We welcome all comers to our Club nights so please don't be afraid to turn up on Thursdays between about 19:30 hours local and 22:00 hours local. The Club is housed at the Novers Park Community Association off Novers Park Road in Filwood, Bristol. Novers Park Community Association is a members only facility, all members of the SBARC are also members of the Community Association to address this. For visitors this means that you'll have to arrange for someone to let you in, which shouldn't be difficult as there is nearly always someone coming or going from the building. Alternatively we occupy the upper back room in the Community Association Building and the back door to our Club rooms will be open on Club nights.
Regional Road Map
The Novers Park Community Association building can be difficult to find on the first visit. The building itself can be found behind the Knowle West Media Centre, at 51.425400° North Latitude by 2.593882° West Longitude (///erase.like.rabble). Access is from Novers Park Road via a short single track alley between numbers 2 and 124 Novers Park Road. This entrance can be found at 51.425929° North Latitude by 2.593001° West Longitude (///solid.toxic.miles).
Local Road Map
The easiest way to reach us by car is from the A4174 Hartcliffe Way into Novers Lane, across the roundabout into Leinster Avenue taking the first left after the Knowle West Media Centre into Novers Park Road and left into the access alley after the first 2 or 3 houses. Once into the Novers Park Community Association site there is ample free car parking.
Although by far the vast majority of our members elect to drive to the Club, we are a fully inclusive organisation and recognise that there are alternative modes of travel that people will wish to use. The following sections detail alternative modes of travel and their access routes.
The Novers Park Community Association is a fully fenced site, and the only point of entrance is via the single track alley that leads between numbers 2 and 124 Novers Park Road. Pedestrians have to walk along Novers Park Road to the alley to get to the Community Association building. There is a pedestrian crossing on Leinster Avenue just to the north east of Novers Park Road to allow safe crossing of Leinster Avenue should this be necessary.
As with the pedestrian access, direct access to the Novers Park Community Association building for cyclists is via the short single track alley between 2 and 124 Novers Park Road. There are no designated cycle lanes in the vicinity of the site and cyclists are advised that there can be a significant amount of on street parking in the area particularly on Leinster Avenue which can reduce the available road width to less than that required for two way traffic. There are no formal cycle parking facilities at the site, however there is ample opportunity to secure a cycle to parts of the buildings external realm.
Buses are operated by First Group. The closest bus stops are at the junction of Leinster Avenue and Novers Park Road called, ironically, Leinster Avenue Broadbury Road and are situated at 51.425539° North latitude by 2.592610° West longitude, approximately 170 metres from the Novers Park Community Association site and are served by bus service 36 (Centre – Withywood via Broadmead, Barton Hill, St. Anne's, Brislington, Knowle, Hengrove Park, Hartcliffe). The service 90 (Broadmead – Hengrove Depot via Centre, Bedminster, Filwood Park, Inn's Court, Hengrove Park) calls at Melvin Square (51.428268° North latitude by 2.586445° West longitude) and Novers Lane (Inns Court Chelston Road 51.420194° North latitude by 2.598320° West longitude). The former stop is approximately 650m from the Club whilst the latter is 850m away. Full details of routes and timetables can be found on the First Group Website or from the Bristol City Council Website.
The closest railway station is Parson Street to the north west of the site. This station is located some 1900 metres from the site and requires a walk via Novers Hill, Novers Road and Novers Park Road to get to the site. The topography is not particularly level along this route and the quality of lighting and footways is not known. Parson Street is poorly served outside of the peak hour with only local services stopping roughly once per hour and there are no direct bus connections from the station to the site. Our recommendation for anyone wishing to travel by train is to catch services calling or terminating at Bristol Temple Meads and then catching bus service 90 at bus stops Tq (to the Club) or Tr (from the Club) on Redcliff Hill disembarking at Melvin Square. Allow about 7 minutes – 10 minutes for the walk between Temple Meads Station and Redcliff Hill. Train times can be found from the National Rail Enquiries Website.