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									Issue 18 – September 2009
                             LOCAL EVENTS
A big thanks to everyone who came to our summer celebrations in August.
Both events were a real success – look out for photos in our next newsletter.
Bristol Credit Union open evening
10 September, 7pm to 9pm, Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road
For anyone who is interested in finding out more and to say thank you to existing
members for their support. Meet the staff and directors and enjoy some refreshments.
12 September, 3pm to 10pm, Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road
Free arts festival for young people. Music from Buggsy, The Go-Pogs, In your Honour,
Young K, Tee Cee, Emperor, D-Git, R Dot and more. Plus the acclaimed ‘Paper Wings’
performed by the Fusion Youth Theatre. Live comedy from Instant Wit. Dance from
Fresh and Messy Jam. All day barbeque, free portrait photography and workshops.
A crackling good evening – Emmaus fundraiser
12 September, 7pm to 10.30pm, Barton Manor, The Dings
Music, magic and hog-roasting. Food by Oli’s Hogs and the Emmaus Companions. Soft
drinks only. Quiz, raffle and auction. Evening price: £18. Dress: casual. Bookings by 5
September to
‘Cross-block’ barbeque
14 September, 4pm to 7pm, outside Neighbourhood Shop, 212 Avonvale Road
Organised by The People’s Hive and Housing Solutions to bring residents living in
Barton Hill blocks together to discuss any problems with their housing.

People Mean Business
16 September, 10am to 4pm, The Holmes, Stoke Bishop
Free course for small businesses. Including: introduction to coaching, presentation skills,
attracting local talent and Internet research tools. Contact training- Participants will also be entered into a prize draw and have a
chance to win £70 of Bordeaux Quay restaurant vouchers.

                              LOCAL NEWS
Time Out Men’s Group
Tuesdays (starting 8 September), 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Wellspring Healthy Living Centre
The sessions are open to all men. There will be a bit of cooking, lots of chat and gossip
plus guest speakers. Contact or 0117 304 1432.
Ear acupuncture
Thursdays, 1.45pm for 2pm start, Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, cost £4
Relieves stress, anxiety and worry. Experience a gentle, relaxing and totally pain free
experience with fully trained and insured therapist. Contact Chris on 07967598220.

Could you help The Crypt youth centre?
If the answer is yes, then read on…
The Crypt is based in St Luke’s Church, Barton Hill and is managed by The Crypt
Partnership. They are looking to recruit volunteers from the community to become
trustees. Trustees will meet on a quarterly basis to help the centre develop and to
ensure that it is meeting the needs of local young people. You do not need to be well off
or have qualifications to become a trustee but you do need to be over 18, have a couple
of hours every three months to attend and contribute to meetings, an interest in helping
young people and a belief in young people from all walks of life and their potential to
contribute to society. Full support and training will be provided. If this is of interest to
you and you want to find out more contact Caroline Taylor on 0117 955 9118 or

Quality of Life
This year’s survey will be taking place around 7 September. If you get a questionnaire
through your door please do take part, as this is really important information about how
Bristol is doing and what the council needs to focus resources on in the future.

Is there a house mouse about?
The Mammal Research Unit of the University of Bristol is doing a study on mice and rats
in urban areas. They are looking for sites to try and trap house mice and rats and are
having trouble finding them. If you have mouse or rat problems or know any decent
sites contact Nattida on

Register to vote in 2010
Rejestr wyborców 2010
Diwaan-gelinta Dadka wax dooranaya 2010
‫ووٹ روں ک ی 2010 رج س ٹري شن‬
You must register or you won’t be able to vote. Look out for the form in the post. For
more information call the helpline on 0117 922 3790 or
Would you like to learn new skills?
‘Making the Change’ is a new project that will take place in Bristol during September.
Sul’Art is organising a series of arts activities (music, creative writing, drama and art) to
help people develop skills in film, photography, Photoshop and IT. This opportunity is
open to all residents over 16 who are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a
week. If you would like to get involved contact or 0117 935 0067 or
Check out these local videos on YouTube - BCfm’s Phil Gibbons at the summer
celebration in The Dings - Steve Golding and the community
allotment on Russell Town Avenue. Videos by Alex Milne.

Look out for pianos near you
As part of the celebrations to mark the opening of the extension to Colston Hall, pianos
are being left in communities across Bristol. In this area you can find a piano outside the
shops on Avonvale Road (the Phoenix52 art space) so whether you can play chopsticks
or Chopin come and have a go.

Do you want Bristol to host World Cup football in 2018?
If the answer is yes then register your support by visiting

Do you have a spare room?
Global Xchange is an international volunteer programme for 18-25 year olds. They are
looking for hosts in Bristol who could have a volunteer stay with them for three
months. Hosts are paid an allowance and support is available. If you’d like to find out
more contact Dan on 07775556485 or
To find out about local consultations which you can comment on visit
Find out about any planning applications which will affect your area
planning-applications.en If you’d like to discuss how you can influence local planning

                            RESIDENT MEETINGS
Phoenix52 (community arts)
2 September, 6.30pm, Art Room, Wellspring Healthy Living Centre
Housing Solutions AGM
9 September, 6.30pm, Barton Hill Settlement (terrace room)
Contact Mark Goodey on 0117 903 9877 or
Community at Heart Board
16 September, 6.30pm, Hannah More Primary School
Contact Tracy Parsons on 0117 903 9975 or
Community Safety (PACT)
16 September, 7pm, Bethesda, Church Road (Redfield PACT)
Central Housing Forum
For council tenants in Easton, Ashley and Lawrence Hill
16 September, 6pm, Yeoman’s House, Redcliffe
Contact Pete Heffernan on 0117 903 9846 or

Planning Solutions
23 September, 6pm, Wellspring Healthy Living Centre
Contact Matthew Cheney on 0117 377 3640 or
Environment Task Group
29 September, 6pm, Neighbourhood Shop, 212 Avonvale Road
Contact Matthew Cheney on 0117 377 3640 or

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