26/05/2019 We have been advised that the annual Sodbury Sportive will
be held on Sunday 11 August. About 1000 cyclists of varying abilities will be
leaving Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club between 0800 hrs and 0930 hrs on four
routes that involve 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile rides. The routes, to varying
degrees, involve the roads in your local area and this is the first year they have used these particular routes.
Before they leave the start area all riders will be briefed on the need to obey the highway code in all respects, to be courteous to other road users and to pass horses in a very careful manner. No roads will be closed for the event.
Anything you can do in your local area to raise the awareness of the event, perhaps via your parish newsletter, would be very much appreciated. Detailed information of the event and of the four routes can be found on the Sodbury Sportive website www.sodburysportive.co.uk. This event raises over £20,000 each year all of which goes to deserving/ charitable causes.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
17/03/2019 Parish Council Elections - The Local Elections take place on 2nd May when a new parish council is either elected or formed if the number of nominations does not exceed the permitted number of councillors. Anyone who is interested in standing as a Tormarton Parish Councillor should note that:
The nomination period is
between 9.30am – 4.00pm on each working day from 25 March 2019 until the close
of nominations at 4.00pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019.
Prospective candidates can obtain nomination packs from the 1 March 2019 by contacting the electoral services helpline on 01454 863030 or by email at email@example.com .
Alternatively forms can be collected in person from the elections office. The address of the elections office is:
The Former Infant School Site, Page Road, Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 4NE.
24/02/2019 Information on Dog Thefts in the area
05/02/2019 We have been advised that Norley Lane will be closed temporarily for 1 day any time after 21/02/2019 for hedge cutting works. The diversion will be via Marshfield Road, High Street, Church Road and Acton Turville Road. Map here
27-09-2018 We have been advised that the High Street in Tormarton will be closed for resurfacing /_UserFiles/Files/Documents/NI.pdf /_UserFiles/Files/Documents/High St Tormarton.pdf
27-09-2018 Acton Turville have a consultation regarding their village gateways. See
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
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.