Village Action Noticeboard

Winterbourne and Frampton Walks

posted 21 Sep 2020, 09:28 by Phil Handy   [ updated 21 Sep 2020, 09:30 ]

We have been sent an electronic copy of a walks booklet produced some years ago by Winterbourne Parish Council.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxmY2NodmlsbGFnZWFjdGlvbnxneDo3NzhjMjllZjk4ZjA3N2I0

Conditions on the ground have probably changed since the booklet was first produced so please let us know if you encounter any difficulties.

Memories and Information about The Horse Shoe Inn

posted 19 Aug 2020, 03:14 by Phil Handy   [ updated 19 Aug 2020, 03:26 ]

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society (FC&DLHS) are researching the history of the Horse Shoe Inn, the Causeway. If you have any relevant information, photos or family memories can you please send them to the secretary  - secretary_fcdlhs@yahoo.com (underscore line between y and f)

The material will be collated together in an article and sent to Members of the FC&DLHS, the Facebook page and local publications. 

For latest information, visit their page on Facebook.



Local History Society - September 2020

posted 19 Aug 2020, 02:56 by Phil Handy   [ updated 19 Aug 2020, 03:27 ]

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society plan to continue their monthly talks by Zoom.  

On Wed 16 Sept 2020 at 7.30 pm there will be a short AGM, and then the Chairman, Ian Haddrell, will give a presentation of old photos of Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath. Ian co-wrote the books of photos of  Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath in the series Images of England. His collection of old photos is well worth seeing, the contrast between life as it was here in the past and life here today is quite striking. 

In order to arrange this Zoom meeting they need to know the names of the Members of the FC&DLHS Society for 2020.  If you would like to join, please contact the Secretary (secretary_fcdlhs@yahoo.com - underscore line between y and f) asking for a Membership Application form (or download the copy from this page) for you to complete and return it to her, with payment by cheque or Bank Credit Transfer, there is a £15 subscription. A few days before the 16 Sept 2020 meeting, Members will be sent clear instructions, with details, about using the Zoom link.

Visit the FC&DLHS Facebook page for more information.

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

Email: cuppatee63@hotmail.com

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.  

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