Village Action Noticeboard

Coalpit Heath Parish Councillors

posted 27 Feb 2020, 14:00 by Phil Handy   [ updated 27 Feb 2020, 14:00 ]

Contact the Parish Clerk for more information.

Community Cafe

posted 27 Feb 2020, 13:51 by Phil Handy   [ updated 27 Feb 2020, 13:51 ]

Crossbow House, every Monday 12 -3pm, opening 23rd March.

Yoga and Relaxation Classes

posted 20 Feb 2020, 03:06 by Phil Handy

Thursday mornings 9.30 - 11am

St Saviour’s Church Hall, Beesmoor Rd, Coalpit Heath, BS36 2RP

"Join me for gentle yoga practise and relaxation which will improve your strength and flexibility, calm your mind and help you to relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life.

Come and give it a try, the first session is free of charge.

All abilities very welcome. Please book your space in advance.

Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like to book a space.

Tracey Hutton (BWY Dip.)

M: 07970 653817 H: 01454 316438


I am insured by, and have been trained by The British Wheel of Yoga. I receive ongoing training. The British Wheel of Yoga is the governing body for yoga in the UK."

Window Fun Trail

posted 12 Feb 2020, 13:23 by Phil Handy

16th-25th February 2020

Use the map and the addresses to find as many “Love the Sea” themed windows as you can.

Windows will be lit for viewing after dark.

Please be respectful and do not enter the properties.

Community Engagement Forum February 2020

posted 10 Feb 2020, 07:30 by Phil Handy   [ updated 10 Feb 2020, 07:45 ]

Everyone welcome. All local residents and organisations
  • Raise any concerns you have about your community
  • Hear about what is happening in your area
  • Meet with representatives from South Gloucestershire Council, Councillors, Avon & Somerset Police, Avon Fire & Rescue, Voluntary & Community Groups and your Town & Parish Councils

Tuesday 18th February 2020 - 7.00pm
The Greenfield Centre, Winterbourne, BS36 1NJ

Guest Speaker: South Gloucestershire Council -
“Highway Improvement schemes 2020”

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society February 2020

posted 10 Feb 2020, 07:24 by Phil Handy   [ updated 10 Feb 2020, 07:45 ]

“Quakers in South Gloucestershire” 
A talk by Roger Angerson 

The fascinating history  of how Bristol was an early stronghold of the Quakers, the movement reached Bristol in 1654.  Many of the leading families were members, the Fry family, founders of  the chocolate empire  and noted prison reformers;  William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, lived and married here; William Champion, builder of Europe's biggest brass foundry and the amazing Warmley grotto; so was Thomas Goldney, merchant and creator of the equally remarkable Goldney House grotto in Clifton;  Clark's, the shoe-manufacturing family; Morlands, the sheepskin people Cottrells (wallpaper); Sturge (estate agency and surveying); Woolley (caravans); Dr Fox, the Brislington pioneer of the treatment of the insane -- were all members of the Society of Friends. 

Broadmead Church recorded bitterly: "They would frequently trouble us, shaking, trembling, or quaking like persons in a fit of the ague, while they spake with a screaming voice, " so this is how the Society got its familiar nickname.

In 2020  Frenchay Quakers continue to use the Frenchay Meeting House and the  Thornbury Quakers meet in The Chantry. 

Wed 19 Feb  2020, 7.30 pm

Zion Church, Woodend Road

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

Bat Box Installation and Talk

posted 10 Feb 2020, 07:14 by Phil Handy   [ updated 10 Feb 2020, 07:46 ]

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council are installing the community made bat boxes at Centenary field on 19th February in half term at 12pm. 

Bristol bat rescue are coming down to give a talk and potentially run some activities.  

South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group AGM and talk

posted 10 Feb 2020, 07:04 by Phil Handy   [ updated 10 Feb 2020, 07:46 ]

A talk by Steve Grudgings about:  

“The Engine House Network”   

A new purpose for old Engine Houses

Wednesday 18th March 2020

in the Miners Institute (aka Coalpit Heath Village Hall)
214 Badminton Road, Coalpit Heath, BS36 2QB

The talk will follow the AGM (arrive at 7:30pm for 8:00pm prompt start) starting at about 9:15pm.

Non members welcome - £2 each for the talk
(Membership is £17.50 per year, includes talks, newsletters)

VE Day Display

posted 10 Feb 2020, 06:53 by Phil Handy

Our nation will mark the 75th anniversary of  Victory in Europe (VE Day) on Friday 8 May 2020, to pay tribute to those who served in one of the most significant periods in our country’s history. 

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society are asking local people to kindly share any stories to tell about their own, or their parents and grandparents, experiences of living here in those war years.  We would appreciate copies of photos of memorabilia, artefacts, the people, medals, diaries etc. Our focus will be on the parishes of Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath.

The history society intend to put together a VE Day display which will be on view at the Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Road, during May 2020.

All of the material will be collated into a folder and stored with our archives.  If possible it would also be an amazing opportunity for us to interview local people  and hear their personal testimony,  perhaps even to record their voices. 

 If anyone has any information can they please contact the Local History Society via: ( underscore line between y and f), or


posted 3 Jan 2020, 04:42 by Phil Handy   [ updated 13 Jan 2020, 03:07 ]

16th-25th February 2020

FREE ENTRY (Frampton Cotterell & Coalpit Heath)

If you’d like to take part, please send us:
  • your name(optional), 
  • first line of your address, 
  • postcode, and 
  • your email address (if you’d like a Trail Map sent to you).
by the end of January 2020 either by:
  • email (subject line "Window Fun") to: or
  • hand in to Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Rd or phone 01454 864442
Trail Map available from above, after 11th February

(Thanks to Standbrook-Guides for the map)


1. Choose your shape (as simple or as complicated as you wish) and cut it out in dark card or double bin liner.
2. Decide whether to use either the cut out silhouette or the remaining ‘hole’ and attach it to a window (visible from road).
3. Colour the background or hole with coloured tissue, cellophane or paints.
4. Black out the remaining window with curtains, blinds, card or double bin liner.
5. Switch on a light (lamp or main light) and admire your creation from outside, after dark. Fantastic!

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