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  • Help protect local footpaths – action you can take!

    A message from Cath of the Footpaths sub-group of the Parish Council;

    Dear walkers,
    Lots of you will have noticed the “0520 notice of joint landowner and highways statement land adjacent Markham Farm Easton in Gordano“.(attached map on page 2 of the linked PDF). The parish council have been investigating this and there is currently no plan or permission to build on this land and it is still in the green belt.

    However, the owners are establishing the public rights of way across this land so that if they do get permission (when the government suddenly decides that they can build on greenbelt as housing needs are very high) we will not be able to claim other footpaths exist on the land.

    I am therefore trying to establish the footpath up the edge of the field from where you enter at the bridleway at Brookside playing field up to where it joins the footpath emerging from where the horse are (what was Shilton’s farm) as public right of way under the evidence of use from the section 31 of The highways act 1980.

    We need as many evidence statements as we can get to prove it has been used as a footpath for at least 20 years. I don’t think this is a problem as I have memories of walking that way over 40 years ago.

    What I would like you to do is print off and fill in the application form here and draw on a map the route (below), completed forms can be left at the resource centre for the Attention of the footpath committee and I will collect them from there. If we can get them done by the 28th in August we can put them in with the rights of way improvement plan.

    Please feel free to share this with anyone who you think would be able to complete the form.

    Thanks for all your support on this


  • Further closures of M5 Junction 19 and Martcombe Road (August, September and October 2020)

    Details from the council on upcoming road cloasures that may impact residents:

    Further closures of M5 Junction 19 and Martcombe Road (entrance and exit) are required by Highways England on the following dates:-

    17-19 August 20.00-06.00hrs
    28 Sept – 1st Oct 20.00-06.00hrs
    6-14 October 20.00 – 06.00hrs

    There will be a revocation of the left turn and a right hand turn created from High Street, Portbury.

    Here are details from Highway England regarding diversions:-

    Traffic from Portbury Hundred and M5 north

    • Traffic wanting to travel M5 south will divert via M5 north to J18, Avonmouth and re-join M5 south via the Y loop
    • Traffic wanting Martcombe Road will divert via M5 north to J18 Avonmouth, A4 Portway, A370, B3218 and B3219 Beggar Bush Lane to re-join A369 Martcombe Road (Vehicles not permitted on the Motorway) Non motorway traffic only wanting Martcombe road will divert via Royal Portbury Dock Road and Marsh Lane

    Traffic from M5 south

    • Traffic wanting Martcombe Road will divert via M5 south at J18 Avonmouth, A4 Portway, A370, B3218 and B3219 Beggar Bush Lane to re-join A369 Martcombe Road
    • Traffic wanting Portbury Hundred will divert to M5 J20 and back to M5 J19

    More can be found here & here.

  • Parish Council congratulates Bridge Road residents for work undertaken

    At their recent meeting, the Parish Council was thrilled to talk about the way in which Bridge Road has been transformed by the work you have recently undertaken. The difference is remarkable and yet another example of the way in which you see that something needs to be done, you get out, take people with you and do it. It is heart warming to live in this village where there is so much care and concern for everyone and for the environment which we all share and enjoy. Your example is an inspiration for others and a great example to younger members of the community and The Parish Council congratulates you all and thanks you for your hard work.

    Paul Kent (Chair) On behalf of all members of The Parish Council.
    (Image thanks to residents)
  • Can you help us support Crockerne Primary School during COVID-19?

    Following the Government’s announcement that schools will reopen to all children in September and attendance will again be mandatory, Crockerne C of E Primary School’s leadership team is in the process of detailed planning to manage this and mitigate the risks for all pupils, parents and staff.

    To this end they have identified the need for a number of volunteers to assist in either marshalling queues at drop off and pick up times and/or supporting children with individual reading.

    Image from school’s Twitter.

    They have asked the Parish Council to assist in assessing the community’s ability to support the school at this time and compile a list of potential volunteers.

    If you are able and willing to volunteer some of your time to support the school through the next chapter of this unprecedented and challenging period, please complete the following survey, which should take no more than 2 minutes.

    Survey link is here > surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XQYRK2G

    From school’s Twitter

    Note! All details provided may be shared between the Parish Council members and the school’s leadership team to allow planning to progress. If appropriate, you will be contacted in due course to confirm the school’s needs and your availability. In order to participate in reading sessions a safeguarding (DBS) check will be required, which the school will organise.

  • A New Plan for Brookside

    Most people in the village will know the Brookside playing field but only a few visit it regularly. Those who do, probably go so that children can use the play equipment, kick a ball around or perhaps have a picnic.

    The land is owned by North Somerset Council, but leased to the Parish Council who manage it. The council is keen to improve the field in two main ways:

    1. so it is more useful in our fight against climate change and for nature
    2. so it offers more things to more people and so gets used more

    So, we have a plan which involves creating a new and frequently mown five-a-side football pitch with goals, keeping the play equipment, planting more trees and creating areas that will encourage wild flowers and help pollinating insects.

    You can see the whole plan here:

    Please give us you opinion by completing the short questionnaire here:


    Once the results of this consultation have been analysed we’ll review the plan, publish a final version and aim to begin implementing the plan in the autumn. We also hope that local people will want to help in different ways both in implementing the plan and in looking after the field in the longer term.

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