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Fire in workshop

Fire crews tackled a blaze in a workshop off the A370 in the early hours of Thursday.
Avon Fire & Rescue issued the following statement: At 2.41am, crews from Clevedon, Winscombe, Yatton, Weston and Southmead fire stations were called to a fire in a private workshop on Bristol Road in Congresbury.
On arrival, firefighters used one high pressure hose reel and two ground monitors to extinguish the fire.
They also removed four cylinders for cooling and evacuated three people. The cause is thought to be accidental.

Local band rolls back the years

The Rum Kicks

The Rum Kicks are a Congresbury-based covers band. Fronted by a female singer, the experienced musicians play a wide-ranging repertoire that can be tailored to the occasion. The band play classy, well-known music from 1970s to the more recent past. The Rum Kicks are guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing at a function or an event!

If you are interested in hearing the band or in using them to play at an event, call Tracey on 07804 322 614, or find The Rum Kicks on Facebook. 

Charity coffee morning

Congresbury Community Café and Debbie Fortune Estate Agents are hosting a coffee morning as part of the World’s biggest coffee morning on Friday 27th September at the café in Broad Street. All proceeds from the café and the Glut Market, where villagers donate their surplus produce and plants, will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. The café will be open between 9am – 1pm to help make this year’s coffee morning the biggest ever. Debbie Fortune Estate Agents are supporting this event as part of their commitment to local charitable causes.

Planning Application

Land South Of Cobthorn Way Wrington Lane Congresbury

Date
Wed 28 Aug 2019
Application TypeFull Planning Permission
DevelopmentNon material amendment to reserved matters application 18/P/3708/RM (reserved matters application for matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 38 dwellings pursuant to Outline Consent 15/P/0519/O (for residential development of 38 single and two storey dwellings (including 11 affordable homes) with vehicular access off Wrington Lane/Cobthorn Way together with open space, landscaping, drainage features and pumping station. Details of access to be decided but all other matters reserved for subsequent approval) to allow amendments to plots 2, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 23, 24, 28, 31, 32, 33 and 38 as per covering letter

Link to full details

Burglaries update

Security advice from our PCSO’s
Please note that the 3 burglaries in Congresbury were all committed at the rear of the properties. All 3 had side gates but unfortunately they were unlocked and allowed easy access. This is the same method used in other villages in North Somerset. I recommend that all side gates are locked / bolted top and bottom and preferably solid in structure. Please make it as hard as possible for opportunist thieves to succeed. If you would like any specific Crime Prevention advice please contact: PCSO Marie Broomfield – 8879@avonandsomerset.police.uk or
PC Paul Morris – 2955@avonandsomerset.police.uk

Village burglaries

A number of homes were broken into at Brinsea Road, Congresbury, on Monday 9 September. One property was entered between 2.45 and
4.30pm after the offender(s) kicked in the back door. An untidy search
was then made before cash and jewellery were stolen. If you contact the Police about this incident, please quote Reference number: 5219208198

A window was prised open to enter another home, thought to have been between 10.30am and 3.15pm. Jewellery was targeted and keys to a car were taken in order to steal the car from the driveway. The blue Jaguar was found a short distance away although the keys are still missing. If you contact the Police about this incident, please quote Reference number: 5219208091

While investigating these burglaries, police have come across a third offence in Brinsea Road. In this case a search of the main bedroom has been made, but it is unsure what has been stolen at this time. If you contact the Police about this incident, please quote Reference number: 5219208226

If you have any information regarding these incidents, contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

Congresbury joins the Parish Councils’ Airport Association

Congresbury is to join the Parish Councils Airport Association (PCAA) at a cost of £75 a year. At Monday’s meeting, councillors heard the PCAA’s Phil Collins explain that the organisation kept a watching brief on Bristol Airport and its expansion plans. Those plans included an increase from 8 million passengers a year to 12 million. Mr Collins added that the number of jobs likely to be created, if the expansion was approved, would be minimal and low wage.

Less well known was the plan to include a change in flight schedules that would result in more night flights during the summer months. Read more

Soup & Puds for Children’s Hospice

A Soup & Puds Lunch in aid the the Children’s Hospice will be held on Thursday 26 September from 12 noon until 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall.   Home made soup, roll and home made pudding, tea or coffee will be served – all for £5.    Raffle & produce stall also.   Last orders at 1pm – so get there early for a seat!

Big Breakfast

Save the date. The Big Breakfast in aid of Weston Hospice will be on SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER at the Methodist Hall 9.30-12 noon. Come along with friends and family to enjoy a delicious full English breakfast, or just a cup of tea and toast. Cards, cakes and jams also for sale.

CRAG’s report from Parish Council meeting

CRAG was well-represented at Monday’s meeting (19 August) of Congresbury Parish Council’s planning committee. The agenda item which attracted CRAG members was the appeal by Gladman to the Planning Inspectorate against North Somerset Council’s rejection of the scheme for changes to Wrington Lane.

Committee chair Michael Greaves summarised the council’s objection to the scheme, stating that Wrington Lane was totally inadequate for more traffic, a situation that would be exacerbated by the development at Cobthorn Way. Read more