Review of the Year 2012 - April


Plans for 10-acre plot will alter town’s landscape: Proposals to transform a green open space in Nailsea into a community facility were unveiled. The plans for Gaulacre, revealed by The Next Field green space specialists, included allotments, a community orchard, a play area, picnic benches, new footpaths and a new junior football pitch.

Curzon celebrates 100 years of cinema: Clevedon’s historic cinema celebrated its centenary with a weekend of events allowing visitors to explore areas of the Old Church Road building not normally open to the public, meet characters from its history and enjoy a silent film accompanied by organist Byron Jones. The weekend was one of the many events held throughout 2012 to mark the cinema’s 100th anniversary.

Safety review call as more aviation fuel tanks planned: Proposals to bring more aviation fuel tanks into operation at a site at Portishead’s Redcliffe Bay prompted safety concerns to be raised. The site was built by the Ministry of Defence and five tanks are used to pump fuel to airports via underground pipes. The Government’s Oil and Pipelines Agency applied to open a further three tanks, allowing 19,000 more tonnes of fuel to be stored.

Young dancers’ show time: Numerous dancers walked the boards at Backwell School’s theatre during a week-long contest. The Bristol Eisteddford saw competitors aged from four to 15 and above taking part in classes including ballet, modern, character, tap, national and classical dance.

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