Parish Councils are the first tier of local government and the closest to the community they serve. As a tier of local government they are elected bodies, with discretionary powers and rights laid down by Parliament to represent their communities and provide services for them.
Stoke Gifford Parish is located in the north of Bristol and to the west of the M32 and south of the M4 motorway. The parish's 1717 acres comprises Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke, Harry Stoke, UWE, Stoke Park and the new Cheswick housing developments and has twelve elected councillors who were duly elected in May 2011 to serve its 15,500 plus inhabitants.
Download the latest and archived minutes in PDF format.
Please see attached the latest minutes from the Recreation and Leisure Committee dated Tuesday 16th June 2015.
WELCOMEto all fellow residents within the historic parish of StokeGifford where we are so very fortunate to have the fantastic conservation area known as FORTY ACRES.
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Forty Acres is a wonderful, much loved area known to many of us and yet to be discovered by others, where local people can spend time in natural surroundings, enjoying the sights and sounds that Nature has to offer us. Research confirms what we have always known intuitively; being in touch with Nature is good for us – it’s good for our physical and mental wellbeing.
Forty Acres is also a brilliant wildlife site and ensuring that a high level of biodiversity is thriving in the open spaces around us is vital for the health of the planet. If we damage one part of the eco-system, it has an effect on another … and on us.
The Friends of Forty Acres are seeking to ensure that our very own patch of the natural world is protected, conserved and improved for the species that share our parish - because they enrich our lives - and our planet Earth. Just being in this beautiful place is uplifting.
If you would like to join The Friends tohelpwith our conservation work - or just learn more about the wildlife of Forty Acres, we should be delighted to hear from you. Just contact Steve, our Parish Clerk, for more details. I look forward to hearing from you all.
(Chairman of The Friends of Forty Acres)
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Insert: Photo: Do you know what this day flying moth is called? It’s a typical
species of grassland and it can be seen right now in Forty Acres.
Click here to find out the name of this very attractive moth.
Insert: Photo 4: It is often seen in the company of this moth.
Please find enclosed contact details of the Stoke Gifford Beat Team.
Latest Little Stoke Community Hall hire costs.
3G hire costs.
£35 ph (peak times 5pm – 8pm)
£30 ph (off peak 9am – 4pm / 8pm – 10pm)
The next Planning & Transportation Committee take place place on Tuesday 28th July 2015 at 7pm at Little Stoke Community Hall.
Residents and local businesses situated on Station Road in Little Stoke are in the process of requesting that South Gloucestershire Council to take immediate action to urgently carry out the long awaited repairs to the damaged pedestrian footpath that has slipped into the the brook on Station Road, Little Stoke.
Concerns have been expressed about the potential for serious injury if this work is not carried out as a matter of urgency.
Anyone wishing to add their details to the petition can contact either the Parish Office or their local Parish or District Councillor.
South Gloucestershire Policies Sites and Places Plan (PSP Plan): Local Green Space (LGS) Designation
For your information, consultation on the South Gloucestershire Policies Sites and Places Plan (PSP Plan): Local Green Space Designation is now underway.