our town

 

THE online newspaper for our community, if its local we tell it...

Welcome to Nailsea People

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BREAKING NEWS

 

News not in brief is on the Breaking News page. What is happening (or not) locally with the past weeks. From planning applications to pub closures, crime figures and charity events told in words and pictures with links of where to find out more. Click HERE to read all about it...

FRONT PAGE

 

Every month we bring you a new front page. We have in one format or another been bringing you the news from Nailsea since 1985 with this website being the latest manifestation.

WHAT'S ON 

What's On when and where with dedicated extra pages for Noah's Ark and Cadbury House if its happening in Nailsea it is here

How to advertise on this website

nailseapeople.com does not charge for classified advertising but for a featured small box or if you create a lot of work for the webmaster there will be a nominal fee. Go to the contact from on page 3 or email nailseapeople@gmail.com. Click Free Ads to view the jobs page

community editor Carol Deacon

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www.nailseapeople.com is a not-for-profit community website which is updated almost daily with news, views, previews and reviews plus details of shops and services available in our town.

The front-page changes monthly while inside it has a Breaking News page, What’s On and several Peep pages.

The photo galleries have hundreds of pictures of Nailsea past and present. The site has an extensive archive.

www.nailseapeople.com was launched in the summer of 2014 by the former editor of the award-winning Clevedon Mercury series with the sole intention of promoting the town and complimenting existing media.

Despite the lockdown limitations we still saw nearly 30,000 unique visitors to the Nailsea People website in the past year at www.nailseapeople.com.

Added to this the Nailsea People Facebook page which has more than 8,000+ followers and reaches between 20- 50,000 readers every month. Usually, we post on our website and flag-up on Facebook.

Our online ‘hits’ range from 3-7,000 monthly with the most popular pages our changing front page, Breaking News, BMDs, Marketplace, What’s On, the Galleries and Jobs. with an average stay of more than one minute 37 seconds – although last month is was more than five mins.

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Nailsea People FB page

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For people who work, rest or play in Nailsea

This old glassworks ‘cauldron’ was made a feature for the Nailsea in Bloom gold award-winning entry in 2009. Sadly the oak tree is now a carved venture on the village gree as it died. A page dedicated to its transformation is HERE

The cauldron was discovered abandoned on 

farmland in Tickenham and presented to Nailsea & District Horticultural Society whose gardeners spearheaded the floral beautification of the town

In the late 18th century Nailsea was a small industrial village based on coal mining and glass manufacturing.

It also had a thriving farming community hence the smock-wearing, straw-chewing image of a rural argicultural worker.

Nailsea is situated  on the edge of the North Somerset Levels which is rich in flora and fauna and boasts the remains of a Roman villa although imost of its glassworks relics are buried under the teletubbies mound opposite Tesco.

Nowadays Nailsea it is more of a commuter new town with a population of approximately 23,000 if you include next door Backwell.

It boasts a railway station with direct links to London and nearby is Bristol Airport which offers hundreds of international destinations. 

Nailsea is 11 miles from Bristol city centre and a few miles from the Someset coastal towns of Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare with the M5 and M4 on its doorstep.

With a fantastic community spirit and fabulous schools Nailsea is a lovely place to live and work but you may have to go out-of-town for somewhere really exciting to play.

Nailsea's most famous sons are the 19th century evangelist Hannah More who ran a bible class at the Tithe Barn to teach the children of the poor to read but not write; musician and song writer Adge Cutter, of The Wurzels, who grew up in the town and recorded Drink Up Thy Zyder the national anthem of the West Country life at the Royal Oak pub; and Redvers Coates who founded Coates Cider Company  - that's one pious teetotaler and two who knew what their right arm was for - you can see their silhouette statues at the Millennium Park. 

The brass figure of a glassblower is opposite the High Street entrance of Tesco supermarket positioned against a backdrop of traffic signs

Where once the residents of Nailsea were farmers, coal miners or glass workers in 2014 our biggest employers are the Dutch-owned Brabantia and world leaders GE Oil and Gas.

The first makes modern home items like waste bins, laundry racks and food storage containers and the other specialises in advanced energy drilling and production energy technology.

Local authority North Somerset Council and nearby Bristol Airport also employs many Nailsea residents. 

Testimonials

  • 'Lovely ,thanks for that Carol,' said At-Bristol PR manager Jen Forster for Toddler Takeover story

  • ‘Big thanks as always,’ organiser Phil Williams, of Christian Surfers for skate festival report and photos

  • ‘Thanks for doing that – it looks great,’ charity bike rider and Greenpeace spokesman Richard Lancaster

  • ‘Congratulations on the fantastic website, I'm just catching up with the local news on 'have you heard, I'm now a fan and have updated my bookmarks accordingly,‘ Wendy McArdle Children of the 90s project

  • ‘Thanks Carol...a good read and well done on the website,’ Nailsea town councillor and former chai8rman Clare Hunt

  • On hearing that the story about the girls training night had gone 695 hits on the FB page alone in four days manager Emma Robbins said: “That’s brilliant.”

  • RSPCA Amanda Morris: “Would be great if you could put this on your page for us. Thank you.” And then when request for publicity granted: “That's brilliant, thank you so much.”

  • Former Tesco Nailsea manager Gareth Williams said: “Thanks Carol, fantastic as always.”