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Planning Application

Withydale Farm Weston Road Congresbury BS49 5ED

DateWed 26 Jun 2019
Application TypeApplication to vary condition
Development
Application to vary condition no1. of permission 18/P/5123/FUL (application to amend condition No. 1 on application 18/P/2290/FUL (Application for removal of condition number 2 imposed on reserved matters approval 17/P/1265/RM (Application for approval of reserved matters of landscaping, scale and external appearance for the erection of 5 no. dwellings following outline approval ) to allow minor alterations to window position) to allow increase in approved garden levels by 600mm to accommodate clean top-soil in association with the remediation scheme

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Planning Application

Land North Of Yeo Court Mill Lane Congresbury BS49 5HZ

DateFri 21 Jun 2019
Application TypeMinor material amendment
Development
Minor material amendment to planning permission 18/P/2595/FUL (application for a variation or removal of condition No. 2 on application 17/P/1098/F (erection of 7no. dwellings) to allow adjustments to achieve adequate turning and parking facilities) to allow for amendment to landscaping plan with site plan extended to include service strip to the south and minor adjustments to fences.

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Garage break-ins on the rise

Police report that there has been a substantial increase in the number of break-ins to garages, sheds and outbuildings especially in our area. The attached document, published by Avon and Somerset police, gives some crime prevention advice on steps you can take to help secure your property.

Weekend receptionist wanted

Are you looking for a job with family friendly hours? Estate agent Robin King require a weekend receptionist to work alternate weekends (Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-3).

Previous estate agency experience would be ideal, or experience in a similar customer facing role. Training will be given and your personal skills as a welcoming first point of contact is the most important attribute you can bring to this role.

Please either message us or e-mail us with your CV at post@robin-king.com to find out more about this interesting and challenging position.

Cricket book captures 175 years of village life

A new book celebrating 175 years of village cricket opens up a window on life in Somerset through the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the present day.

The book, published by Congresbury Cricket Club in association with Congresbury History Group, tells much more than the story of cricket in the village over the generations.

“The more research I did, the more people I spoke to, the more I realised how the fabric of village life and the development of cricket were intertwined,” said local historian and author Clive Burlton.

The book, with 112 pages, 60,000 words and 250 images draws on the archives held by both the cricket club and the history group as well as recounting the memories of villagers and players, past and present. 

Clive, a club vice president, explained: “Among the many nuggets we’ve found is a photograph and an account of a 1907 men v women cricket match in the village with men batting left-handed with broomsticks!

“We also found recipes for all sorts of cakes and pies written by village ladies with known links to cricketers of the time which sparked the idea for a cricket tea bake-off at the Congresbury Fete on June 29.”

The oldest document uncovered is the scorebook from 1919. The first match after World War One was against Weston-super-Mare – the two clubs met again in April this year in a pre-season friendly almost 100 years later. 

The book tells far more than the story of Congresbury CC, looking at the development of cricket in North Somerset from the middle of the 19th century with extensive use of newspaper archives since the 1850s.

175 Years of Village Cricket will be launched at The Old School Rooms in Congresbury on Friday June 21 with a presentation by Clive Burlton starting at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.

The book was designed and produced by Bristol Books and can also be obtained online at www.bristolbooks.org

Calling all growers!

The community cafe is now going to be home to an innovative ‘Glut Market’ every Wednesday morning. As a way of helping reduce food waste and supply fresh fruit and vegetables, residents are being asked to bring any surplus home-grown produce, flowers or plants to the community cafe on Wednesdays from 9am.

All items can be bought for a reasonable donation and the money received will go to help the new village hall fund. Customers are asked to bring their own bags.

Ian Sheppard for Congresbury Village Hall Ltd says: “We know there are some fantastic green-fingered residents here, growing masses of fruit, veg and plants that they may not be able to use themselves or give away.

“We’re hoping the Glut Market will be a great place for residents to get some good quality, local produce and also stay for a chat, a cup of coffee and some homemade cake”. 

The Glut Market will be held in the courtyard of the Community Coffee Shop @ Bridge House on Broad Street every Wednesday morning during the summer and autumn 9am-1pm. More details can be found at www.congresburyvillagehall.co.uk and @CongresburyCommunityCoffee Facebook page.

Recycling

Did you know that you could recycle your old toothpaste tubes? The Pharmacy in Broad Street has a collection box on the floor by the counter. They accept-

Toothpaste tubes and caps

Toothbrush outer packaging

Toothpaste cartons

Electric and battery toothbrush heads

Any brand of toothbrush

Also unwanted inhalers and glasses 

Glasses cases in good condition can be donated and are offered to customers who need them. 

Celebratory Tea for Tom and Di

A celebratory party was held on Sunday at the Old School Rooms, to thank Tom Leimdorfer and Di Hassan for the immense amount of work they have done for the village. Tom was Ward Councillor for 16 years and Di was a parish councillor for 10 years, 6 of which she served as chair. They steered the community through some very difficult times and were thanked during a tea party of over 100 people. Liz Greaves arranged the planting of trees for the occasion and the party processed to the Community orchard and paddock at the Milllennium Green, where they were photographed at the field maple for Tom, and the Quince for Di. It was a very memorable and happy occasion for all who attended and just shows what a special village this is. 

We wish Stuart Treadway (the new ward councillor) and Arthur Hacking (the new chair of the parish council) the very best in their endeavours.

Bluey shopping trip to Wells on 9 July

Our next 2nd Tuesday in the month trip is on – Tuesday 9th July to Wells

Pick up points: The Precinct 9.30am and Riverside Car Park, Millennium Green, Congresbury 9.40am – Return tbc on the day

Please note there will be a small charge of £2 per person (payable on bus)

To book a seat or for information please ring 01934 257247 or email: bookingmanagerbluey@gmail.com (leave a message if no reply, we will get back to you)

All other Tuesday shopping trips to The Sovereign Shopping Centre, W-S-M

Somerset Methodist Circuit Spring Harvest 2020 in Minehead

Congresbury Methodist Church is hoping to take a group from the Circuit to Spring harvest at Minehead for 4 nights from 13th – 17th April 2020. The theme next Easter will be ‘Unleashed – the Acts Church for Today’. Over the 5 days there will be a programme of worship, speakers, workshops, bible study and leisure activities, including full use of all the Butlins entertainment on sight, including the swimming pool and rides! Read more

Neighbourhood Watch news

NEW!

STRATEGY FORUM & VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

*NOW ONLINE*

Avon and Somerset is a large Force Area and attending a NW meeting at the Portishead Police HQ is just not practical for so many people. To overcome this, we are taking the Strategy Forum ONLINE – so that EVERYONE can join in – from your PC or tablet or mobile – WHEREVER YOU ARE.​

 This is the first time we have tried this – and it’s the way we need to move forward and use technology to shrink Avon and Somerset to ‘finger tip’proportions to enable EVERYONE to participate.​

So, to help Neighbourhood Watch DEVELOP and LOBBY for improvements in support of Neighbourhood Watch within Avon and Somerset and Nationally, ​could we invite you to ‘click’ on;  https://www.asnwa.org/strategy-questionnaire

 and have a look at the Strategy Planning video presentations, and then most importantly, participate in the STRATEGY PLANNING SURVEY.

THANK YOU!

Email:  info@asnwa.org or Telephone: 03330 142815