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Bathford Parish Council

Your Guide to the Council

Sunday, 29 May, 2016

Welcome to the Bathford Parish Council Website

This site is intended to provide easy access to information about the activities of the council in their representation of the people of Bathford, Warleigh and Shockerwick.

Bathford Parish Council meet on the third Monday of the month in the Parish Council office beneath the Village Community Co-Operative Shop on the High Street. Meetings usually start at 7.30 pm. All Bathford residents are welcome to attend, and are encouraged to bring up any matters of particular interest or concern during the first five minutes of the meeting.

Minutes of Council meetings can be seen on this website, on the Council noticeboards in the village and in the shop. The notice boards are next to the Dovers Lane postbox near the shop and on the corner between 36 and 37 Meadow Park.

The clerk to the council is Jon Cooper and we can be contacted by email, post or telephone and details can be found on our Contact Us page. To reduce spam there are no email addresses on this website so please use the contact page to make the initial approach but please remember to leave your postal or email address or a telephone number to enable us to reply.

The Parish Office will be open to members of the public on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am

Latest News

Committee Meetings

Meetings of Bathford Parish Council's Committees are shown below. These are usually held in the Parish Office and are open to the public. Agendas are available on request.


Finance, Administration & Communications

Highways & Footpaths


Tuesday 24th May, 6.30pm


If no date is shown, there is currently no scheduled meeting for that committee

10 Years ago

It was 10 years ago on 17th April 2005 that we launched the Parish Council website and few Parich Councils had websites.

To put this achievement into context, the first upload to the newly launched YouTube was 6 days later than our launch on 23rd April 2005

The format is deliberately kept simple and uncluttered. In those days many people were still on dialup connections and only dreamt of the new high speed 1M Broadband being available where they lived.

This website is intended to provide readily available access to the information related to the Parish Council's management of the Parish of Bathford.

I still hold the belief that many people accessing this website are looking for information first and foremost which is why the format is basically unchanged over the years.

I look forward to any constructive comments people may have about it and would like to thank my son David Wickham for doing the hard work in initially programming it (whilst still at school) such that it is still functioning well all these years later.

Richard Wickham
Bathford Parish Councillor and Website Administrator
16th April 2015

Dates for Parish Council Meetings

The schedule of dates for Parish Council Meetings can be found here. Usually these are the third Monday of each month excluding August and December

Council Meeting Diary

Village Shop Website

The shop has now setup its own dedicated website and can be found at

Bathford Link - can they help you?

Bathford Link can provide transport to appointments and other services to residents in the parish. More details about the help available from Bathford Link can be found in the attached document.
Bathford Link Poster
3 Apr 10

Website updates link added at the bottom of the page to show new features and changes made
to this website

Complaints under the Code of Conduct

The responsibility for considering complaints that a council member may have breached the Code of Conduct is moving to B&NES’ Standards Committee. Anyone wanting to complain about the conduct of a member of Bathford Parish Council or B&NES Council must submit their complaint to the Standards Committee instead of the Standards Board for England. The address for submitting complaints is “c/o The Monitoring Officer, 3rd Floor, Riverside, Keynsham, BS31 1LA. Further information about the new local assessment system is available on the Standards Board’s website
4 June 2008

The Bathford Bulletin

Please submit articles and submissions or offers of help for the next issue of the Bathford Bulletin either through the new Bathford Bulletin website, in the box in the shop/Post office or they can also be contacted through our contact us link at the bottom of the page.
11th Dec 2007