Flax Bourton
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Footpath/Cyclepath Closure
There is a diversion in place while the railway cutting wall is being strengthened. For details, please click here.



Keeping Paths Clear
The Parish Council would like to remind home owners about the importance of ensuring any hedges or trees on your property do not impede the use of the public highway / footpaths. It is the homeowner's responsibility to keep all hedges, bushes and trees trimmed back so the highway remains clear for pedestrians, wheelchair users, and pushchairs. Please do take a minute to check that yours are all cut back appropriately.



New Playground Equipment
New playground equipment has been installed at Flax Bourton. For details, please click here.



Bus Fares amd Bus Routes
See main entry on the right for bus service developments.



Water Mains Renovation
Work on renovating water main pipes through Flax Bourton is continuing. For details, please click here.



Be A Councillor!
The Council has a vacancy and with the potential transfer of responsibilities from the District Council we need to fill this gap. If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please contact the Clerk.



Superfast Broadband
North Somerset Council has announced a progress updated on superfast broadband for Devon and Somerset. For details, please click here.



Council Meetings
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month in the Village Hall, commencing 7.30pm.



Bogus Callers
The Police and the Parish Council would like to remind residents to be wary of any doorstep callers claiming to be from "the waterboard" whilst the water main works are being carried out in the village. There is no such thing as 'the waterboard' nowadays, and any such callers should be refused entry and the Police should be advised. Any genuine callers will have ID and will not mind you taking the time to make a phone call to check it before allowing them into your property.



Welcome to the Flax Bourton Parish Council Website

The Parish Council

The village is made up of about 270 household and 540 electors. The precept (part of the council tax) is £22,000 for the coming financial year 2014/2015.

What we do

The Parish Council performs a number of functions under various statutes but representing residents on various local issues, developments and aspirations is the most important role for the Council.

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Recent Council Involvement

The Parish Council is actively involved in a wide range of activities that have a direct impact on the lives of the people of Flax Bourton. In recent years these have included:

  • The Village Hall, managed by the Council since 2006;
  • Working on the Stancombe Quarry liaison group;
  • Planning application monitoring - including the former MOD fuel dump site;
  • Making appropriate representations regarding the development of the area and the Parish Plan;
  • Assessing impact of the Localism Bill 2011 and potential benefit of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan;
  • Working with the local parish primary school;
  • Supporting our local youth group.
  • Supporting residents with matched funding for additional playground facilities.

You can find out more about all these and our other activities on this website.

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Bus Routes

We have been advised by North Somerset Council they have received details from the Traffic Commissioners of changes to local bus services in our area. The changes start on 13th April 2014, and details are briefly summarised below.

Service X8: (Bristol to Clevedon via Long Ashton, Flax Bourton, Backwell, Nailsea and Tickenham) Intermediate running times revised.

Service X9/X10: (Bristol to Nailsea via Long Ashton and Wraxall) A new service X10 will be introduced which will follow the same route as the X9, however it will operate via Long Ashton. The X10 will be replacing some journeys on the X9 service.