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Bristol Airport’s new biometric trial

New SelfPassTM biometrics solution from Collins Aerospace among the first to connect multiple airlines, airports and countries. A biometric, single-enrollment identification streamlines the passenger’s outbound and return journey at multiple airports

Passengers traveling through England’s Bristol Airport and Ireland’s Dublin Airport can look forward to a new streamlined journey with Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution. The solution, now being trialed at Bristol Airport and Dublin Airport, is believed to be the first biometric solution that enables passengers to use a single enrollment in multiple countries Click here to read full report

Police warning of a scam

A telephone scam is circulating across the county where residents have received telephone calls from people claiming to be from Westminster Police. 

The caller states that they are investigating a crime or have a suspect in custody who has their bank details. The caller then asks them to reveal their card details for checking. A second call is often made a short while later claiming to be from their bank. Again this appears to be part of the scam.

Please remember never to give bank details to anyone you do not know or trust and do not continue conversations with persons you do not know or trust.

If you experience a similar call, please report it direct to the national fraud and cybercrime centre, Action Fraud on 0300-1232040 or via their website at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk

New surgery gets go-ahead

A new doctors’ surgery will be built in Smallway, Congresbury, replacing the Yatton and Congresbury facilities.

North Somerset planners approved amended plans this week having previously turned down the application despite council officers recommending approval.

The new surgery will be on land opposite Cadbury Garden Centre.

An artist’s impression of the Smallway surgery

The original plans had been refused because of concerns over access, particularly pedestrian access.

Councillors approved the plans, noting that if it went to appeal, they would lose.

Mendip Vale Medical Group looks after 44,000 patients as a result of merging with the Riverbank Medical Centre in Worle and Sunnyside Surgery in Clevedon. Its modern Langford  facility was  built in 2013, and the purpose-built St Georges site opened in 2012.

Code Club

CODE CLUB is a new opportunity for young people in Congresbury, aimed at young people aged 8 -15 who are interested in learning the basics of computer programming.

FREE taster session at Congresbury Youth Club  between 4.30pm and 6pm on Monday 1stOctober. 

Subsequent sessions will be scheduled every Monday of term time, at times from 3.30 until about 6.30, depending on demand. They will cost  £1.50 per session, and initially equipment will be available to borrow. Keen new programmers may eventually need to buy themselves some equipment, perhaps a Raspberry Pi of their own to work on at home, but no need to do so immediately. What is a Raspberry Pi?  It’s a tiny computer, cheap enough that young people can experiment with programming it themselves, and through our project can develop coding skills to produce simple games, control models and much more.  Volunteer tutors will also help you with the programming language Python, which is taught in our local secondary schools. If you are a young person interested in joining this group, come along on Oct 1st, preferably with a parent who can sign you up, or contact cidercot.alex@gmail.com to find out more. If you are an adult with any time to help, please let us know. Skills are not essential. We need tea-makers as well as computer programmers, though a knowledge of both would be perfect, of course.

Check out:  https://www.codeclub.org.uk.  Our club may not be exactly like this, but it gives you an idea.

Flow – Depression and Anxiety Peer Support Group

Activity Depression and Anxiety Peer Support Group
Details We meet every Wednesday 10-11am in the room behind the
Methodist Church Hall. Come and join us for tea and a chat.
There’s no need to book, just turn up.
Contact Sarah Heiermann
Web facebook.com/flow.north.somerset
Email flow.nsomerset@gmail.com

Congresbury Electrical

Congresbury Electrical is a small family-run business operating in Congresbury and the surrounding villages.

We offer a broad range of domestic electrical services ranging from simple lighting upgrades to full rewires and consumer unit changes. All our work is fully guaranteed and complies with all electrical and building control regulation. We pride ourselves on a swift, competitive, and quality service.

We also offer all Congresbury residents with a connection to the Scout, Beaver, Cub, and Girl-Guides a 10% discount on all labour charges.

Please contact Charles on 07976359210 or email at charles@congresburyelectrical.co.uk. Further details can be found on our website at congresburyelectrical.co.uk

Local community help available

Some of you may recognise my name – I have lived in Congresbury most of my life and my children attend St Andrews Primary School.

I am making contact with you to see if any of your organisations have any projects that would benefit from some volunteered help. My employers, Pelican Business Services, offer their employees time off to help with local community projects and I would love to be able to use this to give something back to the village and community. The number of volunteers, and who that would be, would be decided depending on what work is required.

Previous projects have included painting schools, weeding gardens, walking dogs or spending time with the elderly.

If you have anything in mind that you would like to use us for, then please let me know. Or if there’s nothing planned at the moment, please keep us in mind for any future projects and feel free to contact me. (jennie.king@bwbsl.co.uk or jennie.king580@gmail.com) 

If you have not heard of Pelican Business Services, please visit the website:

http://www.pelicanbusinessservices.co.uk/

(we used to be known as Bristol Wessex Billing Services and provide billing services on behalf of Bristol Water and Wessex Water)

Many thanks

Jennie

Jennie King

Business Support – Customer Services

Tel (Office) : 01225 524297

Bristol Wessex Billing Services Ltd, 1 Clevedon Walk, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 1WA

 

 

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Beware doorstep sellers

Police are warning of an increase in door to door callers, often trying to sell cleaning and kitchen equipment. “We are taking this opportunity to remind you all that you should not have dealings with callers at the door. Likewise don’t respond to letters or Emails from unknown sources or have dealings with cold callers on the phone,” say Avon and Somerset Police.

“If you are looking for someone to provide goods or services then please make local enquiries with companies that you know and trust. Your local Trading Standards office can often help with details of reputable tradesmen.

“Please remember it’s your door step, it’s your decision. All suspicious callers should be reported to the police using either the 101 or 999 numbers.”

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Self Storage Facility

UK Storage Company

Our self storage facility at Red Lodge Business Park, Weston, offers a secure home for your possessions, either in our modern warehouse or in one of our easy to access drive up to units. Being situated right on the M5 junction puts us in an ideal position for both the local residents of Weston Super Mare as well as those from the smaller towns and villages, such as those needing storage in Congresbury.   
Click here for web site

Need Someone To Sort Out Your Garage?

  • Do you have garage envy when you see your neighbours “who can always find what they need when they need it”?
  • Too many pots of old paint and can’t find a screwdriver?
  • Have you been putting off sorting it all out?
  • Do you keep saying to yourself that you will take this lot to the charity shop / tip one day………

You need my help. Let me do it all for you. Tidy it so you can find that screwdriver! Remove all the unwanted stuff either to a charity or the tip.
Call Shane on 01934 833714 / 0773 9897886 for a chat and free quote.
As a guide prices for complete jobs range from £75 – £300.

C J Hole

CJ_Hole logoCJ Hole have been selling & letting homes in and around Congresbury & Yatton for many years.
Our main areas of business are residential sales, lettings and property management along with land and new homes. We are also able to refer financial services and conveyancing. Our Congresbury office offers a wide range of homes and houses for sale in Wrington, Congresbury, Langford, Redhill, Yatton, Burrington and Blagdon, Weston-Super-Mare, Worle and all surrounding villages.
We look forward to helping you move.

Glen Yeo House, Station Road, Congresbury, BS49 5DY
Tel: 01934 830 333
Email: congresbury@cjhole.co.uk
Web site: http://congresbury.cjhole.co.uk

Unique Ceramics For Gardens And Interiors – Karen Edwards

150319 Karen Edwards Newsletter

‘Spring’, a new sculpture design for 2015

Spring is on the way, a time when thoughts start to turn towards enjoying and enhancing our gardens.  I’ve been busy throughout the winter, designing and making sculptures and planters ready for the new season.

My first two shows of 2015 are not far away now – I’m taking part again in the Easter Sculpture Exhibition at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden (3rd – 6th April).  As well as the outdoor sculptures in various media there will be a botanical art exhibition, demonstrations and garden tours.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events

 
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Langford Marquees

Langford Marquees LogoWe are a new (est. 2015) marquee company based in Langford and can provide clearspan marquees, furniture, heating, flooring and lighting for anything from a garden party to a wedding. Although the company is new I have nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. This year we are offering unbeatable prices as we try to build a loyal and satisfied local customer base. We can be found on Facebook or at www.langfordmarquees.co.uk.

Langford Marquees

Cambridge Weight Plan

LOCAL INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT SUE O’BRIEN

cambridgeIf you would like help with slimming then please get in touch. Losing weight can be a daunting prospect but with Cambridge Weight Plan and my One-to-One support for the duration of your weight loss journey you can achieve the results you want. No charge for Consultations. Home & Mobile Service. Flexible Appointments.
Mobile: 07749 302 652. Email: obriensusan11@gmail.com
Web Site: www.cambridgeweightplan.com/SusanO.

B Bunny Magic

bbunny‘One of the South West’s premier children’s entertainers. For over 25 years we have been entertaining audiences all over the world with our unique presentation of comedy & magic for all ages. We are fully insured & CRB Checked. Member of ‘Equity’ and the prestigious ‘Magic Circle’. Click here for web site. Phone 01934 835275

Congresbury Carers

Transport for the elderly and those unable to use public transport.
Contact Margaret Leimdorfer  Phone: 01934 834663