News in briefs

February 27 2015

News in briefs from March issue of Bishopston Voice...

Speed cameras back on

AFTER four years of being non-operational, speed cameras across Bristol - including in Horfield and Westbury-on-Trym - are beginning to be switched back on.

It marks the beginning of a road safety project that will see 29 static cameras become active again.

Locations include the north of Filton Avenue and the Falcondale Road/Henbury Road junction.

They were switched off when government funding was withdrawn for the joint local authority and police Safety Camera Partnership.

Blow away the cobwebs - gathering on your instrument

WESTERLY Showband is encouraging people to get out their wind instruments from the back of the cupboard and get playing.

Places are available in the group's intermediate band and also in the senior band for more competent players.

The band has a proven track record for getting players returning to their instruments again after a long gap.

Westerly Showband boasts a first class teacher as well as special written material especially for the band.

Those interested are welcome to visit the band before making any commitments.

The band meets every Thursday at 7.30 pm in Kingwood Library. Bringing your instrument is recommended.

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Boston Tea Party scoops another prize

SCOOPING the award for Food Magazine's 'Best Cafe' is Boston Tea Party.

The awards, voted for by the magazine's readers, highlights food operators which are leading the way in the South West.

Sponsored by Havana Coffee Co, the award praised the menu's range of brunch items, as well as its quality ingredients, which are ethically sourced and sustainable.

BTP has 15 stores in total across the south, one of which is in Gloucester Road.

Simon Buckingham, head of drink, and Anita Popham, head of food, attended the ceremony at Yeo Valley HQ and collected the award on behalf of BTP.

It is the second award that BTP has picked up in recent months - the team won the Cafe Life award at the end of 2014 for being the best cafe bar chain.

Simon said: "We were up against such strong competition - we feel honoured to win."

Wind band concert’s new venue

REDLAND wind band will be performing its spring concert at a new venue this year - the Tyndale Hall at Westbury-on-Trym Baptist Church.

An exciting and varied evening of wind band music will include pieces from the stage, screen and the classical repertoire.

The concert takes place on April 18.

The band, which was formed almost 20 years ago, plays under the baton of Steve Ellis.

This local ensemble of around 45 musicians performs regularly throughout the region and over the last few years has played concert tours in Hungary and Austria.

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