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Latest Yeo Vale police newsletter

Our community police officer Marie Broomfield has published the latest newsletter covering the Yeo Vale area. Click here to read it – plenty of Congresbury news including speeding on Brinsea Road and an update about youths gathering at the weir.

Re:Store Congresbury now open!

Your new sustainable shopping destination, Re:Store Congresbury is now open! We are stocking reusable fabric face masks, refillable foods and cleaning products, eco-friendly and locally sourced toiletries, handmade gifts and much more!

You can order online for collection or delivery at www.restorecongresbury.co.uk or visit us on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning at Congars Cafe (check opening times on our website). 

See you soon!!

Stolen wheelbarrow

A wheelbarrow was stolen over the last couple of days from plot 58 at the allotments. If anyone has any information about this, please contact us or the police.

Village walks challenge

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As part of our Virtual Fete on June 27, villagers are being invited to take part in the walks challenge. It is recommended that you take an Ordnance Survey map with you as well as the sketches attached to the PDFs below. Please note that the closing date for entries is Monday July 6. Enjoy!

Starting now and running until  Friday July 3, your challenge is to complete three short walks, and for a bonus, maybe one longer one.  Groups walking together must adhere to current COVID restrictions (ie a single household, or a group of no more than six people maintaining adequate social distancing while walking).

Proof of completion will be a photo or selfie of one or more members of your group, taken at the mid-point of the walk, and posted on the Fete Facebook page.  (Be mindful of social distancing while you take the photo, and that you have permission to post on Facebook from any identifiable participants. )  Make sure your photo is identified by a great team name, and the walk number.

All groups completing the three walks will receive a certificate, and will be entered into a draw for a prize, and for a second bonus prize if all four walks have been completed.

The  short walks are : 

1)  Over the Golf Course to Honeyhall

2)  Up the Line to Cadbury Hill

3)  Out over the Dolemoor  (published by Woodspring Ramblers)

4)   (The long one)  By the Yeo to Wrington 

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Village walks revisited

A series of village walks, avoiding the Strawberry Line and first published in 2000 have been updated and revised by Alex Ballard. Here’s one – a circular walk to Wrington – to get you going. Click HERE to view the PDF

Congresbury Scarecrow Trail

As part of this year’s ‘virtual fete’, being held from 27th June, residents are being encouraged to make a Scarecrow for their front gardens. A poster advertising the event can be found here.

Congresbury Wishing Tree

The GREAT GET TOGETHER will be held on the Millenium Green during the 19th – 21st June. Starting at 3:00pm on 19th labels are being hung on the tree. Templates for the labels can be downloaded from here and here.

More information can be found on the event’s poster, a copy of which can be found here. It’s important for attendees to act responsibly and helpers will be there to remind people of the need to practice social distancing.

Police advice about fraud

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YOUR HELP is NEEDED at Neighbourhood Watch

To help build and develop our online support, and engage more broadly across Avon and Somerset, as well as making much better use of social media and social apps, we are looking for volunteers with social media and IT skills to join us. We are also looking for volunteers to lead and develop the support for Neighbourhood Watch, Rural Watches, and the new Community/Keep Safe Schemes.

These are exciting developments, and if you would like to help and take up a leading role, please get in touch at info@asnwa.org.

It does not matter where you live in Avon and Somerset, as long as you have an internet connection and are willing to help develop our online support – we would be delighted to hear from you.

Dr. Egils Praulitis Avon and Somerset Watch

Revamp for Neighbourhood Watch

Plans to integrate and expand the promotion and awareness of Neighbourhood Watch communities across Avon and Somerset have been announced.

“We have been working with the police Rural Affairs Unit to provide support for Farm Watch and Horse Watch – alongside our existing Neighbourhood Watch commitments and our representation of NW on the national NWN body,” says Dr. Egils Praulitis of
Avon and Somerset Watch

“Bringing Watches closer together makes a lot of sense, as it not only strengthens crime prevention, it also raises public awareness – and reflects the approach already adopted in other police regions.”

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Bus times are changing

Bus times are changing from this Sunday, May 31, as part of First Group’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Please read their statement regarding social distancing especially if you can go upstairs. Also please listen to the driver. If you are refused entry if the bus is full it’s for your safety as well as theirs. The bus company are following strict government guidelines.

For information click on this link https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/news-and-service-updates/coronavirus-covid19-service-information

Warning on loft insulation scams

Neighbourhood Watch coordinators based in Churchill and Langford are warning that once again loft insulation scams are doing the rounds.

These people will call you to advise that you may be entitled to a free quote or a government grant or that you may have recently had your loft insulated and they may offer additional services. There is a reason they are contacting you, please do not be drawn in. 

If they were a genuine good company they would have enough work without the need to cold call you; furthermore if you needed their services you could contact them in your own time when it is convenient to you. A call back on one of the numbers used proved it was unobtainable.

Do please remain vigilant to this and advise your friends and neighbours where possible, observing government guidelines on social distancing.

Burglary in Southside

An outbuilding has been burgled in Southside, Congresbury between 2pm and 9:30pm on May 22. The outbuilding, described as a lodge, is located in the rear garden of the property and had been left insecure while the occupant went out.

Upon returning a Nintendo Switch and laptop computer were noticed missing the following morning and a window handle was pointed in the upright position.

A footpath runs behind the lodge to Southlands and Well Park with may prove to be an access route for the offender. 

If you contact the police about this incident, please call 101 & quote Reference number: 5220111813 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Potential Scam by Pro Day UK

We have received notification from Avon & Somerset Police on behalf of Trading Standards about potential scam calls coming to our area.

Pro Day UK have been calling on behalf of Bath & North east Somerset to offer ”virus ventilation and sanitation due to lock down”. The company do not represent our local authority so any calls should be considered a scam.

If you have any information regarding this or other incidents contact the Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111

Glut Market

Good morning everyone, a few of you will know us from the Community Cafe ( Sandie and Jan) as you know we had a Glut Market Stall there which was very well used and raised money to keep the Cafe running. As we have had to close due to this dreadful virus we wondered if you would still like to donate your surplus plants, veg, fruit, berries, in fact anything from your allotment etc I have provided a Glut table on my drive where I will sell them at a much reduced price obviously, proceeds to go to the Cafe as normal. Social Distancing will always be adhered to money can be dropped into collection box. I am next to the church, on Pauls Causeway the cottage with all the flowers on the wall, table is behind the gate. Jan has grown various plants and we have had these for sale over the past few weeks and they have all gone, our neighbours donated 4 cucumber plants yesterday and they have been sold. Any donations of items will be taken in at night whilst there is a chance of frost etc. Stay safe all of you, hope you like this idea.