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New Noticeboards at St Andrews Park!

New Noticeboards in St Andrews ParkJanuary marked the arrival of the first two informative notice boards and the excellent finger post in St Andrews Park. Friend of St Andrews Park Martin Weitz (pictured right) with…
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Friends of Horfield Common Proud to be YIMBY's!

This isn't NIMBY-ism; this is "YIMBY-ISM" - "Yes! In My Back Yard" - access to green and open spaces which can be enjoyed by all members of the local and wider community. An application to…
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A successful Wassail at the Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Image courtesy of Jamie CarstairsHorfield Organic Community Orchard was well Wassailed by over 130 local people, on Saturday 15th January. "We were delighted to offer delicious mulled juice pressed from our own apples. This is…
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Welcome To Our New Space

It was lovely to be invited to view the new hugely improved community space at Horfield Baptist Church. I had a guided tour by ministers Rachel Haig and Tim Parkman. Both were delighted with the…
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Enjoying the Fruits of our Labour!

A few months ago I was contacted by Ian Baker of Sustainable Bishopston with an article encouraging people not to waste the fruits found on many trees situated in the gardens of our local area.…
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Ashley Down Infants achieve reading Gold Standard

It was fantastic to hear from acting head Susie Weaver that Ashley Down Infants were one of six Bristol schools to be awarded reading 'gold standard' in the recently published, European Centre for Reading Recovery's…
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Power to the people: Why Bristol Council made a U-turn in St Andrews Park

Never before has an issue in St Andrews Park generated so much anger - and that includes the short-lived proposal to put dogs on leads! This time Bristol Council tried to attack some of the…
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Community comes together to Show Strength of Feeling

The Friends of Horfield Common have led a powerful campaign with fellow local groups to try and prevent the sale of the Wellington Hill Playing Field (WHPF) and potential loss of the bowling green and…
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