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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

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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.


Posted on 15th June, 2018

AbilityNET posterAbilityNET provide free computer support to older people and disabled people of all ages. See poster for more information, as recommended by a local resident.

Waves of Harmony

Posted on 8th June, 2018

Any ladies who LOVE singing?

Waves of Harmony logo

Waves of Harmony are a ladies barbershop chorus and we are recruiting. We sing four part close harmony songs and have performed on many stages including the Blakehay, Playhouse and even on the back of a lorry! We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in WsM town centre. If you would like to know more please look at our website wavesofharmony.co.uk or our FB page. You will have lots of fun and make great friendships.


Alternatively, Contact BOB to pass on your details.


As you may be aware, an outline planning application has been submitted to NSC for 200 Houses and other facilities on agricultural fields at Bridge/Bleadon Road. Over 250 comments and letters so far have been submitted to NSC, if you would also like to make one, the deadline is this Thursday 3rd May. More information and link to the NSC Planning Application via https://www.bleadon.org.uk/beinvolved.html?post_id=27751


Also a new Barn and access road on land adjacent to Purn Lane and Purn Hill Wildlife Reserve, Bleadon Hill more information and link to the NSC Planning Application via https://www.bleadon.org.uk/beinvolved.html?post_id=27792 Comment deadline is also this Thursday 3rd May.


Please can you also remind your neighbours too. The Bleadon Action Group is also happy to help and hear from you if you would like some further information, https://www.bleadon.org.uk/actiongroup and/or https://www.facebook.com/BleadonAG/


Jo and Chris
twitter: @bleadon
facebook: BleadonBOB

Bleadon Community Bus Information

Posted on 20th April, 2018

Bleadon Community Bus InformationSee Poster for Timetable and further information - From Monday 30 April 2018, a new community bus will operate in Bleadon. This will replace bus service 5A, which is being rerouted and will no longer serve Bleadon village. The community bus will be operated by Weston and District Community Transport and will interwork with other community bus services. Community buses operate at scheduled times from roadside bus stops but use minibuses instead of conventional buses. 

Queens Arms has another New Ownership

Posted on 30th March, 2018

According to Weston Mercury report here, "Pair hope to breathe new life into 16th century village pub, An adventurous young couple hope to restore an old pub to its former glory."


So BOB hopes this will, in due course, bring a new skittles alley and a welcome return home for Bleadon Racers and other increasingly lost, traditional British Pub rural sports!