Naming Charfield Green

wildflower1Your Parish Council has been asked for input on the naming of the roads in the new Charfield Green development. The developer has offered a theme of “wildflowers”, but the Parish Council feel strongly that the community of Charfield should have a say in this matter, as they did in the Kings Meadow development.

The matter will come under discussion in the next full Parish Council meeting of 13th September and be decided at the October 11th meeting. If you have any thoughts – perhaps you think wildflowers is an excellent theme, or maybe you have another idea – then please let the Parish Clerk know, or come along to the September meeting.

Day House Leaze Liaison Group

Bellway1Your Parish Council is in contact with Bellway Homes, the developers of the Day House Leaze site, with a view to setting up a Liaison Group. This Liaison Group will engage with Bellway Homes where possible, to influence the design and features, and also keep a watching brief on the construction and how it affects there best of Charfield.

Representatives of local groups and residents have been invited to take up membership of the group, and the first meeting between the group and the developers is scheduled for early September. Minutes of meetings will be available, and any wider consultations will be advertised here and elsewhere.

The initial design layout for the Day House Leaze site can be found here, and comments are welcome, via the Parish Clerk.

Village Hall needs your help

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 18.48.13The village hall is a valuable asset to the whole village, and the committee who manage it perform outstandingly to keep it operational. Without a solid committee the whole enterprise could fold, and I don’t think anyone in Charfield would want that to happen. Please give some thought to whether you could help in this regard.

The Big Friendly Read!

“Last year, more than 6,700 children in South Gloucestershire took part in the Summer Reading Challenge, giving us the highest participation rate in the South West and a key element in the Time4Reading project. There is no other free reading activity that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to choose books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents, teachers and the Department of Education.”

To read more about the Summer Reading Challenge 2016, click here.

Wessex Water / Glanville Survey

We’ve been notified that Wessex Water and their contractor Glanville will be carrying out surveys into the sewerage system across much of Charfield, during 25th – 28th July. Residents should receive letters week commencing 11th July. Operatives will hold ID cards which they will produce if they need access to your property. For any further information, Wessex Water contact details are available from the Parish Council.