Nailsea & Backwell Guide

Useful Contact Numbers for Nailsea & Backwell
and the Surrounding Areas

Dentons has been providing local information and business listings since 1967. Below is a list of useful contact details for a range of services in Nailsea and Backwell areas. This includes information on council services, education, recycling, transport, health & emergency services.

Council Office Services

North Somerset Council provides a range of services for the residents of Nailsea and Backwell including education and social care.

Council Tax01934 888144 or visit website North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
Collections for Recycling and Rubbish01934 888802 or visit websiteNorth Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
Parking01934 888802 or visit websiteNorth Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
More Informationvisit website


Schooling can be a difficult time for parents and pupils. Below are some useful numbers to help combat potential issues that may arise for both pupils and parents during a child’s time at school.

Admission to Schools01934 888888 or visit websiteNorth Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
Bullying Advice for Parents08088 002222 or visit website
Bullying Advice for children and Young People08088 084994 (4pm-11pm Mon-Sat) or visit website
Advice for Parents, Children & Young People About Internet Safetyvisit website
Home to School Transport 01934 634715 or visit websiteNorth Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
More Informationvisit website

Register Offices

The North Somerset Registry Office is situated in Weston-super-Mare and is an ideal location to host a marriage or civil partnership.  The registration of births & deaths can be made here. The Clevedon office is only open part-time and is for the registration of births and deaths.

Weston-super-Mare Register Office01823 282251 or visit websiteThe Register Office, 41 Boulevard, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1PG
Clevedon Register Office01823 282251 or visit website37a Old Church Road, Clevedon BS21 6NN

Emergency Services

Nailsea and Backwell’s emergency services are well organised and extremely responsive. Contact information for the main emergency services in the North Somerset area are listed below

Emergency ServicesEmergency: 999
Non-Emergency: 101
Localised national response
Avon and Somerset Constabularyvisit websitePolice & Fire Headquarters, Valley Rd, Bristol BS20 8QJ
Nailsea Police Stationvisit websitePound Lane, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2NN
Avon Fire & Rescue Service0117 926 2061 or visit websitePolice & Fire Headquarters, Valley Rd, Bristol BS20 8QJ
Nailsea Fire Station0117 926 2061 or visit websitePound Lane, Nailsea BS48 2NN
South Western Ambulance Service01392 261500 or visit websiteAbbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY


Residents of Nailsea and Backwell have access to hospitals in Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare.

Clevedon Community Hospital01275 872212 or visit websiteOld Street, Clevedon BS21 6BS
Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke01934 428989 or visit websiteBeach Road, Kewstoke, Weston-Super-Mare BS22 9UZ
Weston General Hospital01934 636363 or visit websiteGrange Road, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare BS23 4TQ

NHS Services

A full range of NHS services are available to residents of Nailsea and Backwell. Whatever the problem, be it a broken tooth or a broken leg, specialists are on hand.

Child Healthvisit website
Complementary Medicinesvisit website Search on
Dentistsvisit websiteSearch on
Diabetes Servicesvisit website
Doctors Surgeriesvisit websiteSearch on
Mental Health Servicesvisit website Mental Health Helplines
Optical Servicesvisit website Search on
Pharmacy Servicesvisit website Search on
Sexual Health Servicesvisit websiteLocal Sexual Health Services

Social Services

North Somerset’s social services are based in a variety of locations across the district with public facing receptions at the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare and at Castlewood in Clevedon.

Adoption and Fostering03303 550333 or visit website6th Floor, B-Bond, Smeaton Road, BS1 6XN
Adult Social Care01275 888801 or visit websiteTown Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-mare, BS23 1UJ
Children’s Safety and Social Care01275 888808 or visit websiteChild Protection, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
Carers01275 888801 or visit websiteThink Family, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
Support for People with Disabilities 01275 874861 or visit websiteUnit 3, 22a Griffin Road, Clevedon, BS21 6HH
Further informationvisit website

Post Offices

The Post Office 03456 112970 or visit websiteLocalised national response
Backwell Post Office01275 46272130 West Town Road, Backwell BS48 3HH
Cleeve Post Office01242 67248237 Church Rd, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham GL52 8LP
Nailsea Post Office08457 2233441-2 Crown Glass Pl, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 1RD

Leisure Centres and Sports Facilities

Nailsea and Backwell have a variety of leisure and sports facilities and all open to the public so if you fancy a workout or taking up a new sport, pop over any of the sports centres located around the town.

Backwell Leisure Centre01275 463726 or visit websiteFarleigh Road, Backwell BS48 3PB
Scotch Horn Leisure Centre01275 856 965 or visit websiteBrockway, Nailsea BS48 1BZ

Public Transport

Nailsea and Backwell railway station is managed by First Great Western offering services on the Bristol to Exeter line. The are also has good bus services to Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.

Rail Enquiriesvisit websiteSearch national network
Nailsea & Backwell Railway Station0845 700 0125Station Road, Backwell BS48 3LH
Bus Timetablesvisit website

Housing for Homeless People

Nailsea and Backwell provide good housing and support services for the homeless. Below are two locations where shelter is available for homeless people.

Elim Housing01275 854739 or visit websiteTudor House, Watery Lane, Nailsea BS48 2AX
Housing Advice01934 426330 or visit websiteHousing Team, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ

Citizens Advice

For anyone facing money, legal, housing or benefit issues the Citizens Advice Bureau offers free, confidential and impartial advice.

Citizens Advice Bureau0844 375 2775 or visit websiteNationwide
Nailsea Bureau0844 375 2775 or visit websiteMethodist Church Common Rooms, Silver Street, Nailsea BS48 2DS

Chamber of Commerce

Nailsea Chamber of Trade and Commerce promotes the interest of its members in trade and industry locally and works with other trade bodies and local authorities to promote Nailsea as a good place to do business.

Nailsea Chamber of Trade and Commerce01275 858515visit website


A coroner’s role is to establish, normally by post-mortem, whether a death is natural or unnatural in the eyes of the law. If the death is unnatural, further investigations might be undertaken with a view to presenting a case to be heard before a coroner at an inquest.

Avon Coroner01275 461920 or visit websiteFlax Bourton Public Mortuary, Old Weston Road, Flax Bourton BS48 1UL