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Our town is a very nice town

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

February 2019


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Planning stories and estate agent news from Nailsea and nearby. Slideshow showing progress on construction sites in town...

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Fairs, films, festivals, folk and fundraisers plus important times, dates and ticket information for your 2019 diary. Bristol Airport, Cadbury House, Noah's Ark and Tyntesfield all have their own 'exclusive' pages. Click HERE to read more 

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Nailsea and nearby recorded visually month by month for 2018 and before. January 2019 is done and the first February slideshow is posted. Use dropdown menu to go to page(s). Email your photos for inclusion to



Defending village life

Nailsea is going to get thousands of new houses - but where?

Nailsea is going to get a new dual carriageway running through Backwell lake, really?

Two new secondary schools are planned for the area - what?

Nailsea has no say on what will be built? Don't think so.

A full report of Nailsea Action Group annual meeting on Thursday, February 7, is published on our Property Peeps page.

Click HERE to read.

Backwell Residents Association (BRA) annual meeting is on Tuesday, February 12, at 7pm in the Sixth Form Lecture Theatre at Backwell School.
The meeting is open to all (members & non members) and on the agenda is a discussion about the proposals for:

  • 700 houses on Grove Farm;

  • Link road and metro bus route next to Backwell Lake, running across Backwell Common; and

  • Transport Hub and multi level car park at Nailsea & Backwell railway station.

Tickenham Parish Council has also discussed the plans and how it could affect its village.​

Resident Joanna Wyatt said: "Yes it is happening unless we do something about it.

"The road will join up with Tickenham by the church and bring more traffic down a B road that already has 15000 vehicles a day.

"Get involved if you care about our future."

Called Tickenham Road Action Group its formation is to influence authorities in the development of new road schemes impacting Tickenham village.

The Joint Spatial Plan and associated transport plans are recommending that new roads are introduced between Nailsea and Tickenham and Tickenham to the M5 J20.

TRAG is against these plans as the proposed new roads will:

  • Funnel additional traffic through the already busy and unsafe Clevedon Road;

  • Be a waste of tax payers money as the plans only address a short term solution to the Nailsea-Backwell traffic needs; and

  • There is a better strategic solution that will link Nailsea directly to the M5 J20.

To register with this group click HERE.​

On the roads

The Avon and Somerset Police Speed Enforcement Unit mobile speed cameras are scheduled to enforce at the following Nailsea and nearby locations week commencing Monday, February 4.

Please note that mobile enforcement may still take place at other locations within the Avon and Somerset Police area.

For a full list clck HERE.

  • B3130 Clevedon Road, Nailsea (30mph)

  • B3130 Wraxall
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Three bold as brass shoplifters walked out of Tesco Nailsea on Thursday afternoon, January 31, with wire baskets full of alcohol.

An eyewitness said: “The scumbags took bottles of whiskey while a brave shop assistant took photos of the culprits as they made their escape.”

The trio were described as 'young and scruffy' and were carrying two baskets full of stolen booze.

The shocked customer added: “No-one was hurt but there were fears they were carrying knives.

“There were three including a van driver and all were short and weedy looking.

“I had been in the whiskey aisle only minutes before.

“One of them was wearing a sort of beanie hat and another was wearing trainers.

“Pretty sure they were not locals as I did not know them.”

  • Between January and December 2018 in Nailsea 40 shoplifting incidents were reported to police an increase of 6.93 per cent on previous years. To read more about our crime statistics click HERE.



A small man with a nasty attitude is causing mayhem for fellow shoppers at the Co-operative store at Hannah More Road, Nailsea.
Dubbed 'Mr Nasty' he has been witnessed throwing a tantrum and frozen burgers on the floor in a fit of pique.
One customer who didn't want to be named said: "He is stocky and about 5ft 8in tall and arrived at the supermarket in a black car."
His attitude is described as 'bad' and he was 'screaming at and threatening women' in the shop in the middle of the afternoon.
She added: "I would like to know who on earth he is as it happened in front of me and an elderly relative."
Nailsea People are told police are being notified and the shop is checking its CCTV.
Apologises if the illustration offends anyone but we need to identify this person.

North Somerset Council highways department intend to close part of Stockway South and Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, at nightime from Monday, February 18, 8pm-6am for re-surfacing works. 

Residents are warned that contractor Skanska will be making some noise,

Please note map which shows the road closure parts in red still has the old police station on the corner.

In the daytime a streetlighting crew will also be working at Stockway South.

And at Church Lane, Backwell stretches of the road will be closed to traffic from Saturday, February 16 while Wessex Water dig it up to replace old lead pipes.

It is likely to take several weeks.

Traffic lights will be in force and alternative routes will divert drivers to the A370.

North Somerset Council publish a map showing all roadworks - to view click HERE.

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