Thursday, 12 December 2013

This year’s charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust

If you want some help getting in the festive spirit and you’re in the Westerleigh area you might want to drop in to Mill Crescent, Westerleigh. Residents there have once again put on an amazing display for a good cause. This year’s charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust, which is devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Safer Stronger Community Group

Working together to help improve your neighbourhood

Regular meetings are held for all local residents and organisations to discuss local issues and community projects.  The meetings are attended by representatives from South Gloucestershire Council, Avon and Somerset Police, Avon Fire and Rescue, Town and Parish Councils, and local organisations. Everyone is welcome, you can raise any improvements or issues you may have, or simply come along and listen to what is being discussed for your area.  The more residents that attend, the better the group can reflect the needs of the local area and help influence decisions.

To find out more:

Next meeting date for Frampton Cotterell, Westerleigh,
Coalpit Heath & Iron Acton Safer Stronger Community Group:

Tuesday 10th December 2013 at 7.30pm

The Manor Hall (Newman Room), Henfield Road, Coalpit Heath, BS36 2TG

Westerleigh Newsletter Dec 2013

Click here for the latest Newsletter December 2013

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

Hi Folks -- This is a gentle reminder to let you know the next WNW Meeting is on Tuesday 10th Dec at 8.00pm in The Olde Inne.  The AGENDA, as usual, is:

1.   Introduction
2.   Apologies
      (NB:  Apologies from Roy Carey)
3.   Village Incidents
4.   Police Matters
5.   Newsletter
6.   Social Events
7.   Speed Watch
8.   AOB
9.   DNM. - 09 Jan 2014

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Safer Stronger Community

The next Frampton Cotterell, Westerleigh, Coalpit Heath & Iron Acton Safer Stronger Community Group meeting is to be held on Tuesday 10 December 2013, 7.30pm at the Manor Hall, Henfield Road, Coalpit Heath, BS36 2TG 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Nibley Lane Closure

Nibley Lane is expected to close for cleaning from 9.30am until 2.30pm on 18th November 2013.

Thursday, 14 November 2013


The Police have told us that, at about 5.45 pm yesterday, there was an attempted break-in at a house in the Quadrangle, followed by a successful break-in to a house in the same street.

Please be aware that the number of burglaries increases at this time of year.

The Police advise you to make it seem as though the house is occupied: use time-switches for light and radio.
Keep people off your property with thorny bushes / hedges, if you can.
Mark your valuable property (your Neighbourhood Watch Contact can supply a UV pen) and register it with

Thursday, 7 November 2013



Saturday 16 November Curry evening in the Village Hall 7.30 pm Tickets £8.50 from Jenny (312437) or Beryl (323005) Saturday

7 December Christmas Fair in the Village Hall 2-4 pm


Sunday 15 December Christingle service (Morning Prayer) 10.30 am

Sunday 22 December Carol Service with Westerleigh Band 4pm

Monday 23 December Carols on the Green 6.30 pm followed by refreshments in the New Inn

Tuesday 24 December Midnight service 11.30 pm
Latest on Westerleigh smell During the summer more smells were reported in Westerleigh village, which appeared to be linked to hydrogen sulphide in the sewers. All those involved have been working hard to find a solution. At the end of October, Tulip started using a new chemical to dose their effluent, which has reduced the levels of the gas in their rising main. They will continue to use this while they work with the Environment Agency and independent experts to find a more permanent solution. From Claire Young

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Murder Mistery

Murder Mistery Evening, in the Village Hall. Tickets from Des Gray

Friday, 4 October 2013

Road Closure

While Westerleigh Road may be closed at the double railway arches as you enter the village from Yate, most of the businesses in the village are very much open – and they’d still like you to visit! The village shop is closed until the road closure ends next week but Wot Nots, the New Inn, Ye Olde Inne and the other businesses in the village are still open. You can get to them by entering the village from the other end – either via the traffic lights at the cross roads at the top of Shorthill Road or via the Kidney Hill junction. And if you are on foot or a bicycle you can still get through the railway arches as well.

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..