Flax Bourton
Flax Bourton
Flax Bourton
Flax Bourton

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Exercise of Public Rights
The date for the period for the public to exercise their right to scrutinise the accounts has been announced - details here.

Are you interested in becoming a Councillor? The Parish Council has one vacancy to fill.
More details here.

Primary School Expansion
A consultation is underway regarding the proposed expansion of Flax Bourton C of E Primary School. Details are available here and the N.Somerset website. The consultation closes on Wednesday 12 October.

A second information evening on the use of the defibrillators now installed in the village has been organised:

Thursday 6 October
7pm - 8.30pm
at Flax Bourton Village Hall, Old Weston Road

Everyone is welcome.

Monthly Crime Report
The local police report can be viewed here.

Community Resilience North Somerset
Information about local drop-in sessions on emergencies and community resilience.

Temporary Road Closure
Details about the closure of the A370 can be found here.

A370 Drainage Update
Find the latest report here.

Keeping Paths Clear
The Parish Council would like to remind home owners about the importance of ensuring any hedges or trees on your property do not impede the use of the public highway / footpaths. It is the homeowner's responsibility to keep all hedges, bushes and trees trimmed back so the highway remains clear for pedestrians, wheelchair users, and pushchairs. Please do take a minute to check that yours are all cut back appropriately.

Superfast Broadband
North Somerset Council has announced a progress updated on superfast broadband for Devon and Somerset. For details, please click here.

Welcome to the Flax Bourton Parish Council Website

The Parish Council

The village is made up of about 270 household and 540 electors. The precept (part of the council tax) is £22,000 for the coming financial year 2014/2015.

What we do

The Parish Council performs a number of functions under various statutes but representing residents on various local issues, developments and aspirations is the most important role for the Council.


Recent Council Involvement

The Parish Council is actively involved in a wide range of activities that have a direct impact on the lives of the people of Flax Bourton. In recent years these have included:

  • The Village Hall, managed by the Council since 2006;
  • Working on the Stancombe Quarry liaison group;
  • Planning application monitoring - including the former MOD fuel dump site;
  • Making appropriate representations regarding the development of the area and the Parish Plan;
  • Assessing impact of the Localism Bill 2011 and potential benefit of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan;
  • Working with the local parish primary school;
  • Supporting our local youth group.
  • Supporting residents with matched funding for additional playground facilities.
  • Addition of two defibrillators

You can find out more about all these and our other activities on this website.


Council Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month in the Village Hall, commencing 7.30pm.

Clerk to the Council

Our clerk, Lorna Dukes, can be contacted at clerk@flaxbourtonparishcouncil.co.uk / 0776 3031435

Bus Routes

We have been advised by North Somerset Council they have received details from the Traffic Commissioners of changes to local bus services in our area. The changes start on 13th April 2014, and details are briefly summarised below.

Service X8: (Bristol to Clevedon via Long Ashton, Flax Bourton, Backwell, Nailsea and Tickenham) Intermediate running times revised.

Service X9/X10: (Bristol to Nailsea via Long Ashton and Wraxall) A new service X10 will be introduced which will follow the same route as the X9, however it will operate via Long Ashton. The X10 will be replacing some journeys on the X9 service.

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