Posts Tagged ‘Elm Park’

Good turnout for Filton Festival

Posted on Monday 2nd July 2012 at 8:42 am by SH (Editor)

Filton Festival 2012.

The crowds turned out in force yesterday afternoon (Sunday 1st July) for the annual Filton Festival in Elm Park. Despite a damp start to the day, the sun came out mid-afternoon, helping to make it a great day for the people of Filton.

A programme of musical entertainment provided by six bands was complemented with displays from local dance and gymnastics groups.

A fun fair, community stalls, dog show and ‘Chuffy’ the train were amongst the other attractions on offer.

Refreshment facilities included a beer tent, hog roast and a burger bar.

The entertainment continued late into the evening, with the fun fair remaining open until 9pm and a disco being held in the function hall next to the Ratepayers Arms.

More festival photos on PicasaWeb.

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Council to hear results of tennis courts consultation

Posted on Monday 25th June 2012 at 3:39 pm by SH (Editor)

Aerial view of the tennis courts in Elm Park, Filton, Bristol.

This week’s meeting of Filton Town Council is set to receive a report on the public consultation meeting held on 12th May to discuss options for the future of the two Council-owned tennis courts in Elm Park [pictured above, in centre of image].

The possibility of converting the tennis courts into a MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) and a modern 3G AstroTurf pitch was was first discussed by Councillors last year. The idea behind the project is to convert the existing tennis courts into two new sports courts: one court would be for community use and the other converted into a 3G AstroTurf pitch which would be available for commercial hire.

The consultation meeting heard that a number of companies had been approached to provide quotes for the work and a shortlist of three had been selected and invited to attend the consultation event. Two companies, GB Sport & Leisure Ltd and SMP Playgrounds, accepted the invitation and gave presentations to the meeting.

GB Sport & Leisure Ltd said it would remove the existing fencing around court 1 (destined to accommodate the AstroTurf pitch), make good the capping on the wall and install a new 2m high fence. The existing walls and fencing around court 2 (MUGA) would be removed and replaced with a new 3m high fence.

SMP proposed the removal of all existing walls, as they are not load-bearing, and suggested that an additional practice area for youngsters could be added on, within the existing footprint.

More: "Project will provide greatly needed extra sports facilities" »

Council votes to charge for boules and cycle speedway

Posted on Wednesday 28th March 2012 at 2:02 pm by SH (Editor)

Filton in the press. Filton Town Council has voted to introduce charges for the boules court and cycle speedway track in Elm Park, reports the Bristol Evening Post.

An extraordinary meeting of the Council, held half-an-hour before last night’s scheduled regular meeting, considered a proposal from Cllr Teml that users of the boules court be charged £2.50 per person, with £3 per person being asked for cycle speedway practice sessions.

Filton Leisure Centre Manager Lisa Timbrell recommended the Council charge at least £4.20 per person for two hours on the boules courts and charge £15.40 per hour for group bookings of the cycle speedway track.

The meeting had been called following claims that the lack of a charging structure was due to some Labour councillors’ interests in the two sports, including South Gloucestershire ward councillor for Filton, Roger Hutchinson.

The meeting agreed to charge individuals £1.10 per hour for using the speedway track. Group bookings, including cycle speedway events, will be charged at £15.40 per hour, with all day bookings being charged at £123.20.

Boules players will be charged according the number of players taking part: two players will be charged £4.20 each, four players £4 each and six players £3.80 each.

Read more: Fees introduced on boules court and speedway track in Filton

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