News from Lockleaze councillor Gill Kirk - April 2019

April 06 2019
News from Lockleaze councillor Gill Kirk - April 2019

In January this year, Andy Blackmore from Wesport organised a well attended launch meeting of our new Lockleaze Sports and Physical Activity Partnership, based at the fantastic new Lockleaze Sports Centre.

With this amazing new sports facility on our doorstep and lots of smaller sports clubs in the area, we want to bring organisations together to build on what we already have in Lockleaze, by making it easier to publicise activities, and for everyone to to know where to get this information. We now have an active steering group moving forward with mapping and sharing information about local sporting/fitness activities, and also planning school holiday activities.

We are particularly looking forward to a big community sports day to be based at the Sports centre on Saturday 13th July. Please save this date, as the Mayor, local police, and school teachers will be taking part in a football tournament, and there will be lots of taster sessions  of different sports and games.( everyone welcome, of all ages and abilities). We look forward to the giant inflatable pitch making a re-appearance following its debut last May at the Noise event at Gainsborough Square!

Please look out for a short survey coming round asking what sports and activities might interest you, not just traditional sports but maybe new ideas....skateboarding, BMX, yoga, dance or Zumba? Every  form returned will be entered into a prize draw. We will be aiming to boost physical activity within the school day for children, and just as important, looking at ways for older people to stay active and try new things!   If you have started a sports club, fitness, walking or running group in the area and have room for more participants, please get in touch and we can make sure your details are included in our publicity.

On March 16th I was invited to a brilliant Discovery day at the Colston Hall, and learnt more about how Bristol’s main concert hall will be refurbished and relaunched as a fully inclusive music and arts venue. The transformation of the Hall is being managed by the Bristol Music Trust which promotes music education and live music, all across the city. As well as making the city centre concert hall welcoming to all, the Trust want to make sure opportunities for live music are available in every community. This will give local musicians a chance to develop their talents, find an audience and hopefully will help encourage more people to actively participate in making (or listening to) music.

We look forward to Lockleaze residents benefiting from improved access to arts, drama and music, especially with a new state of the art performance space planned as part of the Trinity Academy school building.

Councillor drop in surgeries continue to be held on the first Saturday of each month, 12.30-2pm at the Hub, Gainsborough Square,