The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Tuesday 7th May 2019

at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room. The agenda is available here

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

The Annual Parish Newsletter for 2018/19 is available here.




Notices of District Council Elections and Parish Council Elections

on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Click on the words underlined above for the notices with details of the elections.

The deadline for registrations to vote is midnight on Friday 12 April.

The deadline for nomination papers to stand for election was 4pm on Wednesday 3 April.

The 5 seats on Burrington Parish Council are uncontested. 

Click here for the official notice and here for details of parish council elections elsewhere.

Click here for details of the District Council election. We are in Blagdon and Churchill Ward. 



Road Closures: A368 (Bath Road) and B3134 (The Combe)

£450,000 scheme to improve the A368 (Bath Road) will start on Monday 25 March.

The extensive works will take place from the A38 Churchill traffic lights towards Blagdon and between Blagdon and the North Somerset border, and are part of North Somerset Council's ongoing commitment to improving the area's roads.

To minimise disruption and allow crews to work safely while they complete multiple activities at the same time, sections of the road will be closed in phases:

•          Phase 1 – A38 Churchill traffic lights to B3134 Burrington Combe

•          Phase 2 – B3134 Burrington Combe to The Batch, Rickford

•          Phase 3 – Sladacre Lane, Blagdon to the North Somerset boundary

•          Phase 4 – surfacing at the A368 junction with B3134 Burrington Combe

All other sections of the road not being worked on during a phase will remain open. Please note work will not be taking place between The Batch, Rickford and Sladacre Lane, Blagdon.

Residential and access to local businesses will be maintained throughout the road closures – please speak to traffic marshals or council staff who will be onsite throughout the works and can advise on access arrangements.

The scheme is due to take six weeks to complete and work is set to be carried out between 8am and 5pm, six days a week. The road closure will remain in place for each phase 24 hours a day to protect ongoing work.

Works will include patching and resurfacing areas of the existing road surface, improving and cleaning drainage, replacing and relaying the kerbs, road marking and signing improvements, clearing overgrown vegetation and replacing and repairing damaged ironworks.

North Somerset Council appreciates that this scheme will be disruptive for local residents and businesses, so will be carrying out these extensive works in phases to minimise disruption.

A letter delivered to nearby residents on 7th March is available here. 

For more information please visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roadworks


Chew Valley Connect

Are you over 50? Or quite a lot older? If so, there is a new idea which you might be interested in. Chew Valley Connect is all about finding ways for older people living in the Valley to meet and explore how we could do things together and find shared interests.

We are a small core group that plan to explore possibilities with other people – and to start the ball rolling. You can get more information straight away from Lyndsay Newman, village agent with the West of England Rural Network (WERN)  email lyndsay@wern.org.uk 07967 345559 or 01934 225184


Violet GHraham Exhibition May 2019

Application to Upgrade Rickford Lane to a Byway Open to All Traffic

This application which caused a lot of concern and annoyance in the parish was refused by North Somerset Council. Details are on the Noticeboard at this link. The applicants have appealed to the Planning Inspectorate.  Burrington Parish Council has written to the Inspectorate in support of the decision of North Somerset Council. The letter is available here. The Parish Council will monitor progress, respond to any further statements and provide updates here.

Mobile Library Times 

From 7th January 2019, visits of the Mobile Library at Burrington, Churchill, Langford, Rickford and Blagdon changed 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.



 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 Local Plan

Following discussion at a meeting on 22 October the Parish Council 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 was 10th December 2018. 

The 'Issues and Options' report included 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 were invited by 7th January 2019. Click here for more details. The Parish Council considered implications for the parish and raised a number of questions in its response which can be viewed here.

Bristol Airport Expansion Plans 

Bristol Airport has submitted a planning application to expand the airport, which would increase passenger numbers by nearly 50%.  

For details, follow this link and see the <Planning> page on this web site for the Parish Council's responses to previous consultations.  

The deadline for representations to North Somerset Council was 26 January.


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.

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 


Marie Curie Logo

This service is completely free to anyone in Somerset who has a diagnosis of any terminal illness and is over 18

Click here for further details.

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.