New Parish Clerk, Mr David Jellings

DavidJ_aOn behalf of Charfield Parish Council I would like to introduce David Jellings, who last night was formally approved as the new Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Council, subject to the normal processes.

David comes to us with considerable experience of working within local government, and the Council is looking forward to working with him.

There is an inevitable transition as we say farewell to Hannah and welcome to David. For the most part though you ought not to notice any breaks in service.

The email and postal address will remain the same, but the telephone number is likely to change. For now, you can leave messages on the existing number, and Hannah has kindly agreed to pass these across to David.

David can be contacted on the new number of 01454-880130.

Charfield Railway Station

The possibility or impossibility of re-opening Charfield Railway Station, closed since the mid-sixties, has been debated for decades. This week’s Gazette offers a new perspective to the issue. You can read about it here.

The Charfield Neighbourhood Plan is moving from concept into construction, and the matter of Charfield Railway Station will certainly be covered in the final Plan. As such, the Neighbourhood Plan working group would be most interested in hearing all viewpoints from residents of Charfield, and you can give them by emailing the Parish Clerk.

Neighbourhood Plan Notice


Following on from consultations last month – the Parish Council are in the process of getting Neigbhourhood Plan Area Designated.  As such – please see note below from South Gloucestershire Council – the Local Authority that the request was put to…….

South Gloucestershire Council have had their first request from a Parish Council that they wish to do a Neighbourhood Development Plan.

We write to notify you that a 5 week consultation commenced today (9th December 2015) for the proposed Charfield Neighbourhood Plan Area. It follows there parish boundary and the Neighbourhood Area Notice being consulted on can be viewed on our Neighbourhood Planning webpages here.

We would be grateful for any comments regarding this proposed area by 13th January 2016.

Comments should be sent to

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to us at 01454 863464 and ask for Jane Wormald.