2024-03 Meeting Report, Cllr Young

Chew Valley Area Forum 5/3/24

Update on the Somer Valley Links which includes the A37 into Bristol

An ‘Engagement Report” has collated information following the public engagement exercises. The ongoing project will be taken forward by BANES and revised proposals will be taken to a further public consultation later in 2024.

Police report Mendip (Clutton, Temple Cloud, Cameley, Hinton Blewett and East and West Harptree)

Violence Against the person 19                             Public order offences 2

Theft 4                                                                 Vehicle offences 1

Arson and criminal damage 1                              Burglary 4

Sexual offences 2                                                 Robery 1

Miscellaneous 1

Neighbourhood PC’s for Hinton Blewett

PC Stephen Carey 4297 and Jessica Comer 8477


Considerable flooding discussion with input from Avon Fire and Rescue. It was agreed that the Forum would establish a time limited working group Date Thursday 4th April 11.30 – 1pm Teams) to look at how and what communication can help ease ways around the valley when roads are flooded. Adopt a drain scheme, reporting on ‘fix my street’ etc

Stuart Garner Climate and Nature Recovery Banes

Toolkit coming out for Parish Councils in July 2024 to map out existing assets and opportunities for nature recovery.

David Wood

40,000 trees being planted in Pensford Woods and at Shepton Mallet

Simon Hunter Rivers Trust

Leading work on a fish recovery for River Chew, a wetland in Pensford and working with a farmer in Chelwood to reduce run off from fields and encouraging wildlife putting in buffer zones of hedgerows and ponds.

Chew Valley Nature Recovery Group

Nature Fest Sunday 30th June Chew Valley School

Implementing a toolkit to identify and map habitats and identify where improvements can be made.

Jackie Head update on Sustainable Transport in Chew Valley

Additional funding secured for a commuter route to Bristol Monday – Friday 3 hubs Bishop Sutton, Chew Stoke & Chew Magna to Hengrove Park Temple Meads, The Haymarket and The Centre. Meeting 16th March Bishop Sutton Village Hall 10-12.30.

Next meeting 25th June Community Farm Chew Magna

  • Posted: 26th March 2024