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THE online community newspaper for Nailsea people, their family and their friends
January homes for sale by Property Peeps page sponsors Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents in the High Street HERE. Plus news that district council has decided to go it alone with a Local Plan is also on this page
Our Property Peeps page sponsors HENSONS estate agents sold two featured homes within days of Nailsea People posting details online. With more than 80 networked offices in the south west and London the Nailsea office is at Ivy Court, 61 High Street. Read more HERE about planning applications approved and in the pipeline as Nailsea moves towards welcoming hundreds of new home owners at Engine Lane, Netherton Grange + possibly The Uplands. Work has started at Youngwood Lane by Taylor Wimpey
Our slideshow in the September to Novermber 2021 gallery was supposed to be the final collection of Nailsea photos - but it got too big. Now we have Christmas in Nailsea with lots more of photos HERE. Our poster picture is of three members of the Barn Owl choir taken at Holy Trinity
Nailsea People introduce Panto People click on poster to learn more...
PANTOLAND: The BBC One Show and the ultimate panto dame Christoper Biggins visited Nailsea to say a big thank you to Merry-Go-Round Theatre Company leader Rosemary Geoghegan. The local drama is run for people of all abilities and is in rehearsal at the Tithe Barn for its March production of Dick Whittington. To learn more and read our first review of the Christmas 2021 season about a brilliant performance of Robin Hood: Legend of the Forgotten Forest at the Bristol Old Vic go HERE
Fatal road accident on B3130
Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man died in a road collision on the B3130 between Clevedon and Tickenham on Tuesday teatime, November 30.
A police spokesman said: "Emergency services attended a collision involving three vehicles on Tickenham Road, Clevedon on Tuesday evening, November 30, at approximately 4.35pm.
"A road closure was put in place for several hours while enquiries were carried out at the scene.
“Five people were taken to hospital following the collision with varying degrees of injury.
"Sadly, the driver of one of the vehicles, a man in his 70s, was later pronounced deceased.
“His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them.
“We’d ask anyone who witnessed the collision or the moments leading up to it to contact 101, quoting reference 5221281893.”
Clevedon Road was partially blocked in both directions with queuing traffic between Clevedon craft centre turn off and the garden centre at Tickenham.
Pat Summerell was one of the first on the scene near the M5 bridge.
She thought four cars were involved in the accident, 'two elderly couples and two other cars, five people at least went to hospital' Pat posted on Nailsea Forum Facebook page.
She added: "So sorry to hear of the fatality, I spoke to all five of the injured people at the scene and hoped that they would be okay, my heart goes out to the families and friends concerned."
It took drivers several hours to get home to Nailsea last night as alternative routes across the moors became congested.
No buses were able to get through until the road was cleared.
Another person said: “Thought it must have been bad from the amount of blue flashing lights we could see across the moors.”
Covid mask rules revised
Face coverings are again compulsory in shops and on public transport in England - including Nailsea.
Pupils at secondary schools in England are strongly advised to wear face coverings in communal areas.
The guidance also applies to staff and visitors at all schools and childcare settings.
All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of vaccination status or age.
From 4am anyone entering the UK will have to get a PCR test within 48 hours of arrival and will need to self-isolate until they have a negative result.
Anyone aged over 40 can currently get a booster jab six months after a second dose.
Those aged 16 and over can get two doses of the vaccination and 12-15 years olds are offered a single dose.
North Somerset Council executive member for health Mike Bell is the Lib Dem ward councillor for Weston-super-Mare Central.
He said: “Getting your vaccinations as soon as possible is still one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your family from Covid.
"Check www.grabajab.net for the latest local availability.
“Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should isolate and get a PCR test immediately.
"If you have no symptoms, please take an LFT rapid test before you go to busy places, especially indoors, to minimise the risk of unwittingly infecting others.
"Taking a rapid test is also recommended before you visit someone that is at higher risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19.
“Please wear a mask in all crowded places, as well as public transport and shops, to help break the chains of transmission and slow the spread.
"Unless you are exempt the very simplest thing you can do is wear a face covering to help protect yourself and others."
North Somerset Council public health director Matt Lenny saidd: “We understand these tighter rules may feel like a step backwards and may be worrying.
“But it is important we do all we can to reduce the spread of Covid in North Somerset.
"The risk of complications from Covid-19 infection is still very real and very serious.
“Thankfully the risk of becoming seriously ill is reduced by vaccination and so I urge those that have not had their jabs yet to do so as quickly as they can.
“As well as wearing face coverings in shops and on public transport, it’s good to keep up the habit of wearing one anywhere there are crowds.
"You will get some benefit wearing a face covering, but we all get the most benefit when everyone chooses to put one on, so please put on yours to keep our rates as low as possible.”
Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19, a temperature, new continuous cough, or change to sense of taste or smell, must self-isolate straightaway and book a PCR test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
Find out more about when and how to get your LTF rapid Covid-19 tests at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/rapidtesting.
An art exhibition showcasing the finalists and winners of an innovative carbon neutral art competition is set to open at Nailsea library next week.
North Somerset Council ran the Picture This art competition in partnership with Culture Weston, to invite people of all ages to imagine a carbon neutral future where the worst impacts of climate change have been prevented.
Following a successful launch at Weston’s Sovereign Centre last month, the Picture This art exhibition will be displayed around North Somerset until April, in public spaces including the libraries in Nailsea, Clevedon, Portishead and Yatton, plus at the Campus and the For All Healthy Living Centre in Weston-super-Mare.
The official opening days for Nailsea is Tuesday, December 7, when it is hoped all the hangings will be up.
Nailsea library is celebrating its 50th birthday and featured on the November front page of Nailsea People.
The exhibition will be there for two weeks, then the plan is for it to move onto Clevedon library.
Artworks submitted to the Picture This competition included poems, textiles, photographs, musical performance, paintings, screen prints and drawings.
The winning artworks have now been selected, based on their creativity and ability to engage people in thinking about a net zero carbon future.
Maisie, aged 11, won the under 16s category with her hand-drawn poster explaining all the different ways we can do our bit to reduce emissions.
Scarlett, aged 17, won the 16s and over category with her painting of Mother Nature holding the world. The People’s Choice Award went to 5-year-old Belle for her painting of a colourful rainbow scene.
North Somerset Council executive member with responsibility for the climate emergency Bridget Petty is the Green Party ward councillor for Backwell.
She said: “Picture This was an opportunity for people in North Somerset, particularly our younger residents, to think about the benefits of tackling climate change to create a better world for the future.
“The entrants created such a variety of exciting, inspiring artworks.
“My hope is that the touring exhibition will encourage more people to focus on what is possible to achieve a healthier, happier, more connected and greener future for North Somerset.”
Culture Weston is a partnership-led initiative that places culture at the heart of Weston-super-Mare’s daily life and future growth.
It is led by North Somerset arts organisation Theatre Orchard, in collaboration with North Somerset Council, Arts Council England and the local community.
Nailsea has an abundance of authors who live in the town, were born here or went to school here to rival book townRoss on Wye.
They include top novelists like Sandy Taylor, Louise Douglas, Zeena Moolla, MJ Greenwood, James R Turner and Stephen Ford.
While the history buffs have lots of publications and Nailsea School teacher Paul Jones added his cycling adventures to another tome.
showroom opens this month read more on our Property Peeps page HERE
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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.
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