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Last updated: 12th January

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Updates on pedestrian safety improvements at North End and on Yatton High Street

I am tracking the following planning applications. The Rectory Farm refusal appeal inquiry date has been fixed for 1st March for 6 days. This will be a real challenge as it is shortly after the end of the Moor Road inquiry (which starts on 15th February) and just before the probable Farleigh Fields (in Backwell) inquiry date. Council officers pushed back with The Planning Inspectorate but they didn’t budge.

The application to install a 5G mast and cabinets at Yatton precinct has been refused

Latest position on the emerging new Local Plan 2038


Daily COVID data for Yatton – GOV.UK

Local hospital data – GOV.UK

North Somerset COVID-19 data dashboard

11th January – Guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK

16th December 2021 – Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person – GOV.UK

15th December 2021 – NHS Test and Trace: what to do if you are contacted  – GOV.UK

14th December 2021 – Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do – GOV.UK

14th December 2021 – NHS COVIS pass – demonstrating your vaccination status when travelling abroad – GOV.UK

10th December 2021 – Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own – GOV.UK

6th December 2021 – How to do a coronavirus rapid lateral flow test at home – GOV.UK

3rd November 2021 – Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable – GOV.UK

COVID-19: getting tested – GOV.UK


 You can post a simple request for help to the Yatton & Claverham Community Support Group

 If you have more complex needs, you (or someone on your behalf) can request support via NORTH SOMERSET TOGETHER. Requests are assessed and escalated to the Council’s Care Connect service or passed on to our community support leads for Yatton and Claverham, who will allocate a trusted volunteer to support you.

01934 427 437


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9 comments on “Latest updates

  1. Peter Trevaskus

    A very useful website with great facts on the current Covid situation locally.
    However, it would make more sense if, in addition to total cases, we could see the number of hospital admissions; number of deaths; how many are over 65 or with pre-existing health problems, and also how many cases of flu & pneumonia resulting in hospitalisation occurred locally at the same time?
    We need the full picture.

  2. Nikolas Phillips

    Hi Steve,
    Now that the building in Strawberry Drive has finished there appears to be one small area that is in no mans land as it were. There is a strip between the houses in Strawberry Drive and the houses in Lodge Close, I believe that it is the responsibility of the new development but seems to be left as if it were scrap land and is very overgrown.
    I have been hacking down all the weeds abutting my property ie no 7 Lodge Close but shouldn’t it be the upkeep of the building/management company. Your help would be appreciated.
    Nik Phillips

  3. Hi Steve,
    The weed sprayer drove along the high street this morning, spraying weeds on the pavement during the school run (1st October) It was literally spraying between people walking their children to school. If this spraying is really still going on, please can you let me know who to contact about a) the need to spray weedkiller in October when the annual weeds are dying down and they would have seeded already anyway and b) doing it during the busy school run.

    • Steve Bridger

      Hi Anja… apologies, just picked this up. Obviously too late on this occasion but this isn’t acceptable at all, so I will take this up with the appropriate officer and report back to you.

    • Louise Finnie

      Hi Steve,
      I am just enquiring as to the new speed restrictions on North end road after the roundabout towards The Bridge Inn.
      Is this speed limit not being reduced to 30?
      It seems ridiculous in the new road surfacing works recently that it has been marked at 40, this is too high for this road, it’s so dangerous.
      Where is the new crossing going? I thought it was after the roundabout on this stretch of road?
      The pavements were recently cleared but nothing after half way along this end of North end road. The pavement towards the Bridge Inn is dangerous and overgrown and also very very untidy. This again forces people to single file walk along the pavement and will eventually cause another accident. Once the new development works at Chestnut park this is going to be a footpath to join North end road, if families walk this way to go to The Bridge Inn with the 40 speed limit and overgrown pavements this is a disaster in the making. Locals have to cross the road at that point to walk along, with a blind bend at the farm 40 is too high.
      What is your view is it being looked into?

  4. Dear Steve Bridger. Re Accomodation Lane that runs alongside the old railway track from Kingston Bridge to Russ Lane Kenn. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss this route.

  5. Kathryn Longstaff

    On Sunday I walked with Fred on the path from Wheatear Road to the Strawberry Line. It was very obvious that horses had been ridden along there, it is a bit more visible than dog poo!! Where does the council stand on this being used as a bridle path?

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