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About Visit Portishead

Visit Portishead is our town's online tourist information centre and a handy resource for residents. .

The idea of creating this website came from a group of like-minded Portishead residents, keen to promote the town and what it has to offer, to visitors as well as members of the local community.

Two members of the group run Blue Tree Web Design Ltd, and it is thanks to them we have managed to produce this informative website. A local PR professional and a promotions expert, work together to gather information, and help us present it in a user friendly way.

Other group members include those involved in community organisations and business owners, all who are keen to see Portishead continue to thrive both socially and economically. We have also received support by way of a grant from Portishead Town Council to assist in the development of the site.

To contact any member of the team, please email us: .

Our Mission

Visit Portishead CIC is a community interest company, started and funded by businesses and individuals in and around Portishead. Our aim is to promote Portishead as the go-to destination for tourism and business, to encourage visitors, once here, to use the amenities we have, and to encourage people who live here to use what they have on their doorstep.

How it Works

Our objective is to promote Portishead, online, in print and in any other way we can. To do this we welcome ideas, information, photographs, copywriters and a little money to cover the overheads.

Individuals, charities and other organisations, all with an on-going interest in Portishead contribute to the content. Businesses benefit from an advertisement and editorial content in relevant sections on the website. Everyone who contributes hours, photos and content, gets a mention on this page, should they want it.

Our Principles

We want to promote Portishead and its surrounding areas to the best of our ability, along with everyone who's prepared to help.

We are passionate about Portishead. All of us have lived here for a long time and have seen the town grow. It's an amazing place to live, work and visit. A combination of old and new, it has a wealth of history for those who seek it, in a modern world of excellent restaurants, great shopping and things to do. It's the perfect place in which to live, work and bring up a family.

With a growing business community and the lowest unemployment in the area, Portishead is a great place to start a business, get a job, or commute to Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucester.

We are all family folk, so we want the growing Portishead community to thrive for our children and their children. Community spirit and all that is good in our town need promoting and protecting and we want to help do this. We are as green as we can be, given the resources required to deliver our message. We welcome input from anyone willing to help. We don't discriminate by class, colour or creed, by ability nor orientation.

We strive to get everything right first time, but acknowledge we won't always succeed, so if you spot an error, please let us know using the form at the bottom of this page.

Who We Are

Promotion, Advertising and Editorial Content

Tracey Fowler

Tracey grew up in a family run newsagents on the Cabstand and has had shops in Portishead High Street. She worked as a local reporter for many years and has, over the years, enjoyed the role of editor of several local magazines, including Gordano Living and Portishead and Clevedon Resident. Tracey also runs a small PR and marketing company working with designer Tracie Fry and volunteers with many local events and organisations.

Promotion, Advertising and Design

Tracie Fry - Creative Solutions

Tracie grew up locally and lives and works in Portishead. With a background in sales, marketing, promotions and graphics design, Tracie liaises with local businesses to bring them in to the Visit Portishead fold and ensure their presence on this site is promoted in the best possible way. Tracie is an artist, graphic designer and freelance creative consultant. She also works with Tracey Fowler on local marketing and promotional events and projects.

Worldwide Webbers

BlueTree Website Design Ltd and christopherfielden.com

Dave and Mark Fielden at BlueTree we've been working on the internet since before the turn of the century. After some big development projects and providing digital marketing for global corporations, they now help local small businesses stand out on the worldwide web. They're particularly pleased when they help a Portishead sole trader, a professional, or business start-up to build their online presence.

Chris Fielden (@ChrisFielden) writes a popular, international, short story blog that helps authors find their way to market. On it, he runs a short story writing competition and flash fiction challenges, aimed at improving the knowledge and abilities of his readers, as well as raising money for charity.

Chris also owns a Harley Davidson Fat Boy, and you can join him for a ride through Portishead's famous Christmas Lights.

Market Researchers

Original research was carried out with the help of Kate Ward, Avon View Bed and Breakfast


Bob Cartwright, Mark Harris, Alan Harrison and Nick Church.

Other photos supplied by photography students, Chloe Wall, Ben Edwards and Skye Fowler

Movies provided by:

Portishead History

The Gordano Civic Society

Sandy Tebbutt was a historian, author of the Posset Pieces local history books, and an active member of the Gordano Society, who contributed enormously to the recorded history of Portishead and we're delighted to include some of her pages on Visit Portishead.

Peter Milsom, who has a very keen interest in the history of Portishead, is now becoming a major contributor to the history section on the website.

Nigel Coombes is a long-time resident of Portishead and played a significant part in the last flourish of paddle steamers and excursion steamships visiting the Bristol Channel.


Some of our walks have been provided by Michael Watts of Portishead Strollers and Mike Johnson.

Where We Are

We are a Community Interest Company, Visit Portishead CIC, company number 14439431, registered in England and Wales, 

Our volunteers all live in Portishead. We don't have an office, we all work from home and meet in each other's houses. This is our address for correspondence:
Visit Portishead CIC,
16a Beach Road West,
BS20 7HR

How to Get in Touch

If you'd like to comment or contribute, please send us a message using the form below or email us at .