Monthly Archives: January 2010
Charlotte Leslie’s support of boxing in North West Bristol continued as she celebrate the success of the National Smelting Company’s amateur boxers at a recent show.
Charlotte is president of the Avonmouth-based NSC and is delighted to see the club going from strength to strength, as its boxers progress and it enjoys a new, self-funded club house.
Four young amateur boxers from the NSC took part in the From Boxing Show held on Friday January 22nd.
Tom Cave, aged just 12, won a points victory against Harry Bryant of the Trowbridge Boxing Academy.
The 15-year-old Cory Ciati lost a close points decision against Will Holt from the host club, before welterweight Sam Fitzgerald won on points against Frome’s Jake Toogood.
Finally, senior middleweight Shane ‘Da Bomber’ Brown managed a strong victory over his more experienced opponent, Alan Wilson of Blackmore Vale ABC. Shane’s win included a third round standing count after repeatedly catching his opponent with his hard overhand rights.
Local independent school, St. Ursula’s has stepped into the debate over the rebuilding of Elmlea Infant School. St. Ursula’s has offered its classrooms and facilities to children at Elmlea Infant School, in the midst of the controversy over options for rebuilding the school.
Elmlea infant school has been earmarked for investment to improve the buildings, which do not meet Government standards for primary school education. However, there is controversy over the proposed options for the school which include building a new primary school on the existing playing field of the junior school.
Many parents at the junior and infant school are concerned that this will result in a loss of playing space for the children in the long term, and have set up a campaign and Facebook group against the possible plan. ( www.acies.org.uk)
Elmlea infant school has been earmarked by the council for much needed investment to ensure the school buildings meet government standards. Whilst this is very good news for the school, questions have been raised over the decision making process regarding the redevelopment.
Several options have been put forward by the Local Education Partnership ( LEP), comprising the company SKANSKA for planning and building work, the schools, and the Council. However, parents have raised concerns about the decision making process for the future of the school, which could jeopardise the future of Elmlea Junior School’s much loved playing field.
Thanks to the efforts of local resident Caroline Penny, Shirehampton’s peaceful Wassail protest against the Council’s possible development plans for the Daisy Field was a great success.
Almost 150 people turned out to enjoy a special wassail brew of apple juice and spices, and watch local dance troupe Rag Morris perform their traditional dances on Shirehampton Green. They then led a march down to the Daisy Field where they toasted the trees and invited on-lookers to partake in a Morris Dance themselves.
Charlotte is supporting local resident Caroline Penney, who has taken the initiative to organise a mass-peaceful protest
against the Council’s possible plans to build on The Daisy Field. Caroline Penney is organising wassailing, on Sunday 17th January, to demonstrate how much the community values the Daisy Field Land.
Charlotte Leslie is encouraging as many residents as possible to come and attend the event, whatever the weather.
The event is on Sunday 17th January, 2pm, starting on Shirehampton Green.