Review of the Year 2012 - November


Battle goes on to bury the full line: Campaigners against National Grid’s proposals to install a huge new power line across North Somerset vowed to continue fighting for it all to go underground. The vow was made after the energy giant revealed where it plans to install the 400,000 volt line to connect a new nuclear plant near Bridgwater with a substation in Avonmouth.

Dad’s danger warning after wife and son hit on crossing: A distraught dad appealed for changes to be made to a crossing on Clevedon Road, Portishead, after his wife and son were hit by a car. Residents living in North Weston formed an action group to call for a pelican crossing and illuminated speed signs.

�10million town centre facelift revealed: Lidl announced a move to Nailsea, meaning a �10million revamp for the town centre. Ellandi, which manages Crown Glass Place, also announced plans to transform Sycamore House into a retirement home and a scheme to attract smaller businesses to Colliers Walk, which is to be renamed Market Walk.

An Egyptian belly dance show filled Clevedon’s Princes Hall with colour. The event was organised by dance teacher Saeeda Jameel to raise money for CMT UK, which offers support to sufferers of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.