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Next CAMEO talk

The next CAMEO talk is by Marion Johnson – journalist and so much  more. From her first job until after retirement, the Clevedon Mercury expanded Marion Johnson’s life, as she will reveal on Wednesday, May 10 at 7.30 p.m. in Congresbury Methodist Hall. Entry £2 to include tea/coffee & biscuits. Everyone is welcome.

CAMEO (Come and meet each other) meets the second Wednesday of the month in Congresbury.

Congresbury Annual Parish meeting

There will be an Annual Parish meeting on Thursday 20th April in the Jubilee Hall, Old School Rooms, Congresbury at 7:00pm. To view the agenda, go to the parish council website by clicking here

Outdoor bowls season gets underway

The lawn green bowls season starts in mid-April and Congresbury Bowling Club is looking forward to welcoming new members. The club, in Mill Leg, has an open night every Monday starting on April 17th from 6pm when newcomers are encouraged to come along and have a go. Coaching and equipment are provided and all you need is a pair of flat-soled shoes.

The outdoor season comes on the back of a successful indoor one; men’s vice captain Ant Page was crowned Disability Bowls England’s Champion of Champions and has just been selected as part of the national training squad. Meanwhile, the club’s youngsters were part of the Somerset team that reached the final of the national Under 18 championship finishing as runners-up.

The club has a dedicated junior set-up for those aged from eight upwards which meets every Sunday morning at 10am at the club. Why not turn up and have a go?

More information on the club’s website

Playing field trustees need a volunteer treasurer

The trustees of the King George V playing fields in Congresbury, home to the cricket, tennis and football clubs, are looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Honorary Treasurer.

The KGV Fields were established in 1935 under a trust with the core purpose of the provision of sport and recreation for those who live in the Parish of Congresbury. The fields were transferred to Fields in Trust and are administered by the Trustees of the KGV Fields, Congresbury which is a registered charity. 

Under the terms of the trust the trustees consist of nominees from each of Congresbury cricket, football and tennis clubs, Congresbury parish council, St Andrews School and the British Legion. Additional trustees may be co-opted 

The trustees delegate the day-to-day management of the playing fields to Congresbury Recreation Club.

The role of the treasurer is to manage the trustees’ bank account, report on the financial position to the quarterly trustee meeting and prepare simple annual accounts for approval by the trustees. There are only on average three or four transactions a month with trustees net assets of some £5,000. Activity will increase going forward as the trustees will be the developer of the replacement sports and recreation building for which planning permission has recently been granted.

The role of Honorary Treasurer is not onerous and even with the increased activity involved in the development of a new building should not involve more than a few hours a month. Some financial knowledge/experience is desirable. The trustees use QuickBooks, a simple online accounting package. Training in the operation of this would be provided if required.

The KGV Fields are central to village life in Congresbury and are a fantastic community asset providing sport and recreational facilities to people of all ages. The cricket, football and tennis clubs are all thriving and the prospect of a new, modern building with facilities for all represents an exciting future.  Please consider whether you would like to be involved.

If you are interested please contact

Les Owen, Chair of the KGV Trustees

07902 874142

Events at Congar’s Cafe

Congar’s Cafe in Broad Street is holding a gin tasting this coming Friday 10th March, 7.30pm. Please book through Clevedon Distillery.

Mango Hub is having a curry night on Friday 17th March, 7pm.  Book through the cafe.

There are many other events coming up including a chance for women under 55, with chronic health conditions and hidden disabilities, to get together for a cup of coffee and a natter, on Monday 27th March at 11am.

The cafe is also holding a poet writers’ evening on Friday 31st March and  on Friday 28th April Eyres Jewellery will be having a pop up event in the evening.

For more information and to book a space for some of the events, then, please contact Congar’s Cafe.

Book your place for Friday’s gin tasting by contacting Clevedon Distillery
Curry night can be booked at the cafe

Charity quiz

Plough Inn Quiz, Sunday March 5th at 8pm, in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. £1 to enter, teams of any size, everyone welcome. Raffle. 

Millennium Green flood defences

The Environment Agency is holding a public information event on February 15th (3pm-8pm) in The Old School Rooms in Station Road to discuss flood defence improvements to Gooseum Rhyne reservoir on the Millennium Green.

The flood defence is formed by the raised riverbanks of the Congresbury Yeo and embankments along the northern and eastern edges. Currently, when water levels in the Yeo rise enough to spill into the fields, the reservoir will begin to fill up. When water levels in the river drop, water will gradually flow back into the river through the culvert near the basketball court. The embankment around the edge of Millennium Green protects properties on the northern side of the Yeo from flooding.