Local Info

Local Info

A-Z of B&NES services

Household Rubbish
Bins, rubbish, recycling - all you need to know.

Local Bus Service
Many links here regarding bus services, including time tables, fares, change of service etc.

Parking & Travel info
This covers:
Accessible Parking: Advisory Disabled Bays and Blue Badge
Car Club: Easily hire a car for 30 minutes or more
Car Parking: Maps and details
Community Transport: Dial-a-ride etc
Cycling: Info in general
Electric Cars: Charging locations
Park & Ride: Locations, hours etc
Parking Bay: Reserve parking bay in residential area
Public Transport: From bus passes to time tables
Shopmobility: How to access services
Transport Plans: Council's transport plans, policies & projects.

Village Hall
Make enquiries or book the village hall

Parish Council
Minutes of Meetings and contact details of your local Parish Councillors

Your Unitary Councillor
Your Unitary Councillor is Neil Butters who represents Bathavon South Ward. His Focus newsletter can be downloaded here.

Member of Parliament
How to contact the MP for your area.

Valley Parishes Alliance
Exists to determine and provide a common response to social, economic & environ-mental issues. Parish Council is a member.

A-Z of B&NES services

Welcome to Monkton Combe Village Website

Village Newsletter - December 2014 (.pdf)

Village Hall - Burns Night Supper
It's time for the annual Burns Night Supper at the Village Hall on Saturday, January 24th. Tickets, priced at 10, as last year, will include a sumptuous three course banquet including the essential haggis, neeps and tatties, lovingly prepared and served by the nubile handmaidens of the WI, and copious volumes of liquid to toast the Haggis, the Queen, Prince George, the WI, the Village Hall Committee (maybe not!) and anyone else thought worthy of the accolade. Numbers are limited so book your place now - tickets and reservations from Des Wighton on 723060 or deswighton@gmail.com.

Highways Agency - Advance Notice of Closure of Warminster Road (A36)
The scheme will deal with a slope failure on the A36 between Brassknocker Hill and Hantone Hill. The consequence of this failure can be seen in long cracks in the road surface near the southbound verge.

These essential works include the provision of a reinforced concrete piled wall to stabilise the road, a new steel barrier and surfacing repair over a section approx 350m long starting just north of the junction with Trollope's Hill.

Highways Agency is consulting with the Local Authority to finalise the start date but the scheme is provisionally programmed to start in March 2015 and last for up to 16 weeks.

Due to the size if the equipment being used it will be necessary to close the A36 to through traffic. There will be signed diversions for heavy vehicles to the A350 but vehicles under 7.5t can continue to use Brassknocker Hill, which, along with Midford Road, will become the major route in and out of Bath to the South.

I will update as and when we get more information

Photos Village BBQ 2014 can be viewed here

Planning Application and general village information:
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 information.

Road Closureses within the B&NES area can be found here 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 information.

Local Traffic Reports

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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 School

  • 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 2012.

  • 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 school children.

  • Lock up - repairs to the Lock up.

  • Playground - replacement equipment and new safety flooring

Village Photos

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.



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