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Latest Posts

Bleadon Buses

Posted on 2nd May, 2022


New bus for Bleadon


Main Buses though Bleadon are:

Bus stopping on the A370

For more travel info see BOB Travel page



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Devils Bridge Bleadon Hill Development Starts

Posted on 16th February, 2022

Development Location Image


BOB has been informed that the development for 60 dwellings at the juction of 'Devil's Bridge' Bleadon Hill and A370 has started as follows:


"You may like to know that yesterday (15th Feb) work commenced on the new housing development situated on land at the junction of Bleadon Hill and Bridgwater Rd. The site is being levelled in preparation for reptile-proof fencing to be installed. I suspect that the coming months will see horrendous traffic problems in this area."


For further information see this blog post


Also other development information here



Exam Time

Posted on 21st May, 2021


It's exam time for all ages - take a break, distract yourself for a short while and relax ....


link to youtube


Take Exams - Shake It Off parody (5 mins)

Great google searches included  ... "What is a caffeine nap?"



Inside the mind of a procrastinator ...

featuring Procrastination Monkey and Panic Monster (14 mins)


Science Wars - Acapella Parody (4 mins)


Take me to Church - Sergei Polunin - Ballet (4 mins)


The Periodic Table Song (3 mins)


2Cellos - Thunderstruck - rock anthem (5 mins)



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Things that make you go hmmm April 2021

Posted on 1st May, 2021


Blogs to encourage debate and action


01 MAY 21Necessity, Efficacy and Safety of COVID Vaccines
01 MAY 21Natural and Vaccinated Antibody Study
01 MAY 21Notice of Medical Experimentation
01 MAY 21Dr Yeadon Delingpod Interview
29 APR 21Report Side Effects - Vaccine Information Leaflets
29 APR 21COVID19 Still NOT a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID)
28 APR 21The Nuremberg Code
28 APR 21Holocaust Remembrance Day will Exclude some of its Citizens
28 APR 21India Experiences Rise in COVID Cases
28 APR 21Police Accept Bristol Protest Arrests were Unlawful
27 APR 21Lockdown Protests - 24 APR 21
18 APR 21Ice Bucket Challenge Revisited
18 APR 21Vaccine Dangers Interview Geert Vanden Bossche
15 APR 21Will Your Insurance Pay Out if You have the Jab?
15 APR 21Govt Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme
13 APR 21The Light Paper Issue 8
08 APR 21MHRA Vaccine Side Effects Weekly Reports - Yellow Card Govt System


Current blogs here


See previous blogs:

Road Closure Purn Way 19 Apr 2021

Posted on 14th April, 2021



North Somerset Council intend to temporarily close "Purn Way - outside Apple Tree Cottage near Chestnut Lane junction" as specified in the Schedule to this Notice and map.


"This order is required because of the likelihood of danger to the public consequent upon work by Openreach to replace a pole. This will become operative on the 19th April 2021 for a maximum period of eighteen months. However, the closures may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as necessitated by the works which is anticipated to be of 1 day in duration. Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed when the measures are in force."


For further information relating to this notice see here.


See also:




BOB confirmed with the bus driver yesterday, that the new Number 4 bus through Bleadon will continue to stop at the rebuilt bus shelter at the top of Celtic Way/Roman Road, as well as the Hillcote stop. 


The new timetable can be found here or via various travel websites here


See prevous blog:

FOUND - Cat living near Church

Posted on 23rd March, 2021


A black/grey and white tortoiseshell-faced cat has been found living near the church in Bleadon.


If you are the owner of this cat please contact BOB, so that we can pass on your details to return your cat to you.



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Why are People Wearing Face Masks

Posted on 26th February, 2021


It has been known since before this article was posted on the CDC website in May 2020, that:

"Although mechanistic studies support the potential effect of hand hygiene or face masks, evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza. We similarly found limited evidence on the effectiveness of improved hygiene and environmental cleaning." (PDF)

So why are MPs and businesses mandating that the population wear them?


To illustrate the outcome of the 14 trials above, watch the effectiveness of mask as shown by a doctor smoking through various types of face masks in the video below:




Shortened version here (3mins)


NB: As confirmed by John Penrose MP As of 19 March 2020 (the week before lockdown a year ago), COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK (see Blog)



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Bleadon Developments Nov 2020

Posted on 20th November, 2020

Settlement Boundary2018 SHLAAParish Boundary


Government, Regional, District and Parish consultations and policies will directly influence residential and commercial development in Bleadon. You may want to respond to the consultations to ensure that your view is considered in the future of our communities.


(The first table below lists a few consultations and policies. The second table below lists some applications in relation to Bleadon)




Local Plan 2038 Consultation Part 2

Deadline 14 Dec 20

"A Local Plan sets out where developments can and cannot take place and ensures we get the right type of development in the right place with the right services and infrastructure ..."

Including: Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Indicating proposed sites in the Bleadon area See 2018 SHLAA Map
Including: Settlement Boundary Review

West of England Spatial Development Strategy Survey

Deadline 14 Dec 20

"The plan will make sure the development of homes, spaces for employment and transport links happens in the right places ..."

NSC Active Travel Strategy Consultation

Deadline 17 Dec 20

"Our Draft Active Travel Strategy is a 10-year plan to 2030 that aims to harness the huge rise in walking and cycling seen during 2020.

Bleadon Neighbourhood Development Plan

In 2018 & 2019 Bleadon Parish Council informed their grant funders, Locality, that they had indentified 5 Sites. Their locations have not been publicly stated to residents?

Locality stated, "... under the proposals [Govt White Paper below] the principle of development may be agreed at the local plan development stage ... [NDPs] may not be able to allocate sites for development (including housing), and ... may largely not be able to include development management policies..."

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government Aug 2020 Govt White Paper Planning for the Future and related Consultation

See also, BOB diagram of Planning Policy Heirarchy and Consultations and Bleadon Parish Plan Adopted 2009 and What is a Statutory Consultee? and Road Safety


lThe table below lists a few applications and developments currently influencing Bleadon Parish. The table above lists some policies and consultations influencing development in Bleadon.



Inside Settlement Boundary (Map)

Bleadon Quarry

42 Dwelling - 189 Occupancy 

Wallflower House3 Dwellings
Rectory Garden

2 New Houses


Outside Settlement Boundary, Inside Parish (Map)

Purn Way14 Dwellings Appeal
Purn Holiday Park 10 Lodges  

Adjacent to Mendip Racing 

4 Holiday Lodges

Accommodation Road 

Wake Park Offices, Cafe, Storage


Outside Parish Boundary (Map)

Bleadon Hill36 Dwellings
Devil's Bridge60 Dwellings


Overhead and Underground

Bleadon Fracking Licence

Roman Road

Bristol Airport Expansion

North Somerset


Addtional information at


NOTES: Some NSC Jan 2017 Core Strategy Policies (link and Jan17 PDF)


CS14(Jan 17) - Distribution of new housing

   NSC are to build 20,986 dwellings by 2026. "Settlement boundaries define the area within which resdential development is accptable in principle ... Development outside the settlement boundaries will only be acceptable where a site is allocated in a Local Plan or ...CS33" i.e. in areas such as Bleadon.

CS33(Jan 17) - Infill villages, smaller settlements and countryside

   "Development outside the areas covered .... will be strictly controlled in order to protect the character of the rural area and prevent unsustainable development. Residential development at Infill villages. ... Affordable housing will be permitted within settlement boundaries or in the form of rural exceptions sites, adjacent to settlements."

CS17(Jan 17) - Rural exceptions schemes   "Housing schemes for 100% affordable housing to meet local needs within small rural communities will be supported where: a) the development meets an identified local need demonstrated by an up-to-date needs survey or other evidence; b) the development is supported or initiated by the parish council ...; (presumably acting on the views of residents?) ... Rural exceptions schemes will be acceptable adjacent to the settlement boundaries of  ... Infill Villages [e.g. Bleadon] and elsewhere adjacent to the main body of the settlement ..."

Library announcement

Posted on 7th September, 2020



Library announcement from LibrariesWest:


"We are delighted to let you know that from Monday 7th September you will be able to start reserving items again from the library catalogue, for pick up from most libraries in North Somerset. If your preferred pick-up library is not currently in the drop-down list, we recommend using your nearest available library. Not all libraries across the LibrariesWest consortium are able to offer this service immediately. We have placed a temporary limit of 10 reservations per library member at any one time to help manage demand. This limit will remain in place until further notice. We will start sending out Library Reservation pick-up notices by email and SMS as items become available for collection. Before visiting a library to collect a reserved item we strongly recommend checking the opening hours first as most libraries are operating on revised hours.


Not sure whether you still want to borrow items you have previously requested? Please log on to your library account] and cancel anything that you no longer need to help your library service focus resources on items that customers still wish to borrow.


Other Library Changes


From Monday 7th September we will be removing the temporary 28-day loan period and reinstating the regular loan periods (e.g. 21 days for books, 7 or 14 days for DVDs).


From the same date we will also be reintroducing overdue charges and hire fees.


Returning Items It is important that you are aware when your items are due for return. To avoid overdue charges please check your library account to see when they are due back and renew them if necessary. You can do this at www.librarieswest.org.uk or by using the LibrariesWest app. If you need a PIN reminder, please go to www.librarieswest.org.uk, click on ‘Log in’ and then ‘Forgot my PIN’. Any outstanding charges can be paid online by logging on to your account at www.librarieswest.org.uk and using a debit or credit card. You don’t need to have a PayPal account. Please be aware that any items that were already overdue on March 18th 2020 that you still have on loan will start accruing overdue charges from Monday 17th August. Overdue charges were paused between March 18th and August 16th so you will not be charged for this period.


Keeping you reading online: 1000’s of e books, e audiobooks, and even magazines and comics are available to download for free! Whether you’re looking for the latest issue of BBC Good Food magazine, or a great book to read or listen to just visit www.librarieswest.org.uk for more information. We’re regularly adding to the collections so there should be plenty to choose from!


Spread the word! Tell your friends and family to join LibrariesWest online for free by sharing this link: https://www.librarieswest.org.uk/join - a membership number will be generated to enable access to free e Books, e audio books, e magazines and e comics. Once they are ready to visit a library again, new members who have joined online can call in to a library to upgrade their membership so they can also borrow physical items such as books, DVDs and Talking Books."