There are plenty of events going on in and around Bradley Stoke over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
Animal lovers have the choice of two pet shows being staged in the town over the weekend, with the prestigious Bristol Cat Show at the Leisure Centre on Saturday followed by a less-formal Fun Dog Show in the Town Square at the Willow Brook Centre on Sunday.
Nature enthusiasts can get stuck in by joining the Three Brooks Conservation Group’s monthly workday on Saturday, when a wildlife survey is planned to be undertaken in the nature reserve. Meet at the tool store behind the Leisure centre at 10am.
Residents with concerns about local issues have a chance to chat with Town Councillors on Saturday morning at Bradley Stoke Town Council’s monthly Councillor Surgery, held in the Willow Brook Centre mall between 10am and 12 noon.
Also taking place on Saturday is a a ‘bring and receive party‘ (you bring something which you don’t want and receive something which others don’t want) organised by Patchway Concern about World Climate Change.
The disappointing news for bargain hunters is that the Trench Lane Car Boot Sale, which had been scheduled to restart on Sunday, has been cancelled because of a waterlogged field. The first sale of the year will now take place on Sunday 13th May, weather permitting.
Bank Holiday Monday (7th May) sees a Family Fun Afternoon between 2:30pm and 4:30pm at Little Stoke Baptist Church [BS34 6JW, map]. Organised by church members from all over Bristol, the event forms part of ‘The Noise‘ weekend, an annual initiative in which hundreds of volunteers work on practical projects within the community. Attractions promised include a craft zone, face painting, bouncy castles, inflatable games, café area and a talent show.
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Patchway Bring and Receive Party (Saturday 5th May)
On 5th May 350.org is organising a world-wide demonstration for everyone who is concerned about what our children and grandchildren are heading towards. You can take part in joining up the dots between these world events by coming to Willow Close, Patchway, between 3pm and 5pm for soft drinks, cakes, biscuits and to learn more about this.
Please bring one or more things that you will be happy to give away and receive things that others don’t want.
This event will held inside Coniston Community Centre, The Parade , if the weather is unsuitable for outdoors.
For further information please contact Phil Kingston on 0117 969 8198 or visit www.climatedots.org/ThingsHappen.
In the interests of safety please park in the adjoining roads of either Hawthorne Close or Willow Close.
Fun Dog Show (Sunday 6th May)
Tails will be wagging in Bradley Stoke on Sunday 6th May when the Willow Brook Centre hosts a Fun Dog Show in aid of the Bristol Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG).
An opportunity to shine for the scruffiest mutt to the pedigree pooch, classes include Best Veteran, Dog with the most appealing eyes and the Dog the judge would most like to take home!
There are puppy classes, ‘beauty contests’ and obedience tests and lots of fun for dogs and their owners. There are Best in Show and Best Puppy trophies and rosettes to fifth place in each of the 14 classes and every dog will get some goodies!
So get your dog to bring you and the family along for a great day out. It’s all happening in the Town Square between 11am and 3:30pm.
Source: Press release from the Willow Brook Centre
Little Stoke Family Fun Afternoon (Monday 7th May)
For more details, read the flyer [PDF, 4.1MB]
Photo: DAWG Fun Dog Show in May 2011.
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