Frampton Cotterell Parish Council office is located at the Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Road; the office is open from 9pm – 2pm Monday to Friday. Note we are temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19.
Frampton Cotterell Parish Council is the tier of local government closest to the community. It represents the interests of the people of the parish with South Gloucestershire Council and central government.
Your Parish Council is responsible for managing a range of services and facilities for the benefit of the local community, such as bins, grass cutting, sports facility management, Christmas lights and community projects.
Did you know you can contact us to suggest changes to the parish? Contact the clerk with your ideas. You can also attend any public Parish Council meetings to voice your concerns, raise your ideas of to keep up to date with current affairs.
You can apply for grants from your Parish Council. We have a dedicated grants page for the community.
We currently have a few vacancies for Parish Councillors, so if you are keen to make a change in the community and get involved with some exciting projects, then get in touch with an application form. You do not need any previous experience to become a councillor and we have councillors from a variety of backgrounds.
If you would like to get involved without becoming a councillor, we welcome your input! You can volunteer on various community projects, such as Refill Frampton Cotterell and climate and nature projects. Get in touch!
How are Parish Councils funded?
Parish councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the district council and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments. Parish councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.
Parish Council Wards
The parish is divided into three wards, Central, East and West. Each ward elects 5 Councillors to serve on the Parish Council for a period of four years. Elections are held at the same time as the elections to South Gloucestershire District Council in May 2015, 2019 etc. If a vacancy arises during the term of a council, e.g. due to a resignation, then a replacement will be sought either by election if called for by parishioners or by co-option by existing council members.
Below is an updated map of the parish boundaries, cycle routes, byways, footpaths and bridle paths. You can use this to aid in your exploration of the parish, as well as visiting our local walks page!