Friday, December 06, 2019

Monthly Open Surgery Dates

Olveston Parish Council hold monthly Open Surgeries on the 3rd Saturday of each month 10.30 - 12.00. The surgeries are held at Olveston Methodist Hall. Please come along and meet your local Councillors.

16th November 2019

21st December 2019

18th January 2020

15th February 2020

21st March 2020

Community Tree Planting Day

Please come along to the Community Tree Planting Day which will be held on the 19th January 11am - 1pm at Vicarage Lane Playing Fields, Olveston, BS35 4EB

Futher information can be found here:

Announcement - Recipients of the OPC Grants Scheme

We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Olveston Parish Council Grants Scheme. The Grant is allocated twice yearly, September and March to groups, organisations, charities or anyone that can demonstrate they bring a sense of enrichment to our Parish.

The recipients for September 2019 are -

- Friends of Olveston School - £1500

- Old Down Cricket Club - £1000

- Friends of Marlwood School - £1000

- Friends of Castle School - £500

We are now taking applications for March 2020, The form is available on the OPC website:

Applications to be made via the Parish Clerk, on the following email- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The grant amount of 10k annually, is split 5k for April and 5k in September, who is awarded, and how much, is decided by the Parish Council. Any organisations that were unsuccessful this time, please do reapply.

Olveston Parish Council Grant Application Form - March 2020

The OPC grant form is now available. Applications need to be received by the end of March 2020. The application form can be found here:

Information regarding the CATS day (Climate Action Thornbury Group) can be found here:

Online Consultations

The following online consultations may be of interest to you:

Severn Beach - Ableton Lane - Proposed Zebra Crossing

Easter Compton - Hollywood Lane


Trees For Olveston Parish

Making Space for Wildlife are looking for Parishioners to help with their project which intends to increase tree planting in the village. If you would like to get involved information can be found here:

Severn Bridge Road Race

Information regarding the Severn Bridge Road Race can be found here:

Traffic and Parking Minutes

The minutes for the Traffic and Parking Meeting held on the 15th July 2019 can be found here:

Planning Review Update

The results of the planning and enforcement survey completed earlier in the year can be found here:

OPC Meeting Dates for 2019/2020

Information regarding forthcoming dates for Parish Council meetings can be found here:

Monthly Open Surgeries - 3rd Saturday of each month 10.30am-12.00noon, Olveston Methodist Hall

The next dates are:

18th May 2019

15th June 2019

20th July 2019

17th August 2019

21st September 2019

19th October 2019

Uncontested Election

Information regarding the return of result of uncontested election can be found in the 'News and Information' section.

District and Parish Elections - 2nd May 2019

The District and Parish Notices of Election for the 2 May 2019 polls can be found here:

These notices will be published in South Gloucestershire One Stop Shops, at SGC election office and on the SGC website 


The Annual Parish Assembly will take place at Olveston Parish Hall on Tuesday 2nd April at 7.30 pm

This year the meeting will have a new format. The Annual Assembly should be viewed as an opportunity for The Parishioners to enquire and / or question the activities of the Parish Council. It should also be the forum to promote the many varied clubs and activities which regularly take place in the Parish. During the month of March, The Council will be approaching a number of organisations to enquire whether they would like to take part in the meeting by showcasing their club / activity for the benefit of their fellow parishioners. We would suggest the presentations should take a maximum of 10 minutes.

The evening will commence with the Chairman’s report and a review of the year. This will be followed by the Financial Report presented by our new Parish Clerk, Malcolm Evans.

The evening will conclude with refreshments.

The Olveston Parish Council look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 2nd April

Pat Savage – OPC


Olveston Parish Council will be closed from the 24th December - 2nd January 2019. We would like to thank all of the Parishioners for their support in 2018. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2019.

The Council is required to carry out regular reviews of its polling districts and polling places to ensure that all electors in the South Gloucestershire Council area have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable and to ensure that polling stations are accessible to all electors. The latest information can be found in the News and Information section of the website.


Olveston Parish Council is committed to working for the good of the whole of Olveston Parish and wants to hear your views on what we should be doing to support the local community. All your ideas are welcomed. Please take a moment to explore this site.

Olveston is an Ancient Civil Parish with records of overseers going back to the early 1700’s, the Parish Council was formed under the Local Government Act 1894 and serves the villages of Olveston and Tockington, and the hamlets of Old Down, Awkley, Ingst, and Lower Hazel.

Parish and Town Councils are the first tier of Local Government in this country. As such, on many issues, Olveston Parish Council is the best first stop for information and guidance. We are in direct communication with the District Council, and liaise with them on many matters impacting on the Parish. There is a huge variety in what the Parish Council has to do and we welcome anyone who wishes to help in making the Parish the best place to live. If you have the time and the passion, we are always looking for volunteers

This is the first standalone website for Olveston Parish Council, being a priority in our aspirations for greater communication with the residents we represent. We hope this will provide a greater insight of councillor’s roles and responsibilities, whilst keeping the community better informed about issues that may affect them.

Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you enjoy browsing. 
Your input into the website is warmly welcomed and crucial so that we can provide you with the information you need. Tell us what you like and dislike, what other information and facilities you would find useful and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, along with the work of the Parish Council in general. Please use the "Ask A Question" form.

If you have anything of concern that you would wish to report, from road condition to street lighting, please use the “report a problem” link or contact the Parish Clerk by phone on 07780 572594 or via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Olveston Parish Council, Queen Alexander Memorial Pavillion, Alveston Road, Old Down, BS32 4PH

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