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 a Parish Clerk, 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, and has established the Priston Emergency Group (PEG) WhatsApp group to support reporting and response to local emergencies.
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. It is also entitled to nominate a Representative Member for the Priston Village Hall Management Committee.
The Councillors are elected to serve for a term of four years (next election due 2023) and some have specific responsibilities.
|Guy Davies||Planning Rep.||0792 570 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Farah Downing||Village Hall Rep.||via Parish Clerkemail@example.com|
|Helen Burns||Footpaths Rep.||0783 795 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Peter Hopwood||Chairman||0754 088 email@example.com|
|Nick Keppel-Palmer||Climate & Ecological
|0774 786 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Lippiatt||Roads & Highways Rep.||01761 email@example.com|
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, including an Annual Meeting (May). Meetings are held in May, July, September, November, January and March in the Village Hall on Monday nights at 7pm. In addition, an Annual Parish Meeting is held in March - note this is not a Parish Council meeting, although it is chaired by the Parish Council Chairman, and the agenda and minutes are produced by the Parish Clerk.
All residents are welcome, and may raise issues before the meetings start.
Please see the Calendar for dates.
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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.