Join us for the fourth annual Chandos Road Festival on 24th Sepember 2017 from 12:00–18:00. Bags of events including two live music stages, puppet show, face painting and an array of stalls. And of course not to forget the yummy offerings from our many cafés, bars and restaurants. This fun event is open to all and free to enter. We hope to see you there!
After the final measuring on Sunday the prizes can be allocated as follows
3rd. Jake & Celia in Chandos Raod at 2.00m
2nd. Liz & Family in Hampton Road at 2.10m
1st. Suzi in Fernbank Road at 2.14m
The Interim measurement in June was the same people in a different order – 3rd. Suzi 0.84m, 2nd. Liz 1.015m and 1st. Opus 1.29m.
Rosettes and prizes will be distributed soon.
Sunday 18th June saw a flurry of activity from Chandos Neighbourhood Association in Redland Grove as we prepared to mark the nationwide Great Get-Together inspired by the words of Jo Cox: “We have more in common than that which divides us”.
The weather was perfect as a kind neighbour mowed the grass and bunting and balloons went up.
Friends and neighbours gathered and shared picnics and chatted, played games and generally chilled in the shade of a perfect June Sunday. A day to remember!
The Great Chandos Get-Together Picnic, the first of many?
The neighbourhood will be having an informal picnic on the grass between Redland Grove and Grove Park on Sunday June 18th 12-to-2. Bring food, drink, a rug (and emergency umbrella) and join us for some fun and games.
Note: The two measurings (with Prizes) are on the weekends of 10/11 June and 22/23 July. Look out for us with tape measures.
The second Chandos Window Wanderland was held on 25th and 26th Feb 2017. Or perhaps that should be Windy Wanderland? Storm Ewan tried its best to dampen our event but we all know that residents of the Chandos Road area are made of stern stuff and many of you braved the elements to visit the displays.
This year we had 26 displays on an assortment of themes created by businesses and residents alike. Mr Trump reared his day-glow head a couple of times as did cats (this year joined by dogs, mice manning security cameras or sitting in a pea green boat with an owl). The homage to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a particular highlight and we raise a glass of Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster to your efforts. Many residents used tissue paper to great effect to create beautifully colourful displays. Every single display was fantastic and we at the committee were so impressed.
Many thanks to everyone for helping to make the event a success. We would especially like to thank all those that volunteered to distribute flyers and also Fiona McVey for getting those press releases out. Finally, we are very grateful to the University of Bristol for their generous funding which allowed this event to go ahead.