A warm welcome to new and existing residents of Portbury. If you have just moved here we hope you will find the information below of use. If there is anything additional that you think is worth adding, please let us know.
Portbury Parish Council comprises 8 local representatives who all live in the Village. We meet every first Tuesday of each month in the Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm. Agendas and reports are published here, in advance and input from residents is always welcome. You need to notify us in advance of any issue you'd like discussed. An annual Parish meeting takes place in May each year, at the Village Hall. This provides an opportunity to hear about the past year's activities and to raise issues for the future.
Our beautiful 12th Century Church is at the edge of the Village, there are regular Sunday services which are age inclusive. Details are publicised on their website. There is also an active Wives' Group that reguarly organises talks and other events. For smaller ones there is a very active Mother and Toddler Group that meets on Tuesdays from 09.15 to 11am during term times, in the Village Hall (temporarily). For those wishing to research heritage or ancestry there is also a newly created Heritage Centre within the Church. Click here for contact details.
Portbury is very fortunate in having its own Village Hall, owned by the Villagers. Built in 1892 and later extended to include a skittle alley, the Hall provides a venue for a range of local activities. The licensed Bar is open to members at most weekends and skittle enthusiasts can join in the winter league (competitive) and the summer league (just a bit of fun).
Portbury Primary School serves the local community of Portbury, Failand, Pill and Portishead. There are places for about 100 pupils. The School stands adjacent to St Mary’s Church and has a rich outdoor environment providing exciting learning opportunities.
We have a very active WI in Portbury which has been running for over 80 years. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Village Hall as well as organising other social activities. No meeting in August. New members of any age group are always welcome. Contact via the Village Hall.
Just outside the village on Clapton Lane is our local Rugby Club, catering for Seniors and juniors as little as 5. The first XV play in the Somerset Premiere league so a high standard of play can be expected for aspiring players and spectators alike.
If Cricket is more your thing then there is a very active Club based up at Lower Failand. Set in beautiful, tranquil surroundings the Club is always looking for new players.