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Proposed 5G Monopole

Proposed 5G Monopole

A 5G Monopole (18m high mast) is being proposed on the edge of Sea Mills Square by the Addison Oak.Stoke Bishop Councillors John Goulandris & Henry Michallat have their concerns about this and encourage local residents to make their views known to the planners, so please add your own views. You can make a public comment on the council's planning portal here. This is a pre-planning application for the Council to determine if full planning permission will be necessary. If you would like to make your views known at this stage, then comments will need to be submitted by Friday…
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Balsam Bashing

Balsam Bashing

SMCD Climate Action are running an event on the 26th July to show you how to pull up Himalayan Balsam along the banks of the River Trym, in partnership with Trout in the Trym, a group that is trying to improve the ecology of the Trym river system in North Bristol.See their Facebook event for more info
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Plan to share details of medical records

Plan to share details of medical records

The government is planning the creation of a central data store of patient’s medical records (from the past 10 years) from all GP practices in England next month. Anonymised patient records will move to a central NHS Digital database from 1 July, and this can then be shared with third parties for national research and planning purposes. You can read more about this here. The system is set up so you are automatically opted in - if you would prefer your medical data not to be included, you need to fill in a Type 1 opt-out form and deliver it…
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Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club reopening 2021

Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club reopening 2021

Our Community Youth Club is a safe and inclusive environment to young people in the local community, and is staffed by caring, and trained adults. Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club provides the opportunity for young people ages 8 – 19, to get involved with creative, sports, and inspiring activities and opportunities. Most importantly, it is a space for young people to make lifelong friendships and have fun! Book your place
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Easter Holiday Club 2021

Easter Holiday Club 2021

Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club are running Easter Half Term Clubs for young people ages 8 – 12 year olds who receive free school meals, as part of the national Holiday Activity and Food Programme. The Holiday Clubs include activities, a prepared meal and drink, and the opportunity for young people to have fun with their friends. Book your place
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Anti social behaviour in our neighbourhood – advice

Anti social behaviour in our neighbourhood – advice

Please help your neighbourhood by reporting anti social behaviour and vandalism Recently there has been a rise in the number of annoying or anti social behaviour incidents involving young people in the Sea Mills, Stoke Bishop and Coombe Dingle areas.  In response to this Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Together organised a meeting for local interested parties, including the police, local schools, youth providers and local churches, to come together and discuss what we could do to support these young people and help them make better choices together. The police explained that currently they didn’t see this as being targeted…
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Darren Jones MP talks to Sea Mills & Coombe Dingle

Darren Jones MP talks to Sea Mills & Coombe Dingle

Our Member of Parliament, Darren Jones is planning his first event solely for Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle on Thursday 14th January at 7.30 pm. The event will take place on Zoom - see details below to sign up. If you want to join him to raise a question, share a story, or catch up about what is happening in Parliament this is your opportunity. He sees it as a chance to talk about how we move Bristol forward together and get on the same page about the issues he fights for in Parliament.  As SMCDT, we think we should…
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Hallen Drive: Road Closure

Hallen Drive: Road Closure

Hallen Drive will be closed due to the construction of the new school. Construction has just started on the site and the contractor, Midas Construction Ltd, has advised local residents that Hallen Drive will be closed except for access from the end of January until the works are complete.  The school has been closed since 2012 and, after much consultation, it will be demolished and replaced with a new SEMH* school for 7-16 year olds.  Full details are available on Bristol City Council’s planning portal here. Many local residents may have happy memories of Sea Mills Infants School in Hallen…
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Lighting Your Windows in a Greener Way

Lighting Your Windows in a Greener Way

If you are decorating your windows for Christmas, perhaps for the 4 Villages Light Trail, why not think about doing it in an environmentally friendly way? Design - Take Stock of What You’ve Got The great thing about the Light Trail is the variety and imagination that goes into each display. When you start to plan out your display it really helps to gather together things that you have around the house that you could use, then form the basis of your design around these items. This will mean you don’t have to spend money on turning your vision into…
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Do you want a warmer, cheaper, greener home?

Do you want a warmer, cheaper, greener home?

Making our homes more energy efficient is such a great, and relatively easy way to keep warmer in winter, save some money and reduce our carbon footprint. Especially at a time when it's all too easy to feel powerless in the face of the huge issue of climate change. It's a win-win for all. And, with several grants available at the moment to help with the initial costs, now is the perfect time but where do you start and what option is best for you? Well, check out this recording of the Sea Mills & Coombe Dingle Climate Action group workshop…
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