LNP AGM & Entertainment Evening – 27 April

agmPlease note that LNP AGM will now be on 27th April @ 10.30am. Longlevens Community centre.
Those able to come along  little earlier to help set up the room, are welcome at 10am.
We would also like to mention that LNP are presenting an evening of entertainment at 7.30pm on the same day at the community centre, it is hoped that you will all give your support, and come along. Tickets are only £3 per person. Evening to start at 7.30pm – act include PHOENIX (Belly Dancers) TURQUOISE NIGHTS (Duo) and a disco by DAVE.  Bar facilities and refreshments are available.
There will be a raffle held on the night – prizes to include Wash& Blow Dry at Icon,  meal at Ell’s Kitchen, meal for two at King Edward V11, Coffee Maker Machine  plus more….
To secure your ticket please contact Dave (Chairman) on Glos 533718 or Sandra on Glos 505653.
Any spare tickets will be on sale at the AGM. but get yours now as not to be disappointed.
April 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm Comments (0)

Netball News


LJS played Elmbridge in a difficult match last Thursday. Elmbridge scored first, but it was soon level with 4 all! With some good passes and interceptions from LJS we soon scored the winning goal. It was a
great match from both LJS and Elmbridge. The LJS players were Katie Bacon, Maddie Barnett, Maddie Norwood, Jenna Townsend, Niamh Clift, Chloe Moulder and Natasha Young. Goal scorers: Maddie
Norwood, Jenna Townsend and Natasha Young.

Well done LJS!! Final score: 5-4 to LJS.
Written by Jenna Townsend.

March 3, 2013 at 10:31 am Comments (0)

Stay warm & safe this winter









With snow falling across the county, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service is giving advice on how to stay warm and safe this winter.

With finances stretched and energy prices rising, some vulnerable members of the community are taking risks to keep warm during this wintry spell.

Heaters regularly cause deaths in the home. Most accidents happen because people sit too close to them or stand them too close to clothing or other items in the room.

Follow these simple rules for safe use:

·         Make sure all heaters are well clear of furnishings and on a flat surface

·         Try to sit at least 1m (3′) away from the heat source

·         Use a fireguard, permanently if you have young children

·         Don’t dry laundry by the fire, or on the fireguard

·         Never block or obstruct an air vent as proper ventilation is essential

·         Make sure the heater is regularly serviced

 Many people use electric blankets, especially the elderly.  Here are some tips for using them safely:

·         Always turn the blanket off when you get into bed

·         Replace the blanket every 10 years and test every two years

·         Always check your blanket for scorch marks, water damage, mould or exposed wires (along the line of a fold)

·         Never use a hot water bottle or drink fluids in bed when you have your electric blanket fitted to it.

There is also the risk of power cuts at this time of year.  If this happens, use torches or lanterns and not candles or paraffin lamps. Fires happen when candles are in use because they are left unattended; left alight when people go to bed; used in the wrong type of holders; placed on unstable surfaces;  or are placed too close to clothing and furnishings.

A significant number of house fires start in the kitchen. A lot of them could be prevented by:
  • keeping ovens clean to prevent a build up of fat and grease
  • taking care when cooking with oil, especially in a chip pan
  • avoiding leaving children unsupervised in the kitchen when the cooker is on
  • keeping tea towels and cloths away from the cooker and avoid drinking alcohol while cooking

Chief Fire Officer, Jon Hall, said: “It’s important to take extra care when the weather turns cold. We often get called to fires during cold spells caused by careless use of heaters, so please follow our advice to ensure you stay warm and safe.”

Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, Cabinet member for Communities, said: “It looks like a winter wonderland out there and it’s great that lots of people will be having fun in the snow but for vulnerable people particularly, this weather means extra risks. Safety advice can sometimes seem like stating the obvious, but heaters, electric blankets and open fires can all be a fire risk if not used properly. So please be careful.”

January 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm Comments (0)

Football – Latest report


This week (9 Dec) was the big local derby Longlevens u12 v Churchdown. Played at Longlevens and with a bare 11 the Longlevens team played their hearts out in an enthralling match. Unluckily going one nil down Longlevens found themselves facing a 2 nil deficit at half time. Playing against the wind in the second half Longlevens were the better side and grabbed a goal back through the unstinting effort of Joe Tyler. Shortly after the same player was taken down in the area and a penalty was awarded. Although striking the ball really well the penalty went over the bar. In spite of continued effort from the Longlevens boys the breakthrough did not come and Churchdown ran out 2-1 winners. Every single one of the boys deserved man of the match for their superb effort and they should be very proud of themselves.
Andy Price
Coach Longlevens u12


December 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm Comments (0)

Latest football report

Longlevens Youth Under12s Football team played their first home match at Longford Lane for some weeks this Sunday(18/11) against Hardwicke’s youth team. An even first half saw the teams go in all sqaure at 1 all, thanks to a fine finish from Joe Tyler . The second half started much the same with both sides playing well, however with Luke Atkinson putting in a strong performance in the centre of midfield Longlevens started to take control. Two very well taken goals form Joe Tyler completing his hat-trick and a fine strike from Tiger Manners completed a well deserved 4-1 victory. with Tiger being voted man of the match for his non stop running. Longlevens travel back to the Forest of Dean next week to play Harrow Hill in the County Cup.


November 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm Comments (0)

Longlevens u12s match report

Longlevens Youth Under12s Football team travelled out to the sunny Forest of Dean this Sunday afternoon (11/11) for a match against Forest Rangers youth team.

Longlevens battled hard in the first half on a big pitch and  with a little bit of luck and some inspired goalkeeping from Joe Lake finished the half just 1 nil down to a penalty . The second half was a different affair and Longlevens started to get the upper hand, some fine work from Marcus Price and Dane Smith put Tommy Hulse in on goal and there was no stopping his shot to level the game.

With time running out Tommy Hulse again managed to scramble the ball into the net and Longlevens were in front, however with very little time left the referee awarded a second penalty to Forest Rangers. Fortunately for  Longlevens the penalty was put wide and the boys managed to play the game out to come out 2-1 winners. For the second game running Ollly Griffiths was voted Man of the Match by Forest Rangers and there were also strong performances from Marcus Price,
Dane Smith and Joe Lake in goal.


November 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm Comments (0)


Yesterday afternoon the LJS boys’ football team travelled to Field Court Junior School to play their latest league fixture. It was the hosts who scored first but before half time we equalised as Alex Weaver finished off a good team move.
The score remained 1 – 1 throughout the second period meaning both teams share the points. Well done to the following boys: James Stubbs (c), Jack Jones (gk),
Charlie Bacon, James Loader, Jamie Ewers, Cameron Blacker, Alex Weaver, John-Joe Oldham, Maxwell Warren and Ethan Mortimer. Also, ‘thank you’ to the travelling support.
Mr Cook and Mr Jeynes
November 10, 2012 at 11:27 am Comments (0)


On Friday 2nd November, Amy Lawman, Maddie Norwood, Katie Bacon, Jenna Townsend, Ella Curtis, Holly Burrows and Hannah Baker played against St Mary’s. We won 6-0. Goals were scored by Jenna Townsend (3), Hannah Baker (1) and
Maddie Norwood (2). Thank you to Nick Brown who helped us pay for the new netball kit! We really appreciate your support.
By Hannah Baker


November 10, 2012 at 11:26 am Comments (0)

FOOTBALL NEWS from – Longlevens Junior School

On Thursday 8th Nov LJS Girls’ football team played in the Gloucestershire Schools Football Association sevens tournament. We had to play four matches in the qualifying round and we won all of these convincingly. This meant that we were through to the semi-final and we had to face Fieldcourt Junior School. It was a really tough match with both teams almost scoring and both goalkeepers having to work incredibly hard.Our goalkeeper, Tamzin Hayward, made some incredible saves keeping us in the game. At full time the score was nil-nil meaning that we had to play extra time and ‘golden goal’. This meant that the first team to score a goal was the winner. After several minutes and a few near misses, the tension was building; both teams looked like scoring. In the last few minutes of extra time the mid-field gained possession, passed it to Lucy Jones who scored the winning goal!!! We went on to face Hempsted in the final and with a great team effort of solid defence and skilful attack, we won 1-0. The LJS team have now been entered into the Regional tournament which will be played in December. Congratulations to the team on your fantastic team work and team spirit- you were a credit to the school.Team: Tamzin Hayward, Megan Wootton, Katie Hiscock, Millie Webb, Kiera Feighery, Jada George, Lucy Jones and Jenna Townsend.

Miss Morris


November 10, 2012 at 11:25 am Comments (0)

In Memory Of Brett Tyler…

Many of you in the Longlevens community will know of Brett’s passing away last
month. Brett was a man who commanded a great deal of respect and affection within
our community, and his loss is felt keenly. It is a sign of the wonderful community
spirit that exists in Longlevens that friends of Brett and Mel have got together to
organise a fundraiser to support his family.
The event will take place at Longlevens Church Hall on December 1st between 10:00am
and 1:00pm, and will include a range of stalls providing cakes, a raffle, and other
assorted goods.
November 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm Comments (0)

Report Street Lights

Keep your neighbourhood safe.
If you have a  street light out in your area, then please telephone freephone 08000 514 514 for Gloucestershire County Council Street Lighting.
You  can report a fault at any time, giving road name and street light number. (This is marked on the lamp column.)   Please do report it and get it fixed straight away. Please help to  keep your area safe.
October 31, 2012 at 7:12 pm Comments (0)


Latest brief from Neighbourhood Watch.
Most burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves, so with a few sinple measurers you can help deter thieves from targeting your home.  The first thought in the opportunist’s mind will be, “is anyone at home?”
Autumn is the time of year to be particularly careful as more and more of us arrive home from work after dark.  If no lights are on during the early evening then its a strong indication that the house is empty!
It is very rare that thieves will enter your house if they believe someone is inside.  Instead, the dark  early evenings give them an opportunity to see if anyone is at home and with a few simple measurer you will be able to stop them finding out.  Leaving lights on timers, fitting movement activating lights in your garden and closing curtains are all very easy, highly effective measurer you can take.
October 31, 2012 at 7:10 pm Comments (0)

Football latest: Longlevens Youth under 12s

Longlevens Youth Under12s Football team travelled out to Berkeley this wet Sunday afternoon (28/10) for a match against a strong Severnside youth team. Longlevens battled hard in the first half and were unfortunate to find themselves 2 nil down at the break, with strong performances from Olly Griffiths and George Jones helping the cause. The second half started in pouring rain and two quick goals from Severnside put Longlevens on the back foot. The Longlevens boys stuck to their task for the remainder of the game, but Severnside proved too strong in the end and run out 7 nil winners. Ollly Griffiths was voted Man of the Match by Severnside and there were also strong performances from Dane Smith and Kym Richardson in the second half.
Andy Price

October 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm Comments (0)

Crime continues to rise

Over the last 4 days the previously reported concerning increase in domestic burglaries has continued and we are currently still suffering 4  per day. The main areas affected are the Tuffley and Linden areas with 6, Barton and Tredworth with 4 and the others are spread out around the City.

The majority of these properties are reported either when people come home late in the evening or when they return from a few days away.

The importance of making your property look occupied while you are out can not be stressed too highly.  Timers to turn on lights or a radio are available from Bearland Reception or local DIY stores for very little money and can save the loss and distress of becoming a victim.

Please pass this message on to your neighbours in whatever way you can.

October 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm Comments (0)

Next LNP public meeting

The next public meeting of the Longlevens Neighbourhood Partnership will be held at the Longlevens Community Centre on 10th November at 10:30. Everyone is welcome so come and join us and find out thelatest news and air your views.
See you then!
October 27, 2012 at 8:30 am Comments (0)

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