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 (2011 census).

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.

  Review of Parking Restrictions in Cleeve 

North Somerset Council Officers carry out reviews of all parking restrictions at regular intervals. As part of that review process they look to install restrictions but also relax restrictions, where necessary.

As part of the review process they wish to include areas which cause concern to the local community.

There is an adopted criteria guide for the implementation of new restrictions and priority is given to those requests which are essential which can be found at the following address:-


The Council will be responding to the request by 14 May and would welcome any suggestions you may wish to be considered.

Please email Andy Warren at cleeveparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk by 1st May 2021 if there are any areas which you feel should be considered.

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 This has subsequently been withdrawn but will be the subject of formal consultation in due course.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.

  Latest COVID 19 update from March 8th 2021

 The Prime Minister has announced plans for how England will exit lockdown. Here’s the key dates at a glance. Remember, this is all under constant review. It’s in four stages with the first stage in two parts, and there’s a five week gap between each stage….

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?? Pupils and students in all schools and further education can return to face-to-face teaching. Breakfast and after school clubs will reopen.
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??Every care home resident will be able to nominate one visitor who will need PPE and lateral flow tests
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? Outdoor sports facilities can reopen and formally organised sports can restart.
? The stay at home rule will be removed – people will no longer be legally required to stay at home but should continue to work at home if they can and try not to travel
6?⃣ Rule of six will return - people can meet outside, including in private gardens, in groups of up to six for meeting up outdoors, including private gardens
? Parent and children groups can return but are capped at 15 and must be outdoors. Indoor groups can take place for vulnerable children and where parents need the groups to go to work
?? Weddings with up to six people can take place
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?? All shops will be able to open
?? Hairdressers, beauty salons can open
?? Zoos, themes parks, drive-in cinemas, libraries and community centres can open
?? Restaurants and pubs can serve customers sitting outside
?? Weddings can take place with up to 15 people
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? People can meet outdoors in groups of up to 30
? Six people, or two households, can meet indoors
?? Indoor entertainment venues can open
?? Adult indoor groups sports and exercise classes can start
?? Weddings and christenings can take place with up to 30 people
? Large events can take place – with some limits
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? All legal limits on social contact to be removed
? No legal limit on how many people can attend weddings, funerals, christenings and other life events
?? Nightclubs and theatres reopen
For more info go to the government website www.gov.uk/coronavirus




 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, (CURRENTLY REMOTELY VIA VIDEO LINK) 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 to take place in 2020. This will see a reduction from the current National speed limit to a 30mph.

Due to the impact of Covid-19 this work was delayed but is now scheduled and we await an exact date.

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