Chairman’s Perspective (a personal commentary)

At the Charfield Parish meeting yesterday evening, sadly, a mere handful of the two thousand residents turned out to discuss matters appertaining to their village. That so few turned out is perhaps a statement of how powerless residents feel at the madly unsustainable proposals for our small rural commuter village, nestled between north Bristol and Stroud on the very border between South Gloucestershire (and now the whole West of England Combined Authority) and Gloucestershire. And yet apathy offers no solution, and simply presents no resistance to development plans that would double the number of homes and double the number of cars, but which in no way address the resulting congestion or the dearth of facilities such as schooling, medical or employment.

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Agenda – Charfield Annual Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 9th May 2017

Please find below the agenda for the forthcoming Charfield Annual Parish Council meeting to be held on Tuesday 9th May 2017 in the Sportsman’s Lounge of the Memorial Hall.

Agenda – 05 – May 2017

Please also note that, although not on the Agenda, the Parish Council will receive Planning Decision Notification PT17/0357/F | 10 Avon Road, Charfield | Change of Use from shop/office (Class A1) to Hot Food Takeaway (Class A5) as defined in Town & Country (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) to include installation of flue to side elevation | APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS.

South Gloucestershire Council – Waste & Recycling Briefing Note

South Gloucestershire Council will be implementing a new weekly collection regime as from 19th June 2017 – full details of this new programme is contained in the Briefing Note attached.  SGC will be holding a series of Roadshows across the county – the one relevant to Charfield will be held on 20th June in the Memorial Hall between 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm.

SGC Waste and Recycling Briefing Note – April 2017

ADVANCE NOTICE – Road Closure – B4058 Bristol Road, Cromhall

The Parish Council has just received notification from South Gloucestershire Council of a temporary road closure – B4058 Bristol Road, Cromhall.  This closure will be implemented on 15th May 2017 and is anticipated to run for 8 weeks.  The purpose of the closure is to facilitate highway improvement works.  A copy of the alternative route map is attached below.

Road Surface Dressing – 15 May 2017

Village Hall Vacancy

The village Memorial Hall Committee are asking applicants for the part time paid position of Financial Administrator. The role focuses on managing the finances and the venue booking at the Memorial Hall. The Hall is central to the community of Charfield, and it is important to have this position filled as soon as possible. Click on each poster graphic below to see the advert and role description full size.