Census Day March 21st 2021

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across Frampton Cotterell will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the

people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since

1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first census run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique

access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones, or


“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put

services and funding in the places where they are most needed,” Iain Bell, Deputy National

Statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.

“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools, and new transport routes. That’s

why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so

online on any device, with help, and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

Census day will be on March 21st 2021, but households across the country will receive letters

with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household

size, and ethnicity, and, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they

have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over

on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for

100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information, visit: www.census.gov.uk

Job Vacancy – Finance Manager – Yate Town Council

Would you like to work for a forward-thinking employer, who look after a local community providing high level services to approx. 25,000 people?

Do you have a finance background with the willingness to learn how to fulfil the necessary legal and audit functions that are required of a Council, as well as the ability to strategically lead a team
through the financial side of projects?

Are you a dynamic manager, bursting with ideas, enthusiasm and a “can-do “attitude?

If the answer is “YES” then we could be a match!

Yate Town Council is seeking to recruit
a permanent, full-time

Finance Manager
(& Responsible Finance Officer)

Full Time Salary Range: £36,922 – £39,880 (pay award pending)
(Hay Grade 5, SCP 33-36)
(Salary (and role) may be adjusted for an exceptional candidate)

8.30am – 5.00pm (finishing 4.30pm on Fridays) (37 hours per week)

Closing date: 15th March 2021 at 9am

Interviews will be held in mid to late March, with a view for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible thereafter. Following interviews with the panel, candidates may be invited to meet other staff.

For an application form and a job description please visit
www.yatetowncouncil.gov.uk/your-council/vacancies or contact: 01454 866506


Job Opportunity with Avon Local Council’s Association


Applications are invited for the position  


Chief Officers’ Assistant

   Salary Range SCP 16 – 18 (£12.48 – £12.98 per hour)

10 hours per week initially

There may be scope to increase these hours in the future, by mutual agreement.

Home Working

For an informal discussion about the role contact:

Deborah White – Chief Officer

Phone: 07496 514035

Email: avoncalc@gmail.com

For further details and to download an application form:



Closing date for receipt of application forms

12pm (noon) Monday 1st March 2021

Interviews to be held on Thursday 25th  March 2021

Digital Youth Club


Due to COVID-19, the youth clubs are being run a little differently. But do not fear! FACE youth club is continuing as a digital club for school years 6-10.

New and existing members welcome to attend. Sessions are taking place on Thursday evenings.

1:1 support sessions in person can also be arranged.

Contact Kat or Jess for more information. Email: frampton@facecharity.org.uk Tel: 07398 166937

face@filton youth club

Commemorating Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith was the late local author to many much loved children’s books, such as the Fox Busters and The Sheep Pig (Babe). Last year (2019), the parish celebrated the life and works of the author with the Dick King-Smith themed scarecrow trail. This year, we have taken this celebration further and installed a more permanent commemoration: a stunning wooden bench carved by the talented Andy O’Neill of Wildwood Carving. The bench was inspired by the animals and characters from the authors novels.

Wood carver with the new bench which has animals carved into it
Wood Carver, Andy O’Neill, with the finished bench.

Tristan Clark, who is a councillor to both Frampton Cotterell and Westerleigh Parishes, explained all, “Earlier this year, Westerleigh Parish Council and Frampton Cotterell Parish Council jointly commissioned wood sculptor, Andy O’Neill, to produce a bench commemorating the work of the much loved children’s author, Dick King-Smith. The author lived with his family at Woodlands farm for over a decade. We are happy to announce that the work has been completed this morning. Due to the current COVID restrictions, we sadly cannot hold a dedication ceremony at present but we hope you will join us sometime next year when we hope a member of the King-Smith family can join us to officially dedicate the new bench. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.”

Tristan Clark with the new bench which is made of wood with animals carved into it.
Cllr Tristan Clark visiting the new bench.

The King-Smiths lived on Woodlands Farm (near Blackberry Drive) between 1948 and 1961. The animals Dick cared for on this farm inspired many of the characters in his novels. These animals have been captured in this beautiful bench, and we hope you enjoy it for years to come. The bench is located just a stones throw away from Woodlands Farm in Blackberry Drive open space and is situated next to the boundary of Westerleigh and Frampton Cotterell parishes.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, councillors and officers who supported this project and to Westerleigh Parish for the joint commission. Finally, a huge thank you to Andy O’Neill for creating the beautiful carved commemorative bench.

“Often, in my dreams, we are still at our first farm, Woodland’s Farm.” -Dick King-Smith, 2001.

Domestic Abuse

If you need any help and support over Christmas or you are worried about your safety, please call 0800 4700 280. Or you can access the online live chat via their website on nextlinkhousing.co.uk.

Poster on domestic abuse. Advice for the Christmas period.

Christmas Trail

With the end of a very hard year around the corner, perhaps this Christmas you and your family would like to take a walk around the Parish and admire all the effort put in by local residents to make Christmas festive.

Please look out for 47, Vicarage Road, BS36 2RT as unfortunately it was left off of the map.

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