We have a vacancy for a clerk/ responsible finance officer.
Cleeve Parish Council are recruiting a clerk/ responsible finance officer. The role consists of 10.5 hours per week working from home. There are 10 compulsory Council meetings per annum plus 1 annual Parish meeting these all take place at 19.30 in Cleeve Village Hall. Due to Covid 19 meetings are currently taking place using Zoom.
Candidates should have a good understanding of the role and purpose of a Parish Council, should be computer literate and comfortable dealing with the general public.
Please send your CV and covering letter to the clerk no later than the 6th July, interviews will take place on the 9th July.
Road Closure notice
Please see letter from North Somerset Council regarding road works HERE
We have a new temporary contractor emptying the dog bins, these will be done weekly. Please let me know if there are any issues.
Grass cutting- we are aware a lot of areas the grass has not been cut, unfortunately this is due to many of our contractors staff having to self isolate. Grass cutting is also not deemed as essential work. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but ask for your patience during this time.
Please remember to stay at home and only make essential trips.
You have probably already received a leaflet through your door, a copy can be seen HERE. If you need help please do reach out.
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 business 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 also we should remember to protect the environment both plants and animals including birds.
If we all follow the Countryside Code we can all enjoy our exercise.
Country side code can be found HERE
Fencing 62, Main Road (Old car wash)
We have received quite a few questions regarding the fencing that has been put up on the Main Road.
The planning application is 17/P/1076/RM which was approved with conditions in July 2017. Plans can be found on North Somerset Council. The fencing has been put up to secure the site during development which is predicted to be between 12-18 months.
Once again dog fouling seems to have become an issue. Please, if you are walking your dog, pick up after them and dispose of it 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 Millennium Green.
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 are cut back to allow safe use of the highways and walkways. Please also ensure any waste is cleared away.
Cleeve Hill Road
It is with great pleasure and thanks to Bristol Airport Community fund that we can now go ahead and schedule the speed reduction works to take place in 2020. This will see a reduction from the current National speed limit to a 30mph.
We do not have an exact date yet but will update when we know.
Please see the plans here:
Updated speed readings for Cleeve Hill Road can be seen HERE
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) south west of Bristol and has a population of 902 (2011 census).