Woods n Things

Paul and Renate O’Donnell of Cleeve, owners of Wood n Things will showcase artisan crafts. - Credit: Kate Green


The projects committee is proposing a welcoming coffee and cake morning at St Bridget's Church on July 31 from 10am-12.30pm. Parking is available in Chelvey Court, or by the church gate for disabled drivers. 


A couple in Cleeve, will be opening their home for people to browse local crafts and enjoy a cream team for charity. Paul and Renate O’Donnell – owners of Wood n Things, in Bishops Mead, have been showcasing and selling artisan crafts at their home for many years. Interested parties can book with up to three others from June 24 until the end of July. In line with Government guidelines, face coverings and social distancing rules will apply. A percentage of takings will go to Children's Hospice South West and Cancer Research UK. To book your exclusive private shopping experience, email or call 01934 835141. 


Communities across the UK will join together for ‘The Great Big Green Week’, from September 18-26. Anyone with concerns, interest or ideas on combatting climate change is invited to go along to the opening event, the 'Great Big Green Market’ in Queen’s Square, on September 18, from 10am to 4pm. Groups, organisations, businesses, and special interest groups will be providing green information, services, guidance, products and services. For more information and to be a part of the venture,  contact 

A farmers' market will take place in Queens Square, on September 25 from 9am to 12.30pm, where wonderful local, fresh produce will be on sale. 

A one-hour health walk will take place on July 6 from 10.30am, and a 30-minute walk from 11am from the bandstand on the seafront. For further information, call Lynne Purcell on 01275 852663. 

Clevedon Civic Society is planning speakers for meetings in September, October and November. Talks will be on a range of subjects including Nobel Prize winners, Trinity House and tartans.  Special projects continue throughout the summer including Poets Walk steps. Visit the website for more details. 

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Author Vicki Fitzgerald is holding a launch night and book signing for the Kill List at The Old Inn, in Main Road, from 7pm on July 1.

Book sales will take place at Congresbury War Memorial Hall, in High Street, on July 3, 10 and 17, from 9am to 1pm.  There will also be a selection of new and used jigsaw puzzles, DVDs and talking books available. 

Liz Anderson and Karen Barratt at Long Ashton Memory Cafe. Picture: Jeremy Long

Liz Anderson and Karen Barratt at Long Ashton Memory Cafe. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant


The Long Ashton Memory Café has resumed and welcomes people living with memory loss and their carers. The next meeting is taking place in the community centre café from 2.30-4.30pm on July 22.


Stockway North Nature Reserve, in Stock Way North is open to the public every Wednesday afternoon through July and August from 2-4pm, weather permitting. It will also be open to the public at the same times on the first Saturday of those months.  

The probus club is planning to restart meetings on August 26 at Mizzymead Recreation Centre, in Mizzymead Rise, from 10am. The first speaker will be the popular Garry Gowans with The Maginot Line. 

Nailsea and District and Footpath Group currently has a five-mile morning walk and an eight-mile all-day walk every Thursday. Every Wednesday, the group also holds a two-and-a-half to three-mile stroll. For more information, go to or email 

Health Walks are now back with a variety of walks every Monday morning. The walks, run under the auspices of North Somerset Council, are intended to help people become more active, but they also offer an opportunity to socialise, walk and chat. For more details, contact Diane Bennett at 


Gordano Footpath Group is offering a full programme of walks. To attend, meet at the public car park behind Lidl. Times stated are prompt leaving times. On July 6, the group will be taking part in a 10-mile walk to Avebury, from 8.45am. On July 13, a Clevedon evening walk of three miles starts at 6.30pm. On July 15, the group is heading to Stanton Prior/Priston, for a six-mile walk at 9.45am. Packed lunches are required for the Avebury and Stanton Prior walks.


The village market will continue on the second Saturday of the month from 10am to noon in the village hall, in High Street. There will be no market in August. 

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