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Congars Cafe is hoping to put on more events in the New Year and so as well as the monthly fused glass workshops, we are looking for other craft workshops or groups that would like to make use of the cafe space to put on their workshop or have a regular group meeting.  People can either hire the cafe out of hours or in cafe opening times and catering can be provided by us.

If you are interested then please make contact us on 07715876827 to discuss your needs further. 

A370, West Town Road, Backwell – ADVANCED CLOSURE NOTICE X1. Diversion Information from First Bus Website

The A370, West Town Road in Backwell between Station Road and Brockley Combe Road will be closed  to service X1 between 08:00 and 17:00 from Monday 23rd through to Friday 27th October (five days) to facilitate carriageway works.

Service X1 heading towards Weston-super-Mare will be diverted via Colliters Way, A38, Langford to Congresbury traffic lights.

Due to the length of the diversion route and the amount of traffic that will be seeking alternative routes please allow extra time to make your journey.

Please also note there will be overnight closures 20:00 – 06:00 the following week 30th October to 4th November and the same diversion routes and bus stop closures will apply and the web page will be updated to reflect this nearer the time. Please monitor this page for any updates that may be necessary. 

Regretfully the bus stops between and including Jubilee Inn in Long Ashton and Congresbury Bridge will not be served and passengers are advised to board or alight at either Winterstoke Road bus stop in Ashton or the Strawberry Line bus stop in Congresbury. 

Service X1 heading towards Bristol will operate the reverse of the above.

Regretfully the bus stops between and including Tesco in Congresbury and Jubilee Inn in Long Ashton will not be served and passengers are advised to board or alight at either Station Road bus stop in Congresbury or the Blackmoors Lane bus stop in Ashton.

Alternatively, passengers wishing to travel between Backwell and Bristol can board the X8 service.

Scheme for 90 Houses Behind Park Road & Mulberry Road

Congresbury’s residents are being urged to attend next Wednesday’s meeting of North Somerset Council’s planning committee to demonstrate their opposition to a new housing scheme.

The scheme, for up to 90 houses on a field behind Park and Mulberry Roads, has been hanging over residents for more than 18 months while land agents M7 tried to answer more than 1,000 objections to the plan.

Because the officer has recommended approval, Congresbury’s district councillor Dan Thomas has referred the matter to the council’s planning committee.

Said CRAG’s Mary Short: “This would be a high density, urban development on an ecologically, historically and socially important site which is totally inappropriate.

“Also, M7 seems to be trying to influence the decision by promising to build a new surgery. Their previous attempt at this was not supported by either the NHS or Mendip Vale Medical Practice, so it is a pointless offer.”

The Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for 2.30pm next Wednesday at Weston town hall, entrance through the old building.

Congresbury Singers Concert

Congresbury singers “Touch of Nostalgia” concert with guest appearance from classical guitarist John Sydenham.

Saturday 18th November 2023. 7.30 at The War Memorial Hall Congresbury

Tickets £10 to include Wine & buffet. Available from PO. Re-Store or on the door.