Review of the Year 2012 - June


Action to clean up town sports pitches: Councils in Nailsea and Clevedon put forward proposals to force dog owners to keep their pets on leads at sport pitches and open spaces in a bid to curb the problem of dog mess. The issue was described as a disgusting health hazard, which saw sportsmen and women having to check their pitches before playing on them.

Police appeal after gardens set alight: Residents in one part of Portishead said their lives were being made a misery by yobs scrawling graffiti and setting fire to trees in their gardens. People living alongside Chicken Path near Lower Down Road had put up with graffiti attacks on their fences before vandals began setting fire to their gardens. Police officers made an appeal for information regarding the incidents.

Council to help 300 families: Some 300 of North Somerset’s most troubled families were set to receive specialist support after North Somerset Council said it planned to spend �225,000 employing a troubled families co-ordinator. They would target parents and children who have issues with crime, disorder or a lack of employment or education.

Union Flags could be seen far and wide across North Somerset as the district celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Street parties, community picnics, 1950s-themed events and school tea parties all featured in the royal celebrations.

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