Review of the Year 2012: January
Delight as final part of cycle link gets the green light: Cyclists and walkers were told they would finally be able to travel from Nailsea to Bristol while avoiding busy roads after the final section of a new route was approved for construction. The Festival Way, aka National Cycle Network Route 33, links Nailsea to Bristol via Flax Bourton and the Ashton Court estate.
Bigger airport is on the way: Diggers moved in at Bristol Airport to begin creating new aircraft stands at the Lulsgate site – the first of 30 projects to make up the expansion of the international airport. The �150million project aims to increase passenger numbers from six million in 2011 to 10million by 2020.
Lighthouse saved - for just �1: Black Nore Lighthouse in Portishead was bought by a group of residents who formed the Black Nore Lighthouse Trust with the aim of preserving it for many years to come. It was handed over to the trust for just �1 after it was taken out of service. The trust planned a programme of fundraising events to help pay for maintaining the Victorian structure.
Superheroes, chocolate bars and movie stars took over the classrooms at All Saints East Clevedon Primary School when new class topics were launched. Pupils were invited to dress up for the special day.