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

January 2023
Property Peeps

Going on a tour of our construction sites later to monitor progress. We also have lots of pending planning applications and others in the pipeline for thousands of new houses. Read more on our Property Peeps page sponsored by HENSONS estate agents HERE

What's On 2023

The page for food markets, fairs, fetes and fests, all the fun things but sadly no eat:Nailsea for 2023. Dance, theatre and concerts also feature. The new re-scheduled date for the Nailsea & Tickenham FC cup clash with Bath FC is on this page too HERE

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Gallery 2023

We have hundreds of images in our galleries (under dropdown menu top) and for 2022 it goes from the wassail to wildlife, jubilee to carnival, skatefest to beerfest and more. The latest slideshows are from Christmas 2022, Tyntesfield and more . This image is by bus driver Cynthia Miller.  Email pics to

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Coronation day

Knitters of Nailsea - we need your help!
Would you like to create wonderful knitted decorations to adorn Nailsea High Street for the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III in May?
The aim is to create some wonderful decorations for Nailsea High Street to go on bollards, the phone box, and shop windows.
Then come along to Nailsea Knitters on Mondays at 2pm at 65 High Street.
If you prefer to knit at home but would still like to be involved, please drop your creations into 65 High Street before Monday, April 10.
Nailsea Town Council community wellbeing officer Jess Brown said: "I am hoping to bring together anyone that is interested on Monday afternoons at 65 High Street. 
"We can then share ideas and patterns to get started. 
"If you are aware of anyone that would like to be involved but does not wish to attend the group, then they are welcome to knit at home and drop their creations into us."
The photos on this article come from Etsy where patterns are available.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the date of the coronation of King Charles III as Saturday, May 6 with the bank holiday on Monday, May 8.

In line with the bank holiday to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953, this will be an opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together to celebrate.

This will make three bank holiday Mondays in May with the 1st and 31st also on the calendar.

Nailsea Town Council has as yet no budget set aside for the coronation. One idea is commemorative mugs for junior school children in the town at a cost of £6 each.

Competitions could be created to decorate houses, shops, businesses.

And a proliferation of bunting and flags is expected to appear.

The suggestion is for a working party of the community engagement committee to coordinate ideas/action.


EAT YOUR HEART OUT: The Eat Festival 2023 bookings have been published and although it will be in Weston four times this year unfortunately Nailsea is not there. Nailsea Eat Festival was discussed at the December town council meeting although one councillor told Nailsea People there wasn't much more that could to be done at this time to encourage the street food and drink fe(a)st to return to our town centre. Nailsea Town Council clerk Jo Duffy said: "North Somerset Council standard commercial stall rate is £62. Eat Festival had a largely reduced fee for £25 per stallholder, and road closures costs were covered by a town council grant. Therefore it was felt that it is a decision they have taken as a business and that it is not down to either NSC or NTC." She added in her clerk's report that there is a large demand for reinstating the Christmas fair but at least 20 active volunteers would be needed  to put together this event. District councillors James Tonkin and Mike Bird backed the idea of a working party to look into the options including the possibility of hot food stalls being added on to the farmers. market. On a happier note we will be getting new Christmas lights for the High Street this year...promise... 

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Among the 60-page agenda papers for Nailsea Town Council meeting at the Tithe Barn on Wednesday, January 11, are these nuggets put together by Nailsea People.

They include items for discussion, ratification or just FYI.

To download the agenda click HERE.

  • There are plans to buy two £80,000 electric community buses minus VAT. The vehicles would be leased to Nailsea & District Community Transport 

  • A £2,000 thermal imaging camera has been bought for use by Climate Emergency Group

  • Councillors say land to the north of Nailsea and off Causeway View is best for more houses and no more should be built to the south and west of town. They want a major review of road links and the more business opportunities

  • Support given to campaign for silent (low noise) fireworks in North Somerset

  • Work on Clevedon Road crossing starts this month to be completed by March

  • Six purchases from Amazon in current accounts which include thermal socks and glue sticks

  • Somerset Square library move starting in April but no current planning application includes old site and whether Nailsea readers will be temporarily without a library during move?

  • There is consideration for installing a circular running track at an estimated cost of £23,500 and multi-use games area (MUGA) at £80,000 this year at Millennium Park

  • The highly successful Nailsea Junior Football Club needs £250,000 to match funds from other sporting bodies to provide a home of its own for its 400 primary age boys and girls 

  • Whoops forgot to tell you coming soon news of new High Street Christmas lights


Nailsea residents are invited to join people worldwide to remember all those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

Nailsea Town Council is holding a short commemorative service is at Lion’s Green, Stockway South, to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday morning, January 27.

The service has been an annual event since the council organised the planting of an oak tree on the green in 2021, representing 'life, learning and renewal'.

Holocaust Memorial Day marks the date in 1945 when Allied troops liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

More than six million Jews were murdered during the Nazi Holocaust, along with millions of other persecuted minorities.

Nailsea  town councillor Ben Kushner arranged the ceremony.

He said: “The tragic events in Ukraine over the past year and worrying increase in anti-Semitic racial abuse experienced both in the UK and other parts of the world, clearly demonstrate the ongoing need to never forget the appalling Nazi Holocaust and other horrific genocides.”
Former North Somerset Congresbury councillor Tom Leimdorfer came to the UK from Hungary in 1956 after surviving the Holocaust, thanks to Hungarian residents who risked their lives to shelter him and his mother.

Tom will read the Kaddish Jewish prayer at the service.

It is also hoped Nailsea School students will take part.

The ceremony begins at 10am and is open to all.

PHOTO: From 2021 tree planting with former

town council chairman Jan Barber

Photo provided by Nailsea Town Council - Cllrs Ben Kushner and Jan Barber at the 2021 tree
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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