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 the Parish Clerk by email or post, details can be found on the Contact & Newsletter page. 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.
Council joins nation in mourning
Bath & North East Somerset Council has joined the nation in mourning, following the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, which was announced today (April 9).
The Union Flag is flying at half-mast at the Bath Guildhall, Keynsham Memorial Gardens and Midsomer Norton Library and Information Service (formerly The Hollies) as a mark of respect.
Councillor Andrew Furse, Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “On behalf of the council, and the people of Bath and North East Somerset, I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.
“We are truly saddened to learn of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who visited our area on a number of occasions and was much admired by the people of Bath and North East Somerset.
“As well as being a respected member of the Royal Family we must remember that at heart, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and it is with his family that our thoughts lie at this difficult time. We hope and pray that they will find comfort and strength in each other – and through our own words of respect and remembrance. Anyone wishing to pay tribute to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is encouraged to join others in doing so in the Royal online book of condolence.”
Due to Covid-19 rules, residents are reminded to adhere to the current restrictions and not join any mass gatherings or marks of respect. Residents can follow the national media coverage of events in London.
The council will not be opening books of condolence at council buildings, but would ask those wishing to pay their respects to go the Royal online book of condolence which will be made available here https://royal.uk/
Floral tributes can be left at Parade Gardens, Bath, Keynsham Memorial Gardens and the Hollies Garden, Midsomer Norton. Please observe social distancing.
Please note that the Chair’s diary of events has been suspended until further notice, and there may be some disruption to services as the council assists with the local response. For more details, please visit: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/hrh-duke-of-edinburgh