The Parish Council has been the Sole Trustee of the Millennium Green since May 2012 and is assisted in the day to day running by a Management Group. The 3 officers of that group namely Chair, Secretary and Treasurer have stood down at the AGM held last Monday and no nominations were received from the floor of the meeting. In order to help the Trustee make an informed decision on the future management of the Green if there are any volunteers to take on one of these roles could you please inform the Parish Clerk by Fri 4th August.
For further information please contact Di Hassan on 01934 876454 or Liz Greaves on 01934 838802.
Members of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme are invited to contact the Avon and Somerset Neighbourhood Watch Association and start the discussion around the fantastic opportunities they could bring to further develop the partnership between local policing teams and NHW.
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On Wednesday 19th July, in Congresbury Refectory, well known naturalist and wildlife photographer, Higgy, will talk about wildlife on Congresbury Moors and how to attract wildlife into your own garden.
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Congresbury Community Library is holding weekly craft activities for children every Monday 2.30pm – 4.30pm from July 24 – August 21st during the school holidays.
Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment! Read more
Due to the significant increase in construction costs the Development committee took the decision that we needed to reduce the overall build costs. We are working with our Architects Stride Treglown on a revised plan as part of the next stage of the project. The initial draft we showed at the coffee morning would result in a reduction of 27% in the footprint but allow for future expansion. The main reduction comes from reducing the size of the main hall, which would still accommodate 260 (Memorial hall – 150, Old School Rooms – 120).
The reduced footprint will still mean we would meet our vision of providing a multi-use quality building to meet the needs of the village.
We are now reaching the stage of looking at the fine detail of the design, the finishes etc. and are looking for people to be involved in helping us get this right first time. We be at the village fete on Saturday, come and have a chat.
Over the past couple of weeks a burglary occurred at High Street, Congresbury. Access gained into the property but there are no details as to any items stolen.
Fifteen gardens are opening for your delight to raise money for the new village hall. Delicious home-made teas will be served, and who can resist that? There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Be amazed at a collection of Bonsai, amused at scarecrows, go potty about potting sheds and wowed by a secret cottage garden, smell the flowers, hear the birds, and eat the cake. £5 entry includes all gardens, children free. Generously sponsored by Debbie Fortune Estate Agents. Free programmes available at the Post Office and Day Lewis Pharmacy.
To celebrate the decision of the planning inspector in turning down the Wrington Lane appeal, Congresbury Residents Action Committee – CRAG – is having an open session at The Plough, 7pm Tuesday. Although this is not the end of the matter, by turning down Gladman’s appeal the inspector has dealt the land agent a blow where it hurts – in their substantial pockets. For more information, and to raise a glass or two, come along to The Plough on Tuesday evening (20th).
The next meeting of the parish council planning committee on 19 June will consider the attached applications. Click here
This coming weekend Love Congresbury festivities coincide with the Great Get Together, a series of nationwide street parties, bake-offs and picnics being held in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.
Lots of fun events on the Millenium Green & around the village culminating on Sunday afternoon with the big ‘Party in the Paddock’ starting at 2pm.. Bring the family for a great afternoon of fun & music!!
Spend your summer in the convivial and relaxing surroundings of Congresbury Bowling Club, off Mill Leg.
Give bowling a go! Everyone is welcome – no experience necessary. You are invited to turn up on a Monday evening from 6pm. Read More
Over 70 & live in Congresbury? …. Why not join us at Congresbury Senior Citizens’ Lunch Club & enjoy a delicious fortnightly lunch and make new friends! We meet once a fortnight on a Thursday in the Old School Rooms for a delicious two-course lunch, plus tea or coffee…. & lots of chat! Transport may be available if required. For more details please contact: Kate Herbison on 01934 833521
Production on the third series of Love It or List It with Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer is starting and they are looking for families and couples in our area to take part. The series focuses on people struggling to decide whether to renovate OR sell their home and Kirstie and Phil will be using their expertise to help find creative and practical solutions to their property problems. For more information about the show and how to apply click here
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Three gardens are opening their gates on Sunday 11th June for the National Garden Scheme. A warm welcome awaits you at Fernbank, Church House and Laburnum Cottage from 10.30am-4pm. Church House Designs will have a special exhibition of crafts on display and Fernbank will be serving delicious home-made teas. There’s something for everyone, from bonsai and sculptures to potting sheds and birdsong. Adults £5 accompanied children free. See our Facebook page for photos, map and info.
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Congresbury Parish Council invite you to a
Saturday 3rd June 10:00 – 3:00
The Old School Rooms, Station Road, Congresbury
Come along and see what volunteering opportunities there are in Congresbury!
Organisations wanting to book a table contact the Parish Clerk at clerk@Congresbury-pc.gov.uk or phone 01934 838802
A new and exciting way to get fit Move & Groove Class for all ages, what girls don’t love to dance??
The dances include, Disco with 70’s and up to date music, RocknRoll, Latin Dancing, Ballroom & Hip Hop. Great Fun & Great Music. Come along no leotards required, just comfortable clothing £5 per class. Please note classes will be held in the Memorial Hall, Congresbury ( & NOT the Methodist Hall as on advertisement)
www.pjsdanceacademy.co.uk / 07855827464 / email@example.com
Would you like to come along to Beginners Ballroom Dancing Class?
Hi my name is Julie and own PJ’s Dance Academy, I have been teaching for over twenty five years, so have many years experience. If you have always thought about doing Ballroom Dancing then now is your chance, are you going on a cruise? are you getting married? or you just want to learn to dance then come along to our Brand New Beginners Dance Class. We have many social events to put your new hobby into practice.
If you would like more details please contact me in the following ways.
Please note classes will be held at the Memorial Hall, Congresbury (& NOT Methodist Hall as on advertisement)
www.pjsdanceacademy.co.uk 07855827464 firstname.lastname@example.org
There are still a few places on the Horticultural Society outing to Winterbourne, Edgbaston, Birmingham on Tuesday 20th June. So we have decided to offer it to non-members. If you would like to visit this delightful Botanical garden and Edwardian house please read on. Read More
Congresbury Youth Partnership will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday July 18th.
Venue: The Youth Club hut by the ball park
Everyone is welcome
On Saturday 24th June Congresbury Singers will be celebrating 40 years of singing in Congresbury with a concert in St Andrews Church reprising favourites from those 40 years.
Every seat was filled in St. Andrew’s church, Congresbury on the first Friday in April, for an upbeat evening of songs from musicals and films, which set the appreciative audience tapping their feet and humming along.
Villagers representing facets of Sylvia Jago’s 84 years of activity were among the congregation in St. Andrew’s Church, Congresbury, for a celebration of her life on April 4th.
IN THE PINK!
Pink was the theme of the anniversary coffee morning in Congresbury Methodist Hall, celebrating 10 years since Charlton Farm Children’s Hospice at Wraxall was opened, and 25 years since the first children’s hospice in the south west was established in Barnstable.
Every seat was taken at the attractive tables, as over 50 supporters, of all ages, participated in tasting the delicious cakes, made by Pam Stewart and delightfully decorated with pink pigs.
COMING SOON – LATEST EDITION OF THE CONGRESBURY CHRONICLE!
Please look out for the next issue that will be delivered to your house within the next 10 days with the Yatton and Congresbury May Booklet.
Copies are also available at the Library, Parish Office and Oldfield Fish & Chips shop.
During the evening of 10 April a burglary occurred at a farm at Iwood Lane, Congresbury. Entry was gained by breaking window and items stolen include cash, laptops and a radio.