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Gordano Portishead and surrounding villages April Issue 2014

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Editor’s note

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ith spring well and truly sprung and the Easter holidays almost upon us, April is a great time to get out and about. Whether it’s in the garden, attending events and activities in the town or travelling further afield, this month’s Gordano Living is packed with ideas. Our extensive Home and Garden feature brings you tips on how to avoid stresses and strains on your body when gardening or carrying out jobs around the house. There are also plenty of ideas for your garden and of course a catch up with the latest news from our allotment virgins – the Rowsell family. Don’t forget to send us your news and views, we will include as many of your contributions as we can. I hope the sun shines for you. With best wishes Mathew Rowbotham, Editor

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Rotakids

he Trinity RotaKids, which is the most junior part of the Rotary family raised £34 for the “End Polio Now” campaign, by growing and selling purple crocus, the symbol of the fund raising initiative. This money will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the money will vaccinate 408 children against the disease. A pledge was made in 1985 to rid the world of Polio which was an ambitious programme. Rotary International in partnership with the World Health Organisation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has brought down the numbers by 99%. The photo shows RotaKids President, Amy Tang, presenting the cheque to the President of Portishead Rotary Club, David Oyns with Rotakids from Trinity Primary School.. Find out more at www.portisheadrotaryclub.org.uk.

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Portishead duo crowned Bristol’s Strictly Come Dancing champions

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oe Chapman and Jenny Rees from Portishead were crowned Bristol’s very own Strictly Come Dancing champions at a glittering finale of the competition which has been raising funds for St Peter’s Hospice. The duo impressed the packed audience and judges at the Grand Finale, which was held at the Bierkeller Theatre in Bristol, after just eight weeks of professional dance training. The competition raised £20,000 for Bristol’s only adult hospice, going towards caring for people with lifelimiting illnesses in the city. For more information about St Peter’s Hospice fundraising events visit www.stpetershospice.org.


Princesses Crowned A round 60 young ladies enjoyed the carnival and flower princess disco at Portishead Youth Centre on February 28, resulting in the crowning of the younger members of Portishead’s royal family for 2014. 11-year-old Imogen Timbrell was crowned carnival princess. Imogen who attends High Down Junior School will be attended by 10-year-old Libby Easterbrook, also from High Down Junior School and Phoebe Billing age 12 who is a Gordano School student. The flower princess this year is Blade Maltby who is seven and attends High Down Infant School. Her attendants will be eight-year-old Amelia Davies and Freya Laws aged seven,

who are both pupils at Trinity Primary. The girls will help lead this year’s carnival procession from the Lake Grounds to the carnival show field on June 14. They will also help present trophies on carnival day and undertake other community duties in the town during the next 12 months. The carnival king and queen will be announced in the next week or two.

Entries are now invited for the carnival procession. This can be a float, a walking entry, cycles, animals, decorated cars and trailers and dancers. Everyone is welcome to enter no matter how large or small. Call Wendy on 07816 050181 for an application form Applications are also invited for stall holders on the carnival field throughout the day. To book call 844868 or email tracey.fowler@ btinternet.com. Photograph: Above: Carnival princess Imogen with attendants Libby and Phoebe. Left: Flower princess Blade with attendants Amelia and Freya

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he Royal British Legion (RBL) in Portishead would like to thank the people of Portishead and Pill for supporting the Poppy Appeal in 2013. The appeal raised £20,376, which is a fantastic effort and will go towards supporting our current troops and those who have served previously. At a special awards night organised by Portishead RBL, presentations were made to a number of collectors who between them have amassed more than 500 years of collecting. Particular recognition was given to Mary Benham (pictured below) who received an award for 40 years of collecting. A number of collectors in Pill received badges for 25 year of collecting. A number of new collectors and distributors joined the appeal last year and organisers are delighted to have new people on board. They will still need more help later this year and ask anyone willing to give a little of their time this autumn, to contact Sarah on gebbetts@yahoo. co.uk or 01275 390970.

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ocal historian Sandy Tebbutt is currently gathering loca l information ab ou World War 1 fo t r the next edition of Po Pieces. She wou sset ld much like to he very ar from anyone who ca n with the resear help ch or anyone who ha s stories or inform any ation they are willin g to share. Sandy ca n contacted on 84 be 3566.


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ortishead Open Air Pool on the seafront opens for the 2014 season on Good Friday April 18 at 10am. From then until July 22 the pool will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 8.30am-7pm, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 7.30-8.30am and 1-7pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-7pm. During the May/June school holidays and from July 23-September 1 the pool will be open 7am-7pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 8.30am-7pm the rest of the week. The closing date is expected to be September 21 but this is to be confirmed. Also opening times may be modified. To check times and dates visit www. portisheadopenairpool. org.uk

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Marie Curie Collections

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ortishead Rotary Club members along with their partners and friends spent the day on Saturday March 1 collecting for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Portishead and raised £1,908.00. A Rotary spokesman said: “Our thanks must go to the generosity of the people of Portishead who on a day, which saw brilliant sunshine, gave so much towards this cause. Collections were largely carried out in the High Street but we would also like to give our thanks to the Co-Op and Lidl stores who allowed collections on their premises. Pictured: Rotarians Ken Barrett on the left and Keith Gaubert right.

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Work starts on new lifeboat station

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he Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has awarded the contract to build a new lifeboat station in Portishead to Andrew Scott Ltd of Port Talbot in South Wales. Work to demolish the former Masonic Lodge in Pier Road will begin immediately and it will be replaced with a boathouse and launching ramp. The RNLI applied to build a new lifeboat station in Portishead after the charity’s trustees agreed to eventually adopt the independent Portishead Lifeboat Trust. In making the decision, the trustees said the formal adoption couldn’t go ahead until the lifesaving team had a home that was fit for purpose. At present the trust operates out

of a basic boathouse at the local sailing club. With planning permission granted for a new lifeboat station and launching ramp, the RNLI set about finding a contractor for the £1.9 million project, which will take up to ten months to complete. Howard Richings is the charity’s head of estates management. He said: “We’ve worked with Andrew Scott before when they provided the civil engineering expertise for the pontoon installation project at Barry Dock lifeboat station. A lot of their workforce are familiar with the RNLI and our ways of working and we very much look forward to a successful project that will provide Portishead with a brand new lifeboat station.” Mark Bowen, Managing Director of Andrew Scott Ltd, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside the RNLI once again. The new lifeboat station will provide a

vital base for the volunteers who play such an important role in serving the people of Portishead and the surrounding communities. We are looking forward to delivering this prestigious project. It’s going to be challenging but we are confident that this contract will deliver real benefits to the area.” A formal adoption of The Portishead Lifeboat Trust by the RNLI won’t take place until the new lifeboat station is completed. The RNLI is running an appeal aimed at raising £180,000 towards the cost of the new lifeboat station. You can donate £5 by texting RNLI PORTISHEAD to 70300. Information about fundraising events and activities can be found on The Portishead Lifeboat Trust website at www.portishead-lifeboat.org.uk

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arkour free running courses will take place at Portishead Youth Centre on Tuesday evenings from April 22. They are open to 11-19-year-olds between 6.30-9.30pm. To book a place call 842461.

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ew play equipment installed at the Lake Grounds in Portishead last month means children of all ages can now enjoy the play equipment at the seafront park. Portishead Town Council has wanted to add equipment for older children to the existing play items, which were best suited to toddlers and infant school aged children, for several years. Landlord, North Somerset Council, had previously refused permission but after a campaign by local families in 2013 they conceded. The equipment consists of exercise bikes, a climbing frame, spinning see-saw and a roundabout.

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New beginnings for St Nicholas’ Church

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s Gordano Living was preparing to print this month’s issue, Portishead Church of England was preparing for a special event. On Saturday March 29, the Bishop of Taunton will formally consecrate St Nicholas’ Church at a special service beginning at 11am. Everyone is warmly invited to join them for this service. St Nicholas’ started as the chapel of the Nautical School and it was dedicated in 1912 by the then Bishop of Bath and Wells. After the school’s closure, the chapel was bought in 1986 by Portishead Church of England to replace St Augustine’s Church, which was too small for the growing congregation meeting there. However it retained its status as a chapel. In reality it has become more and more a proper church of the parish and this will be confirmed by changing its status from a dedicated to a consecrated building. Team rector, Andy Bryant, said, “The service is about affirming the future role of St Nicholas’ in the community. It is the beginning of us starting to re-imagine how the building can be better used for both the area of Redcliffe Bay and the wider town of Portishead. The consecration of St Nicholas’ is a re-birthing of the life of this building in the service of the community. “As part of this service we will also be celebrating a new working agreement between Portishead Church of England and Portishead United Reformed Church. Since the closure of their church building, Portishead URC has been holding its services

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at St Nicholas’ Church. During that time we have enjoyed getting to know each other better and starting to share in each other’s activities. We have now decided that we want to formalise our working relationship and at the service on March 29 will be celebrating a new working agreement between our two churches. To help us celebrate this we are delighted to be welcoming the Revd Ruth Whitehead, Moderator of the SW Synod of the United Reformed Church, to share in the service.” A commitment to establish a new community café at St Nicholas’ Church, to be known as the Lighthouse Café, is at the heart of this new agreement. The organisers of the café will be exploring ways, in particular, of supporting the more vulnerable members of the community. In preparation for this new venture, Portishead United Reformed Church has generously agreed to pay for the upgrading of the Narthex part of the church to bring the building up to the required standards for a café. It is hoped the café will be opened in July this year.

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Portishead Hand Car Wash & Valeting Professional Service Open 7 Days a Week 1. Wash & Dry 2. Outside & Inside from 3. Mini Valet £5.00 4. Golden Valet 5. Full Valet Welcome to New Hand Carwash 62B High Street, Portishead BS20 6EH Tel: 07759 034253

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Trust inspires budding wildlife photographers

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eading local nature charity Avon Wildlife Trust is offering an exciting programme of family wildlife photography events at Portbury Wharf nature reserve, to celebrate ‘A Year in the Life of Portbury Wharf’. The second session takes place this month on April 9 from 9.30am, with two further events planned this year on July 23 and October 29. Aimed to inspire the next generation of budding wildlife photographers, whilst capturing the life of the reserve - a wetlands habitat situated on the land between Portishead and Royal Portbury Dock – parents are encouraged to bring their children along. Families will learn about composition techniques before enjoying a practical session out and about in the reserve. The images could then be included in the culmination of ‘A Year in the Life of Portbury Wharf’ project - a reserve guide, created for the community, by the community. Established wildlife author,

naturalist and photographer Iain Green will be leading the sessions. His career has seen him travel worldwide but he has now decided to set his sights on nature closer to home. Iain said:”I’m passionate about showing off the wild places we have on our doorstep and Portbury Wharf is a wonderful example of this. From endangered water voles to barn owls and a huge range of aquatic plant life, the opportunities for photography on the reserve are endless.” The sessions cost £7 for an adult and child; and £10 for a family of up to two adults and three children. Portbury Village Quarter residents however, can book and attend for free! For further details please go to avonwildlifetrust.org.uk or email events@avonwildlifetrust.org. uk. Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Alternatively call Avon Wildlife Trust on 0117 917 7270 for more information.


Annual Town Meeting Wednesday 7th May

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he Annual Town Meeting will take place at the Folk Hall in Portishead High Street on Wednesday May 7 at 7.30pm. Every English town and parish must hold an annual meeting by law. This needs to take place between March 1 and June 1. It is NOT a council meeting but a meeting of registered electors, it should however be chaired by the chairman of the town council or the vice chairman. In their absence a chairman will be elected. The meeting is an opportunity for members of the local community to discuss town affairs. Electors can make suggestions and comment on issues within the town, they may also ask councillors present and other community group leaders, questions. The meetings usually last for a couple of hours. Any elector can speak and they do not need to make a prior appointment to do so. They can just turn up and take a turn to speak.

Councillors do not have to attend the meetings but as electors themselves they usually do. The meeting is a chance for them to say what they have been doing in the community over the past year. They will usually take note of issues raised at the town meeting and add them to a future council meeting agenda where appropriate. Minutes of the meeting will be taken by the town clerk or a deputy and a press table will be set out for any members of the press that attend. In Portishead it is quite usual for the Annual Town meeting to be followed by the town council AGM but this will not be the case this year. The town council AGM will take place on May 14, directly before the Portishead Town Council May meeting. Pictured: The Folk Hall, home to Portishead Town Council

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PORTISHEAD ANNUAL TOWN MEETING Wednesday 7th May 2014 7:30pm All residents are invited

to attend the 21st Annual Meeting for the Town of Portishead which will be held at the Folk Hall, 95 High Street, Portishead The Town Council AGM will take place on 14th May followed by the usual monthly meeting.

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a full recovery. She said: “Alex had extensive physiotherapy, occupational therapy and language assistance to help recover and we have been told thanks to all the football he played he had a very strong core which certainly helped his recovery.” Alex is now playing football for his local team Portishead Juniors again and is also training with Bristol City and West Brom. His mum added: “He is very energetic, enthusiastic and a happy boy who loves nothing more than playing football in the rain!” To support Ben in his marathons to raise money for the charity Meningitis Now visit www. justgiving.com/Benjamin-Smith4 or to find out more www.benpettiforsmith.com. Pictured: (Above) Ben PettiforSmith, who is preparing to run 12 marathons to raise money for Meningitis Now. (Left)Seven-year-old Alex who inspired family friend Ben to run for charity

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As nestled above the High Street lies one of Portishead’s best kept secrets. A multi-faceted venue, adaptable to any occasion or celebration, and above all: it won’t break the bank. Somerset Hall is a versatile venue available at a competitive price to hire for celebrations, conferences, theatre and weddings.  With a range of rooms and adaptable spaces on offer, the hall can accommodate an array of events. In cohorts with Marston’s brewery, Somerset Hall boasts a fully licensed bar and lounge area that holds up to 100 people, offering the perfect intimate space for parties or smaller gatherings.  The bar offers beverages to suit any occasion – from a flute of sparkling champagne to toast the future, to a pint of bitter to enjoy with a comedy night. Beyond the bar lies the largest room in the venue: the theatre hall, this comes complete with stage, sound and lighting.   Local performers, the Portishead Players, host all their productions at Somerset Hall throughout the year to great audience acclaim. This room also offers the option of

being divided into two, creating a smaller space for training and conferencing events. Recently Somerset Hall was granted a marriage licence, giving clients the opportunity to have their entire wedding ceremony under one roof. The hall’s large commercial kitchen give’s couples the option of either hiring caterers to cook on site, or to prepare their own food, making it suitable for all budgets. Outside a terrace adorns the length of the building which acts as an excellent sun trap in the summer months, making a perfect

space for BBQ’s and day-time events. Somerset Hall is a must-see venue for those planning an event. To arrange a tour contact Elaine Porch, Somerset Hall Manager, on 01275 848 059 or email somerset.hall@n-somerset.gov.uk,

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attle Country gets the thumbs up from my friends and family. Using the discount voucher in the February issue of Gordano Living a large group of us headed for the Berkeley based adventure park. It took just 30 minutes to get there from our Portishead homes, but if we are honest a day just wasn’t enough, there was so

much to do! The children headed straight for play barn one as soon as we arrived and didn’t want to leave! This was a great area for our large group, as parents could sit and watch all the children who were fearlessly going down the drop slide, zooming down the wavy slide and chasing around the indoor play area while the pre-schoolers happily played in the toddlers’ play area. Eventually we managed to prise all the children out of the barn and entered child heaven, aka the main field. The youngsters all ran in different directions jumping on swings and trampolines, climbing on to the castle, taking a try at mini golf and hopping on to a zip wire. Next there was fun to be had on huge inflatable jumping pillows

and a huge beach barn complete with toys and diggers; a real favourite! We also enjoyed a falconry display that involved interaction. Throughout the park there were plenty of picnic areas both covered and uncovered, areas for barbeques and a cafe. There was so much to see and do that we have promised to return during the Easter holidays so that we can experience the miniature train, animal encounters, boating lake, 40ft climbing net and the outdoor assault course. We can’t wait!

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arbour Family Law is a new specialist law firm based in Kestrel Court, Portishead and Orchard Street, Bristol, which specialises in divorce, separation and dissolution. Katy Zikking, the founder and principal of Harbour Family Law, is an expert in family matters, and specialises in divorce, separation and resolving the financial settlement and children issues which are needed alongside divorce. Katy, who previously practised at two of the major family law teams in Bristol and Portishead, has now founded Harbour Family Law to provide a specialist service to divorcing couples with a focus on collaborative practice. Katy says: “An amicable settlement which seeks to preserve relationships and protect the children of the family is the best kind of outcome for clients. We will work hard on their behalf to provide practical, timely and expert legal advice to achieve the best outcome for our clients. Collaborative practice, where the couple agree to resolve their financial agreement without going to court, can be very successful in achieving a result which limits legal costs and reduces the stress and anxiety which court proceedings can bring.” Harbour Family Law offers a free half hour advice meeting where you can discuss your situation confidentially with a specialist family solicitor. Please visit www.harbourfamilylaw.co.uk to find out more about the new practice, and the services it offers. Alternatively contact Katy at mail@harbourfamilylaw.co.uk or telephone 01275 390454. Pictured: Katy Zikking, founder of Harbour Family Law

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Viper Valet Expands

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an Wakeford and Dan Ward have, through hard work and determination, built Viper Valets in to a vehicle valeting business that offers both commercial and private customers the very best in superior car valeting. They began in Clevedon before moving to Portishead, where they have established a thriving business at the front of the Portishead Tyre and MOT Centre at 160 High Street. Five years on and ready to expand, they decided on a return to Clevedon and have opened a new outlet in Kenn Road, on the former site of See It Gleam Valets. Both Dan’s are keen to reassure their existing customers, that this expansion will not affect the Portishead business and would like to take this opportunity to remind customers that although their car park may appear full at times, it is a shared parking area, so don’t be misled; it is worth calling in to speak to them. Viper Valets is keen to support a chosen charity each year and the 2014 cause is Alzheimer’s Research UK. The teams at both sites will be holding events throughout the year to support this important organisation. The guys are currently training hard for a Tough Mudder a challenging assault course event in August.


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What’s On Beer Festival Portishead Town Football Club is pleased to announce the dates for another Annual Beer Festival, in their clubhouse at the football ground on Bristol Road. It will take place over four days, Friday to Monday, May 23-26. Friday’s event will open at 7pm, with Saturdays kicking off at 4pm. Sunday and Monday will be open from lunchtime onwards and on the Sunday there will be the added attraction of live music. Entry tickets are £6 which includes your glass and two drink tokens. These are available now from the clubhouse on 817600, The Sports Shop in Portishead High Street, Marks Barber’s at West Hill Triangle or by calling Karen on 07721071889. BRING YOUR GLASS BACK ON SUNDAY and MONDAY for FREE ENTRY!! As in previous years, there will be a varied selection of 20 different beers and 10 different ciders available. On all days, drink tokens will be four for £6 or eight for £10, and hot pies and pasties

will also be available to purchase. Soft drinks, crisps, lager and spirits will also be available from the bar. Why not go along, even if you have never visited the football club before and enjoy the experience of their Beer Festival.

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The Football Club is now appealing for businesses, organisations or individuals willing to sponsor a barrel of beer or cider. From £50 you can have your name and/or logo advertised not only in the Beer Festival Programme, but also on the barrel, on the “Thank You Sponsors “ poster displayed in the football club for the season and of course, you receive a couple of complimentary tickets. Full details can be obtained from Lyn Hatfield 07795 436634 or Karen Excell on 07721 071889. For further information contact Portishead Football Club on 01275 817600, email steveptfc@gmail.com or visit www.pitchero.co/clubs/portisheadtown.

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What’s On

Regular Events

Ladies’ Lunch Club Portishead Ladies Luncheon Club was founded in 1981 and members meet for lunch from 12.30pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Clarence House. For further details contact Arlene Crawshaw on 01275 842659.

Portishead Quilters First and third Tuesdays each month @ 7.30pm, Redcliffe Bay Hall Tel. 848961. Portishead Town Band Portishead Town Band plays every Monday at Gordano School. The sessions takes place from 7.45-9.45pm. For more information contact John Blaker on 01275 818575. Warhammer Club Every Thursday evening in Portishead. Open to all young people, £3 subs. Call 01275 842300 Portishead Square Dancers Every Monday 8-10pm at the Folk Hall. Tel: 817964 or 392664. Open Air Market Every Friday 9am-3.30pm in the Poacher car park, High Street. Country Market Every Friday 9.45-10.45am at the Folk Hall, High Street. Portishead Community Choir Wednesdays from 8-9.30pm at Avon Way Hall. Contact 01275 814220. Portishead in Harmony Monday mornings 10.30am-12noon at the Folk Hall, High Street. Tel: 01275 814220. Social Dance First Friday every month 8-11.30pm. Somerset Hall £4. Contact Sandra 01275 831884. Portishead Running Club Every Tuesday and Thursday 6.30 pm www.portisheadrunningclub.co.uk Portishead Rotary Club Every Tuesday 7.30pm Clarence House. Tel. 07867 783343. www.portisheadrotary.org.uk Link social network for singles 30+ Tuesday 8.30pm at Walton Park Hotel, Clevedon. Fun events, dinner parties, weekends away and more. Contact: 01275 849183.

Portishead Townswomen’s Guild Fourth Tuesday of month 7.00pm. Folk Hall, High Street. Portishead Macular Group Last Thursday of month 2.30pm Folk Hall. Contact Hazel 845238 or Jeff 219657.

Redcliffe Bay W.I. 2nd Monday each month at 7.30pm Redcliffe Bay Hall, Newhaven Rd. Portishead Probus 73 Meets every third Wednesday (not July or August) 12 noon Clarence House. Lively and welcoming club, nice lunch with interesting speakers. New members welcome. If you would like to join telephone John Massey 01275 814249. Fibromyalgia Support Group The Fibromyalgia Support Group, now in its 12th year, meets on the last Wednesday of the month, excluding August and December. The meeting starts at 10.30am at the Folk Hall, Portishead. For more information contact Beth on 01275 848698. Portishead W.I. Every second Tuesday 2.15pm Jubilee Centre, Slade Road Tel. 842822. Portishead Knits Every first and third Tuesdays 7.30pm at the Royal Inn, Pier Road. Muskrats Jazz Band First Thursday each month 8.30pm at Clarence House. Entry £3. Rubber Bridge Club Second/third and fourth Thursday each month. The Ship Inn, Down Road, Redcliffe Bay, Portishead 7-10pm. Contact John Foley 01275 842887. Portishead Concert Band Every Tuesday 7.30-9pm St Nicholas Church, Nore Rd. Contact Lorna Coles 01275 854782 or email portconband.sec@btinternet.com Hash House Harriers Every Wednesday 7.15 pm. Visit www.bristolhash.org.uk or contact 399707. Farmers Market Second Saturday of the month 9am-12.30pm at the Piazza by Waitrose. ss la t c e! rs e Fi f r

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Gordano Society The Gordano Society, a local history group, meets on the second Friday of every month from September-April at the Methodist Church in Portishead High Street at 7.30pm. The December meeting will take place on the first Friday of the month. For more details, contact 01275 845337. Portishead Film Portishead Film is a volunteer group intent on bringing cinema to our town on a regular basis. They show films at the Jubilee Centre in Slade Road on the first or sometimes second Friday of the month, from October to April. Films start at 8pm with doors opening at 7.30pm for refreshments. Admission is £5 or £4.50 concessions. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit www.portisheadfilm.org. uk, call 07504 855167 or email enquiries@ portisheadfilm.org.uk. Forthcoming screenings: April 4 – Moonrise Kingdon (Cert: 12A). Skittles Clarence Nomads Skittles team plays on Thursdays or Friday nights at Clarence House in Portishead High Street and other local venues for away matches. This friendly, easy-going team is currently looking for new members. If you are interested, call Brian on 07772 801130. Citizens Advice Bureau Folk Hall, High Street, Portishead Every Monday 10am-2pm Tel. 08444 111 444 Probus Gordano Probus Club holds its meetings on the second Wednesday of every month and the next one will be at Clarence House in Portishead High Street Retired business men who want to find out more about the club can contact the secretary John Wooster on 01275 848720. Portishead Choral Society NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Thursday nights 7.30-9.15pm now at St Joseph’s RC Church, West Hill. Contact secretary@ portisheadchoral.co.uk or phone 01275 849278. Councillor’s Surgery Reyna Knight, first Saturday of each month, 10am until noon at Portishead Library.


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Regular Events

Royal British Legion Portishead Branch Third Monday each month, Gordano Suite, Clarence House 8pm. All welcome.

Stroke Drop in Centre The stroke drop in centre is open on the first Friday of each month at Clarence House in Portishead High Street between 10.30am12.30pm. For more information contact Lori on 01275 818492 or email lorraine.rowsell@virgin.net. New Faces Group New Faces provides an opportunity for any parents who are feeling isolated to meet up and enjoy a cup of coffee with people who are in or who have been in similar circumstances. Regular coffee mornings at Portishead Youth Centre in Harbour Road on the first Friday of each month from 10.30am. West Hill Senior Citizen’s Club Over 60s meet 1.30-3pm on Mondays for a cup of tea and light entertainment. Anyone over 60 is very welcome. Avon Way Hall, next to the Appleby’s chip shop. Lions Club meeting The Lions Club of Portishead meets every second Monday of the month at 8pm in Clarence House, Portishead. Lions are people who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfil those needs. For more information, telephone 01275 281415 or visit www.portisheadlions.org.uk. Golden Oldies Oldies singing group meets at the Jubilee Hall, Slade Road on Fridays 10.30am-11.30am. Tel: 01761 470006 or visit www.golden-oldies.org.uk. Portishead Players Portishead Players is a group of amateur drama enthusiasts based in Portishead. The group puts on four high quality productions a year, generally three plays and one musical or pantomime. They rehearse regularly and invite new members, actors, backstage helpers and any volunteers. Call Wendy on 818802 or email enquiries@portishead-players.org.uk for details. 41 Club Gordano Valley 41 Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at The Royal Inn, Portishead. All ex-Round Tablers welcome. Contact Keith Fallows 01275 817258.

Nailsea & District Croquet Club Open Day

Community Cafe The Portishead Community Cafe is held every third Friday of the month at the Wesley Centre, Portishead Methodist Church in the High Street from 10am-noon. If you would like to meet friends, new and old, have a chat with a cup of tea and a slice of cake and also gather some useful free information and advice then why not drop in? For further information, contact AGE UK Somerset on 0845 643 4706.

LLaDs – Lads, Lasses and Dads LLaDs groups have been set up to provide an opportunity for dads to spend some time to play games with their children. It provides the opportunity to meet other dads and their children, like mother and toddler groups but for dads! Games include Playmobile, K’nex, toddler toys, crafting and the sessions also include bacon sandwiches and coffee. LLaDs meet at Trinity School Community Hall in the Village Quarter on the first Saturday of each month and at the St Barnabas Centre Hall in West Hill on the second Saturday of the month, from 10.30am until 12 noon. For more information about the Trinity group call Alan on 843912 or Tina on 847696 or visit the Facebook page LLaDs at Trinity. For more information on the St Barnabas group contact Tina on 847696 or contact Portishead Children’s Centre on 884001. Portishead Floral Art Society Portishead Floral Art Society meets on the third Wednesday of each month at Somerset Hall at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome and can pay at the door. For further information call Ann Grandfield on 847191. Portishead Camera Club Enjoy your interest in photography in a friendly and social atmosphere at Portishead Camera Club. There is a varied and interesting programme consisting of guest speakers, audio visual shows, competitions, critique evenings and events with other clubs. The group usually meets at Redcliffe Bay Hall in Newhaven Road on Thursday evenings, September to May, at 7.30pm. Entry is £3 for visitors, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits. www.portisheadcameraclub.co.uk, email info@portisheadcameraclub.co.uk or call 01275 845249.

Portishead Senior Forum Senior Forums campaign on the issues that affect older people in their community. The Portishead Senior Forum meets regularly at the Folk Hall. To find out more call 842783.

Portishead International Parents Group For parents with English as an additional language. Meet on Mondays at the Children’s Centre, West Hill 10.30am- 12 noon during term time. Diabetes Support Group Portishead Diabetes Support Group holds regular monthly meetings at Portishead Medical Group, Wyndham Way. The meetings are open to all diabetics, their friends and families. They last about an hour and include a talk from a professional with time for questions. To find out more call the health centre on 01275 841630 or visit www.PMG.org.uk Woodspring U3A Woodspring University of the Third Age (U3A) covers many small towns and villages including Backwell, Clapton, Clevedon, Congresbury, Failand, Kenn, Nailsea, Portishead, Tickenham, Walton, Weston-in-Gordano ,Wraxall and Yatton. The organisation offers a programme of educational and leisure activities for unwaged people over 50. General meetings for all members are held at Nailsea Methodist Church, Silver Street, Nailsea on the fourth Tuesday of each month from January to November, at 2.15pm. Anyone interested in joining can attend the general meetings as a visitor. To find out more visit www.woodspringu3a.org.uk. Town Council Portishead Town Council meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Folk Hall in Portishead at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome and can speak in the public participation session at the beginning of the meeting. To find out more visit the town council website or call 847078. Teenagers’ chill and chat GF8 is held on the third Sunday of the month. For school years nine and over this chill, chat and contemplate session takes place between 6.30-8pm at Portishead Rectory. For info. call 846230. Barn Dance At Gordano School hall on first Thursday of each month. Live band 7.30-9.30pm. Admission £6. Tel: 07515904707

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What’s On Oliver! The Musical comes to Portishead Portishead Players present Lionel Bart’s popular musical Oliver!

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Based on the classic Dickens’ tale of class divide and gangland culture in Victorian London, the young orphan, Oliver, is subject to scenarios most of which would be unimaginable today. From the workhouse, to an undertaker’s, Oliver escapes and makes his way to London where he meets the Artful Dodger and is introduced to the lovable rogue Fagin. Directed by Kim Cheasley, Portishead Players has a cast of nearly 60 local adults and children who have been working hard since January to bring this well loved musical to you all. So ‘Consider Yourself’ one of the family for a great evening’s entertainment and ‘Oom-Pah-Pah!’ down to Somerset Hall, but watch out for anyone who intends to ‘Pick a Pocket or Two’ Performances will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 10-12 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on the Saturday at 2pm.

Tickets for the shows at Somerset Hall in The Precinct in the High Street cost £11 for adults and £8 for children. Family tickets costing £25 admit two adults and two children but are available for the Thursday show and the Saturday matinee only. They are available in person from Morgan Westley in the High Street, online at www. portisheadplayers.ticketsource.co.uk or by telephoning 0333 666 3366 (normal geographical charges apply). It will be allocated seating at all performances, so book early to get the best seats!


What’s On Portishead Floral Society Portishead Floral Society will be going “Round and About” with Rosemary Bulled, the demonstrator, at the Somerset Hall, Portishead, on Wednesday, April 16. The doors open at 6.45pm for 7.30pm and visitors can pay £5 at the door.

Probus Gordano Probus Club will be holding its AGM at Clarence House in Portishead High Street on Wednesday April 9. Arrive at 12.30 for lunch at 1pm. The Annual General Meeting will be held after lunch and on this occasion there is no additional speaker. Retired business men interested in finding out more about the club can contact John Wooster on 01275 848720.

Country Dancing Folk Feet Country Dancing takes place every Tuesday 9.30-11.00am at the Folk Hall in Portishead High Street Find out more by calling 847909.

Travels with My Aunt The Weston-in-Gordano Players next production, Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene, will be performed on April 9-12 at 7.30pm in Weston in Gordano Village Hall. The story, adapted for stage by Giles Havergil, revolves around retired bank manager, Henry Pulling and his eccentric Aunt Augusta, who suddenly appears in his life at his mother’s funeral. Augusta draws Henry into a life of crime and a series of absurd adventures. The play is more a crime caper than a traditional mystery play, filled with fun and startling revelations about Augusta’s colourful past. Tickets £7 are available from Geoff Mitchell Tel: 01275 848464.

Music Club Highly Strung Music Club is held every week at various days and times. Learn to play folk dance tunes. Call 847909 for details.

Graffiti Project A graffiti project of four workshops will be running at Portishead Youth Centre in Harbour Road on April 14 and 28 and on May 12 and 9. The project is open to all young people in school years seven to 13. Sessions run from 6.30-9.30pm. For details call Joy on 842461.

Men’s Group Portishead Men’s Group meets every Monday 10am-noon at the Folk Hall in Portishead High Street. You will find great conversation and refreshments are available. New members are welcome. Tel: 848703 for more details.

The Play Port @ Portishead will have been open 2 years on 9th April 2014! Come along and help our team celebrate this milestone during the Easter school holidays! Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for any offers and news. We would like to thank all our customers for their support during these first two years and look forward to seeing you all over the coming year and extend a warm welcome to all our new customers too! 3 distinct areas of play offereing something for babies and children of all ages • Luxury Cafe serving hot and cold drinks and refreshments • Comfortable seating with free WiFi, magazines and newspapers • Parties to suit every budget • We are open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm • Entry for child with meal deal from £3.99 in term times

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What’s On Sing and Sign

Sing and Sign has developed a brand new programme, Sing and Sign Babes, suitable for babies from two months. It aims to build the exceptionally important framework for good communication through their magic ingredient... music! Classes incorporate sensory stimulation along with the Sing and Sign staple ingredients of repetition, anticipation, praise and, of course Jessie Cat; as well as some basic signing. Suitable for babies 2-6 months, the new course will be held at 11.45am on Wednesdays at The Playport, Portishead starting on 30th April alongside their other classes for babies from 6 -15 months at 10.45am and toddlers from 16 months to 2.5 years at 9.45am. Contact Helen Hill for further information on 07858957139 or email helenhill@singandsign.co.uk.

Glad to be Grey Don’t miss Harvey Andrews, master singersongwriter, in his Glad to be Grey show at St Peter’s Church, Portishead on Saturday April 5 at 7.30pm. The show is a fundraiser for the Vula Amehlo Trust to support the Pasture Valley Children’s Home and Orphanage in Swaziland, home to over 40 orphaned and vulnerable children. Glad to be Grey is a one-man show: an entertainment of self-written songs, monologues and stories for baby boomers and beyond. Harvey, who has been writing and performing songs for over 50 years, will entertain with humour, nostalgia and a very occasional rant! He has produced 16 successful albums, singing his own songs, many of which have also been recorded by other artists. He has

toured extensively in the UK and internationally and has made numerous appearances on radio and TV, including The Old Grey Whistle Test. Now retired from full-time concert performances, Harvey now offers his Glad to be Grey show to support charities. Tickets priced £10 are available from organiser David Tyers on 01275 840245 by emailing david.tyers@gmail.com or from Morgan-Westley in Portishead HighStreet. You can find out more about Pasture Valley at www.pasturevalley.com and more about Harvey at www.harveyandrews.com

Full junior and adult coaching programmes Holiday programmes and intensive coaching courses Group, pair and individual coaching Adults and juniors of all abilities welcome Regular tournaments and fun competitions Cardio tennis tness training Many years experience of coaching all standards led by a team of fully qualiied LTA Tennis Coaches Equipment and restringing available Contact Kerris Weatherley, Director of Absolute Tennis Bristol mobile 07917 855357 Email: kerris@AbsoluteTennisBristol.com Web: AbsoluteTennisBristol.com Twitter: @absolutetennisbristol Clifton College Sports Ground (Beggar Bush), Abbots Leigh BS8 3QD

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What’s On Quiz Night Portishead Open Air Pool trustees are holding a quiz night at the Lido Kitchen at the Lake Grounds on Wednesday April 2. Please contact Ann Hailwood on annppct@ gmail.com for further details and to register your team. There will also be a raffle to raise money for pool funds and prize donations would be most welcome. This is the first of several social events for Trust Members, volunteers and friends of the pool in the coming season. Please go along and join them for a fun evening!

Easter holiday barn dances Jill Elliott is holding two barn dances ideal for parents and grandparents who are looking for something different to do with the children during the Easter holidays. Complete with live music the dances take place at the Lido Kitchen next to the open air pool on the seafront on Monday April 7 3-5pm and on Thursday April 17 between

10am and mid-day. No booking is required, just turn up! It costs £2 per person to dance and is free to spectators. The café/restaurant is open for refreshments as usual.

Open microphone at the Lido Kitchen

an open mic night really, but we have to maintain standards for the Lido clientele so it is important that anyone who would like to play contacts us ahead of schedule to discuss it first.” To find out more, or to play, call Stu on 07810 718601.

Sunday evenings at the Lido Kitchen are fast gaining a reputation for quality live music in a relaxed environment, accompanied by good food and drink. Local musicians play from around 6pm each week at the venue which has already showcased many extremely talented musicians, some as young as 13 and 14. Organisers say: “It’s

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What’s On Exhibition at The Blue Room The Blue Room, in The Sion, Crown Glass Place, Nailsea, will be hosting an exhibition

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by Diana Figueiredo featuring original paintings, illustrations, and prints. The exhibition is open to the public from Friday, March 28 until Saturday, April 5 and all visitors will have the opportunity to win one of Diana’s prints. Further details of the exhibition can be found at www.theblue-room.co.uk or by calling 07456 517086. Painting above by Diana Figueiredo

Easter holiday activities at The Blue Room, Nailsea

EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB From 7th to 10th April Between 10am and 12 noon. No prior registration required CRB registered leaders

For further information ring Malcolm or Elaine on 848945

We all know that kids love to be creative, but it can be difficult to think up new ideas, or find materials for the idea you might have. The Blue Room in Nailsea, hosts workshops for youngsters in the Easter holidays that can solve this problem by providing both the ideas and the items to help make them. And because all the children must work with an adult, you will learn how to make the chosen project too. From pottery

MONDAYS North Weston Village Hall, Clevedon Road, 5.30 pm & 7.30 pm with Angela 01275 849638 TUESDAYS Clarence House Social Club, High Street, 9:30 & 11:30 am with Angela 01275 849638 WEDNESDAYS St Josephs Hall, West Hill, 5.30pm & 7.30 pm with Denise 07812 840251 THURSDAYS St Josephs Hall, West Hill, 9.30 am with Denise 07812 840251

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painting and simple sewing projects to button jewellery and Easter garlands, The Blue Room offers something for everyone. For more information, telephone 07456 517086.

Active Lifestyle Classes New active lifestyle classes offer gentle exercise to encourage people back to active lifestyles when they lack the confidence or ability to do so. They take place at the Methodist Church in Portishead High Street on Wednesdays at 1.30pm. More information from Kate on 07800743305 or visit www.mysimplesteps.co.uk

Ship Show The South West Ship Show at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre in Portishead’s Harbour Road takes place on April 5 between 10am – 4pm. The show holds something for all ages and all interests including sales of photographs, books, memorabilia, models and maritime art, in addition to various fascinating displays relating to ships and the sea. For details call 846178 or visit www. coastalshipping.co.uk.

Fitness Pilates Fitness Pilates class for all ages and abilities take place at Portishead Youth Centre on Fridays at 9.30am. Phone Kate on 07800 743305.


What’s On Music and Dance for Everyone

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said: “I saw Jill’s website and went along to one of her groups after a 20 year break from playing my violin. Her infectious enthusiasm, the wonderful traditional tunes and socialising with a lovely bunch of people make the groups the perfect way to unwind from a busy family life and stressful job. Jill has a fantastic ability to encourage people to have the confidence to have a go at things and through her I have found myself playing at all sorts of community events with the Highly Strung Community Band and I am now regularly playing for Ceilidhs and barn dances in a new band called Hot Punch. I really recommend going along to one of the groups.” In addition to her music groups Jill plays violin and sings, with Mark Wallis who plays button accordion, guitar and also sings, in The Perfect Cure band. They also play with other musicians in Highly Strung, a large traditional band

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ill Elliot’s regular music groups provide an opportunity for everyone to play music. From complete beginners to accomplished musicians, there are opportunities for all. Jill believes that music should be something everyone has the opportunity to enjoy and you don’t need to read music as playing by ear is encouraged. Jill says: “How many of you used to play the recorder or started the violin at school? Come along to one of my music groups and see how much fun it can be now you are older and wiser!” Jill’s music groups encourage the playing of any suitable melody instrument in seven different groups run on various days at her home in Clapton in Gordano. Portishead resident Helen Price

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Breaded Brie Wedges - served with a redcurrant jam & salad garnish

Home-made Chef ’s Soup of the Day - served with a warm crusty roll (please ask ) Garlic Mushrooms - pan fried in a home-made garlic & cream sauce MAINS

Somerset Pork - Pork loin topped with a home-made apple & Ashton Press cider chutney Served with Steak chips & a dressed mixed leaf salad

Home-made Steak, Mushroom & Butcombe Ale Pie - Served with steak chips & garden peas

Cod in a home-made Butcombe Beer Batter - Served with steak chips, garden peas or mushy peas, dressed mixed leaf salad & home-made tartar sauce

Home-made Wild Mushroom & Red Pepper Stroganoff - Served with steamed white rice & dressed mixed leaf salad Breaded Chicken Goujons - Served with steak chips, garden peas & home-made chilli mayonnaise dip 5oz Gammon Steak - Served with steak chips, garden peas and topped with grilled pineapple DESSERTS

served with fresh double cream, custard or vanilla ice cream Crème Brûlée - Served with Raspberries

Home-made Treacle Tart - Traditional English dessert made with golden syrup

Home-made Crumble - Please ask at the bar as our delicious fillings change regularly

Monday night - CURRY & A PINT Choose from selection of delicious home-made curries served with steamed white rice, naan bread Poppadom, mango chutney & dried coconut. Plus a pint of the following: Fosters, any real ale, Aston press cider or any soft drink.

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Tuesday night - STEAK NIGHT Choose two of the following steaks: 6oz Sirloin, 6oz Rib Eye or 8oz Rump Served with steak chips, garden peas, mushrooms, grilled tomato & onion rings, plus a bottle of house Red, White or Rose wine

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Re-enchanting Easter

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By Portishead Churches Together

n recent years Christmas has been getting bigger. I mean, the God-bit of Christmas - going to church and such. People feeling they want to reconnect with the realness and mystery underneath the tinsel, spending and parties. Easter seems pale by comparison. Apart from hot cross buns and chocolate eggs, we only have a few left-over church-based customs such as eating fish on Good Friday. Why isn’t it such a big festival as Christmas? After all, Easter Sunday is the most joyful day in the whole Christian calendar. Perhaps it’s because the Easter story is harder to break into bitesize chunks than the Christmas

story. But it’s just as exhilarating – if possible, more so. It’s a story worth grappling with, like Breaking Bad or The Lord of the Rings – huge in scope and full of insight into the human heart.

insight into what Easter’s all about, brought to you by Portishead Churches Together. Tickets £2.50 and family ticket £5 are available from Morgan Westley in Portishead High Street.

This April in Portishead there will be two events aimed at re-enchanting Easter for you. First, on Sunday April 13 at 6pm at Clarence House, 4Front Performance brings you the Gsus Story (guitarists will get it) – the story of Jesus’ last week on earth through the eyes and songs of a Jerusalem busker. A family-friendly hourlong performance, it’s funny, clever and heart-warming. A great way to prepare for the Bank Holiday and have a deeper

For many of us Good Friday could be renamed DIY Friday. If you’re heading off to Homebase be aware you can have your car washed as an Easter gift, courtesy of family teams, young people and energetic seniors from Portishead Church of England. Wondering what the connection is between Good Friday and a car wash? Come along and find out. Friday April 18, 10am – 4pm Homebase car park, Wyndham Way. Everyone welcome

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Be re-enchanted: enter the Easter story. We hope you can join us for an event or a church service this year. www.gvc.org.uk, www.portisheadmethodistchurch.co.uk, www.portisheadparish.co.uk, www.portisheadurc.org.uk, www. vintagechurch.co.uk, www.josephfrancis.org.uk, www.quaker.org/portishead, www.salvationarmy.org.uk/swe/pill, Roath Road 848945

Churches Together in Portishead wish you an extra-special Easter.

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s spring arrives many people can’t wait to get out and tidy up the garden, or to do those DIY jobs around the house. However, a sudden launch in to activity can bring with it aches and pains associated with bending, twisting and lifting. Gordano Living talked to the team at Walnut Grove clinic about how to deal with these problems. “ In spring we see a lot of “generalised lower back pain” caused by people getting active after a long winter indoors. This type of pain is often caused by long periods of specific activity, bending, twisting to get in an awkward space and cutting the grass. It’s hardly surprising that muscles protest if you suddenly ask them to bend, squat and lift heavy things. This type of pain usually sorts itself out within 10 days to two weeks, but there are some things you can do to help it get better faster. Change the way you work – instead of

digging for an hour, dig for 20 minutes, prune for 20 minutes then return to digging for a further 20 minutes. If you experience pain, apply something cold an icepack is great but a pack of frozen peas will do, always wrap the cold item, never apply directly to your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. If cold doesn’t help try heat, wrap a hot water bottle in a towel and

National Gardening Week

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arden lovers will be getting set for National Gardening Week 2014, which takes place from Monday, April 14-Sunday, April 20. National Gardening Week launched by the Royal Horticultural Society aims to get the nation growing. During National Gardening Week, thousands of people across the country will come together to help keep Britain beautiful by sharing and celebrating everything about gardens and gardening. You can get involved by organising an event which can be anything from opening your garden to visitors or hosting a garden party in your local community garden or park, to running a gardening talk or demonstration in your garden centre, community hall, or other public space. Register your plans or find out what’s going on in your area by visiting www. nationalgardeningweek.org.uk

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hank goodness for some long awaited sunshine in March. There’s nothing like that extra vitamin D to get you happy and motivated in the garden. April is a beautiful month for gardening. Trees are in blossom, tulips are flowering and our gardens are bursting in to life all around us. There is plenty to be getting on with, but be prepared. The warm sunshine and longer hours can soon change to heavy rain, hail stones and still some chilly nights. April is a month that can throw everything at us.

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ortishead painter and decorator Andy Bessant has launched his own company called Paint Pot, but the

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Ask the Vet Vet Shaun Taylor, from Vale Vets answers your questions I’m thinking of getting my dog microchipped, and am interested in how they work. Also, is it a complicated procedure and will it hurt him at all?

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ot only is microchipping strongly recommended, it is also soon to become a legal requirement for all dogs in the UK. For the sake of a one-off small cost and a quick trip to the vets, it helps to protect your pet for life against theft and loss. For six months from April 2014, Vale Vets will be teaming up with The Dog’s Trust to supply free microchips to any dog owner who requests one. The tiny chip is injected easily and quickly into the skin of the scruff (back of the neck) just like a vaccination, and can be done in seconds with your vet or nurse. The chip has no electrical power, and contains none of your personal details. It is simply a dormant microchip, containing a long ‘barcode’ style number, which can be activated and read remotely through your pet’s skin by your vet. The number is registered with your contact details on a secure national database so should a chip be discovered on a stray animal, the database will be able to help reunite you with your pet.

If you have a question for me, you can submit it via our website at www.valevets.co.uk Just click on the Ask the Vet icon on our front page. We will print a selection in this column each month.

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pring is finally here and Aarons Pets with stores in Nailsea and Clevedon, has a great selection of wild bird feed and accessories to bring the birds back to your garden. Why not try suet pellets or dried mealworms as they are two of Aarons Pets’ most popular products and seem to go down well with the local birds. They also have a great range of locally handmade bird tables. With Easter just around the corner, don’t forget your dog and cat. You can get safe Easter Eggs for pets in a range of sizes, as well as a great selection of other treats and toys for all pets. Aarons Pets has also introduced a new loyalty card scheme with some of their manufacturers, including James Wellbeloved, Royal Canin and Burns. For more information on that please ask in store. Offers at the moment include Whiskas 12 pouch at two for £5, James Wellbeloved Adult 15kg now contains 20 per cent extra free and Hills Dog food Adult 12kg is only £36.99. All offers are while stocks last. Finally, to keep up to date with great offers and news, visit www.aaronspets. co.uk or find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. Telephone the Nailsea store on 01275 852030, or the Clevedon one on 01275 340677.

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Fit Feet

Easter trail to celebrate Fit Feet Week

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s the Society of Shoe Fitters launches Keep Fit Week starting on April 12, family footwear retailer Solelution will be holding two weeks of activities to highlight the importance of looking after our feet. In a massive giveaway there will be prizes galore, with a number of activities including a design a shoe competition and an Easter trail. Keep Feet Fit week has been organised to remind us that wearing appropriate and well fitting shoes

is key to keeping healthy. The number of people suffering from complaints that can be attributed to ill fitting footwear is on the rise and these range from the obvious like bunions and hammer toes to the less obvious neck, back, shoulder, hip knee and leg pains. More worrying is that these conditions are being seen by GPs in patients at a much earlier age than ever before. Tanya Marriott, owner of Solelution, has organised a range of activities to enjoy throughout the Easter holidays, while also providing the opportunity to find out more about how to keep our feet in tip top condition. Trained staff are always on hand to measure feet and offer advice on shoe fitting, while other professionals will be happy to discuss a range of foot related complaints and how best to deal with them. One of the activities brought to you this month is the Portishead Easter Egg Trail. A map overleaf will help you complete the trail which provides the chance to win prizes.

Entry forms will be available from Solelution from April 5 - 21. It costs £1 to enter with the proceeds going to local children’s charities Springboard and Children’s Hospice South West. Using the clues provided, participants are invited to hunt in shops and businesses to find paper Easter eggs on display and answer questions on the entry form for return to Solelution when you have completed the trail. Prizes range from days out to meals for two, shopping vouchers and play activities.

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Pleased to be taking part in Keep Feet Fit Easter trail Walking boots, socks, trousers, hats, seasonal clothing incl jackets, fleeces, gloves. Buffs. Camping gear, gea sleeping bags, mats, torches, camp food, energy bars & drinks. Winter ice grippers, sledges. Beaver, Cub, Scouting uniform & much more besides.

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hy not make the Portishead Easter trail a real family event and enjoy a lovely walk while enjoying some of the beauty we have right here on our doorsteps in the town. The trail can be followed at short intervals over a number of days if you don’t fancy doing it all in one go. Lots of different businesses throughout Portishead have joined Solelution in its campaign to help keep our feet healthy by supporting the Easter egg trail. In businesses from the High Street to the Lake Grounds and from Pier Road to the marina, you will find hidden Easter eggs which will help you answer questions on the entry form to be in with a chance of winning a prize. Just call in at Solelution for your entry form any time after April 5 but before April 21. You will also find a range of other competitions you can enter from colouring to show designing. Call in to find out more. Participating businesses include: Solelution, Mother Nature, Sarah Tynan Flowers, Mad Harry’s, Portishead Fish Bar, The Outlet, Costa Coffee, Portishead Pet and Garden From the Society of Shoe Fitters Centre, Bryants Jewellers, T & L ootwear is often wrongly treated as merely Carpets, Flutterbies, Tonic Hair an accessory, but footwear is actually vitally and Beauty, Morgan Westley, important – it is the only item of clothing that Venga, Gordano Carpets, can seriously damage your health in the long term. Printacopy, Robert John, Lido Young feet are developing (up until the age of 16-18) Kitchen, Royal Inn, Wicketty and damage seen in later life is often a result of the Woo, Playport, The Fitness trauma’s their feet have suffered when developing Hub, Summit Outdoor Leisure, due to ill fitting footwear. Portishead Motorcare, Mandy’s Parents often think they are doing the right Make, Masterkey, Carey’s thing having feet measured before buying from DIY, Zebra, The Sports Shop, somewhere cheaper than the shop that measured them, what they don’t realise is that all gauges are Fowlers Florist, Freemans and calibrated differently and the size the gauge says is Seasons Florist. merely a starting point to a qualified or experienced shoe fitter. A gauge won’t tell you if a child has a high or low ankle bone, high or low instep, flaccid or rigid feet, flat feet…. the list is long and is taken into BEDDING PLANTS account by a professional. COMPOST We hope everyone will support Keep GARDEN POTS Feet Fit - National Shoe Fitting Week - to GARDEN TOOLS & educate the public to support their local ACCESSORIES shoe shops that care and ensure shoes are 82 -84 High Street, Portishead. fitted correctly by professionals. Tel: 01275 814060

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Art and creativity to stay at the Coach House

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ollowing her announcement last month that she would be relocating her business to a home studio until moving to Italy next year, artist Hayley Jones welcomes a new creative business to The Coach House in Bellevue Road, Clevedon. Angela Jones, an art teacher and owner of Popular Pots, moves into the former Coach House Studio premises this month. Popular Pots will have a dedicated space

11a Bellevue Road, Clevedon BS21 7NP (Right hand side of the Post Office and One Stop Shop)

Tel: 07977 984811

Arts and Crafts

Including: Paintings, Photography, Ceramics, Metal Work, Glass, Wood, Textiles and Jewellery. Many items by local artists. Open Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm

at The Coach House where visitors can call in and paint and print on their own pottery, and will offer private parties for all ages by appointment. Using her wealth of experience, Angela plans to run courses and workshops in various creative disciplines including felt work, paper pulp and mixed media, and will be inviting other local artist and crafters as visiting tutors. The Coach House will continue to stock the popular works already established at the

premises including pieces by Hayley Jones, Jackie Smith Mosaics, Feather Paintings by Mandi Baykaa-Murray, Glass and Raku Ceramics and will be introducing some exciting new products too. Hayley said: “I am delighted that an arts and crafts business will continue here and I wish Andy every success.” Angela can be contacted on 07855 515794 email: angela@popularpots.co.uk for opening times and bookings.

FREE Business Start-Up Surgery April 17 6.30pm Kestrel Court, Harbour Road, Portishead To book call 01275 390596

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Free Business Start-Up Surgery Are you thinking of starting a business? Will you be a sole trader or perhaps a partnership or limited company? Need a business plan? All this and more will be included in a free business start-up seminar running in Portishead on April 17.

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ocal accountant Ali Redwood has teamed up with Nat West to provide an informal surgery to help anyone thinking of starting their own business. From how to get started, putting together a business plan and registering for vat to record keeping, employing staff and how to sell your products and services, this event will provide free advice and expertise on everything you need to know when starting a small business.


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Should women lift weights? By Claire Cleeves, Trainer, mum of two AND owner of hub. everybody’s gym, Portishead.

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hat’s the million dollar question, and one that even women are divided about. Many women swear by lifting weights whilst others blanch at and are frightened of the idea of looking like “She Hulk”. So, what’s my answer? Well, if you want to burn fat, get in shape and feel great then lifting weights is absolutely something you should do. Why? 1. It boosts your metabolism - Lifting weights increases the number of calories your body burns every day, which means your body will be burning excess fuel and getting rid of stubborn body fat, even on your rest days! 2. It burns fat - If you don’t lift weights, you will never properly burn fat. Aerobic exercise is good for fat burning, but only to a certain extent. Eventually your body will start eating away at muscle tissue when you only do aerobic exercise and you won’t lose much fat weight. If you want to burn fat, you have to throw some weight lifting into the mix.

3. It burns calories - Want an excuse to eat a tasty treat? “I need it as workout fuel” is a great excuse for lifters. I encourage many of my clients to eat extra “forbidden foods” one day a week simply because they are loading up for an intense bodybuilding session the next day. Heavy lifting burns a whole lot of calories! The truth is that lifting weights is the key to healthy, effective fat loss. If you spend all day in a spin class, doing Zumba, practicing yoga or running on the treadmill, you will see weight loss, however, if you add weights in and complement with a high protein diet you will burn fat and tone your muscles. One of the most misleading and frustrating terms in our industry is “weight loss”, unless you are a professional athlete depending on weight classification. Pretty much all my clients initially want to “lose weight” and I quickly move the focus to “fat loss”. The scales are less important to me, it’s the focus on a leaner, harder body that leaves my clients satisfied.

I use a combination of High-intensity interval training (HIIT) body weight routines, heavy weights and a sustainable high protein diet to get results time and time again.

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If you would like to train with Claire and learn more fitness and healthier eating secrets, including how Claire lost her post baby weight and manages to stay in shape whilst running a business and taking care of two young children, email manager@hubgyms.com or call 01275 217 003. The next six week Hub Body Transformation course starts April 22.

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Exercise of the Month: Flat Bench Press. NOT! Every month top personal trainer Matt Bembridge, AKA Gym Professor, provides an exercise of the month for readers to try.

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tarting an ‘Exercise of the Month’ article with a NOT joke is a little unorthodox, however, the reason is that almost everyone (certainly every man) who’s stepped foot in a gym has performed a Flat Bench Press. The Flat Bench Press is seen as a king among lifts and a supposed marker of physical prowess. I do not agree. I encourage you NOT to perform the Flat Bench Press for at least the next month. Instead, I’ll outline a couple of reasons which bring me to this conclusion and some alternate exercises to perform. First, for most, the rotator cuff (comprising four muscles - teres minor, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, and subscapularis - which in concert help to stabilise the shoulder) is the weak link during a Flat Bench Press. Therefore, the rotator cuff is prone to injury performing a Flat Bench Press - in particular, the supraspinatus muscle and/ or tendon, when reaching or driving out of the mid-position of a Flat Bench Press.

The risk is significantly increased if the weight is not lifted in a controlled manner i.e. trying to reverse the downward inertia caused by performing the movement too quickly. Secondly, although to complete a Flat Bench Press the arms return to their pressed position (perpendicular to the torso), the range-of-movement does not allow for fullcontraction of the pectoralis major (chest muscles). It’s quite short. Full-contraction is being achieved when the arm is drawn forward and across the body, not forward and out to the side. So, what do I recommend? Leave the ego at home. First, pick up some small weights and start training your rotator cuff regularly in order to increase mobility and strength. You can find exercises and workout ideas on the Gym Professor website. Secondly, with lighter weights than you’d typically press with, exchange the Flat Bench Press for Neutral-Grip Incline Dumbbell Press. You should find a lesser Block Book 5 Classes get 6th FREE!

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Pure Results Fitness

By director of fitness Dan Meredith

Stop playing around…… That’s what we are often told as kids, but you know what? Just because we are grown ups, why shouldn’t we have fun? I will get to what this has to do with you in just a minute. Some people think that as personal trainers at Pure Results, we are only the preserve of the rich and famous; that we spend our lives in front of mirrors, covered in lycra and telling everyone they can’t eat carbs! This could not be further from the truth! Think about it, if I TELL you to do something, especially something that you DON’T want to do, and make the experience less than enjoyable…..what’s your natural reaction? Probably like most people….you will do the opposite! Our clients are JUST LIKE YOU; we have a mix of mums, business folk, students, nurses, computer geniuses, young, old, male, female, at all levels of fitness. It’s YOUR result that’s important, and it’s our job to get it for you. But personal trainers are expensive right? To be honest if you see us every day, of course we are! But that’s not what we are

suggesting. We are very good at what we do, and have been doing it for a long time. When you think about it, who would you want looking after your health and fitness? Someone who is new to the game, or someone who has done this for over 10,000 hours? We are the latter.

Now I mentioned having fun earlier, and I want you to! We want to help you get back a fit, healthy body AND enjoy the process! We realise that not everyone has the time, or the money, to see us as often as they would like.

So this month, for six readers, we are offering our one month ‘kickstart’ pack, with a little twist. Email or call us with the reference KICKSTART. We will get you fit, shift some weight, sort your nutrition out, give you a plan for you to follow AFTER the month finishes…. AND give you the equipment you need to do it without us….not bad hey?

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Headaches can be a pain in the neck! Supplied by Portishead Chiropractic Clinic

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ost of us experience headaches at some point, with some people suffering on a weekly if not daily basis. With many of us leading hectic modern lifestyles, with long commutes and days spent working to deadlines bent over computers, it’s no surprise that so many of us are suffering with headaches! The most common recurrent headaches are: tension headaches, migraines and cervicogenic headaches. The neck and shoulders can play a very important role in all three of these types of headache. Misalignments of the vertebrae and chronic tension in the neck and shoulders can refer pain into the head, typically felt at the base of the skull and around the temples and eyes. Headaches

arising from the neck are cervicogenic headaches and are accompanied by tension and discomfort in the neck and shoulders. Grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw can also contribute to the problem. After a thorough assessment our chiropractors will determine any musculoskeletal cause of your headache and develop a treatment plan to suit you. Treatment for headaches may involve gentle manipulation, muscle release, medical acupuncture, postural evaluation and home exercises and stretching. Whether you are a long term migraine sufferer or just going through a stressful patch in your life, chiropractic treatment may be able to help you.

Conditions We Treat

We can treat a variety of conditions as listed below: Low Back Pain Sciatica and Leg Pain Neck Pain Headaches Muscular Tension Repetitive Strain Injuries

Tendonitis Arthritic Pain Joint Pain Sports Injuries Whiplash Associated Pain Pain During Pregnancy

To book an appointment

Thomas Scourfield MSc. D.C. Davina Scourfield MSc. D.C. Corrie Collingwood-Norris MChiro D.C.

Tel: 01275 840055

www.portisheadchiropracticclinic.co.uk 17 Roath Road, Portishead, BS20 6AW

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New Active Lifestyle classes starting in Portishead

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izzy is a qualified and experienced beauty therapist who offers a range of treatments to clients in the comfort of their own home or from a beauty room at her Portishead home. This month Lizzy is promoting Swedish massage. She says: “Many people don’t appreciate all the benefits of a Swedish massage. It relaxes the mind and body, reducing stress, tension and anxiety levels and helps encourage sleep. It also improves blood and lymphatic circulation, improves digestion and of course relieves muscle tension and stiffness. Once my clients have experienced a good Swedish massage they tend to come back on a regular basis because of the benefits they gain from it.” To find out more about the rage of treatments available from Lizzy call 07896 089967.

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ate from My Simple Steps is providing a variety of services open to everyone. She specialises in rehabilitation training and encouraging people back to active lifestyles when they lack the confidence or ability to do so. She runs community sessions including cancer rehabilitation, fitness pilates and active lifestyle classes as well as offering private personal training. From balance and confidence walking to day to day tasks, or getting back to a favourite activity or sport, Kate’s classes provide individual programmes designed to suit each individual and their goals, accommodating all levels of activity and fitness. An initial set of basic functional movement and health tests are taken at the beginning of the programme to assess current levels of fitness and the personalised programmes aim to develop confidence, strength and functional movement. Kate is a fully qualified personal trainer, rehabilitation and older adult specialist. Kate has a passion for helping people reach their potential and raise their confidence levels. Improving quality of life is the driver for Kate’s passion. The classes are for all abilities and for all ages, so if you are frustrated with day to day activities, recovering from a long illness or if a hectic lifestyle has just taken your energy, this maybe the Simple Step

Rachael Hurley BA(hons) DHP, SFBT(Hyp), LAPHP(Licentiate)

for you to become more active. The new active lifestyle classes will be held at The Methodist Church in Portishead High Street on Wednesdays at 1.30pm. Due to the specialised nature of these classes, numbers will be limited so please contact Kate on 07800 743305 to book onto a course or find out more.

Beauty treatments

All treatments 20% discount

• Gelish manicure • Manicure • Gelish pedicure • Waxing • Swedish massage

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Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist in Portishead “Research shows that there is evidence to suggest {that hypnotherapy works} more than any other Complementary Therapy…, by using hypnosis people can perform prodigious feats of will power and self healing”. (The Health Education Authority)

Would you like to: • Make positive and permanent changes in your life? • Eradicate unwanted habits or behavioural patterns? • Find relief from specific emotional issues? • Have more confidence in your daily life? Your journey starts here The key to Solution Focus Hypnotherapy is in fact it does exactly what it says; it focuses on finding solutions to what you want to achieve. This modern approach encourages the subconscious mind through hypnosis to consider new solutions and approaches to eradicate issues/problem a person may have. Rachael works with clients to help them overcome issues such as: • Stress and anxiety • Fears and phobias, • Weight management, • Giving up smoking, • Confidence and self esteem, • Depression and much much more. • Panic attacks, Almost any condition can be treated quickly and effectively using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Call for your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION or for further information on 07988 814 815. Or Email rachael@hurleyhypnotherapy.co.uk

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Harbourside Chiropractic Centre Unit 22, Kestrel Court Harbour Road Portishead Bristol BS20 7AN

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Wrinkle reduction injections and dermal fillers

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Hairdressing

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The perfect salon experience in the comfort of your own home

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Hot Rocks (deep tissue), Bamboo (like sports), Reflexology & Swedish Massage Check out website for prices and other treatments www.jaygeesbeauty.co.uk or call the salon on 01275 218302.

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BeautyBlog

Spring 2014

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he OPI Spring Summer nail polish collection introduces twelve bold and beautiful shades all inspired by the vibrant colours of the country from the tropical rain forest to the picturesque sandy beaches. OPI polishes £10.50. Summer shades for Shellac goes from bright Oranges and hot Pinks to beautiful pastel shades. Shellac is a long lasting and hard wearing Gel/ Nail polish, only £20 at The Beauty Rooms. This summer must have are Fiorelli Handbags in beautiful pastel shades , co-ordinate with Fiorelli jewellery all available at The Beauty Rooms, 80A High Street, Nailsea, 01275 855486.

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elcome to The Beauty Rooms Blog, each month we will be keeping you up to date with the latest beauty trends and also some useful tips. The Beauty Rooms is situated on the High Street in Nailsea. We are an award winning Guinot Crown Salon with a large variety of treatments. Visit our website www.the-beautyrooms.co.uk.

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he Beauty Rooms specialise in VPL hair removal using the Energist VPL system. This unique way of removing unwanted hair is quick effective and affordable. The variable settings mean it can effectively treat the different types of hair found all over the body, from thicker bikini hair to finer facial hair. The Energist VPL treatment uses short, safe, pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by melanin, the pigment found in hair. This absorption process heats the hair, damaging the follicle, along with its ability to

regenerate. A consultation and patch test will be carried out prior to the treatment to assess your individual needs and answer any questions. The Beauty Rooms has a special offer of 25% off all Permanent Hair Reduction Treatments.

Permanent Hair Reduction 25% OFF A safe, effective & affordable advanced treatment. Pay per treatment. Perfect for..... Facial Hair Bikini Line Underarms Legs & more... Call now for a free consultation 80a High Street Nailsea BS48 1AS *Visit our website for online bookings* W: www.the-beautyrooms.co.uk E: enquiries@the-beautyrooms.co.uk T: 01275 855486

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Springboard Opportunity Group 10k Challenge

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ocal novice runners Ann Ramsey, Emma Pigrem, Heather Sullivan, Richard Kingscott and Jamie Whitfield are taking in the Bristol 10k on May 11 in aid of local charity Springboard Opportunity Group. Springboard volunteer, Sheila Anderson, is travelling a little further to run in the Vancouver 10k Sun Run in April. The only organisation of its kind in North Somerset, Springboard is a registered charity started by a group of local mums in 1986 to support children from birth to five years with additional needs. These include those with physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, sensory impairment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, communication difficulties and other learning disabilities. It provides specialist services that aim to support young children with additional needs to build the essential strong foundations that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Please show your support by donating via www.justgiving.com\springboardopportunity-group4 or by contacting Springboard on 01275 341113 or info@ springboardweb.org.uk.

Sunflower Beauty

How equipment can help you:

Riser/recliner chairs and bathing equipment. Advice & information about hobbies, holidays and moving house.

Cathy Gale Occupational Therapist Call me for a free initial discussion and to arrange an assessment at home.

www.solutionsforindependentlivingUK.co.uk Tel: 07580 716510/01275 848683

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ortishead based Sunflower Beauty is run by highly qualified, registered beauty, holistic and nail therapist Katherine Hardy who has over 25 years experience in the industry. Katherine has advanced qualifications in all areas of beauty and keeps up to date with the latest fashions and techniques including eyelash lifts and intimate waxing. Holistic therapies are her real passion, holding qualifications in a variety of massage disciplines including

aromatherapy, deep tissue, hot stones and Indian head massage. Her ethos is about making people feel good. She said: “I love what I do because the treatments I offer often make such a big difference to people’s lives and confidence level. I believe that beauty and holistic treatments should be professional, affordable and available to everyone.” Sunflower Beauty offers treatments for everybody, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or age. After 10 years teaching beauty therapy at a further education college, Katherine teaches part-time at Elite Beauty Academy and runs the Sunflower Beauty and Holistic Salon in Portishead. Why not give yourself, a friend or your loved one a treat, by purchasing a gift voucher? You will find a price list is on the Sunflower Beauty Facebook page.


Health and Beauty

Cathy

Mobile hairdresser and colour specialist Wella trained 10 years experience in Clifton salon

Tel: 07827 968156

Local children’s hospice looking for runners hildren’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is urging people to join its running team

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and take part in this year’s Bristol 10k on May 11 or the Bristol Half Marathon on September 21 to help support the charity’s vital sibling service. CHSW’s sibling service, which provides invaluable support to 350 brothers and sisters of life-limited children at its Charlton Farm Hospice in Wraxall, costs in the region of £78K to fund each year. By taking part in either the Bristol 10k or Half Marathon and raising £1,500 of sponsorship, runners could fund a week of sibling support at Charlton Farm, while £214 would fund a day’s support. Runners will receive a fundraising pack, running vest, training plan and plenty of support. To find out more about joining the running team visit www.chsw.org.uk/run or telephone 01275 866600.

at Waverley Court, Village Quarter

01275 398676 07747 688907

www..ffanyshair-studio.co.uk .ffshairstudio@hotmail.co.uk

Decluttering the Brain By Rae Arundel of Harbourside Hypnotherapy

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ld Stuff Day’ on March 2 was designed to raise awareness, a day to organise, and de-clutter our environments. But what about an environment that lives inside of us, that we sometimes don’t even realise needs a good clear out from time to time? Our brains! You know the old classic, whether the glass is half empty, or half full? Which way does YOUR thought pattern lean? If you lean towards the more pessimistic side, then it is likely that your brain could do with some serious de-cluttering. Negative thoughts can result in a cycle of negative behaviour, which attracts negative experiences, thus reinforcing the negative aspects of life. We need to learn how to manage our thoughts. When we master this skill, we notice the positive aspects of ourselves and our environment. We have balance, clarity and calm. Knowing how to identify which way your thought process leans is something that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy teaches you, helping to find a way into our intellectual minds, and we simply do this by learning how to de-clutter arbourside those thoughts, relax ypnotherapy and get the problem Specialising in: sorted out in a calm Sleep problems, Stress and Anxiety and relaxed way.” For more information Depression, Panic AAacks, call Harbourside Weight Management, Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy on 07584035873 or visit 07584 035873 www.harbourswidewww.harboursidehypnotherapy.co.uk Weston super Mare and Portishead hypnotherapy.co.uk

Kelly Lock Beauty Therapist Salon room Portishead

What’s Beauty to you?

Manicures, Pedicures, Shellac, Facials, Spray Tanning, Waxing, Threading, Lashes & Brows SALE! 25% off all Dermalogica Products Are you worried about prematurely aging skin, fine lines & wrinkles, dryness, dehydration, pigmentation, sensitivity, oiliness, breakouts or acne? Or do you want to improve your daily facial routine at home? Dermalogica has the answer! Stock up on existing products or try something new this month. If you are not sure which products would be right for your skin, book a free consultation. Offer Valid 1st April – 30th April 2014. T’s & C’s apply.

Loyalty Discount, Gift Vouchers & Gift Ideas Available Weekday, evening and weekend appointments. Accept cash, credit cards and debit cards for all treatments. Like my page on for new available treatments and special offers, Please contact me for bookings & view my website for full treatment details.

T: 01275 338411 M: 07771 526577 kelly@whatsbeauty.co.uk www.whatsbeauty.co.uk

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Family Announcements Happy Wedding Anniversary Kim and George With love from Sue, Jack and children xxx

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Congratulations Geri and Paul on the safe arrival of Adam Joe From Abi and Tim Happy 78th Birthday Mum Love Philip, Liz, Dawn and Ed xx Happy Easter To the Hooks Sorry we can’t be with you for the first time in 10 years From the Brown Family Get Well Soon Barbara From all your friends


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Business Directory A-G ACCOUNTANTS MILES cmc www.milescmc.co.uk 01275 848550 Tax Assist call Ali 01275 390596 ACUPUNCTURE Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, 01275 818303 ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Rd, Portishead, 01275 818303 ALLOTMENTS Portbury Allotments Tel 01275 874176

CHURCH Gordano Valley Church Portishead Tel: 01275 847032 CLEANERS Anne Cleans Houses, Tel: 07855 651831 Gordano Cleaning Services Professional domestic/commercial carpet cleaning Tel: 07795158185,www.gordanocleaningservices.co.uk Port Marine Home Services, Tel 01275 390677 / 07881 203829 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, Tel:01275 81830

ARTS & CRAFTS The Coach House Studio Clevedon Tel 07977 984811

COMPUTER SALES AND SUPPORT Nortech Computers Tel 01275 818699 T-Byte, Servicing, repairs, training and support, Tel; 01275 814015

ATTIC CONVERSIONS Attic Alert Portishead Tel Jeff 07435 332409

CONSERVATORIES Cape Developements Tel 01934 751223 / 07831 583217

BATHROOMS Future Bathrooms, Harbour Rd, PHead, Tel 01275 844487

COSMETIC TREATMENTS Abby LeFeuvre Tel 07920 441557

BABY ACTIVITIES Jolly Babies Tel 01275 847083

COUNSELLORS Clevedon Counselling , Paul Welcomme Tel 0774 829 5253

BABY KEEPSAKES IN POTTERY Poular Pots. Tel: Angela 07855 515794

CUSTOM ORTHOTICS Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, Tel: 01275 818303

BEAUTY THERAPIST Jay Gees, Portishead, 01275 218302 Sunflower Bueaty Treatments Tel 07702 961436

DANCE Portishead Le Roc Tel Heather 07909 063624

BEAUTY SALON Beauty Incorporated, High Street, Nailsea, Tel 01275 795515 Robert John Natural Beauty, Portishead, Tel 01275 01275 842177 What`s Beauty Portishead Tel Kelly 01275 338411 / 07771 526577 The Bueaty Rooms Nailsea Tel 01275 855486

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BED & BREAKFAST Avon View Bed & Breakfast Tel 01275 842926 BLACKSMITH Tickenham Forge Tel 01275 859958 BLINDS UK Blinds Tel Paul 01275 858779 / 07748 400025 Portishead Blinds Tel 07918 612368 BRIDAL WEAR Abigail Westrup Bridal,Nailsea, 01275 858417 BUILDERS A J Read Tel Phead 01275 849637 / 07974 095365 Cornerstone Construction Tel 07861 247315 Foxall Building Tel 01275 847594 / 07802 365951 Fraser Langdon Portishead Tel 01275 849123 Richwood Construction James TEL:07799 821 652 or Paul 07896 242 169 Mark Purnell Building Services Tel: 01275 840321/ 07976 288330 MAW Building, Tel: 01275 540497 BUTCHERS Sheepway Meats. Sheepway Portishead Tel 01275 3970 CAKES Heavens Cakes Portishead Tel 07912 105634 CAR BODY REPAIRS Scuffs Nailsea Tel 01275 858875 CAR BREAKERS Ben Whitcombe Scrap Cars, Tel: 01934 824976 or 07881 520667 CAR CARE BIKES & ACCESORIES Motaman Bedminster & Downend Tel 0117 9666142 / 9575038 CAR SALES USED Autolink, High Street, Phead, Tel 01275 343434 Tickenham Garage Stone Batch Tickenham Tel 01275 852035 CAR VALETING SERVICE Viper Valeting, Tel: 07966 287114 or 07909 229066

Dentale. Nailsea Tel: 01275 848257 DOOR REPAIRS Wessex Home Improvements Tel:01275 847597 / 07545 137624 DRAIN SERVICES Future Plumbing, Drain jetting contractors, 24 hr call out, Tel: 01275 844487 DRIVING SCHOOLS Trio Driving School with Steve Jones Portishead Tel 01275 818616 / 07966 430487 ELECTRICIANS

Hamilton’s

Electrical Services Approved Electrical Contractor and LED Light Specialist For all your Commercial and Domestic Electrical needs

Tel: 01275 817325 Mobile: 07554001653 www.hamiltonselectricalservice.co.uk

CARPENTERS Christopher Jones Carpentry & Property Enhancement Tel: 01275 818248 / 07971 479754 H & H Carpentry Portishead Tel 01275 847569 RCS Richmond Carpentry Services Tel Andy 07722 959708 Total Carpentry Tel: 07834 722046 01275 844094

01275 848785/07759 218871

CARPETS AND FLOORING T & L Carpets, 44 High Street, Portishead, 01275 847548 S L Flooring, Portishead, Tel 01275 847740 / 07747 607620 Willowbrook Flooring, 01275 390505, 07785 325214 Gordano Carpets, Portishead, Tel: 01275 842802 CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING A Cleaning Service Ltd Call Nick 07812 730346 Gordano Cleaning Services Profesional domestic & commercial carpet cleaning Tel 07795 158185 ww.gordanocleaningservices.co.uk Reliant Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tel 07974 205 405 / 07890 424 155

ESTATE AGENTS Ashbury’s, 48 High Street, Portishead, www.ashburys.co.uk, Tel: 01275 818200 Clifton’s, Kestral Court, Portishead, Tel: 01275 844434 Westcoast Properties High Street Portishead, Tel:01275 849362

CATERING Encasta Woodfired Cooking Tel 07718 290933

FIREPLACES The Grate Indoors Clevedon Tel 01275 341885

CENTRAL HEATING AGW Gas, Gas and Plumbing Services, Tel: 01275 846437

FISH & CHIPS Portishead Fish Bar Tel 01275 847348

CHILDRENS DAY NURSERY Honeytree Day Nursery Portishead Tel 01275 843752 CHILDRENS DAY OUT Cattle Country Berkeley Tel 01453 810510

FITNESS Matt Bembridge Personal Trainer www.mattbembridge.co.uk, Tel 07794 756627 NutriFit Training Call Gemma Tel: 01275 848533 / 07786 731159 Vibration Studio Portishead Tel: 01275 390604 Nic’s Fitness, Tel: 07917 430946

CHILDRENS DANCE,DRAMA & SINGING Stagecoach, Bristol, Tel 0117 9532500

FITNESS GYM Fitness Hub Portishead Tel: 01275 217003

CHILDRENS SOFT PLAY Playport, Portishead, Tel: 01275 844510

FLORIST Sarah Tynan Flowers at Mother Nature, Tel: 01275 817178

CHIROPRACTOR Harbourside Chiropractic Centre, Harbour Rd, PHead, Tel: 01275 390630 Portishead Chiropractic Clinic Ltd Tel: 01275 840055

FORGE Tickenham Forge tel Phil 01275 859958

CHINESE MEDICINE Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, Tel: 01275 818303

FENCING Avrils Fencing & Timber Products Clevedon Tel 01275 400155 / 07805 876172 Dave Home Maintenace & Fencing Tel: 0777 8003615

GALLERY Tinca High St Phead Tel 01275 817110


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GARDEN CENTRES Anita’s Garden Centre, Easton in Gordano Tel: 01275 376379. Brackenwood, Leigh Court Estate, Abbots Leigh Tel: 01275 375292

PAVING CLEANING Clean & Seal Southwest. Portishead Tel 01275 818329 / 07968 945745 PETS Aarons Pets Ltd Clevedon & Nailsea Tel 01275 340677 / 01275 852030 PET & GARDEN CENTRE Portishead Pet & Garden Centre Tel 01275 842265 PHOTOGRAPHER West Photography PortisheadTel 01275 846072

GARDEN LANDSCAPE & MAINTENANCE Elements Landscaping, Portishead Tel: 07717 295423 TDL Landsape & Maintenance Tel : 07923 227473 / 0777 4780140

PHYSIOTHERAPY Complete Health Clinic Clevedon Tel 01275 349006 Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, 01275 818303 Gina Reinge, Portishead, 01275 845353

GARDEN MAINTENANCE Greenbird Gardening Tel :07712 297749 Your Garden Revival, Tel :07718 290933 GARDEN MACHINERY Mike taylor Machinery, Nailsea, Tel: 01275 852970 GENERAL STORE The Outlet High St Phead Tel 01275 814060 HAIR & BEAUTY SALONS Robert John Tel: 01275 842177 Tonic Hair and Beauty House, Tel: 01275 843554 Tiffanys Hair Studio Tel 01275 398676 HATS Sruples Hat Hire & Sales Clevedon Tel01275 871360 HEALTH FOOD SHOP Mother Nature High St Portishead Tel: 01275 817178 HOLIDAY HOMES Newlynn Holiday Homes Portbury Tel: 01275 372443 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Hennessy Home Surgery, Tel: 07899 906 419 or 01275 840259 HOME MAINTENANCE Dave Home Maintenance & Decorating Tel: 0777 8003615 Derrick Fowler Property Maintenance Portishead Tel: 01275 844868 NCM Property Services Tel 07900 955774 Portishead Property Services Tel: Rob 01275 840023 / 07919 752521 HOMEOPATHY Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, Tel: 01275 818303 HOUSE KEEPING Detail 4 homes .co.uk Phead Tel: Jill 01275 390163 / 07825 224399 HOUSE PLANS Gerald Wayman, Tel: 01275 847685 / 07791 995870 HYPNOTHERAPIST Harbourside Hypnotherapy Tel: 07584 035873 Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, 01275 818303 Zoe Holt Hypnotherapy, Portishead, Tel: 07833 154724 INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVICE John Scott & Assc High St Portishead Tel 01275 399039

KITCHENS Cadbury Kitchens Ltd Tel: 01934 876321 Fraser Langdon Tel: 01275 84912

PLASTERERS G J Rollings Plasterer Tel 01275 849627 WLB Plastering Services, , 07772 872257 PlasterworksNW 01275 398624 / 07522 135219, paul@plasterworksnw.co.uk PLUMBERS Steve Carey, Local plumbing specialist, 07768 293110 Jamie Hayman, 01275 397587 / 07908 696433 PLUMBING AND HEATING ENGINEERS Future Plumbing Unit 3 Harbour Road Trading Estate, 01275 844487 Heating Somerset Portishead Tel 01275 390239 J I Plumbing & Heating Tel 01275 390820 / 07766 135527 N J Plumbing Tel 01275 814054 / 07973 422053 Phoenix Heating & Plumbing Tel Darren 01275 814248 / 07780 673684 PLUMBING AND HEATING SUPPLIES Direct Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd Tel 01275 349494 PUBLIC HOUSES Brewers Fayre Phead Tel 0870 197 7212 Failand Inn Failand Tel 01275 392220 The Black Horse Portishead Tel 01275 842105 The Royal Inn Tel 01275 843944 REMOVALS Light Removals Tel Andy 07914 538 478 RESTAURANTS Spicy Aroma Indian Restaurant, Next to Clarence House, 01275 845413 Ghandi High St Portishead Tel 01275 818515 / 818437 The Lido Kitchen, Portishead, 01275 814114 SCAFFOLDING Hi Rise Scaffolding Tel 01275 879389 SCHOOLS Badminton School, Bristol, 0117 9055271 SHOE SHOP Soleution High St Phead Tel 01275 843399 SOCIAL CLUB Clevedon Conservative Club Tel 01275 872834 / 879073 SPORTS CENTRE Gordano School Community Sports Centre Tel 01275 843942 TAXI/PRIVATE HIRE R&D Private Hire Cars Tel 01275 843326 TILER S M Flower Portishead Tel 01275 543607 / 07906 627363

LOGS Stuart James Logs Tel: 07818 616907

TREE SURGEON & LANDSCAPING Swift Tree Surgeon & Landscaping Tel 01275 463301 / 07802 480881

MAKE UP ARTIST Sally Bracey Tel 07880 541894

TYRE FITTERS Portishead Tyres & MOT Tel 01275 849158 Ryans Garage Tel 01275 849981

MASSAGE THERAPY Catherine Fray Holistic Massage Therapist Tel: 01275 842718 / 07527 284123 Walnut Grove Clinic Slade Rd Phead Tel: 01275 818303 MARBLE & GRANITE SUPPLIER Black Rock Marble, Based in Portishead, Tel: 07899 944452 MOBILE HAIR DRESSER Snippets Stacey Tel 07999 459728 MOBILE PHONE SHOP/SPECIALISTS Talkback Comms Tel: 0845 456 7775 / 07973 385245 MOBILITY AMS Mobility Nailsea Tel 01275 857551 MONUMENTAL STONE MASON R G & A F Iles,115 High Street, Portishead, 01275 845424

VETERINARY SURGERIES Vale Vets, 1 Beach Road West, Portishead, 01275 847400 Watkins & Tasker, 55 High Street, Portishead, 01275 397449 VIOLIN LESSONS Jill Elliott Violin, Fiddle Lessons Tel 01275 847909 / 07515 904707 WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS Heating Somerset Portishead Tel 01275 390239 WEDDING VENUE Best Western Walton Park Hotel Clevedon Tel 01275 874253 WEIGHT LOSS Pure Results, Portishead, Tel 01275 390499 Slimmimg World Tel 0844 897 8000 Numerous Classes in Phead

MUSIC CLASSES The Rock Project Portishead Tel 01275 265226

WINDOWS Britannia Windows Clevedon Tel 01275 878153 Crystal Clear Windows, Bristol ,0117 9717880

NAILS Beauty with Lizzy Portishead Tel 07584 035873 Bellissima by Laura, Portishaed, 07949 532496

WINDOW REPAIRS Wessex Home Improvements Tel 01275 847597 / 07545 137624

NUTRITIONIST Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, 01275 818303 OSTEOPATHY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, 01275 818303 / 814195 OPTICIAN Tudball Opticians Tel 01275 343353 OUTDOOR LEISURE Summit Outdoor Leisure, Portishead, Tel 01275 847778 OVEN CLEANING Ovenclean Portishead Call Steve 07505 990104 / 0800 8407127

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PILATES Walnut Grove Clinic, Slade Road, Portishead, 01275 818303

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GARDEN DESIGN Outerspace Garden Design Clevedon Tel: 01275 870701 / 07970 287986

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GARAGE SERVICES Gordano Ford, 6 Cabstand, Portishead, Tel: 01275 842180 / 01275 849981 Ryans Garage Portishead Tel: 01275 849981 Tickenham Garage, Stone Edge Batch, Tickenham, Tel: 01275 852035 Tudor Garage, 51 High Street, Portishead, Tel: 01275 842374

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WINDOW CLEANERS Gordano cleaning services Professional domestic/commercial Window cleaning Tel:07795 158185 www.gordanocleaningservices.co.uk Martin Lewis Experienced, established window cleaner, 07796 786925 WOMENS FASHION Pale Blue, Clevedon, Tel: 01275 874420 YOGA Tricia Yoga Tel 07967 620156

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Nick Todd MNAEA MARLA

Beach Road East, Portishead

£550,000

Waterside Park, Portishead

£315,000

This handsome Edwardian detached villa sits proudly within mature gardens, close to the High Street and the popular lake grounds. The home offers spacious accommodation over three floors with five bedrooms, two of which have en-suites and there is a large family bathroom. The living accommodation comprises of three generous reception rooms, study, cloakroom, modern kitchen and utility. Outside there is ample off street parking, garage and a mature rear garden. (EPC F)

A three bedroom detached bungalow located in an elevated position with sea views on the Portishead hillside. The home enjoys a mature corner plot, lounge with doors onto a conservatory, modern kitchen and bathroom. To the outside the home has gardens to the front side and rear, off street parking and garage. (EPC Rating: C)

The Finches, Portishead

Pennant Place, Portishead

£450,000

Be the first to see this fantastic detached family residence located in a prime position on the fringes of the “Village Quarter”. With four sizable bedrooms to the first floor the home can boast a superb layout of family friendly rooms to the ground floor. Call now to avoid disappointment. (EPC Rating: C)

£289,950

With space unrivalled and a location to match, this stunning family home comes to the market for the first time since new having been extremely well cared for by the current owners. The accommodation allows for the use of three or four bedrooms with an attractive open plan living area ensuring that many needs can be catered for. (EPC Rating: C)

Portishead Branch

Tel. 01275 849362

Weston-super-Mare Branch

Tel. 01934 414128

Nailsea Branch

Tel. 01275 857773

Burnham-on-Sea Branch

Tel. 01278 784884

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