Pill & Easton-in-Gordano 20mph Zone 

Have Your Say

Public Consultation Event

12.00 – 20.00  Thursday 21 July 

Pill Community Centre

Come along to the Community Centre this Thursday to find out the detailed proposals for the 20mph zone.  You’ll be able to talk to NSC traffic officers and make comments on the scheme.

The Parish Council has been pressing for a scheme like this for a long time, and we know that many villagers can’t wait for it to happen:  if you are in that large group, please get along to support the scheme – it does just about everything the Council has hoped for.

After the event on Thursday, you can also have your say at


Circus thanks from Crockerne Primary

The Parish Council have received a lovely letter of thanks from Crockerne Primary School for allowing the Chestnut Field to be used for their Circus event, which raised an incredible £3300 for the kids at Crockerne.

Here’s the thank you letter:


Nominations for the upcoming Parish Councillor election on 14th July

For information, please find below the NSC Statement of Persons Nominated for the upcoming election on 14th July.


Notice of election of a Parish Councillor for PILL & EASTON-IN-GORDANO – PILL WARD

Please find below a notice of election for a parish councillor for Pill ward:


Pill ward by-election – Thursday 14th July

An election will take place on Thursday 14 July 2022 to elect one Parish Councillor.

Only electors registered in Pill and Easton-in-Gordano, Pill Ward will be eligible to vote in this election.

The website for this election has now gone live and can be found here

The election timetable and nomination packs can be found on this page, as can information for voters.

The notice of election will be published on Thursday 9th June and will displayed on our legal notices page which can be found here.


Bristol Clear Air Zone

Bristol is introducing a Clean Air Zone to reduce harmful pollution from older and more polluting vehicles. The zone will start operating later this year.

We would like your help to make sure people driving into Bristol are aware of the zone.

To help you do this, we have produced a community toolkit. The toolkit includes information about the zone and items to help make sure as many people as possible are aware of the zone and how it affects them.


North Somerset Council Ukraine crisis information

The below is information provided by North Somerset Council in response to the crisis in Ukraine:

We stand with the people of Ukraine and everyone affected by the conflict and humanitarian crisis.

We’re flying the Ukrainian flag above our Town Hall and Castlewood offices as a mark of solidarity. We’ll also avoid buying items or services supplied from Russian companies and we’ve asked our suppliers and contractors to do the same. You can read more in our statement on Ukraine.

Here are some useful links to support for Ukrainian nationals, latest government advice and how you can help. 

Help for Ukrainian nationals

The latest information and guidance on the visa support available to Ukrainians and their family members is available on the website.

The Government has announced plans for a new sponsorship scheme to help Ukrainians without any family ties to the UK to come here. We are waiting for more information about this scheme.

UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals

Travel advice

The Government advises against all travel to Ukraine. The latest advice is available on the Foreign Office website.

Foreign Office Ukraine travel advice

How to help

Thank you to everyone who has been collecting and donating to help the people of Ukraine and everyone affected by the conflict.

Sadly, it looks as though aid and support will be needed for some time.

We’re working with Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) to support local communities to help Ukraine and to help make sure the right aid is available at the right time.

We’ll share information from VANS as soon as we can.

There are also a number of national and international organisations which you might like to donate to. Please do check the validity of any organisation you donate to – unfortunately there will always be scammers who try to take advantage of situations, including the Ukraine crisis. Here are some links to just some organisations:

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine humanitarian appeal

British Red Cross Ukraine crisis appeal

Ukrainian Red Cross

UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)

Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

Safe Life UA

Mental health support

With everything that’s happening you may be feeling anxious, angry, uneasy or low. We’ll all be feeling differently and that’s ok.

If you’re struggling, try to talk to someone you trust. Do things you enjoy, stay active and look after yourself. It’s important to feel informed and not overwhelmed. Try and find a way a way to take in the news that works for you.

You can find information about local support services and suggestions on how to manage your wellbeing on our mental health pages.

look after your mental health

Other sources of support and advice

We’re proud of the strengths in our community, and the vitality and benefits brought by our citizens from around the world.

We urge everyone in our North Somerset community to support each other with friendship, kindness and understanding.

Hate crime is unacceptable and should always be taken seriously. There is help and support available. You can find out more including how to report a hate crime and details of local support on the Safer Stronger North Somerset and Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) websites.

Safer Stronger North Somerset information about hate crime

Stand Against Racism and Inequality

If you’re wondering how to talk to your children about the crisis, BBC Newsround have some good resources on their website.

Children’s BBC Newsround – Ukraine news coverage

Further information can also be found on the UK Government website


Precinct wall map

The Parish Council’s precinct improvement group volunteers have been hard at work putting together an updated Precinct wall map. You can view this here: (please download if you wish to zoom into a small scale to study every detail.)

We will be sending the design to the printers on the 18th March and would value the input of all local residents to double check that all elements are in the correct places / correctly labeled, are you happy with the icons used in the key? etc. If there are elements missing which you feel are important to be included please let us know. We have deliberately chosen not to name any businesses or places that may change in the next 5 – 10 years.

You can give us your comments by filling out the online form here:  or you can see the printed copy (at 50% scale) in the resource centre until Thursday 17th March and leave your comments on the feedback forms which will be provided.


Thank you for your input.

The Precinct Improvement Group Volunteers.


Portishead, Weston & Pill Fairtrade Coffee Afternoon

Date: Friday 25th February, 4pm

The speaker will be Sue Errington, from Fairtrade Devon, with a presentation about the Twongerekawa Fairtrade Coffee Co-operative, in Rwanda, and the challenges to them of climate change.

Chair: Rosie Thayer.

Log in details:

Meeting ID: 884 6423 1382 Passcode: 334511

Please come and join us with a cup of your favourite Fairtrade coffee.
If you have difficulties logging on, please phone 01392 833974


Weather Warning for this Friday 18th February 2022

Please be aware:

Major winter storm to coincide with high spring tides.

This is likely to mean flooding in the low-lying bits of the village:  people in a few houses might want to move stuff up, and it might be wise not to leave cars parked around Victoria Park etc.

Please check vulnerable neighbours and keep up to date by checking local radio and online information regularly.

Also, please check that there aren’t things that can fly around, as far as that’s possible to check.

For more info on this weather warning, see the Met Office website: