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.

Livestock worrying – plea to dog walkers

Avon & Somerset Police Rural Crime Team has issued a plea aimed at all dog walkers to keep dogs on leads around livestock.

Livestock worrying is a big issue especially as spring approaches. “We are seeing an increase in such reports and would like to take this opportunity to politely remind dog walkers to follow the Countryside Code, especially during lambing season.

“If your dog attacks livestock, you could end up being responsible for offences including criminal damage and sheep worrying, as well as potential prosecution for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

“Farmers also have the right to shoot dogs that are worrying or attacking livestock. We don’t want anyone to lose their beloved family pet.”

The Avon and Somerset Police Rural Crime Team recommends:

  • Always checking for livestock in fields when walking your dog/s
  • Always making sure you shut gates behind you
  • When in or near fields with livestock, keep your dog/s on a lead and under control at all times. The only time you should release your dog is in the event of being chased by cattle. By restraining the dog in this circumstance you put yourself at risk of being injured
  • If you live near livestock and own a dog/s make sure that your property and garden are secure so your pets cannot escape

Stowey Quarry - warning to dog walkers

Investigations are ongoing regarding noxious smells coming from Stowey Quarry. There is evidence of potential contaminated leakage.

Advice from the Environment Agency is not to allow dogs and livestock nearby.

Dog Fouling

This is a reminder that all dog walkers are responsible for clearing up after their dogs. Not doing so can result in a fine and prosecution.

Fouling has become a problem in the parish particularly along Wick Road and on Bishop Sutton Recreation Ground.

Please help keep our parish clean and clear up after your dog.

Fix My Street

With road damage quite prominent at the moment due to weather conditions and work being undertaken in our area you may wish to report any problems as you spot them.

Any problems can be reported to Fix My Street which will report issues onwards directly to the appropriate authority for action.

Bishop Sutton | Stowey