Village Play Park on Saturday 8th July as part of a nationwide celebration of local green spaces.
It was a beautiful sunny day and it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying themselves.
The races, organised by Matt, from Whitchurch Village Council, were a real favourite and lots of fun was had by the participant’s,
young and old. Alice a volunteer came along to carry out face painting, which was also very popular.
This year donations were requested for St Peters Hospice, a total of £194.56 was raised on the day.
This is an annual event organised by Whitchurch Village Council, so look out for details on the website early in 2018.
Fields In Trust Website:
Following the first round of consultation, the Draft Neighbourhood Plan has now been verified as complete by B&NES Council and is available to download.
B&NES Council will now start a six week formal consultation from the 19th of May 2017 until the 30th of June 2017.
Any additional comments will be passed to an appointed planning inspector who will then decide whether to carry out a public examination.
The Plan and supporting documents are available to download from the following links:-
Neighbourhood Plan Proposals: Whitchurch
The Draft Neighbourhood Plan
Make a note now of the date of the 2017 Whitchurch Village Fete weekend,
held in Greensmore Field (alongside the A37 for those who don’t know)
over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 26th – 28th August.
It’s a special one this year, as it’s the Fete’s 40th birthday!
At the Fete on the Monday (Aug 28th), we hope to have 40 dogs in the Dog Show, 40 raffle prizes donated,
a 40-meter dash for 40-year olds as well as a 40-feet fancy dress race for the children – and 40 giant/odd-shaped fruit/veg in the Flower Show in the marquee! – so start growing yours NOW…
It would also be great to have 40 new volunteers to help over the weekend/on the Bank Holiday Monday, and 40 stalls at the Car Boot Sale on the Sunday (Aug 27th).
There will also be an event in the marquee on the Saturday evening (Aug 26th) tbc.
If you’d like to help , or have a stall on the Monday, please email
for more info or a booking form,
or phone Ashton on 01275 832148.
And for further updates, watch out on here, or see
Make a note in your diary now!
A big thank you to all residents and businesses, who have decorated their homes/premises, making the village look so festive.
There were so many fantastic displays to choose from, but after careful consideration this year’s winners are:-
Best House – Mr & Mrs Lomas, St Nicholas Road
Best Business – HairbyKnight, Bristol Road
Whitchurch Village again played its part by participating in this extraordinary event. Our beacon was one of about a
thousand up and down the country which was lit to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.
A big thankyou to all the volunteers who made this possible, especially the children from Whitchurch Village Primary School,
who came along to sing some appropriate songs for the occasion, together with their teachers, parents and helpers.
The beacon was lit, to the singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ and a celebratory drink enjoyed by around 70 people in attendance.
The Neighbourhood Plan will play a very important part in the way
Whitchurch Village will be shaped over the next few years.
The last open evening was a great success, and provided a good
platform to start off the process. We aim to have a further meeting in
April, currently scheduled for 21st April.
We really do need YOUR help to progress the Plan, and are seeking
volunteers urgently. We are looking for anyone who would be able to
contribute a little bit of time & enthusiasm to help a small team of
local people who are looking to bring the Plan together.
For more information, please visit the Whitchurch Village
Neighbourhood Plan website :- http://www.wvnp.org.uk/home
Contacts :- Paul May on 07919047001
Or through the website http://www.wvnp.org.uk/contact-us
This is a door to door service to those who are unable to access mainstream transport.
For residents in receipt of a concessionary fare card, there is no charge for travel. Residents who are not in receipt of a travel card will be charged £3.00.
Residents need to phone, 0117 377 3450 to book a seat and will be advised of a pick up time.
Alternatively residents can email
South Bristol Community Hospital
See leaflet for more details. Open Leaflet