Last week, two wreath-making workshops were held in the village, raising a grand total of £310. Thanks to all who attended, those who made puddings and especially to Liz English who organised the lunch and made soup. The wreaths were stunning, well done everyone.
Have you spotted any festive decorations of note this year? Why not send us your pictures and we’ll publish them on our Facebook page. Here is one from the past, Barry’s wonderful scarecrow at the wier 2014. Do send us an up-to-date one.
Music, lights and laughter filled Broad Street for the annual Christmas Fair.
A new feature this year was the mini Ferris wheel, emblazoned with festive lights, which continually took pairs of children up and over the street to look down on the hectic activity.
The new Christmas street lights, organiseded by the Parish Council, and the superbly illuminated Christmas tree added to the jolly atmosphere.
The first exhibition by Congresbury’s quilting group proved to be a huge success with a constant flow of visitors to The Old School Rooms where the group meets every Tuesday afternoon.
Sales of their work, raffle tickets and tea and cakes raised more than £320 for Children’s Hospice Southwest.
Organiser Pat Baker, front left, and fellow quilters at their first exhibition in The Old School Rooms
This historic photo of Congresbury Scouts was taken in 1922. Can anyone identify the two scouts on the right of the back row? One of them may have had the surname HUNT. The others have been named.
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We are appealing to the public to be vigilant and to look out for vulnerable neighbours, relatives and friends after several incidents in Nailsea and Clevedon where elderly people have been conned.
Police have received information that there are counterfeit £10 notes in circulation. Bank of England produce information leaflets called `Take a Closer Look’ – link to their website is: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/educational.aspx
Additionally the police across the South West are having a crack down on people using mobile phones while driving and will be pro-active across the Southwest during this operation. See the press release at https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/newsroom/features/thinking-of-using-your-phone-while-driving-dontriskit/
Some gardeners may have gone to the Congresbury Horticultural Society’s November talk totally disinterested in Bonsai, but many changed their minds after a fascinating talk by John Trott, Gold winner at Chelsea.
He assured them that a bonsai plant may be created from any tree or shrub, and is not a horticultural item, but an artistic one.
The method is to continually prune the plant, shaping it into the design you want, and the easiest one to start as a beginner is a cotoneaster.Bonsai prefer to be kept outdoors, because that is the nature of the tree or shrub, but may be brought indoors for a short period.
There may be a lot more entries in the bonsai class in local flower shows in future.
Orchids in the Home is the subject for the next meeting on Thursday, January 5 at 7.30 p.m.Visitors are welcome at £2 per meeting.
The Big Breakfast held on Saturday raised a whopping £1,480 for Weston Hospicecare. Well done to everyone who worked so hard to make it a success, and to all those who gave their support and bought a big breakfast. Special thanks go to Julie Gosling and family, without whom it would not have been possible.
Remember to take all your unwanted clothes and items to the Hospice shop in Broad Street, and while you’re there, have a look round, there may be just the thing you were looking for.
Loyal as ever, although the Congresbury branch of the Royal British Legion is now closed, so the standard was not present, the usual crowd of villagers gathered at the War Memorial Hall on November 11 to remember Armistice Day. A contingent of pupils from St. Andrew’s Junior School was there and one of the pupils, 10-year-old Maddie Smith, who is a Girl Guide, carried the standard of the Congresbury Scouts. Traffic stopped at 11a.m. for a short service, conducted by the vicar of Congresbury, Rev. Matthew Thomson. Ben White sounded the Last Post and Reveille and 97-year-old Fred Bailey, in a wheelchair, gave the Act of Remembrance.
Our self storage facility at Red Lodge Business Park, Weston, offers a secure home for your possessions, either in our modern warehouse or in one of our easy to access drive up to units. Being situated right on the M5 junction puts us in an ideal position for both the local residents of Weston Super Mare as well as those from the smaller towns and villages, such as those needing storage in Congresbury.
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Have you received letter from Mendip Vale Surgery inviting you to come for your flu vaccination?
Did you know that you could go to your local chemist in the village to get this vaccination? No queuing and it can be booked at a time that suits you.
Just phone the chemist on 01934 832062 or call into the shop to book an appointment.
- Do you have garage envy when you see your neighbours “who can always find what they need when they need it”?
- Too many pots of old paint and can’t find a screwdriver?
- Have you been putting off sorting it all out?
- Do you keep saying to yourself that you will take this lot to the charity shop / tip one day………
You need my help. Let me do it all for you. Tidy it so you can find that screwdriver! Remove all the unwanted stuff either to a charity or the tip.
Call Shane on 01934 833714 / 0773 9897886 for a chat and free quote.
As a guide prices for complete jobs range from £75 – £300.
Well established salon offering a range of services including barbering.
The Old Post Office, Station Road, Congresbury
Phone 01934 838834 – Vicki
Bespoke Wedding Flowers, Bouquets, and Flowers for any Occasion.
Helicopter company offering private charters and pleasure flights
Wrington Road, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5AP
Tel: 01934 877000
Horse Riding Lessons, Livery Yard and Competition Centre
Wrington Road, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5AP
Tel: 01934 833248
CJ Hole have been selling & letting homes in and around Congresbury & Yatton for many years.
Our main areas of business are residential sales, lettings and property management along with land and new homes. We are also able to refer financial services and conveyancing. Our Congresbury office offers a wide range of homes and houses for sale in Wrington, Congresbury, Langford, Redhill, Yatton, Burrington and Blagdon, Weston-Super-Mare, Worle and all surrounding villages.
We look forward to helping you move.
Glen Yeo House, Station Road, Congresbury, BS49 5DY
Tel: 01934 830 333
Web site: http://congresbury.cjhole.co.uk
‘Spring’, a new sculpture design for 2015
Spring is on the way, a time when thoughts start to turn towards enjoying and enhancing our gardens. I’ve been busy throughout the winter, designing and making sculptures and planters ready for the new season.
My first two shows of 2015 are not far away now – I’m taking part again in the Easter Sculpture Exhibition at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden (3rd – 6th April). As well as the outdoor sculptures in various media there will be a botanical art exhibition, demonstrations and garden tours.
We are a new (est. 2015) marquee company based in Langford and can provide clearspan marquees, furniture, heating, flooring and lighting for anything from a garden party to a wedding. Although the company is new I have nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. This year we are offering unbeatable prices as we try to build a loyal and satisfied local customer base. We can be found on Facebook or at www.langfordmarquees.co.uk.
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Transport for the elderly and those unable to use public transport.
Contact Margaret Leimdorfer Phone: 01934 834663
‘One of the South West’s premier children’s entertainers. For over 25 years we have been entertaining audiences all over the world with our unique presentation of comedy & magic for all ages. We are fully insured & CRB Checked. Member of ‘Equity’ and the prestigious ‘Magic Circle’. Click here for web site. Phone 01934 835275
Established in 1986 Church House Designs promotes quality British contemporary crafts with particular emphasis on ceramics,glassware and jewellery. The gallery is selected for quality by the Crafts Council of Great Britain.
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This charity seeks to help people in Africa be self reliant by setting up their own artisan businesses. Donated tools are refurbished at the workshop in Weston-s-Mare; this equipment is made up into various kits, sent to Africa where business training and development of skills is provided. Website: www.tfsr.org/uk. For more information and local contact click here.
Supply and Installation of all types of flooring including carpet, vinyl, wood, laminate and luxury vinyl tiles. www.cahillcarpetandflooring.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 01278 782392 or 07525 645170
Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in North Somerset
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