SCLT Senior Safety Stall Visits the Filwood Festival in Bristol


Saturday 12th September 2015 has seen the Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) deploying it's well known Senior Safety Stall to the Filwood Festival in the vibrant Knowle West community of South Bristol.


The well planned festival included street food, stalls selling artisan produce and many stalls giving useful information to the diverse community of the city.


The event was visited by a number of well-known public figures, including the charismatic Mayor of Bristol, Mr George Ferguson CBE, who was, as usual, sporting his infamous red trousers. He conducted a walkabout around the festival, stopping to engage with stall holders and festival attendees as he went.


The SCLT Senior Safety Stall took pride of place within the main exhibition hall of the Filwood Community Centre, where the team handed out senior safety information as well as hundreds of copies of the Senior Siren magazine. Staff were also on hand to offer one-to-one advice around senior deception and scam crimes and to signpost attendees to additional services with other voluntary or statutory agencies.


SCLT volunteer Ash Jones staffed the stall at the festival, he said, “Filwood is certainly a busy and dynamic community and today it is simply buzzing with electricty about this great festival. I have really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with many of the elders from the local neighbourhood, who have asked some good questions about staying safe in later life. Everyone seemed to have a great time,eating the wonderful food from the street vendors and listening to the live music "


SCLT Trustee Roger Ibrahim visits the SCLT Senior Safety Stall During Event

Filwood festival SEnior safety stall Filwood Fest 2

SCLT volunteer Ash Jones