Review: June 2009

PUBLISHED: 13:03 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

June: New pool plan left high and dry - North Somerset Council officials poured cold water on proposals to build a new swimming pool in Nailsea.


New pool plan left high and dry - North Somerset Council officials poured cold water on proposals to build a new swimming pool in Nailsea. Campaigners asked the council to take an in-depth look at the issue, but the matter was brushed aside. Executive member for leisure and tourism Felicity Baker suggested the people of North Somerset enjoyed the pools they already have.

New inspector joins the team - A new police inspector took over the beat for Nailsea, Clevedon and Portishead. Inspector Jon Owen took over from Sarah Treweek and vowed to continue her work in addressing the needs of the community.

A dramatic AIDS message - A Portishead-based Youth in Action project got underway. The cultural exchange programme saw a group of young performers from South Africa arrive in the town on a three week stay. The youngsters, all who have had their lives affected by AIDS, worked with schools and community groups across North Somerset conveying messages about the AIDS crisis in the world using song and dance.

Urban search and rescue base opens - Members of Avon Fire and Rescue Service's urban search and rescue (USAR) team moved into their new, purpose built premises in Clevedon Road, Nailsea. The base, built around the town's existing fire station, took two years to create and houses a 24 hour-a-day, on call service. The team will attend incidents including large transport accidents, floods and building collapse.

Churches' Hope in the Square - Exciting activities including song and dance filled Clevedon's Queens Square for an event called Hope in the Square 09. Organised by the town's churches, passing shoppers were treated to music and dancing displays. The free entertainment included workshops, arts and crafts and a youth project bus.

School's carnival success - St Peter's School in Portishead cleaned up at the town's annual carnival. For the second year running the primary school was crowned supreme champion after taking the top awards for best float, best walking entry, best topical and best overall entry.

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