May column: Councillor Gill Hellier

Published on: 03 May 2013

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May column: Councillor Gill Hellier

Many thanks to the residents who attended the Annual Town Meeting on April 22  at the Baptist Church. Councillor Gill Hellier

We welcomed Sue Mountstevens, the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset. She spoke of her plans for the future of policing in the area and emphasised that she would be listening and consulting with all the different groups and would be setting up a youth forum.

It was agreed at the last town council meeting that the time capsule which was found in the basement of the old town hall will be reburied with modern-day artefacts after photographs have been taken.

Now that the weather is more seasonal and that the gardens have at long last burst into spring colours, we are hoping residents and businesses will feel inspired to enter the Keynsham in Bloom competition. The judging will take place on July 11 and 12 and entry forms can be obtained in the town council offices.

There is a children’s sweet pea competition and already a record number of seed packets have been handed out by town council staff and the library. The photos of the entries must be with us by September 6. No photos of Grandad’s sweet peas will be accepted!

Hopefully it will be a record year for Keynsham Bloomers!  Don’t be reticent, you can enter a whole garden or just your tubs, hanging baskets or allotment.

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