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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.

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

Congresbury Bowls open mornings


Thanks to all those who came to our open mornings, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed our open mornings you are still very welcome to come to our club nights held every Monday with free coaching from 6pm – 7pm. Please wear flat soled shoes. All ages welcome!

Congresbury Bowling Club, Mill Leg, Mill Lane, Congresbury

North Somerset Arts Week 3rd -12th May

Here is a link to the website. https://www.northsomersetarts.org/exhibitions.html
There are 9 local artists showing their creative work from paintings, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and wood in the School Rooms from today till 12th May and in St Andrews Refectory from today till 8th closed 9th-12th. Follow the pink flags to find them!
On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May an unusual exhibition highlighting the art of the needle is being presented by members of North Somerset Embroidery and Textiles Group at Cleeve Village Hall. The group’s creative work over the past two years consists of stunning contemporary and classic textile arts which will be on display and for sale between 10am and 6pm on both days.

Entry is free and visitors can sample scrumptious cakes and refreshments made by members.

The group meets monthly and welcomes new members to our monthly hand and machine sewing sessions and tutored events.

AN ANCIENT CEREMONY IN THE RAIN

Sheltered from the rain under an umbrella, one of the Assistant Bishops of Bath & Wells carried out an ancient ceremony to consecrate the remaining section of the Burial Ground at St. Andrew’s church.  A small section has been left for villagers who do not wish to be buried in consecrated ground.

The ceremony began with Diana Hassan, chairman of Congresbury Parish Council, reading a petition, on behalf of the Parish Council, to the Bishop, the Rt. Rev. George Cassidy, asking him to consecrate the land. The Bishop responded and conducted the service, leading the small gathering in prayer, assisted by Rev. Matthew Thomson. The Deputy Registrar of Bath & Wells, Janet Saxon, in wig and gown, read the official authorisation and the ceremony ended with the land being blessed.

Michael Greaves, who attended the ceremony at the end of April, was present when the upper section of the Parish Council Burial Ground was consecrated in 1982, and remembered it was also raining then, and he and Derrick Holmes took shelter in the shed.

Yeo Vally Lions shopping trips to Weston.

Yeo Valley Lions Minibus runs on alternate Thursday afternoons leaving the village at 2pm, returning about 4.30. Pick up and drop offs arranged so no-one has to walk too far. Upcoming dates May 9th and 23rd, June 6th and 20th, then fortnightly thereafter. We currently have some spaces for a few more to travel info: 07551610514