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Christmas starts in St George

A chance to enjoy all things Christmassy in the St George Neighbourhood Partnership area.  Let us know about any events we’ve missed.

Saturday 29th November from 10am-5pm, fun along Church Rd for all the family.  See the poster for more details

church rd xmas

The Toy Hunt starts at 2pm near Whites Launderette – where Santa’s elves will address you and explain what’s happened, and how you can help. (complete the hunt and you could win a real Christmas Tree in our Prize Draw).

TIMINGS are on the poster above but here are some more details: –

1pm – Elves and Reindeers & Music (outside Whites and around the street)
2pm – Toy Hunt starts (but you can join in anytime – get a form from Bethesda Church, an Elf or a Reindeer)
3pm – Reindeer walkabout
4pm – Reindeer to gather the procession and lead it to the Park. (From outside Whites Launderette)
4.15 – 4.30 ish – Elves receive the toys at St George Park and do the draw for the prize!

Father Christmas at the Stripy Owl is now fully booked but you could still meet Father Christmas by accepting this invitation

Speedwell Nursery Xmas fair













Christmas Tree lighting up on Saturday 30th November thanks to the hard-working Church Rd Action Group.  This is a really friendly occasion.  It’s good for bumping into old friends and making new ones.  Another chance to meet Father Christmas!

Christmas tree 2014


The St George Strollers continue to explore the local area.  Something to take you out into the fresh air and make you feel good.



From Friends of Troopers Hill, a chance to look back on 2014 and take a little preventive action against the effects of Christmas calories.

Work Party and film 2014


Something for lone parents and their children (taken from The Week In local free newspaper).

Xmas lone parents

Bambini Hub provide fun activities for all the family at the St George Community Centre on Church Rd, St George, BS5 8AA.

More family fun on Sunday 7th December with Bambini Hub

Bambini hub Xmas party

Seasonal musical favourites and more from the Bristol East and Kingswood Band on Tuesday 9th December.  Ticket prices on


Xmas concert 2014

Just over the St George Neighbourhood Partnership border, in Crofts End Rd, on Saturday 13th December, have fun at Croft End Church’s Christmas Fair.

Xmas fair 2014

Money granted to local projects – 25/3/2014

4 applications for funding were made and the following amounts granted, some subject to certain conditions.

These are the projects and the amounts granted:

a) Church Rd Action Group – Church Rd Lamppost hanging baskets
£750 for two double basket hanging baskets and 1 single hanging baskets to be supplied, fitted and maintained.  The aim of the Church Rd Action Group is to improve the look and feel of the Church Rd area so people will enjoy shopping there.  Local businesses are participating in the project by funding their own hanging baskets.

b) St George in Bloom 2014 – Wildflower Meadow Enhancement Project
£1,430 for wildflower meadows on Plummers Hill Open Space (300sq metres), Furber Road Open Space (150 sq metres), Dundridge Playing Fields (150 sq metres) and Netham House (50 sq metres).  The aim is to improve the appearance of these areas and promote public involvement in the care of their neighbourhood and the St George in Bloom campaign.

c)  Bristol Playbus – Circus Workshops for 8-13 year olds
£1,200 for circus workshops at Hillfields Youth Centre or Kingswood Foundation.   A further identical amount is being sought from the Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnership.  This project is aimed at benefiting around 50 children with 8 two-hour sessions planned once a week from  4-6pm over 2 months.  Target benefits include improving children’s confidence, physical wellbeing and making new friends.

d) Gurdwara Nirman Sewak Jatha Heritage – Internal works to the Sikh Temple at 9-11 Summerhill Rd.
£1,000 towards internal work to the parts of the temple intended for community use.  Before current building work community groups were welcome to the building but the facilities were very limited.  Community facilities such as halls and meeting rooms are oversubscribed at peak times in St George.

To find out more about how your group can apply for funding visit www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/grants/

Money remaining from this year’s funding will be used to buy and install community noticeboards, locations to be decided.  For more information look at the St George Neighbourhood Partnership meeting notes.

The closing date for the next round of applications is:
**********Monday 28th April********