The Bledington Parish Council is made up of seven Councillors all of whom are unpaid volunteers and one Clerk who receives a modest salary. Councillors are usually nominated from within the Parish, anyone over the age of eighteen on the electoral roll with a clean criminal record is eligible to stand. Councillors serve for a term of four years after which a new Council will be elected, current Councillors can stand for re-election if they so wish. The present Parish Council will be due for re-election in 2019. If more than seven people stand then a formal election is required.

Parish councils have a number of basic responsibilities in making the lives of local communities more comfortable. Essentially these powers fall within three main categories:

  • Representing the whole electorate within the parish
  • Delivering services to meet local needs
  • Striving to improve quality of life in the parish

The Council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the Play Areas and its equipment, Village Greens, Church Yard and Cemeteries, trees in public areas, the bus shelter, litter bins the brook and public benches. The Council also monitors the condition of roads and pavements, street lighting, street cleaning etc. within the Parish and report any problems to the District or County Council.

The Parish council represents the residents views on issues such as planning, traffic management etc within the Parish. When decisions are being made they are there to put your views across.

The Council sets its own budget. Money is raised from the Parish share of the Council Tax (precept), the sale of cemetery space and rent from the Gravel Pit field (next to the play area).  The accounts can be viewed at any time by prior arrangement with the Clerk.

Regular meetings
First Monday of every month from 8pm

The Council usually meets 11 times a year on the first Monday of the month in the village hall.  Meetings start at 8pm and the Agenda is displayed a week beforehand on the three notice boards in the Village.  Minutes are published in the Bledington news.

Members of the public are welcome to attend any Parish Council Meeting

How to get involved :
Members of the public are welcome to attend the monthly meetings but may only speak when the meeting is adjourned for questions from the public.

In addition, there is an annual open meeting where residents can speak on any issues they are concerned about within the Parish. Village organisations are invited to submit their annual reports and our District and County Councillors are invited to attend where they report on District and County matters affecting the village.  They are also available to answer questions from members of the public.

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Parish Council Agenda June 2018

BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Agenda for the meeting on 4th June, 2018 at 8pm in the Village Hall

1. Minutes of the meeting held 3rd May, 2018 circulated previously

2. Matters Arising

3. Accounts for Payment:-

P. Jones £760.00 Grass cutting
P . Jones £760.00 Grass cutting
GAPTC £160.00 Auditor

4. Correspondence
Street lighting improvement works
Gloucestershire Community Nurses Fund
Audit Report

Parish Council May Minutes 2018

Bledington Parish Council

Minutes of the meeting on 3rd May, 2018 at 7pm in the Village Hall.

Attending: Councillors Mr R Pearson (Chair), Mr M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mrs R Pawley, Mr S Tyack, Mr A Tait, District Councillor J Beale and County Councillor N Moor
Apologies for Absence: Mr B Ball, Mr N Jackson, Public:1
Meeting opened at 7.05 pm.

Parish Council Minutes April 2018

~~Bledington Parish Council

Minutes of the meeting on 9th April, 2018 at 8pm in the Village Hall.

Attending:
Councillors Mr R Pearson (Chair), Mr M Newton (Vice-Chair),Mr B Ball, Mr N Jackson, Mrs R Pawley, Mr S Tyack, Mr A Tait. Mrs C Allen (Clerk)
Apologies for Absence: County Councillor N Moor, District Councillor J Beale.
Public: 6
Meeting opened at 8.05 pm.

Parish Council Agenda, May 2018

BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

Agenda for the meeting on 3rd May, 2018 at 7pm in the Village Hall

                                     

1.   Minutes of the meeting held 9th April, 2018 circulated previously

 

2.   Election of Officers

 

3.   Matters Arising

Parish Council Agenda, April 2018

BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

Agenda for the meeting on 9th April, 2018 at 8pm in the Village Hall

                  

                  

1.   Minutes of the meeting held 5th March, 2018 circulated previously

 

2.   Matters Arising

 

Parish Council Minutes March 2018

Bledington Parish Council

Minutes of the meeting on 5th March, 2018 at 8.00pm in the Village Hall.

Attending:

Councillors Mr M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr S Tyack, Mrs R Pawley together with Mrs C Allen (Clerk).

Apologies for Absence: Mr R Pearson (Chair), Mr A Tait, Mr B Ball, Mr N Jackson, Mrs A Newton (Clerk).

Public: 2 and District Councillor J Beale and County Councillor N Moor.

Meeting opened at 8.05pm

1.     Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Parish Council Agenda, March 2018

BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

 

Agenda for the meeting on 5th March 2018 at 8 o clock in the Village Hall

                  

                  

1.   Minutes of the meeting held 5th February 2018 circulated previously

 

2.   Appointment of New Clerk

Parish Council Minutes February 2018

Bledington Parish Council

Minutes of the meeting on 5th February 2018 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall

Attending:

Councilors Mr. R Pearson (Chair), Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair) Mr. A Tait, Mr. B Ball, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley, together with Mrs. A. Newton (Clerk)

Apologies for Absence: County Councilor N Moor, District Councillor J Beale and Mr. N Jackson

Public:  2 

Meeting opened at 8.00 pm

Parish Council Minutes October, 2018

BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting on 1st October, 2018 at 8pm in the Village Hall.

Attending Councillors: Mr R Pearson (Chair), Mr M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr B Ball, Mr N Jackson, Mr S Tyack, Mr A Tait and District Councillor J. Beale.
3 members of the public attended.
Meeting opened at 8.05 pm.

Bledington Parish Council Agenda October, 2018

BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Council members are hereby summoned to attend the Parish Council Meeting on Monday, 1st October, 2018 at 8pm at Bledington Village Hall. Please inform the Clerk if you are unable to attend.
Christine Allen – Bledington Parish Council Clerk, 25th September, 2018.

AGENDA

Parish Council Risk Assessment 2018

Bledington Parish Council, Risk Assessment.

Risk Likelihood Control Measures

1. Injury on Council property – Old Burford Road Play Area.
Medium
All play equipment inspected annually by RoSPA, a report obtained and any defects found, rectified immediately. Local inspection of equipment carried out monthly by Mr B Woodward, any defects found rectified. A record kept of monthly inspections.
Where defects cannot be rectified immediately the defective equipment is to be taken out of use until such time as a satisfactory repair is carried out.

Parish Council Minutes July, 2018

Bledington Parish Council
Minutes of the meeting on 2nd July, 2018 at 8pm in the Village Hall.

Attending: Councillors: Mr M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mrs R Pawley, Mr N Jackson, Mr S Tyack, Mr A Tait, together with Mrs C Allen (Clerk)
Apologies for Absence: Mr R Pearson (Chair), Mr B Ball
Public: 1 and District Councillor J Beale and County Councillor N Moor.
Meeting opened at 8pm.

Parish Council Agenda July 2018

BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Agenda for the meeting on 2nd July, 2018 at 8pm in the Village Hall

1. Minutes of the meeting held 4th June, 2018 circulated previously

2. Matters Arising

3. Accounts for Payment:-
C. Allen Wages £584.19

4. Financial Regs and Risk Assessment

5. Correspondence:
CDC - Register of Members Interest
The Big Feastival Community Donation
Quote for new swing on village green

6. Planning
18/01623/FUL 1, Hazel Grove
Single storey side extension

Parish Council Minutes June 2018

Bledington Parish Council

Minutes of the meeting on 4th June, 2018 at 8pm in the Village Hall.

Attending: Councillors Mr R Pearson (Chair), Mr M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mrs R Pawley, Mr S Tyack, Mr A Tait, Mr B Ball, Mr N Jackson and District Councillor J Beale together with Mrs C Allen (Clerk)
Apologies for Absence: Mr N Moor, Public: 2
Meeting opened at 8.05 pm.

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