NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Parish of Winford – Winford Ward

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that due to the resignation of Lisa Stevens, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 8 October, 2019 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 10 December, 2019.

Dated 18 September, 2019

Paula Shelley

Clerk to Winford Parish Council

West Close

Cameley Road

Temple Cloud

BS39 5AF

Coffee Morning at the Prince of Waterloo, Winford

The next coffee morning will be at the Prince of Waterloo on Monday 14th October between 11.30am and 1pm. Come along to meet up with others in the village for a chat over coffee and cake.

Contact Lyndsay Newman, Village Agent, on 07967 345559 or 01934 225 184 (Part of WERN’s Rural Connections Project, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund).

We look forward to seeing you!

Notice of Election 2 May 2019

If you are interested in local current affairs, wish to serve your community and could provide a voice for residents, then you should think about becoming a Parish Councillor. If you wish to be considered then your nomination form must be submitted by hand to North Somerset Council by 3rd April in time for the Winford Parish Council election on 2nd May. For further information or an informal chat please contact the Parish Clerk, Paula Shelley, on 01761 453046, email clerk@winfordpc.org.uk.  A nomination pack and guidance are available by clicking here.

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Photographs

Would you like to see your photograph on this page?

With spring on the way we welcome your images of the beautiful area we live in.

Please send them to the clerk, Paula Shelley, at clerk@winfordpc.org.uk and we will try to use as many of them as possible on a rotating basis.

It is preferable if you can avoid including any identifiable people please, to avoid the need to seek and maintain permissions.

 

 

Winford Parish Council’s response to the Bristol Airport planning application

A pdf copy of the Parish Council’s objection letter to Bristol Airport’s expansion planning application can be downloaded from the link below.

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Download: Winford Parish Council response to 18/P/5118/OUT (622 KB)

A message from Winford Community Shop

You are invited to invest in a new community enterprise to take over the Winford village shop and give it a new lease of life. Winford Community Shop will be a not-for-profit business, run with the aim of providing the products and services that you want and need.
The share offer is now open and the business plan, share prospectus, and share application form documents are now available to download at http://www.winfordcommunityshop.org.uk/

Bristol Airport Expansion Plans

January 2019          BRISTOL AIRPORT IS EXPANDING

The airport reached 8.5 million passengers per annum (mppa) last year and have a limit of 10 mppa.  To give themselves the capacity to grow they have now applied to North Somerset Council to raise the limit to 12mppa.   They have submitted a planning application to North Somerset DC that includes a wide range of changes to reach 12mppa and beyond, and the result they want to achieve is growth.   Growth means more passengers which could see an increase of 30 – 40%.   And that means more cars and more flights, day and night.         The planning reference is    18/P/5118/OUT,

To handle additional passengers there will be many changes.   Changes to increase the capacity of the roads, the layout and capacity of the on Airport roads and options on parking places and costs.  Terminal, check-in, baggage handling, security, aircraft servicing and turn round all will have changes for expansion.   The existing passenger walkways will get longer in both directions, all feeding more aircraft stands.

How will this affect us?

As local residents we know we will feel the impact of all this extra activity both in the building of the new facilities and then of course as the passenger numbers build.  Winford and other Parish Council are critically examining the plans in order to prepare and submit detailed responses to North Somerset.   The purpose is to foresee the impact of all this expansion and then with North Somerset DC and Airport management discuss how to make things work better for residents.   The aim is to identify possible threats to our lifestyle enjoyment and request changes where possible to reduce some of the bad impacts.

The road plans include a reworking of the three critical road junctions, the Airport roundabout, the Downside road traffic lights and the West lane junction, to improve traffic flow and reduce the frequency of tail-back delays.

Winford Parish Council have raised many questions about how to reduce the parking problems around village roads and by Felton Church.   In this we are looking to the Airport to fund and North Somerset DC to act to put parking controls in place that should restrict as far as possible the antisocial parking activities.

A parking place for airport taxi drivers on the airport is aimed at providing the taxis a better place to wait so that they don’t choose the village sites.  We aim to keep pressure on both Airport and NSDC to deliver on the promises on these parking issues.

In this it is vital that as many residents as possible send in emails and letters to NS district Council before the 26th January to have the greatest impact.   Email….

planning.support@n-somerset.gov.uk copy to dmscanningrequests@n-gomerset.gov.uk

Winford Village Store and Post Office is closing down

Public meeting – Monday 10th September

You may have heard that Winford Village Store and Post Office is set to close, since it is no longer commercially viable in its present form.  Whilst we don’t know when exactly, it is likely to be very soon.

If a solution is to be found it will need everyone to pull together.  If you value the services a village shop and/or post office can offer the community and want something to replace it, then you must get involved.

The Parish Council has organised a public meeting where you can come along and offer your support, ideas and help.

Winford Village Hall  Monday 10th September 7pm

Can’t make the meeting?  Please pick up a questionnaire or fill it in online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3VPHCJP

Annual Parish Council accounts

The council approved its accounting and governance statements on 18 June 2018.  Electors have certain rights relating to these accounts – please see our finance page (link) for further details.