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Village Newsletter -March 2015 (.pdf)
The Highways Agency have
told us of the need for night-time closures
on the A36 south of its junction with
Brassknocker Hill to allow for some unsafe
trees to be removed. Work will begin on
January 2015 with four
night-time closures for tree cutting,
followed by four weeks of off-peak
night-time traffic controlled by signals
which will enable necessary geotechnical
work to be undertaken at this location.
There will be no weekend closures.
TOTAL CLOSURE OF A36
News of the start date for
the anticipated total closure north of the
junction is March 2nd (
scroll down to read the notice).
We also received another
access to the Monkton Combe Garage during
this time. This reads as follows:
When the A36 will be closed to through
traffic between Hantone Hill and the
Brassknocker Hill junction from Monday 2
March 2015. During this time, the
services offered by businesses in this
location, such as The Monkton Combe
Garage, will continue and access to
these businesses will be maintained.
However, it may be prudent to call any
business before visiting to ensure this
remains the same. Customers coming from
the south will not be affected by the
closure. However, for those travelling
down from Bath, you will have to go via
Brassknocker Hill, which will remain
open for the duration of the work.
If you have any further queries
regarding the works and how it might
affect you please contact the Highways
Agency on 0300 123 5000
Planning Application and general village
Please contact the
clerk of the Parish Council, or any
councillor, for information regarding
Planning Applications or information
relating to the village i.e. bus, road
works, rubbish collection etc. The Parish
Council has decided to no longer supply the
village website with any village related
Road Closureses within
the B&NES area can be
and a map view of current road works can be
found here . Alternatively please contact the clerk to the
Parish Council or any Councillor for
Local Traffic Reports
Click on diamond shapes to view traffic report.
Left click on map and drag to choose new location.
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About Monkton Combe
Read about the beauty of
the village and why people living there love
it so much. For those visiting the Bath area,
the village is well worth a visit with some
breathtaking views from the top of the hillsides.
There are a selection of walks you can follow
- and at the centre of the village you will
find the Wheelwright Arms - a welcoming place
for a meal or some light refreshments.ts.
History of the Village
Portrait of a Parish
- As a Millennium project, the Women's Institute
(W.I.) compiled a book called "Portrait of a
Parish". With input from residents past and
present - it describes the last 100 years of
Monkton Combe. A must to read! See how different
life was then compared to now. Read brief extracts
here, then click on the History link on left
to read more.
Walks in and around Monkton Combe
The countryside around here
is stunningly beautiful. There are a variety
of walks in the immediate area for you to explore.
Some are quite easy going, while others take
a bit more stamina.
Addition of a Village
Green - organised by Village Hall Committee
and the land kindly donated by Monkton Combe
Foot Bridge over
the Mill Leat - after a 20 year + absence,
thus enabling the footpath to be fully used.
Thanks to Parish Council and Colin Hudson
from B&NES. This was a Millennium Project.
The bridge is unofficially named
"Millennium Bridge" A
name plaque was added to the bridge in
20mph Speed Limit
- through village - organised by Monkton
Combe School and Parish Council as a joint
venture. Hopefully this will make vehicles
slow down when driving through the single
tracks and where roads are frequented by
Lock up - repairs
to the Lock up.
Playground - replacement equipment and new safety
Here you will find a selection of photographs
taken in and around the village. If anyone has
any pictures they would like shown, then please
let me know via the contact page.