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Bathford Parish Council

Your Guide to the Council

Sunday, 20 April, 2014

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

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

New Clerk appointed to Bathford Parish Council

Bathford Parish Council is pleased to welcome Jon Cooper as our new Clerk to the Council.

Bathford Neighbourhood Watch

is coordinated by Samuel Pearce-Kearney.

The neighbourhood watch is a very important part of the network that keeps Bathford a safe and pleasant place to live.

More details can be found on Bathford Neighbourhood Watch

Use the Contact Us link at the bottom of every webpage.

NEW small electrical recycling collection starts 18 February 2013

Have you got any small electrical times that are broken or you no longer want?
Starting 18 February if you live in Bath and North East Somerset, you can start recycling them from home as part of our weekly green box recycling collection service. These items must be able to fit in an average size plastic carrier bag and will be collected as part of our weekly green box recycling collection service.
We will collect any small electrical item that has a plug or uses batteries. Suitable items for collection include:
• Bedside lamps (please remove light bulbs and shades), blenders, kettles, calculators, cameras, chargers, digi -boxes, electronic toothbrushes, electronic toys and games, hair straighteners, hi-fi equipment, irons, power tools, remote controls, shavers, telephones, toasters, torches and so on!

We can’t collect any large item such as:
• No TVs and PC monitors, large printers, fridges and freezers, washing machines, cookers, microwave ovens, and lawn mowers. These can be recycled but are too big for this collection, so you still need to take these to your local Recycling Centre instead. Alternatively, you can book a collection from the Council for a fee.
• No fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
• No items with leaking batteries or broken glass which could harm our crews.
The small electrical items must be put in an untied carrier bag next to your green recycling box on your usual weekly collection day by 7am. You can put out more than one carrier bag if necessary. Please remove any batteries first and put these in a small plastic bag at the top of your green box as usual. We may use different vehicles to pick up your electricals so don’t worry if your usual recycling has been collected before or after your electricals.
Please don’t forget to donate any working electricals in reusable condition to charity if possible.
All the items we collect will be crushed, separated into their different materials and recycled to make new products. It is a waste to throw these electrical items away because they can be recycled and made into new things using their valuable metals and plastics - one clothes iron can provide enough steel to make 13 new steel cans.
Find out more Electrical Collection

Free warmer homes check-up for elderly and disabled from new service

A brand new service provider funded by BANES Council is offering support to elderly residents(anyone over 60), disabled people of any age and vulnerable people.

West of England Care and Repair can offer help on everything from small repairs to minor home adaptations, including support to make choices on where to live. A free warm home check-up (including advice on loft insulation, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, central heating systems and draft proofing) can be booked and, as well as giving essential home maintenance advice, those in need will be given free packs which include a hot water bottle, snuggle blanket, socks, gloves and an insulated cup.

To find out more contact West of England Care and Repair on 0300 323 0700 or visit West of England Care and Repair

Residents can also find out more about help available to keep warm at home and prepare for severe winter weather by contacting the Council Home Energy Team on 0800 082 2234.

Audit of Parish Council's Annual Return completed

The external audit of the parish council's finances for 2011-2012 has been completed. The relevant notice and the audited Annual Return 2011-2012 can be viewed here.
Announcement of completion of Audit
26 Sept 2012

New 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

Broadlands Orchardshare Community Orchard

Broadlands OrchardShare is a thriving community orchard in Bathford parish. It is run by volunteers, who are working to conserve and maintain the orchard to supply locally grown apples to the Bath area. More information about coming events and contact details can be found on Broadlands Orchardshare Community Orchard

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