PARISH COUNCIL

The last meeting of the Parish Council was held on 5th September 2016.

The minutes can be accessed by clicking here.

The next meeting will be on Monday 7th November 2016 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room.

The Annual Parish Newsletter for 2016 can be accessed by clicking here. 

Minibus Society Logo

Churchill & Langford Minibus Society

 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 2.30pm

in the  Methodist Church Hall, Front Street, Churchill

All society members and parishioners are welcome.

The Society is actively looking for new drivers, organisers and committee members.

 

Burrington Village Fete 2016

Burrington Fete 2016

 To see more photos of the fete, click on the Photo Album and then click the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures. 

If you have photos of the fete or of anything else in the Parish, please forrward them to show on this web site.

 

Dates for the Diary:

Church Services                     Click here for the Church newsletter with details of services

1st Friday of every month       Coffee Morning in the Parish Room at 8.45 to 11.00 am

 

Broadband

For the latest update from Connecting Devon & Somerset, (25 August 2016), click here.

Full results of the Parish survey of broadband services are available by clicking here. There were 60 responses, which is a 28% sample of the 217 addresses in the parish and includes 27 of the 34 postcodes in the parish (79%).

Maximum reported dowload speeds averaged 2.93 megabits per second (Mbps), although 48% of respondents reported lower speeds. The highest reported download speed was 5.85 Mbps, but only 6% of respondents received 5 Mbps or more. The lowest reported download speed was 0.28 Mbps

Two thirds of respondents used the Internet to work from home and about a third used the Internet to run a business. Other important uses of the Internet included study (35%) and running voluntary organisations (15%).

The results highlight the critical importance of good quality broadband services and the very poor service currently received in the Parish, which has been missed out by 'Connecting Devon and Somerset' in Phase 1 of the government-financed scheme for high speed broadband.  It will be important for the Parish to be included in Phase 2 of Connecting Devon and Somerset's programme, and to get the support of North Somerset Council for improved broadband services.

 

Mobile Library Times, March to August 2016

For times of fortnightly visits by the mobile library on Tuesdays in Langford, Burrington, Rickford, Blagdon and Churchill, click here 

 

North Somerset Children's Centres

Click here for details

Click here for First Aid Training

 

Coffee Mornings in the Parish Room

are being organised by residents of Burrington and Rickford for all local people

on the first Friday of each month.

 

Churchill & Langford Minibus Society

Drivers Wanted: please click here for further details

and contact Malcolm on 852314 or Alan on 862250 to discuss.

The Society also needs a volunteer Booking Secretary: please click here for further details

and contact Laura on 863679 or Alan on 862250 to discuss

 For service details and  information about the Minibus Society click here and see Noticeboard via panel on left.

The Society recently secured funding for a new minibus. Please note that services are available to people of all ages.

For Service Timetable (January 2016) click here.

 

Village Agents

 

The Village Agents Scheme is now operating in the North Somerset parishes of Chew Valley, having been up and running in B&NES for some 4 years. The project aims to support those living in isolated areas and put them in touch with services/people who can assist them with a variety of needs, ranging from mobility aids to support for carers. The Village Agent for Blagdon, Wrington, Burrington, Butcombe, Winford and Dundry is Lyndsay Newman. She can be contacted on 07967 345559 (mobile) 01275 888803 (office) or by email: lyndsay.newman@curo-group.co.uk

 

 

Community Connect is the single point of access for all general health and social enquiries in North Somerset for the over 50s, outside those provided by your GP. If you would like to get more involved in your community, or you are simply after information or advice, please call our Community Connect team today on 01275 888803 or email communityconnect@curo-group.co.uk 

In the parish of Burrington you can contact your Village Agent, Lyndsay Newman on 07967 345559; lyndsay.newman@curo-group.co.uk. Click here for more details

 

STAYING ACTIVE IN LATER LIFE

Being physically active can improve your quality of life and aid recovery from many health issues. It is also a great way to meet new people and do something positive for yourself.

Through Age UK Somerset we can offer various classes in your area run by independent instructors, these can range from Tai Chi, gentle exercise to music, Zumba Gold, yoga and seated Stretch and Flex. Keeping to a healthy weight and taking regular physical activity, will improve your mood, make you feel less tired and give you a healthier heart and stronger bones. So if you haven’t been very active for a while or are new to it, please come and join us. You can also access some of these classes for FREE through the Chequebook scheme:

www.n-somerset.gov.uk/G4F

For more information please contact: Nikki Smith, Ageing Well Co-ordinator on 07530 777895, or email nikkismith@ageuksomerset.org.uk

 

Plantlife

Click to view: Road Verges Campaign

 

North Somerset Citizen's Advice Bureau

Click here for details of how to get advice on debt, benefits, employment and housing.

 

For grants that may be available to people in rural areas:

see Noticeboard for details.

 

Churchill Sports Centre

Churchill Sports Centre is open to members and non-members. There are a great number of facilities including swimming pool, tennis courts, squash court, floodlit all weather pitch, fully equipped Gym, exercise classes, outdoor playing fields and sports hall suitable for badminton, volleyball and more. We offer swimming lessons, birthday parties and much more.

We offer free swimming to expectant Mum’s and those with young babies. In addition to this children under 4 swim free. Our Under 5’s toddler swimming is Tuesdays 2 – 3pm.

The link to our website is  http://www.toneleisure.co.uk/centres/churchill-sports-centre

 

 

Community Companions

Weston Hospicecare is looking for volunteer Community Companions. A Community Companion is a source of support for someone who is caring for someone. If you have had experience caring for a loved one this could be the role for you. For further details click here

or email: compassionate.communities@westonhospicecare.org.uk 

'Sing With Us'

Join us at one of our fun, stimulating Singing for the Brain sessions for people in the early to moderate stages of dementia and their carers. Enjoy a chat over coffee and meet new friends. Your local group meets every Wednesday from 10.00am to 12.00pm at The Wellsway, Harptree Hill, West Harptree, BS40 6EJ

Contact Paula Smith (Alzheimers Society ) on 07795 344936 or  Lyndsay Newman (Village Agent) on 07967 345559 for information.

 

Discovering Blackdown: for details, click here.

Forthcoming Events:

see Meetings and Events or the Noticeboard

Contact Information

Applegarth, Rickford Rise
Burrington
Bristol
BS40 7AN

burringtonpc@yahoo.co.uk

01761 462373