Jun
01

Parish Bus Services

The Parish Council has fought hard over the years both to improve and maintain bus services. This includes sponsoring the N47 Night Bus since June 2006, until it was replaced by the local No.48 24-hour bus service. The Parish Council has also sponsored a shoppers express bus (service 462) since 2011. D&BH PC has funded the i...
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Jan
01

Downend through the years

Over the years, the Parish Council has contributed to various youth projects in the parish, including outreach work at Badminton Road Methodist Youth Centre and financially supporting the new pavilion at Pomphrey Hill which is used by many groups from the parish. Our most recent youth project we have supported has been the new Youth Hub at Christ C...
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Nov
03

Britannia Event

One of the largest and most prestigious events held was on 3 November 2007 – a day of remembrance for those on board the Britannia airliner which, in November 1957, crashed in Britannia Wood with the loss of life of all on board. The aircraft was on a test flight from Filton. A plaque commemorating this event was unveiled by Mrs Statham, the widow ...
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Sep
01

Downend Farmers Market opens

In September 2005, after a great deal of research by D&BH PC, the Parish Council facilitated the opening of the Downend Farmers Market which was an outstanding success. This continued until 2007 but unfortunately had to close due to dwindling sales.
Jul
01

Parish Sign Posts

You will see from our Open Spaces page that over the years the Parish Council has funded significant improvements to our parks, play areas and footpaths, as well as maintaining the skate park at Bromley Heath. Fingerpost signs have been installed and detailed Community Walks have been designed for residents of all ages and ability.
May
16

2017 Event - In Memory

 In the spring of 2017 a tree in memory of Cllr Graeme Riley was planted in the area of open space by Britannia Wood. The Parish Council also organised a memorial plaque in Graeme's honour.
Dec
31

2018 Event

From 2 July until 2 September 2018, 67 uniquely designed sculptures of Nick Park's Academy Award®- winning characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw hit the streets of Bristol and the surrounding area to raise money for Bristol Children's Hospital. Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council sponsored the sculpture 'Champion' by Mike Ogden, whi...
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May
12

May 2016 Parish Council receives award in National Scheme

In 2016, Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS). This achievement recognises that the council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council goes above and beyond their legal obl...
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Mar
06

March 2020 Parish Council receives award in National Scheme

Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. This achievement recognises that the council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, le...
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Sep
18

Unveiling of plaque by Jenny Jones, Olympic Snowboarder

Jenny Jones, British professional snowboarder and Olympic bronze medalist, came back to her home town to unveil a plaque which has been installed in her honour. The plaque was the idea of Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council who wanted to celebrate Jenny's achievement of winning the first ever British medal on snow in the Slopestyle...
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Dec
31

Regeneration of Downend Centre

In partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, Downend Centre was regenerated in 2005. Part of this scheme was a complete repaving of the area and the installation of numerous seats, litter bins, benches and cycle parking stands throughout the parish. Street lighting was updated, including the installation of a light in the lane by the Britanni...
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Dec
31

Christmas

In 2005, we held our first Christmas event when Christmas lights were purchased and put up in Downend Village. Over the years, this event has grown. We also make arrangements for, and fund, the erection of the Christmas tree outside the Horseshoe Pub. Other events held include organising an annual Carol Service, various public meetings, an annual c...
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Dec
20

Downend Library

On 20 December 2016, D&BH PC moved into an office within Downend Library. The Parish Clerk had worked from home prior to this and with all the extra responsibilities and transfer of services from South Gloucestershire Council, it was felt that the time was right to have a central location where members of the public could speak directly to the ...
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Mar
01

Downend Business Community (DBC)

The Downend Business Community (DBC) was set up in Spring 2010 as a result of D&BH PC working in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council to form a business partnership for the area. The DBC has now gone from strength to strength. For additional information, please visit their website, https://downendbusiness.org.uk/