Review of the Year 2012 - September

September:

Care home to close: Worried residents living at Cherry Orchard Residential Home in Clevedon were told they had just two months to find a new home before theirs closed in November. Families were distraught at the news and vowed to fight the closure.

Rains came down...and floods came up: Scores of villagers feared for their homes as heavy rain caused flooding in many North Somerset villages. Homes, gardens and roads flooded in Walton-in-Gordano, Clevedon, Backwell, Flax Bourton, Barrow Gurney, Congresbury, Long Ashton and Wrington.

Second post office opened - now residents have to use it: Portishead’s long awaited Post Office Local has opened in The Village Quarter. The new facility is the result of years of campaigning by residents and town councillors to get a second facility in the town. The facility is on a one-year trial so residents were told to use it if they want it to remain.

Celebrating new playing field with sports day: Excited pupils from Wraxall Primary School enjoyed a sports day to celebrate their new pitch. Parents, teachers, staff and the Friends of Wraxall School Association spent the past year raising �22,000 to pay for the school’s playing field to be levelled so the children can enjoy more sports.