Review of the Year 2012 - February
Call for new 20mph village speed limits: A 20mph limit throughout Pill and Easton-in-Gordano was proposed by Cllr Donald Davies after he received numerous complaints on the issue from residents. The parish council gave him their backing to carry out a feasibility study for the plans.
Police get tough on young drinkers: Police in Portishead launched a campaign aimed at stopping people buying alcohol and cigarettes for those under 18. At weekends, it became common for youths to congregate outside supermarkets and coerce shoppers into buying the items for them. Police teams stepped up patrols in the area and also put up posters warning of the potential consequences for those caught buying items for underage youngsters.
Pier anglers left reeling after several spooky sightings: Anglers on Clevedon Pier saw their normally quiet sessions turn to spooky encounters after reportedly seeing a lonely figure walking its planks. The sightings prompted many enthusiasts to visit the pier to see whether they could detect any paranormal activity.
Scouts open their doors: Scouts from across North Somerset gathered together to promote their adventures and activities to new people. The Open Doors events put on by the Gordano District Scouts also saw former members of the movement given the chance to reminisce about their experiences as a scout.