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.
For further information on any matter contact the Parish Office by email or phone 01454 413550.
It has come to light recently that residents’ cars and delivery vans have been parking entirely on the pavement causing an enormous inconvenience to wheel chair users, blind pedestrians and other disabled residents as they are required to divert their route onto the road and in some cases (for wheel chair users, where a drop kerb does not exist) a lengthy detour is required.
Could residents please show courtesy, respect and some common sense and ensure that free access to our pavements is available to all.
This month Ecotricity commenced the construction of the Alveston Wind Park located at the South of Earcthcott Green adjacent to the B4427 (Old Gloucester Road). It is expected that the three turbines will be erected and operating by the end of March 2017. Earlier this year Ecotricity received planning consent for a new grid connection to ensure that the already consented wind park could go ahead.
For further details and to stay updated visit – www.ecotricity.co.uk/alveston.
Due to a lack of interest in both community involvement and nominations over the past year the Parish Council considered at their July meeting the future of the John Dyer Award. A sub committee was formed comprising of a previous committee chairman and two Councillors and are due to meet over the next couple of months to discuss new ideas and initiatives.
Under the recent consultation South Gloucestershire Council designated the following areas as “local green space”: - Jubilee & Limekiln Fields, Alveston Allotments, Thornbury Cricket Club Pitch, Paddock Gardens, Beanhill Crescent and Church Road, Old Village Green.
Each year the Parish Council is empowered to award small grants to organisations or groups operating within the Parish of Alveston. This year the budget available may be increased due to further finances being provided by “Ecotricity” aimed to benefit environmentally friendly projects. Examples may include play schemes, environmental improvements, youth groups, projects, elderly person’s groups, cultural or recreational activities.
No group seeking funds should feel they are excluded. Act quickly as the closing date for applications to be delivered to the Parish Office is Friday 21st October.
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.
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.
4th – A power drill was stolen from a utilities van during the day whilst unattended in Underwood Close.
8th – Three goals were damaged in St Helens School grounds, unfortunately there was no CCTV/witnesses.
9th – A phone was stolen from a restaurant on Greenhill Parade, early evening, CCTV available, but identity of offenders not known.
16th – Report of males trying car door handles at The Ship/Premier Inn car park in the evening, no cars entered though and nothing stolen.
17th – CCTV cameras and a fence were tampered with at Alveston Wind Farm site, at Earthcott Green, Police attended, offenders had left the scene.
19th - A pair of car number plates were stolen from Quarry Road overnight. Nothing seen or heard though.
28th – An adult male was arrested for criminal damage to a window in Greenhill Gardens during the evening.
29th – A motorbike was stolen overnight on Quarry Road. No CCTV and nothing seen or heard. Bike not yet recovered.
9th – A shed was broken into and a petrol lawn mower was stolen from St Helens Vicarage.
10th – Two properties were broken into between 10:00-11:00pm, one was empty, the other un-occupied. Entry via windows, jewellery and similar items were stolen. A Blue Ford Transit van was seen nearby. Currently still being investigated.
12th – Road traffic collision at Earthcott Green, car and motorbike, minor injuries only.
14th – Several calls for nuisance and persistent cold callers around the village, Police attended and checked identities and moved them on.
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.
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]