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Why not try Cardio Tennis?

Cardio Tennis is a fun, group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high-energy workout. Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases. If you want to find a healthy, new way to get in shape and to burn calories, you ought to try Cardio Tennis. It starts at Congresbury Tennis Club on Mondays at 9.15-10.15 from March 9.  For more information go to http://congresburyltc.net/cardio-tennis/ or ring the coach Stuart Bannerman on 07593 456869 or email cardio@congresburyLTC.net

Volunteers please

If you can spare time once a month St Andrews Church would like help in collating & folding the ‘Viewpoint’ magazine. If you would like to help next week then please come to the Church office on Monday 10th after 1pm or Weds 12th & Friday 14th between 9am – 4pm.

Charity quiz

A quiz night in aid of Children’s Hospice South West will be held at the Old School Rooms, Congresbury on Saturday 7th March, 7.00 for a 7.30 start. Tickets £8, to include a Ploughman’s Supper + Bar + raffle. Teams of 4 to 6. To book a table call 01934 832592 or 01934 877050.

Arts and Crafts

Create Together is kicking off 2020 with the first course starting 2nd Feb in Congresbury.
Create Together is working to make arts and crafts more accessible to more people across North Somerset to increase positive wellbeing and mental health.
If you are interested or know anyone that would benefit from coming along to a friendly and relaxed arts and craft group please get in touch with Helen on 07719 439920
P.S you don’t have to be an artist to come along, just a willingness to join in and fun.
Booking is essential.

Bike security

Police officers in North Somerset are encouraging those who had new bikes for Christmas to get them security marked.
On Sunday 26 January between 9am-3pm officers from the Worle beat team will be at Sainsbury’s carrying out security marking of bike frames – in an effort to deter thieves.

Extra opening at cafe

The community cafe in Bridge House will also be open every Thursday morning from 9 – 1pm starting on Thursday 9 January. This is in addition to its regular Wednesday and Friday opening.

Charity quiz

The Plough Inn’s weekly quiz on Sunday 19th January will be in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. The fun starts at 8.30pm. £1 to enter. Raffle. All welcome. Other quizzes for the same charity will be held on May 24th and October 11th.

Community Cafe

The community cafe in Bridge House will be open this Saturday from 9 till 1pm.

It will be closed over Christmas / New Year and re open on Friday 3 January. 

We wish all of our customers a relaxing and happy Brexit free Christmas and New year.

Action needed on drain clearing

The Community Resilience team is asking residents of Congresbury to help keep clear gutters and kerbs outside and around their properties. 

This will help the flow of rain water to drains in heavy storms and manage the risk of flooding.  Unfortunately North Somerset Council cuts have meant that this is a job that is no longer a priority, but it is essential for Congresbury as we live on a flood plain. 

Volunteers from Community Resilience North Somerset flood team (who are all residents of Congresbury) carry out quarterly checks on the gullies in all the roads in Congresbury. Our volunteers clear what they can and we report to North Somerset Council any blocked or damaged drains/gullies. If you would like to volunteer for the team or find out more please take a look https://communityresilience-ns.org.uk/join-us-now/ or send an email to congresburyflood@gmail.com

Advice from Neighbourhood Watch

With just 23 days to go until Christmas, we want to share with you some top tips to protect yourselves during this festive period so you can all enjoy the festivities & have a happy new year. We all know there are so many scams around at the moment and these appear to change on an almost daily basis, but please do not be alarmed. Common sense always prevails and as they always say “if it seems too good”.

The Golden Rules:

Never give out your bank details (Pin / Password) EVER.

Not sure don’t answer the door, it’s your home!

Be very wary of following links you are sent via email, go through your own trusted sites.

Don’t be bullied on the phone, HANG UP

Please do not advertise what’s in your home, only put waste out on collection day.

Leaving your home unattended? Put the lights on a timer or ask a friend to visit or park on your drive.

(And please check on your neighbours, if you see papers / post building up on the doorstep, just check)

Click here for full Christmas Security advice

Police warn against telephone fraud

Click HERE for full information

Two victims were contacted by callers purporting to be from Lloyds Bank and advised there was a problem with their bank debit card and they would be sending someone to collect the cards and that a replacement card would be delivered to their home. In both incidents the bogus caller was wearing a high visibility jacket. We are urging people to be vigilant and on their guard to such calls. Banks will never personally attend a home address to collect or deliver cards or important documents, and bank details and personal information – including PiN numbers – should never be disclosed.

Taxi services and courier companies in the county who have been made aware of the courier fraud offending and continue to pick up ‘packages’ from victims could face prosecution