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 B&NES Council or other authorities, within the limits of its powers fixed by law. The parish boundary is based on the ancient St Mary’s parish church boundary, from which has not been linked since 1894 when parish councils were created. See more in its history.
The currently 13 Parish Councillors are unpaid volunteers resident in or close to the parish boundary and may be co-opted on application up to 13 Members in total, which is based on the current electorate of 2,057. If there are more applying then an election would be required. New applicants are welcome at any time as vacancy arise. Each May the Council elects its Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
Every year in January Timsbury Parish Council sets a Precept which part-funds its many activities, which includes the part-time employment of the Parish Clerk. The Precept is collected by B&NES by adding it to each household’s council tax bill. It is about a £1/week, depending on your council tax Band.
Meetings & Papers
Parish Council meetings are normally held on the first Monday of each month (except August sometimes) in the Tyning Room of the Conygre Hall, Timsbury BA2 0JQ, generally starting at 7:30pm. See papers here.
Members of the public or media 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, the open Annual Parish Meeting in April or May reviews the Parish Council’s financial year to end of March, along withthe Conygre Trust which manages the Conygre Hall and recreation field on behalf of the Parish Council.
- Meetings and papers
- Members & committees
- Road safety
- Statutory information
- History of the Parish Council
Timsbury Parish Clerk
- tel: 0345 307 3634 (which is free or charges at the same landline charge according to your contract.)
- email: via the form here or timsbury.parish.clerk (@) gmail.com
- post: 11 Rectory Lane, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0LB
The clerk works from home and only 3 days/week, so there may be a short delay in response to your contact.
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, environmental health and family and care services. It also has a role in supporting and supervising aspects of Parish Councils.
- 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