Village Action Noticeboard

Living Well with Dementia

posted 17 May 2019, 04:53 by Phil Handy   [ updated 17 May 2019, 04:54 ]

Living Well with Dementia Roadshows

Thursday 23rd May 2019

WADCA - Winterbourne & District Community Association, 
Watleys End Rd, Winterbourne, Bristol, BS36 1QG


12:30 Registration and refreshments 

13:00 Welcome and Introductions Jonathan Stockwell and Lynn Cross, Alzheimer’s Society 

13:10 Professor Gordon Wilcock: His life’s work in the field of Dementia 

13:30 Focus On Dementia Expert Panel

13:50 Would a bit of extra money help? Martin Green and Pauline Sandell, Age UK South Gloucestershire

14:00 South Gloucestershire Memory Service – Post Diagnostic Therapeutic Intervention  Grace Mawson and Gary Lakin, South Gloucestershire Memory Service, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) 

14:10 Stallholder Market Place with refreshments

14:40 Cambrian Green Day Services Beth Tovey, Cambrian Green Day Services (Dementia Care), South Gloucestershire Council

14:50 A Dementia Friendly Community in South Gloucestershire  Winsome Barrett-Muir, South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance (SGDAA), Southern Brooks

15:00 Support for Carers Neil McIntosh, Carers Support Centre

15:10 Closing remarks and any questions – Professor Gordon Wilcock, Alzheimer’s Society

15:30 Finish

Village Picnic & Fun Dog Show

posted 7 May 2019, 00:31 by Phil Handy   [ updated 7 May 2019, 00:40 ]

Frampton Cotterell 
Village Picnic and
 Fun Dog Show 

on Saturday 15th June 11:30am to 4pm

at Beesmoor Road Playing Fields.

Report to Parish Council 2019

posted 24 Apr 2019, 08:29 by Phil Handy

Frampton Cotterell Annual Parish Meeting  - 17 April 2019 

The Committee was set up in 2008 with the Parish Council’s support.  We work in partnership with residents.  There are currently 8 Committee Members including one parish councillor.   We have been continuing with many activities set up over recent years, and have some new projects which we are working on.  All our work is led by volunteers.

Village Walks/ Walking for Health/ Window Art Trail - we encourage walking in our lovely countryside by providing free online maps and directions and by promoting Walks for Health.  Most walks are enjoyed by 10-20 local people.   We also produced the popular Heritage Walks , the Hatters' Trails booklet and we organised the Window Art Trail which we plan to repeat.

Village Action website and Facebook page - We continue to publicise items of interest, Village Action activities, Village diary, maps, and resources and act as a channel for responding to queries and offers to volunteer.

Litter Busters - group of 20 regular volunteers doing monthly litter picks. Over the last year we have helped the new ‘Frampton Litter Walks’ family group - who litter pick at weekends, with equipment and advice.

Good Neighbours Scheme - befriending and practical support scheme.  40 active volunteers.  Over 100 people helped since 2013.  We visit isolated older folk and carry out ‘one off’ projects like garden tidy-ups.

Work to combat dog fouling -  We have worked hard over the last three years to persuade South Glos Council to adopt a Public Space Protection Order to discourage dog fouling and get dog walkers to carry ‘poo bags’.  This work has finally paid off and an order has just been signed.  We hope this will be used to educate the very small minority of dog walkers who act in an antisocial way.

Neighbourhood Watch - promoting NHW across our village, sharing NHW bulletins and updates on local Facebook blogs. Membership is increasing and all parts of the village are covered by a Watch group.

Community Orchard on Glebe Land - Arranging planting of local Magnum plum trees in the orchard.

Invasive Weeds - A group of volunteers worked all through last summer to clear the Frome of Himalayan Balsam - an invasive and destructive plant.  We feel we are making real progress and are seeing the results with native plants springing up where we used to have huge banks of balsam!

Men’s Shed/Repair cafe - We plan to collaborate with Zion Church’s ‘Repair cafe’ idea, linking it if possible to the introduction of a Men’s Shed

Getting involved - we work with other local groups such as Floral Friends, Community Engagement Forum, Frampton Festival, Beacon Centre/Zion; St Peters Christmas Tree Festival; Frome Valley Medical Centre Patients Participation Group etc

Duck Race

posted 14 Apr 2019, 03:04 by Phil Handy   [ updated 14 Apr 2019, 03:05 ]

Duck Race 
(hosted by 1st Frampton Cotterell Scout Group) 

18th May, 3pm - 6pm 

Glebe Fields (near to bridge on Rectory Road)

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society - April 2019

posted 8 Apr 2019, 06:42 by Phil Handy   [ updated 8 Apr 2019, 06:44 ]

There will be a brief AGM and then a talk given by Peter G. Lamb. 

“The Titanic and W T Stead –the first investigative journalist“. 

Stead was a towering figure in journalism and politics between 1880 and his death in 1912, when the ship sank.

Wed 17 April 2019 7.30 pm

Zion Church
Woodend Road
Frampton Cotterell
BS36 2HY

All welcome. Entry £4, Free to members, annual subscription £15
Includes light refreshments

Floral Friends Spring Fayre

posted 8 Apr 2019, 04:40 by Phil Handy   [ updated 8 Apr 2019, 06:31 ]


27th April 2019 10.00 am – 2 pm 

Brockeridge Centre, Frampton Cotterell 

Refreshments, Plant Sale 

Come and meet the Hedgehogs from Hedgehog Rescue

Easter Fayre - Chipping Sodbury

posted 19 Mar 2019, 13:14 by Phil Handy   [ updated 19 Mar 2019, 13:15 ]

Bullfish Charity and Therapy Easter Fayre

Bullfish Easter Fayre introducing The Littlest Rescue, their Bunnie Car with rabbits and guinea pigs

Come and say hello and meet all the local artisans with their gorgeous, unique and quirky hand made products for you to buy. You can also have a go at making some cards.

Lots of therapies available including Indian Head massage; Reiki therapy; Kinesiology and Neal's Yard therapies.

Try your luck at the Tombola with some great prizes.

Refreshments available, courtesy of Viaduct Animal Sanctuary.

Windows Art Trail 2019

posted 10 Mar 2019, 09:04 by Phil Handy   [ updated 11 Mar 2019, 07:17 ]

In February 2019, residents were invited to decorate their windows with silhouettes. People came up with some very interesting and creative designs.

If viewing on a tablet or smartphone, please click here to see all the photos. 


Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society March 2019

posted 8 Mar 2019, 04:12 by Phil Handy   [ updated 10 Mar 2019, 08:42 ]

“The early Avon Valley Copper & Brass Industry 1700-1750”

A talk by Tony Coverdale

Wed 20 March 2019 
7.30 pm

Zion Church 
Woodend Road 
Frampton Cotterell

All welcome. Entry £4

Free to members, annual subscription £15 
Includes light refreshments

Wild Wednesday Easter Trail

posted 7 Mar 2019, 07:47 by Phil Handy

Join Avon Wildlife Trust at Says Court Solar Farm for an Easter Trail with a twist.

Find out all about local wildlife as you find your way around the farm. See if you can find deer tracks and signs the Easter bunny has been about with his friends.

Collect all the clues to win a small prize.

Wednesday 17th April; 2—3:30pm

£3.50/child + booking fee. Accompanying adults free.

Booking essential, book your place here

For more info please contact:

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