News in February and March 2010

‘Save Our Stains’ charity night

The White Horse Pub at Shophouse Road, will be holding a ‘Save our Stains’ charity night on Tuesday 2nd March.
This is in aid of St Michael’s Church in Twerton which sadly had its stained glass windows vandalised a few weeks back. There will be live music from the likes of Gem, Screech and Shaggy, and Scott Cox plus others.
In addition, Cottage Brewing and Milk Street Brewery are supporting the cause by giving the Twerton pub a barrel of Puffin Billy beer and a barrel of Gulp. All proceeds from these two beers will be going straight to the cause.
So get there early and grab a table, listen to some quality music, drink some great beer and know that you are doing it for the greater good.

Joe, 27/02/10

Woodcraft with the Play Rangers

The Community Play Rangers will be holding Woodcraft Workshops at Bath City Farm after the half-term.

The workshops will take place on Wednesdays and will run from 3.30pm to 6pm.
Come and make jewellery, musical instruments and all kinds of other things out of wood.
Children aged 5 to 14 would be very welcome to attend.
The photo opposite is of Play Ranger Adam doing some traditional woodcraft for the Bath City Farm display, at last year’s Spring Flower Show in Victoria Park.
For more information phone 0759 0851543.

Joe, 10/02/10

Learn to grow your own vegetables

A Twerton lady named Afrel, takes an interest in projects that help communities to support themselves in ways which are environmentally friendly.
Afrel has sent in details of a free information day on how to grow your own vegetables. It is to be held at the Guildhall on 13th February from 2pm to 5pm.
This could be helpful for anyone who is on the waiting list for an allotment, thinking of applying for an allotment, who would like to gain experience in a shared vegetable garden, or who is planning to grow vegetables at home.

Information from Afrel Pounds, 08/02/10

Play area celebration!

A celebration of the new play area at Hillcrest Field has been organised by The Children’s Society and the Council.

Scheduled for Saturday 13th February between 10.30am to 12.30pm, the range of fun activities will include face painting and a competition to give the play area a name.
Local residents can also see the new facilities which will provide children and young people with a safe place to play.
These include a pod swing, slide and rope climbing equipment.
The field has been landscaped to provide a much better area for playing sport.
Residents will be able to discuss designs for a new covered seating area, and people involved in the development of the area will be present to listen to the views of the community – including the views of children and young people.

Joe, 04/02/10

Thinking of stopping smoking?

Bath and North East Somerset Healthy Lifestyles Service, will be at the Bath City Football ground on Saturday 6th February from 1.30pm.
We will be offering advice, information and support to anyone who is thinking of stopping smoking. Pop by and see us before kick off or during half time.
We could provide you with the kick start you need to a healthier you, with more pounds left in your pocket! For more information call us on 01225 831852.

Jo Spinney, 04/02/10

Community walk enjoyed by many

On Saturday the Friends of Roundhill group led a walk from Roundhill to the 14th century Tithe Barn at Englishcombe.
There was a good mix of children and adults, and people seemed to enjoy the scenery around Englishcombe as we made our way down to the Washpool stream and along the country lanes to the barn.

Jenny Walker the owner of the barn, kindly gave a talk about its history and the restoration work that has been carried out by English Heritage.
The two big thermos flasks that we took with us, were ample to supply everyone with coffee on a cold but sunny day. The Community Walk is part of the activities that the Friends of Roundhill group organises throughout the year.

Joe, 02/02/10

Phone mast application

Vodafone has applied to install a 15 metre phone mast near the junction of Wedgewood Road and Poolemead Road. This is not far from Twerton Infant School.
If you want to oppose the application the closing date is 15th April 2010. You would need to follow the link here and fill in the online form with your details and comments.
Health Trainer Jo Welch has printed some protest petitions against the mast. If you or your organisation would like to sign one, or to help to fill one with a list of names, contact her at:

Joe, 28/03/10

Twerton photography on Flickr

Did you know there is a special section on the flickr photograph sharing website, where some photographers display the pictures they have taken in and around Twerton?
Anyone can join this group and upload their photos of Twerton. To visit the Twerton Photography section click here.

Joe, 14/03/10


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