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Upcoming Events at Congars Cafe

Congars Cafe has a calendar of summer events coming up.

Starting with Half term activities, looking out for more details to follow, but board game afternoon for all ages and Lego afternoon!

Then Thursday 1st June, Hazel Ballantine Nutrition afternoon, link between nutrition and well-being for over 60’s. 3.30 pm to 5pm

Friday 2nd June, bistro night, come and join us for a feast of Italian food served up by Lisa Clark.  £45 pp to include glass of Prosecco on arrival.  Booking through cafe.

Friday 9th June.  Still some spaces left on our summer vibe gin tasting night, provided by The Clevedon Distillery.  Booking through them.

Monday 12th June, I’m Fine.  For women under 55 who have chronic health conditions or hidden disabilities.  Chance to chat and enjoy coffee.  Some relaxation exercises are being looked at, at this next one.

Wednesday 5th July and Wednesday 16th August, why not try Fused Glass.  Limited spaces left.

Charity Quiz – Sunday 4th June

Please come to support our quiz on Sunday 4th June to Quiz Night at the Plough Inn, Congresbury in aid of the 2nd Congresbury Guide Group – it’s a great night out and we look forward to seeing you there. Quiz starts at 8pm.

Police Notice

We have been advised by the local Police that a car was broken into whilst parked on Brinsea Road, Congresbury, overnight on Tuesday 9th May. The offender smashed the rear window of the Mercedes car and once inside stole a golf bag containing 17 clubs.

Any information, CCTV images, please contact the Police on 101 quoting reference number: 5223108138 stating NHW. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Local Man to Appear in Court

A 31-year-old man will appear before magistrates on 10 May charged in connection with a series of incidents in North Somerset.

Joshua Hunt, of the Claverham area, will appear at North Somerset Magistrates’ Court charged with two counts of affray and one count each of possession of a bladed article and committing an act of outraging public decency.

One of the affray charges and the possession of a bladed article charge relates to an incident in Bleadon.

The second affray charge relates to an incident in Bleadon, while the outraging public decency charge relates to an incident in Cleeve.

Hunt is currently in police custody pending the hearing.

Enquiries into other linked offences in the North Somerset area continue.

Greens win in Congresbury

The Green Party’s Dan Thomas has won the Congresbury & Puxton ward on North Somerset Council.

Thomas polled 831 votes, well ahead of the Lib Dem’s David Hayes and Conservative’s Colin Knott who both had 232 votes. Labour’s Paul Doolan had 91 votes.

Next CAMEO talk

The next CAMEO talk is by Marion Johnson – journalist and so much  more. From her first job until after retirement, the Clevedon Mercury expanded Marion Johnson’s life, as she will reveal on Wednesday, May 10 at 7.30 p.m. in Congresbury Methodist Hall. Entry £2 to include tea/coffee & biscuits. Everyone is welcome.

CAMEO (Come and meet each other) meets the second Wednesday of the month in Congresbury.

Two arrested in cannabis raid

Two people have been arrested after officers discovered a suspected cannabis grow in High Street, Claverham.

A man in his 20s and a woman in her 40s have been arrested after police found the grow in the early hours of Friday 28 April.

Officers acted on intelligence and discovered a grow with 222 suspected cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of around £90,000.

The two people who have been arrested have been released on police bail while the investigation continues.

Sgt Mark Dennis said: “We would like to thank those who have come forward with information so far and we are continuing to appeal to the local community for any further information relating to the offence and drug dealing in the area.

“Drugs have a significant detrimental impact on communities and we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure people do not have to suffer the harm and criminality we know is a consequence of them.”

Congresbury Singers

The next concert by Congresbury Singers, “Wonderful World of Song”, is on Saturday 1st July at 7.30pm in Congresbury War Memorial Hall. Tickets £10 (inc refreshments) from the Post Office and Re-Store in Broad Street.

Police Notice

We have been advised by the local Police that a garage was broken into overnight on the 24th in Langford Road, Langford. Occurring sometime after 7pm, the suspect gained access by smashing a window above the doorway and snapped the handles from the door. Once inside a Honda lawnmower, Stihl Hedge Trimmer, Stihl small extended Hedge Trimmer, Stihl electric Chain Saw, Stihl Grass Strimmer, and a Stihl charger were stolen.

If you have any information, CCTV images, please contact the Police on 101 quoting reference number: 5223095301 stating NHW. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, who Thank you for your support.

Congresbury Annual Parish meeting

There will be an Annual Parish meeting on Thursday 20th April in the Jubilee Hall, Old School Rooms, Congresbury at 7:00pm. To view the agenda, go to the parish council website by clicking here

Outdoor bowls season gets underway

The lawn green bowls season starts in mid-April and Congresbury Bowling Club is looking forward to welcoming new members. The club, in Mill Leg, has an open night every Monday starting on April 17th from 6pm when newcomers are encouraged to come along and have a go. Coaching and equipment are provided and all you need is a pair of flat-soled shoes.

The outdoor season comes on the back of a successful indoor one; men’s vice captain Ant Page was crowned Disability Bowls England’s Champion of Champions and has just been selected as part of the national training squad. Meanwhile, the club’s youngsters were part of the Somerset team that reached the final of the national Under 18 championship finishing as runners-up.

The club has a dedicated junior set-up for those aged from eight upwards which meets every Sunday morning at 10am at the club. Why not turn up and have a go?

More information on the club’s website

Playing field trustees welcome new treasurer

The search by the trustees of the King George V Playing Fields in Congresbury for the key role of honorary treasurer is over with the appointment of Paul Short.

Paul, a qualified accountant who lives in the village, joins the trustees and takes over from Colin Edwards who has been treasurer since 2020.

Thanking Colin for his years of service, Les Owen, chair of the trustees, said: “I am delighted that Paul is joining the Trustees as we embark on the fund raising phase of the exciting project to construct a new pavilion and recreation club building. Paul’s experience of and commitment to sport and recreation at local level will be invaluable.”

The KGV Fields are central to village life and are a fantastic community asset providing sport and recreational facilities to people of all ages. The cricket, football and tennis clubs are all thriving and the prospect of a new, modern building with facilities for all represents an exciting future. Planning permission was granted recently for this new building.

The KGV Fields were established in 1935 under a trust with the core purpose of the provision of sport and recreation for those who live in the Parish of Congresbury. The fields were transferred to Fields in Trust and are administered by the Trustees of the KGV Fields, Congresbury which is a registered charity. 

The Trustees are also looking for other volunteers who can help with the new building project. 

“More local involvement is essential if the project is to be successful,” said Mr Owen who said that anyone who feels they could help in any way can contact him on email at

Catalytic converter stolen in daylight

Thieves stole the catalytic converter from a car while it was parked on High Street, Congresbury, between 2pm and 3.15pm on Saturday March 25th. If you have any information about this incident, especially CCTV images, please call the police on 101, giving reference number 5223069886 and tag the call as NHW. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111