The last meeting of the Parish Council was on Monday 13th February 2017.

The draft minutes are available here.

All agendas and minutes are available here. (Sort by date.) 

The Annual Parish Meeting will be on Monday 3rd April at 7:30 pm followed by a Parish Council meeting.



Bus Services 

At its February meeting, the Parish Council agreed that it could be useful to include some information about local bus services on this web site. Comprehensive public transport information can be obtained via the Travel West web site. A full set of bus timetables can also be accessed via the Traveline web site.

If you have any additional or more up-to-date information to share about public transport serving this area, please pass it on through this web site or the parish clerk. We have identified the following services that pass through or near the parish. To see the bus timetables, click on the service numbers/routes.

A2: Weston-super-Mare - Banwell - Winscombe - Sandford - Wrington - Bristol Airport; Mondays to Fridays and a reduced service on Saturdays, with stops in Churchill and Lower Langford;

128: Bishop Sutton - Clevedon; Thursdays only, one service each way, with stops at Rickford, Burrington Turn, Langford Green and Lower Langford);

134: Bishop Sutton - West Harptree - Weston-super-Mare; Tuesdays only, one service each way, with stops at Rickford, Burrington Turn, Langford Green and Lower Langford;

135: Lulsgate Bottom - Winford - Chew Magna - Chew Stoke - West Harptree; Fridays only, one service each way, with stops at Rickford and Lower Langford.

Falcon: Plymouth - Exeter - Taunton - Bristol Airport - Bristola daily, hourly service stopping at Churchill Gate, The Churchill Inn and Yew Tree Close.

We understand that Diamond Travelcard bus passes are accepted on these services, but not on the Airport Flyer for which there is a separate concessionary scheme for local residents. See below:

Airport Flyer Express

A concessionary travel scheme for residents of selected areas of the local community is available for subsidised travel on the Airport Flyer Express service between Bristol Airport and Bristol city centre. The scheme applies to anyone living permanently in the postcode areas BS40, BS41 8, BS48, BS49 BS29 or BS25. Residents in these areas who are Diamond Card holders are able to travel free of charge on the Airport Flyer Express on production of a valid Diamond Card plus Bristol Airport’s concessionary travel scheme card (valid 24/7).

For terms & conditions click here and for an application form click here.


Churchill & Langford Minibus SocietyMinibus Society Logo


Services are available for people and organisations of all ages.

For service details and  information about the Minibus Society click here and see Noticeboard via panel on left. For Service Timetable (January 2016) click here. 

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.


The new recycling and waste contract begins on Wednesday 1 March and with it comes the introduction of garden waste bins, replacing the current green garden waste bags. When the new contract starts the garden waste collection vehicles will only call at properties which have already registered for the new service and will only collect garden waste from the new garden waste bins. Cick here or on the above poster for more details. Click here for the press release.






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

Please forward information on events to publicise them on this website


Great Weston Ride Route

This year’s Ride is scheduled to take place on Sunday 16th July 2017.The route will go through Long Ashton, Barrow Gurney, Winford, Chew Stoke, Compton Martin, Ubley, Blagdon, Burrington Combe, Cheddar, Priddy, Rodney Stoke, Wedmore, Mark, Highbridge, Burnham, Uphill and Weston. For further details, including the final route, visit the web site:


An update that was given to the Parish Council meeting on 16th January is available by clicking here. 

For the latest information from Connecting Devon & Somerset, (10th January 2017), click here. 

Full results of the Parish survey of broadband services are available by clicking here. The results highlight the critical importance of good quality broadband services and the very poor service currently received in the Parish, which was 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. 

Healthwatch logo

We are collecting the views of carers in North Somerset to see how health and social care services meet your needs.

You can contact us on the number below and we will call you back or download the Carers' Survey from our website.

The closing date is the end of March 2017. Click here for the poster.

Do you have a couple of hours a month to help us improve the quality of health care for North Somerset?

Click here for further details or contact Healthwatch North Somerset directly:

Tel: 01275 851400; website:; email:


Mobile Library Times, October 2016 to March 2017

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.

 Village Agents

Do you need any assistance, care or support?  (Or do you know someone who does?)

A wide range of options delivered by North Somerset Council and independent organisations are available to provide support if needed. Care and support may be required because of ill health, a disability, because you are caring for others, or during a crisis.

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.  Community Connect offers impartial advice and can guide you towards social care services offered by North Somerset Council, or put you in touch with voluntary, statutory or private sector organisations.

Some of the services provided via Community Connect: Security ?Fire Safety?House and Home?Money?Keeping Warm?Electrical and Gas Safety?Falls?Accident Prevention?Keeping Healthy?Social groups?Learning Opportunities?Getting out & about?Equipment for Independence?Care Support

We can offer tailored support for older people to stay connected and active in their communities. We can also help you and your community to set up groups and activities that benefit the local area. There are simple effective actions we can all take to boost our wellbeing to feel healthier and happier.

If you're reading this and 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 888 803 or email

  In the parish of Burrington you can contact your Village Agent, Lyndsay Newman on 07967 345559



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:

For more information please contact: Nikki Smith, Ageing Well Co-ordinator on 07530 777895, or email



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 Mums and those with young babies. In addition to this children under 4 swim free. Our under 5s toddler swimming is Tuesdays 2 – 3pm.

The link to our website is



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: 

'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
BS40 7AN

01761 462373

Upcoming event

Barn Dance

Saturday 25 March 2017

The Governors of Burrington School will be hosting a Barn Dance, featuring The Funky Chickens, on Saturday 25th March 2017 from 7.30 to 11.30 pm in Burrington Parish Room (BS40 7AD). Tickets...