Frampton Youth Club Re Opening

Frampton Youth Club is re opening on December 10th for school years 6 to 8 at the Brockeridge Centre on Woodend Road. £2 entry.

The group will include arts & crafts, sports, media, workshops, life skills, trips, tuck shops and much more!

You can contact the youth club for more information:

Or visit their Facebook page, insta or website.

Please note, the Youth Club will be closed between 24th December and 7th January.

Youth group poster. Information in above text.

Youth Voice! Have your say

Youth Voice – Have your say!

Frampton’s youth service for school years 6-8 want to hear what you want from your youth service.

Printed questionnaires can be filled out and handed in at the Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Road. Alternatively, you can print your own copy using the download button below.

Follow FACE – Filton on Facebook for updates or contact for enquiries.

Image of questionnaire. Further information can be found by downloading "Youth Survey Printable"

Grounds Maintenance and Grass Cutting Contract – Open For Tender

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council is in the process of reviewing grounds maintenance and grass cutting contracts for its Public Open Space/Sports Pitches at The Park, School Road.

It is inviting interested parties to tender for the work for the 2020-21 season (from 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021) and the 2022 – 23 season (From 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023). This will therefore be a 3 year contract.

The closing date for receipt of tenders is Friday 16th January 2020 at 5pm. Tenders may be received electronically or hard copy.

The specification for work for each area is attached below:

If you require help with where the site is please contact the office on 01454 864442

Beesmoor Rd Play Area Redevelopment

The next phase of the play area redevelopment has begun (9/12/19), so part of the play area will be temporarily fenced off.

There should be minimal disruption over the next few weeks. This phase will include the new fencing, slide from the tower structure, a new rubbish bin and new gates.

The Touchwood team have been amazing working in the terrible weather this week. This phase should be completed by the end of next week.

We will keep you up to date on the progress.

Image of a section of the Beesmoor Road Play Area being redeveloped and adding bark to the ground.
Laying down bark at the Beesmoor Road Play Area
Image of redevelopment work showing wooden frame, concrete mixer and wheelbarrow.
Works being undertaken at the play area.

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society Wed 11 Dec 2019 7.30 pm

A talk by Alan Freke of Frenchay Museum

“ An Utterly Good Man –The life of F. D. Maurice”  ,  an academic ,  Victorian vicar and  author,  who established colleges for the  education of  both women and men, believed  that capitalism was rooted in greed and helped to give legal status to co-operative bodies such as working men’s associations.   He was a member of the Royal Commission discussing the Acts of law which gave  police  the right to arrest prostitutes,  forcibly medically examine them and confine them in a lock up hospital.

“Professor Maurice remained firmly and conscientiously opposed to the Acts to the very last.” Close, Francis (1872).

Zion Church

Frampton Cotterell

Woodend Road

BS36 2HY

All welcome. Entry £4

Free to members, annual subscription £15

Includes light refreshments

Scarecrow Trail Winners 2019!

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Scarecrow Trail!

October 2019 was the 5th year of the Frampton Cotterell Scarecrow Trail. This year, the chosen theme was characters from the stories by Dick King-Smith. This echoed the decision of the parish council to commemorate the famous author who lived and farmed in the village for many years. Dick King-Smith immortalised many of the animals from his farm and the surrounding countryside in his work.

The standard of the entries this year was very high, but the following were voted the winners by the public:

1st place, The Adventurous Snail.

2nd place, Aristotle the Witch.

3rd place, The Water Horse.

Below are the pictures of the 3 winners who each won a Dick King-Smtih book signed by his daughter, Juliet King-Smith. You can read more about Juliet’s visit to the village here.

Picture of the 1st place prize winner, The Adventurous Snail scarecrow.
1st Place, The Adventurous Snail
Picture of Aristotle the Witch, which won 2ns place at the scarecrow trail.
2nd place, Aristotle the Witch
The Water Horse, who won 3rd place at the scarecrow trail.
3rd place, The Water Horse

Thank you to everyone that took part in the scarecrow trail this year, all of your entries were fantastic and we can’t wait to see your designs next time! If you have any theme ideas for the 2020 trail, feel free to send them over to us at

Juliet King-Smith Visits The Scarecrow Trail

Image of Juliet with the Sheep Pig scarecrow entry.
Juliet King-Smith with “The Sheep Pig”.

On Wednesday 30th October 2019, residents of Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath were able to truly express and honour the memory of our distinguished historic celebrity, author Dick King-Smith. His daughter, Juliet King-Smith, kindly travelled to visit us and spent the whole day here, she had a very busy itinerary.

Throughout the morning, Juliet walked around the scarecrow trail and enjoyed seeing all the characters from her father’s book in scarecrow form. Juliet’s face lit up when she saw the scarecrows. She enjoyed her time so much being back in the village, she has said a few words summarising her day:

Juliet praised all the scarecrows that she viewed on Wednesday 30th October, saying, “Thanks for a terrific day on Wednesday. It was so nice to be in Coalpit Heath again. I loved the brilliantly-imaginative scarecrows…”

Juliet went on to reflect on the fun she had telling stories at the Manor Hall, “The gathering in the hall that used to be the primary school went very well, I thought, and it was nice to meet some locals and their kids and to read, ostensibly, to the children, but I noticed the parents and helpers seemed to enjoy listening in too.”

You can read more about Juliet’s visit and the scarecrow trail by reading this article by Stella Beecher, who spent the day with Juliet.

Thank you to everyone that took part in the scarecrow trail this year, all of your entries were fantastic and we can’t wait to see your designs next time! If you have any theme ideas for the 2020 trail, feel free to send them over to us


Saturday 26th October 2019
10am until 12pm

Featuring the Mel Eveleigh Trio

Enjoy coffee/tea, soft drinks and sumptuous cakes while listening to the sounds of the Trio

Donations for the final phase of the Beesmoor Road Play Area Redevelopment Project would be appreciated.

@The Beacon, Zion United Church,
Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell

For more details contact

Poster for Jazz@Beacon. Text transcribed above.