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Community Climate Forum - Registration

posted 22 Jan 2021, 04:38 by parish council   [ updated 22 Jan 2021, 04:42 ]

As this is a public forum kindly being hosted by BANES, all attendees need to register in advance of the Forum meeting.

More details on this are on the information page: Registration Details

Climate & Nature Emergency

posted 4 Jan 2021, 16:32 by parish council   [ updated 4 Jan 2021, 16:37 ]

Following the PC passing Climate and Ecological Emergency resolutions, details about activities and community engagement are available on the following web page: Climate & Nature Emergency

Freshford History and Horticultural Societies

posted 10 Sept 2020, 08:43 by parish council

Freshford & District Local History Society and Freshford & District Horticultural Societies have both suspended their Autumn talks due to Covid-19 restrictions.   Developments will be monitored carefully and meetings will resume as soon as possible.

Freshford PC Councillor Vacancies

posted 12 Aug 2020, 11:10 by Parish Council Communications   [ updated 12 Aug 2020, 11:11 ]

Two vacant Parish Councillor positions have arisen within Freshford Parish Council.

These positions need to be filled ideally from within the local community.

There are a number of key initiatives that the PC either is, or will be, working on which need to be moved forward. If you are interested in being actively involved and have a desire to represent the interests of the whole community then please do consider joining Freshford PC as a Councillor.

Please click on the file below which provided the details of how to apply.

Notice of Vacancy - Freshford Parish Councillor

posted 29 Jun 2020, 03:39 by parish council   [ updated 29 Jun 2020, 04:17 ]



 Freshford Parish Council


that following the resignation of Cllr Jacob Heatley-Adams, a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for Freshford Parish Council.

If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Friday 17 July 2020), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by TEN electors for Freshford Parish Council, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

The request must be signed by ten persons who, at the time of the request, are listed on the electoral register as local government electors for Freshford Parish Council. The ten signatures should be accompanied by printed names, addresses and, if known, electoral numbers.

Under the Coronavirus Act 2020, if an election is called, it will not take place until May 2021.


                                                                             Selina Jobson

                                                                             Parish Clerk


Dated: Monday 29 June 2020


*        In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.

Horticultural Soc Headliners

posted 11 Jun 2019, 10:24 by Parish Council Communications

The society's page now contains brief outlines of the up and coming Autumn/Winter events, which can be down loaded from the main page.

Community Speed Watch Update

posted 24 Apr 2019, 11:20 by Parish Council Communications

Follow the Transport link page for new information and contact details.

Transport Info

posted 9 Apr 2019, 10:17 by Parish Council Communications

Road Closure
Rosemary Lane Closure;From River Frome Bridge to the entrance to Freshford Mill for the period 6th May 2019 for a maximum period of 2 weeks, further info attached.
Rail Disruption
Work is planned across the network, some disruption to services expected 13/14th April & 11/12 May 2019.

Elections; B&NES and Freshford PC

posted 21 Mar 2019, 12:19 by Parish Council Communications   [ updated 26 Mar 2019, 08:17 ]

It is election time on May 2nd and everyone in the community will have a vote on who should be elected to be a Freshford PC councillor.
If there are more than 9 candidates, then there will be an election.
However, should there be 9 or less candidates then an election will not be held and those candidates will, de-facto, become councillors.
The PC is the third tier of government, and represents the local community.
If you like how the PC has been working, then please consider being a councillor to continue the good work.
If you feel that there have been short-comings in the PC, then the best way to effect change is by becoming a councillor.
Of the outgoing councillors, there were 8 men and only 1 woman. Clearly there is a deficit of female representation.
A healthy PC consists of a spread of ages, different views and equal representation of the sexes – OK, it is hard to have 50/50 representation where there are 9 councillors, but female representation should be more than 1 woman.
The PC has been, and should continue to be, fiercely politically agnostic as the PC represents the community and not a political party.
Could you please consider whether you are prepared to become a Freshford Parish Council councillor, and if you are, then please complete this form and hand it in to BANES at the Guildhall by 4pm on Wednesday 3rd April.
If you would like to discuss anything, then please do feel free to contact either the Clerk, Lorraine Montacute (parish.council@freshfordvillage.com) or the current chair, John Adler (john.adler.fpc@outlook.com).
One point to note is that as further financial cut-backs hit BANES (a further £50-60m+ to come), this will potentially have a massive impact at a local level, which will inevitably put the PC in the position of having to consider the local community in ways not previously considered. What this will be is unknown, but is more than a likelihood.

Please do consider becoming a Freshford PC councillor and help to shape the future.

Woodland Trust & Avoncliff Wood

posted 18 Feb 2019, 11:33 by Parish Council Communications

The good news is that The Woodland Trust is now the new owner of Avoncliff Wood and surrounding land the Westwood side of The Freshford Inn field.The Trust is booked to hold a drop-in consultancy at Westwood Parish Rooms on Tue 26th March, 2 - 6.30 pm.James Crawford (Woodland Trust Member) has more information; 01225 869006 & 07850 175431

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