Let’s add 100 new trees to the villages of Pill, Easton-in-Gordano and Ham Green!

Come join in and collect a tree from from the Community Centre in Pill on Saturday 25th January at the Pill community market 10 – 12 (first come first served)

Full details can be found here.


Temporary road restrictions for Easton in Gordano/ Portbury, starting on 10th February 2020

Just sharing a notice of temporary road restrictions for a number of roads in the area, starting on 10th February 2020. Here is the notice:

Notice of Temporary Traffic Regulation Order 2020
A369 Martcombe Road, M5 Junction 19 Interchange, Slip Road Entry
M5 Southbound Junction 19, Slip Road Entry M5 Northbound Junction
19, The Portbury Hundreds, Easton in Gordano, Portbury, North

Temporary Prohibition of Use by Vehicles, Temporary 30mph Speed
Limit, Temporary Revocation of Left Turn Only Order 2020
Date coming Into Force: 10th February 2020

Notice is hereby given that North Somerset Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, intend to make an order the effect of which will be to close, temporarily, to vehicles the lengths of roads specified in the Schedule 1 to this Notice; to temporarily restrict the speed of any vehicle from not
exceeding 30mph in the lengths of road specified in Schedule 2 to this notice; to temporarily revoke the Left Turn Only in the length of road specified in Schedule 3 to this notice.

Exemptions are included for emergency services, works access and as works permit for premises which may only be accessed via the closed section of road. This order is required because of the likelihood of danger to the public consequent upon work by Highways England for M5 Junction 19 improvement works in two phases. Phase One 30mph Speed restriction is anticipated to commence on the 10th February 2020 for a maximum period of eighteen months. However, the speed restriction may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as necessitated by the works which is anticipated to be of approximately 5 months in duration. Phase Two Road Closure and revocation of Left Turn Only is anticipated to commence on 30th March 2020 for approximately 3 nights in duration between the hours of approximately 20.00hr and 06.00hrs. Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed when the measures are in force.

For further information relating to this notice go to

A369 Martcombe Road (part unaffected), Haberfield Hill, Pill Road, Abbots Leigh Road, B3129 Beggar Bush Lane, B3128
Clevedon Road, Clarken Coombe, Ashton Road, A370, A3029 Brunel Way, Bennett Way, A4 Hotwell Road, Portway, M5
Junction 18 to M5 Junction 19

Ref: T20-08


Schedule 1 – Night-time Road Closure 30 March to 2 April A369 Martcombe Road – from its junction with High Street, Portbury to M5 Junction 19 Interchange between 20.00hrs to 06.00hrs

Schedule 2 – 30mph Speed Restriction 10 February to 10 July

    A369 Martcombe Road – for approximately 110m between High Street, Portbury and M5 Junction 19 Interchange

    M5 Junction 19 Interchange – for its full extent

    Slip Road Entry M5 Southbound Junction 19- for approximately 215m from M5 Junction 19 Interchange

    Slip Road Entry M5 Northbound Junction 19- for approximately 100m from M5 Junction 19 Interchange

    The Portbury Hundreds- for approximately 25m from M5 Junction 19 Interchange

Schedule 3 – Night-time Revocation of Left Turn Only 30 March to 2 April High Street, Portbury- Revocation of Left Turn Only thus creating a turn right from junction of High Street on to A369 Martcombe Road between 20.00hrs and 06.00hrs.


Bristol – Portishead Bus Consultation (X3. X3A & X4)

First Bus are running a consultation for the bus that runs between Bristol & Portishead, which of course runs through Pill and Eason-in-Gordano;

You can fill in the online survey here. You have until the 24th Jan to respond! Here is what First Bus say:

As a bus operator, we need to ensure the services we operate are financially viable, while meeting the needs of the customer.

To help us do that, we want to hear the views of the many customers who use our our X3, X3A or X4 services, so outlined below are a few simple questions that will enable us to understand how you currently use the service, what you think of some suggestions we have and what else you think we should consider.

The consultation will run from Friday 10 January to Friday 24th January 2020 inclusive, after which we will review all the responses and decide the best way forward. We will communicate the results of the consultation in February, and we will then start the detailed work to prepare for changes that we expect to implement in April.


Road Closure – Heywood Road, Pill (20th Jan)

North Somerset Council council will soon be carrying out carriageway works on Heywood Road, Pill, as per the map attached (red).

Works are anticipated to start on Monday 20th January 2020 for 1 day in duration. To carry out the works safely, they will need to close the road between the hours of 9:30 and 14:30.

They plan to carry out several localised repairs to manholes and gullies along Heywood Road. Alongside these works they plan to carry out some permanent carriageway patching.

During the carriageway works on street parking will be unavailable, please help the works to be carried out more efficiently by ensuring the carriageway is clear of parked vehicles.


Oak Grove closure (22nd-24th Jan, 2020)

North Somerset Council plan to close the Oak Grove to complete carriageway resurfacing works, the closure will last two days from 22/01/2020 between the hours of 8am-5pm each day.



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: