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Backwell on camera
Backwell Camera Club has suspended its meetings until further notice to minimise the risks associated with the coronavirus to members and speakers. For any change check the club's website here www.backwellcameraclub.club.
Backwell Camera Club accepts requests for coverage of community events.Previous community photo-shoots have included Nailsea Christmas fair, Ironwood challenge for Nailsea Running Club and Clevedon Open Water swithathon.
Many members photographs feature on Nailsea People.
To get in touch with the club click HERE to go to its website at and use its contact form.
SMILE PLEASE: Mike Weston took this photo at Ashton and Backwell football club in 2019 as part of Backwell Camera Club community support project. It won him print of the year at the camera club. Also is a picture taken at a club workshop of studio lighting this month of a running manikin with a box of matches
View from my window
April 2020 competition
WINDOWS ON OUR WORLD: Rooftops, car parks, green fields, neighbours, brick walls, garden flowers, people exercising - while we are in lockdown Nailsea People asks: "What can you see from your window?" Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And while we are talking about rooms with a view listen to the lovely video of youngsters from Tillie's School of Performing Art singing an orginal song written by their teacher Libby.
The youngest singer is aged three. Big prize for best pic, anyone can enter closing date end of April 2020.
Pandemic in pictures
March 2020 competition
STIR CRAZY: Before those socially isolating all get cabin fever let’s lift our spirits by listing fun supportive things we can do. All updates are on the Breaking News page. As you know Nailsea People for March 2020 has introduced this Pandemic Pictures galleery - from empty spaces to rainbow window placards, from candles in the window at 7pm tonight to empty shop shelves but mostly we want uplifting examples...BIG prize for best after this nightmare is over. Email with your entry...
Storm Jorge batters Nailsea
Sunday, March 1
NEVERMIND THE WEATHER: Storm Jorge hit Nailsea overnight on Sunday, March 1, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and a dusting of snow. Named by the Spanish meteorological service Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) Storm Jorge has bought flooding to some parts of the country and in North Somerset it stranded one motorist at Backwell Bow who had to been rescued by Avon Fire & Rescue Service crews. Parts of the town also lost its electricity supplies and many gardens are quagmires. The outlook for the rest of the week is while more wintry showers are possible on Tuesday, much of the day looks set to be fine and dry, with lengthy sunny spells. After another chilly start on Wednesday and Thursday the forecast is likely be mainly fine and dry with just a small chance of the odd shower again
February wilding weekend
Despite the wind, rain and waterlogged fields Nailsea went wild at the weekend tree planting in five different locations.
More than 1,000 trees were planted and people of all ages turning up to help.
North Somerset Council is planting 5,000 new trees across the district starting this month.
Rewilding involves creating more habitats for wildlife to flourish, increase biodiversity and help mitigate the effects of climate change.
Last year the council agreed to rewild as much of its land as possible.
The aim is to plant 25 hectares of woodland – about 50,000 trees – and grow about 40 hectares of tall grass, reducing the areas of regularly mown grass by 25 per cent.
North Somerset Council executive member for climate emergency and the environment and Backwell ward councillor Bridget Petty was in Nailsea on Saturday helping with the planting.
Only one resident complained fearing her view of the hills at Tickenham will be blocked when the trees grow.
The Woodland Trust donated the trees and a five-strong band from the Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Wing reacting to the climate change emergency came from Southall for the week to help with environmental projects in Bristol and North Somerset.
North Somerset Council officers were also on hand to help.
On Sunday morning it was 302 trees at Sedgemoor Close and in the afternoon a further 159 at Trendlewood Park.
On Saturday morning everyone started off at Pound Lane where 289 trees were planted and, in the afternoon, a further 85 went in at Rhyne View.
On Tuesday morning another 332 trees will go in at Elm Farm.
Photos will be added to this slideshow as Nailsea People received them.
The original story is on Nailsea People flower peeps page HERE.