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There is a new abridged What's On 2020 HERE postponed events have been archived

October 2020
PROPERTY PEEPS

January homes for sale by Property Peeps page sponsors Hunters Estate Agents and Letting Agents in the High Street HERE.  Plus news that district council has decided to go it alone with a Local Plan is also on this page

Christmas 2020

We have a panto at Weston-super-Mare and an alternative to the Nailsea Community Christmas Lunch but most pubs, cafes and restaurants will close on Friday, December 25. Read more HERE

Breaking News

The latests rules and regulations on the coronavirus in pubs, clubs, shops and more with news of confirmed cases in Nailsea and nearby plus where you can get help and advice from go to the Breaking News page by clicking HERE

Gallery 2020

A record of the cutting down of the ancient oak on the village green and the ongoing Project 366 by geography graduate Eloise Massett. There is a cache of sunset and sunrise photos and more. Thank you Nailsea people for sharing. Click HERE to view more 

New to Nailsea (relocation from Clevedon)
 
Unisex beauty and massage salon

Rest and Relaxation

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Monday 10am-1pm
Tuesday 9am-3pm
Wednesday noon-8pm
Thursday noon-8pm
Friday 9am-3pm
Saturdays by special appointment
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October opening offer of 30 per cent off all massages and facials

Bumper crop of markets

1) CANCELLED due to Amber Weatther warning Field Fayre

FIELD FAYRE: More than 30 stalls were booked for the North Somerset Showground on Saturday, October 3, 10am-3pm, promising free entry and lots of outdoor space. A spokesperson said: "Sadly due to the yellow weather warnings in place for Saturday, this event has been cancelled. The safety of our visitors and traders is paramount and we did not feel we could proceed with the forecast weather." A wet and windy month is predicted

MARKETS MATTER: From top left the first Eat:Nailsea festival in October 2019 which was phenomenally successful and ran throughout the High Street and Somerset Square and then the more recent Eat:Portishead festival with social distancing in place 

2) eat:Nailsea

go to Gallery 2020 to see slideshow pics HERE

Nailsea's food and drink festival returns to the town centre on Saturday, October 10 - social distanced and covid secure, but still full of great local food and drink

eat:Nailsea is a free all day festival that showcases some fantastic West Country local food and drink producers.

eat:Nailsea in October will have more than 60 food and drinks producers set up along the High Street and in Crown Glass Shopping Centre.

All will be well spread out to give lots of space to move around.

The stalls will have a wide variety of goods including farmers’ markets favourites like ales, bread and cheese alongside top quality street food with world flavours made with local ingredients.

The festival will have a sound track of some laid-back music and strolling street entertainment, all guided by Government covid guidelines and best practice.

Organiser Sarah Milner Simonds said: "We are looking forward to returning to Nailsea and creating a great free day out for the whole family.

"We have attracted some excellent food and drink producers and we hope that visitors will be interested in the stories behind the produce. 

"This year has been challenging for everyone and we are aiming to create a safe welcome to this autumn's event.

"We will be providing additional hand sanitizer opportunities, new layout with more room between stalls, stringent guidance for our producers and taking on board the latest government recommendations.

"This will be our seventh festival post lockdown, although food markets have been permitted to trade throughout lockdown.

"We are really proud of how our producers have adapted to the new requirements.

"We have published our Covid Response Plan online.”

The event is fully accessible and there are plenty of gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and dairy free options as well as smaller portions.

The festival is also single-use plastic free and all food to go packaging is fully compostable - so don't forget your shopping bags.

We want to extend our thanks to Nailsea Town Council for their support, the Crown Glass Shopping Centre for the use of its space and North Somerset Council for its advice

The festival opens at 10am and runs until 4pm.

Find out more at the festival Facebook page or website www.eatfestivals.org 

If you are interested in trading at the 2021 event, applications open on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Some businesses will be altering the hours on the eat:Nailsea Saturday including Nailsea MicroPub which will open 11am-10pm.

3) farmers' market

go to Gallery 2020 to see slideshow pics HERE

One week after the eat:Nailsea street festival, Nailsea farmers’ market returns after an absence of more than six months.

It is moving into the High Street from Crown Glass Shopping Centre so Nailsea will see the second Saturday road closure this month and the enterprise will now be run by Somerset Farmers Markets.

The new look market launches on Saturday, October 17 with Louise Hall of SFM in charge.

It is booked for the third Saturday of the month from March to December with the next dates, November 21 and December 19.

Louise said: “Back in those innocent pre-Covid days Nailsea Town Council contacted SFM asking if we would take on the running of their popular monthly farmers market.

“Discussions began early in 2020 but then were immediately interrupted for a few months while the country went into lockdown.

“Then we all learned how to hold Zoom discussions and tentative plans began again to be made.

“It was however a new market landscape to navigate with the many changes which have taken place.

“There are  now new health and safety restrictions to contend with and we have a brand new market venue in the High Street which needed a road closure, market licences needed to be applied for and numerous risk assessments completed and of course all with social distancing in mind.

“The initial rather optimistic September launch date came and went but finally we can announce the launch for Saturday, October 17, 9am-1pm in the High Street and we promise it will be worth the wait!

“There will be an abundance of fresh produce from the Barleywood Kitchen Garden, plus highly nutritious micro salads from Portishead based Leafy Greens.

“Cheeses, meats, breads, fish, preserves, ciders and beers will all be featured as well as more unusual treats Somerset treats.

“Everything will initially be taking place in the High Street including craft traders who will join the food producers.

“A community stall each month will be allocated free of charge to a community group and October sees The British Legion coming along to promote its In Bloom poppy event in the lead up to Remembrance Day.”

To receive a full list of who will be attending each month customers are invited to sign up for a monthly e-newsletter which they will receive the week of the market to plan their shopping list by visiting www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk.

Traders will also feature on the producers’ online directory.

Somerset Farmers Markets also has popular Facebook and Instagram platforms so you can follow more market news and updates.

Louise added: “We look forward to seeing you on the 17th October and hope it is the start of something rather wonderful for Nailsea High Street.”

Somerset Farmers Market (SFM) is a not-for-profit organisation, which runs several markets across the county.

SFM charge £27 per food and craft stall which can be booked via its website by clicking HERE, email Louise Hall at louise@somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk or call 01373 813812.

It costs Nailsea Town Council more than £5,000 annually to subsidise the market.

Previous market manager Jo Liddiatt resigned in March.

  • No new Facebook postings from Nailsea Country Market which runs weekly at Christ Church vestry hall. The group were pinning its hopes on returning in September which has been and gone but have been cooking for 'lots of deliciousness' for farmers' markets at Clevedon and Portishead.

  • STOP PRESS: Nailsea People has confirmation that there will have a stall in October in Nailsea 

Winter opening hours @ all recycling centres

The recycling centre at Coles Quarry, Backwell is now operating on winter opening hours.

North Somerset residents can recycling mixed glass, paper, cardboard, cans, plastic, cartons, textiles and shoes - the rest goes in landfill.

There are some restrictions in place still to manage queues and social distancing. 

Winter opening hours run from Thursday to Wednesday, October 1 ,2020 to March 31, 2021:

  • 10am to 3pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday

  • 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday

  • closed Wednesday and Thursday

  • closed bank holidays

All sites including those at Portishead and Weston are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Trailers can now access the recyling centres for the last hour of opening each day and people can also now make more than one visit per month.

Normal restrtrictions on trailers apply including no access on Sundays.

Click HERE for more Information on recycling centres during the coronavirus pandemic

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