LATEST NEWS 

Forthcoming Meetings.

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held Monday 27th March 2017 at 7.00 pm Agenda here 

The draft Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Monday 21 March 2016 are available here. The presentation on Yatton Neighbourhood Plan can be seen here. Approved Minutes of the 2015 Annual Parish Meeting are available here.  

Yatton Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation 

  “If you live in Yatton you should expect to receive the draft version of Yatton’s Neighbourhood Development Plan through your door as a booklet with the ‘Yatton Paper’ by the end of the month with a link to an online survey which will be open until 21st April. If for some reason you do not receive a copy or if you want to complete the survey with pen and paper, then you can pick up copies at Yatton News (“Clive’s”), the Post Office, the library or the Yeo Vale Medical Practice. There will then be further opportunities to have your say at a series of engagement events running from Easter to the end of July – details will be posted in due course at www.yatton.org, where you can already access the draft plan and online survey. Please contribute to this important process that will help shape our community’s future. A referendum on the final plan is expected to be held next year.”

Changes Coming Soon !!

Yatton Library will temporarily close from the end of April 2017 for building alterations. During this time the Parish Council Office will have to relocate, we will give full details as soon as they are available. A limited Library Service while the building is closed is being investigated again full details will follow as soon as they become available.

 

 Information of forth coming road closure in Claverham map of where click here

The above pdf map shows the extents of the proposed two-stage resurfacing of Bishops Road, Claverham, and the associated main diversion route (a black dashed line). All Works will be between 8am and 5pm (the surface course will be planed off and a more durable material will replace it).

The red length is first. It extends as far as the entrance to the Village Hall, and will be between Monday 10th April and Thursday 13th April. Traffic Management on this stage also involves the bagging over of the ‘no-entry’ signs on Chapel Lane during work times, and, a minor diversion route around Chestnut Drive to accommodate High Street traffic otherwise exiting within the closed length. The closed extent on this stage will be the lengths of the red and blue lines.

 The second stage is the blue length and that will be between Tuesday 18th April and Friday 21st April. Of note, the closure extent will draw back from Streamcross to the Village Hall entrance (to cover the length of the blue line).

Marshalls will be positioned at each end to assist pedestrians and motorists. Access will be maintained as much as possible, and a letter drop will be made by the Contractor (Skanska) so that residents and premises in the vicinity are aware of the Works. Advance signs will be placed nearer the time.

 Citizens Advice North Somerset
Please note that from 14th March 2017 the Weston Super Mare 'drop in' sessions at the Badger Centre will be changing to the following times:
Monday 9.45 am to 1 pm. Tuesday 2.30 pm 7pm
Wednesday 9.45 am to 1 pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9.45 to 1 pm. Please check their website for details of the drop in sessions in Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Yatton & Pill.
http://www.nscab.org.uk/  Adviceline: 03444 111 444

North Somerset Council will be hosting its second Home Ownership Event at the Weston College Conference Centre, Hans Price Building, Lower Church Road, Weston Super Mare BS23 2AL on Thursday 30th March 2017 form 3.00pm until 7.30pm.  For more information click here  

Due to the road closure below the X1A will not be coming through Claverham or Yatton for the duration of the closure.  Currently there is a free taxi service being promoted on the Claverham bus stops which must be booked in advance to take passengers between Claverham and Yatton/Cleeve/Congresbury.
Call Nailsea & Backwell Taxi's 01275 799 999 or Arrow Cars 01275 475 000.
Please remember to quote 'Claverham 2017' when you make your booking or you will be charged for your journey.
The 88A & C service is unaffected.

A new water main is to be installed week commencing 6th March on Bishops Road from Bishops House Lodge (property is located on the bends after the school going towards Cleeve) to Avalon 60 Bishops Road Cleeve.  The road on that section will be closed for approx. 2 weeks.  Apologies for the short notice we only received the closure notice today Friday 3rd March.

If you are 18+ and would like to take part in friendly round the table discussion as a focus group on 'Driverless Vehicles contact Dr Miriam Ricci on 0117 3283798 or miriam.ricci@uwe.ac.

The Parish Council give an award for Volunteer of the Year at the Annual Parish Meeting.  We have written to all the organisations we know about in the Parish asking for nominations but there maybe other people who do lots of good work we don't know about.  If you know some one like this and would like to nominate them the form is here  The award will be presented at the meeting which will be on Monday 27th March at Hangstones Pavilion.

The new garden waste service starts on 1 March

 

The new recycling and waste contract begins on Wednesday 1 March and with it comes the introduction of garden waste bins, replacing the current green garden waste bags.

When the new contract starts the garden waste collection vehicles will only call at properties which have already registered for the new service and will only collect garden waste from the new garden waste bins.

Click www.n-somerset.gov.uk/gardenwaste where you can find more information and register for the new service.

North Somerset have issued a press release to encourage people to register which you may find useful.

Garden Waste Frequently Asked Questions are here 


Crime Prevention Tips

If you have information about suspected crime in the area you can email via the police website, call them on 101 or a new text number just launched you can report to, text 81819. 

The theft from outbuildings and sheds is one of the most frequent crimes and the police top tips for reducing the chance of this are as follows

  • Trim overgrown trees and shrubs and take away hiding places for burglars
  • If your shed, garage or outbuilding are in the grounds of your home fit dusk ‘til dawn PIR outside lights around the property making it harder to stay hidden
  • Make sure fences, hedges and gates are in good condition and keep them locked when you aren’t in and at night
  • Use good quality or specialist locks on sheds and garages, fit a battery operated alarm to any shed or outbuildings
  • Replace standard shed hinges with strap hinges secured by coach bolts or use security screws on existing hinges
  • Fit a window grille and/or frosted window film to keep the contents out of sight of prying eyes
  • Take photos of your property, security mark them with your postcode, make a note of the serial numbers and register them on Immobilise.com
  • Secure your tools by chaining them together and then to a ground anchor and attach it securely to a wall or concrete floor


ASIAN HORNETS
This highly aggressive insect is a threat to our native honey bees and other pollinators for more information click here or to report a sighting please email mailto:alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk 


STREETS AND OPEN SPACES MATTERS 

North Somerset Council are responsible for all the adopted roads and pavements (apart from the 12 private roads in the Parish).
To report highways related problems i.e. potholes raised manhole covers, standard of footways etc click
here or Tel: 888802.

To access information and report problems on the following matters of road closures, temporary traffic management, road safety, winter maintenance, hedges and verge maintenance, road adoption, street naming and numbering, road improvement schemes, weight limits, street lights and signs click here  Tel: 888802


PLANNING NEWS 
The planning application for up to 70 dwellings on land north of Chestnut Drive, Claverham has been withdrawn by the applicant and no decision will be made on it.  

The planning application for 60 dwellings on land off Stowey Road has been refused for full details click here  


Red Ensign Flag 

The Parish Council will be flying the Red Ensign flag on the 3rd September to commemorate Merchant Navy Day which honours the particular losses made by merchant seafarers who served our country especially during both World Wars.  For further information on its history click here   


Diamond Travel Card Users
A change that saw the removal of the benefit of free travel for holders of Diamond Travel Cards on the Airport Flyer Express bus service with effect July 1st 2016 has been renegotiated by Bristol Airport and First Bus with Bristol City Council.  From Monday 15th August 2016 Diamond Travel Card holders and Bristol Airport concessionary travel scheme card holders in the following selected areas will still be able to travel free between Bristol city centre and Bristol Airport.  The selected areas are BS40, BS41, BS48, BS49 BS29 and BS25. Normal restrictions apply and travel is free Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.pm and anytime Saturday, Sunday or public holidays.  Concessionary Travel Scheme Card application forms are available on Bristol Airport website click here  or from the Airport Flyer Express kiosk on the terminal forecourt.

 


Claverham Neighbourhood Plan Consultation. 

It can be viewed online at http://www.claverhamfuture.org.uk/ or from 20th June - 1st August 2016 at Claverham Village Hall and Yatton Library. Your comments on the plan can be addressed to info@claverhamfuture.org.uk or The Clerk, Yatton Parish Council. Last Comments must be received no later than 1st August 2016.  Consultation closed.  


Yatton Parish Council Annual Return 2015-16

The audited Section 1 of the Annual Return for 2015/16 here 
The audited Section 2 of the Annual Return for 2015-16 here  
The annual internal auditors report for 2015-16 here
The audited external auditor certificate and report 2015-16 here

Notice of Completion of Audit 2015-16 here 


 

Yatton Parish Council has been awarded a Quality Award under the Local Council Award Scheme. The Quality Award, which is awarded by an independent panel, demonstrates that a council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Quality councils go above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.

The Parish Council has appointed Aleana Baird as Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer, replacing Crispin Taylor who is retiring. Aleana is currently Clerk to Churchill Parish Council but has also worked for several years for Yatton Parish Council as Administrative Assistant. Aleana, like Crispin, holds the Certificate in Local Council Administration, the recognised qualification for local council clerks.



Hangstones pavilion in Stowey Road has a large hall and a smaller office/meeting room, both available for hire at very reasonable rates for meetings and social events, more details here

 


Churchill Sports Centre is open to members and non-members. There are a great number of facilities including swimming pool, tennis courts, squash court, floodlit all weather pitch, fully equipped Gym, exercise classes, outdoor playing fields and sports hall suitable for badminton, volleyball and more. We offer swimming lessons, birthday parties and much more. More information here.

 

Online advice on benefits, debt, housing and much else from Advice North Somerset here

Dates of mobile beat surgeries and other information from Avon & Somerset Police here.

Mobile Library visits at Claverham Winter 2016 -17 diary here  
The mobile library is able to attend community events i.e. Rhyme times at preschools and village coffee mornings on a Thursday morning.  If you're interested please contact Sarah Smith 01934 426657 or sarah.smith@n-somerset.gov.uk  

Yatton & Congresbury Wildlife Action Group newsletter here 

Yeo Vale Medical Practice newsletter here.

Health Watch North Somerset newsletter here

Vine Counselling newsletter here

Latest issue of Senior Siren here

Latest edition of Your Patch here Iet is a round up of highways work across North Somerset and useful contact information. 

Connecting Devon and Somerset has brought fibre connections to Yatton as Cabinet V6 has now become live giving the improved service to postcodes BS49 4QF and BS49 4BP.  The following links to the Connecting Devon and Somerset project give further information.
Interactive map here 
'Get up to Speed' free talks and workshops here 

   

There are four automated external defibrillators in Yatton and Claverham:

  • one next to Pages Court shopping precinct, between NatWest Bank and the High Street
  • one at Mendip Road surgery
  • one at Claverham Village Hall
  • one at Yatton Rugby Club, North End Road

The Parish Council is grateful to all residents and businesses who contributed, especially Yatton Masonic Lodge of Agriculture, Yatton & District Rotary Club and Yeo Valley Lions, and Great Western Ambulance Service who provided the defibrillator at Yatton Rugby Club. The defibrillators are available for use by anyone in an emergency, ring 999 for instructions.



YATTON PARISH COUNCIL

Yatton Parish Council provides services to people living in, working in and visiting Yatton and Claverham. This website aims to provide as much information as we can about the Parish Council. The Parish Council is committed to making information about the Parish Council widely available. You can see a copy of our Freedom of Information Publication Scheme here.

To find more information about Yatton Parish Council, including details of councillors and committees and minutes and agendas of meetings, click on 'Council' on the green bar at the top of any page. There is some general information here and a calendar of meetings here.

If you click on 'Local Information' on the green bar at the top of any page you will find some information about the villages, and about local clubs, organisations and activities.

If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us and we will do our best to help. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improving this website.

The Parish Office is in Yatton Library, 48 High Street, Yatton  BS49 4HJ. It is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 to 12.30. There is parking for people with a disability at the back of the Library, the Library has an automatic front door and there is full wheelchair access to the Library foyer.

Most meetings of the Parish Council and its committees are held at Hangstones Pavilion, Stowey Road, Yatton  BS49 4HS. There is parking for people with a disability and a ramp to the front door.

Please contact us for details of the following services, including fees:

  • Allotments
  • Burials and cremations, details here
  • Hire of Hangstones pavilion and pitch bookings, details here

Aleana Baird
Clerk to Yatton Parish Council