Review of 2009 - January
PUBLISHED: 08:10 01 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010
January: Parents step up calls to end road danger - Parents campaigned for a road crossing in Trendlewood Road in Nailsea.
Parents step up calls to end road danger - Parents campaigned for a road crossing in Trendlewood Road in Nailsea. A petition containing 40 signatures was handed to North Somerset Council. The crossing was secured later in the month.
Village roads could be 20mph zones - Three dangerous roads in Backwell were earmarked by North Somerset Council to become 20mph zones to make the area safer for pedestrians. The narrow roads are regularly used as a cut-through by vehicles.
Address warning for paramedics - A 'blacklist' of dangerous addresses for paramedics to visit was released to ambulance crews working for Great Western Ambulance Service. The list includes places where incidents have happened in the past and staff are urged to proceed with caution.
Go to church for debt advice - Nailsea Baptist Church decided to offer financial advice and support people with rising mortgage costs, fears of redundancy and mounting debts. Other churches in the district said they were looking into similar schemes.
One child a day is victim to sexual abuse - The NSPCC revealed one child a day is abused in the Avon and Somerset area. In 2007, 475 youngsters had fallen victim to sexual predators.
Teachers and parents at Fairfield School in Backwell threw out old bras to donate to Soroptimists International of Bristol - a charity to help families in Sierra Leone.