9am: Road Closure: Rectory Lane, Cromhall
Notice is hereby given that South Gloucestershire District Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended intends to make an order the effect of which will be to close, temporarily, to vehicles that length of Rectory Lane which extends from Stidcot Lane to Priestwood Lane.
This order is required in connection with the likelihood of danger to the public consequent upon tree cutting works and will be operative from the 8 April 2019 for a maximum period of eighteen months.
The closure however may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only when traffic signs are in position and only for so long as is necessitated by the works which are anticipated to be of 1 day duration.
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The rearranged dates for the Wotton Road Charfield patching, resurfacing and carriageway construction will be from the 8th April to the 18th April.
These dates have been selected as all schools are on Easter holidays to minimise disruption.
This will involve daily road closures but reopened after the working day, access will be permitted where feasible.
A message from the South Gloucestershire Council Community Safety Team:
We have been notified that residents across our area have raised concerns with their local elected members regarding the theft of dogs. This is an emotive issue, which has resulted in heightened levels of anxiety in certain communities.
We have subsequently been in contact with Avon and Somerset Police who have provided some information and advice, which can be found below.
We hope this information is useful in the event that any SGC local councillors have been or are approached with similar concerns from local residents.
Response from Avon and Somerset Police:
Police are aware of concerns about dog theft in South Gloucestershire.
Police officers appreciate the distress caused by the theft of a much loved pet but dog theft is thankfully rare.
Since May 2018 police have had five confirmed incidents of dog theft in South Gloucestershire:
There was also an attempted theft of a dog in the street in Abbeywood and an incident in which a child had untied a dog from outside a shop in Barrs Court. It was quickly found and returned.
Keep your dog safe:
• never leave it unattended outside a shop, in a vehicle or in your garden
• ensure its microchipped and keep your details up-to-date. It’s now a legal requirement
• keep photos of your dog showing any distinctive markings
• keep photos of you with your dog to help you prove ownership
• ensure your garden is secure
• vary the times and routes of your walks
• be wary of strangers asking lots of questions about your dog
If your dog is stolen:
• report it to the police and obtain a crime reference number, either by calling 101 or online through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact
• contact the council dog warden
• report it to the microchip company
• make local vet surgeries aware
• put posters up in popular dog walking locations and vet surgeries.
• inform local animal rescue charities
• post details on lost/stolen animal websites and social media pages
• always include the crime reference number in posters or online appeals
Media and social media appeals can help and can be issued through police channels. Any appeals should always include the crime reference number.
Please click here to read a consultation letter about drainage improvement works which are due to start in March 2019 along the B4058 in Bagstone and Rangeworthy.
This letter will be sent to local residents of Bagstone and Rangeworthy in the coming days.
As part of the consultation exercise a drop-in session at the Memorial Hall in Rangeworthy has been arranged for the 4th February and I would encourage you to attend to find out more about the proposed drainage works. In addition, a dedicated web-page has been set up on the Council's website, which will be updated on a regular basis.
Cromhall parish is a lovely place to walk. Sadly, it has been brought to the parish council’s attention that a small minority of inconsiderate dog owners are not clearing up after their pets and either leave the poo or bag it and fling the bag in the hedges or on the roadside.
This is especially problematic around the church, in Church Lane and Cromhall Lane.
Abandoned dog poo is anti-social, irritates people, is smelly and a health hazard which can spread diseases. Dog poo bags can go in any litter bins so please use them.
On the same theme, the council is aware that dog owners are still allowing dogs to run freely on the school playing fields.
Whilst it is lovely for your dog to have a good run-around, this area is a school playing field and the parish council respectfully asks people to keep to the footpath with dogs on leads so children can play without fear of standing on dog poo or worse.
Please be responsible; ensure dogs are kept on a lead in the school playing field and dispose of dog waste in litter bins.
Is your property at risk of flooding? An Environment Agency campaign has been launched to show us how to Prepare, Act and Survive a flood.
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During July’s full Council meeting, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Cllr Rob Creer offered to visit the village of Bibstone to meet residents and discuss the situation with broadband in the area.
Cllr Creer and members of the council’s digital team met with local residents in the village on 31 August. Officers provided residents with an update on the broadband rollout, where we have already covered an impressive 96 per cent of our intervention area. We are currently undertaking the third phase of rollout in the programme, with a target of 99 per cent of South Gloucestershire (subject to funding available) set to be covered by 2019.
The meeting concluded with an agreement for the council to investigate further possibilities with broadband partners and update residents on their potential inclusion in the rollout in the future.
Cllr Rob Creer, Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources, said: “It was great that the residents of Bibstone took up my offer to meet, and I am really appreciative they were so willing to discuss the current situation with regards to South Gloucestershire’s broadband rollout.
“The discussion was informative, and it was useful to hear the residents’ experiences first hand. It has given us a lot to take away and we will now investigate ways forward.
“We reiterate our promise to fight for our rural areas and have assured residents we will continue to work with them as we negotiate with Openreach.”
Further information about the programme can be found at sites.southglos.gov.uk/broadband.
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There have been a number of incidences of livestock worrying around Cromhall with irresponsible dog owners allowing their dogs to run free and chase cows and sheep.
The parish council has been advised of sheep worrying at Wickes Hill and recently a dog chasing cows led to the cows aborting and the loss of the cows.
Cromhall parish has several working farms and at this time of year, farmers have livestock including pregnant animals in the fields.
Reported problems include:
This is a lovely area in which to live and enjoy the countryside but please be aware it is also a working environment. Livestock worrying is a serious offence. It can lead to prosecutions and farmers do have the right to shoot dogs that are worrying or attacking livestock.
Please be responsible; keep to footpaths, ensure dogs are kept on leads especially around livestock and dispose of dog pooh in litter bins.
Click here for advice from Avon and Somerset Police.
The Parish Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month, except in December, in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Anyone is welcome to attend meetings, but may only speak when invited to do so.
Anyone can propose items for the agenda by informing the clerk of that proposal at least eight days before the meeting so that due notice can be given.
The Parish Council's accounts and other financial documents are available to view here.
See the Parish Council's notices and policies regarding data protection and privacy here.
This Charity was set up in 1973 with the objective being to relieve, either generally or individually, persons resident in the Parish of Cromhall who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.
The charity owns land at Heathend, which gives it its income through annual rents, and is administered by four trustees all resident within Cromhall. The trustees are appointed by the Parish Council every four years.
The trustees can help (and would welcome applications from) anyone genuinely in need of assistance and residents can apply for this help directly or through a third party, at any time through the year.
These days “those in need” are not so easy to identify, so for many years now, the trustees have distributed the income at Christmas time, in the form of a gift voucher to be used in the village shop. (Years ago, coal, electricity stamps and other gifts were distributed.)
Recipients of the gift are Cromhall residents over the age of retirement and who have lived in the village for five years or more. Where a couple live together, only one gift is given per household.
The trustees consider who should receive the gift at its autumn meeting, but it is very difficult to know who is eligible each year. If you have never received the gift in the past and feel you should, please make the trustees aware of this as soon as possible.
Lastly, the trustees are always mindful of their original purpose, and so if there is anyone in the parish, of any age, in real need or hardship please do approach the charity for help. Any such request will be considered sympathetically and in confidence by the trustees.
If you would like further information please contact any of the trustees or Secretary Sue Wray on or 294387, or leave a note for Sue in Cromhall Village Shop.
If you have any queries about footpaths in and around Cromhall, please direct them to our Footpath Warden Steve Aston. You can phone Steve on 01454 299969 or email him on