03-07-2018 Please be warned - I would like to bring to your attention the Sodbury Sportive cycling event that will take place again this year on Sunday 5 August. Up to 1000 cyclists of varying abilities will leave Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club between 0800hrs and 0930hrs on three routes that involve 30,60 or 100 mile rides and which will involve roads in the vicinity of your respective areas to a greater or lesser extent depending on the ride route

21-04-2018 - Message from South Glos Council re  traffic lights at the crossroads of the A46 and Acton Turville Road & Marshfield Road


I want to take the opportunity to update about the removal of temporary traffic lights at the junction of B4456 Westerleigh Road and the A46.
The contraflow over the Bromley Heath Viaduct will be removed over the weekend of 27 April.
In advance of this, we will be removing the temporary traffic lights on the A46 near Tormarton, at the junction with the B4465 Westerleigh Road, over the course of this weekend (20 and 21 April).
There will be four-way lights in operation from 8am on Saturday until 6pm on Sunday while we carry out the removal works.
The temporary lights at Tormarton were only intended to help ease the pressure of traffic during the viaduct works and the equipment used is not suitable to be made a permanent fixture. We are aware that these lights have been welcomed locally and the council is looking at a permanent solution.
An update has also been provided on the viaduct Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bhviaduct

15-04-2018 The message below may be of interest to anyone who was "snowed in" over this winter

South Gloucestershire Council is holding a consultation on proposed changes to the  precautionary salting routes in South Gloucestershire which would take effect from winter 2018/19.

The key points of the new proposal are to make savings in financial terms (£100,000) by reducing the number gritters in the fleet by two, and to reduce the amount time spent by drivers treating the highway network by removing approximately 30km of roads from the precautionary salted network.

We are keen to hear from a range of individuals and organisations on how these proposed changes might impact them, in order to help us make a final decision on how to make this financial saving.

The consultation is open until end of day Monday 18th June

How to Find Out More and Have Your Say:

· Visit the consultation webpage to read the consultation document and see a map of the proposed routes which would be removed from the primary network for salting

· Complete the online survey

· Pick up a paper survey or view a paper copy of the route map at your local library

· Email your comments to consultation@southglos.gov.uk

· Write to Freepost RTXL-YJXJ-BXEX, South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research & Consultation Team, Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, BRISTOL, BS37 5AF

· Phone us on 01454 868154

· Come to a drop in session where our StreetCare team will present the proposals answer your questions:

o Kingswood: Committee Room 1, Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 9TR. 18:00 – 19:00 and 19:00 - 20:00 on Monday 23rd April

o Marshfield: Large Hall, Marshfield Community Centre, Hayfield, Marshfield, Chippenham SN14 8PG. 10:00 – 11:00 and 11:00 - 12:00 on Wednesday 25th April

o Yate: Meeting room, Yate Outdoor Sports Complex, Broad Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7LB, 15:00 – 16:00 & 16:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 2nd May

Please pass this message on to anyone who you feel may be interested in responding to this consultation.


02-03-2018 The Parish Council are considering the provision of defibrillators for both villages. In order to provide this facility, there will need to be volunteers for training in their use on an annual basis. Anyone who is interested in volunteering or understanding what will be involved is invited to attend a meeting in Tormarton Village Hall on Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 7.30pm. 

28-02-2018 Just in case some of you are not aware - it's cold outside. Please see the link to the South Glos website with regard to their gritting strategy and routes.

24-02-2018 In relation to the current consultation on the South Gloucestershire Local Plan you may have noted from the South Glos Council website (www.southglos.gov.uk/newlocalplanfeb2018) that they are holding public drop-in sessions. Details of these sessions are set out as attached

18-02-2018 The A46 between Cold Ashton and Bath will be closed overnights on Mondays to Fridays between 19th Feb and 23rd March for resurfacing works. Further details and the advised diversion can be found here

19-01-2018 The next meeting of the Rural North Eastern Group of the Community Engagement Forum takes place on Thursday 8th February at 7pm at Warmley Community Centre. Details here.

11-01-2018 Please find details of South Glos' new waste strategy including the distribution of the smaller black bins here

21-12-17 Please find details of road closures and diversion for Pucklechurch Road, Hinton and Feltham Road, Pucklechurch between 15th & 26th January 2018 here and the alternative route map here

01-11-17 Please find details of road closures and diversion for Pucklechurch Road, Hinton and Feltham Road, Pucklechurch between 23rd November & 8th December here 

28-10-17 The latest news from Network Rail can be found here 

01-09-2017  The latest news from Network Rail can be found here 

 The next Community Engagement Forum is being held at 7pm on Tuesday 27th June. More details can be found by following this link: /_UserFiles/Files/Documents/CEF email poster.pdf   and the agenda can be found here:  /_UserFiles/Files/Documents/Agenda June 2017.pdf

 Marshfield Community Library: The Marshfield Community Library is now open and will be every other Thursday afternoon (on alternate weeks to the Mobile library) with effect from Thursday March 23rd 2017 between 2 & 4pm at The Community Centre, The Hayfield, SN14 8PG

Tormarton Playground at the Parish Hall: Works are now complete.

Marquee Hire: The Parish Council is pleased to offer a Marquee for hire during the summer months. For more information see http://www.tormarton-pc.gov.uk/Marquee_Hire_6828.aspx

Tormarton Park & Share: Tormarton Parish Councillors and Sue Hope, our South Glos District Councillor, met Emma Blackham, Head of Strategic Transport for SGC, on 20th September to obtain an update on what SGC had done with respect to the proposed Tormarton Park & Share scheme. The information provided showed that several feasibility and design studies had been carried out by SGC during the past two years. This confirmed that the land south of the M4 at Tormarton is a viable proposition for a Park & Share site and that further work will need to be done to identify more precisely the demand for this facility. In addition, part of the land in question is owned by SGC and part is owned by Highways England (HE) and one area of the land owned by SGC is currently occupied by a long term tenant. Further discussions need to take place between SGC and HE to identify the best option for the Park & Share site. Further news on this project is expected early in 2017.

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