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My name is Emma Parker and I am writing from Charlton Farm, our local children’s hospice in Wraxall. During the two years I have worked for Children’s Hospice South West, and more so recently since taking over the Community Fundraiser (maternity cover) role for the area, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many wonderful people and groups from Nailsea who have supported CHSW, often for many years.
I have been touched by the warmth, generosity and kindness of people throughout the local area, but would like to take this opportunity to thank Nailsea in particular and express my gratitude to the people and groups I have met in the last couple of months who have welcomed me warmly and offered their help to the children’s hospice.
As we welcome the arrival of spring at Charlton Farm, we also look ahead to an exciting summer of fundraising events in and around the local area. Come say ‘hi’ to us at the Nailsea May Fair or have a go on our Easter egg tombola at the North Somerset Show. Or perhaps you could support us through one of many local events, including the Easter Bonnet Parade at Mizzymead Recreational and Social Club in April, Nailsea District Crochet Club open day in May. June sees Rainbow Run just down the road, or if getting covered in paint isn’t your cup of tea, why not take on the Nailsea Charity Walks in support of us (I did the 10k last year and it’s a cracking walk) in June. July sees the Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider festival and the opening of our new shop. And later in the year we celebrate 10 years of the Nailsea International Bike Show, as well as a whole host of other exciting events throughout the year.
However you help, whether by volunteering, fundraising, coming to an event, holding an event, donating, supporting the local shop or even putting your spare change in one of our collection tins, I would like to say thank you on behalf of CHSW. The community’s continued support has enabled us to provide care and support to local families who have children with life-limiting conditions for more than 25 years. We are only able to provide respite for the whole family, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, emergency support, end-of-life care and a bereavement service for as long as needed, thanks to the effort and support of local people, families, groups and business such as yourselves.
Whether you have supported us before or never even knew we were here, we would love to welcome you to one of our monthly open days, which tend to be the second Monday of the month. If Monday isn’t a good day for you, come visit us during our special open days on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11.
If you would like to come along to one of our Open Days (there is homemade cake), hear a talk about our work (it’s free!) or find out more about how you can get involved (anyone for a bake sale in Children’s Hospice Week in June?) please don’t hesitate to get in touch as I am always happy to help. Either pop into Charlton Farm, call 01275 866600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to hear from you and look forward to meeting many of you when I’m out and about in the community or at local events. Thanks.
Emma Parker, CHSW
So frustrated with the town council’s inability to arrange regular emptying of the dog waste bin on Kingshill, Nailsea.
I’ve reported it overflowing six times in the past few months.
Also, why can’t Nailsea people take their dog waste home if they see the bin is full?
It’s unneighbourly to leave it lying about outside other people’s homes.
Yes, I am very grumpy about it.
Better watch out if I see you and your dog near this bin!
Nailsea People: Do you know that dog poo is the number one topic for local newspapers online and in print. There has been a curtailment of bins in many areas but I think you are complaining to wrong council. Check with district ward councillor as elections in May should galvanise them into action
Fiona Erleigh: I didn’t know that. Thank you. I was told by Nailsea Town Council that they manage the dog waste bins in Nailsea.
Nailsea People: Clarified the situation with Nailsea Town Council who say they do manager 'certain' bins and the Kingshill one is its responsibility. They say they have had some problems with a contractor and a new one began work only last week so the issue should be resolved - let us know, xx
I am happy that more businesses are moving into the town centre but it is obvious that there are not enough long-stay car parks.
We now have several transit vans parking for over eight hours every weekday in Silver Street.
They are making access to and from properties a very dangerous experience because of the height of these vehicles.
Sensibly most vehicles are parked on just the one side of the road but the use of Silver Street by heavy goods vehicles needs to be looked into.
Buses have traditionally used Silver Street but it is obvious that satnav is leading too many over the marked limit vehicles, namely in particular a pallet-carrying vehicle, accessing the Street.
Only yesterday I witnessed a transit lorry reversing back to the mini-roundabout at the top of Silver Street.
Kathie Reynold by email email@example.com
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Thanks to Stephen Pring estate agent for his continued sponsorship.
Well done to all 👋🏻
Congratulations and many thanks to all Nailsea and Backwell Scouts for, yet again, providing such a splendid Christmas mail service.
It is a wonderful system as everyone 'wins'!
We get our cards delivered efficiently; the Scouts & Charities benefit financially; the Scouts learn the benefits of serving the community; and S Pring estate agency some well deserved publicity.
Well done, and long may it continue!
I lived in Nailsea in the 1960s when my parents owned Mayfair toy and gift shop on Station Road opposite the Queens Head.
I have many happy memorys of Nailsea at that time.
I am trying to contact old friends and school mates I went to Pound Lane school and later to Grove Junior School.
I would love to come back and see Nailsea again.
I have lived in Cyprus for many years now and miss Nailsea very much.
It cheers me up no end reading the Nailsea People website, you do a wonderful job.
All the very best,
Martin Stewart Smith
Nailsea People: Dear Martin, thank you for your lovely email sent via our contact form. We hope some of your old friends reply. It was funny we were talking the other day about the number of people who leave Nailsea only to return. Is your parents shop in this photo? To connect with old Nailsea friends try the Nailsea Then & Now FB page