Avon Fire & Rescue Service unveils new fire engine wrapping in support of Pride

Rainbow fire engine supports Bristol Pride   The rainbow-coloured engine took part in the procession on Saturday (14/07) morning before returning to normal duty fully decorated. In an event that draws around 40,000 people to the city, AF&RS showed support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community and promoted a career with the fire service through the ‘Yes You Can’ Campaign. It is estimated that at least 80,000 people in our service area are from the LGBT community.

Young people from Bristol get a taste of policing

National black police association inspires Bristol students   A group of young people from Bristol went on a special tour of Police Headquarters last month, as special guests of Avon and Somerset Police’s Black Police Association (BPA). The group of year 9 pupils from City Academy visited the specialist firearms training school at Black Rock, before touring Police HQ, including the call centre and meeting the Chief Constable Andy Marsh. Kermal Singh, General Secretary of Avon

St. Pauls Over Fifty's Cinema Club Launches July 10th

St Pauls over Fifty’s Cinema Club Would like to invite you to: A FREE enjoyable cinematic afternoon On Tuesday 10th July 2: pm – 4:30 pm Film showing @ 2:30 pm @ St. Pauls Learning Centre   Light refreshments avaliable Wheel chair accessible Carers, family and friends welcome Good news: Glen Café has kindly offered a 10% discount for those who wish to purchase a hot or cold meal.   St. Pauls over fifty’s cinema club will then run every second Tuesday of the month from

Bristol charity to help Tanzanian disabled women to become entrepreneurs

Bristol based charity African Initiatives awarded £180,000 to empower African women   Bristol-based international development charity African Initiatives has been awarded £180,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to fund a two-year project to bring economic empowerment to disadvantaged women. The focus will be on disabled women in the Kilimanjaro Region of northern Tanzania. This funding will enable African Initiatives to help set up village community banks and deliver vocational, business and financial management

Bristol restaurants awarded for embracing ‘flexitarian’ eating

Bristol restaurants champion ‘flexitarian’ eating   The rising consumer trend for ‘flexitarian’ eating, which has seen an increasing number of people eating less meat and choosing higher welfare produce, is being championed by restaurants in Bristol backing the new-look Flexitarian Award. The award, which started life in Bristol, celebrates eateries whose menus offer a wide selection of plant based dishes, and aims to showcase the talent of Bristol chefs for

Fairlawn Primary School celebrates successful first Ofsted inspection

Fairlawn Primary School has received a resounding Good judgement in its first Ofsted inspection. The school, which opened nearly three years ago in Fairlawn Road, Montpelier,  Bristol, was rated Good in all areas by the education watchdog. Parents, staff, leaders and governors were all praised for their contribution to Fairlawn’s success. “Good relationships between adults and pupils are evident across the school,” the inspector, Paul Smith, wrote in his report. “Teachers and support staff are very committed to pupils’ care and

Better Food’s Streets to Kitchen Charity Partnership launches

Clients of St. Mungo’s Recovery College in central Bristol have had their first taste of a new initiative designed to train people affected by homelessness in cookery and food service skills. Streets to Kitchen, a project created by local organic retailer Better Food, aims to raise £10,000 to support Square Food Foundation’s work with the college. Clients were joined by Square Food’s founder, Barny Haughton, to get a feel for

Local Artist: An Interview with Živa Zena

Živa Zena is an unconventional, self-taught artist originally from Czech Republic, now based in St Pauls. For Živa, art is a method of self-discovery and healing, more than a question of aesthetics and technique. Through the creative process she accesses the hidden world of her subconscious and materialises what she finds there. How did you first get into painting, drawing and creating? It feels like painting and drawing was part

Farewell and thank you PC Chris Adams

We are fortunate to have experienced neighbourhood police in St Pauls but one of the number retired in June. Chris Adams was given a farewell do at St Agnes Park on 7th June, brought together by Jo Mansfield and Friends of St Agnes Park. PC Adams was the longest serving neighbourhood watch policeman in the whole of the Avon and Somerset force who stayed in St Pauls for his entire

Kitchen space to rent at Malcolm X Community Centre

  The Malcolm X Community Centre has a kitchen space/cafe for hire. This could be a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs or chefs looking to open their own cafe. Set in the grounds of a multi-purpose community and in a prime location,  there are many people meeting on a daily basis for both events and businesses. The area of St Pauls is ideally situated close to the popular area of Stokes