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Crafts, Cake & Climate Action

Crafts, Cake & Climate Action

Concerned about the local environment and global climate crisis but don't know how to help? Join us for a fun, family-friendly morning of crafts with meaning, cake with conscience and an opportunity to find out more about what we do & how you can get involved. This is a crucial year for our world leaders to make some tough decisions and pledge serious action (that they actually stick to) at COP26 in November.It's a crucial year for us too, to take a stand, make change and do what we can to help our shared home, Earth. And we can't wait…
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Another Chance to Bash Some Balsam

Another Chance to Bash Some Balsam

On Sunday the 15th at 2pm we are running another Balsam Bashing events in partnership with Trout in the Trym. The exciting news is that a trout was caught (and safely released) in the Trym in Coombe Dingle earlier this month so our efforts to improve the river quality are really paying off. For more details about the event and to register (it's free), please see our EventBrite page: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coombe-dingle-balsam-bashing-tickets-165585768491Don't worry if you missed the last event we will be showing you exactly what you need to do to remove that pesky balsam.
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Socially-distanced monthly litter pick

Socially-distanced monthly litter pick

Show your local neighbourhood and wildlife some love! You can join us solo or in your family/support group. We will follow covid guidelines to keep everyone safe. The focus of this month's pick will be on River Trym around the Dingle and Coombe Dale. Meeting point will be the grass patch by the bus stop. This time, we have special challenges for those interested: crossing the shallow water, searching for things in the undergrowth and possibly pulling some litter that has been there for a while. If you feel intrigued, please come in wellies or other suitable shoes, bring gloves and possibly…
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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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