Grounds Maintenance and Grass Cutting Contract – Open For Tender

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council is in the process of reviewing grounds maintenance and grass cutting contracts for its Public Open Space/Sports Pitches at The Park, School Road.

It is inviting interested parties to tender for the work for the 2020-21 season (from 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021) and the 2022 – 23 season (From 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023). This will therefore be a 3 year contract.

The closing date for receipt of tenders is Friday 16th January 2020 at 5pm. Tenders may be received electronically or hard copy.

The specification for work for each area is attached below:

If you require help with where the site is please contact the office on 01454 864442

Beesmoor Rd Play Area Redevelopment

The next phase of the play area redevelopment has begun (9/12/19), so part of the play area will be temporarily fenced off.

There should be minimal disruption over the next few weeks. This phase will include the new fencing, slide from the tower structure, a new rubbish bin and new gates.

The Touchwood team have been amazing working in the terrible weather this week. This phase should be completed by the end of next week.

We will keep you up to date on the progress.

Image of a section of the Beesmoor Road Play Area being redeveloped and adding bark to the ground.
Laying down bark at the Beesmoor Road Play Area
Image of redevelopment work showing wooden frame, concrete mixer and wheelbarrow.
Works being undertaken at the play area.

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society Wed 11 Dec 2019 7.30 pm

A talk by Alan Freke of Frenchay Museum

“ An Utterly Good Man –The life of F. D. Maurice”  ,  an academic ,  Victorian vicar and  author,  who established colleges for the  education of  both women and men, believed  that capitalism was rooted in greed and helped to give legal status to co-operative bodies such as working men’s associations.   He was a member of the Royal Commission discussing the Acts of law which gave  police  the right to arrest prostitutes,  forcibly medically examine them and confine them in a lock up hospital.

“Professor Maurice remained firmly and conscientiously opposed to the Acts to the very last.” Close, Francis (1872).

Zion Church

Frampton Cotterell

Woodend Road

BS36 2HY

All welcome. Entry £4

Free to members, annual subscription £15

Includes light refreshments

Frampton Youth Club Re Opening

Frampton Youth Club is re opening on December 10th for school years 6 to 8 at the Brockeridge Centre on Woodend Road. £2 entry.

The group will include arts & crafts, sports, media, workshops, life skills, trips, tuck shops and much more!

You can contact the youth club for more information:

Or visit their Facebook page, insta or website.

Please note, the Youth Club will be closed between 24th December and 7th January.

Youth group poster. Information in above text.

Scarecrow Trail Winners 2019!

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Scarecrow Trail!

October 2019 was the 5th year of the Frampton Cotterell Scarecrow Trail. This year, the chosen theme was characters from the stories by Dick King-Smith. This echoed the decision of the parish council to commemorate the famous author who lived and farmed in the village for many years. Dick King-Smith immortalised many of the animals from his farm and the surrounding countryside in his work.

The standard of the entries this year was very high, but the following were voted the winners by the public:

1st place, The Adventurous Snail.

2nd place, Aristotle the Witch.

3rd place, The Water Horse.

Below are the pictures of the 3 winners who each won a Dick King-Smtih book signed by his daughter, Juliet King-Smith. You can read more about Juliet’s visit to the village here.

Picture of the 1st place prize winner, The Adventurous Snail scarecrow.
1st Place, The Adventurous Snail
Picture of Aristotle the Witch, which won 2ns place at the scarecrow trail.
2nd place, Aristotle the Witch
The Water Horse, who won 3rd place at the scarecrow trail.
3rd place, The Water Horse

Thank you to everyone that took part in the scarecrow trail this year, all of your entries were fantastic and we can’t wait to see your designs next time! If you have any theme ideas for the 2020 trail, feel free to send them over to us at

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis and Lisenced Vehicles Proposal

Dear all Community Engagement Forum members,

South Gloucestershire Council’s Regulatory Committee have agreed to consult on a proposal to publish a list of all licensed vehicles.  In summary, the Committee wishes to provide users of the licensed taxi and private hire service in South Gloucestershire with as much information as they can to enable an informed decision on how best to travel.

The Council is also consulting on a specification for wheelchair accessible vehicles. Statutory guidance states that a vehicle should only be included in the authority’s list of wheelchair accessible vehicles if it would be possible for the user of a “reference wheelchair” to enter, leave and travel in the passenger compartment in safety and reasonable comfort whilst seated in their wheelchair. The definition of “reference wheelchair” is set out in detail in the specification.

This consultation will be open until 8th December 2019.  Your response or observations, in writing, should reach this Licensing Authority by no later than 23.59hrs on Sunday 8th December.

You can respond to this consultation in the following ways:


We look forward to hearing from you

Kind regards,

Corporate Consultation Team, South Gloucestershire Council

Debut of New Play Area at Beesmoor Road

The long awaited natural play area at Beesmoor Road is finally officially open for you and your family to enjoy.

Kate Colechin, Member of the Beesmoor Road Playing Field Management Committee, has said the following about the new equipment:

“The wait is over and the play area at Beesmoor Road Playing Fields is open! Children and families have been enjoying the new play area during the summer holidays. Our brief was to install a creative and imaginative space for children to play. The children’s ideas during the ‘Designing for Real’ workshop, facilitated by Touchwood back in 2016 have been developed to create the new play area that we have today. We have had significant grants from a number of organisations including Frampton Cotterell Parish Council have and we are very grateful for everyone’s support.

To finish the final phase the play area will close in the autumn 2019 so that the basket swing, slide from the tower structure and the wooden fence in between the playing field and the play area can be installed.

The very final item to be installed will be the willow tunnel (subject to grant funding). This will be installed as part of a community workshop in February 2020 (similar to the den frame workshops in July). Over 80 children and their families came to the den frame workshops at the start of the summer holidays and enjoyed helping to create part of their play area.

The new play area and playing fields are looked after by Beesmoor Road Playing Fields Management Committee, which is made up of local volunteers. We are always looking for people to join us so that we spread the workload, get things done a bit faster and achieve more. Please contact us to find out what’s involved:

Please don’t hesitate to comment below with your feedback about the new play area – we would love to hear from you!