Priston Parish Council is a civil local authority, and is the first tier of local government. It is an elected corporate body with seven Councillors, and has tax-raising powers.
The Councillors work to address the needs of local residents. Liaising closely with Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES), the Parish Council plays an important role in ensuring that villagers' views are heard on matters such as planning, highways, footpaths and rural transport. It also keeps track of flooding issues.
The Council raises a precept from the Council Tax to spend on projects relevant to the Parish. It also provides a Trustee for the Priston Educational Charity - a fund which provides grants for academic books to children living within the Parish.
The Councillors are elected to serve for a term of four years (next election due 2023) and some have specific responsibilities.
|Bruce Clarke||01761 470999|
|Robert Davies||(Footpath Representative)||01761 479330|
|Fiona Hassard||(PC rep for VH Committee)||07776 280253|
|Peter Hopwood||(Vice Chairman)||07540 889630|
|John Lippiatt||(Highways)||01761 471080|
|Vicky Coles||07788 647946|
|Doug Pattison||(Chairman)||01761 470609|
Please contact the Parish Clerk or one of the Councillors if you have any matters you wish to discuss.
Tel: 01761 470638
Mobile: 07734 069751
The Parish Council holds six meetings a year, plus an AGM (May) and an Annual Parish Meeting (March). Meetings are held in May, July, September, November, January and March in the Village Hall on Monday nights at 7pm.
All residents are welcome, and may raise issues before the meetings start.
Please see the Calendar for dates.
The West of England Combined Authority is made up of three of the councils in the region – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It is headed by a Regional Mayor and cooordinates planning, infrastructure development and industrial strategy across the region.