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Hooked on Bonsai

Some gardeners may have gone to the Congresbury Horticultural Society’s November talk totally disinterested in Bonsai, but many changed their minds after a fascinating talk by John Trott, Gold winner at Chelsea.
He assured them that a bonsai plant may be created from any tree or shrub, and is not a horticultural item, but an artistic one.
The method is to continually prune the plant, shaping it into the design you want, and the easiest one to start as a beginner is a cotoneaster.Bonsai prefer to be kept outdoors, because that is the nature of the tree or shrub, but may be brought indoors for a short period.
There may be a lot more entries in the bonsai class in local flower shows in future.
Orchids in the Home is the subject for the next meeting on Thursday, January 5 at 7.30 p.m.Visitors are welcome at £2 per meeting.

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Success for The Big Breakfast

The Big Breakfast held on Saturday raised a whopping £1,480 for Weston Hospicecare. Well done to everyone who worked so hard to make it a success, and to all those who gave their support and bought a big breakfast. Special thanks go to Julie Gosling and family, without whom it would not have been possible.

Remember to take all your unwanted clothes and items to the Hospice shop in Broad Street, and while you’re there, have a look round, there may be just the thing you were looking for.

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Still remembering …..

Loyal as ever, although the Congresbury branch of the Royal British Legion is now closed, so the standard was not present, the usual crowd of villagers gathered at the War Memorial Hall on November 11 to remember Armistice Day. A contingent of pupils from St. Andrew’s Junior School was there and one of the pupils, 10-year-old Maddie Smith, who is a Girl Guide, carried the standard of the Congresbury Scouts. Traffic stopped at 11a.m. for a short service, conducted by the vicar of Congresbury, Rev. Matthew Thomson. Ben White sounded the Last Post and Reveille and 97-year-old Fred Bailey, in a wheelchair, gave the Act of Remembrance.

CRAG cautious on Nomis Park survey

Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) is keeping a close watch on archaeology work on the field off Brinsea Road behind Nomis Park.

Developer Strongvox is considering a plan for 24 houses on the site, but because of the proximity to earlier finds of Roman kilns, North Somerset Council is carrying out an archeological survey.

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Self Storage Facility

UK Storage Company

Our self storage facility at Red Lodge Business Park, Weston, offers a secure home for your possessions, either in our modern warehouse or in one of our easy to access drive up to units. Being situated right on the M5 junction puts us in an ideal position for both the local residents of Weston Super Mare as well as those from the smaller towns and villages, such as those needing storage in Congresbury.   
Click here for web site

Flu Vaccinations

Have you received letter from Mendip Vale Surgery inviting you to come for your flu vaccination?

Did you know that you could go to your local chemist in the village to get this vaccination? No queuing and it can be booked at a time that suits you.

Just phone the chemist on 01934 832062 or call into the shop to book an appointment.

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Need Someone To Sort Out Your Garage?

  • Do you have garage envy when you see your neighbours “who can always find what they need when they need it”?
  • Too many pots of old paint and can’t find a screwdriver?
  • Have you been putting off sorting it all out?
  • Do you keep saying to yourself that you will take this lot to the charity shop / tip one day………

You need my help. Let me do it all for you. Tidy it so you can find that screwdriver! Remove all the unwanted stuff either to a charity or the tip.
Call Shane on 01934 833714 / 0773 9897886 for a chat and free quote.
As a guide prices for complete jobs range from £75 – £300.

Beyond The Fringe

Beyond The FringeWell established salon offering a range of services including barbering.

The Old Post Office, Station Road, Congresbury

Phone 01934 838834 – Vicki

Kismet

Modern Indian and Bangladeshi Cuisine

Specialities · Tandoori · Balti · Vegetarian · Biryani · Lots more

At Kismet we pride ourselves on offering great value for money while providing a top quality food-eating experience.

Visit our website – click here

Tel 01934 834139
5 Broad Street, Congresbury

C J Hole

CJ_Hole logoCJ Hole have been selling & letting homes in and around Congresbury & Yatton for many years.
Our main areas of business are residential sales, lettings and property management along with land and new homes. We are also able to refer financial services and conveyancing. Our Congresbury office offers a wide range of homes and houses for sale in Wrington, Congresbury, Langford, Redhill, Yatton, Burrington and Blagdon, Weston-Super-Mare, Worle and all surrounding villages.
We look forward to helping you move.

Glen Yeo House, Station Road, Congresbury, BS49 5DY
Tel: 01934 830 333
Email: congresbury@cjhole.co.uk
Web site: http://congresbury.cjhole.co.uk

Unique Ceramics For Gardens And Interiors – Karen Edwards

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‘Spring’, a new sculpture design for 2015

Spring is on the way, a time when thoughts start to turn towards enjoying and enhancing our gardens.  I’ve been busy throughout the winter, designing and making sculptures and planters ready for the new season.

My first two shows of 2015 are not far away now – I’m taking part again in the Easter Sculpture Exhibition at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden (3rd – 6th April).  As well as the outdoor sculptures in various media there will be a botanical art exhibition, demonstrations and garden tours.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events

 
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Langford Marquees

Langford Marquees LogoWe are a new (est. 2015) marquee company based in Langford and can provide clearspan marquees, furniture, heating, flooring and lighting for anything from a garden party to a wedding. Although the company is new I have nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. This year we are offering unbeatable prices as we try to build a loyal and satisfied local customer base. We can be found on Facebook or at www.langfordmarquees.co.uk.

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Cambridge Weight Plan

LOCAL INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT SUE O’BRIEN

cambridgeIf you would like help with slimming then please get in touch. Losing weight can be a daunting prospect but with Cambridge Weight Plan and my One-to-One support for the duration of your weight loss journey you can achieve the results you want. No charge for Consultations. Home & Mobile Service. Flexible Appointments.
Mobile: 07749 302 652. Email: obriensusan11@gmail.com
Web Site: www.cambridgeweightplan.com/SusanO.

Congresbury Carers

Transport for the elderly and those unable to use public transport.
Contact Margaret Leimdorfer  Phone: 01934 834663

B Bunny Magic

bbunny‘One of the South West’s premier children’s entertainers. For over 25 years we have been entertaining audiences all over the world with our unique presentation of comedy & magic for all ages. We are fully insured & CRB Checked. Member of ‘Equity’ and the prestigious ‘Magic Circle’. Click here for web site. Phone 01934 835275

Computer Solutions Ltd

cps“We come to you” – We are a Congresbury based family business which specialises in the computing needs of both small business and residential users. Established in 1996, and Microsoft Partners, we are confident we can help with all computer problems and have the advantage of coming to your business or home to save you having to bring equipment in. Our engineers have 15+ years’ experience in the IT Industry.
For further details and contact info please click here for our web site.

Churchill Sports Centre

CHURCHILL SPORTS CENTRE is open to members and non-members. There are a great number of facilities including swimming pool, tennis courts, squash court, floodlit all weather pitch, fully equipped Gym, exercise classes, outdoor playing fields and sports hall suitable for badminton, volleyball and more. We offer swimming lessons, birthday parties and much more. Churchill Green, Churchill, Winscombe, BS25 5QL. Phone 01934 852303