Blog Articles


Invest in our community

Posted in Community, Political change on Sep 09, 2021.

Winterbourne is a beautiful place to live, but sadly short on facilities for parents and children. That’s why I’m standing as a candidate in the Parish Council By Election on 23rd September.

Frome Valley Climate Action Season

Posted in Community on Sep 05, 2021.

The Frome Valley also needs to take action, and so Winterbourne and Frome Valley Environmental Group is launching a season of events to get our communities thinking about the transition from fossil fuels.

Climate action steps

Posted in Climate action, Political change on Sep 05, 2021.

Climate change has felt very close this year. We have seen disaster movie images from across Europe and the rest of the world – but this is not fantasy, it’s an urgent reality.

Local schools contribute to Whiteshill wildflower project

Posted in Wild flowers on Sep 05, 2021.

It’s been a glorious summer for the Small Common wildflower area, at Whiteshill Common (Hambrook). Bees have been buzzing between over 65 varieties of native British wildflowers

Why I Spent Two Hours Standing in a Bush on Winterbourne Rec

Posted in Community, Litter on May 16, 2021.

Litter picking! It was properly raining when I headed out at 8:30 am on Saturday morning. I armed myself with litter picker, hoop and bag and a spare bag in case it was needed, and my cycling gloves and headed out into the morning greyness.

May '21 Litter Pick

Posted in Community, Litter on May 12, 2021.

With longer and warmer days, we're taking another opportunity to clean up our are! Once again, we need to comply with COVID rules and we'll continue to be more data focused on the litter we collect as a community.

Hambrook School road safety

Posted in Community, Roads on May 09, 2021.

South Gloucestershire Council say they will assess Mill Road/Worrell's Lane for road safety funding... in 2022/2023. We say that is not good enough. Local residents and their children face dangerous speeding and near misses every day on their walk or cycle to school.

Raw sewage in our local rivers

Posted in Community, Litter, Rivers on May 01, 2021.

In periods of heavy rain our sewers overflow raw sewage into our rivers and seas via Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). One of our local volunteers sought out the CSO located near Huckford Viaduct. In 2020 that one spilled 74 times and ran for a total of 110 hours.

Community big spring clean

Posted in Community, Litter on Mar 15, 2021.

On a very windy Saturday morning, around fifty community volunteers in the Winterbourne area left their houses with bags, gloves and litter grabbers and meticulously tried to clean every bit of litter from our roads, lanes and parks, no matter how big or small.

Winterbourne Big Litter Sweep 13 March 2021

Posted in Community, Litter on Mar 07, 2021.

It's spring, the days are getting brighter and longer and it's a great time to clean up our area before the greenery grows and hides it all for another year! This year, is going to be different for two reasons: COVID lockdown and we're planning to be more data focused on the litter we collect as a community.