Road Closure

South Gloucestershire Council


SECTION 14 (2)

Notice is hereby given that the South Gloucestershire Council in pursuance of the provisions contained within the above Act will for a period of up to 12 Days only commencing on 21st September 2020  Until  2nd October 2020

prohibit *ANY  Vehicle

proceeding along  Rectory Road Frampton Cotterell from its junction with Beaufort Road to a point 75m to the Northwest outside of numbers 75 and 76

The above restriction is necessary because *works are being executed on or near the  Carriageway consequent upon which is the need to avoid danger to the Public and the operatives engaged upon the works and serious damage to the Carriageway.

The restriction will only apply as and when signs on site dictate


The Alternative Route for Vehicles is Beaufort Road, Church Road, School Road and Vice Versa

DATED  15/09/2020        SIGNED    Mark King

                                                                Head of Street Care

Broad Lane Offices

BS37 7PN                                            ( * applicants ref: if any)                         


Notes (these do not form part of the Notice, but are the Conditions for Closure to be complied with by the Applicant and/or his ‘Contractor’ in whatever form)

The Applicant/Contractor is responsible for :-

Set-up of min 2 ‘advice of closure’ signs as advance notice of the actual closure date:

(Short Diversion Route) P’r-ing by letter drop all residents, businesses, schools etc.

in the vicinity of the closure, and also in immediately adjacent streets that the closure will affect e.g. accesses off the closed road:

(Long Diversion Route) P’r ing by letter drop as above but, on the long diversion, only those businesses and schools etc. where many visitors/deliveries would be affected by the closure:

Organising permission with the Police/Traffic Warden for no-waiting cones (usually the Applicant must supply and set out):

Arranging with ‘bus Co. for temporarily resiting of any ‘bus stops affected:

ALL of the signing ‘on the day’ including closure signs, diversion signs (both directions!), advice that businesses are still open, with directions to, and prompt removal on completion of the works:

The normal rules about persons working in the Highway to be insured apply:

South Gloucestershire Council ( “Client” ) notifies all of the Emergency Services, Bus Operators, Councillors etc. etc. as listed in ‘Closure file.’

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society presentations and talks by Zoom

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society presentations and talks by Zoom, beginning at 7.30 pm on  Wed 16 Sept 2020 , for Members only.  

We wish to continue with our monthly talks by Zoom, and will review the Covid 19 guidance  again for  Jan 2021 . On Wed 16 Sept 2020  at 7.30 pm there will be a short AGM,  and then our Chairman, Ian Haddrell ,  will give    a presentation of old photos of Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath. Ian co-wrote the books of photos of  Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath in the series Images of England . His collection of old photos is well worth seeing, the contrast between life as it was here in the past and life here today  is quite striking. 

In order to arrange this Zoom meeting we need to know the names of the Members of the FC&DLHS Society for 2020, there is a £15 subscription.  Please contact the Secretary asking for a  Membership Application form or download membership form below, for you to complete and return it  to her, with payment by cheque or Bank Credit Transfer . A few days before the 16 Sept 2020  meeting we will send  the Members  clear instructions  as to  how to use  the Zoom link .   ( underscore line between y and f)

Update on Play Areas

Play area closure due to COIVID-19

We are working to reopen our play areas as soon as possible so children and adults can enjoy the health benefits of exercising and playing outdoors.

Once we receive more detail and guidance from the government about the measures required to open these facilities safely, with ongoing social distancing to save lives as we emerge from Covid-19, we will do everything we can to open them as soon as possible after Saturday 4 July.

There is a lot of work to do to make sure our sites are safe for people to use and meet national safety requirements. We need to reinstall equipment which was removed during lockdown, check for any damage and carry out rigorous safety inspections at all sites.

We aim to open all our sites as quickly as we can. However, due to the work we need to do to make sure they are safe, it won’t be possible to open them all on Saturday 4 July. For your own safety, do not use play areas unless it’s clear that the site has been fully opened.

Local History – Barber-less Village

Frampton Cotterell and District Local History Society have sent in a light hearted piece of history to brighten your day in these uncertain times.

An excerpt from the Western Daily Press from the 4th Sept 1945, spoke of the troubles of life without a barber shop in Coalpit Heath. The article read:

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council in the interest of the residents of the Coalpit Heath side of the parish are asking for the demobilisation of their barber. Ever since he had to join the forces four years ago his shop, the only one in the village, has been closed, and the 1,500 villagers have had to do the best they could. Many, whose wives are not adept with either scissors or clippers, have had to travel four miles for a haircut.”

Photograph of the Barberless Village article.


Image stating "CORONAVIRUS. Stay Home, Protect the NHS, SAVE lives
Stay Home Stay Safe campaign. More information from the campaign website.

Covid-19 Updates and Information

You will all no doubt be very aware of the current situation relating to the COVID-19 outbreak and the steps we all need to take to reduce the spread of the virus, including social distancing, staying at home and washing your hands. As the situation is changing so rapidly, it is advised that you visit and the NHS website for updates.

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council’s Response

The parish council have taken a series of precautions in a bid to further reduce risk across Frampton Cotterell:

  1. Parish council play areas have been closed and padlocked where possible including The Park skate ramp & play area, Brockeridge park and Ridings Road. If you see people accessing the closed play areas, please report to the police on the Avon & Somerset Police Website.
  2. The Brockeridge Centre on Woodend Road and the Pavilion at The Park have been closed until further notice. Anyone who has made a booking has been contacted.
  3. Council meetings have been suspended until further notice.
  4. As per government guidelines, upcoming parish council events have been cancelled. This includes VE day celebrations that were to be held in May.
  5. Open spaces, including The Park Playing Fields, allotments and the Centenary Field remain open to allow you to get some fresh air. However, it is advised to stick to government guidelines for social distancing and restricting your outdoor exercise to once per day.
  6. Youth clubs have been cancelled until further notice.
  7. The parish council have set up an emergency resilience fund to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic (see more below).

Emergency Resilience Funding

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council have set aside an emergency fund of up to £10,000 to help the community through the COVID-19 outbreak. The community fund application process is currently being established and will soon be available for applicants. Please follow us on Facebook and check this website for updates.

Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath: Covid-19 Community Support

A group of District & Parish Councillors, residents, and voluntary workers have come together to set up the Frampton Cotterell / Coalpit Heath COVID-19 Community Support group.

The aim of the group is to provide community-based support to residents in need in the Parishes of Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath.

They may be able to support with:
-Phone conversations for company
-General essential tasks.

The group already has in excess of 200 volunteers ready to support anyone in need.You may have already received a leaflet through your letter box with details of how to contact their local volunteer should you require support.

You can find more about the group on Facebook at Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath: Covid-19 Community Support. Alternatively you can contact the community group by email on

Avon & Somerset Police

We have been given the information below from Avon & Somerset Police:

The police have stopped all Beat Surgeries and external forums, we are still conducting hi-visibility patrols, we have reduced the number of stations we have open and would encourage members of the public to contact us by email when it isn’t urgent. There is obviously a demand on us for clarity around certain things being implemented and again would encourage people to refer to the Government websites and NHS websites rather than us.

For the most up-to-date information please refer to the Avon & Somerset Police website

Further Sources of Information

Social Distancing and Mental Health Support

Social distancing and self-isolating is challenging for everyone, which is why it’s so important for us to look after our mental health as well as our physical health at this time.

We have lots of advice and tips on how to maintain your mental wellbeing during this difficult time online, visit

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone to find out what support is available, call 0333 577 4666 available from 11am-7pm Monday to Friday, 12pm-6pm Saturday and Sunday or email

Mental Health Support Guide – rehab4addiction

For advice on better mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, please read the below guide for help and advice:


The allotments at Jubillee and Mill Lane remain open as per guidelines from the National Allotment Association. Please stick to government social distancing guidelines when visiting your allotment and remain at least 2 meters apart from others, cleaning gates after use and do not wash your hands in allotment water troughs.

South Gloucestershire Council

Visit the South Gloucestershire Council Website and Facebook page for changes to services.

Local Businesses

Many local businesses face a difficult time ahead with uncertain futures. Many businesses have been modified to adapt to the current situation. We recommend you check with your local eatery/businesses to see if they are offering take away or alternative services. If you wish for your business services to be listed on this page, please contact us on

For business support during this time, please visit the Government Business Support website.

Community groups

Frampton Cotterell is lucky to have a very proactive community. To keep up to date with local information and potential activities that fit in with COVID-19 guidelines, follow the new COVID-19 Community Response Group, Village Action and Frampton Community Projects on Facebook.

The Countryside Alliance

The Countryside Alliance has created a hub for COVID-19 information and has sections dedicated to communities. Visit the Countryside Alliance Website for further information.

Cyber security

There have been reports of an increase in cyber crime amidst the CORVID-19 outbreak. Check out the cyber security quick tips PDF for ideas to prevent becoming a victim of cyber crime.

Citezens Advice

For up to date information on the COVID-19 situation and what it means for you, visit the Citezens Advice website

You can also contact the Citizens Advice national helpline: 03444-111444


With such a strange situation and major changes to peoples lives, many of you may be facing difficult times. Please visit the Samaritans website for help and support:

You can also call direct on the Samaritans national helpline: 116 123 (day or night, 365 days per year)

Juliet King-Smith Visits The Scarecrow Trail

Image of Juliet with the Sheep Pig scarecrow entry.
Juliet King-Smith with “The Sheep Pig”.

On Wednesday 30th October 2019, residents of Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath were able to truly express and honour the memory of our distinguished historic celebrity, author Dick King-Smith. His daughter, Juliet King-Smith, kindly travelled to visit us and spent the whole day here, she had a very busy itinerary.

Throughout the morning, Juliet walked around the scarecrow trail and enjoyed seeing all the characters from her father’s book in scarecrow form. Juliet’s face lit up when she saw the scarecrows. She enjoyed her time so much being back in the village, she has said a few words summarising her day:

Juliet praised all the scarecrows that she viewed on Wednesday 30th October, saying, “Thanks for a terrific day on Wednesday. It was so nice to be in Coalpit Heath again. I loved the brilliantly-imaginative scarecrows…”

Juliet went on to reflect on the fun she had telling stories at the Manor Hall, “The gathering in the hall that used to be the primary school went very well, I thought, and it was nice to meet some locals and their kids and to read, ostensibly, to the children, but I noticed the parents and helpers seemed to enjoy listening in too.”

You can read more about Juliet’s visit and the scarecrow trail by reading this article by Stella Beecher, who spent the day with Juliet.

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


Saturday 26th October 2019
10am until 12pm

Featuring the Mel Eveleigh Trio

Enjoy coffee/tea, soft drinks and sumptuous cakes while listening to the sounds of the Trio

Donations for the final phase of the Beesmoor Road Play Area Redevelopment Project would be appreciated.

@The Beacon, Zion United Church,
Woodend Road, Frampton Cotterell

For more details contact

Poster for Jazz@Beacon. Text transcribed above.