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Our town is a very nice town

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

October 2022
Property Peeps
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Read about more Nailsea open spaces being sold by London auction houses HERE. And the deadline for Nailsea Somerset Council deciding whether a tower block can go-ahead looms. Our Nailsea People poll came out overwhelmingly in favour of permission being granted. All on our Property Peeps page sponsored by HENSONS the High Street estate agents

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What's On 2022

This is the page for the food markets, fairs, fetes and fests, basically all the fun things in life. Dance, theatre and concerts also feature. This month we have Pink Ladies, Apple Fest with Morris dancers, wine-tasting, Halloween, Black Matters gig and much more. Read more HERE

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Gallery 2022

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 much more. The latest slideshows are from Nailsea bike show, September market and our skies feature. Email pics to nailseapeople@gmail.com

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On the street
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UPDATE: All October eat:Nailsea photos HERE

The stupendous food and drink street feast eat:Nailsea returns this weekend and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

On Saturday, October 8, 10am-4pm we will see 100 plus food, drink and community stalls set out their wares including some pop-up cafes and bars with seating throughout the town centre.

It will stretch from the library at Somerset Square along the High Street up to Tesco supermarket.

This is the first time the parking bays at the far end of the High Street will be used for stalls.

The High Street will only be closed to traffic from the Iceland roundabout to the Link Road with access to the Waitrose car park and bus services are not affected by the changes to the layout.

Food fests have become an international phenomenon filling colourful street scenes with tempting tastes and joyous sound nationwide.

And Nailsea with no entrance fee is among the best.

Organiser Sarah Milner Simonds said: "It has been a real pleasure building eat:Nailsea up over the past three years and for this fifth edition we are showcasing some of the region's best producers alongside the brilliant indi businesses in the town centre.

“When we started working in Nailsea we had 77 pitches and we have grown this now to over 100.

“We are still focused on bringing together producers who are based within 30 miles of Nailsea, together with a selection of charities, community and campaign groups. 

“This autumn we have expanded over the Link Road into the other half of the High Street.

“We aren't closing this road but have suspended the parking there for the day.

“This allows us to set up the stalls in the parking bays, facing the businesses."

The festival is supported by Nailsea Town Council, Crown Glass Shopping Centre and North Somerset Council.

From foraging near Loch Lomond to garlic tasting on the Isle of Wight The Guardian revealed the best of British foodie gatherings and in its top recommendations it listed one of the 20-odd eat:Festivals run by Sarah and her partner Bev at Lyme Regis.

It said: ‘The best producers from across the south-west head to this gorgeous seafront setting to showcase their food and drink at the eat:Festival. It’s free to attend, so bring the whole family – even the dog!

“After sampling the wares and enjoying the entertainments, including jugglers and DJ sets, finish your visit off with a walk along the cob or roll up your trousers and have a paddle (weather permitting).”

eat:Festivals are grown from the land around us. They bring the very best West Country food amd drink producers and artisans together to markets in town centres across Somerset, Devon, Dorset, South Glos and Bristol.

Nailsea is lucky to be part of the success story with another Christmas eat:Festival planned for December.

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NEW TO EAT:NAILSEA

  • Veg Life

  • Katie's Fudge

  • My garden of Eden

  • Nailsea and District Community Transport

  • FreddyB "Posset" Gin & Spirits

  • Doughliciousness

  • Honey's Cider

  • Glebe Farm

  • Hive to Home

  • The Exmoor Feasting Company

  • Wild West Cider

  • Knollys' Desserts

  • Carslake Tea Company

  • Taylors of North Somerset at Uncle Pauls Chilli Charity

  • Meryartglass

  • Lunita Pasteleria

TRIED, TESTED AND TASTED

  • Winnies Bakery

  • The Culmstock Chilli Co

  • Haselbury Spirit

  • Chew Moo's Ice Cream

  • The Garlic Farm

  • Rambos Country Kitchen

  • Butternut Box

  • Big Munch Mac & Cheese

  • Maestro's Pizza

  • The Mixing Bowl

  • Little Oak Farm Pork

  • Bath Soft Cheese Co

  • Sweet Drinks

  • West Country Dim Sum

  • Country Bumpkins Catering

  • Riverford Organic Farmers

  • Robert Hawker Venison

  • Forest Funghi

  • Stones Cider

  • The Wicked Chilli Farm

  • Creamberry Artisan

  • Boo Cottage Botanicals

  • Dark Matters

  • Nutts Scotch Eggs

  • The Clevedon Distillery

  • Churros El Quijote

  • Kinetic Kitchen

  • Pitchfork Ales

  • The Somerset Deli

  • Kumbites

  • Flapjackery

  • Quantock Steamers

  • Little Jack Horners

  • Somerset Orchard Garden

  • Bath Culture House

  • Cocoa's

  • Pinnacle Icing

  • Somerset Charcuterie

  • Cake Bar

  • Salsa Stories

  • Drinks Kitchen

  • Gingerbeard Preserves

  • Stanbury Game Dealers

  • Boulton Spirit

  • FeastCircle

  • Gluten Free Picnic

  • Mike’s Pork

  • Times Past Dairy

  • Passion & Smoke

  • The Crepe Cart

  • Pop's Thai Kitchen

  • Nailsea Cider

  • Dough Bros

 

STREET SOUNDS

  • House of Funk DJ

  • Nailsea Musicals promoting The Addams Family Production

  • Mulberry Junction at Nailsea MicroPub

  • Punch & Judy Shows

INFORMATION BOOTHS

  • TravelWest

  • Centre for Sustainable Energy

  • Nailsea and District Community Transport

  • RSPB

  • Griffin Cycles repair clinic

  • North Somerset Council Sustainable Travel Roadshow

  • Fostering North Somerset

  • Avon Wildlife Trust

  • Nailsea in Bloom poppy stall

 

HOME AND GARDENS

  • Kitchen Garden Plant Centre

  • Charles Taylor Furniture

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RIGHT WAY UP: It took a while but the artwork at Nailsea & Backwell railway station put up in June 2022 has been fixt and it now the right way up, phew

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WINTER IS COMING

Perhaps that should read Christmas is coming as cards, crackers, wrapping paper and more is already in our shops. What is certain is the nights are drawing in and in the UK the clocks go back one hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October. For 2022 this it the 30th.

RECYCLING

Nailsea Community Recycling Hub at 26 Somerset Square has broadened items it can take. Currently it has bins for:

  • glasses (not cases)

  • contact lenses and packaging

  • pens

  • felt tips

  • highlighters

  • correcting fluid

  • BRITA water filters

  • plastic toothbrushes

  • toothpaste tubes

  • empty medicine blister packs

  • Pringle tubes

  • British and foreign stamps

  • foreign coins (and notes) including obsolete currency

  • old and broken jewellery.

The community shop hours are 10.30am-12.30pm Monday to Saturday.​

RECYCLED BINS BINNED

The recycling bins at Clevedon Road car park in Nailsea are due to be removed by North Somerset Council as they are overused.

The problem is much of the waste is commercial, said a council spokesman.

The date for removal is Friday, October 14.

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www.thetekhut.uk
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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Nailsea bed and breakfast
A home from home at Highdale the family-owned bed and breakfast at Nailsea. The B&B at 82 Silver Street is run by Tony and Tina Davey. Call 01275 858004, email mail@highdalebb.co.uk, or go online by clicking HERE for more details