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Local band rolls back the years

The Rum Kicks

The Rum Kicks are a Congresbury-based covers band. Fronted by a female singer, the experienced musicians play a wide-ranging repertoire that can be tailored to the occasion. The band play classy, well-known music from 1970s to the more recent past. The Rum Kicks are guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing at a function or an event!

If you are interested in hearing the band or in using them to play at an event, call Tracey on 07804 322 614, or find The Rum Kicks on Facebook. 

Fire in workshop

Fire crews tackled a blaze in a workshop off the A370 in the early hours of Thursday.
Avon Fire & Rescue issued the following statement: At 2.41am, crews from Clevedon, Winscombe, Yatton, Weston and Southmead fire stations were called to a fire in a private workshop on Bristol Road in Congresbury.
On arrival, firefighters used one high pressure hose reel and two ground monitors to extinguish the fire.
They also removed four cylinders for cooling and evacuated three people. The cause is thought to be accidental.
Photo: Courtesy Clive Burlton

Planning Application

Land South Of Cobthorn Way Wrington Lane Congresbury

Date
Wed 28 Aug 2019
Application TypeFull Planning Permission
DevelopmentNon material amendment to reserved matters application 18/P/3708/RM (reserved matters application for matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 38 dwellings pursuant to Outline Consent 15/P/0519/O (for residential development of 38 single and two storey dwellings (including 11 affordable homes) with vehicular access off Wrington Lane/Cobthorn Way together with open space, landscaping, drainage features and pumping station. Details of access to be decided but all other matters reserved for subsequent approval) to allow amendments to plots 2, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 23, 24, 28, 31, 32, 33 and 38 as per covering letter

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Burglaries update

Security advice from our PCSO’s
Please note that the 3 burglaries in Congresbury were all committed at the rear of the properties. All 3 had side gates but unfortunately they were unlocked and allowed easy access. This is the same method used in other villages in North Somerset. I recommend that all side gates are locked / bolted top and bottom and preferably solid in structure. Please make it as hard as possible for opportunist thieves to succeed. If you would like any specific Crime Prevention advice please contact: PCSO Marie Broomfield – 8879@avonandsomerset.police.uk or
PC Paul Morris – 2955@avonandsomerset.police.uk

Village burglaries

A number of homes were broken into at Brinsea Road, Congresbury, on Monday 9 September. One property was entered between 2.45 and
4.30pm after the offender(s) kicked in the back door. An untidy search
was then made before cash and jewellery were stolen. If you contact the Police about this incident, please quote Reference number: 5219208198

A window was prised open to enter another home, thought to have been between 10.30am and 3.15pm. Jewellery was targeted and keys to a car were taken in order to steal the car from the driveway. The blue Jaguar was found a short distance away although the keys are still missing. If you contact the Police about this incident, please quote Reference number: 5219208091

While investigating these burglaries, police have come across a third offence in Brinsea Road. In this case a search of the main bedroom has been made, but it is unsure what has been stolen at this time. If you contact the Police about this incident, please quote Reference number: 5219208226

If you have any information regarding these incidents, contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

Big Breakfast

Save the date. The Big Breakfast in aid of Weston Hospice will be on SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER at the Methodist Hall 9.30-12 noon. Come along with friends and family to enjoy a delicious full English breakfast, or just a cup of tea and toast. Cards, cakes and jams also for sale.

CRAG’s report from Parish Council meeting

CRAG was well-represented at Monday’s meeting (19 August) of Congresbury Parish Council’s planning committee. The agenda item which attracted CRAG members was the appeal by Gladman to the Planning Inspectorate against North Somerset Council’s rejection of the scheme for changes to Wrington Lane.

Committee chair Michael Greaves summarised the council’s objection to the scheme, stating that Wrington Lane was totally inadequate for more traffic, a situation that would be exacerbated by the development at Cobthorn Way. Read more

Planning Application

Land Off Wrington Lane Congresbury

DateWed 31 Jul 2019
Application TypeFull Planning Permission
DevelopmentReserved Matters application for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 50no. dwellings and associated work pursuant to outline permission 16/P/1521/O (outline planning application for the erection of up to 50 residential dwellings (including up to 30% affordable housing), structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space, surface water attenuation, vehicular access point from Wrington Lane and associated ancillary works. All matters reserved with the exception of the main site access point)

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Congresbury Singers


Our new term is soon to get underway starting on Tuesday 3rd September and all subsequent Tuesdays. 
There will also be two concerts Autumn – Saturday 9th November – and Christmas – Sunday 22nd December More details will follow soon.

Call for New Singers

If you are down in the dumps and needing a new challenge the answer might be to join a local choir such as Congresbury Singers!  We are a small, friendly group, with members from Congresbury and surrounding areas. We do about five concerts per year covering a wide spectrum of musical styles.  Concerts have included great music from great films and musicals, beautiful choral pieces, extracts from operas, light operas and, always an audience favourite, an eclectic mix of carols and readings at Christmas.  

The benefits of singing in a choir are well proven.  We have our own Gareth Malone in our musical director Gordon Pullin.  New members are more than welcome and no audition is required. You are guaranteed challenging, engaging and ultimately uplifting and rewarding instruction. So if you might enjoy singing a wide and eclectic musical mix, come along at 7.50pm on Tuesday September 3rd (or subsequent Tuesdays) to the Old School Rooms in Congresbury.  For further information or chat please contact Liz Sampson (01934 876104), Paul Adams (01275878740) or find us on https://www.facebook.com/Congresbury-Singers-1652486068331479/ 

Community Cafe

The Community Café Glut Market is proving popular with a range of produce and plants being donated by villagers. Over the last few weeks we have seen plums, red currants, rhubarb, French and runner beans, lettuce, courgettes, marrows, beetroot as well as some plants such as Peace Lilies and Irises. All items can be purchased for a reasonable donation.

The café behind Debbie Fortune estate agents is open Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 till 1pm. It is also open this Saturday morning  the 17th  from 9 – 1pm and every 3rd Saturday each month.