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Welcome to the official site for Alveston Parish Council. We hope you find it easy to use and the information informative and useful.

The Council is delighted to be working in partnership with Alveston.org to inform and to promote the activities of the community, its groups, the businesses and the people of the Parish.

You can now find minutes of Parish Council and committee meetings on this site.

Latest News

Down Road Green Space - Development Committee

This committee was formed as a result of a public consultation relating to the appearance of travellers at the green space alongside Down Road last year. Their remit being to discuss a secure and cost effective way to prevent further vehicular access to this land (which belongs to South Gloucestershire Council). The committee comprises of Cllrs from Alveston Parish Council and three members of the public.

Four meetings have taken place to date and the committee is awaiting a reply from South Gloucestershire Council to confirm that approval has been given to place a line of boulders along this open space in order to deter vehicular access.

Once approval has been obtained the Parish Council is required to commission a survey of utilities to prevent damage to existing infrastructure prior to the boulders being placed.

Annual Parish Meeting

The Parish Council hosted the Annual Parish Meeting on April 20th in the Jubilee Hall. This meeting of the people of the Parish is required by law and is an opportunity for the residents of the Parish to discuss items that affect them. Evidently numbers attending is a reflection that all is well within the Parish as this year saw 23 members of the public present.

Those that did venture out were able to hear of the activities of the Parish Council, Community Forum, St Helen’s School, Police matters, Alveston Trust and our two community buildings, the Youth Centre and Jubilee Hall. Most of the reporting was very positive with a great deal of involvement and achievement by many over the past year.

A social gathering followed the meeting with thanks to the ladies of the WI for preparing the refreshments.

Parish Council AGM

The Parish Council AGM took place on Monday 16th May. Alison Peters (Parish Council Chair) and Marcus Fry (Parish Council vice Chair) were re-elected for 2016/17 and Anne Curtis became the new chair for the Playing Fields and Open Spaces Committee. All details of Councillors committees are available on this website.

Alveston Police Matters

Visit the Thornbury and Alveston team page to find out who's fighting crime in our area, along with their calendar of events, current policing priorities, and tweets.

April-May 2016

Police report presented at the Parish Council Meeting by PC Sean White.

It was confirmed that the new police headquarters would be located within the Town Hall building in Thornbury and the move is due to take place on the 26th April.

A change to police procedures relating to incidents of theft within commercial premises is to be implemented. In future where crime does occur the shop (victim) will fill in their own online statement giving evidence that a crime had taken place. Police will then proceed to investigate.

CCTV will be processed by the victim in search for evidence and then presented to police. The police are developing a new software package to accommodate this new procedure and that CCTV footage can be uploaded by the victim when required.

Crime in Alveston:

  1. A vehicle had its windscreen smashed when parked (Location – The Square). As no similar damage has occurred elsewhere this appears to be a one off incident.
  2. Greenhill Road – 9th April, door jemmied open and entry gained.
  3. Rogue Trade Offence – 12th April, Man impersonating workers from another company sealing a drive way, (arrested under “False Representation”).
  4. Multiple Shed break ins:
    • 13th April – Gloucester Road
    • 13th April – Greenhill Park
    • 15th April – Gloucester Road
  5. Ship Hotel complained of local individual causing a breach of the peace and upsetting staff & customers.
  6. 24th April – Dwelling burglary, Bannetts Tree Crescent, occurred between 18:00-00:30, entry via forced front door. Approx. 2000 euro’s stolen.
  7. 30th April – Assault occurred on Quarry Road around mid-evening, domestic related.
  8. 4th May – 3 Attempt burglaries to outbuildings, 1 successful entry however nothing stolen. Also 2 unlocked vehicles entered cash and power drill stolen.
  9. 9th May – Concern for female who had overdosed on medication. Police attended, ambulance dealt.
  10. 9th May – Dwelling burglary, Greenhill, occurred during the day, entry via front door being forced, jewellery stolen. An Irish speaking male approx. 50’s with grey hair, wearing grey clothing was seen knocking doors on Greenhill that day asking about repairing driveways, possibly just coincidence.
  11. 10th May – Report of a 2 Vehicle road traffic collision, The Down, slight injury only, one lane blocked while treated and removed


Alveston Parish which includes Rudgeway and Earthcott is situated around the Ridgeway between Bristol and Gloucester. Earthcott on the eastern slope away from the river Severn, Rudgeway straddling the ridge and Alveston, the newer village clusters to the east.

Situated in the district of South Gloucestershire, Alveston is approximately 3 miles to the south of Thornbury with excellent road links to Bristol, Gloucester and easy access via the nearby M5 and M4 to major routes in all directions. Express and local bus services provide excellent links to adjacent communities and services.

Alveston is a compact medium sized village with much of the settlement comprising properties built in the 60’s and 70’s. At the hub of the Parish’s vibrant community the village of Alveston is well supported by a range of shops, churches, cemetery, pre-school and nurseries, primary and secondary schools, community buildings, several pubs and hotels, recreation grounds, children’s play areas and a multitude of community groups to cater for all ages.

The 1894 Local Government Reform Act enabled Parish Councils to be set up and Alveston Parish Council held its first meeting in December of that year. The early Council role was to “oversee the poor,” provide low cost properties and maintain redundant churchyards.

There are now some 8,500 parish councils in England and Alveston Parish Council represents approximately 3,000 residents in Alveston, Rudgeway, Earthcott Green and the surrounding countryside.

The Council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of the local community with their work falling into the three main areas of representation, delivering services and striving to improve quality of life in the parish. This work is achieved using the funds collected from all residents by the setting of a Precept which is collected through the Council Tax system.

Services provided and maintained by the Parish Council include the Cemetery, play areas and playing fields, footpaths, dog and litter bins and planning consultation.

Public Rights of Way – in a nutshell

Alveston's footpaths are there for all of us to enjoy, but who owns what, and who is responsible for their upkeep?

Click here to download a handy guide from South Gloucestershire Council's Public Rights of Way team. [.pdf]

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