News in September 2009

Twerton Beat Surgery

Dear resident,
We are writing to inform you that the Community Contact Vehicle will be visiting Twerton High Street on Friday October 2nd between 11am and 1pm for the TWERTON BEAT SURGERY.
Beat Surgeries work in the same way as PACT meetings, inviting you to come along and raise your concerns and issues, but allow you talk to your Neighbourhood Policing Team on a ‘one to one’ basis and all issues raised will remain confidential.
If you are unable to make it between those times but would still like to speak confidentially to your Neighbourhood Police Team, the Westmoreland Surgery will take place between 2pm and 4 pm on the same day at Weston Lock Retail Park.
Alternatively, you can contact your Neighbourhood Police Team at any time by e-mailing:

Twerton Neighbourhood Policing Team, 28/09/09

Lovely Bat Walk at Roundhill

Last Thursday’s Bat Walk organised by the Friends of Roundhill community group was just what I hoped it would be.
People from the local estates and beyond, had a great time learning more about bats and encountering them on a walk around the hedgerows at Roundhill.
Countryside Officer Miriam Woolnough gave a talk and showed us a preserved specimen of a Brown Long-Eared Bat. One type of bat that you are likely to see is the Pipistrelle. It fits into small spaces like crevices under roof tiles to sleep in the day.

Some electronic bat detectors were given out. These pick up the ultransonic cries that bats make and turn them into sounds that humans can hear. The children loved using these and waved them around in the air to find the bats.
It is suprising how often can bats can be seen flying around Wedmore Park at dusk, catching insects attracted to the streetlights. First we heard them on the bat detectors, then we spotted them darting between buildings and trees with a fast fluttering movement. A family from Wedmore Park said that they were used to seeing the bats.

Incidentally, Friends of Roundhill is a resident led group, dedicated to maintaining and promoting Roundhill as an area for the community and wider public to enjoy. If you would like to join the group, then contact us through the Friends of Roundhill website.

Joe, 26/09/09

News from Bath Area Play Project


New Twerton pre-school

The Hut at Newton Road opened as a pre-school on the 4th September with over 30 families using the service. Sessions run Monday to Friday, from 9am to 11.30am and from 12.30pm to 3pm. There is a lunch time wrap around session between 11.30 and 12.30pm.
Level 3 qualified staff with Early Years Professional Val Rowlands at the helm, provide children from 18 months with a great place to play indoors and out. Children can get messy in the soft play room, and they can learn through playing with colours, food, foam and natural materials. The sessions cost £8.75.
For booking forms or to look around, please call in at The Hut and speak to the staff on any day. Or phone 01225 832479.

Free holiday playschemes

Here are two free holiday playschemes stretching from 26th to 30th October.
1) At The Hut, Newton Road, from 10am to 3pm. For this playscheme you need to book in advance. Call in at The Hut or phone the office on 01225 832479, or download a booking form at the BAPP website here.
2) At Southside Youth Centre, Kelston View, from 10am to 12 noon and from 1pm to 3pm. Children can book in on the first day the playscheme opens.

News from BAPP, 9/09/09

Bits and pieces, 7th September


Coming up

A Pirate Day will be held at The White Horse Pub, Twerton, on 19th September. This is part of the international ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ (see here). There will be fancy dress and live music etc. The particulars of the event are still being worked out.

Whiteway 20mph

If you have a Facebook account, then please consider joining the ‘Whiteway We Want 20mph’ group page. This group is hoping to start a petition to keep children safer, by getting a 20mph speed limit introduced to Whiteway. Visit the group page here.

Free computer course

Do you know anyone who could use a free Computer Confidence Step 1 course? This 6 week course for beginners starts on 16th September from 7pm to 9pm at Culverhay School.
It is for people aged 19 or over, who have little or no experience of using a computer. Learners can progress to Computer Confidence Step 2. Phone Christina on 01225 396834 for more information or to book a place.

Joe, 7/09/09


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