Monday, 30 September 2013

Traffic Alert Westerleigh to Yate road to be closed for 10 days from 30 september

Traffic Alert Westerleigh to Yate road to be closed for 10 days from 30 september 

Between 30th September and 9th October, Westerleigh Road will be completely closed at the double railway arches so that Network Rail can carry out urgent repairs on the bridges.

This means that for ten days you won’t be able to get through from Westerleigh to Yate in either direction. Unfortunately it’s not possible for Network Rail to close just half the road because of the size of the machinery they need to use.

There will be warning signs about the closure at the entrance to Nibley Lane from Badminton Road and at the Shire Way roundabout and a diversion will be in operation.

This is likely to put pressure on other roads in the area, so please allow extra time if your journey to work takes you that way.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Up Coming Events

5 October 2013. Harvest Supper. Organised by Friends of St James. In the Village Hall.

6 October 2013. Harvest Festival Service. In St James at 10.30. Gifts of non-perishable food, toiletries and warm clothing for onward donation to the Salvation Army will be appreciated. Fresh fruit and veg will be auctioned.

6 October 2013. Harvest   Auction. At Ye Olde Inne from 7.30 pm.   All contributions will be gratefully received. Pleas bring to the pub after 6 pm.

11 October 2013. Art Exhibition. In St James church.

12 October 2013. Murder Mystery evening. In the Village Hall. Tickets cost £10, and include a curry (vegetarian option available) and home-made puddings..

19 October 2013. Cantanti Concert.

 7. 30 pm, in St James church.

10 November 2013. Remembrance Service.

10 am in St James church, 11 am on the village green, and afterwards coffee and biscuits in the church.

23 December 2013. Carols on the Green. Nibbles at the New Inn afterwards, by kind invitation of Chris.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Recycling Services

South Gloucestershire residents are set to have even more opportunities to recycle their household waste, following a majority decision by South Glos councillors. Plans to include mixed plastics, drinks cartons and small electrical items within kerbside recycling services from next year were approved by members of the Communities Committee, as part of the council’s Waste Strategy for 2013-19.
The proposed new traffic calming measures for Westerleigh Road and Shorthill will not now put to a South Glos Council Committee until November. The planning officer also says that there are additional costs which cannot be found this financial year.
Westerleigh Parish Council is planning to arrange a meeting, with some parishioners and SGC planners invited to attend.

The next Frampton Cotterell, Westerleigh, Coalpit Heath & Iron Acton Safer Stronger Community Group meeting is to be held on Tuesday 24 September 2013, 7.30pm at Iron Acton Village Hall (High Street, Iron Acton, BS37 9UH)  and we would like to encourage residents in the areas of Frampton Cotterell, Westerleigh, Coalpit Heath and Iron Acton to come along.

The Parish Council website  cannot currently be updated with minutes of the PC and committee meetings. If you want a copy, email the Clerk at

 Some lovely old pics...

How the village looked many years ago, please let me know if you have any old photographs of years gone bye..