News in February 2013

Community orchard takes root at Bath City Farm

Volunteers were busy digging fruit trees into the grassy slopes of Bath City Farm on Saturday morning.

The farm is creating a new community orchard in a piece of field sectioned off from the sheep and goats.
At one point, there were about thirty volunteers from the surrounding area planting different types of tree such as apple, damson and hazelnut.
Volunteer Coordinator Sara Chapple, said that produce from the orchard can be sold at Bath City Farm to help fund new activities.
Also – the farm holds an annual Apple and Pumpkin event in the autumn. Apples from the orchard will come in handy for activities like apple bobbing and the longest peel competition.
Staff provided soup and hot drinks at lunch time for everyone who came along to help out.

Joe, 16/02/13

Bits and pieces, 16th February


Southside newsletter

A colourful newsletter full of information about the Southside Centre is to be distributed in Twerton, Whiteway and Southdown. To download your own copy of the newsletter, click here.
The Southside Centre is a youth and community centre with entrances at Kelston View and Poolemead Road.

Police Beat Surgeries

Your local Police Beat Team will be holding a surgery every month at the Southside Centre from 10am until 11am. The dates are: Friday 22nd February, Friday 15th March, Friday 5th April, Friday 25th April, Friday 17th May, Friday 7th June.
These are for you to come along and discuss local issues and concerns.

Acoustic Cafe

Upcoming Event: Acoustic Cafe at The Rec House (next door to The Full Moon Pub). On Sunday 17th March at 7.30pm. If you’re a singer-song-writer, in a band, a poet or just want a chilled eve listening to good music then come along to the acoustic cafe. Anyone is welcome to perform. £2 admission and bring a bottle!

Joe, 16/02/13


Proposed “Playful Pathway” at Carrs Wood

Bath and North East Somerset Council are planning to create a simple Playful Pathway along the main path in Carr’s Wood, Twerton. This trail will use logs already in the woods to create a few basic play features so children and families can enjoy the woods even more.

To see a bigger version of this map click here

We are keen to know what local people think of the ideas on the plan above. So please take a look and let us know your thoughts by Monday 4th March 2013.
Jeremy Dymond – Play & Community Development Officer
Telephone: 01225 396882

Jeremy Dymond, 23/02/13

Seeking local families to develop children’s play activities

Hi there,
My name is Janine Solomon-Gardner; I am the Community Play Development Worker for your area. Some of you may know me from the free craft play sessions I ran at the Southside Centre at Christmas time.
Working for Bath Area Play Project (BAPP), my role is to develop play activities for local families in your area. I am currently looking for families to be involved in an exciting project that could improve your community and the way your kids play within it. This is a great opportunity for you and your family to be involved in the development and improvement of play provision on your doorstep.
Together we can set up ‘Play Partnerships’ (groups of parents and children) in Southwest Bath and with support these partnerships can obtain funding to run various activities, play sessions, sporting events or whatever takes your fancy!
It would take less time than you think to get involved as you would decide for yourselves when, how often and where you would like to meet. So, let’s get families having more fun together in your area.
Please contact me on 07590 851546 or to be a part of this exciting project. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Janine, 19/02/13


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