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 12,500 plus inhabitants.
Stoke Gifford earns its place on the map not only via its history which can be traced as far back to 1085 AD via entries in the Doomsday Book but contemporarily by important transport routes, educational establishments and businesses sited within the parish.
The parish holds Bristol's second railway terminal, Bristol Parkway Station, which is an important commuting point for trains plying both local, Great Western and Cross Country routes.
The major areas of employment include the MOD, University of West England, Hewlett Packard and Friends Life.
Contact details of the local parish councillors.
Download the latest draft minutes dated Tuesday 12th February 2013 and archived minutes in PDF format.
Our next Full Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday 21st May 7pm at Little Stoke Community Hall and will be the Annual General Meeting.
Download the latest and archived minutes in PDF format.
Latest Little Stoke Community Hall hire costs.
Please find attached the Planning and Transportation Agenda for Tuesday 28th May 2013.
Meeting to start at 7pm at Little Stoke Community Hall (Owl room)
South Gloucestershire Council is consulting local people, parish and town councils and other organisations about changes it proposes to make to the way that some highway and street scene services are provided and managed in the local area and they want your views.
Take part in games sports arts and crafts and lots of fun!
29th July - 9th August 2013 - Little Stoke Community Hall (Mon-Fri only)
12th Aug - 23rd Aug 2013 - Popular rooms (Mon - Fri only)
During 2013 South Gloucestershire Council will be extending its part-night lighting scheme throughout South Gloucestershire, continuing an on-going programme that has already seen approximately one-fifth of the street lights successfully converted to part-night operation. During July 2013 streetlights in Filton are programmed to be converted to operate on a part night basis.