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Welcome to Wrington Parish Council

Countryside view of Wrington and All Saints' ChurchThe 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.

Details of live planning applications can be found on our Planning Applications page or via a map search on North Somerset Council’s website.

For information on road works and closures see the one.network website.

News & Notices

Changes to recycling and waste collections – North Somerset Council is going to make changes to recycling and waste collection services.  These changes will be introduced in 2025 and more information will follow but, in the meantime, you can read their press release here.

Tech Amnesty – North Somerset Council is holding a Tech Amnesty on
27 July, 11.00m-2.00pm, outside the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare.  This is a chance to get rid of unused or outdated technology, eg old laptops, smartphones or tablets.  Your donations will be refurbished and distributed to those in the community who need them.

Upcoming roadworks:
Winters Lane will be closed (next to Highwood House) on 17 & 18 July.
Wrington Road and West Hay Road will be closed on 19 July (8.00pm-6.00am).
Long Lane will be closed on 19 July (9.30am-3.30pm).
School Road will be closed (outside Myrtle Cottage) on 29 July.
Nates Lane will be closed (from Wrington Green Organic Farm to A38) on
29 July for approximately 30 minutes sometime between 8.00pm-6.00am
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Silver Street will be closed (from Broadstone to Ashley House) for 3 days from 30 July.

Your Community needs you!  The Council currently comprises nine Councillors 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 touchThe notice of the latest vacancy is available here.

Mobile Library – we’ve been informed by North Somerset Council that the library vehicle has been taken off the road permanently due to a defect with the chassis which cannot be repaired.  They are trying to support customers with a limited reservation collection and home delivery service.  Residents can contact the mobile library team on 01275 888 864 or mobile.library@n-somerset.gov.uk.  They have recently secured funding for a new electric library outreach vehicle and, in the meantime, are exploring alternative options that they can deliver within their existing resources.

The Annual Return for the financial year ended 31 March 2024 is available for inspection until 8 August.  For further information see: the Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return (including notes on the public’s legal rights) and the Annual Governance Statement & Accounting Statements.

Proposed Solar Farm between Wrington and Langford – if you remember Statkraft’s consultation at the beginning of the year, you might be interested to know that a full planning application has now been submitted to North Somerset Council.

The Community Hub – apologies for any confusion caused but, unlike previously advertised, the Community Hub has taken a break for the Summer and will return again on 19 September in the Memorial Hall, 12.00noon-2.00pm.  All welcome and admission is free (although a small donation towards costs would be greatly appreciated).

The Parish Council’s latest Newsletter is now available.

District Councillor Surgeries – District Councillor Thomas Daw is holding monthly surgeries on the 2nd Monday of each month when residents of Wrington can talk about local issues.  The surgeries will be in the Mother Hen Coffee & Gifts, Broad Street, 12.00noon-2.00pm.  Any questions please contact Thomas.Daw@n-somerset.gov.uk.

Prestow Wood Nature Reserve (Wrington Quarry) funding Success – the Conservation Group (supported by the Parish Council) has announced their bid for funding work to restore the lime kilns, improve biodiversity and access to the area has been successful.   The bid was made to Enovert, a major operator of waste management sites who have a transfer station in Weston.  Enovert has agreed to provide a grant of £43,000 to allow the project team to:

  • restore the western lime kiln and conserve the eastern one using traditional materials and techniques
  • carry out limited tree felling and clear invasive species creating wider paths and more clearings to improve biodiversity (as recommended by Avon Wildlife Trust)
  • install more steps on the new paths to make them safer to use
  • provide information signage
  • develop an accessible website

Plans of the proposals are available here and  the results of the group’s recent public survey are available here.

Money worries – you might be interested in Money Helper, a government funded service, for advice about money issues.

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.

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.

If you have problems with potholes on local roads they should be reported to North Somerset Council via their website or by ringing 01934 888888.

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 bristol.airport@uber.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.gilman@curo-group.co.ukPlease 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).

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