|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/
John Mills – edited
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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.
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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
Guidance from Police regarding online scams click here to read article.
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 email@example.com or phone 01934 830128
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.
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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.
The White Hart is now offering a full takeaway with local free delievery service of their freshly cooked food. They have extended their range with a golden years menu. See their Facebook page. To order or have any special request please call them on 01934 833303.
All churches will have no services for the next 3 weeks. Please read the amended letter from our Superintendent Minister, Rev. Tina Swire – received today Click here to read
We have taken the decision to close the Community Café for the foreseeable future due to the latest Government advice issued to stop non-essential contact with others. We will re-open as soon as practically possible.
Congresbury W.I. have cancelled their meetings on 18 March, 15 April, 20th May & 17 June.
In view of the current situation Congresbury Evening W.I. has cancelled all forthcoming events until further notice.
The Race Night on Sat 25th April in aid of the Community Cafe has been postponed due to coronavirus.
In view of the current situation Congresbury Singers have cancelled their Easter concert on 28 March. They hope to be back in the autumn.
With regret, due to the current coronavirus situation, the Senior Citizens Lunch Club which is usually held in the Old School Rooms, has been suspended forthwith. Members will be advised when we are able to continue.
Slimming World is at the Methodist Hall and now Sylvia informs us that Weight watchers are coming to The Old School Rooms.
NB. DUE TO THE CURRENT CLIMATE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS BUG WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED AND REGRET WE NEED TO POSTPONE THE WEEKLY O-90s COFFEE MORNINGS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE BUT WILL INFORM YOU ALL WHEN WE RETURN TO NORMAL. PLEASE LET ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT YOU THINK MAY NOT KNOW THIS All our love and best wishes John and Kathleen