Welcome to Cleeve Parish Council Website

Welcome to Cleeve Parish Council Website


Cleeve is a village and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England.

It is situated within the unitary authority of North Somerset, 9 miles (14km) southwest of Bristol, and has a population of 902 (2011Census).


We are very disappointed to report that the Public Inquiry decision has overturned North Somerset Council's refusal of Planning permission for expansion of Bristol Airport. 

The full report can be seen here 

 The Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) has decided to challenge the Inspector's decision.

 Points of challenge for a judicial review are currently being examined by the barristers who acted for BAAN in the Public Inquiry. Once these points have been examined, and if they are considered to provide a reasonable chance of success, BAAN will move forward.

A Crowd Justice appeal has been organised by BAAN to encourage people to donate if they wish to support the challenge. The legal cost of making a challenge is approximately £50,000.
https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/bristol-airport-last-chance/ you can find more information on BAAN at https://bristolairportactionnetwork.wordpress.com/.


All About Cleeve Magazine  HERE

 We are pleased to provide a link to the current edition of the magazine. We would remind readers of the magazine that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleeve Parish Council, its Councillors, or employees.


We are really pleased to confirm that the North Somerset Health & Wellbeing Strategy has now been published. You can view the strategy at https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/healthwellbeingstrategy


A strategy for traffic in Cleeve


After strong representations by ourselves and our District Councillor, Steve Hogg, we have now had confirmation from Highways at North Somerset Council that the Cleeve scheme is still on their schedule. It should now be implemented in the 2022/2023 financial year. 


It seems that the issues around parking are improving but it would be helpful if, in the first instance, that any illegal parking is reported to North Somerset via




It is important to remember that, under the Road Traffic Act 1991, parking was de-criminalised and civil enforcement of car parking regulations, is now  carried out by civil enforcement officers operating on behalf of North Somerset Council rather than by the Police.


As we discussed at our November meeting our Annual Parish Meeting this year will look at formulating a strategy to cover the whole of Cleeve and review speed limit options, parking, traffic calming and any other suggestions which are put forward.


This meeting will be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 26th April 2022. Full details will be provided nearer the time but it is intended to include our District Councillor, Steve Hogg, plus representatives of North Somerset Council and the Police.


Air Quality Monitoring


In liaison with North Somerset Council we have arranged to undertake Air Quality Monitoring particularly on the A370 in the area around the Lord Nelson/Tout’s development. This is now in place and will give us a reference point ahead of the site being operational.




Many years ago there were a small number of allotments available in Cleeve. We have had an email from a local resident expressing interest in taking an allotment on. It is likely to be a lengthy process to investigate viability, but we would be like to hear from any residents who may also be interested.

Please email cleeveparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk








 Fraud and Scams

 There is a huge increase in frauds and scams and there is a useful guide recommended by     Avon & Somerset Police which is available here

 The Queen's Green Canopy

 The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”

We are delighted to report that a tree has been made available to Cleeve under this initiative and has been planted on Pound Green. The tree is a Liquidambar which has been chosen to maintain a variety of trees on Pound Green.
A further tree, a Hawthorn, has also been secured and planted on Pound Green but outside of the Green Canopy scheme.
Many thanks to Cllr Hilary Burn and out Tree Warden, Carolyn Woodthorpe, who have overseen the planting - and to everyone else who assisted.








Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)





1. Date of announcement___________11 June 2021_________

2. Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR has been published with this notice. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor’s review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:


Name: Andy Warren                                                                               Telephone: 07932 191964


Position: Responsible Financial Officer                                                   Email: cleeeveparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk


commencing on (c) __Monday 14 June 2021 _______________________



and ending on (d) ___Friday 23 July 2021 ________________________


3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:


·         The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

·         The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.


The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.


4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is only subject to review by the appointed auditor if questions or objections raised under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 lead to the involvement of the auditor. The appointed auditor is:


PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

15 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD



5. This announcement is made by Andy Warren. Responsible Financial Officer


 Bristol Airport

The WebTrak for monitoring air transport movements is now live.  It is easy to use and is also linked to the noise complaint system. 

The link is http://www.bristolairport.co.uk/about-us/environment/aircraft-noise you then scroll down to Tracker.  Using WebTrak you can track the flight activity in to and out of Bristol Airport, along with information about each aircraft.


  Could you be a Parish Councillor? 

We currently have a vacancy for a councilor on Cleeve Parish Council which the Parish Council will fill by co-option.


If you are interested please complete an application in accordance with the “Application for Co-Option onto Cleeve Parish Council” form HERE

and return it to cleeveparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk


Are you an enthusiastic person? Do you feel your voice does not get heard? Would you like to make Cleeve somewhere to be proud of, somewhere you want to live, and somewhere that your children enjoy growing up?

If you can answer yes to any of the above then Cleeve Parish Council needs you. We need enthusiastic people who want to ensure all decisions that are made affecting Cleeve are for the benefit of ALL its residents. We need people with voices who have opinions on the day-to-day running of the village, people who want to get involved in the future of Cleeve and how it develops.

Being a Councillor is so much more than sitting around a table discussing planning applications. Being a Councillor means you help represent your village, a place you have chosen to live, a place you want to succeed, and a place you want to continue being happy in.

We need some new ideas and fresh faces to take Cleeve forward in the right direction. The Parish Council meets once a month on the 2nd Tuesday from 7.30 pm, the meetings are relaxed and welcoming, and most decisions are made during the meeting so there is little for Councillors to follow up on.

Why not come along to a meeting or two, see what happens and listen to the issues that are raised. Perhaps something will inspire you to say I want to make a difference, if it does, speak up and put yourself forward now while you have a passion for it. Think of what you could achieve if your voice is one of those which gets heard. Think of how you could improve things that you know make people unhappy, you can speak on their behalf. 

Do it for yourself, think of how it will make you feel knowing that alongside your day-to-day achievements that you HAVE made a difference to Cleeve, you HAVE contributed to how it develops and you CAN have a voice.


 Taking exercise in the countryside

Cleeve Parish Council is pleased that residents from neighbouring communities want to share the beautiful countryside for their exercise in uncertain times. We have been using some of our income contributed to by local residents through council tax to gradually replace stiles with pedestrian gates so all abilities can use our parish paths.

In our parish, many residents work in towns but there are a sizeable number of businesses based in the village. Almost all the undeveloped land is used for farming including stables and forestry and is used to provide an income for the owners.

Although there is a network of footpaths and bridleways most of the land surrounding them is privately owned. Most GPS maps on mobile phones do not differentiate between public and private paths or bridleways so if in doubt ie: it is not marked as a public right of way, please check before using it.

Not only that but farmyards, stable yards, and forestry sites are potentially dangerous, damage to crops including grass or to animals such as sheep worrying are distressing for the owners whose income is directly affected.

While we all appreciate how being in the countryside improves well-being we should also remember to protect the environment both plants and animals including birds.

If we all follow the Countryside Code we can all enjoy our exercise.

Countryside Code can be found HERE

Dog fouling

Once again dog fouling seems to have become an issue. Please, if you are walking your dog, pick up after them and dispose of their waste in the correct way. We have lots of dog bins around the village which are all emptied weekly.

There have been reports of dog waste being thrown in hedges along the footpath by the Millennium Garden.

To report an incident of dog fouling please use the following link.


Thank you to those of you who continue to keep Cleeve a clean village.


Please could all landowners ensure they are taking responsibility for their hedgerows.

If your hedges overhang a footpath, pavement, or highway, we would like to ask that they be cut back to allow safe use of the highways and walkways.

Please also ensure any waste is cleared away.