News in November 2013

Christmas events coming up…

As Christmas approaches, local organisations and resident groups are starting to put together their Christmas community events. Here is the list I have so far.

Bath Community Shop

The Bath Community Shop in Twerton is offering some free events.
There will be a Christmas Party in the Randalls community room at Bath City Football Club, on 22nd December from 4pm to 7.30pm. This will include a disco, games, fun things like face painting and a lot more.
The shop team is planning something for the elderly folks as well – cream teas, bingo and carols at Rose Cottage in Twerton High Street, on 9th December from 2pm to 4pm.
They also have 18 places available for a trip to the Panto at Kingswood School. Call into the Bath Community Shop or phone 01225 420707.

Southdown Methodist Centre

The Christmas Bazaar at Southdown Methodist Centre (top of The Hollow) will be taking place on 30th November this year. Come and meet Father Christmas. Stalls will include gifts, toys, a Christmas stall, tombola, raffle and homemade cakes. Entrance: adults 20p, children free.
The Community Carol Service including a Nativity Play will be happening on 8th December at 3.30pm.
On the morning of 14th December, members of Horizon Methodist Church from the Southdown Methodist Centre will be outside the Mount Road Shops offering a free mince pie to shoppers and passers by, together with a Christmas greeting.

The Time Bank

The Twerton Time Bank is arranging a Christmas fun event at The Hut, next door to Costcutter at Newton Road. To take place on 14th December from 1.30pm. This is still in the planning stages but a Father Christmas is being sought for the occasion.

St Michael’s Church

St Michael’s Church in Twerton will be holding a Christmas Fete on 14th December from 10.30am to 1.30pm. With a Santa’s Grotto, tombola, lucky dip, cake and craft stalls, stocking fillers and lots more. Entry is free.

Joe, 25/11/13

Southdown Fish Bar thanks community for support

A half price deal at the Southdown fish and chip shop attracted crowds of customers on Wednesday evening.
The deal was to thank the local community for resisting an application to introduce another fish and chip shop to the rank of shops at Mount Road.

In September, Mr Harjeep Johal of Filton had made an offer on Wright’s Hardware store and applied for permission to change its use to a hot food takeway – selling fish and chips.
This prompted a flurry of objections from residents who made statements in support of the existing fish and chip shop (the Southdown Fish Bar) and argued that the hardware store should remain a retail outlet.
The application was refused by Planning Services on the basis that it would undermine the vitality of the shopping centre.
From about 5pm, a queue of residents assembled at the Southdown Fish Bar, sometimes extending as far as 10 metres outside the shop.
Inside the shop, the queue forked in two as some people were drawn to the burger bar and others made their way to the fish and chip counter. A dozen burgers sizzled on the grill at any one time, while the five staff kept a constant supply of cod, sausages and chips in motion.
John Iacono who runs the Southdown Fish Bar said: “We’ve been here nearly twenty years. I was gobsmacked and delighted by the support. So we’re doing this to thank the community and give something back.”

Joe, 19/11/13

News from Twerton’s Time Bank

The Twerton Time Bank is launching some great new activities. You need to join the Time Bank to take part but that’s easy – just drop into the Time Bank at Twerton High Street (next door to Boots) to sign up with no obligations.
To try any of the activities below, phone the Time Bank on 01225 442813.
• The eagerly awaited pamper sessions will be starting in early November and will take place on a Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Places are going fast, so tell the Time Bank as soon as possible if you would like to join in with learning simple hairdressing techniques and having fun with nail art.
• The Art & Craft group is starting on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Activities may include felt-making, clay work, collage, painting and much more.
Click on these posters to see them large size

• The First Aid for Babies & Children will take place on 9th December from 10am to 12pm, at First Steps Children’s Centre Annexe, Dominion Road. You are welcome to bring along your young children, as the session will be run with the First Steps Bumps & Babies group.
• The Time Bank is planning to run another series of cookery sessions shortly, possibly later in the afternoon, to enable Time Bank members to bring their kids along after school.
• One Time Bank member is an experienced teacher and is keen to help anyone who needs help with their English.
• St Michael’s Junior school would like volunteers to do 1:1 reading with the children. They would also like someone to help organise the school library, as well as volunteers to help grow vegetables in the school’s kitchen garden.

Time Bank news, 04/11/13


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