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.
A370 ROAD WORKS
Resurfacing work will begin on the A370 Roundabout on 17th October for six consecutive nights, between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Temporary traffic lights will ensure the road remains open. Full details here.
In addition, complete overnight closure of the A370 may also be implemented, anytime from 31st October for a period of 18 months. The closures will only be applied to work requiring five nights or more, and diversions will be in place. The work will be in phases - Phase 1 affects the section between the Yatton Junction and Brockley Combe and Phase 2 Brockley Combe to Backwell. Full details here.
HELP BREAK A WORLD RECORD FOR CYCLING SANTAS!
The current record of 300 cycling Santas is held by Rome - a Santa Family Cycle Fun Run on Sunday 18th December is aiming to break that. More details here, and you can register for the FREE event here.
As part of their Celebrate! programme, the Big Lottery Fund is offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community.
The deadline is really close - noon next Friday 21st October.
Full information from The Big Lottery Fund.
N.SOMERSET RECYCLING AND WASTE SERVICE CHANGES
Full information about the changes here.
Are you interested in becoming a Councillor? The Parish Council has one vacancy to fill.
More details here.
TESCO 'BAGS OF HELP' GRANTS
Bags of Help is Tesco's local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK.
More information, including an eligibility quiz can be found here.
COMMUNITY RESILIENCE NORTH SOMERSET
Information about local drop-in sessions on emergencies and community resilience.
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.
North Somerset Council has announced a progress updated on superfast broadband for Devon and Somerset. For details, please click here.