Funding to Reconnect and Bounceback!
Long Ashton Parish Council launched a Bounceback and Reconnect funding programme, awarded funding to a range of local groups to hold activities and events to help bring communities back together and celebrate our community’s resilience in a safe, creative and inclusive way. Applications were decided at a council meeting on 21st June.
Bounceback Funding was awarded as follows:
- Long Ashton FC - £834 to support a Football Fun Day to include an 11 a-side friendly match followed by an end-of-season awards ceremony to present awards to players from the previous season. Funding will be used to purchase a pop-up gazebo that the club can use for further events going forward. (26th June)
- Long Ashton Churchyard and Memorial Trust - £950 to arrange an event in the Community Centre, when a specially commissioned film of the Unveiling and Dedication of the New War Memorial will be shown. (20th October)
- LA Together - £1500 for a Village Party In The Park. There will be lots of different activities, but the main feature will be a live music performance by several different tribute bands. Alongside this, there will be plenty for the children to enjoy, including inflatables, rides, games and a circus workshop. (30th August)
- Long Ashton Youth Club - £600 to fund two activities, graffiti workshops and street dance workshops for young people. Workshops will run for the duration of the village picnic (LACA) providing opportunities for young people to get involved.
- Long Ashton Community Association - £1000 to provide a village picnic event for the wider community in the LACA grounds. (Sept - date tbc)
Reconnect Funding was awarded as follows:
- £50 to Long Ashton Village Market
- £50 to Long Ashton Community Network CIC
Look out for these events and join in if you can - let's BOUNCEBACK together!
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
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 not currently open to the public 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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