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Avon and Somerset Police Commissioner Sue Mountstevens is inviting local groups to apply for grants to help make streets safer as part of this year’s Road Safety Week. You can find out more here Step Up for Safe Streets
In light of the increase of reported scams, there will be a session with a North Somerset Trading Standards, Advice Officer held at Congresbury Recreational Club on November the 26th at 7pm.
This session is open to anyone, not just Neighbourhood Watch, so please do tell your friends and neighbours.
Anyone interested in attending this event can email firstname.lastname@example.org to register their attendance.
Walking tennis is taking off all over the Bristol area (where it was founded) – and it’s about to hit Congresbury and North Somerset this spring!
This new format of the game is great as a ‘medium-level exercise’ for those not able to due sport due to injury or age for both non-tennis players and ex-tennis players alike. It is also great for beginners who can develop their tennis stroke and confidence before moving to the running form of the game.
Walking Tennis is played with lower compression (orange spot) balls, you have the option of a second bounce (which has to land in court too), and you cannot run. It can be played as singles or doubles, although we’ve seen it played nicely with 3 at each end too!
The social element is important too with coffee after; at some clubs the players rotate bringing a cake to have with the coffee – we hope that will happen here too!
If you might be interested in joining the course in April 2020 please email WalkingTennis@congresburyltc.net to be added to the mailing list to receive more details nearer the time. You can also check out the rules of Walking Tennis at https://www.walkingtennis.org/rules.html
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Congresbury Youth Partnership have relaunched their 100 Club and welcome new and returning members. £12 buys entry to 12 draws during the year. 50% of all monies is given out in prizes. The remaining 50% supports the work we do with young people. To join please e-mail email@example.com for details, or pop into the youth club after school any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 3.15 to 5pm. Hurry and join! First draw at the end of October.
There have been reports of “Nottingham Knockers” operating in the Congresbury & Churchill areas. These are cold callers who usually tell residents that they are ex-offenders trying to go straight, then try and sell poor quality and over-priced cleaning products. The police want to remind residents they are under no obligation to answer the door to anyone they don’t know or aren’t expecting. If you do talk to them, they are supposed to be able to provide a valid Pedlar’s Certificate and should leave your property when asked.
Police always recommend using a door chain and asking to see the identification of unexpected callers.
• if you are suspicious of a caller ring 999 straight away • keep your cash in the bank, not at home • keep windows and doors secured if you’re not in the room • set up a No Cold Calling Zone – contact your local Council Trading Standards Office
Remember, genuine callers: • expect you to check their identification before opening the door • would never try to rush you by claiming there’s an emergency • will happily make an appointment to come back when you can have a relative or friend with you
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In conjunction with Yatton Library Writers Group YACWAG are holding a competition for writers and image makers with the theme “Nature as your Neighbour”.
The Short Story, Prose (non-fiction) and Poetry elements are open to both adults and 12-18 year olds.
The Book Cover section is open to adults, 12-18 year olds and also to 7-12 year olds.
Closing date – 31st March 2020.
For full details please visit http://yacwag.org.uk/
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.
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.