News in May 2010

Healthy stuff at Twerton Market

 
This year’s Healthy Living Week began at Twerton Market on Thursday, with a cluster of stalls giving out advice on health related topics.
 
You could try a selection of healthy foods like raw carrot and cucumber which were very nice, as well as rice cakes which, it is fair to say, were pretty flavourless.
 

 
There was a stall demonstrating how to recycle organic waste in compost bins, and another one where you could get your blood pressure tested. The above right-hand photo shows a lady named Gladys doing the blood pressure test.
 
Don’t forget that on 3rd June there will be a big Healthy Living Week celebration at Bath City Farm.
 

Joe, 27/05/10

Scrapstore comes to Twerton

 
On Monday the community room at Bath City Football Club was full of all kinds off colourful and interesting odds and ends. The Scrapstore comes to Twerton once a year, bringing lots of low cost creative materials for use in crafts.
 
The scrap materials are manufacturers’ left-overs which are delivered to the Bristol Scrapstore. The Scrapstore attracts parents, childminders, school groups and children’s centres, who use the materials to do craftwork with children.
 

 
In the left-hand photo are Play Ranger Samantha Rowlands, Scrapstore worker Lucy Ward and Play Development Officer Claire Sands. In the right-hand photo is Scrapstore worker Alice doing a craft workshop with plastic objects once destined to be bubble gum containers.
 
If you missed the Scrapstore at Twerton, there will be another one coming to Timsbury on 12th July. For more information phone 01179 0822090.
 

Joe, 24/05/10

News bits and pieces, 14th May

 

Mast refused

 
Vodafone’s application to install a 15 metre mast at Poolemead Road was refused at a meeting held in the Guildhall yesterday. Thanks to everyone who sent in objections to the Planning Department.
 

Police advisors

 
The police are looking for members of the public to provide feedback on the service that they’re providing. Volunteers would be part of an advisory group set up to make sure services match your community’s needs as closely as possible. The deadline for applications is 11th June. For more information phone Gemma Kirby on 0845 4567000.
 

PACT meeting

 
A Twerton PACT meeting was held on 12th May in St Michael’s Junior School. The priorities to be looked into from this meeting are: 1) Motorbikes at Redland Park; 2) Parking at Cleeve Green and Newton Road; 3) The disused play area and wooden fencing at Redland Park.
 

Joe, 14/05/10

We’re going up, we’re going up…

 
Bath City FC gained promotion to the Blue Square Premier league after beating Woking 1-0 in the Final at Twerton Park.
 

Regular fans were thrilled to see thousands of additional people turn up to watch the game. The crowd attendance figure has not yet been announced but terraces were jam packed with Bath City supporters.
 
We all knew that Woking had recently found top form just when they needed it, but City played confidently from the offset.
 
There was an early scare when a Woking blast at goal rebounded off our goalpost with great force. In the 9th minute of the second half, City Player Kaid Mohammed scored from a penalty to very loud applause.
 
Running out of time to rescue their chance of promotion, Woking looked increasingly dangerous in attack while City players stoutly defended their goal.
 
The referee’s final whistle prompted a celebratory pitch invasion from ecstatic Bath City fans.
 

Joe, 09/05/10

Cake and Break at Rose Cottage

 
A Cake and Break event was held at the Rose Cottage Cafe in Twerton High Street on Friday. The sale of cakes and books was to raise money for the Muscular Sclerosis Society. Thousands of these Cake Breaks have been organised across the country in support of the same good cause.
 
There was quite a crowd inside when I turned up. The cafe opened a few years ago, but it was a while before the community really discovered it. Now it is really thriving.
 

 
Many cakes and books had been donated by members of local churches as well as other people in the community.
 
Nobody could give an estimate of the number of customers that had come in that day. But we thought it must have been a lot – judging by all the cakes that had been sold.
 

Joe, 08/05/10

 

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