Pumpkin Winners

Many thanks to all the residents and businesses that took part in our first Chandos Neighbourhood Pumpkin Competition.  Everyone had gone to a lot of effort and we were very impressed by the creativity and variety of the designs we saw.  We’d also like to extend a special thanks to Mary Bishop for giving up her time to judge the entries.

The results of the competition were as follows:

image4First Prize: 44 Fernbank for a fantastic display of 5 pumpkins with great carving and ingenious disco ball lighting

Second Prize:20 Collingwood – Basement Flat, very creative carving, a scary tree, an owl and even a pumpkin carved from within a pumpkin

Special prize: 33 Chandos Road for the only performance piece and a special mention to Trevor and Percy (resident “spooky” dogs that joined in the fun!)

Prizes will be distributed this week.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition

29th Oct 2016 6:30 – 8:30

pumpkingAn invitation to everyone in the area to get creative and make a scarily good jack-o-lantern and then display it for all to see in your front garden or window. You can share your designs on Instagram or Facebook with #chillingchandos and get out to see what your neighbours have done. The winning lantern will be crowned the pump-king of the Chandos Road area.

Pumpkins may be purchased from Mabel’s Greengrocer, 17 Chandos Road.

Stop Press: – seen in Mabel’s tonight (26th Oct)

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Chandos Rd Street Festival

68c0adfc-7550-423d-b40c-b46ee106ff2cThis was the third street festival in Chandos Road, timed to coincide with the return of our student population and the last rays of summer sun. At least, that was the theory! We started off with a sharp shower as we set up, but miraculously as folks arrived and the Lord Mayor opened proceedings, the sun came out and shone through the afternoon.

ec3df007-2a7b-4591-bc9e-a403a048665c Events were announced in style by our Town Cryer, David Fry. We had the usual mix of great stalls for children and adults alike, including our own Chandos Neighbourhood Association bric-a-brac stall, which raised £220 for funds.

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There was a puppet show, face painting and wonderful live music and entertainment on the two stages. When thirst or hunger hit, there were our cafés, shops and bars serving a great variety of snacks and drinks.

All in all, a great day on Chandos Road organised again by the Chandos Road Traders!

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[Cuffy Flamenco Trio]

Bus Service

There will be an open meeting with the Managing Director of First Bus in Redland Library on Monday 12th September at 7pm. This will be an opportunity to discuss the reduction in frequency and the split of the route of the Nos 8 & 9 service between Temple Meads and Redland/Clifton. The issue is that the services are being reduced to a half-hourly service from 5 per hour and are being separated, so from Redland we will no longer be able to go to Clifton without changing buses. This is for a trial period, to be reviewed in October.

Residents will also note that the No 19 Wessex service has stopped.

Public Consultation on Supported Bus Services – Bristol – Citizen Space

Chandos Road Street Festival

Just 1 month to go before the Chandos Road Street Festival on 25 September! Marshals needed! It is just a 2 hour slot along Chandos Rd between the hours of 10-12, 12-2, 2-4, 4-6. An essential part of the fun of the festival. Please help if you can.

The Acoustic Stage, still has a few spaces for performers, so if you know of anyone in the community who would like to sing, do a stand-up session, juggle or whatever, pass their details through.

And lastly, our Chandos Neighbourhood Bric-a-Brac Stall! Look out your bric-a-brac. I am happy to store it the week before the Festival, so you can drop it off or bring it along on the day, we will be opposite No Man’s Grace. We also need some help running the stall on the day, so email me and let me know if you are available for an hour or so.

Hoping you can help! With best wishes,
Diana Swain
(Chair Chandos Neighbourhood Association)

Get in touch via the Contact page.

Coming Up

Our next focus is the Chandos Rd Festival on September 25. This will be run by our traders, but they have asked for our help to make it run smoothly. We are asking for volunteers to help with stewarding during the day and tidying up at the end. If you could spare an hour or two on the day, please contact us. We have also been asked to help with leafleting the week before about road closures for the festival, again if you could help that would be wonderful. There will be 2 stages again this year. The Traders are keen that local talent should be to the fore on the smaller acoustic stage so do put your name forward and we will pass on your details.

Chandos Neighbourhood Association will be running a bric-a-brac stall to raise funds to run events again this year, so please dig out any unwanted but saleable items over the summer. If you have any ideas for fund raising, please do be in touch!

Looking a little further ahead, we are going to run a pumpkin carving competition in the run up to Halloween and a Christmas in Chandos Rd day on Saturday December 10.

We have received funding from Neighbourhood Partnership for a notice board for our association, hopefully to be situated in Chandos Rd.

We are now on Instagram – go to https://www.instagram.com/chandosna/