Review: August 2009

PUBLISHED: 15:04 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

August: Swamped… by unwanted pets – The huge number of cats, kittens and dogs being abandoned in North Somerset put Barrow Gurney's Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary in dire straits.


Swamped... by unwanted pets - The huge number of cats, kittens and dogs being abandoned in North Somerset put Barrow Gurney's Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary in dire straits. A plea for donations was put out to help look after the 100 cats in the facility. Its kennels were also full with another 60 cats waiting to come in.

Criminals don't take holidays - North Somerset residents were warned to be extra vigilant during the summer months to combat walk-in burglars after a Clevedon couple fell victim to a walk-in opportunist. Peter and Zara Davis left their door open while in the garden, allowing a thief to walk in and take two wallets.

New park is just the business - Plans were announced for a new business park in Clevedon that could bring 450 new jobs to the town. Regeneration company, St Modwen, acquired a 22-acre site off Kenn Road to create a mix of office and industrial space.

Swine flu - 'keep calm' message - People across North Somerset were urged to 'keep calm and carry on' by health chiefs as they faced up to the swine flu pandemic. People were told to use their common sense and stay away from work if they had any symptoms. Parents were also told to keep their children home from school if they became ill.

Marine weeds cause an upset - Members of Portishead in Bloom accused Port Marine developers of letting down the group after improvement work was not carried out. The area formed an important part of the group's entry in the Britain in Bloom competition and members wanted to ensure it was up to scratch before judges visited.

Clowning about - Portishead's Redcliffe Bay Brownies showed off some new talents when they took part in a circus skills workshop. In a series of meetings they enjoyed a clown evening, face painting and dressing up.

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