Severnside Ramblers

You need never walk alone!.

For friendly company, fresh air and exercise – join Severnside Ramblers on a walk. Non-members are always very welcome.
For more information about walks in March, log on to www.severnside-ramblers.org.uk, or pick up a programme at your local library.
A contact name and telephone number is given for each walk. We meet at Aldi car park, Bradley Stoke, BS32 9DA at the times shown below and share lifts to the start of the walk
*The exception is the night walk on 5 March. Ring Heather to book place and find starting
point of walk.

Fri 4 March
9.30am Swineford & Bitton
Rail and river path amble 2 hours
leisurely Martin
07786609940
Sat 5 March
8.00pm *Night walk to River Severn
Refreshments and added treats! 4 miles
leisurely Heather
01454 632134
Sun 6 March
8.30am Bredon Hill
Some steep climbs 13 miles
moderate Janet & Mike
01179 650661
Sun 13 March
9.30am Gordano/Failand
Woodland,valley and estuary 10 miles
leisurely David
01275 843547
Sun 13 March
2.00pm Ellen’s Wood Almondsbury
Perfect starter walk! 4 miles
leisurely Heather
01454 632134
Fri 18 March
9.30am Yate Common
Mainly flat, one short climb 2 hours
leisurely Jean
01454 419274
Sun 20 March
9.30am Bills Cross to Bisley
A new footpath, an old battlefield 10 miles
moderate Bob
07967891837
Sun 27 March
10.00am Newent-wild daffodil meadows
Possibly muddy! 9 miles
leisurely Jenny & John
01454 777963
Fri 1 April
9.30am Severn Beach
Part of Severn Way 2 hours
leisurely Chris
01454 618853

Safer Stronger Communities

South Gloucestershire’s 20 Safer Stronger Community Groups are all about working together to improve your local community. The groups also enable you to have your say about the services that your community needs and receives.
These groups have been set up as part of the South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Engagement initiative and the Neighbourhood Policing Model. Their members include people who live and work in the area and representatives from South Gloucestershire Council, the local Police, Avon Fire & Rescue, Health Authority, the Town & Parish Council and other local organisations. The aim is to:
• work together to ensure that local communities are safe and pleasant places to live, work and play
• give local people a greater voice and influence over local decisions and the priorities of the service providers
• support actions and initiatives that meet local needs
The next meeting for the Severnside Group:
Thursday 3rd March 2011, 7pm
Easter Compton Hall, Black Horse Hill, Easter Compton, BS35 5SJ
Want to find out more? Visit http://groups.southglos.gov.uk to find out future meeting dates, view agendas and minutes and gain access to more information about the issues and projects in your area. Alternatively, you can contact your Safer Stronger Communities Officer on 01454 864625.

SOC (Save Our Clock) Project

SOC (Save Our Clock) Project
Various people who have contributed to the SOC project involving the removal of the public clock from the Davis Institute and its re-instatement in the Village Hall have asked me what is happening!
The current situation is that the clock has been removed from the Institute and is in safe storage at a warehouse in Avonmouth.
The local appeal, that many people have given to, amounts to almost £2000 and that amount is ring fenced in the Easter Compton Village Hall account.
Around one hundred people signed the petition placed in local shops in support of the project.
The latter half of 2010 building up to Christmas and the New Year was extremely busy for everyone and not a lot of resources were able to be given to the appeal.
The New Year has already seen applications for grant aided funding to be sought towards the total cost of reinstating the clock in the Village Hall which cost amounts to £12,000. This includes not only the reinstallation costs, but also the necessary steel and building work to access and maintain the clock in its new position.
If funds are not forthcoming then all monies donated will be reimbursed.

Richard Jones
SOC Appeal Co-ordinator