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December 2008

St Werburghs Mummers warm up the winter — 21 December 2008

The St Werburghs Mummers Society performed locally for the second year Ė that makes it a tradition ...   more

Community meeting held about the Brooks site — 18 December 2008

Over 30 people came along to a meeting about the old Brooks laundry site which took place last week. ...   more

(E. Post) Man guilty of shooting Bristol woman who sold his car — 16 December 2008

A man has been convicted of shooting a Bristol woman in a leg after tracking her down and accusing h ...   more

Scrapstore giving up their billboards? — 15 December 2008

From Councillor Jon Rogers: Dear Resident You will be aware of the long running community ca ...   more

Solution to lighting of local cyclepath? — 13 December 2008

(From information from Councillor Jon Rogers) Details have now been drawn up in the planned deve ...   more

(Evening Post) Man saw girlfriend shot after row over car — 12 December 2008

The partner of a woman who was shot in a Bristol flat has told a jury he saw a gunman fire four bull ...   more

(Evening Post) New Bristol cycle path may be put on hold — 11 December 2008

Plans for a cycle path beside a railway line crossing the M32 could stall after Network Rail reveale ...   more

(E. Post) St Paul's murder victim came to Bristol 'for a better life' — 4 December 2008

The victim of St Paul's murderer April Bright fled war-torn Somalia only to be knifed to death in th ...   more

St Werburghs October 2008 Crime Report — 3 December 2008

In the Montpelier and St Werburghs beat there happily continues to be a much lower rate of burglarie ...   more

November 2008

(Evening Post) Legal battle to remove 'hideous 'Bristol billboards — 27 November 2008

Some controversial billboards in Bristol could soon be subject to a legal battle to get them removed ...   more

(Evening Post) Call for sports field intruder alarm — 26 November 2008

A controversial device designed to disperse gangs of yobs by emitting a high-pitched sound could be ...   more

Resident's parking zones report published — 25 November 2008

To no great surprise there was a generally negative reaction in St Werburghs to the proposed Residen ...   more

Ashley Hill billboards - more progress made — 13 November 2008

(from Councillor Jon Rogers) It is proving a very slow process, but the two billboards on either ...   more

British Gas tries to dig for new reserves on Narroways — 7 November 2008

It started with an electricity bill for ¬£357.67 from British Gas sent to Narroways Millennium Green ...   more

(Evening Post) Bristol climber walks the line — 6 November 2008

Adrenaline junkie Ben West will entertain spectators by walking the length of a 15th century church ...   more

October 2008

Evening Post) New Bristol cyclepath to cross M32 motorway — 30 October 2008

Web editor - As read about in the stwerburghs.org forum first Plans for a 'cycling expressway' whic ...   more

(Evening Post) Bristol's oldest Jamaican resident celebrates her centenary — 28 October 2008

A woman who is possibly Bristol's oldest Jamaican resident celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded ...   more

(Evening Post) Bristol bouncer faces jail for attack on drinker — 27 October 2008

A bouncer at a Bristol pub who punched a customer who asked him to shut a draughty door has been giv ...   more

If Mina Matters no longer how will Junction function? — 19 October 2008

Sadly, it looks unlikely that enough funding can be found to resurrect 'Mina Matters', the popular v ...   more

Local environmental activist dies — 15 October 2008

She may have been born in Wandsworth and lived all over Britain but Anne Owen was very much a St Wer ...   more

When is a phone mast not a phone mast? — 12 October 2008

Answer - when it's put up by Network Rail. And the good news for them is they can do it without havi ...   more

St Werburghs man attacked during joyriders spree of violence — 6 October 2008

(from Evening Post) A Bristol roofer was left for dead after he was catapulted into the air by speed ...   more

(E. Post) City facing challenge to spend cycle cash before 2011 deadline — 3 October 2008

The first physical signs of Bristol's recently-won status as a cycling city could start with a new c ...   more

Report from PC Simon Humphreys (Montpelier & St Werburghs beat) — 3 October 2008

Crime levels : It has been a good summer for the Neighbourhood Team, and the crime figures for this ...   more

September 2008

St Werburghs Arts Trail causes outbreak of smiling.. — 30 September 2008

St Werburghs Arts Trail took place over last weekend, bathed in glorious September sunshine. More th ...   more

(from Evening Post) Yobs are killing cats in Bristol RSPCA warns — 29 September 2008

The RSPCA says cats are being targeted by yobs in Bristol. The animal charity has had reports of ...   more

St Werburghs Arts Trail is this weekend! — 24 September 2008

This years Arts trail offers a packed weekend of art in various venues around St Werburghs as well a ...   more

The Occasional Cinema open air film screens in St Werburghs — 24 September 2008

(from Bristol Indymedia) Guerrilla cinema comes to St Werburghs! The Occasional Cinema is hav ...   more

Well organised anarchy in St Werburghs — 13 September 2008

The Bristol Anarchist Bookfair attracted large numbers from the counter culture across Bristol and f ...   more

Building firm folds (Evening Post) — 10 September 2008

A St Werburghs based building firm went into administration yesterday as the bad news for the proper ...   more

August 2008

Foraging St Werburghs for free food — 29 August 2008

Editor - There won't be a berry or leaf left in St Werburghs! Tonight there must have been 200 peop ...   more

Evening Post - Girlfriends emotional appeal over Bristol murder — 24 August 2008

The partner of murdered glazier Simon Bampton has laid flowers at the spot in Bristol where a passin ...   more

Update on A & M Motors — 12 August 2008

From Councillor Rogers I am writing to update you on the situation regarding A&M Motors who operate ...   more

New Narroways booklet launched — 11 August 2008

With the support of 'Breathing Places' the Narroways Trust has finally produced their new booklet, f ...   more

Pollard gives Posh the push — 11 August 2008

Yeah but, no but this fing wot you know nuffin about is that The Victoria pub has now replaced the s ...   more

Local Activists up for Voscurs — 10 August 2008

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July 2008

Rumours & mutterings.. — 29 July 2008

Narroways group finally produced 32 page booklet with all you ever wanted to know about Narroways, i ...   more

St Werburghs Park Nursery achieves excellent Ofsted Report — 24 July 2008

St Werburghs park Nursery School was inspected by Ofsted on 1st July and came away with a glowing re ...   more

Two vacancies at City Farm Boiling wells site — 23 July 2008

St. Werburghs City Farm Job Vacancies - Environmental Education and Youth Work Manager (37.5 ho ...   more

St Werburghs - June 2008 Crime Report — 21 July 2008

There was a fairly low level of crime in St Werburghs in June Ė a couple of burglaries, an assault o ...   more

New kid on the block — 15 July 2008

A kid goat, stolen from the City Farm during this year's city farm fair has been returned to the far ...   more

Major planning application for Narroways Rd — 13 July 2008

Sarsen Housing Association are planning to purchase a large site on the south side of Narroways Road ...   more

June 2008

Resident's parking consultation hits St Werburghs — 29 June 2008

Bristol City Council have sent out letters to 53,000 addresses in central Bristol to consult about ...   more

Bristol Farm did not know visitor was sex offender (E.Post) — 25 June 2008

The Bristol farm where a sex offender absconded did not know he was a risk to the public, it has eme ...   more

Bristol sex offender missing after city farm trip (Evening Post) — 24 June 2008

A Bristol sex offender and mental health patient has gone missing after a trip to a city farm. Po ...   more

Residents step up bid to remove Bristol billboards (Evening Post) — 20 June 2008

Editor - The following article appeared in Wednesday's Evening Post outlining the recent development ...   more

Parents to set up their own Bristol school (from Evening Post) — 11 June 2008

Parents in central Bristol could set up a new, small- scale state secondary school for the area. ...   more

June 2008 continued

Proposed new cycle route (from Councillor Jon Rogers) — 11 June 2008

A couple of months ago, people were consulted on possible changes to the footpath from St Werburghs ...   more

Boiling Wells Youth Club wins the Environmental Youth Award — 11 June 2008

Boiling Wells Youth Club wins the Environmental Youth Award at The Royal Bath and West Show. A grou ...   more

Rumours & mutterings — 9 June 2008

Over reliance in Sat Nav seems to be leading some drivers up the dead end of Boiling Wells Lane - on ...   more

Kidnapping taints successful City Farm Fair — 9 June 2008

A kid goat was stolen from the City Farm during this year's fair showing that some people cannot jus ...   more

All aboard for Sunday service (Evening Post) — 2 June 2008

Rail passengers will now be able to travel on the Severn Beach line on a Sunday for the first time t ...   more

May 2008

'I'm proud of my work for community '(Evening Post) — 31 May 2008

A city councillor has hit back at the MP who criticised her for spending time out of the country. ...   more

Update on scrapyard fire (from Avon fire & rescue) — 30 May 2008

Arsonists target scrap metal yard Saturday 24 May 19.26 Gatton Road, St Werburghs, Bristol ...   more

Wallis Estate demolished for residential development? — 25 May 2008

The Wallis Industrial Estate by Mina Road tunnel has been largely demolished by contractors TR Demol ...   more

Another major fire at scrapyard — 25 May 2008

A large fire broke out at the Simms scrapyard off Gatton Road at around 8.00pm on Saturday night. H ...   more

Has anybody seen our councillor? — 22 May 2008

After scraping past the Green Party candidate by just 100 votes in the local elections in Ashley War ...   more

Antisocial behaviour dispersal zone includes parts of St Werburghs — 22 May 2008

an antisocial behaviour dispersal zone which has been extended for a three month trial to include w ...   more

Passenger power is cue for extra trains (Evening Post) — 16 May 2008

A new improved rail service on Bristol's Severn Beach line will be launched next week. Up to 3,00 ...   more

April 2008

Raise a glass to the best pub of the year (Evening Post) — 29 April 2008

Editor - Following awards to The Miners Arms, Better Food and the City Farm Cafe, the Duke of York ...   more

Just how noisy is St Werburghs? — 26 April 2008

Well, louder than Redland but quieter than Eastville according to the City Council noise maps. The m ...   more

Anger mounting over fly-tipping (Evening Post) — 24 April 2008

A former petrol station in Bristol has been turned into an eyesore by fly-tippers. Rubbish includ ...   more

Mina Road tunnel transformed by PRSC & crew — 21 April 2008

On Saturday and Sunday 19th/20th April a team of 20 or 30 committed individuals set about their plan ...   more

New kids on the block — 12 April 2008

From Evening Post - Male and female kids have been born at St Werburghs City Farm. Two more are expe ...   more

Council consulting over proposed cyclepath between St Werburghs & Lockleaze — 11 April 2008

Bristol City Council are proposing to widen the footpath from the back of the city farm to Muller Rd ...   more

St Werburghs media city — 9 April 2008

You couldn't move for TV cameras in St Werburghs this evening. Material was being shot around the Mi ...   more

Blimey! - Community Centre has just been awarded £1 million — 7 April 2008

£1 million for new city community 'hub'(Bristol City Council) One of Bristolís busiest and mo ...   more

Have your say on future of building in St Werburghs (Evening Post) — 7 April 2008

Community groups in St Werburgh's are being asked what they would like to replace the former Brooks ...   more

Plan for St Werburghs Park Nursery to have solar panels — 6 April 2008

Having recently opened a Children's Centre now St Werburghs Park Nursery School is looking to improv ...   more

New award for City Farm Cafe! — 2 April 2008

At the Observer Food Monthly awards last night,the cafe at St Werburghs City Farm was amongst the na ...   more

March 2008

Stop Press — 27 March 2008

Replanting to replace felled poplarsThanks to pressure from some local people Bristol parks Departme ...   more

St Werburghs - February 2008 Crime Report — 26 March 2008

There was a big increase in crime in St Werburghs during February with 9 domestic burglaries or atte ...   more

New dawn for oldest nursery in city (Evening Post) — 24 March 2008

Bristol's oldest nursery school has entered a new stage in its history by becoming a children's cent ...   more

Roadworks to look forward to — 18 March 2008

No sooner has Magdalene Place opened again (not to the approval of some local residents) than more r ...   more

St Werburghs - January 2008 Crime Report — 8 March 2008

We havenít been given full crime statistics for the area for January. According to Avon & Somerset P ...   more

City Farm's Boiling Wells project wins award — 7 March 2008

St Werburghs City Farm Boiling Wells project has been presented with a 'Planting Places' Award. T ...   more

News from local pubs — 6 March 2008

Victoria not Posh anymore The recently sold Victoria remains empty but one sign of change is the ret ...   more

Complaints continue over poplar tree felling — 5 March 2008

The actions of the high-handed lumberjacks of Bristol City Council has continued to provoke reaction ...   more

Former St Werburghs resident hits 100 (Evening Post) — 3 March 2008

A lifelong churchgoer has celebrated her 100th birthday at her home in Henleaze. Dorothy Hiles sp ...   more

February 2008

Police Helicopter investigating St Werburghs crime — 26 February 2008

On Sunday 24th February the Western Counties Air Operations Unit helicopter was searching for a bur ...   more

Arson at derelict plant (Evening Post) — 22 February 2008

Police are investigating a suspected arson at a former laundry firm's premises. Firefighters were c ...   more

Council fells St Werburghs Poplars — 20 February 2008

Bristol City Council, after controversially cutting down 30 Poplar trees by the Imperial Sports Grou ...   more

New graffiti art on Islamic Centre hoardings & other stuff — 17 February 2008

Some local graffiti artists spent today brightening up the billboards in front of the future Islamic ...   more

Narroways organise tree works on bridge — 16 February 2008

Aware of the problem of several large trees growing into the masonry of the Mina Road tunnel and oth ...   more

PM's wife sees new face of pioneering nursery (Evening Post) — 14 February 2008

Children at a Bristol nursery school had a VIP visitor when they welcomed the Prime Minister's wife. ...   more

Sussex Place junction - proposed changes (Bristol City Council) — 13 February 2008

Sussex Place junction - proposed changes to traffic lights Ashley Road, Sussex Place and Lower As ...   more

St Werburghs announces date for its 2008 Art Trail — 3 February 2008

Organisers of Bristolís friendliest art trail have set the date for this yearís event. It will be h ...   more

Cafe's back open for business-with top chef on board (Evening Post) — 1 February 2008

The City Farm Cafe in St Werburghs has reopened after a three-month break. Owner Leona Williamson sp ...   more

January 2008

Mark Boyle (Saoirse) starts walking to India — 30 January 2008

Mark Boyle, former Better Food manager and anti-billboard campaigner has started a two-and-a-half ye ...   more

St Werburghs stream not polluted, but our soil may be... — 24 January 2008

Twice last summer, after heavy rain, in late July and on 23rd September the Horfield Brook over spil ...   more

St Werburghs - December 2007 Crime Report — 24 January 2008

Again this month crime levels thankfully appear to have declined a lot since the summer of 2007.&nbs ...   more

New lights could help traffic into city centre (Evening Post) — 15 January 2008

Traffic lights will be set up on the St Paul's junction of the M32 in a £1.2 million city council bi ...   more

Bits & pieces of news & rumour — 10 January 2008

CITY FARM FUNDING - COULD BE WORSE. Like Windmill Hill, St Werburghs City Farm has just been award ...   more

Squeak's litter of 14 Babes (Evening Post) — 5 January 2008

A pig at a Bristol City Farm has given birth to a litter of piglets. Squeak, a two-year-old pig at S ...   more

St Werburghs - November 2007 Crime Report — 3 January 2008

After the serious increase in burglaries in the area around St Werburghs during this summer there ha ...   more

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