Olveston Parish Council

 

OLVESTON PARISH COUNCIL

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On this page, you can find out about your Parish Councillors and their responsibilities, you can read minutes of past Council meetings and you can find an agenda for the next meeting, when it becomes available. 

The Parish Council also has its own website which you can access here.

 

BIODIVERSITY - Excitingly, the Parish Council has a new Steering Group focusing on Biodiversity.  You can read about it here.

  

OLVESTON PARISH COUNCIL NEEDS YOU!

The April 2017 Meeting of Olveston Parish Council welcomed two new members - Catherine Offer and Martin Gibson, both of whom have lived in Tockington for many years. There is still one vacancy, and the Parish Council would like to hear from anyone interested in applying (particularly those from Old Down, whose residents are currently not well represented).

Local residents lead busy lives but many are prepared to contribute in all kinds of ways to their local community to ensure it remains a fabulous place to live.  Becoming a Parish Councillor is one way to contribute. The Parish of Olveston is wider than just the village of Olveston.  If you live in Olveston, Tockington, Old Down, Lower Hazel, Awkley or Ingst, you are an Olveston parishioner.

If you'd like to consider joining the Parish Council and participating in the discussions and decisions which aim to make our parish a great place to live, please consider joining us!  These are voluntary roles, as are so many others in the local community.  Your contribution to our work would be greatly valued.  Contact the Clerk, Richard Rogers, or any other Council member, if you want to know more.

 

OLVESTON PARISH WALKS - New leaflets have been produced detailing six circular walks in Olveston Parish.  Read more here.

 

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ONE-DAY CLOSURE OF CHURCH HILL, OLVESTON - Overhead cabling works will necessitate the closure of Church Hill, Olveston for probably no more than one day sometime after 19 April 2017. Diversion signs will be in place. See the Notice about it here and a map here. 

 

PARISH COUNCIL CONSULTATION ON OLD DOWN PLAY AREA - see full details here.

 

REGULAR REPORTS FROM THE PARISH CLERK

Our local community magazine Meeting Point regularly publishes reports from Olveston Parish Council.  See the latest magazine here.  The June 2017 report can be read here.

 

 

  

Councillors

John Hughes  613754

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Richard Panes   618468

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Vacancy

 

Adrian Baxter  617108

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Nick Gingell   tel: tbc  

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Pat Savage  07703 281625

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Tony Williams   07506 613628

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 Vacancy

 

 Vacancy

 

 

Clerk to the Council:

Richard Rogers, 8 Orchard Rise, Olveston BS35 4DY

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Chair of Parish Council

John Hughes

Vice Chair of Parish Council 

Richard Panes

 

 

Chair of Recreation & Leisure Committee

Richard Panes

Rec & Leisure Member for Olveston

Adrian Baxter

Rec & Leisure Member for Tockington

Pat Savage

Rec & Leisure Member for Old Down

TBD

 

 

Chair of Planning Committee

Vacancy

Planning Member for Olveston

Vacancy

Planning Member for Outlying Areas

Covered by other areas

Planning Member for Tockington

Tony Williams

Planning Member for Old Down

Vacancy

 

 

Footpaths & the Environment

Nominated members within Planning Committee

 

 

Chair of Project Committee

Pat Savage (overseeing projects rather than a formal Chair)

‘Parish Vision’ – Primary Contacts

Adrian Baxter/ John Hughes

Olveston Parish Steering Group

Tony Williams

Parish Process

TBD

 

 

Other Posts for Consideration

 

Primary Contact for seeking Grants

TBD

Responsibility for reviewing South Glos Council consultations

TBD

Communications

Adrian Baxter

 

 

 

Primary Contacts for various parish organisations and interest groups:

Old Down Sports & Social Club …

Richard Panes

Tennis Club …

Richard Panes

Parish Hall Management Committee …

Adrian Baxter/Pat Savage

Pre-School …

Pat Savage

Bowls Club …

Richard Panes

Olveston CEVC …

Adrian Baxter

Religious Groups …

TBD

Footpath Warden …

Rod Williams (co-opted)

Olveston United Football Club …

Richard Panes

Old Down Cricket Club …

Richard Panes

Meeting Point …

Parish Clerk

Olveston Scouts/Guides/Endeavour Explorers …

Tony Williams  

Woodhouse Park …

Tony Williams

Daldry Gardens & the Elderly

John Hughes

Allotments …

TBD

Health & Care …

TBD

Defibrillator Guardians …

TBD

 

Council Meetings

Parishioners are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. These are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Check out the Events page on this website for dates and times of meetings. Please contact the Clerk if you plan to attend.

Minutes of previous meetings are published here once they have been approved.  Here are the minutes for:

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016 - not yet presented to Council for approval

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

 

 

Agenda for next meeting

You can see the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting here when it becomes available.

 

 

The Council's Vision Statement

Read the Council's Vision Statement here.

 

 

Parish Design Statement

Don't forget - the parish of Olveston has its own Design Statement, designed to influence South Gloucestershire Council when making decisions about planning matters and to set out what makes Olveston distinctive and 'special'.   You can read an article about how the Design Statement was drawn up and how it can be used here. You can see the Design Statement itself by scrolling to the bottom of the page about Olveston Parish.

 

 

Council Policy on its Donations to Charities

You can read the Council's policy here. For details of any decisions about donations, you can check the minutes each month.