A37 Pensford to close 16-19th September for resurfacing

Bath & North East Somerset Council are advising people plan their journeys between 16-19th September as the A37 through Pensford will be closed to allow essential resurfacing works to take place.

The closure will start at 7pm Friday 16th September and the road will remain closed until the works are completed early morning Monday 19th September.

Bath & North East Somerset Council will take advantage of the road closure to complete additional road patching repairs, repainting road lines and markings and coordinating with BT to allow them to carry out street works which will prevent future disruption.

There may be some delays to traffic.  Diversion routes for traffic will be in place and advanced notices have been positioned along the route to warn road users of the road closure.

The council expects there to be higher than usual volumes of traffic passing through Stanton Drew while these resurfacing works take place and advise planning any journeys ahead of time to avoid delays.

More detail here …

Pensford Picnic happening on Bank Holiday Monday

Duck Race & Family Fun Day in Pensford

To round-off a wonderful summer, Pensford Tennis Club is hosting a special all-day event!

Our annual duck race is coming back to the Rising Sun, in Church Street, Pensford on Sunday 11th September 2022 starting at 11 AM.

The event is open to everyone and no booking is required. The race will start at 2.00 pm but before that there will be lots of fun activities starting from 11 AM.

Families and children can enjoy activities including Ball in a Bucket, Lucky Dip, Raffle, Guess the Weight of the Duck and Duck Hoopla.

Proceeds are in aid of the tennis club new clubhouse fund.

You can buy as many ducks as you like, even if you can’t attend. They cost £1 each and they can be purchased through the tennis club website www.pensfordtennisclub.co.uk.

Please visit the website for further information. Refreshments will, of course, be available from the Rising Sun, so just come along and enjoy the fun.

Parish Council Minutes – 25th July 2022



Present: Ms J Flower, Mrs S Grimes, Mr T Heaford, Mrs T Jones, Dr L Malt, Mrs J Stephenson (Chairman), Cllr P. May (B&NES) Mrs H Richardson (Clerk) and 5 Members of Public.

Public Submissions: A representative from POKE (Protect Our Keynsham Environment) asked the Parish Council to support them financially in their opposition to the Appeal for 21/00419EFUL Resourceful Earth and asked for a grant for £400. (30.5e) Continue reading Parish Council Minutes – 25th July 2022

Industrial Food Waste Plant near Pensford – Last Chance to Attend Public Meeting

If you missed the public meeting in Pensford, here is a further chance to find out more.

POKE is representing our local communities to fight the proposed supersize industrial scale food digester plant between Pensford and Keynsham. If approved, this plant would have potential to blight our local roads and quality of life.

Although the local council unanimously refused the original planning application, it is now necessary to fight an appeal lodged by the developer.  This appeal will be determined by a government inspector (not by our local council).

This is an important meeting for anyone with concerns about this development.  If you want to help preserve your local environment and quality of life, please do attend:

Date:  Thursday (28th July)

Venue: Whitchurch United Reformed Church, 24 Bristol Road, Whitchurch Village, Bristol, BS14 0PQ,

Time: 7pm

Everyone welcome.

Find our more on the Protect Our Keynsham Environment website here

Campaign against large anaerobic digester plant near Pensford granted ‘Rule 6 status

Protect Our Keynsham Environment (POKE) has been granted ‘Rule 6 status’.  and is now considered to be a main party at the public inquiry and can cross-examine other parties.

Read more in “The Week In” here

POKE need to raise more funds to cover the cost of employing experts to represent our local community against  this industrial scale scheme which has the potential to blight our local roads and quality of life.

Find our more on the Protect Our Keynsham Environment website here

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