The play areas at Rock Road and Hangstones have new equipment being installed from today 11th December which will mean that they are expected to be closed until Christmas.  If the work completes sooner it will be publicised.    

 Forthcoming Meetings.

The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held 17th December 2018.  Agenda here

Finance Officer Vacancy.

Yatton Parish Council is looking for an experienced part time Finance Officer to be responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its financial responsibilities as a Local Government Authority are carried out.

The Finance Officer will require a systematic and thorough approach to the role and a strong attention to detail. Good communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with members of the public and providers of goods and services combined with excellent IT skills are essential attributes for the position.

 Salary: Starting salary £20,541 per annum pro rata. Hours: 12 per week with the full role commencing May 2019 following a phased induction of 4 hours per week from Feb - May 2019.

Closing date for applications 31st December 2018.  Interviews Thursday 17th January 2019.

Job Description here.  Application form here. Privacy Notice here

For any further information please contact the Clerk Aleana Baird 01934 838971  

Cadbury Hill update.

In 2017 the Cadbury Hill Management group had a halo of trees ring barked around the veteran oak in an attempt to give more light to this venerable tree. However a summer storm later in the year felled the oak, leaving a decaying stump. Sadly once ring barked trees die away so over the course of this winter these trees will be felled. Whilst this will do nothing for the oak, it’s too far gone, it will create a more open glade for woodland plants to flourish. The stump and fallen trunk have become a habitat for all types of insect and invertebrates thus improving the biodiversity of the woodland.

 Archaeological excavations at North End.

 As part of the conditions attached to the approved planning application 15/P/1488/O (Land at Arnold’s Way, Yatton), a further programme of archaeological investigation is due to commence Monday 22nd October 2018. Archaeologists will be on site for a number of weeks carrying out excavations ahead of the planned school development.
Details of findings will be presented to the local community in due course, and we thank you for your patience whilst the post-excavation analysis of the previous excavations is underway.

Please be aware that this site is important archaeologically, and if anyone is seen entering the excavation area outside of the normal work hours of the archaeologists (Monday to Friday 8am-5pm), please report it to email:  Any unauthorised access should be reported, and residents should be aware that it is not safe to enter.

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.  

Yatton Neighbourhood Plan

Changes to two documents supporting Yatton Neighbourhood Plan.
The Yatton Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by Yatton Parish Council and is currently at independent examination. 
Revisions have now been made to two documents which support the Plan:
The Basic Conditions Statement
Statement of Community Involvement.
A further period of consultation has now taken place ending on 19th November 2018.  The Inspectors report will follow with the referendum expected early next year.

For further information visit  

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


 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:



Rough Sleeper Outreach Service
If you are concerned about a rough sleeper you can use Streetlink by calling 0300 500 0914 or via
For more information about the service click here 

Centenary of WWI Events in Yatton
In commemoration of the centenary of the end of WWI the following events are taking place in the parish:

Sunday 28th October   @12.30 pm Proposed lunch at Yatton Masonic Hall to celebrate 100th anniversary of end of WW1.100 years of RAF. launch of Poppy Appeal and Reforming of Yatton Branch of RBL

 Sat 3rd November @ 1.30pm    Sponsored Lunch at Yatton RFC as fund raiser for the Poppy Appeal.

Friday 9th November @ 11am Short service at Rock Rd Memorial with Yatton School Children

Saturday 10th November @ 2pm   Walk around the War Memorials in the village at St Mary’s Village Hall and Rock Rd.  

Saturday 10th November   @ 4 - 5pm   Methodist Church are holding ‘A Time to Remember’ tribute to the Hero’s of WW1 with readings, prayers, music, extracts from war diaries and written accounts from the front. Light refreshments served before and after the event.   

Sunday 11th November   @10am   Memorial service in St Mary’s followed by walk up to Rock RD for the service and two minutes silence at 11 am. This will be followed by a lunch at Yatton RFC for all RBL members and those who have helped in the collecting and the parade.



 Changes to recycling and rubbish collection days are coming into effect from Monday 4 June.

Every household is being written to by North Somerset Council advising of the changes which will effect 80% of households.
For more information here

Councillor Vacancies
Vacancies have arisen in South Ward and Horsecastle Ward.  Both have been advertised by North Somerset Council but no election was been required.  The Parish Council may now co-opt into the vacancy.  If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please contact the Clerk for more information and complete and return the expression of interest form here


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


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 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.

Claverham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Declaration of Result. 
The results of the referendum are here, Claverham now have a Neighbourhood Plan approved at referendum!! 


The appeal inquiry inspector has dismissed the appeal for the following development. 

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.


The Parish Council phone number is 01934 838971. 
The old number 01934 426473 is not now operational.  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.     

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


Yatton Youth Club - Latest News here   

 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

 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

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 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 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