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Clevedon Living

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June Issue 2014


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June 2014 Contents


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Community News Education Sport Child’s Play Father’s Day What’s On


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Highly favoured location. Certain to attract lots of early interest is this three bedroomed bungalow located in this cul de sac position within level distance to the local shops and transport connections. Offered with no onward chain and comprising entrance porch and sizeable hallway, living room with fireplace, fitted kitchen/dining room, utility, three bedrooms, shower/wet room and lean to. There is also gas central heating, double glazing, attached garage, parking for two cars and well tended gardens to the front and rear.

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An immaculately presented and extended 4/5 Bedroom house located in a popular cul de sac towards the west end of Nailsea. On the market for the first time since it was built in 1984, the UPVC double glazed and gas centrally heated property offers versatile accommodation perfect for the growing family. The layout comprises: Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Lounge, 2nd Sitting Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Dining room and Bedroom 5/Study. Upstairs are 4 Bedrooms ( the master with En Suite) and Family Bathroom. Very well cared for gardens to the front and rear along with a garage and driveway parking.

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Editor’s Note


he sun has finally been shining and hopefully there will be more of the same in June. It means that it’s a great time to get outside and get active, so why not check out our Sport feature for ideas of the activities you can do in the area. It’s also Father’s Day this month so have a John Cant look at our Father’s day feature on gift ideas. Remember this is your magazine, bringing all of the news and events through your door each month, so if you have anything that the community should know about make sure you get in touch. Kind regards, John Cant, Editor

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nt s Get your raft race entries in for festival


ntries are now being taken for this year’s Raft Race, which will be taking place on Sunday, September 21 as part of the 10th Marlens Festival. The festival, which starts on Saturday, September 20, is organised by non-profit



making organisation Marlens, the local community group devoted to the restoration and renovation of Clevedon’s seafront. Visitors of all ages can take part in activities over the weekend, like scuba diving, raft races, zorbing, sailing and canoeing, as well as enjoying entertainment and stalls on Salthouse Fields. It will be a bigger festival than last year too as Marlens are joining forces with The Curzon and the Community Bookshop to add some cultural activities around the town. The raft race, which takes place on Marine Lake, is lots of fun and you can start building your raft today, making it as complicated or simple as you like. Setting up starts at 12.30pm for the races to begin at 1pm and there are trophies and cash prizes for the winners. The race is cheap to enter and fun for all. If you would like more information on how to enter, or how to get a stall or a pitch, email



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Clevedon radio presenter helps station win award

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Sunshine Hospital Radio volunteer and Clevedon resident Laura Tremelling, along with Marcus Tripp, helped the station scoop a silver award in the Best Speech Package category for a programme about the Weston Helicopter Museum. They put together the programme for the station, which runs in Weston General Hospital, and were delighted with the result. Laura, 28, said: “I am thrilled that Sunshine Radio took silver, especially 01275 858785 / 07557 475108 considering it was such a strong category. • Alloy Wheel Refurb • Dents “The award is testament to the FREE • Scratches • Chips ACCIDENT dedication of the team and our • Headlight Polishing ADVICE, commitment to providing top PLEASE • Accident Repair quality shows for the patients. It also CALL • Interior Repairs highlights the Helicopter Museum, FIRST which is such an asset to Weston.” • Paintless Dent Removal The National Hospital Radio Awards is • Plastic Welding (Cracked Bumpers) an annual celebration of the excellent • Mig Welding (Metal Welding) standards found in hospital radio stations across the country, and with more than 200 individual member stations the entries were subjected to a rigorous judging process by a national panel of industry experts and NHS staff. Pop in anytime for a FREE quote The award ceremony took place Unit 5 Southfield Trading Estate, Southfield rd, during a gala dinner which was held Nailsea, BS48 1JJ at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol. Opening hours: The judges commented on the entry Mon & Fri 8-5,Tues, Wed & Thurs 8-6, Sat 8-1


from Sunshine Hospital Radio saying: “We found this entry amusing, informative and entertaining. “We thought there was good interaction by all involved, bringing to life this most unusual of museums.”



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nt s Gold award for Avon and Somerset Police


von and Somerset Police has been awarded the Investors in People Gold award for going above and beyond in the way it develops, supports and motivates its team. They are the only Home Office force in the country to hold Gold status and this recognises the ongoing commitment to supporting, developing and empowering their people to deliver the best possible

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standards, in a wide range of categories including Involvement and Empowerment, Learning and Development, Performance Measurement and Business Strategy. Strategic Director of HR Emma Zeeman said: “It is fantastic to get such a prestigious recognition of our on-going commitment in supporting, developing and 10% Off empowering our with 4 people to deliver the or more windows best possible service to the public.”

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Armed Forces Day


n Armed Forces Day is taking place in Clevedon on Sunday, June 29 courtesy of the Clevedon branch of the Royal British Legion. It will start around 2.15pm at the Salthouse Fields, Clevedon, when the Avon Glen Pipes and Drums Band will lead the parade, culminating in a Drumhead Service at the Bandstand on Clevedon seafront. Captain Michael Eden of the Salvation Army will conduct the service with music provided by the Salvation Army Band. A special call is being made from the Clevedon branch to all veterans and serving H M Forces personnel who will be welcome to join them. This is an important

event when a community can come together and all families can share in sending a strong message of support to the British nation’s heroes who journey many miles into unknown dangers with the hope of securing peace. For more information on the event, telephone 01275 879816.

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Lions, Toddlers and Toddles


levedon Lions Club recently held a Tot’s Toddle around the Salthouse Fields, Clevedon, a sponsored walk for pre-school children with all proceeds going to their various nurseries. For all who attended it proved to be a very enjoyable morning with sun and exercise alongside several Lion mascots. The children received small gifts on completion. The Lions Club would like to thank all who helped, especially the mascots. Club President Sue Miller says they hope this will become an annual event. If you would like more information on the Lions Club, telephone Sue on 01275 878983.

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Commuter coach service gets the thumbs up from Portishead residents Five months after the launch of North Somerset Council’s new commuter coach service the big yellow Kings Ferry commuter coaches are now a familiar sight in Portishead. Based on success of similar services operating in the South East between Kent and London, The Kings Ferry (part of National Express plc) deliver a quality commuter coach service between key residential areas in North Somerset and the large employment areas in North Bristol. 4 commuter coach services currently operate daily between Portishead and North Bristol (C5 – C8). Giving those living in Portishead who work at the businesses based in Aztec West; Rolls Royce; SGS College; Airbus; BAE; Friends Life and MOD an ideal way of travelling to and from work during rush hour periods

- without the headache of having to drive themselves! There is even an early service on a Friday departing North Bristol at 1310 for those looking to start their weekend early! With 6 stops in Portishead (new stops in Weatherley Drive and Down Rd shortly!) local residents can be confident that they are only ever a short walk away from a convenient bus stop. The free on board wifi has been very popular with many passengers wanting to access social media or stay in contact with friends! Other facilities on board include climate control, reclining seats and an onboard toilet. There is also space in the hold for bikes although passengers should be aware that space is limited. To make boarding as quick as possible cash free smart ticketing is available. A wide variety of ticket options are available for purchase online ensuring that every passenger can choose a ticket option to suit them. Results from a recent survey showed that 95% of passengers felt that the commuter coach service provides great value for money. Passengers were also quick to

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R.G. Rawlings


ach funeral is different, and every person unique. That has been the belief of R.G. Rawlings, which has been serving bereaved families in the local community for more than 100 years.

The Funeral Directors, in Woodlands Road, Clevedon, became part of Co-operative Funeralcare in the mid nineties. Funeral directors include Mark Jones, Sue Crees, Julie McCarthy and Lin Hignell.

All staff are professionally trained to the highest standards and understand the needs and feelings of the bereaved and the importance of spending time helping families to plan a funeral that truly reflects the life of an individual. They are there to guide you through every step so that you make the right decision for you and your family. It’s all about providing the right care for the family and taking care of everything that you need. Manager Mark Jones joined the company in 1998 having grown up in Clevedon and qualified as Funeral Director in 1999. He has recently overseen a major refurbishment to the Funeral Home. Mark said: “This investment will help us to provide an even better service to local people as it provides them with more comfortable facilities all under one roof and can continue its caring and professional service that has been long given to the community of Clevedon and beyond.” R.G. Rawlings funeral home now has two arrangement rooms and a large chapel of rest, which was dedicated by Rev Noel Hector and other local clergy in October at a special dedication service, offering the local community much improved facilities. The original chapel was previously housed in a separate building, which has now been demolished, providing bereaved families and visitors with off road parking at the funeral home.


Community News Chocoholics help local community projects


ocal residents with a sweet tooth have raised more than £300 for local good causes by purchasing the chance to win six giant chocolate Easter Eggs. The customers of six local hostelries, the Drum and Monkey, Clevedon Conservative Club, The Old Inn, The Moon and Sixpence, The Bristol and The Walton Park Hotel, dipped into their pockets to help support good causes in the town. Organised by Clevedon Yeo Rotary Club, the money will be used to support local groups and projects. Club president Richard Johnson said: “We are currently exploring ways of distributing these funds to help local causes, groups and individuals.” The next fundraising event is an evening to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of D Day which will raise money for Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion. The evening takes place on Friday, June 6, at Clevedon Community School, and will feature the Veronika Swing band and guest soloists. There will also be spot prizes, a raffle and a light supper. Those who attend are encouraged to wear clothes of the period. Tickets are £15 from 01275 873475 or visit www.


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nt s round £1,000 has been Money raised raised for the Clevedon A Lion’s Club and their charities for Lion’s Club thanks to The Hawthorns. retirement complex charities thanks The in Clevedon held a packed weekend of entertainment over to Easter Easter, which included the Lion’s Club Art exhibition. Tea and cookies were served for guests courtesy of the Hawthorns. Proceeds from the Sale of Art and the refreshments will go to Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). Hawthorns residents also took part in an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday and then on Easter Monday residents and guests took part in an Easter Bonnet Parade. Molly Forest was the winner of the best bonnet design.

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Pork: local, free range all cuts available Lamb: legs, chops, shoulders (From the farm when available) Beef: locally sourced Free range local chicken, Ducks whole birds, breasts and portions Bacon, Gammon joints & steaks Traditional home made faggots & sausages are our speciality Eggs: free range from our local supplier Local stockists of “MILES “ tea, coffee & Chocolate. Also “ROSE FARM “ pickles, chutneys, jams etc. available.


atn Clifton High School proves a popular choice for local families – we’re closer than you think


s parents expect more from education they are increasingly turning to independent schools, and with the South West economy showing signs of recovery, recent reports suggest that numbers of children now attending independent schools has surpassed pre-recession levels. Clifton High School is one of the leading schools in Bristol, educating boys and girls from ages 3-18. Dr Alison Neill, Head of School, said: “We are finding that many families are dissatisfied with the quality of education their child is experiencing in the state sector, they are voting with their feet particularly in the Early Years and Juniors as the quality of education does not meet their expectations.” “We are seeing increasing numbers of families choosing Clifton High School, attracted by our small class sizes, the quality and commitment of our teaching staff and the real focus we have on the individual children. “Knowing the boys and girls so well makes a huge difference to the quality of education they receive here.” There is no doubt that the location of Clifton High School is also an important factor for families in Clevedon. Being 15 minutes from the M5 and a stone’s throw from Clifton

Suspension Bridge, the school is within very easy reach. With increasing numbers of families attending CHS from this area, there may soon be enough for a dedicated coach service. For further information on Clifton High School contact Mrs Mel Johnson, Admissions Registrar, on 0117 933 9087 or visit


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t £400,000 greens given thumbs up


he largest golf course project in the South and South West of England in the last 12 months, carried out by specialist sports contractors M J Abbott Limited, came to a successful conclusion when Long Ashton Golf Club opened their 14 re-constructed greens at Easter. The replacement of the traditional clay-based greens with free-draining ones, costing £400,000, was the first time a contract of this size for greens re-construction had been carried out in the region. The club’s general manager, Vicky Rose said: “The response from club members and visitors since the reopening has been excellent. Many members have been really surprised at how well the ball has rolled on the new greens. “It was a massive project but it was felt that with a trend to wetter weather incorporating really heavy rain, particularly in winter, the club needed to ensure the greens were playable even after the heaviest rainfall.” Club chairman, Ken Trowbridge, com-

mented: “With well draining fairways and tees, the free-draining greens have been the last part of the jigsaw to provide year round golf for members and visitors. “The club is currently making small

changes to the course to ensure that Long Ashton Golf Club remains open and that members can use trolleys in all but really exceptional winter weather conditions.”





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re-loved children’s clothes, toys, equipment and maternity wear will be on sale at the fifth Tiny Treasures Baby and Child Nearly New Sale at The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon on Saturday June 7. Over 120 buyers attend these events and they are a great way to sell unwanted items and purchase good quality preloved items for a fraction of the retail price. More than 20 tables will be selling quality items at affordable prices. The event will run from 10-11.30am and remember to arrive early to get the best bargains. Entry is £1 per adult and children enter for free. A donation from the event will be made to Macmillan Cancer Support. Sellers’ tables are still available from just £8 per table. To book one, or for more information, contact Tracey Lee on 07977932834 or email TraceyLou83@

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ale grooming statistics have revealed that men are taking over the bathroom cabinet, with some admitting to as many as 15 essential products for daily use. Inspired by celebrities like David Beckham, Joey Essex and David Gandy, the male grooming market has changed dramatically in recent years. Looking good can mean feeling good and it is undeniable men have become more interested in taking care of their appearance than ever before. For many men this is a daily ritual. Adam’s Barbershop in Clevedon has tapped into this fantastic demand to staying, looking and feeling sharp. Stocking everything from moustache wax to badger brushes and pre-shave lotions to cut throat razors, you will find a whole range of products, be it a gift for Father’s Day or something to add to your own arsenal of daily grooming products. Call in to the shop on Chapel Hill to see what is missing from your bathroom cabinet.



Visit Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm


ummer time is almost upon us and at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall, it’s the perfect season to watch nature at its best. There is a whole host of impressive animals enjoying the warm weather outside, including the parks newest arrival – Buta the elephant!

Noah’s Ark offers incredible up-close experiences with amazing animals, including seeing the lions and tigers being fed during the Big Cat encounter, meeting our giraffe family at the daily ‘Giraffe Talk’ and rushing past the impressive white rhinos in their large paddock just a hornslength away!


Get set for a jumbo new experience this season now Noah’s Ark has opened ‘Elephant Eden’, Europe’s largest elephant habitat. Families can get within a trunks length of nature’s biggest land mammal, take part in the daily keeper talks and learn about the importance of conservation. Beautiful Buta, their first African elephant is free to roam her large outdoor grass fields and sand-filled luxury barn and has already become a firm favourite with visitors. She’ll be joined soon by other elephants, including a male called Nissim who Buta already knows well from her previous home. With plenty to do all day in all weather, why not bring the family along to this award-winning 100 acre attraction? Enjoy 12 exciting adventure play areas, an indoor Animal Village and covered Animal Show Pens. Daily events include the popular interactive ‘Animal Show’ with a chance to bottle-feed the lambs, not forgetting the regular bumpy tractor rides across the farm with views to Wales.

While the kids rush around and play, why not relax in the comfortable cafe with a cup of Fair Trade coffee and a cake, enjoying the views of the park? The perfect end to an action-packed day at the zoo. For a fantastic family day out, go wild at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm this year; the hands-on animal experience!

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir


n Saturday, June 28 the Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir will be giving their last concert of the summer at St Francis Church, Nailsea, to raise funds for the North West Somerset Branch of Parkinson’s UK. Tickets are £7.50 (to include a glass of wine in the interval) and will be in great demand as the police choir is hugely popular, so make sure you get yours soon. For more information telephone Ann Axe on 01275 856322 while tickets are available from Sixways, Alexandra Road, Clevedon.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


reat Western Youth Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, at the Princes Hall, Clevedon Community Centre, Princes Road, from Thursday, June 19-Saturday, June 21. It will start at 7.30pm and for more information telephone 01275 873405.


What's On Church celebrating 700 years of continuous ministry


his year St Peter and St Paul Church in Weston in Gordano is celebrating 700 years of continuous ministry in the village. To mark this, a celebration of words and music, reflecting the seven centuries, is planned for Sunday, June 22 at 11am in the church. The new Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt. Rev’d Peter Hancock, will preach and lunch will follow at 12.30pm. It is hoped that anyone with links to St Peter and St Paul Church, past and present, will come to this celebration. For catering purposes please let the Churchwardens, Patrick Chavasse on 01275 842296 and Donald Pearce on 01275 848667, know if you plan to come.

Clevedon Art Club C levedon Art club continues its season of talks by local artists on Tuesday, June 10 with a presentation by Sandra Porter entitled ‘Print, Paint, Print.’ It promises to offer a different slant on the media. Entry for non-members is £3, so come and have an evening with a difference at St Mary’s Church Hall, Walton at 7.30pm.


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What's On Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir


n Saturday, June 28 the Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir will be giving their last concert of the summer at St Francis Church, Nailsea, to raise funds for the North West Somerset Branch of Parkinson’s UK. Tickets are £7.50 (to include a glass of wine in the interval) and will be in great demand as the police choir is hugely popular, so make sure you get yours soon. For more information telephone Ann Axe on 01275 856322 while tickets are available from Sixways Sports, Alexandra Road, Clevedon.

Clevedon Flower Show and Festival


ake a date in your diary this summer for the Clevedon Flower Show, which will take place on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 at the Salthouse Fields, Clevedon. The show programme will be on sale locally by the end of June, but you can get any further information, contact details and see the ‘Schedule’ by visiting

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What's On The Dig For Victory Show


ickets are now on sale for the Dig For Victory Show, a fabulous 1940s family festival which will take place across the weekend of Saturday, July 5-Sunday, July 6 at the North Somerset Showground, Wraxall. Recently announced is a Spitfire fly past from the battle of Britain Memorial Flight, whilst on the ground you can get

up close and personal to another icon of WW2 – a Sherman Tank. Listen to a host of high profile speakers and entertainers, including BBC historian James Holland and author Colonel Stuart Tootal. For the music lovers, there is a line up to be proud of including Sticky Toffee Jazz, Ricky Hunter, The Lunettes, Jayne Darling and DJUXB. For those with stamina you can Lindyhop and Swing Dance late into the night on the Saturday at The Victory Dance for only £10 a ticket. Activities for children include handling museum artefacts, traditional games

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Life and Beth for Players


he Clevedon Players next production is Alan Ayckbourn’s Life and Beth, which will take place from Thursday, June 5-Saturday, June 7 at the Princes Hall, Princes Road, Clevedon. The play is about a recently bereaved widow Beth, her family’s not-quite-so-useful support and her late husband who thinks she can’t cope without him. It was written in 2008 as the third part of a trilogy, following Haunting Julia (1994) and Snake in the Grass (2002). It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £8 (concessions £6 on Thursday) from 07816158445 or 01275 873405. For more details, visit

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may be preferential. Okay, so here are some examples with the Barbell Squat... trainer issue: an alternate exercise. Tight Achilles Tendon: Hack Squats (machine or smith machine). Shoulder restriction: Front Squat or Safety Squat Bar. Tight Patellar Tendon: Hack Squats to parallel. Hip shift: Wider-Stance Squat (& consciously push feet out against the floor). Tight Hamstrings: Squat to parallel only. Lower back stiffness: Leg Foot Health Blaster Squats. Lower back pain/ strain: Hip Practitioner Belt Squats. Home Visits Exercise variations can be found with every Nails Cutting major movement. Corns and Callus Personally, I find variations more Routine Foot Care appropriate than pain relief or using an Kim Shepherd RGN SAC Dip FHP external support (e.g. Telephone 07865 057044 for appointment weightlifting belt, tape, wraps).


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arden lovers in North Somerset are in for a rare treat in June when ten of the finest gardens in Clevedon will be open to the public. Organised by Clevedon Pride, the Open Gardens weekend on Saturday, June 21-Sunday, June 22 will give anyone and everyone the opportunity to explore the secrets of hidden and private gardens not usually open to the public. And for just £5 visitors will be able to browse around gardens of all shapes and sizes throughout Clevedon. Behind the stone walls and privets there are gardens which are truly astounding; big ones, small ones and some which just go on forever. The many delights include a number of cottage gardens full of old favourites such as roses, clematis and mixed shrub borders; traditional Japanese inspired designs that create miniature idealised landscapes in a stylised manner and a truly

Company in Clevedon’s Queen’s innovative garden created by a Square, by ringing 01275 874097 or local artist full of texture, colour and e-mail clevedonopengardens sculptural trees. There are also a number of gardens which open every year for the National Garden’s Scheme. The informative programme, which includes a brief description of every garden and a map, will give you access to all gardens as many times as you like throughout the weekend Refreshments will be available at some of the venues including Hedge Trimming, Grass Cutting/Lawn Management coffee, cake and cream teas and Planting Schemes/Plant Advice, Weeding there will be an opportunity Shrub & Tree Pruning, Garden Tidying, Fruit Tree Pruning to buy plants to take away and Soil Improvement, Patio & Deck Cleaning & Much More nurture in your own garden. All proceeds raised from the Garden Design, Garden Clearance, Fencing weekend will be donated to the (Erection & Painting), Decking Build/Re-conditioning, Clevedon Pride Christmas Lights Shed Build & Re-felting, Turrng, Paving, Grow Your Own Appeal which, this year, is aiming (e.g. Raised Bed Creation, Polytunnel Build, to raise £10,000. Fruit Tree, Veg/Fruit Advice Programmes, at £5 each, may be Tel. 07712 297749 bought at the gift shop Present Web:



  an Clevedon Flower Show


ake a note in your diary for the Clevedon Flower Show and Festival, which will take place on the Salthouse Fields on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. The show Programme will be on sale locally by the end of June, but you can get any further information, contact details and see the Schedule by visiting This year entry is £5 per adult, £4 per OAP/Child, plus any accompanied children under 14 can get in for free.

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y ‘Agents,’ HMRC mean people like me, accountancy professionals who act on behalf of individuals or businesses, assisting them with their tax affairs. HMRC have recently unveiled plans to further modernise their offering to Agents. For many in my profession, hearing that HMRC are once more dipping their toes into the iceberg infested waters of information technology will at best bring them out in a cold sweat and at worst necessitate an urgent course of heart medication. Luckily I’m an eternal optimist and being a big fan of all things modern and progressive I can’t wait to see what HMRC have in store. Anything they can do to expand the provision to us of information they hold on our clients’ affairs and to expand the powers that we have to make corrections to that information,

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