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
Prestow Wood Nature Reserve Survey (Wrington Quarry) – the Prestow Wood Nature Reserve Conservation Group, supported by the Parish Council, are asking for your views on plans to make further improvements to the area. See above for how to take part (you can also access the survey here). Please take the few minutes that it takes to respond to the questionnaire and help to shape how the area is improved.
North Somerset Council have developed a new draft Corporate Plan. Have your say on their plans which will shape our area over the next 4 years. They will also be holding a series of engagements sessions, including visiting the Memorial Hall car park on 13 December, 2.00pm-3.00pm. More information on their Corporate Plan and Budget 2024-2028 consultation and the engagement sessions can be found here.
Upcoming road closures
Butts Batch will be closed (outside Glebe House) 27 November to 1 December.
Wrington Hill will be closed (outside Uplands) on 3 December.
Silver Street will be closed (outside Rose Cottage) on 4 & 5 December.
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.
Dogs on the Recreation Field – please remember all dogs should be on leads when on the Recreation Field, Silver Street. There is a Public Space Protection Order on the Field and Dog Wardens will be visiting.
The Council’s Annual Return for the financial year ended 31 March 2023 is available on our Finance page.
Phone box library – although we are very pleased the phone box library is being so well used, people have been depositing more than one book at a time. The recent build up has meant the volunteer, who has been looking after the phone box, has had to carry a lot of books to their own recycling box. Therefore, we can’t accept anymore books for awhile.
Free loft and cavity wall insulation – Working with the National Grid, North Somerset Council is supporting the Connected for Warmth programme to fund free loft and cavity wall insulation for all homes in council tax bands A-D, as well as other energy-saving measures. For more information on the Connected for Warmth programme see here.
Disturbed by aircraft noise or behaviour? Residents can no longer register complaints about aircraft noise by phone. Instead, you can register complaints online or by writing to Bristol Airport, Noise Complaints, Lulsgate House, Bristol, BS48 3DW. For more information on aircraft noise issues please visit Noise management policies at Bristol Airport.
First bus passengers can now travel for free throughout the month their birthday falls over the next year. Residents can apply here.
Grants for home energy measures – Low income households in North Somerset who do not have gas central heating may be eligible for a new round of government funding to install a wide range of energy-saving, low carbon heating measures in their homes. See here for more information.
Your Community needs you! Following the May Elections nine Councillors are in office, but we can have up to sixteen! Twelve representing the South West Ward (Wrington) and four representing the North East Ward (Redhill and a small part of Downside Road). If you think you might like to consider helping to shape your local community as a Parish Councillor and would like to find out more, please get in touch.
Church Walk Play Equipment – the flat swings are currently out of action due to a rotten post. We are waiting for a replacement but don’t know how long this may be unfortunately.
Cost of living crisis – North Somerset Council have collated information and guidance about the support available to help people during these challenging times.
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.
Bristol Airport inconsiderate parking – if you are experiencing any problems caused by Uber drivers you can report them direct to Uber by emailing email@example.com. Please ensure you provide as much detail as possible including; vehicle number plate, the driver’s PHDL/PHVL number (a disc on their windscreen or next to their number plate), time/location/date of incident, access to any CCTV footage or photographs and a detailed description of the incident. Uber say the complaint will be picked up within 24 hours and relevant action will be taken.
Your Village Agent is here to help providing assistance, advice, signposting and weekly phone calls if required. Please contact Maxine Gilman on 07967 344766 or email Maxine.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see here for more information on what help the Village Agent can provide.
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).