Claiming Universal Credit

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. 

The following guide is available to help local people navigate claiming Universal Credit.





Regular Events

Classes held in the Village Hall by Emma Charlton at Butcombe Village Hall.

Pilates on Mondays at 6pm

Pure Stretch classes on Wednesdays at 6pm.

More details can be found at

Emma is also keen to start up Parent Antenatal classes in the future and would be Spinning Babies Parent Education Workshops – details can be found here



Bristol Airport Expansion Plan

This site is frequently updated through the Facebook feed visible on the site (so no need to have a personal fb page) 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.

It’s worth looking at the ‘Updates’ and ‘Take Action’ pages fairly regularly as things are changing rapidly as momentum against expansion builds across North Somerset at a rate of knots.

Flyers and posters are also available to download from the ‘Take Action’ page.’




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:

Disease Resistant Elm Trees

If you are looking to replace Elm trees due to Dutch Elm disease, details of where you can source disease resistant tress are below:

An Italian clone FL493, is now sold by Frank P Matthews, under the reg. cv. name 'Wingham', in recognition of the village in Kent where it was extensively trialled by Dr David Herling, They are also selling a Dutch variety ‘Lutece’.

Peter Shallcross (email: - supply Adamuz, Fiorente, Lutece, Wingham and Ulmus laevis trees

Hilliers Nursery who are selling New Horizon.