The X3A BUS will be allowed access through the works on Friday night, tomorrow. Consequently, the shuttle bus will not be required and the bus will be able to operate its normal route.

The closure will then recommence on Monday evening where the bus will not have access and will run its diversion, stopping at the services.

It has been advised that the works are on target for completion on Wednesday, where normal service can resume.


A369 CLOSURE – Monday 2nd December until Friday 6th December

A369 will be closed from Monday 2nd December until Friday 6th December between 8pm and 6am each day for resurfacing work from Sandy Lane to Rectory Road. Access to village will be via A369 from J19 and St Georges Hill.

Only residents accessing their homes along the closure stretch will be allowed through and these may well be under escort and there may be delays.

No X3A buses will run through Pill or Abbots Leigh during the closure period. Instead buses will transit via A4 Portway and will stop at Gordano Services at the bus/coach stop adjacent to the services building. On Friday 6th December there will be shuttle bus through village to meet X3A at the services stop to facilitate those who wish to go into city centre.

If the work is not completed by 6th December then it will continue from Monday 9th December onwards.


Plans to close Martcombe Road, Pill (A369) Monday 2nd December 2019 for 5 to 7 days

Notice from NSC:

Please find attached Notice of Intent to temporarily close the A369 Martcombe Road / Pill Road, Pill/Abbots Leigh.

It is intended to close part of the above road on Monday 2nd December 2019, between the hours of 8pm – 6am (Monday – Friday) for up to two weeks, although it is anticipated the works will be completed within 5-7 days.

This is necessary to facilitate carriageway maintenance works. The closure extents will be between the junction of Rectory Road and Sandy Lane.

A diversion route will operate during the closure times. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents but the point of entry will reflect the location of the works in progress.

Map for the closure is here.



The Neighbourhood Plan will set out how our area – which runs from Leigh Woods right down to the Severn Estuary – might look like by 2036. Lots of issues have been discussed in the community, by the Parish Councils and by local businesses.

Important questions have come up – should we keep the Green Belt? Do we want 1000 new houses at Martcombe? How can we get some affordable housing? Are there enough local jobs for local people? Can the Pill Precinct be improved? What can be done about traffic overload on the A 369 and the Pill Loop? Will the new railway station cause problems for traffic? How can heritage and environmental assets be sustained? How do we respond to climate change and protect biodiversity?…………………..and lots more questions.

Thanks to lots of input from individuals and community groups the Neighbourhood Plan is coming closer to completion. We are holding some local exhibitions so that local people can see what’s in the Plan, what are the aims, objectives and key priorities, and how we have tried to answer these questions.

Community consultation is very important. There will be another opportunity to comment on the draft Plan in a couple of months, but this is now the time to ask questions, make comments and offer suggestions.

Dates when you can find out more: (All at PILL RESOURCE CENTRE, unless noted)

  • Thursday 14th November 16.00 – 20.00
  • Friday 15th November 12.30 – 19.00
  • Saturday 16th November 10.00 -12.00
  • Wednesday 20th November 15.00 – 18.00 (St. GEORGE’S HALL)

Transport Survey for Pill and Easton-in-Gordano neighbourhood plan

The Parish Council is keen to make a neighbourhood plan that improves transport choices for people and helps promote healthy low carbon options. 

We’d like to know about your current use and frequency each week of different types of travel.

We want to hear about all the members of your household/place of work in the parish…so please encourage any young/less mobile/less independent members of your household to complete it.

Complete the survey here:


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