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Our town is a very nice town

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

June 2023
Property Peeps

The scaffolding came down on the High Street apartments showing the white rendering on these new flats.  All the up-to-date property news on our Hensons sponsored page is HERE

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

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Gallery 2023

This month we will start a new June gallery but we have hundreds of images in our first  slideshows for 2023 featuring Backwell lake, winter walks as well as sensational sunrises and sunsets. This is a fab photo taken from Wraxall and posted on social media. Go to our galleries to see more slideshows including May Frythival. For inclusion email pics to

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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Window Cleaning

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Nailsea Country Market is to close its Friday market at Christ Church vestry hall at the end of June. It is to continue selling homemade savoury and sweet bakes and cakes at the monthly farmers' and craft market in the High Street. Formerly the WI market it started in the TocH in Silver Street decards ago.

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After more than half a century the Lions Club of Nailsea is to formally close at the end of June. This is the group who collected for charity on its Santa's Float at Christmas touring the streets of Nailsea and its nearby villages raising lots of money for good causes. We are very sad to see you go.



The glassblower statue at the end of the High Street opposite Tesco supermarket has been cleaned and is now spick 'n' span. The sculpture was put up by Nailsea Town Council in 2008 to mark the history of the glassworks.

Vexed by vapes


Streets in Nailsea are being polluted by plastic and toxic chemicals from discarded vapes.

A few weeks ago the Keep Nailsea Litter Free litter pickers found dirty and used vapes among the general muck left lying in our grass verges and gutters.

Discarded vapes contain poisonous substances including plastic, lithium and ­nicotine.

Vets have told how dogs and cats have mistaken them for food, with reports of several deaths, according to a special investigation by the Mirror newspaper.

You can buy three disposable vapes online for £10 which are difficult to recycle

These are especially popular among the 18-34 age group.

England’s chief medical officer attacked the “appalling” marketing of vapes to children and called for a crackdown.

Because they contain valuable materials the devices are classed as ‘waste electrical and electronic equipment’.

They are meant to be disposed of at recycling centres or the shops that sold them.

Nationwide the 1.3m disposable e-cigarettes discarded every week often end up in general waste and their broken batteries are highly flammable

If damaged when dumped, their lithium batteries can cause fires.

The RSPCA told how it has received more than 10,000 calls in the past three years about animals impacted by litter, with a growing number of calls about vapes.

Throwaway dangers

The shift from reusable vapes to throwaway items is a step backwards.

Nailsea litter picker John Belton said: “I think it is a serious environmental problem.

“It concerns both general litter and more specifically vapes.

“We are finding several of these lying in the roads and verges around the town and although they might represent the minority of rubbish with most being disposed of in general waste, collectively around North Somerset they probably add up to a significant number.

“Why do regulators, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, non-government organisations and purchasers persistently ignore the warning?”

Mr Belton said the vape box they found warns ‘toxic if swallowed, fatal in contact with skin, harmful if inhaled and harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects’.

As well as the empty box he picked up a collection of squashed vapes and wrappers on a short walk from Clevedon Road near the ambulance station to the supermarket at Wraxall garage.

He added: “The box carries instructions in really tiny writing including warnings.

“Even if humans don't ingest it what about small mammals, amphibians and fish not to mention traces of chemicals left in drinking water after treatment.”

Nailsea Climate Emergency Group warns on its Facebook page:' Please do not bin your vapes with general waste They contain a lithium battery, the packaging and the vape have a little "do not bin" logo printed on them. Try to return them to the retailer that you bought them from (they should accept them) Tesco have a collection system in place at the counter selling smoking products. Other supermarkets should have something similar in place. If all else fails put the complete vape in your supermarket's battery collection bin. They have to collect batteries by law.'

UPDATE: On Saturday morning, June 3, the litter pickers collected six bags filled with rubbish which included a box of seven large gas cylinders containing various quantities of nitrous oxide from the Clevedon Road car park!


Nailsea Town Council is looking at the viability of taking out a five-year lease of Scotch Horn Leisure Centre at a cost of £170-180,000. The request to Legacy Leisure came from a proposal from the Ask Nailsea consultation. This is on the agenda for the community engage committee on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30pm at the Tithe Barn. Read more HERE.  


FINE DINING: Nailsea's newest restaurant White Truffle opened its doors on Thursday evening, June 1, to a full house. The good and the great sat down to a sumptuous menu prepared by owner and former Backwell House chef Andy Brooks and his sous chef George Lilley. Also on offer was an extensive drinks menu which included cocktails and specialists beers and ciders. Cutting the red ribbon under an arch of grey and silver balloons was Matt and Jo Hanley, of One2one Design Group, who not only designed the new website but helped with project management including giving advice of fittings and fixtures for the 35-seater Ivy Court venue. More photos, brief review and booking links attached to a slideshow here

Roads in Nailsea will be closed for the carnival procession on Saturday, July 1. This will start from the car park at Clevedon Road along Stockway North, Stockway South, small part of Mizzymead Road from its junction with Stockway South to its junction with Station Road, High Street, Brockway and Nailsea Park to the entrance of Millennium Park. Alternative routes will be signposted. Parts of Rock Avenue are closed too because of a water leak.


People ran for cover on bank holiday Monday, May 30, when a swarm of bees descended on Nailsea High Street.

Maxine Vince said: “There was a swarm of bees in Nailsea shopping precinct earlier this afternoon.

"The black cloud sent people running into The Original Factory Shop - Nailsea to escape screaming and panicking.”

We asked Maxine if she took a photo?

She said: “Sorry was running too quick.”

Advice from the experts is ‘Although a huge, moving, whirl of bees may surprise and alarm you – have no fear. The beautiful, majestic dance taking place in front of you is being performed by our tremendously beneficial honey bees! Most swarming activity takes place from April through May. Bees don't swarm during the rain, so this year we will most likely see the time frame pushed back a few weeks.’

Don’t know about you but it is shelter inside ToFs for me!

Patricia Adams said: "Watched a chap collect a swarm from the flowerbed outside Boots opticians a few years ago - fascinating to se

Lorna Wilmot said: "I drove through a swarm of bees last week by Tickenham church pretty surreal, glad my windows were up!"

​​Debbie Goessens said: "We had a swarm yesterday go through Riverway/yeomead gardens ​

​And Jo Thyer said  "TOFs have never been so busy."​

  • UPDATE: Rich Oliver will collect swarming bees. He can be contacted on 0730 584 3511.

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