Fishpond’s is celebrating Gordon Welchman achievements by unveiling a Blue Plaque on the 26th September, being held at St Mary’s Church 1-3pm. everyone welcome bring your spy glass and disguise, it’s all a bit hush hush!
Gordon Welchman was born in the old Vicarage in Fishponds and He was recruited to the Government Code and Cypher School (GCCS) at Bletchley Park, playing an instrumental role in the development of Hut 6 and its famous code-breaking operations. The Work of this operation saved Countless allied lives during the second World War.
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The Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnership welcomes all UWE, Bristol Uni and all other students choosing to live and study in our area of Bristol. We hope you have a very enjoyable time exploring our amazing green spaces and shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants during your time here.
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A resident on Heath street, Eastville, was fined for leaving furniture by the waste receptacle at the bottom of the road. they have paid the fine. if you see fly tipping please report it
and if you have large items to dispose of please check out
its cheaper than getting a fine and it keeps your neighbourhood cleaner
Discover Begbrook and Stapleton in the Stapleton and Frome Valley Conservation Area:
I’m organising The Colour Fun Run which takes place at Oldbury Court Estate on Sunday 2nd October. It is a fundraiser for homeless charity Julian House and last year was really popular with the local community in Fishponds, Downend, Emersons and Mangotsfield with around 2/3 of those taking part from the local area so we’re keen to build on this for this year and show people how great Oldbury Court is.
It is open to all ages and last year the children taking part absolutely loved it! Incase you’re not familiar with the event it is a 5km course through Oldbury Court which you can run, walk or even skip whilst getting splashed with brightly coloured powder paint.
Lots of families took part last year and had huge amounts of fun so we’ve introduced a family ticket this year meaning they’ll save a bit of money too! There will be face painting, music and food and drink on offer so guaranteed a fun day out.
Please visit our Facebook event page at:
If you need anymore info please do let me know and I hope you will be able to share.
Thanks and best wishes
Community and Events Fundraising Co-ordinator
A community group will be doing a community litter pick on the 27th August 11am -1pm meeting up on Straits parade Fishponds Road. Come and get involved
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On September 11th, Make Sunday’s Special which has been an enormous success in areas of Bristol, especially in the Old City and on Park Street is taking place in the heart of Fishponds.
Email your contact details if you would like to volunteer and what you can commit to, how you want to be involved.
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