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Flax Bourton is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England. The parish, with a population of 715 is situated within the unitary authority of North Somerset, on the edge of Nailsea Moor on the A370 road 5 miles (8.0 km) south west of Bristol city centre.

The village has a primary school, one pub named The Jubilee Inn, a church dating back to Saxon times and is the home of Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th August 2022

It’s that time of year again!

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is taking place this weekend at Ashton Court. The Fiesta, which is free of charge to the public, features twice daily mass ascents involving hundreds of balloons (weather and wind dependent), two magical nightglows and entertainment throughout the weekend in The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Arena.

Road Closures will once again take place during the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta:

Bristol Balloon Fiesta Road Closure map
Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2022 Road Closure map

The Clifton Suspension Bridge will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists between 6.00pm and midnight, Thursday 11th and Saturday 13th August 2022.

For further information, please contact:
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta: 0117 904 6509, info@bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk
Bristol City Council Helpline: 0117 903 1212
Clifton Suspension Bridge: 0117 973 1579
For wider road closure information please visit www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk

North Somerset Council’s draft Local Plan

The draft Local Plan proposes a 60% increase in housing in Backwell and a road link from Backwell Station to the A370 at Backwell Farleigh, increased housing in Nailsea and further West to and including Weston-super-Mare which together has transport and other infrastructure implications for Flax Bourton. The green belt is to be altered and the Local Plan still does not include at least 2000 further homes North Somerset will be required to build. Where will they be built?

Consultation on the Plan ran from 14th March until 29th April 2022. You can find the draft Local Plan and all supporting documents at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/newlocalplan  

Flax Bourton Parish Council had a Working Party prepare comments which were submitted to North Somerset Council on your behalf. You can read the Parish Council’s comments here.