PARISH COUNCIL

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday 13th February 2017.

The updated agenda of the last meeting on 16th January can be accessed by clicking here.

The minutes will be available here shortly.

 

Broadband 

An update for 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. 

 

 

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 on this website

 

  Healthwatch logo

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:www.healthwatchnorthsomerset.co.uk; email: contact@healthwatchnorthsomerset.co.uk

 

Churchill & Langford Minibus Society

Minibus Society Logo

The Society recently secured funding for a new minibus.

Please note that services are available for people/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.

 

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 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

 

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

Upcoming event

Parish Council Meeting

Monday 13 February 2017

There will be a meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room, Burrington