Faith is listed below leisure.
There are good health centre’s in Greater Fishponds including:
The Old School Surgery, Manor Road, Fishponds, BS16 2JD. oldschoolsurgery.org.uk
Tel. 0117 965 3102
Beechwood Medical Practice, Beechwood Road, Fishponds, BS16 3TD.
Tel. 0117 908 2360 beechwoodmedicalpractice.co.uk
The Fishponds Family Practice, Beechwood Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3TD.
Tel : 0117 908 2365 thefishpondsfamilypractice.nhs.uk
Eastville Medical Practice, Eastville Health Centre, East Park, Eastville BS5 6YA.
Tel. 0117 902 6751 eastvillemedicalpractice.co.uk
Lodgeside Surgery, 22 Lodgeside Avenue, Kingswood BS15 1WW.
Tel: 0117 961 5666 lodgeside.nhs.uk
The Orchard Medical Centre. Macdonald Walk, Kingswood BS15 8NJ.
Tel: 0117 980 5100 orchardmedicalcentre.co.uk
Wecil – Empowering Disabled People and based here in Fishponds and meeting in various locations in the wider community. One of the largest centres for independent living in the country wecil.co.uk
Join the Avon Wildlife Trust from just £2.50 a month.
Amazing projects & opportunities happening with our local NHS Trust nbt.nhs.uk
Join the Bristol Old People’s Forum bopf.org.uk – an amazing organisation in Bristol and winners at the National Diversity Awards.
Cossham Hospital, Lodge Road, Hillfields, Bristol, BS151LF. Tel. 0117 967 1661 nbt.nhs.uk/cosshamhospital
Dentists, Opticians & Pharmacies
Greater Fishponds and our wider community is surrounded with Dentists, Opticians and Pharmacies and you can locate these using the NHS search in two simple steps.. nhs.uk/Service-Search
Kingswood Leisure Centre in Soundwell next to Greater Fishponds
Brunel Fitness Centre. Speedwell Road, Fishponds BS15 1NU. Alm Sport: brunel_fitness_centre.html
Xercise 4 Less Channons Hill Retail Park, Fishponds xercise4less.co.uk
Soundwell Swimming Clubsoundwellswim.org.uk
Easton Leisure Centre everyoneactive.com
Barton Hill Rugby Club
The Club celebrated its Centenary last year. It has played at the field since 1978 and is very much part of the community.
There is the Rugby Academy for children and young people aged between 6 – 18 years old. They practice on Wednesdays and play on Sundays. New junior players are welcome
The Rugby Club web site is: pitchero.com/clubs/bartonhilloldboysrfc
Whitehall Rugby Club
The Juniors section is a vibrant and integral part of Whitehall Rugby Football Club and endeavours to teach youngsters how to play skilled rugby in a competitive and sporting atmosphere, with emphasis on enjoyment. We fully endorse the Rugby Football Union’s philosophy of ‘fun first, results second’.
We provide coaching for girls and boys ranging from U7’s to Colts at 19 years of age. Training takes place on Sunday mornings 10-1 and Wednesday evenings 7-8.30. Games are played at home or away on Sunday mornings.
Whitehall RFC. Foundry Lane, Fishponds BS5 7UE. whitehallrfc.org
Dings Crusaders Rugby Club
with a new £7million club house and grounds.
Shaftesbury Park, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1LG. pitchero.com/clubs/dingscrusadersrfc
Frenchay Cricket Club: frenchay.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp
Stapleton Cricket Club: stapleton.play-cricket.com
Downend Cricket Club: downendcricket.co.uk
Rose Green Cricket Club: rosegreencentre.co.uk
Hambrook Cricket Club: hambrook.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp
Bristol Council Sports Page: Click herefor Oldbury Court Estate Cricket Pitch
Allotments and Gardening
Fishponds is a very green district in Bristol with most homes having large gardens. For this reason we feel it’s worth trying to locate most gardening opportunities and identify our local Allotments for our neighbours who do not have a garden or for people who simply love growing their own food.
Allotments in and around Greater Fishponds include:
- Brook Road – Near Forest Road Bridge
- Clay Bottom -Close to Fishponds Trading Estate
- Dubbers Lane Close to Fishponds Trading Estate
- Packers Allotments – Croft End Area
- Plummers Hill Allotments + Extension – Crofts End Area
- Speedwell – Near to Bristol Brunel Academy and Speedwell Block of Flats
- Speedwell A – Croft End Area, Speedwell
- St George A – Off Plumbers Hill, Speedwell
- Royate Hill – Crofts End Area, Greenbank
- College Road – Close to St Mathias Campus, UWE
- Goffenton Drive – Oldbury Court Area
- Pendock Road – Oldbury Court Area
- Salisbury Avenue Allotments – Kingswood Area
- Snowdon Road – Close to Curries and Focus, Fishponds (sorry no map available)
- Thingwall Park Allotments – Close to Ridgeway Road and Eastville Park
- Whitefield Road Allotments – Close to Holly Lodge and Mayfield Park
- Wickham Hill Allotments – Near to the bottom of Blackberry Hill, Stapleton
- Stapleton Allotments – Off Stoke Lane, Stapleton
- Colstons Field – Behind the Merchants Arms, Stapleton
Day Care Centres include Brunel Care in Fishponds and Stoke Gifford Village opening in 2018
A wonderful organisation with an excellent centre in the heart of Greater Fishponds to serve all elderly and disadvantaged people in the wider community.
One of the best facilities for elderly and disadvantaged people in Greater Fishponds is Brunelcare at Colliers Gardens where people from our community are always put first and the building is wonderful, accessible and affordable to all day care centre users.
Mainly for the over 55s, Brunelcare in Fishponds has a wonderful lounge and restaurant area where people can relax and socialise, meet friends and make new friends while hot drinks start from low prices and main meals the same or less. Call the restaurant for full details on 0117 958 9072 or email: email@example.com
The Brunel Care Social Planner (Programme of Events) is designed to cater for most people’s needs and interests and everyday of the week is different. You can watch films, go on weekly shopping trips, participate in arts sessions, attend gentle fitness classes (seated as well if you prefer), singing, church services, hairdressing, bingo, breakfast clubs, massage sessions, private, supervised bathing and much more..
A local resident having his feet treated, toenails clipped and foot massage.
For more information on services , call 0117 958 9078
If you would like to hire rooms in the centre then there are conference facilities available as well.
Please contact: The Centre Manager
Brunel Care. Colliers Gardens, Fishponds BS16 2NA. Tel: 0117 958 6336
At both Hillfields and Fishponds Libraries you can use the internet for free and learn what’s on in our community.
You can join the Fishponds and Hillfields libraries by taking along your proof of address. There are other local libraries as well including new libraries in Staple Hill and Emersons Green. The full list of local libraries is below. (Eastville Library is now a community centre place and no longer a library theoldlibrary.org.uk)
Local UWE libraries are also open to the public with a Bristol Library card as part of Libraries West so Glenside Campus and Frenchay Campus have public libraries and a new Library will be opening in 2018 at Stoke Gifford Village opposite UWE Frenchay Campus.
Through our local library services which are connected with Banes, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset Councils you can hire DVD’s and Video’s for just £1 a week. (please note these aren’t available at Hillfields library but they are at our other libraries).
You can use computers with internet access for up to 2 hours every day; read daily newspapers and weekly magazines; borrow books and if the library doesn’t have the book that you require, just ask a librarian and they will order this in for you – however please note that reservations arrive about a week after they are made. There is a reservation fee; to get the fee half price, customers can reserve online at librarieswest.org.uk, as well as renew books and lots of other options are available.
There are publications and newsletters about our local communities and societies; access to all sorts of advice for all members of society from bus timetables and cycle routes to Bristol Age Concern, medical options and education.
Libraries West – Use your library card throughout Greater Bristol.
Libraries West is a partnership between Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire public library services: librarieswest.org.uk