Potential hirers seeking details for rooms available at the Conygre Hall can now find them on an updated website www.conygre-hall-timsbury.co.uk. The site provides details of rooms available with seating capacities and dimensions, charges for room hire and a calendar with details of current bookings. There is also a brief history of the Conygre Trust and contact details for the Booking Officer.
Uhlsport Somerset County League Division 1 leaders Timsbury Athletic bounced back to form in emphatic style with a 5-0 home win over Somerton Town. Captain Ellis Hancock led the way with a hat-trick with striker Rhys Cook grabbing a brace.
The game in fact started badly for Cook who had an early chance saved by Somerton keeper Brian Hardy and then missed a fifth-minute penalty scuffing his effort wide of the post after Chris Midgeley had been brought down. Hancock had a shot blocked on the line and Midgeley put the rebound over the top while another Cook effort was saved by Hardy’s legs.
Timsbury’s domination eventually gained a positive reward after 19 minutes when Cook had at last something to celebrate turning well in the box before shooting home. Timsbury’s keeper Josh Wilcox was the architect of the home side’s second goal. Taking advantage of the strong wind his long clearance found Cook and although his shot was blocked by Hardy Hancock followed up to score. Right on half-time Hancock made it 3-0 firing home after being set up by the lively Cook.
Within a minute of the re-start the double act was at it again with Hancock rising well to head home Cook’s corner. With the wind now in their favour the visitors came more into the game with substitute Robbie Haggett shooting wide from distance and Jacob Holland clearing the crossbar.
Timsbury still remained dangerous, however, and Cook shot wide with a clear chance while Jack Nix was too high with a free-kick. At the other end captain Luke Thomas headed wide and substitute Nathan Harris shot past the post. Midgeley embarked on a dangerous run for the home side only to put his final effort over the top before Cook ended the match with his second goal forcing the ball home in stoppage time for his eighteenth goal of the season.
The Energy at Home Advice Service, run on behalf of B&NES Council by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, is holding drop-in sessions to give residents a better understanding of how to save energy through heating and insulation improvements as well as information on smart meters and lowering their fuel bills by switching energy suppliers.
The events in Keynsham, Midsomer Norton and Bath will give people information on how to improve energy efficiency and how to keep homes warmer and more comfortable.
Sessions will be held at the following locations and dates between 10.30am and 2.30pm:
- Wednesday 29 January at Bath Central Library
- Tuesday 25 February at Midsomer Norton Library
- Wednesday 26 February Bath Central Library
- Wednesday 18 March at Keynsham Library
- Wednesday 25 March Bath Central Library
More information can be found at www.energyathome.org.uk or by calling 0800 0385680.
B&NES Council will introduce a Clean Air Zone on Wednesday, November 4th 2020. The CAZ will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and will see charges of £100 per day for higher emission buses, coaches and HGVs; and £9 per day for higher emission taxis, private hire vehicles, minibuses, LGVs and vans (including private vans, campervans and pick-ups) to drive in the zone.
Charges will only apply to pre-euro 6 diesel vehicles (five years or older) and pre euro 4 petrol vehicles (14 years or older). Charges will not apply to private cars and motorbikes, regardless of their emissions.
Limited exemptions and concessions have been approved to support drivers of some non-compliant vehicles (e.g. higher emission taxis/vans/minibuses) delivering important services, or with very hard-to-replace vehicles. These include organisations that provide community-based education, health or social care services, the emergency services and blue badge holders. Those who think they might be eligible for concessions and exemptions are being asked to check the council’s website at www.bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ and will be asked to register their vehicles with the council in the spring.
The final business case will now be submitted to the government’s Joint Air Quality Unit for approval in February. This includes a request for a further £4.1m to install the scheme at a total cost of £10m after £5.95m was advanced to the council for its design and development), and a significant bid for £14.2m of capital to fund the desired support and mitigations. It also outlines how any revenue from the scheme, over and above its operating cost, would be reinvested in initiatives that encourage more sustainable transport and travel in the area.
A headed goal in stoppage time from Jesse Bishop grabbed a late point for Uhlsport Somerset County League Division 1 leaders, Timsbury Athletic in a 1-1 home draw with Nailsea and Tickenham Reserves. But it couldn’t camouflage another disappointing performance. Until the equalizer Timsbury had struggled to break down a stubborn visitors’ defence in a game that will not live long in the memory.
The game began slowly and it was 20 minutes before there was a semblance of a chance with Rhys Cook breaking clear for Timsbury only to be brought down on the edge of the box by Nailsea keeper Charles Lovell. This earned him a booking. Ebner Heatley’s free-kick sailed harmlessly wide.
Dom Barresi created another chance for Cook but the striker shot wide. Jack Nix’s searching crosses from the right caused the visitors some problems but produced no end result while in a rare visit to the other end Callum Vickery found the net for the visitors but Dan Elson had already strayed offside. Barresi forced Lovell to push his shot around the post for a fruitless corner and then just before half-time Timsbury went down to 10 men when Bishop was sinbinned for speaking out of turn.
Early in the second half Cook had a clear chance for the home side but his shot was deflected past the post while a crisp half-volley from substitute Liam Craze was confidently handled by Lovell. At the other end Jake Murray brought Josh Wilcox into action in the Timsbury goal and Ellis Hancock tested Lovell with a crisply hit shot.
Timsbury were lucky to survive when a free-kick by Vickery from distance went just past the post but they were not so fortunate soon after when Dane Willshear put Nailsea in front with another well struck free-kick. Timsbury huffed and puffed but it looked like the second home defeat in a row before Bishop ghosted in to head home Craze’s free-kick.
Timsbury were very much second best in this 1st v 3rd clash at the top of the Uhlsport Somerset County Div 1, losing by a 2-1 scoreline.
In a first half of few chances it took until the half hour mark before any meaningful attempt was made on either goal, when a Burnham shot from 20yards by Whitfield flew just wide. This was followed almost immediately with the first goal, when Birch found Watkins with space to run clear into the penalty box and neatly beat the keeper to make it 1-0. Timsbury responded with a couple of long-range shots from Neilson, neither troubling Bailey in the home goal. On the stroke of half time Cook was unlucky to see his shot hit the outside of the post after being fed by Neilson.
Burnham had a chance to increase their lead early in the second half when a defensive header fell to the feet of Bradshaw who, with only the keeper to beat, shot high over the bar. Within minutes Timsbury were level, a through ball from Craize allowed Cook to evade the last defender before rounding the keeper to score and make it 1-1.
At the other end Timsbury nearly paid for some slack marking when Bradshaw was given a free shot on goal only to see it hit the post with keeper Wilcox well beaten. Hancock sent Midgley wide on the right wing before he cut inside the full back and then saw his fine shot tipped over the bar by Bailey.
The winning goal came after 25 minutes. A floated free kick to the edge of the Timsbury box should have been easily cleared but somehow they contrived to allow the ball to reach Burnham forward Watkins who was able to hook his shot past Wilcox to make it 2-1. With just over 15 minutes remaining Burnham were reduced to 10 men after Birch was sent off for two bookings. This should have been the signal for Timsbury to rally but in truth it was the 10 men of Burnham who looked the more likely to score. Timsbury failed to muster another clear cut chance and the home side were able to see out the game to claim all three points.
Star Man Josh Watkins (Burnham)
Get Seedy! with Seedy Saturday – Seed Swap, Potato Day and Green Fayre on Saturday 14th March 2020 10am to 2pm at the Conygre Hall, North Road. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07849 055 339 Get Seedy!
Timsbury Parish Council in January 2020 decided on a Climate Emergency Resolution, recognising the science of a climate emergency and resolved to take action with others to reduce its causes.
The Parish Council welcomed and supports the B&NES Council Climate Emergency Declaration passed by all parties in 2019 and welcomed B&NES in providing some coordination on relevant issues.
The Parish Council will work with residents, local and wider groups, schools, businesses, B&NES council and other parish councils to establish and facilitate initiatives that will contribute to significantly reducing carbon and other greenhouse gases where possible.
There are a number of groups doing environmantal activities in the village.
Uhlsport Somerset County League Division 1 leaders Timsbury Athletic were brought down to earth with a bump when they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 at home by fellow championship contenders Winscombe. The home side were very much below par but that should take nothing away from the visitors whose first half display was very impressive.
Timsbury could not have made a worst start going behind as early as the second minute. Tony Pow was adjudged to have handled right on the edge of the box and Jory Cureton made no mistake from the penalty spot. Jess Bishop came close to an immediate equalizer extracting a tremendous save from keeper Dan Bullock but it was Winscombe pulling the strings and Josh Wilcox in the home goal had to be alert to keep out an effort from Rob Harraway.
Winscombe’s second goal soon arrived but was controversial. Home defender Josh Swarbrick looked to have had his leg clipped as he moved back to defend but no foul was given and Josh Gibbs took advantage to lob a stranded Wilcox.
With just 25 minutes on the clock Timsbury were three down when Harraway turned well in the box and gave Wilcox no chance with a clinical finish. The Timsbury bench took immediate action withdrawing defender Pow and sending on attacking substitute Ebner Heatley who soon threatened with a fluent run before overrunning the ball. Toby Neilson shot over for the home side but the first 45 minutes was dominated by Winscombe.
Timsbury began the second half in more determined fashion with Bullock saving well from Neilson and Rhys Cook shooting wide. Wilcox then had to be on his toes to keep out two good efforts from Harraway before Timsbury came desperately close to pulling a goal back when Ellis Hancock headed a fine cross from Liam Craze on to the bar.
The home side were much more in the game in the second half but Winscombe still posed a danger and after the impressive Harraway had shot wide from a good position Billy Manning came close to a fourth with an audacious drive from distance which just drifted the wrong side of the post. With time running out Bullock pushed another Hancock header on to the bar to sum up a frustrating afternoon for the league frontrunners.
Timsbury Athletic go into 2020 with an eight-point lead at the top of the Uhlsport Somerset County League Division 1 after a convincing 4-1 win at home to Broad Plain House. The damage was done in the first half when the home side built up a 3-0 advantage.
Timsbury were on the front foot from the off and after Toby Neilson had shot just wide, Rhys Cook headed the wrong side of the post from a Jack Nix cross. The breakthrough came on the quarter-of-an-hour mark when Jem Lutwama raced clear and finished well past visitors’ keeper George Mullins. Six minutes later and Timsbury were two up with Cook collecting a telling pass from Josh Swarbrick and then rounding Mullins to shoot home.
As the home side kept up the pressure Dominic Barresi shot wide from distance and Ellis Hancock forced a fine save from Mullins with a terrific drive. At the other end Joe Banks shot wide and Jordan Scadding saw his effort comfortably held by home keeper Josh Wilcox. Ten minutes from half-time Timsbury went three in front when Liam Craze’s free-kick totally wrongfooted Mullins and finished in the corner of the net. The half ended on a sour note when Broad Plain captain Scadding was shown a straight red card and Barresi joined him after collecting a second yellow card.
Early in the second half a goal-bound effort from Neilson was blocked on the line before Cook tapped home Timsbury’s fourth goal after Hancock had hit the post. Leon Mansaray had a great chance to pull back a goal for the visitors but his free header was easily held by Wilcox.
Cook worked hard to create another chance for himself but this time shot over the top. Lutwama found himself with a great chance to add a fifth after an incisive cross from Nix only to see his effort from close range blocked by Mullins. Swarbrick embarked on an adventurous run through the visitors’ defence but failed at the final hurdle shooting wide and Hancock headed wide from Craze’s free-kick.
The visitors staged a late show and after Mansaray had headed over and Archie Ferris had shot too high Dom Robinson grabbed a late consolation goal with practically the last kick of the game.