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See here for local events and activities posted (not chronologically) below the calendar, feel free to comment on them if you like. Also click here for regular events, activities and users of the Coronation and Jubilee Halls (also for Hall Bookings and information) and here is What's On @ The Halls and  What's on in North Somerset or Visit Somerset Official Tourism website 

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Soroptimists Railing Against Abuse

Posted on 21st November, 2018

 

Local women raise awareness of domestic abuse

 

There are many United Nations special days each year but the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is this Sunday 25 November 2018, the theme is ORANGE. 

 

On this day, for the past three years, supported by Tara Newley Arkle and Soroptimists of the South West Region, the women of SI Weston have drawn attention to domestic abuse. They wear an item of orange and hand out Loves me, Loves me not bookmarks. These bookmarks include a checklist to help people understand that they do not have to tolerate persistent abuse or controlling behaviour in a relationship. They are already in use by many North Somerset schools.

 

Last year they were joined at the Lord Mayor’s chapel in Bristol by Dame Joan Collins, who spoke movingly about her own experiences. This year their Weston-super-Mare event will support Gemini services, an organisation responsible for the women’s refuge and other assistance for domestic abuse survivors in and around the town.

 

This year participants will be attaching 104 orange bows to the railings around the fountain at Grove Park to represent the number of women in the UK killed by men known to them i.e. approx. two a week. 

 

The general timetable for the two sets of participants converging at Grove Park is:

 

10:45am-11:30amMeet at WSM Station
11:30am - 12:15pmWalk through Weston along the High Street distributing bookmarks
11:30am - 12:30pmAttaching orange bows to the railings around the fountain at Grove Park
12:30pm - 12:45pmThe Mayor and other invited guests tie a orange ribbon
12:45pm - 1:00pmRose Garden Commemoration
1:00pm - 1:30pmThe Mayor unveils the bust “Enigmatic Smile” by Anne Woolley donated by Soroptimists of Weston-super-Mare

 

For more information, please contact: sigbiweston@hotmail.co.uk

 

National Domestic Abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247

 

Local Domestic Abuse helpline: 0800 69 49 999

Christmas Market Saturday December 1 2018

Posted on 20th November, 2018

Bleadon Christmas Markeet 2018

 

At Coronation Hall, Jubilee Hall and Youth Club Halls 9.30 – 12.30

 

50+ stalls, Fresh local produce with a Christmas flavour. Old Spot Pork & Sausages. Cheese. Spirits.

Handmade Chocolates. Bakery.  Pies.  Savouries. Preserves. Cakes. Ladies’ Fashion & Accessories. Gifts. Crafts. Jewellery. Collectables. Toys. Books. Stationery. Decorations. Cosmetics. Bric-a-Brac.

MEET THE SECRET WORLD OWLS! RAFFLE! Delicious sweet & savoury refreshments including

Hot Mince Pies.

 

Find us on Facebook and www.bleadon.org.uk/market


North Somerset Remembers

Posted on 10th November, 2018


 

UPDATE 11 Nov 2018 - Highlights of the Grove Park Remembrance service can now be watched below.

 

"A number of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 are taking place in North Somerset culminating in remembrance services across the district on Sunday 11 November.

Here is a flavour of what’s happening." 

 

Sunday 11 November - Remembrance parade and service in Grove Park

"The parade will assemble in Weston High Street near the Italian Gardens before marching to Grove Park.

The service will begin at 10.50am with a poem by Anthony Keyes called ‘Scarlet Silence’, accompanied by a World War 1 violin played by Toby Mitchell (at around 21 minutes in the recording below)... The 415 members of the Scouts and Guides Associations will be assembled either side of the war memorial as a visual representation of the sacrifice the community of Weston-super-Mare made in World War 1 ... The Weston branch of The Royal British Legion will be providing a large screen in Grove Park so everyone can see the events taking place around the war memorial.

 

... for the first time the service will be streamed live on the internet via YouTube", as seen below.

 

 

See also BOB's Remembrance page.

Bleadon Memorial Crosses

Posted on 10th November, 2018

 

 

For 2018 rememberance local resident Patrick White is displaying the memorial crosses that he first created in 2014, to remember those fallen from Bleadon in ALL the World Wars.

 

BOB has produced a gallery page to allow those unable to visit the display. By clicking on and enlarging the individual images you may also find information about them, less they be forgotten.

 

See also BOB's Remembrance page.

 

Choosing a Remembrance Day Poppy

Posted on 10th November, 2018

 

 What do the different coloured poppies mean?

 

Red - A red poppy signifies a lasting memorial to those who died in WW1 and later conflicts. Officially associated with the Royal British Legion. 

 

White - A white poppy remembers those who have died in conflict, while emphasising the lasting commitment to peace. Officially associated with the Peace Pledge Union. 

 

Purple - A purple poppy is worn by those wanting to remember the animal victims of war. Officially associated with the Animal Aid charity. 

 

Black - A black poppy remembers the Afican, Black and Caribbean communities who contributed in any way to the War effort. Officially assocaited with BlackPoppyRose.

 

From the BBC website "Red, White, Purple, Black? Choosing a remembrance day poppy", related"What does the purple poppy mean?" and Remembrance Poppy - Controversies and how to wear it 

 

See also BOB;s Remembrance page.

Xmas Trees from Dec 1st at Eden Greenery

Posted on 2nd November, 2018

Christmas Trees For Sale by Eden GREENERYChristmas Trees For Sale (From 1st December 2018) by Eden GREENERY at Unit 7, Purn House Farm behind Bleadon Post Office. For more information please see the poster.

Weston Beach Clean Saturday 27 Oct 2018

Posted on 24th October, 2018

 

 

Explorers Escape "are excited to announce on Saturday 27th October 2018 from 1pm til 3pm between the Tropicana and the Sea Life Centre, that we will hosting our very own Great British Reef Beach Clean Day.

 

The event is to give the children taking part in our education program the opportunity to put what they have learnt into practice and to show case their art works about protecting our oceans.

 

The event is also celebrating Cleaner Coastlines 1st Anniversary.

 

On the Day:
Meet a real life mermaid. Mermaids Uk Bristol
Face painting.
Sand castle building.
Tresure hunt.


Beach clean with the Marine Conservation Society

 

ITS ALL COMPLETLY FREE just bring a bucket and spade if you have one

Danny Boyles Armistice Day Commission

Posted on 24th October, 2018


 

UPDATE 11 Nov 2018 - Images of the event:

 

 

 

UPDATE 09 Nov 2018 - An ITV article listing beaches taking part and service people to be honoured.

 

"Weston-super-Mare will be part of Pages of the Sea, Danny Boyle’s commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. On 11 November 2018, the public is invited to gather on beaches across the UK for an informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War.

 

Millions of people served in the First World War and many left from beaches around the UK. Theatre Orchard, with the support of the Grand Pier, will be leading events at Weston-super-Mare beach on Sunday 11 November.  Each event centres around the drawing of a large-scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War, designed by sand artists Sand In Your Eye, which will be washed away as the tide comes in. In addition, the public will be asked to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict."  For further information see here

 

See also BOB's Remembrance page.

Truespeed Communications Events

Posted on 28th September, 2018
Truespeed Events Flyer
  • Bleadon Coronation Hall - Presentation/Q&A - Monday 1st October - Starting 7pm
  • WSM Football Club - Q&A - Tuesday 2nd October - at 7pm
  • Queens Arms - Pub Drop In - Thursday 11th October - 5pm to 8pm
  • Bleadon Farm & Cafe - Coffee/Cake Drop In - Friday 12th October - 10am to 12pm
  • Catherine’s Inn - Pub Drop In - Tuesday 16th October - 5pm to 8pm
  • Bleadon Market - Drop in- Saturday 20th October - 9.30am to 12pm
  • Anchor Inn - Pub Drop In - Thursday 25th October - 5pm to 8pm
  • Bleadon Farm & Cafe - Coffee/Cake Drop In - Friday 26th October - 10am to 12pm
Truespeed logo

Clean the Rhyne 10am Sunday 17 June 2018

Posted on 15th June, 2018

Bleadon Acting Together (BAT) Group members are inviting other Bleadon residents to come along at 10am this Sunday morning, 17th June 2018, to help remove new growth of Floating Pennywort from the Bridge Road to Bleadon Road Rhyne (start at Bridge Garage). BAT can also be contacted via their BOB page. and/or Facebook page.

 

Following some concerned 'conversation' on a BAT facebook post, Phil Brewin from Somerset Drainage Board visited Bleadon on Friday 15th to discuss with some local residents the reasoning, planning and progress of their programme to try and eradicate Floating Pennywort from Bleadon Waterways. Further details provided by Phil are posted below. A previous BOB blog was also posted on this topic in 2015 here.

 

Bleadon - Floating Pennywort Maintenance Programme Progress 2010-2015 (click pics to enlarge)
Floating Pennywort ProgressFloating Pennywort Programme MapFloating Pennywort Programme Map 2

 

Photos of Floating Pennywort in Bleadon/Bridge Road Rhyne 2010-2015 (click pics to enlarge)

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