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.
Our event has been shared on opengardens.co.uk and Facebook page Making Memories. Visit us on our Facebook Page Congresbury Garden Trail where you can download a map of the gardens.
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!!
Why not give bowls a go this summer? Photo courtesy Bowls England
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
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.
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.
Please ensure sheds, garages and outbuildings are kept secure with good quality locks, hinges and door furniture. Consider securing valuable equipment with extra chains and padlocks. Property mark tools and equipment and consider alarming the buildings.
Overnight 2-3 April a garage at High Street, Congresbury was broken into. It is thought that the offender prized open the door of the garage to gain entry. Entry was then gained to an insecure vehicle inside the garage and cash left in the vehicle was stolen.
Over the same period there was an attempt made to break into a garage at Gooseham Mead, Congresbury. There was damage caused to the door but no entry gained.
Devon & Somerset Fire Brigade have asked that a warning go out regarding safety of tumble dryers and a copy of their document is attached for your information.
Congresbury Scouts love to be outdoors and do a lot of hiking and camping. Scouts grow very fast, and for some families, it’s a real struggle to keep them in suitable warm clothing and footwear for activities. Leaders have had a number of occasions when young people have not been able to enjoy their outdoor activities just because they have been too cold and wet. We have decided to address this by setting up a kit exchange within the group, so that outdoor gear can be passed down to those who don’t have enough of their own.
To get this ball rolling, we need to assemble a reasonable stock of various sizes that are available for exchange. We are looking for waterproof jackets, trousers, gloves and gaiters especially, and for walking boots in various sizes.
If anyone has that sort of stuff hanging around outgrown or unloved, we would love to hear from you.
Alex Ballard 01934 853201 email@example.com
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Congresbury Cricket Club is looking for a scorer for the league season which starts in early May. Click here for more information.
The latest edition of Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group’s newsletter can be read here
The New Village Hall Development Trust is pleased to announced that Debbie Fortune estate agents are extending their generous support to the new building project by donating 10 per cent of their fees on any house they sell or rent in Congresbury in 2017 and nominating the development trust as their charity of choice at the North Somerset Show on May 1 when trust members will be rattling collection buckets and explaining the project to visitors from all over North Somerset. The full press release can be found here http://www.debbiefortune.co.uk/latest-news/post/1486133937/raising-funds-for-congresburys-new-village-hall
If you have ever wanted to help your local community now is your opportunity to volunteer with the Avon Community Resilience Team (CRT).
The purpose of the Avon CRT is to support communities within Avon to be able to be better prepared to cope with adverse situations like the effects of a storm, high winds and flooding. Volunteers will help reduce the demand put on the emergency services and be a link between the community and blue light services.