The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday 14 January 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room.

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

The Annual Parish Newsletter for 2017/18 is available here.


Mobile Library Times 

From 7th January 2019, visits of the Mobile Library at Burrington, Churchill, Langford, Rickford and Blagdon will change from from fortnightly on Tuesdays to the same times on Thursdays.

Click here for the new timetable.


              Can you drive? 

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Churchill and Langford Minibus Society urgently needs more volunteer drivers.

For details click here and see the bus services page on this web site.

North Somerset Local Plan

Click here for North Somerset Council's poster  inviting views on issues and options for the Local Plan by 10th December.

Following discussion at the Parish Council meeting on 22 October we have submitted responses to the 'Issues and Options' consultation on the North Somerset Local Plan 2036, taking into account information from traffic and transport studies that were published on 12th November and a North Somerset Council focus group on the Mendip Springs Garden Village that took place on 14th November. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 10th December. 

The 'Issues and Options' report includes proposals for some 2,800 homes north of Churchill and a new road from the M5 to the A38 that could also connect to the A368 at Churchill Gate. Click here for details.

The Parish Council's representations can be seen on the North Somerset web site at:

http://consult-ldf.n-somerset.gov.uk/consult.ti/issuesandoptions/listRepresentations and search for respondent number <contains> 3265601

For a presentation that was discussed at the Parish Council meeting, click here and for the Parish Council's response to the previous Local Plan consultation click here.

West of England Joint Spatial Plan

The four West of England Local Authorities published additional 'Technical Evidence' on 12th November for consultation. Responses are invited by 7th January 2019. Click here for more details. The Parish Council has considered implications for the parish and raised a number of questions in its response which can be viewed here.

Handy Person Service

North Somerset Council has launched a new service for people aged 60 or over, or who have a disability: to carry out repairs, maintenance, improvements, adaptations and other ‘odd jobs’ and to help people live safely and independently in their own homes.  They also run an equipment and demonstration centre in Weston-super-Mare which has a wide range of assistive technology and adaptation equipment for you to ‘try before you buy.’ For details, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/handypersonservice or phone 01934 520 116.

0% Loans for Bulk Fuel Buying

Click here for details of a loan scheme funded by North Somerset Council that enables homeowners and private tenants with a household income of less than £30,000 per annum to borrow up to £500 over six months at 0% APR.  Loans can be used to purchase oil, LPG, wood or coal where these are the main sources of household heating.


North Somerset Council also funds a loan scheme for homeowners for essential home repairs and improvements (subject to status). For more information, visit www.wrcic.org.uk, call 01823 461099, or email enquiries@wrcic.org.uk


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

 See also Meetings and Events or the Noticeboard

Please forward information on events to publicise them on this website

 Waste Recycling and Garden Waste Collections in this parish are now on TUESDAYS.

See the Waste and Recycling tab on this web site for details and calendars.


 Planning Policy Consultations

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


North Somerset Council funds a loan scheme for homeowners for essential home repairs and improvements (subject to status). For more information, visit www.wrcic.org.uk, call 01823 461099, or email enquiries@wrcic.org.uk

Your local, not for profit lender, working in partnership with North Somerset Council, is Wessex Resolutions CIC, Heatherton Park Studios, Bradford on Tone, Taunton, TA4 1EU 

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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.



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)


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

  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.

Contact Information

Applegarth, Rickford Rise
BS40 7AN


01761 462373