Police have issued the following guidance to keep your home more secure as winter approaches.burglary-prevention-advice
The Rum Kicks are a Congresbury-based covers band. Fronted by a female singer, the experienced musicians play a wide-ranging repertoire that can be tailored to the occasion. The band play classy, well-known music from 1970s to the more recent past. The Rum Kicks are guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing at a function or an event!
If you are interested in hearing the band or in using them to play at an event, call Tracey on 07804 322 614, or find The Rum Kicks on Facebook.
The pharmacy in Broad Street is now offering flu vaccinations after 10a.m. on Monday – Friday. No need to book!
Otherwise it’s available at Mendip Vale surgeries in Langford, St Georges, Clevedon & Yatton on Sat 21st & Sat 5th October.
|Security advice from our PCSO’s|
|Please note that the 3 burglaries in Congresbury were all committed at the rear of the properties. All 3 had side gates but unfortunately they were unlocked and allowed easy access. This is the same method used in other villages in North Somerset. I recommend that all side gates are locked / bolted top and bottom and preferably solid in structure. Please make it as hard as possible for opportunist thieves to succeed. If you would like any specific Crime Prevention advice please contact: PCSO Marie Broomfield – firstname.lastname@example.org or |
PC Paul Morris – email@example.com
Save the date. The Big Breakfast in aid of Weston Hospice will be on SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER at the Methodist Hall 9.30-12 noon. Come along with friends and family to enjoy a delicious full English breakfast, or just a cup of tea and toast. Cards, cakes and jams also for sale.
Our new term is soon to get underway starting on Tuesday 3rd September and all subsequent Tuesdays.
There will also be two concerts Autumn – Saturday 9th November – and Christmas – Sunday 22nd December More details will follow soon.
Call for New Singers
If you are down in the dumps and needing a new challenge the answer might be to join a local choir such as Congresbury Singers! We are a small, friendly group, with members from Congresbury and surrounding areas. We do about five concerts per year covering a wide spectrum of musical styles. Concerts have included great music from great films and musicals, beautiful choral pieces, extracts from operas, light operas and, always an audience favourite, an eclectic mix of carols and readings at Christmas.
The benefits of singing in a choir are well proven. We have our own Gareth Malone in our musical director Gordon Pullin. New members are more than welcome and no audition is required. You are guaranteed challenging, engaging and ultimately uplifting and rewarding instruction. So if you might enjoy singing a wide and eclectic musical mix, come along at 7.50pm on Tuesday September 3rd (or subsequent Tuesdays) to the Old School Rooms in Congresbury. For further information or chat please contact Liz Sampson (01934 876104), Paul Adams (01275878740) or find us on https://www.facebook.com/Congresbury-Singers-1652486068331479/
The Community Café Glut Market is proving popular with a range of produce and plants being donated by villagers. Over the last few weeks we have seen plums, red currants, rhubarb, French and runner beans, lettuce, courgettes, marrows, beetroot as well as some plants such as Peace Lilies and Irises. All items can be purchased for a reasonable donation.
The café behind Debbie Fortune estate agents is open Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 till 1pm. It is also open this Saturday morning the 17th from 9 – 1pm and every 3rd Saturday each month.
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.
From Wednesday 26 June the Community cafe in Bridge House will be offering a free refill for hot drinks ordered between 9 – 10am. Coming soon – the cafe will be offering syrup shots.
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
Alterknit Universe Wool Shop on the corner of Main Road & Bishops Road, Cleeve, are involved with knitting teeny hats for the Innocent Smoothies, which gives 25p for each bottle wearing a hat, to Age UK. The shop is a collection point for them. They are also looking for knitters & crocheters to knit toy animals to raise money for PDSA & Holly Hedge. Pop along to their shop for more information. So …. get out those needles!
If you’d like to sign the petition for the Strawberry line to be extended from Yatton to Clevedon click here for the website. It’s quick and easy. There are 1500 signatures so far and the target is 5,000.