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Freshford Fireworks 2017 - Tickets on sale now!

posted 5 Oct 2017, 01:09 by Parish Council Communications

Buy your tickets now for our fantastic evening of Fireworks, live Samba drumming, stalls and refreshments! 


Friday 3rd November from 6pm at Brown's Field, Abbey Lane, Freshford, BA2 7TD.


Tickets are available from www.freshfordfireworks.com and The Galleries Shop. Advance Tickets: £6 Adult / £4 Child aged 4+. On the gate prices: £6.50 / £4.50. Reserved Parking Only: £5 per car. Tickets available as above. Last year was a complete sell-out, so buy now to make sure you don't miss out! 


Entertainment & Refreshments from 6pm

- Music -

- Samba Drums -

- Face painting -

- Hotdogs, Cakes & Popcorn -

- Mulled Wine & Hot Chocolate -

- Beer, Cider & Fruit Juices -


IMPORTANT: Please do not bring sparklers or fireworks. Please walk if possible.


All profits go to Freshford School PTA and Freshford Pre-school. 


Many thanks to our sponsors: 

Sheer Class Builders

Pritchards Estate Agents

Homewood Park Hotel

Savings Champion 

Neil Mulholland Racing

Hunter French Estate Agents

Roadworks on The Hill, Freshford, now rescheduled

posted 28 Sep 2017, 02:19 by Parish Council Communications

Notice is given that Bath and North East Somerset Council in exercise of its powers under section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 intends to make an order the effect of which will be to temporarily introduce a road closure in that length of The Hill, Freshford extending between Station Road and The Inn Public House.

This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road to facilitate a footway construction by Bath & North East Somerset Council and will be operative on 21st October 2017 for a maximum period of 6 weeks. The road will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works. This is anticipated to be for a period of 1 week. 

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE 

C477 (The Hill, Staples Hill), B3109 Frome Road, A363 (Frome Road, St. Margarets Street, Silver Street, Market Street, Masons Lane), B3108 (Winsley Road, Winsley Hill), C421 (Lower Stoke, Crowe Hill), C477 High Street. 

Applicant details: Tasos Papaloucas – Bath and North East Somerset Council
Telephone details: 01225 395238

Temporary road closure at Ashes Lane, Freshford

posted 28 Sep 2017, 02:18 by Parish Council Communications

Notice is hereby given that the Bath and North East Somerset Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 intends to make an order the effect of which will be to introduce a road closure in that length of Ashes Lane Freshford, from outside a property entitled Beech Cottage to a property entitled Woodwyck House, a distance of approximately 290 metres.

This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road consequent upon the renewal of a stop tap in the carriageway by Wessex Water and will be operative from the 18th October 2017 for a maximum period of one week. However, the restrictions may not be effected for the whole of the period but it is anticipated that the road will be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and only for so long as is necessary to execute the works which it is anticipated will be for 3 days.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE 

Ashes Lane - A36 - Abbey Lane – Park Corner - Ashes Lane

Applicant details: Brian Freegard, Wessex Water
Telephone number 0345 600 4 600

Concert - “Hush , no more” - St Mary’s Church, 3 pm, Sunday 15th October

posted 28 Sep 2017, 02:08 by Parish Council Communications

The Paragon Singers will be performing their latest programme. The Paragon Singers, based in Bath, are one of the leading chamber choirs in the south-west and have recently returned from a tour to Aix-en-Provence; previous tours have included Berlin, Venice, Annecy and Kenya. 

We are very fortunate they have agreed to perform at St Mary's to raise money for our beautiful parish church. The programme is entitled 'Hush, no more' and is a concert of music about music. Included are 'Hymn to St Cecilia' by Benjamin Britten as well as pieces by Lassus, Monteverdi, Byrd, Purcell, Gibbons, Skempton, Rose and others. 

Tickets are available from The Galleries Shop in Freshford £10 each .

Dorothy House, The Galleries’ charity of the year 2016/17. A Final Fling.

posted 20 Sep 2017, 01:57 by Parish Council Communications

Before a new charity takes over from Dorothy House as the Galleries’ chosen charity the last fund-raising event in aid of Dorothy House will take place in the Freshford Village Hall on Saturday afternoon, 30th September, starting at 1 o’clock.  There will be the usual astounding array of desirable goods for which Freshford jumble sales are famous – clothes for all ages, toys, books, bric-a-brac, linen, white elephant, etc, etc.  Teas and irresistible cakes will also be available.  Entry fee only £1.

 

If your house or garage is full of good quality clutter this is the opportunity to unload it.  Please bring it to the Hall during the morning of Saturday 30th September between the hours of 10am and 12noon.  If you would like to help in any way don’t be shy; make contact with Hugh Delap on 01225 722524 or 07973 413474 or at mhdelap@gmail.com.

 

Come and enjoy yourselves – and buy.  It’s all in a very good cause.

Ukuleles are back in Freshford

posted 20 Sep 2017, 01:56 by Parish Council Communications

Our ukulele group is starting up again after the summer holidays.

Open to people of ALL ages and ALL musical abilities, you are invited to come and join our fun, relaxed group.
 
We play well-known, familiar songs and will help you to master this marvellous, magical, musical instrument, which is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
 
To find out more come along to our next meeting:
 
Saturday 23 September
The Galleries Café, Freshford
4:00pm
 
For further information
T: 07973 818459 
 

Temporary closure of The Hill, Freshford, sometime on or after 24th July

posted 18 Jul 2017, 07:49 by Parish Council Communications

Notice is given that Bath and North East Somerset Council in exercise of its powers under section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 has made an order the effect of which will be to temporarily introduce a road closure in that length of The Hill, Freshford extending between Station Road and The Inn Public House.. 

This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road to facilitate footpath construction by Bath & North East Somerset Council and will be operative on 24th July 2017 for a maximum period of 2 months. 

The road will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works. This is anticipated to be for a period of 2 weeks..


ALTERNATIVE ROUTE 
C477 (The Hill, Staples Hill), B3109 Frome Road, A363 (Frome Road, St. Margarets Street, Silver Street, Market Street, Masons Lane), B3108 (Winsley Road, Winsley Hill), C421 (Lower Stoke, Crowe Hill), C477 High Street. 

Applicant details: Tasos Papaloucas Telephone details: 01225 395238 

Update on Freshford Village Memorial Hall Redevelopment plans, and Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the conversion of Freshford Village Memorial Hall (registered charity 304545) to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

posted 23 Jun 2017, 08:37 by Parish Council Communications

As many local residents will be aware, the trustees of Freshford Village Memorial Hall have been examining possibilities for the future development of the Hall building for many years. Hewitt Studios carried out a feasibility study in 2013, but unfortunately, the value of the proposed rebuild at over £2 million, has been unrealistic to finance in the current funding climate for community buildings, particularly outside areas of deprivation.

The trustees of Freshford Village Memorial Hall are now considering a phased redevelopment of the Hall including renovation of the existing main hall space, with purpose built annexes or extensions to provide accommodation for Freshford Pre-school and Freshford doctor's surgery. The Trustees feel a phased redevelopment will be more achievable as different aspects  of the project can be implemented as and when relevant funding becomes available. The first step in this process is to gain planning permission or a Community
 Right to Build Order for the plans for a redeveloped Hall. Planning permission or the equivalent Community Right to Build Order for communities with a Neighbourhood Plan such as Freshford and Limpley Stoke is a necessary prerequisite for all grant applications for capital works. 

A further initial step is to convert Freshford Village Memorial Hall registered charity 304545 to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). A CIO is a corporate body that has its own legal identity, which is separate from that of its trustees and members, meaning it can directly enter into contracts; employ staff; incur debts; own property; and sue and be sued. This will reduce the personal liability of the trustees prior to the Hall engaging in major contracts for the Development project. Further benefits of the CIO structure, include providing access to additional grants and social enterprise loans, which are only available to community organisations with an incorporated legal structure. The Hall trustees are currently aware of Community Buildings Project Support grant funding made available by the Department for Communities and Local Government, which would be suitable to fund the professional fees necessary to take the Hall's redevelopment plans to a Community Right to Build Order.

Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held on Wednesday 26th July at 7.30pm to approve the conversion of Freshford Village Memorial Hall from an unincorporated association (registered charity 304545) to a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) is attached. Also attached is a background information paper explaining the benefits of converting to a CIO, and the formal notice that we must provide under the Charities Act 2011 for transferring land held on charitable trust to another organisation. Local residents are very welcome to attend the EGM, propose new trustees or raise any queries or concerns in advance with the Chair of Trustees, Claudia Towner on management@freshfordvillagehall.co.uk.

Further updates to the local community on Hall development plans will be provided over the coming months. At the moment we have a separate planning application in with Bath and NE Somerset Council to replace the failing felt roof to the main hall with insulated roof panels. Due to the increased frequency of roof leaks it is important that we proceed with this work as soon as possible, but we hope to have converted to a CIO before we appoint contractors to do the work. 

Claudia Towner, Chair of Trustees, Freshford Village Memorial Hall

Freshford and Limpley Stoke Fete raised over £5300!!

posted 15 Jun 2017, 04:37 by Parish Council Communications

An enormous THANK YOU to everyone for your tremendous help and support with this year's Freshford and Limpley Stoke Fete. We hope the money raised will be used to support the replacement of the main hall roof, for which we currently have a planning application under consideration.

Whether you supplied bottles or books, sold raffle tickets, put up gazebos, took down gazebos, helped out on a stall, manned the gates, or generously spent your money... we could not have done it without you, so thank you!

Raising funds for Freshford Village Memorial Hall (registered charity 304545).

First Aiders needed for Freshford and Limpley Stoke Fete - 10th June

posted 26 May 2017, 06:26 by Parish Council Communications

Despite being booked nearly 3 months ago, yesterday St John's Ambulance pulled out of providing First Aid provision at Freshford and Limpley Stoke Fete on 10th June, because they say they cannot find anyone to provide cover. 

To show a 'Duty of Care' we must provide First Aiders for the Fete, but are now hoping to do this through using local people who are either medical professionals or have a full HSE First Aid at Work certificate. We will provide First Aid tabards for  the designated First Aiders, ensure there are at least 2 complete comprehensive First Aid kits available in the Fete HQ gazebo, and ensure there are always at least 2 of the designated First Aiders always present at the Fete. 

Would you be able to support us  in this way, for some or all of the afternoon? The Fete runs from 1-5pm, and if you don't want to be at the Fete for  the whole afternoon, we just need to know between which times you will guarantee to be there. Hopefully, no incidents will arise, so you will be free to enjoy the Fete!

If you are able to support us in this way, please email Claudia Towner on management@freshfordvillagehall.co.uk.

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