South Gloucestershire Over 50s Forum

Registered charity number: 1191820

Rediscover the joy of cycling for the over 55s.

Information about the group can be found on their web site at

Silver Cyclists

Forthcoming Events

Friends of Kingswood Park

Become a Volunteer at Kingswood Park

Volunteers are essential for keeping Kingswood looking great and additional help is always welcome. There are opportunities for managing town projects, helping at events and keeping the park looking good. For more details contact

Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy

Pop Up Meeting

You are invited to a virtual pop-up meeting on South Gloucestershire's Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Strategy.

Join our online session for an overview of the strategy and a presentation given by Christina Wilson, Principal Project Manager.

There are two meetings that will take place on Monday 18 July 12.30 to 1.30pm and 4 to 5pm. You only need to attend one of the events.

For further details click here

Online Gentle Yoga Classes

Free courses

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Memory Cafés

More details of the memory cafés can be found in this booklet

Click here to download it.

Online Wellbeing Sessions Update, click here for details

Updated 29th July 2022.

Family Festival

Southey Park

Sunday 31st July 11 am  to 3 pm

Click here for further details

If you would like to attend and have a stall please contact

Supported Cycle Rides from Warmley

Lifecycle is running two Supported Leisure Rides with a pick up point at Kingsmeadow@MadeForever.

Details can be found on their poster. Click on the poster below for a larger version.

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Summer could be a great time to think about your business goals and aspirations. If you lack business skills or motivation, take advantage of universal business support. With over 20 business topics covered by experienced business advisors, you will leave these sessions inspired and  with a clear action plan in hand.  Small business owners, small charities, sole traders and residents based in South Gloucestershire & Bath & North East Somerset are eligible.

Click here for more details

Downend Senior Film Club

Programme for August and September.  Summer Holiday (1963) for August and Madness of King George (1994) for September.


Click here for details.

All Welcome - 2pm Christ Church Hall, 57 North Street, Downend, BS16 5Se.  

Big Choices on Buses

Everyone agrees we want a reliable, affordable and safe bus service in the West of England, but there are big challenges. There is a shortage of bus drivers and the cost of running buses is going through the roof.

So together we need to make big choices on buses. Where should buses run? What’s a reasonable amount to pay for your fare? Should there be a focus on urban or rural services? How would you deploy the limited number of bus drivers? What if the choice is more frequent or more reliable services? Could we use community transport more effectively? What would encourage more people to choose the bus?

WECA wants to hear your views and ideas on these questions and more. Come to the meeting in Yate on 1st August and Bradley Stoke on 4th August.

Click here for details,

Hawthorn Project

There are some spaces left for the next Hawthorn Project term, starting on 7 September 2022.

This is our women only project open to women and people identifying as female aged 18 and over living in Bristol, BANES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and who might benefit from a day spent in the wood, building confidence, connecting with nature and other women and learning new skills. On offer is a free breakfast and a hot meal cooked together on the fire as well as free transport from central Bristol. Participants are welcome to make their own way to the site if they have the possibility.

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South Gloucestershire Dementia Meeting Centre Open Days

Wednesday 17th and Thursday 25th August at Bradley Stoke Evangelical church.

South Gloucestershire Dementia Meeting centre will be hosting two open days in Bradley Stoke. They will be an opportunity to find out what we offer for those with a recent diagnosis of dementia, and those with mild to moderate dementia and their families/carers.

At the heart of the Dementia Meeting Centre is a social community that offers on-going practical, social, and emotional support to improve the wellbeing for both those with dementia and their carers. The meeting centre concept is grounded in sound research that is ongoing with the University of Worcester and has been shown to have benefits to those with a dementia and their carers/families.

For more details click here.