The next meeting of the Amenities & Properties Committee will be held on Monday 30th January 2017 at 7.30 pm.   Agenda here shortly. 

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
  • 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

Your garden waste service is changing.
From 1st March 2017 garden waste in North Somerset will be collected from bins.  To receive a garden waste kerbside collection you must register your property here  and you can do this from 3rd October 2016 onwards.
If you register by 18th December 2016 you can obtain a bin at a reduced fee of £20 per bin - Max of two per property.  After 18th December registration will be £25 and it cannot be guaranteed you will receive delivery by the time the new service start on 1st March 2017.

Garden Waste Frequently Asked Questions are here 

The planning application for up to 70 dwellings on land north of Chestnut Drive, Claverham has been withdrawn by the applicant and no decision will be made on it.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 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 or from 20th June - 1st August 2016 at Claverham Village Hall and Yatton Library. Your comments on the plan can be addressed to 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 


At a Parish Meeting for the Parish of Yatton held on Monday 21st March 2016 a poll was demanded on the following question:

"Should North Somerset Council conduct an immediate and comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment on the collective impact of all the proposed and approved housing developments at North End, Yatton?"

The poll was taken on THURSDAY 14TH APRIL 2016 the Declaration of Results of the poll here.

Further to the overwhelming support in the Parish Poll and now with the subsequent full backing of Liam Fox MP the Parish Council has written to North Somerset and requested that they carry out an immediate  Environmental Impact Assessment on the proposed and approved developments at North End.

 The negative response from North Somerset Council to the above request has now been received here. The Parish Council at the Planning Committee meeting below agreed to now pursue Liam Fox MP to call in the two applications at North End for decision by the Secretary of State, to explore the cost of an Environmental Impact Assessment on all the developments at North End and to ask North Somerset Council for the assessments they make reference to in their response.

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.

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

Green garden waste bags are available for purchase at the staff desk of Yatton Library (not the Parish Council office), cost £2.50 each.

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  

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 It 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 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