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Bathford Parish Council

Your Guide to the Council

Monday, 29 August, 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 9.15am to 11.15am

Latest News

Withy Bed Village Green Application

Map of Withy Bed site.pdf

The application is due to be heard at the Village Club from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th September. This is open to the public and there is an opportunity for members of the public to speak about noon on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The provisional timetable is set out below

Monday 12 September 2016

10.00 – 10.15 Inspector’s opening and housekeeping
10.15 – 10.45 Applicant’s opening statement
10.45 – 11.15 Objector’s opening statement
11.15 – 13.00 Applicant’s witnesses
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Applicant’s witnesses cont.
(17.30 – 19.00 The Directions contain provision for an evening session if the CRA is notified as soon as is reasonably practicable)

Tuesday 11 September 2016

10.00 – 12.00 Applicant’s witnesses cont.
12.00 – 13.00 Members of public
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Objector’s witnesses

Wednesday 12 September 2016

10.00 – 12.00 Objector’s witnesses
12.00 – 13.00 Members of public
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.20 Site Visit
15.20 – 16.00 Objector’s closing statement
16.00 – 17.00 Applicant’s closing statement
17.00 Close

Electors Rights 2016

Bathford Parish Council is required to publish its governance statement and unaudited accounts for 2015/16 together with details of electors’ rights. These are shown below

Governance Statement 2015/2016
Electors Rights to view Accounts 2016

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



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

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