Category: General

February 2024

Severn Beach Primary School – Open Days

Severnside Festival 2024

I hope you have seen my piece in the current InView magazine.. ?…so you will know that there is a Festival meeting on

Tuesday 12th September at The Plough, Pilning at 7pm.

All are welcome… and that includes YOU.. (I am sending this to 30+ people I have a contact email for).

We need your comments on this year’s Festival, and more importantly – we need to hear your ideas and suggestions for next year’s Festival.

Most of all we want to set things onto a firm footing for the future.. so to achieve that we need to set ourselves up as a charitable body – separate from the Parish Council and separate from the Village Hall, with our own bank account and formal documentation. By being set up properly, and by being an independent body, we can more easily apply for funding and make agreements with sponsors. We can run things in a professional and business-like manner and be a positive benefit to the community.

So please come along and meet others who want to work together to make every second Saturday in July a success.

Despite the weather, this year’s Festival was a great event, on which we can build and grow – we can only do that with lots of support and fresh ideas.

Our ‘AGENDA’ is:

1 See attached documents… these are put forward by me as a starting point
2 To agree on bank arrangements, and nominate a Treasurer
3 Learning points from Festival 23
4 Suggestions for Festival 24
5 Marketing and sponsorship

as well as coming to the meeting, please go to the website (link above) and sign-up as a supporter and please forward this message to anyone you think should be involved.

See you there,
(01454 632764)

ps: if you want to be with us but can’t make it, do drop me an email

Bristol Zoological Society consultation event

Bristol Zoological Society will be holding a public exhibition on Wednesday 19 July, so residents can learn more about proposals for the development of our Wild Place Project site, which will be called Bristol Zoo Project from mid-July.

These exciting plans would see significant investment in our site to ensure we can continue to deliver excellent animal welfare, grow our vital conservation work and create exhibits that better reflect animals’ habitats.

To share details of our plans we are planning a public exhibition on Wednesday 19 July from 5pm-8pm at Hollywood Mansion House, Hollywood Lane, Bristol, BS10 7TW.  Visitors will be able to view the most up-to-date masterplan for the site, ahead of the submission of planning applications this year. There will also be a chance to discuss our proposals with the project team, including a number of expert consultants who are working with us.

Hollywood Mansion House offers street level access from the main car park. If you have any accessibility concerns regarding the venue, or for more information about the event, please email

More details can also be found here:

Get Active in April

Thornbury Radio wants you to ‘Get Active in April’!
Thornbury Radio, Mojo Active and what3words are encouraging everyone in
Thornbury and the surrounding area to ‘Get Active in April’ for their chance to win.
Thornbury Radio, Mojo Active and what3words want you to get active in April. Are you up for it?
If you are, then you could be in with the chance of winning a voucher for a family of 5 to have a go on the High Ropes course at Mojo Active!
To be in with the chance to win this prize worth over £85 you need to get active in our area in April, using what3words and the clues on the Thornbury Radio website to find the right answers! It is an exciting treasure hunt for the whole family.
There is one entry into the competition for each answer you get right, up to a
maximum of 3 entries! The competition closes 12pm on Sunday 30th April 2023.
Each clue takes you a different location using what3words technology.
What is what3words? They have divided the world into 3 metre squares and gave each square a unique combination of three words. It’s the easiest way to find and share exact locations. Millions use it around the world including businesses. It supports life-saving services including emergency services and NGOs to find and help people in need.
what3words is available on their website, and on smartphone app for Apple iOS and Android.
Mark Johnson, co-founder of Mojo Active said: ”This is a great collaboration between these three fantastic organisations to encourage our local families to get outside and experience the amazing outdoor spaces we have on our doorstep”.
Mojo Active, based in Almondsbury is one of Bristol’s best-equipped outdoor activity centres, located in 80 acres of private fields and woodland. It has evolved considerably since its launch in 2012 as a birthday party and boot camp fitness venue.
Today it is recognised for its leadership in corporate and educational events, in addition to its thriving party and high ropes centre. Recently Mojo Active was shortlisted in the Bristol Life awards for the Leisure and Tourism category, and at the end of 2018 won “Favourite Activity Club” in the Bristol Raring 2 Go Awards.
To enter the Get Active in April competition then head along to the Thornbury Radio website a click on the Get Active in April image or directly

Community Learning – Free Courses

Posted on behalf of SGC Community Learning and Skills Service

The Hatch Camphill Community

Saturday 19th November from 10am to 12noon

Selling their beautiful hand crafted items – ideal Christmas presents.

Bristol Poppy Day –  Visit by HMS Prince of Wales

IMPORTANT UPDATE: It is only the PERSONNEL from HMS Prince of Wales visiting Bristol to collect for the Poppy Appeal and NOT the ship itself.

BRISTOL POPPY DAY – Saturday 5th November, 2022, with a visit  to Bristol by Royal Navy Ship, HMS Prince of Wales  !!

This year the Bristol Poppy Day, organised by the local Royal British Legion, RBL, will be held on Saturday 5th November, 2002. there will be collectors throughout the area, raising funds for the RBL’s Poppy Appeal.

** Royal Navy ship HMS Prince of Wales will be making a special visit to Bristol to support the Bristol Bristol Poppy Day.
**Money raised by the Poppy Appeal goes to the RBL Welfare Fund, which funds help, support and guidance to current and ex service personnel and their dependents.
Those needing help can contact the RBL national helpline: – 0808 802 8080.

In View Magazine

Sticky Post

The magazine of Severn Beach, Pilning and Easter Compton

The revised website contains:

  • The previous 12 issues of the magazine
  • Adverts (from the magazine)
  • The Local Directory (from the magazine, including website links)

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