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 (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
Money worries – you might be interested in Money Helper, a government funded service, for advice about money issues.
Felling and fencing at Goblin Combe – Avon Wildlife Trust, in partnership with neighbouring landowners and with funding from Natural England, are undertaking an ambitious project (Wilder Woodlands) that will improve the local woodland’s suitability for the hazel dormouse, lesser & greater horseshoe bats and the barbastelle bat. With the exception of one area, the woodland will remain open to the public throughout the works. However, please be aware that there will be disruption with large vehicles moving around the site. Felling machinery and timber removal is expected to continue until the end of February. After this time the footpaths will be re-leveled. Fencing and pedestrian gates are being installed throughout the woodland which should be completed by July.
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.
Your Community needs you! Following the May Elections ten 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.email@example.com. 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).