LATEST NEWS  


Forthcoming Meetings.

The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held 23rd September at 7.30 p.m. at Hangstones Pavilion, Stowey Road, Yatton BS49 4HS.  Agenda here
An Extraordinary Meeting of Yatton Parish Council will be held 23rd September at 8.30 p.m. at Hangstones Pavilion, Stowey Road, Yatton, BS49 4HS.  Agenda here 

Make Yatton Greener Launch - Saturday 21st September 2019 in Yatton Precinct 11 am - 3 pm.

The launch coincides with Zero Emissions Day, come and find out how to join a village movement to tackle climate change.  Make Yatton Greener aims to connect the whole community to gain motivation and guidance on tackling climate change together in the Parish of Yatton.  If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more you can email makeyattongreener@gmail.com 
or phone 07778683594 or visit Make Yatton Greener on Facebook.
Make Yatton Greener is sponsored by Yatton Parish Council.

 

Showcase of the Archaeological findings from excavations at North End 

" Revealing the Secrets of Yatton's Past" 


Friday 20th September 3.00 pm- 6.00 pm at Yatton Rugby Club, North End Road, Yatton, BS49 4AW.

This event is being run collaboratively by North Somerset Council and Wessex Archaeology to showcase the findings from the excavations undertaken during 2017 and 2018.
There will be displays of artefacts and images from the excavations as well as an opportunity to ask the specialists about what they do and learn about life on this important ridgeway at Yatton over the last 4,000 years. Family activities including artefact handling and virtual reality experiences.

 This is a free event and no booking is required. 

There will also be an exhibition in the Library from 23rd September - end of October. 

Yatton Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan was formally "made" by North Somerset Council at its meeting yesterday (July 23rd 2019). This is the final step in a very long process that began in June 2015. It means that the Plan will form part of the statutory development plan for Yatton, so any decisions about whether or not to grant planning permission in the village in the future must be made by taking the Plan into consideration.

Yatton Neighbourhood Development Plan passed its referendum 11th April 2019.  There was a 22.7% turnout of the parish electorate with 92 % voting yes to the plan.  Thank you very much to all the residents and Councillors who worked on the creation of the plan and to all those who voted.  Declaration of Result of Poll here 

 For all the Neighbourhood Plan documents please visit yatton.org   

Yatton Parish Council Annual Return 2018-19
The notice of the date of commencement of the period for the excise of public rights to inspect the accounts commences 3rd June Notice here
Annual Governance Statement 2018-19 here
Accounting Statements 2018-19 here 
Annual Internal Audit Report 2018-19 here  
Annual External Audit Report 2018-19 here 
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018-19 here

 

Could you be a Parish Councillor?
There are two vacancies for Councillors on Yatton Parish Council which the Parish Council will fill by co-option.  If you are interested please contact the Clerk or a Councillor to find out more or you fill in an application questionnaire here and return to the Clerk.

Police Beat Surgeries

 

24th September – Drum and Monkey – 1700-1900hrs – Beat Surgery and Bike Marking event

 

16th October – Claverham Village Hall (pop up post office) – 0900-1100hrs

26th October – Yatton Precinct – 1000-1200hrs

29th October – Kingston Seymour coffee morning – 1000-1200hrs

3rd December – Kingston Seymour Coffee Morning – 1000-1200hrs

4th December – Claverham Village Hall (pop up post office) – 0900-1100hrs

11th December – Kenn Tea Time – Drum and Monkey – 1400-1530hrs

21st December – Yatton Precinct – 1000-1200hrs

 

Yatton Proposed Cemetery off Mendip Road 

 

 The Parish Council wish to provide you with an update on the recent developments regarding the proposed new cemetery on the site adjacent to the allotments and to your property.  As I’m sure you are aware the Council has been trying to progress this site over a number of years and the drainage of the land has proved to be a particular challenge. 

Following the withdrawal of the planning application in September 2015 due to the Environment Agency (EA) requiring a Tier 2 groundwater investigation the Parish Council instructed that work to be done.  The Tier 2 report was then passed to the EA for consideration.  They concluded that if we wished to progress the site for full burials they would be unable to support a planning application that did not have a comprehensive drainage solution beyond simply land drainage.

The Parish Council instructed Clegg Associates Civil Engineers to produce an Options and Costings Report on the drainage solutions for the proposed new cemetery.

The report by Clegg Associates sought to give the Parish Council the options that would be approvable by the EA with whom the company had consulted and estimates of how much each option would cost.
Note: these estimates cover the drainage of the site and include infrastructure including access road, car park, fencing etc. but do not include any lighting.

Option A - Full Burial Ground with managed ground water system and pumped flow to foul sewer of all ground water  £255,000 – annual cost £12,000.

Option B – Full Burial Ground with managed groundwater systems and full treatment prior to discharge into the water course £276,000 – annual cost £13,000.

Option C – Cremated remains burial ground with comprehensive groundwater drainage system £86,000 – annual cost £0.

The Parish Council discussed the above options on 14th January 2019 taking into consideration the estimated costs of the drainage systems and infrastructure and annual on-going maintenance costs in the context of the declining demand for full burial compared to cremation.

 

The ability to raise sufficient funds for Options A and B was discussed and Councillors concluded that they did not wish to burden the parish with the sizable loan that would be required, and the increase in precept necessary to generate enough funding was deemed to be unacceptable. Option C was considered to be affordable from within our parish council budgets, and it was therefore decided to pursue this option, though it was with regret that full burial provision would no longer be available within the Parish.

 We hope that you are able to understand this decision and we would welcome any comments you may have which may be made through the Clerk using the contact details above.      

New Bus Service 
Details of a new bus service to south Bristol from Bristol Airport and the rerouting of the A1 Bristol Airport Flyer service to take advantage of new Metrobus infrastructure in Bristol are here.
A1 timetable here
A2 timetable here

 RHS Award for Glebelands!!
Glebelands gardens were judged in the 'It's Your Neighbourhood' Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom competition and received Outstanding in the category, the highest level they are able to award.  The Parish Council wish to say a big thank you to Megan the Parish Council gardener, members of Yatton Horticultural Society who have helped her and the Parish Council grounds staff for all their work in attaining the award it is a great achievement.  

 

 Cadbury Hill  
Cadbury Hill is jointly owned by Yatton Parish Council and Congresbury Parish Council.  There is a Joint Management Committee with members from both parishes and a member of staff employed to land manage the area.  Councillors Ian Payne and Jonathan Edwards are the representatives for Yatton Parish Council. The Management Committee has a joint budget and manages its finances separately from the main accounts in both parishes. There is further financial information about the hill on the Finance page via the Council link on the header of this webpage. The Parish Council's employ a manager for the hill John Harris 01934 832126.
For further information on the archaeology, flora and fauna of the hill click here

Cadbury Hill Grazing 
This notice is to inform that Dexter cattle will be on the hill from around 28th Feb 2019 until around mid-June when they will be removed for 6 weeks returning around the  1st Aug-31st until October.   Note the dates are not exact as they are subject to weather conditions and how this effects the grazing and ground. 
 

 


 Help for Families Living with Dementia.

We wanted to share the news with you that charity the Alive has launched a free conversation tool to support relatives, friends or carers in their relationships with people who are living with dementia. Alive is the UK’s leading charity enriching the lives of older people in care and training their carers. They currently work with 350 Care Homes and Day Centres in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

 

 Often people living with dementia become socially isolated, lonely and depressed through lack of engagement, but all too often the families and friends of loved ones can feel alone too, knowing that their relationships are going to change. It can sometimes be hard for people to know what to say or do.

 

Alive’s free resource pack contains pages of illustrations and ideas that anyone can use as simple conversation prompts. The questions are themed around specific interests like gardening, school, travel, and music; topics that everyone can relate to. Designed by Alive’s specialist team, the conversation cards enable people living with dementia to recall and share memories more confidently. 

 

The cards were piloted with people living with dementia and their families, friends, carers and care groups, and feedback from the trial was overwhelmingly positive. Families reported that the questions “prompted humour, memory-searching, emotion but mostly pleasure and pride”. They allowed people to find out more about a person’s life and feel closer to them at a time when, so often, families feel like they are losing the person they knew.  

 

You can download your free copy of the conversation cards here: https://www.aliveactivities.org/resources/conversation-cards-for-dementia-/

 

  

Rough Sleeper Outreach Service
If you are concerned about a rough sleeper you can use Streetlink by calling 0300 500 0914 or via http://www.streetlink.org.uk/
For more information about the service click here 

 


NORTH SOMERSET COUNCIL CITIZEN ADVICE BUREAU IN YATTON

Yatton Parish Council provide an annual grant to the Citizen Advice Bureau to assist in the service it provides in Yatton.  For general information about this service here and for further information about the Yatton sessions here

 Parish Council Open Spaces
The gardener the Parish Council employ has been working very hard to improve the areas in Yatton we are responsible for.  You can view some 'before' pictures here and how it looks now here

STREET DEFIBRILATOR INITIATIVE 

An initiative by residents to purchase a street defibrillator for their road has begun in Claverham. 
The Ambulance Service support street defibrillator schemes that may provide a defibrillator within 200 metres of every home.


If you would like to start a street defibrillator scheme in your road help is at hand!! 
Call Richard Sibley, for further information on simple ways to collect approval from neighbours of YOUR street. Tel. (07805) 850569 - NOW!
Cardiac arrests need defibrillators, within 200 metres ...to help to prevent premature & tragic death!



Twinning with Pibrac in the South of France.
The Parish Council has been approached by Pibrac; a town in the south of France about starting a twinning with them. In order for this to progress a Twinning Association would be needed and we would like to hear from any one who is interested in starting this project. If you are interested please contact the Parish Office 838971 or Chair Jonathan Edwards 838265.


 PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE INFORMATION 

The Parish Council phone number is 01934 838971. 
The parish mobile number is 07419 335710. 

Parish Council Office Location.
The Parish Council office is located at Hangstones Pavilion, Stowey Road, Yatton BS49 4HS.  The office in Hangstones Pavilion is located off the overflow parking area side of the building.     

Email clerk@yatton-pc.gov.uk
Opening Hours – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 am till 12.30 p.m. 

 

Yatton Youth Club - Latest News 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.

For more information please contact 01278 663927 Somerset office


 

 

 The garden waste service

 

Click www.n-somerset.gov.uk/gardenwaste 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 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

If you have a missed waste collection you can report it 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    


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 which is 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.

Yatton & Congresbury Wildlife Action Group website here 

Mendip 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 2019-20 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 Hangstones Pavilion, Stowey Road, Yatton  BS49 4HS. It is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 to 12.30. There is plenty of parking for people especially with a disability as its possible to drive very close to the parish office door and there is full wheelchair access to the front of the building.

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:

Please check our Privacy Notice to see how we protect and manage your submitted data 

  • Allotments
  • Burials and cremations - Burial Ground Regulations here Burial Ground Fees here
  • Hire of Hangstones pavilion and pitch bookings. Price details here and booking form here

Aleana Baird
Clerk to Yatton Parish Council