Nailsea Community Christmas Fair

NCCF 2017 by Sue B, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Sarah Robbins, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Richard Bedwell, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Nick Cambourn, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Ken Hunt, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Hilary Britland, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by David Callister, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Daphne Smith, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Bob Cross, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Bob Cheshire, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Ann Belcher, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 by Suzi Bird,

of Sunlight Photography images taken in pop-up photobooth at 65 High Street

NCCF 2017 by Mike West, of Backwell Camera Club

NCCF 2017 Crown Glass Shopping Centre

NCCF 2017 at 6t5 High Street

Youngsters at 6t5 the newly opened youth centre upstairs at 65 High Street enjoyed an exciting evening on the night of Nailsea Community Christmas Fair.
Youth leader Karen Pike said: “It was a big success for us as we had more than 40 new faces into club.”
During the fair 6t5 served free hot chocolate and a prize-winning draw with three of the girls winning a half hour session at the skate rink.
Karen added: “Our girls enjoyed the skating. 
“It was a wonderful evening and we heard many comments of best it’s been in ages and honestly never seen Nailsea so busy so well done to the organisers.”
Phoebe Vines won the Bristol Hippodrome Aladdin panto tickets, George Wood the teddy donated by The Factory Shop and Harry Petford the big bar of chocolate.
Opening times for 6t5 are on the Young Peeps page…

NCCF 2017 we're in town centre business

NCCF 2017 on stage from beginning

NCCF 2017 at skate rink

NCCF 2017 We Love Nailsea choir

NCCF 2017 photo gallery by David Britton

NCCF 2017 photo gallery by Grete Howard

Friday, December 1, 2017

Dear Santa,

thank you for coming to Nailsea Community Christmas Fair – the biggest and best outdoor festive street party.

We hope you liked the grotto we made for you outside School Togs, Nailsea Cycles and The Gadget Lounge at Clevedon Walk.

Everyone worked so hard on Friday, December 1, to ensure it was a wonderful community occasion.

Nailsea Community Christmas Fair committee which really is very small to tackle such a mammoth event laboured tirelessly behind the scenes all year to make sure there was something for everyone.

Our amazingly talented entertainers spent hours rehearsing and the stallholders (many of whom sold out before the end of the evening) bought a variety of wares to sell and giveaway from beautifully intricate handmade jewellery to free buckets full of mulled wine and Nailsea Cider.

Did you know The Dogs For Kids sold out of all its wooden reindeer but unfortunately despite moving its pitch twice Dinky Donut generator blew and they had to go home.

Bristol Hippodrome vied with Nailsea Musicals promoting the seasonal pantomimes and althought the weather was very cold thankfully it was dry and S&R Burchill warmed customers with roasted chestnuts.

We had very smart fire and police officers galore during the evening with some fantastic uniformed cadets also on duty.

The skate rink and donkeys dressed as reindeer were a great success as was number 6t5 served hot chocolate and more with Weston College and the candy floss machine outside making it a real youth zone at that end of the High Street

The Help Hub was manned mostly by Nailsea & Backwell Rotary Club and other kindly volunteers who sold lucky programmes and Win Christmas!!! raffle tickets.

The town centre from the Link Road to Crown Glass Shopping Centre was full of Christmas cheer with local businesses doing a brisk trade too.

Nailsea School musicians, the amazing sponsors especially Hunter Leahy who treated the children of Ravenswood School to an hour at the skate rink, Il Paradiso who supported us with a marvellous donation thank you, thank you, thank you.

For 2018 Santa please fix the red tape with North Somerset Council for street trading permits and another big thank you to the town councillors and town clerk who guided us through some of the bureaucracy.

Thank you  action councillor James Tonkin for coming to the rescue when the faulty fairy lights belonging to Nailsea Baptist Church plunged number 65 High Street into darkness twice, I am told.

Suzi Bird photographs from the pop-up photo booth will be on display soon.

Good humour and kind deeds abounded all night so I  would like you to bring Nailsea people lots of lovely presents but for those who feel they already have too much their gifts may be donated to the Christians Together good cause for the Food Bank or less fortunate children.

The performers on the stage including the We Love Nailsea choir and all the dancers did us proud – another big thank you, we know Nailsea has great talent.

Congratulations go to retired archeologist Rosie Clarke, of Meadway Avenue, who was so excited to Win Christmas!!! Other prize winners will be notified shortly.

And finally, Santa can you ask all to email nailseapeople@gmail.com to add their photographs to the Christmas fair galleries.

I would like to say this has been in haste and there are so many more people we would like to thank so please make their Christmas really joyous.

Love from the Elf on top of the Christmas tree at Crown Glass Shopping Centre

Backwell-based crew from JH Hire Scaffolding were on site all day Thursday, November 30, building the fanatastic stage while the electrician re-wires the junction box to make sure the Christmas lights don't blow - thanks lads good job

Nailsea and Backwell Camera Club stalwart Mike West and Nailsea People editor Carol Deacon both members of the NCCF committee takes these shots of Nailsea Social Shedders who made the signposts telling children the way to Santa's Grotto - then Hayley Watson, of Tesco, and NCCF chairman Lynda Dicks spent hour putting them up in the town centre together with special glittery footprints leading the way to Clevedon Walk

CHRISTMAS 2017

Christmas is coming and for details of Nailsea Community Christmas Fair including where to buy online skate tickets click HERE. Other events are on the What's On page or a special festive page HERE.

Nailsea Community Christmas Fair


Lots of children have been enjoying lessons making lanterns out of recycled plastic bottles and festive stickers ready for Nailsea Community Christmas Fair.
The children will be singing Christmas carols and parading under the arches at Somerset Square on Friday, December 1, at 5.30pm.
They should assemble behind the library 15 minutes earlier to collect their free LED tea lights.
The fun starts from 5pm and entertainment on a big stage at Somerset Square includes Nailsea School musicians, We Love Nailsea choir, singers, dancers, actors and panto performers.
Crown Glass Shopping Centre mascot Honeysuckle is booked to switch on the Christmas tree lights at 6pm.
To comply with North Somerset Council regulations people going to the fair both in Nailsea and nearby towns will have to pay an admission charge otherwise all the 40 plus stallholders would have to pay £61 for a street trading permit.

At Nailsea it is 10p per person or by a £1 lucky programme.

 

Road closed


The High Street is being closed to traffic from 3-9pm so the charity, arts and crafts stalls can set up safely but there will be unrestricted access to all town centre car parks during the fair.
Colliers Walk is going to be a food and drink zone selling everything from dinky donuts to spicy meat burgers with beer, champagne and cider stalls also ready for business.
And if the children follow the sparkly footprints and signposts made by Nailsea Shedders they will find Santa’s Grotto at Clevedon Walk along with the mobile police unit with its free bike-marking service.
A pop-up photo shop will be at 65 High Street with the 6t5 youth club serving free hot chocolate from its new upstairs base and the Air Training Corp flight simulator parked outside.
Other attractions on the night include the big skate rink at Crown Glass Place, walkabout clowns and balloon seller, donkeys dressed as reindeer and nearly 30 shops and businesses staying open late.
Other dates for NCCF future planning meetings and other ‘happenings’ are:

  • Monday, November 27, 5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

  • Friday, November 24 all afternoon Tesco selling programmes/raffle tickets

  • Saturday, November 25 all day Tesco selling programmes/raffle tickets

  • Friday, December 1, 5-8pm Nailsea Community Christmas Fair

PHOTOS: Lantern workshop at Saturday market.​ More photos from the Saturday market are HERE.

Choir and craft practice make perfect

 

The first We Love Nailsea choir and craft workshops at the Trinity Centre during half term were a tremendous success.

The children sang and danced; cut up coloured tissue to make lanterns and coloured cardboard figures - all with great gusto.

Somehow they even had time to play pass the parcel with the most presents ever seen in this party game!

Big thanks go to Sarah Davies, Karen Zold and Joanne Hopkinson for their fantastic input and Fairfield School for the loan of the disco.

The next choir/craft date is Saturday, November 18.

From 9.30am-11.30am there will be a drop-in lantern workshop at Nailsea market in one of the empty units at Crown Glass Shopping Centre.

And from 2-4pm the We Love Nailsea choir workshop is at Trinity Centre garden room - times include biscuit break.

To pre-register for the choir and get a songsheet email Sarah Davies Vocal Academy at sarah-ann-davies@hotmail.com.

All schools and youth groups which have requested additional lantern workshops should now have a date - any concerns email nailseacommunitychristmasfair@gmail.com.

And letters and posters are going out shortly to our performers detailing programme and meeting place from Friday, December 1.

The next NCCF planning committee meetings are on Mondays, November 6 and 27, at 5.30pm.

The 6th is at Tesco supermarket - go to customers services for directions - and 27th at Trinity Centre.

Our street trading rules + regulations

Technically stall bookings are closed but we still have a few stragglers to fit in - nearly 40 community and commercial groups have booked a slot.

All the food & drink stalls are going in Colliers Walk and polite reminder to those selling (if you are giving away samples it doesn't need licence) alcohol - you need a TENs licence which cost £21; those selling food - you need a food hygiene certificate.

All those selling wares for a profit are deemed a business and will have to go in a controlled High Street area which will charge a nominal fee for entrance but not if a charity stall however, these have to have a free street collection certificate - we are told.

And everyone needs public liability insurance.

We didn't make up the rules - and despite North Somerset Council officers being really helpful the legislation is a bit of a minefield.

Note to self and councillors - get it simplified, please.

Follow links to get the forms you need.

Stall booking forms are HERE.

We Love Nailsea sung at 2017 launch

Nailsea Community Christmas Fair pre Christmas launch began with a VIP evening for sponsors and supporters.

Guests included Nailsea Town Council chairman David Packham and his wife Jean and representatives from Nailsea Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Tesco Nailsea and Waitrose Nailsea.

More than 35 people popped in to its pop-up shop at 20 Colliers Walk kindly loaned by Crown Glass Shopping Centre for the occasion to enjoy nibbles prepared by Sapore italiano the deli and bakery next door; to view the photographic display from 2016; and hear for the first time the We Love Nailsea song performed by a young trio from the Sarah Davies Vocal Academy.

Sarah conducted the performance by Nailsea School student Annabel Gardner, aged 14, and six-year-old friends Lottie Gardner and  Esme Davies, who attend Fairfield PNEU School at Backwell.

Sarah said: "What a wonderful evening we had at the VIP launch of the Nailsea Community Christmas Fair.

"Thank you to Lottie, Bel and Esme for lending me your voices for our preview of the We Love Nailsea song and to Fairfield PNEU School, for lending us your portable speaker.

"There are still a few spaces available if your child would like to join us at our workshops and the big performance at the fair on Friday, December 1."

Many in the audience said the youngsters brought tears to their eyes as their rendition was so moving. 

Most of the photographs for the exhibition were taken by Hilary Britland, Richard Bedwell​, Mike West​, Denzil Ellis, Sue Boniface, Daphne Smith​ and Ann Belcher, all members of Backwell Camera Club with others added including those by Grete Howard, Phil Williams and Carol Deacon all printed for the wall display by Adroit Print.

Sadly, since these photographs were taken the very talented Denzil Ellis has died - his wife Ethne gave permission for his images to be displayed.

The display was put up single-handedly by the marvellous Eleanor Bear and the global map on the back wall of the former Baker Dolphin travel agency was painted over Hayley Gould - sincere thanks go to both. 

The shop closes at 4pm on Saturday so if you are the face in the crowd ringed with a red circle and have won please hurry along to collect your prize.

To book a place on the We Love Nailsea workship click HERE.

  • The song has been adapted, with permission from We Love Marlow by Sheila Wilson © 2015 Redhead Music, by Sarah Davies, of Sarah Davies Vocal Academy for a performance by Nailsea children at the Nailsea Community Christmas Fair

We Love Nailsea song debut at photographic exhibition launch

 

 

Nailsea mum Sarah Davies has adapted a special song called We Love Nailsea*  all about cider, coal and the Wurzels for local schoolchildren to sing at the community Christmas fair on Friday, December 1.

But before then sponsors and supporters will get to hear a sneak preview of We Love Nailsea at an iconic photographic exhibition later this month.

And then it is down to the mum-of-one who runs Sarah Davies Vocal Academy ‘to teach the children to sing in perfect harmony’ at two workshops where they will learn the lyrics and an accompanying hand jive.

The VIP launch of Nailsea Community Christmas Fair 2016 photographic exhibition sponsored by Wards solicitors will have lots of festive images especially those from Backwell Camera Club and is on Thursday, September 28, from 6-8pm.

Invites to the Champagne (fizzy wine really), cider and canapes evening with its cocktail frocks and dinner jacket dress code (not strictly enforced but would be fun) will be going out soon.

The photographic exhibition will also be open on Friday and Saturday, September 29-30 at the former Baker’s Dolphin/Ewe 21/shoe shop at Colliers Walk.

Here Nailsea people will be able to get last minute stall booking forms, entertainment details, Win Christmas!!! raffle tickets, book a skate rink session and sign-up for the lantern parade and/or choir workshops.

The We Love Nailsea workshops are free and open to all young singers for more information email nailseacommunitychristmasfair@gmail.com or use the booking form link by clicking HERE.

NCCF chairman Lynda Dicks said: “We will have lots of other super singers, musicians and dancers performing on the night – the more the merrier as it isn’t too late to get involved.

“Nailsea & Backwell Rotarians are helping out as volunteer stewards/marshalls but extra helping hands are always very welcome too.”

Lynda added that NCCF is very grateful to all its sponsors and supporters including Wards solicitors, Adroit Print, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets, shops, schools, churches and Nailsea Town Council.

And the other September news is that NCCF is one of the beneficiaries in the Community Matters green token scheme for Waitrose shoppers as the event is a self-funding venture and many of the attractions like the skate rink and donkey rides are subsidised.

A full ‘thank you’ list will appear in the 2017 programme being compiled by Publishing Today.

Dates for NCCF future planning meetings and other ‘happenings’ are:

  • Monday, October 9, 5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

  • Monday, October 23, 2-4.30pm We Love Nailsea choir workshop at Trinity Centre garden room (including biscuit break)

  • Monday, November 6, 5.30pm NCCF meeting at Tesco Nailsea

  • Saturday, November 18, 9.30am-11.30am drop-in lantern workshop at Nailsea market and 2-4.30pm and We Love Nailsea choir workshop at Trinity Centre garden room (including biscuit break)

  • Monday, November 20, 5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

  • Monday, November 27, 5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

  • Friday, December 1, 5-8pm Nailsea Community Christmas Fair

 

* We Love Nailsea is adapted with permission from We Love Marlow by Sheila Wilson © 2015 Redhead Music

Early bird stall booking offer ends August 31

Nailsea Community Christmas Fair next planning meeting is on Monday, September 4, at 5.30pm at the Trinity Centre coffee lounge.

The BIG skate rink is booked as are the donkeys who will be dressed as reindeers.

There are only days before the special early bird stall booking offer ends but the next BIG diary event is on Thursday, September 28, from 6-8pm which is the VIP launch of Nailsea Community Christmas Fair 2016 photographic exhibition with lots of BIG images espeically those from Backwell Camera Club.

Invites to the BIG Champagne (fizzy wine really), cider and canapes evening with its cocktail frocks and dinner jacket dress code (not strictly enforced but would be fun) will be going to all our sponsors and supporters who will be the first to hear the #We Love Nailsea song performed by a quartet from the Sarah Davies vocal academy.

The BIG photographic exhibition will also be open on Friday and Saturday, September 29-30 at the former Baker’s Dolphin/Ewe 21/shoe shop at Colliers Walk.

Here Nailsea people will be able to get last minute stall booking forms, entertainment details, Win Christmas!!! raffle tickets, book a skate rink session and sign-up for the lantern parade and/or choir workshops.

The We Love Nailsea workshops are free and open to all young singers – if you can’t sign-up at the NCCF town centre shop later in September then email nailseacommunitychristmasfair@gmail.com for more details.​

And the other BIG September news is that NCCF is one of the beneficiaries in the Community Matters green token scheme at Waitrose supermarket.

We need all the pennies we can raise for this self-funding venture.
We are very grateful to all our sponsors including Wards solicitors, Adroit Print, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets, shops, schools, churches and Nailsea Town Council.

A full ‘thank you’ list will appear in the 2017 programme being compiled by Publishing Today.

# Adapted, (with permission) from We Love Marlow by Sheila Wilson © 2015 Redhead Music, by Sarah Davies, of Sarah Davies Vocal Academy for a performance by Nailsea children at the Nailsea Community Christmas Fair accompanied by Macarena hand jive actions

Dates for NCCF future planning meetings and other BIG ‘happenings’ are:

  • Monday, October 9, 5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

  • Monday, October 23, 2-4.30pm TBC We Love Nailsea choir workshop at Trinity Centre coffee lounge (including biscuit break)

  • Monday, November 6, 5.30pm NCCF meeting at Tesco Nailsea

  • Saturday, November 18, 9.30am-11.30am drop-in lantern workshop at Nailsea market and 2-4.30pm and TBC We Love Nailsea choir workshop at Trinity Centre coffee lounge (including biscuit break)

  • Monday, November 20, 5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

  • Monday, November 27, 5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

  • Friday, December 1, 5-8pm Nailsea Community Christmas Fair

Future planning meetings all welcome

 

Monday, August 14

5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

Monday, September 4

5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge


Monday, October 9

5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge
 

Monday, November 6

5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge
 

Monday, November 20
5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

Monday, November 27
5.30pm NCCF meeting at Trinity Centre coffee lounge

Launch of 2017 street fair

On Thursday, September 28 from 6-8pm Nailsea Community Christmas Fair will launch its December street festivities at a VIP evening at Crown Glass Shopping Centre.

This will include a display of photographic images from the 2016 event including the work of many Backwell Camera Club members.

Invitations will be going to all sponsors - to download sponsorhip poster click HERE and for application form HERE.

Return to NCCF mailbox - address on form.

The NCCF exhibition will be open for two days - more details later.

Also more details later of the lantern making workshop at the November market and choir rehearsal for the We Love Nailsea song.  

Win Christmas!!! raffle

Imagine not having to shop for any festive groceries, the turkey or its trimmings, fruit and veg and even the Christmas crackers.

Well one lucky person can forget the fraught festive shopping by buying a £1 Win Christmas!!! raffle ticket.

Including in the prize will be bottles of fizz and vouchers for the barbers and hairdressers.

The tickets went on sale at the skatefest and proved a fantastic hit with people of all ages.

And we have lots of 'fine-dining' runner-up prizes offering everything from a fish 'n' chip supper to a five-course gormet meal at pubs, cafes, restaurants in Nailsea and nearby.

A full list of prizes will be available later this month and raffle tickets will be on sale at all Nailsea market dates and other 'town' occasions.

Forget summer holidays think community street fair 2017!

The early bird stall booking offer for Nailsea Community Christmas Fair has been extended until the end of August.

Donkeys wearing furry fake antlers, bigger skate rink, bang-on bands, grand raffle to Win Christmas!!! and choirs belting out carols –are now getting booked.

NCCF 2017 looks like being a belter as it incudes switching on the Christmas tree lights, Santa’s Grotto, dancing, stilt walkers and much, much more.

This year the festive street fair is on Friday, December 1 from 5-8pm although the skate rink and Santa’s Grotto will open earlier.

There will be art and craft, charity, community and commercial stall at Crown Glass shopping centre along the top half of the High Street.

Changes from 2016 include the road will closed at 3pm from the roundabout at PS Travel to the Link Road. This is to ensure easy access to all the car parks and the shops and pub at the end of the High Street towards Tesco supermarket.

The lantern parade will be ‘under the arches’ at Somerset Square and the bigger skate rink at Crown Glass Place will be for one-day only.

Win Christmas!!! raffle tickets at £1 are on sale now and right up until the fair when at 8pm it will be announced that one lucky person has won a festive feast including turkey and all the trimming with lots of fine dining vouchers for runners-up. 

This September we hope to mount an amazing photo exhibition with many of the truly magnificent images from 2016 especially those from Backwell Camera Club members.

And during October half term the planning committee will host a lantern-making and singing workshop for youngsters to learn the I Love Nailsea song specially penned to be part of the entertainment.

A programme of events with a what’s on where guide should be ready in November thanks to Publishing Today and anyone wishing to advertise should contact Julie on 01275 853030.

The planning committee meets at Trinity Centre usually at 5.30pm on Mondays and the actual date and other information including a stall booking form to download in on its Facebook page and online at www.nailseapeople.com/nailsea-community-christmas-fair.

Rates £25 commercial and £15 community/charity with an ‘early bird’ offer open until end of August of £20 and £10 although there are extra charges for canopies and/or licences.

Committee chairman Lynda Dicks said: “We are so grateful for all the support of the schools, churches, businesses and volunteers who are making sure we have the best-ever December family night out in Nailsea.”

Helper hands welcome both now and on the day – please email nailseacommunitychristmasfair@gmail.com if you would like to get involved.

  • Next planning meeting is Monday, July 17, at 5.30pm at Trinity Centre cafe, Nailsea - everyone welcome

​​NEXT CHRISTMAS DATE: Donkeys wearing furry fake antlers, a bigger skate rink, bang-on bands, grand raffle to win Christmas and choirs belting out carols - if you want to know what Nailsea Community Christmas Fair planning committee is up to come along to the Trinity Centre on Monday, June 5, at 7pm and find out, oh did we mention half term rehearsals for special I Love Nailsea song and messy lantern making workship? Email nailseacommunitychristmasfair@gmail,com if you would like to get involved but can't make this meeting...we would love to see you...

Santa needs more helpers for December 2017 street fair

The hiccup with the street trading licence, fingers-crossed, seems to be resolved so it is full steam ahead with planning.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, May 2, at 7.30pm Garden Room, Trinity Centre, Nailsea.

While is was pleasing we got mentioned in dispatches at Nailsea Town Council annual town meeting, see May front page, it is pretty obvious that Santa will need many more helpers for 2017 so please come along if you can help on Tuesday or email nailseacommunitychristmasfair@gmail.com to volunteer your festive services.

The solution to our licence issues in a nutshell is as long as we ‘zone’ our stalls – food, craft, community – and steward the commercial areas with a nominal entrance fee (or admission with paid-for programme) we comply with the rules and regulations adopted by North Somerset Council.

As last year, the booking forms will have to be accompanied by insurance and if appropriate food hygiene certificates.

To download agenda for Tuesday click HERE

UPDATE: NCCF planning meeting tonight, Monday, March 27, has been postponed as we are still having a few issues resolving our street trading licence. 
The current situation is we have to choice between two options:
• charging people to come in (at least 10 town centre entrances to be manned for 3-4 hours); or
• charging stallholders a licence fee of £60 plus our fee
We are meeting North Somerset Council licensing department next week but in the meantime would be interested to know how other fairs/festivals cope?
Please email your solutions to nailseacommunitychristmasfair@gmail.com.

Next planning meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday, March 27 at the Trinity Centre. Click HERE to read the minutes from the January meeting. Stallholders 2017 booking forms with an early bird off will be available next week.

Countdown to Christmas 2017

We need to talk about Christmas.

Nailsea Community Christmas Fair to be precise.
I know 2017 has just begun but already Burns Night is done and dusted and Chinese New Year is underway.

Then it’s Valentine’s Day, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, St David’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, spring equinox, Mothers’ day, start of British Summer Time, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, the Queen’s birthday, St Georges Day, the two May bank holidays, Fathers’ Day, midsummer and the longest day, St Swithin's Day, August bank holiday, autumn equinox, end of British Summer Time, Halloween, bonfire night and after St Andrew’s Day it is Nailsea Community Christmas Fair.

Now you see how quickly the year goes and without planning nothing will happen.
The date for NCCF 2017 is Friday, December 1

So shall we bring back the skate rink, book the reindeer, set up a stage at Somerset Square, close the High Street to traffic and who shall we ask to turn on the Christmas tree lights?
Which shops will stay open late, who will put together a programme, shall we organise another lantern parade?
Which troupes, choirs, panto people would like to perform in the town centre?
How can we light up the stalls, who will apply for a trader’s licence and who is going to serve mulled wine? And on top of all this we need to find a further £5,000 to fund the event.
The second meeting of the year to mull over all these questions and start to take some action is on Monday, February 27, 7.30pm at the Trinity Centre.
It you would like to come along or need further information email nailseapeople@gmail.com.

To read the mintues of the first meeting click HERE and for the 2016 accounts click HERE

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