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Farewell to the scarecrows…

Farewell to the scarecrows…

Many thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s Scarecrow Trail, and we hope you had a lot of fun going around ticking off all the brilliant creations you could find. The weather could have been kinder in the first week, but the soggy scarecrows stayed standing in spite of all the torrential rain and gale-force winds. Some even had their own rainwear! Brandon and Owen (6) from Coombe Dingle made the most of the last few days of the school holidays: “We had a great time exploring the neighborhood – we went out on three different days to…
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Red Bus open day tours

Red Bus open day tours

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School in Westbury Lane, Coombe Dingle are opening their doors for tours in September. They are hosting two events on Saturday 5th and Saturday 12th September 2020 where they will be conducting tours throughout the day. Tours are by appointment only, contact them via their website www.redbusnursery.co.uk/enquiry to book your time today!  [sponsored post]
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Scarecrows are go!

Scarecrows are go!

Children and adults alike have had great fun making Scarecrows for the Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Scarecrow trail. Even more have been able to get out to enjoy seeing them. It's been lovely to see so many people with their trail maps, ticking off the scarecrows and planning to see them all. There's a dinosaur, a unicorn, Harry Potter, one standing on his head and other sitting on a roof! Some people have worked with neighbours to make their scarecrows and it's really brought the community together. The trail runs until 6th September 2020 and there are scarecrows at…
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Front Garden Trail

Front Garden Trail

The Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle front garden trail took place on Saturday 18 July - our first event. Originally planned to be an open gardens event, turned into a front gardens event due to the pandemic. It turned out to be a lovely day - the weather was just about on our side, and it was so lovely to see so many people out enjoying the trail. Take a browse through the photo slideshow of some of the highlights from the trail. Take a look at our Facebook page for more photos from the day A big thank you…
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Summer on the Rec

Summer on the Rec

No school sports days this year so here's a chance to do your own!  For the next month or so the Rec has some extra lines painted for families to use: 50m sprints track, 2 mini-pitches,  A grid for human noughts and crossesRunning spiral.  Thanks to Shire Colts and the Council for helping sort this. Thanks also to 34th Sea Mills Rainbows and Brownies and local residents for funding. A special thanks to Dean our line painter for giving us his time and expertise.  Enjoy! Words and photos supplied by Maria Stuart
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Postcards from lockdown – voices of young people

Postcards from lockdown – voices of young people

Are the voices of children and young people being heard in the current crisis? We would love to hear what children and young people think and also how you are feeling. Be part of history and maybe even change it by helping older people understand your feelings. Send Sea Mills 100 a postcard with your thoughts and feelings during the current situation. Tell older people what YOU think. These will be displayed around Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle for people to read, including the Sea Mills phone box museum, community noticeboards, and anywhere else we can get access too. They…
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Learnt anything during lockdown?

Learnt anything during lockdown?

The Community Plan asked what things you would like to learn more about. 72% of residents said they would be encouraged by free or low-cost courses. 60% thought it would be helpful if these courses were provided locally. On the issue of subjects or topics that interest you: 59% identified that they would like to have more computer/IT skills45% said they were interested in learning recreational crafts50% would like to know more about healthy eating or learning new cooking skills48% would like more knowledge surrounding fitness and health 43% expressed a preference for educational or vocational skills Particularly during the…
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Marking VE Day 75th Anniversary

Marking VE Day 75th Anniversary

Whilst many plans for marking the 75th Anniversary of VE Day have had to be cancelled due to the lockdown, @SeaMills100 is tweeting a series of short wartime stories and photos from Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle every day in the lead up to the VE Day 75th anniversary. The tweets complement the war stories webpage recently published by Sea Mills 100 to mark the 75 years since the end of World War Two and 75 years of peacetime. Well worth a visit to get an insight into our neighbourhood from back then. Thank you Sea Mills 100 for putting…
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Community Plan Launched

Community Plan Launched

Despite our original plans to launch the community plan at a public meeting at the Methodist Church today, we are nonetheless delighted to launch the Community Plan for Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle on this website today. The Community Plan sets out a long-term vision for our area, based upon input from local residents. The Plan gives us a collective voice so we can have a greater influence in decision-making to ensure we get the best for our community.   For now, it is only available as a digital download, but printed copies will be shared at our next Community…
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