Uphill Village Show 27 & 28 July

After over 70 years flowers, vegetables, cooking and crafts continue to be displayed each year at the Uphill Village Show.

Originally organised by the Uphill Horticultural Society the annual Flower Show with entries, at times running into their hundreds brought a splash of colour and interest to the village and was one of the highlights of the village and indeed even the Weston-super-Mare town calendar.
In 2014 the Horticultural Society amalgamated with the Uphill Village Society but the show continued.
Whilst still bringing visitors the same great displays of flowers, vegetables, crafts and cooking and now more simply called the Uphill Village Show, there is evan more for everyone to enjoy. Displays from local schools, exhibition pieces, and items from the village archive will make a visit to the Victory Hall over the two show days even more interesting and enjoyable.
With free admission to the show and refreshments available including cream teas there can be no reason for not attending

The 2018 show takes place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July at the Victory Hall in Westfield Road, Uphill.

Download the 2018 show schedule here  Show schedule 

Download entry form Entry Form

Download our Guide to entering show here guide to showing

Uphill Grounds Contrac: Invitation to Tender

 

You are invited to submit your tenders for the works indicated on the attached brief schedules. Please tender for each schedule separately.

It is recommended that you contact either Mr Stewart Castle on 01934 415581 or Mr Leigh Morris on 01934 828373 in order to visit each location to clarify any points prior to submitting your tender.

The general contract is initially for a twelve month period but may be extended subject to satisfactory performance.

Your tender is to please be returned by noon on 6th August 2018.

 

UVS Grounds Maintenance Tender 2018

Uphill Village Defibrillator Scheme Training

UPHILL VILLAGE DEFIBRILLATOR SCHEME TRAINING SESSIONS START

Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens around 140,000 times a year in the UK, making it one of the UK’s largest killers – equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every day! The potential for saving a life is dependent upon time, the faster medical help can be attained, the better the chance of survival. Clinical studies suggest you have less than 5 minutes from the event to save the life, this decreasing by up to 23% per minute. In rural areas it takes time to get medical help, so Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPAD) have a very important part to play in helping save lives in rural communities. cPAD schemes are reckoned to be about 10x more effective in saving life post hospital than other community schemes alone

Uphill Village Society were recently pleased to announce that three defibrillators have been installed within the village and are now ready for use in an emergency located outside of the public toilets on Links Rd, the Uphill Methodist Church on Uphill Road South and the Victory Hall in Westfield Road.

The Community Heartbeat Trust  will demonstrate the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest  at the second of three awareness training sessions to be held on Tuesday 18 September at Westhaven School in Ellesmere Road, Uphill at 6pm.Other dates will be arranged so keep checking for details

The more people that know how to use the portable defibrillator installed in our community, the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Everybody is welcome, and no special skills are required, just your willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency

The equipment has been supplied by Uphill Village Society with the aid of National Lottery Funding and will be managed by the Uphill Village Society in partnership with the Community HeartBeat Trust.

The Uphill Village Society would like to thank Uphill Methodist Church, Uphill Village Victory Hall and Weston super Mare Town Council for giving permission for the cabinets to be attached to their buildings.

For more information contact secretary@uphillvillage.org.uk telephone 01934 628373

 

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.

 

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