NEWSLETTER (55:17) – Learning Partnership West, rubbish, Healthy City Week

Projects with Learning Partnership West (LPW)

Attached is an overview of planned delivery in South Bristol for the rest of this year. It is worth keeping an eye on Rife ( and Go Places to Play for any new projects or changes to session times.
For further information on any of these groups please contact David Cousins via 0117 907 4417 / 07776465132,,

Halloween Forest Crafts

Moving forwards Incredible Edible Bristol will be running some forest school meets food growing and wildlife events, facilitated by trained specialists in outdoor education. The aim is to introduce the young people to the joys of being outdoors, to learn new skills around  growing, cooking and caring for wildlife and to have a great time whilst doing so.?️

The first session, to be held in the Quakers Burial Ground on 25th October, will be loosely based around Halloween and the preparation of outdoor space for wildlife over winter. The link to purchase tickets is

Join in the Dame Emily Park Project Rubbish Campaign ?

There are some lovely drawings ? on display in Dame Emily Park relating to the rubbish campaign “Take it in – Take it out”. Children from Holy Cross School are going to join in and so can you by creating one or more drawings and sending it to  They will be laminated and displayed to make park users aware of the importance to look after the environment.

“The River Malago and its Culverts in Old Bedminster” Walk

The next FrANC event this year will be a walk held on Sunday 22nd October.  The walk will start at 2:00pm and the meeting point is the entrance to the Windmill Hill Community Orchard (St. John’s Burial Ground) that is located opposite the junction between Francis Road and St. John’s Lane, immediately south of the railway bridge where Sheene Road becomes St. John’s Lane.  The walk will finish at the Spike Island Café on Cumberland Road at around 4:00pm where refreshments can be purchased if required. 

Please note that the number of places available on the walk will be limited to 25 and will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis. You can book your place via email or by telephone on 01179 544 888. A small donation of £2 per person will be requested as a contribution to FrANC funds.  Details about this event and other FrANC events can be found in the News & Events/Latest News section of the FrANC Website

LPW Volunteer Opportunity

The local community project “The Deaner Café” in Dame Emily Park is looking for volunteers to ensure it remains sustainable. Have a look at the attachment.

Talking Amongst Ourselves

Some readers may have attended a meeting at Bristol City Hall in July. It was called ‘Community Connections, Community Action and People Power’.  For those who missed it, you can access the conference report at

Supporting Healthy City Week

This city-wide event will feature many issues that have been important in Greater Bedminster over the last few years. Examples are these two events: retirement-action-react-study-targeting-mobility-independence-later-life  and  transport-equity-close-gap

Social Tea Dance

Held on Thursday 26th October in the beautiful hall of The Southville Centre. The dance runs from 3-5pm and features a fantastic live band, dance teacher and delicious tea & cakes  ? all for the bargain price of £5 for advance tickets (£6 on the door).

It is a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment and all are welcome to attend, even if you would rather just sit and enjoy the music (dancers also very welcome too!). If interested in booking tickets please call either St Monica Trust on 0117 305 2365 or The Southville Centre on 0117 923 1039.

FA Level 1 Coaching Courses Available ⚽

South Bristol Sports Centre, Ashton Gate will play host to two sessions for a FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, leading to the achievement of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification.⛹️

You can choose from October or November course.
It is suitable for males and females aged 18-plus who are looking to take the first step to become a qualified football coach.
For more information go to

VPAG Calendar 2018

It is now on sale with pictures celebrating the landscape and events that shape the park. All profits go to the Victoria Park Action Group. The calendar costs £5 (+£1 post and packing when bought online).

You can buy the calendars online at: 

Voscur Nomination

Do you know a local organisation, group or individual who deserves to be recognised for the great work they do? Nominate them now for The ‘Voscurs’ 2017

Deadline for nominations is 5pm on Wednesday 18 October 2017.

The annual Voscur awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Bristol’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. The awards will be presented to winners at our AGM and Annual Event on Thursday 30 November at We The Curious (formerly At-Bristol).

For further information and to make a nomination see:

Man Food Project

Who is interested in some events coming up at J3 library and Bedminster Library, as part of Healthy City Week. The project is called Man Food and is about men, food and sustainability in Bristol

*   Tues 10th October, 7pm, Junction 3 Library – Meat of the Matter – discussion and free dinner event – presented with Flexitarian Bristol as part of Healthy City Week. FREE!
*   Weds 11th and Saturday 14th October, 10.30am, 12pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, starting from Bedminster Library – And All The Men We Saw Today – audio walk created by project artists in residence Joanna Young, Kip Johnson and Jamie McCarthy. Also part of Healthy City Week. Tickets £2, spaces limited.

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