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all children, young people and vulnerable adults. 


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February Newsletter

If you have items for the next Newsletter please let Margaret have them by 26th February at the latest please at mgt.s@blueyonder.co.uk.

Holy Habits Film Club at the New Room

Spring 2019


Enjoy a film and discussion every month at the New Room, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE.


February 1 – The Greatest Showman (PG)

March 1 – Selma (12)

April 5 – The Blind Side (12)

May 3 – The Book Thief (12)


Each film starts at 2pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits and popcorn available. Free admission, donations welcome.


Questions? Email education@newroombristol.org.uk or ring 0117 926 4740.

Norma shares that the child that we sponsor through World Vision is now 17 years old and comes off the child sponsorship scheme. He lives in Kisiriri, Tanzania.


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He is no longer in formal education but is growing his life skills.


He is in good health. He now has a birth certificate which makes it easier for him to get government services like education and health care.  He also understands child protection concerns around his school. He knows how to prevent and report issues.


We now will begin to make a difference for another young

person. His name is Dotto Amka Maige He comes from

Tanzania.


He has been taught by his father how to farm maize and sun

flowers.  It helps to get an income and grow food crops. He

understands that the food grown can be sold to lots of people.


Dotto Amka has also learnt how to play football.


As I am sure we have done in the past, it is suggested to write

to him, telling him about us.  From the letter sent to Norma we

should get a letter from Dotto Amka in the next few months.

Do we have a photo of the members that contribute to World

Vision that we can send to Dotto Amka?


We hope that this young person will thrive with our sponsorship.

‘Love Your High Street.’

You may know that the Government awarded funding to West of England Combine Authority who agreed funding to improve Kingswood High Street.

You might like to use this link to a survey and more information


www.southglos.gov.uk/general-information/love-high-streets-kingswood


If you are not online and would like information let Margaret S know and she will acquire paper copies or join her meeting at Hanham Methodist Church on 20th February 10 to12 noon, in the lower hall, when a Council Officer will be talking about it and listening to residents thoughts.


The meeting is part of South Gloucestershire Over 50’s Forum.


All over 50 are welcome.

Know Your Place Demonstration


A fairly successful demonstration of the Know Your Place web site (www.kypwest.org.uk) took place on February 12th at a Wesley Guild meeting.  The church Internet and WiFi system behaved perfectly, but the web site itself was a bit slow at times.


Mike forgot to mention at the end of his talk that old maps of areas for the whole of the United Kingdom can be found on the National Library of Scotland web site (maps.nls.uk).  This is site is very comprehensive, but not as easy to use as Know Your Place, but it is worth persevering.


The evening’s handout can now be found by clicking this link. It has working hyperlinks to take you straight to the site and page of interest.


Know Your Place is a mine of interest for those who have an interest in local history. Any queries about the site can be sent to mike.slucutt@blueyonder.co.uk.