Bits and pieces, 18th August
A project is in motion to collect memories and stories to do with Twerton. An informal memory cafe called “Deja Brew” will be held at Twerton Parade on 24th August in the afternoon, and at Twerton Market on 25th August in the morning.
The organisers will be gathering objects and hearing stories about Twerton from local people, in return for free tea and cake. This may lead to an art project.
Twerton Village Hall
It can be hard to find out what goes on inside Twerton Village Hall, but you can at least download the timetable for August 2011 by clicking here.
The timetable shows that every week there are many activities going on. There are sessions for preschool children, as well as singing, yoga, kung fu, line dancing, women’s card making, kids’ karate, weightwatchers, Christian fellowships and more.
Rosewarn Sports Fun Day
A Community Sports Fun Day was held in Rosewarn Field from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday.
Workers from the youth service, Bath Area Play Project and Groundwork led the sports and games, while Somer Residents’ Partnership provided bouncy castles and face painting.
A couple of Police Community Support Officers came and did some property marking. The photo opposite is of PCSO Paul Spreadbury marking a bike with the owner’s house number and postcode in case of theft.
The main thrust of the event was to get residents’ views on how Rosewarn Field should be re-designed.
A total of £35,000 is available to invest in improving the park, although more money would become available if residents formed a committee and applied for additional funding.
Parents and children wrote down their ideas on the forms provided by Somer, with some suggestions in favour of there being sandpits in the play area.
Bits and pieces, 11th August
Sell or give away
There is a new Facebook group called “Local Bath community do you have anything to sell or give away?” Many of the members live in this area, so it is great for picking up a bargain or giving something away. If you are on Facebook you can easily join the group by following the link here.
A poster about Roundhill in Southdown has been produced. It documents some of the history of Roundhill and also draws attention to historic sites that can be seen from the top of the hill. You can access it by following the link here.
The newly elected Liberal Democrat Council has decided to keep Culverhay School open and allow it to apply to become a co-educational school.
Local musician loses beard for charity
Last Saturday evening at the White Horse Pub, local singer and guitarist Gem Moase allowed his distinctive fourteen year old beard to be shaved off for charity. About £134 was raised as the collection pint glass was passed around the pub.
The money will go to The House of Affection Orphange, which is in Kerrala in South West India. You can also support the orphanage by purchasing hand-made goods from Kerala Crafts.
Earlier in the day, Gem had been playing music for the fun event at Bath City Farm.
Positive action in Twerton
A couple of days of hard work have helped to improve the environment around Pennyquick Park and Redland Park.
On Friday, the Community Projects Manager Stacy Pritchard and the Council’s IT team, came and painted the play equipment in Pennyquick Park.
A lady from Redland came along and helped out with the painting as well.
Then on Saturday, a team of us did a litter pick around Redland Park for a couple of hours. There were several residents from the estate alongside myself and the Twerton Councillors Tim and Gerry – which wasn’t a bad turnout considering that it was raining most of the time.
Now we just need more people to get involved and we’ve got an action team in the making!
Twerton Station in the old days
Thanks to Mr John Rawlings for sending in this old photo of Twerton Station.
The image has been captured from the track itself and faces toward Bath.
The bridges in the distance are those that span the railway line at Bellotts Road, near the Bellotts Road Cemetery.
Twerton Station opened when the railway was built in the 1840s but closed in 1917.
The fence is shown bearing some enamelled advertising signs that were typical of that era.
The long gone iron footbridge used to be very visible from the High Street in Twerton.
Photo from John Rawlings, 09/07/11
What’s inside the Southside Centre?
The Southside Youth and Community Centre held an open day on Friday, to invite organisations to come and think about how they could use this newly revamped facility to benefit the community.
This was also a chance to capture some footage showing residents what the centre has to offer.
At the moment, most of the activities are for young people aged 13 to 19, with the exception of a Young Parents Drop-In on Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm.
A community cafe will be up and running soon. Paid workers and volunteers are needed to help run the café, so get in touch if you want to be involved.
On Saturday 17th September there will be a Grand Opening of the Southside Centre, when all of the work will have been completed.
For more information about the centre phone 01225 423218.