Cardio Tennis is a fun, group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high-energy workout. Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases. If you want to find a healthy, new way to get in shape and to burn calories, you ought to try Cardio Tennis. It starts at Congresbury Tennis Club on Mondays at 9.15-10.15 from March 9. For more information go to http://congresburyltc.net/cardio-tennis/ or ring the coach Stuart Bannerman on 07593 456869 or email cardio@congresburyLTC.net
If you can spare time once a month St Andrews Church would like help in collating & folding the ‘Viewpoint’ magazine. If you would like to help next week then please come to the Church office on Monday 10th after 1pm or Weds 12th & Friday 14th between 9am – 4pm.
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North Somerset highways will be carrying out work on High Street and Brinsea Road for up to five nights from February 10, closing both roads between 8pm and 6am. See attached notice for full details.FN_01
A quiz night in aid of Children’s Hospice South West will be held at the Old School Rooms, Congresbury on Saturday 7th March, 7.00 for a 7.30 start. Tickets £8, to include a Ploughman’s Supper + Bar + raffle. Teams of 4 to 6. To book a table call 01934 832592 or 01934 877050.
Create Together is kicking off 2020 with the first course starting 2nd Feb in Congresbury.
Create Together is working to make arts and crafts more accessible to more people across North Somerset to increase positive wellbeing and mental health.
If you are interested or know anyone that would benefit from coming along to a friendly and relaxed arts and craft group please get in touch with Helen on 07719 439920
P.S you don’t have to be an artist to come along, just a willingness to join in and fun.
Booking is essential.
Police officers in North Somerset are encouraging those who had new bikes for Christmas to get them security marked.
On Sunday 26 January between 9am-3pm officers from the Worle beat team will be at Sainsbury’s carrying out security marking of bike frames – in an effort to deter thieves.
The Plough Inn’s weekly quiz on Sunday 19th January will be in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. The fun starts at 8.30pm. £1 to enter. Raffle. All welcome. Other quizzes for the same charity will be held on May 24th and October 11th.
The Community Resilience team is asking residents of Congresbury to help keep clear gutters and kerbs outside and around their properties.
This will help the flow of rain water to drains in heavy storms and manage the risk of flooding. Unfortunately North Somerset Council cuts have meant that this is a job that is no longer a priority, but it is essential for Congresbury as we live on a flood plain.
Volunteers from Community Resilience North Somerset flood team (who are all residents of Congresbury) carry out quarterly checks on the gullies in all the roads in Congresbury. Our volunteers clear what they can and we report to North Somerset Council any blocked or damaged drains/gullies. If you would like to volunteer for the team or find out more please take a look https://communityresilience-ns.org.uk/join-us-now/ or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
With just 23 days to go until Christmas, we want to share with you some top tips to protect yourselves during this festive period so you can all enjoy the festivities & have a happy new year. We all know there are so many scams around at the moment and these appear to change on an almost daily basis, but please do not be alarmed. Common sense always prevails and as they always say “if it seems too good”.
The Golden Rules:
Never give out your bank details (Pin / Password) EVER.
Not sure don’t answer the door, it’s your home!
Be very wary of following links you are sent via email, go through your own trusted sites.
Don’t be bullied on the phone, HANG UP
Please do not advertise what’s in your home, only put waste out on collection day.
Leaving your home unattended? Put the lights on a timer or ask a friend to visit or park on your drive.
(And please check on your neighbours, if you see papers / post building up on the doorstep, just check)
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Two victims were contacted by callers purporting to be from Lloyds Bank and advised there was a problem with their bank debit card and they would be sending someone to collect the cards and that a replacement card would be delivered to their home. In both incidents the bogus caller was wearing a high visibility jacket. We are urging people to be vigilant and on their guard to such calls. Banks will never personally attend a home address to collect or deliver cards or important documents, and bank details and personal information – including PiN numbers – should never be disclosed.
Taxi services and courier companies in the county who have been made aware of the courier fraud offending and continue to pick up ‘packages’ from victims could face prosecution
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Avon and Somerset Police Commissioner Sue Mountstevens is inviting local groups to apply for grants to help make streets safer as part of this year’s Road Safety Week. You can find out more here Step Up for Safe Streets
In light of the increase of reported scams, there will be a session with a North Somerset Trading Standards, Advice Officer held at Congresbury Recreational Club on November the 26th at 7pm.
This session is open to anyone, not just Neighbourhood Watch, so please do tell your friends and neighbours.
Anyone interested in attending this event can email email@example.com to register their attendance.
Walking tennis is taking off all over the Bristol area (where it was founded) – and it’s about to hit Congresbury and North Somerset this spring!
This new format of the game is great as a ‘medium-level exercise’ for those not able to due sport due to injury or age for both non-tennis players and ex-tennis players alike. It is also great for beginners who can develop their tennis stroke and confidence before moving to the running form of the game.
Walking Tennis is played with lower compression (orange spot) balls, you have the option of a second bounce (which has to land in court too), and you cannot run. It can be played as singles or doubles, although we’ve seen it played nicely with 3 at each end too!
The social element is important too with coffee after; at some clubs the players rotate bringing a cake to have with the coffee – we hope that will happen here too!
If you might be interested in joining the course in April 2020 please email WalkingTennis@congresburyltc.net to be added to the mailing list to receive more details nearer the time. You can also check out the rules of Walking Tennis at https://www.walkingtennis.org/rules.html
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Congresbury Youth Partnership have relaunched their 100 Club and welcome new and returning members. £12 buys entry to 12 draws during the year. 50% of all monies is given out in prizes. The remaining 50% supports the work we do with young people. To join please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or pop into the youth club after school any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 3.15 to 5pm. Hurry and join! First draw at the end of October.
There have been reports of “Nottingham Knockers” operating in the Congresbury & Churchill areas. These are cold callers who usually tell residents that they are ex-offenders trying to go straight, then try and sell poor quality and over-priced cleaning products. The police want to remind residents they are under no obligation to answer the door to anyone they don’t know or aren’t expecting. If you do talk to them, they are supposed to be able to provide a valid Pedlar’s Certificate and should leave your property when asked.
Police always recommend using a door chain and asking to see the identification of unexpected callers.
• if you are suspicious of a caller ring 999 straight away • keep your cash in the bank, not at home • keep windows and doors secured if you’re not in the room • set up a No Cold Calling Zone – contact your local Council Trading Standards Office
Remember, genuine callers: • expect you to check their identification before opening the door • would never try to rush you by claiming there’s an emergency • will happily make an appointment to come back when you can have a relative or friend with you