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A370 closures next week

The A370 is being closed to traffic near Brockley Stores from 9.30am to mid afternoon from 23rd to 25thJanuary to allow felling of diseased ash trees.

The diversion goes up the Brockley Coombe road, onto the A38 to Langford/Churchill then on the B3133 to Congresbury Cross junction. This is expected to add 25 minutes to journeys. 

The X1 is due to take the same diversion route, with all bus stops on the A370 out of use between Congresbury Bridge and Winterstoke Road in Bristol. People in Backwell have the option of the X7.  

More detailed information on the Firstbus website and on OneNetwork for a map of the diversion.

Soups & Puds

The next Soups & Puds lunch is on Thursday 26th January at the Methodist Hall, 2 High St, Congresbury. The £5 lunch is in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. Homemade soup, bread roll, homemade pudding and tea or coffee. Raffle, cakes and preserves for sale.


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Singing workshop

Congresbury Singers- Come & Sing Workshop, Choruses from Handel’s Messiah for Community Choirs on Sat Jan 14th 2023, Memorial Hall, Congresbury from 10.30 – 4.30 – £20 inc music & refreshments.

Entry / info 07729159139 or

Broad Street festivities

Re:Store Congresbury, Congar’s Cafe, Ziggy’s Deli & Weston Hospicecare Charity Shop present … LATE NIGHT SHOPPING!!!

On Thursday 15th December until 7pm we’ll all be opening late so you can shop gifts, treat yourself and join in singing a few carols with the incredible Congresbury Singers

From hamper making and mulled wine with Ziggy’s Deli, to scrummy special edition hot chocolates and yummy sausage rolls from Congars Cafe and finding the perfect stocking fillers with pop-up shops. Plus… Fill your resuable crackers with our mini-gift station and bring the kids along for free children’s crafts 🎄 

Wow there’s a lot going on but it should be a lovely festive evening for eating, drinking, gifting and more 🌟 

Singing workshop

Congresbury Singers – Come & Sing Workshop, Choruses from Handel’s Messiah for Community Choirs on Sat Jan 14th 2023, Memorial Hall, Congresbury from 10.30-4.30 – £20 inc music & refreshments 

Entry/info 07729159139 or

Learn how to code

Code Club runs on Mondays in term time and is open to all young people. The club has several really good retired programmers who help members with Scratch, Python and Arduino, using computers and Raspberry Pi. At the moment, the club has capacity to take a few extra would=be coders.   Interested people could drop in any Monday, between 3.30 and 6pm,  to the youth club by the ball court in Congresbury and find out more, or contact Alex Ballard at or 07894338995. Alex would also be interested in talking to adult volunteers who could help with these sessions.

Congresbury History Group

Wednesday 21st September 7.30pm in the Methodist Hall. Steve Osman: The Swiss Air Crash of April 1973.  It is now nearly 50 years since this terrible tragedy, which affected many Congresbury families, occurred. Steve Osman will tell us the story behind this disaster.

Book of Condolence

The Book of Condolence for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is in the St Congar’s room at the back of the Old School Rooms . Entry is opposite the Parish Office, not through the main hall. The room will be open 9-5 this week for residents who wish to sign and spend a moment in quiet reflection. The Book will be closed at 5pm on Tuesday 19th September, the day after Her Majesty’s funeral.

Songs for Long Nights

Congresbury Singers performing “Songs for Long Nights – Tales & Tunes for coming of Winter”.

Saturday, 19th November, Memorial Hall, Congresbury. Tickets £10, inc refreshments @ PO, Re-Store, on door.