Bristol Parkway Closed
Saturday 15 September - Sunday 7 October
A final reminder that from tonight we will be upgrading the railway around Bristol Parkway station in South Gloucestershire.
We’ll be working day and night, seven days a week to install and test electrification equipment to power a new fleet of trains with Great Western Railway with more seats and better on-board facilities. The nature of our work means some disturbance is unavoidable, however we have reminded all staff to be considerate to our neighbours.
During this period, trains won’t call at Bristol Parkway. Some trains will call at Patchway instead and buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Yate, Patchway and Filton Abbey Wood stations.
For all enquiries, please contact the Clerk, Daphne Dunning.
You can email her at or write to 25 Parkfield Rank, Pucklechurch BS16 9NR.
Click here to download a leaflet containing useful information and contacts from South Gloucestershire Council.
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.
From the 2nd-10th October 2018, the the B4058 Bristol Road at Iron Acton will be subject to major resurfacing works.
Click here to download more information.
Did you know South Gloucestershire Council fund a loan scheme for homeowners, for essential home repairs and improvements?*
For more information, visit www.wrcic.org.uk, call 01823 461099, or email .
Wessex Resolutions CIC are your local, not for profit lender working in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council.
They provide low cost loans to homeowners, landlords, empty property owners and more for a variety of purposes.
If you need to make repairs to your home or to your rental properties, have an empty property you’d like to turn back into a home, or are looking for help to secure your very first home, contact them for more information.
Based at Heatherton Park Studios, Bradford on Tone, Taunton, TA4 1EU
* Subject to Status
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