The Parish Council is the lowest tier of local government. It oversees many matters of interest to the community that are not the responsibility of other authorities, within the limits of its powers fixed by law. It is has not been linked to the parish church since it was created in 1894 – see history of the Parish Council.
Parish Councillors are unpaid volunteers resident in or close to the parish boundary and are co-opted on application unless there are more than 12 members when an election would be required. New applicants are welcome at any time.
Every year in January Timsbury Parish Council sets a Precept to part fund its activities including the part-time employment of the Parish Clerk. The Precept is added to each household’s council tax bill from Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Members of the public may attend the meeting but if they want to address the Council they must have permission in advance from the Clerk – see below.
There are also meetings of committees and working groups. Also, in April or May the open Annual Parish Meeting May reviews the year to end of March of the Parish Council and the Conygre Trust which manages the Conygre Hall and recreation field.
Find out more:
- Meetings and papers
- Members & committees
- Road safety
- Statutory information
Timsbury Parish Clerk
- tel: 01761 470 516
- email: Chris Gittins
- address: 11 Rectory Lane, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0LB
Bath and North East Somerset Council is the district authority for the area responsible for a wide range of services including local planning, waste & recycling, local roads, licensing and environmental health.
- Council Connect for all enquiries tel: 01225 39 40 41
- Report Problems on waste, roads, lighting etc.
- See: Services for more contacts.
Visit: www.bathnes.gov.uk for more details.
BathNES District Councillor for Timsbury
- 01761 479 086
- email: douglas_deacon (at) bathnes.gov.uk
Member of parliament for North East Somerset
- tel: 0117 987 2313
- email: jacob.reesmogg.mp (at) parliament.uk