contact the Membership Secretary: Alan Snook, 46 Woodstock Road Redland Bristol BS6 7EP Tel: 0117-9424378 e-mail: Currently Membership is £12 per year, which covers admission to all seven talks. Visitors are welcome and asked to pay £2.50 per meeting. Tea/Coffee and biscuits are available at 50p per session.

............................................CHRISTMAS........................................... 31 January 2018 7.30 pm

- ‘Amelia Edwards' Veronica Bowerman

28 February 2018 7.30 pm

- ‘When Weston Was a Village' Pat Hase

28 March 2018 7.30 pm

- ‘Wartime Radio Broadcasting' John Penny

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n VETS4PETS with Michael Parry

Still kittens and puppies in our eyes! This month, Vets4Pets Practice Partner Michael Parry BVSc MRCVS talks about his experiences with his own puppies and how to give your new puppy or kitten the best start in life. LOTTIE and Wilbur, my own two chocolate brown Spaniel cross puppies turned one year old recently. At the end of our first wonderful year together, here are some of my thoughts: They are no longer puppies, but I think the whole family will still be calling them puppies for quite a while yet. Along with every other pet owner, I am convinced that my puppies (dogs) are the best, sweetest, most wonderful in the entire world. You can never spend enough time on training the basics – coming back when called on a walk, stay, leave etc. I always mean to do more. It never ceases to amaze me

how many grass seeds and sticky burrs they can pick up after walking through grass. If only I had their energy all the time! They are such faithful friends. Just as my family did, we’re sure that you’ll quickly fall in love with your new pet and your life will never be the same again. You’ll certainly want to make

sure your new bundle of fun has the best start in life. However, it can be quite confusing. Which vaccinations to give and when? Which flea and worming treatment, and how often? How to choose a good diet? How do you tell which insurance company is reputable? When should I consider neutering (castration or

spaying)? Well, there’s good news if you are getting a new kitten or puppy soon. At Filton Vets4Pets we are offering a special Puppy and Kitten Best Start In Life Pack, which includes a thorough health check, a full vaccination course, flea treatment, worming, a bag of our recommended food, a microchip, discount on neutering, 4 weeks free pet insurance and of course professional advice on looking after your new bundle of fun. All this for just £49 (for a limited time period). We feel it’s essential to get the correct advice from a professional you can trust to help make all these issues clearer and less worrying. It is important to get things correct, right from the beginning. We’d love to see you and your new pet and help you get on the right track. Michael Parry BVSc MRCVS

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

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


day or £5 full day. More details contact

Wednesdays Filton Garden Club, St Teresa’s Social Club, 7.30pm. 1st Wednesday of every month, 0117 975 9126. Not January. Filtones Choir. Don’t like going out in the evening? At a loose end on a Wednesday afternoon? Ever thought of joining a choir? Why not come along on and exercise your lungs and challenge your grey cells with our friendly group of people who are The Filtones. We are actively seeking to recruit altos, tenors (gents or ladies) and basses to join our happy band. We sing four part harmony but ability to read music, although useful, is not essential as we supply CDs and MP3 files as teaching aids. We give afternoon concerts to elderly people’s clubs and societies around Bristol and two evening concerts in June and December from which we donate much of our profit to charities. We are a very caring and sociable group of people who sing together with the aim of giving as good a performance as we can, but mainly to enjoy ourselves. For more information please ring Jilly on 0117 9232281 or Shirley on 0117 9654348 or e mail or look at our web site on www.thefiltones. Alternatively, just call in at Eden Grove Methodist Church Horfield BS7 0PQ between 1.30 and 3.45 pm on a Wednesday afternoon (not during August) for a listen and a chat. Men in Sheds in Filton is extending its hours to meet demand. The DIY group, which aims to tackle loneliness and isolation among men aged over 50, operates from the Scout hut in Nuffield Grove, providing a space to socialise, build, share skills and drink tea. Men in Sheds Filton is part of a national movement, initiated by Age Concern Cheshire in 2009 and sustained by the UK Men’s Sheds Association. There are now over 200 “sheds” across the country, with many more being developed. The group runs every Wednesday, from 9.30am-12.30pm. Horfield Townswomens Guild are a really friendly Guild that meet on the second Wednesday of every month at St. Gregory the Great Church Hall, Filton Road, Horfield at 2.30 pm. Ladies are welcome to just turn up or ring Edna on 0117 949 5413 for a chat about the Guild. New Harmony Ladies’ Choir Bristol …. an established choir since 1994 who offers a chance for ladies to get together and have a good old……sing! No auditions are necessary apart from placing you into the correct voice group - soprano, mezzo soprano or alto. We are a very socially minded group and often enjoy activities outside the singing role. We perform several concerts a year and sometimes travel to other parts of the country to sing with other choirs. Our repertoire covers classical, choral, jazz, popular, folk, and show songs in fact, a wide variety. Everyone is welcome to Horfield URC church hall, Muller Rd on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30. We’d love to meet you. For more information contact our website or our secretary Angela Northavon Singers would welcome new members especially sopranos to our mixed choir of 20-singing all kinds of music. Rehearsals at St Peter’s Church Filton every Wed at 7.30pm - not August. 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 Filton Historical Group. meet at Pavilion, Elm Park, Filton. 7.30pm last Wed.of months. Sept. to April (not December) Interesting speakers. For further details: 0117 9695198.

Thursdays Bristol Male Voice Choir...if you enjoy singing, even if only in the shower/bath, then this is the place to come! We have fun every Thursday evening from 7.15 in the company of like-minded gentlemen. The choir practises every week at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (formerly Filton College) on Gloucester Road, Filton. For more information look at our website or telephone our secretary Alan Snook on 0117 9424378. Bristol Sugarcraft Guild meet every third Thursday in the month except August.We welcome all -from beginners to the more competent crafter Meetings start at 7.30-9.30 at St. Andrews church. For more information ring Bristol 9568737 or 9653568 Dinky Dolphins, baby and pre-school swimming session, games music and play, 9.30am-10.30am. These sessions are first come, first served. £4.25 for 1 adults and up to two children, Filton Sports and Leisure Centre, term time only, term time only. Filton Ladies, St Andrew’s Church Hall, 2pm-4pm, new members welcome, call 0117 904 1844 Silver surfers: FACE, Elm Park, BS34 7PS, 10am-noon Drop-in for ‘silverhaired’ folk (over 50yrs) to get help with accessing computers, the internet, mobile phone technology, digital cameras, and much more! Run by a dedicated team of friendly volunteers with Lisa at the helm, this supportive group is just as much a social session as it is about learning! Come and join us! Come along anytime, just £2.50 per session with free refreshments. Does not run during August. Should you wish to take Flower Arranging lessons, there is a small, friendly group which meets at Filton Community Centre (formerly Filton Folk Centre) on Thursday evenings at 7-9pm from mid September. Catering for beginners and improvers we cover all aspects of flower arranging from traditional to contemporary including Church flowers and flowers for special occasions. More details from 01454 323610 or 01454 412087. The Avon & Bristol Woodturners meet every third Thursday at St Teresa’s Church Hall from 7pm to approximately 10pm. For details,, North Bristol Creative writing group. Meets fortnightly. 07535111294 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.

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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@

Fridays Pre-School story and Rhyme time 2.30pm, Filton Library, Shields Centre Toddler Group, meets term time only at St Andrew’s Methodist Church from 10 to 11.45. A warm welcome to all toddlers and their carers. Concord band is Westerly Showband’s training band.We meet every Friday 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Doug Daniels Pavilion, Filton Leisure Centre, Elm Park, BS34 7PS. Our Conductor Keith Williams is a well known Teacher and Performer in Bristol, we play a wide range of music, so if you would like to get back to playing again, look no further. Contact Jayne 07880724948 / jaynerentonharper@ Or come along with your instrument and have a play. Visitors to rehearsals are always welcome. Aqua fit, 9.30 – 10.15am, cost £4.75 a session, class suitable for non swimmers, participants must be 16 yrs and over, Filton Sports and Leisure Over 30s dance party at the superb BAWA club, Filton, on the first Friday of every month (except for june when we meet on the first Saturday)..……. It’s the ideal night out for the 30 * 40 * 50 plus age range. Come and dance amongst a friendly lively crowd. Enjoy a good mix of music dancing thru’ the decades including some motown and soul favourites. Club times are 9 ‘til 1 - last entry 11pm - very smart casual – gents are required to wear collared shirts – no tee shirts or trainers. Dance adm £8 plus Bawa guest m’ship – come early & party the night away at this For more info call 07860 578708 StAndrew's Methodist Wesley Guild meets in the Church lounge every other Friday evening at 7.30 p.m commencing September 8th. We are a small, friendly group with a wide variety of speakers and members evenings and would welcome your company. There is no membership fee, just a small subscription on the evening which includes light refreshments. Ring 0117 9698523 for further details.

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

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

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n REGULAR EVENTS Mass, 10.30am. Other masses visit www. St Andrew’s Church, Filton, 10.30am, Morning Worship; 6pm, Evening Worship

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


Wednesdays: Youth club for 12-18s (Year 8+) 7.30-9.30pm, £1 Thursdays: Ignite Thursdays: (all sessions £1) 4.30-5.30pm: Sensory Sparklers group for people aged 11+ with complex sensory needs 6-7pm: Bright Sparks Youth club for age 11-15 with learning/social difficulties or ASD 7.30-9.30pm: Illuminators Transitions social club for age 16+ with learning/ social difficulties or ASD No 1-2-1 or personal care provided please bring support worker/carer. Fridays: 3.45-4.40pm: Street dance for 8-14year olds, £4 5-6pm: Youth club for School Years 3, 4 & 5, £1 6.30-8.30pm: Youth club for School Years 6,7&8, £1 We've extended the time and added a year group!New members always welcome to all groups. Based at: FACE, Elm Park, Filton, BS34 7PS, phone 0117 9691938, email info@facefilton. and website uk Please follow us on Facebook: ‘FACEFilton’ and Twitter: @FACEFilton to keep updated with our news!

Filton Community Centre 983 6500 FiltonCommunityCentre Mondays Tea Dance 1:45 - 4:00  Tel: 07527 808206 Krav Maga 8:00 - 9:30pm Tuesdays Keep Fit 2:00 - 4:00  Tel: 0117 9693326 Flower Arranging 2:00-4:00 Dog Training  7:00 - 9:15  01454 616630 Cacti Club 7:30 - 9:30 (3rd Tues)  Tel: 0117 9503604 Kumon Maths and English Classes 3.30pm - 5.30pm  Tel: 01454 281 037 Pilates 7:30 - 8:30pm with Nicola Fry 07500 962 821 Yoga with Rashmi 7 - 8pm 07789 747834 Wednesdays Pilates 9.30-10.30am with Nicola Fry 07500 962 821


n DIARY DATES Dawn James Art 1.30 - 3.30 Tel. 0117 975 9683 Jumpfit 5.40 - 6.40pm Tai Kwan Do  6:30 - 7:30 Tel: 07971 684912 Krav Maga 8:00 - 9:30pm Thursdays Lift Employ ability 9:30 – 12:00 Short Mat Bowls 2:00 - 4:00pm Flower Arranging 7:30 - 9:30pm Kumon Maths and English classes 4pm - 6pm  Tel: 01454 281 037 Karate 6:00 - 9:00pm Fridays Karate 6:00 - 8:00pm Saturdays Little Kickers Junior Football 08:45 - 11:45 Ballroom Dancing (3rd & 5th Sat) 7:4510:45pm Sundays Karate 10:30 - 12:00

Filton Historical Group The Filton Historical Group was formed to encourage knowledge and appreciation of history, especially of that local to this area. Presently the Group arranges seven monthly talks which take place between September and April each year, and usually start at 7.30pm. The first meeting starts at 7.00 pm to allow time for payment of yearly subscriptions. The meeting in April also starts at 7.00 for the short AGM prior to the talk. New members are always welcome and anyone wishing to join can come along to any of the meetings, or contact the Membership Secretary: Alan Snook, tel: 0117-9424378. e-mail:

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Saturday, October 28

Tuesday Coffee Morning 10am – 12pm Computer drop Club 2pm – 4pm Bingo 7.30pm – 9.15pm Wednesday Over 50’s 3 course lunch £3.50, 12.15pm, sit down at 12.30pm Thursday Over 50’s 3 course lunch £3.50, 12.15pm, sit down at 12.30pm Friday North Bristol Amateur Radio Club, Open to Public, 7pm - 10pm Saturday Bingo, 7.00pm – Currently Membership is £12 per year, which covers admission to all seven talks. Visitors are welcome and asked to pay £2.50 per meeting. Tea/Coffee and biscuits are available at 50p per session. PROGRAMME until Christmas All meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings in: The Pavillion, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol (by The Folk Centre). 28 October 2017 - ‘Sodbury's History - Stone Age to 21st Century' 7.30pm 29 November 2017 - ‘Frenchay Hospital's Hidden History ’ 7.30pm

Choirs and Brass Concert Come and hear Bristol Male Voice Choir as they host the City of Bristol Brass Band and Penzance Orpheus Ladies Choir at their October Invitation Concert.  Enjoy an evening of choral and brass favourites at the United Reformed Church (URC) Whiteladies Road on Saturday 28 October at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Tel 07495292667 ;  or e mail


A new ukulele group, and we are steadily gaining more members at Filton. Why don’t you come and join us? No experience necessary. We will always have a spare uke for you to try! We meet on Monday evenings at SHE7, Braemar Crescent. For further info, contact Sue Lonsdale: 0117 979 0381; e mail:

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

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

Weekdays Coffee shop, 9am – 12:30pm, St Peter’s Church, Filton

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October, 2017


So much going on near this lovely 3-bedroom village home

Northwood are please to market this immaculate 3 bedroom property to rent in highly desirable Cheswick Village. Easy access to the M32, major employment sites of the University of the West of England (UWE), MOD Abbey Wood and Hewlett Packard, to name a few. The property has a large lounge area and kitchen which includes all white goods. It benefits from a garden to the rear of the property and off street parking available for 2 vehicles, plus: • 2 spacious double bedrooms and single bedroom. • 2 bathrooms, one of these an en-suite to the master bedroom and additional WC on the ground floor • A loft ladder fitted for additional storage in the attic Please give Northwood a call today to arrange your viewing. Northwood 271 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JN t: 01179635777 |

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October, 2017

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