The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday, 26th February 2018, at 7.30 pm in The Parish Room.

The agenda is available here

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 9th April at 7.30 pm with refreshments from 7.00 pm

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

Planning Policy Consultations

For details of recent planning consultations including the Joint Spatial Plan and North Somerset Local Plan, see the planning page.

Community Speedwatch logo

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.


Mobile Library Times, from October 2017 to March 2018

For the times of visits by the mobile library in Langford, Burrington, Rickford, Blagdon and Churchill 

(fortnightly on Tuesdays) click here

For the full timetable, including visits to other villages click here



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.


On 20th December 2017, Connecting Devon & Somerset announced further details of the programme for Gigaclear to deliver high-speed broadband under the Government-funded scheme. Gigaclear also has overlapping commercial programmes in this area. (N.B the Government subsidy is to encourage investment in new capacity by service providers and does not mean that installation or service charges are cheaper for users  than commercially-funded schemes.) 

For details of the CDS/Gigaclear programme follow this link: https://www.gigaclear.com/connecting-devon-and-somerset-rollout-schedule/.

This parish is in Lot 1 - Upper CDS. Lower Langford is in Area 25 where Gigaclear's build programme is to start building in the second quarter of 2018 for completion in the the third quarter. Burrington, Bourne, Rickford and Upper Langford are in Area 5 where Gigaclear's build programme is to build and complete in the third quarter of 2019.


In this parish, TrueSpeed and Voneus have also announced programmes for commercial investment in high-speed broadband. For the latest updates from TrueSpeed and Voneus, click on the company names (left). These statements are evidently out of date. We are continually seeking further details and will provide an update when we have new information


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


 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

  click on the logo (left) for more information



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
BS40 7AN


01761 462373

Upcoming event

Parish Council Meeting

Monday 26 February 2018

Parish Council meeting in the Parish Room at 7.30 pm