Community

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is money paid by developers to the local planning authority (North Somerset Council) to support local infrastructure that helps communities manage the changes brought about by the development. Parish Councils gets a proportion of this money.

Please see below the latest CIL report for Flax Bourton Parish Council:

CIL report for Flax Bourton Parish Council (reported year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022).

For further information about Community Infrastructure Levy in our area, please visit North Somerset Council’s website.

Defibrillators

Did you know Flax Bourton has access to vital life saving equipment? An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a device that gives the heart an electric shock if it has stopped (cardiac arrest) and there are now two defibrillators in the village. Using a defibrillator in the minutes before an ambulance arrives can double someone’s chances of survival! The defibrillators are stored in distinctive green ‘HeartSafe’ AED cabinets, with a green sign above. One is located on the side of the village hall (Flax Bourton Hub) and the other at the Flax Bourton Primary School gate. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you think you need to use the defibrillator dial 999 and the emergency services will guide you through what to do.


Village Clubs and Groups

Flax Bourton has many thriving groups and clubs. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you would like to have details of your Group/Club on this page.

Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club

A friendly, sociable and inclusive cricket club that play at The Clubhouse, A370, Flaxmead, Main Road, Flax Bourton, Somerset, BS48 3QA.

For more information visit the Backwell Flax Bourton Cricket Club website.


Village Agent

Employed by the West of England Rural Network (WERN) – a charitable organisation covering the old Avon area for the over 60s in need of help. Our Village Agent is Lyndsay Newman and she can be contacted on 07967 345 559.


Flax Bourton C of E Primary School

A busy and friendly school, with lots going on. Their website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.

For more information visit the Flax Bourton C of E Primary School website.


Church of St Michael and All Angels

The Church of England churches serving the villages of Barrow Gurney and Flax Bourton. A mix of old and new hymns and a friendly welcome. We worship together in a variety of ways on one site – usually at Barrow Gurney on the EVEN dated Sundays of the month and at Flax Bourton on the ODD dated Sundays.

For more information, please visit their Facebook Page.

Poster for the Warm welcome Café at Flax Bourton Church on Thursdays from 2-4.00pm

The Church is open every day from 10.00am but on Thursday afternoons, from 2.00pm until 4.00pm, there is now also a Warm Welcome Café which is open to all.


Stancombe Quarry Community Fund

Stancombe Quarry has established a Community Fund to provide facilities and services for the benefit of communities within the parishes of Flax Bourton, Backwell and Barrow Gurney.

The Community Fund seeks to support projects within those parishes that improve the lives of the residents and have clear benefits in terms of education, recreation, nature conservation and sustainability.

Requests are to be made electronically or by hard copy using this application form. Applications cannot be for the benefit of individuals or profit making organisations. Requests can be made for a financial contribution or a contribution in materials from the quarry.

Requests are considered twice a year (March and October) and the deadlines for submission are 31 January and 31 July, respectively.

Please send your completed application form to the Fund Administrator, Vickie Watts, at stancombequarryfund@gmail.com .