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Learning skills on Nailsea building site

Barratt Bristol apprentice Owen Goodland, based in Parish Brook, Nailsea, is helping the housebuilder celebrate National Apprentice Week, which runs from Monday to Sunday, February 6-12, as one of 10 trade trainees.

Owen’s apprenticeship combines on-site work as a trainee carpenter with college work that teaches him his Level 2 Carpentry skills.

Owen, aged 17, comes from a family of carpenters so was keen to get stuck into the trade.

He also wanted an apprenticeship close to him so leapt at the opportunity when he heard that Barratt Homes were taking on trainees at their Parish Brook development in Nailsea.

This year’s Apprentice Week theme is Skills For Life which aims to show that apprenticeship programmes across the country are equipping those involved with the skills they need to progress within their careers.

Owen said: “I’ve always wanted a hands-on job and knew if I worked in the construction industry no two days would be the same.

"What I am enjoying most from my apprenticeship is getting my hands dirty and working with the team on-site who are there to support me when I need it.

"It’s great learning new skills and techniques and it’s satisfying to see my work get better each day.”

It's not just the on-the-job experience that attracts young people to apprenticeships.

For Owen, benefits are also important. 

He added: “Barratt offers a good package of benefits including a travel allowance which is so important with costs increasing at the moment.

“I am very grateful for the opportunities and experience I’ve gained so far on my apprenticeship with Barratt Homes.

"The apprenticeship has really boosted my confidence and not just made me into a competent carpenter but has taught me transferrable skills like problem solving and team work.

"While I’m only on the first year of the apprenticeship, I’d like to push myself and go for Level 3 in the future.”

Barratt Homes Bristol sales director Andrea Pilgrim said: “It is great to hear the positive experiences of our apprentices who are valuable members of the site team.

"We are committed to continue supporting the future generations of tradespeople and the future leaders of the construction industry.”

  • Parish Brook, off Engine Lane, Nailsea, offers a range of two, three and four-bedroom high quality and energy efficient homes.

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This new community is on the edge of the North Somerset countryside and is the perfect location for first time buyers, downsizers or commuters say Barratt with great access to the M5 and Nailsea & Backwell railway station. Barratt Homes Bristol is committed to investing in the communities that it builds in and has already made donations to Nailsea Junior Football Club and Grove Pre-school.

Selling, renting it is all here

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Plot 13 The Chepstow, Paddock Rise, Nailsea, is on the market for £625,000.

This four bed house with two bathrooms and two receptions is currently under construction for Woodstock Homes in a cul-de-sac off The Perring and is part of a small development on the edge town.

You would think one housebuilder would buck the trend for naming places in Nailsea with an original idea to save confusion.

We already have Bucklands/drive/place/view/rise/end/lane and a pub/café and converted office block both called Coates House and now it looks like another paddock?

We have Ploughed Paddock already...anymore duplicates?

When we asked on our Nailsea People Facebook page readers suggested many tongue-in-cheek alternatives.

More details here

At Somerset Square M&Co is still trading despite the notice on the shopfront and news that the company has fallen into administration.
The company announced its collapse on December 9 and now needs to find a buyer to avoid disappearing from the high street forever.
All of its 170 shops should be open and running as normal for now, while its administrators Teneo Financial Advisory looks for another company to take over.
We are told the Nailsea shop has enough stock to keep going for a bit and it has displayed 'closing down sale' signs before and it didn't shut, fingers-crossed.
Istabul Barbers said it will open this week in Nailsea High Street - see photos of progress including nice interior shot supplied by owners on our Marketplace page HERE..
Golden Horse is closed for what we believe is its annual Chinese new year holiday although one eagle-eyed Nailsea People reader spotted the premises is up for rent on Prime Location along with other town centre businesses!
Coates House is still 'testing' the market and its details appear online.
And the old hairdressers which was being sold 'complete with ghost' as a private home also appears to be back on the market? 

Backwell Camera Club has started a rolling exhibition of prints by kind permission of Hunter Leahy, its estate agent shop window on Nailsea High Street.

The prints will be changed fortnightly.

Since the window is lit up at night the pictures can be viewed at any time.

If you are interested in photography, then see for more information including programme, meeting details and contact information.

We welcome new landlord and landlady Jess and Wayne at the Ring O'Bells, see details on our Food and DrinK page HERE.

The affect the recent January rain had on the countryside surrounding Nailsea can be viewed in a slideshow on our Breaking News page HERE.

And finally scaffolding has gone up in the High Street on the old Decades nightclub which has planning permission for a third storey this space...


ON TREND: A London auction house has re-advertised part of Trendlewood Park for sale. The open space which Nailsea Town Council wants designated as a ‘town green’ is advertised as a freehold plot of approx 37,106 sq ft. It has a guide price of £10,000+. This is second or third time the green space has been put in the market as it is believed the first sale in October 2022 fell through. The London Auction House lots go under the hammer on Wednesday, February 8, at 9am. Scroll down to read previous stories or go to the 2022 property page...