Home energy improvement grants offered

The Home Upgrade Grant Scheme offers fully-funded home improvements to help households save energy and keep warm.

This scheme is for households who:

  •  Live in Gloucestershire or South Gloucestershire
  •  Do not have mains gas heating
  •  Own or privately rent an inefficient home (EPC: D, E, F or G)
  •  Have a combined household income of under £36,000 per year

This scheme will provide:

  •  Expert surveys, reports and recommendations for your home
  •  Fully-funded energy-saving upgrades
  •  Improvements such as insulation, heating, renewables
  •  Support for you and your household at each step

You can find out more and check whether you are eligible by contacting Severn Wye Energy Agency on 0800 500 3076 or visiting warmandwell.co.uk/grants-and-funding/home-upgrade-grant/.

M5 junction 14 slip road closure

National Highways have announced works on the M5 southbound around Junction 14 (Falfield).

The works will take place overnight from Monday 3 to Friday 28 June, 8pm to 6am each night. The southbound slip road at Junction 14 will be CLOSED overnight on Tuesday 4, Tuesday 11, Monday 24, Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June.  Diversions will be either down to Junction 16 (Bradley Stoke) and return up the northbound carriageway to Junction 14, or via the A38.

Vacant seat on the parish council

Cllr. Lorraine Palmer has resigned her seat on the parish council. Although Lorraine was only on the council for a short period, she has played a vital role in many aspects of the council’s operation including serving as Vice-Chairman, covering much of the day-to-day running of the council whilst there was no clerk in post, and contributing to the opposition to inappropriate development in the village.

This resignation means that there is now a vacant seat. As no election has been called for, the council is now able to co-opt a new member to the vacancy.

If you are interested, you can find out more about co-option in our Co-option policy and download application forms. Please contact the Clerk or speak to any of the current parish councillors if you have any questions.

Revised plans for Redcliffe Homes development

Redcliffe Homes have submitted revised plans for their proposed development in Church Lane. Details can be found on the South Glos. Council planning website at P23/02597/F. The ‘covering letter’ document lists the main changes from the previous plans.

Comments on this revised planning application can be submitted via the SGC Planning website.

Budget and council tax share published

Cromhall Parish Council have approved their budget for the year from 1st April 2024. The council is mainly funded by the ‘precept’, which is collected on our behalf by South Glos. Council as part of your council tax.

The total precept for Cromhall PC for the coming year is £23,497. This equates to a charge of £74.83 for an average size (Band D) property – a slight decrease on last year’s amount.

You can see the budget in detail on the Finance/Council Funding page.