The devastation of Covid-19 will create ripples that we will be riding for a long time to come. As well as the financial impact we are all facing, the pandemic has been a huge lesson in mortality. This is obvious right…we all die?

The Holiday Club

Friday, June 26, 2020

A Portishead nursery is opening up an additional facility to offer childcare for children under eight years of age this summer.

Walking their socks off

Friday, June 26, 2020

Two Portishead children have raised more than £750 to help a local animal charity.

Community spirit is strong in Portishead and the town continues to pull together to weather the Covid-19 pandemic.

Final word INTERVIEW

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This year the longest touring variety show in Britain celebrates 35 years on the road this summer.

Shop local

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

I have never made any secret as to why I do the job I do. I love the local area, I love community spirit and I love local entrepreneurialism. I have a passion for promoting all that is good in our North Somerset towns and I really believe we are extremely lucky to have so much going for us. I also have a lot of energy for promoting local independent businesses, but why you might ask?

The Times has compiled a list of useful numbers and websites to help people find the right support during the coronavirus lockdown.

The milk run

Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Portishead nursery has been delivering free milk to the elderly and vulnerable in the community.

Final word

Monday, March 23, 2020

Ben Mears, a graphic designer and father of three from Clevedon, published his first book, The Haunting of Tyler May, in 2012. It was the first of six in the teen fantasy Tyler May series, concluding with, Dawn of the Sister, in 2016.

Living the chemo

Monday, March 23, 2020

Before I was rudely welcomed to Cancerland five years ago, I had no idea what chemotherapy was all about. I thought that everyone who had chemo was bald, a complete physical wreck and spent the majority of the time with their head or bottom glued to a toilet seat. I believed that chemotherapy was a single drug that cured or aimed to cure all types of cancer and that patients spent hours in hospital on depressing wards where everyone presumably cried constantly.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Simply Green opened its doors in Victoria Square, Portishead, at the end of February and owner Bethan Walker has had a positive response from local residents.

Final word

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Inspired by the experiences of her own children, Debbie Joy Brookes has written and illustrated a book created to encourage children in their transition from early years’ books to slightly more complicated reading.

Portishead Spring Show

Monday, January 27, 2020

Schedules for the Portishead Spring Show are now available.

Victorian fair in Portishead this week

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Portishead will turn the clocks back on Sunday for a Victorian fair, which is the main fundraising event of the year for the town’s Christmas lights.

Portishead Christmas lights

Monday, November 25, 2019

Portishead Christmas lights will be switched on, on Monday November 25, by 401 marathon man Ben Smith and famous blogger and Inspirational Mum of the Year (2017) Heidi Loughlin.

Breaking barriers

Monday, November 25, 2019

Five days after having an operation for a curvature of her spine, 13-year-old Evie Goddard-Appleby walked out of hospital counting the days until she would be back in the saddle and running up and down the hockey pitch.

A time for giving

Monday, November 18, 2019

Some children who are used to waking up to no gifts on Christmas morning and some parents who would not dream of receiving anything, may find this year a little different thanks to the gift tree appeal launched by Portishead Methodist Church.

Buy a tree for Clevedon

Monday, November 18, 2019

Members of Sustainable Clevedon have launched a tree planting scheme that will provide an opportunity for members of the community to purchase a Christmas gift for friends and family, whilst also giving back to the town.

The Beatles V The Stones

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

In 2018 brothers Adam and Alex were invited to put on an evening of music at The Winter Gardens, one of Weston’s most iconic venues.

Firework displays

Monday, October 28, 2019

On and around November 5 people all over the country will be building bonfires and holding spectacular firework displays to mark the night in history, in 1605, when Guy Fawkes and his team tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Time and Tide

Monday, September 23, 2019

Months of hard work will come together this month in a community opera put together to celebrate 150 years of Clevedon Pier.

Making the grade

Monday, September 23, 2019

Gordano School sixth form students did themselves proud as A Level results this summer showed 21% were at A grade or above, 46% of the passes were in the A*-B range and 74% of all grades were at C grade or above. The overall pass rate 
was 99%.

Generation Vibe taster sessions

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Generation Vibe, a Portishead youth choir for those in school years three and above, is celebrating its first birthday on September 9th.

Giving SoleLutions

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Proceeds from the Portishead Easter trail have funded books and pencils for children in a poor area of Kenya.

Limited edition postcards have gone on sale at the Curzon cinema in Clevedon to help raise funds for vital roof restoration works.

Portishead Yacht and Sailing Club (PYSC) is celebrating the success of its youth sailing team member Dru Townsend who was selected to represent the Royal Yacht Association British Youth Sailing Team at the 2019 Topper Irish National Championships. All the sailors were chosen based on performances in their age group at recent regattas.

Summer youth activities

Monday, August 5, 2019

Portishead Youth Club is open during the school summer holidays, some of that time will be for usual youth club sessions, however there is also a programme of special events, excursions and a subsidised residential trip, with transport included, to take advantage of. All young people returning to school in September going in to year seven or above are welcome to join in.

Lunch with the Queen

Friday, August 2, 2019

Not many 17-year-olds can say they have been invited to lunch with the Queen but for Gordano School head boy Charlie Gazzard, mixing with royalty is something he is used to.

Clevedon’s Long Swim

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Clevedon’s Long Swim is an annual tradition dating back to 1928.

Clevedon Pier is thrilled to host 2018 Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist.

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