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THE online community newspaper for Nailsea people, their family and their friends
Our property page has many new articles not least some exciting properties offered by page sponsors Hensons including a country cottage being marketed with its own sit and ride train and great drone photo of The Shepstones at Trendlewood.
There is also a glimpse of what Somerset Square will look like with its new fourth floor flats at Clevedon Walk. We reveal work is set to start this month on the controversial site at The Uplands And on Wednesday, July 5, at 7.30pm Nailsea Town Council planning committee has a presentation from St Modwen Homes for 200 houses between Netherton Wood Lane and Engine Lane.
What's On 2023
The page for street markets, fairs, fetes, carnival and fests, all the fun things but sadly no eat:Nailsea for 2023. Dance, theatre and concerts, live band gigs and pub quizzes feature. Read more HERE
We have hundreds of images already in our 2023 galleries featuring Backwell lake, winter walks as well as sensational sunrises and sunsets. Community events like the farmers', carnival and more are also posted. This fab photo taken at West End by Julia Miner is actually on our Nailsea On The Road page. It is a a plough engine with Graham Thomas and his son Martin at the wheel.
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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TOWN COUNCIL DIGEST
Nailsea Town Council environment and leisure committee have elected fluent French speaker Antony Hobbs as its new chairman. Antony comes with more than 40 years of experience in the electricity and water industry and is a member of the Tyntesfield Patient Participation Group.
The ‘gateway’ flower beds at Lodge Lane, Station Road and Clevedon Road are to be covered with paving slabs and topped with plant pots while wildflowers are to be sown in new flowerbeds next to the railway car park. North Somerset Council ‘No Mow May’ policy is blamed for the increase in hay fever cases and has encouraged rats to burrow into sites close to housing.
NAILSEA PARK RUN
A £4,000 grant has been set aside for a Nailsea Park Run like the one in Clevedon and Ashton Court by Nailsea Town Council but no progress to report about a Nailsea Pump Track which is supported by Dennis Luffman. a world cup downhill racer born in Nailsea?
The town council agreed to the production of a Five-Year Strategic Plan and is going for gold in the Local Councils Award Scheme.
A working party is to evaluate buying land at the Grove for the repair and social group N-Shed (Nailsea Shedders) next to Toby Riley play area.
Two evening dates for the calendar 1) to be confirmed for Black History Month a musical evening in October; and 2) North Somerset Holocaust Memorial Day evening hosted by town council with singer/songwriter Reg Meuross on Friday, January 19, 8pm at Tithe Barn. Tickets £15 plus booking fee.
On Wednesday, July 12, 10am-noon an historic church tour of Holy Trinity is open to anyone interested in learning more about the history of the church, tour guide is Lynda Dicks who will show people around. The church dates from the 15th century and is a Grade I listed building and features a bell tower.
High Street Indian restaurant Posh Spice is still without an alcohol licence although the deadline has passed for those wishing to make an objection. It is not currently listed on the North Somerset Council agenda for consideration. The new application is from Ashequi Bari Numan.
Simply Green Zero Waste at 132 High Street, Nailsea, is supporting this initiative. The shop is open Tuesday to Friday, 9am-6pm and Saturday, 9am-5pm - pop in to learn more and try its peanut butter machine!
BOOK DRAIN: Nailsea's iconic library, built as part of the Crown Glass Shopping Centre in the early 1970s, has closed. With its spiral staircase and chain drains the metal grid was shut tight to book lovers at midday on Saturday, July 1. We believe there are plans to demolish this much-loved local landmark as the repair bill was too much for North Somerset Council. The new library will open on Wednesday, July 19, in the former HSBC bank at 6-8 Colliers Walk. The abandoned library building has been sold to a consortium headed by Wraxall business man Paul O'Brien. What comes next is between Mr O'Brien and council planners but an apartment block with retail units underneath has planning permission although hopes for a Lidl supermarket have been thwarted by failure to get access through the car park owned by Praxis for delivery lorries. Interior photos taken on final day by John French, external photos also taken on the last day by Nailsea People. Read all about it on our Breaking News and Planning Peep pages...
OH HAPPY DAY: Here comes Nailsea Carnival 2023 with lots of photos in two slideshows in our gallery HERE, thanks Scouts
It is a good job they didn't resurface the service road behind the High Street as civil engineering company Trojan Civils are digging it up to lay pipes.
This is just weeks after the new pavements and flower beds were installed.
Wayleave permission has been given to the workers to place their services in a trench in the service road and there is also permission for the use of part of the car park for a compound.
Please note, this is not work being done by North Somerset Council or Nailsea Town Council.
It is expected to possibly finish by Monday, July 10.
More information (but not a lot) here https://one.network/Just in time for the beer festival North Somerset Council is closing West End Lane between Netherton Wood Lane and North Street on Wednesday, July 5, for five days to repair 'edge erosion'.
The lane will be closed from 8am-5pm.
This date is earlier than previously advertised.
Overnight from Monday and Friday, July 3-7, 8pm-6am red lines being installed on A38 at Bristol Airport to stop illegal drop-offs.
Wales & West Utilities is digging up the roads in Leigh Woods this summer.
The A369 will be closed from the junction with Bridge Road to Clanage Road until Friday, July 21.
There will be traffic lights on Rownham Hill from Saturday to Monday, July 17-August 10.
More information here https://one.network//
Medical research legacy for Billie
Family and friends of a young Nailsea woman who died in her 20s three years ago have raised nearly a quarter of a million for medical research in her memory.
Billie Wood, of Ash Hayes Road, died in May 2020 aged of 25 from a brain haemorrhage.
A trust set up in her memory has now funded two neurological research positions at Bristol's Southmead Hospital, which treated her.
Her brother, Max Wood, said his sister would be ‘very proud’ of their efforts.
Max said: “We would do anything to have her back.
"We've raised more than £200,000 at the moment, I don't think there's a limit with how much we can raise.”
A subarachnoid haemorrhage is an uncommon type of stroke caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain.
Billie's mother, Sophie Wood, said her ‘clever, fun and kind’ daughter had not long graduated from university and moved back from London for lockdown when she became unwell.
"We had eight weeks, the weather was amazing.
“We had a fantastic time.
“I'm grateful for that now.
"She did some pilates and went to bed, said goodnight and then the next morning she was screaming on the landing."
Mrs Wood said she was "fairly certain something catastrophic had happened to her" and they called an ambulance.
First taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary, Billie was eventually taken to Southmead neurological unit where she had several operations.
"It was made harder because we couldn't see her," Mrs Wood said.
After six days, Mrs Wood said she knew there was something wrong when the hospital rang the family to say they could all go and visit her.
Billie a Liverpool supporter and lover of animals died on May 13, 2020.
Her father, Richard Wood, said: "It was devastating.
“You go there and you've got to make a decision to turn the machine off and you just wait the four hours or so it took to say goodbye.
"It was a tragic waste."
The family set up the Billie Elizabeth Wood Trust in her memory and have undertaken a number of fundraising challenges since it was founded, most recently a 85 mile boat rowing challenge from Oxford down the River Thames.
Family-friend Tim Poat, who took part in the challenge rowing one of the four 150-year old wooden 'skiff' boats, said he had to help as soon as the ‘opportunity came up’.
He said: "If by raising money we can get some medical research done into finding causes, finding ways of helping young ladies that this happens to, then it's more than worthwhile."
The team of 14 rowers raised around £50,000, money which has now funded two new research positions - a research nurse and a research facilitator.
Mr Mario Teo, a consultant neurosurgeon at Southmead Hospital, said: "Worldwide there has been a fair amount of research but there is still a lot of research going on and there is a lot that is still unknown - therefore there is still a lot of work to be done.
"It's very important. We work collaboratively with a few centres in the UK so we have been working on the gene that could be potentially responsible in patients like Billie."
Mrs Wood added: "This research has to happen.
“Someone as fabulous as she was, can't be lost in vain."
And Max added: "She was possibly the most vibrant, lovely, fun, outgoing sister and girl anybody could ever meet.
"I'd do anything to have her back here with me."
You can read more about the Billie Elizabeth Wood Trust here https://www.bewt.org/.
20MPH SPEED LIMIT
Nailsea Town Council planning committee is being asked to support a 20-mph speed limit on Hanham Way between The Causeway and Queens Road by councillor Oliver Ellis and St Modwen Homes is making a presentation about the 200 houses it hopes to build between Netherton Wood Lane and Engine Lane. Both are on 28-page agenda for Wednesday, July 5. Download HERE.