Tuesday, September 18, 2018


 Notice is hereby given that due to a resignation, one vacancy has occurred among the members of the Parish Council.

Any person wishing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Locum Clerk in writing/ email before the 20th September 2018 providing a little information about themselves and why they would like to be considered for the role of Parish Councillor.

 An applicant's name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding September 2018 resided in or within three miles of the parish or, the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding September 2018 is in the parish. The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

 Election to the aforesaid Council will be voted for by the present sitting number of Parish Councilors’ at their next meeting on the 25th September.

 5th September 2018


Olveston Parish Council

Appointment of Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer


A vacancy has occurred for a Clerk/Responsible Finance to commence 1st October 2018.

For this varied position, candidates must be computer literate and have internet access. Candidates ideally should have previous experience working as a Parish Clerk and/or have knowledge of local government, although training can be provided.

Candidates should be prepared to undertake continuous professional development training throughout their period of employment, including studying for the Certificate in Local Councils Administration if they don’t already have it.

The Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes, dealing with correspondence, liaising with contractors and local government officials, managing the Parish Accounts, organising audits and the updating the Parish Council website. The successful candidate will be expected to be aware of, or to make themselves aware of, the requirements of the GDPR and to act as the Council’s Data Controller.

The Clerk ensures correct procedures are followed and advises the Parish Council to ensure that it acts within its powers. The ability to communicate well at all levels is essential.

The salary is based on approximately 15 hours per week and will be calculated according to the National Joint Council rates, dependent upon qualifications and/or experience but will be within the range SCP 15 to 25 (LC1) (£17,972 - £23,111 pro rata), with mileage reclaimable at 44 pence per mile.

Attendance is required at the Parish Council Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Other extraordinary meetings may be arranged as necessary throughout the year.

  Please send your CV and covering letter addressing the requirements outlined to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (all applications to be submitted electronically).


Enquiries tel. 07780 572594


Closing date for applications: 1st August 2018


New Parish Clerk for Olveston Parish sought

 Olveston resident Richard Rogers has recently decided to step down from his post as Clerk for Olveston Parish Council. Richard has assisted the Parish Council very efficiently over the last seven years and his support and advice will be greatly missed by Parishioners and Councillors alike. The Councillors have expressed their profound thanks and wish him every success in the future.

Olveston Parish Council is now seeking a new Clerk for this varied and challenging position. Parish Councils are taking on an increasing role in the management of local facilities on behalf of parishioners and more responsibility is being devolved from local councils. The role of the Parish Clerk is therefore developing in line with these increasing responsibilities. There are nationally recognised qualifications for Parish Clerks to equip them to support Parish Councillors and ensure correct procedures and accounting systems are followed by the Council. Clerks are often the first point of contact for parishioners and form an important link between the local community and the Parish Council.

Further information about Olveston Parish Clerk vacancy is available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The next Surgery with Olveston Parish Councillors will be held on Saturday 15th September from 10:30 at the Olveston Methodist Church Coffee Morning.  Facilities will be available for private discussions - all welcome.

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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