News in June 2010, part 2

“We don’t want allotments here!”

 
A campaign has been organised against the Council’s idea to build allotments on a section of Pennyquick Park.

According to the local newspaper, a petition of more than 300 names has been collected by resident Gillian Crawford (Bath Chronicle, 24th June 2010, p. 5).
 
It’s good to see Twerton people taking a stand against this plan which seems to be a bit of a ‘no-brainer’.
 
The park was recently updated with new play equipment as part of the Play Out, Hang Out project to improve 28 play areas in the county.
 
Residents are now discussing their own ideas over how the playing area could be improved.
 
You can email your point of view to Parks Manager Simon Memory at: simon_memory@bathnes.gov.uk
 

Joe, 28/06/10

Don’t be a victim of domestic violence

 
It is a known fact that when the World Cup is on, there is an increase in the number of incidents of domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence can feel lonely and scared but there is help available to turn your life around.
 
The Council has made a short video telling the story of a former victim and how she received help from the Southside Family Project. You can watch the video on the Council website by clicking here. The Southside Family Project has an office at Meade House, Wedgewood Road. Their phone number is 01225 331243.
 

Joe, 23/06/10

Support for England at The Full Moon

 
There was a lot of support for England at The Full Moon Pub on Saturday evening, when the World Cup game against the United States was shown on the screen.
 
The pub was well decorated with England flags and emblems, and some people were wearing the England football shirt. There was plenty of camaraderie, humour and a loud cheer when Emile Heskey’s goal gave England an early lead.

Some of the pub’s regulars are from the RNID Poolemead Centre and a couple of them came and enjoyed watching the game.
 
Later on, there was disappointment over England goalie Rob Green’s blunder which allowed the USA to level the match. Some of the viewers play in The Full Moon’s own football team and felt that England should be playing better football.
 
Here are some World Cup predictions from The Full Moon.
 
Donna: “England can get to the last sixteen.”
 
Matty: “England to win. They can beat anyone. I’m English, what do you expect me to say?”
 
Gary: “England can get to the semis. They can beat Brazil on the day. They are doing okay except for one silly mistake.”
 

Joe, 14/06/10

 

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