On the road...

...travel from Nailsea but no planes (see Bristol Airport page) or boats but taxis, private car hire, coach and holiday companies as well as local petrol stations and places to get your vehicle repaired, new tyres and/or resprayed

Patent Pending

A Nailsea car mechanic has invented a security device to stop thieves stealing catalytic converters.

And Nailsea Auto Electrical boss Rick Hand has applied for a UK patent for his AntiCat System.

Rick said: “Our AntiCat System attaches to the catalytic converter and to an audible alarm to deter the thief from stealing the part of a vehicle’s exhaust which contains precious metals.

“Damage caused by thieves trying to strip a catalytic converter can caused insurance claims of between £2-3,000 according to the AA and in the worst-case scenarios have seen motors written off entirely.

“With so many North Somerset victims we have taken it upon ourselves to come up with a solution.”

A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device that reduces toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine into less-toxic pollutants by catalyzing a redox reaction.

The brazen thieves appear to target cars parked on driveways and favour Honda, Toyota and Lexus models.

There have been reports of thefts of this type in Ashton Vale, Backwell, Long Ashton, Nailsea, Yatton, Weston-super-Mare and beyond.

Rick added: “For £169 we can fit our anti-theft device.”

But it isn't all dash cams and batteries for this motor business which offers a  door-to-door service.

With the best in diagnostics, knowledge and lots of patience there isn't much mechanical they can't tackle.

Nailsea Auto Electrical can be contacted by phone on 01275 261005 or via by Facebook messenger.

For new First Bus Autumn/Winter timetable for X8 and X9 from Nailsea via Wraxall or Backwell to Bristol and back click HERE

RESTORATION ROADSHOW: A classic car fan in Valley Gardens, Nailsea, has parked his C-reg Ford Capri in the road minus its wheels but plus road tax and insurance. From a distance it looks as if it is on skis but once fully restored the vehicle could be worth thousands of pounds. The 1980s vehicle is fastback coupe built by the Ford Motor Company between 1968-1986, designed by American Philip T. Clark, who was also involved in the design of the Ford Mustang. It used the mechanical components from the Mk2 Ford Cortina and was intended as the European equivalent of the Ford Mustang. The Capri went on to be a phenomenally successful car for Ford, selling nearly 1.9 million units in its lifetime. A wide variety of engines was used in the Capri throughout its production lifespan, which included the Essex and Cologne V6 at the top of the range, while the Kent straight four and Taunus V4 engines were used in lower specification models. Although the Capri was not officially replaced, the second-generation Probe was effectively its replacement after the later car's introduction to the European market in 1994. While Ford marketed the car as ‘Ford Capri – The Car You Always Promised Yourself’, the English magazine Car described the Capri as a ‘Cortina in drag’. An iconic 1980s Ford Capri made famous in The Professionals and Minder was reputed to have sold for £45,000 by The Sun newspaper in 2018. We can't wait to see what the fully restored Nailsea car looks like...STOP PRESS: We are told the road tax has run out and they are coming to take it away...need a tow truck as it is can't be driven! STOP PRESS 2: It has been removed by tow truck

Firefighters driving ambulances ends

Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) concluded its additional support to South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT) with the final wave finishing at weekend.

During the 18 weeks of support, staff from AF&RS provided 238 shifts driving ambulances and responded to 787 incidents – including more than 80 category one incidents. 

Throughout the course of the support, 32 staff from wholetime, day crewing, on-call and corporate staff drove two additional ambulances based at Nailsea fire station and co-located at SWASFT’s Bristol Ambulance Station.

Those involved were added to a weekly shift rota and the support was spread out across the organisation to ensure AF&RS maintained operational availability.

The move followed an agreement between the National Employers, National Fire Chiefs Council and the Fire Brigades Union to support local authorities and the NHS.

AF&RS station manager and volunteer lead Iain Campbell said: “Working with SWASFT throughout this difficult time was a fantastic opportunity for our staff and the service, but also meant we could support our blue light colleagues in a new and proactive way.

“We know that SWASFT’s modelling showed they would need extra resources during COVID but our staff put themselves forward in unprecedented ways to help, support and ensure there were adequate resources to deal with demand.

“We are incredibly proud of the ways in which we responded.

“The good feeling from the public during this time has been amazing and it’s been great for us to be able to offer this support to a fellow Service at this time.

“This situation has shown how flexible and committed our staff can be when striving to protect our communities during exceptional times and how we can collaborate and strengthen each other.

“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with both organisations learning a lot about the other, how we both work and ways in which we can continue to strengthen.

“I would also like to thank the staff that supported this from a logistics point of view – Lee Comley and Victoria Williams-Locke – who worked tirelessly to ensure it was a success.”

SWASFT was the only trust in England which approved fire service support to drive on blue lights and already some on-call firefighters have secured roles with the organisation as Emergency Care Assistants (ECAs).


Support statistics:

  • Staff from AF&RS responded to a total of 787 incidents

  • Staff from AF&RS provided 238 shifts

  • Firefighters picked up additional safeguarding work such as fitting a deaf patient with pillow devices

  • From the first support request on in mid-March, trucks were on the road within just 15 days

  • Not one staff member developed symptoms of COVID

  • 12 members of staff will remain trained in case of a second spike

Yatton on-call firefighter Michelle Crossman said: “This has been an incredible time and I am so happy that I was able to support.

“As on-call firefighters, we are often at the heart of the community and this was just another way in which we could support and assist.

“I learnt a lot from my time with SWASFT and hope partner with the organisation more in the future.

“We worked very well together and it is easy to see the benefits this brought to both organisations."

In March, SWASFT formally requested the five South West fire and rescue services to provide ambulance drivers as part of its Covid-19 response.

SWASFT invested in a fleet of 15 additional ambulances, which were driven by 45 volunteer firefighters across the South West 24/7.

From mid-April, they attended lower priority calls with ECAs, but from the end of June, they worked alongside paramedics to respond to all categories of emergency.

The firefighters, wearing their usual uniform, responded to more than 4,500 incidents during the first three months of the scheme.

SWAFST interoperable capabilities resilience officer Derek McCullough was responsible for setting up the scheme.

He said: “We are extremely grateful for the invaluable support we’ve received from all the region’s fire services since April, which has truly benefitted our service to patients.

“This partnership has been a really positive experience for both emergency services.

"AF&RS has helped to make a significant contribution to our patient care and our ability to respond to increasing demands on our service.

"Their support and teamwork has helped to make this project extremely effective.”

Tacks on Nailsea roads wreck tyres

​The malicious vandals who scattered screws, nails and tacks on Nailsea roads appear to be back - for the third time after a space of several months.
In January this year motorists in Orchard Road, Southfield Road and on Trendlewood reported punctures due to metal tacks being scattered along their roads.
In April 2019 at least seven cars suffered flat tyres after nails and tacks were strewed along nearby residential roads.
Neighbours in Chapel Barton, Cherry Road and Orchard Road recovered handfuls of the nails of various lengths which damaged their vehicles.
On Sunday, September 6, it appears the nail sprinkler was back in action.
Hundreds of nails were collected from Union Street, Chapel Barton and Orchard Road.
More than 8,000 were reached on the Nailsea People Facebook page with many saying their vehicles had suffered flat tyres.And more than 55 left comments - here is a selection.
Kris Miller said: "I was in Nailsea last night, got up this morning to a flat front tyre, it has a large nail in it, could just be a coincidence of course!"
Matthew Day said: "This type of stupidity can prove fatal for motorcyclists."
Natalie Thorogood said: "My mum had a nail in her tyre today. Looked like one of these too."
Chris Perry said: "I'm not a builder but these look like nails used for roofing felt ... any roofers missing some nails?"
Paula Heasman-Walsh said: "Hmm, interesting, we live on Orchard Road and my husband had a flat tyre last week. My car was one of those affected last April."

Leanne Bessell said: "I was affected back in April. I didn't realise more people were hit."
The matter is being investigated by police and Neighbourhood Watch has distributed warning letters in the affected areas.

NAILSEA NAILS: Photo of nails collected from Orchard Road, on Monday, September 7

PS Travel

117 Station Road

Nailsea BS48 1TA

Tel: 01275 792223

Silverlink Travel Services Ltd

Coates Industrial Estate

2b, Southfield Road


Tel: 01275 853312

TUI Holiday Store

5 Colliers Walk

Crown Glass Shopping Centre

Nailsea BS48 1RH

01275 851685

  • While every care is taken to ensure this page is up-to-date and accurate for additions, alterations or feature advertising email nailseapeople@gmail.com or use the contact form on Page 3

Anna's Carz

Woodland Road

Nailsea BS48 1HX

Tel: 01275 855528


Baker Dolphin

48 Locking Road

Weston-super-Mare BS23 3DN

Tel: 01934 415000


Blue Iris Coaches

25-27 Clevedon Road

Nailsea BS48 1EH

Tel: 01275 851121


Butterfly Travel UK

The Ground Floor

The Sion building

Crown Glass Shopping Centre

Nailsea BS48 1RB

Tel: 01275 277966


Cadbury Cars

Chauffeur and taxi company based at Cadbury House hotel

Click HERE for further details 

Tel: 01934 837246

First Group

For buses to and from Nailsea click HERE


Nailsea and Backwell Taxis

10 Embercourt Drive

Backwell BS48 3HU

Tel: 01275 799999


Nailsea Cars

Unit 21

Southfield Road

Nailsea BS48 1JE

Tel: 01275 797779


National Rail

For trains to and from Nailsea & Backwell rail station click HERE


North Somerset Coaches

Southfield Road

Nailsea BS48 1JN

Tel: 01275 859123

Nailsea and District Community Transport

Nailsea and District Community Transport provides a door-to-door transport service for all shopping, health and leisure trips.
Its minibuses are fully accessible for wheelchair users and it has a friendly team of drivers are there to help people get on board.
Services include weekly shopping trips, dial-a-ride, group hire and a full calendar of day trips and outings.
Serving residents of Nailsea, Clevedon, Portishead, Backwell, Long Ashton, Failand and the surrounding areas.
It received grants from Nailsea Town Council to keep it on the road
To contact call 01275 855552, email office@ndct.co.uk or go to its website HERE.


- places to get petrol, change tyres or respray

Backwell Motors with forecourt and convenience store

73-75 Station Road

Backwell BS48 3LH

Tel:01275 463441

Coombe Garage Tyres - Team Protyre

Unit 3

Southfield Road Trading Estate

Nailsea BS48 1JJ

Tel:01275 859859

Deutsche Car Specialists

Unit 7-8 Vines Industrial Estate

Nailsea, BS48 1BG

Tel: 01275 858178

Long Life Motors

23 Clevedon Road, Nailsea BS48 1EH

Tel: 01275 859955

Nailsea Auto Electrical

Email: accounts@naeuk.co.uk

Tel: 01275 261005

Nailsea Motor Services

Unit 19

Southfield Road Trading Estate

Nailsea, BS48 1JE

Tel: 01275 856927

Tesco supermarket and petrol station

(includes in-store Costa coffee shop)

Corner of High Street, Stockway North and  Brockway

Nailsea BS48 1AQ

Tel: 0345 677 9480


The Parts Store Ltd

82 High Street, Nailsea BS48 1AS

Tel: 01275 854321

RA Wait Garage Services

Unit 24, Southfield Road Trading Estate, Nailsea BS48 1JJ

Tel: 01275 866353


Unit 5

Southfield Road Trading Estate

Nailsea BS48 1JJ

Tel: 01275 401294

Tout's Budgens same site as petrol station and in-house Subway

Bristol Road

Wraxall BS48 1BN

Tel: 01275 857177

Webbs Auto's Ltd

 23 High Street, Nailsea BS48 1AU

Tel: 01275 851326

Whatever your horse power
Nailsea Auto Electrical
has the solution to keep you safely on the road

RA Wait Garage Services is open for business! John, Paul and Nathan have been working throughout the lockdown to help keep key workers, including NHS, supermarket and pharmacy staff, on the road.

They understand that the majority of their customers are slowly beginning to return to work but RA Wait still offer a vehicle collection and delivery service to people in the local area who are self-isolating. This is at no extra cost so please ask for further details when you book your service or MOT. If you delayed your MOT due on or after March 30th now is the time to book.

Find us at Unit 24, Southfield Rd Trading Estate, BS48 1JJ or call us on 01275 866353 or visit www.rogerwait.co.uk

Deutsche Car Specialists
German car specialist offering servicing, repairs, air conditioning and electrical diagnostics to all German cars including BMW, Audi and Mercedes 
Tyres at very competitive prices and
MOTs can be arranged
Find them at Unit 7-8 Vines Industrial Estate, Nailsea, BS48 1BG
Telephone 01275 858178 or online HERE
Nailsea Motor Services
open 8am-5.30pm
Monday to Thursday
closes at 5pm on Fridays.
For MOTs,Servicing and Repairs on on Class 4, 5 and 7,
Cars, Vans, Light Commercial Vehicles and Motorhomes
For assistance call us on 01275 856927
or email nailseamotors@hotmail.co.uk
For further information go to Nailsea Motor Services Facebook page or its website at www.nailsea-motors.co.uk