Discover Dodington events 2018

logo2DISCOVER
DODINGTON
2018

 

Discover Dodington is a programme of events promoted by Dodington Parish Council and by local organisations we are involved with. Get out and about, and discover what’s on in Dodington Parish and nearby.

For more details of each event, you can get in touch with the organising group shown in brackets via the contact details on our event contacts page

Would you like to add an event you’re running to our web pages?
Please email your event information and contact details to: dodingtonpc@southglos.gov.uk

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

Various dates throughout September
Sustainable September
A series of events organised by Abbotswood Action Group and local organisations – more details below

Sun 2 September
Bicycle Safari – Discover local nature on two wheels with expert Ian McGuire of Wild Owl TV
Bicycle Safari sets off at 11.00 am from Riverside car park next to cinema BS37 4AY
Come along and meet Dr Bike from 10.15 am to have your bike checked or find out more about safe cycling with family and friends (South Gloucestershire Council Bikeability Team)
Family friendly event, children welcome but under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
(Organised by the Joint Cycleway Group with bike checks and riding hints from South Glos Council’s “Dr Bike” team)

Sun 9 September
Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve Work Morning
We shall be undertaking the annual stream clearance and other reserve maintenance walk on this autumn workday. Please wear stout footwear. Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US, 10.00am
(Wapley Bushes Conservation Group)

Mon 10 September
Abbotswood Action Group Networking and AGM
7.30 pm, St Nicholas Family Centre
Chance to meet other local people, learn about clubs, groups, organisations and projects that happen locally and to share your thoughts and ideas for the area and local community. Free refreshments at the event being catered by Corinne’s Cafe. With additional networking time in the Abbotswood Inn after the event for those who wish (pay your own way at the pub)
(Abbotswood Action Group)

Sat 15 September
Rooks and Railways – a Time Trail Walk
A Sustainable September event exploring history and nature in our modern landscape.
A walk of about two hours at a gentle pace from Abbotswood to Wapley Bushes and back. Discover traces of times gone by in the built-up area, and see how traditional methods are being used to manage our Nature Reserve for the future.
11.00 am from Abbotswood Shopping Centre.
(Abbotswood Action Group and Wapley Bushes Conservation Group)

Sat 15 September
Yate International Festival – Yate Heritage Centre
10:30 – 4:30 pm
(Yate Heritage Centre and Yate Town Council)

Tuesday 25th September (evening, time to be confirmed)
Making a musical instrument from recycled materials
Abbotswood Shops / St Nix Family Centre.
(Abbotswood Action Group)

Tue 25 September
Yate Heritage Centre Lecture – Medieval Chipping Sodbury
7:30 pm – admission is £2 or free for Friends of Yate Heritage Centre. Booking essential, tel: 01454 862200
(Yate Heritage Centre)

OCTOBER

Sat 6 October
Kennedy Way Pond Work Morning
We shall be carrying out general management works on the reserve including vegetation clearance at this local wildlife haven. Meet at the Kennedy Way Pond, Link Road, Yate Shopping Centre, 10.00am (parking is available at the Yate overflow car park also on the eastern side of Link Road, BS37 4AY).
(Avon Wildlife Trust Southwold Group, in partnership with Yate Shopping Centre)

Sat 6 October
Abbotwood Autumn Day
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lots of fun for all the family! Dog Show, Willow Weaving, Hedgehog rescue, Recycled art, Outdoor recycled play, and lots more to enjoy.
(Abbotswood Action Group)

Tue 9 October
Yate Heritage Centre Lecture – Byrham Food 1700
7:30 pm – admission is £2 or free for Friends of Yate Heritage Centre. Booking essential, tel: 01454 862200
(Yate Heritage Centre)

Fri 12 October
Create a Back Garden Nature Reserve – illustrated talk
In the second of his two wildlife gardening talks, local expert Ian McGuire of Wild Owl TV explains how creating habitats, putting up nest boxes and feeding animals can change a suburban garden into a miniature nature reserve. There will also be displays from local wildlife groups.
7.30 pm at Dodington Parish Hall, Finch Road, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6JZ.
(This event is sponsored by South Gloucestershire Council and Dodington Parish Council)

Sun 14 October
Fungus Foray at Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve
Investigating and learning about our local fungi with expert Lee Hayward of Cotswold Fungus Group.There will be many kinds of fungi about – let’s see how many we can find! This event is sponsored by South Gloucestershire Council. Please wear stout footwear.
Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland (opposite the road entrance to Cherington), south Yate, BS37 8US, 2 pm (Wapley Bushes Conservation Group)

Tue 23 October
Yate Heritage Centre Lecture – Roman Saturalia
7:30 pm – admission is £2 or free for Friends of Yate Heritage Centre. Booking essential, tel: 01454 862200
(Yate Heritage Centre)

Sat 27 October
Kingsgate Park Nature Reserve Ponds Work Morning
We shall undertaking maintenance of this important amphibian site including the cutting back of vegetation. Please wear gloves and wellington boots. Meet at the Scott Way entrance to Kingsgate Park, Scott Way, Yate, BS37 4NW, 10.00am (parking is available at the entrance of Shackleton Avenue)
(Avon Wildlife Trust Southwold Group, in partnership with the Friends of Kingsgate Park and Yate Town Council)

Thu 30 October
Football Tournament for years 3, 4, 5, 6
10 am – 4 pm Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, Kelston Close (Dodington Parish Council)

NOVEMBER

Thu 1 November
Football Tournament for years 3, 4, 5, 6
10 am – 4 pm Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, Kelston Close (Dodington Parish Council)

Sun 11 November
Remembrance Sunday – Centenary of Armistice Day at the end of the First World War
Event details to follow

Tue 13 November 7:30pm
Yate Heritage Centre Lecture – World War I and the Chepstow Shipyard
7:30 pm – admission is £2 or free for Friends of Yate Heritage Centre. Booking essential, tel: 01454 862200
(Yate Heritage Centre)

Tue 20 Nov 7:30pm
Yate Heritage Centre Lecture – Women, Civilisation, Suffragettes and 1918
7:30 pm – admission is £2 or free for Friends of Yate Heritage Centre. Booking essential, tel: 01454 862200
(Yate Heritage Centre)

Sat 24 November
Abbotswood Christmas Event
The usual mix of festive fun … and some new surprises for this year.
(Abbotswood Action Group and St Nix Family Centre)