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Introduction Welcome to our third issue of Everything Portishead. Once again it has been a very busy month and a big thank you to all who contributed to this issue. It was great to meet people at the council open day and we look forward to developing our magazine with as many people and organisations in the community as possible. We would like to welcome Wendy Watkins to our team who is well known for her tireless work on the Carnival. Wendy is contributing editorial to the magazine as she is very passionate about Portishead and the community spirit. We also have the pleasure of working with Sue Anderson who will continue to write the Gardeners Corner and we would like to thank her for the support and effort she has shown with the articles written. Remember, at Everything Portishead we want your input, so please email or telephone us with any ideas you have. We are particularly keen to hear from residents who have been in the town and seen it change over the years. We would like to build up a history of the town and any story or pictures you may be able to offer would be much appreciated. Please remember to mention Everything Portishead when responding to any advertisements or company listings. It is very important for our advertisers to be aware of any success our magazine brings them. With best wishes Mathew Rowbotham and John Cant Co-editors
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Around Town Shop Locally Where to Walk Charity of the Month Where to Eat & Drink Child’s Play Youth Survey About Portishead Health and Wellbeing People of Portishead Competitions Recipe of the Month Centre Page Pulllout What’s On Pets Corner Did You Know... Motoring Gardeners’ Delight Wedding Feature Money Matters Crafts Business Directory
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Around Town September was another action packed month in Portishead with numerous events and activities taking place. The beginning of the new academic year not only saw all the children go back to school but also lots of extracurricular activities start up in the town, from sports groups to drama classes. Mr Lewis, former deputy head of Chew Valley School says he is has no big plans to make changes at Gordano, but wants to ensure that learning is exciting, enjoyable and memorable for all pupils. Gordano School plays a major role in the Portishead community and we wish Mr Lewis all the very best in his new role.
The Portishead Town Council open day was a roaring success. Held at Somerset Hall it provided an opportunity for residents to meet and get to know their town councillors. In addition, more than 50 community groups held stalls allowing the public to discover more about some of the great activities available to them in Portishead. A charity and craft fair also at Somerset Hall saw representation from numerous charities including Arthritis Research, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Help for Heroes. The fair was well supported and organisers hope to arrange more of the same in the future. Many people in the town picked up tips on how to save money, save energy and help save the planet at the energy day, organised by Transition Portishead. The event on September 11 focused on how to reduce the carbon footprint of peopleâ€™s homes. September also saw the welcoming to Portishead, of Gordano School new head teacher Gary Lewis.
Shop Locally Freemans Portishead has a vast amount of independent retailers which gives the town variety and individuality. It is also one of the few remaining places in North Somerset where car parking is still free, something the residents and traders are proud of and fiercely want to protect. Even though there are several shopping ranks in different parts of the town, the High Street is still viewed as the town centre. In the centre of the High Street is Freemans, a long established television shop that has been trading for more than 40 years. The size of the shop is very deceiving. You enter the main showroom, from the double windowed shop front entrance and find yourself surrounded by a wide range of televisions. From this main showroom, the store stretches back, showing off yet more televisions along with an array of recorders, hifiâ€™s, radios and accessories.
Brands include Panasonic, Sony and Linsar. Then to the rear of the shop Freemans has its own workshop where a skilled team carries out on site repairs. With highly competitive prices and superb after sales service, Freemans offers the complete solution catering for the home entertainment needs of the Portishead community. Liam Sagar and Jason Bamfield lead the team of highly attentive
customer service staff, who not only know their products, but are dedicated to providing a high standard, personal service for their customers. People who still travel out of town in search of goods and services are advised to compare the prices of goods being sold closer to home, before jumping in their cars to join the traffic congestion.
There are some real gems like Freemans in Portishead High Street where they strive to keep prices competitive and offer customer service second to none. Sales manager Jason Bamfield confirmed:
“At Freemans there is always someone on hand to offer advice. Every single one of our customers is highly valued, whether they spend £1 or £1,000.” Portishead traders are keen to overcome misconceptions that local shopping is more expensive or offers less choice. Shops in the town sell a wide range of great products at competitive prices and work hard to create distinctive experiences for shoppers. The way to keep the variety of independent traders in Portishead High Street is to use them. Please support your local community and keep shopping locally! www.everythingportishead.co.uk
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Where to Walk The October walk allows you to take in some of the best views in Portishead. You may also want to take in some of the wildlife and history of the town. Parts of the walk are steep and muddy so please take care. Start at the Lake Grounds cafĂŠ and follow the path past the lake towards Battery Point. To the left of the outdoor swimming pool you need to follow the steps up the hill. Stop here and take in the views across the Severn Estuary, there are still plenty of benches on which to sit and enjoy the tranquility. Continue walking up the hill to the right hand side of the wood, here you will see a sign introducing the East Wood and Battery Point nature reserve. Read the sign to learn a little more about the history, wildlife and geology. Follow the path through the woods until you reach the steps on your right, proceed up the steps until you get to a road, cross the road with care and continue up the second set of steps. As the path meanders through the wood, take a note of the foliage and wildlife you can see and hear. Follow this path without deviation until you go downhill and reach another road (Pier Road). Turn left and walk towards the Royal Inn, at this point you may wish to stop for refreshment.
When you are ready, continue down Woodlands Road, again there is a viewpoint with information which is worth a read. On a sunny day you have a fantastic view of the Severn Bridge and Wales. Continue along the road with care as there is no path, you will reach the wood path on your right after passing all the houses. Enter the wood and follow the path until you can see the field on your right. Walk down the field towards Battery Point. Follow the steps back down towards the Lake. Take this opportunity to spend time walking around the Lake Grounds and feeding the ducks until you reach the starting point!
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Charity of the Month Each month we select a local charity, club or good cause to donate 5% of any profits the magazine makes, with a minimum of £100. Last month a toddler group received a cheque from Everything Portishead.
PORTISHEAD LIFEBOAT TRUST This month’s charity of the month is the Portishead and Bristol Lifeboat. This is a vital service provided by volunteers from our community and funded entirely by donations and bequests. Until 1992, a rescue service was provided by Portishead Yacht and Sailing Club. During their 25 years of service, they launched 228 times, assisting 404 people and saving 34 lives. When the service ended, locals felt so strongly that a sea rescue was needed in this area, they drew up a petition and appealed to the RNLI to set up a lifeboat station in Portishead. When the RNLI said this was not viable, the Portishead Lifeboat Trust was set up by a group of local people. The Trust was established in
1995 and within a year, Portishead Lifeboat was fully paid for and put on station. Within 48 hours, she was launched on her first service call. The boathouse and slip-way are located at Sugar Loaf, adjacent to the Yacht and Sailing Club. The Portishead Lifeboat Trust is a registered charity with a mission statement “To save and protect the lives of the general public, in particular by the provision of a Lifeboat in the Severn Estuary centred on Portishead.” ut abo visit: e r o oat uk ut m Lifeb o rg. o nd ead . fi t To rtish oa feb Po i l e d th
As an independent lifeboat, the trust is not eligible for lottery funding and does not receive funding from the RNLI, although it does provide invaluable assistance with operational and logistical matters. The Trust receives generous support, not only from the local community but also from people across the country. For that we should be thankful for, as it could not operate without the continual support. www.everythingportishead.co.uk
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Located on West Hill, the Royal Oak is one of those true local pubs. It has a spacious bar where on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings locals enjoy live music, karaoke or a disco. You can also play skittles and darts here. The adjacent lounge offers a quieter place to sit and have a drink and then further on again, there is a family or meeting room. The Oak boasts the best Sunday carvery in town and is also popular for its cut price, credit crunch lunches on Thursdays and Fridays.
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Home cooked meals, a fine selection of ales, wines and spirits and a fabulous view, that just about sums up the Royal Inn. This is where old meets new in the town. The Royal is situated close to the Port Marine development and the historic building couldnâ€™t be more different from the new, modern homes. The charming building, built in 1930 provides a large dining area, welcoming bar and first floor function room. In addition, the garden terrace provides an excellent spot from which to enjoy panoramic views of the Severn estuary. Visit www.theroyalinnportishead.co.uk to find out more.
The Royal Inn - Excellent choice of home cooked meals - A la carte evening restaurant service - Panoramic view of the Seven Estuary - Function / Meeting rooms for hire - Fine cask ales - Large beer garden - Families welcome - Pre-booking
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Tingill Musical Youth Productions Following the massive success of our production of Disney's Jungle Book in June, we are looking for new members for our Infant and Junior sections. If you like acting, singing and dancing and would like to perform on stage then Tingill is the place to be! Sessions are every Tuesday at High Down Junior School for all school aged children. For more information please contact Tina 07818 065015 or Emma 07815 293113 or see our website www.tingill.co.uk.
Party Bags Where did the idea of party bags come from? While many people love making up bags for their children’s birthday parties, others find them an expensive headache. For people who really don’t like the hassle, there’s Partysmartys. Partysmarty’s provides tailor made party bags to suit any age, theme or price range. Then, looking extremely attractive, the bags can be delivered to your door on the day of the party. It’s just so easy!
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Child’s Play Portishead has a vast range of parent and child groups which cater for babies through to primary school aged children. These range from toddler groups and soft play to music, dance and drama classes.
Music with Mummy and Jolly Babies. Former professional opera singer Eleanor Dunn-Sims, who lives in Portishead, has joined her two main loves together, music and young children. Having looked at a wide range of musical schemes available for pre-schoolers, Eleanor chose the award winning music education programme for babies and pre-school children, Music with Mummy and Jolly Babies. Classes are professionally prepared specifically for different age groups, teaching basic aspects of music, while having lots of fun. The different props and range of songs and instruments make classes a rich learning environment.
The old St Barnabas Primary School in West Hill now houses Portishead’s Children’s Centre which provides local services for families and holds information about other groups that operate in the town. Services at the centre include health visitor drop-in, parenting support and ante and post natal groups. It’s a great starting point for anyone wanting to find out more about facilities for young families. Other pre-school groups meet at various points throughout the town, two of which we have been looking at this month.
It is now generally accepted that early exposure to music, and especially singing, greatly enhances young children’s development. These small fun classes are an excellent way to introduce music to young children, and both health visitors and speech therapists have been very impressed with their positive effects. Eleanor has classes on Tuesday mornings at St Joseph’s Church Hall in West Hill and on Friday mornings at the Trinity Community Hall in Marjoram Way. New Wednesday classes will be starting soon. For more details call 847083.
Award winning music education for pre-school children is in PORTISHEAD! These small, fun classes are professionally prepared for young children with a mixture of action songs, percussion, games and lots of singing. Classes are a lively and happy place to be!
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Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and return it to: Everything Portishead 44c High Street, Portishead BS20 6EL Two Portishead teenagers are conducting a survey to find out exactly what the youth of Portishead would like to see provided for young people in the town. The results of this survey will be communicated to local town councillors who have already been asked to look at various sites that may be appropriate for possibly a youth shelter. You may prefer something else? A skate park is already being planned but what else do you think we need? (Please tick where appropriate and add comments. Please continue on a blank sheet of paper if you need to)
What is the top priority you would you like to see in Portishead? Youth Shelter
Other (Please state)………………………….............................. Where would you ideally like this to be? Lake Grounds
Central (High Street)
Slade Road Fields
Other (Please State)……………………………………..
Are you a member of Portishead Youth Club?
If not, why is this?................................................................................................................................................................. Do you think young people’s opinions are valued in Portishead? YES
Do you feel Portishead youth are liked and respected?
you like to see local councillors coming into Gordano to talk to young people?
YES/ NO (please circle answer)
If you have ticked NO to any of the above, can you try to explain why you feel this way? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… If you could change something about Portishead that would make your life better and more enjoyable, what would it be and why? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………... Thank you for completing this survey. Your contact details are important to validate the results but if you prefer, please just state your name and age. Please state if you would like the survey results emailed to you. Name………………………………………………………. Contact Tel …………………………….. Age…………………….. Home Address or Email……………………………………………………I would like to be sent the results: Yes/No
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
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Battery Point The image on the front cover, which was kindly donated by MDH Photography, shows Battery Point. This point is the most northerly tip of Portishead and overlooks the Bristol Channel. It is a great place to sit and watch the boats as they pass by, the ships come so close you almost feel you can touch them. Battery Point was so named after a succession of gun batteries. Defences have been positioned on Battery Point for many years dating back to Roman times. The most recent were anti aircraft guns to protect the docks in the second world war. The Luftwaffe used the Severn estuary to guide them to their target. The lighthouse, which is located at the point, was given approval to be built by the estates and general purposes committee in 1930. The tower was constructed very quickly and was listed by
a survey from March 1931, Chance Brothers of Smethwick were the builders. The lighthouse is now managed and maintained by the Bristol Port Company. A bell, which weighs two tonnes, used to hang in the lighthouse and was removed 12 years ago due to concerns about the strength of the structure. The bell which was once used to warn sailors of poor weather conditions is now being returned to the town thanks to the perseverance of two residents. Carol Thomas and Annette Hennessy tracked down the bell and after in depth negotiations have secured its homecoming. The Town Council has agreed to take ownership of the bell and the search is now on to find a suitable site from which to display it.
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Health and Wellbeing There has never been a time when we have been more informed about how to keep healthy and take care of ourselves. Gyms, exercise classes, weight control groups and sports organisations are everywhere you turn these days. So why are so many people overweight and unfit? Jayne Leaker, a personal trainer, qualified nutritionist and co-owner of The Fitness Hub in Portishead talked to us about health and wellbeing. “The pressures of work and family life can leave people feeling there is little time left to fit in any kind of exercise. Living life in the fast lane and trying to fit so much in to every single day can take its toll. Many of us blame being too busy for not shopping sensibly. Instead of buying and preparing fresh, wholesome and healthy foods, many people too readily grab tv dinners, fast foods and take-a-ways.” Taking that first step towards a more healthy lifestyle can be the most difficult, continues Jayne. First of all it’s worth thinking about what you gain from regular exercise, making even a partial improvement to your fitness can make a huge difference. Physical inactivity is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. To be blunt, if you don’t exercise, you dramatically increase your risk of dying from a heart attack. Being physically active can bolster good mental health and help you to manage stress, anxiety and even depression.
We all know that regular exercise can help you achieve and maintain an ideal weight. This can be important in managing many health conditions, as well as make you feel happier about your appearance Exercise helps strengthen bones and muscles and different exercises help with all sorts of health niggles, such as digestion, poor posture and sleeplessness. The Hub Fitness Centre in Kestrel Court offers fun fitness classes for all the family ranging from boxercise and pilates to body jam and even pole dancing.
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People of Portishead An interview with BBC weather girl Jemma Cooper Many of you will know Jemma from our TV screens as Points West’s weather presenter and also for her part as co-organiser of Portishead’s annual carnival. Either way, Jemma is a passionate and active member of her community.
How long have you lived in Portishead? Since I was 4 years old. Even though my parents are not originally from Portishead, I still consider myself a true Portishead girl. Where were you educated? In those days it was known as Slade Road School but it was Portishead Primary, which has now moved to new premises in Station Road. I then went to Gordano, moving on to Weston Technical College for A’levels before taking a degree at Northumbria University. I took a post graduate diploma in journalism whilst working at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. Do you have any family and/or pets? I live with my Mum and my Gran and our dog LuLu. My Grandma will be 101 years old in November, which is I believe, due to all the love and care my mum has given her over the years. I also have a brother called Farrel who lives in Portishead with his girlfriend Sam. What are your favourite places in Portishead? Because I have a dog, my two favourite places are the walk along the cliffs between Portishead and Clevedon and the nature reserve just off Sheepway. I also love the Lake Grounds and the open air pool. What are your favourite past times? As a weather presenter, I work shifts which can limit my recreational activities. I love walking LuLu, enjoy going to Bikram Yoga, keeping fit and going to music festivals. Some of my time is taken up making public appearances and of course there’s the carnival to organise. Is there anything you’d like to see improve in Portishead, if so what? I’d love to see the railway up and running, it would make a massive difference. I’d also like to see a venue where DJ’s and bands could play gigs to large audiences.
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Recipe of the Month Tuna Ciabatta
(serves 4 people as a healthy light lunch/dinner)
1 large ciabatta loaf or 2 small 2 cans of Tuna (185g) â€“ it doesnâ€™t matter if they are in oil or brine 1 can of butter beans (420g) Large handful of chopped fresh flat leaf parsley A half to 2/3rds punnet of cherry tomatoes One large or two small red onions Extra Virgin Olive Oil Seasoning
For the Dressing
Extra virgin olive oil Juice of half a lemon 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard 1 small garlic clove
Method 1. Drain the tuna and add to a large bowl, breaking with a fork 2. Drain the butter beans and add to the bowl 3. Chop the parsley and onions and add 4. Quarter the cherry tomatoes and add 5. Mix all this in together and season with salt and a generous amount of black pepper 6. Put the lemon juice into a measuring jug and add the mustard 7. Chop the garlic finely and add 8. Add enough olive oil to take the amount up to approximately 5-6 fluid ounces (approx 160 ml) 9. Whisk these ingredients together 10. Slice the ciabatta in half length ways (and again the other way if using a large loaf) and sprinkle some olive oil over both sides 11. Heat a griddle pan until hot and add the ciabatta until toasted and the griddle lines have appeared 12. Arrange the ciabatta on plates adding the tuna mixture on top 13. Give the dressing a final whisk and pour on top www.everythingportishead.co.uk
Craft Evening Mondays -7:30 p.m. Methodist Church - Contact 847118
Redcliffe Bay Toddler Group Redcliffe Bay Hall in Newhaven Road. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10am – 11.30am
Country Market Every Friday 9:45-10:45 a.m. Folk Hall
Open Air Market Every Friday 9:00-3:30 p.m. Next to Poacher Inn
Saturday 9 St Peters Church Breakfast Club for Women 8:30 a.m. The Royal Oak 'How immigrants destroyed the American Indian' Tickets Saturday 2 Available from Pauline Wigmore 460015 LLADS (Lads, Lasses & Dads) Redcliffe Bay Horticultural 10:30 a.m. Trinity School - A chance to meet 7:30 p.m. Redcliffe Bay Hall - 'Send a cow for other Dads and their children. charity' Melanie Miller St Peters Church Breakfast Club for the Men Farmers Market 8:30 a.m. The Royal Oak 'Are scientists too short 9:00-12:30 p.m. - the Piazza, Harbour Road sighted' Tickets Available from Gordon Randall LLADS (Lads, Lasses & Dads) 848205 10:30 a.m. St Barnabus Centre - A chance to meet other Dads and their children. Portishead Lions Club Chepstow Races. Visit
Little Fishes Toddler Group Every Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Methodist Church Wesley Centre
Portishead Running Club Every Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 p.m. Meet opposite Outdoor Pool at Lake Grounds. Visit ww.portisheadrunningclub.co.uk
Coffee Morning Every Tuesday,Thursday & Saturday 10:00-12:00 Methodist Church Drop in for a chat & relax
Tuesday 26 Vale Vets Pet Club 02:00 p.m. Vale Vets Practice - We will focus
Monday 25 Portishead Strollers 11:00 a.m. Parish Wharf Leisure Centre.Contact Anne on 374867
Avon Wildlife Trust 7:30 p.m. Folk Hall - 'Willow, Biofuel & Habitat' an illustrated talk by Rebecca Rowe
Portishead Community Café "10:00 a.m. Wesley Centre, Methodist Church an opportunity to chat to council staff and councillors about your concerns and talk to trained advisors about range of everyday issues." Saturday 16 Gordano Valley Church Walking Group Full Day Strenuous Walk and will involve a drive over to the Black Mountains in Wales Contact 07989 464340
Teenage Bowling Monday 5:00 p.m. Parish Wharf Leisure Centre. For Boys & Girls age 11-16 £1.25 all equipment supplied, coaches available
The Golden Oldies Singing Group 10:30 a.m. Methodist Church - Every Friday, everyone welcome
Friday Club Friday 5:15 p.m. St Peters Church For primary aged children - Christian based craft, story and song
Church Tots Tuesday 2:15 p.m. - St Peters Church
Avon & Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir United Reformed Church. Saturday 20th November 7:30 p.m. £10 Tickets from Morgan Wesley, 01275 393340 Organised by Portishead Rotary Club
Harbourside WI (Portishead) Monday 18th October - 7:30 p.m. Waverley Court - 1 Year Anniversary Come along and visit and see what we do. Contact 845160
Hash House Harriers Every Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Walking or Running visit www.bristolhash.org.uk or call 399707
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Portishead Strollers 11:00 a.m. Parish Wharf Leisure Centre.Contact Anne on 374867
Portishead Lions Club 8:00 p.m. Clarence House - Business Meeting. Visit www.portisheadlions.org.uk
Monday 11 Redcliffe Bay WI 7:30 p.m. Redcliffe Bay Hall
Community Apple Harvest 11:00 a.m. Weston Moor Nature Reserve, Weston-in-Gordano. Come and pick the apple harvest and make it into apple juice. Free to any who help with the harvest.
Sunday 10 Youth Event 6:00 p.m. St Peters Church - For age 6-11 - An opportunity to explore topical issues from a Christian viewpoint through Games, Craft, Discussion & Drama Avon Wildlife Trust 9:45 a.m. Meet at Valley Road Entrance 'Fungus Foray in Weston Bigwood' 01275 849200
Thursday 21 Portishead Camera Club 7:30 p.m. Redcliffe Bay Hall, Newhaven Road 'contrasts' Slide a/v speakers Mike & Lavinia Hardwick DPAGB Gordano Footpath Group 9:00 a.m.Roath Road Car Park - Crook Peak Amble (Packed Lunch) 4 Miles. Contact Anne on 374867
Wednesday 20 Portishead Senior Forum 2:00 p.m. Folk Hall - 'Cheese-making on the farm' with Pauline Alvis Probus 73 12:30 Clarence House -Dorset & Somerset air ambulance service talk Portishead Association of Spiritualists 7:30 p.m. Brampton Way Playgroup Hall Sharon May Portishead Floral Arts Society 7:30 p.m. Somerset Hall - 'My Fair Ladies' Contact 855891 Visitors Welcome Town Council Meeting 7:30 p.m. Folk Hall - Staffing & Finance Committee in the Members Room
Tuesday 19. Portishead Quilters 7:30 p.m. Redcliffe Hall - 'Making Felt in Kyrgyzstan' A talk by Kirsten Hill Nixon
Monday 18 Royal British Legion 8:00 p.m. Clarence House - Ex servicemen and women welcome and anyone else who would like to attend
Gordano Footpath Group 9:00 a.m.Roath Road Car Park - Thornbury (Packed Lunch) 10 Miles. Contact Anne on 374867
Wednesday 13 Town Council Meeting 7:30 p.m. Folk Hall - Ordinary Meeting of the Town Council Gordano Probus 12:30 p.m. Clarence House - 'The Holiday Diary of 1836' by Pat Hase Contact John on 848720. Newcomers Welcome Wednesday 6 Portishead Association of Spiritualists Town Council Meeting 7:30 p.m. Brampton Way Playgroup Hall 7:30 p.m. Folk Hall - Planning Committee in the Trevor Jones Members Room Thursday 14 Thursday 7 Portishead Camera Club Soup & Roll Morning 7:30 p.m. Redcliffe Bay Hall, Newhaven Road 11:30-1:00 p.m. Methodist Church - Everyone -Competition Number 1 Welcome Gordano Footpath Group Portishead Camera Club 9:00 a.m.Roath Road Car Park -Breakheart Hill 7:30 p.m. Redcliffe Bay Hall, Newhaven Road -'A (Packed Lunch) 7 Miles. Contact Anne on Passion for Beauty' B/W Prints Speaker John 374867 Paul Davey FRPS Thursday 14-16 Friday 8 Gordano Society Portishead Players 7:30 p.m. Folk Hall - 'The making of Genteel The Cemetary Club Production Bath' An illustrated talk by Professor Graham 01275 818802 Davis
Tuesday 5 Gordano Footpath Group 9:00 a.m.Roath Road Car Park -Hawkesbury Upton (Packed Lunch) 6 Miles. Contact Anne on 374867 Vale Vets Information Evening 08:00 p.m. Folk Hall - Talk on 'Homeopathy & Chiropractic Treatments in modern veterinary medicine'
Monday 4 Portishead Quilters 7:30 p.m. Redcliffe Hall - Evening Out - Visiting Weston Quilters
Gordano Footpath Group 2:00 p.m.Roath Road Car Park -Blagdon (Picnic Tea) 5 Miles. Contact Anne on 374867
Sunday 3 Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve Handover Day 02:00 p.m. Portbury Nature Reserve, Guided Walks,Gardening Advice & Music from Portishead Town Band Visit: www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/ portbury_wharf
Abba Tribute Band Concert, Morgan Westley 8:00 p.m. Gordano School, £10 Tickets from Morgan Westley. All proceeds to Cancer Relief.
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Avon Wildlife Trust 10:15 a.m. Somerset Hall - Autumn Fair
Friday 29 Youth Café 7:00 p.m. Methodist Church - 5-13 yr olds, Refreshment Games & Chat
Thursday 28 Portishead Camera Club 7:30 p.m. Redcliffe Bay Hall, Newhaven Road 'Using HDR' Digital Prints Speaker Dave Southwell ARPS Portishead Macular Group 2:30 p.m. Folk Hall - Nigel Coomes - The Paddle Steamer Contact Hazel on 845238
Wednesday 27 Portishead Ladies Luncheon Club 12:30 p.m. Clarence House - a meeting point for retired professional & homemaking ladies. Contact Arlene on 842659 Portishead and District Horticultural Society "7:15 p.m. Somerset Hall - AGM Followed by talk on 'Passion Flowers/Butterflys' by Dr John Vanderplank visit www.portisheadhorticultural.org.uk or call 817350" Town Council Meeting 7:30 p.m. Folk Hall - Recreation & Works Committee in Members Room Portishead Association of Spiritualists 7:30 p.m. Brampton Way Playgroup Hall - Pat Bendall Clairvoyant Evening & Cake Raffle
on dogs for children 6-11 yrs Portishead Townswomen's Guild 7:00 p.m. Folk Hall - 'Travel through Newzealand' by Mr Don Packham. Contact Valerie on 843225 Portishead Players 7:30 p.m. The Royal - 'The Edge of Darkness' audition Contact Sandra Tel. 843835
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Pets ShopCorner locally Question of the month What should I do to keep my cat safe and happy around Guy Fawkes night? People seem to enjoy fireworks for several days around 5th November, not just on one night. By following the suggestions we have given, we can try to help your cat stay safe and happy during this time of year. • • •
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Try to plan ahead, and prepare how you can help your pet. Bear in mind whether you will be going out for the evening. Ensure your cat is safely inside, and secure any escape routes such as cat flaps, door & windows. If your cat has a favourite hiding place where they will feel most secure, allow them access to it and leave them alone. Try not to comfort them or punish them as it may only confirm that there is something to be afraid of. Ignore their fearful behaviour, stay calm and act normally. Make sure your cat is microchipped, if they do escape a frightened, confused animal can easily get lost. The use of a plug-in Feliway diffuser, which releases calming pheromones, will help with their sense of security. Use it in the room they spend most of their time in, for at least 48 hours before the festivities.
Much of this advice can also help if you are a dog owner, but ask your vet for any further help or if you have any questions as there may be other ways to help an anxious or fearful pet.
Did you know... Did you know there is a recruitment company in Portishead? When investigating the services on offer in Portishead I had no idea we had a recruitment company on our doorstep. Portishead really does have something to offer everybody.
The partners had the opportunity to move their business into Bristol but chose to remain loyal to their existing customer base and now service clients in Somerset and North Somerset. Jeanette says “We like to meet with our clients and get to know what their needs are and establish exactly which candidates are suitable for their circumstances. We are proud to have already recruited for a number of Portishead based companies in the last year” Their strap line says it all “more than just recruitment” If you are considering recruiting or would like some Human Resources advice why not give them a call 01275 390958
When Jeanette Hingley and Karen Watkins were made redundant from a national recruitment agency they decided to combine their many years of experience and establish Berry Rowan Consultants. In spite of the difficult times in the employment market they have gone from strength to strength and have just celebrated their first birthday in June. Many people believed it was a bold move to begin a recruitment company during these difficult times, however with their excellent customer service and a passion for what they believe in they are succeeding in the face of adversity. Jeanette has lived in Portishead for six years and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. She is keen to promote local business and become actively involved in the Portishead community.
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Motoring Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead The Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead is a luxury prestigious car with a price tag of over £300,000 so for most of us this is a car we can only dream of owning.
The model measures a massive 5.6 metres long and 1.9 metres wide, so it’s not a car you would want to try and squeeze in to a regular bay at the town’s car park.
The ‘Drophead’ is the name given to the convertible range of Roll Royce cars and the Phantom is believed to be a model used by Rolls Royce since 1925. Rolls Royce, now under the ownership of BMW, has been producing quality cars for over 100 years and this car maintains that tradition. The car is almost entirely hand built at a state of the art factory in Goodwood, Sussex. Clients can have the car completely customised to their own unique specification using the Rolls Royce bespoke service. This involves anything from what trim to have, through to where you want a picnic table stored.
When a Rolls-Royce customer commissions a Phantom, standard features and options do not come in to the remit. They expect stunning creations and won’t be disappointed. The clock in the centre of the dash rotates to reveal the sat nav, with huge scissor doors closing electronically at the push of a button. The 21 inch wheels have centre spinners to ensure the RR emblem is always pointing the right way up and the boot opens in two sections, the lower part opening to provide a picnic table or seat from which to enjoy your picnic. It’s every gadget fanatic’s dream.
Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament which can be concealed at the push of a button.
With a weight of nearly 2.7 tonnes you may be surprised to learn that it has a top speed of 150 mph and can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds.
Options include the polished aluminum bonnet which costs around £7k and the wooden insert, exposed when the roof is retracted, is a £6K option.
160 High Street, Portishead One customer is reputed to have used the wood from trees in his own garden for the insert, such is the bespoke service available from Rolls Royce One minor criticism would be the relatively small fuel tank, at 80 litres, it gives a range of only 300 miles, averaging 17 miles to the gallon. You do get a four year unlimited mileage warranty and no cost servicing during the warranty period. This includes brake pads and brake discs. All you pay for is fuel and tyres. As a passenger, there is no doubt you feel like a member of royalty. There is virtually no road noise and it is an incredibly soft, comfortable ride, thanks to the air suspension and the 6.7 litre v12 engine, which is also hand built. This car is surprisingly agile for its size and as a driver you experience a high driving position with a commanding view.
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Gardeners’ Delight Sue Anderson writes on bulbs. Last month I said we would talk about bulbs in this issue. Narcissus, tulips and crocus are some of the most popular, but although we will touch on these, I want to talk about the bulbs you don’t see as often, but which are becoming more common these days. My first choice would be Fritillaria, an abundant range of colour and height. My personal favourite is Fritillaria imperialis ‘Rubra’ (crown imperial) with bright orange flowers. Also Fritillaria michailovskyi, with striking two toned flowers, dark purplish brown and deep yellow at their tips. Next on my list are alliums, part of the onion and garlic family. I love the tall alliums like christophii, which have large flower heads made up of 50 or more star shaped silvery lilac flowers. They bloom in early summer and can grow up to 1.2m (4ft).
Choose a site where the soil is free draining or add some grit to the soil to help it drain and find a position that gets the sun for at least part of the day. Bulbs should be planted in the autumn and you can plant tulips right up to November. Most bulbs need planting 15-20 cm deep and 10-15cm apart. If you want a great display that will continue for many months, start with spring flowering crocus at the front of a border and some low growing alliums such as dwarf minus and nanum. Behind these plant narcissus, mixing up the different shapes and sizes, interspersed with the Fritillary crown imperial. Then plant tulips and iris, followed at the back by tall alliums. This should provide a dazzling display from early spring to early summer.
Having talked about the two above I must admit I absolutely love tulips and the scent of some species of narcissus filling the air really makes you think of the advent of summer around the corner.
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Wedding Feature More and more people these days choose to get married overseas, and they decide to do so for a number of reasons. Some choose to do this because they want guaranteed sunshine or an exotic wedding. Others see it as a way of keeping it small and intimate and combining their wedding with their honeymoon. That’s certainly one way to avoid offending people you don’t want to invite! However, some people take a plane full of travellers with them and turn their special occasion in to the holiday of a lifetime for friends and family. Whatever the reason for selecting this route, the bride and groom need to ensure things run smoothly to make their day one to remember for all the right reasons. Marrying overseas might take the headache out of deciding who you invite to the ceremony but it can have other pitfalls that need to be avoided. We all know the stories of the bride who turned up in Barbados, while her wedding dress was flown to Bali, or worse still the bride who turned up in Hawaii while her husband to be, remained stranded at the airport in the UK. Many travel agents have specialist consultants to help organise weddings at destinations all over the world but there are also independent travel counsellors and specialist overseas wedding suppliers who are available to help. Calling on the right professionals in this field to help you can make planning your overseas wedding plain sailing.
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Money Matters Life Cover Dear Bluefish, I am a first time buyer and I’m confused about all the different types of life cover. Can you help? Regards Simon Dear Simon, There are many different types of cover and, as always, you need to make sure you receive the correct advice for your circumstances. The two main types of life assurance for mortgages are level and decreasing term. Level Term Assurance – This is a policy where the amount paid on death remains the same throughout the term of a mortgage. For instance if you start with £100,000 this amount will be paid on death any time between the start and typically 25 years (although with longer mortgages you would need a longer term). This type of cover is typically suitable for an interest only mortgage. Decreasing Term Assurance – With this type of policy the amount paid upon death reduces throughout the term of the mortgage. For an initial sum assured of £100,000 this will reduce to £0 by the end of the term. Therefore in later years the amount paid out could be minimal. This cover is typically suitable for a repayment mortgage. It is worth mentioning critical illness cover. This is another important protection policy which
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Shop locally Crafts The recent craft fair in Portishead highlighted the talented crafts people we have in Portishead and the surrounding areas. Many of them attend the Nailsea Craft Market at Somerset Square on the third Saturday of the month between 9am and 12.30pm. Some of them can also be found at the St Peter’s Primary School (Hallett’s Way, Portishead) Ladies Night on November 4th from 7pm and the school Christmas Fair on November 27th at 2pm.
Portishead mum Carole Pearce makes a whole range of tailor made Christmas crackers. They can be colour co-ordinated to match your theme or decor and they don’t have to be only for Christmas. They can be made for specific occasions or they can be used as gifts, with a quality gift inside as well as the snap and joke. In addition to the crackers Carole sells flannel art. This involves turning face cloths in to things to make inexpensive but unique gifts. The face cloths are made in to a number of items including handbags and cup cakes. They also come in flat packs with full instructions, which make ideal gifts that are easy to pop in the post. Carole can be contacted on 07775 888399.
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Reflexologist Barbara Langdon started making organic wheat bags after gaining pain relief from a gift someone had bought for her. As she sat with the warm, moist wheat around her neck she began to wonder if it had been treated with pesticides and if so what harm it could cause her. To be on the safe side Barbara started making her own organic wheat bags which have proved a huge success with her customers. Barbara sells her wheat bags at craft markets and fairs, but will deliver to people living in Portishead. Find out more by calling her on 01275 817951. www.everythingportishead.co.uk
Business Directory A-C ACCOUNTANTS Len Stevenson - FCCA, FCIS Chartered Certified Accountant, Chartered Secretary. For all your accounts and book-keeping needs Tel:01275 842683
Agricultural Services Green Co - Equine Cleaning and Agricultural Services, Tel: 0777 9985549, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (See page 14)
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Baby and Toddler Groups Jolly Babies - Music with Mummy Tel: 847083 (See advert page 15)
Baby Massage Blissful Bambinos Baby Massage - Relaxed, friendly classes, a great way to calm and bond with your baby Tel:07968 526271
Barbershop R.J’s Barbershop - Station Road, Portishead 01275 842177 (See advert page 14) Bennett’s Barbers 44 High Street Tel: 847988
Bargain Shop The Outlet - 82-84 High Street, Portishead 01275 814060 (See advert page 14)
Bathroom Installation T4 Bathrooms - 72 Brendon Road, Portishead 07973 183077, 01275 846678 (See advert page 4)
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Boarding Kennels Coleacre boarding kennels and cattery - Long established with safe and friendly service visit:www.coleacre.co.uk Tel:01275 372473,
Boutique - Ladies Gladrags Designer Outlet - 42 High Street, Portishead, 01275 846420, 07977 454422 (See advert page 8)
CONTRUCTION Building & Maintenance Services Refurbishment & Renovation Specialists Call Portishead 07979 518390 or 07971 976644
All work insurance guaranteed Cahill & Freeman General Builders - New build, extensions, loft conversions and general building work. Tel:07885 420365 DPC Contractors - Renovations, extensions and all general building work undertaken Tel:01275 846781 or 07809561442 P C Building For all your building requirements Tel:07966 275785 Richwood Construction Design, new build, extensions, renovations, conversions, improvements and property maintenance Tel:01275 814097 or 07799 821652
Building Supplies and DIY Carey’s Home & Garden - 17 High Street, Portishead, 01275 398930 (See advert page 32)
Cafes Lakeside Cafe - Lake Grounds, Portishead Tel: 01275 849634 (See advert page 12) Larsen’s Cafe - 24 High Street, Portishead 01275 460460 (See advert page 12) Corner Cafe - Full English breakfasts, sandwiches, lunch menu - 7 days a week 7.30am-2.30pm (also take-away) 166 High Street, Portishead. Tel:01275 817400 The Galley - Breakfasts, burgers etc. Outdoor seating alongside marina. Portishead Quays Marina Tel:07952 053940 www.everythingportishead.co.uk
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Specialists Incl. Oriental Rugs Business Directory
For a Cleaner, Healthier Home Choose
S C R A P C A R S & VA N S
Carpet and UpholsteryCleaning Speacialists Incl. Oriental Rugs
Late & high mileage cars & vans Phone us for quick, polite service 50 mile radius of Weston 07881 520667 01934 824976 Car Spares and Accessories West Hill Auto Spares Open Mon-Sat and Sunday mornings. 3&4 The Triangle, West Hill, Tel:01275 844705
carpenters and joiners Shayler Eco Designs - www.shaylerecodesigns.webs. com, Tel.01275 840588, (See advert page 32)
Uses the ChemDry patented “Hot Carbonating” cleaning system which is both safe and non-toxic Most Suites Dry in 4-6 hours Carpets Dry in 1-2 hours Dust Mite Anti-Allergen Re-Protect & Deodorisation Beneficial for asthma and allergy sufferers
Stain resistant application available to combat re-soiling keeping your carpet and upholstery clean for longer Quality All service fully insured and guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied we will put it right or refund your money. For Free Advice & Estimate Freephone
Units 7 - 8, Higgins Industrial Units, Station Road, Portbury, North Somerset Independently owned and operated
Sash window specialist Call Richard Tel:01275 399992 or 07815 795075 H & H Carpentry Specialists Tel: 07878 770921 Professional Carpenter & Joiner Mike Bird Kitchen planning and fitting specialist Tel:07970 283679
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Ultimate Clean Carpet and upholstery cleaning. Fully insured and CRB checked Tel:01275 872417
Carpets and Flooring
25 years experience For all your flooring needs Any written quote beaten guaranteed Call for your no obligation quote and advice on
SPECIALIST CARPET & UPHOLSTERY S L Flooring Professional carpet fitter Free no obligation quotation & planning service. Select fro 07535 603966 07758 304875 WET & DRY CLEANING
2 3 FOFRER OF room
llest (sma FREE)
We guarantee: • No Resoiling Residue • No Shrinkage • No Smells • No Split Seams Call Andy Mobile 07970 544806 FREEPHONE: Long Ashton 0800 5429190 www.aquadri.co.uk
S L Flooring Professional carpet fitter Free no obligation quotation & planning service. Select from samples in your own home.
Tel: 07747 607620 or 01275 847740
Business Directory C-C Portishead Flooring - CARPET & FLOORING OF ALL TYPES. SUPPLIED & FITTED. Tel: 07896 678200 Smart Flooring Ltd - Quality carpets and flooring at affordable prices. Supply and fitting of carpets, vinyls, laminates and woods. Tel:07980 818740 T & L Carpets Supply and fitting of carpet/carpet tiles and laminate flooring visit:www.tlcarpets.co.uk Tel:07875 449487
Complimentary Health Clinics and Therapists Walnut Grove Providing a wide range of therapies, Slade Road, Portishead Visit: www.walnutgroveclinic.com Tel: 818303
Computer Sales and Support
Buffet Catering Fresh sandwiches, homemade cakes and savouries. Reasonable rates for any occasion Tel:07771 484180 Geraldines Business Meals - Catering for all business and private functions and occasions. Tel:01275 373873
• Gas Servicing • Boilers/Combi’s • Condensing Boilers • Repairs • Landlord Safety Checks • Power Flushing • Underfloor Heating • Solar Panels
MOBILE: 07796 132327 OFFICE: 01275 846437 www.agwgas.co.uk
52 Drakes Way, Portishead. Bristol BS20 6LD
Child Groups Tingill Dance Academy - 07815 293113 www.tingill.co.uk, (See advert page 14) Tingill Musical Youth Productions - 07815 293113 www.tingill.co.uk, (See advert page 14)
Chiropodist/Podiatrist Katrina Luton BSc - Portishead Podiatry Practice. Please phone for appointments Tel:01275 397150
Chiropractors Harbourside Chiropractic Centre - Kestrel Court Visit:www.harbourside-chiropractic-centre.co.uk Tel:01275 390630 (See advert page 28)
Chocolate Shops Chocolate One The Village Square, Phoenix Way Tel: 817961
Cleaning Companies Taylor Maid Services - Professional and reliable cleaning service for your home or business, tailored to your specific needs. Tel:01275 399779
Nortech Computers New computers, laptops, upgrades, repairs & accessories10 High Street, Portishead Tel:01275 818699
C40 CONSTRUCTION LTD DRIVEWAYS - TARMAC, CONCRETE OR BLOCK PAVERS DOMESTIC DRAINS FOUNDATIONS RETAINING WALLS FENCING GATES ALL FORMS LANDSCAPING GROUND WORKS CIVIL ENGINEERING PLANT HIRE
Civil Engineering/Piling, Drainage and Septic Tank installation, Mini-digger and lorry plant hire, All general groundworks, Formwork, Demolition, All types of concrete work
C40 construction limited
For a free, no obligation quotation contact either:Tim on 07970 439813 or Louis on 07971 328115
Crafts Carole’s Crackers Tel: 07775 888399 (See feature page 38) Get Noticed Tel: 791623 (See advert page 38) Organic Wheat Bags Tel: 817951 (See feature page 38) Precious Pennies Gems Tel: 851330 (See advert page 38) The Clevedon Bag Company www.theclevedonbagcompany.com (See advert page 38) West Country Carpentry Tel: 07966 713631 (See advert page 38)
Business Directory C-E Conservatories
mpowellwindows windows doors conservatories pvcu specialists established 18 years bsi accreditation 10 year insurance backed guarantee all products manufactured to British standard kite mark
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Dentists
for a free no obligation quote please call
01275 879333 Or visit our showroom at unit 1 knowles road clevedon bs21 7xs
www.mpowellwindows.co.uk Dry Cleaning
Combe Road Dental Surgery 6 Combe Road, Portishead Tel: 842411 (See advert page 18) Limetree Dental 6 Woodhill Road, Portishead Tel: 840234 (See advert page 22)
Dog Training Go Fetch It - www.gofetchit.co.uk, email@example.com 01275 399091 (See advert page 27)
Drama Schools Cheryl Rowlands School of Drama - Drama classes for children aged 3 to 16 years. Tel:01275 818550
Driving Instructors Steve Allen A.D.I.M.I.A.M Driving School 30 years teaching people in Portishead to drive Tel:01275 849893 or Text:07900 254765 Wheelies Driving School - Female driving instructor based in Portishead Tel: 07717 678556
Professional Dry Cleaners and Service Laundrette Door to Door Collect and Return Service 7 The Triangle, West Hill, Portishead Tel: 01275 845537 Eco Products Kathleen Saunders Tel: 01275 399942 Visit: www.kathseco.co.uk (See advert page 22)
Business Directory E-G Electricians
Fireworks and Fancy Dress PixieDust Fireworks & Party Co Unit 5 - 6 Priory Farm Ind Est, Station Road, Portbury, North Somerset, BS20 7TN, Tel:01275 371717, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, Visit:www.teampixie.co.uk
LARSEN ELECTRICAL SERVICES
Qualified and experienced electrician
Fishing Tackle and Bait
01275 460460 Mob: 07789 957491
Reel Fun - PORTISHEAD QUAYS MARINA www.reelfishing.co.uk, www.reel-fun.co.uk, 01275 848652 (See advert page 22)
Steve Bailey Electrical
Part P reg. Reliable, friendly service. Free estimates
Fitness Hub Unit 31-33, Kestrel Court, Harbour Road Tel: 390502 (See advert page 18)
AA Anytime Electrical Local electrician part B compliant. Free estimates. Tel: 07973 802511 P3 Electrical - All domestic electrical work carried out, TRICAL SERVICES Qualified abd experienced sockets, lights, repairs, rewires. No job too small. Fully qualified, insured and Part P Approved. Tel:07506 696154
Florist Judith Locke
electrician 1275 460460 Mob: 07789 957491 11 Old Church Road, Clevedon Tel: 01275 547441 (See advert page 34)
Entertainment - Discos/Karaoke Disco Mike - Karaoke, retro disco, 80s tribute band. Visit:www.discomike.com Tel:07792 775346
Estate Agents Port Marine Properties - Studio 14, Kestrel Court Harbour Road, Port Marine, Portishead, 01275 390677 (See advert back page) Ashbury’s Estate Agents - 41 years experience selling properties in Portishead. Also more than 4,000 French properties. Visit:www.ashburys.co.uk or Tel:01275 818200 Reeds Rains - 41 High Street, Portishead. Visit us in the heart of the High Street - we’d love to sell your home Tel:01275 843371
Fancy Dress Mad Harry’s 98 High Street Tel: 394744 (See advert page 14)
Farm shops Shipway Gate farm - Shipway Gate Farm, Sheepway, Portbury Tel: 842216 (See advert page 10)
Fencing and Garden Services CJN FENCING & MAINTENANCE LTD
Fencing Specialist & Garden Design Including: Grass cutting, hedge trimming, garden clearance, landscaping, decking, patios, tree felling and much more
Call Chris on 07701 043 007 or 01275 399751
Seasons Florist Flowers flowers plants floral tributes weddings balloon parties Also convenience store 139a High Street 01275 817528 Function Rooms/ Conference Facilities Gordano RFC - Gordano Rugby Club, Caswell lane, Portbury,Tel: 01275 373486 (See advert page 8)
Funeral Directors F H Halliday & Son Funeral Directors Independent family run business. 24 hour personal care. St Peter’s Court, High St, Portishead. Tel:01275 842120
Garage Services Tickenham Garage - Stone Edge Batch, Tickenham, 01275 852035 (See advert page 31) Gordano Ford - 6 Cabstand, Portishead MOT’s, Tyres, Servicing, Repairs and Maintenance Tel:01275 842180 Harbour Garage - MOT testing, mechanical repairs, servicing and bodywork repairs Tel:01275 845000 Tudor Garage - 51 High Street, Portishead. Family run business for MOT testing, service, bodywork and mechanical repairs Tel:01275 842374 www.everythingportishead.co.uk
Business Directory G-I Garden Services
J & R Landscapes Garden Maintenance Patios & Brickwork Patio Cleaning Grass Cutting & Hedge Trimming Contact Rob 07955 554421
Hair and Beauty Salons Hotheads - 2 The Triangle, West Hill Tel: 01275 842088 (See advert page 34) Jay Gee’s Tel: 847796 or 07931 479564 (See advert page 36) Palomares - 8 The Triangle, West Hill Tel: 01275 849035 (See advert page 26) Robert John - 4 Cabstand, Portishead, 01275 842177 (See advert page 10) Tonic Hair & Beauty House - 2 Combe Road, Portishead, 01275 843554 (See advert page 2) Laura’s Hair Studio - Find us behind Bennett’s Barbers, 44 High Street Tel:01275 847988 or 07766 600026
Health Food Store
West Country Logs and Seasonal Produce
Mother Nature - 100 High Street, Portishead Tel: 817178 (See advert page 18)
Also gardening undertaken.
Freemans - 47 High Street Tel: 01275 848180 (See advert page 7)
For more information call 07818 616907 Naish Hill, Clapton in Gordano Livingwood Landscapes - The complete landscape service Visit www.livingwoodlandscapes.co.uk Tel: 01275 847609 Mobile: 07504 884125
Home Entertainment Centre
Gates and Railings Bristol Railings & Gates Portishead based business - gates, railings, balustrades, handrails, balconies and security grills, alterations & repairs. Tel: 07775 943587 After 6pm 01275 818127
General Building Brian Sheargold - House Maintenance, Established 1983, Fully Insured, Exterior/Interior Repairs/Renewal Tel: 01275 844688
Gift Shops Top Hat and Tails - 52 High Street www.tophatandtails.uk.com, 01275 843061 (See advert page 4)
Graphic Designers ThinkThink Tel:01275 842768 Visit: www.thinkthink.co.uk (See advert page 4)
Greengrocers Juicy Jones Fresh Fruit and Vegetables 48 High Street Tel: 845909 (See advert page 32)
Hennessy Home Surgery Home improvements and property maintenance. Fully Insured. Tel:07899 906419
Indian Restaurants Ghandi Indian Restaurant 57 High Street Tel:01275 818437 (See advert page 12) Kashmir Indian Take-away - 26 High Street - Deliveries and on-line ordering service Tel:01275 818205
Insurance Services Bristol & London Harbour Court, Portishead Tel: 841111 www.bristolandlondon.com (See advert page 4)
Business Directory I-P Ironing Services Angels Ironing Service Professional and reliable. Free door to door delivery in Portishead Tel:01275 844062
Jewellery Sales and Repairs Bryants Jewellers - 48b High Street, Portishead Tel:01275 842862 (See advert page 10)
Ladies Fashion/Boutiques The Hub 17 High Street Tel: 840140 (See advert page 32)
KCR Landscaping Garden design, turfing, garden patios & walls, fencing, grass cutting, hedge trimming, tree felling
Marketing Consultants Peppermint Edge Tel: 0780 7095050 Visit: www.peppermintedge.co.uk (See advert page 22)
Party Bags and Gifts Party Smartyâ€™s Tailormade party bags delivered to your door Tel: 07918 667843 (See advert page 14)
Pets and Garden Centres Portishead Pet and Garden Centre For all your pet and garden needs at very competitive prices. Tel:01275 842265 (See advert page 26)
Photographers Cameo Photography Commercial, weddings, portraits & passports. Visit:www.cameophotography.info Tel:01275 843225 MDH Photography Tel. 01275 842987 or 07972 091038
Plasterers G J Rollings Plastering to customer satisfaction leaving job clean & tidy. Tel:01275 849627 WLB Plastering Services Domestic work undertaken. Polite, friendly service. Free quotations Tel:07772 872257
Plumbers Future Plumbing Unit 3, Harbour Road Trading Estate Tel: 844487 (See advert page 10)
Martial Arts Club Mike Mousavi Kung Fu Tel: 818083 or 07973 249635 (See advert page 19)
Mobile Phone Sales Talkback Comms - Kestrel Court, Harbour Road, Portishead, 07973 385245, 0845 4567775 (See advert page 4)
Mortgages and Financial Advisers Bluefish Financial Services 44C High Street, Tel. 01275 460494
OK Mortgages 0845 4300 303, 0787 0271 020 (See advert page 2)
Nails and Tanning Kateâ€™s Nails Acrylic nails, manicures, pedicures and airbrush tanning in the comfort of your own home. Call Kate Tel:07899 653383
Summit Outdoor Leisure Co-op car park Tel: 847778 (See advert page 8)
Manson Plumbing Solutions
Gas Safe Registered, tiling, bathroom installations and general plumbing
No call out charge Call Craig on 07824 324010 N J Plumbing and Heating Gas Safe - Installations and repairs Tel:07973 422053 Plumbing Master Central heating installation, servicing and repairs, gas safe registered Tel:01275 842402 or 07836 369238 Steve Carey Local plumbing specialist Tel:07768 293110 www.everythingportishead.co.uk
Business Directory P-S Printers
Printacopy 2-4 High Street, Portishead For all your printing (including plan printing) and copying needs Tel:01275 844100
Black Horse Real ales & ciders. Lovely surroundings Tel:01275 842105 (See advert page 12)
Brewers Fayre Gordano Gate Tel: 08701 977 212 (See advert page 12)
Port Marine Services – Studio 14, Kestrel Court, Harbour Road, Portishead,Tel.01275 844794 (See advert back page)
Royal Inn Pier Road, Portishead Tel: 843944 (See advert page 13)
William Harvey Domestic Services Tel: 07807 006444 (See advert page 26)
Royal Oak West Hill, Portishead Tel: 01275 843176 (See advert page 13)
Property Maintenance & General Handyman
From a dripping tap to complete renovation
Mobile: 07923 580481 Tel: 01275 844868
Contact Rob 07955 554421
“The Dutch Master” Property Maintenance and Repairs
Home Improvements Refurbishment Painting and decorating
Tel: 0783 754 5932
K & E HOME AND GARDEN SERVICES
Family run business Taking care of everything from gardening and property maintenance to clearing rubbish and pressure washing patios.
Call Emma and Kevin on 01275 774555 or 07973 691518
The Phoenix Bar - Victoria Square Tel: 817263 (See advert page 12) The Poacher High Street, Portishead Tel: 844002 (See advert page 12) White Hart Clevedon Road, Weston-in-Gordano Tel: 01275 849478 (See advert page 13)
Recruitment Consultants Berry Rowan 50 Slade Road, Portishead Tel: 390958 or 01278 449845 (See advert page 29)
Removals and Courier Services Shift It! Removals single items to complete moves - same day service Tel:01275 399132 or 07810 718601 Light Removals - Anything Anywhere. Tel: Andy 07789 798041 or 01454 632640
Restaurant & Take Aways Appleby’s 1 The Triangle, West Hill Tel: 848510 (See advert page 22) Jacks Brasserie Harbour Road, Port Marine Tel: 397304 (See advert page 12)
Roofing Contractors Portishead Contractors All roofing repairs, UPVC fascias and guttering. General maintenance Tel:01275 842888
Scaffolding Approved Access Scaffolding Your local scaffolding company Visit:www.approvedaccess.co.uk Tel:07811 154579
Shoe Shops Solelution - 114 High Street Tel: 843399 (See advert page 8)
Social Club Clarence House High Street Tel: 847051 (See advert page 34)
Business Directory S-W Solicitors
Charles Cook & Co - Kestrel Court, Harbour Road, Portishead, 01275 390432 (See advert page 26) David Playford Solicitors 11 Cabstand, Portishead Tel: 840111 Visit: www.playfordlaw.co.uk (See advert page 32)
Travel Agents Travel House - High Street, Portishead Tel: 01275 845660 (See advert page 35)
Tyres and Exhausts
The Sports Shop 39 High Street Tel: 842573 (See advert page 14)
HiQ - 160 High Street Tel: 01275 849158 (See advert page 31)
Contact Rob 07955 554421
R.F. & A.F. Iles
Monumental Mason And Sculptor Memorials in Stone, Marble & Granite
Additional Inscriptions, Nameplates, Signs & Renovations. LARGE RANGE OF DESIGNS AVAILABLE 115 High Street Portishead Bristol
Portishead (01275) 845424 Clevedon (01275) 791065 (after hours) Simon Cosnett Professional Stone Mason. Conservation Specialist. 25 years experience. Tel:01275 848189
Storage/Attic Space Attic Attack - www.atticattack.net, 0800 298 8128 (See advert page 26)
Vale Vets 1 Beach Road West Tel: 847400 (See advert page 27)
Wedding Services Crech the wedding www.crechethewedding.com (See advert page 36) Fresh Today - Kestrel Court, Harbour Road, Portishead Tel: 390530 (See advert page 34) House of Zozo - www.houseofzozo.co.uk Tel: 07807 489346 (See advert page 36) Katherine Jo Design - Upper Floor 42 High Street Tel: 846270 or 07815 715390 (See advert page 36) MJ Cakes - www.mikejamescakes.co.uk Tel: 878713 or 07974 000784 (See advert page 34) nicnac videography Tel: 01934 833930 or 07947 080672 (See advert page 36) Sam Bryants - 93 Hill Road, Clevedon Tel: 01275 343717 (See advert page 34)
Supermarkets Costcutter - v (See advert page 4)
FLASH CARS 24 Hour Private Hire
Tel: 01275 817115 Or 07875223415
Lawn Tennis Club Coaching Courses at the Lake Grounds Tel: 01275 848984
Taxis (Private Hire) & Mini Bus
MINIBUS HIRE Avenue Cars Reliable, friendly service Tel:01275 846633 Carbrite Taxis - Local service ÂŁ3.50 anywhere in Portishead. Regional and national service, hospitals, airports etc. Tel:01275 843998 or 843101
Dazzling Window Cleaning Local, professional window cleaner. Domestic and commercial. Tel:01275 848355 or 07768323736 Martin Lewis Experienced established window cleaner & gutter clearance Tel:07796 786925
Windows & Doors Mpowell - Unit 1 Knowles Road, Clevedon Tel: 01275 879333 (See advert on page 42)
Weight Loss Clubs Kaddy Weight Loss Tel:01275 844464 (See advert page 26)