The Parish Council endeavours to be open and transparent in all of its work.
Residents of the parish of Hinton Blewett are invited to join the Parish mailing list to receive email updates on the activities of the Parish Council including agendas and minutes and also to receive details of community events. Residents who wish to join the list should contact the Clerk via the Get In Touch webform (right) giving their name and address.
Events, activities and key contact details are available on the Parish noticeboard outside the Ring O’Bells.
All Parish Council meetings are open to the public to attend. Although non-Councillors may not speak during the meeting the public may address the meeting in the public session before the meeting opens. Anyone wishing to speak is requested to inform the Clerk in advance of the meeting. Full details are at the top of each agenda.
A precis of each meeting is sent to the Chew Valley Gazette for the Parish Notes section.
The Parish Council endeavours to deliver to new residents the Residents’ Welcome pack which includes details of local services and amenities as well as key contacts and ways to get involved. If you are a new resident and you have not received a pack, please contact the Clerk using the Get in Touch webform (right). The welcome pack can be viewed online here.
In January 2018 a public meeting was held to inform the village about an aspiration to open up the views out of and into the South side of the village. The presentation slides and script given at the event can be accessed by clicking the links.
In January 2017 the Parish Council conducted a survey of residents to gauge views on recent and proposed projects. Feedback on the survey and details of how the Parish Council is taking the comments on board can be viewed here.
During 2017 members of the Playing Field management committee consulted users of the Playing Field on what might enhace the facility. There are now plans for additional equipment which will be installed over winter 2017/18 to include a shelter, “a gossip area” and a second goal post. These additions were funded thanks to village fundraising, B&NES Community Empowerment Fund and Parish Council earmarked reserves for play equipment.
In November 2017 residents were asked for their opinions on the village Christmas tree. The majority were in favour of a Christmas tree on the Barbury.
During 2013 and 2014 the Parish Council, aided by a number of other parishioners put together material for the village Placemaking Plan, which later fed into the larger Placemaking Plan for B&NES (adopted July 2017). A history of the Parish’s involvement in the Placemaking Plan process can be viewed here