Community Information

On this page you will find information about local community events.

If you are part of a community group or charity and would like to promote your events, so long as you are not a profit making organisation, please email details to develop@wsm-tc.gov.uk

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Weston-super-Mare & District Family History Society

Weston-super-Mare & District Family History Society hold help sessions in the Local Studies section at the library each Saturday from 2-330pm.  If you are new to family history or have hit "a brickwall" then come and talk to us.

We will be holding our biennial Open Day on Saturday 12th July at St Paul's Church Hall, Walliscote Road from 10am to 4pm.  All surrounding County Family History Societies as well as local history groups will be attending.  Our project for the year is "Remembering WW1" researching not only military men but what happened on the home front.  Free entry.

Children's Hospice SW  Weston-super-Mare Friends Group will be holding the following events over the coming months.

22nd March - "Life's a Merry Go Round" an evening of music and hilarity at United Reformed Church Hall, Waterloo St. 7pm. Tickets £10 to include a light supper, tea/coffee. (Bring your own drinks. ) available from 632274 or 416432.

11th April - Quiz at Worlebury Golf Club.  Teams of upto 6 . Tickets £3 from 632274 or 416432.  Food available to purchase

8th May - Annual Dinner at Weston College. Four course meal, entertainment and after dinner speaker.  All proceeds to CHSW. 6pm for 6.45pm Tickets £25 from 418998

10th May - Dinner Dance at The Commodore, Sand Bay. Four course meal. Tickets £25 from 414664 or 515641

 

Clarence Bowling Club

Clarence Park, Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare

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Open Day - Sunday 18th May 2014

Come and try your hand at Bowls for Free

Adults and Children Welcome

All the equipment needed, including bowls shoes, will be available for your use

There will also be an opportunity to try Pétanque

Refreshments Available

These Open Day activities are being staged in partnership with Oliver's - The Café in the Park.

They will be putting on their own complementary family activities and providing live music to make this a fun day for the whole community.

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Herons Moor Academy 10th Anniversary Fete this year is on Saturday 28th June from 11.30am - 3.00pm

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Its a knock out

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Cinnamon Trust

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The Cinnamon Trust Weston Supermare

The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity for the terminally ill and people in their later years and their much loved, much needed companion animals. We urgently need dog walking volunteers in Weston Supermare who are able to offer some much needed walks for a local resident and their handsome 6 year old Lab/Retriever Cross.

What happens if illness, injury or just the fact that we all get older eventually affects our ability to look after our four legged companions?  A large number of elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their ability to care for their pets, and feel that their only option is to rehome them,  this is where our national network of dedicated volunteers step in to offer support enabling them to stay together.

We'll walk the dog for a housebound owner, we'll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we'll fetch the cat food, even clean out the bird cage or litter trays.

We are always seeking new volunteers even if you can only spare an hour a week we would love to hear from you,

If anyone can help please call during office hours 01736 758707 or via email volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk Please also check out our website for more details www.cinnamon.org.uk

Community Resilience - North Somerset

Are you looking for the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of safer, stronger and more resilient communities across North Somerset?   Do you have a management/leadership background at a strategic level?  Are you able to commit your time and enthusiasm to help develop Community Resilience North Somerset?

Twenty Town and Parish Councils across North Somerset are now engaging in a groundbreaking project to help build a communities capacity to respond to an emergency.

Piloted in Congresbury during 2012 this project seeks to empower communities, and support engagement with partner agencies, to reduce risk through a collaborative programme that benefits individuals, families and whole communities.

North Somerset Council is looking to appoint a small number of dynamic, charismatic volunteers to lead the future development and sustainability of resilient communities.

Working alongside the project team, Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) and executive leads of partner agencies you will have a critical role in helping to integrate Community Resilience North Somerset into the wider resilience community.   Your efforts will help develop a sustainable network of volunteers, utilising local skills and expertise to help their community in an emergency, in a way that complements the response of the emergency services.

Community resilience North Somerset is already attracting national and international attention.

Do we have yours?

Visit www.communityresilience-ns.org.uk email info@communityresilience-ns.org.uk for an informal discussion please contact Ian M Wilson, Emergency Manager, telephone 01934 426706

Multicultural Friendship Society

Please click on the links below to see details of events held in September and information about the AMG 2013

Future Events - September 2013

AGM 2013

Uphill

Uphill. A local market will be held on Sat 11 January, between 10am and 1pm at the Victory Hall. Stalls include a variety of local foods, featuring locally made bread for the first time, also crafts and  FairTrade goods. Refreshments including home made cakes are available to sustain you while you are browsing the stalls.  An art exhibition by "Brush Strokes" will be held in the small hall at the same time. Parking is available in the nearby school playground. Enquiries to June on 01934 418184.

Other dates booked are: 8 March, 10 May, 12 July, 13 September, 8 November

 

Magazine from Avon and Somerset Police with advice on how to ensure your home and personal safety

Senior Siren ~ Edition 11

 

Weston-super-Mare Museum

Please click here to see other events being held at Weston-super-Mare Museum

 

Worle History Society

Please visit us on:-

www.worlehistorysociety.net

Introducing Weston's Dial-A-Ride Service

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Weston & District Community Transport, registered as a Charity and a Ltd. Company, operated by a Board of Trustees and local Management Team - has Incorporated within it the local Dial-A-Ride Service. This Minibus Service is intended for people who cannot easily access conventional Transport.

This is a door to door Service, only operating within Weston - most of our minibuses are Fully Accessible and we can accommodate most manual and electric wheelchairs.

Ours is a Membership scheme - you will need to register with our organisation and pay a nominal annual Membership Fee, (April to March). Once registration has been confirmed, you can Telephone our booking line 48 hours in advance for visits to:

Sovereign Centre, Boulevard, Weston General Hospital, Local Supermarkets, Hutton Leisure Centre, Worle, Day Centres, your Doctor or Dentist.

Medical Bookings only, (Doctor, Dentist, WGH), can be made up to 1 week in advance for Weston only.

Payment is required for each Journey, (made to the driver at point of pick up). We belong to North Somerset Council's Travel Saver Bus Pass Scheme, and offer concessionary fares upon registration of your Bus Pass details with us.

Please enquire for a Member Registration Form and Costs to our Office:

Telephone 01934 629657

E-Mail: wdctg@btconnect.com

Web: www.Westoncommunitytransport.co.uk

Please click here to down load the W&DTC poster

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Volunteer in your local community and raise funds for

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care needs your help! We are recruiting in your area for volunteers to join a local fundraising group in Weston-Super-Mare.

Fundraising Groups across the UK meet regularly to organise and support fundraising activities in their local area. As the local face of Marie Curie's fundraising team, volunteers donate their time and effort to raise money to help us continue caring for people with terminal cancer and other illnesses.

Why join a local Fundraising Group?

There are so many benefits to joining a Fundraising Group including:

  • meeting new people in your area
  • getting involved in your community
  • sharing new experiences and having fun
  • raising money to provide care to terminally ill people in your local area
  • receiving expert support and advice from the local Marie Curie fundraising teams

If you are interested in hearing more about our plans for our Weston Super Mare fundraising group please contact your local community fundraiser Natalie on 01179 247 275 or email natalie.taylor@mariecurie.org.uk

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XTND

 

please call Lynn on 01934 427134 or email

lynn.winter@n-somerset.gov.uk

XTND - Improving Futures is a registered charity based and working within South Wards, Weston. At XTND we provide safe and stimulating activities, giving children, their families and members of the local community the opportunity to acquire new skills, to build on what they learn during the school day, to keep fit and healthy, or simply to have fun and relax.

We are able to:

  • Provide local training and coaching for parents
  • Provide breakfast, holiday and after school clubs at local schools
  • Provide a range of sports clubs and activities at local schools for children and their families
  • Facilitate local community groups e.g. Parent Support, Art Project, childminders support group etc.
  • Organise Forest School activities

Contact Laura Elmont

Tel. 01934 427134

www.xtnd.org.uk

Please click here to view the XTND News Letter

 

play forum

The North Somerset Play Forum promotes play by providing inclusive play opportunities for children and their families throughout the area. We believe that putting children's play at the heart of their localities benefits children and families and helps to build stronger, safer and happier communities.  For over fourteen years, the Play Forum has organised and run a huge variety of activities and events, including Family Fun Days in the park, playschemes, a junior youth club, an annual 2-day multicultural festival, and Countryside Days.

We can offer a whole range of activities, including sports, games and arts and crafts workshops (which can include using natural and recycled materials) and we own some large play equipment.  We can also provide outdoor sessions, such as woodland safaris, bug-hunting, pond-dipping, cooking on an open fire, etc.  We are happy to come up with ideas for workshops or community events, or to provide activities on a theme (such as Fun Olympics), or give advice on play equipment. Basically, we are very flexible and are willing to have a bash at anything!  Just call or e-mail us for any ideas.

 

Please ring Quita on 01934 844353 to discuss ideas, or e-mail us at playforum@wildmail.com

 

BME Network

Do you live in North Somerset?  Are you a Citizen of the world?

Come and meet with us  at the Badger Centre, 3-6 Wadham Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JY every Tuesday from 12:00

Learn about other cultures in the area,try amazing food, guest speakers, new international parents group and get free English lessons!!!

(from 2:30-4:30)

Sponsored by BME Network: www.ns-bmenetwork.org

The aim of the BME Network is to reach out to those from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in North Somerset to ensure they are receiving appropriate services, link people up with one another and help groups evolve; to engage with existing groups and associations; to set up a social network which can give the minority ethnic community a voice, be a focal point for the BME voluntary sector and promote joint working between different minority ethnic groups to increase their engagement with public agencies and promote good race relations.

52 countries and counting in North Somerset!!!

 

Music in Grove Park

Click here to find out more about Music in Grove Park 2014

RNLI's Diary of Events 2011

Click here to view the RNLI's Diary of Events 2014 - to be added soon

Waves of Harmony

Click here if you're interested in joining a ladies four-part harmony group

Blakehay Theatre

Click here for further information on events happening at the Blakehay Theatre

 

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