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CopyrightEvents on the Slopes and beyond

This page tells you about events on the Slopes themselves - plus events from around our local area. It is usually updated as soon as we hear of an event.
girlwithwoodencatCopyrightSO July 2017:

BREAKING NEWS......

Looking to the future of the Slopes - NSI meeting - 7pm - Thursday 17th August - The Park, Daventry Road

Working with John Kerridge to discover what 2025 looks like for the Slopes and what needs to happen to make 2025 real. All welcome.

Bristol Balloon Festival - Thurs 10th August to Sunday 13th August
Don't forget that the Slopes have a number of locations which are really good for seeing the Festival - check the wind direction from Ashton Court to see which way the balloons may go, and try these locations:

- Top of Novers Steps and just through the hedge to the right - behind Knowle West Health Park
- Kingswear Road picnic site
- Green space behind Stockwood Crescent - go the "elbow" bend in the road and walk along the path with hedges on either side
- Behind St Barnabas Church - off of Daventry Road

My wild child - closed until September.....

The Avon Wildlife Trust initiative - My Wild Child which has been using the Bommie for activities for Toddlers is currently closed for the summer holidays - we are hoping that they will return in September.

My Wild Child is running a series of events over the Summer - one of which is a wildflower meadow picnic for the over 5s - on 8th August - at Stays Court Farm, Frampton Cotterell - see http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2017/08/08/wildflower-meadow-wild-picnic?instance=0

For further information on Wild Child go to....
http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/mywildchild or contact Sara.Turrill@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk

Other events

May - The Northern Slopes and Knowle West at the M Shed in Docks - there is an exhibition of photographs and information about Knowle West including the Slopes - well worth a visit.
WALKS USING THE SLOPES.....

LinkAge walks for the over 55s
LinkAge, Wild City, Knowle West Media Centre, Walking for Health, The Park and ourselves - supported by other local organisations - are running walks for the over 55s on most Mondays.....

The group uses local areas for walks - including the Slopes - but also travels to other locations in Bristol and around.

A lot of walks start from The Park, Daventry Road - (opposite St Barnabas Church) at 10am. (new walkers need to be there at 9.50am) Returning to the Park for coffee or lunch. But those that are not immediately local to our area can involve travelling by bus to a meeting point.

Contact: Cheryl Martin - on 0753 056 4332 - or cherylmartin@linkagewestofengland.org.uk
Walks are Free - but some walks outside of our area may need bus fares and refreshments.

Walks for life
There are three walking groups organised by Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road which use local areas:
One heart walks - are for people who are recovering from illness. Starts outside the Café on Mondays at 11am.
Two heart walks - for people able to cover 1 to 2 miles - Thursday
Three heart walks - for people able to cover 2 to 3 miles - Tuesdays
Contact Laura Hathway - 0117 377 2257 for further details.
Copyright EVENTS ON THE SLOPES - NOT WALKS....

1 - The Conservation Volunteers run a Green Gym which helps you become physically and mentally healthier by taking part in nature conservation activities on the Slopes. All are welcome to come along....please meet up at the entrance gate to the Bommie next to 105 Wedmore Vale.

Its every Thurs between 10.15am and 1pm. The Gym starts with a warm up, then works on tasks such as vegetation clearnance, improving paths - and there's chance to meet people during the tea break. Further details from Claire at c.dinsdale@tcv.org.uk - or phone 07739447995. Sessions are free. Please come prepared with suitable shoes and clothes for the weather.

OTHER EVENTS........

Living in a really lively city like Bristol - and in an area where there is a lot going on - it is almost impossible to describe what you can do.

Visit our Links page clickhere and visit the websites/Facebook pages there; or ask the contacts listed about what is going on.

If we have any recommendations we would suggest - depending on what you like doing -
The Park, Daventry Road - just by the Bommie and St Barnabas Church
Knowle West Media Centre
Filwood Community Centre
Linkage - if you are over 55
Windmill Hill City Farm
Knowle West Health Park
Bramble Farm - literally on the Bommie
Springfield Allotments - next to the Bommie; and
any of the Parks and Green Spaces listed.....
wildfestgraffiti Copyright LWMEETINGS

We only hold one formal meeting a year to which all are welcome, which is our AGM the next one will be held on January 2018 at 6.30pm at the Park, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ.

If you want us to talk about something - and possibly have a meeting about it please contact us.

If we call a meeting it will be advertised here - and in our Newsletter.

Our Newsletter (which is free to anyone who wants to received it) is quick and easy way to pick up what is going on, on the Slopes.

If you want to know more about any of the above, receive the newsletter or help us - please email us on: enquiries@northern-slopes-initiative.co.uk


and finally.....
Its true to say that we could not carry on without the help from:
...the City Council who look after the Slopes
....The Park, Daventry Road
...voluntary organisations amd volunteers,
...individuals who spend their time talking to us, organising, campaigning and of course the
...users of the Slopes.
A big thank you for your help and support!