Roadworks Update A37/Bristol Road/Maggs Lane

We have been advised by Wales and West Utilities that Maggs Lane is now open, the footpath is being reinstated and will be completed today.

Bristol Road/A37 is being finished today and the lights will be removed this afternoon.

Further information

Bath and North East Somerset were given a detailed break down of the works carried out this week beginning 15 July, which has included more challenges. The Wednesday night closure was successful however did discover yet another leak but all went ahead ok and enabled the 06.00 reopening.

Wales and West Utilities have had different gangs working around the clock which BNES are pleased about but they think it has been a bit more of a severe leak than first hoped for.

Please see the latest comment from Wales and West Utilities with regard to the remaining works:- We are in a position to close Maggs Lane over the weekend and finish the remaining works I anticipate all final Engineering works and Final Reinstatement to be completed by Tuesday 23/7/24 and Maggs Lane work to completed by Sunday 21/7/24.

Summary -A37/Bristol Road lights removed 22 July and Maggs Lane open

Whitchurch Village Commemorates D-Day 80 years 6 June 2023

Martin Squires’ military vehicle
A very large cake to share
Deputy lieutenant David Medlock and Alan Chambers CBE lit the beacon
British Legion standard bearers
Crowd awaiting the commemoration

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made the D-Day 80th commemorations such a successful event. About 200 people attended across the afternoon family picnic and evening beacon lighting . At 9.15pm the Deputy Lieutenant David Medlock together with village resident Former Marine Alan Chambers CBE lit beacon and 107th Bristol (Whitchurch) Scout members Hollie and Lewis read the proclamation .
We raised a toast to His Majesty as we joined others around the country

107th Bristol (Whitchurch) Scout , their families and families from the village joined the Family picnic enjoying games , a bouncy castle , face paints and refreshments.

It was a joint village effort with various groups and people joining together to commemorate the occasion

Whitchurch Cricket club opened the bar and provided use of their facilities, a thriving club with a youth section for 5-17 age olds, training every Friday evening. Whitchurch Cricket Club Youth Section .

Barbarians Rugby Club provided use of their ground for parking.

Whitchurch and Pensford Royal British Legion provided standard bearers and a piper, who heralded the beacon lighting.

Martin Squire brought his military vehicle along

Whitchurch History society talked to people about the village.

Finally the councillors and volunteers worked hard setting up the event and marshalling the evening to make it a tremendous success.

ROAD CLOSURE Charlton Road , Keynsham for 3 weeks

We have been advised that a section of Charlton Road in Keynsham will be closed to all road users for up to three weeks, as highway reconstruction and resurfacing works are carried out. The works will start on 10 June and take place along a section of Charlton Road between its junctions with Parkhouse Lane and Wollard Lane. A full road closure will be in place throughout, with 24 hour working to reduce the length of time the closure is needed and to minimise disruption. The council will resurface 14,423m­2 of highway during these works, an area equivalent to the size of 55 tennis courts. It’s the largest scheme on the council’s annual resurfacing programme, which includes 27 schemes across Bath & North East Somerset. Access for residents within the road closures will be maintained whenever possible as site operations allow, with access controlled by on-site traffic marshals. Diversion routes will be in place for traffic and advanced notices have been in place to inform motorists of the upcoming closure. Given the extents of the closure there is no through access to Keynsham via Queen Charlton, the diversion routes can be seen on Bath & North East Somerset Council contractor VolkerHighways will be carrying out the works.

Notice of Councillor vacancy



Whitchurch Village Council


that following the resignation of Cllr Sharon Bryant, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Whitchurch Village Council.

If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Wednesday, 12th June 2024), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by TEN electors for Whitchurch Village Council, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

The request must be signed by ten persons who, at the time of the request, are listed on the electoral register as local government electors for Whitchurch Village Council. The ten signatures should be accompanied by printed names, addresses and, if known, electoral numbers.

Sue Dyer Parish Clerk

Dated: Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

* In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

Notice of Road Closure and change to One Way System on Maggs Lane

We have received notice that Bath and North East Somerset Council in exercise of its powers under section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 intends to make an order the effect of which will be to temporarily introduce:
• A road closure in that length of Maggs Lane, Whitchurch from its junction with the A37 Bristol Road extending west to its junction with St Nicholas Road. USRN: 47904495.
• A temporary suspension of the one-way restriction allowing traffic to travel in both directions, from the Bristol end of Maggs Lane, Whitchurch at its junction with Washing Pound Lane. Two Operatives with a radio contact system will be in situ during the works and will use stop and go boards to assist traffic. The site will be returned to normal access when not working.
This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road to enable Wales & West Utilities to repair missed interim patches in the carriageway on the 23rd May 2024 for a maximum period of 2 days. The road will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of
the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works. This is anticipated to be for ONE DAY. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE A37 – Ridgeway Lane – Washing Pound Lane – Maggs Lane – Vice versa. Access will be maintained for residents.

Whitchurch Village Community Clean up 2024

A huge thank you to the 107th Bristol (Whitchurch) Scout Group , who joined Village Councillors and other volunteers on a sunny Saturday morning to collect about 12 bags of rubbish from pavement, footpaths and open spaces around Whitchurch Village.

Whitchurch Village Council would like to thank all those who took part in this event to help make the village look clean and tidy

Community Clean Up

Saturday 20th April 2024
10.00 – 11.30.a.m.
Please come and join members of
Whitchurch Village Council
in our village litter pick

Meet at Whitchurch Village Community Centre

Equipment provided.
All welcome