It (still) isn’t easy being green
A lot of my time at the moment is occupied by an impending planning application in my village. It’s for a new railway station, and there is a large part of me that goes, yes! Public transport, accessible in the village, has got to be ‘a good thing’, right? Buses come and buses go, and…
The village of Charfield has long had a main railway line running through the middle of it. It’s famous, if at all, for the railway disaster of October 1928 where a passenger train crsahed into a goods train underneath the main Wotton Road railway bridge, killing sixteen people and leaving a mangled carnage beneath it.…
Building on Charfield
There was a South Gloucestershire Council event in Charfield Memorial Hall on Tuesday 10th April, to discuss the future of our village. The invitation – for it was an invite only event – was clear; “As a stakeholder or local group representative, we would like to invite you to participate in a workshop session relating…
Bellway Homes in Charfield
If you’ve been reading anything from me recently you’ll know my village of Charfield has been selected as sacrificial dumping ground – sorry, a strategic development location – for another 1200 homes. And you’ll know I feel strongly that this cannot be made a sustainable choice because of the road network in the area being…
I know where it ends
In bright sunshine, under dark skies, on grass still wet from the brief but torrential rain… I know where the rainbow ends. And one day, I’ll empty that bin! (taken from my study window)
Graffitti Classics at Charfield Memorial Hall!
What an excellent evening, and we had only yards to walk home afterward! If you get the opportunity to see the Graffitti Classics perform their slap-stick repertoire do grab a good seat. The YouTube clip below doesn’t convey sufficiently what a huge grin and belly laugh their performance is. Certainly it isn’t the sort of…
Too cloudy to actually see the sunrise, it was nonetheless a pleasant way to start the weekend. The picture above was taken from the bottom of what will become our new village burial ground. As you can see the view is remarkable, looking east over the village towards Wotton under Edge and the Cotswold Escarpment.…
I’d like to thank the Awards Committee… and… and…[gush]
Yeah, I feel good. Why not shout about it? http://www.charfieldparishcouncil.org.uk It’s the best (nearly)… 🙂
Who’da thought it? Chairman bish!
At this evening’s annual Parish Council meeting I was voted unanimously into the Chair of the Council. What do you think they know that I clearly don’t?
Charfield Parish Council
Very happy to say the new website was extremely well received. http://www.charfieldparishcouncil.org.uk It’s based on the same WordPress engine I’m using for this blog, but without comments and stuff. This means that it can be updated by folk with little or indeed no knowledge of HTML, FTP or all the rest of the Internet technobabble…