50th Anniversary Fun Day

On Saturday 10th September, Windmill Hill Community Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving the local community.

Come join us for a Fun Day with entertainment, music, taster sessions and refreshments.

Watch this space for full details!

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Monthly Meeting with Local Police

P.C. Ben Blackmore has set up local residents group meetings within the greater Bedminster area. These groups are designed to give residents the opportunity to speak face to face with a Police Officer, someone from Bristol City Council, as well as other agencies upon request.

A number of these groups are now running in South Bristol and have changed many things in their areas from road markings to adding bins and benches to communal areas.

The groups hold a one hour meeting once a month and a new one is taking place here at the Community Centre from midday to 1pm on every third Tuesday in the month.

If you have any issues you would like to bring attention to, please attend the meeting or contact P.C. Blackmore on 07889 656856. Please note this is not a number to report crime – that should be done the normal way by phone on 101 or 999.

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New defibrillator at WHCA

We now have a defibrillator installed at the front of our building on Vivian St, thanks to support from community campaigner Simon Brookes and a generous donation.

The defibrillator is for anyone to use – in an emergency, 999 will be able to give you the code to open it up.

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AGMs 2021

AGMs for the Windmill Hill Community Association and the Windmill Hill Social Club (which runs the bar) will be held on Thursday 30th September commencing at 8pm. The bar will be open from 7.30pm.

Memberships finishing on 30th September 2021 will now be extended to 30th September 2022 due to the extent of time the Community Centre and Social Club were closed during Covid. Although no fees will be payable, we will still renew your membership cards before the AGM begins.

The AGM is to elect the Officers on the Committee, to report on the past year at the Community Centre, and to receive the financial accounts. Notices are up on the noticeboard at the Community Centre if you want to nominate anyone for an Officer position.

The meeting will be held in the Small Hall and doors will be open to allow ventilation, and tables and surfaces will be treated with antiviral spray. We are still encouraging the use of face masks while moving around the building.

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Wonder Women!

A new early morning yoga and meditation class to start your day. Breathe, stretch and strengthening class for all women. Mondays at 7am, Contact Farrah on 07800 597718 to book.

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Bright Sounds – Music at the Community Centre

We have a new music class at the Community Centre – Bright Sounds – A Bristol based community street band bringing together people of all ages and abilities to share the joy of participatory music making. Weekly music making sessions for wind and percussion players who perform regularly at local festivals, parades and community events. Fun, friendly and inclusive. All tunes are taught by ear – no sheet music. Percussion instruments provided (wind players will need to bring their own) . Rehearsals are at the Community Centre or on sunny evenings in Victoria Park.

Youth rehearsals – aged 9-18 at 6-7pm Wednesday evenings

Adult rehearsals – aged 18+ 7.30-9pm Wednesday evenings

Please get in touch with Lara-Marie Insull for more info. Contact email  brightsoundsbristol@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/BrightSoundsCIC or visit the website www.brightsounds.org.uk

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Social Club reopening!

The Windmill Hill Community Association Social Club bar is on track to reopen on Saturday 29th May at 8pm! (subject to any Government changes to the roadmap). Please support your local Community Centre and join us for a drink. We have a range of draught beers, bottles, soft drinks and spirits as well as a great selection of wines. You’ll need to be a member to use the bar but you can sign up easily beforehand, and your membership fee* goes towards the maintenance of this great community asset.

All relevant covid precautions will be adhered to.

*£12 p.a. single/£18 family/£9 senior. Contact membership@whca.org.uk

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Reopening some classes from week commencing 17th May

At last we can reopen some classes from w/c 17th May! All classes will be subject to reduced capacity so please prebook your place by contacting the class organiser.

Post Natal Fitness Pilates – Mondays 10.30-11.30am – A Pilates class for post natal mums and babies to get your strength, flexibility and body back. Contact Sarah Langford on 07920408013

JumpFit  – Mondays 7.30-8.30pm Jumping Fitness for all, rebounding reduces body fat, tones your body, increases agility, strengthens muscles and provides an aerobic effect on your heart, rejuvenates you when you’re tired but best of all makes you smile!    Contact info@jumpfituk.com

Martial Arts – Jeet  Kune Do – 8-9.30pm – Get fit and learn to protect yourself! – contact Paris on 07846687129 or at @backoff.club on Facebook 

Post-natal Fitness – Weds 10.30 to 11.30am. Classes suitable for 6-10 weeks after birth and for all levels of fitness, it’s a combination of strength and conditioning exercises – Contact Sarah Langford  07920408013

Bright Sounds – A Bristol based community street band bringing together people of all ages and abilities to share the joy of participatory music making. Weekly music making sessions for wind and percussion players. Fun, friendly and inclusive. All tunes are taught by ear – no sheet music. Percussion instruments provided (wind players will need to bring their own) .

Youth rehearsals – aged 9-18 at 6-7pm Wednesday evenings

Adult rehearsals – aged 18+ 7.30-9pm Wednesday evenings

Please get in touch with Lara-Marie Insull for more info. Contact email  brightsoundsbristol@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/BrightSoundsCIC or visit the website www.brightsounds.org.uk

Baby Sensory Bristol South are running various classes all day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during June. Baby Sensory is a baby development class for babies aged 0-13 months.

Please visit www.babysensory.com/bristol-south for more information or call 07306 665623

The Creation Station – Tiny Treasures , a relaxed keepsake creation and social session with your baby. Wednesday 9th June and Wednesday 23rd June 1.45pm-2.45pm. Call Janey on 07305 455956 . www.Facebook.com/thecreationstationbristol

Raving Fit  –Thursdays 8-9pm HiiT workout to dance music!£7 on MoveGB.To bookcontact Farrah 07800 597718 .

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Lockdown revamp underway!

We’re making the most of lockdown closure to revamp some of the building.

Our builders have redesigned and rebuilt the kitchen and corridors to allow full disabled access (including wheelchairs) through the Small Hall into the kitchen, toilets and Large Hall. We’ve also updated the kitchen, storage areas and done lots of repainting!

Huge thanks to our committee members Christine and Simon who have been project managing the whole effort, and to Lynn and Robin who have worked their way through the whole building repainting everywhere so it’s all smart for reopening time, Steve for lending us his carpet cleaner, Tony for reconstructing the electrical cupboard

Thanks to our builders Mark and Gary for their expertise, attention to detail, good advice and their good humour! Also thanks to Spiros the plumber for sticking with a difficult job till late, Kai for making a great job of patching the kitchen floor, Ben and his team for the electrics, the plasterers, and Paul the plasterer for replastering a horrible area. We also need to thank Ricky the roofer, our neighbour, who is always there when you need him. Thanks to Carl our cleaner, who has been patiently cleaning up after everyones mess!

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We’re closed for now

The Community Centre will be closed from Thursday 5 November as per the government’s lockdown guidance. This includes the members’ bar, all groups and classes, and venue hire.

We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.

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