Jenny Jones - the bronze medallist at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, made a brief visit back to her home town of Downend on 18th September to unveil a plaque commemorating her achievements. D&BH PC arranged for the bronze plaque to be installed under the new information board along Westerleigh Road. Jenny won the first ever British medal on snow in the Slopestyle event in the Winter Olympics of 2014. See photo below....
Christmas in Downend - Please make a note of the date - FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2014, 4pm-8pm. You are invited to come along to Downend Village where Santa will be in his grotto from 4pm-7.30pm for children to tell him what they would like for Christmas. There will be entertainment, music and carols, plus Cheerleaders, Street Dancers and local Primary Schools singing seasonal songs. The Cleeve Singers and Ange Hardy from the Downend Folk Club will also be singing during the evening. The Christmas tree will be lit at 6.30pm by a SURPRISE GUEST!! The Downend Business Community (DBC) is supporting the event and many shops and busineses will stay open later than usual. As in previous years, there will be free mince pies for everyone. DO COME ALONG WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS TO JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES!
you spare some time to work with older people who have long-term health
Age UK South Gloucestershire is leading an Integrated Care pilot project with doctors' surgeries in Downend, Cadbury Heath and Yate. GPs refer people to us to help improve their well-being and quality of life with non-clinical social support. We might refer them into existing AGEUKSG services such as benefits checks, nail-cutting, gentle activity sessions or befriending. Or we might help them start attending a coffee morning, or access other things such as adaptations to their home, community transport, local community activities, or computer training.
We're now recruiting volunteers to provide participants with information, signposting and support to achieve their goals. Further details are available on our website. Out of pocket travelling expenses will be paid.
For more information call Michelle Dent or Paul Davenport on 01454 411707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Information and resources
This website has been designed to provide what the Parish Council hope will be a valuable resource to find out more about what is happening within the Parish. As the site develops our aim is for it to become the local access point for information about the Parish Council and the services offered by the Local Authority.
We feel that it is a further resource for the community through improving communication, involving local people more in what is happening in Downend and Bromley Heath and engaging everyone in local issues by providing you with more information.
We also hope that the website is helping us to increase our communication links with the community. If you would like to advertise your event on the website, please contact the Parish Clerk via the ‘Contact Us’ button with details.
"To seek to improve the quality of life and the local environment for all the residents of Downend & Bromley Heath. To provide a voice for all the residents of the Parish through consultation and participation"
Monitoring and moderation - The Parish Council monitors all activity on our Facebook social media channel. We want you to have your say and we do not censor comments, even if they are critical of the Parish Council. However, we reserve the right to block anyone from posting on our pages who makes abusive, disruptive or offensive comments. Any content that does not meet our simple guidelines, set out below, will be removed without reference to the poster.
The rules are simple - posts and comments on our Facebook page should:- Be civil, tasteful and relevant - Not be unlawful, harassing, libellous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane or sexually or facially offensive - Not include content for which the poster does not own the copyright - Not repeat the same message, or very similar messages, more than once (often referred to as spamming) - Not publicise any personal information, either the poster's own or somebody else's - Not advertise products or services - Not promote political parties.
Have a look at the NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH STAY SAFE GUIDE - All the information you need to 'stay safe' in the community, or look at our local publications - the latest edition of the PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER, DOWNEND VOICE and DOWNEND & MANGOTSFIELD MATTERS.