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Honesty Request

Posted on 10th April, 2019




UPDATE 19 JUNE 19: Article printed in the Weston Mercury newspaper



A number of residents in our community are kindly offering kerbside fresh produce such as eggs, fruit, vegetables, jams, etc.


However due to a 'customer' taking advantage and liberty as witnessed on CCTV, one such resident is kindly asking that people pay/donate a reasonable amount in return as otherwise they will unfortunately have to withdraw their service, which we think for a village community would be a shame.


In the meantime thank you to all the honest users of these services, long may they continue.

Vacancy - Coronation Hall Cleaner

Posted on 26th March, 2019

Position now taken




WANTED! The Coronation Hall Management Committee are looking for a weekly cleaner for the Coronation Halls in Bleadon. It is estimated that the work would take 4-5 hours per week, at £9.50 per hour. Times would be by mutual agreement and could be flexible.

For more information please e-mail: kevinbarrett240@btinternet.com

GP Community Support Initiative

Posted on 16th February, 2019



A resident has asked BOB to post "... information about a new initiative called the GP Community Support Service which has been brought to [their] attention as being of use and interest to people in Bleadon.  A lot of Weston GPs are involved (this is from Tudor Lodge, Nithsdale Road)."


Full leaflet can be seen here

A Bleadon New Hope

Posted on 14th January, 2019

BPC NDP Survey


We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. 


Unfortunately, it seems that holiday season is the time when major applications and consultations are put to the public. This month is no different with several applications appearing on BPC's agenda on 14 Jan 19, along with their Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Questionnaire/Survey, as indicated below:

  • Neighbourhood Development Plan Survey - 31 Jan 19 deadline
    • Now available for all the public to comment by paper or online
  • Bristol Airport Expansion - 26 Jan 19 deadline
    • The last expansion reported to increase flights and noise pollution over Bleadon. This time it is has proposed "operating within a rolling annualised cap of 4,000 night flights between the hours of 23:30 and 06:00 with no seasonal restrictions". NSC's Local Plan Dec 18 Consultation states, "The Airport wants to double permitted air traffic to 20 mppa by the 2040s. In the short-term it seeks a relaxation of existing limits to allow for growth to 12 mppa [million passengers per annum]
  • Purn Way 16 Houses - 14 Jan 19 deadline
    • This application is outside the current Settlement Boundary
  • There are also a number of enforcements noted

Other Activity:

  • There has been a noticeable increase in plastic/rubbish in our community, especially along the A370, so BOB has reported this to NSC and BPC.
  • Development works at Wentwood Drive (Bleadon Hill) commence in January 2019. This new development will consist of 50 new 3 and 4 bedroom homes.

For further information follow links above and/or for other 'BeInvoved' information please visit https://www.bleadon.org.uk/beinvolved.html

Keepers Gate, Wentwood Drive - Community Information Event


See information on poster below


"Lovell are pleased to confirm development works at Wentwood Drive, Weston-super-Mare are due to commence in January 2019. This exciting new development will consist of 50 new 3 and 4 bedroom homes.

We are keen to keep you, our local residents informed at all stages during this development and would therefore like to invite you along to our “Community Information Event” which is taking place on:


Thursday 10th January 2019

From 4pm-6.30pm

Venue: Bleadon Youth Club, Bleadon, BS24 0PQ


Please come along to meet our team and ask us questions about the upcoming development.

We look forward to seeing you."


Wentwood Drive Development

Please see attached invite (above) to the Community Information Event arranged for 10th Jan.


We are sending out letter invites to all surrounding residents, but please can you forward this invite to any other interested parties.




Siân Diaz (MRICS, BA(hons), DipSurv, CIHM)

Senior Development Manager


dd: 02920 544 637 | m: 07773 478884

Lovell Partnerships Ltd

Unit 5, Cae Gwyrdd

Greenmeadow Springs Business Park

Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7AB



FYI. see previous BOB Blog on the original outline application

Remembrance Thanks

Posted on 6th December, 2018


BOB would like to thank everyone, of all ages, who took part in Remembrance this year, whether from home or at an organised activity. For example (but not limited to):

  • Pat White - for creating and erecting his memorial crosses display for the fourth year 
  • Young Jocelyn -  for creating a Remembrance page on BOB, creating access to audio, visual and textural information 
  • John Hickley - for extracts from his Illustrated History of Bleadon book
  • Residents - for sharing their memories of war time 
  • Grove Park Remembrance Ceremony - for bringing people and organisations together in a formal ceremony to remember the fallen 
  • Pages of the Sea - for bringing communities and families together informally at the sea front 
  • Church - For their service as part North's Somerset tribute 'Legacy of Light' (see below)
  • Captain Stuart - for his information on the 'There not There' project, which BPC added to the church service 
  • Thank you to those of you who took the time and effort to bring our communities together and to send information and suggestions to BOB


There is a lot of knowledge, experience and memories within the residents of Bleadon, which would be shame to lose. Guy Garvey, on a BBC Radio 4 programme explained an interesting project, "Once he got his dad talking, a wealth of new stories emerged which helped Guy form a deeper bond with his dad and painted a vivid picture of a child in wartime Manchester. When Don died in March 2018, Guy realised how precious these recordings were - not just to him but also to his siblings and future generations of his family. Now he’s on a mission to encourage others to record their parents before it's too late."   If you'd like to share any information on BOB, attributed or anonymously, please contact us.

Why Pink Hay Bales

Posted on 24th October, 2018



For those of you who are still wondering why pink hay bales are in the fields it is because they are raising awareness for breast cancer.


Jeannie Everington, from Volac, said in the Echo, “Since many women work within agriculture, we wanted to raise awareness of breast cancer in the countryside and what better way to visualise it than with pink bales in the fields?”


New Mobile LIbrary Timetable

Posted on 10th October, 2018


Mobile Library Service



For those who haven't used the mobile library service, it parks opposite Bleadon Church on alternate Fridays between 10:45am and 12:45pm (check Oct-Dec 2018 timetable here).


Should you wish to contact the service you can:

  • call 01934 426 834
  • email mobile.library@n-somerset.gov.uk

A map of the mobile library locations visited can be seen on the North Somerset website here with additonal information on their Mobile Library webpage.


New Management

Posted on 5th September, 2018

See the source image


The Post Office and Country Stores are now under new management offering a wide range of Postal Services, Banking Facilities and locally sourced goods.


Bleadon Post Office and Country Store

RSPCA Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Posted on 9th August, 2018

RSPCA Poster

RSPCA Poster advises do not leave a dog alone in a car, especially in this hot weather.