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The NHS gain when you decide the name

SevernNet member Bristol Manor Farm Football Club is a family orientated community based football club which is well supported in Avonmouth, Shirehampton and Sea Mills. The club is located on the Portway and runs alongside the Temple Meads to Severn Beach railway line. A large number of the club’s sponsors advertise on the hoardings that face both the railway line and the Portway. In the current climate, the club has decided to rename their stadium. They are welcoming bids from businesses and/or individuals interested in renaming the stadium and invite you to get in touch.The Bristol Manor Farm Board will make the final decision on the successful bid.The new stadium name will be prominently displayed, including along the fencing that can be clearly seen from the railway line and A4 Portway.The club will donate 50% of the winning bid to local NHS charity ‘Above and Beyond’ (Fundraising for Bristol City Centre hospitals).Please get in touch with Tony Parsons (Commercial Manager – Bristol Manor Farm) by the end of the day on Wednesday 6th May, with any enquiries. Email, phone (0117-968-8250) or mobile (07972-331-851).This initiative will help ensure the survival of the football club and enable a donation to the NHS to whom we are all very grateful.
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Can you help the Foodbank?

We’ve had a call from the Foodbank for support. Can you help? Are you able to donate medium sized cardboard boxes to the Bristol North West Foodbank based in Avonmouth village. They are pre-packing 1000 emergency food boxes over the next two weeks, to be prepared to  deliver emergency food to those in poverty who are needing to self-isolate because of the virus. This is an urgent call out.  Please could you contact our Foodbank office on 0117 9235343 or email Emma Murray the Foodbank Manager on [email protected] if anyone has any non perishable food to spare they would be so grateful for any donations.Volunteers welcome too.
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On Your Doorstep summer 2019 – Lawrence Weston’s community newsletter – open for submissions until Fri 14th June

Summer is just around the corner and there are many exciting projects happening in Lawrence Weston. Ambition Lawrence Weston (ALW) would like to offer you the opportunity to submit an article in Lawrence Weston’s most read community publication, ‘On Your Doorstep’ Summer 2019 edition.

The feedback of the Spring 2019 issue was amazing and ALW would love to hear about your organisations and groups, which would benefit the Lawrence Weston residents or success stories.

On Your Doorstep wouldn’t exist without your input  So ALW ask you, if you have something you wish to see in the next issue, if you have an event or an organisation you wish to promote, that would benefit the residents of Lawrence Weston? Please, let ALW know.

ALW aim to ensure the Lawrence Weston community receive their copy of On Your Doorstep at the beginning of July 2019 (it is delivered to every address) so the DEADLINE for articles and advertisements is on the 14th June AT 1pm. 


The format of submitted articles must be under 200 words and/or 2 pictures. The text can be submitted in Word document or a wordpad document and the pictures must be in Jpeg or GIF format. Please try not to use PDF, as it makes it difficult for Donna to work her magic.

Due to the high cost involved in producing and delivering the newsletter quarterly, we do ask a fee of £40 per advertisement/article to those organisations who have budget for advertising to contribute to the continuity and sustainability of the newsletter in the future. (ALW will contact you on how it is payable on submission of your article). However, if you are a small group and don’t have a budget contact us as we may be able to submit your article at a reduced or nil cost provided that there is space left.

To submit articles for the next edition, please send it to: [email protected]

Please mark in the subject line “OYD summer 2019”. You are welcome to forward this post to anyone that maybe interested.

You can view online versions here

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Have your say on proposed walking and cycling route from Portway through Avonmouth Village to St. Andrew’s Road


Please come and join us in Avonmouth Community Centre for a Drop In Event. Tuesday 14th May from 15:30 until 18:30.

We would like your views on the proposed walking and cycling route from Portway through Avonmouth Village to St. Andrew’s Road and Crowley Way.

The route will be laid out in one very long poster to bring it to life.

Refreshments and delicious cake will be available.


Please encourage your walking and cycling champions to come along and meet us.


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Oil Pipeline Work on Severn Road

From Monday 23rd April there will be two way signals in place on Severn Road north of Chittening Road in connection with an oil pipeline.

The signals will be taken up and down each day for up to a week. Traffic management will not be in place until 09.00 to minimise the impact of the morning peak.

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On Your Doorstep – Winter 2018



The winter edition of ‘On Your Doorstep’ is now ready and will be delivered to every house and venue in Lawrence Weston from this weekend.

You can view the online version here.

If you’d like to contribute to future issues please email Laura Moreno at Ambition Lawrence Weston.

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Business Breakfast – Oct 19th – Local Communities Dragons Den

October’s Business Breakfast was on Thursday 19th October 2017.



The event was held in the stunning National Catering Equipment Centre which opened in September 2017 on St. Brendan’s Way (BS11 9HA). Zoe Joyner from Nisbets welcomed us to the building which is a showcase for Catering Equipment including Nisbets own brands.


We were delighted that Cllr. Asher Craig (Bristol City Council Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Communities) was able to join us and open the event.


She commended the businesses, community groups and other organisations for coming together to cooperate and collaborate; and supporting better use of community assets to help build local resilience.


Keith Houghton (BCC) introduced the Port Communities Resilience Fund (PCRF)and stressed its importance in providing seed capital to support community resilience building. Keith’s presentation can be downloaded here.


The breakfast was focused around a Local Community Facilities Dragons Den. Thirty-eight people came along, representing 27 businesses and organisations, including 10 community groups.


Each Community Group had a few minutes to share the aims of their potential bids to the Community Facilities Grant from the Port Communities Resilience Fund. As any bid requires 100% match funding the groups are keen to develop links to businesses who may be able to offer support.


A range of ‘asks’ emerged including project management support, mentoring, help with planning,  groundworks, building design, sponsorship for sports activities and more. Its certainly not ‘just about money’.


Following these introductions everyone had an opportunity to chat and network together … the last people leaving just before 10:00. We understand a number of good connections were made, including B2B leads to be followed up.


If you are interested in connecting up with community groups who might welcome your support, please email [email protected] with the sort of support you might have available, and we can pass this on.


November’s business breakfast will be taking place on Thursday 16th November from 07:30 to 09:00. You can register here. Host to be announced soon.


If you are interested in SevernNet membership you can find out more here.


If you would like to host a Business Breakfast and/or sponsor breakfast please get in touch. Lack of a venue need not be a constraint. Both The Bristol Port Company and Shirehampton Golf Club are able to provide a venue (subject to availability).