Funding to Reconnect and Bounceback!
Long Ashton Parish Council has launched a ‘Bounceback’ fund and a Reconnect fund. These funds aim to support reconnecting activities and community events organised by local groups and organisations, enabling members of the parish to re-connect and celebrate our community’s resilience in a safe, creative and inclusive way.
Please note - applications to these funds closed on 17th June.
A decision will be taken on all valid applications on Monday 21st June and we will provide details here of all funding awarded.
To read the Guidance and make an application to the Bounceback Fund (for community events - up to £1500), follow these links:
1. Guidance 2. Application Form (.pdf) 3. Application Form (.doc)
To read the Guidance and make an application to the Reconnect Fund (for activities that bring together members of existing groups who had been isolating or dealing with other wellbeing challenges during Covid - up to £50), follow these links:
1. Guidance 2. Application Form (.pdf) 3. Application Form (.doc)
Annual Parish Meeting 2021
The Annual Parish Meeting for Long Ashton took place on Monday 26th April, online (due to Covid restrictions). This meeting provided an update on the council's work during 2020-21. We heard from the council's Chairman, Cllr Cathy Fagg, who reflected on the role of Chairman and the various challenges the council has responded to, including the closure of the community centre and the area's response to Covid; Cllr's Anderson and Cartman provided an update on local planning matters - including the threat to the area's Green Belt; Cllr James talked about the Environment Committee's work and priorities; and Cllr Hardingham gave overview of the services the council provides and set out future financial challenges and ambitions.
We heard questions from the public about the area's parochial charities and the Churchyard Trust which we'll respond to shortly; and finally, we were treated to a presentation from Mrs Peaches Golding OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol but also, a resident of the parish. Mrs Golding talked about her role and also of the importance of the signing of the Atlantic Charter, 80 years ago. Full details of the evening's meeting will be available very soon - including all the presentations from councillors.
Thank you for attending!
Click here to view the agenda and poster for the meeting.
Long Ashton's new War Memorial
Following considerable effort from a dedicated team of residents involved in the Long Ashton War Memorial Trust including the group's Secretary, Mr David Addis, Long Ashton unveiled its new War Memorial on Monday 12th April. The unveiling was carried out by the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Anne Maw
Long Ashton Parish Council plans
to build a multi-use skatepark in Long Ashton by 2022. We recently carried out a survey to understand the community's views on the proposal. Read the results of the survey carried by clicking here.
If you'd like more details or want to get involved, please email the Skate Park Working Group directly at: LAskatepark@gmail.com
To get updates direct to your inbox, sign up at: https://bit.ly/31mEAUA
Find the LA Skate Park working group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongAshtonSkatePark
You can find a list of popular questions and answers in this set of Q&As.
LA Coronavirus Support Network
Long Ashton residents are responding quickly to the fast-moving coronavirus situation. If you need any help or want to offer your help during this time, please join the Long Ashton Coronavirus Support Network. The group is for residents to reach out to each other for support during the coronavirus crisis and to help elderly and vulnerable locals. The group is currently discussing ways of helping each other and welcomes those in need to ask for help. The group does not post medical advice.
Take a few minutes to watch the group's video explaining what's involved in becoming an LA Covid community volunteer. To view, click here
To contact the LA Covid Community Support Network, email: email@example.com, telephone: 01275 595580 or visit their website: lacovid.org
If you need help, please email the Support Network rather than posting it on the Facebook page. This ensures your message remains private and is directed to to the right person. The network have produced a pamphlet describing the available help which can be accessed here.
Could you be a Parish Councillor?
If you've ever considered becoming a parish councillor but never quite got around to finding out more, contact the Clerk as the council does have vacancies and you could put your name forward to be co-opted onto the Council.
If you'd like to read more about the role, look at the "Be a Parish Councillor" tab on the Council page for lots of helpful information.
Contacting the Council
Phone: (01275) 393551
Post: Long Ashton Parish Council, Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9DP.
The Parish Council Office is now closed for the foreseeable future but you can still contact us by phone or email. Details of future council meetings can be found on the Council meetings and agendas page here
The Council's Privacy Notice can be seen here.
This website will is getting an overhaul in 2021! We want to tell you more about the Parish Council, the parish and what is happening here so that you can enjoy the facilities. If you have any suggestions on how our new website should look, please contact the Clerk.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 has a major impact on the dissemination of the Council's information into the public domain with the requirement to "make a significant amount of information available routinely, without waiting for someone to specifically request it." This Parish Council adopted the Act on 25th November 2002, and the revised model publication scheme in November 2008. This site illustrates the Council's commitment to these principles. To see a copy of the model Publication Scheme click here and a copy of the information available from the Council under that scheme can be found here. The Parish Council charges are for a single side of A4 10p a page and for a single side of A3 20p a page.
Parish Council Plan. The Parish Council has consulted on its three year plan setting out its priorities over the next three years which includes a number of specific projects and details of how we want to work with local people and organisations to help make it all happen. Please click here to see the plan.
Accounts and public rights. The Parish Council accounts are audited each year by an external auditor and electors have a right to see the accounts and make representations to the auditor. The notice of conclusion of audit, the auditors report, and the Annual Return can be seen here.
Long Ashton is in the district of North Somerset and has a population of 6044.
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