In The Community
Breakfast Club – Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8am-8.45am at the Roundhill Centre, Mount Road offers toast and hot chocolate to children from Roundhill Primary School on their way to school.
It is run by Bath YFC and volunteers from local churches including Horizon Methodist Church and the Southdown Whiteway Church and Community Partnership.
Gift bags of toys, gifts and luxury food items are given each Christmas to individuals and families in the local area. This is made possible through the generosity of Methodists from the North East Somerset and Bath Circuit and other friends of the Southdown and Whiteway Church and Community Partnership. Distribution of Christmas gifts is shared with local organisations such as Southside Families, Dartmouth Avenue Homelessness Services and Bath Welcomes Refugees.
If you know someone who would appreciate a gift from the church please contact Deacon Annie Trembling – firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01225 462426
Muddy Church is an outdoor adventure of wandering and wondering about God in creation. Each month we explore different green spaces around Southdown and Whiteway, sometimes sharing a story or snack together as well as what we’ve discovered or created on our wandering.
Christians believe that God is at work in all of the beautiful world around us and that we share the responsibility of caring for creation. If you stop and pause while out in nature, you might just catch a glimpse or a sense of God’s presence.
More information about Muddy Church and where we meet each month can be found on our Facebook page @ Southdown Muddy Church
Park Life is an event which happens on the 3rd Saturday afternoon of every month 2 – 4pm. We meet on Whiteway Green (formerly called Rosewarn Park) to do some litter picking, planting bulbs, teasels and hazel saplings and planning together how we can make the green space more attractive and functional for residents of the area – there are plans for a memorial garden and continued development of a woodland area which we have named the ‘Peace Path’
We hope to encourage local residents of Southdown and Whiteway to become active in their local community whilst enjoying the wonderful green spaces which are on their doorsteps.
Park Life is a collaboration between ‘Blooming Whiteway’, ‘Whiteway Residents Association’, ‘St Barnabas Church’ and ‘Southdown & Whiteway Church and Community Partnership’ – after each session we continue in conversation over tea and cake at the Methodist Church Centre.
Pastoral visiting of those who are sick or in need is an important part of the work of the Partnership Co-ordinator. Often she can offer practical support when other agencies are unable to.
Southdown Community Pantry
Mondays 2- 4pm
At the Roundhill Centre, Mount Road (BA2 1LG)
For individuals, couples and families living or working locally who have a low household income (under £18,000) and struggle to buy high quality food. Access to the Pantry is through a membership scheme – fill in a form online here
or when you attend for the first time.
There are 2 levels of membership:
Level 1 costs £3 for 6-8 items of store cupboard and chilled foods, plus fresh fruit and vegetables
Level 2 costs £5 for 10-12 items of store cupboard and chilled foods, plus fresh fruit and vegetables
Twerton Community Network
Twerton & Whiteway Community Network is a group of sixteen local organisations working together to support their local community. We first met together at the start of the pandemic in 2020 and quickly recognised the importance of a unified approach towards meeting the needs of the communities where we are placed. We have undertaken two residents consultations and plan to recruit a Network Coordinator in order to develop the aims of the network. As a group of local organisations and residents we aspire to:
• Work together more collaboratively on projects for the benefit of our local community
• Identify needs of the local community that can be addressed by the network
• Share information on developments and activities taking place within Twerton and Whiteway
• Support residents to effectively tackle local issues and make Twerton and Whiteway a great place to live