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Community Apple Day

posted 22 Sep 2019, 06:30 by Phil Handy   [ updated 22 Sep 2019, 06:32 ]

Community Apple Day - Sunday 6th October
11am - 4pm

Watleys End Road
BS36 1QG

Free entry

Lots to do for all ages:

Try different apple varieties and learn about apples 
Browse the food and craft stalls and displays
Have a go at skittles, archery, apple bobbing, bowls, punch bag
Children's colouring and craft competitions
Fairground Rides and stalls
A variety of games - splat the rat, lucky dip, treasure map, guess the number, etc
Enjoy delicious hot food, cakes, teas, and more.
Bar open all day - try the cider!
Live music from Frampton Shantymen, the Balkany Band, Winterbourne Musical Theatre
Live entertainment and Bradley Stoke Radio
Fantastic raffle prizes

Art and Craft competitions for children:

There are five assorted apple-inspired pictures available to colour in. Choose whichever you like. Download from
Put your age at the bottom of the picture so that the judges can take age into account, but please put your name and contact details (phone number and/or email address) on the back so that it is hidden.

Make a model of a creature from natural materials (twigs, seeds, stones, fir cones, etc) or from junk or scrap materials you find around the house (but not dirty rubbish please!)  
Any creature you like - real or imagined!  
You can paint your model if you wish but you don't have to. 
Bring a label with your model, stating your age on the front, and your name and contact details (phone number and/or email address) on the back so that it is hidden.

Bring your picture or model along to the WADCA Apple Day between 11am and 2pm where it will be on display.  Artwork will be judged at 3pm and prizes awarded.

Scarecrow Trail 2019

posted 21 Sep 2019, 09:34 by Phil Handy   [ updated 22 Sep 2019, 03:33 ]

Dick King-Smith themed scarecrow competition

Frampton Cotterell’s 5th Annual Scarecrow Trail will take place at October half term from:

27th October 2019 to 2nd November

with a Grand Prize Giving (plus refreshments) for the best scarecrow on:

2nd November at the Brockeridge Centre at 11.00 a.m. 

The theme this year is characters from the stories of Dick King-Smith, the well known writer of stories for children. He was the farmer at Woodlands Farm, Coalpit Heath, from 1948 until 1961. He wrote lots of fun stories, many mentioning local spots such as Blackberry Brake. His most famous stories are probably “The Sheep Pig”, made into the film Babe, and “The Fox Busters”.

Village Action will be organising a a Guided Walk round all the entries on:

Tuesday 29 October 2019, at 10.30 am, 
starting from opposite the GingerBread Cafe, Church Rd.

There may also be a guided walk on the Saturday 2 Nov 2019 at 2pm.

Last year there were thirty entries, let’s hope for more this year!

Fill out and submit the entry form (available on the Parish Council website) to Sue Walters to take part (contact information at the bottom of the form).

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society - September 2019

posted 10 Sep 2019, 04:10 by Phil Handy   [ updated 10 Sep 2019, 04:14 ]

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society will begin their  2019 to 2020  Autumn season on 
Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 7.30pm.

The talk will be "The  Avon Valley Copper and Brass Industry, from its peak of production to its final demise" by  Tony Coverdale.  

Zion Church
Woodend Road
Frampton Cotterell
BS36 2HY

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

Wellbeing Friends

posted 3 Sep 2019, 11:58 by Phil Handy   [ updated 3 Sep 2019, 12:14 ]


A monthly, afternoon get-together for people with dementia and their carers.

Frampton Festival 2019

posted 30 Jun 2019, 11:55 by Phil Handy   [ updated 30 Jun 2019, 11:56 ]

This year’s Frampton Festival takes place on Saturday 13 July between 2pm and 10pm. 

All the usual attractions and entertainments will be taking place including the firework display. 

Please note that this year the festival will be held at The Park (Crossbow Playing Field), School Road.

Bat Box Building

posted 11 Jun 2019, 02:55 by Phil Handy

Enjoy a bit of woodwork or know somebody who does?

Why not come along and build some bat boxes to help our local wildlife? You don't have to be an expert. We'll have wood, plans and some tools (but feel free to bring your own too).

There will be one session on Friday 5th July, 6 to 8pm,
and another on the following Saturday morning, 6th July, 10 to 12am

Both are at Zion Church Hall, Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell.

Please contact us for further details.

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   [ updated 30 May 2019, 08:33 ]

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

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