The next Parish Council meeting will be on Monday, 9th July 2018, at 7.30 pm

in The Parish Room, Burrington.

The Annual Parish Newsletter is available here.

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


Road Works on the A368 (Bath Road) 15th to 30th May 2018, from Langford Brook to The Combe (B3134):

TrueSpeed will be excavating a trench to install duct and fibre-optic cable. There will be 2-way rolling traffic lights, manned at peak times.


Bus Service Changes from 26th May 2018:

Service A2 will only operate between Bristol and the Airport; a new Service A5 will  operate hourly between Winford and Langford (via the Airport and Wrington) and then onward  either to Winscombe (via Churchill and Sandford) or to Yatton (via Congresbury), depending on the time of day. Service 135 will no longer serve Blagdon and Burrington

For information on recent and forthcoming bus service changes, see the Bus Services page.

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

Saturday 16th June 2018 - Burrington & Rickford Dash (see below)

 Sunday 1st July 2018 - Rock of Ages service (more details to follow)

Saturday 7th July 2018 - Rickford Duck Race, starting at 5.00 pm

Monday, 9th July 2018, at 7.30 pm: Parish Council Meeting

Saturday 14th July 2018 - Burrington Fete (venue, time and more details to follow)

 See also Meetings and Events or the Noticeboard

Please forward information on events to publicise them on this website

Churchill and Langford Minibus Society urgently needs more volunteer drivers.

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


Burrington & Rickford Dash, Picnic/BBQ and Sports Afternoon

Saturday 16th June 2018, 12.30 to 1.00 pm

in the Playing Field, The Dring, behind Burrington School

 Application to Modify Rights of Way over Rickford Lane/Burrington Lane 

North Somerset Council has been directed by the Secretary of State to determine an application that was submitted in 2005 by Sedgemoor Byways and Bridleways Association which seeks to classify Rickford Lane/Burrington Lane as a 'Byway Open to All Traffic' between the Square and its junction with the A368 near Rickford Rise and The Batch. Click here to view the application and related documents.

A report will be made to the Public Rights of Way Sub-Committee of North Somerset Council in July 2018. The Council's officer has advised that a recommendation will be based on historical evidence as no User Evidence has been submitted and the following options will be considered: 

  • Does the evidence support the claim for a Byway Open to all Traffic?
  • Should the application be refused as the evidence does not support the claim?
  • If the evidence supports the claim for a Byway Open to All Traffic, reference will then be made to Section 67 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 which removed the ability to establish routes as Byways Open to all Traffic.  The evidence then needs to be looked at to see if it would establish a Restricted Byway (which can be used by pedestrians, cyclists, Horses and Carts but not mechanically propelled vehicles). 

If the application is accepted a legal order will be made and advertised in the press, with notices placed on site and notification sent to landowners and interested parties.  If objections are received the matter will be forwarded to the Secretary of State for determination.  The appointed Inspector will have the right to amend or modify the made Order as well as refusing to confirm it. 

If the Committee decision is to refuse to make a legal Order, the applicants, Sedgemoor Byways and Bridleways Association, will have the right to appeal to the Secretary of State who can direct North Somerset Council to make an Order.   

North Somerset Council's Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way currently shows Rickford Lane/Burrington Lane as a Restricted Byway at each end with the middle section as a footpath linking northwards to Rushway/A368.  

Click here for an extract from the North Somerset Definitive Map; click here for an extract from the 1838 Tithe Map (the full map is available here as a high-definition scan from the Langford History Group); click here for Natural England's Guide to Definitive Maps and Changes to Public Rights of Way (2008); and click here for Part 6, Section 67 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, relating to Rights of Way. 

Burrington Parish Council will liaise with North Somerset Council's Public Rights of Way team, relay any relevant information to them, and report back on the progress of this application (which could take some time because of the lengthy procedures described above). 


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 

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 April to September  2018

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

(fortnightly on Tuesday)

and details of 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:

Planning permission for residential development has been refused.

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.

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

Upcoming event

Burrington & Rickford Dash

Saturday 16 June 2018

Burrington & Rickford Dash, Picnic/BBQ and Sports Afternoon: Saturday 16th June 2018, 12.30 to 1.00 pm in the Playing Field, The Dring, behind Burrington School