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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 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

Events at Congar’s Cafe

Congar’s Cafe in Broad Street is holding a gin tasting this coming Friday 10th March, 7.30pm. Please book through Clevedon Distillery.

Mango Hub is having a curry night on Friday 17th March, 7pm.  Book through the cafe.

There are many other events coming up including a chance for women under 55, with chronic health conditions and hidden disabilities, to get together for a cup of coffee and a natter, on Monday 27th March at 11am.

The cafe is also holding a poet writers’ evening on Friday 31st March and  on Friday 28th April Eyres Jewellery will be having a pop up event in the evening.

For more information and to book a space for some of the events, then, please contact Congar’s Cafe.

Book your place for Friday’s gin tasting by contacting Clevedon Distillery
Curry night can be booked at the cafe

Soups & Puds

Thursday 23rd March, Methodist Hall, 2 High St, Congresbury.

Soup and Puds lunch in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. £5. Homemade soup, bread roll, homemade pudding and tea or coffee. 

Raffle; cakes and preserves for sale.

Charity quiz

Plough Inn Quiz, Sunday March 5th at 8pm, in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. £1 to enter, teams of any size, everyone welcome. Raffle. 

Garage break-in

A garage has been broken into around 3:30am on the 26th in Furnace Way, Congresbury. A local resident called police when they observed four males, three in black the other in white, gaining entry. The suspects had been through the garage and stolen electrical tools before making off.

Developers M7 lodge new plan

There’s been little to report on CRAG (Congresbury Residents’ Action Group) v developers in recent weeks. But now M7, the company seeking to build 90 houses on land behind Park Road, has placed ten new documents on North Somerset council’s planning website. 

One of those documents is a revised plan that somehow ignores the fact that in recent weeks much of the land resembled a lake rather than a field. More on this when the documents have been examined.

At the other end of the village, developer Vistry has agreed to halt putting in foundations to the 50 new houses off Wrington Lane after CRAG pointed out that no such work could start until the continuous footway had been constructed.

Although the objections to the creation of a footway down part of Wrington Lane had to be abandoned because of the potentially enormous costs involved CRAG is still keen to ensure that Vistry keeps to the conditions of the application, by not starting work until the pavement is installed all the way along the lane. The company has also agreed to stop making early morning working which was causing annoyance to local residents.

John Mills