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POLICE HORSE ROCKY RIP: Avon & Somerset mounted police have sadly announced Rocky has passed. He never truly recovered from his injuries after a road traffic incident in the summer at Failand. So sad. In less than one day this news reached more than 5,000 via our Facebook page with many heartbreaking messages left

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On Tuesday, November 15, Wraxall Trefoil Guild gathered to plant a tree as part of the Queen’s Canopy to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Guild which meets once a month at the Tithe Barn in Nailsea has celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee with homemade hats, games, and a party.

The final part of a challenge set by their then chair Pam Clements was to fundraise to buy and plant a tree.

Marjorie Sharp took the lead to plan and organise the fundraising, purchase, and planting of the tree.

The late Queen Elizabeth was herself a Guide, Ranger and then in 1953 after her Coronation became the Trefoil patron.

Members of the Guild remembered the Queen’s lifelong commitment to Guiding and acknowledged her extraordinary devotion to public service.
Following the blessing of the Amelanchier tree by the Rev David Sharp, Guild members renewed the Guide Promise.


Garage man Dan gets Scout thank you badge

Retired Nailsea scout chairman Rich Simmons presented this week a 'thank you' badge to Walnut garage owner Dan Bristow.

The coveted badge was given in recognition of the 20 or so years that Dan has maintained 2nd Nailsea Scout Group minibus in tip top condition.

The badge is the highest award an individual Scout Group can bestow on a non-uniformed person who has given exceptional service to the group and is an award that is not given lightly.

Dan who runs the garage near the Blue Flame is an experienced and very knowledgeable vehicle technician. 

Mr Simmons said: "Dan's services to the Group over the years have been greatly valued."

  • And in other news the Trefoil Guild which is made up of women who were once Girl Guides and meets monthly at the Tithe Barn is going to plant a tree. Former chairman and retired teacher Pam Clements set the guild a challenge to commemorate the platinum jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The final challenge was to fundraise and plant a tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy. This will be done on Tuesday, November 15, at 11am on Lions Green next to the Sapphire Lodge retirement complex at Christ Church Close. Afterwards the guild will retire for coffee at Wetherspoons at Crown Glass Place.


2019 sex assault - do you know this man?

Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to identify in connection with a sexual assault in Nailsea.

Officers have only recently been made aware of the sexual assault of a girl in Nailsea in 2019.

 The victim was sexually assaulted on the path between Pound Lane and Clevedon Road, at the rear of Kingshill and Ravenswood schools sometime between August and September 2019.

 An e-fit was produced of someone officers would like to speak to.

 The victim described him as white, in his late 40s to early 50s, approximately 5ft 11in tall, with freckles, dark eyes and dark hair. He was said to be wearing a waterproof jacket, blue jeans and black boots.

 Officer in the case, PC Bill Skinner, said: "The victim, who is now a teenager, showed incredible bravery in coming forward in April this year.

 "We fully understand that the traumatic nature of sexual offences means that it can take victims time to report the crime to the police.

“No matter whether it happened three minutes ago, or three years ago, we will ensure victims get the support they need, and we fully investigate.

 "We're keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man depicted in this image, as well as anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident who may remember seeing anyone acting suspiciously."

 If you have any information, please call 101 and quote reference 5222099371.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.