Congresbury housing group’s plea for new volunteers

PUBLISHED: 20:00 30 October 2016

The Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG) says it needs more volunteers. Photo by Jeremy Long.

The Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG) says it needs more volunteers. Photo by Jeremy Long.


A housing action group in a North Somerset village is urging new people to sign up as volunteers and help defend their community from unwanted new development.

The Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) formed more than two years ago by villagers who wanted to ensure any new homes in the area were built sustainably.

The group was instrumental in fighting off an appeal from developer Barratt Homes to build 80 homes off Brinsea Road last year, but CRAG says new recruits are needed after an important member of the group moved away from the village.

CRAG secretary Viv Tomkinson said: “We need new people to carry on the work, which some of us have been doing for more than two years.”

The group’s chairman Mary Short added: “Now would be a good time to recruit a few key people so that they can be brought up to speed before the next campaign.”

Anyone wishing to join CRAG as a volunteer, or who wants to find out more about the group’s work, should contact John Mills on 01934 830554.

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