ANNUAL PARISH MEETING, 15th April 2019

Tickenham’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 15th April 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall.  As well as the usual Parish Council annual business, there will be opportunity to hear from NATIONAL GRID representatives about the ground surveys and construction programme in advance of works in our village: you will be able to ask questions, including concerns about the works depots and the haul roads. Please put the date in your diaries now and we look forward to seeing you.

PUBLIC MEETING No. 2 – 4th MARCH 2019

Following the information below regarding the Joint Spatial Plan and options for taking traffic from Nailsea to the M5 J20, we understand that the further consultation document will be issued early in February, probably on the 6th.  Known as the Joint Local Transport Plan, it is really the detail of the proposals in the Joint Spatial Plan (November 2018).

Cllr Nigel Ashton and appropriate North Somerset Council officers have agreed to attend a meeting for Tickenham residents on MONDAY 4th MARCH 2019 from 6.00 until 7.00 p.m. at the NSC offices, Castlewood, Clevedon.   The option of diverting traffic from Hanham Way, Nailsea, to the B3130 near Washing Pound Lane and onward to the M5 will have a significant effect on Tickenham.  This further meeting is an opportunity to hear more about the transport options contained in the Joint Local Transport Plan direct from Cllr Ashton and the NSC officers: you can voice your opinions and  ask questions.  Visitors’ parking at Castlewood is very limited, so please share transport with your neighbours.

TICKENHAM OPEN GARDENS

Only a few weeks to go to the first ever Tickenham Open Gardens Day on Sunday 23rd June 2019.  There are some wonderful gardens in the village and TEN of them will be open to visitors who can expect a real treat including a national collection of passiflora and other climbers.  Each garden is very different and all have fantastic views.  Everyone is working hard, tidying pots, sweeping paths, despatching that big fat slug who’s eyeing the hostas and that dandelion clock that’s threatening to seed everywhere!  So do come along to support our village gardeners – and our two charities “Alive” and the Brown Rock Woodland Project.

Parking, tickets and refreshments (light lunches and cream teas) will be available at the village hall (where there is also a children’s play area);  limited parking will also be available at most of the gardens.  Entry is £3.50 which covers all the gardens, £1 for children under 16 and under 5s free.   You can purchase tickets in advance from Vena Prater on  07740 085 015, at the village hall on the day, and at the first garden that you visit.

 

HUGE ATTENDANCE AT PUBLIC MEETING

About 150 Tickenham residents attended the public meeting on 2nd January to be informed about the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (November 2018). The Plan includes a proposal for a road from Hanham Way, Nailsea, to join the B3130 near Washing Pound Lane: it would carry hundreds more vehicles through the village to the M5 J20 at Clevedon.  So far as could be identified, all those present preferred a direct link road through the valley to J20 – as was proposed many, many years ago!  Obviously there are concerns about the impact of that route too, but it is unbelievable to think that a route through the heart of Tickenham is acceptable – or even sensible.  Such was the feeling at the meeting that an action group is likely to be formed to fight our corner!  A copy of the slide presentation from the public meeting is available on the Tickenham Parish Council page of this website.

Please watch the website for more information as another Plan – the Local Joint Spatial Plan which is really the transport detail of the overall JSP document – is likely to published for consultation in February.

PUBLIC MEETING 2nd JANUARY 2019

Tickenham Parish Council is hosting a PUBLIC MEETING on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 7.00 p.m. in the Village Hall.

The Joint Spatial Plan (November 2018) transport report indicates a road from Hanham Way, Nailsea, winding round Tickenham Church and joining the B3130 near Washing Pound Lane. It is estimated that this will result in an ADDITIONAL 150 -300 passenger car units passing through Tickenham at peak morning times.   And, of course, additional traffic at other times too!

This meeting is your chance to air your views so that the Parish Council can respond on your behalf. A presentation will be made to explain the background to the Plan and the development proposals in Nailsea which have led to this proposal.

Members of the public may (in fact, should) respond as well and you can find the relevant document at www.jointplanningwofe.org.uk/consult.ti   Then go to Technical Evidence Work Consultation, November 2018 and look at document WED 008 (Emerging Findings Transport Report)   Then just underneath you will see ‘Click here to respond to this consultation.’

Or you can write to   West of England Joint Planning Consultation, c/o South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 299, Corporate Research and Consultation Team, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood BS15 0DR

The Council was not informed of this proposal until December and the closing date for responses is 7th JANUARY so action is needed quickly. We look forward to seeing you on the 2nd January.

POSTSCRIPT!

 The Council just been informed that there will be yet another document – the Joint Local Transport Plan – out for consultation in early February. Another opportunity to respond with your views.  The Parish Council is planning a public meeting but at this stage we are unable to confirm the date. We hope Cllr Nigel Ashton (NSC) will be joining us.  Please look out for more information in the February magazine, on the Parish Council notice boards and on this website.