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Our town is a very nice town

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

June 2019


For school reports, holiday dates, prom photos, exam results, Ofsted ratings  and PTA activities go to the school peeps page by clicking HERE 

WHAT'S ON and its dropdown menu

For details of fairs, films, festivals, flower shows, folk and music gigs plus Nailsea Carnival 2019 click HERE. 


Crime reports, police appeals, 'name and shame' parking slideshow , vandalism at railway station all feature on this page plus the latest news includiing dog attack and travellers arrival. Click HERE to read more...


Roadworks and closures in June B3130 and A38 


A £300,000 scheme to improve Stock Way North at Nailsea will start on Monday, June 10.

The work, which will involve resurfacing, sign replacement and kerbing and footpath repairs, will be carried out in three phases.

The aim of the project is to prolong the life of this important route.

To minimise disruption, the work will be carried out using a night closure between 8pm-6am. Traffic marshals will be on site to provide advice on access arrangements for residents.

The scheme will be completed in the following phases:

Phase One – Monday and Tuesday, June 10- 11. Resurfacing work from the junction of Stock Way South to the junction of Clevedon Road (B3130)

Phase Two – Wednesday and Thursday, June 12- 13. Resurfacing work from the junction with Clevedon Road (B3130) to the junction with High Street

Phase Three – Friday to Tuesday, June 14-18. Resurfacing work from the junction of Stock Way North to the junction of Lodge Lane.

North Somerset Council newest executive member with responsibility for roads JamesTonkin said: “This is a key route in Nailsea and these improvements will prolong the life of this road and footway for years to come.

“We would urge people to be patient while these essential works are completed.”

Buses will be diverted while the roadworks is underway.

When the road is closed  between Service 7 will divert via Clevedon Road in both directions.

The bus stops including and between Ravenswood School and Stock Way North will not be served.

Service 9 will divert full length of Mizzymead Road, Station Road and Brockway to resume normal route in both directions.

The bus stops including and between Stock Way South and Stock Way North will not be served.

There will be a further overnight closures required from Wednesday, June 12 linked to this closure click HERE for more information.

First bus company say the closure may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

The scheme is part of the council’s ongoing maintenance programme of its 1,100km network.

|And North Somerset Council will surface-dress a six-kilometre stretch of the busy A38, between the South Bristol Link Road and the junction with Downside Road, across the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16.

Surface dressing costs around a quarter of full resurfacing options and takes days rather than weeks to complete. It increases the life of a road by up to 12 years, protects it from water damage and improves surface skid resistance, which makes the road safer.

The A38 surface dressing will be carried out between 5am-noon. Traffic heading out of Bristol towards the airport during these hours will be diverted along South Bristol Link Road, A370 and Brockley Combe.

Outside these hours, the A38 will be open with temporary reduced speed limits until line painting is finished later in the week.

North Somerset Council newest executive member with responsibility for roads JamesTonkin said: “Surface dressing is an excellent way for us to maintain as many roads as possible with the budget available.

“As well as being cheaper, it is also faster than other options, meaning we can keep disruption on this very important route to a minimum.

“Treating roads in this way also prevents them declining and needing a much more expensive repair in the future.

“We are working closely with Bristol Airport to ensure their passengers and staff are aware of the need to allow extra travelling time.”

Drivers are urged to be patient during the works and people due to arrive at Bristol Airport while work is ongoing are advised to allow extra journey time.

The work will be carried out by North Somerset Council’s contractors, Skanska, and will cost £380,000.

For live information about these works and other issues that may impact journey times visit

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Coates House flats for sale

in November

Nailsea People reported in October 2017 the 1960s office block at the end of High Street was sold for flats.

The three storey-building called Coates House - not to be confused with the neighbourhood bar and cafe at the other end of the High Street - had been empty for many years.

The freehold 30,000 sq ft four-floor office building sold for more than £2 million.

It had planning permission a £10 million conversion for 56 one-bed and two-bed apartments.

This was despite concerns by Nailsea Town Council about the 64 bijou apartments and fears it would add to the parking problems at Lodge Lane.

In 2016 permission was given for 25 flats.

Coates House is a joint property venture by Kent-based Watermark Homes and the Ocea Group.

The sale was negotiated by Mike Woodliffe, of chartered surveyors Williams Gunter Hardwick.

Mr Woodliffe said: “This is a significant development for the property market in Nailsea.

“Converting offices to residential is now a well-established trend in cities like Bristol, but this is the first change of use on this scale locally.

“It demonstrates the strength of the residential market locally and the continued demand for freehold conversion opportunities in areas that had not previously been considered.

“Nailsea is in a great location – close to the M5, well served by rail and just 15 minutes from Clifton, where the price of apartments is well beyond most people’s budgets.”

The projected completion date is November 2019.

A joint venture with Justine Curtis and Glenn Delve,  of the Ocea Group, the  33,000 sq ft office building on the edge of Nailsea is being converted into apartments under permitted development rights.

To see more details click HERE.​

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TIMBER: The breezy weather caused havoc on Saturday afternoon bringing down trees and blowing away garden furniture but judging from these photographs some drivers had a narrow escape when this tree fell across the road closing Wraxall Hill and Portbury Lane for several hours 

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OFFICE BLOCK SOLD: Nailsea People October 2017


special June offers

  • £12 for gel polish manicure
  • £12 for gel polish on toes

(Please note to qualify for this price nails must be bare with no products or extensions on them)

Call 0743 228 5160 or send Facebook message to WOW Nailz by Penny who is a fully qualified and insured nail techinician and uses natural nail gel polish manicures - not acrylic or gel nail extensions


Appointments at Porlock Gardens, Nailsea home salon or limited space at Tamar Court, Worle


Customer loyalty card scheme
is powered by
The TEK Hut


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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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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