Upcoming Events

Blagdon History Society

Wednesday 20th September, 7.30pm, in Court Lodge (next to the Village Stores)

For further details click on the link More info 

Chew Valley Connect

Chew Valley Connect next meting will be at Bishop Sutton Village Hall (BS39 5XQ ) on Tuesday 9 July, from 2.30 to 4.30. The village hall is in the middle of the village, on the A368.

You are warmly invited to come to the informal get together on July 9th, and if you can car share, or bring someone who doesn’t drive, that would be great! If you want to be kept in touch with plans, or if you have any questions, email chewvalleyconnect@gmail.com or contact Rural Connections at WERN on 01934 225184.

In April a group of older people from in and around the Chew Valley got together in Redhill Village Hall to launch a new idea. Chew Valley Connect is bringing older people together informally to make new friends, and find new shared and interesting things to do. Here is just a sample of the interests people came up with: craft, visiting National Trust properties, cooking, chatting over tea or lunch, walking, skittles, gardening club, playing Scrabble…….and plenty more. People swapped contact information, so they can go ahead and arrange activities together. As well as talking – much tea was consumed along with plenty of scones and cake!

Here are some of the things people said at the meeting in April

“I’ve made some new connections, we’ve swapped contact information and will meet again. It was a lovely afternoon!”

“When you are on your own it is not so easy to meet new people, and it has been lovely chatting to people I hadn’t met before”

“I’ll encourage friends to come next time. When you’re older you have to keep reaching out.”

“It was fun! I will encourage other friends to come too next time”

Click on the below links to watch a short video about Rural Connections and how it can help you or someone you know. 

Helping those in need

Rural Connections


Bristol Airport Expansion Plan

This site is freuently updated with as much factual evidence of the proposed expansion that can be found. All recent plans, evidence and media report scan be found on the below link. www.stopbristolairportexpansion.org



Village Litter Pick March

We had a good turn out of councilors and residents with even the youngest showing there picking skills with approx 15 people taking part. Collectively we filled 20 bags of rubbish!!!!! Depressingly, a very large quantity from Row of Ashes and New Road towards the junctions with A38.

We know that many residents regularly collect rubbish they come across while walking through the village and this definitely helps to keep the rubbish levels down, however, we will continue to arrange 2 or 3 organised litter picks through the year to tackle the rubbish in the more busy routes through the Parish.

Thank you to everyone who came along today and that do their bit throughout the year to help keep Butcombe clean and tidy.

Off site parking for Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has set up a contact site where any issues of off site parking or issues associated with Taxi's can be reported. This will allow all reported issues to be properly investigated.  Please send your concerns to them directly at: communitycarparking@bristolairport.com

Medieval Supper 19th October

Medieval Supper - A great night was had by all

Jonathan Weeks appeared with a large number of medieval musical instruments at our Medieval Feast on October 19th at Butcombe Village Hall. The guests were treated to delicious game pie and mead, and many came in fancy dress. There was a raffle with high value prizes, and the Woodland Trust charity received a £500 donation from the proceeds of the evening.

Medieval Supper Night Pictures


Bristol Airport Expansion

PosterMore Bristol Airport Expansion
Bristol Airport has launched a Stage II consultation to help prepare its strategic Master Plan for long term airport expansion up to possibly 20 million passengers per year by the 2040s. The consultation also includes a more immediate proposal for a planning application for expansion to accommodate 12 million passengers a year to be submitted to North Somerset Council this autumn. In 2017, the Airport achieved 8 million passengers per year.
Only 1,750 people responded to the Airport’s first consultation last winter. Given the enormous change to transport infrastructure and the local landscape that such expansion of the Airport is likely to entail, it is critically important that everyone makes their views heard, whatever they may be.
The deadline for consultation responses is 6 July 2018 and they can be made online or by calling the Airport for a consultation form on 0800 915 9892.
There are also a number of public drop-in events being held in local villages until June 30th – click here for more information or call the Airport on the above number for details.

Past events

Litter Tree

The village Litter Pick on Sunday 25 March 2018 saw many residents come out and help to clear up litter that has accumulated around the village over the past few months. Nearly all of Butcombe and quite a bit of Nempnett Thrubwell was walked and 15 bags were collected, most of them pretty full. Councillor Justin Milward has created a display "The Litter Tree" showing some of the litter collected.