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News Archive 2018

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Bristol Airport Planning Application December 2018

The Bristol Airport planning application for growth up to 12 million passengers per year has now been published. Wraxall and Failand Parish Council are members of the Parish Council Airport Association which comprises of Parishes affected by the airport in North Somerset and beyond.  The PCAA is firmly against the application for a host of reasons including traffic gridlock and major noise and environmental problems.  The Parish Council, and the PCAA request that every resident to object to this application.  The PCAA has provided guideness upon how to comment here

The PCAA have prepared a You Tube video showing their views on the effects of airport expansion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idiZx6iZX-I&feature=youtu.be

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Failand Mobile Library Schedule December 2018

Please note the Mobile Library Schedule for 2019 which can be found here

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Wraxall & Failand Parish Council Response to North Somerset Council’s Local Plan 2036 Issue and Options Document December 2018

The Parish Council's response can be found here

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Joint Spatial Plan - Technical Evidence Work Consultation November 2018

NSC are inviting comments on the Joint Spatial Plan – Technical Evidence Work Consultation before 7th January 2019.  Members of the public are encouraged to respond themselves.  The Parish Council's response will be posted on this website when formulated. Further information on how to respond can be found here 

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Joint Spatial Plan - Transport update to Parish Councillors November 2018

Paish Councillors received a transport briefing regarding the Joint Spatial Plan at their recent meeting.  The PowerPoint presentation can be found here

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National Grid Hinkley Connection Project Presentation November 2018

A presentation was given to the Parish Council by the Community Relations Team of the National Grid Hinkley Connection Project.  Their PowerPoint presentation can be found here

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North Somerset Plan 2036 - Issues and Options Consultation November 2018

North Somerset Council invites everyone to comment upon their plan.  This consultation includes possible extensions to Nailsea and Backwell. The details of the plan, and how to respond, can be found on this poster. 

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External Auditor Report         November 2018

The Parish Councils external auditors, PKF Littlejohn, have completed their external audit for the 2017-18 year.  Their final report and certificate can be viewed here 

There is a mistake in the certificate as Wraxall has been mis-spelt Wraxhall.  Please contact the Clerk if you have any queiries about the report.

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Bristol Airport Draft Noise Action Plan  August 2018

Bristol Airport is seeking feedback on a new Draft Noise Action Plan which sets out actions it will take to control, monitor and mitigate noise levels over the next five years.  members of the public who would like to submit a comment can find further information on how to do this here. The consultation runs until 2nd October 2018. Any noise related complaints can be submitted to the airport on 01275 473799 or sustainability@Bristolairport.com

Response to the Bristol Airport Development Proposals  July 2018

The Parish Council's response to the Airport Development Proposals can be found here

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Gigaclear Fibre Broadband             July 2018

Gigaclaer have provided us with this map of the rollout within our parish.  If you would like more details of when the works will be taking place in your street, you can use the following link “https://northsomerset.roadworks.org”, zoom in on your area and in the box at the top right corner of the screen selecting works within the next year.

We have met with the overall project manager for our parish, Dan Longworthy-Smith.  If you have questions about the route Gigaclear are taking, you are welcome to email Dan at “dan.langworthy-smith@gigaclear.com".  Dan spends much of his time on the road and in meetings so if you would like to talk to Gigaclear about any aspect of the rollout in our area, please call Lauren Goddard on 01865 591153.  Lauren is based in Gigaclear HQ and has electronic access to all of the route maps for our parish.

You can find out more about about the technology Gigaclear are installing here.

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Broadband Connection - Gigaclear May 2018

The government have provided funds to improve rural broadband.  In North Somerset this cash has been given to an organisation called ‘Connecting Devon and Somerset’ (https://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk), they in turn have awarded the contract to install the network in our area to Gigaclear.  They will be building the network in Wraxall & Failand this summer.

You can find a little more information on the Gigaclear website "https://www.gigaclear.com/postcode-checker/connectingdevonandsomerset”.

You can also see the work in Wraxall & Failand by taking a look at this link "https://northsomerset.roadworks.org”, zooming in on your area and in the box at the top right corner of the screen selecting works within the next year.

The installation of a new fibre network within the parish is positive news, however Gigaclear have been very poor in communicating their plans.  We have been contacted by a number of home owners that have been sent way-leaves agreements, contracts allowing Gigaclear to install and maintain equipment on their land.  These are legal agreements and the home owners contacting the council have been unsure how to proceed.  The Parish Council would recommend that you do not sign any paperwork until you have had legal advice.  Most home insurance policies come with a legal helpline, check your policy and give them a call.

The Parish Council will contact Gigaclear to see if they will provide more information on the proposed routes the network will take and an understanding of the overall project pla

 

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Register with Bristol Water January 2018

Following the recent water contamination scare, Bristol Water are inviting vulnerable people to register for information about key services.

Please use this link to register.  www.bristolwater.co.uk/your-home/our-commitment/customer-care-plu

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Joint Spatial Plan - Wraxall and Failand Parish Council's comments January 2018

Wraxall and Failand Parish Council has submitted it's comments regarding the Joint Spatial Plan.  These comments will be discussed at the Parish Council meeting on 9th January, and can be viewed here.

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