Review: April 2009

PUBLISHED: 11:09 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

April: Crossing arrives - Children and parents gave the thumbs up to a new zebra crossing in Portishead.


Crossing arrives - Children and parents gave the thumbs up to a new zebra crossing in Portishead. The new Harbour Road crossing is on the main route to Portishead Primary School from several housing estates in the town. It links the piazza outside Waitrose supermarket to the marina and leisure centre.

Exhibition sets sale - Clevedon's Heritage Centre was re-opened after a complete refurbishment. The seafront facility, which includes displays about the town dating back as far as the bronze age, unveiled a sea-themed exhibition with scale models of famous Bristol Channel steamers.

Starring role for resort - Clevedon was put on the movie map once again as Hollywood star Kiera Knightley arrived in town. The actress was there to shoot scenes for her latest movie, Never Let Me Go. Filming for the sci-fi thriller, set in the 1990s, took place in Hill Road and Alexandra Road.

Alan's bid for greener Britain - A Nailsea resident collected an OBE from the Queen at Windsor Castle. Alan Barber, a campaigner for urban parks, received the honour for his work towards achieving more green spaces in Britain. The 66-year-old helped form the Heritage Lottery Fund's Urban Parks Programme and has also advised the Government on public parks.

Pupils star at the Colston Hall - Youngsters from 18 North Somerset primary schools performed music, song and dance at Bristol's Colston Hall. The venue was filled to capacity as around 600 children took part in the entertainment. This was the 33rd annual Music Association of Woodspring Schools concert.

Town's schools take top spots - North Somerset schools league tables confirmed Portishead's six primary schools were among the highest ranked in the area. Based on year six exam results, top of the table for the area was St Peter's Primary School, with Portishead Primary a close second and High Down Juniors fourth. Overall North Somerset schools were placed 45th out of 148 authorities in the tables.

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