Stowey Sutton Parish Council

Stowey Sutton Parish Council

The Stowey Sutton Parish Council comprises several councillors & employs a part-time Clerk. We manage and fund a range of activities including maintenance of Parish Council owned common land and the playgrounds and the inspection and maintenance of trees.

We also review and comment on all planning applications within the parish; coordinate with Bath & NE Somerset Council on issues that affect the parish and help deal with local issues raised by parishioners.

You are welcome to contact your Parish Councillors about any local issue of concern. Their contact details can be found on the Your Councillors page. You may also contact Sue Heathman, the Parish Clerk, by email or post. You are invited to attend Parish Council meetings which are held at the Methodist Hall in Bishop Sutton. Prior to the start of each meeting there is always an open surgery for members of the public to raise any issues of concern they may have. Details about forthcoming meetings can be found on the Agenda page & the records of previous meeting can be found on the Minutes page.

Christmas and New Year Recycling and Rubbish Collections 2016/17

Happy Christmas and thank you for all you have recycled this year. Look out for an envelope coming through your door by early December with more information about your collection service at Christmas, your garden waste calendar for 2017 and details of all the Council’s waste and recycling services. Click Here to download information on recycling & rubbish collection over the festive period.

Christmas and New Year Recycling and Rubbish Collections 2016/17

Historic Maps of Bath and North East Somerset Go Online

Historic maps of Bath and North East Somerset are now freely available online for the first time, thanks to the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project’s website ( displays modern and historic maps side by side, along with archive images and links, so users can explore their neighbourhood and see how it has transformed over time.

The collaborative project is led by South Gloucestershire Council, working with key partners including Bath & North East Somerset Council, which runs Bath Record Office.

Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Con, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “This free online resource will be enthusiastically welcomed, not just by professional and amateur historians, but anyone locally who is just interested in the place they live. The facility offered by this website to compare different historic maps side by side is a big step forward in extending the fascination of old maps to everyone.”

Nerys Watts, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund South West, said: “Know Your Place West of England will be a fantastic resource, bringing together the history of this area so people can discover the ever-changing make-up of the places where they live and work. If you have bought a National Lottery ticket recently, you have helped to support these types of projects that are preserving the precious heritage of our communities for future generations. Thank you.”

Four historic basemap layers of Bath and North East Somerset have been added to the resource – including Goad Insurance Plans for central Bath of 1887 – allowing users to explore some of the most famous landmarks from the district’s heritage in great detail, from the elegant World Heritage city of Bath, to the coal mines of Radstock.

The website also features historic maps supplied by the British Library and National Library Scotland, and will soon include Historic Environment Record data from Bath & North East Somerset Council. Users can upload and share their own information about the area, helping to build a rich and diverse community map of local heritage for everyone, from school children to family historians, from planners to enthusiasts of community heritage.

People in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who have used Know Your Place said:

• “If you’re interested in local history you can’t beat this site.”

• “I like the thousands of little windows it provides into the past; all based on specific identified places on the map. It is a wonderful tool for local history research.”

• “I love the layers of maps; it demonstrates so well how the area has grown and developed.”

• “It's free and infectious. Once you’re in you become absorbed; brilliant!”

More than 50 project volunteers are working hard to prepare further historic maps, which will be added onto Know Your Place Bath and North East Somerset over the coming months. The website will continue to grow as more resources, including enclosure and tithe maps, and drawings and photographs from archive and museum collections, are added.

Local museums are identifying items from their collections to appear in an upcoming touring exhibition, which will visit Bath Central Library and Radstock Museum – helping celebrate the district’s rich heritage.

Other areas now mapped include Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Gloucestershire. Over the coming months, the Know Your Place West of England project will extend to include the neighbouring areas of North Somerset and Somerset too.

The project was awarded £379,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with generous match-funding and in-kind support from local authorities and heritage groups within the region, including £5,000 match-funding from lead partner South Gloucestershire Council.

Belluton Narrows Slope Stabilisation Scheme, Stanton Road, Pensford

Belluton Narrows Slope Stabilisation Scheme, Stanton Road, Pensford

The road Closure is to commence from the 17th Oct 2016 and extend beyond Christmas until mid March 2017. Click here to download the closure & diversion notice.