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Incredible Kids, the charity for South Gloucestershire children with special needs, is looking for new premises to run sessions for families to spend quality time together.
The charity operates 3 evenings a week as a permanent set up. If anyone can help them find a new home, please email local organiser Jennie Prewett by email below.
Olympic gymnast, star of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and resident of Longwell Green, Claudia Fragapane has cut the for a ‘bigger and better’ Lifestyle Centre at Longwell Green.
Following a major £1.5m redevelopment, there's now a new fitness studio, a gym extension with all new equipment, new changing rooms, including disability changing and additional poolside showers.
Claudia said: “This is a fantastic centre for the local community - we’re lucky to have such great facilities on our doorstep. I’ve received so much support throughout my career from residents of Longwell Green and it gave me great pleasure to open an even bigger and better centre for the residents of South Gloucestershire.”
Chris Farrell from Kingswood's Body Matters Chiropody is sleeping rough on his birthday to raise funds for The Julian Trust.
The Annual Bristol Sleepover on March 2nd is run by the Bristol Homeless Forum, a group of charities which provide for homeless people.
Chris says: "The best birthday present I could get this year is to reach my fund-raising target of £500.00. Any donation - however small (or large) will help me get through what will undoubtedly be a very cold, and possibly wet night in the open." Click below to make Chris' birthday a happy one!
After 30 years dedicated to delivering great customer service at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre, Sue Green has been awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at Circadian Trust’s annual staff awards ceremony.
Sue and her fellow staff members were treated to an evening of celebration and entertainment following another successful year for the charitable social enterprise.
She said: “I’ve seen a lot of changes in my 30 years at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre – especially with the computer systems! Throughout it all, I’ve always loved my job, my colleagues and the customers we meet every day. I’ll be behind the desk for a long while yet!”
Trading Standards have been made aware of two incidents of cold calling in the Kingswood area, where males have visited homes offering gutter repair and cleaning services. These individuals did not appear to have tools with them to carry out such work. The service has concerns that approaches such as cold calling may have links to distraction burglaries.
Remember; Not Sure, Don’t Open The Door.
To report matters such as rogue trading or scams, or to request advice on consumer matters, residents can contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
‘South Gloucestershire Spring Clean’ leaps into action again in 2018 and is the perfect opportunity for everyone to help keep towns, villages, streets, woodlands or green spaces free from litter.
The Council has extended the campaign for 2018 to allow more individuals and groups to join in. This year's Spring Clean will take place from 13 February to 14 May. Do come along and help clean up your local area this spring by organising or taking part in a litter pick.
Please book equipment required as far in advance as possible as numbers are limited. Click below to find out more. Let’s all help make South Gloucestershire a better and cleaner place to live and work!
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