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Stop Barratt Homes 300x225CRAG (Congresbury Residents Action Group) has started a leaflet campaign to promote the village Open Meeting called for Wednesday 9 September.

Due to start at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, the meeting will hear North Somerset Council’s core strategy update from district councillor Tom Leimdorfer.

Congresbury parish council and CRAG are due to give details of their preparations for the public inquiry into Barratts plan for 80 houses. That is currently expected to take place at Weston town hall on Tuesday 6 October.

The meeting, chaired by CRAG’s Nick Green, will give residents an idea of how they can attend the public inquiry, and let the inspector hear their opinions of the scheme.

It is important for residents to air their views because if the Barratts scheme gets the green light from the inspector, it is likely that the plan to make radical changes to the A370/High Street junction will also go ahead.

For more information about CRAG, call John Mills on 01934 830554 or email brigly@hotmail.co.uk

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Journalist and jazz saxophonist John Mills has lived in Congresbury for more than 25 years, moving to the village from West London with his wife Rocki and 10 month old son, Sam in 1979. After a few years in Clevedon, John and Rocki moved back to the village in 2006, renovating and extending a bungalow in Yew Tree Park. Sadly, Rocki died in 2013. John, 71 keeps busy musically, playing with Cadbury Wind Band, with his son in the Sam Mills Quintet, and with a newly formed duo, Sax in the City with fellow Congresbury saxophonist and vocalist, Louise Harris.

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