Parish Noticeboard for Local Issues

Have your say about providing care closer to home in Somerset

Health and care services in Somerset are running an engagement programme to gather feedback from local people about providing care closer to home.

Health and care services in Somerset aim to support people to live independent, healthier lives by having the right services in the right place for their needs, available at the right time and delivered by the right people. The engagement programme runs until 12 April 2020. 

Everyone who lives and works in Somerset is invited to join in, and everyone’s input, ideas and suggestions are vital to helping them us sure that we have the right services in the right place.

Please see the document attached at the bottom of this page.  Using all the feedback received, a number of ways that health and care services could be delivered differently will be developed. There will be public consultation about these potential options in the future.

Health and care services would like your feedback. The full  document is also on their website at 

Contact them by email somccg.fitformyfuture@nhsnet 
or telephone 01935 384119


Churchill and Langford Minibus


(Reg. Charity 1975)

The Churchill and Langford Minibus Society has two minibuses providing Community transport for all the residents living in the Shipham Parish who join the Society.  The Parish Council supports the Society and the benefits it brings to those who 
use the minibuses.

During the week the minibus provides scheduled trips to shops, banks, opticians etc in Weston and other towns in North Somerset, Bristol and Bath.  In addition the members of the Society benefit from a whole range of unscheduled trips to the coast, pub lunches, cinema, theatre and lots more.  In 2018 the Society ran over 50 unscheduled trips.

Both minibuses are in great demand and the Society urgently needs to find lots more volunteer drivers in order that we can meet all the transport requests.  If you are able to provide some time each month or every other month then please contact the Chairman Malcolm Letts to discuss becoming a driver (and the training we provide) or organiser on 01934 852314, or for further details regarding using the minibuses contact the Booking secretary Laura Batt on 01934 863679.

Bristol Airport planning application 
to expand to 12 million passengers a year 

If you are concerned about the airport expansion plans, 
here are links to the relevant website and Facebook for 
Stop Bristol Airport Expansion (SBAE).  

Update 12 February 2020 - 

North Somerset Council has rejected the planning application.  Bristol Airport is going to appeal.  
Watch this space!

SBAE website -

SBAE Facebook -


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