Forthcoming Meetings.

The next meetings of the Planning Committee and Amenities & Properties Committee will be held on Monday 25th September 2017 at  Hangstones Pavilion Stowey Road, Yatton.
Planning Agenda here
Amenities & Properties Agenda here

 Parish Council Office Location.
The Parish Council have decided not to return to the office in the Library but will remain located at Hangstones Pavilion, Stowey Road, Yatton BS49 4HS.  The office is Hangstones Pavilion will be located off the overflow parking area side of the building.   The decision was made mainly on the benefit of saving £8,500 a year which could be put to better use  within the community.   

Currently we have a mobile number 07419 335710 in addition to our 01934 426473 and email . We will be having a new phone number shortly but will have transfer and message arrangements in place to direct calls for a few months to accommodate the change.

Opening Hours – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 am till 12.30 am. 

Yatton PACT (Policing and Communities Together) will be meeting on Thursday 21st September 2017 at Hangstones Pavilion, Stowey Road, Yatton 7.30 pm Agenda here 

Councillor Vacancy
A vacancy has arisen in Claverham Ward following the resignation of Clare Bessant.  The North Somerset Council Notice of Vacancy period has now ended and no election has been called.  The Parish Council may now co-opt on to the Council.  If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please contact the Clerk for more information or complete the expression of interest questionnaire here and return to the Clerk by email or the Parish Office.  The deadline for expressions of interests is Friday 20th October 2017.

Strawberry Line and other footpaths closed by Bristol Water.  Full details here 

Yeo Valley Lions and the Alzheimer's Society are organising free tea/coffee/cake mornings for those with Alzheimer’s and/or their carers every 1st. Tuesday in every month for 12 months at Wrington Reading Room, 10-12am.

1st. Aug. Helen Harvey-Foster will lead 'singing for the brain' session.

For more information please contact 01278 663927 Somerset office

Weston General Hospital A&E Department will be closed overnight from 10 pm to 8 am from 4th July 2017. 
Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups state that this is a temporary arrangement and will advise when the service is resumed.  For more information on the closure visit

Yatton Neighbourhood Development Plan Engagement Event 

The last of the three engagement events has taken place.  The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be held Wednesday 19th July to discuss the outcomes of the consultation events. 
The results of the recent survey can be viewed at  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.

 Yatton United Charities Grants
The trustees of the charity are able to make small grants to any resident of Cleeve, Claverham and Yatton who are in need of financial support due to their own limited funds.  This includes the elderly, children, students, people with disabilities, learning difficulties and people experiencing sudden emergency in their life i.e. through illness.  Please note the Trustees are able to make emergency grants at any time. (The trustees may request further information  before deciding whether to make a grant and are unable to commit themselves to repeat any grant in subsequent years).  
Application forms are available from Mrs Alison Storm, Clerk to Yatton United Charities, 137A Mendip Road, Yatton, BS49 4EX.  01934 833547 

Closing date for applications 31st August 2017.  Grants allocated mid September. 

Claverham Neighbourhood Plan last chance to comment !! 
The final consultation prior to the plan going to an independent examiner has commenced with the deadline for comments being midnight Friday 4th August 2017.  The plan maybe viewed at Yatton Parish Council office, Congresbury Parish Council office and at Weston Library.  
You can email comments to 
on line at 
in writing to Planning Policy Team, Post Point 15, North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Weston Super Mare, BS23 1UJ    

Statement of Accounts 2016-17
The notice of the date of commencement of the period for the excise of public rights to inspect the accounts commences today 6th JuneThe notice is here .
The declaration of the status of public accounts 2016-17 is here .
Annual Governance Statement 2016-17 here
Accounting Statements 2016-17 here 
Annual Internal Audit Report 2016-17 here

 The garden waste service


Click where you can find more information and register for the 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
  • Secure your tools by chaining them together and then to a ground anchor and attach it securely to a wall or concrete floor

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 


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


The planning application for 60 dwellings on land off Stowey Road has been refused for full details click here  
Appeals Received 
APP/D0121/W/17/3170103 – Taylor Wimpey. Land off Stowey Road, Yatton. 
Outline planning application for the erection of up to 60 dwellings with access for approval.  Layout, scale, appearance and landscaping reserved for subsequent approval.

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   

 Yatton Schools Summer Carnival

The Yatton Schools Summer Carnival will be held on Saturday 24th June 2017, and the theme for this year is ‘An Animated Extravaganza’.

The fancy dress procession will start from Cherry Grove, Yatton at 2:45pm and all children are welcome to join in, wearing costumes with an animation theme. They will then parade down the High Street to Yatton Junior School playing field, led by the King & Queen of the Carnival and our special guest star, Elsa from Frozen!

Between 3pm and 5pm there will be a wide range of stalls including BBQ, beer tent, Have-a-Photo-with-Elsa, live music, bouncy castle, face painting, henna tattoos, penalty shoot-out, coconut shy, raffle, tombola, cake and more. There will also be a variety of local stallholders selling all manner of goodies.

 Entry charge is a donation. All proceeds to the new ICT Suite for children in Yatton Infant and Junior Schools. Contact 

Claverham Neighbourhood Plan. 

Yatton Parish Council have approved the plan at a meeting held 8th June 2017 and it has now been submitted to North Somerset Council. If agreed at a meeting of North Somerset Executive 20th June it will then be put to a further 6 week public consultation period prior to its independent examination.  Once these stages are completed it will then go to referendum.
It can be viewed online at  Any queries please contact


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


Note: the small meeting room will not be available to hire due to the temporary relocation of the Parish Office from May until the end of August.


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. Price details here and booking form here

Aleana Baird
Clerk to Yatton Parish Council