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Warmer, Greener, Cheaper Homes – FREE Q&A Session

Warmer, Greener, Cheaper Homes – FREE Q&A Session

Improvements to your home to keep in the warmth and reduce energy consumption is a great way to save money and help protect the environment. 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? Sea Mills and Combe Dingle Climate Action is hosting an online Q&A with our local experts, Trishna from the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Ian from Fourwalls that will cover the basics, from what support options are available and switching energy suppliers to insulation and…
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Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

This year we are inviting anyone who would like to remember those affected by war to help us create a display at the Sea Mills museum – aka the red phone box on Sea Mills Square and to colour pictures for your own house windows. Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Together have provided some sheets that can be coloured in or decorated. It’s a great half term activity for children or anyone who would like to take part. You can use your contribution to remember an individual, group or everyone affected by war. Download your colouring sheets sheets from here,…
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Remembrance Day Colouring Activity

Remembrance Day Colouring Activity

For Remembrance Day this year, why not download our poppy wreath postcard or poster. Colour in the poppy wreath and write in who you will be remembering this year – this can be individual people, groups or everyone affected by war.You can add your name in one of the top corners if you’d like.If you’d like it displayed in the Sea Mills phonebox museumthen cut it out and drop it off at 28 St Edyth’s Road in Sea Mills by 6 November.You could also print off the larger version on the second page to colour in and stick in your…
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Halloween Wanderland

Halloween Wanderland

BS9 Window Wanderland are promoting an event as a covid safe alternative to trick or treat this year. Instead of knocking on doors, children are being encouraged to help make decorative displays and then tour the area to see them. Households can join in by decorating their house, windows or garden on 31st October. The theme can be halloween or Day of the Dead, Divali, Fireworks, or simply the changing season. Past Window Wanderland displays have been decorations added to windows, residents then leave their lights on during the event so that passers by can enjoy the display. Tissue paper,…
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Update: October 2020

Update: October 2020

Words by Jenny Winfield Here at SMCDT, we thought it might be useful for us to start updating our members and interested parties on what we are discussing and working on at the moment, so here goes….. Sea Mill Recreational Ground (Rec) improvements We have been having many discussions about how the use of the Rec can be improved for all users, from dog walkers and runners to our local football teams and families just wanting to use our fantastic green space.  We are hoping to be part of a Bristol Initiative called Bristol Future Parks and are in discussion…
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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 highlights from the trail. Take a look at our Facebook page for more photos from the day A big thank you to all…
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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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