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 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.

Bus Service Information During A368 Road Closure - Starting 16th October

Bus Service Information
Bus Service Information

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Download the Accounting Statements 2016/17 here.

Look out for your wheeled bin or re-usable rubbish bag delivery from 25 September

Bath & North East Somerset Council is changing the way it collects rubbish from 6 November.

The Council will soon be collecting rubbish every other week in wheeled bins or re-usable bags for the majority of residents. The changes will help to keep the streets cleaner, increase recycling and make the services more affordable.

Recycling – including food waste – will continue to be collected weekly. The chargeable garden waste collections will remain every other week.

From 25 September to early November the Council will deliver wheeled bins or re-usable rubbish bags to around 78,000 households. Please continue to put out your rubbish as you normally do until the new collection starts.

It is important that you do not use your new wheeled bin or re-usable rubbish bag until the new collection starts as we won’t be able to collect it.

Helping residents to get ready for the changes

Councillor Bob Goodman (Conservative, Combe Down), Cabinet Member for Development & Neighbourhoods, said: “The Council has held over 100 recycling roadshows and talks across Bath and North East Somerset between September 2016 and August 2017, to help our residents to get ready for the changes – which will help encourage people to recycle more, keep streets clean and save money.

“In addition, we’ve listened to those residents who have asked for a change to their bin allocation, and we have made a number of changes, where possible, in response to their individual circumstances. In over half the cases, processed so far, where residents have requested a different bin or bag, the Council has agreed to this request.”

Rachel Graydon, from Camerton, said: “We’re looking forward to getting a wheeled bin because we have lots of cats near us that tear the bin bags open.”

How will the bins and bags be delivered?

The wheeled bins will be delivered to the front edge of your property with a printed address label on the back and a welcome pack tucked into the lid. It is fine if you wish to decorate your bin, such as adding a bin wrap or painting your house number on, but the bin does remain the property of the Council.

If you have been allocated a re-usable rubbish bag it will be delivered to your door and your welcome pack put through your letter box. If you already have a re-usable rubbish bag please use your new one from 6 November. We will collect old re-useable bags at the end of October so that everyone is using the best containers for the new service.

Your welcome pack will include:

  • An 8 page leaflet with full information on how to use the new service and a reminder of all the things you can recycle each week
  • A new collection calendar for 2017-18 showing your collection day and Christmas collection information - please check carefully as your collection day is likely to have changed. To help you get used to your new collection day you can sign up for texts for the first 3 months to remind you when your collection is due. Text your postcode to 07520 631700 to receive a reminder
  • Two stickers for you to put on your green boxes to help you sort your recycling

You can check whether you have been allocated a bin or bag by entering your address at or contacting Council Connect.

If you have a query with your allocation please contact the Council Connect waste enquiry line on 01225 39 40 00. Where households have 2 or more children in nappies, 6 or more people in their household or a clear medical need they may be able to apply for a larger bin.

Council Connect will talk through your needs, and then if appropriate pass on your request for a change of container. We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your request. In the meantime, your original allocated container will be delivered to you before the start of the new collection. If we agree to issue an alternative container, we will then exchange them.

Why are the changes being introduced?

To recycle more: Bath & North East Somerset Council has a very comprehensive recycling collection service where you can already recycle 17 different types of household waste every week, but some residents could recycle more. About 75% of a household’s waste can be recycled using the current collections, but over half of an average rubbish bag consists of items that could have been recycled. The change will also help to encourage everyone to use their food recycling collection – only about 50% of households currently use this. About a third of the waste in black sacks currently is food.

To keep our streets cleaner: Containing rubbish in a bin will prevent animals and birds ripping open plastic bags and making a mess which is unpleasant for everyone and costly to clear up.

To save money: Every lorry load of waste costs £1,000 to dispose of whilst every lorry load of recycling earns an income of £100. So reducing the amount put out as rubbish is essential, because the amount of money the Council has to spend is reducing significantly overall.

Help to recycle more

  • Please make sure you recycle all you can, including your food waste. You can order extra free recycling containers at If you prefer, you can collect recycling containers at one of our three Recycling Centres, rather than wait for one to be delivered
  • Check our website for the latest updates about the changes. Check to see if your query is answered in over 30 FAQs we have on our website
  • Visit one of our roadshows to see the new containers and find out more. Go to
  • Try using re-usable nappies to help reduce your rubbish. To help you we are selling packs of Bambino Mio re-usable nappies for £150 (£100 less than the retail price)
  • Keen to keep your street clean? Help your neighbours recycle more and put out their rubbish and recycling in the right way. Download free materials from 6 November:
  • Like our Facebook page to receive updates and tips.

Your Rubbish Collection is Changing from 6 November

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Your Rubbish Collection is Changing 2 of 2

Proposed Drainage Works on A368 Wick Road in October

B&NES have a scheme planned for 16th October to improve the drainage of the A368 Wick Road between Folly Lane and Moorledge Road. This is in light of flooding of property ‘The Lodge House’ and also of the carriageway, the latter completely covering the carriageway and preventing access to Bishop Sutton. Work was attempted to be undertaken in June under temporary traffic signals, however, the lorries that use the road were running too close to the trench and it was unsafe to continue. As such, it is only possible to undertake the work under a road closure. The work is proposed to last for 3 weeks, during which time the road will be closed to vehicular traffic but open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Click here for more information or here for the full diversion, however, this is very long because closing an 'A road' means that the diversion must be along roads of equal category.

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