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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.

Middlecombe Nursery Celebrates 30 years in Congresbury

Established since 1988, Middlecombe is very much a family business run by husband and wife, Nigel and Isy North. It’s home to a wonderful selection of shrubs, perennials, climbers, grasses, conifers and trees, many grown on site, alongside quality Dutch and Italian stock including large specimen plants for instant gardens and a wide selection of exotics, palms and bamboos.

Situated a short distance from the A370 between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, on the edge of the village of Congresbury, the site covers approximately three acres in a slightly hidden countryside setting.

The nursery has car parking and is within easy walking distance of a Bus Stop on the Bristol road. 

Wrington Road, Congresbury, BS49 5AN
 
Open to the general public. Check the website for seasonal opening times.

The Strawberry Line on Boxing Day 2016

Silver Springs Fishing Lake on Boxing Day. Sketch by Michael Greaves

Silver Springs Fishing Lake on Boxing Day. Sketch by Michael Greaves

Michael Greaves reflects on the changes seen along the Strawberry Line following the annual Boxing Day walk

 In 2013 I wrote a monthly series of articles about ‘Life on the Strawberry Line’.

On Boxing Day morning the annual Village Walk gave me the opportunity of looking at the changes that have happened in the last four years. Fortunately, the Strawberry Line is still there and being used by increasing numbers of walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The  downside is that more traffic is using the old railway line with a solar farm and a new farm house having been built towards Churchill.

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Julie Satchell

Gardener/Horticulturist

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  • Planting ideas
  • Pots and containers created and maintained
  • Organic growing
  • Maintenance of herbaceous borders & shrubs
  • Holiday care/house sale tidy
  • Vegetables
  • 14 years’ experience

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