Services we Offer

THE SERVICES WE OFFER

The Parish Council owns the allotment field, although this is leased to, and managed by, the Allotments Association. The Parish Burial Ground comes under the auspices of St. George’s Church. The Parish Council makes an annual grant towards maintenance of the churchyard. The Parish Council owns the Community Centre, although this is leased to the Community Centre Management Committee.

Playing Fields

Ham Green Playing Field and changing rooms are owned and managed by the Parish Council. Hardwick Road Playing Field and Brookside Playing Field are leased from North Somerset Council and managed by the Parish Council.

Street Lights

Some of the street lights are owned by the Parish Council with maintenance work on them being contracted out.

Bins

The Parish Council owns all the dog bins in the parish and contracts out the emptying of them. Some litter bins are owned and emptied by the Parish Council and some by North Somerset Council, with the emptying of them being done by outside contractors.

Other equipment and facilities

The Parish Council owns several notice boards, seats and bus shelters, together with the Glyn Duck Memorial Clock and the Millennium Sundial at Victoria Park. The Council is also responsible for maintaining the Village Spout below Baltic Place and the Mural on the wall behind.

Parish Archives

A large amount of archive material is available for public inspection and research. Some likely to be of immediate interest is maintained in the Parish Council office, including old maps and plans, documents, photographs, press cuttings. Other material has been transferred to the Bristol Record Office. Information about births, marriages and deaths relating back as far as the C16th is at the Somerset Record Office in Taunton. A detailed list of what is available and its location can be obtained from the Parish Council Office. Some is available on this website.