Ward Councillor drop-in and coffee morning

Saturday 23rd November

10 - 12 noon

Village Hall 



Butcombe Curry Night

Saturday 23rd November
Butcombe Village Hall
£12.50 per person

Come and join us for homemade curry cooked by Jenny Cummins and
Charlie Acheson-Crow

Or you can order a takeaway
(your own containers welcome to reduce packaging)

For tickets please contact Lindsey at
Please let Lindsey know if you’d like the vegetarian or chicken curry

- Soft drinks Bar - Raffle -
Please BYO alcoholic drinks

Proceeds to Butcombe Village Hall

Regular Events

Classes held in the Village Hall by Emma Charlton

Pilates on Mondays at 6pm

Pure Stretch classes on Wednesdays at 6pm.

More details can be found at https://www.emmacharltonpilates.co.uk

Emma is also ken to start up Parent Antenatal classes in the future and would be Spinning Babies Parent Education Workshops – details can be found here https://www.hypnobirthingbristol.com/spinning-babies



Blagdon Local History Society.

A House Through Time – Gilcombe House, with Jacky Kerly

Wednesday 13th November at 2.30pm ( Note the afternoon time to avoid the dark evenings)

Some of you will have seen the BBC programmes made by historian David Olusoga, first following the occupants of a house in Liverpool and then one in Newcastle. He is currently making another in Bristol. But we can go one better with a truly local presentation about the families who have lived in Gilcombe House, on the corner of Church Street and Bath Road, over the last two hundred years. There have been farmers, bakers, shopkeepers and landladies, stories of emigration (and sometimes return), tragedy and success. Running alongside their personal histories we get a flavour of the social conditions and rural life of the time. A fascinating story – do join us.

No meeting in December but on Wednesday 8th January we will be cheering up the winter afternoon with some archive films of Bristol, presented by John Penny. A real nostalgia trip and highly recommended.

Members free. Visitors £2.50 to include refreshments.

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. http://www.stopbristolairportexpansion.org/

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.’




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


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