The Parish Council is the lowest tier of local government. See here the many Activities that we do for the community, which are within the limits of our powers fixed by law. These are not the responsibility of B&NES Council or other authorities. Read here about Parish Councils in general.
The Timsbury parish boundary is based on the ancient St Mary’s parish church boundary, from which the Parish Council has not been linked since 1894 when it was created. Find out more about Parish Council’s history here
The Parish Councillors are unpaid volunteers resident in or close to the parish boundary. An open election is held every four years, the next one being in 2023 and this will be organised by B&NES Council. Each May at the Annual General meeting of the Council a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman is elected from among the members.
If there are less than 13 Members in total, which is based on the current electorate of 2,057, then new Councillors may be co-opted. New applicants are welcome at any time as vacancies arise. Please see ‘Vacancies for Parish Councillors’ below for details on how to apply.
Every year in January Timsbury Parish Council sets a Precept which provides most of the funding for 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 each year. It is about a £1/week, depending on your house’s council tax Band.
Vacancies for Parish Councillors
From time to time a vacancy to become a Parish Councillor may arise. These are publicised widely and most residents can apply, to be elected or to be co-opted.
Please note that there are currently no vacancies on the Parish Council. Should a vacancy arise it will be advertised on this page.
If you are interested in filling a vacancy should it occur but want to know more about becoming a Timsbury Parish Councillor and how to apply please click here
Please first read about what the Parish Council does and the other related pages.
Parish Council meetings are normally held on the first Monday of each month (except August sometimes) in the Jeff Sluggett room, 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 details below.
There are also meetings of committees and working groups.
Also, the open Annual Parish Meeting (may also be called the Annual Village Meeting) held in April or May reviews the Parish Council’s activities and finances for the year to end of March.
- Meetings and papers
- Members & committees
- Policies & Procedures
- History of the Parish Council
Contact – PARISH CLERK
Communication with the Parish Council is normally through the Parish Clerk:
- Email: timsbury.parish.clerk (@) gmail.com
- Tel: 07594 651366
- Post to the Office: c/o YMCA, North Road, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0JH
The Clerk works part-time but is normally in the Parish Office on Mondays to Thursdays between 10am and 1pm. Please email or telephone for an appointment.
Bath & North East Somerset Council
B&NES Council is the primary 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.