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Our town is a very nice town

THE online community newspaper for Nailsea people, their family and their friends

April 2023
Property Peeps

Report on  planning consultation to build 400 new homes north of Nailsea with a promise to help NJFC with drained pitches and modern changing facilities if permission is granted. Read more on our Property Peeps page sponsored by HENSONS estate agents HERE

What's On 2023

The page for street markets, fairs, fetes and fests, all the fun things but sadly no eat:Nailsea for 2023. Dance, theatre and concerts, live band gigs and pub quizzes also feature. Read all about it HERE

Gallery 2023

We have hundreds of images in our galleries (under dropdown menu top). For 2022 it goes from the wassail to wildlife, jubilee to carnival, skatefest to beerfest and more. The latest slideshows fot 2023 feature Backwell Lake and Winter Walks. This daffodil photo by Cynthia Miller was used to illustrate the spring flower show. Email pics to

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computer techies for the online community

The TEK Hut was started by Ben Parker in the summer of 2018.

For 12 years Ben had been one of the team at The ICT Workshop which provided a wide variety of computer services to Nailsea, Clevedon, Yatton, Backwell and even Weston-Super-Mare. 

Ben felt it right to continue the same great service customers had previously experienced but under new branding for a new business and The Tek Hut was born.

​Trading at the familiar location in Nailsea, The Tek Hut will continue to offer the same cost effective, new laptops and PCs, upgrades, onsite support for homes and businesses through to a wide range of workshop services and accessories.

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Window Cleaning

  • Get spruced up for 2021 with this Nailsea-based company boasting best prices
  • Quotes for fascia, gutters and drainpipe cleaning no obligation
Call 0759 532 3274
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  • Starting School: Everything you need for that first special day 

  • Schoolwear: Uniforms, Accessories, Name Tapes, Waterproof Jackets and Trousers 

  • Sportswear: PE Kits, Gumshields, Shin Pads

  • Dancewear: RAD Approved for Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz

School Togs

Clevedon Walk, Nailsea, BS48 1RS

01275 857491

Nailsea bed and breakfast
A home from home at Highdale the family-owned bed and breakfast at Nailsea. The B&B at 82 Silver Street is run by Tony and Tina Davey. Call 01275 858004, email, or go online by clicking HERE for more details 
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Nailsea man who sexually abused three youngsters decades ago has finally paid a price. And it means 77-year-old Michael Hole could be in prison for the rest of his days, reports Bristol Live court reporter Geoff Bennett. Bristol Crown Court heard Hole molested the boys and got them to touch him improperly. In all the abuse spanned some 15 years and has blighted the victims' lives ever since. Hole, of Long Down Avenue, pleaded guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault. He also admitted eight charges of gross indecency. Judge William Hart imposed a 13-year sentence.


A new piercing and tattoo shop is coming to Nailsea. It replaces the small sweet shop which has been empty for some time. Now Platinum Piercings is hoping to move in shortly to 12a Colliers Walk. Appointments will be taken through Platinum Piercings Facebook page which has a WhatsApp action button but not until the shop is fully open, hopefully towards the end of the month. More on our market place place HERE


Backwell Leisure Centre is closed again. This is due to major plant failure at the centre which will not be able to open to it is fixed. Those with swimming classes booked have been notified.

Due to roadworks the installation of a pedestrian crossing at Clevedon Road has been delayed until June this year and the building work above The Arcade with associated scaffolding has put back the improvements to the Station Road car park until the end of this month or May.

Nailsea Town Council efforts to get the slope leading to Backwell Lake from The Perrings made a town green is being thwarted by an objection from Persimmon, the land owner. Legal moves are afoot to resolve this issue. The land ownership of part of Trendlewood Park is delaying making this area into a town green. A small quarter acre plot is up for auction again on Wednesday, April 19. It is Lot 159 offered by Auction House London with a guide price of £10,000. A small triangle next to Miss Shepstone's field is in same auction at Lot 169 with a guide price of £5,000. More HERE.

Nailsea Town Council is switching its bank account from HSBC to the Unity Trust Bank in May and is in the process of swapping its internet provider from Virgin to Truespeed.

More money is being spent on this health and well-being hub belonging to the town council to make it compliant with fire regulations. It includes modifications to the staircase. Quotes for solar panels are also being considered. The High Street former butchers shop had more than 300 people through the door last month.


Nailsea and nearby residents will be going to the polls on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

Not all the 35 district wards and 39 parish councils will hold elections for new councillors as some areas not enough candidates put their names forward.

Polling cards have been issued and those going in person will need to present an acceptable forms of photo ID.

Polling booths will be open 7am-10pm.

More information is available here

For Nailsea People the following wards will get a vote for North Somerset Council.

* denotes former elected councillor.

BACKWELL (one councillor)

  • Gill Boylan, Conservative

  • Sarah Ould, Independent

  • Bridget Petty, Green Party *

LONG ASHTON (two councillors)

  • Ash Cartman, Liberal Democrat *

  • Charles Cave, Conservative

  • Will Hall, Labour Party

  • Stuart McQuillan, Green Party *

  • David Oyns, Conservative

GOLDEN VALLEY, NAILSEA (one councillor)

  • Andy Cole, Independent *

  • Anita Heappey, Conservative

  • Ian Ridge, Labour Party

WEST END, NAILSEA (one councillor)

  • Derek Cottrell, Labour Party

  • Oliver Ellis, Conservative

  • James Tonkin, Independent *

YEO WARD, NAILSEA (one councillor)

  • Mike Bird, Independent *

  • Lesley Sinclair, Conservative

  • Peter Harris, Labour Party

YOUNGWOOD, NAILSEA (one councillor)

  • Jeremy Blatchford, Conservative

  • Clare Hunt, Labour Party

There is only one election for town council.

10 former counclllors did not seek re-election.


YEO WARD, NAILSEA (five councillors)

  • Mary Blatchford *

  • Rob Collins

  • Chloe Crispin

  • Graham Parsons

  • Anita Smith *

  • James Turner *

council elections

Avon & Somerset Constabulary issued two CCTV images as part of an ongoing investigation into a series of fuel thefts.

Police are investigating eight offences, all committed between Monday and Wedensday, March 20-29, in Bristol, Axbridge, Cheddar, Weston-super-Mare and Nailsea.

On each occasion, a man has driven onto petrol station forecourts, filled up a large container with fuel through an open car window, and driven off without paying. It’s possible there may be more offences linked to this series.

Officers issued the two images as they believe it to be of the same man, who they want to speak to in connection with this investigation.

He’s described as being slim and aged 35-45 years old.

In one of the images the man has dark hair on the back and sides and he’s bald on top, with a dark goatee beard, while in the second image the man has a shaved head and no beard.

The cars involved in these offences were a silver Volvo V60 and a red Seat Leon. If you recognise the person in the images, or have any other information which could help, call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223067450.

UPDATE: Police have identified the man in images they released last week as part of an investigation into a series of fuel thefts in Bristol, Axbridge, Cheddar, Nailsea and Weston-super-Mare. Several people contacted them to provide officers with the man's name and a spokesman said they are grateful for the assistance. Enquiries into the thefts are ongoing.

Police issue CCTV image of petrol thief

Attempts to rally residents into standing for parish and town councils seemed to have failed.

Here is a list of uncontested elections for Nailsea People and those living nearby. 
The full list is HERE.



  • Karen Barclay

  • Mo Bowerman

  • Marie Horton

  • David Lloyd

  • Robert Martin

  • Anne Morley

  • Sarah Ould

  • Hilary Power

  • Paul Ramos

  • John Sleigh

  • Bob Taylor


  • Antony Hobbs

  • Rod Lees

  • Teresa Mazur

NAILSEA WEST END (5 councillors)

  • Mike Bird

  • Ollie Ellis

  • Ben Kushner

  • James Tonkin

NAILSEA YOUNGWOOD (5 councillors)

  • Jan Barber

  • Karen Bird

  • Jeremy Blatchford

  • Samantha Rogers

Elected unopposed
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