Welcome to the website of Yatton Parish Council.
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held Monday 5th September 2016 at 7.30 pm.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held Monday 12th September 2016 at 7.30 pm.
North Somerset Council are holding an Bus Passenger Engagement Event in the Library Monday August 22nd 2016 - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Other times and venues available here
The new timetable for September will be available and an opportunity to speak to representatives from First Bus and North Somerset Council.
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.
YATTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION FOR YATTON RESIDENTS
What are your favourite and least favourite architectural features/buildings in Yatton?
Submit 2 photos - one to represent each of those features together with a reason why you fell this way.
In completing the Neighbourhood Plan we have the opportunity to put forward ideas for styles of future developments so you can shape the future of our village.
Prizes in 2 categories:
Under 16's (as at 11th September 2016)
2 x £30 prizes - favourite and least favourite feature/building and the reason.
Adult (over 16 as at 11 September 2016)
2 x £100 prizes - favourite and least favourite feature/building and the reason.
Entries via email in JPG format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your date of birth if under 16 yrs, address and contact phone number.
Closing date for entries midnight Sunday 11th September 2016.
Full rules of the competition here
NORTH SOMERSET COUNCIL COMMUNITY ACCESS REVIEW - A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY !
North Somerset Council are currently undertaking a review of its Libraries and Children's Centres to ensure that the services and the properties they are delivered from are fit for purpose, located in the right place and meet the current and future needs of residents. The review is about ensuring that these two highly valued services are retained and were possible improved rather than lost as is happening in some parts of the country.
Phase 1 of the review which includes Congresbury Worle, Long Ashton, Pill, Weston South Winscombe and Yatton has entered a 12 week consultation on the 8th July ending 30th September and will include public meetings the dates and locations are here. There is an online survey you can complete using the link here
If you are unable to use the online survey you can request a print copy of the survey by calling Council Connect 01934 888 802 or emailing email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 unaudited Section 1 of the Annual Return for 2015/16 here
The unaudited Section 2 of the Annual Return for 2015-16 here
The Annual Return is currently with External Auditor Grant Thornton.
Warning from Avon & Somerset Constabulary
Concern has been expressed locally regarding an unsolicited caller distributing leaflets listed as 'Dave Tee Antiques Specialist' in Congresbury and Yatton asking about purchasing items from householders. Whilst it is not clear if this person is committing any offences there is a concern regarding 'hard sell' tactics being employed door to door and the possible impact on vulnerable people living alone. The police would like to know if such leaflets have been delivered and especially of any follow up calls at the door. Please report this to 101.
THE PARISH POLL
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.
The John Lane Educational Charity make small limited grants to assist former pupils from Yatton, Claverham and Cleeve with further education expenses at University, College or training course. Completed application forms to be received by 31st August 2016. Grants to successful candidates will be allocated by mid-September.
The grant application form here may be sent to the Clerk to Yatton United Charities 137A, Mendip Road, Yatton BS49 4EX or email the completed form to email@example.com
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.
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
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:
Burials and cremations, details here
Hire of Hangstones pavilion and pitch bookings, details here
Clerk to Yatton Parish Council