Archive for May, 2011

Art group to feature in ‘Take HeArt’ exhibition

Posted on Friday 20th May 2011 at 10:27 pm by SH (Editor)

Patchway Watercolourists are to feature in the Take HeArt exhibition at Yate Library that runs from 5th May to 28th June.

Take HeArt is an arts festival which brings together the very best local amateur art groups for a series of week-long exhibitions throughout May and June.

The festival is a great opportunity to see some wonderful art, find out about local art groups and maybe even purchase your very own masterpiece made in South Gloucestershire.

The Watercolourists will be exhibiting from Thursday 23rd June to Tuesday 28th June.

The group meets at Consiton Community Centre on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2pm to 4:30pm. It is a friendly group with the guidance of a professional tutor. New members are welcome to come and have a go. Sessions are £3 each, pay as you go.

For further information call 01454 868530 or email

For exhibition opening times, visit: Yate Library

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Post office re-opens in Roadway Road Spar store

Posted on Friday 20th May 2011 at 9:06 pm by SH (Editor)
Patchway Post Office, Rodway Road

Official opening of Patchway Post Office

Jack Lopresti MP officially opened the new Patchway Post Office on Friday 13th May.

The new branch, within the Spar Store, restores Post Office services to Patchway following the closure of the former branch in 2009.

The branch will provide customers with an on-site convenience store providing the opportunity to carry out a range of shopping under one roof, low-level facilities for wheelchair users and parking facilities directly outside the premises.

Mr Lopresti said:

“Local services are vital in creating a sense of community. I am delighted that the Post Office is up and running again in Patchway and I hope that local residents will continue to support this essential service.”

A Post Office Ltd spokesman said:

“We are delighted to have appointed a new partner providing us the opportunity to restore Post Office services to the local community.”

“Customers will have access to a wide range of Post Office products and services, including automated banking services, bill and budget payment schemes, Post Office card account, postal orders as well as postage for letters and packets.”

Full address: 126 Rodway Road, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 5PF

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