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Rec Club redevelopment meeting

A reminder that there is a meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at 6pm at the Recreation Club when the Trustees will explain plans to rebuild the clubhouse and answer questions. All welcome.

Your local Brownie and Guide Groups are looking for Volunteers – could you help?

Could you Help?Are you passionate about volunteering with young people and helping girls to reach their potential? Do you want to learn new skills, make friends and give something back to your local community? Would you like to be part of with the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women?Congresbury Guides and Brownies needs you! We are looking for volunteer youth leaders to help run meetings, events and activities for girls aged 7-10 in Brownies and girls aged 10-14 in Guides.By sharing your skills, you’ll support girls and young women to try new things, make a difference to the world, speak out about the issues that matter to them and have fun!Brownies and Guides are both part of Girlguiding, the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women. Guiding happens thanks to our amazing volunteers – men and women like you who give their time to ensure that we are active all over the UK.You’ll volunteer alongside a friendly and committed team to:

  • support volunteers and girls to plan activities
  • help run meetings with girls on a flexible basis
  • support a range of activities, games and events.

Who are we looking for?Our volunteers are energetic, enthusiastic and willing to try new activities. The position would suit someone who has, or would like to gain, experience of volunteering with young people and helping to plan and deliver a range of activities and events. Whether you can give a few hours a week, or would like to help occasionally on an ad-hoc basis, the role is flexible and can be arranged to fit around you.Useful skills and experience for the role would be:

  • an ability to work well with people of all ages
  • good verbal communication skills.

Our Leaders and Assistant Leaders must be female and aged over 18. No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilitiesHow will the volunteer benefit from this role?You will:

  • gain experience of volunteering with girls and young women
  • be supported to help plan and deliver a range of activities and events
  • have the chance to take part in free training on topics such as first aid, climbing, peer education and leadership
  • be able to take part in fun and exciting activities – you could find yourself learning to abseil or even travelling with other volunteers overseas
  • make a real difference to the lives of girls and young women in Blagdon

We offer every volunteer support in their role and the opportunity to learn new skills through access to free specialised training and resources. We cover any expenses incurred in your role, and you’ll also be able to access our great members’ scheme, which offers discounts on high street brands.

Please contact Hatty Alvis on 07796958413

Public meeting on Rec Club rebuild plans

The Trustees of the King George V Playing Fields in Congresbury have announced that there will be a public meeting to discuss their plans to rebuild the Recreation Club and answer questions. The meeting will be held on Thursday August 4th at 6pm in the club.

The Trustees have also published a leaflet giving more details of the project. The leaflet, below, will be distributed to villagers over the coming days.


Newspaper deliveries: help needed

Kevin and Janice Cumming, who have been organising newspaper deliveries in the village for more than nine years, are in desperate need of paper boys and girls to do the early morning rounds. They have weekdays and weekend rounds available with immediate start. Contact details are: tel 01934 833041.  Mob 07784463676. Email

Ladies – Want to play skittles?

Join a ladies team playing home matches at Congresbury Memorial Hall.

Matches mainly Thursday and Wednesday evenings 7.30 start.

New season starts September.

Cheap friendly night out, no previous experience needed. Ladies only.

WhatsApp Mary on 07934 380999 for more details.

Congresbury Singers

Congresbury Singers new term starts on Tuesday September 6th at 7.45pm at the Memorial Hall, Congresbury.

Al arel welcome, particularly Tenor/Bass – no audition required.

please call 07833456524 for more info.

Ladies – Want to play skittles?

Join a ladies team playing home matches at Congresbury Memorial Hall.

Matches mainly Thursday and Wednesday evenings 7.30 start.

New season starts September.

Cheap friendly night out, no previous experience needed. Ladies only.

WhatsApp Mary on 07934 380999 for more details.

Library extends opening hours

The Summer Reading Challenge start on July 9 and runs for nine weeks. It is free to all children above the age of four and are members of the library. Don’t worry if you have lost your card or are not a member it is very easy to join the library.

During this period the library is extending their opening hours by OPENING EVERY SATURDAY morning between 10:00 and 12:00.

We look forward to seeing you, and remember your library is FREE to use.


New pre-school opens

Is your child ready for preschool? Are you looking for something different to inspire your child?
Pod Micro School, based in Congresbury, is now offering Preschool for 2 ½ – 5 year olds, including funded hours for 3 and 4 year olds.
What makes Pod Micro School different? We offer a childminder led preschool provision, this means we have small groups of up to six children so that we can build really strong relationships with the children in our care.
We are run by a qualified teacher and former headteacher, so our provision is educationally strong and ready to challenge growing minds, we are experienced in supporting SEND needs too.
We learn from our home base in Weetwood Road, our provision is all about learning outdoors – come rain or shine!
We go on adventures! Each session will involve a walk or a visit to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to explore and experience something new.
If you are interested in finding out more about our unique provision based then visit:
Open Morning! Friday July 8th, 9.30am – 11.30am – Come and meet us and see what we can do for your child! Limited Spaces – Please email to book your place.

Congars Cafe catering deals

Congars Cafe offers a catering package for people wanting food for their personal event such as christenings, funerals, birthday parties.  We would also like to offer catering to local firms for their training/corporate days or just want an office lunch.

Prices start from £8.  Please contact Congars Cafe to discuss your personal requirements.

We are also offering cream teas by bookings in the cafe, so again please make contact to book your cream tea.  We can cater for small groups of people for the cream teas either whilst the cafe is open or your own private function.

Please email or 07715876827 for further information.

Bluey day trips

Weds 20th July 2022 to Gloucester Docks

Weds 17th August 2022 to Frome Market       

Pick up points: The Precinct 9.30am and Riverside Car Park, Millennium Green, Congresbury 9.40am 

There will be a charge of £8 per person for Gloucester Docks trip and £6 per person for Frome Market Trip (payable on the bus) Max 15

To book a seat or for information please ring 01934 257247 or email: (leave a message if no reply, we will get back to you)

                 Congresbury Community Transport – Here for you

Charity pub quiz for Ukraine

The regular Sunday quiz at The Plough will be in aid of Ukraine on June 5th with money donated through DEC – the Disasters Emergency Committee. The quiz starts at 8pm and costs £1 per person, teams of any size and everyone welcome.