Thursday, 10 December 2020

December update

A brief video from Tamsin, Co-Chair of our management committee on what's happening at the community centre now that Bristol is under Tier 3 covid restrictions.

We remain closed for most activities but are able to open for our parent support groups and some organised children's activities. You can keep up to date with what's on and how to book through our Facebook page.

If you need to self-isolate and need help with shopping or prescriptions, call the We Are Bristol helpline on 0800 694 0184. They can also give information about the £500 payment available to people on low incomes if you are unable to work due to having to isolate.

If you'd like to support St George Community Association during this tricky time, we have set up a Just Giving page: We really appreciate your help.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Job Vacancy - Centre Manager

Salary:    £26,000 to £30,000 (pro rata)
Term:  1 year contract
Hours: 20 per week
Deadline: midday, Wednesday 11 November

This is a critical year for us at St George Community Association as we are working to secure a new 35 year lease on our building with Bristol City Council by October 2021. We are looking for a motivated and organised individual who can help us develop and deliver a sustainable business plan that ensures we continue to serve local residents throughout this uncertain period and into the future. This is a new post and is initially offered as a one year contract. Immediate start.

A job description and person specification is available here. To apply please send your CV and a covering statement explaining how you meet the person specification to before the deadline.

We intend to hold online interviews on Saturday 21 November.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Free Nature Explorer kits!

We're excited to tell you about the FREE Nature Explorer kits now available from My Wild Child and Avon Wildlife Trust.

Each kit contains a range of activities for under 5s (siblings might enjoy them too!), and each new activity will link to a video which AWT will post once a fortnight, so stay tuned! Here's Freya from AWT explaining a little about the kits and the first activity! Link to youtube

You can collect a kit from the St George Community Centre yard. You’ll need to use your owl eyes to find the little plastic shed (next to the bigger wooden shed). There’s a special combination code padlock. To find out the code please email or join the My Wild Child Facebook group.

Monday, 28 September 2020

What groups and classes are running?

There have been a few changes to the timetable here at St George Community Centre, so here’s an update on our current groups and classes. Please contact the organisers to book - we’ve given links/contacts for all external groups. Due to covid-19 restrictions most groups are booking only. Tuesday Tots, our volunteer-led playgroup can be booked through our Facebook page or Eventbrite. 

10am to 12pm - Wobble & Kick Toddler Football
Football sessions for toddlers and preschoolers.

6pm to 7pm - Prenatal Yoga
Led by Ashleigh from Bhakti Yoga and Hypnobirthing. From complete beginners through to those who have been practicing for years. Suitable from 12 weeks right through until labour.

7.15pm to 8.15pm - Yoga with Sally
Gentle Hatha yoga with Sally Davies. Now back at the centre for face-to-face classes. Visit or contact Sally on 07803 896 268

9.30am to 10.30am - Tuesday Tots (session 1)

Volunteer-run playgroup for children aged 0-4 and their parents/carers. Book through our Facebook page
11.00am to 12.00pm - Tuesday Tots (session 2)
Volunteer-run playgroup for children aged 0-4 and their parents/carers. Book through our Facebook page

7pm to 8pm - Yoga/Pilates
A blend of Yoga and Pilates with Claire Robertson. Visit or contact Claire on 07397 385015

10am to 11am - Postnatal Yoga

Led by Ashleigh from Bhakti Yoga and Hypnobirthing. Followed by coffee and chat with other parents.

6pm to 9pm - Thunderpaws
Range of dog training classes with Caroline from Thunderpaws.

9am to 12pm - Slimming World (from mid-October)

Contact Emma on 07773 689 229 to find out more

6pm to 9pm - Thunderpaws
Range of dog training classes with Caroline from Thunderpaws.

10.15am to 11.15am - Hatha Yoga

Yoga with Sophie Laggan. Suitable for complete beginners. Visit or email

11.30am to 12.30pm - Postnatal Yoga
Led by Ashleigh from Bhakti Yoga and Hypnobirthing. Followed by coffee and chat with other parents.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Online Classes - Bristol Yoga Bliss

Bristol Yoga Bliss may not be running due to Lockdown - but they are running online via Zoom.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Blood Service at Centre Wednesday 29th April

The Blood Service will be at the centre on Wednesday 29th April. If you are able to give blood at this time, please get in touch with the service.

Street Link

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough over the age of 18 you can use Steetlink to send an alert and an outreach worker will try to locate them and offer assistance. If you think the person in question is under 18, please contact the police instead.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Online Classes

Although the centre is currently closed, several classes are running online sessions. For example: Stand Strong,
 and Jolly Tots
East Bristol Children's Centres are running various sessions online also via Facebook. They are still available to speak to their users Monday - Friday 9am -3pm call us on 0117 353 2899.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Blood Service at the Centre

The Blood Donor Service will be using the centre on Wednesday 29th April. Please see the link below on how to book a slot.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Stay Home - Protect the NHS

St George Park park is open for exercise - but not for gatherings. #Stay home this Easter - protect the NHS.

Can do Bristol Link

Here's the link for Can Do Bristol, mentioned in our You Tube Video.

April update - You-tube Video

We have put together this video update with some useful information on this Youtube video(give us a few days and we will learn to actually edit video, so please excuse any mistakes! Learning on the job here...)

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Notice of closure

The community centre is now closed to the public until further notice, following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday. We have been communicating with all our regular hirers this week and very much look forward to welcoming you all back to the centre when it is safe to do so. If you have booked a party with us for March, April or May, we will be contacting you to arrange a refund.

We are also looking into other ways our building can be of use. We have already been contacted by the NHS Blood and Transplant Service about the possibility of extra blood donation sessions. We are open to suggestions from our community, so do get in touch if you have ideas.

You can contact us through Facebook, by email or you can text/leave a message on 07757 319 582. Jo our Coordinator works for us 10 hours a week and will be working from home, supported by our volunteer committee.

There is already an amazing grass roots community response going on in BS5, and this is very heartening to see. If you’re on Facebook, search for Covid-19 Mutual Aid. We will get through this together.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Notice of AGM

St George Community Association gives notice that our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 15 March at 2.30pm at St George Community Centre.

This is a public meeting open to all. We will present our most recent annual accounts and talk about our plans for the year ahead.

Tea and biscuits will be served.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Time for Tots is back today 9.30am-11.30am.

 Time for Tots our volunteer led playgroup is back tomorrow after last week's Blood Donor session. The group is drop in from 9.30am-11.30am and cost is £1.75 per child and 50p per extra sibling. The morning involves free play, songs and child later have a snack of fruit and toast with tea and biscuits for the grown ups! Hope to see you there...

Local Meeting at Redfield Educate Together Wednesday 5th April to discuss school places.

Friday, 24 January 2020

Community Conversation Meeting Thursday 30th January 1.30-3.30pm

The Southern Coop who have their shop at 345- 347 Church Road are experiencing high levels of crime and antisocial behaviour affecting their staff, customers, residents, local services and business owners in and around this location. They have asked Business in the community to bring together local interested parties to support them in learning more about the issues impacting the shop. Business in the Community and putting together a meeting the afternoon of Thursday 30th January. 1.30 – 3.30pm at St Georges Community Centre and would love to have as many people there who represent voices in the local area.

Southern Co-op’s Community Fund is being launched in January and managed by Neighbourly and it’s hoped that this meeting could generate some innovative ideas on how this fund could be best used to support this neighbourhood in new collaborative work or good work already being done.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Job Role - Project Manager

We recently secured nearly £48,000 in CIL funding to make improvements to the community centre building. We are recruiting for a temporary project manager to help us keep the project on time and on budget. This is a paid position, with a fixed fee of £3,125.
Full details in the link below. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 27 January.