Southern Brooks Community Partnerships


Community lights up Patchway for Diwali!


On Tuesday 6th November Patchway Festival, the Avon Indian Association and Southern Brooks Community Partnerships worked together to organise an amazing Diwali celebration for Patchway. Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights which celebrates the victory of light over darkness. The celebration included a lantern parade, free community meal and dancing. It was great to … Read moreCommunity lights up Patchway for Diwali!

Calling all Dementia Friends!


The South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance’s main aim is to raise awareness of Dementia and ensure that South Gloucestershire is a place where those living with Dementia are respected and can contribute to their community, by helping to create Dementia Friendly Communities. Southern Brooks have been holding regular Dementia Friends information sessions for the past … Read moreCalling all Dementia Friends!

Playing Out comes to Patchway!


We are really excited to be holding Patchway’s first Playing Out session this October half term. Playing Out is a parent and resident-led national movement, aimed at restoring children’s freedom to play out in the streets and spaces where they live, for their health, happiness and sense of belonging. Playing Out sessions are temporary road … Read morePlaying Out comes to Patchway!

Diwali Festival coming to Patchway this November


Patchway Festival Committee, Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and the Avon Indian Association are excited to announce that they have worked together to secure funding to hold a Diwali Festival in Patchway this year. The celebration will take place on Tuesday, November 6th, starting with a lantern parade from Coniston Community Centre and ending in Coniston … Read moreDiwali Festival coming to Patchway this November

Flying into the Future on Filton Airfield


We are really proud to have worked with Patchway Festival and the Patchway Churches to organise Flying into the Future on Sunday the 22nd July on the runway at Filton airfield. We were lucky enough to be given access to Filton Airfield by YTL who are developing the site to hold a blessing remembering the … Read moreFlying into the Future on Filton Airfield

Proud to have staff stand up as LGBT role model in South Glos


Our Community Cohesion Manager Caroline Browne has appeared in the Diversity Trust’s “Out in South Glos” publication, focussing on providing positive role models for LGBT people in the area. Caroline has been supporting Diversity Trust to establish an LGBTQ network for South Gloucestershire. Over the last year, Diversity Trust have organised some amazing events, and … Read moreProud to have staff stand up as LGBT role model in South Glos

Patchway Festival Committee wins Queen's Award

Patchway Festival Committee win Queen’s Award!


A big congratulations to the Patchway Festival Committee who won a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service! The award was presented by the Lord Lieutenant last week at a presentation attended by current and previous members of the committee. The festival has now been running in Patchway for 25 years, because of the time and energy … Read morePatchway Festival Committee win Queen’s Award!

Congratulations to Brooks Cafe Patchway volunteers!


We’re very proud of the volunteer team at Brooks Cafe Patchway who were awarded a Chair’s Community Award on Wednesday 7 March. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution local unpaid volunteers make to life in South Gloucestershire. These people give up their time freely to help others and bring our communities together, … Read moreCongratulations to Brooks Cafe Patchway volunteers!

Watercolour Sessions delivered at Charlton Hayes


With funds from South Glos Council, Health and Inequalities Grant scheme, in Jan 2018, we provided two water colour sessions for residents at Olive Tree Court at Charlton Hayes. Brian (pictured) said “When I paint I can completely forget about all my problems and I enter into a completely different world”.

Patchway Community Plan Stakeholder Engagement Event


On the 21st Feb over 40 people came together in Patchway at St Chads Church Hall to discuss the emerging data from the Community Plan Survey. It was a vibrant and engaging morning, with lots of table discussions, and there were presentations from Julie Close (SouthernBrooks Community Partnerships), Cllr Roger Loveridge (Patchway Town Council), and … Read morePatchway Community Plan Stakeholder Engagement Event