We have a new temporary contractor emptying the dog bins, these will be done weekly. Please let me know if there are any issues.
Grass cutting- we are aware a lot of areas the grass has not been cut, unfortunately this is due to many of our contractors staff having to self isolate. Grass cutting is also not deemed as essential work. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but ask for your patience during this time.
Please remember to stay at home and only make essential trips.
You have probably already received a leaflet through your door, a copy can be seen HERE. If you need help please do reach out.
Royal Mail sorting office in Yatton Post Office
Please find a copy of the letter we have received from Royal Mail with regards to the closure of the Yatton Post office sorting room. LETTER
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 business 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 also we should remember to protect the environment both plants and animals including birds.
If we all follow the Countryside Code we can all enjoy our exercise.
Country side code can be found HERE
Fencing 62, Main Road (Old car wash)
We have received quite a few questions regarding the fencing that has been put up on the Main Road.
The planning application is 17/P/1076/RM which was approved with conditions in July 2017. Plans can be found on North Somerset Council. The fencing has been put up to secure the site during development which is predicted to be between 12-18 months.
Urgent road closure
Cleeve Hill Road, Cleeve, NORTH SOMERSET- (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF USE BY VEHICLES) 2020
Notice is hereby given that North Somerset Council, under section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended will, by virtue of this Notice, for a period of up to twenty one days commencing on the 11th March 2020, will close, temporarily to vehicles the length of Cleeve Hill Road opposite 57, Meads Cottage.
However, the closures may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as necessitated by the works which is anticipated to be of 3 days in duration.
The above restriction is necessary because of emergency works undertaken by Bristol Water to replace a leaking stop tap.
Cleeve Hill Road, Plunder Street, Main Road, Rhodyate Hill, Blind Lane, Wrington Road, West Hay Road, Chapel Hill, Ropers Lane, Wrington Hill and vice versa.
Full information 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 it 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 Millennium Green.
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 are cut back to allow safe use of the highways and walkways. Please also ensure any waste is cleared away.
Cleeve Hill Road
It is with great pleasure and thanks to Bristol Airport Community fund that we can now go ahead and schedule the speed reduction works to take place in 2020. This will see a reduction from the current National speed limit to a 30mph.
We do not have an exact date yet but will update when we know.
Please see the plans here:
Updated speed readings for Cleeve Hill Road can be seen HERE
Pound Green Phone Box
We have received a notice in the Pound Green red phone box which says BT will be removing the payphone kiosk. they are holding a consultation period from 29th July for 42 days.
The Parish Council is requesting an extension to this consultation process and is looking into options of adopting the phone box.
Please found our consultation response HERE
We have decided to change our Councillor surgeries, rather than holding them every month we will now be doing them quarterly. Therefore, the next surgeries for 2020 will be as follows:
26th June 9.30-11.00am Annex room, Village Hall
25th September 9.30-11.00am Annex room, Village Hall
Free Trees available:
Click on the webpage below and see if you can get yourself a free tree. How amazing would it be if we could all plant one?
Vacancy- We have one vacancy for a member to join the Parish Council through cooption. If you are interested and meet the eligible criteria listed below please contact us.
To be able to stand as a candidate at a parish council election in England or a community council election in Wales you must:
• be at least 18 years old
• be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union, and
• meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
a. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/community in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
b. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
c. Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish/community area.
d. You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
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) south west of Bristol and has a population of 902 (2011 census).