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What's On in Bleadon? Events and Activities Blog, Calendar or also see What's New 

 

ALL BLEADON HALLS AND PARK HAVE BEEN CLOSED

ALL ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

 

See here for local events and activities posted (not chronologically) below the calendar, feel free to comment on them if you like.The event information shown is accurate to our knowledge however, it is advisable to check with the organiser before travelling.

 

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 

Calendar is above and Blog below here.  

Please read our latest posts below (not in chronological order) and comment on them if you like. If you want to add a new blog topic of your own choosing just email me the content or use the contact page and I will post it asap. You may be also interested in our Be Involved, Whats New, Neighbourhood Watch or Classified/Lost and Found blog pages and please remember that historical posts can be viewed by selecting the drop down menu at the top of the blog home page. 

 

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Road Closure near The Webbington

Posted on 16th July, 2020

 

Hinkley Connection Project - local road closures:

 

 

 

 

"We've nearly completed the temporary construction road and we have started installing cable ducts along the route of the new connection. The cable route crosses five public highways. Where possible we are drilling under roads to pull cable ducts through without digging trenches. In these locations we can keep the road open to traffic"

 

Consequently part of Webbington Road will be closed 29 July to 11 September 2020.

 

 

VE Day Celebrations 08 May 2020

Posted on 3rd May, 2020

 

UPDATE 08MAY 20: Bleadon Bunting

 

VE Day Images

 

"HD and colour footage of the VE Day in London on May 8th 1945." (2 mins) Atelierdesarchives.

 

More videos at the end of this blog.

 

British Legion

VE Day 75th Anniversary

 

Join your neighbours ina national 'stay at home' street party!

Prepare for the day by decorating your house in red, white and blue.

11am - 2 minutes silence on your doorstep

3pm - Churchill speech shown on BBC

Front door picnic

4pm - Tea & scones

6pm - Dinner & raise your glass

9pm - Queen's address & Nationwide sing-a-long

BBC VE Day Celebrations

 

"The BBC today announced dedicated programming across television, radio and BBC iPlayer to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe." (29 APR 20)

VE Day Website

 

"The 75th anniversary will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period. To commemorate this important time we are organising VE Day 75, a three-day international celebration that will take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020."

VE Day by Historic England

 

"May 8th 1945 was the date the Allies celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Reich, formally recognising the end of the Second World War in Europe. This became known as VE (Victory in Europe) Day."

VE Day: Coronavirus 'will not stop' Wales honouring fallen

(BBC 03 MAY 20)

North Somerset Council

"Leader of North Somerset Council, Cllr Don Davies, said: “While official events to mark VE Day 75 have been cancelled or postponed because of the extraordinary circumstances we find ourselves in, it is still important to remind ourselves of the personal sacrifices and hardship people across the globe faced during the Second World War."

BOB's Remembrance page

 

Stories & films, films, books, well-being, charities and more.

  

"V E Day began with Mr Churchill's broadcast officially announcing the end of war in Europe. Londoners took to the streets in celebrations which continued for nearly two days. Outside Buckingham Palace the crowds chanted 'we want the King' and were rewarded by the Royal Family appearing on the balcony. At nine o'clock in the evening the King broadcast to Britain and the Commonwealth."

 

(10 mins) British Movietone

"Watch this compilation of film from IWM Archives, showing thousands of people gathered outside Buckingham Palace on VE Day, local celebrations at King’s Langley in Hertfordshire and victory celebration scenes in Trafalgar Square. Note: the final section of this film is silent."

 

(7 mins) Imperial War Museums

 

During these COVID19 pandemic times we are reminded to follow the expected social distancing rules.

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NB: As far as can be ascertained from the minutes Bleadon Parish Council did not make any resolutions or public announcements for VE Day Celebrations on behalf of the Village or the Parish prior to COVID Lockdown in March 2020?

 

DATEBLEADON PARISH COUNCIL MINUTE EXTRACT

Nov 19

(Min 328.9)

"Several proposals as to what the village organisations were prepared to organise are currently being collated. Activities such as a play from the Bleadon Players, specifically themed flower displays by the Bleadon in Bloom Group as well as Bleadon Brownies who have offered to help. ‚ÄčIt was suggested that the securing of a Beacon possibly sponsored by Marshalls should be investigated. Final responses for the proposed programme of events were expected to be received by the 31st December 2019.  ‚ÄčIt was suggested that the securing of a Beacon possibly sponsored by Marshalls should be investigated." 

Dec 19

(Min 329.5.n)

"Noted that a draft budget had been received and would be discussed in detail at the forthcoming ad hoc finance meeting?" [As of 07 MAY 20 there are no public minutes or budget accessible see here?]

Jan 20

(Min 330.5)

"It was agreed that someone was needed to direct this project whereupon it was agreed that the Chairman would take the appropriate action."

Feb 20

(Min 331.5)

"Agreed that the subject matter should be an agenda item at the March Meeting."

Mar 20

(Min 332.5)

"The Chairman provided a verbal update on both subjects." [i.e. No resolutions or public announcements were made by Bleadon Parish Council for Bleadon VE Day Celebrations before COVID19 or 08 May 2020?]

 

 

Clap for our Carers

Posted on 23rd March, 2020

 

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During these unprecedented times they need to know that we are grateful.

 

Please join us on 26th March at 8pm for a big applause (from front doors, gardens, balcony, windows, living rooms, etc.) to show all nurses; doctors; gps and carers our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against this virus.

 

Please share this message, so we can make sure, the word spreads and reaches all to join!

Bleadon Still Under Threat

Posted on 7th January, 2020

 

Bleadon is still under threat ... from Acidisation instead of Fracking!

 

The government's current "moratorium does not cover acidisation, which is the process being considered by Infinity Energy to be carried out in Bleadon, just south of Weston super Mare, if they can find a landowner who is prepared to accommodate their drilling operation. “The threat of drilling through the fissured limestone cave system, and introducing vast quantities of acid deep into the bedrock of Mendip simply does not bear thinking about” said Dr Richard Lawson, chair of Frack Free North Somerset."

 

There is a talk at Love's Cafe next Tuesday, 14th January 2020, Weston-Super-Mare by Tina Rothery.

 

For more information read below, the poster and Bleadon BOB's Fracking page.

 

Previous blog Somerset Earthquake - 3.2 magnitude tremor 

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SPEAKER TO HELP RESISTANCE TO CONTINUED THREAT OF “FRACKING” IN NORTH SOMERSET

 

Frack Free North Somerset are proud and excited to be hosting Tina Rothery to speak at our AGM on Tuesday, 14th January 2020 at Loves Café, Weston-Super-Mare.

 

Tina Rothery is a prominent national anti-fracking campaigner, who was one of a group that in 2014 occupied a Lancashire field that Cuadrilla wished to drill, risking a fine of £55,000 and 2 weeks in jail. In the end, the case brought against Tina by Cuadrilla was discharged, and the peoples’ resistance to fracking in Lancashire was victorious.

 

She stood for the Green Party in Tatton in the 2015 General Election and in Fylde, Lancashire in the 2017 General Election.

 

Tina is a-founder member of the redoubtable group of Lancashire anti-fracking “Nanas”, and has worked as a journalist, a radio presenter and now works as Social Media Consultant to the Green MEP, Gina Dowding.

 

She is a powerful and inspiring speaker, and Frack Free North Somerset is delighted that she is coming to speak to their AGM, as unconventional oil drilling is still a threat in North Somerset. Although the Government issued a moratorium against fracking at the beginning of the recent General Election campaign, this is widely seen by campaigners as a temporary device to take fracking off the electoral agenda. The moratorium does not cover acidisation, which is the process being considered by Infinity Energy to be carried out in Bleadon, just south of Weston super Mare, if they can find a landowner who is prepared to accommodate their drilling operation. “The threat of drilling through the fissured limestone cave system, and introducing vast quantities of acid deep into the bedrock of Mendip simply does not bear thinking about” said Dr Richard Lawson, chair of Frack Free North Somerset.

 

The meeting will be at 7:30 pm at Loves Café, 9 West Street, Weston-super-Mare, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1JR

 

Contact ffnsomerset@gmail.com or phone 01934 853606

Bleadon Christmas Market

Posted on 3rd December, 2019

 

Bleadon Christmas Market this Saturday 7 Dec 9:30am-12:30pm. For a list of 40+ market traders see https://www.bleadon.org.uk/market.html

 

Christmas Celebrations at Bleadon Church

Posted on 3rd December, 2019

 

 

"A light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it! You are invited to Bleadon Church festivities:

  • Carol Service at 3pm on Sunday 22nd December
  • Crib Service at 4.30pm on Christmas Eve
  • Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Morning Service at 10.15am on Christmas Day

Also, from 7th December there will be a series of displays in Church titled "Joy to the World".

 

Please call in and have a look any time in daylight hours when the church will be open. We hope you all have a good, encouraging and uplifting Christmas.

 

For more information please look at www.bleadonchurch.co.uk or contact Tim (Our Rector) via revtimerridge@gmail.com or 01934 815 404."

An Aspirational Movie

Posted on 2nd December, 2019

 

The 2040 movie at Scott Cinema, Bridgwater, TA6 3PH, Monday 2 December 2019 at 6pm showing "an aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today"

 

Remembrance Service Grove Park 2019

Posted on 10th November, 2019

 

 

 

Sunday 10 November - Remembrance parade and service in Grove Park from 10am-11:30am, a schedule can be seen at Visit Weston Super Mare:

  • 10:00 Royal British Legion members gather at the High Streets, Scouts and Guides to meet at Italian Gardens
  • 10:20 Parade assembles including marching band, ready to proceed.
  • 10:25 Parade begins from High Street to Grove Park
  • 10:35 Parade procession arrives at Grove Park
  • 10:55 Mayor and Civic party guests leave Grove House and service begins by War Memorials by Grove House
  • 11:00 Two-minute silence begins
  • 11:05 Wreath-laying at War Memorial base by Grove House

 The event was streamed live as seen below (commentary starts at approx 15:45mins):

 

 

 

See also BOB's Remembrance page.

 

The 2018 Remembrance Service can be seen here.

Tredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir in Bleadon

Posted on 22nd October, 2019

An evening from Wales: Traditional Welsh hymns, folk songs, musicals and pop songs presented by Tredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir at Bleadon Parish Church, BS24 0PG on Friday 25 October 2019 at 7:30pm.

 

Admittance : £5 (pay on the door)

 

 

Community Cinema Night featuring The Goonies

Posted on 7th October, 2019

 

Community Cinema Night Wednesday 9th October starts at 6:30pm at the Church of St. Peter & St Pauls Bleadon, featuring the 1985 adventure classic The Goonies.

 

Bring your own pillow to enjoy the movie.

 

For more information email curatewebb@gmail.com