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Our town is a very nice town

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

March 2019


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Guess who is helping her friend Nailsea town councillor Phil Barclay with his shopping pending a house move to the new McCarthy and Stone retirement complex called Bucklands?

Looking very glamorous despite her advancing years it was Thelma Barlow, aged 89, the English television actor and writer, most famous for her roles as Mavis Wilton in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street and as Dolly Bellfield in the sitcom Dinnerladies.

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Fairs, films, festivals, folk and fundraisers plus important times, dates and ticket information for your 2019 diary including new activities at Nailsea Library. Bristol Airport, Cadbury House, Noah's Ark and Tyntesfield have their own pages. Click HERE to read more 


Photographs from the opening of the two new High Street shops to open in Nailsea feature in the gallery. To see the pictures from the official opening of Bargain Buys and Simply Green Zero Waste shop cllck HERE.



First of many?


Nailsea Town Council highways and planning committee recommended approval for 24 houses to be built on Miss Shepstone's field on Wednesday night, February 27.
Its designation for ‘community use’ was been removed by North Somerset Council in its latest strategic planning review making the scrubland a prime development site.
This tied councillors hands as no valid reason for recommending refusal could be found.
Landowners Brunelcare and St Peter's Hospice were bequeathed the field in Miss Shepstone's will but it is widely believed her intention was it should not be built on but benefit local people..
Changes could still be made to the outline planning application before the building starts including the density of homes.
Previous plans had included a community shop/building but this was removed by the developer for ‘economic’ reasons.  
In January 2017 local vicar Steve Tilley put in a plea for a community building which featured on the front page of Nailsea People - you can read his words in full by clicking HERE.

Nailsea people wishing to support or object to the application can do so online by clicking HERE.

  • The committee postponed a discuss on future road networks for Nailsea to a later date. |wE

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Article from January 2017

Nailsea weigh-in

A Strongest Man challenge is being staged at  the 160th North Somerset Show thanks to a Nailsea gym.

With more than 20 heavyweight contestants from all over the area due to compete, the new contest is guaranteed to pull in the crowds alongside established favourites such as cattle and horses. 

The Strongest Man contest is the brainchild of Matt Bembridge, of At The Gym in Blackfriars Road, Nailsea, who will run the event in conjunction with North Somerset Show. 

He said: “I have been a fan of the show for years so it’s great to be involved.

"We launched the gym back in 2017 and I had been racking my brains to come up with a way of showcasing our sports fitness skills. 

“The Strongest Man contest is rooted in agriculture.

"Farmers are used to lifting bales of hay, heavy stones or calves.

"We are determined to maintain these agricultural connections at the show.” 

North Somerset’s first ever Strongest Man contest will feature axle deadlifts, heavy carry medley, throwing weights, vehicle pull, log press and the ever-popular tyre flip. 

The Gym Professor will present the contest alongside guest judge and West Country strongman Laurence Shahlaei – aka Big Loz from Swindon.

Matty Hudd, of the Trojan Gym, Bristol will also be on hand to help with the introductions and announcements. 

Matt said: “Fitness and gym attendance are more popular than ever and we run bespoke classes for mums, school children and adults as well as the Nailsea football and rugby teams. 

“But the guys who will be taking part in this competition will be on another level altogether.

"Two of them are farmers and the others do practical jobs as well as train. But we are deliberately keeping the event as family friendly as possible.” 

The 160th North Somerset Show, which will be held on Bank Holiday, May 6, at The Showground, Wraxall.

For more details and a special earlybird ticket offer courtesy of Breeze Radio go to Nailsea People What's On page by clicking HERE.

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PHOTOS: Gym Professor Matt Bembridge and former World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall and Big Loz will be appearing at the North Somerset Show on bank holiday Monday, May 6

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Two other charity sporting events (more information on Sports Peep page) for your diary are:

  • Nailsea Indoor Bowls Club is hosting a charity cup on Sunday, April 7, 9am-4pm. This is an opportunity to see a bowls tournament and raise money for the Memory Cafe at the Tithe Barn. Mizzymead Recreation Centre bowler Brian Powell is organising the Pring &Co Charity Cup.

  • Nailsea & District Croquet Club is hosting a Hoops 4 Hospice charity fundraiser on Sunday, May 19, 11am-6pm at its Avening Close lawns. Admission is free. Visitors will be able to pay £3 to take part in a game of Golf Croquet, with tuition and advice from club members.
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