FOHC Walking/Running Map & Cafe Launch event! Saturday 9 May

P1190766Horfield Common Walking / Running Routes: Launch and Sponsored Walk

If you are involved in or run a local community group, you are invited to join the Friends of Horfield Common to raise some funds, by taking part in their sponsored walk. It would be wonderful to have lots of local organisations joining together to celebrate the launch of the new Horfield Common 5k (including 500m and 1k) Walk/Run routes. The Ardagh Toddlers are already geared up to take part in a competitive toddle!

Find out more and register your local group via –

The sponsored walks will get underway at 9 am to be back in time for the opening of the new Ardagh Cafe!

New Pop Up Cafe at the Ardagh – whoop!

After a huge amount of work from many members of the FOHC, the team are delighted to invite you come along to the launch of their new cafe, within the grounds of the Ardagh. Those taking part in the sponsored walk can return to some delicious, well-earned refreshments! The kettle will be on from 10 am on Saturday 9 May. See you there!

Successful grant applications to benefit projects on the common – Incredible Edible & Wildlife Pond

FOHC were delighted to receive confirmation that two of their recent funding applications to the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership have been successful!

Funding has been granted to install a new pond-dipping platform and two simple wooden steps, which will make the pond much more accessible for everyone. And funding to enable the Horfield Common Edible Garden project to pay for a tool storage shed and plants/consumables has also been passed. This will enable the volunteers working on it to make great progress this year!

If you would like to join the Incredible Edible team, everybody is welcomed to get involved. Forthcoming work parties will take place on the following Sundays – 17 May, 28 June, 19 July and 16 August. Keep up to date with the group’s progress via their Facebook page –

Ardagh set to hit the Silver Screen!

Many of you may have noticed the huge film trucks parked on our common recently. Filming of the comedy heist Golden Years has been taking place, with many of the Ardagh bowling club featuring as extras! Nick Knowles (of DIY SOS fame) and Jeremy Sheldon wrote the script, which involves a retired couple forced into a life of crime after they fall victim to the pensions crisis. The film stars Bernard Hill and Virginia McKenna and is directed by John Miller. Bishopston Matters looks forward to bringing you more on this exciting activity in future issues.

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