Youth Voice! Have your say

Youth Voice – Have your say!

Frampton’s youth service for school years 6-8 want to hear what you want from your youth service.

Printed questionnaires can be filled out and handed in at the Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Road. Alternatively, you can print your own copy using the download button below.

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Image of questionnaire. Further information can be found by downloading "Youth Survey Printable"

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.

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

Almshouse Vacancy

Almshouse Vacancy

A residence has become available within the Perry Almshouses on Dragon Road for anyone who is in need within the Fromeside Benefice (Parishes of Winterbourne, Winterbourne Down, Frampton Cotterell and Iron Acton).

The house is single occupancy and comprises of a lounge, small kitchen and bathroom, an upstairs bedroom with communal laundry and gardens.  The successful applicant will be required to pay a monthly maintenance contribution and must be able to live independently.

In accordance with the Trust Deed, applicants must be unable to afford a home of their own; should be 60 years old or over (or if younger, are unable to maintain themselves through ill-health accident or infirmity); if born within the Parish should have been resident there for not less than five years or if born elsewhere should have been resident for not less than 10 years prior to application; with preference being given to those who are actively involved in a Christian denomination.

For further information and/or an application form please phone 07968 317324.

The deadline for completed applications is midday on Thursday, 19th September 2019.

Den building at Beesmoor Road

The community have been busy helping to build the wooden den at the new play are on Beesmoor road.

Councillor Sue Walter’s said ” It’s been a great week and all the children that joined in had a super time. Many thanks to Nisa for refreshments and to Sainsbury’s Local for their hard working team yesterday. “

Take a look at the pictures below to see the great progress that was made!