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Community News Editors Note

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ummer is finally here. With some of the gorgeous weather we’ve had recently hopefully it’ll be here to stay. To give you even more incentive to go out and enjoy the sun, the Nailsea & Backwell Beer & Cider Festival takes place this month and a brand new Elephant enclosure will be opening at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm too. You can also enjoy the Nailsea Community Skateboard Festival, Nailsea Showcase and there’s the chance to join the Friends of Trendlewood. Don’t forget the regular features like What’s On, Health & Beauty, Business, Child’s Play and Youth News. And don’t forget to let us know about any events going on in the area. Kind regards,

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ackwell Parish Council is set to appoint a ‘Critical Friend’ to provide advice on its current Draft Neighbourhood Plan. The advisor will be a former chief planning officer and a member of the Department of Communities’ Panel of Neighbourhood Plan Examiners. They are being invited to comment on important aspects of the Draft Plan, in particular housing and business development, the designation of local green space and other key policies. Backwell residents were invited to have their say on the proposals on a Draft Neighbourhood Plan being developed by the Parish Council for the village for now until 2026. Due to possible revisions to North Somerset’s Core Strategy it is no longer possible to seek an early formal examination of the Plan, so the Council’s Steering Group has decided to take a little longer to refine the draft and then refer it to the ‘Critical Friend.’ Chris Perry, chairman of the Steering Group, said: ‘This expert advisor has had much valuable experience in this field and has agreed to act as a critical friend to the Parish Council and Steering Group. “His input will help us to achieve the best possible presentation when we reach the formal approval stages of the Backwell Future Plan later on.”

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Community News Study hub launched to help students

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study hub café has been launched in North Somerset due to the lack of library facilities on offer in the area. 21 West Café Bistro in West Town Road, Backwell, is offering up its premises as a place to study during the school holidays as the village has no permanent library. Manager Jayne Grocock set up the scheme to help students who are currently revising for their exams. Jayne said: “We want our young people to achieve the best results they possibly can to enhance their chances in life, so during the exam period and half term we will be supporting the youngsters and offering the cafe up as a safe, local place to study. “With no library facility here

in Backwell, we thought 21 West Café could offer all the ingredients needed for the students to maximise their studies. “Students receive a welcoming learning environment away from the distractions of home such as TV, siblings and the sofa, and can take advantage of our free Wi-Fi, sockets for laptops or IPADs, and clean toilets, as the village doesn’t even have public toilets.” Alice Cook, a Plymouth University student, is home on study leave and taking advantage of the study hub. She said: “It’s great to have somewhere like 21 West Cafe to come when I’m home from university.”

To keep students fuelled the café will also be offering student meal deals all day through half term week and 10 per cent discounts on all drinks. Jayne added: “Coffee houses have been associated with intellectual activity dating back to the 18th century when they were public meeting houses. “Studies have also shown that some students can improve their revision and study results by a change of environment.” For more information, visit the website www.21-west.co.uk or call 01275 463744.

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ard hitting messages urging dog owners to pick up after their dogs are to be spray painted on pavements across North Somerset. The chalk based paint, which washes off following extensive rain, will be used to stencil messages in the worst affected areas. North Somerset Council is to spray paint the message: “Pick up your poo. We’re watching you” under a picture of a dog. Dog fouling is a persistent problem within North Somerset and the council hopes that this new initiative will help to encourage irresponsible dog owners to think again before leaving mess. Anyone who sees someone failing to clean up after their pet should report it to the council at www.n-somerset. gov.uk/dogmess or 01934 888 802. They should note the date and time, location of the offence and get a description of the dog and owner.

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Community News Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

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and Gilly’s Café, or £9 on the day. The price includes entry for all three days, a commemorative beer glass and your first beer or cider. For more information, visit www.applefest.co.uk. If you would like to sponsor a barrel of beer or cider at this years’ festival, whether for a loved one’s birthday, to pay tribute to someone or to promote your business it is £99. You can add a message, name or photograph to the barrel signage and also a small entry in the festival programme. You will receive two tickets to the festival each with your first drinks token and an invite to the exclusive sponsors evening the night before the festival starts. If you are interested, contact Simon Davis on 07742 619922.

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he 2013 Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival will be celebrating its 10th festival this month. Since the first festival in 2004, which had a small marquee and served up 17 beers and 13 ciders, it has grown in size, last year serving 72 beers and 54 ciders. The event has raised more than £50,000 for local charities. Last year the festival attracted an estimated 3,000 people and raised £8,000 for St Peter’s Hospice. This year the event will run from Friday July 12-Sunday July 14 at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club, and festival committee chairman Paul Turner said: “Being our 10th festival, we want this to be a big party for everyone and try and make the festival a little different this year.” As well as the sale of more than 120 beer and ciders, all sponsored by local individuals and businesses, there will be live music on two purpose built stages featuring local bands on the Saturday and Sunday. Other attractions for all the family include a Kids Village on the Saturday and Sunday, with the usual face-painting, bouncy castles and games, as well as craft, charity stalls and food. Paul added: “The festival would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and we are really grateful to the sponsors who continue to help us each year and the new sponsors joining us this year. “The festival has grown substantially since we started. We are now finding this event is one of the first in people’s calendars and is becoming very popular and well known in the South West. Tickets are £7 in advance from Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club, Corner Stores, John Brown’s

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Community News Adult volunteers wanted for cadets

Bellydance - a shoppers delight

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ocal Army Cadet Force units across North Somerset are looking for adult volunteers. With around 46,000 cadets, aged 12-18, in 1,700 locations in communities all over the UK, the ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations and currently have around 8,500 enthusiastic and committed adult volunteers. They are on the lookout for more and there are local ACF units in Nailsea, Clevedon, Portishead, Burnham, Cheddar, Yatton and two in Weston. No particular experience is required, you do not need a military background and all training will be provided. Please call 01823 284486 for more details.

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spotlight on Fitness. The local bellydancers are students from the Egyptian bellydance class held each Tuesday during term time at the Nailsea School Dance Studio. Teacher and troupe director Saeeda Jameel said: “Bellydancing is a great way to get fit, as well as being enormous fun. It contains technically precise movements and helps build flexibility and core strength. It also has other benefits including good posture and increased confidence. “Everyone can benefit. I have students in my classes with ages ranging from 18 to the mid-70s.” To deliver Crown Glass Shopping NAILSEA LIVING Centre’s Kate Cole said: “This is the latest in a series of in the events to make shopping fun BACKWELL for visitors to the centre. We have other events lined up AREA for the remainder of the year Good rates of pay too.” For details please telephone For more information, visit www.saeedabellydance.com. John 07773086299

t was a case of ‘Bellydance while you buy’ for Nailsea shoppers, who got more than they bargained for at Crown Glass Shopping Centre thanks to the Saeeda Bellydance Troupe. Visitors had the chance to watch bellydancers perform in Somerset Square and have a go themselves if they wanted to thanks to a taster session. The dance display is the latest in a series of special events organised at the Centre and forms part of a

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new elephant enclosure at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, described as a five-star hotel for elephants, is nearing completion. The Elephant Eden facility, which cost £1.6million, was unveiled to the public last month and is having the finishing touches added to it before its new residents arrive. Recent visitors to the attraction, on Clevedon Road in Wraxall, have been able to have guided tours around the site, which has been built to three times the size of minimum zoo requirements. It features a huge elephant house, sand yards, an outdoor pool and 20 acres of land for the animals to roam in, making it the largest elephant

facility in the UK and one of the biggest in northern Europe. The revolutionary house is one of the first to be designed with both the elephants and keepers in mind and has a number of different sand yards so the females and males can be kept separately. It also has specialist lighting and an electronic food system from gantries which will see food lowered into the enclosure at random, to keep the animals stimulated. The zoo has recruited Sandra de Rek, an experienced elephant keeper from Holland, to manage the site and keepers will be using a protected contact method which rewards elephants for their co-operation. The huge outdoor space is divided up into fields and yards with a plantation of trees in one, a scratching post and a swimming pool, complete with water cannon. Elephants will have 24/7 access to the indoor and outdoor areas, while special visitor viewing galleries will provide areas for keepers to present

practical demonstrations close to the public. The environment and modern facilities will help enrich the animal’s welfare and lives and the zoo hopes to breed them, hoping to have up to 10 elephants in the future. Elephant Eden will also become one of the greenest zoo exhibits in the UK as it will be run on renewable energies – solar roof panels and a bio-fuel burner for heat.

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Community News Waitrose Nailsea sow the seed

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hildren at Ravenswood Key Stage 2 School learned how to grow and tend plants thanks to Waitrose Nailsea Partners Sarah Knights and Denise Turton. Sarah and Denise are part of the Community Matters Pillar Group in the branch. They visited the school with seeds of tomatoes, lettuce, courgette, peppers, beetroot and peas and gave an informative talk. The teachers and children were very excited about sewing the seeds and will buddy up with the older and

more able children to help with the planting and care of the seeds. They already have a green house and vegetable area on site, where they have grown tomatoes and lettuce and they are planning to sell the produce at

Volunteers wanted for scouts

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couts leaders in North Somerset are looking for adult volunteers to help meet the demand for places. There is a long waiting list of children hoping to join the movement but who cannot due to the fact that there are not enough adults to lead new groups. The Gordano District Scouts Group covers Nailsea, Backwell, Clevedon, Portishead, Long Ashton and Yatton and caters for more than 12,400 youngsters. Anyone interested in volunteering can find out more at www.avonscouts.org.uk and a district commissioner application pack can be requested from Neil Salter by emailing neil.salter@avonscouts.org.uk.

their summer fair. Sarah said: “It was one of the best experiences I have had in a long time, it really was lovely to see such happy and smiley children and dedicated teachers.� Other schools involved included St Francis in Nailsea and Mary Elton in Clevedon, with students coming into the branch and sampling some unusual produce, having a behind the scenes tour and finishing with a large fruit salad. Students were presented with their seed packs and all of the named schools are hoping to return to Waitrose Nailsea and sell their produce outside the main doors before they break for the summer holidays.

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Be a Friend of Trendlewood Park

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group who help to maintain parkland spaces in Nailsea are appealing for more volunteers. The town is extremely fortunate to have a variety of woodlands, grasslands and open spaces which can be enjoyed by all members of the public, young and old, absolutely free. The area was recently awarded the Green Flag. If you enjoy being outdoors or have a fascination for wildlife, plant life or

local geology, you may be interested in joining the Friends of Trendlewood Park, who work closely with North Somerset Council. Workdays are held on the first Sunday and third Tuesday of each month between 10am-1pm with the next being on July 16, the last before a short summer break. The group will be using Austrian scythes to cut some of the tall grass around the park later in the summer

and training can be provided in the use of the scythes to new volunteers. Following their successful Easter Egg hunt, the Friends will be looking to plan more fun and educational events to help visitors learn about and enjoy these special spaces. For more information and to find out how to get involved, visit www. friendsoftrendlewoodpark.org.uk or telephone chairman Pat Gilbert on 01275 853436 or 07879 607492.

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Community News Parent Masterclass at Nailsea School

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ailsea School welcomed parents of Year 4, 5 and 6 students to experience what learning is like in the 20th Century during a Parent ‘Masterclass’ last month. Parents were with students as they experienced a range of subjects exactly as their children do – activities and learning strategies that showed how different school is today. Each group experienced at least one core subject of either, English, Maths or Science and a range of Technology, Art and

Humanities subjects. Each ‘lesson’ was a maximum of 20 minutes and provided an insight into the learning experiences of young people in Nailsea School. Trudy Jones, assistant headteacher said: “The evening gave parents

a real insight into how learning happens in our classrooms today.”

Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions about entering the school when they come to the school’s Open Evening on Tuesday, September 24.

New foodbank in town for rising demand

new food bank is set to open in Nailsea to help cope with the increasing demand from people struggling to feed their families. Volunteers at the Clevedon food bank, which is a completely confidential service and run in partnership with Churches Together in Clevedon, fed 546 people from May 2012 to the end of December and statistics indicate that this year that number will double.

With food poverty widespread the Nailsea foodbank will operate from Southfield Church and another distribution point is being sought for Yatton with the support of Yatton Parish Council. Paul Gale, chairman of Clevedon foodbank steering group, said: “These figures are really shocking. It is particularly sad to see the families who are being referred to us for help.

“It is often the case that, even though parents are working, the family income is so low that something like the increase in fuel costs or an unexpected bill can plunge them into crisis.” Clevedon foodbank can be contacted on 07722 769529 or info@clevedon.foodbank.org.uk.

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he Nailsea Summer Playscheme will run this year from Tuesday, July 23-Friday, August 2 for all children living in and around the Nailsea area. Based at Kingshill School in Nailsea, the scheme is held for 4-11 year olds with preschool children now allowed and year 7s if they have a younger sibling. The activities this year include mobile skate park, climbing wall, balloon modelling, chemistry show and much more. The Playscheme, which has been running successfully for more than two decades, runs for two weeks from

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ables4Tots are holding another of their popular Baby, Toddler and Young Children’s nearly new table sale at the Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea on Saturday, July 13. The event is billed as the biggest indoor sale of its type in the area and features more than 30 tables selling nearly new toys, clothes and equipment, and bargains can be found at every table. There is also plenty of local parking, a soft play area and a full cafe selling hot and cold food and drinks. It will run from 10am-noon entrance is £1, with children getting in for free and for more details visit www.tables4tots.co.uk, email enquiries@tables4tots.co.uk or telephone 07973 749289.

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Summer Holiday Fun at Backwell School

ackwell School has a Summer School programme full of exciting activities for the first two weeks of the summer holiday, from Monday, July 22 – Friday, August 2. The wide range of courses for children age 8+ will include Art, Photography, Rock School, Pottery, Cookery, Sugarcraft, Bristol City Football, Drama, Water Sports and Outdoor Adventure Activities. Life Cycle will be offering a three day cycle training course aimed at 8 - 11 year olds, and for the second year there will be a five day programme aimed specifically at children age 11 and 12 who are, or will be, attending Backwell School in September. The programme, from Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26, will be action packed not only with sport and arts activities but will also include fun with science, maths and literacy. Both programmes will be available online at www. backwellschool. net as well as in local libraries, but if you would like a programme, or you have any queries, contact Marie Davis on 01275 465942 or email mdavis@ backwellschool. net.

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he Rock Project will be staging its annual end of year concert on Sunday 14th July at the Princes Hall in Clevedon at 7pm. The concert will feature around 90 youngsters from Nailsea, Clevedon and Portishead and will give them the opportunity to perform songs that they have been learning throughout the year. The first half of the concert features the junior section performing a range of songs including Teenage Kicks by The Undertones, Yellow by Coldplay, Highway to Hell by ACDC and a rocked up version of The Simpsons theme. The second half features the teenage members performing songs from Muse, The Vaccines, Nirvana, Blur, The Wombats, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs and many more. Andy Collins, who runs The Rock Project, said: “Parents were amazed at the high standard of talent on show at last year’s concert and the students are working hard to make this year just as thrilling”. Tickets are now on sale and can be pre-booked by calling 01275 265226 or emailing bristol@therockproject.com. If you are interested in joining The Rock Project in September to play guitar, bass, drums or sing in next year’s concert, then contact Andy and his team or visit www.therockproject.com for more information.

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ristol based Andy Hague and his Quintet come to The Tithe Barn, Church Lane, Nailsea, on Saturday, July 13. Following rave reviews for their Arts Council supported national tour this date is a special extension to the Cross My Palm tour schedule. Bristling with energy, fun and great grooves the band is made up of Andy on trumpet, Ben Waghorn on sax, Jim Blomfield on piano, Greg Cordez on bass and

Mark Whitlam on drums. Trumpeter Andy has been leading his quintet for more than twenty years and it is one of the most popular bands in the area. The gig will start at 8pm and the bar will open at 7.15pm. Tickets to see the Andy Hague Quintet are £10 from Nailsea Music Shop, Clevedon Music Shop or Celia on 07730 712374.

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AliCat productions at Playhouse

liCat Children and Theatre present Through the Looking Glass at Backwell Playhouse, Mariners Drive, on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. Adapted by James DeVita, with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur, the show will take place at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on both days. It is also not too late to see a

performance of the theatre group’s Everything’s Groovy show, with performances on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 at 2.30pm and 7pm. Tickets for both productions are £7.50 for adults and £5.50 for children and they are available from the box office on 01275 791275 between 10-11am or by emailing susie@alicat.me.

The Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust presents

Andy Hague – trumpet, Ben Waghorn – sax Jim Blomfield – piano Greg Cordez – bass, Mark Whitlam – drums Bristol based trumpeter Andy Hague has been leading his quintet for over twenty years, and it is one of the most popular bands in the area. Following rave reviews for their Arts Council supported national tour we present a special extension to the Cross My Palm tour schedule. “Cross My Palm is a straight ahead jazz album which bristles with energy, fun and great grooves – and swings like a very swinging thing too” Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz

A TITHE BARN JAZZ PRESENTATION at The Tithe Barn, Church Lane, Nailsea, BS48 4NG Saturday 13th July at 8.00pm BAR OPEN: 7.15pm Tickets £10.00 from Nailsea Music Shop, Clevedon Music Shop or Celia 07730 712374. www.nailseatithebarn.co.uk ww

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Charity Golf Day

Charity Golf Day at Mendip Spring Golf Club organised by the Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell takes place on Thursday, July 4 and there is still time to enter a team.. The aim is to raise as much money as possible for the Special Care Baby Unit at St. Michael’s Hospital, Bristol to buy essential equipment. The competition includes an 18 hole Stableford, a Two’s competition, Nearest the Pin and Straightest Drive with many first class prizes. You get coffee on arrival, buffet meal throughout the day and there is also a prize for the Best Ladies Team as well as a Rotary Charity Draw Many local teams have already entered, but there is still room for a few more movers and swingers. Teams of four can enter and it is £160 per team, telephone Howard Walton on 01275 463405, or e-mail howardwalton@ yahoo.com.

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Whats On Carol Vorderman calls on North Somerset to run like a robot to save lives

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Skateboard Festival for Millennium Park

Christian Surfers UK and Community Opportunities in Nailsea, will take place in Millennium Park on Saturday July 20. The popular event will feature top class skate competitions, community attractions and refreshments and local youngsters will be able to showcase their skills and highlight a great positive example of youth activity in the town. Any community interest groups or sports organisations who would like to attend can contact Adam Morris on amorris@ Reliant Carpet And Upholstery Cleaners nailseaschool. com or Photos by PhilCleaners Williams You Can Rely on 01275 866787. Carpet For more Carpet Technicians friendly reliable service. Carpet Dry information and in 30 minutes. NO Solid or Residue - Fully Insured to get involved in the Skatepark SPECIAL OFFERS element of the festival, e-mail Three rooms for £60 or phil@ The whole house from £99 christiansurfers. co.uk. For alternative services do not hesitate to call. Call 07974 205405 or 07890 424155

et your skates on for the 11th Nailsea Community Skateboard Festival and Nailsea Showcase in July. The community festival, run by Holy Trinity and Trendlewood churches,

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he Ukulele Funhouse Orchestra presents an evening of musical comedy at the Scotch Horn Centre, Nailsea, on Saturday, July 6. It’s 16 ukuleles, a bass player, a drummer and loads of fun. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £10 and available from 01275 856 965.

Backwell Village Market

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ackwell Village Market takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month at the WI Village Hall in the town. Local business will be setting up stalls and all proceeds will go towards rebuilding Backwell Judo Club. Stalls will include bread and pastries, cheese, jams, meat, crafts, handmade cards and more, and there will also be a café serving hot drinks. The market runs from 10.30am-1pm, admission is free and there is plenty of parking available.

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Foo  rin Portishead pub gets brand new menu concept

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he Albion, one of Portishead’s best-loved pubs, is one of only 10 pubs in the Greene King estate that offers the “Flame Grill” experience. Flame Grill pubs are defined by a

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contemporary style and an authentic pub atmosphere. But the main pulling point is the fantastic menu. The Flame Grill menu offers consistently well-presented, quality, value-for-money food and drink where tasty flame-grilled food, enhanced by delicious smokemarinade is the speciality. The unique cooking method offered by the Flame grill equipment sears the meat on contact and locks in natural flavours resulting in tender, moist, succulent food.

Customers at The Albion are always assured a warm welcome, and now that it is a local Flame Grill pub it’s the place for couples or groups to come for casual socialising, special occasions and nights out.

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Support your local market

t’s July and, while we might not be sweltering just yet, Nailsea Farmers’ and Craft Market will be stirring up some heat on Saturday, July 20 in Crown Glass Shopping Centre. From 9am-1pm in Crown Glass Place you’ll find all kinds of organic meat, free range poultry, pork, sausages, eggs, cheese, preserves, bread, pasties, apple juice, cakes, fish, vegetables, gluten free cakes, strawberries, plants and pots, with

new stalls selling local cider and fine ales and all local produce is assured. The Craft Market is in Somerset Square and will have a lovely array of handmade crafts from jewellery, painted pictures, photography, textile gifts, cross stitch, wood products, fabric items, woollen items, cards and much more. Make a note in your diary and support your local Market.

encasta are the specialists when it comes to wood-fired cooking and catering, with bespoke wood fired 'pizza'ovens available to hire and to purchase and a catering team available for your occasion, get in touch today to see what encasta have to offer! e-mail: info@encastacatering.co.uk Tel: 07718 290933

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he Albion in Portishead’s Bristol Road is back in action with new landlord Alan and his long term head chef Leighann.

With both living by their passions you are assured quality food and fine wines and ales, not to mention the warm welcome and extended hours. Function area – seats 40-50 Available free of charge to community The Albion is well worth a visit! groups and organisations. Catering can be provided. Tel. 01275 817906

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Steaks and fish cooked on an open flame grill Fresh vegetables from local sources. Hearty breakfasts served from 10am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Bar open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Special Offer 2 meals for £9.95 offer Monday to Saturday until 10pm

Cider Festival Starting Friday June 28 More than 20 different ciders from across the South West. Responsible drinking please.

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Care or the ery

Sherwood Nursing Care Home

Staying active in later life

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eing physically active can improve your quality of life and aid recovery from many health issues. It is also a great way to meet new people and do something positive for yourself. Age UK Somerset can offer various classes in your area run by independent instructors, these can range from Tai Chi, gentle exercise to music, Zumba Gold, yoga and seated Stretch and Flex. Keeping to a healthy weight

and taking regular physical activity, will improve your mood, make you feel less tired and give you a healthier heart and stronger bones. So if you haven’t been very active for a while or are new to it, please come and join us. For more information, contact Nikki Smith, Ageing Well Co-ordinator on 07530 777895, or email nikkismith@ageuksomerset. org.uk.

The highest quality care in first-class surroundings Providing 24-hour nursing care, for long or short-term stays, Sherwood is an intimate 32-bed care home situated at the heart of the award-winning Sandford Station retirement village. Under experienced nursing leadership and a committed care team, residents benefit from onsite access to GPs, physiotherapy, hairdressing and chiropody. Regular activities are available and engagement with residents includes reminiscence, dance and music. Each room is en-suite with an overhead hoist system, patio area and views to the beautiful surrounding orchards and fields. Call 01934 825 900 for more information. 2 Pegasus Place, Sandford, Winscombe BS25 5AD www.stmonicatrust.org.uk info@stmonicatrust.org.uk Delivering well-being for older people Registered Charity 202151

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Best for mobility

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ilmott Mobility is a friendly family run local Mobility Shop based in Yatton by the Co-op that has been trading for more than four years. Wilmott Mobility is regarded by many as being the leading Mobility Shop in North Somerset and Sedgemoor, and advice at the shop is freely available as owners Paul and Tracey firmly believe in ensuring that only the right product is sold and that excellent service is vitally important. They always stock the best quality brands including Invacare, Kymco, Pride, Electric Mobility, Sherborne, Brooks, Cosyfeet, Stannah and Days, and their prices compare very favourably with the Internet and they are usually cheaper than most mobility shops. Wilmott Mobility will also happily deliver, usually free of charge, so if you cannot get to them they will happily come to you. Why not phone them now on 01934 838363 to see how they can help you.

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eath  eauty Beauty Blog Silky Smooth Skin...

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e all like smooth, hair free skin now the sun is shining and we are ready for our bikinis and summer dresses but what method do we choose?

WAXING is the most popular method of hair removal as it’s quick, efficient and effective. I would recommend GUINOTS STICK HAIR WAXING SYSTEM the wax is designed to cling to the hairs not the skin resulting in a better finish and longer result. Want your hair to be removed permanently? ENERGIST VPL PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL is a very effective PULSE LIGHT treatment designed to prevent hair from re growing. Both treatments are available at The Beauty Rooms, Nailsea. By Beauty Therapist Nadina Sibley

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Get fit for the summer

he sun’s shining and lollies and barbecues are beckoning. Do you wish you’d lost a few pounds ready for the summer? Well it’s never too late and the best thing about losing a few pounds is that it can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Many people begin the summer season with a goal to lose weight and, while that can mean eating a healthy balanced diet it also means more exercising. You can incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine in a number of ways and the exercise needed to help you lose weight and keep it off can be as simple as doing more walking or going for bike rides. Why not get off the bus a stop earlier to or from work and walk the rest of the way? If you have a dog you could extend your walk time too. Use the stairs instead of a lift

whenever you can and on weekends why not plan active outings instead of going to the pub.

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eath  eauty Community News Exercise of the Month:

Russian Twists

Every month top personal trainer Matt Bembridge, AKA Gym Professor, provides an exercise of the month for readers to try. This month he talks you through Russian Twists

Here’s another “old-school” exercise that most people will benefit from by performing regularly: strengthening your core and helping to avoid against injury: Russian Twists. Many day-to-day activities and/or sporting endeavours involve a rotational movement of some kind. It stands to reason that mimicking such a movement under load in a controlled manner within our exercise regimen is advantageous when it comes to replicating it in a “real-life” circumstance. As most sports involve this rotational movement whilst standing, many sports coaches will suggest performing rotation exercise in a standing position. Personally, I prefer to advise that it be predominantly performed whilst seated, as is common with Russian Twists. The reason, concentrate on trunk rotation and therefore avoid against additional stress on the tendons and ligaments surrounding the knee complex. Here’s how Russian Twists are performed: 1) Select a suitable weight (dumbbell, weight plate, medicine ball, bottle of water, etc.). 2) With the weight rested against your thigh, sit on the edge of a bench or chair. 3) Using both hands, curl the weight from your thigh in order that your forearms are parallel to your thighs and the floor, with your fists pointing forward. [Side note: Rather than increase the weight to increase difficulty, you may

choose to extend your arm at the elbow joint (outstretched) so that your forearms and upper-arms are parallel to the floor]. Lock this arm position. This is the StartPosition. 4) Inhale. Then, exhale as you twist in a controlled manner to one-side, fully contracting your Obliques muscles. This is the Mid-Position. You should keep looking forward throughout. 5) Return to the Start-Position and inhale. You may choose to repeat the movement on the same side, then swap sides, or, twist from side-to-side (pausing in the middle for inhalation). Using a dumbbell (preferable) for this exercise, I choose to slip my favoured Globe Gripz on to the dumbbell shaft, interlocking my fingers around a single globe. This article has been provided by Matt Bembridge AKA Gym Professor. Visit Matt’s free-online-resource at www.GymProfessor.com

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Cadbury House beauty therapist wins national accolade

beauty therapist at a Congresbury spa has been awarded the title of Therapist of the Year by world leading spa brand Pevonia Botanica. Louise Dutton, who works at the spa at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House, was chosen ahead of hundreds of other entrants from across the country to win the prestigious award. Twenty-two year old Louise, who has worked at the spa for 15 months and specialises in luxury Pevonia facials, said: “It is unbelievable that I have won the title of Therapist of the Year and been given the award by such a well-known and respected brand as Pevonia. “To win when up against so many

other talented therapists is such an honour and it has inspired me to work even harder in the industry that I love.” To win the top therapist award Louise completed a six-course Pevonia RS2 treatment on a client who suffered from the skin condition Rosacea. Spa manager Sophie Joules said: “It is a pleasure to have Louise as a member of the team at Cadbury House and we’re so proud of her

win. “There really isn’t a more deserving winner; Louise is a hardworking and dedicated member of the team, with exceptional industry knowledge and understanding.” To book at thespa, visit www.theclubandspabristol.co.uk.

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make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. Unlike some forms of psychotherapy, it does not involve analysing the past or examining problems; instead it helps clients visualise and achieve a more enjoyable and fulfilled future. It is a highly effective and liberating approach. Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process between the practitioner and the client. It is not something that is ‘done’ to the client but rather a safe, drug-free and effective therapy which can help with a wide range of conditions including: Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Panic Attacks, OCD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Fears and Phobias. David Stokes is a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Blagdon, North Somerset. He trained at the Clifton Practice, where he gained a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma. For more information visit www. davidstokeshypnotherapy.co.uk or call 07414 690151.

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he St Peter’s Hospice, based at Brentry, each year helps over 1600 patients with serious illness, predominantly cancer. With carers and family members this equates to helping well over 6000 people. Free of charge, it offers community nursing, hospice day care, in-patients care, Hospice at Home care and family support. It also gives specialist education to others involved in nursing, treatment and care. It is open to all, whatever nationality or religion. As a free service it costs well over £6 million each year to run, raised from a variety of sources. One such is the Nailsea Support Group with various fundraising – with the emphasis on fun – events throughout the year. If anyone would like to share in the caring by helping this local group, please contact Peter Harrowell on 01275 854696.

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ith the popularity of programmes like Grand Designs, Location, Location, Location and Homes Under the Hammer, what a house looks like both inside and out has never been in the spotlight so much. Many people will not have had their property looked over by an expert, but a scheme run by the charity Shelter means that you could have a consultation with an architect while also helping the homeless. Called Architect in the House, this is a joint charitable initiative by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. Homeowners can receive an hour consultation with an RIBA chartered architect in return for a donation to Shelter. Whether it’s inspiration for a study, an extra bedroom, or just better living space you need, a chartered RIBA architect can offer creativity and professional advice that will help bring your ideas to life.

Local chartered architect Doug Fowler of Clevedon has signed up to take part and said: “I have been supporting this scheme for more than five years and have helped contribute to the great work carried out by Shelter in the process. “I urge anyone in North Somerset who is thinking of undertaking work on their home, to use an architect who has signed up for Architect in the House. We can help people unleash the potential of their homes while helping those with more significant housing problems.” Shelter estimates that more than 650,000 households in Britain are overcrowded, affecting more than one million children in England alone. The donation will go towards Shelter’s work to help all those living in conditions that have a devastating

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It is also a great time to sit out with friends and enjoy your garden, but before you can you need to make sure it’s looking its best. Here are a few jobs to keep you busy and get it in tip top shape for the summer. Make sure you keep new plants well watered and hoe off weeds, which thrive in the sunshine and place conservatory plants outside now that it’s warm. Water tubs and new plants if dry, deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials to ensure continuous flowering and pick courgettes before they become marrows.

Sow and plant Autumn-flowering bulbs now and start collecting seed from plants you want to grow next year. Mow the lawn regularly and set the motor to a slightly higher level than normal for early summer to prevent the lawn drying in hot weather.

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Aphids are one of the commonest and most troublesome of all garden insect pests. They attack a large number of garden plants throughout the country and recently have been causing much disfigurement to ornamental Conifer hedges. Commonly referred to as Greenfly and Blackfly these aphids feed on hedges, sucking the sap of the plant and can spread several viruses, causing severe die back. The current troublesome aphid is the Cypress Aphid which predominantly affects Conifer hedging. The damage inflicted on conifer hedges by the aphid Cinara cupressi is severe and can lead to large brown patches on the hedge which leads to localised foliage death, reducing the aesthetic look of the hedge. As the aphid is active from May to October it is important to catch this problem early and apply treatments to stop its spread. At the first sign of brown patches telephone Bartlett Tree Experts for a free consultation and professional advice on 01275 371000. a complete and comprehensive tree care service since 1907

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istening to the sound of running water in a pond is great when spending some time in the garden in the summer. It can be a great stress-buster and help you relax and a pond will also attract some wildlife too. But to make sure it remains at its best you need to give it some tender loving care each week over the hot summer months. The water level in ponds will drop during hot weather so top up regularly and any pumps on water features should be left on during

sultry nights, as oxygen levels are lower. Keep your pond clean and debris free, particularly for the fish and wildlife that may be in it. Keep the surface of ponds clean by removing floating weeds, dead foliage and blooms from waterlilies and other aquatic plants and clean out debris at the bottom as it will improve the water quality. There are many different types of algae that can cause problems in ponds and you can reduce their spread by using rainwater instead of tap water to top them up. Garden centres sell algaecides which can be

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usiness The Art of Delegation (or how to get more done) Every month Della Hudson of Hudson Accountants will be providing advice on helping you to get more out of your business. As I write this we are waiting for the guests to arrive for my daughter’s birthday party. She has decided the guest list, food and party games herself. She has baked and decorated her own cake. She has shopped for party food and prizes with me serving as chauffeur and banker. I have kept a watchful eye but avoided interfering. There is a time in every business when there is more work than the owner can handle alone. This may be the time to recruit or to outsource. Each of those is more than an article in itself but, once you have the person in place, you need to start to delegate. This doesn’t just mean passing on the work you hate (I love baking) or standing over somebody worried that they might not perform to your high standards (in my opinion there was a surfeit of gold spray-on icing, white chocolate and silver balls) but passing on as much as possible that doesn’t

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EXTENSIONS / GARAGE CONVERSIONS Kitchens & Bathrooms Refurbishments Plumbing & Electrical Plastering & Tiling Internal & External Doors Patios & Decking Carpentry & Joinery Bricklaying

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We offer the complete service so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about organising different trades etc

FREE QUOTES

Intruder Alarm | Fire System CCTV | Access Control 24hr Monitoring Full maintenance NEW INSTALLATIONS AND TAKEOVERS Local with more than 20 years experience

01275 846 514

www.astronfireandsecurity.co.uk

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Builder

C.J Harris

Groundworks Tel. 07816 548531

cjharrisgroundworks@gmail.com • • • • • • •

All aspects of plant and building Demolition & site clearance New builds Extensions and conversions Landscaping and decking Patios and driveways Property maintenence

Electrician

Oven Cleaning

Dial A Trade Gates & Railings

• Part P Reg

Tree Surgeon

TREE FELLING & PRUNING

• All electrical installation work

HEDGE & SHRUB MAINTENANCE

• Re-wires, sockets, repairs etc. • Inspection & testing

FULLY QUALIFIED & INSURED

• Reliable, friendly local service • All work fully insured

Kiln dried

logs available

LOGS (FREE DELIVERY)

01275 848785 07759 218871

Call Ben Swift for a FREE quote and advice on 07802 480881 - 01275 463301

07505 990104 0800 840 7127 steve.jones@ovenclean.com www.ovenclean.com

Plastering

www.swifttreesurgery.co.uk Pigotts, Chelvey Batch, Brockley, North Somerset, BS48 3AP

Carpet Cleaning A.Cleaning Service Ltd. Local, Reliable, Fast and Friendly

It’s time to have fresh clean carpets again Carpets dry in 30 minutes all prices exclude VAT

Call Nick on: 07812 730346 Roofing

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TILING AND SLATING LEAD WORK & CHIMNEY POINTING FIBER GLASS REPLAIRS & RE-FELTING UPVC FASCIA, SOFITS AND GUTTERING VELUX WINDOWS LOFT CONVERSIONS MAINTENANCE

OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE PAUL CLARK 01275 847709 07530 271116 FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

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Little Duck Lodge, Tickenham - £589,950 • Established family run company since 1995 • • One of the largest independent estate agents in N. Somerset • • Professional, Personal, Customer focused, Driven and Passionate about your home • • Very competitive fees •

Station Rd, Nailsea £499,995

Station Rd, Backwell £385,000

Stock Way South, Nailsea £459,950

Tel. 01275 857773 www.westcoast-properties.co.uk

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