Blog Articles

New parks needed in Winterbourne

Posted in Community on Dec 14, 2021.

In a survey in November 2021, we asked local parents about their experiences of local parks and leisure facilities. 86 parents responded, and most stated that there were not sufficient parks nearby. The numerous comments showed how parents were having to drive to nearby towns and villages to access parks, tennis courts, and bike tracks.

Autumn 2021 Newsletter

Posted in Newsletters on Nov 29, 2021.

Read our December2020 newsletter!

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.