Cleeve is a village and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England.
It is situated within the unitary authority of North Somerset, 9 miles (14km) southwest of Bristol, and has a population of 902 (2011Census).
BRISTOL AIRPORT PUBLIC INQUIRY
BRISTOL AIRPORT: Protestor’s challenge given boost by High Court decision.
Members of Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) are delighted to learn that they have been granted permission by the High Court to go forward with their statutory appeal against the decision allowing Bristol Airport to expand. The Judge said in her decision that the claim should be designated as ‘significant’ and that BAAN ‘has raised arguable grounds which merit consideration at a full hearing’.
This is a very significant step forward for campaigners as only a very small percentage of similar claims make it to this stage.
Solicitors acting on behalf of BAAN issued formal papers back in March requesting the High Court to consider a Statutory Appeal. A number of errors in law of the decision put forward by a recent planning inquiry to allow the expansion of Bristol Airport are being contested. These include incorrect interpretation of local planning strategies and aviation policies; ignoring the importance of local carbon budgets and not adequately considering the extra non-carbon emissions that would be caused by the expansion.
All About Cleeve Magazine HERE
We are pleased to provide a link to the current edition of the magazine. We would remind readers of the magazine that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleeve Parish Council, its Councillors, or employees.
A strategy for traffic in Cleeve
After strong representations by ourselves and our District Councillor, Steve Hogg, we have now had confirmation from Highways at North Somerset Council that the Cleeve scheme is still on their schedule. It should now be implemented in the 2022/2023 financial year.
It seems that the issues around parking are improving but it would be helpful if, in the first instance, that any illegal parking is reported to North Somerset via
It is important to remember that, under the Road Traffic Act 1991, parking was de-criminalised and civil enforcement of car parking regulations, is now carried out by civil enforcement officers operating on behalf of North Somerset Council rather than by the Police.
Air Quality Monitoring
In liaison with North Somerset Council we have arranged to undertake Air Quality Monitoring particularly on the A370 in the area around the Lord Nelson/Tout’s development. This is now in place and will give us a reference point ahead of the site being operational.
Many years ago there were a small number of allotments available in Cleeve. We have had an email from a local resident expressing interest in taking an allotment on. It is likely to be a lengthy process to investigate viability, but we would be like to hear from any residents who may also be interested.
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Fraud and Scams
There is a huge increase in frauds and scams and there is a useful guide recommended by Avon & Somerset Police which is available here
The Queen's Green Canopy
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
We are delighted to report that a tree has been made available to Cleeve under this initiative and has been planted on Pound Green. The tree is a Liquidambar which has been chosen to maintain a variety of trees on Pound Green.
A further tree, a Hawthorn, has also been secured and planted on Pound Green but outside of the Green Canopy scheme.
Many thanks to Cllr Hilary Burn and out Tree Warden, Carolyn Woodthorpe, who have overseen the planting - and to everyone else who assisted.
The WebTrak for monitoring air transport movements is now live. It is easy to use and is also linked to the noise complaint system.
The link is http://www.bristolairport.co.uk/about-us/environment/aircraft-noise you then scroll down to Tracker. Using WebTrak you can track the flight activity in to and out of Bristol Airport, along with information about each aircraft.
Could you be a Parish Councillor?
We currently have a vacancy for a councilor on Cleeve Parish Council which the Parish Council will fill by co-option.
If you are interested please complete an application in accordance with the “Application for Co-Option onto Cleeve Parish Council” form HERE
and return it to email@example.com
Are you an enthusiastic person? Do you feel your voice does not get heard? Would you like to make Cleeve somewhere to be proud of, somewhere you want to live, and somewhere that your children enjoy growing up?
If you can answer yes to any of the above then Cleeve Parish Council needs you. We need enthusiastic people who want to ensure all decisions that are made affecting Cleeve are for the benefit of ALL its residents. We need people with voices who have opinions on the day-to-day running of the village, people who want to get involved in the future of Cleeve and how it develops.
Being a Councillor is so much more than sitting around a table discussing planning applications. Being a Councillor means you help represent your village, a place you have chosen to live, a place you want to succeed, and a place you want to continue being happy in.
We need some new ideas and fresh faces to take Cleeve forward in the right direction. The Parish Council meets once a month on the 2nd Tuesday from 7.30 pm, the meetings are relaxed and welcoming, and most decisions are made during the meeting so there is little for Councillors to follow up on.
Why not come along to a meeting or two, see what happens and listen to the issues that are raised. Perhaps something will inspire you to say I want to make a difference, if it does, speak up and put yourself forward now while you have a passion for it. Think of what you could achieve if your voice is one of those which gets heard. Think of how you could improve things that you know make people unhappy, you can speak on their behalf.
Do it for yourself, think of how it will make you feel knowing that alongside your day-to-day achievements that you HAVE made a difference to Cleeve, you HAVE contributed to how it develops and you CAN have a voice.
Taking exercise in the countryside
Cleeve Parish Council is pleased that residents from neighbouring communities want to share the beautiful countryside for their exercise in uncertain times. We have been using some of our income contributed to by local residents through council tax to gradually replace stiles with pedestrian gates so all abilities can use our parish paths.
In our parish, many residents work in towns but there are a sizeable number of businesses based in the village. Almost all the undeveloped land is used for farming including stables and forestry and is used to provide an income for the owners.
Although there is a network of footpaths and bridleways most of the land surrounding them is privately owned. Most GPS maps on mobile phones do not differentiate between public and private paths or bridleways so if in doubt ie: it is not marked as a public right of way, please check before using it.
Not only that but farmyards, stable yards, and forestry sites are potentially dangerous, damage to crops including grass or to animals such as sheep worrying are distressing for the owners whose income is directly affected.
While we all appreciate how being in the countryside improves well-being we should also remember to protect the environment both plants and animals including birds.
If we all follow the Countryside Code we can all enjoy our exercise.
Countryside Code can be found HERE
Once again dog fouling seems to have become an issue. Please, if you are walking your dog, pick up after them and dispose of their waste in the correct way. We have lots of dog bins around the village which are all emptied weekly.
There have been reports of dog waste being thrown in hedges along the footpath by the Millennium Garden.
To report an incident of dog fouling please use the following link.
Thank you to those of you who continue to keep Cleeve a clean village.
Please could all landowners ensure they are taking responsibility for their hedgerows.
If your hedges overhang a footpath, pavement, or highway, we would like to ask that they be cut back to allow safe use of the highways and walkways.
Please also ensure any waste is cleared away.