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Whitchurch village clock

Hall Bookings

3 different venues.

For Hall Bookings – click here


Cleansing

If there are any issues regarding cleansing in Whitchurch Village, please contact B&NES Council Connect on
01225 394041
councilconnect@bathnes.gov.uk.

This is the best way for B&NES to monitor areas which need clearing more often and will be acted on quickly.

Welcome to the Whitchurch Parish Council website.

Whitchurch village is a small parish of just over 500 properties and just over 1000 electors, located in Bath and North East Somerset, just south east of Bristol & west of Bath. Please use the map link to view the village location. There has been a Parish Council in the village since 1894.

Whitchurch village has a pub, primary school, playfield, cemetery, community centre, two churches and many businesses. The Parish is bisected by the busy A37 road.

This website, which has been recently refreshed, has been set up to raise the profile of Whitchurch Village and that of the Parish Council. We hope the information the website provides will be a valuable resource for all things connected with Whitchurch Village. Whether you are a resident of the village, seeking to move into the area, or just visiting the area we hope you’ll find something on this website to interest you.

We’ve included articles on how the Parish Council operates and the dates of our meetings, some of the village history and also events that we know are happening in Whitchurch in the coming months. We also provide details of a number of organisations that operate within the village. However, if there is something you think we’ve missed, do please let us know by using the feedback form and we’ll consider updating the site.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.


Latest News

Whitchurch Village Fete Flower Show Schedule of Classes

Whitchurch Village Fete Classes for flowers, veg, arts & crafts and photography

pdf logo Flower Show classes 2018

WHITCHURCH VILLAGE COUNCIL NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Village Council. Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing on or before Wednesday 27th June 2018, giving details of why they think they will be suitable for this post and a CV if possible.

The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date have resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish. The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

PUBLIC elections cannot be held until May 2019 but for the interim period the present sitting Councillors may co-opt to fill the vacancy.

Mrs S Dyer – Clerk
Whitchurch Village Council
Community Centre Office
Bristol Road
Whitchurch
Bristol
BS14 0PT
6th June 2018

Whitchurch Village Fete 2018

Whitchurch Village Fete will be held on August 27th Bank Holiday Monday in Greensmore Field (alongside the A37).

The Fete will be opened by Peter Rabbit and Mini-on Lookalikes aided by Fete Prince and Princess, Seweryn Dziedzk and Brooke Pester from St Bernadette Primary School and there will be the annual Dog Show, raffle, stalls & arena events, including new attractions, Colourful Minds Arts & Crafts and Oldland Brass Band, as well as old favourites, Ferretworld, Shaolin Wushu martial arts, Enchante Baton Twirlers, Freewheelers Bloodbikes, Natalie White dancers and family sports - also the Flower Show with crafts, fruit & veg in the marquee – so start growing yours NOW…We would really welcome new volunteers to help over the weekend/on the Bank Holiday Monday, and at the Car Boot Sale on Sunday Aug 26th from 11am. There will also be a dance in the marquee on the Saturday Aug 25th evening with Jiggerty Barn Dance & Ceilidh Band.

If you’d like to help or have a stall on the Monday, please email Whitchurchvillagefete@hotmail.co.uk for more info or a booking form, or phone Ashton on 01275 832148. And for further updates, see www.facebook.com/whitchurchvillagefete and www.whitchurchvillagecouncil.co.uk/category/whitchurch-village-fete

Whitchurch Village Community Clear Up
Saturday 7th April 2018

Twelve Volunteers turned out on a damp and soggy Saturday morning to take part in the Annual Village Clean-up, which runs alongside Keep Britain Tidy events.

Around 20 bags of rubbish were collected from pavements, footpaths and open spaces around Whitchurch Village to help make the area look clean and tidy.

Refreshments were then provided in Whitchurch Community Centre, with homemade cakes donated by a local resident, which were much appreciated by the volunteers after all their hard work.

A huge thank you to all those who took part in the event, organised by Whitchurch Village Council, especially the three pupils from Whitchurch Primary School.

Whitchurch Village
Neighbourhood Development Plan
2015/2042

The Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Development Plan was formally approved by BANES on 6th December 2017 and is now a part of the Council’s Development Plan, which is in accordance with section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. Reasons for making this decision: 96.5% of those voting in the Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan referendum on Thursday 16th of November 2017 voted in favour of the Plan.

A huge well done and thank you to all the Volunteers for the work they put in to complete the Plan. The final ‘made’ version of the plan is available here:-
pdf logo Development Plan
Large document (48 pages)


Whitchurch in Lights

A big thank you to all residents and businesses, who have decorated their homes/premises, making the village look so festive this year.

There were so many fantastic displays to choose from, but after careful consideration this year’s winners are:–
Best House – Joint winners
Gary & Kate Sidders, 151 Bristol Road & Dean Edwards, 149 Bristol Road
Best Business – HairbyKnight, Bristol Road

Whitchurch Village Council
Christmas Light Switch On 2017

Friday 1st December did not just see the children of Whitchurch excitedly opening their Advent Calendars, the evening also marked the Village Lights Switch On, with a fantastic crowd of about 200 gathered in Church Road.

The cold but dry evening started with Father Christmas arriving at a rate of knots in his open top car, and after a number of practice countdowns, Santa switched on the lights in the Millennium Garden successfully.

From there, and in front of St Nicholas Church steps, with a backdrop of the Church lit up and a dramatic moon, the children of Whitchurch Primary School were brilliant when they sang some ‘Christmassy’ songs, including some fantastic soloists.

The Village Council also arranged for the Salvation Army to play a few well known carols, and the crowd sang along before disappearing into the Church Hall for mulled wine and mince pies, helped by generous donations from Tesco Brislington and also by some local ladies who made the delicious mince pies.

We would like to thank all of you who attended & supported this popular seasonal event. This year we raised £125 to go to St. Peters Hospice. Thank you!!!!!!!!!

We would also like to thank most sincerely the Bedminster arm of the Salvation Army, ably led by Ben, the children of the Whitchurch Village School who sang beautifully, all of the volunteers who helped on the evening and Tesco for their contribution. Special thanks to Matt Donovan who made sure the evening ran smoothly with the microphone.

Next year the date will be Friday 30th November …please put the date in your diaries!!!!!!!!!

Youth Bus Whitchurch

We Offer a range of information, support and activities such as
  • Information services and career advice, including CV’s
  • Sexual health and Relationships
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Trips such as theme parks or adventurous activities
  • Internet Safety and cyber bullying
  • Creating arts and cooking
  • Self-esteem & Emotional Resilience
  • Sports Activities

Contact:Rob on 07875 488786 or rob_rumming-pain@bathnes.gov.uk

It’s Free, Confidential and Friendly

Whitchurch Village Fete 2017

The sun shone brightly on Whitchurch Village Fete’s 40th birthday and local folk (& their canine partners) made the most of the chance to meet up with friends and enjoy being entertained by events in the arena, including Concord band, Enchante Baton Twirlers, Shaolin Wushu martial arts, family sports, Ferretworld and Natalie White’s Dance School.

The Fete opened with waves from Paw Patrol lookalikes, Skye and Marshall from Special Occasions Mascots and Fete Princesses Mollie, Charlie & Ruby Hall in their bright blue beach buggy, followed by The Littlest Rescue’s Chewy the Bunny Car & life-size Bunny, Dermot O’Leary!

The marquee attracted a record number of entries and was filled with beautiful flowers, vegetables, arts and crafts, including a satsuma snail & an aubergine penguin!

A1 Pegasus Hawking gave the chance to handle their birds of prey, dogs braved the heat to enter the Dog Show and children had fun on teacup rides, trampolines, bouncy castle and traditional games such as roll-a-coin and table skittles, as well as learning about Guide Dogs for the Blind and more.

The Tea tent team sold their delicious cakes, and volunteers of all ages again worked together to make the day as successful as possible. The Barn Dance in the marquee with the ‘Granny Smiths’ on the Saturday night was enjoyed by all.

A huge thank you to those who collectively contributed hundreds of hours over the weekend and throughout the year to put on the event and to all those who had stalls and attended, also the local Scouts who did a great job with the car parking in the Barbarians Rugby field. And ‘Thank you’ to all those who sponsored activities and donated prizes. All proceeds from the events will go to local charities and organisations.

If this weekend event is to continue next year, more volunteers are needed – please, if you can spend a few hours a month, or help over the weekend, phone Ashton on 01275 832148 or
email Whitchurchvillagefete@hotmail.co.uk or
send a message via Facebook – www.facebook.com/whitchurchvillagefete

Children’s entries in the Flower tent

Children’s entries in the Flower tent

Children’s entries in the Flower tent

Children’s entries in the Flower tent

Children’s entries in the Flower tent

Fete Princesses Mollie, Charlie & Ruby Hall, with Organiser Clare Broad

Fete Princesses Mollie, Charlie & Ruby Hall

Have a Field Day 2017!

Village Play Park on Saturday 8th July as part of a nationwide celebration of local green spaces. It was a beautiful sunny day and it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying themselves.

The races, organised by Matt, from Whitchurch Village Council, were a real favourite and lots of fun was had by the participant’s, young and old. Alice a volunteer came along to carry out face painting, which was also very popular. This year donations were requested for St Peters Hospice, a total of £194.56 was raised on the day.

This is an annual event organised by Whitchurch Village Council, so look out for details on the website early in 2018.

field day

field day

field day

Fields In Trust Website: www.fieldsintrust.org/fieldday


The Big Tidy Up 2017

Fourteen Volunteers turned out on Saturday 22nd April, to take part in the annual village clean-up, which was also registered under ‘the Big Tidy up’, a nationwide organisation promoting ‘Love where you live’.

Around 20 bags of rubbish were collected from pavements, footpaths and open spaces around Whitchurch Village to make the area look clean and tidy.

Refreshments were then provided in Whitchurch Community Centre, with homemade cakes donated by a local resident and much appreciated by the volunteers after all their hard work.

big tidy up day

Whitchurch Village Fete’s 40th Birthday!

Make a note now of the date of the 2017 Whitchurch Village Fete weekend, held in Greensmore Field (alongside the A37 for those who don’t know) over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 26th – 28th August. It’s a special one this year, as it’s the Fete’s 40th birthday!

At the Fete on the Monday (Aug 28th), we hope to have 40 dogs in the Dog Show, 40 raffle prizes donated, a 40-meter dash for 40-year olds as well as a 40-feet fancy dress race for the children - and 40 giant/odd-shaped fruit/veg in the Flower Show in the marquee! – so start growing yours NOW…

It would also be great to have 40 new volunteers to help over the weekend/on the Bank Holiday Monday, and 40 stalls at the Car Boot Sale on the Sunday (Aug 27th).

There will also be an event in the marquee on the Saturday evening (Aug 26th) tbc.

If you’d like to help , or have a stall on the Monday, please email whitchurchvillagefete@hotmail.co.uk for more info or a booking form, or phone Ashton on 01275 832148. And for further updates, watch out on here, or see www.whitchurchparishcouncil.co.uk

Make a note in your diary now!


The CATT bus may be able to help you.

This is a door to door service to those who are unable to access mainstream transport.

For residents in receipt of a concessionary fare card, there is no charge for travel. Residents who are not in receipt of a travel card will be charged £3.00.

Residents need to phone, 0117 377 3450 to book a seat and will be advised of a pick up time. Alternatively residents can email South Bristol Community Hospital

See leaflet for more details. Open Leaflet