Brean Parish Council
As at May 22nd 2020 the beach entrance for the Beach Car Park is closed to all cars until further notice. PLEASE NOTE:THERE ARE NO TOILET FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE VILLAGE FOR VISITORS. PLEASE HELP KEEP RESIDENTS SAFE AND DO NOT VISIT UNTIL PROPER FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN.
This closure is being reviewed on a regular basis and more information when it will be opened will be published in due course. If parking on the roadside, please ensure this is done legally and does not block residents' driveways or access to the beach gates.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON BEACH CAR PARKING QUERIES, THE PARISH CLERK CAN BE CONTACTED AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME PLEASE CONTACT CLLR JOHN AUGUSTUS ON THE BERROW PARISH COUNCIL CLERK MOBILE NUMBER 07570852404. FOR THE BREAN PARISH COUNCIL CLERK PLEASE USE email@example.com or 07341977235. For all Somerset's Local Authorities Coronavirus Helpline call 0300 790 6275**
Welcome to the website for Brean Parish Council. Here you will find information about the parish and its council.
Brean in the County of Somerset lies on the shores of the longest and largest inlet in England's coastline, the Bristol Channel. The channel is governed by the second largest rise and fall of tidal movement in the world, about one mile (the largest being the Bay of Fundy in Canada).
The northern village boundary is Brean Down, a rocky promontory some 300ft high, jutting out into the channel and separating Brean from Weston-super-Mare. The Down is of the same carboniferous limestone formation as the offshore islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm and at one time must have been an extension of the Mendip Hills. The Down dominates the northern end of the village and on it are found signs of ancient settlement with a history dating back 4,000 years to the Stone Age. Archaeological studies have found evidence of extinct mammoths, deer, bison and reindeer dating 10, 000 years B.C. and burial mounds of the Bronze Age.
In 1964 a Roman Temple dating from about 340 AD was excavated on the Down.
If you wish to report a problem with a blocked drain, gully, footpath or bridleway, please see Village Matters for links to Somerset County Council webpages to report problems of this nature.