Welcome to Wrington Parish Council
The parish includes the villages of Wrington and Redhill, together with a large area of countryside, a number of widely dispersed rural households and Bristol Airport.
More general information about Wrington and Redhill is available on the Wrington village website, with our intention to provide Council-related information here.
For information on road works and closures see the one.network website.
News & Notices
Would you like to see some of the village’s grass verges full of wildflowers, bees and butterflies? Rewilding Wrington (a group of Wrington residents), supported by the Parish Council, is hoping to transform many of the village’s grass verges. For more information please see here.
The Defibrillator Awareness Session has been postponed. The session, scheduled for 29 January in the Memorial Hall, has been postponed and will probably now happen in the Spring. We will advertise the new date in due course.
North Somerset Council’s Covid-19 rapid testing van is in our area this week – the van will visit Broad Street (or the Memorial Hall car park if they can’t park in Broad Street) on Friday 21 January, 9.00am-12.00noon. More information, including other locations the van will visit, can be found at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/rapidtesting.
Mendip Vale Medical Group’s January newsletter is now available.
Was your child born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018? If yes, then you need to apply for their school place now. For further information on how to apply for their school place see here.
Broad Street Public Toilets – Unfortunately we have had to temporarily close the Ladies toilet due to vandalism. We hope to reopen them in the New Year.
The Parish Council office is closed to the public – however, the office is manned most days during the week and you can contact us via phone, email or even write to us (see Contact Us).
Grants available – We are able to offer grant funding to organisations working for the benefit of the local community in our parish. If you would like to apply for a grant please download the grant application form. If you would like any further information on grants and how to apply please contact us.
Phone Box Book Exchange – the Council is delighted the phone box in Broad Street is being so well used. However, we would like to remind residents not to leave DVDs, toys, magazines, old guidebooks, reference books and cookbooks. Also, if the phone box is full, please don’t leave books on the floor but take them elsewhere.
The Notice of conclusion of audit for the financial year ending 31 March 2021 has been issued and can be viewed on our Finance page.
Did you know discarded old electrical items are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world? However, everything with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled and transformed into anything from life-saving equipment to children’s playgrounds. It’s easy:
- Bag up your old electricals and prepare them for recycling – the Recycle Your Electricals website has some handy info.
- Small electrical items with a plug or a battery (up to the size of a kettle or toaster) can go in your kerbside recycling boxes.
- Larger items can be taken to one of the three North Somerset recycling centres or find your nearest reuse or recycling point at www.recycleyourelectricals.org.uk.
Concerned about crime? Don’t forget you can report crime anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.
Youth Clubs in Wrington – ‘Youth Club on Wheels’ runs every Thursday, 4.00pm-5.30pm, at The Rec. For more information please click on the link above or contact Shea Stew, Young Bristol Mobile Provision Lead, on 07514 793803 or email email@example.com. The YMCA are still running the Youth Club at Barley Wood on Tuesdays, 6.15pm-8.15pm. Please pass this information on to any young people who might be interested.
Wrington and Climate Change – The Council has adopted a climate change strategy and action plan (PDF). You might also be interested in Local Councils’ powers to address or reduced climate change (PDF).
Bristol Airport expansion appeal – North Somerset Council have set up a web page where you can find out the latest news on the airport’s appeal.
Your Village Agents are here to help providing assistance, advice, signposting and weekly phone calls if required. Please contact Sue Badger on 07974 983042.
Parish Council vacancies – If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please contact us. This is an opportunity for you to represent your community and help shape it. All vacancies can be filled by co-option.
If you notice faulty streetlights please let us know. Please quote the identification code (usually beginning with ‘C’) on the column/pole or the number/name of the nearest house.