Ask Nailsea – No

GroupQuick ReferenceWhat is the idea?Where will it be?Cost?Why do you think we need this in Nailsea?Additional InformationNumber of
consildated responses
Short DecisionCouncil Comments
OUTDOOR LEISURE / PLAYGROUNDSSplash ParkAddition of splash park splash pool/fountainMillennium park£50,000Very few splash pads ocally, water play shown to improve child development, would also bring visitors to the town in the summer from surrounding areas- currently summer visitors tend to go to Weston/clevedon1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to the negative environmental impact and risk of waterborne illnesses due to the rat problem faced in Millennium Park.
OUTDOOR LEISURE / PLAYGROUNDSOutdoor Education siteBuild outdoor education site in Nailsea, with a building / classrooms and outdoor area with woodland if possible. This could be utilised by schools on a rota basis with education staff available to help onsite or to visit schools . In addition to educational resources the site could be utilised to run family days and holiday clubs during school holidays, getting child and adults outside and away from screens. Outdoor activities have a huge benefit for physical and mental health.most likely on the edge of town, subject to suitbale site
e.g. off youngwood lane, by rugby club, near nailsea dn Tickenham football club, near Touts PFS,
unsureSchools have limited resources and providing this would help all of them, being able to access provision without the cost of travel via coach which typically exceeds the price for a course. Understanding the benefits for getting outdoors is great for all ages / abilities and its free.1NoThis item was declined as the Council are legally unable to fund projects for education or religious establishments.
OUTDOOR LEISURE / PLAYGROUNDSZip Wire - Morgan's HillAs the cost of maintaining a swimming pool is high unless a trust was formed once it had been built suggest a zip wire installed at the top of Morgan Hill to the bottom for children to experience some uncossested thrills.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to the site being an unsuitable location for a zip wire.
OUTDOOR LEISURE / PLAYGROUNDSAge Restricted Skate ParkA smaller age restricted skate park for younger age children.Scotch horn playing fields or the Grove sports ground.No ideaBecause the younger children going in the skate park irritate the older children by getting in their way. It can be dangerous. Also it will provide a safe space for younger children to enjoy without the bad language and other things happening around them. This will spit the younger children feeling intimated and can enjoy themselves more.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined with the intention that the Council should work harder to make our
skatepark more inclusive.
TRANSPORTCycle Path LightingProvide lighting along the cycle path between Nailsea and long Ashton. It is currently not appealing for cyclists and walkers in the darkNCN 33, between Nailsea and long Ashton£10k?This will encourage more people to walk and cycle, reducing the strain on the road network1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as Nailsea Town Council are unable to implement this, but contact will be made with Sustrans and North Somerset Council to see if they can take it on.
TRANSPORTElectric Vehicle/ Van ClubElectric Vehicle Car / Van Club in Nailsea, allowing residents to 'hire' an Electric vehicle to undertake car journeys more sustainably in addition to potential for a number of EV vans also to be provided so residents can transport furniture / goods.Would probably work best with a number of vehicles located within the town centre / neighbouring car parks in addition to a few standalone cars / spots within the outer areas to maximise take up.Unsure - but I believe following the initial outlay the car club operate may cover the ongoing costs.A lot of people cannot afford a Electric Vehicle but want to travel more sustainably, this might be a sensible option with the growing population and allows households to potential reduce from 2 cars to 1 car with the flexibility to hire a car through the car club as and when required. Reducing car numbers can only be a benefit to the local community.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to the fact Nailsea is different to large cities like Bristol where the service is well utilised, and intention for one to come to The Uplands development as part of the planning application.
TRANSPORTCar Parking - DisabledDisabled car parkingOn the piece of waste ground on edge of car park that used to be the Esso garage. Still close to the shops and Health Centre. Would free up the current disabled spaces for other parking or safe place for ambulance ito stop should there be an emergency.Struggle to park and also this piece of land is unsightly and needs something doing with it.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
TRANSPORTUpdate Railway StationTo update the railway station in Station Road - (NAILSEA)!... Plus the bridge**Nailsea Station1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as improvements
would need to focus on disabled access before anything else.
TRANSPORTMultiStorey CarparkA multi-storey carpark to encourage the 1000s of new residents to shop and use town centre amenities and servicesDemolish the redundant and derelict eyesore building complex adjacent to Tower House Medical Centre??The town centre parking facilities struggle to cope with the current usage and will be totally inadequate to cope with the influx from the new housing developments which have provided this money1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as the land is not owned by Nailsea Town Council and has a planning application on it at the moment. There is a lack of location where a multi-story car park could be raised due to the coalmines under the town.
SPORTS FACILITIESNailsea Tennis ClubNailsea tennis club , replacement of old lights with more energy efficient led lights , and purchase of a ball machine for training
Nailsea tennis club needs new floodlights, a ball machine and rebound wall to help the coaching programme
The Nailsea Tennis club has seen a recent growth in members, with more people working from home it’s become a really important social connection for those who’s lifestyles have changed. My idea would be to help the tennis club grow and continue to thrive. One aspect of growth is to do with peoples comfort in their ability to play with others. Training can be expensive but something as simple as a ball machine gives new and existing members a chance to improve in their own time and subsequently feel more confident about playing in teams. Additionally the floodlights are well below the standard of f neighbouring clubs like backwell for example. All three courts are used in group sessions and on one side particular the lights are the old style.
Mizzymead clubBetween £10k and £20k
£60 - 70k
Tennis club membership at nailsea has declined in recent years these measures will help to revitalise the club.
Tennis is well documented as greatly improving mental and physical wellbeing for all ages
The tennis club is currently thriving after years of stagnation with a large coaching programme. The lights are old, expensive to run and cause light spill problems for the neighbours). The investment will benefit generations to come
6NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as the money needs to be spent on facilities that would benefit the whole town and not just a private club, but this does not exclude the club from applying for a grant.
SPORTS FACILITIESMizzymead Recreation CentreMizzymead Recreation Centre is an established social and sports club in the centre of Nailsea supporting active tennis, bowls, skittles, table tennis, snooker, and bridge clubs, etc. I am the treasurer of the Nailsea Lawn Tennis Club and we have recently resurfaced our three tennis courts which we have paid for out of members subscriptions and a loan from the LTA. However our club building is in a deteriorating state and needs major investment in the roof.
The whole place is now overdue for a facelift so that it can continue to flourish and attract new members.
6) investment in the struggling Mizzymead recreation centre. Again a good facility for attracting people to Nailsea with tennis courts , Bowling club, table tennis and snooker.
Mizzymead£100kThere is only one tennis club in Nailsea. We have an active junior coaching section. It is very important to encourage sport for young people. The Mizzymead Recreation Centre, with its variety of clubs, attracts people of all ages. There was a risk of it folding last year due to lack of a viable financial plan. A recent change of management has rescued the centre, which is a registered charity. It needs to improve its facilities to continue attract members and thrive.4NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as the money needs to be spent on facilities that would benefit the whole town and not just a private club, but this does not exclude the club from applying for a grant.
SPORTS FACILITIESNailsea and Tickenham FC
- Car Park
Expand the existing car park and include a dedicated bicycle parking area. Also improve the surfaces of the access lane to the ground and the pedestrian footpath to the pitch perimeter pathwayNailsea and Tickenham Football Club, Fryth Way, Nailsea, BS48 2ASAn estimate from a local Civil Engineering Company indicates cost will be circa £30,000 (Vat Ex).The number of home and away supporters visiting the club has grown steadily over the past few years. When the car park is full, supporters have no option but to park on the public roads around the club. This puts pressure on the amount of parking available for our neighbour’s and their families and friends on match days. We have received a number of complaints from our neighbour’s bringing this to our attention and feel it would greatly alleviate the problem if funding to improve car parking, access lane and the pedestrian footpath was approved.
It should also be noted that we have applied for promotion to play in the prestigious Western League next season. If this is approved, far greater numbers of home and away fans will be visiting the ground thereby exacerbating an already unsatisfactory situation.
The improvements to the surfaces of the access lane and pedestrian footpath will help wheelchair users and disabled supporters get into and out of the ground more safely. The provision of a dedicated bicycle parking area will encourage greater use of bike transport with the net gain of both reducing pollution and keeping people fitter.
It should also be noted that this project only requires Capital Expenditure to be approved without the need for any further year on year maintenance costs to be factored in.
25NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as the land is owned by North Somerset Council and is listed as a potential development site. Previously a loan has been provided to the club to undertake works on the site.
SPORTS FACILITIESFunding for Sports/Social ClubsThe social and sporting clubs and facilities within Nailsea should be encouraged to bid for part of the funds for upkeep/improvement projects.
More sports facilities
There is an opportunity to use the money to make a generational change to sports and recreation facilities in the Town. There are numerous projects that are proposed online in various forums. These should be assessed in terms of need and a strategy for the Town produced. The strategy should link to other local, regional and national strategies which would enable funding options to be explored and attract additional investment to Nailsea. An example of this is in relation to the football facilities for all (girls, boys, men and women) which need to be improved at a number of sites. Some of these are identified in the North Somerset Local Football Facilities Plan, which can be found here -
https://localplans.footballfoundation.org.uk/local-authorities-index/north-somerset/north-somerset-local-football-facility- plan/#tab-section-introduction. This could lead to potential funding from the Football Foundation.
I would like the money to be divided up between all the existing youth & childrens clubs/groups in Nailsea, ie sports clubs/scouts & guides/youth club etc
There are various locations in the Town including The Grove, Millennium Park, Golden Valley Playing Fields, Greenfield Crescent, Nailsea School where investment is needed. This would increase the capacity at some of these sites as well as improving the variety of activities on offer in Nailsea.Costs will vary and need to be developed.Nailsea has some fantastic clubs and organisations however the quality of the facilities does not meet the required standards or in some cases even exist. The new housing will put further pressure on the current facilities. The Town Council has an opportunity to help deliver transformational change for the Town. Many Town Councils are now playing proactive roles in helping to facilitate investment in their areas and this is an opportunity to do this.4NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as it does not fall under the remit of capital expenses and so is not something that the money can be spent on.
SPORTS FACILITIESCommunity Sportshall/Hydrotherapy Pool - Ravenswood SchoolA new community sports hall / hydrotherapy pool
To build a dual use sports centre. Ravenswood School has a large field space and has been for a while trying to build a new sports hall. The idea would be that the young people could run the space during the day and it could be used for both school community use. The facility could support the whole community as it could be used weekends and evenings as well as a community sports centre. Ideally it would have a large sports hall that could be used for football, badminton etc, a hydro pool for swimming lessons and a community cafe. It would be an ideal place for young people to build their employability skills, whilst helping them feel part of the community whilst providing a much needed sports facility for the people of Nailsea.
I think more sports and leisure facilities would be good. Something for older people , mums with babies, dog owners and everyone else. I know that Ravenswood school are hoping to build a sports centre and this could be a community facility. Add a dog swimming pool somehow and you'd be inundated with bookings. There are many funds that could help with funding that look to support community projects, If you opened up the parameters to include the elderly and lonely in the area, then again you would be providing something that could make a huge difference to so many people. The idea is for the older children in Ravenswood to work in the sports centre and therefore gain useful work experience. Maybe Weston college would also like to be involved and use it for training on other courses.
Ravenswood school has a big pond area and this could be used for community groups to use for Brownies etc. Preschool groups could use it as a forest school. I think the site of Ravenswood is undeveloped and is not currently part of the community.
A bigger community centre for groups in Nailsea. In particular for a youth centre, which provides a youth and young adult service which includes youth clubs, advice services for young people eg post 16 options, counselling, support groups, drug:alcohol support , support for mental health. A non-judgemental hub where all teenagers and young adults are welcome to come and explore the way forward in their lives.
It would be good to have a Sports Centre at the Fire Station end of the town, to increase the leisure facilities in the town as a whole and to provide facilities for that part of Nailsea
Hydrotherapy pool
Ravenswood School
Ravenswood school site. Pound Lane . This site would be free with no land purchase. It is land belonging to school and North Somerset
Possible sites:- Scotch Horn Blackfriars trading estate Southfield trading estate Weston College building
2.5 to 3 million
£2.5million (excluding vat)
The school is in desperate need for an upgraded sports hall. The local town is in need of a top of the range facilitie, that would not only benefit the school but the local community It would be open 7 days a week and provide opportunities for the pupils to support with the running of the facilities. This would help people in the wider community understand more about pupils with disabilities and break barriers. Adding a hydrotherapy pool would also offer local groups to access swimming therapy for babies and a exercise intervention for older residents or rehabilitation for those who need recovery
We have a small sports centre at scotch horn, but it is not large enough for the growing Nailsea community. The local community also lack any swimming facilities and have to travel to clevedon or Blackwell for this. The Venture would be a joint one between the local special schools and the community so would increase links between the two and provide employment options for young people with learning difficulties who currently struggle to gain voluntary or employment jobs within the community. It would also provide a safe community cafe type space for mother and baby groups etc to meet and relax.
The sports centre at Backwell and the Scotch Horn centre in Nailsea are not modern and do not bring the community together like this project could. As previously mentioned it would be designed with a café hub where Mums with toddlers, older people and maybe even business people could meet . There is an example of the café part working well at 3 ways school in Bath. Families are struggling to keep their children healthy and a skate park or outdoor fitness trail could also be included for those who wanted a more cost efficient option. I think older people could be bussed in for regular events to combat loneliness. A hydrotherapy pool could be included which would support the physical health of the most vulnerable, Dog owners spend so much money pampering their pets so if you could add in a dog swimming pool, I am sure you would make a profit. I have looked for such a thing but it is not available locally.
I continually see large groups of teenagers hanging around Nailsea, smoking cannabis in and around the skate park or shouting, playing loud music in Nailsea town centre close to older persons residence s. There’s nowhere for teenagers to go, they are unsupervised and bored. Provide a positive place for them to go, appropriate people for them to talk with. Mental health problems have risen hugely in young people over the last few years, we are constantly hearing about the suicides of young people. Nailsea could support young people by providing them with a place to go, people to talk with and information and suggestions of how to achieve their goals and ambitions.
I am happy to be contacted at the school to discuss this proposal and visits to the school would be most welcome. Mark Senior Headteacher
Prior to covid the school started fundraising for this project and has raised some money towards it. The basic plans have already been drawn up and the project had a lot of local support. A new sports centre is regularly discussed/asked for in Nailsea community groups so would be an invaluable resource for the school and the local community.
6NoThis item was declined as the Council are legally unable to fund projects for education or religious establishments.
SPORTS FACILITIESPetanque CourtCouple petanque courtAnywhere. Just need 4x15m per court£2k per courtGreat community game, can be played at any age and will make us feel like we are in Provence on sunny days.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as there are already 12 available and free to use at the Ring o' Bells,.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSPark WardenHow about a warden in the parks, to monitor the dogs not kept on leads . This would enable people like myself being able to take a walk around the Millennium Park and Grove Park, without having dogs run up to people like myself who are very afraid of dogs.1NoThis item was declined as the Council are legally unable to fund projects which pay for a salary.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSOpen Water Wildlife ReserveCreation of an open water wildlife feature to support insects, amphibians and bird life as well as improving the appeal of a little used the area that tends to be overgrown. There is a stream in a culvert running under the site. I propose that in the area mentioned below the culvert is removed and a small weir built to create a pond retaining water at a depth of perhaps two or three feet. If properly designed and built the site would quickly attract amphibians and aquatic insects becoming a pleasant dipping pond for young children to explore.In the small landscape dip that is part of Trendlewood Park next to The Old Farmhouse public house.I do not know the actual cost but I suspect it to be a few tens of thousand of pounds.There are very few ponds within Nailsea. Trendlewood Park does have two seasonal areas of water but these are of poor quality and dry out. There is a permanent pond in Nowhere Wood but that is in private land and deep due to it being an old quarry. There is also a pond in the grounds of Nailsea School, again no public access and of poor quality. A good size pond exits in the Elms Estate (technically not part of Nailsea) but that is big enough to be home for a number of ducks and access is limited to just a small part of the edge of the pond. There is of course Backwell Lake but that is very large and supports many Swans and Geese. What Nailsea does not have is a small accessible pond safe for young children to go pond dipping.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as these spaces are already available at Moor End Spout Nature Reserve, Stockway North Nature Reserve and Trendlewood Park.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSRestoring the GreenPartial restoration of the Green with information plaques.Knocking down defunct loos opposit THE MOOR END SPOUT, creating a grassed area oritectd frin traffic, and with information signboards. Maybe even reproduction Stocks? This would add greatly to the
local Kingshill trails
A few thousand, probablyIf you don't conserve your history it is forgotten, and we lose our heritage. Very important for education and tourism and the economy.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as there is currently a planning application from a developer on this
section of land.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSUplandsTo buy the uplands from NSC and provide an area for recreation and sport for everyone to enjoy. It could have benches and a flower area to encourage wildlife
Buy back The Uplands. This open space is in use all day, in all weathers. Nailsea NEEDS this space to be kept available for the public to continue to use now and in the future.
The uplandsUnknownThere are still sports clubs unable to find playing areas. With the increase in houses nearby we need recreational facility where people can play relax, socialise where wildlife can flourish
With all the other new housing there will be even greater need for open spaces for exercising and to maintain wildlife corridors.
5NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as the land is not for sale and has agreed planning permission on it, so cannot be progressed.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSDog ParkPlease could we have a properly enclosed field safe for dogs to run freely? The fields in the middle of the town are often very busy with young children or football pitches and surrounded by busy roads. The fields on the outskirts often have access to farm animals. A safe enclosed field would give dog walkers the freedom to let dogs off lead without the worry of the above.
Secure dog field
A Bark Park , free run fenced of areas with undulating grass for dogs to play in , an example can be found in Bedminster , Bristol next to South Street Park , very little.uo.keep required just a reasonable size bit of land ,fencing and Dog bins
Bordering development west or south west Nailsea. Close to a footpath but with no footpath going through so access was solely intended (but not limited to) exercising and training dogs.
A secure dog exercise area with bins and something like a sand/ very fine gravel floor
Hi, I would like a dedicated dog walking field in Nailsea. Somewhere that is fenced and with a dog bin, parking would also be useful for those of us who want to exercise our dogs but can't walk long distances to the dog walking area, depending where we live. There are more and more places that are banning dogs or where dogs can only be walked on 1m leads and there are no dedicated dog walking fields around Nailsea where dogs can safely roam free without encountering sheep, cows or horses.
Perhaps the area of land in the corner of Golden Valley field? (next to Station Road end)? In line with the pedestrian gate.
Anywhere with sufficient space and perhaps room for parking
Areas to consider could be land near /rear of Ravenswood and the otherbscools off pound lane or a section of land within millennium park
A few public park locations that could be made secure
What about the grass area next to the children's play park opposite the maples?
No idea 🙂 Whatever it costs to securely fence in the area, ensure there are no big holes for dogs to run safely without breaking ankles and probably situate and the upkeep to empty a couple of dog waste bins.
I would imagine £5000 for fencing /landscaping and Bina but to be fair that's total guess work and is based on land being provided for free
1-2K
I guess the cost would be fencing, extra poo bins, substrate and labour... £2k?
There is currently nothing like this in the area and I often see people asking for suggestions on safe places to walk dogs off lead on Facebook. Unfortunately, there are not many places in the middle of the town.
These are popping up all over the place but the closest seems to be clevedon. They are very popular especially with owners of dogs who are anxious around other dogs or young dogs who need a secure area to work on recall. This is a really nice way to be able to let your dog off the lead without any worries.
A free fun fenced if dog park allows dogs more natural excecise it also prevents dog incidents of the running around child based areas of leads so is better for safety , it helps with dog training and developa a dogs social behaviour . The amount if dog owners seems to have exploded after the lockdowns and having seen it at 1st hand in Bedminster I can't express enough how brilliant it is and great to watch , kids watch and learn dogs natural behaviour and again this helps both filys and dog owners , a few benches over looking the park is a good idea and can provide some entertainment for those who can sometime need something to watch and do it's great for mental health to watch a dog having fun
There’s a large demand for local dogs only parks, as in Southville’s Bark Park. If there was a coffee van there it would bring in revenue. It would keep dogs out of other spaces where children are more likely to be disturbed by them. We’re losing a lot of previously useful dog walking space over by Engine Lane and the Uplands due to planned development.
There has been an increase in dog ownership and a safe space to train them would benefit dog, owner, and community. Amenity land previously used for dog walking has been sold (Uplands); the Grove is lead only, Backwell Lake is lead only; Nailsea/Tichenham Football club has restricted access to a previously very popular site. Dog ownership has increased so too have people's dislike/fear of them off-leads near children. However, dogs need to be off leads for exercise and not everyone has the luxury of a vehicle to travel out of the town. We spend council funds on play equipment for families with children to socialise and exercise, a space to do so with a pet would be a credit to the town. At present, the nearest enclosed field to hire is in Kingston Seymour and is in demand.
There could be a small charge involved in using the fried which could be put back into maintanance and perhaps other worthy causes.
https://bristol-barkers.co.uk/walks/bark-park/ Shows great view of its benefits
The site could include wildlife initiatives and trees/shrubs for rewilding which benefit the environment and also provide stimuli for dogs.
A few leveled logs or tractor tires could provide basic agility courses.
9NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as it was felt that the logistics of maintaining the asset would deem to be too great.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSWild flowersGreen spaces/ trees / wild flowersEverywhere! 🙂£10,000s I guess - not huge amounts of money.We are so lucky to have some lovely green open spaces which are a great resource. Some lovely trees have come down in the recent storms - let's replace them. Trees help with air quality and help control flooding They provide amazing ecosystems for 100s of animals. Some councils have introduced wild flower verges to encourage bio diversity. They look lovely too.Why not involve local schools, and other open spaces1NoThis item was declined as this is not a project that is a capital expense.
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSRoad Improvements -
Uplands
All the roads made up to class A standard and all roads which have been reduced to bumpy tracks resurfaced, especially The Uplands.Because we are a rundown village, completely lacking in infrastructure.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSParking Restrictions - Church LaneMore restrictions for parking on the bend at the top of Church Lane BS48 4NG - by Holy Trinity Church + The Tithe Barn.The lane suddenly becomes very narrow on the bend and viewing (with all the parked cars) is very restricted for drivers who approach from either direction.
Obviously there is a safety issue for pedestrians.
Costs would be minimal.People who use the Barn + the Church should be encouraged to use the car parks of both establishments. The Barn has a small car park. The Church has a large car park further down the lane. Both are often empty while the lane is blocked causing difficulties for residents, tradesmen + dustbin lorries etc.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSNo Parking - Church LanePlease put a 'NO PARKING' sign at the bottom of CHURCH LANE - BS48-4NG. As a dead end lane this area is intended to be a 'turn around' for all the lorries, vans, cars (including dustbin lorries) who service the lane.AT the DEAD END of CHURCH LANE (between 42 and 43)The price of a sign + its installation.To enable all the services to get to the various house holders - particularly - rubbish collection1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSSpeed Reduction - Queens RoadReduce speeds along Queens Road to 30mph to create a sustainable and safe transport route for all users through our town.Queens RoadDepends what you do but reckon with some road markings the carriageway width could be reduced and signage installed (the islands already exist) - £50,000??This is a major route through our town. It is used by many, particularly school children crossing at different points, but cars and lorries hurtle along it. It bisects the town. there is no need for such a fast road through a residential area. Slowing down traffic along this road, which will get busier as a result of new development, will encourage more walking and cycling. Not only will this improve the health and wellbeing of people, but it will be better for the planet and the general environment of Nailsea.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic Calming - Pedestrian CrossingsPavements and pedestrian crossings on the busiest section of road in Nailsea, along with traffic calming. If the 20mph and HGV route is being introduced in central Nailsea this road needs calming.Between Nailsea Park Junction and roundabout at Tesco along B3130. A A crossing at the bus stops by Nailsea Park B Pavement created along the length from bus stop to Webbs Autos (between 9-15 High Street) C Speed limit reduced to 20mph also and/or speed bumps. D Review of dangers at junction at top of The Willows. Bearing in mind rules of Highway code seem to be about to change giving pedestrians priority and this junction is crazy busy with commercial and domestic trafficNo idea 100k ? Knowing that crossings seem to be ridiculously expensiveIt is only going to get busier with new housing, something needs to be done now to protect more vulnerable road users, cyclists, children, other pedestrians. Road is far too fast for its width.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic Calming - Zebra CrossingZebra or other safe crossing really needed.At entrance to millennium park on nailsea Park end near the Masonic Hall.A lot of people of all ages and with children and dogs try to cross there to Trendlewood and the traffic is too fast and busy. When the schools come out people park all along that road and at all other times it’s like a race trackIt’s near a junction so that makes it even more busy with a lot of traffic using that junction to get to the main road from Trendlewood area.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic Calming - North StreetIntroduce traffic calming measures on North Street. With the introduction of the new estates at the top of Engine Lane the street on the West End side is now dangerous. Heavy goods, overflow from the development should be directed through the industrial estate permanently and not down the one lane street with no pavements.
More speed ramps to slow down traffic especially where there are no pavements ie parts of North street. and near schools.
Cut access to North Street from Engine LaneNo detail on how to cost thisSafety first and foremost, North Street is no equipt for large levels of traffic/ HGV2No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic Calming - Clevedon RoadA pedestrian crossing - this is urgent - I have been asking for 35+ yrs.On the Clevedon Road outside Greenfield Crescent. - There are 2 schools/park/playgroundl across this road, in Pound Lane etc.A tin of white paint etc: - cheaper than a swimming pool.To protect the predestrians crossing to Junior + infant to the 2 schools, playground and park. - One person has already been killed on this stretch of road,
To provide safe route to school and also safe route to the park for families and children.
My granddaughter wrote to the Council when she was 8 years old - she is now nearly 22 yrs old. - Portishead & Backwell get priority.2No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic Calming - Traffic
Lights
I suggest TRAFFIC LIGHTSat thge top of Wraxall HillWhy? Safety......so we avoid near misses.......1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic Lights - Queens RoadTraffic lightsJunction of Queens Rd, Mizzymead and Perrings.Measures are insufficient currently, huge number of children cross this junction for school and I have witnessed many near misses of traffic collisions and children at this hazardous junction.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic LightsTraffic lights at the junction of Nailsea Park and High Street with a right turn filter1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSYoungwood Lane - Access onlyMake Youngwood Lane access only. Ban all motor vehicles except for resident and business access.Entire length of Youngwood Lane from Netherton Wood Lane to The Perrings.Cost of new signage. New traffic order.Youngwood Lane is a well used area of recreation for Nailsea residents of all ages. Walking, cycling, and horse- riding are all popular activities using the Lane. However, the Lane already suffers from rat-running of vehicles between Nailsea and the surrounding area. This is likely to increase as higher numbers of people move into the new housing developments in the area. Conversely, the new residents are likely to want to use Youngwood Lane for the recreational purposes the current population already enjoys. I would remove vehicle access from the entire length of Youngwood Lane and restrict its use to recreation, and access only to the businesses and homes along its length. This will help to manage conflicting uses of the Lane, health and safety of users and reduce wear and tear of the road surface. It would also help to maintain the rural and historic character of the Lane by keeping motor vehicle use low. The Lane is only usable for one lane of traffic. An increase in motor vehicle use would create congestion and risk an unsafe environment for all users of the Lane.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSWraxall to Backwell BypassMajor road improvements. Exit from the town is limited with pinch points at Nailsea/Backwell Station Railway arch, B3130 just before junction with B3128 and certain points on B3130 through Wraxall. An 'A' road quality road needs to be developed from the Long Ashton By-pass through to the M5 Clevedon junction to provide a quality egress from Nailsea to Bristol and the M5. This has been discussed for many years and action needs to be taken NOW. This road will provide a much needed reduction of traffic volume on the A370 and at the same time as effecting a by pass for the villages of Flax Bourton, Wraxall, Tickenham, Backwell, Cleeve, Claverham, Yatton, Congresbury and Hewish.On a route from the end of the existing A370 Long Ashton by-pass at Flax Bourton, across land between Wraxall and Backwell, through Nailsea before all routes are blocked with further housing developments and joining up with the existing M5 Clevedon exit roundabout.Millions of poundsSo we can get out of Nailsea sensibly.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSMini Roundabout
Markings
3) The mini roundabout by Iceland for the Station Road car park is very badly damaged surface-wise and has no
paint markings. This should be improved.
1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSRoad Connections/ Safety - West EndImprove road connections by avoiding single track country lanes - A new road or improved wider roads between Nailsea and Clevedon to the motorway. The traffic through West End and Tickenham is only going to get busier with the new housing developments. Currently the narrow single track roads are not fit for the volume of traffic. A road that could connect Nailsea to Clevedon via a bi-pass of the West End and Tickenham would take the pressure off narrow lanes, reduce the risk of large HGVs getting stuck and causing major disruptions and it would stop residents paying thousands each year to rebuild garden walls that have been knocked down by cars/vans/lorries trying to pass each other or navigate tight corners. Widening the existing roads would be an option and providing a small footpath would make walking safer.
Widen some of the country roads to the West End.
Spend something - anything - on safety in West End, that's the area of Nailsea which is totally forgotten about unless it involves house building plans by Nailsea Town Council, North Somerset Council, Developers, Land owners. I've read your Council Minutes, West End is never mentioned apart from building houses. It's already a nightmare for local residents who might want to walk out of their own gate without the risk of being run down by speeding cyclists and traffic which is only going to worsen every time another house is built on the west side of Nailsea. It's not just dangerous for local residents but all the people who walk, cycle and ride horses around the lanes.
Access Only and speed restriction signs on both roads leading out of Nailsea to the West End. Also at the Clevedon junction for traffic coming in from the Motorway
A new road is required to take all the extra traffic from new houses being built on west side of Nailsea.
West end of Nailsea connected directly to the M5 junction 20 roundabout/slip road.Lots!It would make Nailsea a more desirable commuter town with better and faster links to the motorway. It would entice businesses to the trading estates with direct links to the motorway via safer routes for HGVs. It would allow for quicker bus links between From Weston and Clevedon. There are lots of nervous drivers who won’t travel at night or in the dark if it means a journey down single track roads. Having footpath access would allow people to walk safely between the neighbouring towns and villages.Widening of existing single track roads and adding footpaths to links out of Nailsea to Clevedon and Tickenham would make journeys safer for vehicles and pedestrians5No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSLink Road to Motorway
Junction
A link road to the motorway junction at Clevedon from the end of Queens Road running approximately parallel to the
road through Tickenham
1NoThe Council Voted No because traffic and Roads are the remit of North Somerset Distrcit council. However it was agreed that all of the comments will be passed to NSDC for consideration.
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSSpeed Reduction - Sawyers Arms2) There needs to be either Speed reduction measures such as road bumps or a speed camera, as well as a zebra crossing on the high street (part between Tesco and the Sawyers arms pub)1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSQuiet Lanes - Netherton Wood LaneQuiet Lanes for Netherton Wood Lane, West End (hamlet) Nailsea, North Somerset. would benefit everyone who lives in, works in and visits West End, by creating Quiet Lanes we could encourage more active forms of travel such as walking, cycling and horse-riding. Not only will this improve people’s wellbeing it will support the drive towards making Nailsea carbon neutral by 2030 in response to the climate emergency.Netherton Wood Lane is a single-track road (i.e. no line markings), typically with less than 1,000 vehicles using it per day in West End hamlet. It is a routes where visitors and locals can enjoy the natural surroundings and use them for activities such as cycling, horse- riding, jogging and walking. The idea is not to restrict motor vehicles on these rural routes, but to encourage considerate use of the road, so they can be shared and enjoyed by
A 'Quiet Lane' will encourage drivers to exercise caution when travelling along it to respect other users, it isn’t a traffic calming measure.
The 'Quiet Lane' is a signed road where there are no speed restrictions. Is it safe for walkers/cyclists/horse riders to use. 'Quiet Lane' designation does not impose traffic calming or create access restrictions for any residents or businesses along the route. 1,760 additional homes are being built adjacent to Netherton Wood Lane 'Quiet Lanes' would prevent it becoming a Rat Run.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSRoad Improvements - Netherton Wood LaneEnsure Netherton Wood lane is modernised to the very least that two vehicles can pass throughout it length.
Widen Netherton Wood Lane etc. from Engine Lane right down to the A370. It is too narrow and needs more room to accommodate the extra traffic caused by this housing
Signage for West End Lane and Netherton Wood Lane indicating that it is unsuitable for lorries, that it is single track with passing places. Also imposing a speed limit.
Signage for West End Lane and Netherton Wood Lane indicating that it is unsuitable for lorries, that it is single track with passing places. Also imposing a speed limit
Netherton Wood LaneNothing if Taylor Wimpey carry out. £100 to 200K if carried out by councilMain West exit from South West Nailsea by new developments
If not improved, there will be collisions & jams down these lanes - used by tractors. Other traffic will use White Oak Way, causing issues past schools and at The Perrings/Queens Rd junction
This road infrastructure improvement has always needed doing, even more so now to avoid congestion throughout Nailsea.5No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSCrossing - Trendlewood/Festival WayZebra or light signal pedestrian crossing. Can council invest in safety by improving pedestrian crossing on Trendlewood way meeting Festival Way footpath. There were previous public requests including residential petition to improved this crossing for children but it has been turned down due to lack of funding. The current crossing is on a slight bend which doesn’t allow children to cross safely and slowly. You need to run across the road during rush hour , while the cars are speeding through. This is the main crossing for children from Trendlewood and Elms area to Golden Valley school/ Nailsea school while it’s also frequently used by public visiting Wraxall countryside.
Additionally the housing development at west end of Nailsea will increase traffic through the area, for people reaching exit roads from Nailsea. This would make this pedestrian crossing even more risky.
Trendlewood way /festival way crossingDirectly improving safety of public through the better road/path management.2No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSEastway SquareBecause the road in Eastway Square us very bad I find it hard going on my mobility scooter. Please look at the right hand side as well = thank you.(Road) Eastway Square Nailsea.?1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic Calming - St Francis SchoolFor a pedestrian crossing to be installed outside St Francis Catholic Primary school.
A pelican crossing outside St Francis school. This is a very busy road in the mornings and would be made much safer with a more defined crossing
I would like to see traffic calming measures and speed limit reductions on Station Road between Golden Valley Primary School and St Francis Primary School for safety and to encourage walking and cycling to both schools. At present, it's unsafe and the speed of traffic, layout and lack of traffic calming measures are dangerous for children and parents to cycle and walk. This is also the case along Trendlewood
For safety reasons, a zebra crossing or pedestrian crossing is needed outside St Francis' School on Station Road. This route is used by many people every day, especially school children and their parents. It is particularly difficult to cross from the Nailsea town centre side of Station Road because of the bend in the road which prevents pedestrians seeing what is approaching. The lack of pedestrian crossing is, put simply, a serious accident waiting to happen.
School drop off times correspond with peak commute times and pedestrians are left battling a constant stream of traffic, with parents and children having to take it into their own hands to enable safe passage across the road. The provision for pedestrians near to this junction is woefully inadequate, not only for schoolchildren and parents alike, but also for the many residents of Station Road who may be looking to cross Station Road as they head towards/back from town. Vehicles regularly travel along this road at higher than the national speed limit which makes crossing the road even more dangerous.
To be installed at a safe and suitable location on Station Road near St Francis SchoolCurrently the school does not have a dedicated crossing location. Station road is a main through road between the towns of Nailsea and Backwell. The volume of traffic is very heavy throughout the day and on this part of the road there is a slight bend, which makes crossing of the road for pedestrians very unsafe.
Safer way for parents and children to cross road into school.
Many parents at the school (including myself) are conscious that the speed of cars is far too high on this road (especially near the blind corner near Ash Hayes road) and it is not very safe especially with younger children. A small school in a small town deserves better help with this issue before we see a serious accident. Sinusoidal speed humps and signage has reduced speeds near Backwell school and traffic calming measures here would help greatly. This is the only school in the town without adequate road safety controls.
56No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic Control - Silver StreetAdditionally as I live facing Silver Street, the speed the traffic from the traffic lights to the turning opposite the Care Home is uncontrolled, several accidents have happened. Although not of personal interest perhaps1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSVisibility MirrorIdea 1. Visibility mirror opposite public footpath next to 41 Whitesfield Road Idea1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSResurfacing - Station Road2. Resurfacing of Station Road near St F school (between Ash Hayes Rd and St F school) Idea1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSRights of WayA tweak to the rights of way in a couple of places around town. Specifically, changing Youngwood Lane to an access only road to motor vehicles (and adding a 20mph speed limit), changing Quarry Way to a bridleway, lowering the speed limit on Silver Street/Kingshill/ Union Street/North Street to 20mph, as well as the road past the social club and converting the paths in the "open" parts of the park to the south of Kingshill school over to shared use path. I'm also going to suggest converting part of Whitesfield Road over to 20mph and allowing cycling through the bottom end of Church Lane.Youngwood Lane, Quarry Way, Silver Street, Union Street (North of Yew Tree Gardens), Kingshill, North Street, Watery Lane. Whitesfield road, Church Lane and the park to the south of Kingshill School.Unknown to me, but whatever the cost of changing the rights of way, plus ~£50 per sign needed.Youngwood lane needs to become an access only road to motor vehicles because it is very narrow, the bends are blind and to protect it's other users (primarily equestrians and walkers, but also cyclists). It's generally ill- suited to being anything more than access only for motor vehicles. A 20mph speed limit would also improve safety somewhat. Converting Quarry Way over to bridleway would offer a potentially more convenient, faster and quieter route into the heart of town by bike for anyone living in the roads behind Quarry Way. Nailsea Town council even proposed this as a part of the potential route for NCR 33's missing link between Nailsea and Weston. This could be converted over to shared use path instead, but, given how wide the footpath end of Quarry Way is, it appears practical to me for it to be converted to bridleway. Three of these streets (Union Street, Silver Street, Kingshill) are narrow and the pavements are too, when they exist, particularly in the case of Union Street. A 20mph speed limit could help discourage through motor traffic to an extent, improving safety in itself by reducing the volume of traffic, but also improve safety for pedestrians and unmotorised road users in the event of a collision, which is particularly important, given that there are two pubs on these streets and that drunk people are poorly coordinated and can be erratic. North Street, east of the junction with Queens Road, and Watery Lane should be added into this, as should the road down the side of the social club. The paths in the park to the south of Kingshill should become shared use primarily because it would then legitimise the use of bicycles by the kids going to school in part of the school's immediate catchment zone, integrating with the shared use path on their grounds or entering the park to use the play facilities there. It would also provide another way of getting into town for the people who's houses back on to that park. It's open enough that it shouldn't be an issue. There is a short segment of Whitesfield Road between it's most southerly exit onto Ridgeway and Goss Lane with no pavement. As there are going to be pedestrians in the road on an otherwise residential street, it would make sense to lower the speed limit here for ~70 metres. The bottom of Church Lane seems like a prime candidate to be opened up to cycling. Indeed, it may already be legal to cycle there, but I cannot find any information as to what kind of right of way it is. If it was down to me, I would convert it to bridleway if it was anything less than that already. This will offer another low-traffic route to the tithe barn, as you only have to cross Queens Road. These promote cycling, walking and increased safety for all road users, which both make Nailsea safer and make sense, given that we've declared a climate emergency.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSRoad Improvements - Greenfield CrescentCan someone resurface the roads in my area (greenfield crescent) as it looks like we’re neglected …it’s embarrassing when we have visitors. It doesn’t reflect on Nailsea well. We are homeowners and the houses are worth well over £260 000 but you’d never know looking at the state of the roads!Greenfield Crescent1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSRoad Improvements -
Engine Lane, Chelvey
Better road infrastructor - to cater for increased housing.Engine Lane, Chelvey, Youngwood Lane, also in and
out of Nailsea.
No idea - over to you.Over development with existing road structure - schools, doctors, dentist, NHS services.1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSRoad Improvements - PrecinctRepairs and improvements to the ‘public realm’ especially along the service road and car park behind the high st (station road side, and the area out under the tunnel alongside MayNews out onto Stockway where School Togs is.
Including making treacherous uneven pavements safe, and ensuring more dropped kerb crossing places for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs.
Improved pedestrian safety.
All pavements need re doing around the shops they are a dangerous disgrace.
Repair the main road in the High Street
Within the overall budgetBecause the town needs smartening up to be more attractive to potential businesses, residents and those who visit for leisure purposes. Because Nailsea is and has been for decades the ‘poor relation’ to Weston, Portishead and Clevedon, massively under invested.4No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSRoad Improvements - GeneralDeal with pot holes and poor road surfaces, some side streets are worse than a third world country and are dangerous (Vynes Way for example)
(1) Road repairs ( not just patches) are long overdue, especially Pound Lane and many other locations. (2) With all the new houses being built an improved road system is definitely required.
Decent roads to get into and out of Nailsea safely. Station Rd is not fit for purpose, the Wraxall/Bristol road is narrow and dangerous and the lanes are not the way to enter a town the size of Nailsea.
3. The road surfaces on our Local Roads are a disgrace especially the one I live in Ash Hayes Drive, also the pavements.
Improve the condition of the roads which are worse than roads in the third world
Station Road5No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSTraffic control - Engine LaneThe problems being created by extra traffic from the Engine Lane housing and Netherton Grange. Following more proposed housing from Netherton Lane and Grove Farm. We live on Chelvey Road and the already increased traffic is a real problem. The houses I have stated aren't even finished yet. I shudder to think what it will be like when it is.
Introduction of bollards to the south end of engine lane from the trading estate to prevent industrial vehicles using North Street also to reduce traffic from the new developements using this road where there are not pavements.
1No
TRAFFIC CALMING/ ROAD IMPROVEMENTSResurfacing - Engine LaneA complete re-surfacing of Engine Lane, the pavements and construction of speed ramps and speed limit. Similar to what was done in Station Road, Backwell.The entire length of Engine Lane.I don't know but as some of this large amount of money has come from the sale of land in Engine Lane, why not let Engine Lane have some of the benefits as was previously quoted in North Somerset Times.The Head of the Town Council was quoted in the North Somerset Times saying this development should have happened years ago. Well he appears to have got his wish but he can also see from his visits to site along with other Councilors, that the lane is taking a considerable bashing from the construction. Therefore, if the infrastructure is just muddy badly maintained roads, who will want to live in Nailsea? A further encouragement to new families will be the installing of speed ramps and a 20 MPH limit as the lane will return as the rat run shortcut to Chelvey when this is all completed.1No
ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENTSoft PlayBetter soft playsWhere ever you find the room for all the ridiculously priced houses you could use that land for more facilities for the younger ones!
Maybe Blackfriars road or another industrial estate
The kids in nailsea have absolutely no where to socialise with friends, or parents to go that's warm and let the kids play with out spending a fortune. Children's football teams have to beg for places to train and play and would be nice for them to have a club house to use after games.
There’s no where for children to play indoors when weather isn’t good
There is very little for young families here. Both parents and children could be better catered for.
9NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to ths facility is already provided for at the Scotch orn Centre and may just need publicising.
ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENTConcert HallThis is the ideal opportunity for Nailsea to blaze a trail and put its name on the local map, by using the money for a single large-scale project providing a facility which is not available in other local towns. What we need is a concert hall!
You may think we have a number of suitable performance venues in Nailsea, but you could not be more wrong. They are either set up as a theatre, so much of the sound is absorbed by the curtaining or disappears into the roof, or as a church where the acoustic is patchy, or where the capacity too small to accommodate a choir and/or an orchestra and a decent sized audience (sufficient to make a concert self-supporting). Neither Clevedon or Portishead have anything ideally suitable, so with the right building it would be possible to attract hirers from these two towns, and further afield.
We need a concert hall. That is a hall without a traditional theatre stage where the sound is lost upwards and not projected outwards. We need a hall that is designed with appropriate acoustics to enhance the natural sound made by musicians who do not use microphones. It should be capable of seating an audience of at least 300 (not counting choir and orchestra).
There are many thriving choirs in Nailsea, of which Nailsea Choral Society is probably the largest with 60+ members. We are hampered in performing large works by not having enough space in any venue to accommodate this large choir, full orchestra and then have space for 250+ tickets we would need to sell to break even. Nailsea Concert Orchestra is developing quite a name for itself with its new conductor, Ben England BEM. There are several other community choirs, all commanding a large following, as well as smaller, highly professional groups needing a suitable venue to perform. The Folk Club are well based at the intimate venue of the Tithe Barn but could book some bigger names if they knew they had a larger space to sell more tickets.
We recognise that a stand-alone capital build is probably out of the question but are raising this issue now as all sorts of refurbishments and future plans may be being considered as a result of this windfall. For example, if Scotch Horn or Grove Sports Centre were to be redesigned and improved could an extension for a concert hall be considered there. If there is a new school or community centre to be built as part of the housing developments in Nailsea then could consideration be given to a concert hall as part of that development. A simple open hall space without fixed stage or seating but with appropriate acoustic and either moveable stage blocks or some sort of raised platform could lend itself to many different layouts and different moods. A large but mellow indoor space could support not only different performance arts but many varying community activities.
With a bespoke hall of this description, we could invite full size orchestras, big name bands, Bristol Vic actors, regional singers like Welsh Male Voice Choirs or touring companies to perform. Our choirs could sing larger works with orchestras and instead of having to go to Bristol to perform we could perhaps even draw Bristol audiences out here to Nailsea. Choirs and orchestras from Congresbury and Long Ashton as well as Clevedon and Portishead could well be attracted to Nailsea by the right performance space. We are all asking that you please look most seriously at this need and these proposals.
1. A concert, performance venue (audience capacity >200), cultural space, to include cafe/restaurant, for choirs, orchestras, musicals, films etc (available for hire as income stream)
2NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
The size required makes this unfeasible.
ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENTNo
ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENTIce Skating RinkIce Skating Rink??Something different to the other towns around, unique, will bring people into the town1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENTTen Pin BowlingTen pin bowling
A ten-pin bowling alley with catering, milk/shakes and soft drinks bar, meeting rooms for hire/parties etc a gaming room with snooker / billiards, darts, TV room, lounge
Old Dr's building, and Dentist building.. Use and make good that terrible eyesore of empty unkempt area..A lot but money we'll spent.. I've lived in Nailsea for 64yrs and there's no more to do now than there was 50yrs ago but look how many mor people live here now...I've lived in Nailsea for 64yrs and there's no more to do now than there was 50yrs ago but look how many more people live here now.. Spend money to bring money into Nailsea make people outside Nailsea want to come to socialise..
Nailsea is expanding very fast with little or no entertainment or athletic facilities for families and young people.
You have to travel out of the town to swim, go to the cinema, bowling etc
5NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENTBingoBingo1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
HOUSINGSocial Housing/Affordable/ More HousingSocial housing in Nailsea to be ONLY for permanent residents of Nailsea. Winford run a similar scheme where they put their own residents first to keep a stable community.
Two bedroom easy access user friendly affordable flats for disabled people and their carers.
The council should buy up housing and sell it/rent it out to local people to ensure they can get on the property ladder. Or they could buy some land and build their own houses. Renting houses would raise income for the council but also ensure fair rent for local youngsters starting out
Homes we could downsize to, leaving younger families to occupy larger homes.
More flats for young people to be able to afford.
Affordable housing, whether buy or rent for young families - have enough retirement complex's.
Buy some houses from 'Barratts' to give homes to refugee familities. Prehaps 'Barratts' would like to donate a house of two themselves as they got this site for such a 'known down' price!!
They are building flats, houses like us. Dont mind more houses lots of fields in Nailsea use them,
The availability of these funds chimes well with the private member's bill of our North Somerset MP, Dr Fox, on giving statutory guidance towards improving the status of persons with Downs Syndrome, and equitably strengthening the provision of services to them. It enjoys Government and cross-party support and at the time of writing has received its second reading in Parliament.
The former Weston College building is an achronistic blight on Nailsea. My core idea stemming from that is for a replacement to include appropriate housing for suitable persons with Downs Syndrome and/or (b) bringing under one roof any inconveniently dispersed categories of assistance to the Downs Community in general (e.g. physiotherapy, audiology).
The catchment area might well, if practical, involve other parts of North Somerset.
The site is close to Tower House Medical Centre.
I would envisage the extra funds being used to defray costs like to be borne significantly by the new forward-looking owners of the College site (Developments Bristol) whose goals in respect of new housing are not too far distant from what is being proposed here.
Lets build accommodation for renting by local young people eg bedsit type to encourage the young to stay in the area and gain independence.
We have become a rather elderly population who have come to join our children, we need to start the cycle again with more young people.
Affordable accommodation is not affordable in reality and we need a new approach.
Nailsea
There 651 sites with planning permission in Nailsea.
Plenty of options to choose from.
All of the £ millions you have basically.To keep the same families within the same place, generations of families living in the same area can create a better sense of community in the long run with the ‘everyone knows everyone’ feel.
Government has stated that 20,000 homes must be built in North Somerset in the next 15 years.
Even with the new housing being built it is too expensive for young people getting on the property ladder locally. By buying and regulating the housing under council control then the council will make a real difference to the lives of the youth of the town
Apparently Nailsea does not show up on the charts as an area of deprivation. It does however have an excess of over priced properties ranging in price from £250k upwards. Building affordable housing for disabled people and their carers is a step in the right direction. GWR were given well over
£1 million pounds to build disabled access for the Nailsea and Backwell railway station. GWR spent it else where. It's time to respect the disabled members of this community and stop treating them as third class citizens.
Spending 16 years attempting to re-locate from a substandard flat into more suitable accommodation is not my idea of a good time.
Thank you.
12NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This was considered to costly for the funds available.
HOUSINGNo
HOUSINGPurchase Land for HousingCompulsory purchase of predominarly empty trading estate at Southfield Road and use for new homes.Opp Southfield RoadTo be negotiatedbecause homes should be in the centre of Nailsea rather than fringes, this reducing car use and encouraging people to walk/cycle to amenities.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
TOWN CENTREMicrobreweryNailsea Community Micro BreweryVacant shops in town centreA package including a kettle, masher, exchanger, pumps, hot liquor tank, and controls will set you back £20,000. If you like, you can also purchase two brite tanks, two fermenters, and one glycol chiller for roughly £15,000, while a yeast keg/brink will add a further £1,000 to your bill. Then, you have to factor in the delivery, lifting, and fitting of the equipment, which is around £3,000, plus hiring a qualified local electrician, which can set you back an additional
£1,000. So, in total, microbrewery equipment will cost you
£40,000. Plus, costs to renovate an area to serve the beer which is produced - £30,000? Total cost £70,000 start up Ongoing costs to include manager to oversee project and purchase of ingredients.
- Owned/managed by the local community to supply quality handcrafted beer to local outlets and sell onsite - To support local good causes by donating our profits to them. - To use the brewery business to support local people by way of improving career prospects with skill training, work experience and volunteering opportunities. - Bring life back to the town centre with a new concept not seen in UK to my knowledge1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTRELaundrette and Dry CleanersWe could really do with a Laundrette and Drycleaners in Nailsea.Town centre.?Not everyone has a car, to go further to find a Laundrette , large items can’t be washed in a normal washing machine and no dry cleaners in Nailsea now.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTREPop UpsPop up bars/restaurants/creativity/theatre/gym (I'd like to do this!), workshops.The main square, or using the empty shopsShouldn't be un-reasonable, the businss could pay minimal rent, provide the necessary item's, & create income from selling tickets.It's looking old, out of date, very tired, we need to inject, something exciting, for all age groups, to enjoy.2NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTRERestaurantsTo have good restaurant(s) in Nailsea
Nailsea would really benefit I MEAN really benefit from a cinema and some decent restaurants it will brighten up the town and will be something decent for nailsea, we have got nothing no entertainment at all unlike weston and Bristol It will honestly do nailsea great I have lived in nailsea all my life, I am going to be very honest and straight to the point it's is boring here really is
Another decent cafe, at the moment only Ivy Kitchen is good.
We really need to get people coming into the centre and using the facilities. I think it’s fantastic when the markets are on and eat festival as Nailsea really comes to life and that’s great to see and needs to be seen more often.
Something for the evening I don’t go out often due to the children being so young but it would be great to see some lively bars/restaurants to liven up the evening times which would then flow the daytime shoppers into the evening. Or instead of just coming into the centre in the day being able to come back later in the evening for dinner and some drinks. It’s time to get Nailsea on the map where people are wanting to come and see the towns “glow up” with all these new houses available we need to keep these people here and getting Nailsea back to life again.
Central positionSubsidising the rent initially to attract new restauranteurs.We are very limited with the number and quality of restaurants! This would give people a local option rather than going to Portishead or Clevedon.23NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTRETake over precinctRegain ownership of Nailsea Precinct
Why can't we take over the running of the Precinct from the private companies which seem to chop and change regularly. We need more independence setting retail rents etc.
Redo Crown Glass shopping centre and the High Street and encourage new shops to town. Maybe buy it off the current owners to prevent their extortionate rent.
Nailsea Town CentreThe Crown Glass Precinct last sold for £11.5 million in 2020.Since Avon sold off the precinct to raise cash in 1980 the Town has devolved strategic planning of its town centre to private owners losing direct control. Whilst the council can influence development through planning it loses the opportunity to directly deal with business and costs associated with renting units. Regaining control would allow the council to strategically develop its town centre and plan for a future mix of retail and residential to support the local community.Low-cost funding available from the public works loan board has enabled many other councils to purchase or repurchase shopping malls and precincts5NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
Refer to Praxis, the Precinct is not owned by the council
TOWN CENTREMarks & SpencerMarks & Spencer food store using land outside of surgery - use space for M&S.M&S = land outside of surgery.Have absolutely no idea!M&S = Good food outlet alternative to Waitrose/Tesco, use of space not used for a long time, my Grandma will love it <3.3NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTREMORE SOCIAL EVENTS IN THE TOWN CENTRE
4. More food festivals or similar events
MORE SOCIAL EVENTS IN THE TOWN CENTRE2NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift, although the Council is in favour of such events being organised.
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TOWN CENTRENextNext2NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTRELIDL/ALDILidl or Aldi Store
Another supermarket is badly needed and am in favour of Aldi or Lidl as I see an awful lot of Nailsea people shopping in Clevedon and Portishead as I do myself.
I feel sorry for people with low incomes too. We have no budget supermarket in Nailsea. No Lidl or Aldi. Yet the people relying on Nailsea Food Bank has increased massively.
2) Lidls type store Better presentation of Nailsea to people coming into the town and its car parks (detailed below)
Anywhere in NailseaDue to increasingly high food prices we need Lidl or Aldi in Nailsea to save people having to travel into Bristol, Portishead and Clevedon to shop!8NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTREKFC/McDonaldsA KFC or McDonald's.The precinct.Loads I guess.There is going to be a load of new people joining us in Nailsea and it would bring some extra life.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTRETaco BellTaco BellHigh Street, opposite 'The Works' and 'Greggs'Around £250,000There aren't many in the area and it will bring attraction and money to the area.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTREShops requested - ExamplesA haberdashery \ knitting wool shop, Childrens clothes shop, Mens clothes shop, gift shop, More clothes shops - women + men
Some reasonably priced clothes shops especially children's clothes. Fabric and wool would also be welcome in current situations where home made is becoming a popular again
- Bakery in High Street
- More outdoor cafés - in the middle of Somerset Square Opportunities for start up businesses/under-cover marketplace.
1) White goods shop 2) more clothes selection for men 3) shop for aids for the eldery & the disabled 4) a pharmacy open on Sunday
Also more independent shops (preferably) to occupy the many vacant properties in the current town centre which are a disgrace. Surely something can be done to attract new occupants into these. But that's another matter!!
3) DIY store
* Encourage Banks back to Nailsea * A national trust style Cafe. Child friendly.
10NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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TOWN CENTRENew High Street Through RoadMy idea for Nailsea is to put a one way road through the top of the precinct . It would enter just after the green on the left hand side and before waitrose. The single lane road would go through the precinct and join the roundabout by the vicarage and out from there. On Each side of the road through the precinct you would have parking each side so you don't have to walk from the existing car parks . This will attract businesses to the precinct because the access to the shops is so much better . This also helps out with the parking around Nailsea. I think about an extra 100 plus parking spaces . As for the children's playground that can be moved down the steps to the lower precinct to the area by Iceland and the post office nice and safe for the children. As for the libery which may be closing I think a Fab place for a nice wine / bestro bar which also would bring more people into the precinct and to use the other shops. This is my outline plan for the new and more accessible and more profitable precinct . thanks Nick wright born and bred in Nailsea.Nailsea precinct at the topDon't really knowWe need a major improvement in the precinct this will give more accessible parking for the shops in this area and better parking for the people of Nailsea . This will create a better shopping exspearianc and more shops being filled in the precinct. Also will result in more revenue for Nailsea town council.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift. There is a current project underway to pedestianise the area and the precinct is not owned by the council
TOWN CENTREImprove Weston College SiteIn addition, the area around the opposite end of the Tower House Medical Centre is scruffy and needs a similar treatment, excluding the flower tubs.
To demolish college building or convert to useful purpose (indoor Market?) (indoor children/leisure activities)
Buy' Weston College site! It is an eyesore. Surely after a building has been left empty and decaying for so many years it can be/should be able to come under a compulsary purchase order. It would be ideal to turn into bedsits/flatlets for youngsters (ie leaving care) and not so young 'singles'. Some communal areas provided in the building to build a 'community' to help strive off lonliness and isolation.
Could some effort be spent on finding a use for the Weston College site next to the library. I know the town don't own it but the owner needs to be pushed into finding a use for it or selling it.
1. Develop empty, derelict building behind the Library to link with Tower House Medical Centre and enhance access to medical and diagnostic facilities for a growing town, to include rooms for hire to local medical interest groups.
Access from Somerset Square.
4) Tidying up the derelict buildings which used to be part of the old health centre. They give a run down image for anyone arriving in the car parks on Stockway south.
In the high Street something needs to be done with college that is derelict at the moment and it lying dormant. It is an eye sore and needs updating.
I would like to see the old Health Centre, (opposite the library) which has been left closed up for years now, pulled down and space made available for more car parking, especially when we have so many more houses being built in Nailsea.
Weston College siteWithout doubt, the old Health Centre would be a great place to redevelop for this project. I, like the majority of Nailsea residents, am totally ashamed of and depressed by the state of that building. When I bring visitors to Nailsea I always avoid the car park by the Health Centre as it is a dreadful eyesore, with weeds growing out of the walls and roof, and chip board covering the windows. Add to that the site of the old garage, covered in weeds and surrounded by metal fencing right at the entrance to and exit from the car park and it certainly looks as though the council doesn't really care about Nailsea. It has been like this for years and I know the excuse is that Weston College are asking too much money for it, but this has gone on too long. I wrote to NSC about this a few months ago and got no reply. The people of Nailsea deserve better!9NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift, and a developer having already purchased the site and is proceeding with a Planning Application.
TOWN CENTREImprove Old Petrol Station SiteDo something useful with the fenced off waste land which used to be a petrol station on Stockway South. Given the massive increase in housing and lack of sufficient parking already, extra car parking is the obvious answer.
There is a patch of land in front of Domino’s takeaway pizza shop towards the car park that is an eyesore. Could I suggest that at the very least, putting down a weed preventing plastic layer then covering the area with chippings and providing large tubs of flowers. Almost any thing is better than the existing eyesore.
To utilise the derelict piece of land adjacent to the Weatherspoons pub, which used to be a garage.
The patch of land looks ugly & needs to be built on; suggestion is green area depicting something to do with the Nailsea Glass Works.
Development of waste land opposite Domino's Pizza (old petrol station) as green space, Landscape the old Esso garage near Domino's. It is currently an eyesore and let's the town down badly
Do something about the 'old' Esso petrol station site! It is a disgrace. If nothing else it should be grassed over and shrubs planted. With regards to the two 'brown sites' 3&4 why hasn't part of the agreement before planning permission was given to the National Builders that they would develop No3 and clean up No4! We are all well aware that National Buildings, by giving large donations to the Tory party, have been given carte blanche to build on lucrative green field sites and open recreational sites. Consequensiely not interested in developing brown sites which blight towns and cities.
I think some of the income from the sale of land by Engine Lane should be spent on creating a pleasant garden/seating area on the old Esso site near the Tower House Health Centre. It is a real eyesore and not an inviting scene on approaching the carpark.
5) Stockway south car park should have the entrance restructured so as to allow the old Esso garage site to be put to better use than just the eye sore that it is at the moment .
Stockway SouthAs above13NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
TOWN CENTREPrecinct ImprovementsFacelift of the precinct to bring it up to more modern standards
Better shops and eateries - we need to attract people to the area who aren’t 70+ and move away from charity shops.
Town regeneration!
Due to the crass amount of building you have allowed we need more Doctors and NHS Dentists, schools and a rebuilt shopping Centre, rather than the 1970's monstrosity we currently have, filled with charity shops and empty units.
Improve the town centre - update the play area. Entice more young families into town. Make it easier for more small businesses and independent shops to use the empty shop spaces. The farmers market is already a great way of getting more of the community into the town centre. Build on this.
We need a asda the size of clevedon for better value food and clothes just enough for all six and ages school uniform a must.Are supermarkets are to expensive for young families.
Shops to be filled by reducing the rent with a scheme and after 2 years the rent is then more but not over the top so every business has 2 years to get it of the ground with a good budget.
Subsidise rent for the local shops, or buy some of the commercial buildings and rent them out as a community concern
Updating the concrete town centre would make a huge difference to the aesthetics of Nailsea. It's unattractive and compared to our neighbouring towns looks dated.
Improve the appearance of the prescient so it draws more people in eg. Fairy lights such as csn be found in Wapping Wharf and new facades on the units. More covered outdoor seating areas to being the square alive and a cafe culture.
Updates to the shopping centre to soften all the concrete and make it more inviting. Many people visit the supermarkets but do not spend time shopping in the town. By making it more attractive this could change. Eg planting of trees in the square, more hanging baskets
Improve the dated Nailsea town Centre with a social focus i.e. Restaurants / entertainment Independent shops - Encourage small local traders with low rents and support them to establish their businesses. More independent shops of interest to people in their 30s/40s/50s. Restaurants, bars (with a licence until later than
11pm), high street clothes shops, modern independent homeware, jewellers/gift shops, things to nip into and buy that are luxuries rather than needs. Somewhere for teenagers to go. Modernise the precinct
We need less empty shops - but not more charity shops/beauty shops - the town looks increasingly shabby and downmarket.
Enclose the existing shopping area to create a mall type shopping area, so people can shop whatever the weather, then business's would invest in a more diverse services to include the High Street to include into one precinct, including traddic 'free' of
Beautification of Nailsea High Street & Crown Glass precinct. Its so ugly, 70's, and concrete, anything would be an improvement
I think Nailsea is being left behind compared to Portishead and Clevedon. Clevedon attracts day visitors due to its favourable geography and architecture. Portishead has a high street that has a busy road running through it yet still manages to be more lively and inviting with more flowers and independent shops/restaurants. Nailsea suffers from the stranglehold of Crown Glass Plaza and the countless empty shop fronts and derelict buildings - see the old college building by the library. I would like to see a reimagining of this space with more green areas and less concrete.
Some initiative to get the shops filled
The shopping Centre. It's a dismal place, isn't it. Short of demolishing & rebuilding there's not a quick fix for the greyness from concrete, & rain. However, some ideas: - Cover over between the shops. This can't be a lightweight thing, or it would blow away! But there could be some central structures to support a proper roof, allowing in light. Benefit: to attract more shoppers; to attract more shops; to facilitate other attractive uses. - Do something to attract more interesting and maybe upmarket shops. There are too many charity shops, cheap card shops, etc. Clothing shops have gone. Now I don't know what can be done as I'm not the expert. But how can we do this? - Drastically improve the attractiveness and appearance of the shopping area. For example, tell the law firm opposite the P.O. to take down its gaudy window posters. Take in boxes & ads from the footpath (card shops, TV shop). - When there's an empty unit, I suggest covering the window with a tidy picture. The Mall, Cribbs always does this. - Add entertainment for shoppers. Not just on "market" days. Have a band Saturdays on a stage. Some seats in summer.
Market to concert organisers. - Market to restaurants. Nice ones. Could have piazza style seating outsiude in summer but all year if covered. I know the town council doesn't run evertything here but we need to make it happen how we want. Otherwise it will wither. There are some really excellent features: It's a nice clean place. Big congrats to the great people keeping it clean. There are lovely planters with flowers. The voluntees do a super job. The car parks are really good. Make certain N.S. don't ever impose charges. Footpaths Nailsea has an excellent network. Also the new trail is excellent thank you. How about a Nailsea footpath map somewhere? Where I'm not sure. On website? to download, or an app.
1. Whatever you do - don't change the layout of the Town Centre in any way - it is perfect as it is.
3. Concentrate on attracting businesses to occupy the empty units Updating the town centre shop frontage, similar to what was done in broadmead.
2. Empty shops/offices could be considered for young start-up companies, providing employment potential, work experience opportunities and contributing to bringing people into the centre of town.
Supporting the development of the shopping area in Nailsea. Colliers Walk has empty properties and the building opposite the library ( the previous medical centre) should be knocked down and rebuilt for development. It would be useful for a support group like the Brandon Trust who offer support to many who have a disability. Their base at Scotch Horn has been taken from them owing to costs and yet we now hear that there are some extra funds available on Nailsea. The upper floor(s) could be dwellings for some of the Brandon Trust users as well as private purchasers.
More greenery - less concrete. There is too much concrete paving in the town centre which has been down for years.
A revamp of the town centre to make it more attractive to visitors eg sorting the derelict/unused buildings, floral decorations, street stalls. Perhaps there could be some thought given to a theme which would bring people in, as in the case of Street for its shoe making history, Bakewell for its tarts etc. Nailsea for its glass making?! Also some facilities for young people - a survey aimed at them, perhaps through Nailsea School, might bring in some ideas there.
5. Grants for small businesses to open in the Centre
Nailsea Crown Plaza
Crown Glass Place
Asda needs to be built with a car park where there is land going free.The esso garage land opposite the old policstation needs to be a car park for the nurses instead of parking in valley gardens.
Shops, bars and restaurants somewhere in the precinct or on high street. In the empty units by Burchills it would be nice to have an independent butcher, a dried goods shop, bakery, deli. All in close proximity so locals can do their weekly food shop easily.
Depends on scope of what can be funded. A minimum / quick fix would be cladding or rendering (or the very very least painting!) all the brown concrete, new flooring throughout, replacing the seating, planting some areas of greenery.With the growing population of younger generations within Nailsea there needs to be more options for food/clothing/small businesses
Because the town centre is dying.
Because we are a rundown village, completely lacking in infrastructure.
There are more and more families moving to Nailsea. Make it somewhere that people want to visit and utilise for shopping at leisure. The play area is a great focal point in town but could do with an update and more play equipment
We need a child friendly run pub or macdonalds .Nailsea needs to step up a gear we were in front of portishead about 12 years ago now we are behind even behind clevedon. Be honest with yourself what has nailsea got to offer .the shopping precinct is a disgrace
Some money spent on Nailsea town centre square to make it more modern looking and less 1960’s/70’s. Painting and cladding parts to bring it up to date. It is such a lovely area, with so much to offer, but is hugely outdated and I feel this devalues the area.
The town centre bit of Nailsea is incredibly oppressive, dated and ugly. It is not a welcoming and nice environment to shop in or spend time in at all. It is no wonder everything seems to have closed in the last few years. The best thing about it is the fact there is a Costa (which seems to be thriving - indicating there is a market for more well known chains and nicer places) and the fact that the small play area was refurbished (although could have been better in my opinion and made a little bigger). The whole area needs refurbishing, banishing the 70's/80's concrete and creating a brighter, more uplifting area with more greenery, social spaces and places to sit and enjoy. The library is another eye sore which desperately needs some external aesthetic improvements as this is an integral part of this area. It would be so great to have a town centre which really is a 'heart of the town' that we can be proud of and a place people want to go. If you did this, it would increase footfall, both from Nailsea residents and even drawing in people from neighbouring towns and villages. More footfall = more spend, therefore boosting the local economy, so more shops / cafes etc would be able to open and be successful and therefore drawing more and more people in again - it all has a knock on effect but it starts with the town centre being a nice place!
There needs to be a reason to shop local rather than the supermarket giants like Tesco and that reason should be convenience, hence all being close together. Bars and restaurants because more and more families and couples are moving to nailsea, it’s not just the elderly anymore. I myself have lots of friends in nailsea in their 30s and 40s and we find ourselves going to Long Ashton to go to a pub with a decent atmosphere and that doesn’t close early. Teenagers hang around in the park intimidating people because they are bored.
Something has to be done to encourage retailers into our high street - it is dire currently. It seems as though the council should be able to invest some of this money in order to create ongoing interest payments that could be put towards rate reductions on retail/service industry units. We don't have a single decent restaurant locally - it is quite mind boggling how badly Nailsea is served compared with Clevedon and Portishead.
It would also be good to improve the precinct - I know it's listed but it is somehow really unattractive and grey - more green! And all the closed shops - is there a way to get a community of local makers or sellers who usually work from home to come and form a cooperative? This helps with social cohesion, introduces people to their products, and fills all those empty shop fronts.
And for quality clothing, uniforms and shoes.
Also, the square could do with an overhaul on its aethetic appearance tbc.
There are a lot of charity shops in the town and I have read that this is because unit rental is high and smaller businesses are unable to sustain the costs. Some form of subsidy or assistance more often and for longer to help new business set up in the town would be beneficial. This would provide a more vibrant and attractive town centre that more people would visit. The shopping precinct is used for markets on a regular basis, which does create a community feel and boosts visitors to shops. This space could be used more regularly for a programme of community events. While the farmers markets are good for many, the formula is the same across many towns and to offer something different to complement this would be welcomed. This could be supported by better bus links from the railway station to the town centre. I use the station regularly and have never seen a bus there in 10 years.
We need more independence from the private companies, more vibrancy in the town centre, more independent shops, more welcoming to residents and shoppers from out of the area to generate more income - take a leaf from Portishead a vibrant high street, independent shops and much more shopper and resident friendly. Nailsea town centre badly needs more tlc it looks dreadful and the High Street could do with a bit of sprucing up. Not a swimming pool please, we have Backwell but again NSC could do more upgrading in that respect.
Because the shopping centre is dismal. We could call it Dismaland, but that was somewhere else, and I am lucky to have been there a few years back. Even that was more fun though. I don't think anyone sees Nailsea town centre as a "destination". It is somewherte to get some shopping done and then leave. People do go to other places to browse, linger, eat, repeat, enjoy. Mostly. Yes folks do sit at the cafes, and a couple of pubs. But these folks don't stroll/stay/buy much, I'd expect.
Nailsea needs to fill the many empty shops. Can some funding be used to subsidise both rent and Council Tax for say 2 years supporting both new and present shops. A healthy retail town centre will ensure town centre survival and job creation
We feel that Crown Glass Shopping Centre is outdated, concrete and not very welcoming. As there are no natural products incorporated in this centre, it appears cold and impersonal and not a place where residents or shoppers currently wish to linger. Whilst the area may function adequately, there is no connection between nature and the built environment. If redesigned or re-modelled properly then many benefits would accrue - economic, environmental and social including public health benefits. We suggest approaching urban design or architectural schools to see if they could investigate a cosmetic redesign or remodel for this area. If done imaginatively this could bring much needed investment and visitor benefits to Nailsea centre. With Nailsea's variety of housing stock and potential increases of the same, together with the attractive countryside surrounding Nailsea , it deserves a much more attractive town centre. Whilst nearby Clevedon and Portishead (and obviously Bristol) have managed to achieve this successfully and thereby increased their visitor and trade investment, this is a rare opportunity for Nailsea and its residents to improve their town centre exponentially.
The precinct needs to be revitalised to attract more shops, and therefore shoppers, to halt its decline. whether they could work with the landlords to keep the rents at a sensible level for independent (non-charity) shops or even acquire the site itsellf
Council tax break for new independent shops in the precinct.
Unfortunately the current problems in NAILSEA, are not the matters I presume the responsibility of the Town Council, such as the following; The condition of the paving stones above the Car Park, and the footpath fronting the Church. A number of residents are aged and use mobility aids, and frames, to visit the Shopping Centre And Health Centre. Addition ly the derelict site opposite the health centre, needs sorting out. I am aware that currently the number of Empty properties is worrying. together with the fact that we only have ONE bank left and ONE travel agency left.
1. Crown Glass shopping centre precinct looks very tired, stuck in 1970s concrete hell, and whilst much of it will be the freeholders responsibility I wonder whether the paved areas could be renewed, and the layout redesigned
to look more interesting, perhaps with some planting and more pleasant seating areas. The paving needs changing not just cleaning, although if they were cleaned properly (not by the bloke on his own with a tiny little garden patio cleaner) it might help if there’s no budget to renew the paving slabs and redesign the area.
59NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
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POLICING/ASBGraffiti Clean UpMay I suggest an allocation to do a Special ‘clean-up’ removal of the proliferating grafitti that’s spoiling everyone’s respect for our Town environment, and which NSC don’t seem to have the wherewithal or interest in doing? Perhaps to include some form of future prevention too - eg. Police action or warnings to the perpetrators - who must be known amongst their peers in the two local secondary schools?!
A structures one-off project to 'clean up' Nailsea's public environment to remove eyesore graffiti, scrawlings and disfigurements to walls, street furniture, sub-stations etc
To remove the graffiti from Mizzymead underpass - maybe on a regular basis (every 6-8 weeks) and from walls in Mizzymead Road.
9. Clean up the graffiti and catch the culprit on the expensive new CCTV system.
Graffiti has become a problem - tackle this
Across Nailsea Mizzymead underpass.Back to basics - tackle the litter problem + rats + graffiti/drugs which is spoiling our ton. Joint council/police schemes to tackle anti-social behaviour e.g. Millennium Park.8NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
However this is something we are trying to help with by providing equipment.
POLICING/ASBPolice Station and Speed CamerasA police station & speed cameras on Queens Road1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside
of the Council's gift.
POLICING/ASBPoliceFor more police on foot to cut down on antisocial behaviour - especially with graffiti appearing every where in Nailsea now
Ensure that upgrading of infrastructure happens before expansion takes place Get the Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver on promise to increase police present on our streets and address anti-social behaviour problems.
3NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift. However we are working with the police.
COMMUNITY SPACES/ BUILDINGSCommunity Hall/Centre/HubAlso community hall on the Trendlewood Estate. We have no community base there. Trendlewood Church would like a building. Buy the field at the top of Trendlewood Way (near Station Road), build a community centre and let Trendlewood Church meet there and run various activities for the community from there.
A community centre for all ages to use with a big hall for roller disco and youth clubs that will appeal to the mid teen age where they can hang out and eat sweets and slush puppies. Like in the 1990s
A meeting place much on the lines of a 'Village Hall'
More social activites/community meeting areas for all ages. More entertainment ~ a hub of activity.
A flexible space that can provide essential services during daytime and evenings - this could include bootable space for exercise classes, arts and crafts/ wellness sessions. Societies such as Alzheimer’s, Diabetes etc as well as some children’s groups could use the rooms. Mental health has become a big issue, the space could also be home to youth activities and act as a drop in centre. Refreshments could be supplied through a grab and go or coffee shop outlet.
Citizens Advice / dance classes / adult learning (languages) etc could use the space
To provide a community space, relocate the Local Libray an use the Nailsea Libray as a museum space to dhow the history of Coal Mining and Glass Making in Nailsea. The Community space and Library relocation is where the current dilapidated Weston College is locate, 2 stoey with multipe paces and areas for Local Librays for children and adults, this would be much safer than the current childrens section located in the basement of the current libray.
Design would be for coal museum to be in the baseet represneting the atmospeher of a coal mine with a lift (clanking chains) to take a person down. The top would be part of a bottle kiln which used to be on the current glasmakers Mews site, (pity that wa sold off for housing ideal muesum space) The community space would be split so smaller spaces could be made as well as making th bookshelves movable to increase the space.
Field at top of Trendlewood Way by Station Road end
Remodel the Grove Sports centre. The whole place can be knocked down and restructured with better facilities.
No community base in Trendlewood area.
Teenagers are regularly reprimanded for ‘hanging around the skate park’ or Tesco park and for causing trouble and making noise. They need somewhere to go to have a bit of freedom and fun.
Tithe Barn has two rooms one to large and other small for a group of around 35-40. No car parking.
6NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift and the land having been purchased by a developer.
COMMUNITY SPACES/ BUILDINGSNew Council PremisesTo acquire & develop a central point in Town Centre(such as former Weston College Building) to rehouse all the activities of No 65 High Street, The Tithe Barn & also to incorporate a permanent site for Nailsea Community Hub currently based at No 26 Crown Glass Place. This property could also include office space for the Town Council and allow sufficient space for children's play groups and a coffee bar.Acquisition of the whole unit would be necessary & to develop so that the new building would become a real focal point for the town & bring some life back into the Centre. The past 2 years have proven very difficult for businesses to survive as can be seen by the number of empty units and perhaps the Council should engage more effectively with the landlords/owners of the shopping Centre to urge them to possibly reduce rents, cancel leases where empty units exists with outgoing tenants still paying rent so that new life may be brought back to the Centre. If one looks at Portishead High Street it is bustling with shoppers each & every day, Nailsea on the other hand is virtually dead after lunch each day. One has to ask Why?I do not have an idea of the costs involved but expect acquisition of the site would be in order of £1M + a further sum of £1m to undertake the works required, these costs could be offset by sale of 65 High Street and savings made by bring the admin of Tithe barn & town Council all under one roof making savings in staff costs.The land sale was somewhat fortuitous & making full use to enhance the future of Nailsea Town Centre, which hopefully would be sustainable and an inheritance which can be handed on to our successors.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
COMMUNITY SPACES/ BUILDINGSLunch Club2. Also a Luncheon Club (weekly) for the older residents as was at URC or Methodist Church of Nailsea.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further. New club hasalready started at Trinity Church. Would need volunteers to organise.
COMMUNITY SPACES/ BUILDINGSChrist ChurchA contribution towards changes and improvements to make Christ Church (see below) into a flexible, inclusive, accessible and comfortable space for use by the whole Nailsea community.Christ Church, Christchurch Close/Stockway North, Nailsea Town centre.The total project cost is £189,000. A contribution towards this from the Engine Lane and CIL payments would bring benefits for the whole Nailsea community.Christ Church is an important part of Nailsea’s history and this will make it fit for our 21st century town. There is increasing demand for community spaces/provision in our growing town e.g. our parent and toddler groups already have waiting lists.1NoThis item was declined as the Council are legally unable to fund projects for education or religious establishments.
COMMUNITY SPACES/ BUILDINGSCommunity CafeCommunity Cafe1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further. It is felt that it would be detrimental to independant businesses and there are schemes that can be taken up to allow access to all cafes.
BINS AND BENCHESBenches - SkateparkMore benches at nailsea skateparkAt the skateparkI'm not sureSo there isnt just people sat in the way of us1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
BINS AND BENCHESRubbish/Litter BinsReplace all the litter bins which were removed about three years ago with no consultation.
More bins for rubbish, especially along main routes and walkways
I think the main problem with living in Nailsea currently is the rubbish in around the paths, roads, verges and hedgerows. There is loads of it and it is disgusting and actually quite depressing to live in such a place. Nailsea is a decent town but is currently plagued by rubbish. We need more bins, an urgent plan to clean this mess up and if possible regular litter/rubbish collecting. Can the Town council do its bit alongside a volunteer group please (I am happy to volunteer & am sure they would be enough like-minded residents)?
A bin by the link road bus shelter
Extra bins along Station Road between schools and also near to Pound Lane schools More dog/litter bins on West side of Town.
More litter collection all around Nailsea - it has become a dirty town * More bins around the edge of Grove Sports Field
Main walkways and roads
The paths, streets, verges and hedgerows of Nailsea.
Link road
Station Road and Pound Lane
Within the overall budgetBecause the town needs smartening up to be more attractive to potential businesses, residents and those who visit for leisure purposes. Because Nailsea is and has been for decades the ‘poor relation’ to Weston, Portishead and Clevedon, massively under invested.
As much as possible we should be able to walk in and around Nailsea without being surrounded by rubbish (including plastic bottles, sweet wrappers, crisp packets, drink cans, takeaway packaging, cardboard packaging, face-masks and full dog-poo bags.
A lot of litter accumulates near that bus shelter, which has lacked a bin since North Somerset made the decision not to reinstate their bin there. A new bin may significantly reduce the amount of litter the accumulates there
Regular littering in hedges close to schools, also dog mess, but no bins nearby to put it in instead.
11NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
NSDC are responsible for emptying bins and due to cost , have an embargo on new sites for bins.
BINS AND BENCHESCleaning Up Leavesbetter cleaning up of leaves rubbish in Queens Road, Blandford Close, Shaftesbury Close area.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further. This comes under the remit of North Somerset and will be referred to them.
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESSmall Business GrantsGrants for small businesses to help with employment of local residents. Or grants for small independent businesses set or setting up in the centre of Nailsea Town
Set up grants for new businesses
Nailsea Town Centre100-200,000k. - depends on how much you want to help local little businesses or how many awards you want to give and how much for eachAs a relatively new small businesses I am in need of employing a new staff member but I am currently unable to afford it. Their role will not directly result in the business receiving more income as we are a service provider of a highly qualified position. So the cash flow will not be available until we are a little further on in our growing business. The individual will assist in administrative duties and front of house, so essential in the client journey and support to the qualified staff. The demand for our service is there, we are overbooked! This must be the case for other small set ups? Also, this would help someone get a job, being more people (staff) to the centre resulting in more money being spent in other local businesses.3NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further. This is not something that can be funded by the capital Receipts
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESInvestmentUnless there are compelling ideas for spend, don't just just spend it because you have a windfall. Invest it and save for when a really compelling need arises or even use the interest from the investment to contribute to genuine, needy causes. Prudent use will accord the best long term use of this cash.Nowhere. Invest it.NothingNA1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESCouncil TaxReduce the council tax. A one off equal to the amount you have accumulated by selling an "asset" What was the asset that was sold - land perhaps? Hopefully not for building more houses that our infrastructure can't support.
Reduce the precept
Take off the money added to our Council tax bills for the 'running' of Nailsea Town Council. With food, energy bills rising this money would be better spent on food and heating which will 'hit' all in the town.
NAThe equivalent of the reductionThe rise in the cost of living. It would benefit every single local tax payer It would not cost much by way of administration.3NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESFinancial SupportTo financally support local people on low incomes1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
GRANTS, INVESTMENTS AND TAXESDonate to Red CrossDonate this money to the International Red Cross as a gift from the people of Nailsea. With so much suffering because of wars, 'natural' disasters because of climate change. I am sure this money would be put to better use than any 'trivial' project for the people of Nailsea who are fortunate to live in peace and 'relative' comfort.NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSFootpaths - highstreetA footpath along the whole high street in nailsea.On the high street in front of houses 9 - 15180KThis will connect the footpath the whole way along the high street, it will make it safer for those who live in the houses along the stretch of the road. It’s so dangerous with speeding drivers everyday whilst I try to cross the road with my children as I walk them to school. We have to Cross the road and cross back again at already busy times of the day. It will also help those who use the buses as they will not have to cross a busy road when they get off the bus. I’m pretty sure it was agreed the residents would give up land to allow room for the footpath. If this isn’t possible then speed bumps or a crossing for the houses and a crossing by the bus stop to cross back Or road signs to signal to drivers to slow down as children are crossing the road or a change in the speed limit. If this isn’t some thing nailsea town council can do, would you at least be able to chase this up with northsomerset please? It might help it along a bit?North Somerset council were looking in to this in 2020 despite emails being sent I have heard nothing since. It would be great for this to be pushed along before it’s too late and someone is hurt.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSFootpaths - Weed Clearing and Leaf LitterTo clear (tarmac) paths of weeds and leaf litter. Particularly pedestrian paths eg the one which goes from opposite Cheddar Close to Broom Farm Close (running parallel between Queens Road and The Perrings. To clear leaf litter from drains on footpaths To cut overhanging bushes from footpaths To improve pavements. Additional Seating in the precinct to encourage more social interaction.All footpaths in NailseaNailsea footpaths are in a poor state which is dangerous to elderly and wheel hair users. Nailsea PATHS are being LOST TO WEEDS AND LEAF LITTER. Tarmac footpaths, NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH FOOTPATHS IN FIELDS.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSPavement ResurfacingA complete resurface of all the pavements in Nailsea.
I would like you, to experience the drive into - Ash Hayes Drive. Which is a Cul-De-Sac off Ash Hayes Road…(The Top Part by the Underpass)..And also, to walk along the pavements I have realised since living here that it is a major pedestrian route to local Housing Estates -Shops & School. The number of times I have stumbled and also witnessed from my front window, other people struggling with shopping and heavy items trying to find a steady footing. Along the uneven pavements. I would like to see the badly needed repairs & resurfacing. In Ash Hayes DRIVE.
Many of the Town's pavements have not been resurfaced since they were dug up for cable installations nearly thirty years ago. Some of the pavements, particularly along Trendlewood Way between Cherrington Road and Birchdene are so bad there is no top surface left and all the service covers are above pavement level. The uneven surfaces are trip hazards for pedestrians and painful and dangerous for wheelchair users. A lot of the pathways that provide 'safe' routes to the town centre are equally as bad, for example the path along Trendlewood Park between Avening Close, Tetbury Gardens and Golden Valley.
Again the top surface has completely worn away in places.
A lot! But it would only be a one off expense a if a decent job is done . I know the pavements are the responsibility of North Somerset Highways but they are never going to have money to put towards such a widespread project and short term repairs here and there do not alleviate the problem.
The Town Council would not be left with any expensive maintenance or running costs with this project
The Town Council want to encourage people to walk into the centre and support the local shops in an environmentally friendly way. A decent network of pavements will help this. I have friends who recently moved to Meadway Avenue so that they could be within walking distance of local amenities and they have been shocked by the state of their pavements.2NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSPathway - Sawyers Arms1) A pavement or pathway is needed on the high street from Tesco all the way to the bus stop by the Sawyers arms pub. This has been proposed several times and North Somerset Council have been involved.Sawyers Arms1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSHedge TrimmingAlso to tidy the undergrowth on each side of the Mizzymead underpass including brambles overhanding the foot path.
Cutting back bramble over growths more often in June/ July - Netherton way
2) Encourage home owners to cut back hedging that overhang public footways - these are difficult for people with varying forms of disability to negotiate and often result in the need to walk on the road
Mizzymead Underpass Netherton Wood lane
Next to nothing if you use social media to get the message across or do a letter drop at miminal cost.... hedge management is the responsibility of the home owner
4NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift. Residents can contact NSDC regarding ownership and responsibility of overgrowing flora matter for further advise.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSRemoval of TreesThe removal and clear up of evergreen trees.The trees are by the junction of Pound Lane and Fryth Way.No idea.The trees are now very large. It is an eyesore with fly tipping, anti social behaviour and a haven for pigeons to roost in the trees and the mess on the footpath and people. There are also some deciduous trees in this area which if the evergreens were removed could bee seen and might thrive with some sunlight. Walking through this area now is most unpleasant and is part of the footpath used by residents of Kingsmead, Causeway View and others to reach the town.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSTree pollarding - WaitroseFor the owner to arrange pollarding the trees (except TPO one)
To finance the Pollarding of the trees around Waitrose Car Park (not the TPO one).
Surrounding Waitrose car park£200+ per tree quote GREEN PLANETTo help keep drain/gullies & pavement areas clearer & prevent flooding Link Rd/Stockway North bus stops.2NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside
of the Council's gift.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSPavement Widening - Station RoadSafety measures along Station Road, there are two schools here, a narrow pavement and fast traffic, it’s a recipe for someone getting hurt. People (elderly and children) are constantly stepping off into the road to allow others to pass.Could the fenced off patch of green be used as a social space, brambles currently cower over the pavements making the pavement even more crowded. The Council never seem to issue the owner of this square a Notice to clear back the foliage.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to land ownership
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSPathway - TrendlewoodPath from existing footpath to the st Francis rear gate and the playground in trendlewood. Impossible to get buggies over muddy ground. Also playground needs improvingTrendlewood existing site£20 k maybe??To improve facilities and access to playground1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to land ownership
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSFootpathFootpath from Engine Lane/Blackfriars Road into the Rugby Club1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to land ownership
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSDry Stone WallRepair/rebuild the dry stone wall in Engine Lane, NailseaEngine Lane, NailseaCosts would be for labour only as much of the materials (Nailsea Flats) are already on site. Also, I understand, should extra be required, the Council have stored a very large quantity of Nailsea flats. These were taken from Engine Lane during the works carried out by National Grid. Many people would be keen to volunteer to repair the wall and learn a new skill.Dry stone walls are an historic feature of Nailsea and the surrounding area. It makes sense to repair an existing wall rather than building a new wall in a position that has never had this type of wall. Dry stone walls are a haven for small mammals, amphibians, insects and birds so, as most of the grass and trees have been destroyed by the current building works, I feel it would be right to improve the conditions for wildlife to compensate for this loss. It would enhance the look of the new housing and make site more attractive to potential buyers.I hope you will feel you are able to embrace this idea. I am sure, if this idea were to be put to the building company, Barratt Homes, they would wish to be seen as keen to help replace some of the wildlife lost. Repairing this wall will show that Nailsea Town Council has wildlife at its heart.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to land ownership. This is being addressed by the developers.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSUnderpass - Stockway Northget rid on the ugly underpass on stockway north
Filling in the anti-social underpasses.
Stockway North2NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to very high cost to
fill in.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSUnderpass - Mizzymead Roadthe underpass in Mizzymead road to be removed.Mizzymead Road1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to very high cost to
fill in.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSPavements/PathsTo improve the pavements in the Town. Many of the pavements are so bad the top surface has almost gone, they are uneven where cable was installed years ago and ironwork is raised in many places.
Improve the condition of the footpaths through the houses. Repair the surface, cut back vegetation to allow full width and allow the lights to be more effective.
Pavements cleared of overhanging brambles, bushes, very difficult to keep space between people without stepping into road or onto someone’s garden. Perhaps a letter could be sent to households with gardens growing onto pavements. I could give three examples near to my home address.
Top priority - pavements around Nailsea needs attention as a lot are dangerous for older people.
Another huge problem for parents with pushchairs and those on mobility scooters is the poor surfaces of many pavements and the cutting back of vegetation by both the council and particularly private property owners. An example of this is along the boundary of Mizzymead Road and Nailsea School and the footpath that runs along the school boundary between Ash Hayes Road and Ash Hayes Drive, but there are many more areas. I don’t think that grand plans are required, just an effort to makeNailsea a pleasant place to live and get around, however you travel.
Perhaps money should be put into maintenance rather than buildings.
I'd like to see heavily used pavements made more pram/wheelchair friendly to improve accessibility and active transport.
2. The pavements around the town, including parts of millenium green are very uneven and for those less sure of foot there are trip hazards everywhere.
On all residential roads in Nailsea. Mizzymead Road and Trendlewood Way are particularly bad
Most paths seem to need some attention
No idea, no where near as much as a possible compensation claim for someone falling and injuring themselvesIf it is safer and more pleasant to walk on the pavements it will encourage people to walk more which will be better for residents health and help ease the parking problems in Nailsea. As an elderly resident it is an increased hazard for me but it will be of benefit to all the community, i.e. young early walkers, parents with pushchairs and prams, wheelchair users.
It would encourage people to walk into the town centre, schools, or just to exercise on dry, firm paths.
With an increasingly elderly population and fewer buses more people are using walking frames and shopping bags on wheels and powered mobility aids so decent pavements are even more necessary.8NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
PAVEMENTS/ PATHSPavements - AccessibilityImproved accessibility for both the visually impaired by providing more textured crossing points of the right colour and more dropped kerbs for those who need it, including the visually impaired, as well as potentially widening the pavements in the some places by "shifting" the road or sacrificing one substandard pavement on one side of a road to make a decent pavement on the other side.All over town.Nailsea could be more accessible for disabled people. At the moment, we have a load of dropped kerbs for crossings where there are no yellow textured paving slabs, as well as places where there should be dropped kerbs but aren't. Additionally, there seem to be a number of light-controlled crossings that use yellow tactile slabs when they should be red and should stretch across the entire pavement behind them to allow visually impaired people to know that there is a crossing there.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
HEALTH AND SAFETYDefibrillatorto have a defibrillator located in the grove area of wraxall this would be a outdoor wall mounted devise for use for all that need it.at the end of fryth house the grove wraxallapprox £2000we need this in wraxall our closest one is nailsea, long ashton and flax bourton, these are only assessable by car, when in a emergency this is time waisted and emotions running high.in wraxall we are a growing community especially in the grove with many families this devise would also serve the main Bristol road and surrounding areas.2NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This is not within the Naisea Town Council Area
PUBLIC TOILETSPublic Toilets - GeneralBetter maintenance of Public Toilets (and long due removal of out of use toilets West of the town centre).
1) Public toilets. Either reopened and refurbished or new. For a town the se of Nailsea to have no public toilets for residents and visitors to the town to use is very poor and very inconvenient , you could say.
3. Update the public toilets.
Where they are.I am not particularly sure.It's more hygienic.No Additional Information3NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined because there are privately owned public toilets in the precinct. It is felt that there is adequate provision in retail and hospitality venues that due to location are kept clean and in working order.
PUBLIC TOILETSPublic Toilets - N&B StationMine is not so much an idea but a request for toilets at Nailsea and Backwell Station.Nailsea and Backwell StationQuite frankly I am not bothered how much it costs to provide these facilities. They are basic needs and could be secured by using a key code or swipe card to access them.We need these because there are no facilities at the station and many people have a long walk and wait before the train arrives. Many of the travellers are in the older age group, but there are not even disbled facilities!!!!I look forward to receiving a favourable reply.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to the land not
being owned by the town council.
FACILITIES AND INFRSTRUCTUREDoctors and PharmacyFurther improvement would be an adequate doctors and pharmacy service with all these new builds.
Bigger health centre / cottage hospital
3NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside
of the Council's gift.
FACILITIES AND INFRSTRUCTUREGarden of RestPurchase back ownership, maintenance, care of Nailsea Garden of Rest. To be managed by N.T. Council - so far I have not been able to find out about Planning Application regarding Land adjacent to Nailsea G Rest!! The existing
G. of Rest will be over full within a year. Where are existing Councillors be put to rest?? I have already put this to Councillors, May 21. So far no answer available. I would suggest Councillors take the time to look at our G. of Rest.
You will see it is wll attended. The proposed housing development will add a further need.
1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as there is a 50 year lease on the land.
FACILITIES AND INFRSTRUCTUREGarden of RemembranceA new cemetery or garden of remembrance on the green field site at the end of Trendlewood currently owned by St
Peter’s Hospice. This would keep it as a public open area and would be relevant to the donation of the site to St Peter’s.
Trendlewood Way for the benefit of the whole of Nailsea.The cost of the land.To meet future demand and to maintain a quiet unbuilt space.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
FACILITIES AND INFRSTRUCTUREBurial Ground6. Burial ground near to church1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further. No suitable land.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESVolunteer coordinatorA volunteer coordinator to work with local farmers. A project linking people living in the urban areas of North Somerset with local farmers. We know that many farmers are experiencing extreme stress from the pressures of modern farming. Suicide rates are amongst the highest compared with other professions. There is a big disconnect between people living in the urban area such as Nailsea. with the natural world around them. They haven't been taught the Country Code. Many allow their dogs to poo on land growing food, to chase sheep, leave gates open, leave litter. Yet many would love to help out on farms - with the milking, sheep dipping, sheering, hedge laying and generally helping farms be the guardians of nature they are increasingly being asked to. The health and wellbeing improvements from being in nature are well documented. Farmers' wellbeing may also benefit. A coordinator is needed to work with farmers to develop appropriate tasks and set a volunteer programme - recruiting and managing volunteers to carry these tasks out.Based in Nailsea but working in the surrounding area£35,000 (£27K salary + £8K NI etc) Office space ExpensesMore and more residential homes are being built in Nailsea and the surrounding area. It is putting immense pressure on the natural environment. We need to find a way of solving this constructively. A volunteer project linking people with the farms around them will help them understand the role we all play in helping farmers and protecting the natural world.The project could link up with the National Trust, who own some of the farm. Also Belmont Estate, who are implementing a rewilding programme.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESPlay Therapy for Young PeopleCounselling / Play therapy service for children and young peoplethis could be n online service or it could operate from chuch halls for exampleno idea My private play therapist charged £50 per session.Weston provide this service. I have had to go to Bristol (Easton) to provide my daughter with this service. This is very expensive for an individual but very necessary for little people to get the mental and emotioanl health support they need. This type of care should not be decided through postcode1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as this cannot come
from capital funds.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESNDI - Financial ServicesNailsea Disability Initiative (Charity Number 110649) is experiencing an increasing number of people seeking advice because of the problems they are having with debt. At present we do not deal with these enquiries, but within Nailsea we have become aware there is a lack of face-to-face non-affiliated (religious or commercial) assistance with financial matters such as budgeting and debt. We therefore want to extend our service to provide a free facility offering a face-to-face confidential, impartial assistance and guidance to people who are struggling with debt issues, and those that fear they may be getting into potential financial difficulties, to try to alleviate the worries and anxieties debt brings. Included in our service will be a system of review to monitor once a person’s creditors have accepted a payment plan to see that these arrangements are maintained to get them free of debt, and stay free from debt. Also, we can show people how to budget and prioritise their spending. At present the core business of Nailsea Disability Initiative is providing help to those vulnerable people with continuous health problems and/or physical disability to ensure they have the correct state benefits. This is an excellent base to work from to explore that those having financial problems because of ill health are claiming all the state benefits they are entitled to which may ease their worries. We are currently helping a lady that is getting into debt through no fault of her own; she was paid the wrong benefit and now being asked to pay it back! Sometimes the issues we deal with are intertwined.65 The High Street, Nailsea BS48 1AW Twice a week – 10am -3.00pm. Monday & Thursday (could possibly add an extra day)Laptop £500.00 Software £240.00 (3-year costs) Mobile phone £160.00 Print / Advertising £760.00 Total: £1,660.00 Print and advertising costs are for advertising in a local magazine and leaflet distribution about the new service.As already stated above, within Nailsea there is a lack of face-to-face assistance with financial matters such as budgeting and debt. When inquiring about such matters all inquiries appear to lead just to the provision of fact sheets (not everyone has the facility at home to print them off) , particularly from the major debt support agencies without any face-to-face contact, or alternatively commercial debt advisors ready to advise on bankruptcy or other various potentially costly debt repayment schemes. With just one bank branch remaining in Nailsea, this means help and advice is restricted, and this will impact on senior members of the community and those who may struggle with using the internet, for example in how to set-up direct debits & standing orders to pay their bills. We would provide a drop-in service for a quick chat to discuss the problem then make a firm appointment to help sort it out. Recent Lloyds Bank internal research highlighted increasing numbers of families are looking to support elderly parents to help manage their bills and money. Lloyds found that more than 2,600 search queries per month were for the terms 'helping parents with finances'. When a partner dies, or is suddenly struck down because of ill health, the surviving partner finds themselves having to take on more responsibility, and this may come as a shock, and they may become vulnerable and need support. After the death of one parent, or serious illness, children may find themselves taking on more responsibly for their remaining parent, and may not find it easy at first. Helping an elderly parent with their finances can be an emotional and difficult subject to raise and can change the dynamics of a family. Knowing where to even start in these sorts of circumstances can be hard. We could supply support to families who are concerned that elderly family members may be having difficulties with financial matters. In the last published population statistics for Nailsea it was estimated that in the year 2020 the age group for 60+ will represent almost 37% of a total population of 16,000.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift, however NDI are encouraged to submit an application for a grant for this funding.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIESEducationLets help the young Dyslexic and Autistic to be identified really early before 6 years of age ,to prevent them loosing their confidence and being labelled.
Lets get the extra help into schools to prevent children being excluded and costing lots of money, preventing
depression in the children and family.
1NoThis item was declined as the Council are legally unable to fund projects which pay for a salary.
OTHEREngine LaneWith reference to the attached leaflet that was posted through our letterbox, perhaps Nailsea Town Council should consider giving some of the funds from the sale of Engine Lane to those of us who are unfortunate to live on or near Engine Lane and who are having to cope with the direct impact of not just the Barratt development but that of Taylor Wimpey at the same time. The reason for this is that we are the ones who are having to put up with the following over what could be almost 3 years: - The utterly appalling impact to our mental health! - The mud - The noise - The dust from the endless traffic & road sweepers - The air pollution - not just from the sheer volume of traffic but from the cement mixers, and the road sweepers - you can visibly watch the dust spewing out the rop of the road sweepers every time they come up and down the road (which on some days is 2 or 3 times an hour). - Lorry after lorry, truck after truck, HGV after HGV from before first light at 7 in the morning to well into last light at night - and this is now even continuing over the weekend. - The early mornings that get earlier as the year has gone on. We dread the summer coming. - The total and utter lack of respect of our property - we've had Barratts vehicles hitting our front wall as they drive up onto the pavement in their attempt to make enough room for the rest of their traffic coming up and down the road. - The disruption caused by road closures that came as a total surprise - why were we not informed that the road was going to be closed? - The interference to our water supply. The damage to the road surface of Engine Lane that is as a direct result of the traffic for the development. - The Barratts roadsweeper staff who think it acceptable to urinate in public at the side of the road or in the middle of existing housing estate just metres from a childrens nursery. Complaints have been sent to Barratts contractors about this - we no longer monitor this because we dread looking out of the window now. - The fact that we cannot open our windows any more, or put washing out or sit in the garden - this is going to be a real problem as the weather warms up. - The destruction of our green space that has been so important over this pandemic, not to mention the impact this is having to climate change - does NTC realise that ripping up hedgerows & cutting down trees is adding to climate change? - The loss of wildlife that used to be visable not just in the fields & trees, but also along the Lane & in gardens. This time last year we were watching barn owls over the fields - they are now long gone.
- The sheer eyesore that this once green land has become. - The fact that Nailsea Town Council declared they'd purchased this land for recreational use for the people of the town - have you forgotten this? - Have you also forgotten that Nailsea Town Council purchased part of this land in full knowledge & acceptance of the fact that it was protected by a restrictive covenant designed the prevent it being sold for housing - We'd move but the house is unsaleable with all this development work going on around us We are very interested to learn how much of the money from the sale of the land was paid back to the previous owners in overages & associated fees. We also wonder how much the leaflet attached cost to design, print & distribute. Further, we trust that NTC is planning to keep track of how many of Barratt's homes are going to be owner occupied by local youngsters (as was your intention) and how many are going to be purchased for letting (which therefore makes this development no different to any other & negates all your work & claims to residents that this development is for local young people). Yours in despair & disgust,
1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
OTHERNailsea Local PlanProduction of a Local Nailsea Plan as promised in the 2018 version.On the Town Council web siteDepends, if professional help is needed to research issues or help with production of the plan.The Town appears to be driven by outside evenmts rather than setting the agenda. Also the Town needs to be better marketed otherwise we will have even more empty shop fronts. The shops provide the centre for the community.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as it is already in hand.
OTHERMobile ChiropodistMobile Chiropodist1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift.
OTHERGeneral State of the TownInstead of new ideas I feel the town has deteriorated beyond belief. We speak as someone who are nailsea people not just incomers.If you need examples look around you the shops are empty or are charity shops the town looks scruffy + dirty.I have no idea but you need to get your act together + look after your residents already hereThe streets aren't cleaned properly there is litter everywhere as an example walk up the pedestrianised portion of Chuch Lane the bin once there has been removed.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside of the Council's gift, however the Council looks after areas where it can by employing a Town Orderley to tend to the Town Centre, have the bus shelters cleaned regularly and provide the emptying of dog bins around Nailsea.
OTHERBackwell LakePublic toilets at the lake Coffee cart at the lake. Seating area with a roof.NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined due to it being outside
of the Council's ownership.

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