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Gooseum Rhyne Reservoir Improvement Scheme Update – Drop in event

We hosted our last consultation event in October 2023 where we shared our updated
proposals with everyone. Based on the valuable feedback that we received we have
been reviewing other options to see how we can minimise our impact on the
community.

We have developed an alternative approach that is to make changes so that the
area is no longer classified as a reservoir under the Reservoirs Act 1975. This will
mean that we won’t have a significant impact on the local community, but at the
same time we can retain the existing protection from flood risk.

Please come and meet us at our next drop-in event to hear more about this new
option and to ask us any questions you may have.

If you’re unable to attend, we’ll also be putting details of our proposals on our
web page just ahead of the event

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House-builder pledges volunteers to honour Congresbury’s kindest village legacy

To mark Random Act of Kindness Week (11th to 17th February) and Congresbury’s legacy of once being crowned the kindest village in the UK, a house-builder is pledging to help the local community.

Bovis Homes, which is building homes locally at St Congar’s Place, enables staff to take two annual volunteering days and a team will be donating their time this year to serve the village.

Natasha Palmer, head of sales, said: “Congresbury was once dubbed the kindest village in the UK – after the community showed many acts of kindness – and we’d love to pledge our support to the village too.

“We will provide a team of volunteers to work in Congresbury for a day and members of the community can apply for their help, which could be anything from painting sheds, gardening, litter picking, cleaning etc.”

If you have a club, organisation, community building, school or charity that requires an extra pair of hands then you can apply for support by emailing kindcongresbury@bovishomes.co.uk before 8th March with the following information:

  • Contact details: your name, email address, telephone number
  • Name of the community project and its address
  • Details on what work is involved
  • Any photos to support your application

Natasha added: “The volunteering day will take place this spring, once the applications have been assessed and we’ve ascertained which projects we are able to help with. Congresbury is a fantastic place to live with a thriving community and we’re pleased to honour its kindest village status and celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week. We’re looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting involved!”

Theft from a motor vehicle

A van was broken into whilst parked on Venus Street, Congresbury, at some point between the 31st January and the 4th of February. Returning to the Ford Transit in silver, it became apparent that the suspect had drilled a hole through the side door to gain entry, where inside it does not appear anything was stolen.

Any information, CCTV images, please contact the Police on 101 quoting reference number: 5224030242 stating NHW. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Thank you for your support.

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A film presentation “Concorde – First to Last”by Peter Gibbs – February 22nd

Thursday 22 February at 7:30 pm at the Methodist Hall, High Street, Congresbury BS49 5JA

Tickets £4 from Congresbury Community Library.

Please note that this is not the talk advertised. Unfortunately our intended speaker for February has had to postpone so we are showing a film- Concorde –  first to last. It tells the story of this iconic plane from its inception to it final flight into Filton Airport

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Theft from a Garden Shed

A garden shed was broken into between the 2nd and the 5th February in Bristol Road, Congresbury. The method of entry has not been disclosed, however once inside a purple tandem bicycle, lawn mower and strimmer were stolen from within.

Any information, CCTV images, please contact the Police on 101 quoting reference number: 5224030950 stating NHW. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Thank you for your support.

Please see this previous post for advice on how to secure your sheds / garages.

Theft from a Shed / Nursery

A shed was broken into overnight on the 3rd February in Wood Hill, Congresbury. The suspect levered off the lock securing the shed door, where inside several chainsaws were stolen together with a hedge trimmer.

Any information, CCTV images, please contact the Police on 101 quoting reference number: 5224030117 stating NHW. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Thank you for your support.

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