Parish Council


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 to
J20 through the valley – 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 Tickenham’s corner!  A copy of the slide presentation from the public meeting is available below.

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.


TPC response Final



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   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.


 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.

Tickenham Parish Council

Tickenham Parish Council has been in existence for getting on for 100 years and before that the Parish Meeting for a further thirty or forty years! Many things have improved over that time and the Council continues to consider a variety of issues affecting the village, not least planning applications and highways issues. There is much variety and some frustration but being a parish councillor is a commitment to maintaining the ethos of the village.

Tickenham is served by North Somerset CouncilCllr Nigel Ashton is our Ward Councillor and holds a surgery during the monthly Village Market (2nd Saturday of the month) in the village hall committee room, from 10.30am.

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The parish council meet every 2nd Thursday of the month in the village hall committee room, from 6.30pm. The Annual Parish Meeting is held in April and the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council (when it elects its officers) is held in May.

A taste of Tickenham past …

1894  First Parish Meeting
1895  Allotment rent is 8s4d (42p) per annum
1918  Request for reduction in rats in village
1923  Election of first Parish Council
1924  10mph speed limit requested
1925  351 parishioners attend Annual Parish Meeting
1930  Problems with water on the road 
1946  Top of Hill Lane has no water, electricity or gas 
1953  TV sets at Village Hut for coronation
1966  Talk of street lighting: residents say ‘no’ 
1972 ‘Gardeners Question Time’ held in village hall
1975  Street numbering of Clevedon Road
1980  Village Field purchased
1992  Tickenham wins Best Kept Village competition

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