|At 7.15pm on Sunday 5th April a construction site in Cobthorn Way was targeted by two thieves. The site was accessed by moving fencing and the offenders stole large orange bags. These were placed into their vehicle, believed to be a Blue Vauxhall Astra, before making off. They did not take any of the site machinery. If you contact the Police about this incident, please call 101 & quote Reference number: 5220076444 or Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111|
Land agent Gladman have submitted a revision to their application to build 50 houses on Wrington Lane. Congresbury Residents Action Group feel the timing of this latest revision to be an attempt to take advantage of the national emergency caused by the Covid 19 virus ‘lock-down’.
North Somerset Council granted Gladman building permission four years ago, subject to installing an adequate foot-way before house building began.
Mary Short, CRAG chair said, “It’s cynical to submit spurious schemes that waste ratepayers’ time and money, possibly at a time when the council are short staffed or residents are distracted by the Corona virus event. To try and sneak this through during the pandemic is deplorable.”
Residents who wish to lodge objections to Gladman’s new proposal should visit North Somerset Council’s website at the link below, using the reference: 20/P/0729/FUL https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/planning-building-control/planning/commenting-on-applications/lookatplanningapplications/
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|Date||Mon 30 Mar 2020|
|Application Type||Variation of condition|
Modification of Section 106 Agreement to allow amendments to Mortgagee in Possession provisions including the definition of Chargee and clause 5.1 of Schedule 1
|Date||Mon 23 Mar 2020|
|Application Type||Variation of condition|
|Development||Application to vary condition 6 attached to planning permission 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|
|Date||Mon 23 Mar 2020|
|Application Type||Full Planning Permission|
|Development||Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of replacement dwelling and new garage.|
Please click here for the worship sheet for Palm Sunday leading us into Holy Week.
Congresbury Methodist Notices will be sent later
This week, two officers attended a trailer that had been dumped in Hallen. After some investigation by the brilliant officers, it transpired that the trailer had been sold to Michael Eavis of Worthy Farm Glastonbury some years ago. The trailer now belongs to his farm manager and had been stolen the day before.
When the farm manager and his wife collected the trailer, they explained they had owned it for 20 years and it had even been used five years ago by Banksy for an event at Glastonbury! I’m glad officers were able to reunite the couple with the stolen trailer, especially as the week before the Eavis’ and their team kindly donated thousands of litres of hand sanitiser, gloves and face masks to police and NHS workers.
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The latest scam seems to be that scammers have been sending fake texts to individuals threatening a fine for leaving home. The text claims that the UK Government has been tracking your movements and that you left the home on given dates and travelled a specified distance. You are then told that you have to pay a fine, which will increase the longer you take to pay it. THIS IS A SCAM. It uses the name of a civil authority and preys on your worry that it will cost more if you ignore it. Delete the text and never click on any link in a message from someone you don’t know.
The BBC Website has more information on this and can be found by clicking here.
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The local Yeo Vale police team report that they are still having to deal with youths congregating and people driving to local beauty spots and places of interest to walk their dogs and children and urge everyone to remember that it is essential travel only for the foreseeable future.J15272_Coronavirus-StayHomeSaveLives-A4-Flyer_Mar-2020-v4-FINAL
Congresbury parish council’s website has been updated and now includes useful links and information about the coronavirus pandemic including where you can get help and advice. Click here
The majority of Avon & Somerset police enquiry offices have been closed in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Four of them – Bristol, Patchway, Bridgwater and Yeovil – will remain open seven days a week, but should only be used if absolutely essential. To report an incident click here or for more information click here
In light of the new restrictions that Government brought in to place on Monday night Middlecombe Nursery in Wrington Road has now closed for business and will no longer be operating a delivery service, until further notice.
Nigel, Isy and daughters would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all their customers for supporting them through this very tricky and uncertain situation.
A major incident has been declared by the Avon and Somerset Local Resilience Forum (LRF) to help with the multi-agency response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
This declaration has been made to make sure all agencies are able to work together more effectively in the event of reduced staffing levels and an increase in demand. It has not been made because agencies are unable to cope.
You can find out more by clicking on this link
Michael Greaves shares this morning’s walk along the Strawberry Line – click here to read about it – complete with photos!
Guidance from Police regarding online scams click here to read article.
During this challenging period, it is heartening to hear lots of stories of kindness from friends and neighbours caring for one another. But we must remain vigilant and rely upon those we know and trust. Sadly there have been a couple of incidents where callers have arrived on doorways offering to do shopping, claiming to be good Samaritans. They have taken money and a shopping list but never returned. Unfortunately there are some people who will always take advantage of any crisis to steal from those in need. Please do not fall foul to this and only rely upon people you know or trust to help you.
Congresbury Methodist Church have collected food for the Weston Food Bank for quite some time. With the current COVID19 situation many people are self isolating, including the organisers, John & Kath Chaplin. So it is suggested the way forward to help the Foodbank, for the time being at least, is by going online and making monetary donations. The need for donations &/or food is getting greater daily. John & Kath thank everyone, on behalf of the Food Bank, for the donations over recent years, but are sorry they personally cannot deliver any produce at the moment.
Is there is anyone who feels that they can take over the deliveries,? If so that would be great – please email John or Kath on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01934 830128
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I want to reassure you that my office and Avon and Somerset Police are doing everything we can to work with partners in health agencies and local authorities to keep you safe and ensure you can access essential services you need during this unprecedented global health emergency.
These important guides may help you protect your child whilst online. They are very thorough and each section has actionable items for the parent/teacher.
BroadbandSearch has written a more comprehensive guide available here
Avon & Somerset Police have asked people to note that there is a new scam email advising that you are entitled to a tax refund of £128.34.
The email states that this is a precautionary measure in cooperation with National Insurance and National Health Services, It is NOT. It goes on to suggest the funds can help protect yourself against COVID-19 and to access the funds now by clicking on the blue hyperlink, Please DO NOT do this.
North Wales Police have advised this has already cost the public more than £800,000 in a month and to contact Action Fraud for advice on: 0300 123 2040
In the current circumstances Congresbury Gardening Club has cancelled their next talk on 2 April, together with the Spring Show, members outings and coffee mornings.
First West of England is making plans to run a Saturday service during the working week from next Monday (23rd March) to ensure it sustains services for those needing to travel across the region.
Our local pubs are now helping our community by offering a home delivery service of food selected from their menu. Click on our Noticeboard for details.