News Snippets from the South Lockleaze & Purdown Neighbourhood Group.

February 02 2017
News Snippets from the South Lockleaze & Purdown Neighbourhood Group.

Fly-tipping issues becoming major problem again throughout the lanes behind Crowther Park, Elmcroft Crescent and Shaldon Road.

Fly-tipping issues becoming major problem again throughout the lanes behind Crowther Park, Elmcroft Crescent and Shaldon Road. Please continue to report on the bristol council website to increase awareness of the problem and keep a look out for any suspicious behaviour.

A dozen residents of Rousham Road came together for a major clean-up of their road & pathways in a volunteer litter pick in January, that cleared around 20 black bin bags of rubbish in just a couple of hours. A massive well done for this & for the organisers, who have taken it upon themselves to get something done and clean up their street. Future areas to get together - pathways near Fairfield School, Purdown green space & hedgerows, Tackley Road garages & surrounding field and more... Can you help with or arrange a gathering? Let us know when via and we will get the word out & join you!

Stolen car used lanes between Crowther Park and Elmcroft Crescent to evade police in the evening of Tuesday 17th, losing control at Elmcroft Crescent and crashing into a residents car and through a garden wall and hedge. No injuries reported, Police dogs called to search on Purdown but no arrest made at the time. If you have any damage to your vehicle or building that could have been caused from this event, please contact 101. 

Wednesdays Knit & Natter group are helping to knit baby bonnets for an urgent appeal from Southmead Hospital for newborns. Can you help? We have the patterns if you can join the group at the Old Library next Wednesday from 2-3pm. 

New Autistic and Learning Disability friendly choir starting up in South Lockleaze every week during term time, the Bristol Umbrella Singers. It will be beginning Friday 24th February, and run by local resident and musician, Kate Staniforth. Call 07800 965 803 for more information. 

Fairfield School ran an Community Afternoon Tea with entertainment provided by the school children on the 25th January.

This Is Exile: Screening of Save the Children award-winning documentary that hears Children's stories from refugee camps in Lebanon. Raising funds for Save the Children, From Syria with Love and the Old Library. Tickets available from Old Library, £5, includes hearty stew, guest speakers from Save the Children & founder of From Syria with Love, live music after showing & licensed bar run by Old Library volunteers. Friday 24th February from 7pm. Limited space!

New walks and talks programme on Purdown including a History of Purdown and a Walk on the Wildside with bat detectors coming up in the coming months for the South Lockleaze & Purdown neighbourhood. Please get in contact via for more information and to reserve a space. 

Basket Weaving for over 50's with Steve England - part of the Old Library's over 50's programme. Happening on the 5th February, get in touch if you'd like one of the limited spaces. 

Help Needed

The Old Library is on call out for those who would like to be involved in gardening & outdoor work, to help get the space ready for summer. The group meets every 1st Saturday of the month, 10-12pm, and have many tasks to work on to help create a fun, community edible garden, with relaxing, educational and wildflower areas. 

After many requests from residents, the Old Library is also on a call out for local people who may wish to help in the cafe for a few hours on a Saturday from the Spring time, to help the building be open for a day at the weekends. Could you offer a couple of hours every week or every other weekend? 

Pictured: Jenny Darwin and her Rousham Road litter pickers.