Aust Parish Council

 

The civil parish of Aust

Littleton Fishing Engine Photographer Peter Haworth

This is a small rural parish with a large acreage but an electoral roll of only about 400.  It covers the three villages of Aust, Elberton and Littleton-upon-Severn.

There are two very small parcels of registered Common Land in the parish. These are The Pound by the side of the Village Hall, Aust and The Pond in Rushen Lane, Littleton. Oversight and care of these sites are the responsibility of Aust Parish.

The Council owns the nature reserve known as Woodwell Meadows in Field Lane, which was acquired with the help of South Gloucestershire Council recently.  It is managed by South Gloucestershire Council as a nature reserve, because of the interesting flora in the meadow. An article in Meeting Point, the community magazine, gives some information about the Woodwell Meadows nature reserve and its history.

Councillors aim to promote the wellbeing of the parish and protect parishioners' interests. Main tasks are reviewing Planning Applications and submitting written comments and recommendations when necessary, and monitoring the conditions of roads and rights of way.

Notable achievements in recent years have been our contribution to the opposition to the proposal to build a wind farm at Ingst, resisting untoward developments in Elberton and Littleton-upon-Severn and the removal of the wide load layby at Aust. 

 

 

Councillors

Chairman - Michael Hawkins

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Deputy Chairman - Ronald Gwyther

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Catherine Collinson

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Andrew Learmonth

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Stephen Meredith

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John Pullin

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David Spratt

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Clerk to the Council:

 

Tim Pyper, Stock Farm, Stock Hill, Littleton-on-Severn, Bristol BS35 1NL

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Council meetings

Council meetings are held monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month, with the exception of August and December, when there are no meetings.  The April Council meeting is usually held on the same evening as the Annual Parish Meeting.

Parishioners are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings.  Check out the Events page on this website for dates and times of meetings.   See this page for minutes of past meetings and the agenda for the next meeting.

You can read the most recently approved minutes of Aust Parish Council here.

 

Annual Parish Meetings

The 2017 Annual Parish Meeting will be held in Elberton Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11 April 2017.  You can read a notice about it here

The invited speakers are the team from the HLF project 'A Forgotten Landscape', which has been doing fascinating work with local volunteers on topics as wide ranging as charting local orchards, researching local history archives, recording oral history interviews and putting on a wonderful programme of free talks, walks and events.  Press and public are cordially invited to attend this Annual Meeting.

You can read the draft minutes for the 2016 Annual Parish Meeting, held on 12 April 2016, here.  (The minutes have to be approved at the 2017 Annual Parish Meeting.)

 

 

You can read the Council's Standing Orders here and also the Council's Code of Conduct.

 

 

Public Accountability

The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (Department for Communities and Local Government, Dec. 2014) requires Parish Councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 to meet new transparency requirements and to do this with effect from 1 July 2015. 

Aust Parish Council is meeting these requirements by publishing a DOCUMENTS PAGE on this website which allows you to access all the relevant documents, current and past.  This is where you can find Parish Council minutes, annual accounts etc.

 

 

Aust Parish Matters

Our local community magazine Meeting Point regularly publishes reports from Aust Parish Council.  See the latest magazine here.