Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

New shops to open in Weston and Yatton for Hospicecare

10:00 01 July 2011

New shops for hospice

New shops for hospice


TWO new Weston Hospicecare shops are to open in Yatton and on the Oldmixon estate in Weston.

It is the first shop to open in Yatton for the hospicecare, who cared for 30 patients last year and have a community nurse dedicated to the village.

A community nurse costs the hospice £11,000 a year and Peter Boyer, head of trading for the hospicecare believes that the shop will help support this service.

He said: “We have a community nurse specialist in the Yatton area each day visiting patients and their families providing them with advice and support through what is probably the most worrying time of their lives.

“The shop will be a fantastic way to contribute towards this cost.”

The hospice is also opening a shop in Aller Parade on the Oldmixon estate.

Peter Boyer said: “This shop will be a great addition to the shop network in Weston.

“The shops significantly contribute towards the £3million needed each year to provide our services to the community so are vital to the future of the Hospice.

“The Hutton friends group which serves this area has given us their full support so we look forward to it opening in August.”


Other News Stories


An appeal has been launched to find a missing 31-year-old man, who was last seen in Uphill at noon today (Tuesday).

Read more

A parish council is in fear for people’s safety after revealing more than 60,000 cars were recorded speeding in the parish over the summer.

Read more

A 24-year-old man has today (Tuesday) pleaded guilty to several offences, including actual bodily harm and burglary, following a number of incidents in Weston-super-Mare and Worle.

Read more

The Government’s backing for an expansion to Heathrow Airport should not come at the expense of regional airports, such as Bristol’s.

Read more

A pub owned by Butcombe Brewery is set to be extended, with plans for a 12-bed hotel submitted to Sedgemoor District Council this week.

Read more

A massage parlour in Weston-super-Mare has been inspected during a police crackdown on people trafficking.

Read more

A Weston-super-Mare man has been called ‘so many names’ due to his disability and is hoping to spread awareness of prejudice in the town following Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Read more

Secret World, in East Huntpsill, is a rescue centre with a difference. It rescues a host of injured or orphaned wildlife but this is only the start of the work it does, as the aim is always to release the animals back into the wild. 

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A worle supermarket hosted a fundraising event this week for cystic fibrosis charity the Ian Ritchie Foundation.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Thatchers Cider has submitted plans to build a new warehouse at its Sandford base to North Somerset Council, but residents have raised concerns over the development.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications