Wrington Parish Council

Wrington Parish Council Parish Council serving Downside, Redhill and Wrington.

Operating as usual


20mph Speed Limit in parts of Wrington village - details of the proposed scheme have now been finalised. A map of the area covered and North Somerset Council’s Notice of Intent can be viewed in the telephone box on Broad Street and at the bus stop next to the Golden Lion. The full details are also available on our website. Any comments should be sent to NSC by 28 August


The Memorial Hall and Recreation Field Committee held a zoom meeting last night and it has been agreed that it isn't realistic to open the hall until late/end September, all being well.
The good news is that the hall will have a newly refurbished floor, has been painted inside and will have some other work done to it hopefully by the time it does finally open.


Mendip Vale Medical Practice – the July Newsletter is now available


Falcon Bus Service – From mid September passengers with an ENCTS card will no longer be able to travel on this service free of charge. Card holders will qualify for a heavily discounted fare (£3 instead of £5.10 for a single or £4.10 instead of £6.10 for a return) instead.


The skatepark and areas of the Rec have again been left in a terrible state due to littering. Litter is often just thrown around bins that aren't even full. Safety signs are being pulled down.

Please talk to your young people about this and please tell them it is not OK to expect others to constantly have to clean up after them, especially under current circumstances. It is not fair on those working so hard to make sure we have lovely open spaces for people to use.
Thank you


If anyone would to ask or report something to the local policing team, in particular concerning recent anti-social behaviour then please email: [email protected] before Thursday 9 July, 2pm All personal information will be kept confidential.
The local policing team will be holding a zoom meeting with the Parish Council and District Councillor Steve Hogg tomorrow.


The play areas in Wrington are now officially open.
Please ask your children to take some time to read the signs that have been put up around the play areas.
Please talk to them about behaving responsibly before they head off to play. Remind them not to throw litter around and to use the bins. If the bins are full, take it home.
Please give them hand sanitiser/wipes to use before and after they play, ask them not to join large groups of people and avoid equipment if it is already busy.
Thank you


Ladywell will be closed to traffic for resurfacing on 23 July, 8.00am-5.00pm.

Due to North Somerset Council's decision not to open any of their play areas the play areas in Wrington will remain shut...
Play areas will not re-open due to government guidelines - North Somerset Council

Due to North Somerset Council's decision not to open any of their play areas the play areas in Wrington will remain shut this weekend unfortunately. This will be assessed by the Parish Council early next week.
Sorry for the late notice but NSC only issued the below yesterday afternoon.

“Unrealistic” government guidelines mean council-run play areas in North Somerset will not be re-opening this Saturday (4 July). “We are not able to operate our play areas under the current government guidelines which we consider to be unrealistic and unworkable,” said Cllr Caritas Charles, ...


The play areas are being inspected today and tomorrow and as long as there are no issues they should be open on 4 July some time in the morning. If issues are flagged up they will need to remain closed until these are sorted.

Please be aware that the current social distancing and group size rules need to be adhered to in the play areas.

Please maintain stingent hand hygiene around the equipment and we advise using hand sanitiser before and after use of the equipment.

It is your responsibiity to keep you and your children safe.

Thank you


PCSO Julie Berchall will be holding a zoom meeting with the Parish Council and our District Councillor next Thursday 9 July.

She is particularly concerned about some of the recent anti-social behaviour and has asked that residents email [email protected] if they would like to raise a question/issue to bring up at the meeting. Any information will remain confidential.
Thank you


The Mobile Library will be offering a 'click and collect' service from 6 July. See News & Notices https://wringtonparishcouncil.gov.uk/

Please pass this onto anyone who might find it useful.


The Government have announce that play areas can open on 4th July. THEY REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL THEN.
Please respect this date and just a reminder to ask people and for parents to remind their children to take their litter home or use the bins provided.
There is an unacceptable amount of rubbish being left lying around in many areas on a daily basis. Thank you.

Libraries in North Somerset are preparing to offer a limited “click and collect” service at some sites from 18 June.  Se...

Libraries in North Somerset are preparing to offer a limited “click and collect” service at some sites from 18 June. See News & Notices https://wringtonparishcouncil.gov.uk/

These are virtual meetings on Zoom. Joining information can be found on the relevant Agenda when published. Please contact us if you require more information.


Mendip Vale Medical Practice's June newsletter is now available.



Somerset Bereavement Support Service is here if you’ve been bereaved and need emotional support or someone to talk to.

Somerset Public Health, MIND, and Marie Curie have joined together to offer this free service.

See for more infohttps://wringtonparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FINAL-public-Somerset-Bereavement-Support-Service.pdf


Mendip Vale Medical Practice's May newsletter is now available, including an update on Coronavirus/COVID-19


Can we please remind everybody that all play equipment remains closed as per Government Guidelines.
Hopefully, if we all respect that now we can get our kids back out playing normally sooner.
Thank you


Cox’s Green housing development – the road closure will be back in place from 1 June for 6 months. For further info please seehttps://wringtonparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Final-Notice-2-recommencement-of-works-1.pdf


North Somerset Council are finalising plans to re-open recycling centres on:
Weston-Super-Mare (Aisecome Way) – Monday 18 May
Portishead – Wednesday 27 May
Backwell – Friday 29 May
But there are conditions on use. For more info seehttps://wringtonparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Recycling.pdf


Just to clarify that Church Walk Play area and all play equipment at the Rec, including the skatepark and zip wire, remain CLOSED in line with updated Government regulations.
The Recreation Field and Glebe Field remain open but please adhere to the social distancing rules if you are meeting your one other person from a different household at these places.
Government regulations now specify that no groups larger than two from different households are allowed to meet and if they do meet that they maintain 2 metres distance between them. Please respect this in our green spaces so everyone can feel safe.
Thank you


For info on Age UK's current services for older people in North Somerset please seehttps://wringtonparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Age-UK-Somerset-Services-during-Coronavirus-A4-Poster-2.pdf . Please pass this information onto anyone who might find it of use.


We understand work is planned to restart on the Cox's Green housing development on Monday 11 May. The full road closure will be back in place towards the end of May and will probably last for about 18 weeks.


North Somerset Council service update – Wednesday 1 April
The latest information about services can also be found on the NSC website at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Council Tax help
The council is offering help to any residents having difficulty paying their Council Tax during the coronavirus crisis and has already received 400 requests for Council Tax payment holidays. See press release for more details.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) update
The council has had an excellent response to its plea to businesses for urgently needed PPE for care workers. Items donated include hand sanitiser, nitrile gloves and handmade masks and aprons. Thank you. Please keep them coming and help save lives. See press release for more details.

Childcare support
If any critical worker needs support finding childcare for children aged 0-4 call the council’s Early Years team on 07920 082 811.

Recycling and waste
Recycling and refuse collections are continuing as normal at the moment. All recycling and waste crews were out today with additional support from council contractor Glendale who are collecting cardboard.

Residents are showing their appreciation of the crews’ efforts. In Uphill the messages pictured below were spotted in the cab and on the side of the truck. Other crews are getting similar messages, applause and kind words from grateful residents.
Please help the crews cope with the increased volumes of recycling being put out by correctly sorting your recycling boxes. And please park sensibly so crews can access kerbside waste.

The council’s three recycling centres at Backwell, Portishead and Weston-super-Mare are closed until further notice.

North Somerset Together
North Somerset Together is an initiative to help residents who have no support from family or friends and who are socially isolated access the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. It will also help those who want to volunteer to get involved or donate to link up with the right organisations, and signpost businesses to relevant information. Residents and businesses can access the service at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/together.

Rough sleeping
We’ve been working hard to ensure that people are not homeless and since Thursday 19 March we’ve found accommodation for 36 people who were either rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping in North Somerset.

All the people in temporary accommodation have an allocated Homeless Prevention Officer who will work with them to find them a long term housing solution when this crisis is over.

We are continuing to offer assistance to anyone who wants support. We are working with two B&B owners in order to respond quickly and accommodate anyone needing help, not just those at risk or symptomatic.

We would like to thank our partner agencies for their ongoing support during this challenging time.

Weston Crematorium
The Crematorium has closed its grounds to the public. Staff are continuing to deal with enquiries on the phone and by email but have stopped face-to-face contact. Funerals are continuing but are limited to immediate family only.

Bus services
Most bus services in North Somerset are now operating emergency timetables. Some services have now been suspended (please see below). We are directing all passengers to www.travelwest.info/coronavirus for more information about local bus, rail and coach services. Passengers can search for their local bus service number to find out if this service is operating and at what frequency.

We are asking people to only travel if their journey is essential and follow these travel recommendations:
• Board the bus one at a time
• Remain two metres apart
• Pay via contactless or an app if you can
• Do not travel if you feel unwell
• Cough/sneeze into a tissue or the inside of your arm
• Wash your hands before and after travelling.

To ensure the safety of drivers and passengers, we have now suspended the following council-supported services:
• Bus Service 88 – Nailsea to Clevedon via Portishead
• Bus Service A5 – Winford to Winscombe via Wrington
• Community Bus L1 – Locking Parklands and Haywood Village
• Community Bus B1 – Bleadon
• Community Bus C1 – Worlebury
• Community Bus C2 – South Road/Hillside.

Weston Air Festival, due to have taken place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June, has been cancelled.

Car parking
Parking charges in North Somerset are being waived for NHS staff and key workers during the coronavirus outbreak. Essential workers – such as NHS, social care staff, volunteers and key workers – can now park for free to enable them to carry out their critical work.
This applies to on-street pay and display areas and council-run car parks. They can also park without time limit in areas where it is free but usually time restricted. See press release for more details.
Due to a drop in usage the Sovereign Centre car park in Weston town centre has closed until further notice. Nearby on-street parking is available.

In addition to the Sovereign Centre car park, nine other council car parks are closed to reduce the opportunity for people to visit areas following the government announcement about the introduction of more stringent social distancing measures. They are:
• Salthouse, Clevedon
• Bus Terminus, Kewstoke/Sand Bay
• Beach Road (opposite Commodore), Kewstoke/Sand Bay
• Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare
• Uphill Beach, Uphill
• Knightstone Causeway, Weston-super-Mare (access will remain for residents)
• Melrose, Weston-super-Mare
• Worlebury Woods, Weston-super-Mare
• Kilkenny Fields and cricket club car park Lake Grounds, Portishead.
Council offices
The Town Hall reception in Weston-super-Mare has now closed to the public until further notice. If you need to contact the council please do this online at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/connect or over the phone at 01934 888 888.

If you usually come in and use one our council tax payment kiosks, please consider switching to online payments. You can find out more at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/counciltax or pay by phone by calling 01934 888 121. You will need your 10-digit council tax reference number, which you can find on your bill, and your credit or debit card.

Children’s centres
All of our children’s centres are now closed, except for two - Yatton (Rowan Tree hub) and Ashcombe (Maple Tree Hub) - which are delivering midwifery services only.
If you need to contact a children’s centre please ring one of these and a member of the team will be able to help you with your query:
• Portishead Children’s Centre – 01275 884 001
• Clevedon Children’s Centre – 01934 426 440
• Worle Children’s Centre and Library – 01934 426 618
• Ashcombe Children’s Centre – 01934 426 380
• Oldmixon Family Centre – 01934 426 881
If you need to contact your midwife please use the telephone number on the front of your yellow book.

Motex equipment and demonstration centre
The council’s equipment and demonstration centre at the Motex building in Winterstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare has closed until further notice. There are notices on site with details of where customers can go to access council support and other providers. Telephone calls automatically redirect to Care Connect on 01934 888 801.

Business checks
North Somerset Council’s licensing team is working with the police to ensure local businesses are complying with the government’s closure order. Reports of any breaches will be investigated.

Business support
There is a round-up of the grant schemes and other measures in place to support businesses and employers at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Leisure centres and venues
All our leisure and sports centres are closed. Go to www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information.

All events are cancelled until further notice at the following venues - The Tropicana and Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare and Somerset Hall in Portishead. The Bay Café is also closed.

The Campus
The Campus in Weston-super-Mare is closed until further notice. However, the midwifery care at The Campus children’s centre will continue so people are to keep attending appointments and will be able to access the building.

Play areas
Play areas have been closed until further notice to ensure any visits to parks are only for the purposes of exercise as outlined by the government.

Registration Service
No ceremonies are being conducted and the service is open for death registrations only. Go to www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information.

All North Somerset libraries, including the mobile library, are closed until further notice. While we recognise that libraries are important hubs of the communities which hundreds of people visit every day, our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff.

Libraries are more than just a physical space and we aim to continue to deliver a range of services, including access to eBooks, eMagazines and eResources. The libraries service will be working hard to develop additional digital outreach. This could include online activities for pre-school children such as online Rhymetimes, keeping in touch with home service customers by phone to reduce risk of social isolation and promoting home-schooling resources.

We will also be making it easier for people to join online and this will be promoted widely, with investment for the coming financial year switched from hardcopy to digital to extend the eBook and eAudio titles offer.

Existing loans will be automatically extended until Wednesday 1 July. Please do not return any items borrowed from the library during this time and please do not leave them on library doorsteps, as they could be stolen or damaged.

Extended Access is not available at Portishead and Winscombe Libraries and Worle and Yatton Library and Children’s Centres.

Congresbury Community Library, which is run by volunteers, is also closed.

Some libraries share a building with children’s centres. If you are currently under midwifery care at one of the area’s children’s centres, keep attending at your usual location as these midwife appointments will continue.

For the latest updates follow us on Twitter at @nsomlibraries or on Facebook /NSlibraries.

Online services will still be available to use:

Online library from home:
Including ebooks and audio books.

Enquiry service: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/leisure/libraries/enquiry-centre/.

To join online visit www.librarieswest.org.uk/join.

All critical services
We have plans in place to make sure critical front line services keep running as the coronavirus epidemic develops. These include identifying and training staff for possible redeployment into essential services, and looking at service changes that could be made in the coming weeks. Any changes will be advertised on our website at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus

North Somerset Council is following the latest Government advice regarding the wellbeing of residents, staff and contractors during the developing coronavirus
As a provider of services to some of the most vulnerable people in the community, the council will make sure it maintains service levels in critical areas.

The council is reviewing advice and information and will make update decisions daily in response to the changing situation.

Residents are urged to visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information about services. Updates will also be posted to the council’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.


The John Locke Room, Silver Street, Wrington
BS40 5QE

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:00


01934 863984


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