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Ladies – Want to play skittles?

Join a ladies team playing home matches at Congresbury Memorial Hall.

Matches mainly Thursday and Wednesday evenings 7.30 start.

New season starts September.

Cheap friendly night out, no previous experience needed. Ladies only.

WhatsApp Mary on 07934 380999 for more details.

Library extends opening hours

The Summer Reading Challenge start on July 9 and runs for nine weeks. It is free to all children above the age of four and are members of the library. Don’t worry if you have lost your card or are not a member it is very easy to join the library.

During this period the library is extending their opening hours by OPENING EVERY SATURDAY morning between 10:00 and 12:00.

We look forward to seeing you, and remember your library is FREE to use.

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New pre-school opens

Is your child ready for preschool? Are you looking for something different to inspire your child?
Pod Micro School, based in Congresbury, is now offering Preschool for 2 ½ – 5 year olds, including funded hours for 3 and 4 year olds.
What makes Pod Micro School different? We offer a childminder led preschool provision, this means we have small groups of up to six children so that we can build really strong relationships with the children in our care.
We are run by a qualified teacher and former headteacher, so our provision is educationally strong and ready to challenge growing minds, we are experienced in supporting SEND needs too.
We learn from our home base in Weetwood Road, our provision is all about learning outdoors – come rain or shine!
We go on adventures! Each session will involve a walk or a visit to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to explore and experience something new.
If you are interested in finding out more about our unique provision based then visit: www.podmicroschool.org
Open Morning! Friday July 8th, 9.30am – 11.30am – Come and meet us and see what we can do for your child! Limited Spaces – Please email info@podmicroschool.org to book your place.

Congars Cafe catering deals

Congars Cafe offers a catering package for people wanting food for their personal event such as christenings, funerals, birthday parties.  We would also like to offer catering to local firms for their training/corporate days or just want an office lunch.

Prices start from £8.  Please contact Congars Cafe to discuss your personal requirements.

We are also offering cream teas by bookings in the cafe, so again please make contact to book your cream tea.  We can cater for small groups of people for the cream teas either whilst the cafe is open or your own private function.

Please email congarscafe20@gmail.com or 07715876827 for further information.

Planning Application Silvercraig High Street Congresbury BS49 5JA

DateWed 18 May 2022
Application TypeFull Planning Permission
DevelopmentListed building consent for the demolition of the existing front porch and erection of a new canopy over the front door, replace 8no. windows to the rear and repair of existing windows to the front. Repair render and redecorate outside of house; rebuilding of the side porch on the South East elevation with new glazed roof and new single glazed timber windows and new half glazed painted panel door.

Link to full details

Cricket club launches crowd-funding appeal

Congresbury CC is a thriving cricket club at the heart of the village and is a big part of the community.  With the expansion of junior, women’s, girls and senior men’s cricket the training facilities are of vital importance to the club. 

The club’s practice facilities/ nets are no longer fit for purpose, with one of the two original nets completely unusable. The current nets have been in place for well over a decade and they are dangerous to use and will be replaced with two brand new, state of the art bays. The club has worked hard over the last couple of years to secure various grants, including one from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

However, the club will need to raise £10,000 to reach its target. The impact of a new net facility will be felt throughout the club and hopefully within the community. It will provide a safe environment for the junior teams to train and will give individuals the opportunities to improve their cricket. The nets are also vital for senior and women’s cricket as they will provide somewhere for players to practice while other matches are going on. There will also be opportunities for members of the public to book and make use of the modern facilities. 

To help the club reach its target, please follow this link.

Charity pub quiz for Ukraine

The regular Sunday quiz at The Plough will be in aid of Ukraine on June 5th with money donated through DEC – the Disasters Emergency Committee. The quiz starts at 8pm and costs £1 per person, teams of any size and everyone welcome.

Open day at bowls club

Congresbury Bowling Club is one of more than 800 across England to have signed up to Bowls England’s Big Weekend which is designed to encourage newcomers to the sport.

The club in Mill Leg will be open from 10.30-12.30 this Sunday (May 29th) and promises a warm welcome to those who want to have a go. Equipment is provided and you are asked to wear flat soled shoes (trainers are ideal) to protect the green. Light refreshments will be available and the members’ bar will be open from midday.

You can find out more from the Bowls England website by clicking on this link

Police – Be alert for courier scams

Police are advising that in 2021 alone, 3,625 people across the country were victims of courier fraud with loses totalling more than £15.2 million.

An analysis of data from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has highlighted four modus operandi (MOs) that are now more commonly being used by fraudsters:

– Bank card expiry: Fraudsters claim to be from the victim’s bank and say their card is no longer valid. The scammers ask for the pin number and then send a “courier” to collect the card before using it for fraudulent purposes

– Purchasing high end items: The suspects pretend to be police officers and ask the victim to help with an undercover operation by purchasing expensive items like watches, jewellery and gold. Once the item is bought, the victim will hand over the item to the criminals

– Counterfeit cash/ bank investigation: A person claiming to be the police or bank official informs the victim that they need to help with a banking corruption investigation. The victim is told to withdraw a large amount of money and the cash is picked up later by a “courier” to “check for fingerprints or to identify counterfeit bank notes.”

– Computer takeover: The fraudsters telephones the victim, purporting to be from their internet service provider, saying that they have had an issue with their internet connectivity and the victim is due compensation. The victim is persuaded to download a remote access application, giving the suspects access to their home computers. The fraudster persuades the victims into thinking they have been paid too much compensation and the victim then withdraws cash to pay the money back, which is later collected by a “courier”.

If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud online at police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Clevedon Literary Festival – 9th to 12th June

The More Than Words Clevedon Literary Festival returns for 2022!

Hosted over four days, this year’s Festival will bring music, art, spoken word, film and photography to the forefront of Clevedon’s cultural community.

Tickets Now On Sale! 

MORE THAN WORDS is Clevedon’s Literary Festival of poetry, prose, performance, art, music and fun. We will engage the local and wider literary communities in opportunities to share and celebrate the written and spoken word and related art forms for mutual benefit. This will be achieved through high quality readings, open mics, public art, multidisciplinary events showcasing local talent, published authors, nationally recognised poets and performing artists, and fostering creative development for adults, young people and children. For more details https://www.clevedonliteraryfestival.uk/programme-2022/

Planning Application 3 Hill Park Congresbury BS49 5BT

DateFri 06 May 2022
Application TypeFull Planning Permission
DevelopmentPrior approval request for the erection of a single storey rear extension with a flat roof that would 1) extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by 4.0 metres; 2) have a maximum height of 4.0 metres and 3) have eaves that are 3.5 metres high

Link to full details