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Congresbury Garden Trail Sunday 25th June 10.30-4.30

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.

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Appeal celebration

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).
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Love Congresbury – This Weekend!!!

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!!

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Senior Citizens Lunch Club

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

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Fancy being on a TV show?

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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Gardens Open for the NGS

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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Volunteers needed!!

Congresbury Parish Council invite you to a
VOLUNTEERS DAY
      
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
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New Dance & Exercise Class!

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  /  juliewyb@googlemail.com
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Let’s Dance!

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            juliewyb@googlemail.com
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SYLVIA JAGO

 

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.

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Charlton Farm Children’s Hospice Anniversary

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.

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Congresbury Chronicle

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.

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Burglary Alert!

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.

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Police Reminder

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.

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Police Warning

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.

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Congresbury Scouts appeal for warm/waterproof clothing

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   cidercot.alex@gmail.com

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Estate agent boosts new village hall

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

Volunteer opportunity

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.

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