At a Parish Meeting for the Parish of Yatton held on Monday 21st March 2016 a poll was demanded on the following question:

Yatton fire station opened in 1947, after the Fire Services Act 1947, when fire service responsibility transferred from national government to local authority control after World War II. The current station was built in 1973. Today, Yatton fire station, which is part of Avon Fire and Rescue Service, runs with two appliances, a water tender ladder and a specialist hose-laying vehicle.[45]

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Connecting Devon and Somerset has brought fibre connections to Yatton as Cabinet V6 has now become live giving the improved service to postcodes BS49 4QF and BS49 4BP.  The following links to the Connecting Devon and Somerset project give further information. Interactive map here  'Get up to Speed' free talks and workshops here     

The local education authority is North Somerset Council. Yatton has a pre-school,[29] infant[30] and junior schools.[31]

The line is not currently electrified, and there is local support for electrification as an extension of the Great Western Main Line upgrade programme. A community centre and café was opened at the station in 2011.

Route planning around the station including maps and platforms

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Reception class admissions September 2017 are invited to visit Court de Wyck Church School on any of the following dates.  To make an appointment to view Tel 01934 833070 or

The planning application for 60 dwellings on land off Stowey Road has been refused for full details click here  

Secondary education is not available in the village, and so many of Yatton's children commute daily to the nearby village of Backwell in order to attend Backwell School. The school is a specialist Arts College, and includes a sixth form and takes pupils from the age of 11 (Year 7) to the age of 18 (Year 13). In November 2008, Backwell School was rated as outstanding by Ofsted.[32]

Tuesday 13th September 2016 - 9.15 amThursday 29th September 2016 - 1.30 pmWednesday 12th October 2016 - 9.15 amWednesday 2nd November 2016 - 1.30 pmTuesday 22nd November 2016 - 9.15 amThursday 12th January 2017 - 1.30 pm 

Online advice on benefits, debt, housing and much else from Advice North Somerset here. 

The local services described above are formed using Class 150, 153 and 158 diesel multiple-unit trains. Until 2012, Class 143 Pacer units were a regular sight, but these have been moved south to work in Devon and Cornwall following a cascade of Class 150/1 units from London Midland and London Overground.[14][15]

The origin of the name Yatton is uncertain. It may come from the Anglo-Saxon 'gatton' meaning 'village on the track'; the track in question is a path of limestone leading from Cadbury Hill.[2] The village has at one time or another been called Jatune, Eaton (from ea (river) and tun i.e. the settlement on the River Yeo and Yatton Blewitt, and is recorded as Lature in the Domesday Book.[3]

The draft Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Monday 21 March 2016 are available here. The presentation on Yatton Neighbourhood Plan can be seen here. Approved Minutes of the 2015 Annual Parish Meeting are available here. 

The station is the start point for the Strawberry Line, a foot and cyclepath built mostly on old railway land to Axbridge.[8] The start of the path is marked by a 6-metre-high (20 ft) arch.[9] The Strawberry Line Café, run by a local community group, is located on platform 1, and is open most days from 7:30 am to serve commuters.[10]


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The Claverham Village Green Public Enquiry will be held at the Free Church Claverham as follows:8th November 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm resuming at 7pm until 9 pm.9th & 10th November 2016 9.30 am till 5.30 pm*** NOTE - Lunch each day will be 1 pm to 2.15 pm there maybe earlier finishing times according to the business on the day.

Bakers Dolphin number 66 bus from Nailsea to Congresbury via Portbury, Portishead, Clevedon and Yatton stops at the station, with seven services Monday to Saturday in each direction.[20] There are also services connecting the station with local destinations towards Bristol and Weston-super-Mare operated by First Somerset and Avon that leave from the main road outside the station.

 Yatton Parish Council Annual Return 2015-16

Closing date for entries is extended to midnight Sunday 30th September 2016.Full rules of the competition here 

There are a number of thriving local businesses, including Pullin's Bakers, Simulation Systems Ltd,[23] Stowell Concrete,[24] Smart Systems,[25] Oxford Instruments,[26] Titan Ladders[27] and Bob Martin Petcare.[28] Farming remains an important activity in the area.


The Parish Council has appointed Aleana Baird as Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer, replacing Crispin Taylor who is retiring. Aleana is currently Clerk to Churchill Parish Council but has also worked for several years for Yatton Parish Council as Administrative Assistant. Aleana, like Crispin, holds the Certificate in Local Council Administration, the recognised qualification for local council clerks.

What are your favourite and least favourite architectural features/buildings in Yatton?Submit 2 photos - one to represent each of those features together with a reason why you fell this way.

The eastbound platform buildings were refurbished in 2005 to guard against rising damp.[38] A year later, in 2006, replica Great Western Railway benches were provided by the National Trust.[37] Hanging baskets were brought to the station in 2011 as a joint effort between the Severnside Community Rail Partnership, Cleve Nurseries and the station's garden group.[39]

Yatton Rugby Club was founded in 1968 and as of the end of the 2015/16 season, were promoted to the Western Counties North division, having won the Tribute Somerset Premier League for 2015/16. They run three senior sides and have an extensive junior set-up.[43]

It can be viewed online at or from 20th June - 1st August 2016 at Claverham Village Hall and Yatton Library. Your comments on the plan can be addressed to or The Clerk, Yatton Parish Council. Last Comments must be received no later than 1st August 2016.  Consultation closed.  

The Church of St. Barnabas in Claverham, dates from 1879 and is a grade II listed building.[40] Along with churches in Kenn, Somerset, Cleeve and Kingston Seymour the churches are managed as part of the Yatton Moor Team Ministry.[41]

Parish Recycling Scheme Electrical and Furniture Reuse Event 1st November 2016 Hangstones Pavilion, Stowey Road, Yatton, BS49 4HS. 4pm to 6.30 pm.For further information click here

Further to the overwhelming support in the Parish Poll and now with the subsequent full backing of Liam Fox MP the Parish Council has written to North Somerset and requested that they carry out an immediate  Environmental Impact Assessment on the proposed and approved developments at North End.

Notice of Completion of Audit 2015-16 here 

Today Yatton is a large village. Page's Court — the village's shopping precinct —  includes a bank, supermarket and several local shops.

George Lukins, also known as the Yatton dœmoniac,[48][49][50] was an individual famous for his alleged demonic possession and the subsequent exorcism that occurred in 1788.[51] Ken Day was born in Yatton in 1919 and played first-class cricket for Somerset County Cricket Club in seven matches between 1950 and 1956.[52]

Just beyond the station, to the west, are a pair of relief lines to allow slower trains to be overtaken. There are also some cross-over points, allowing trains to terminate on the westbound relief line and then return eastwards.[11]

Situated on an area of slightly higher, drained ground surrounded by moorland (locally called a 'batch'), Yatton was a well-established village by Norman times.[2] The remains of an Iron Age hill fort at Cadbury Hill have been discovered,[4] as well as a Roman villa, temple and hoard of coins.[5] Older Christian burial grounds have also been discovered on Cadbury Hill.[6]

There is a car park on each side of the station, managed by APCOA, with a total of 80 spaces. Parking costs £2.10 for the day at peak times and bank holidays, £1.40 at other times, with stays of up to 21 days available at a price of £2.10 per day.[6] There are bus stops nearby on the B3133.[7] Cycle storage is available on the access roads.[5]

Yatton is a village and civil parish within the unitary authority of North Somerset, which falls within the ceremonial county of Somerset, England. It is located 11 miles (18 km) south-west of Bristol. Its population in 2011 was 7,552.[1] The parish includes Claverham, a small village which was originally a farming hamlet.

"Should North Somerset Council conduct an immediate and comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment on the collective impact of all the proposed and approved housing developments at North End, Yatton?"