Village Market – 11 November

 

The Uphill Village Market returns on Saturday 11 November with doors open 10am to 1pm. There will be all the usual stalls plus refreshments and a chance to view the special World War One commemoration exhibition by children from the Primary School – click here for details.

Service of Remembrance – 11 November Village War Memorial

On the 11 November at 11am there will be the annual Service of Remembrance held at the village war memorial on the hill when all are invited to attended to remember those who served and lost there lives in all conflicts. The two minute silence will also be observed at the village market.

Transport will be available for those unable to walk to the memorial. meet outside The Dolphin public house from 10.15 am

Uphill Remembers The First World War – Exhibition

 

The Uphill Village Society with the benefit of a Heritage Lottery Grant continues to work on its World War One commemoration project.
The children from years 5 and 6 of Uphill Community Primary School have spent the last term researching those named on the village war memorial and who died in the service of their country. They have traced their home addresses in the village making use of on-line resources, the 1911 census for the village and ordinance survey maps of the period. From this they have produced a village trail and leaflet identifying the houses and giving details of the men who lived there.
A special exhibition displaying the children’s work and giving an opportunity to follow the trail will be held in the Uphill Village Hall on Friday 10 November from 10am and again during the village market on 11 November. This will be augmented by additional displays from the Village Society’s own research and project ahead of a major exhibition to be held on the 100th anniversary of the end of the war in November 2018.

Uphill Tidal Trail – Important Information

The following important information is supplied by North Somerset Council:

The recent improvements to the path along Uphill Tidal Trail have been completed as part of the extension of route 33 of the National Cycle Track, this permissive section of the route uses the footpath along the trail to join the road free sections for a pleasure route between Weston super Mare and Brean.
The development of this section of the track has been a joint venture between North Somerset Council, Greenways and Cycleroutes limited, in consultation with Natural England and the Uphill village Society. The path has already proved to be very popular!
The route takes visitors through part of Uphill Nature Reserve, managed by North Somerset Council, and Walborough Nature Reserve, managed by Avon Wildlife Trust. Both of whom are delighted with the improvements to the site and pleased that so many new people are now taking the opportunity to enjoy these sites.
Uphill Hill and Walborough are beautiful sites which are nationally important for their associated wildlife and plants. Both are designated Sites of Scientific Interest for their calcareous grassland and Carboniferous Limestone, and we both work closely with Natural England to ensure the sites are preserved and managed correctly and sensitively. This also means that both sites are grazed throughout the year. Uphill Hill is also a Green Flag site which is a mark excellence for well managed open spaces.
As part of this section of route 33’s development permissive cycling status was granted to the existing footpath. As such we ask cyclists to take extreme care when travelling through and remember this section is a footpath first and foremost. Many people already enjoy the area for its stunning views and wildlife/plants and as such the path will often have a high number of other users, including dogs and children and cattle! We ask that cyclists approach slowly and be respectful of other users. Taking into account the important grassland we ask cyclists stay to the track only and do not cut across the grass where there is no vehicle access.
Taking into consideration that these sites are grazed throughout the year there are gates through the site to protect areas of the site from the cattle and more importantly keep the cattle safely within the areas that they need to graze. Please ensure that all gates are left shut correctly after use and if you are using a mobility scooter and have taken advantage of the RADAR locks these are always left locked and secure after use.
Thank you for your consideration and we hope you continue to enjoy the sites! If you have any questions please not hesitate to contact NSC on 01934 888 802

Uphill Youth Project

 

 

Provision for Young People in Uphill

The Uphill Village Society has been keen to see  improvements to the provision that exist for young people in the village.

Uphill Village Society Chair, Stewart Castle says, “Not only must we look at facilities and resources, we must also invest in young people themselves. We have some great youngsters in the village who have often made requests for help in providing better facilities. Giving a young person responsibility, and a chance to influence decision-making, and you will be surprised what a great job they can do for themselves. The youth club that ran in the village some years ago so successfully albeit for a limited period was an example of this.

The Uphill Village Society working with North Somerset Coast YMCA recently held two successful taster taster sessions in the village and this is no being extended to full Youth Club for ages 10 to 15 on Thursdays between 6.30 and 8.30pm . Held at the St Nicholas church hall adjacent to the village playing field there is a minimal charge of £1.50 entry.

Further details from YMCA on 01934 629787 or www.ymca-sc.org.

 

New Book: Uphill Remembers the Great Flood of 1981

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The highest tidal levels in the last century were recorded on 13 December 1981 along the Somerset and Avon coastline. A high spring tide of 7.95m AOD (above Ordnance datum) was recorded at Bridgwater with a 1.45m surge. The predicted tide had been 6.5m AOD with a 0.38m surge. At Weston-super-Mare and Avonmouth, the predicted tides were 7.2m AOD. The actual tides recorded were 8.10m AOD at Weston-super-Mare and 8.83m AOD at Avonmouth, with a 1.7m surge. The tides combined with storm force westerly winds – gale force 8 to 10, up to 50 knots.

The children of years 5 and 6 at Uphill Community Primary School in Uphill village, Weston-super-Mare investigated the causes and effect of the 1981 flood in the village.

With help from Uphill Village Society the school has published a selection of articles and photographs from their project provides a memory of that devastating event.

Available at Uphill News or direct from the school at a cost of only £1.

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