Trades & services

Waste services

Collections of recycling and general refuse are usually made on Tuesdays. Please put out your waste the evening before or before 6am on collection day.

Use the link to find out what can be recycled and in which box or bag you should put it.

Use this link to order a new bin, box or bag.

Waste collection dates 2022/23 (pdf)

Power failure

For electrical power failure, contact National Grid (formerly Western Power). There is also a website which explains what to do in a power cut. To report power failure just dial the free number 105.

Rent our marquee

Residents can rent the MLRA marquee for £25. Contact Roy Demery on 0117 9213412.

Instructions for erecting the marquee (pdf)

Recommended by residents

Home repairs and maintenance

The Practical Women Team

Offer a variety of practical services for the home.

Strongly recommended by Liz Morris who says ‘I couldn’t fault the service delivered.’

Safe and Sound

Repair of white goods

Strongly recommended by Annie Wheeler

HLN Supplies

External Globe Light Covers Replacements, which are plastic not glass. They will cut the neck opening of their standard globes to the correct 110mm with no collar.

Recommended by Cynthia Palmer

Paul Wigmore

Internal works carpentry

Recommended by Scott Bowie

Steve Silverthorne

Carpenter and joiner

Highly recommended by David and Laura Demery

Peter Oliver

Kitchen fitter

Highly recommended by David and Laura Demery (Jan 2024)

Personal services

Registered Podiatrist 

Mr Philip Thomas MChs, H.C.p.C.
70 Quantock Road, Windmill Hill, Bristol, BS3 4PE.

Home visits possible

Recommended by John Bates


Jenny Britton
1 Byzantine Court

Calming and restorative reflexology in the comfort of your own home.


Handy Electrical

Ben Ewing, Approved Contractor Electrician and Phoebe Arrowsmith-Brown (both local residents)

Recommended by John Bates, Gordon Faulkner and David Demery

Vector Electric

Fully qualified, insured electricians

Recommended by Cynthia Palmer and Lloyd Fletcher


HHP Services Ltd

131 Park Lane,
Frampton Cotterell, BS36 2ES

Heating and plumbing

Recommended by Brenda Page

C F Plumbing & Heating Ltd

4 Scandrett Close
Bristol BS10 7SS

Recommended by Jane Miller  (Feb 2023)

Calibre Plumbing & Heating Ltd

Alex Munro
27 Nunney Close
Bristol BS31 1XG

Recommended by Lloyd Fletcher  (March 2023)


Castle Security

Alan Webber

Alarms and locks

Recommended by Lloyd Fletcher

Bristol Locksmiths

Craig Jarrett

Recommended by John Bates

Painting and Decorating

Derrick and Long Decorations

Exterior painting

Highly recommended by several residents

Jonathan Hellings

General house painting

Recommended by John Bates and Lloyd Fletcher


West Street Glazing

85 East Dundry Road,
Bristol, BS14 0LN

Window repair and replacement

Recommended by A G Gribble who were themselves recommended by many residents. Gribble no longer service windows.


Sash window refurbishment

Recommended by Lloyd Fletcher

Mitchell & Dickinson

For windows and insulation solutions in listed properties, in particular secondary glazing.

Recommended by Lloyd Fletcher (March 2023)

J F Ward

Repairs to metal framed window spring system

Recommended by Janet Wilkinson

DWR Services

Dion or Andy

Sash window refurbishment

Recommended by Lloyd Fletcher

Cornish Glazing

25 Ashton Rd, Ashton Gate, Bristol BS3 2EA

Install and repair a wide range of uPVC, aluminium and timber windows.

Recommended by Jean Johnson

Roofing and Scaffolding

Oakwood Building and Roofing Ltd

Roofing and guttering repairs

Recommended by Anthony Rackham

Padscaff Ltd


Recommended by Lloyd Fletcher

Mud SW Ltd

General building and roofing

Recommended by Lloyd Fletcher

Pest Control

Falcon Pest Control

Anti-bird roof protection systems

Recommended by Terri Press and Janetta Mitchinson



Unit 3, Marketside Industrial Estate
Albert Road, BS2 0XS

Car body repairs
You can send pictures for quotations.

Recommended by John Bates and Shirley Stark

Chips Away

Michael Vermeulen

Car body repairs
Recommended by Jane Miller (Sept 2023) who says ‘Michael Vermeulen from Chips Away came to my house today to repair a bumper scrape.  He has done an immaculate job’

Garage Doors


Unit C1, St Vincent’s Estate,
Feeder Road,
Bristol BS2 0UY

Garage doors, repairs, servicing and maintenance

Recommended by Janet Wilkinson, Lloyd Fletcher, David Demery

Kingswood Doors Ltd

Redwood House, 65 Bristol Rd, Keynsham, BS31 2WB

Electric garage doors

Recommended by Jean Johnson.

Television and Computers

Evolution Networks

2430 The Quadrant, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4AQ

Television reception

Recommended by John Bates

The Aerial Man (Dan Grace) Ltd

204 Two Mile Hill Road, Bristol BS15 1BA

Aerial repairs

Recommended by Jean Johnson.

Dan Ryan

Computer issues. Also does TV aerials & CC-TV intruder alarms

Recommended by John Bates

Gardening and Trees

Secret Garden

Alastair Smith

Replacing a fence and laying a new path

Recommended by Anthony Rackham

F.A. Bartlett Tree Experts

Unit 22-25 Cross Lanes Farm, Cross Lanes, Pill. BS20 OJJ

Tree surgery, lopping and removal

Photographic and Photocopying


53 North St, Bedminster, BS3 1EN

Modern technology, but also catering for traditional photographic items and films for developing and printing.

Recommended by John Bates

Minuteman Press

15-19 Nelson Parade, Bedminster 

Photocopying and printing.

Used to print Quay Notes

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