Remembrance Sunday 11th November

This year, Remembrance Sunday 11th November also marks exactly one hundred years since the Armistice that ended the First World War

To mark the Centenary of the First World War we invite residents to take part in this special Remembrance Sunday, by attending the ceremony, service or beacon lighting being held in

Whitchurch Village

10.40a.m. – Ceremony at Whitchurch British Legion, meet at 10.15a.m, then parade to St Nicholas Church.

11.15a.m. – Service at St Nicholas Church

7p.m. Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute & WW1 Beacons of Light – Beacon lighting will take place in

Whitchurch Village Playpark, Norton Lane, please gather from 6.45p.m.

All ceremonies and services are open to the public all welcome

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Whitchurch Village Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that following the resignation of Cllr Ashton Thomas Broad, 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 Friday 2 November 2018), 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: Monday 15 October 2018

* 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.

WHITCHURCH VILLAGE FETE 2018

Despite the Sunday Car Boot Sale being a washout, Whitchurch Village held a successful August Bank Holiday Monday Fete and the local community – with their 4-legged friends – enjoyed being entertained and educated by Oldland Brass Band, Enchante Baton Twirlers, Shaolin Wushu martial arts, Ferretworld and Pegasus Hawking as well as the Family sports.

The Fete opened with waves from Peter Rabbit and Mini-on lookalikes, from Special Occasions Mascots and Fete Prince & Princess Seweryn and Brooke in their bright blue beach buggy, followed by The Littlest Rescue’s Chewy the Bunny Car.  

 The marquee was filled with beautiful flowers, photographs, arts and crafts, including a hedgehog made of grapes & 3 kiwi tortoises!

 The field was full of dogs, big and small, taking part in the Dog Show, sponsored by Highcroft Vets, and visitors were able to find out about, and support, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Holly Hedge, Forever Hounds Trust and Funding Animal Futures charities.

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 107 Scouts and the Bristol Barbarians RFC  for the parking. And ‘Thank you’ to all those who sponsored activities and donated prizes. Proceeds from the event will go to local charities and organisations.  

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:-

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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

 

Christmas Lights 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!!!!!!!!!

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

Results of Poll

Referendum on the adoption of Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan

Just a quick note to update you on the Referendum held last Thurs 16th November.
Thank you to all those who voted, please see the Declaration of Result below, with a resounding Yes vote.
The next step is the Joint Spatial Plan, please come along to a meeting being held on Thursday 23rd November from 7-9pm in the Whitchurch and Pensford Royal British Legion, to find out how the proposals could affect Whitchurch Village.

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