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Bowler Ant is national champion

Congresbury bowler Anthony Page is an England champion after winning an indoor tournament in Nottingham last weekend.

Ant won the Disability Bowls England National Singles for Non-classified members at Nottingham at his first attempt.

He won three tough rounds before winning overall in the fourth round 19-13.

“The last round was nip and tuck at first, then I managed to get ahead in the last few ends,” said Ant, aged 45, who lives in Worle.

Champion: Congresbury’s Ant Page

He was brought up in Wolverhampton and first started bowling at age 11 on crown greens.

“My father got me into it. My four uncles played too,” said Ant.

“It was my life. It was everything I did, six nights a week from April to September.

“I got to county standard and played for Staffordshire at junior level.”

He started bowling again in 2017 when he joined Congresbury, and in 2018 won three of the club’s singles titles and reached the final of the men’s championship.

Ant, who works in a supermarket bakery, was born with a condition called scoliosis – curvature of the spine – which is painful at times.

Congresbury Bowling Club’s 2019 season starts on April 13.

New members are welcome. Turn up every Monday at 6pm for coaching. Equipment provided.

Flow – Depression and Anxiety Peer Support Group

Activity Depression and Anxiety Peer Support Group
Details We meet every Wednesday 10-11am in the room behind the
Methodist Church Hall. Come and join us for tea and a chat.
There’s no need to book, just turn up.
Contact Sarah Heiermann
Web facebook.com/flow.north.somerset
Email flow.nsomerset@gmail.com

Congresbury Acro Gymnastics Club

Activity Acro gymnastics for boys and girls between 4.5 and 16 yearsTaster session for £1. Sessions are held at St Andrew’s Junior School Hall on Fridays from 4 to 5pm for general gym and 4-7pm Fridays plus 4-6pm Mondays for competition group. Coaches are BGA registered, qualified in Acro gymnastics and CRB checked.
Details
Contact Sheila Mounsdon Phone 01934 876518 Email sheesh07@hotmail.co.uk

Congresbury Art Group

Activity Watercolour painting group. Also experimenting with acrylics, pastels and other mediums.
Details A friendly group of local people who meet every Wednesday, during term-time, at The Old School Rooms, Congresbury from 10 o’clock until 1 pm. A mixed ability group ranging from beginners to more experienced painters who all learn from each other and also from tutors as and when funds allow.
Contact Jenny Byett Phone 01934 835435/td> Email jenbyett@yahoo.co.uk

Congresbury Billiards & Snooker Club

Activity Club open every evening from 5:30pm in the War Memorial Hall. Two full size tables. League play available for more serious players.
Details The lights over the tables are paid for by tokens available from the Social Club bar in the War Memorial Hall.
Contact Irving Prowse Phone 01934 832004

Congresbury Bowling Club

Activity Lawn green bowling from April to September for men and ladies of all ages from junior up to the most senior. Short Mat bowls is played indoors in the clubhouse from October to March.
Details Please visit our Web Site
Contact Dave Byett Email conbcsec@gmail.com

Congresbury Brass

Activity Non-competing brass band.
Details Details An established, friendly brass band who play at village fetes, bandstands, carol services etc, raising money for charitable causes where they can. We welcome players of all standards, and have even tempted several returning players to pick up their instrument for the first time in over 10 years! We play a variety of music old and new, classical and light and seek to support any personal favourites. Practices are on a Friday evening 7.30 – 9.30 in the Methodist Church Hall, Congresbury, where we support and encourage each other to play to our best in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere that rounds off the week. There are some instruments available on a free-loan basis.
Contact Stuart Lovell Phone 07986 007829 Email www.congresburybrass.com

Congresbury Community Preschool

Activity Under 5’s education – learning through play
Details We are a well-established Pre-school in the village of Congresbury, founded over 25 years ago in the old school rooms. We have grown considerably over the years and are lucky to have our own portakabin building with a lovely spacious garden within the grounds of St Andrew’s Primary School. We now offer places to all children from 2 to 4 year olds. All staff have recognised childcare qualifications and years of experience in supporting children to reach their full potential as set out in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation stage. This states that as practitioners we must consider the individual needs, interests and stages of development of all children in our care. We provide opportunities and activities that enable the children to develop their skills in all areas of learning in line with their individual needs.
Contact Teresa Turner Phone 01934 707262 Email congresburypreschool@aol.co.uk

Congresbury Evening W.I.

Activity Monthly meetings with varied speakers and occasional visits of friendship.
Details Non-political, non-religious group. Meeting second Wednesday of each month at 7:45pm at the Methodist Hall, Congresbury.
You will find more information about the W.I. on our Web Site.
Contact Mrs W Manning Phone 01934 838209

Congresbury Football Club

Activity Provides football facilities for both junior and senior players.
Details Please visit our Web Site.
Contact Chris Sherwin Phone 01934 876083 Email chris.sherwin@bristol.ac.uk

Congresbury Footpaths Group

Activity Congresbury Footpaths Group was founded in March 1993 with the aim of ensuring that the footpaths within the village boundary were walked regularly. This is still done today, although walks are not confined to the village and the Group will often travel to neighbouring counties, especially for the Sunday walks.
Details There are two walks per month – on the first Tuesday and the third Sunday. Tuesday walks are in the morning and are about 2 to 4 miles in the vicinity of the village or locations nearby. Sunday walks are planned for the day and can be from 5 to 9 miles and are further afield. Bluey, the village mini-bus is used on Sundays to transport members. Meetings are held twice a year to plan the walks programme. There is a summer outing in July to the seaside, where there is a choice of activities, from an energetic ramble to a lazy day on the beach. In the Autumn members enjoy a weekend away, for many years in Devon, but now we’ve ventured as far as Cornwall. A traditional Boxing Day walk attracts a good number of villagers and guests. Membership costs £2.50 per year and there is a small cost levied for each walk, plus a charge for Bluey, The group is covered by insurance. The winter and summer programmes and posters for each walk are posted on the 3 village noticeboards, on the village website and in the library. Details of each walk are also printed in the local newspapers, magazines and the village diary. New walkers are always welcome, and their dogs, where allowable.


Contact Mary Abbott Phone 01934 834207 Email may_abbott@uwcluc.net
Julia Koblizek 01934 838182 julia.koblizek@btinernet.com