Located at about 13 miles from Bristol, the seaside town of Clevedon is set amidst several small hills in Somerset. Home to the restored Grade 1 Clevedon Pier, which was built in 1869, the town also features several examples of Victorian architecture. A local population of 21,000 is served by basic public amenities, including six primary schools and the Clevedon School for secondary education. The nearest rail link is a 15-minute drive from the town. Half-hourly trains run from Yatton to Taunton and Bristol. The M5 motorway links Clevedon to Bristol, Cardiff, Mendip Hills, but also to Swansea via the M4 motorway, which is a mere 20 minutes away. The Strode Leisure Centre, Curzon Cinema, and over 100-years old multiple sports clubs, including a canoe club, complete the leisure and entertainment scene here. Clevedon also has several churches, a few of which have historical significance. Property prices in Clevedon average at £239,557. Rentals range between £450 and £900, depending on the type of accommodation.
Clevedon Job Opportunities
Jobs in Clevedon are centred on the light industry and on tourism. Key industrial and business zones are Kenn Road Business Park, Tweed Road Industrial Area, Hither Green Trading Estate and 5C Business Centre. There are quite a few banks functioning here as well, including Lloyds, TSB, Barclays, HSBC and NatWest, which turn out a good source of banking jobs in Clevedon. Many major supermarket outlets in town account for a part of the retail jobs, with countless other jobs in Clevedon being offered to IT specialists. Engineering, manufacturing and logistics jobs in Clevedon are also plentiful and diverse.
Clevedon Employment Trends
Planning consent for an additional 330,000 sq. ft. (30,658 sq. m.) of office and industrial accommodation for the Clevedon Business Park on 22 acres of land at Ken Road has been obtained. Local firms, such as the NHS Trust, Comet, North Somerset Council, Gordano Packaging and Polymeric Composites already have offices here. Further commercial development of the park is likely to attract more businesses, paving the way to Clevedon jobs that boost the local economy in the near and distant future.