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) south west of Bristol and has a population of 902 (2011Census).



Yatton United Charities

The Trustees of Yatton United Charities are looking for a new Clerk to provide them with clerical and administrative support. The charity gives small grants to any resident or non-commercial organisation of Cleeve, Claverham or Yatton who are in need of financial support due to their own limited funds. This post is a voluntary role apart from an honorarium for expenses i.e. phone, stamps etc. The Trustees meet twice a year and annual grants are given out in August. However if there is a need, a grant can also be considered throughout the year. 


The hours involved are not many. It may well suit someone who has recently retired and looking for something to do for the local community.  Please give it some consideration. It really is a worthwhile cause that has given financial help to many local people and organisations. 


For further information about the post, or if you require an application form for a grant please contact the charity at yattonunitedcharities@yahoo.co or 

call Alison on 07855 496779



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, it's 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




After over 40 days of submissions the Inquiry has now ended. The Inspectors will now compile their report and a decision is expected in January.

A panel of three independent inspectors will consider the appeal with an independent programme officer administering the inquiry arrangements on their behalf. All the main participants, including the council and the airport, have submitted their full proofs of evidence to the inspectors setting out the details of their respective cases for the inspectors to consider during the inquiry.

An inquiry website - https://gateleyhamer-pi.com/en-gb/bristol-airport/ - has been set up by the programme officer where these and other related documents can be viewed.

A detailed schedule of sitting days, setting out when specific topics are to be discussed, will be published on the inquiry website and will be updated regularly. The website will also include the link to watch proceedings live via YouTube. Recordings of previous sessions of the inquiry will be made available to view within two working days. www.northsomersetlife.co.uk/news/watch-bristol-airport-appeal-live-online

 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






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


 Active Travel/Quiet Lanes 

North Somerset issued a Quiet Lanes Proposal recently for a number of lanes around Cleeve, Yatton, Backwell and the surrounding area and also published a TRO notice on this subject. This has subsequently been withdrawn but will be the subject of formal consultation in due course.

 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.


New Community Carbon Calculator

The Centre for Sustainable Energy and the University of Exeter’s Centre for Energy & the Environment has developed a community carbon calculator. The tool gives the ability to view carbon emission estimates at a parish level, in an easy to interpret view. Cleeve Parish Council was invited to be a part of the development for this tool back in April 2020, and the end product is now available to view.

The aim of the tool is to enable small settlements like parishes, town or city neighbourhoods to have robust and accurate data on their carbon footprint, so they can best direct their efforts to tackle the climate emergency.

We would invite you to view the tool and if you have a particular interest in the data, then you can access the raw data behind the infographics. To view the tool: httsp://impact-tool.org.uk

A useful aspect of the tool is that it gives you the ability to compare Cleeve’s carbon footprint against other parishes and also against the national average. Figure 1 shows this comparison, looking at the consumption rather than the territory. This is choices we make on an individual basis, such as the type of transport we choose, the type of heating we use in our homes and the food products we buy. Whereas territorial view shows categories such as agriculture, industries and transportation.


Figure 1.


As you can see Cleeve is producing 21.7t of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per household per annum compared to only 13.1t CO2e for England as a national average. Cleeve is significantly higher than the national average in every category. Some useful information which you cannot see in figure 1, but you can access from the tool is each household in Cleeve on average are responsible for 2t CO2e per annum on flights (9% of the total footprint), 2.6t CO2e per annum on private transport (12% of footprint) and 0.6t CO2e on public transport (3% of footprint). 2.3t CO2e (11% of footprint) is on our use of oil-fired heating.

Figure 2 shows the territorial view and again Cleeve comes out way above the national average. A large contributing category in this is road transport. Having a main trunk road (A370) run through the village impacts the village significantly in terms of the carbon footprint.


 Figure 2.


Cleeve Parish Council declared a Climate Emergency back in October 2019 along with many other town and parish councils around the country. We can now use this tool as a baseline and review how we can positively impact the carbon footprint of our local community through our Climate Emergency plan. The tool is also hugely important for the individual to see the impact of some of the choices we all make.

  Could you be a Parish Councillor? 

We currently have a vacancy for a councillor 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 effecting 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 7.30pm, 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 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.

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 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. However, we are in negotiation with North Somerset Council for an exact date following delays caused by Covid 19.

This will see a reduction from the current National speed limit to a 30mph.

Please see the plans here:

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4


gateway detail

Updated speed readings for Cleeve Hill Road can be seen HERE