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 2015. 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, April 2017

~~BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting on 3rd April 2017 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. B Ball, Mr. A Tait, Mr. N Jackson Mrs. R Pawley, Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: Mr. S Tyack,
Public:  2 including District Councillor J Beale
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Parish Council Minutes March 2017

~~Minutes of the meeting on 6th March 2017 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. B Ball, Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley, Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: Mr. N Jackson
Public:  0
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:
It was proposed by Mr M Newton and seconded by Mr. A Tait that the minutes of the meeting on 6th February 2017 were taken as read, agreed as a true and correct record and signed by Mr. R Pearson (Chair).

Parish Council Agenda, March 2017

~~Agenda for the meeting on 6th March 2017 at 8 o clock in the Village Hall

1. Minutes of the meeting held on 6th February 2017 circulated previously.

2. Matters Arising

3. Accounts for Payments.
Pestakers Mole removal  £81

4. Correspondence.
Use of village green WITHDRAWN
Gloucestershire police meeting 30th March in Gloucester
Use of Village Green for fete. Sat. June 10th.

5. Donation from L Kitchingman

Parish Council Minutes February 2017

~~Minutes of the meeting on 6th February 2017 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor’s Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. N Jackson, Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley and Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: Mr. B Ball
Public:  8
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:
It was proposed by Mr. A Tait seconded by Mr. S Tyack that the minutes of the meeting of 9th January 2017 were taken as read, agreed as a true and correct record and signed by Mr. R Pearson (Chair).

Parish Council Minutes January 2017

~~BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting on 9th January 2017 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. N Jackson, Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley, Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: Mr. B Ball
Public:  District Councillor Mr. J Beale
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Parish Council Minutes December 2016

~~BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting on 5th December 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Kings Head
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. N Jackson, Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley, Mr. B Ball, Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: 0
Public:  7 Residents and County Councillor Mr. N Moor
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
Mr Pearson thanked the Kings Head for allowing the Parish Council to meet there whilst the Village Hall is unavailable.
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Parish Council Agenda, December 2016

~~Bledington Parish Council

Agenda for the meeting on 5th December 2016 at 8 o clock in the Kings Head

1. Minutes of the meeting held on 7th November 2016 circulated previously.

2. Matters Arising

3. Accounts for Payments.
Community Heartbeat Trust  New paddles £75.60 paid

4. Correspondence.
Donation for Villager Bus Service
As per last month’s email, the last chance to keep the phone box.

5. Precept


6. Planning
No 7 New Road

Parish Council Minutes November 2016

~~Minutes of the meeting on 7th November 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair) (Acting Clerk), Mr. N Jackson Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley.
Apologies for Absence: Mr. B Ball, Mrs A Newton
Public:  District Councillor J Beale
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm

Parish Council Minutes October 2016

~~Minutes of the meeting on 3rd October 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair) Mr. B Ball, Mr. N Jackson Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley together with Mrs. A Newton (Clerk)
Apologies for Absence: 0
Public: 5 including District Councillors J Beale and N Moor
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm

Parish Council Agenda, April 2017

~~BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting on 3rd April 2017 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. B Ball, Mr. A Tait, Mr. N Jackson Mrs. R Pawley, Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: Mr. S Tyack,
Public:  2 including District Councillor J Beale
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Parish Council Minutes March 2017

~~Minutes of the meeting on 6th March 2017 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. B Ball, Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley, Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: Mr. N Jackson
Public:  0
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:
It was proposed by Mr M Newton and seconded by Mr. A Tait that the minutes of the meeting on 6th February 2017 were taken as read, agreed as a true and correct record and signed by Mr. R Pearson (Chair).

Parish Council Agenda, March 2017

~~Agenda for the meeting on 6th March 2017 at 8 o clock in the Village Hall

1. Minutes of the meeting held on 6th February 2017 circulated previously.

2. Matters Arising

3. Accounts for Payments.
Pestakers Mole removal  £81

4. Correspondence.
Use of village green WITHDRAWN
Gloucestershire police meeting 30th March in Gloucester
Use of Village Green for fete. Sat. June 10th.

5. Donation from L Kitchingman

Parish Council Minutes February 2017

~~Minutes of the meeting on 6th February 2017 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor’s Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. N Jackson, Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley and Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: Mr. B Ball
Public:  8
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:
It was proposed by Mr. A Tait seconded by Mr. S Tyack that the minutes of the meeting of 9th January 2017 were taken as read, agreed as a true and correct record and signed by Mr. R Pearson (Chair).

Parish Council Minutes January 2017

~~BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting on 9th January 2017 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. N Jackson, Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley, Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: Mr. B Ball
Public:  District Councillor Mr. J Beale
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Parish Council Minutes December 2016

~~BLEDINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting on 5th December 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Kings Head
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair), Mr. N Jackson, Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley, Mr. B Ball, Mrs. A Newton (Clerk).
Apologies for Absence: 0
Public:  7 Residents and County Councillor Mr. N Moor
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm
Mr Pearson thanked the Kings Head for allowing the Parish Council to meet there whilst the Village Hall is unavailable.
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting:

Parish Council Agenda, December 2016

~~Bledington Parish Council

Agenda for the meeting on 5th December 2016 at 8 o clock in the Kings Head

1. Minutes of the meeting held on 7th November 2016 circulated previously.

2. Matters Arising

3. Accounts for Payments.
Community Heartbeat Trust  New paddles £75.60 paid

4. Correspondence.
Donation for Villager Bus Service
As per last month’s email, the last chance to keep the phone box.

5. Precept


6. Planning
No 7 New Road

Parish Council Minutes November 2016

~~Minutes of the meeting on 7th November 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair) (Acting Clerk), Mr. N Jackson Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley.
Apologies for Absence: Mr. B Ball, Mrs A Newton
Public:  District Councillor J Beale
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm

Parish Council Minutes October 2016

~~Minutes of the meeting on 3rd October 2016 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
Attending: Councillor Mr. R Pearson (Chairman) and Mr. M Newton (Vice-Chair) Mr. B Ball, Mr. N Jackson Mr. A Tait, Mr. S Tyack, Mrs. R Pawley together with Mrs. A Newton (Clerk)
Apologies for Absence: 0
Public: 5 including District Councillors J Beale and N Moor
Meeting opened at 8.00 pm

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