10
Mar 2018
The sorry mess surrounding academics and pensions has really made me think. You can’t take out what you don’t put in. If you do, then someone else has had to make up the difference. This is so true with work in the community. Everything from The Festival, Team Southmead, and The Mead rely heavily... Read More
09
Mar 2018
Many of you will know Ian Thornley. He’s been integral to The Mead since its inception. You might recall our front page piece in August about his retirement. Ian was involved in practically everything in our community, always batting for Southmead and never giving up on trying to improve life for... Read More
08
Mar 2018
I have been going to the Ranch every Tuesday for two years. I love it because it is a place where children can be themselves and can meet new people. When you arrive, you will find a massive climbing frame, a football pitch, a bike track and even a pool table! One of the most wonderful things about... Read More
07
Mar 2018
The Noise has been working in Bristol since 2001, partnering with local churches and community groups. 2017 saw the largest Noise weekend to date, take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend with community projects and free family fun afternoons taking place in 11 communities across the city with... Read More
07
Mar 2018
300 micro:bits are making their way to Bristol Libraries next week. They will be ready to borrow from the 12th of March.  What's a micro:bit? It's a "tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun!". Using your web browser, you can code your micro:bit to do all... Read More
07
Mar 2018
In 1948 a Sunday School teacher at Southmead Baptist Church suggested to her class of girls that they should write letters to a class in Germany.  These letters were taken to a similar group in the Hamburg area and replies were duly received.   In the following year, 1949, the then Minister at... Read More
07
Mar 2018
I was born in Southmead and have lived around here most of my life.  I am a local volunteer and also secretary of the BS10 Parks and Planning Group.  I played Edgar Meadows in the recent Southmead Soap Opera and am a member of the Southmead History Group; I have a great interest in history of any... Read More
05
Mar 2018
Half way down on Doncaster Road we’re all used to hearing the wonderful sound of children having fun, so when we heard the rumours that The Ranch was to close I was stunned. That feeling soon turned to anger and then came the sensation that something had to be done. I want to help to give the... Read More
05
Mar 2018
If you have ideas waiting to become an action plan but just need some financial support, then this may be the answer.  Team Southmead is now able to make grants of up to £250 available to help get local projects done. To apply please pick up an application form from the Library or Greenway Centre... Read More
05
Mar 2018
Everyone in Southmead knows the importance of the Ranch and the huge place it has in the history of the estate. There are so many families that have used the playground for three generations and it is one of the lynchpins of our community. Last summer there was a sense of joy and relief as we... Read More

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