News in Brief

Free exercise and support offer for cancer survivors

Oct 02 2017

A FREE exercise class is being offered in Staple Hill to help people in the community who have been touched by cancer. ... Read More

Appeal for reading volunteers

Oct 02 2017

A PROJECT in which retired people go into schools to support children with reading is looking for more volunteers in Downend, Emersons Green and Staple Hill. ... Read More

Park your bike and have a bacon butty

Oct 02 2017

AN event was held at the new park and ride site in Lyde Green to encourage more commuters to use the facility. ... Read More

Space to make memories at time of tragedy

Oct 02 2017

LOSING a child either before, during or shortly after birth is something an expectant mother never wants to think about. ... Read More

New site for Armed Forces Day

Oct 02 2017

ARMED Forces Day is on the move - in 2018 it will take place in Thornbury for the first time.... Read More

Christ Church £1m revamp to start

Oct 02 2017

WORK will start next month on the transformation of Christ Church Downend for the 21st century.... Read More

Gill extends hand of friendship to women who feel alone

Oct 02 2017

A WOMEN'S friendship group is calling for new members to join its group and help end loneliness in the community.... Read More

'50 years of missed chances' to solve transport problems

Oct 02 2017

A CRUCIAL first step has been taken towards improving transport links for commuters in the Downend area. ... Read More

A big ‘thank you’ from Team India 2017: Downend provides clean drinking water

Oct 02 2017

A TEAM of twelve young people and youth leaders from Christ Church Downend have returned from an amazing working visit to the Haven Home orphanage and nearby mountain villages in Eastern India and would like to thank all the compassionate people in Downend, Bromley Heath, Mangotsfield and Staple Hill who donated children’s clothes, shoes and toys, along with financial gifts.... Read More

Charity golf day

Oct 02 2017

DOWNEND-based BNS Property Management held a Charity Golf Day at Celtic Manor, Newport, for The Jessie May Trust. ... Read More