BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday, 13th November, at 7.30 pm in The Parish Room.

Parish Council agendas and minutes are available here. (You will need to sort by date 'last modified'.)  

The 2016/17 Parish Newsletter can be viewed here.

There is a vacancy for a member of the Parish Council. If you are interested in serving, please contact the Parish Clerk.

 

 

HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND 

For the latest updates from TrueSpeed and Voneus, click on the company names.

 

 

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Churchill & Langford Minibus Society
Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 2.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Front Street, Churchill

All society members and parishioners living in Burrington, Churchill, Shipham, Banwell, Sandford and Winscombe are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Churchill & Langford Minibus Society. Society members are actively encouraged to attend the meeting and to vote in new Officers for the Society. We are actively looking for new drivers and committee members - please think about joining the committee yourself. There is a vacancy for a representative of Burrington Parish Council (who need not be a parish councillor) to serve on the Churchill & Langford Mini Bus Society. If you are interested in serving, please contact the Parish Clerk.

 

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Community Speedwatch

Are you concerned about road safety and, in particular, motorists exceeding speed limits in this parish?

The local Community Speedwatch team needs new members.

To inquire about helping to tackle the problem of speeding motorists, please contact the parish clerk (details below).

For further details about the Community Speedwatch scheme, please follow this link or click on the logo.

 

 

 

For free, independent advice on a wide range of issues, you can book an appointment with

Winscombe Advice Centre: every Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

at Winscombe & Sandford Parish Council, 11 Sandford Road, Winscombe, BS25 1JA

Tel: 01934 844247; Email: winscombepc@bt.connect.com

For more information: http://www.nscab.org.uk or click on the logo.

 

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Age UK Somerset is the local charity for older people.

For information about the services they offer and volunteering please click on the links below:

We are Age UK Somerset

Volunteering

Befriending

Health and Well-Being Sessions in North Somerset

 

 

Burrington Parish in World War 1 

 

Find out about village life in the early 20th Century, 

those who served in the Great War and their families,

in this illustrated local account. Price: £5.00

Please contact Jacky (01761 462491)

or Mike (01761 462586)

 

 

Planning application at the Water Gardens Centre, Bath Road:

Click here to see the application and supporting documents and click here to see the Parish Council's observations.

 

Bus Services 

For details of local bus services, the Falcon, Airport Flyer Express and Churchil & Langford Minibus Society, click 'Bus Services' on the navigation panel above or click this link

  

 

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.

 

 

Parish Broadband Survey 2016

Burrington Parish Council undertook a survey of broadband services in the parish and the needs of residents and businesses for improved services, from 12th January to 12th April 2016The survey results can be read here. Levels of service may have improved subsequently, but there is still no general provision of next-generation, high-speed broadband services in the parish.

Connecting Devon & Somerset Update (July 2017)

Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset Councils announced on 13 July 2017 that Gigaclear Ltd will be providing an ultrafast broadband service to Lot 1 areas (including this parish) in Phase 2 of the publicly-funded Connecting Devon & Somerset programme. Details of this programme are not yet known. The North Somerset press release can be read here:

http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/news/thousands-to-get-ultrafast-broadband-connections/

To find out if your address is in their plans and to register your interest, visit the Gigaclear postcode checker:

https://www.gigaclear.com/postcode-checker/

There appear to be at least two possibilities with Gigaclear: the Connecting Devon & Somerset programme (which is publicly subsidised) and commercial provision by Gigaclear. However, you cannot choose. Your address will have been allocated to one or the other by Gigaclear and CDS. In neither case had a detailed programme been published at the end of July 2017. For addresses in the CDS programme, the availability checker says 'between now and the end of 2019' and for addresses in the 'commercial area' it says 'over the next 3 years'.

The Parish Council has continued to seek clarification of the implications for the parish of the CDS programme and any commercial plans for high-speed broadband, but without any new information from CDS or Gigaclear by early October 2017. However the following commercial operators have expressed interest in providing a service in the parish:

Voneus

Voneus Limited, which uses a combination of fibre-optic cable and wireless transmission to provide high-speed broadband services to rural communities, has recently undertaken a survey of the parish  to see how they could serve it. Voneus hosted a meeting on 4th October 2017 at the Burrington Inn to explain their plans. Click here for their invitation.  Click here for a letter from Voneus. Click here for a presentation about their approach. If you want to know more, email your name, full postal address and contact number to sales@voneus.com to register your interest with no obligation. The Voneus scheme should not affect eligibility for CDS Phase 2.

TrueSpeed

TrueSpeed Communications has also announced that Burrington, Langford and surrounding villages are now in their programme to supply fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP), high-speed broadband services. For more details contact www.truespeed.com. TrueSpeed held meetings in the Parish on 19th and 27th September and 3rd October. Click here for their poster.

Voucher Schemes (CDS/BDUK)

You may have qualified for a voucher from CDS worth £500 towards installation costs, if you receive a download speed of less than 2 Mbps and applied to CDS before 30th November 2016. The scheme is currently 'paused to applications' and under review, pending clarification about the scope of Phase 2 of the CDS programme. However, if you do not already have a voucher you can register interest with CDS which aims to continue the voucher scheme after April 2017. For information and registration, email broadbandvoucher-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

There is also a BDUK voucher scheme operated by the Government, which may be available for a satellite-based service:

http://www.broadbandwherever.net/support-schemes/free-broadband-for-england/ 

 

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

 

 

Mobile Library Times, from April to September 2017

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

 

 

 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 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 on the logo (left) for more information

 

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

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.

Forthcoming Events:

see Meetings and Events or the Noticeboard

Contact Information

Applegarth, Rickford Rise
Burrington
Bristol
BS40 7AN

burringtonpc@yahoo.co.uk

01761 462373