Waitrose community tokens


Rather excitingly the Keynsham Wombles have been picked to be one of the community groups to take part in June’s Community Matters in the Keynsham branch of Waitrose.  Each month Waitrose divide £1000 between three community groups, please pop your tokens into our box to help us!


Keynsham Wombles – 17 November

Come and join us from 11.00 to 1pm on Sunday 17 November down by the Lock Keeper pub to help clear the river bank of litter – the nettles should have died down so we can have a good old clean up!

Please bring litter grabbers, gloves if you have them, otherwise there will be some equipment you can borrow.

Please email womble@transitionkeynsham.org if you would like further information.

Hope to see you there!  Erica

Community Rubbish Pick

A Community Rubbish Pick to help beautify Keynsham and give a little something back! 
If you’ve never done one before we highly recommend it, people always go away feeling dead chuffed.

rubbish pick 9
Sunday 10th Feb


Meet at gravel carpark by Lock Keeper Pub in Keynsham.

We have some equipment but please bring your own if you have it.
And we’ve sometimes been known to end up in the pub afterwards!
*We can take no responsibility for your safety whilst rubbish picking*
Click here for more information about Transition Keynsham’s Womble scheme.

Recycling & Waste Events

Electrical (WEEE) Recycling Road Shows

Don’t bin it, bring it &win it!

Recycle your unwanted small electrical items locally at our electrical road show. For every small electrical item you bring to us at the road show we’ll give you a scratch card with a chance to win an iPad, a digital camera or other great prizes.

Electrical (WEEE) Recycling Road show – Morrison’s car park, London Rd, Bath BA1 6AE – Friday 7 September 2012 – 10am-2pm

Electrical (WEEE) Recycling Road show– The Beacon Hall, Peasedown St John, BA2 8SN – Saturday 8 September 2012- 10am-2pm

Electrical (WEEE) Recycling Road show – Chew Valley Secondary School car park BS40 8QB – Saturday 15 September 2012 – 10am-2pm

May Gurney Open day

Come and explore behind the scenes in our Keynsham depot, to see what happens to your recycling before it is sent off to be recycled into new products.

May Gurney open day – May Gurney Recycling Depot, Unit 4, Ashmead lane, Keynsham BS31 1SX- Saturday 8 September 2012- 10am-1pm (see attached poster for more details)

Give and Take day

Timsbury Give and Take day – The Conygre hall, Timsbury BA2 0JQ – Saturday 22 September 2012 – 10am-1pm

Second hand Furniture Sale

Keynsham second hand furniture sale- Next door to the Keynsham Recycling Centre, Pixash Lane, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1TP- Saturday 29 September 2012 – 10am-12pm

If you require any more information regarding the above events please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hannah Oakley – Waste Awareness Officer

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tel: 07530263249

Fax: 01225 395162

Hannah_Oakley@bathnes.gov.uk / www.bathnes.gov.uk 

Behind the scenes…

Ever wondered what happens to your recycling after we have collected it?

As part of the national Heritage Open Days, Bath and North East Somerset Council residents have a chance to see behind the scenes at the May Gurney Recycling Depot in Ashmead Lane, Keynsham BS31 1SX, during the morning of Saturday 8 September 2012. This is the depot where your weekly recycling is initially taken to be ‘bulked up’ before being sent to various places across the UK to be recycled into new products.

They are offering four guided tours at 10am, 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.

You must book in advance – places limited to 20 each tour so book early. Contact Council Connect 01225 39 40 41 councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sturdy enclosed shoes and wet weather gear if necessary, as part of the tour will be outside.

Local Rubbish Pick


A grand force of litter pickers braved the weather to pick an enormous amount of litter from the BMX Skate Park and surrounding area. It was clear that some of the young people who use the skate park had and fly tippers had merrily been dumping their rubbish there for some time. Although it felt incredibly satisfying to have made such a difference in such a short space of time it was also a bit frustrating to think it might return to its original state. If anyone has any ideas of creative ways to challenge our culture of littering please get in touch keynshamt@yahoo.co.uk – we’d love to hear from you.

This truck is stuffed full to bursting with the rubbish we collected – the council workers were seriously impressed!

Wellsway winner of Eco-Bag competition

The competition for the best design to go on a cotton Eco Bag for Keynsham was won by thirteen year-old Beth of Wellsway School, seen here collecting her prize from Tim Rawlings, Waste Awareness Officer of B&NES, accompanied by Robin Harvey of the Keynsham R3 Group (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle).  The competition attracted 39 entries from Wellsway and Broadlands schools and the ten short-listed designs went on display at Keynsham Music Festival.  Over 200 votes were cast and Beth emerged as the winner by a large majority.  the R3 Group, supported by B&NES Council, Transition Keynsham and Churches Together, plans to launch the Eco Bag at the Keynsham Victorian Evening in November.

Local Rubbish Pick – let’s make Keynsham beautiful

Having recently seen the film ‘Message in the Waves’ at a Transition Keynsham film showing I have started picking up what rubbish I can whilst I’m out walking my dog in and around Keynsham.  However, I’ve realised there is so much rubbish in some areas around Keynsham that I can’t do it alone and that I need help!

An area which is particularly bad is the river either side of the Lock Keeper pub – I know it is not strictly within Keynsham, but it is an area which a lot of Keynsham people use for walking etc and which would be beautiful if it wasn’t so spoilt.

If you would like to help please join me in the gravel car park just off the road to Willsbridge by the Lock Keeper between 11 and 1pm on Sunday, 23 January – please bring your own bags, gloves and any other equipment you think you might need.  I will have a car so can take the bags to the tip afterwards.  Depending on how many people come we can split up and cover different areas.

As is the way of the world now a days, neither Transition Keynsham nor myself can take any responsibility for your safety if you choose to come and help, please assess any danger to yourself before picking up any piece of rubbish and don’t put yourself in danger.

If you can email me at ericaisbrill@gmail.com to give me an idea of numbers that would be really helpful.

I hope you can help.

Best wishes