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CRAG calls for end to Gladman ‘tinkering’

Wrington Lane residents are exasperated by developer Gladman’s repeated attempts to modify the highways plan for their proposed housing scheme and now Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) wants to call time on their efforts. Gladman has made four applications against North Somerset Council’s refusal to allow changes to the carriageway in Wrington Lane. CRAG believes the actions are wasting time and costing ratepayers many thousands of pounds.

Gladman has made four applications against North Somerset Council’s refusal to allow changes to the carriageway in Wrington Lane. CRAG believes the actions are wasting time and costing ratepayers many thousands of pounds. Read more

Shop charity boosts junior cricket

Congresbury Cricket Club has received a £100 donation towards junior cricket from the charity Making a Difference Locally. The money will go towards improving the junior cricket nets.

Ben Payne hands over the cheque to cricket club treasurer Colin Edwards

The cheque was handed over to CCC treasurer Colin Edwards by Under 11 player Ben Payne (pictured).


CCC’s Under 11 manager Nick Clifton thanked Pinky Patel from the village shop Welcome Congresbury in The Precinct and Ben and Claire Payne for making the donation happen.

Making a Difference Locally is a charity that supports local communities served by local independently-owned convenience stores that are members of Nisa, a buying organisation (http://www.nisaretail.com).

Avon & Somerset Police statement

“We’re supporting the latest Counter Terrorism Policing campaign to help keep crowded places secure over the festive period.

The campaign calls on the public and those who work in our busy towns and cities to remain vigilant and report any concerns to staff, security or – in confidence – to Counter Terrorism police at gov.uk/ACT. It also asks everyone to be the extra eyes and ears of the police, so we can work together to tackle terrorism”. Read more

A big ‘thank you’ from Broad Street Fair organisers

“Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Broad Street Fair, whether by buying raffle tickets, buying something from the stalls, helping out on the night or simply attending in good spirits.  Thanks also to all those local businesses that donated raffle prizes, including Standen’s Plumbing, Fab’s Barbers, Tinknell’s, Congar’s Café, Cadbury Garden Centre, Beyond the Fringe, The Plough, The Star, Co-Op Welcome, Church House Designs, Day Lewis and Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.  Apologies to anyone we’ve missed off, and thank you for the donation.  Thank you also to the Old Inn Regulars and Mendip Slides for their kind donations and to Robin King and Broad St Hair & Beauty for making their premises available for our use.  Particular thanks to Nigel and the team at Middlecombe Nursery for their vital logistical support, Mendip Morris for their unfailing reliability, generosity and humour, Weston Brass for stepping into the cold unknown at a moment’s notice and to the Congresbury Arms for the introduction of gin and for their very generous donation. We hope you enjoyed the evening and we look forward to welcoming all again next year.  – The team at Congresbury Scouts & Guides and Weston Hospicecare”

Witness appeal from Police

We are appealing for witnesses to a collision in which a 97-year-old man was injured.

Officers were called to the car park of Morrisons in Summer Lane, Weston-super-Mare, just before midday on Monday 2 December. There were reports of two elderly pedestrians having been in injured in a collision with a car and they were treated at Weston General Hospital for injuries not believed life-threatening or life-changing. The 97-year-old man remains in hospital for treatment. The car driver, a man in his 70s, was spoken to at the scene.

If you saw the collision get in touch, or call 101, quoting log 380 of 2 December.

Residential burglary

An address in Wrington Road, Congresbury, has been burgled on the 4th December between 5pm & 9pm. The resident was currently working and returned to find that many drawers inside had been emptied with clothes thrown on the floor, there were tool marks around the bathroom window suggesting this was the point of entry. Nothing has been reported as stolen.

If you contact the Police about this incident, please call 101 & quote Reference number: 5219280524 or Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111

Advice from Neighbourhood Watch

With just 23 days to go until Christmas, we want to share with you some top tips to protect yourselves during this festive period so you can all enjoy the festivities & have a happy new year. We all know there are so many scams around at the moment and these appear to change on an almost daily basis, but please do not be alarmed. Common sense always prevails and as they always say “if it seems too good”.

The Golden Rules:

Never give out your bank details (Pin / Password) EVER.

Not sure don’t answer the door, it’s your home!

Be very wary of following links you are sent via email, go through your own trusted sites.

Don’t be bullied on the phone, HANG UP

Please do not advertise what’s in your home, only put waste out on collection day.

Leaving your home unattended? Put the lights on a timer or ask a friend to visit or park on your drive.

(And please check on your neighbours, if you see papers / post building up on the doorstep, just check)

Click here for full Christmas Security advice

Community Cafe

This Wednesday 4 Dec. the café will be open from 9 to 1pm and 2 – 6pm. After 6pm basic tea & coffees will be available on a takeaway basis for donations.

Plea for Band or performer for Christmas fair

For various reasons, we don’t have a brass band for the Christmas fair next week.  We are putting out a request for any brass band, choir or any other kind of performer that would like to entertain the village between about 7 and 8pm on Wednesday the 4th to get in touch with the organiser at adamapreece@hotmail.com

Police warn against telephone fraud

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Two victims were contacted by callers purporting to be from Lloyds Bank and advised there was a problem with their bank debit card and they would be sending someone to collect the cards and that a replacement card would be delivered to their home. In both incidents the bogus caller was wearing a high visibility jacket. We are urging people to be vigilant and on their guard to such calls. Banks will never personally attend a home address to collect or deliver cards or important documents, and bank details and personal information – including PiN numbers – should never be disclosed.

Taxi services and courier companies in the county who have been made aware of the courier fraud offending and continue to pick up ‘packages’ from victims could face prosecution

Planning Application

Land At Wrington Lane Congresbury

Date Mon 18 Nov 2019
Application TypeFull Planning Permission
DevelopmentVariation of condition 6 from application 16/P/1521/O (Outline planning application for the erection of up to 50 residential dwellings (including up to 30% affordable housing), structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space, surface water attenuation, vehicular access point from Wrington Lane and associated ancillary works. All matters reserved with the exception of the main site access point) to amend approved highway improvement scheme

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